Friday, December 11, 2009

Wash Your Face and Hands

Back when we were exploring that song and Bob I tried to find Dylan's version of "Nadine" but couldn't.  Maybe it's been cleaned from Youtube.  So here's a version of the Big Joe Turner song "Shake Rattle and Roll."

The Chuck Berry connections here are numerous.  You've got a song by one of Chuck's teen idols (he describes sneaking a look through the window of a club in his autobiography.)  You've got Chuck's friend and admirer (and enemy and slanderer) Keith on guitar.  And I think that's Steve Jordan (from "Hail Hail!") hiding underneath the braids and playing drums. 

And of course, Bob Dylan, who in his wooden way is one of Chuck Berry's closest relatives in American rock and roll-- the other towering genius of the genre.

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