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Here are a few more:

Little Richard recorded at Granada TV manchester in 1964. Watch Richard's enthusiasm at 4m20s.

The late great Charlie Feathers "Tongue Tied Jill" from 1956 - you don't get more rockabilly thasn this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX4wBtUQ8_o

This is James Brown at the Tami show in 1964 - the Rolling Stones had to follow this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uays72rEVR0

Billy Lee Riley Red Hot

Johnny Cash Luther played the Boogie Way

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Some more

Tear it up Burnette Trio

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TIZmP2-LI0

Jerry Lee Lewis's 1st TV appearance - complete with adverts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrA91CuWbbM

Gene Be Bop A Lula (clip from the Jayne Mansfield movie The Girl Can't Help It) even Lucky Rathen has been known to perform this number!

Roy Orbison Ooby Dooby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjV4WsWHsdI

Johnny Cash impersonates Elvis (humour)

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This thread is incomplete, without reference to Chuck Berry. Through all my changing tastes in music, 'Johnny B Goode' remains the most influential song i ever heard. It inspired me to play guitar and to buy a 335-alike.

I play it in the pub, on the last sunday of every month. Sometimes- as a complete contrast- I also play 'Bye Bye Johnny'................:)

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Ever thought about playing "Tulane", supposedly the third in the trilogy?

I associate that song as much with Steve Gibbons, as with Chuck. It propelled him from King of the Birmingham pub rockers to stadium tours of the US.

If I'm playing even more Chuck Berry songs, 'Promised Land' and 'Carol' would come up pretty quick- but for added audience recognition, 'You never can tell' is a better bet........

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This thread is incomplete, without reference to Chuck Berry. Through all my changing tastes in music, 'Johnny B Goode' remains the most influential song i ever heard. It inspired me to play guitar and to buy a 335-alike.

I play it in the pub, on the last sunday of every month. Sometimes- as a complete contrast- I also play 'Bye Bye Johnny'................:)

With Bruce Springsteen and Clarence

Chuck lays down the law to keith Richards

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClgtoM2RwQY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeYF0qZBhYY

watch Keith's reaction when at about 40 secs Chuck suggests they change key

Chuck, Ray Charles, Neil Young and a flock of others at Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame jam

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Graham,

having witnessed the movie of your wonderful lobby, I now feel compelled to play 'Great Balls of Fire', at my next pub session. I don't play a lick of piano- but one of my confederates is an accordionist. :) She played a gentle blues solo over 'Sweet Black Angel', last time out, so ............

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Graham,

having witnessed the movie of your wonderful lobby, I now feel compelled to play 'Great Balls of Fire', at my next pub session. I don't play a lick of piano- but one of my confederates is an accordionist. :) She played a gentle blues solo over 'Sweet Black Angel', last time out, so ............

I am glad you smiled at the video. As Shaki, Lucky Rathen, Robert Knight (definitely no relation :)) and others visitors from this Forum know, the walls of the entire house including the bathroom are covered in pictures, contracts, and other 50's memorabilia. I will have to make a longer video.

I am sure your audience will like the inclusion of Great Balls of Fire. It is a tune that everybody seems to know despite it now being 55 years since it was a hit for Jerry Lee. It was written by the late Otis Blackwell and Jack Hammer. I am still in touch with Jack and he was recently trying to get Jerry to record a new composition called "I'm Still Burnin'."

I'd like to hear your confederate accordion version - let me know when and where you are going to play it and I'll be there.

Here is a link to a couple of accordion tunes from long ago: The first is the late Clifton Chenier who I saw in Lafayette in 1967. I think he was in his fities then and he said he had been doing this Hank Williams tune "since Hank died in 1953."

And here is another accordion special - your audience will probably catch on pretty quickly to the treble entrendre in the song's title.

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Can't guarantee the accordion player shows up but...............

we play at the Smiddy in Daviot, on the last sunday of the month (26th, this time) and start at 3.

If you can make it, I'll do 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On' as well :)

I went out to the Smiddy at Daviot this afternoon and Flaneur and his friends were there.

It was a friendly place and sometimetimes there were three guitarists and sometimes four. There were also a variety of people on drums and some of the pub patrons joined in on vocals too. It was a fun event.

Quite a variety of music was played during the three hours I was there including good versions of Charlie Rich's "Who Will The Next Fool Be", Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell, Jimmy Reed's "Baby, What You Want Me To Do", Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues, and a truly outstanding, powerful version of "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.

A great rockin' way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The group deserve to be playing to bigger audiences. Thanks for inviting me out there.

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