Sunday, 13 February 2011

Lexie's Chain: The Seventh Link

Hello again ma pals! Welcome to Week 7 of #Lexieschain. I dus ope you still enjoyin it as much as I dus be. I fink was a hard one dis week but even so we got some great entries! Dis week it woz down to our pal @Oz_theTerrier to make da decishun. So let's see what we got!

@Millie_Dog chose Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson. Why? Because you "Chuck" pancakes in the air when you are making them and a "Berry" is a fruit and so are bananas! BOL!!

@Borderpup chose The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News. Why? This is beecoz of the linky with the film Back to the Future. (Marty McFly sings Johnny B Goode at the dance, when he is trying to get his parents together. The Power of Love was a hooge hit from the film). Another 80's film link from me and Mum!

@MaggieTKat chose Bluebelly Hill by Fats Domino. Why? Chuck Berry is from St. Louis, Missouri (where I live). In fact, Goode Avenue is close to where mom works. He still has a presence in town, and regularly plays at an incredible venue called Blueberry Hill, In fact, he is booked for Feb. 16! So my connection is in honor of the resturant that Chuck Berry has claimed as his "home place".

@bvfeyj (aka Tucker) chose Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin. Why? Well, Chuck Berry was one ob da first artists inducted into da Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when it opened in 1986 and in 1987 Aretha Franklin was da first female artist inducted! Bowf Aretha Franklin and Chuck Berry won lots of awards and honors in dey careers. Dey bowf in da Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, bowf winned Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and bowf in da top 10 ob Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Chuck Berry performed at da White House and Aretha Franklin sang at da Presidential Inaugration. Besides dat she da Queen ob Soul, and since she say so in da song "I'm just a link in your chain..." it gots to be hehehe 

@I_am_Fuzzy folsom chose Prison Blues by Johnny Cash. Why?  Johnny be good, or else you might end up in prison!! BOL!

@DJLadyLexie chose Every Day I Have The Blues performed by B B King.Why? Johnny B. Goode was originally a song about Johnnie Johnson, a great blues musician who worked with Chuck Berry. Johnnie Johnson also played with Eric Clapton. Eric performed with both Johnnie and B B King when they performed Every Day I Have The Blues together.

@Tartan_Terriers So Far Away by Dire Straits. Why? Because James Taylor did a cover of Chuck Berry's The Promised Land. James Taylor also sang Sailing to Philadelphia with Mark Knopfler who is the singer in Dire Straits. And it reminds mum of when she was a teenager and dad was working away from home :( 

And the winner ...... as chosen by @Oz_theTerrier and suggested by ...... @bvfeyj (Tucker)  ....... is ........ Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin!
The year: 1967
The song: Chain of Fools
Artist: Aretha Franklin

Pals, is time to get your finkin caps on again n send me (find out how on da guidelines page fing) the next link in the chain. Da winner dis week dus be pickin da winner next week. So dat mean you @bvfeyj (aka Tucker)!

So, it's over to you! Email me: lexie at toxicpenguin dot com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until noon (GMT) Sunday 13 February 2011.

Ere dus be recap of da links in our chain so far. It's not a very long chain yet but I am sure it will grow an grow:

Week 6: Johnny B.Goode by Chuck Berry. Down Under on Business as Usual album; another track on the Men At Work album is Be Good Johnny a reference to my link.

Week 5: Down Under - Men At Work (Let's Dance video is set in Australia, the land Down Under. David Bowie and Men at Work have both been involved in "sampling" scandals - Men at Work "stole" flute riff in Down Under from children's song and Vanilla Ice "stole" riff from Bowie & Mercury's Under Pressure).

Week 4: Let's Dance - David Bowie (David Bowie Let's Dance album title/track title same as Eurythmics Sweet Dreams track from Sweet Dreams album/track title and also released 1983).

Week 3: Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics (Dave Stewart produced Feargal Sharkey's (from The Undertones) solo album. He was in the Eurythmics).

Week 2: Teenage Kicks - The Undertones (John Peel was the first UK DJ to play T-Rex songs on the radio. John Peel's favourite record was Teenage Kicks).

Week 1: Ride a White Swan - T-Rex.

Lexie's Chain dus be inspired by da awsome Radcliffe & Maconie Show wot you can has a listen to on dere website. Follow #lexieschain on Twitter to join da fun. Remember anyfink goes! Rock, classical, opera, ballads, punk, reggae - is up to you! 

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