Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Lexie's Chain: The Three Hundred and Fifteenth Chain

Hello pals. Welcome to week 315 of Lexie's Chain. Last week the winner was Clapton wiv Rocket 88 by Ike Turner. Let's see what we gots this week:

Well done Clapton with "Rocket 88". This was one of the first time the fuzz or distortion song was used. The story is that someone dropped a speaker on Highway 61. It worked but only by stuffing stuff to hold the woofer and with the buzz.  My link is Bob Dylan's tune Highway 61 revisited.

So Sir Clapton won last week with a song about the 1951 Oldsmobile Rocket 88. There are about bizillion songs about cars, all types, shapes, and sizes. But what does each and every one of these cars need? Why A " Car Wash " of course. Here's an animated version from the movie Shark Tank! Enjoy pals!

Larst week little pal Clapton winned da chainy wiv da songy "Rocket 88" wot be a car. Da car be a mode of transport n annuva wot be favoured by Clapton n TT be da bicycle. So my linky be "The Bike Song" by Mark Ronson, The Business Intl.

Last week Clapton won with Ike Turner and his rocket song. Well Ike was famously married to Tina. Tina Turner appeared in the Mad Max series in Beyond the Thunderdome. There are various songs by people called Max and we pick this one by Max Bygraves Gilly Gilly Ossenfetter Katzenellenbogen by the Sea!

Congrast to Mr Clapton last week, a tricky place to linky from but here goes. Rocket 88 was covered by Bill Hailey and the Saddlemen only a few months after the Brenston / Turner version. Bill Hailey is probably best known for da song Rock Around Da Clock was was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1982. Also inducted in da same year is my song choice - Crazy by Patsy Cline.

Last winner was Rocket88 by Ike Turner and Jackie Brenston, I noted the superlative piano playing, my choice this time is Winifred Atwell playing The Poor People of Paris she was an entertainer who exuded joy to her playing, it was the American Servicemen in WWII who introduced her to rag time.

Well done me pal for da win! Well let me see. Ike Turner was of course married to Tina Turner in what turned out to be a very unpleasant and aboosive relationship. Once she managed to escape from him her solo career overtook anything he could have ever imagined! So this is me tribute to a very great singer. Her first single after Ike, from the same named album. What's love got to do wiv it!

An da winner as chosen by .................  Clapton dus be ........... Terence! Well done Tel me pal wiph The Bike Song from Mark Ronson.

Ere wot CT said:  Well Miss Lexie this is a most difficult choice this week. A very fine collection of links. So, we have narrowed it down to two....linky 3 because it is all about the bike and so very close to our heart...and linky 7 because ancient pawson TT went to see Miss Turner playing live on the tour of the album which that song came from....so we have put it to a vote here at BT HQ as we have our familiy musician at home for the night and so the winner this week is linky 3 The Bike Song!

So now is over to you. Email me: lex[dot]dogstovesky @ gmail.com or DM me on twitter (@dogstoyevsky) wiv your link suggestion followin on from dis one! You has until 19th February 2017 (gets it to me by 2pm UK time if poss). Oh sometimes I dus accidentally delete em! Heehee. So good idea to type DO NOT DELETE in the title and dussnt forget to send a linky to da video from You Tube!

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

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