My Top 100 Youtube Favorites, a Retrospective, Part 4

Posted in Youtube Favs on June 30th, 2011 by Willie

Sex sells!  I want to thank this “Drunken Angel” above and Tal Wilkenfeld from yesterday for drawing a few extra clicks to my humble little site.  Before anyone accuses me of perversion or lechery or something, I’d like to defend myself a bit by saying this is one of the better lists of rock and roll you are gonna find on the internet.  So, in that spirit, lets close it out right now with clips 24-1 and put this beautiful list to bed once and for all.

#24.  Bob Marley, One Love/People Get Ready – It’s Bob’s version of “All You Need is Love,” and its basically just as good.  Whatever melody making power the Beatles had, Bob had too.

#23.  Bob Dylan, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll – I wish I had more Dylan on my list, but I couldn’t find too many choice clips of him playing my favorite Dylan songs.  This is an exception, one of the greatest Dylan videos you are gonna find on ole youtube. Read more »

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Bill Haley and the Comets, Rock Around the Clock!

Posted in Bill Haley and the Comets, Youtube Favs on March 3rd, 2011 by Willie

Part 14 of my youtube favorites countdown clicks off another rung, this time with Bill Haley and the Comet’s Rock Around the Clock!  This live clip, from 1956, features Bill and his band absolutely shredding their iconic classic with total disregard for the world they were changing.  Considered one of the first true songs of rock and roll, to me, Rock Around the Clock seems like one of those songs you sell your to the devil to come up with.  Its the type of song they put on space probes in case aliens find it and want to know what our culture is all about.  Its just a perfect rock and roll song.  The song trucks along at a blazing rock and roll and pace, features lyrics that suggest a timeless repetition of fun, all performed by a man criminally underrated in the history of rock.  Bill Haley rules,  the Comets rule, and if humanity’s salvation is ever in question, this song serves as proof that it might be worth keeping the whole shebang.

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