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Posts Tagged ‘Diddy Wah Diddy’

Saturday Matinee – Tom Waits, Leon Redbone, The Remains, Mink DeVille, The Black Keys

Saturday, 26 November 2011

“Ol’ 55” became one of my favorite Tom Waits songs once I found that The Eagles only did a cover.

“Diddy Wah Diddy” is one of my favorite Leon Redbone songs, even though it was  a cover of Blind Blake’s original, not to be confused with Bo Diddley’s DWD. that was covered by Captain Beefheart as well as The Fabulous Thunderbirds (All four versions linked are worth a listen because Bunk knows what Diddy Wah Diddy means.)

The Remains‘ version of Bo Diddley’s song is, um, a version, but the retroness kinda makes up for the lameness of the Boston band’s cover.

Willy “Mink” DeVille was a punk rocker before the Sex Pistols screwed it all up. Moon Martin’s “Cadillac Walk” was a classic, and DeVille did a great cover.

The Black Keys just blow me away, and not just because of the retro rock sound. A 3-man group has to be good to crank, but for two guys to load and pull the trigger is pure awesome.

Have a great weekend folks. Be back here tomorrow.

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Saturday Matinee – Handel, Ibexspeak, OC Fair Fail, Redbone, Cooder & Beefheart

Saturday, 7 August 2010


Handel’s Messiah [Tip o’ the Tarboosh to Savage.]

Argument with an ibex. No subtitles needed. [via]

Interview with ice sculptor at Orange County Fair 2010.

Haven’t had any Leon in a while. When he was on the Tonight show, he didn’t know what Diddy Wah Diddy meant… or so he claimed.

Ry Cooder covered Diddy Wah Diddy, too.

Here’s Captain Beefheart’s version of a different  Diddy Wah Diddy, and with that we’re out until tomorrow. Have a great weekend folks.

[Update 7 August 2010 – Forgot to add that The Fabulous Thunderbirds did a great cover of Bo Diddley’s “Diddy Wah Diddy.” Couldn’t find a video for either versions.]


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