Cee Lo Green “Run Rudolph Run” (2012)

‘Run Rudolph Run’¹ is a song recorded in 1958 by Chuck Berry (and melodically identical to a more famous one he’d release one year later, ‘Little Queenie’). Since then it’s been covered by a remarkable array of artists – from Keith Richards, Dave Edmunds, Sheryl Crow, Bryan Adams, Billy Idol, Reverend Horton Heat, Foghat, and … More Cee Lo Green “Run Rudolph Run” (2012)

Shooter Jennings “4th Of July” (2005)

I could’ve picked a more conspicuous song today: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘4th Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)’ probably would’ve been the most obvious choice. And though definitely not about fireworks and celebration, another Bruce tune, ‘Independence Day’, might’ve even fit. No go for either one (though when I get my courage up I do hope to … More Shooter Jennings “4th Of July” (2005)

Jackson Browne “Daddy’s Tune” (1976)

I’m a huge Jackson Browne fan, thanks entirely to a girl I knew in high school who, unwittingly I’m sure, introduced me to him when she mentioned “Jackson pardo” in a Spanish Honors class. You see, ‘pardo’ means ‘brown’ in Spanish, and in this particular classroom we were continually implored, even berated, to speak “Solamente … More Jackson Browne “Daddy’s Tune” (1976)