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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Just Because Thursday Playlist

So yesterday's investigations led back to a pretty amazing Bobby Womack contribution, Checkin' Out, on a Don Covay tribute album. This begat alot of listening to Don Covay, including a fine version of "Just Because". Not to be confused with the Just Because popularized by Elvis Presley that we included in the Young@Heart sampler not too long ago, this begat a search for the original versions of these two grammatically daring songs.

So here they are performed by the folks who wrote them: Just Because by Lloyd Price and Harold Logan, and Just Because written by Bob Shelton, Joe Shelton, and Sydney Robinson.

Along the way, I encountered this pretty astounding track from rock & roll/doo wop madmen the Treniers and another great source track of Elvis inspiration.

Good times, indeed.

Just Because Thursday Playlist [Rhapsody Online Version]

Just Because Thursday Playlist [Rhapsody Player Software Version]

Poon-Tang - The Treniers
Just Because - Lloyd Price
Just Because - The Shelton Brothers
Love Me - Will & Ruth

Addendum: Here's a nice clip of the Treniers on the Colgate Comedy Hour in 1954 featuring some impressive dance floor battling. Let's just say I'd like to see Jerry Lewis pull out some of those moves next Labor Day.


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