You want Vernon's, we got them. You don't want Vernon's, we got them anyway.
"I'm At The Crossroads" - Vernon Garrett
"Hazard County Saturday Night" - Vernon Oxford
"You Know What I Mean" - The Vernons Girls
Two musical pioneers passed away earlier this week. I dare say there are plenty of clips of Jack Ely of the Kingsmen belatedly kicking off the 1960s in the USA with "Louie Louie", so I have gone for the other one. His sidekick wished he could fly right up to the sky, but he's the one whose done it. RIP Keith Harris.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Posted by Ernie Goggins at 21:48
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A while back the BBC's Arena show did a programme which featured Vernon Oxford doing an incredible version of "Power In The Blood" at a church on the Shankhill Road, Belfast in 1989. You can watch the 3 minute live clip of the song here:ReplyDelete
You've got to hand it to Keith - a man who made a living by sticking his hand up a duck's jacksie!ReplyDelete
Joe Ely may have been the more obvious (and therefore discarded) choice but the first time I heard Louie Louie escape from my crackly transistor was just as much an episodic moment in my musical education as when Alley Oop by the Hollywood Argyles escaped from a Norfolk coast jukebox when I was still a kid.ReplyDelete