08 June 2011

Rock and Roll Music in Bangkok

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Last night, 7 June 8, 2011, was a great night for Rock and Roll in Bangkok. Peter Driscoll and The Cruisers played once again at the Wine Bibber Sangria, aka, Club Bibber, on Soi Thong Lor between soi 9 and 11 and across from the Pet Hospital. If I seem repetitious by mentioning Peter’s gigs many, many times over the last year, it is because I’m a major fan and this music is an invigorating experience.
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Or, as Chuck Berry put it in the definitive statement:
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“Just let me hear some of that Rock and Roll music,
Any old way you choose it,
It’s got a backbeat you can’t lose it,
Any old time you use it.
It’s gotta be Rock and Roll music
If you want to dance with me.”
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It was another night of foot-stomping Rock n Roll music, with a focus on early Rock n Roll and Rockabilly with Peter’s excellent historical comments on the songwriters and the singers who covered any one song. Because 1950s songs were of such short duration (because that was the radio norm in those days), The Cruisers play a lot of songs in one evening.
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Among the songs covered last night were ones sung by: Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Dion (“The Wanderer,” one of my personal favorites), Eddie Cochran, and many more.
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-Zenwind.
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