I've got a phonograph, and I'm not afraid to use it. Don't mess with me.
Man, that kind of sums up the whole of 3 Chords & the Truth, doesn't it?
Actually, I've got more than a few phonographs, and I use 'em plenty. That's where the bulk of the music on the Big Show comes from -- musical gems I've had forever, and treasures I've dug up at estate sales, thrift shops, used-record bins and elsewhere all over creation.
A lot of it you're not going to find on the Internet or on CD. So if you want to hear a lot of this stuff. . . .
For instance, remember Lou Bega's big hit from 1999, "Mambo No. 5"? Well, this week, you're going to hear the original by Perez Prado and His Orchestra from way back in the day. If you ask me, Prado's version swings a lot harder than the 1990s iteration.
OTHERWISE on 3 Chords & the Truth this week, your Mighty Favog has . . .
A little bit of Stafford in my life, a little bit of Van Damme by her side
A little bit of Cugat is all I need, a little bit of Dusty is what I see
A little bit of the Moodies in the sun, a little bit of Nick Lowe all night long
A little bit of Root Boy here I am, a little bit of Stan Getz is my plan.
Get the drift?
No? Let me elaborate.
A little bit of Arlo in my life, a little bit of Crenshaw by my side
A little bit of Elgart is all I need, a little bit of J-Cash is what I see
A little bit of Pozo in the sun, a little bit of Seco all night long
A little bit of Prado here I am, a little bit of you makes me your man.
BELIEVE ME, you ain't heard nothing like this.
It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there. Aloha.