Saturday, April 17, 2010

3 Chords & the Truth: Hambone!

Oh, the sheer amount of rock 'n' roll resting on a Hambone foundation.

As you will hear this week on 3 Chords & the Truth, one day a youngish Bo Diddley heard this. . . .
Hambone, hambone
Have you heard?
Papa’s gonna buy me a mocking bird
And if that mocking bird don’t sing
Papa’s gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring don’t shine
Papa’s gonna take it to the five and dime

Hambone, hambone
Where you been?
Round the world and I’m going again

Hambone, hambone
Where’s your wife
Out in the kitchen, cooking rice
AND THEN he stripped down the beat, turned it around, took the rap and made it his own. And a big beat was born.

This week on
the Big Show, we're all about the big beat. And believe me, we know Diddley -- at least -- about Hambone.

We also know a little about pop, and pianos, and a fine set of folk music. Trust me, you have to be there -- on the Big Show.

There, we've got your musical number. We've also got puns and clichés aplenty to use as cheesy catchphrases.

3 Chords & the Truth, Hambone. Be there. Aloha.

1 comment:

KeepDurhamDifferent! said...

Loved it! Can we get a set list? Esp interested in the "Hambone" song ~45 minutes in.