Wednesday, August 19, 2015

3 Chords & the Truth: Big show for the Big Show

This week's edition of 3 Chords & the Truth is so huge that I don't know where to start touting it.

Nice problem to have, eh?

To preserve some small semblance of mystery about this week's prompt proceedings -- yeah, the Big Show is a few days early this week -- I'll just highlight a couple of cool things and call it good. You'll have to listen to catch the rest . . . duh.

First, your Mighty Favog is proud to announce that we're unveiling the official Donald Trump campaign theme song at the top of this episode of 3 Chords & the Truth. This is a Big Show exclusive of the highest order -- you'll hear the song that will frame The Donald's run for the White House (and from his creditors) right here on the web channel well before it's unveiled by the Trump campaign itself.

Really,  it doesn't get much more exciting than this on the Internet, and 3 Chords & the Truth is proud and thrilled to get this scoop to you before everybody else.

Tune in for the big news, and then stay for the rest of the exceptional music on the Internet's most eclectic corner.

Well, that's it for now, so be sure . . . wait!

YOU'RE wanting the other tidbit about this week's Big Show, aren't you?

Allow me to sum it up thusly: You can hear this little bit of heaven now, or you can wait a while, live a good life, love Jesus and die so you can experience it later. And it won't cost you a cent.

It was the turn of a new decade, the dawn of the Space Age 1960s. And in the year of our Lord nineteen-hundred and sixty, Brook Benton released a new LP on Mercury Records with a deceptively simple -- simplistic, if you will -- title. Songs I Love to Sing, though, was a Benton masterpiece. 

Somewhere in the way-out stereophonic groovage of this Space Age, bachelor-paddish, mid-century modern pop classic resides the perfect version of Rube Bloom's and Johnny Mercer's musical masterpiece. I can't listen to it enough (and, too, there's the wild early-stereo production of the track to get into), and I'm betting you won't be able to get enough of it, either.

From the production, to the arrangement, to Benton's smooth, lush voice and his masterful and deft phrasing, this version of "Fools Rush In" is . . . simply heavenly. Obviously, this is one place that fools rushed in just ahead of the angels.

A good time was had by all.

SO, THAT'S the short version of this week's Big Show highlight reel. Or demo tape. Whatever.

Whatever you do, just do yourself a favor and listen to the thing.

It's 3 Chords & the Truth, y'all. Be there.  Aloha.

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