Yes, I’m being horribly lazy by posting this YouTube clip, but as I stated before I’ve got a metric ton of baby-related stuff to get done today. However, I think the sheer awesomeness of Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Jerry Lewis tearing through The Jerry Lewis Boogie is pretty ‘effing kickass. Bonus points for having Ron Wood and Paul Schaefer involved.
You know who should have been in that clip to make it the most kick-ass, face meltingly rocktastic piano battle of all time? Chris Martin from Coldplay. Sure he’s nowhere near the player those three greats are, but he has a collection of Sharpie’d ’Free Trade‘ shirts, and those are cool.
Many, many, many thanks to the ridiculously awesome Mr. Dante Fontana’s Visual Guidance LTD for the find. There are some amazing (and amazingly obscure) nuggets of musical A/V goodness to be found there. Like say, links to the entirety of Otis Redding’s Ready, Steady, Go! Special from 1966. (Part One, Two, and Three)