George Harrison once said that the spirit of the Beatles carried on into Monty Python. This is a song that shows the spirit of humor I think. I know it is considered just a song of sexual innuendo. I guess I am just a little more plain than that. I am a fan of the story as it appears in the song. I love the hook “I got a driver and that’s a start!”
Black Friday comes from the album Katy Lied which was was released in 1975. The song tells the story of September 24 1869. It was a Friday when some Gold investors tried to corner the market and make a big profit. The Government released a lot of Gold and foiled their plan. They all lost lots.
Written by Bobby Troup. Made famous by Nat King Cole. Recorded by many including Chuck Berry and Rolling Stones. More recently by John Mayer for the movie Cars. Route 66 is no longer national highway last portion being closed in Arizona in 1980s when they got Bobby Troup in his 70s to play at the official closing ceremony.
I want to talk about the songs I play and sing. I love the stories I have collected about these songs over the years and I want to share the stories with anyone interested. And I want to talk about how I like to perform them. I hope there is some interest here.