Good Morning Gentle Readers,
It is the Friday after Thanksgiving and you are now free to commence celebrating the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays. OK, well, technically the first day of Hanukkah was Thanksgiving Day, and I'd like to wish my Jewish friends all the best.
Traditionally, here at Casa de las Rocas Grandes, we open for Christmas with a raucous, upbeat, boogie version of a very familiar Chuck Berry classic. The odds are high that unless you're a long time Gentle Reader, you've not heard it. This is the best rendition of the tune.
You can find several videos of Lynyrd Skynyrd's cover around the tubes, but some years back there weren't any at all. To rectify that tragedy, I made my own. Yes, those are my kids.
Done up right by one of the later incarnations of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the vocals are by Johnny Van Zant, Slick Rick (Rickey Medlocke), and HT (Hughie Thomasson). I love Billy Powell on keyboards, ain't nobody does piano boogie better, except maybe The Killer in his prime. Can Skynyrd replace Billy Powell? I dunno, maybe not.