Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy Feet Friday (Saturday edition)

"Down the Road a Piece" is a catchy little boogie woogie tune originally recorded in 1940 by members of the Will Bradley/Ray McKinley orchestra. It had a pretty long shelf life and was recorded by various musicians well into the 1950s. My favorite version is the live performance by Amos Milburn, shown in the following video clip from a music and variety TV program called Live From the Apollo (I've posted it before, but it's always worth a second listen):



Imagine my delight when I recently discovered that the song was performed by the Rolling Stones, of all people, live on the BBC in 1965. Here's their take:

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