“YOU KNOW, THEY DIDN’T HAVE GRIEF COUNSELING IN THE BRONX.” (Found in the Connection: Rattling Loose End #122)

I found this through a mention in Greil Marcus’ mailbox. He says he can’t get past the part where DIon explains how “I Wonder Why” grew out of listening to bop at the Apollo. Funny, the hour and seven minutes I spent with it went by like “La Bamba.” To each, his own, but either way this would justify the existence of YouTube if every other video was a Nuremburg rally from 1936.

 

4 thoughts on ““YOU KNOW, THEY DIDN’T HAVE GRIEF COUNSELING IN THE BRONX.” (Found in the Connection: Rattling Loose End #122)

  1. Wow — thanks for sharing! Dion’s great. “Lovers Who Wander” and “Runaround Sue” were his high points for me, but he’s always seemed to be a really cool, incredibly sharp guy, certainly with more musical skills than he’s typically known for. (I wonder why he didn’t mention the fateful coin toss in his book, The Wanderer.)

  2. “The music didn’t die.” It’s immortal, thanks to Dion and others. A little Gospel, several dashes of Country and a whole lot of Blues were his counselors, I reckon.

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