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Nicky Hopkins

Can’t believe I’ve never heard of him before. This dude was on a lot of amazing music. This post is a pretty great narrowing down of 15 songs he stands out in.

That last linked post starts out with this: Hopkins was but a teenager when he began working as a professional musician in 1960, joining Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages, a gig that would soon lead to his role in English blues harpist Cyril Davies’ R&B All-Stars. While many of the forthcoming British Invasion bands were still figuring out what they were doing, Davies and the All-Stars were performing and recording high-energy rhythm & blues like “Country Line Special” a 1963 single that featured the young Hopkins’ locomotive piano.

I was debating which song to post from that collection, but Country Line Special is pretty damn good:

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Tough Crowd

Must be running out of things to watch, because the new go to is youtube clips of Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd from the 90s. There are definitely some very 90’s takes on hot topics, but still Colin Quinn, Patrice O’Neal and Greg Giraldo at their best.

Below is best of, but one great short clip is this infamous one where Giraldo almost got into a fist fight with Denis Leary.

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