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(Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame

(Doc Pomus, Mort Schuman)
Acoustic rhythm guitar: Chris
Electric guitars: Don Margraf
Electric guitar: Joel Jaffe
Piano: Danny Levin
Bass: Tony Garnier
Drums: Kendrick Freeman

A great combination: La Bamba chords on a Bo Diddley beat. How many hundreds of big songs can you find, from Mona to Like a Rolling Stone, built on one of those? I always liked Elvis’ hit on this, but I didn’t know Del Shannon did one earlier. It’s good, look it up. But only Chris gives it that Irish hillbilly shot of rueful, bluesy danger.
DM