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Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Music: James Hooker's "Hanging Out with the Boys"

I saw this over at Big Hollywood. At BH Lisa Mei Norton has an interview with James Hooker and presents videos of a couple of his great pro military songs. Hooker was one of the original founding members of one of my all time favorite groups--the Amazing Rhythm Aces. He began writing his album of pro military, patriotic songs after 9/11 and says he wrote "Hanging Out with the Boys" (which is the title track of the album) "for all the vets."

3 comments:

  1. If poetry is getting the biggest bang with the fewest words, then this is poetry. I will view this video EVERY Memorial Day...until I pass.

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  2. George, I agree. This song is poetry. The visuals are excellent also.

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  3. Poetry, indeed. The best times of my life were spent hangin' out with the boys, too... even though no one ever fired a shot at me. Luck o' the draw, and all that.

    Thanks for this, Dan. I wish I woulda come back by yesterday to listen/watch this.

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