Steamroller Blues

By James Taylor

One of my fav old-school JT songs… he has recorded a few different versions over the years, and mine probably has a little bit of each. I didn’t know until recently that Elvis covered this song.

I omitted some lyrics to keep it PG-rated 🤣

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“Big Bad Bill” a la Van Halen

“Big Bad Bill” was made popular when Van Halen included their version of it on the Diver Down album. Fun fact: Eddie and Alex‘s father, Jan, played the clarinet in their recording.

Eddie Van Halen died last week at 65 years old. Van Halen was the music of my youth and I will always regret not getting to see them play in person. It was one of those few bands that I played their cassette tapes through so many times I still know what song comes next. I loved these fun songs they included on their albums.

Rock on, Eddie!