Wednesday, June 25, 2008

THE BLACK CAT Part II - Scotty McKay - "Hey Bo Diddley/Brown Eyed Handsome Man" (1966)

In Edgar Allen Poe's short story, "The Black Cat", maniac man Lou is a collector of monkeys and exotic birds! 
 And also, very true to the story, Lou is a drunken lout! So, he heads off to the bar to drink and just hang out! It is really quite amazing, but if you just take the five minutes or so, that it takes to read this classic story before or after you watch the movie, your appreciation will be multiplied immensely, and you can read that right here! "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allen Poe. It's mesmerising!! 
Right about here is where the real fun begins, because, it's only a short story, let's fill the gaps with some music, so it's, Come On Out Scotty McKay!!! Let's not forget this is Texas 1966 and the 13th Floor Elevators are rocking the house somewhere not too far down the road! 
The first song we're served up at the club is none other than "Hey, Bo Diddley" written by the late, and the ever so great, Mr. Bo Diddley himself, Ellis McDaniel. Scotty and the boys do a fine job on a great song and add another notch to their own gunslinger credentials! 
The party in the bar is swingin'!
And by the time Scotty and the boys serve up "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" written by Chuck Berry, Lou is really starting to loosen up. Too bad he's a mean and violent drunk just like Edgar wrote it!! Still, it's a great opportunity to show off Scotty's awesome vocal range!! 
If Lou sobers up enough, we'll see you on Friday for the conclusion of the story and our tribute to Max Lipscomb aka Scotty McKay!

1 comment:

Greg Goodsell said...

As an animal lover, I don't like the scene where the guy's house burns down with his menagerie trapped in cages --

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