Black Keys hitting the right keys to see y’all home

In hindsight, I’ve fallen into a Friday theme of featuring younger artists who are revitalizing and reinterpreting traditional American genres, from soul to bluegrass to blues. Here’s another great example, the Black Keys, from Akron, Ohio, hitting that sweet spot right between rock and roll and blues in their song “Howlin’ For You.”

– Jay Bookman

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Simple Truths

January 18th, 2013
4:36 pm

Right on cue

Yo

January 18th, 2013
4:38 pm

Jay, stick to old man music. You know NOTHING about good music like the Keys.

saywhat?

January 18th, 2013
4:41 pm

My fave of theirs is little black submarine

Jay

January 18th, 2013
4:41 pm

Yo, the Keys would laugh at your suggestion that they aren’t just the latest interpretation of musical genres going back a long, long way. You have shown yourself the fool with that kind of comment.

TBS

January 18th, 2013
4:41 pm

Good call Jay……….

Black Keys rock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QzGvoUMBoA

TBS

January 18th, 2013
4:42 pm

moonbat betty

January 18th, 2013
4:42 pm

TBS

January 18th, 2013
4:44 pm

JSSN

January 18th, 2013
4:48 pm

The Black Keys kick’n out the jams! Thanks like the best Jay Bookman!!!

josef

January 18th, 2013
4:51 pm

Not to my taste…not that I have any, mind you.

getalife

January 18th, 2013
4:52 pm

JSSN

January 18th, 2013
4:52 pm

Ha ha, “Old Man Music?” Don’t ever pickup an Howlin’ Wolf record, SMDH at such AJC blog arrogance!

moonbat betty

January 18th, 2013
4:53 pm

Mick

January 18th, 2013
4:54 pm

I have to be honest, listened to a lot of the black keys and they don’t do much for me; I’ll go with this gal-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYxElyo5w7M

DownInAlbany

January 18th, 2013
4:56 pm

I had given up on you finishing the week with music and jumped the gun…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQJ1k2HMoRU

josef

January 18th, 2013
4:56 pm

Mick

January 18th, 2013
4:57 pm

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 18th, 2013
4:59 pm

RC

I found one you might that goes right along with Jay’s theme this week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajoI8X8Ys94

:-)

TBS

January 18th, 2013
5:02 pm

Redneck……………….. you asked for it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxLtXJzo3Ew

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
5:03 pm

Amazing sound for just two guys. And without a few other cats to cover up the mistakes, there’s no place to hide…

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
5:04 pm

And yep, YoMeat is an idiot. JB knows his music…

Richard

January 18th, 2013
5:06 pm

Since Friday seems to be a free-for-all afternoon, you Falcons fans might as well save your ticket money and spare yourselves the embarrassment of a total thrashing at the hands of the Niners this Sunday. Yes, I’m from Northern California, Sacramento to be exact. We already won the baseball championship and the football trophy isn’t far behind. If you haven’t noticed, we have a secret weapon in the form of QB Colin Kaepernick that is going to run your players ragged. I predict Niners 45, Falcons 28. You heard it first here folks! Have a pleasant weekend :-)

getalife

January 18th, 2013
5:06 pm

arnold

January 18th, 2013
5:08 pm

You don’t have to be young to like the Black Keys. I’m 72 and I like them.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
5:09 pm

Jay. I like that thanks. To itunes to purchase me some Black Keys.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
5:10 pm

Richard: Mind if I call you Dick?

Falcons are going to RISE UP!

Ben The Independent

January 18th, 2013
5:13 pm

Jay: When I saw the head line, I had to look at your column. I’m surprised ‘far out liberals’ like soul, bluegrass and blues music. I suspect I would like you if politics were left out of the discussion. Keep up the good work

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
5:15 pm

A tune for Welcome to the Occupation

http://youtu.be/2nGw_vAnqPI

indigo

January 18th, 2013
5:15 pm

Jay – “you have shown yourself the fool”

Now, now, lets not belittle.

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
5:15 pm

Richard, you may be right, but that’s why they play ‘em!

And as Cat is fond of writing – Pats by 3…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt8uuA5Hcm0

Logical Dude

January 18th, 2013
5:16 pm

Richard: we have a secret weapon in the form of QB Colin Kaepernick

Oops, not a secret anymore! Loose Lips sink ships, my friend. :)

getalife

January 18th, 2013
5:16 pm

“Either Te’o is telling the truth or he’s a Lance Armstrong-caliber liar. Either he is a victim of a pitiless hoax or part architect of it.”HP

Talk about drama.

TBS

January 18th, 2013
5:18 pm

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
5:20 pm

I’m 72 and I like them.

Right on!

Do you really think I care
What you read or what you wear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ehc6GJ3R7M

david c

January 18th, 2013
5:25 pm

Been there. Done that.

david c

January 18th, 2013
5:25 pm

Been there. Done that.

david c

January 18th, 2013
5:25 pm

Been there. Done that. Perfect band for the iTunes generation.

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
5:26 pm

Logical Dude, I always like to say Loose hips sink ships, but you know where my mind is!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3qWxumrIU8

TBS

January 18th, 2013
5:26 pm

indigo

January 18th, 2013
5:30 pm

Soothsayer

January 18th, 2013
5:31 pm

Richard

January 18th, 2013
5:35 pm

Godless Heathen — Yes, call me Dick. And your Falcons might be able to “rise” to the occasion — NOT!!

Soothsayer

January 18th, 2013
5:36 pm

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
5:38 pm

TBS, everything about that song is smokin’ – the guitar work, the vocals, the driving beat.

Simply the greatest band ever.

TBS

January 18th, 2013
5:39 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 18th, 2013
5:39 pm

Well, up here at Billy Bob’s the beer is cold and the women is hot—if there was any women. For some reason they don’t come around here. Heck, we’d even welcome Debbie DoEverybody. Many thanks to TBS and Common Sense for thinking of me. Here’s one that’s been running thru my head all day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffHcGlF0xDw

Have a good Friday night and weekend everybody.

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
5:42 pm

I don’t want to get away from the music, Brother Sooth, and it is a fantastic song, but speakin’ of dreams, I had kind of a devastating one last night.

I dreamed that one of my business colleagues told me about those first graders being murdered and I just broke down and cried.

Sometimes this is all too much for me…

Common Sense isn't very Common

January 18th, 2013
5:42 pm

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
5:52 pm

Soothsayer

January 18th, 2013
5:52 pm

Jam-man: I had a dream about Britney Spears and a pair of satin panties. But, then that’s another story.

TBS

January 18th, 2013
5:55 pm

TBS

January 18th, 2013
5:58 pm

Jam: TURN THIS ONE UP…………. It is the only way to play it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq1Sm1H7vlQ

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
5:58 pm

Dick: Need I remind you of 12/23/12? Sea Chickens hung 42 on the Niners. And I hear that Coach Smith has been on the phone with the St Louis Rams coaches.

TBS

January 18th, 2013
5:59 pm

godless

Richard will only be back if SF wins…….

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
5:59 pm

Sooth, I like your dream better!

Between the world of men and make believe
I can be found

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USVYOloBRwU

TBS

January 18th, 2013
6:02 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q_doVpa1_c

Everyone have a great FNM and an even better weekened

GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RISE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TBS

January 18th, 2013
6:04 pm

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
6:05 pm

Peace out, TBS.

Long live rock and roll.

And yes indeedy, Dirty Birds all the way!

josef

January 18th, 2013
6:05 pm

TOM MIDDLETON

In case you check in…another one (and probably the best) from that album we were talking about last Friday…cheesy video, but….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS5tabf01oo

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
6:08 pm

I’m not sure if I like the new kinder, gentler jonix. LOL!

Just kidding, brother. And yeah, we sometimes fight like them, but you’re aces in my book.

Just cracked my first beer of the day and things are either gonna go up or down from here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB2eRutwiEY

Jay

January 18th, 2013
6:17 pm

Yes, Common, it was a LOT like that!

josef

January 18th, 2013
6:17 pm

ZamVet

“Long live rock and roll.”

Well, as they told us when we were wee lads still….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzoQby0hJeU

josef

January 18th, 2013
6:22 pm

ZamVet

Not too sure I’m very fond of him myself… :-)

Soothsayer

January 18th, 2013
6:24 pm

josef

January 18th, 2013
6:26 pm

PEACE

And coming in at 64 tonight, the t*rd in the punchbowl!

josef

January 18th, 2013
6:30 pm

ZamVet

And from the site brought to me by the Good Scout….the kinder, gentler Josef

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVHOqrw3Jks

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
6:32 pm

jonix, the ugly truth be told, I often don’t like myself the way I am here.

Even the Beatles were blown away by these vocals and harmonies…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kugBjlnnaA

indigo

January 18th, 2013
6:53 pm

Peace – 6:22

That is MOST UNCHRISTIAN.

But, no surprise as most of you “Christians” demonstrate you don’t even know what’s in your own Bible.

josef

January 18th, 2013
6:58 pm

FINALLY it’s on youtube…!

For the Al Stewart fans…this is my all time favorite of his…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFwlNij0kx8

indigo

January 18th, 2013
6:59 pm

JamVet

Here’s something to dream about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avTb5yctHvA

josef

January 18th, 2013
7:12 pm

well, actually my all time favorite is “The Ballad of Mary Foster.” which on the album ties into the above…

http://prostopleer.com/tracks/2875243xWJR

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
7:15 pm

Jam: That’s a great tune you linked at 6:32. I used to be a big BBs fan but I think now that if hear Sloop John B, Good Vibrations, or Bah bah bah, I better not be standing next to a high place.

Fred ™

January 18th, 2013
7:17 pm

Just for you godless heathen, stay low.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSAoEf1Ib58

Peace

January 18th, 2013
7:19 pm

Indigo, 6:53

I agree, it is MOST UNCHRISTIAN. Had the same reaction when I saw that racist advocate the murdering of white people.

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
7:25 pm

Thanks, indigo.

LOL, heathen, I know. I never knew that was a cover until just now. The Mystics did it in the late 50s. Not surprisingly, even though it is good, the BBs blow it away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QB2Ck00YZ8

josef

January 18th, 2013
7:26 pm

FRED
@ 717

Great minds! I had that one pulled up! :-)

Fred ™

January 18th, 2013
7:26 pm

“Peace” is an angry little man I reckon. Glad I missed his first offering. But what the hell we always get at least one don’t we. So tonight’s FIRST playing of this dedication goes out to peace:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_TyrEUpZ8Y

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
7:31 pm

I guess the unsophisticated think that using a supposedly great word for a moniker is supposed to be, in and of itself, interesting. Too bad the content is dreck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCEUOfiZsnA

Fred ™

January 18th, 2013
7:31 pm

Great minds think alike josef. BTW Southern Seafood said they will have fresh LIVE crawfish next week, (they said the same last week lol). Do you want a heads up if they get them in? The season started last week or so ago, I’m ready to get some of the little critters and boil away…….. would have been nice to have had some for the Falcons game Sunday……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa7gT2V8WE4

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
7:33 pm

Thanks for looking out for me Fred.

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
7:37 pm

This song doesn’t anything to do with anything. It’s just great.

You come home late and you come early,
you come home bug when you’re feeling small,
you come home straight and you come home curly.

http://youtu.be/eFvenjll1Bk

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 18th, 2013
7:38 pm

Well, I’m glad JamVet played the Beach Boys. There was something magic about this Brian Wilson. He could take a baby lullaby or a boy’s tune and turn it into gold. Here’s another favorite of mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWSMdcpgJsw

Fred ™

January 18th, 2013
7:41 pm

INice pick heathen. I guess everyone is out to torment you tonight lol. i’ll stop. I don’t know if you saw this one or not but i posted it when “Dear Abby” died. I always loved this song……. and Sam Stone…… and Donald and Lydia……. and Please DOn’t Bury Me….. and……. well I reckon I should stop somewhere……

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ccC4aULow

Fred ™

January 18th, 2013
7:43 pm

I’m just looking at the picture in this link and getting hungrier and hungrier…….

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Crawfish-season-begins-185498182.html

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
7:46 pm

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
7:47 pm

Orange13

January 18th, 2013
7:48 pm

Fred ™

January 18th, 2013
7:54 pm

Wow Orange, I can think of worse way to go though…….. and all this time I thought it was fat BOTTOMED girls that make the rocking world go round…….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1O4eH0

godless heathen - owner of many things he does not need

January 18th, 2013
7:54 pm

Fred @ 7:41 How apro. I didn’t think of the connection to this week’s events.

With her hair up in curlers and her pants to her knees. Classic

josef

January 18th, 2013
7:54 pm

FRED

Heads up? You better if you know what’s good for you! Mud bugs…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi_gQM6vucQ

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
8:00 pm

I guess deep down most of us were surfer wannabes after those California girls.

heathen, I’m still not sure I ever really appreciated John Prine enough. Just kind of an odd cat to figure out, ya know? But that one was great.

Speaking of which…

OK, I think it’s time for Leonard Cohen…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVYb6pseNIA

getalife

January 18th, 2013
8:07 pm

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
8:09 pm

Great choice, RC.

That band released nine (!!) albums in three years! They were, in today’s vernacular, phenoms.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WP2exZurfc

josef

January 18th, 2013
8:09 pm

Super Bowl XLVII

January 18th, 2013
8:13 pm

josef

January 18th, 2013
8:15 pm

ORANGE

Ouch! Where’s DDR tonight? :-)

josef

January 18th, 2013
8:26 pm

Super Bowl XLVII

January 18th, 2013
8:30 pm

Fred ™

January 18th, 2013
8:30 pm

godless heathen/ Where did you get that article? I have NEVER seen the bleacher report before and that article isn’t listed in the falcons section of the sports section. Is that a paid for thing? Look at what I see…….

http://www.ajc.com/s/sports/falcons/

JamVet

January 18th, 2013
8:30 pm

Talkin’ about songs that pop into one’s head…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2GHlcwlT1Y