The Daily Music Break plans to present a short video each week on a music video of note. Embedded video and podcasts can’t contain copyrighted audio, so above is the video with a bit of commentary. The full video is below the Amazon ad box.
“Deuce and a Quarter,” a 1996 video featuring Keith Richards, features the late Levon Helm (among other members of The Band) and Elvis Presley sidemen Scotty Moore and DJ Fontana. The occasion was a session for the album “All the King’s Men,” a twentieth anniversary commemoration of Presley’s death. It’s a great video and a great name for an album.
The full list of players is in the screen shot to the left. The video was the subject of an interesting Rolling Stone article, which is here.
One small correction and something I forgot to put in the video. The mistake is that I identified the folks who made the video as Night Glare Records. It’s actually Night Glare Film. In any case, I couldn’t find any information on the company. I feel confident that whoever put it together has gone on to great success.
I also forgot to mention interesting background on the song, which was written by Gwil Owen and Kevin Gordon. The urban dictionary says that “deuce and a quarter” refers to the Buick Electra 225, which is 225 inches long. It is, according to the site, a “very large Buick from the mid-70’s that can be pimped out like no other.”
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