Category Archives: Car Tunes

Car Tunes:
Look At That Cadillac – Stray Cats

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Car Tunes: You, Me and Everything
by Blues Traveler – Exclusive 3D Video

Start the YouTube 3D video player. Click on the red 3D icon in the menu bar to select 2D or your choice of stereo 3D formats. This is a first for Car Tunes as we’re featuring one of our own … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Terraplane Blues – Robert Johnson, Chauffeur Blues – Big Mama Thornton

Time for some deep blues. Though Son House has his advocates, many consider Robert Johnson to be if not the father of delta blues, the “king” of that genre. Almost every blues, rock and country guitarist uses some of Johnson’s … Continue reading

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Car Tunes Bonus: Jump Like A Willys In Four Wheel Drive – Sugar Magnolia – Grateful Dead

In honor of the Willys Jeep ad we posted as part of our Antique Auto Advertising series, here’s a Car Tunes bonus, the Grateful Dead performing Sugar Magnolia, unquestionably the only rock ‘n roll song that mentions Willys – though … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Manifold Destiny – She Runs Hot by Little Village

With a lineup of Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner, it’s not surprising the Little Village made some great music. Here’s their tribute to a car, She Runs Hot. Well I guess it could be a car. … Continue reading

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Car Tunes:
“I Know Ya Hate My 98” – Public Enemy – You’re Gonna Get Yours
Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Carz

Daimler is killing the Maybach brand, prompting Derek Kreindler to ask, if the Maybach is discontinued, what kind of blinged out cars will replace the uber-Benz with rappers looking for that perfect combination of luxury and image? The video for … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf

Though some think of John Kay’s band Steppenwolf (Herman Hesse’s books were popular in the late 1960s) as a one hit wonder, they were actually a pretty decent band with a solid body of work. Still, Magic Carpet Ride is … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Teen Tragedies – Leader of the Pack, Last Kiss, Tell Laura I Love Her

It’s a simple formula: a boy + a girl + a car/bike = tragic hit love song. In the early to mid 1960s a number of teen angst songs like this were popular. Of course those weren’t the only car … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Faster – George Harrison

“I have a lot of fun with many of the Formula One drivers and their crews – and they have enabled me to see things from a very different angle than the music business I am normally involved with” – … Continue reading

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Car Tunes: Beep, Beep (Little Nash Rambler) by the Playmates

Does anyone besides Weird Al Yankovic record novelty songs these days? Humorous and oddball recordings used to be a staple of Top 40 radio in the 1950s and 1960s. Beep, Beep, the “little Nash Rambler” song was released in 1958, … Continue reading

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