This is the next-to-last chapter, and opens with a song I am sure at least a few people have been wondering when I was going to play! After that, one of the numbers I thought of during the layoff- another variation on that old Barrett Strong tune. I won’t say who does it, but I will tell you that the group’s name sounds like something I would see during my worst hangovers, lol! This is followed by one from the most influential group of the early days of Rock & Roll in my opinion, in fact it is R & B, and BEFORE Rock & Roll. Then I attempted to go back in time even farther, but fortunately for you, that one CD was missing in a Bing Crosby Box Set I have. But I found an alternative for this song that is historic, and actually dates back to the Great Depression- it came out in 1931 or 1932. Turns out I had a vague memory of it being on Spanky & Our Gang’s 1967 debut album, and I was right. So we’ll hear that version…maybe a better choice than Bing Crosby…maybe not. This song has some very serious lyrics, and I ask you to listen to them- they were of their time, and may well become of our time if things do not improve. After that, a song from a guy who was called the World’s Oldest Teenager before Dick Clark, and would have been old enough to remember the Depression firsthand. Incidentally, this song was recorded at the legendary Sun Studios, before Elvis and the other white Rockabilly artists got there. And after that, some much needed humor to close out this episode. One contemporary and one that goes back to 1961 and contains some brilliant satire. And they both have to do with Money! One last chapter forthcoming, and then I go back to being sweet, innocuous me, lol!