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Joel Selvin has a very good article in today's Chronicle about music videos on YouTube. He lists several excellent examples of what you can find ... they're all worth a look, but I wanted to single out three in particular, just in case you stumble across my blog today and need to see greatness.

First, there's Otis Redding singing "Try a Little Tenderness" the day before he died. Of all the sixties icons who died too soon, I think Otis was the saddest.

Then there's Sister Rosetta Tharpe with "Down by the Riverside." If you've never seen/heard Rosetta, you have a gigantic surprising good time ahead of you. As one person comments, "Get it Grandma!"

Finally, an all-star jam session honoring George Harrison at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gives us a guitar weeping like it never has before, when Prince takes over and cranks out one monster chorus after another.

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