Ep. 32 Notes (“Before He Cheats,” by Carrie Underwood / “Maybellene,” by Chuck Berry)

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The Songs

“Before He Cheats,” by Carrie Underwood

And here are the lyrics.

“Maybellene,” by Chuck Berry

And here are the lyrics.

Supporting Songs

“Creep,” by TLC

“Hold Up,” by Beyonce

“Hound Dog,” by Elvis Presley

“Ida Red,” by Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

“Rock Around the Clock,” by Bill Haley and His Comets

“Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” by Bill Haley and His Comets

Under the Influence (Netflix documentary on Keith Richards)

“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” by Jerry Lee Lewis

References

Information on which I drew in this episode can be found at the following links.

Websites

The Wikipedia article on the origins of rock-n-roll.

Wikipedia on the back beat.

The Wikipedia article on 12-bar blues.

The Wikipedia article on “Before He Cheats.”

The Billboard Hot Country Songs 70th Anniversary: Top 70 Country Songs.

The Billboard Hot Country Songs charts for 2006.

The Billboard Hot 100 chart for June 2, 2007.

The Wikipedia article on “Maybellene.”

The Grammy Hall of Fame.

The NPR 100.

Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

The Wikipedia article on Billboard’s Rhythm & Blues charts.

Hits of All Decades’ record of Billboard’s Bestselling Pop Records list for 1955.

An NPR article on “Maybellene.”

Episode 6 of Top 40 Philosophy, which also deals with the Lex Talionis.

Philosophical Sources

Daniel Levitin, This Is Your Brain on Music

The Wikipedia article on the Lex Talionis.

Exodus 21:22-25.

Leviticus 24:19-20.

Deuteronomy 19:16-21.

Matthew 5:38-41.

The Wikipedia Article on the Transcendentals.

Wouter Goris, “Medieval Theories of Transcendentals,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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