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Morning Song – Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)

January 27, 2016

For any aging baby boomers out there who are still wondering why there’s such anger and frustration driving the #BlackLivesMatter movement, maybe this will help.

Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)” was The Rolling Stone’s second single off Goat’s Head Soup (their last great album in a string that began with 1968’s Beggars Banquet) and it’s based, in part, on the 1973 killing of 10 year old Clifford Glover in Jamaica, Queens.  Glover was shot in the back by a plainclothes NYC police officer, Thomas Shea in an incident that’s scarily—and infuriatingly—reminiscent of last year’s killings of Walter Scott and Tamir Rice.

From Billy Preston’s insistent, almost reckless, clavinet opening to Mick Taylor’s driving wah-wah guitar to the screaming horns of Jim Price and Bobby Keys, “Heartbreaker” captures the rage of the streets of New York (and cities like it) and turns it into part of a soundtrack for #BlackLives Matter, 1973 edition.


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