Saturday video break: The Power Of Love

One of Texas’ treasures, the fantastic Marcia Ball:

That video is from 1990, which is around when I first saw her play at a dive bar on Washington Avenue. I’ve been a fan ever since. She’s a virtuoso on the keyboards, has a great soulful voice, and her writing is full of humor and playfulness, even in the blues context. It’s an unbeatable combination.

The song of this name you’ve probably heard of comes from Huey Lewis and The News:

I hadn’t really thought about it before, but this song stands out from other Huey Lewis works of that era in just being much more 80’s-infused power pop than anything else. Go back and listen to what’s on “Sports” or “Fore!” and you’ll see how much this tune stands out. He has some songs after those albums that are more of a fit for this, but if it hadn’t been for the “Back To The Future” movies, you wonder if it or anything like it would have existed at all.

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