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‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

‘It’s juxtaposed with this very happy music’: Van Halen’s David Lee Roth talks about the darker side to his lyrics

For all of David Lee Roth’s happy-go-lucky antics on stage, many of his most recognizable songs — from Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin’” and “Jump” to his solo version of “Just a Gigolo”/”I Ain’t Got Nobody” — have a darker edge.

Lena Prima – Since the Storm (2010)

Lena Prima centered this project with a pair of songs by her father, Louis Prima. But she didn’t settle for the simple goal of glowing tribute, either to this legendary New Orleans-born purveyor of post-war jump blues or to his era’s great American songbook.

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