Music: Cradle of Rock

And how it was babied along

Hound Dogl They wrote it.

Kansas City (They got a crazy way of lovin' there and I'm gonna get me some). They wrote it. And Charlie Brown (Who walks in the classroom cool and slow?/ Who calls the English teacher "Daddy-O"?). They wrote that too. As well as Searchin'. And Poison Ivy (You 're gonna need an ocean/ Of Calamine lotion ...). And Smokey Joe's Cafe. And Yakety Yak. And Saved.

It is one small measure of the astonishing gifts of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that all these...

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