Cory Doctorow at 10:43 am Wed, May 14, 2008
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Of course the most prominent tall, black man in the Star Wars universe kicks the bucket playing harmonica. Wouldn’t expect anything less from the same folks who brought us Jar jar Binks!
Reminded me of the (also) very funny Vader Sessions
Darth plays violin here in Victoria, BC.
i always thought that looked like a harmonica as a kid.
As previously noted – the Harmonica Track is “Lost John” by Sonny Terry. This clip doesn’t include the hottest portions of it. It is available on the “Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings.” The album, as the title suggests, has some real treasures on it, and is highly recommended by this commenter.
Pretty cool, but I am a little troubled that someone doesn’t know the difference between “around the 30 second mark” and around the 45-second mark.
Holy cow, that cracked me up. I knew it was coming but the way Luke kept looking at him…Awesome.
Anakin “Sonny Terry” Skywalker on harmonica!
Vader’s no Bruno!
Name that song!
Seriously, I want.
Ahhhh. . . so that’s the real origin of the word “w00t.”
Found it, ala MrCarter’s Anakin quip – THANKS!!!
It’s “Lost John” by Sonny Terry. w00t!
Palpatine played a mean washboard.
Incidentally, “Lost John” (or “Long John” for some) is an old WC Handy tune, which may or may not be the inspiration for Terry’s performance here. Anyway, you should go check out Louis Armstrong’s version of the tune on his “Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy” album, one of my all-time favorite Jazz recordings.
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