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Café Mouffe Remembers Rock ‘n’ Roll Lyricist Jerry Leiber

Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller wrote so many classic rock ‘n’ roll songs that it’s hard to know where to begin. As tributes have flowed after Leiber’s death on Aug. 22 at age 78, I’ve heard songs that I never knew were theirs. Topping that list is “Kansas City,” their first hit. The clip presented here was recorded by Fats Domino in 1956, but the tune goes back to 1949. There are more than 100 different covers of it. Continue reading

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