“Croning” could be the term used to describe the side-‘o’-the-mouth singing started by Eddie Vedder and subsequently blanketing “modern” rock for the next who-knows-how-long. I think differently.

What exactly did Joe Cocker create? That gratuitous gusto applied to white guys only slightly thinking they’re black?

I amuse myself to no end walking around the house (alone) singing/screaming/bellowing/over-exaggerating such songs as….

Blood, Sweat, and Tears – “Spinning Wheel” and “You Make Me So Very Happy”

The Hollies “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”

Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Let It Ride”

Tony Joe White “Polk Salad Annie”

I also leave silly (and very loud) versions of these songs on the voicemail of close, male, adult friends.

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