Sunday, June 10, 2018

Celebrity Rock: Duke of Earl (1991)

While on a break from Roseanne, John Goodman was given an opportunity to headline a feature film. Unfortunately, "King Ralph" was savaged by critics, and was but a minor success at the box office. The soundtrack CD includes three covers by Goodman: Little Richard's immortal "Good Golly, Miss Molly", Don Ho's "Tiny Bubbles", & Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl", which begins as the credits roll at the end of the movie.

What you'll hear is a truncated version of the song.

Some commentators on YouTube hadn't been aware that Goodman made his singing debut five years earlier in "True Stories" with "People Like Us". Yes, the clip ends with the opening bars of "Good Golly, Miss Molly". Little Richard had re-recorded the song, produced by Jeff Lynne (ELO, Traveling Wilburys), so there are two versions of "Miss Molly" on the soundtrack.

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