One of the most important figures in the history of American Popular Music has passed away at the age of 78. There certainly isn't anything I can write about how much of a giant lyricist and songwriter Jerry Leiber was, that hasn't been said a million times over, so I thought in tribute I would just present ten personal favorites of mine. Without Jerry Leiber, Rock music would have been quite a tamer beast. A mighty salute to a truly great artist.
Jeff Buckley: "Alligator Wine"
The Diamonds: "Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots"
Elvis Presley: "Bossa Nova Baby"
Tom Jones: "I Who Have Nothing"
PJ Harvey: "Is That All There Is?"
Elvis Presley: "Just Tell her Jim Said Hello"
Elvis Presley: "Loving You"
Bjork: "Ruby Baby"
Elvis Presley: "Trouble"
Bryan Ferry: "You're so Square, Baby I Don't Care"