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The oldies but goodies – “I Lost on Jeopardy,” “I Love Rocky Road” and “Like a Surgeon” – were relegated to a medley at the top of the show. “Eat It” made its only appearance via video during a costume change. And that was OK. Because when it comes to the catalog of “Weird Al” Yankovic, there’s plenty to love and laugh along with.
Giants in the Trees is certainly more low-key. They play small clubs – places like the Big Dipper, where they stopped in 2017, and the Bartlett, where they’ll play in support of their second album, the simply-titled “Volume 2.”
When it came to popular music in the 1950s, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller were among the most successful writers around. The duo scored 70 chart hits in their long career but were prolific in the ’50s when they wrote or co-wrote hits for the Coasters, Elvis Presley, the Drifters, Ben E. King and Big Mama Thornton, among others. “Jailhouse Rock”? “Charlie Brown”? “On Broadway”? “Stand By Me”? All written or co-written by Lieber and Stoller.