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PATNAUSEAM (PatDemic Edition): It's Too Soon to Know

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Sunday, March 6, 2022
12:00pm - 2:00pm

In the highstakes debate about the first rock n roll song, Greil Marcus famously nominated "It's Too Soon to Know" by the Orioles. It's a 1948 choral number that anticipates doo wop, soul, slow jam balladry, and yes, rock.He wrote, "'It's Too Soon to Know' was like Elvis Presley's 'That's All Right (Mama)', Aretha Franklin's 'I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)', Nirvana's 'Smells like Teen Spirit'–a shock, a dead-in-your-tracks what is that?–a sound that was stylistically confusing and emotionally undeniable." We'll hear two hours of covers of this song

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Patrick Bryant

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