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This was the first song Miller let a rap group sample. He let Run-D.M.C. use it in 2001 with Everlast also on vocals. Miller agreed only after hearing the song and liking what they did with it.
In 2006, the band released a 30th Anniversary Edition of the Fly Like An Eagle
album. Included as a bonus track was "Take The Joker And Run," which is an acoustic version of "Take the Money and Run" sung over an early version of "The Joker
." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
The title is also the name of an unrelated 1969 Woody Allen film. (thanks, Brett - Edmonton, Canada)
The song was also done in a Country style by Canadian Julian Austin in 2000. It's on his Back in Your Life CD. The song always had a Country feel to it, so it works well with fiddles. Austin was born in St. John, New Brunswick. (thanks, Peter - Hamilton, Canada)
Petula talks about her hits "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep In The Subway," and explains her Michael Jackson connection.
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
This Kentucky singer/songwriter's hits include "She Couldn't Change Me" (recorded by Montgomery Gentry) and "It Ain't Easy Being Me."