The Jerusalem Post files a detailed report on some recent Israel hotel jamming by a "super group" including bassist Mike Huckabee, singer Pat Boone and Fox News reporter Mike Tobin on guitar.
“I suggested that we do ‘Ain’t That a Shame’ and told them that this was a million-seller for Fats [Domino] and for Pats. So we rocked the joint with it. I was surprised at how well and forcefully they all played on it without any rehearsal,” Boone said of the band, which also included Jerusalem-based guitarist Bradley Fish, and a pianist who had been hired to provide background dinner music at the hotel for the group.
Other covers during the jam session included a rowdy version of the Roger Miller classic, “King of the Road” and as a special request from Huckabee’s wife Janet due to the setting outside the Old City walls, Boone sang one of his most famous songs, the “Theme to Exodus,” whose lyrics he wrote in the early 1960s following the 1960 release of the Otto Preminger film starring Paul Newman.
With lines like “This land is mine, God gave this land to me,” the song has become an anthem for Christian evangelical supporters of Israel.