It's easy dancing to Aretha Franklin. Jake and Elwood did it in The Blues Brothers. Irish soul fans did it in The Commitments. Now this bearded guy in overalls is doing it – with a raccoon. The critter looks mystified while Grizzly Adams here (actually, he goes by "Coon Rippy") struts his stuff to "Chain of Fools," shimmying and stepping and disentangling himself when the raccoon grabs his leg like a fussy toddler. Even though the animal is clearly the guy's pet, it doesn't make the raccoon seem any less irritated when Coon Rippy picks up its front paws to dance, and has to beat a hasty retreat toward the porch railing when it starts gnawing on his hands.This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: Bearded 'Hillbilly' in Overalls Dances With Raccoon to Aretha Franklin
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