Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Playlist for 6/25

Rolling Thunder Revue: Bob Dylan Story (Netflix Documentary)
Jamila Woods - Legacy! Legacy!
Jamila Woods - Heavn
Ezra Collective - You Can't Steal My Joy
Alice Clark - s/t
New Thunder Revue - Various (Mojo Magazine June '19 CD)
John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (Documentary)
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men (Documentary)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

30 Most Loved (Living) Musicians (2019 Edition)

The criteria was pretty simple.  I wanted names that everyone knows.  Musicians who are loved as close to 100% by music fans.

The deaths in the past few years of some of our most famous artists like Prince, B.B. King, David Bowie, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Tom Petty, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Whitney Houston, etc., got me thinking about this subject.

1.  Paul McCartney
2.  Stevie Wonder
3.  Bruce Springsteen
4.  Bob Dylan
5.  Tina Turner
6.  Dolly Parton
7.  Willie Nelson
8.  Tony Bennett
9.  Rolling Stones
10. Elton John
11. Quincy Jones
12. Barbra Streisand
13. Ringo Starr
14. Smokey Robinson
15  Loretta Lynn
16. Cher
17. Diana Ross
18. Brian Wilson
19. Paul Simon
20. Eric Clapton
21. Joni Mitchell
22. Little Richard
23. Neil Diamond
24  Tom Jones
25. Beyonce
26. Mavis Staples
27. Carole King
28. George Strait
29. Gladys Knight
30. Neil Young

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Top 20 Albums of 1979

Nostalgia continues to run wild.  I've seen posts on the best albums/songs of 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999.  Since I've done one for 1999, I decided to go with a 40th anniversary look at my 20 favorite albums of 1979.

1.  Clash - London Calling
2.  Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
3.  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
4.  Donna Summer - Bad Girls
5.  Chic - Risque
6.  Talking Heads - Fear of Music
7.  B-52's - s/t
8.  Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
9.  Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
10.  Earth, Wind & Fire - I Am
11.  ELO - Discovery
12.  Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
13.  Cheap Trick - At Budokan
14.  Gang of Four - Entertainment
15.  Joe Jackson - Look Sharp
16.  Pink Floyd -Wall
17.  Specials - s/t
18.  Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
19.  Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
20. Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Playlist for 6/19 (Dr. John Tribute)

Dr. John - Gumbo
Dr. John -  Gris-Gris
Dr. John - Anthology (Rhino)
Dr. John - In The Right Place
Dr. John -Desitively Bonnaroo
Dr. John - In a Sentimental Mood
Dr. John - Goin' Back To New Orleans
Dr. John - Locked Down
Dr. John - Spirit of Satch

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Greatest Father's Day Songs

Great Father's Day Songs:
Alan Jackson - Drive
Beyonce - Daddy
Brad Paisley - He Didn't Have To Be
Bruce Springsteen - Independence Day
Bruce Springsteen - My Father's House
Cat Stevens - Father and Son
Dan Fogelberg - Leader Of The Band
Dolly Parton - Daddy's Working Boots
Drive-By Truckers - Outfit
Eric Clapton - My Father's Eyes
Everclear - Father of Mine
George Strait - Best Day
Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle
Holly Dunn - Daddy's Hands
John Lennon - Beautiful Boy
Johnny Cash - Boy Named Sue
Keith Urban - Song For Dad
Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Mike & The Mechanics - Living Years
Queen - Father To Son
Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
Tori Amos - Winter
Will Smith - Just The Two Of Us
Zac Brown Band - My Old Man

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Playlist for 6/14

Social Power of Music - Various  (Smithsonian Box Set)
Mavis Staples - We Get By
Felice Brothers - Undress
George Benson - Walking to New Orleans
Randy Rogers Band - Hellbent
Pooh Sticks - Great White Wonder

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Best Burt Bacharach Songs Poll

This was a fun poll to vote in.  List your Top 30 Burt Bacharach-written songs.  And I hope you believe like I do (and you should) that Bacharach/Hal David belong in the Rock Hall.  And Dionne Warwick too.  Their influence stretched beyond Pop music into R&B and Rock acts.

My Bacharach Top 30.

1.  Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
2.  Don't Make Me Over - Dionne Warwick
3.  Look Of Love - Dusty Springfield
4.  Anyone Who Had A Heart - Dionne Warwick
5.  Baby It's You - Shirelles
6.  House Is Not A Home - Luther Vandross
7.  I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin or Dionne Warwick (tie)
8.  What The World Needs Now - Jackie DeShannon
9.  Make It Easy On Yourself - Jerry Butler
10.  This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
11.  My Little Red Book - Love
12.  Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas
13.  Only Love Can Break A Heart - Gene Pitney
14.  Wishin' and Hopin' - Dusty Springfield
15.  One Less Bell To Answer - 5th Dimension
16.  Alfie - Dionne Warwick
17.  On My Own - Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald
18.  I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - Dusty Springfield
19.  Any Day Now - Chuck Jackson
20.  What's New Pussycat - Tom Jones
21.  I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Dionne Warwick
22.  Promises, Promises - Dionne Warwick
23.  Always Something There To Remind Me - Naked Eyes
24.  Close To You - Carpenters
25.  That's What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick & Friends
26.  Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Gene Pitney
27.  You'll Never Get To Heaven - Stylistics
28.  Arthur's Theme - Christopher Cross
29.  Reach Out For Me - Dionne Warwick
30.  Do You Know The Way To San Jose - Dionne Warwick
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