Saturday, December 18, 2010

18 December 2010: The First 30 Songs on My iTunes Shuffle Playlist

1. "Safe as Milk" by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (rest in peace, Don)

2. "Soul Makossa" by Afrique (cover version of the Manu Dibango hit)

3. "Wedding Ring" by The Easybeats

4. "Angels of Grace" by Po' Girl (great blues from the Home to You album)

5. "She May Call You Up Tonight" by The Left Banke (mid-'60s popsters)

6. "Uncertain Love" by Slim Rhodes with Dusty & Dot (B-side of Rhodes' 1955 Sun Records country single "Don't Believe")

7. "Hold It" by Buddy Starr & The Starliners (Texas rockabilly instrumental)

8. "Stockyard Blues" by Floyd Jones (early Chicago blues classic from Jones' 1947 debut recording session)

9. "Get It On" by Chase

10. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye

11. "Komm mit auf den Hinterhof" by Buck & Sylvie (German cover of the Hello/Ace Frehley glam rock hit "New York Groove")

12. "Honky Tonkin'" by Willie Lewis & The String-Poppers (cover version of the Hank Williams classic)

13. "Roadrunner Baby" by The Roadrunners (Jackson, Michigan garage rockers from 1970, with a sample of Mel Blanc's cartoon voice dropped in)

14. "No Stranger Now" by Blind Boy Fuller (1940 Carolina Gospel blues)

15. "Time Has Come Today" by Steve Earle & Sheryl Crow (from the Steal This Movie soundtrack)

16. "She's a Woman" by The Beatles (from Live at the BBC)

17. "Queen Bee Drag Racin'" by the Demolition Doll Rods (Detroit's legendary garage/grunge rockers)

18. "I Found Myself a Brand New Baby" by Mike & The Modifiers (1962 Gordy Records doo-wop rocker)

19. "Duppy Conquorer" by Bob Marley & The Wailers (the Trojan version)

20. "Eye In The Sky" by Evergreen Blues (tasty pop funk from '69)

21. "Another Town, Another Train" by ABBA

22. "Instro" by Fausto (Portuguese psychedelia)

23. "Humanity (Part 2)" by Ennio Morricone (from his original score to the 1982 remake of The Thing)

24. "Double Duty Lovin'" by Eddie Bond (1955 Ekko Records boppin' 'billy)

25. "Bopsody in Blue" by Edgar Blanchard & The Gondoliers (1959 New Orleans instrumental jump blues)

26. "Boom Mag-azeno Vip Vay" by The Cashmeres (early R&B vocal group on Mercury)

27. "Hold Me Tight" by The Beatles (from Meet The Beatles!)

28. "Vox Wah Wah Spot" by The Electric Prunes (1967 radio commercial)

29. "Everything is Hotsy Totsy Now" by The Hotsy Totsy Boys with Duke Ellington (recorded on 8 June 1925 for Gennett, one of Sir Duke's very earliest recordings and one of the first records daring to use an African-American musician to accompany Caucasian vocalists -- consequently, the side wasn't commercially released and it only survived as a test pressing)

30. "Loe & Behold" by Sir Lord Baltimore (1971 hard rock from Black Sabbath's one-time opening act)

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