Another Year Over

The Year in Music: A Titular PlaylistLP

Earlier this year I started using song lyrics to title my posts. The first time was a fluke. But since I drive people crazy with lyrics I kept it up as a challenge to myself.

I’ve taken some time off to repair and enjoy my family. So the writing has diminished but the listening never does. So here’s a year-end present for you: a play list (on Spotify and YouTube) of songs I think are worth hearing.

I like to think there’s something for everyone but that’s a personal conceit. In my listening I am as undisciplined as I am in most everything else. I think it’s best for the songs and performances to speak for themselves.

Have a good 2016.

Eine Kleine Nacht Music: W.A. Mozart/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Mariner , Eine Kleine Nacht Music
A Solider in the Army of the Lord: Lyle Lovett, The Apostle Soundtrack
Capital, It Fails Us Now: Gang of Four, Another Day, Another Dollar EP
Soul of a Man: Maria Muldaur,  Richland Woman Blues
Two Tribes: Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Welcome to the Pleasure Dome
Charlie Don’t Surf: The ClashSandinista
Nagasaki: Django ReinhardtQuintette of the Hot Club of France,
Wayfaring Stranger: Emmylou Harris, Roses in the Snow
April in my HeartBillie Holiday, The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia, 1933-1944
Scarlet Begonias: Grateful Dead, From the Mars Hotel
Railroad SteelGeorgia SatellitesGeorgia Satellites
Paper in Fire: John MellencampThe Lonesome Jubilee
CenterfieldJohn Fogerty, Centerfield
Tell me Why: The BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night
A State of TexasOld 97sThe Grand Theatre, Vol. 1
B.B. King was WrongJohn GorkaI Know
I’m Going to the Place: Lyle Lovett, My Baby Don’t Tolerate
Boom Boom : John Lee Hooker, Hook ‘Em: The Best of John Lee Hooker
Color Him Father: Keb Mo, Big Wide Grin
Fourth of JulyXSee How we Are
Brothers in Arms: Dire StraitsBrothers in Arms
Come on in my Kitchen: Robert JohnsonThe Complete Robert Johnson
Rocket Man: Elton JohnHonky Château
One Way Out: Elmore JamesDust My Broom
Wish You Were Here: Pink FloydWish You Were Here
Transmission: Joy DivisionSubstance
Everybody Eats When they Come to my House: Cab CallowayAre You Hep to the Jive
Don’t Go Back to Rockville: R.E.M., Reckoning
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: Jimmy RuffinJimmy Ruffin Sings Top Ten
Beyond the SeaBobby DarinThat’s All
Sugar and Stress: English Beat: Special Beat Service
Senses Working Overtime: XTCEnglish Settlement
I Love Paris: Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
The Music Goes ‘Round and Around: NRBQTiddlywinks
Rat in Mi Kitchen: UB40Rat in my Kitchen
What I Am: Eddie Brickell & The New BohemiansShooting Rubberbands at the Stars

Happy listening.

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