55 SONGS

In follow-up to 2001’s 50 SONGS

55 more extrordinary songs…
more songs that fascinate and delight….
songs that just don’t seem to wear thin over the years…songs each somehow magical
songs that mesmerize, alter time and space…grab the ears, the mind, the heart, the feet…
some songs that entered my ears for the first time 3+ decades ago,
and others, though sometimes decades old, discovered quite recently…
A three CD set, issued 22 December 2006…
put together to share with friends on my 55th birthday …

[Volume 3, 60 Songs, coming in December 2011]

 

 

 

Disc One
1  Swallow Song – Joan Baez & Mimi Farina
2 The Lunatics – Fun Boy Three
3  Twisted – Lambert, Hendricks & Ross
4  School Days – Chuck Berry
5  Losing My Religion – REM
6  Song Of The Rain – George Dalaras & Goran Bregovic
7  Snow In San Anselmo – Van Morrison
8  Last Kind Words – Geeshie Wiley
9  Still – Elvis Costello
10  Rapture – Antony & The Johnsons
11 Orange Blossoms In Summertime – Kurt Elling
12   You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ – Righteous Bros
13  Tears of Rage – The Band
14  Goin’ Up The Country – Canned Heat
15  Dancing In The Lesbian Bar – Jonathan Richman
16  Where Is My Man – Eartha Kitt
17  Number One Song In Heaven – Sparks
18  Baro Foro – Gogol Bordello

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disc Two
1  Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
2  This – Brian Eno
3  O Pastor – Madredeus
4  Coldest Night Of The Year – Bruce Cockburn
5  Green Fields Of France – The Fureys and Davey Arthur
6  Kids’ Prayer – Dan Bern
7  Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones
8  Misery Is The River of The World – Tom Waits
9  The Body Breaks – Devendra Banhardt
10  I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) – Otis Redding
11  Great Balls of Fire – Jerry Lee Lewis
12  Settin The Woods On Fire – Hank Williams
13  Tombstone Blues – Bob Dylan
14  Marquee Moon – Television
15  Shameless – Ani Difranco
16  Donde Voy – Tish Hinojosa
17  We Three – Patti Smith Group
18  The Riegel – Pearls Before Swine

 

Disc Three
1 Who Woulda Thunk It – Greg Brown
2  Here In California – Lucinda Williams
3  Old Men’s Dreams – Ivan Rebroff
4  Cat Black (The Wizard’s Hat) – Tyranosaurus Rex
5  The Way – Fast Ball
6  Work – Lou Reed & John Cale
7  Istambul – They Might Be Giants
8  Run On For A Long Time – Five Blind Boys Of Alabama
9  Li Sarracini Adorano Lu Sole – Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare
10 Don’t Worry Baby – The Beach Boys
11  Mother Mother – Kate & Anna McGarrigle
12  Shine On Harvest Moon – Leon Redbone
13  You Are Too Beautiful – Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane
14  Gute Nacht (Franz Schubert) – Thomas Allen
15  Lilac Wine – Nina Simone
16 St. James Infirmary – Louis Armstrong
17  The Letters – Leonard Cohen
18  Life Would Be Wonderful – The Residents
19  That’s Life – Frank Sinatra

 

 

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