PLAYLISTS

MUSIC I HAVE UPLOADED FOR VACATION

Summer Music

Summer vacation for me as about getting those long empty days to listen and read. Here are the records I am uploading for some seriously listening to... 

 

JOY OLADOKUN - in defense of my happiness

My revelation of the summer. Joy’s voice just stand out over everything else I am hearing. Then there’s the spiritual tension and… ah… joy!

 

JACKSON BROWNE - DOWNHILL FROM EVERYWHERE

Always wonderful to have new Jackson Browne thoughts and this one has some excellent thoughts, social, political and relational. All sent out to us in a more vibrant sound echoing his Looking East days. 

 

INHALER - IT WON’T ALWAYS BE LIKE THIS

Bono’s boy and his mates throw down the gauntlet to the older stadium bands with an assured and catchy set of great songs. 

 

FEYE WEBSTER - I KNOW I’M FUNNY. HA HA

Another discovery of July. Webster has the gentlest sound but crafted and full. Hypnotic.

 

THE WALLFLOWERS - EXIT WOUNDS

The younger Dylan sounding more like his dad’s mate Tom Petty than his dad. Showing a maturity of craft and purpose. Strong contender for records of the year.

 

DANI LARKIN - NOTES FOR A MAIDEN WARRIOR

Fresh folk voice with contemporary songwriting twists from a young woman from the Monaghan-Armagh border. Songs of myth and introspection and home.

 

DAVID CROSBY -  FOR FREE

With all his addictions it was surely unlikely that David Crosby should be alive on his August 14th 80th birthday! Defying all, this is his 5th good album in 7 years and my personal favourite.

 

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS - ANGEL DREAM

The roll out of Tom Petty’s work this past year is most welcome in this house. This time it is a reconstruction of the film soundtrack She’s The One as if it was a full on Petty & The Heartbreakers record. Wonderful addition to the Wildflowers stuff.

 

ANTHONY TONER - SIX INCHES OF WATER

 

Anthony is such a great lyricist and has just made a record entirely inspired by East Belfast. Just out I am so looking forward to exploring my city in these songs.

 

DEL AMITRI - FATAL MISTAKES

A reunion with substance. Del Amitri return nearly two decades later as if they were back in 1993. Loving it.

 

KINGS OF CONVENIENCE - PEACE OR LOVE

First record in a longtime. Still that modern version of Simon and Garfunkel that chilled vacations need. 

 

AMY WADGE - KEEPING FAITH

I’ve been aware of Amy Wadge since she played Greenbelt as a member of the Hummingbirds. These are three EPs from her songs on the fabulous Welsh TV drama Keeping Faith. Strong songs.

 

COUNTING CROWS - BUTTER MIRACLE SUITE ONE

So good to hear Adam Duritz’s voice again. Strong storytelling and imagery as ever. More please!


THE BEST TEN SONGS TO COME OUT OF CANADA

Canada Day Top 10...

It is Canada Day. I love the country. I love their songwriters. For Canada Day 2021 I give my Canadain Top 10 songs. Seek them out. These are glorious.

 

  1. A Case Of You - Joni Mitchell
  2. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
  3. Wondering Where The Lions Are - Bruce Cockburn
  4. Helpless - Neil Young
  5. Grace - Blackie & The Rodeo Kings
  6. The Weight - The Band
  7. Sing Me A Song - Cowboy Junkies
  8. Everything Now - Arcade Fire
  9. Til I Am Myself Again - Blue Rodeo
  10. Speaking With The Angel - Ron Sexsmith

25 REASONS TO GET PAUL MCCARTNEY

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As I celebrated Paul McCartney's birthday, a friend said that she didn't get the McCartney thing. I thought I'd give 25 reasons as to why she should. See it as McCartney evangelism. The melodies. The craft. The variety of sound sounds. Over 50 years! Genius!

 

ALL MY LOVING

(from With The Beatles)

 

ELEANOR RIGBY

(from Revolver)

 

PAPERBACK WRITER

(from The Beatles 1962-66)

 

HERE, THERE & EVERYWHERE

(from Revolver)

 

GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE

(from Revolver)

 

FOR NO ONE

(from Revolver)

 

PENNY LANE

(from Magical Mystery Tour)

 

BACK IN THE USSR

(from The Beatles)

 

BLACKBIRD

(from The Beatles)

 

THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD

(from Let It Be)

 

GET BACK

(from Let It Be)

 

LET IT BE

(from Let It Be)

 

MAYBE I'M AMAZED

(from McCartney)

 

LIVE AND LET DIE

(from Wings Over America)

 

MY LOVE

(from Red Rose Speedway)

 

BAND ON THE RUN

(from Band On The Run)

 

LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAN SAYS

(from Venus and Mars)

 

COMING UP

(from McCartney II)

 

HERE TODAY

(from Tug Of War)

 

MY BRAVE FACE

(from Flowers In The Dirt)

 

THE SONG WE WERE SINGING

(from Flaming Pie)

 

JENNY WREN

(from Chaos and Creation In The Backyard)

 

QUEENIE EYE

(from New)

 

WHO CARES 

(from Egypt Station)

 

DEEP DEEP FEELING

(from McCartney III)


MY 4TH BOB DYLAN COVERS PLAYLIST - MAKING IT 80 SONGS FOR HIS 80 YEARS

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Meet Me In The Morning - Lucinda Williams

(from Bob’s Back Pages; A Night Of Bob Dylan Songs))

 

Mr Tambourine Man - The Byrds

(from Mr Tambourine Man)

 

Absolutely Sweet Marie - George Harrison

(from Bob Dylan; 30th Anniversary Concert)

 

My Back Pages - Steve Earle

(from Sidetracks)

 

Love Minus Zero/No Limits - Jackson Browne

(from Chimes Of Freedom; The Songs Of Bob Dylan)

 

When I Paint my Masterpiece - The Band

(from Cahoots)

 

In The Summertime - Chrissie Hynde

(from Standing In The Doorway

 

The Ballad Of Hollis Brown - Leon Russell

(from Stop All That Jazz)

 

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll - Christy Moore

(from Burning Times)

 

Foot Of Pride - Lou Reed

(from Bob Dylan; The 30th Anniversary Concert)

 

God On Our Side - Wire Train

(from Between Two Words)

 

Blowing In The Wind - Odetta

(Odetta Sings Dylan)

 

Senór (Tales Of Yankée Power) - Willie Nelson & Calexico

(from I’m Not There soundtrack)

 

Jokerman - Eliza Gilkyson

(from Your Town Tonight)

 

Property Of Jesus - Sinead O’Connor 

(from Chimes of Freedom: Songs Of Bob Dylan

 

Going Going Gone - Gregg Almann

(from Southern Blood)

 

Spanish Mary - The New Basement Tapes

(from Lost On The River)

 

Heart Of Mine - Peter Malick Group

(from New York City)

 

Girl From The North Country - Sting

(from Chimes Of Freedom: Song Of Bob Dylan)

 

What Good Am I  - Tom Jones

(from Praise and Blame)


YET ANOTHER 20 BOB DYLAN COVER VERSIONS FOR HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY

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Tangled Up In Blue - Indigo Girls

(from 1200 Curfews)

 

Leopard-Skin Pill-box Hat - Beck

(from War Child: Heroes)

 

Maggie’s Farm - U2

(Live For Ireland)

 

The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar - Rod Stewart

(from The Rod Stewart Sessions 1971-1998)

 

Sweetheart Like You - Guy Davis

(from A Nod To Bob)

 

High Water (for Charley Patton) - Joan Osborne

Songs Of Bob Dylan)

 

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go - Shawn Colvin

(from Covers)

 

Make You Feel My Love - Ricky Ross

(from BBC Radio 2; The Piano Room 2019)

 

The Times They Are A-Changing - Tracy Chapman

(from Bob Dylan; The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration)

 

Farewell Angelina - Johnn Mellencamp

(from Rough Harvest)

 

Up To Me - Roger McGuinn

(from Cardiff Rose)

 

Abandoned Love - Willie Nile

(from Positively Bob)

 

Positively 4th Street - Milltown Brothers

(from It’s All Over Now, any Blue EP)

 

One More Cup Of Coffee Bridget Mae Power’s

(from Dylan… Revisited; Uncut June 2021)

 

Oh Sister - Roddy Hart & Gemma Hayes

(The Dylan EP)

 

When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky - The Jeff Healy Band

(from Road House)

 

Duquesne Whistle -  Benmont Tench

(from You Should be So Lucky)

 

Lay Down Your Weary Tune - Billy Bragg

(from Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan)

 

One Too Many Mornings - Stephen Fearing

(from Younger Than That Now; Songs Of Bob Dylan)

 

Forever Young - Soweto Gospel Choir

(from African Spirit)


20 MORE BOB DYLAN COVERS FOR HIS 80th BIRTHDAY

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the second list of 20...

 

Like A Rolling Stone - The Rolling Stones 

(from Stripped)

 

Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

(From Bob Dylan; The 30th Anniversary Concert)

 

I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight - The Waterboys

(from Fisherman’s Box; The Complete Fisherman’s Blues Sessions (1986-88)

 

Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright - Drew Holcombe and Neighbours

(from Through The Night; Live In The Studio)

 

Buckets Of Rain - Maria Maulder

(from Love Songs Of Bob Dylan)

 

Not Dark Yet - Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

(from Not Dark Yet)

 

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door - Low

(from Dylan… Revisited; Uncut July 2021)

 

All Along The Watchtower - U2

(from Rattle and Hum)

 

This Wheel’s On Fire - Rod Stewart

(from Rod Stewart Sessions Session 1971-1998)

 

I’ll Keep It With Mine - Denison Witmer

(from Subterranean Blues: A Tribute To Bob Dylan)

 

Dignity - Joe Cocker

(from Organic)

 

Ring Them Bells - Mary Black Feat Joan Baez

(from The Best Of Mary Black 1991-2001)

 

Saved - Third Day

(from Offerings: A Worship Album)

 

Solid Rock - Widespread Panic

(from Earth To America)

 

When He Returns - Kevin Max

(from The Imposter)

 

With God On Your Side - Buddy Miller

(from Universal United House Of Prayer)

 

Stuck Inside a Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again - Cat Power

(from I’m Not There soundtrack)

 

I Want You (live) - Old Crow Medicine Show 

(from 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde)

 

The Man In The Long Black Coat - Mark Lanegan 

(from I’m Not There Soundtrack)

 

I Threw It All Away - Aztec Camera

(from Working On a Goldmine CD single)


STOCKI'S BOB DYLAN COVERS FOR HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY

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A HARD RAINS A-GONNA FALL - BRYAN FERRY

(from These Foolish Things)

 

My introduction to Dylan as a 12 year old. The lyrics and imagery grabbed my attention in a world of Slade and T.Rex.

 

BLOWING IN THE WIND - NEIL YOUNG

(from Weld)

 

An electrified, rocked up and very loud version of an acoustic protest song.

 

IT’S ALL OVER NOW BABY BLUE - THEM

(from Them Again)

 

A Belfast cover of the song whose title is an almost over used saying in our house (in an Indian accent - great story!).

 

GO AWAY LITTLE BOY - LONE JUSTICE

(from This World Is Not my Home)

 

Love this cow-punk cover when Maria McKee was in her prime. Bob gave Lone Justice this unrecorded song and they left it off their album and put it on the b-side. Very Maria!

 

CHANGING OF THE GUARD - PATTI SMITH

(from Twelve)

 

Great that this song gets a good over. Even better that it is Patti Smith. 

 

JUST LIKE A WOMAN - NINA SIMONE

(from Let It Be Me)

 

Simone put her own touch on everything and oh my she does it good on Just Like A Woman.

 

SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE - DIANA KRALL

(from Chimes Of Freedom; The Songs Of Bob Dylan)

 

Wee jazzy piano yearning version of this great song from a great album…

 

SHELTER FROM THE STORM - CASSANDRA WILSON -

(from Belly Of The Sun)

 

Staying Jazzy. Staying on Blood On The Tracks. Hushed.

 

 

POLITICAL WORLD - THE CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS

(from The Chimes Of Freedom; The Songs Of Bob Dylan)

 

Old time string version with Rhiannon Giddens awesome voice

 

LICENCE TO KILL - ELVIS COSTELLO

(from Chimes Of Freedom; The Songs Of Bob Dylan)

 

Elvis keeps it political with Costello like urgency.

 

EVERYTHING IS BROKEN - SHERYL CROW (feat JASON ISBELL)

(from Threads)

 

Sheryl collaborates with the wonderful Jason Isbell to rock the best out of this song of fallen humanity.

 

I BELIEVE IN YOU - SINEAD O’CONNOR

(from BOB DYLAN; THE 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION)

 

Originally on the first “Christian” record. Sinead adds that defiance that only she can.

 

GOTTA SERVE SOMEBODY - POP STAPLES

(from Don’t Lose This)

 

So many choices with this one. Hard to beat Pops as he gospels up the big song from Slow Train Coming live.

 

PRESSING ON - GLEN HANSARD

(A Tribute to Bob Dylan In The 80s: Vol 1)

 

Glen seems to get the spiritual pilgrimage of this one.

 

I”VE MADE UP MY MIND TO GIVE MYSELF TO YOU - COWBOY JUNKIES

(from Dylan… Revisted - Uncut June 2021)

 

From the very latest Bob record, Cowboy Junkies who have covered a few do a stunning job.

 

EVERY GRAIN OF SAND - EMMYLOU HARRIS

(from Wrecking Ball)

 

Maybe my favourite Bob lyric. It is a hymn. It is good in Coronavirus times.

 

 

DEATH IS NOT THE END - NICK CAVE

(from Murder Ballads)

 

No man more perfect than Nick Cave to cover this one. 

 

THINGS HAVE CHANGED - CHRIS TAYLOR

(from Down a Dead End Street - Tribute To Bob Dylan)

 

From my favourite ever Dylan covers record. Chris’s voice always feels perfect for all Dylan’s imperfections.

 

BLIND WILLIE MCTELL - CHRISSIE HYNDE

(from Standing In The Doorway; Chrissie Sings Bob Dylan)

 

From Chrissie’s album of Bob’s songs, one that Bob didn’t include on an album that needs included. 

 

TRYING TO GET TO HEAVEN - LUCINDA WILLIAMS

(from Bob’s Back Pages: A Night Of Bob Dylan)

 

Lucinda’s drawl fits the Dylan phraseology perfectly… and isn’t this all our aims…


STOCKI'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY PLAYLIST 2021

Irish Songs 21

(my St. Patrick's Day playlist 2021 is a little more trad focused... with a surprise or two)

 

THE ORPHAN BRIGADE: ST PATRICK ON SLEMISH MOUNTAIN

(from At The Edge Of The World)

 

SHARON SHANNON & IMELDA MAY: GO TELL THE DEVIL

(from Collaborations)

 

ULAID & DUKE SPECIAL: LON DUBH LOCH LAO

(from A Note Let Go)

 

ALLISON MOORER - CARRICKFERGUS

(from Transatlantic Sessions Series 4 Vol 3)

 

TOLU OKAY & RTE ORCHESTRA: N17

(from single)

 

DECLAN O’ROURKE - ALONG THE WESTERN SEABOARD

(from Chronicles Of The Great Irish Famine)

 

PUNCH BROTHERS/MARCUS MUMFORD: AULD TRIANGLE

(from Another Day, Another Time…)

 

THE CHIEFTAINS & IMELDA MAY: CAROLINA RUA

(from Voice Of Ages)

 

LUKA BLOOM - MOUNTIANS OF POMEROY

(from Out Of The Blue)

 

ULAID & DUKE SPECIAL: MY LAGAN LOVE

(from A Note Let Go)

 

BEN GLOVER: THE GREEN GLENS Of ANTRIM

(from The Immigrant)

 

BRIAN HOUSTON: MOLLY MALONE

(from Songs Of My Father)

 

CARA DILLON: ERIN THE GREEN

(from Other Voices; Songs From a Room 2)

 

DECLAN O’ROURKE - GALILEO (SOMEONE LIKE YOU)

(from Transatlantic Sessions Series 5 Vol 2)

 

BEOGA & RYAN MCMULLAN: MAKE A MARK

(from Carousel)

 

THE GLOAMING: NECKLACE OF WRENS

(from The Gloaming)

 

STEPHEN FEARING: DUBLIN BAY

(from Out To Sea)

 

DAVY SPILLANE (Feat SINEAD O’CONNOR):DANNY BOY

(from ?)

 

CHRISTY MOORE: NORTH & SOUTH

(from Live At The Point 2006)

 

THE ORPHAN BRIGADE: DANCE WITH ME TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

(from At The Edge Of The World)

 

COLM MAC CON LOMAIRE (with GLEN HANSARD & MARKETA IRGLOVA: LET IT GO

(from Dare To Be Wild soundtrack)

 

DECLAN O’ROURKE: MARY KATE

(from Chronicles Of The Great Irish famine)

 

THE CHIEFTAINS (with SINEAD O’CONNOR): FACTORY GIRL

(from Tears of Stone)

 

LUKA BLOOM: LAMENT FOR LIMERICK/KERFUNTEN JIG

(from Out Of The Blue)

 

IARLA O LIONIARD: SINGING BIRD (LIVE)

(from I Could Read The Sky)

 

OVER THE RHINE: AMERICAN IN BELFAST

(from Love and Revelation)

 

 


STOCKI'S IMELDA MAY PLAYLIST

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Imelda May seems to have been everywhere. Here is a tasty playlist of her collaborations...

 

I STILL HAVEN’t FOUND WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR - IMELDA MAY

(from Joshua Tree - New Roots)

 

ROCK N ROLL MUSIC - RONNIE WOOD AND HIS WILD FIVE

(from Mad Lad: Live Tribute to Chuck Berry)

 

GET READY - SMOKEY ROBINSON & IMELDA MAY

(from Smokey Robinson & Friends)

 

YOU’RE SISTER CAN’T DANCE (BUT SHE CAN ROCK N ROLL) - IMELDA MAY
(from Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary Edition)

 

I’LL GO CRAZY - MIKE SANCHEZ & HIS BAND (feat. Imelda May)

(from Almost Grown)

 

THE GLORY OF LOVE - IMELDA MAY

(from Blithe Spirit (soundtrack)

 

WALTZ AROUND THE KITCHEN - JOHN LEWIS & IMELDA MAY

(from the single)

 

LILAC WINE - JEFF BECK (feat Imelda May)

(from Emotion and Commotion (deluxe edition)

 

HALLELUJAH I LOVE HIM SO - BLUE HARLEM

(from Talk To Me)

 

ETERNITY (acoustic) - IMELDA MAY

(Kentish Town Waltz EP)

 

BEAUTIFUL DAY - THE LEVELLERS feat Imelda May)

(single)

 

GO TELL THE DEVIL - SHARON SHANNON & IMELDA MAY

(from Collaborations)

 

CAROLINA RUA/REEL - THE LADIES PANTALETTES - THE CHIEFTAINS & IMELDA MAY

(from Voice of Ages)

 

MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA - MARY BLACK (feat Imelda May)

(from single)

 

MERCY - BOBBY BANZINI & IMELDA MAY

(from Move Away)

 

STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT - JEFF GOLDBLUM & THE MILDRED SNITZER ORCHESTRA

(from The Capital Studio Session)

 

MY FIVE BY FIVE - IMELDA MAY

(from Gangster Squad (soundtrack))

 

TOP TO BOTTOM BOOGIE - JOOLS HOLLAND & IMELDA MAY

(from Sirens Of Song)

 

EASY EASY - MIKE SANCHEZ & HIS BAND (feat. Imelda May)

(from Almost Grown)

 

I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU - BLUE HARLEM

(from Talk To Me)

 

POOR BOY - JEFF BECK (feat Imelda May)

(from Emotion and Commotion (deluxe edition))

 

DEALING WITH THE DEVIL - IMELDA MAY

(from Cat’n Around vol 1)

 

DIG A DOG AND BONE STORY - JERRY FISH & MUDBUG CLUB (feat Imelda May)

(single)

 

CLINT (SILENCE ON TOURNE) - THOMAS DUTRONC & IMELDA MAY

(from single)

 

HONEY HONEY - TOM JONES & IMELDA MAY

(from Long Lost Suitcase)

 

NO TURNING BACK - IMELDA MAY

(from Cat’n Around vol 1)

 

CALL ME - IMELDA MAY & JACK SAVORETTI

(single)


A RINGO STARR PLAYLIST FOR HIS BIRTHDAY

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July 7th. Ringo Starr's birthday. I have had my old vinyl out and been listening to albums right across his collection. Here is a Playlist of 25 top quality Ringo Starr solo recordings.

 

Bye Bye Blackbird

(from Sentimental Journey)

 

Snookeroo

(from Goodnight Vienna)

 

It Don’t Come Easy (live)

(from The Concert For Bangladesh) 

 

Photograph

(from Ringo)

 

Back Off Boogaloo 

(from Blast From Your Past)

 

Only You

(from Goodnight Vienna)

 

Grow Old With Me

(from What’s My Name)

 

A Dose Of Rock N Roll

(from Ringo’s Rotogravure)

 

Thank God For Music

(from Give More Love)

 

Oh My Lord

(from Choose Love)

 

You’re Sixteen

(from Ringo)

 

Drift Away

(from Vertical Man)

 

Weight Of The World 

(from Time Takes Time)

 

Give More Love

(from Give More Love)

 

Let Love Lead

(from Postcards From Paradise)

 

I Wouldn’t Have You Any Other Way

(from Beaucoup Of Blues)

 

Goodnight Vienna

(from Goodnight Vienna)

 

Hey Baby

(from Ringo’s Rotogravure)

 

Wrack My Brain

(from Stop and Smell The Roses)

 

I’m The Greatest 

(from Ringo)

 

In Liverpool

(from Ringo 2012)

 

I Still Love You

(from Ringo Rotogravure)

 

In A Heartbeat

(from Time takes Time)

 

Peace Dream

(from Y Not)

 

Let the Rest Of The World Go By

(from Sentimental Journey)