music you need

Fender ampMusic I have to listen to again … and again …

Nothin’” by Townes Van Zandt

So What” by Miles Davis Quintet

Return of the Grievous Angel” by Gram Parsons

Boulder to Birmingham” by Emmylou Harris

Time Is a Lion” by Joe Henry

Black Wings” by Tom Waits

You Shook Me” by Willie Dixon

The Weight” by The Band

A Common Disaster” by Cowboy Junkies

This Motion” by Ryan Rasnake

Constant Craving” by K.D. Lang

Beware of Darkness” by George Harrison

Autumn Leaves” by Chet Atkins

Gigue of Bach’s Cello Suite, No. 6 in D, BWV 1012” by Yo-Yo Ma

In Dreams” by Roy Orbison

Roulette” by System of a Down

Killing the Blues” by Alison Krauss & Robert Plant

The Look of Love” by Dusty Springfield

God” by John Lennon

Too Late to Cry” by Lonnie Johnson

A Far Cry from Here” by Malcolm Holcombe

Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise” by The Avett Brothers

Highwaman” by The Highwaymen

Man in the Wilderness” by Natalie Merchant

Shake ’em on Down” by Fred McDowell

J’attendrai Swing” by Quintette du Hot Club de France

Four on Six” by Wes Montgomery

Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” by Waylon Jennings

Sweet Old World” by Lucinda Williams

Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” by Blind Willie Johnson

Stolen Car” by Bruce Springsteen

Caravan” by Les Paul

E.M.D.” by David Grisman Quintet

Wind on the Water (To the Last Whale)” by David Crosby and Graham Nash

Texas Flood” by Stevie Ray Vaughan

Diamonds and Rust” by Joan Baez

Bridge to Cross” by Black Label Society

Forgiveness” by Patty Griffin

Sailing Down My Golden River” by Arlo Guthrie

Eyes on the Prize” by Mavis Staples

Who Knows Where the Time Goes” by Sandy Denny

Nitro” by Dick Dale

Feelin’ Alright” by Joe Cocker

Mediterranean Sundance” by Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, and Paco De Lucia

500 Miles” by Rosanne Cash

Pithecanthropus Erectus” by Charles Mingus

Oklahoma Borderline” by Vince Gill

Nardis” by Bill Evans Trio

Another Man Done Gone” by Odetta

Goldberg Variations – Aria” by Glenn Gould

Kern River” by Merle Haggard

Bamboleo” by Gipsy Kings

Crossing Muddy Waters” by John Hiatt

Fight the Power” by Public Enemy

Wonderful World” by Sam Cooke

The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac

Round of Blues” by Shawn Colvin

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” by Pete Seeger

Postcards from Paraguay” by Mark Knopfler

Hot Burrito #1” by Flying Burrito Brothers

Time of the Season” by The Zombies

Layla” by Eric Clapton

Carolina in My Mind” by James Taylor

One Way Rider” by Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes

Not Ready to Make Nicer” by Dixie Chicks

You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” by Darrell Scott

The Last Thing on My Mind” by Tom Paxton

Take Me to the River” by Al Green

Take Me to the River” by Rob Thomas

He Was a Friend of Mine” by Dave Van Ronk

The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys” by Traffic

La Llorona” by Lila Downs

Bartender’s Blues” by George Jones

St. James Infirmary” by Bobby Blue Bland

Wade in the Water” by Eva Cassidy

Boom Boom” by John Lee Hooker

Amarillo Highway” by Robert Earl Keen, Jr.

If I Had a Boat” by Lyle Lovett

21st Century Schizoid Man” by King Crimson

Song for a Winter’s Night” by Gordon Lightfoot

Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” by Hot Tuna

Streets of Bakersfield” by Buck Owens

All Along the Watchtower” by Jimi Hendrix Experience

Desperados Waiting for a Train” by Guy Clark

One Way Out” by Allman Brothers Band

Chan Chan” by Buena Vista Social Club

Four Strong Winds” by Ian & Sylvia

I Am a Town” by Mary Chapin Carpenter

Crazy” by Patsy Cline

Visions of Johanna” by Bob Dylan

Call Me the Breeze” by J. J. Cale

After the Gold Rush” by Neil Young

Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday

Buena” by Morphine

Death Don’t Have No Mercy” by Gary Davis

The King of Broken Hearts” by Jim Lauderdale

Ventilator Blues” by Rolling Stones

St. Teresa” by Joan Osborne

Crossroads” by Cream

Are You Going with Me?” by Pat Metheny Group

I Find It Hard To Say (Rebel)” by Lauryn Hill

Free Man in Paris” by Joni Mitchell

When the Man Comes Around” by Johnny Cash

Highway Miles” by Bootstraps

I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” by The Beatles

Stroll On” by The Yardbirds

Since I’ve Been Loving You” by Led Zeppelin

Hellhound on My Trail” by Robert Johnson

Famous Blue Raincoat” by Leonard Cohen

Life During Wartime” by Talking Heads

Horses” by Patti Smith

Sultans of Swing” by Dire Straits

Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley

Exhuming McCarthy” by R.E.M.

Those Words We Said” by Kim Richey

I Feel Like Going Home” by Muddy Waters

Round Midnight” by Thelonious Monk

Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd

Rid of Me” by P. J. Harvey

No Excuses” by Alice in Chains

Your Song” by Elton John

A Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie

Lime in the Coconut” by Harry Nilsson

Summertime” by Keith Jarrett

16th Avenue” by Lacy J. Dalton

Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica

Ball and Chain” by Janis Joplin

Political Science” by Randy Newman

Ornithology” by Charlie Parker

Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding

My Funny Valentine” by Chet Baker

The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel

Long, Long Time” by Linda Ronstadt

Locomotive Breath” by Jethro Tull

When the Music’s Over” by The Doors

Zombie” by The Cranberries

I Heard It through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye

Come as You Are” by Nirvana

Hickory Wind” by The Byrds

Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley

La Grange” by ZZ Top

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash

Roundabout” by Yes

Ain’t No Way” by Aretha Franklin

Rehab” by Amy Winehouse

Song to the Siren” by Tim Buckley

Creep” by Radiohead

St. James Infirmary” by Bobby Blue Bland

Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails

Cello Song” by Nick Drake

Bodhisattva” by Steely Dan

Finnegan’s Wake” by Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

Perfect” by Pink

Box of Rain” by Grateful Dead

Limelight” by Rush

Caleb Meyer” by Gillian Welch

Behind Blue Eyes” by The Who

Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” by Eurythmics

Message in a Bottle” by The Police

Desperado” by The Eagles

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” by Paula Cole

Guantanamera” by The Weavers

Stompin’ at the Savoy” by Charlie Christian

That’s the Way Goes” by Lefty Frizzell

Where the Wild Roses Grow” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Volunteers” by Jefferson Airplane

The Way Young Lovers Do” by Van Morrison

Smokestack Lightnin’” by Howlin’ Wolf

The Very Thought of You” by Etta James

The Wind” by Amos Lee

Schism” by Tool

God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys

Cosmik Debris” by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

Pastures of Plenty” by Woody Guthrie

Impressions” by John Coltrane

6 Responses to “music you need”

  1. Wow! Almost every one of these songs is in one of my collections- vinyl, tape, CD or multiple playlists! All I gotta say is “yup!” I’m really enjoying these lists by the way! Thank you!

  2. A playlist from my dreams. Thank you.

  3. Etta James song gone by way of copyright skirmish. FYI

  4. As I work my way down your list–which is taking days(maybe weeks), because I am exploring as I go–I have found 2 other bad links…Gram Parsons & System of a Down.
    Thank you so much for this. Have only made it to Malcolm Holcombe, who I fascinated by–what he makes his guitar do!

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