Thursday, January 13, 2005


Here's my longlist of 20 favourite song for Norm's poll, not ranked but in chronological order. I've followed the rule originally established by Drew, who was Norm's inspiration for this exercise in the first place: one song per singer (group etc). I'll select my top 10 at the last moment before polling closes. Two observations: it's a bloody difficult choice; how come my musical taste almost ground to a halt two decades ago?

'God Bless The Child' - Billie Holiday
'Rollin' Stone' - Muddy Waters
'Mack The Knife' - Ella Firtzgerald
'What'd I Say' - Ray Charles
'Stand By Me' - Ben E. King
'A Change Is Gonna Come' - Sam Cooke

'Four Women' - Nina Simone
'In The Midnight Hour' - Wilson Pickett
'The Tracks Od My Tears' - Smokey Robisnon
'Respect' - Aretha Franklin
'(Sittin on) The Dock Of The Bay' - Otis Redding

'All Along The Watchtower' - Jimi Hendrix

'The Partisan' - Leonard Cohen
'The Boxer' - Simon & Garfunkel
'Let's Stay Together' - Al Green
'What's Going On' - Marvin Gaye
'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' - Gil Scott-Heron
'Redemption Song' - Bob Marley
'Unfinished Sympathy' - Massive Attack
'Time After Time' - Cassandra Wilson


Anonymous Anonymous said...

should've read this before posting a comment on your top 10 ... saw you weeded out most of the "love" songs ... would've liked to see smokey's tracks on the final list ... hehehe ...

2:04 pm  

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