Favorite Tracks

...25 Tracks, in no particular order...

Ron Angus  who?  portfolio HERE

Joni Mitchell - All I Want - Blue / Little Feat - Dixie Chicken - Dixie Chicken / Tony Joe White - High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish - Tony Joe / John Martyn - Couldn't Love You More - One World / The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Faith Healer - Next / Wings - Bluebird - Band On The Run / Bert Jansch - The Gardener - Jack Orion / Led Zeppelin - Ramble On - Led Zeppelin ll / Jethro Tull - Just Trying To Be - Benefit / Tom Waits - Gun Street Girl - Rain Dogs / Chuck Berry - Reelin' and Rockin' - Reelin' and Rockin' EP / Lindisfarne - Meet Me On The Corner - Fog On The Tyne / James Taylor - Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - One Man Dog / The Beatles - We Can Work It Out - B Side of Day Tripper / Cream - Strange Brew - Disraeli Gears / Free - Fire and Water - Fire and Water / Paul Simon - Something So Right - There Goes Rhymin' Simon / Robert Johnson - Come On In My Kitchen - King Of The Delta Blues Singers / Randy Newman - Sail Away - Sail Away / Steely Dan - Josie - Aja / The Allman Brothers Band - Stormy Monday - At The Filmore East / The Grateful Dead - Black Peter - Workingman's Dead / The Move - Blackberry Way - Single / Yes - Roundabout - Fragile / B.B. King - How Blue Can You Get - Live At The Regal

This was so difficult!  I could easily have included the likes of Jimi Hendrix, the Everly Brothers, Lyle Lovett, The Shadows, CSN&Y, Pink Floyd, Squeeze, J.J. Cale, etc, as well as many of the 60's pop groups I'd listened to on "Pick of the Pops" on Sunday afternoons or watched on Ready, Steady, Go! on our black and white TV. This choice of 25 tracks could change every day but this is how it is today. Thanks for looking RA.

 

Cathryn Craig  singer/songwriter from the USA and one half of Craig & Willoughby

Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia / David Ruffin - I Wish It Would Rain / Kathy Mattea - Where've You Been / Dr. Hook - Sylvia's Mother / Nine Inch Nails - Hurt / Garth Brooks - The Dance / Linda Ronstadt - Keep Me From Blowing Away / The Eagles - Desperado / Janis Ian - At Seventeen / Rod Stewart - Maggie May / The BeeGees - Words / The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' / Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man / John Prine - Hello In There / Townes Van Zant - Our Mother The Mountain / Merle Haggard - Kern River / Marilee Rush - Angel Of The Morning / Fleetwood Mac - Dreams / Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You / Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman / Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Down By The Riverside / Sammi Smith - Help Me Make It Through The Night / Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World / Kris Kristofferson - Why Me Lord

Love them all...and many many more CC xx.

 

George Lamb  guitarist with George Shovlin and The Radars

Steely Dan - Night by Night - Pretzel Logic / Little Feat - Skin it Back - Feats Donít Fail Me Now / ZZ Top - Fool for Your Stockings - Deguello / Frank Zappa - Watermelon in Easter Hay - Joeís Garage Act 3 / Allman Brothers Band - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed - At The Fillmore East / Pink Floyd - Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Wish you Were Here / Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - The Sky is Crying - The Sky is Crying / The Doobie Brothers - Black Water - What Where Once Vices Are Now Habits / The Rolling Stones  - Gimme Shelter - Let it Bleed / Free - Iíll be Creepin - Free / Talking Heads - Cross-eyed and Painless - Remain in Light / The Eagles - Desperado - Desperado / BB King - When it All Comes Down - Midnight Believer / Larry Carlton - Room 335 - Larry Carlton / Lynyrd Skynyrd - I Ainít The One - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Pronounced leh-nerd skin-nerd) / Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way - The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Breakdown - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now (Orchestral Version) - Dreamland / Dire Straits - Wild West End - Dire Straits / Toto - Rosanna - Toto IV / Wishbone Ash - Phoenix - Wishbone Ash / Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run - Born to Run / Ry Cooder - Get Rhythm - Get Rhythm / Neil Young - Like a Hurricane - American Stars Ďn Bars / David Bowie - Heroes - Heroes

Ö..and no Hendrix or Beatles!!!  GL.

 

Chuck Fleming  fiddle player extraordinaire, played with everyone from Richard Thompson To Simply Red

Johnny Duncan & The Bluegrass Boys - Last Train To San Fernando / Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock / Little Richard - Be Bop A Lula / Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender / Jerry Lee Lewis - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode / Hank Williams - Your Cheatin' Heart / Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue / Rufus Thomas - Walkin' The Dog / Sean McGuire - The High Level Hornpipe / Mary Black - Rose Of Allendale / East Of Eden - Jig A Jig / Fairport Convention - Lark In The Morning / Jimmy Power - Poppy Leaf / The Kinks - You Really Got Me / The Beatles - Taxman / Nazareth - My White Bicycle / Liz Carrol - Lost In The Loop / Martin Carthy - Lord Franklin / Planxty - Little Musgrave / The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York / Richard Thompson - Valerie / The Incredible String Band - Everything's Fine Right Now / Elenor McEvoy - Only A Womans Heart / De Danann w Mary Black - Song For Ireland     CF.

 

Baz Warne  guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Stranglers

Steely Dan - Reelin' in the Years - Can't Buy A Thrill / The Rolling Stones - Happy - Exile On Main Street / The Kinks - Dead End Street - Single / Kraftwerk - The Model - Single / The Stranglers - Goodbye Toulouse - Rattus Norvegicus / Dusty Springfield - Little By Little - Single / Doves - Catch the Sun - Lost Souls / Clutch - Electric Worry - From Beale Street to Oblivion / The Rolling Stones - Anybody seen my Baby? - Bridges to Babylon / AC/DC - Down Payment Blues - Powerage / Bap Kennedy - Moriarty's Blues - EP / The Reverend Horton Heat - Livin' on the edge of Houston - The Full Custom Gospel Sounds Of The Reverend Horton Heat / Neil Young - Country Home - Ragged Glory / Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good - Single / ZZ Top - La Grange - Tres Hombres / John Martyn - Solid Air - Solid Air / Isaac Guillory - Baltimore Oriole - Live! / The Turtles - Happy Together - Single / The Byrds - Chestnut Mare - Untitled / The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City - Single / The Ruts - It Was Cold - The Crack / The Faces - Cindy Incidentally - Single / The Hollies - King Midas In Reverse - Single / Dr Feelgood - Milk and Alcohol - Single / Stevie Wonder - Livin' for the City - Innervisions

Ask me on another day and it'll be different again...guaranteed!  BW.

 

Jez Lowe  award winning singer/songwriter from NE England

The Beatles - All I've got to Do - With The Beatles / Bob Dylan - Brownsville Girl - Knocked Out Loaded / Crowded House - Don't Dream it's Over - Single / Planxty - P Stands for Paddy I suppose - Cold Blow and the Rainy Night / Nic Jones - Anarchie Gordon - Noah's Ark Trap / Judee Sill - Jesus Was A Crossmaker - First Album / Fairport Convention - Tam Lin - Liege and Lief / Kate and Anna McGarrigle - Jaques et Gilles - Matapedia / The Band - Arcadian Driftwood - Northern Lights Southern Cross / The Cure - Love Cats - Single / Emmylou Harris - Last Cheater's Waltz - Cimarron / John Mayall - Burn out your blind Eyes - Raw Blues / John Martyn - Angeline - Piece by Piece / Love - Alone Again Or - Forever Changes / Roxy Music - Ladytron - Roxy Music / Rufus Wainwright - Vibrate - Want One / Decemberists - Rake's Song - Hazards of Love / Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke - single / Emily Sande - Next to Me - Our version of Events / Elbow - On a day like this - Seldom Seen Kid / Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street - So / Free - Wishing Well - Single / Big Bill Broonzy - Get Back - Best of  / Fabrizzio De Andre - Creuza de Ma - Creuza de Ma / Eurythmics - When tomorrow comes - Single    JL.

 

Rod Clements  songwriter and multi-instrumentalist - founder member of Lindisfarne and wrote their classic hit "Meet Me On The Corner"

Blind Willie Johnson - Youíre Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond - (1930) The Complete BWJ / Robert Johnson - Cross Road Blues - (1936) King Of The Delta Blues Singers / Fats Waller - Honeysuckle Rose - (1941? instrumental version) The Vocal Fats Waller 1972  / Anton Karas - Theme for TheThird Man - 1948 / Elmore James - Dust My Broom - 1951 / Howliní Wolf - Smokestack Lightniní - 1956 / Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser - 1958 / Santo & Johnny - Sleep Walk - 1959 / The Shadows - Apache - 1960 / Jet Harris - The Man With The Golden Arm (theme) - 1962 / The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There - Please Please Me 1963 / Cyril Davies - Country Line Special - 1963 / Bob Dylan - Desolation Row - Highway 61 Revisited 1965 / Bert Jansch - Black Water Side - Jack Orion 1966 / Bob Dylan & The Band - Just Like Tom Thumbís Blues - (live 1966) / Osborne Brothers - Rocky Top - 1967 / James Carr - Dark End Of The Street - 1967 / Billy Taylor - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - (1967 BBCTV Film programme version) / Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter - Let It Bleed 1969 / Bonnie Raitt - Cry Like A Rainstorm - Takiní My Time 1973 / Bert Jansch Ė Chambertin - LA Turnaround 1974 / Ry Cooder - I Think Itís Gonna Work Out Fine - Bop Till You Drop 1979 / Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Edgar Meyer - Big Bug Shuffle - Skip Hop & Wobble 1993 / Curtis Burch - Suitcase - The Great Dobro Sessions 1994 / Steve Earle - Fort Worth Blues - El Corazon 1997

Twelve instrumentals and only one female artist (oops, sorry Emmylou) Ė but ask me again tomorrow and youíll get an entirely different list. Iíve tried to give sources for all of these; otherwise theyíre mostly accessible via YouTube etc.  RC.

 

Brian Willoughby  guitarist and one half of Craig & Willoughby and long time guitarist with the Strawbs

Chuck Berry - Memphis Tennessee / The Beatles - I Wanna Hold Your Hand / The Rolling Stones - The Last Time / The Who - My Generation / The Searchers - When You Walk In The Room / Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence / Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go / Carole King - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? / The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun / The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset / The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown / Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightning / Buddy Holly - Raining In My Heart / Ben E. King - Stand By Me / The Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There / Them - Here Comes The Night / Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love With You / Bert Jansch - Needle Of Death / Jackson Browne - These Days / Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind / Ian & Sylvia Tyson - Four Strong Winds / Cream - White Rooom / Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama / John Lennon - Imagine / Martha & The Vandellas - Dancin' In The Street

Pick the bones out of that lot!!  BW.

 

Allan Taylor  highly regarded songwriter/singer & guitarist

Mozart - Requiem / Albinoni - Adagio in G minor / Shostakovich - Symphony no.7 / Thomas Tallis - Spem in Alium / Dowland - Lachrimae Pavan / Bach - Jesu Joy of Manís Desiring / Ralph Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis / Aaron Copeland - Fanfare for the Common Man / Aaron Copeland - Appalacian Spring / Samuel Barber - Adadio for Strings / Elgar - Nimrod Theme / Bob Dylan - The Times they Are aíChanging / Bob Seeger - Against the Wind / Randy Newman - I think itís Gonna Rain Today / Tom Paxton - And If Itís Not True / Paul Metsers - Peace Will Come / Chuck Berry - The Promised Land / Gordon Lightfoot - The Minstrel of the Dawn / Leonard Cohen - Suzanne / Little Feat - Dixie Chicken / Fabrizio de Andre - Geordie / John Prine - All The Best / Bryan Adams - Summer of Ď65 / Billy Joel - Scenes From An Italian Restaurant / Status Quo - Rocking All Over The World

All the best.  AT.

 

Pat McMahon  guitarist/singer & songwriter from N.E. England

Pink Floyd - See Emily Play  / The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever / Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile / Wishbone Ash - Handy / Steely Dan - Do It Again / Jethro Tull - Minstrel in the Gallery / Jeff Beck - Cause We've Ended as Lovers / The Small Faces - Tin Soldier / Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way / Cream - Deserted Cities of the Heart / The Who - Join Together / The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset / Led Zeppelin - Dancing Days / The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter / The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Faith Healer / America - Horse with No Name / Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary / CSN - Carry On / David Bowie - John I'm Only Dancing / Neil Young - Ohio / The Eagles - One of These Nights / Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi / Free - Alright Now / James Taylor - Fire and Rain

I finally decided to go with the big iconic, recognisable songs..... Like everyone, I could have gone through my record collection and picked stuff I love but I think, for the first 25, they should have more substance and connection with my past.  PM.

 

Andy Higgins  multi-instrumentalist/singer & songwriter with It's Acoustica

Uriah Heep - The Wizard - Demons and Wizards / Yes - Yours Is No Disgrace - The Yes Album / Wishbone Ash - Living Proof - Live Dates Vol II / Robert Calvert - The Aerospace-age Inferno - Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters / Crowded House - There Goes God - Woodface / Genesis - Supperís Ready - Foxtrot / Van Der Graaf Generator - The Undercover Man - Godbluff / Thin Lizzy - Still In Love With You - Live and Dangerous / Little Feat - Rock and Roll Doctor - Feats Donít Fail Me Now / Jackson Browne - Fountain Of Sorrow - Late For The Sky / Gordon Lightfoot - Cold On The Shoulder - Cold On The Shoulder / Simon and Garfunkel - America - Bookends / Bob Dylan - Watching The River Flow - Greatest Hits Vol II / The Who - Squeeze Box - The Who By Numbers / Pink Floyd - Echoes - Meddle / Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes - All The Young Dudes / Hawkwind - Damnation Alley - Quark Strangeness and Charm / Focus - Sylvia - Focus III / The Beatles - Tomorrow Never Knows - Revolver / Tom Petty - I Wonít Back Down - Full Moon Fever / Gillian Welch - The Way It Will Be - The Harrow and the Harvest / Steve Hackett - Every Day - Spectral Mornings / Ry Cooder - Crazy ĎBout An Automobile (Every Woman I Know) - Borderline / Ralph McTell - Sweet Mystery - Ralph, Albert and Sydney / Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks - Four Symbols

All the best.  AH.

 

George Welch  the one and only!  singer/guitarist and uke guru

Savoy Brown - Train To Nowhere / Free - Mr Big / Lulu - The Man Who Sold The World / The Move - Blackberry Way / The Cure - Friday Iím In Love / The Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant / Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Girls / Madness - Grey Day / Dave and Ansell Collins - Monkey Spanner / Kate Rusby - 10 Album / Tom Waits - Downtown Train / Chris Wood - Lord Bateman / Chris Wood and Andy Cutting - Flatworld / Kathryn Tickell - Hareshaw Lin / Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Music For A Found Harmonium / Frankie Howerd - Three Little Fishes / Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl / Rod Clements - Roads Of East Northumberland / Stan Rogers - Tiny Fish For Japan / Christine and the Queens - Tilted / The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York / The Fugees - Ready Or Not / Sam Baker - Odessa / Swordedge - No Pain / Pete Wood - Jim Jones In Botany Bay

xx.  GW.

 

John Brindle  singer/songwriter and freelance music scribe

Joni Mitchell - Urge For Going (single) - Hits / Gordon Lightfoot - I'm Not Supposed To Care - Summertime Dream / Jackson Browne - Sky Blue And Black - I'm Alive / CSN - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills & Nash / Guy Clark - Dublin Blues - Dublin Blues / Poco - Rose Of Cimarron - Rose Of Cimarron / Gram Parsons - In My Hour Of Darkness - Grevious Angel / The Beatles - Long And Winding Road - Let It Be / Judee Sill - Crayon Angels - Judee Sill / Steve Winwood - While You See Chance - Arc Of A Diver / Iain Matthews - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes - If You Saw Thro' My Eyes / Neil Young - Cortez The Killer - Zuma / Bob Dylan - Sweetheart Like You - Infidels / Don Henley - Boys Of Summer - Bulding The Perfect Beast / Buffalo Springfield - Expecting To Fly - Buffalo Springfield Again / The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider - The Ballad Of Easy Rider / Emmylou Harris - Boulder To Birmingham - Pieces Of The Sky / James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves - Greatest Hits / Warren Zevon - Mr Bad Example - Mr Bad Example / Gene Clark - Lady Of The North - No Other / JJ Cale - You Keep Me Hanging On - Grasshopper / Outlaws - Hurry Sundown - Hurry Sundown / Grateful Dead - Ripple - American Beauty / Lowell George - 20 Million Things - Thanks, I'll Eat It Here / Jason Isbell - Elephant - Southeastern

Hard to choose, so many I could have included. It's usually a song that moves, inspires or makes me want to leap up and down!  JB.

 

Stu Luckley  Guitar, Bass & Vocalist with Hedgehog Pie, The Doonans & one half of folk legends Bob Fox and Stu Luckley

The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up / Ike & Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits / Bruce Springsteen - Tougher Than The Rest / Nic Jones - Courting is a Pleasure / Bert Jansch & John Renbourn - Soho / Tom Petty - You Wreck Me / Wings - Little Lamb Dragonfly / Driver 67 - Car 67 / Andrea Bocelli - Immenso (Sogno) / The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations / Kate Bush - Cloudbusting / Mindy Smith - Jolene / Ketty Lester - Love Letters / The Beatles - Penny Lane / I Can See For Miles - The Who / Big & Rich - Live This Life / Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings / Allegri - Miserere mei Deus (from the film Angela's Ashes) / Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown / Canned Heat - On The Road Again / Jimi Hendrix - The Wind Cries Mary / Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA / Stealers Wheel - Everything Will Turn Out Fine / The Humblebums - Please Sing A Song For Us / The Four Tops - (Reach Out) I'll Be There

A mix of special memory tracks and great rockers!! And I've missed loads out. Can I have two go's????  SL.

 

©Lord Angus 2017