Favorite "Oldies" (how ever you define it)
@ampersandman Jan 2018
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (no need to link it up I guess)
It's just soo well written. I'll never get tired of it.
@metalfoot Jan 2018
The Hollies - Bus Stop
The Rascals - How Can I Be Sure
@andygetch Jan 2018
I guess that would be some of the songs I regularly perform (and in no particular order) EDIT 1/5/18
The Beatles - A Day In The Life, I Saw Her Standing There
Big Star - The Ballad of El Goodo
The Kinks - Celluloid Heroes
Leonard Cohen - Bird On The Wire, Anthem, Everybody Knows
John Prine - Hello In There, She Is My Everything
Johnny Cash - The Man In Black
U2 - New Years Day, A Sort of Homecoming, The Unforgettable Fire, Bad, Running To Stand Still, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Exit, Walk On, Kite, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Tom Petty - American Girl, Insider, Dreamville, The Last DJ, Can't Stop The Sun
The Replacements - Here Comes A Regular, Satisfied, Skyway,
Paul Westerberg - Even Here We Are
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sounds Of Silence
Woody Guthrie - Hobo's Lullaby
Rodney Crowell - I Know Love Is All I Need
Bruce Springsteen - For You, Born To Run, Devils and Dust, Jack Of All Trades
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses, You Can't Always Get What You Want
Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone, Every Grain of Sand, Maggies Farm
The Who - The entire Quadrophenia album
@cts Jan 2018
Carly Simon - Letters Never Sent
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
Van Morrison - Moondance
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta, Ghost in the Machine
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain Deluxe Edition
@spinhead Jan 2018
I Can See Clearly — Johnny Nash's cover; I'll never tire of the keyboards on that
Redneck Friend — Jackson Browne; atypical goofy tune I discovered in my earliest listening to rock music (I came late to the game from the Wisconsin north woods)
Stuck in the Middle with You — Stealer's Wheel was really Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan taking turns being each other's backup; each sang their own songs and rarely shared lead vocals. Rafferty is one of my songwriting heroes; come forward to City to City and about half the album is superlative, making me forgive the few mediocre tunes. (SW's Ferguslie Park is a great album too.)
And for real old, I grew up listening to the harmonies of groups like The Seekers. Few groups ever came close to the casual tightness of "The Good Apples" and "Colors". '65 or '66 I think.
When I had a cover band we did a swing version of "Hey, Good Lookin'" which still does it for me (and we should back that single with "Settin' the Woods on Fire" and since it's
@roadreg Jan 2018
'Wichita Lineman' (the version performed by Glen Campbell).
@chipwithrow Jan 2018
@cts - Moondance is one of my absolute favorites! Every song is a classic. I dig his Astral Weeks a whole lot, too. And he's still making good music.
@spinhead - Those Hank Williams classics are a staple for me. First heard them on vinyl, listening to my dad's records in our basement when I was a kid. I listen to his blues collection quite often.
Van Morrison and Hank Williams are in my top 10, maybe top 5, of songwriting influences.
Recently, I've also been listening to the Grateful Dead's studio albums - very underrated. In my early Deadhead days I mainly listened to live recordings, and I'll admit that I felt (like a lot of fans) that the studio albums were vastly inferior.
@scottlake Jan 2018
Riverman by Nick Drake is quite lovely.
Most of Damn the Torpedoes by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Most of Apollo Atmospheres by Brian and Roger Eno and Daniel Lanois
All U2 except whatever that Zoo album was. Don’t own that one and never will.
@johnstaples Jan 2018
Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me Not To Come
Bob Dylan - Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday
T. Rex - The Slider
The Band - The Weight
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the Corner
John Prine - Sam Stone
The Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein
Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood
@chipwithrow Jan 2018
@scottlake - I love, love, love Damn the Torpedoes. Check out the extended version - bonus tracks that are just as good as the ones on the record.
@johnstaples - I heard In the Air Tonight on the radio the other day. I've heard it thousands of times but this time I really listened - what a cool song. I was thinking it would be fun to do an acoustic guitar version.
@ianuarius Jan 2018
Hell, the comment box is too small. 😁
Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street
Jethro Tull - Velvet Greeen
Gotta get back to this later...
@edwardsmusic Jan 2018
The Beatles - A Day in the Life, Dear Prudence; hell, practically everything from 1966-1970
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here, Brain Damage/Eclipse
Bob Dylan - Forever Young
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love, Suspicious Minds
The Residents - Rest Aria
Jandek - When the Telephone Melts
David Bowie - "Heroes"
Nancy Sinatra - These Boots are Made for Walking
ABBA - The Visitors
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
@oldlostjohn Jan 2018
Ten old (and I mean old) favourites:
Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out
Blind Blake - Rope Stretchin' Blues
Blind Lemon Jefferson - See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Blind Willie Johnson - Soul of a Man
Skip James - Devil Got My Woman
Mississippi John Hurt - Louis Collins
Geeshie Wiley - Last Kind Words
Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie - When the Levee Breaks
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit
C M Bellman - Märk Hur Vår Skugga
@oddbod Jan 2018
Mel Torme - Gloomy Sunday
Pluto Shervington- Your Honour
That’ll do nicely
@monty Jan 2018
Time After Time -Cyndi Lauper
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
Crazy On You - Heart
@candle Jan 2018
Interstellar Overdrive & Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Pink Floyd or the entire In The Court Of The Crimson King Album (King Crimson) comes to mind when I need some inspiration. Tho, any Beatles or Stones gets me into a groove… and when my generational angst is getting too much, I bust out Pearl Jam's Ten.
See You In The Shadows…
@jamkar Jan 2018
Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
Moody Blues - Days of Future Past
Wes Montgomery - Smokin at the Half Note
The Doors - Morrison Hotel
Bob Dylan - Tangled Up in Blues
Super Session - Al Kooper, Stephen Stills, Mike Bloomfield
@nikke88 Jan 2018
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
@charliecheney Jan 2018
Wonderful feelings of love to come still swell in me whenever I hear Miracles by Jefferson Airplane. Good god Marty Balin's vocal and the swirling counter vocals reduce me to a tearful mess.
@klaus Jan 2018
Anything by the Doors, but especially The End. 😞
@brrrse Jan 2018
Ray Charles - Georgia on my mind
Louis Armstrong - Miss New Orleans
and Chim-chiminy from Mary Poppins.
@bking Jan 2018
Jefferson Airplane - Lather
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Santana - Sampa Pa Ti
Roy Buchanan - The Messiah Will Come Again
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (the whole album)
Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Lucky Man
Black Sabbath - Iron Man
Cat Stevens - Moon Shadow
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (whole album)
@bking Jan 2018
Joni Mitchell - Sex Kills
The Who - Love Reign O'er Me
Yes - Close To The Edge
Aretha Franklin - R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
and many, many more.