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What Am I Listening To? Dream Café!

Meet me at the Dream Café!

DREAM CAFE feat Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Carole King, Grateful Dead, John Denver, Tim Buckley

Track List

1. Dream Café – Greg Brown
2. Up With The Sun – Instant Karma
3. Perfect – Ed Sheeran & Beyoncé
4. Africa Blues – Doc MacLean feat Lungiswa Plaatjies
5. Africa’s Not For Sissies – Syd Kitchen
6. I’ll Remember You – Brian Finch
7. Light A Light – Janis Ian
8. Gospel Road – Johnny Cash
9. Follow Me – John Denver
10. You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King
11. Brooklyn Roads – Neil Diamond
12. Hey Mister, That’s Me Up On The Jukebox – James Taylor
13. Gone To Pablo – Luka Bloom
14. Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer – Joan Baez
15. Drivers License – Olivia Rodrigo
16. It Turns Me Inside Out – Willie Nelson
17. Souvenirs – Dan Fogelberg
18. Wings – Tim Buckley
19. Wondering Where The Lions Are – Bruce Cockburn
20. Jamaica Say You Will – Jackson Browne
21. Rock Me On The Water – Linda Ronstadt
22. I’m Not Gonna Beg – Natalie Merchant
23. As Though It Were A Movie – Peter Sarstedt
24. When You Walk In The Room – Cilla Black
25. You Can Leave Your Hat On – Three Dog Night
26. Mercy – Duffy
27. Loco De Amor (Crazy For Love) – David Byrne & Celia Cruz
28. Darby’s Castle – Kris Kristofferson
29. Come To Bed – Gretchen Wilson feat John Rich
30. No Regrets – Tom Rush
31. Before My Time – Bob Carpenter
32. Danny’s Song – Anne Murray
33. Early Morning Rain – Gordon Lightfoot
34. Sugaree – Jerry Garcia
35. You Better Get It Before It Gets You – Creedence Clearwater Revival
36. A Little Cocaine – Lee Clayton

Image: based on a template from http://pixlr.com

More places where lost souls meet:
https://www.mixcloud.com/briancurrin/posts/the-places-where-lost-souls-meet-1/

Posted in Playlists, South African Music, What Am I Listening To?

What Am I Listening To? Vagabond Show On Mixcloud

VAGABOND SHOW ON MIXCLOUD feat Piet Botha, Jack Hammer, Seether, Albert Frost, Francois van Coke

A mix of tunes, from the past, present and the future, covering a wide range of genres and styles.

Expect the unexpected.

This mix features a bunch of South African Pop, Blues & Rock tunes, released between 2003 and 2019.

Track List

1. Pot Of Gold – Crimson House
2. Lady Amber – Jack Hammer feat Piet Botha
3. Spoonful (Howlin’ Wolf cover) – Albert Frost
4. I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown cover) – Van Coke Kartel
5. RSVP (live 2003) – Piet Botha & Jack Hammer
6. Stoke The Fire – Seether
7. Afrikaans – Foto Na Dans & Flash Republic
8. Meisie Sonner Sokkies (David Kramer cover) – Die Tuindwergies
9. Unicorns – Crimson House
10. Hop On Hop Off – GoodLuck
11. Late Night People [Pontifexx and Johanns remix] – GoldFish feat Soweto Kinch
12. Baby Tjoklits (Gerhard Steyn cover) – Francois van Coke
13. Kaptein (Span Die Seile) (Kurt Darren cover) – Straatligkinders
14. S.O.S. – Fatman
15. Kilimanjaro (BreakDLaw remix) – Johnny Clegg & Juluka
16. Sunglasses At Night (Corey Hart cover) – JR, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Locnville, aKING, Van Coke Kartel and Thieve
17. Cocaine (JJ Cale / Eric Clapton cover) – Van Coke Kartel
18. Die Mystic Boer (Valiant Swart cover) – Karen Zoid & Valiant Swart
19. Maniac (Michael Sembello cover) – Van Coke Kartel feat Francois van Coke
20. Cars Hiss By My Window (The Doors cover) – Piet Botha
21. Help Me (live 2003) (Sonny Boy Williamson II cover) – Albert Frost
22. Call Me The Breeze (JJ Cale / Lynyrd Skynyrd cover) – Dan Patlansky
23. She Always Gets What She Wants (Prime Circle cover) – Karen Zoid & Ross Learmonth
24. Die Rivier – Spoegwolf
25. Ooh La La – WONDERboom
26. Help! (The Beatles cover) – Van Coke Kartel
27. Goodbye Tonight – Seether, Van Coke Kartel & Jon Savage
28. Ou Swerwer – Piet Botha

Posted in Playlists, What Am I Listening To?

What Am I Listening To? Rainbow Dreams

RAINBOW DREAMS feat Pink Floyd, George Harrison, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Leonard Cohen

“There’s a rainbow after the storm”

Some of my favourite story-telling and folky-type tunes from the 1970s

Track List

1. Dedication – Rogue
2. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
3. Wrong End Of The Rainbow – Tom Rush
4. When I Need You Most Of All – David Buskin
5. A Horse With No Name – America
6. Mr Bojangles – Neil Diamond
7. Sweet Sir Galahad – Joan Baez
8. So Long, Marianne – Leonard Cohen
9. Heart Of Gold – Neil Young
10. I Started A Joke – Bee Gees
11. Baby I’m-A Want You – Bread
12. Back Home Again – John Denver
13. Tequila Sunrise – Eagles
14. Where Do You Go To My Lovely? – Peter Sarstedt
15. Streets Of London – Ralph McTell
16. Rain – José Feliciano
17. Whiskey In The Jar (live 1974) – The Dubliners
18. Costafine Town – Splinter
19. Simone – England Dan & John Ford Coley
20. Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
21. Gypsy Boy – Bob Carpenter
22. Angie – The Rolling Stones
23. I Wish We’d All Been Ready – Larry Norman
24. The Walls Of The World – Mike Batt with The London Symphony Orchestra
25. Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
26. Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs – Brian & Michael
27. Arms Of Mary – The Sutherland Brothers & Quiver
28. Lady Eleanor – Lindisfarne
29. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
30. Lady D’Arbanville – Cat Stevens
31. Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
32. Still… You Turn Me On – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
33. Everything’s Alright – Yvonne Elliman
34. Thinking Of You – The Edgar Broughton Band
35. Tuesday Afternoon – The Moody Blues
36. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
37. If You Could Read My Mind – Gordon Lightfoot
38. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
39. The Girl With April In Her Eyes – Chris de Burgh
40. And The Whole World – Ramases
41. A Little Cocaine – Lee Clayton

Posted in Playlists, South African Music, What Am I Listening To?

What Am I Listening To? Wakey Wakey!

Wakey by Sonia Ada Murray
Wakey by Sonia Ada Murray
WAKEY WAKEY feat The Doors, The Easy Star All-Stars, The Buckfever Underground, The Cramps, Camel

A vibrant, chaotic mix of Electronica, Reggae, Rock, Psychobilly and more… the soundtrack to an extremely strange, imaginary movie.

Some lyrics are explicit.

Image: Sonia Ada Murray

Track List

1. Awake – Jim Morrison & The Doors
2. Wakey Wakey – Constructus Corporation
3. Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren
4. F C K – Teba
5. Gimme Da Weed – Juan Thyme & The Chronic Clan
6. Money (live 2008) – The Easy Star All-Stars
7. We Come To Rock You – Inner Circle
8. Hot Dog (Watch Me Eat) – The Detroit Cobras
9. She’s Only 18 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Sex – Pressure Cookies
11. Pornography – Pug
12. Bang On The Drum – Sibot & Spoek Mathambo
13. Secret Asian Man – Mr Sakitumi
14. Secret Agent Man (live 1966) – Johnny Rivers
15. Peter Gunn – The Cramps
16. Evil World Of The She Spies – Martin Rocka & The Sick Shop
17. Krokodil – Retro Dizzy
18. Toxic – The Surfrajettes
19. Surfin’ Paris-Texas (excerpt) – Acid Mothers Temple
20. The Barracuda – The 5.6.7.8’s
21. Goody Goody – Frankie Lymon
22. Big Wave – Pearl Jam
23. Too Bad About Your Girl – The Donnas
24. Rebel Girl – Bikini Kill
25. Kids In The Clubs – Janie Jones
26. X – Benguela
27. Sahara – Camel
28. January (live 2018) (excerpt) – The Buckfever Underground
29. The End (Eitan Reiter remix) – The Doors

Posted in Music Research, Playlists, What Am I Listening To?

What Am I Listening To? All Jazz Radio!

All Jazz Radio
All Jazz Radio

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 31 August 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) on www.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin

Let The Good Times Roll – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Playlist

1 Let The Good Times Roll by Shirley & Lee
2 So Close, So Far Away by Derek Trucks Band
3 Bad, Bad Feeling by Trampled Underfoot
4 I Just Want To Make Love To You (Muddy Waters cover) by Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson
5 Ooh Yeah by Mahalia Barnes & The Soulmates feat Joe Bonamassa
6 Beyond Games by The Tony Williams Lifetime
7 Billy The Mountain Jam (live 1971) by Frank Zappa
8 Electrick Gypsies by Steve Hillage
9 And It Stoned Me by Van Morrison
10 Riders On The Storm (The Doors cover) by Gordon’s Suitcase (feat Piet Botha)
11 Inner Temple by Gong
12 Bulldance by Ian Carr’s Nucleus
13 Stormy Monday Blues by T-Bone Walker
14 Blues Beach by Steely Dan
15 Paper Plane by Status Quo
16 I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know (Blood, Sweat & Tears cover) by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
17 When A Blind Man Cries (Deep Purple cover) by Ian Gillan with Jeff Healey and Jon Lord
18 Copperhead Road by Steve Earle
19 I’m A Man (1968 version) by Muddy Waters
20 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus cover) by Jeff Beck
21 Gods & Highways & Old Guitars by Roadhouse
22 I’m Gonna Crawl (Led Zeppelin cover) by Jenna Mamina
23 Grounded by Autobahn
24 Please Don’t Judas Me by Nazareth

Posted in My Favourite SA Songs, Playlists, South African Music

TIME FOR SOME ROCK FROM SOUTH AFRICA feat Freedoms Children, Otis Waygood, McCully Workshop, Hawk

TIME FOR SOME ROCK

This mix features some of my favourite South African rock tunes from between 1966 and 1979.

A few cover versions and lots of original tunes.

TIME FOR SOME ROCK FROM SOUTH AFRICA feat Freedoms Children, Otis Waygood, McCully Workshop, Hawk

Track List

1. In The Midnight Hour – The A-Cads
2. Woman Yeah – The Gonks
3. Purple Haze – The Flames
4. Fire – The Third Eye
5. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Una Valli & The Flames
6. Race With The Devil – The Bats
7. Evil Ways – The Attraction
8. The End – Dickie Loader & Freedoms Children
9. The Boy & The Bee – Omega Limited
10. You’re Late Miss Kate – Otis Waygood Blues Band
11. The Whip – Suck
12. That Did It – Freedoms Children
13. Astral III – The Invaders
14. Tokoloshe Man – John Kongos
15. Town Girl – Tidal Wave feat Peter Vee
16. Candlelight – Richard Jon Smith
17. Mumbo Jumbo – Hawk
18. Hard Ride – Rabbitt
19. Rock ‘n Roll Party – Ballyhoo
20. Conquistador – Circus
21. Johannesburg – Margaret Singana
22. Buccaneer – McCully Workshop
23. Record Companies – Wild Youth
24. Lonely Spaceman – Finch & Henson
25. Orang Otang – Harambee
26. Vudu – Harari
27. ZX Dan – Radio Rats
28. Silent Water – Ramsay MacKay
29. Blommetjie Gedenk Aan My – Anton Goosen
30. Jo Bangles – Baxtop
31. Makin’ Out With Granny – Falling Mirror
32. Suburbia – The Safari Suits
33. Better The Devil You Know – Stingray

Posted in My Favourite SA Songs, Playlists, South African Music, What Am I Listening To?

What Am I Listening To? Hau!

Hau!
Hau!
Hau!

“Hau!” is a Zulu expression of astonishment.

If you are not from South Africa, I hope you will be astonished at what great music you might have missed.

Hopefully this series of mixes will help to rectify that.

More information about most of these artists can be found at www.Rock.co.za

Posted in Cover Art, Music Research, Playlists, What Am I Listening To?

What Am I Listening To? Minions!

MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU [Soundtrack 2022] THE ORIGINALS, feat Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang

The original versions of the songs covered in the film “Minions: The Rise Of Gru”.

When in doubt I referred to www.SecondHandSongs.com.

For “Desafinado” I chose the first version that was released with English vocals.

As bonus tracks I have included other popular versions of selected songs as well as “The Changeling” by The Doors, which was the inspiration for “Funkytown”.

Track List

1. Shining Star – Earth, Wind & Fire
2. Funkytown – Lipps Inc
3. Hollywood Swinging – Kool & The Gang
4. Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune) – Pat Thomas
5. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) – Cher
6. Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller Band
7. Goodbye To Love – The Carpenters
8. Instant Karma – John Lennon
9. You’re No Good – Dee Dee Warwick
10. Vehicle – The Ides Of March
11. Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
12. Black Magic Woman – Fleetwood Mac
13. Born To Be Alive – Patrick Hernandez
14. Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel

BONUS

15. You’re No Good – Linda Rostadt
16. Black Magic Woman – Santana
17. Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) – Nancy Sinatra
18. Desafinado – Stan Getz & João Gilberto feat Antônio Carlos Jobim
19. The Changeling – The Doors

Posted in Charts, Playlists, What Am I Listening To?

What Am I Listening To? Pop From 50 Years Ago!

POP GOES THE '70s
POP GOES THE ’70s
POP GOES THE ’70s: 1972 feat The Carpenters, Elvis Presley, Cat Stevens, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon

A bunch of songs I remember hearing on Springbok Radio when I was 13.

Track List

1. Desiderata – Les Crane
2. Top Of The World – The Carpenters
3. I Need Someone – Alan Garrity
4. It Never Rains In Southern California – Albert Hammond
5. Baby Blue – Badfinger
6. Run To Me – Bee Gees
7. I’d Love You To Want Me – Lobo
8. Living Next Door To Alice – New World
9. Guitar Man – Bread
10. Can’t Keep It In – Cat Stevens
11. Signorina Concertina – Shuki & Aviva
12. Hello-A – Billy Forrest & Sharon Tandy
13. Seaside Shuffle – Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs
14. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) – The Blue Ridge Rangers
15. Woman (Beautiful Woman) – Don Gibson
16. Rock ‘n Roll Lullaby – Waterloo
17. Delta Dawn – Tanya Tucker
18. Simone – England Dan & John Ford Coley
19. Time In A Bottle – Jim Croce
20. Poppa Joe – The Sweet
21. Mother & Child Reunion – Paul Simon
22. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
23. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
24. Mama Papa (Nana Nana) – Cyan
25. The Talk Of The USA – Middle Of The Road
26. Beautiful Sunday – Daniel Boone
27. All Time Of The Time Girl – The Dealians
28. A Shoulder To Cry On – Denise Freeman
29. Pretty Maid – Tony Marshall
30. Dancing In The Sun – Michael Holm
31. Burning Love – Elvis Presley
32. Nice To Be With You – Gallery
33. Lovely Lorraine – William E
34. Pasadena – John Edmond
35. Good Grief Christina – Chicory Tip
36. Dreams Are Ten A Penny – Kincade
37. Mouldy Old Dough – Lieutenant Pigeon
38. It’s Too Late Now – Lauren Copley
39. Mexico – The Les Humphries Singers
40. How Do You Do – The Rising Sons
41. Delta Queen – Proudfoot
42. Come What May – Vicky Leandros

READ MORE:
https://sacharts.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/1972-the-facts-and-figures/