Tom Waits "Red Shoes by the Drugstore"
If you don't know this song, read the lyrics. Listen to the mp3 at Motel de Moka.
Bob Dylan "To Ramona"
Is this cheating? It's my favourite Dylan song
Lee Scratch Perry "Roast Fish and Cornbread"
"Round Midnight" (I couldn't decide which version of this is my favourite: Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Amy Winehouse, Chet Baker, Chet Baker as remixed by the Gotan Project...)
Rachid Taha "Rock El Casbah"
The Staple Singers "Respect Yourself"
I have to confess, I quite like the Bruce Willis cover too...
Rolling Stones "Ruby Tuesday"
George Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue"
Romanian doyne meets swing era jazz. Original recording here.
Gil Scott-Heron "The Revolution Will Not be Televised"
A bit naff these days, I know...
Bruce Springsteen "The River"
This is naff too, I know, but it makes me emotional, as it resonates with my teenage years, and all the friends I left behind along the way.
And instead of tagging anyone, you're supposed to come get your own tag, by leaving a comment, and then I'll give you a letter.
A few audio files for yer (let me know if you're the owner of the intellectual property here and want me to remove them):
|The Staple Sing...ct Yourself.mp3||5 MB|
|Rachid Taha 02 Rock el Casbah.wma||2 MB|
|Lee “Scratch” P...ryCornbread.mp3||5 MB|
|Chet Baker vs Gotan Prject 01 'Round About Midnight.wma||3 MB|