Saturday, November 17, 2007

Woodies choose their favourite tracks

Tales from the Woods regulars, or Woodies as we are known, met for one of our occasional meet-ups last night - a few pints in a pub (in Soho) followed by a Chinese nearby. After the usual toasts to music greats who have died since the last time we met, someone suggested that we should all pick our favourite track of all time. This eventually became our three favourite tracks as we went round the table racking our beer soaked brains to recall the really great records that have remained with us throughout the decades. Most of us could easily have picked 20 each, but here they are - the 33 chosen records - in no particular order, and what great records they are:
High School Confidential - Jerry Lee Lewis
Lipstick Traces - Benny Spellman
Lucille - Little Richard
Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
Blue Monk - Thelonius Monk
Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Nothing Can Stop Me - Gene Chandler
Nadine - Chuck Berry
Eyesight for the Blind - Sonny Boy Williamson
Dark End of the Street - James Carr (pictured)
Skinny Jim - Eddie Cochran
Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson
Smokestack Lightning - Howling Wolf
Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino
Two Steps from the Blues - Bobby Bland
Sandy - Dion
Walking the Back Streets and Crying - Little Milton
Shop Around - The Miracles
Slow Down - Larry Williams
It Will Stand - The Showmen
Heard it Throught the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I put a spell on you - Screaming Jay Hawkins (pictured)
Mean Woman Blues - Jerry Lee Lewis
Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles
Endless Sleep - Jody Reynolds
I Found a Lover - Gift of Dreams
Money - Barratt Strong
Thin Line Between love and hate - David Hudson
Stick and Stones - Ray Charles
Bony Moronie - Larry Williams
Over the Rainbow - Gene Vincent
Milkshake Madamoiselle - Jerry Lee Lewis
Afterwards we all chose our top three live gigs. Watch out for the next blog entry!


At 6:13 pm , Anonymous Hornsey Howler said...

Quite an interesting list. Though as one of those present, I can say that on another night I might have made different choices. Perhaps Guitar Slim's "Things We Used To Do", Roy Orbison's "Running Scared" or Sam Cooke's "A Chamge Is Gonna Come". And there are a couple on the list, chosen by others, that would be in my top 10.


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