Mar 21 2006 - FAVORITE SONGS PART ONE

3-21-06 Charlottesville, VA

Hey y'all...

This list is a set of songs I compiled for WFUV in NYC of my favorite recordings...

I left a ton of them out, but these songs came to mind in a flash. I left Ellis Paul out entirely due to a conflict of interest. Why dont' y'all list your top ten... it would be an interesting conversation... I allowed one song per artist, I could have done a list with just woody, dylan, or the beatles... I left out great songs like Wild World (Cat Stevens) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones) Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole) and, surprisingly, the entire Bee Gees catalogue. Some may appreciate this.

maybe we could lists of our favorite obscure folk songs..

Ellis
Charlottesville, VA

10 favorite pop songs... (great songs, that happened to go ka-ching for those who wrote 'em)

fire and rain... james taylor
you don't know me... ray charles, he didn't write this
heart of gold... neil young
Maggie Mae... Rod Stewart
Sonny Came Home... Shawn Colvin
Cat's in the Cradle... Harry Chapin
One... U2
Lose Yourself.... M and M
Hey Jude.... the beatles
Imagine... John Lennon

10 favorite folk songs (songs about the human condition)
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carol... Bob Dylan
Christmas in Washington... Steve Earle
Judas... Antje Duvekot
When I was a Boy... Dar Williams
Birches.. Bill Morrissey
Angel in Montgomery... John Prine
Deportees... Woody Guthrie
Both Sides Now... Joni Mitchell
American Pie... Don McClean
the City of New Orleans... Steve Goodman

10 favorite singer/songwriter songs (personal, private tales of loves and woes)
32 flavors... Ani DiFranco
Magnolia Street... Catie Curtis
I saw a stranger with your hair... John Gorka
Arrow... Cheryl Wheeler
The Other Side... Don Conoscenti
Ten Year Night... Lucy kaplansky
Are you happy Now?... Richard Shindell
May I suggest... Susan Werner
Unfamiliar Moon... Vance Gilbert
Ain't Life a Brook... ferron


Christ... this was hard.. Ellis






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