Festive Playlist

Many people have said to me, Al, what is your festive playlist for the New Year party tonight chez Foster; with which songs of yesteryear do you plan to amuse and perplex your young friends; and my reply is always the same: check the blog.

Here it is:

1 Good King Wenceslas: John Fahey
2 Money: The Deighton Family
3 Some of Shelley’s Blues: Michael Nesmith
4 The One Rose That’s Left in My Heart: Michael Nesmith
5 Bring it on Down to My House: Willy Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel
6 Not Fade Away: The Crickets
7 Move It: Cliff Richard and the Drifters
8 Sweet, Fast Hooker Blues: Buffy Ste-Marie
9 I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend: The Ramones
10 Fighting in a Sack: The Shins
11 Bad End: Buffy Ste-Marie
12 Outdoor Miner: Wire
13 I Feel Mysterious Today: Wire
14 Weathervane Waltz: Cahaleen Morrison & Eli West
15 Da Slockit Licht: Frankie Lane
16 Daisy (A Bicycle Built for Two): John Fahey
17 The Pumpherston Hornpipe: Gerald Trimble
18 Snowden’s Jig (Genuine Negro Jig): Carolina Chocolate Drops
19 The Limerick Rake: The Pogues
20 You’re So Square: Buddy Holly & The Crickets
21 Don’t Worry ‘Bout the Mule: Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas
22 Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues: Buddy Holly & The Crickets
23 Blue Sunday: Buffy Ste-Marie
24 Please Read the Letter: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
25 The Great Pretender: The Band
26 The KKK Took my Baby Away: The Ramones
27 You’re Gonna Miss Me: The 13th Floor Elevators
28 Single Again: The Fiery Furnaces
29 Arnold Layne: Pink Floyd
30 Someday My Prince Will Come: Sinead O’Connor
31 Fionnghuala’s Bothy: The Bothy Band
32 If I Could Be With You (For One Hour Tonight): Jack Teagarden
33 Stars Fell on Alabama: Jack Teagarden
34 Dance Me to the End of Love: Leonard Cohen
35 You Don’t Know: Helen Shapiro
36 I’m a Man You Don’t Meet Every Day: The Pogues
37 Yes It Is: The Beatles
38 A Thousand Miles From Nowhere: Dwight Yoakam
39 Unicornio: Misia
40 Aconteceu: Cristina Branco
41 Thousands Are Sailing: The Pogues
42 Hey Bulldog: The Beatles
43 Handle With Care: The Traveling Wilburys
44 My Funny Valentine: Gerry Mulligan with Chet Baker

Happy New Year!


4 thoughts on “Festive Playlist

  1. The Porridge Man says:

    Happy New Year! Mountains of curd and cottage cheese and rivers of kefir! Hallelujah!

  2. alablague says:

    And a happy new year to you too, The Porridge Man, and to all who sail, or just paddle, in you. Together let’s make 2013 the year of the dairy product!

  3. Anonymous says:

    ListeListening to it again. Brilliant sets!
    Could it be a start of a new venture for you Al? A radio station or a digital channel maybe? Would be great to tune into it.

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