I've been scrolling through the iTunes library looking for songs to add to new playlists.  Here is my #1 playlist. Please give me a hand by adding some of yours so I can break out of this rut that I'm in. I'll thank you and my lovely wife will also thank you ("Play somethin' else!!!).

Willin' - Little Feat

Ain't Wastin' Time No More - The Allman Brothers Band

Running On Empty - Jackson Browne

Guitar Town - Steve Earle

Long Ride Home - Patty Griffin

Up In Indiana - Lyle Lovett

Five Hearts Breaking - Alejandro Escovedo

Someday - Steve Earle

Love Match - Buddy Miller

Ripple - The Grateful Dead

Blue Blvd. - Dave Alvin

Runaway Train - Rosanne Cash

The Weight - The Band

Rock & Roll Doctor - Little Feat

Shut Out The Lights - Bruce Springsteen

Memphis In The Meantime - John Hiatt

Hold That Snake - Ry Cooder

Please Be With Me - Cowboy

Born To Run - Emmylou

Windfall - Son Volt

Two More Bottles Of Wine - Delbert McClinton

These Days - Jackson Browne

In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed - The Allman Brothers Band

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I hope I'm not the first person to reply to this forum-- seems like a laudable project. Maybe it's just the way that I accessed it.


Playlists are for the purpose of matching a particular mood. Sometimes I am not even sure what to call it-- the mood or the list. Here's a short playlist, in progress, that I just call "Those Songs" :

About Today          The National

What Do I Do          Sam Phillips

I Wanna Be Adored (Remastered)          The Stone Roses 

 Resplendent          Bill Mallonee & The Vigilantes of Love

Here's a 20-song playlist that represents my iTunes library pretty well. If I were to make another playlist tomorrow, it would probably be very different.

"Thunder Road"--Bruce Springsteen
"Windfall"--Son Volt
"When Rita Leaves"--Delbert McClinton
"Georgia Hard"--Robbie Fulks
"Devil's Right Hand"--Steve Earle
"When You Need A Train It Never Comes"--Amanda Shires
"Alabama Pines"--Jason Isbell
"Harlem River Blues"--Justin Townes Earle
"Fletcher"--Blitzen Trapper
"Lake Charles"--Lucinda WIlliams
"Don't Carry It All"--The Decemberists
"January Wedding"--Avett Brothers
"When The Pin Hits The Shell"--Drive-By Truckers
"Wagon Wheel"--Old Crow Medicine Show
"Loving Her Was Easier"--Kris Kristofferson
"Lake Marie"--John Prine
"Buffalo River Home"--John Hiatt
"Down The River"--Chris Knight
"Breakfast In Hell"--Slaid Cleaves
"Welding Burns"--Rod Picott

Thanks, Randy. I'll put this list on my iPod.  You and I have quite a bit in common.  I like kickin' it off with Bruce --   "Lyin out there like a killer in the sun, Hey I know it's late we can make it if we run." I've got a picture of my daughter, Amy, 2 years old, holding the lp of Born To Run. Just finished listening to Robbie Fulks' Fountains Of Wayne Hotline.  :)

This is not my favorite playlist, but what I like to do when I can't decide what to listen to is use iTunes DJ and have it randomly make a playlist for me.  I just generated one and here is what it made for me:

Leaps and Bounds - Paul Kelly

Just Call Me Lonesome - Radney Foster

The Fourth Night of My Drinking - Drive-By Truckers

Manic Monday - The Bangles

The Old Apartment - Barenaked Ladies

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

A Legal Matter - The Who

Hey Nino Tempo - Chris Von Sneidern

Wallflower Waltz - k.d. lang

Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis

Blue So Bad - Levon Helm

Everyday I Have The Blues - B.B. King

Holding On To The Earth - Sam Phillips

Rev It Up - Fred Eaglesmith

I Wanna Get Old With You - James Hunter

When It Rains - Eli Young Band

Bull Frog Hop - Mississippi Heat

TV-Made-Movie  - The Bent Backed Tulips

Illegal Smile - John Prine

Jamie - Eddie Holland

Blues From An Airplane - Jefferson Airplane


Sweet! Thank you, Dennis! It's good to see Paul Kely at the head of the list.  Most of these I know well; some I don't but I'll be downloading them from iTunes this morning. Do you know Fred Eaglesmith's Big Hair? It's a song about my wife. Well,  she did have big hair in the 80's.  Jeff

Jeff, hadn't heard "Big Hair" in a while so I just listened to it again.  Great fun! In the 80's even the guys had big hair!

Fred was recently in Ithaca , NY - not to far from me.  Some friends who have seen him many times went to the show and said it was one of his best.  His backing band had Tif Ginn of the Ginn sisters in it and my friends were blown away by her. 



Jeff - ten songs that may fit with your list, by artists you haven't mentioned ...

Western Sky - American Music Club 
The Truth Is Painful - Bap Kennedy 
Rain And Snow - The Be Good Tanyas 
Walking on a Wire - Catie Curtis 
Cloudy Shoes - Damien Jurado
Run Me Down -ahab 
Rain Roll In - Eilen Jewell 
(You'll Be) Satisfied -  The Subdudes 
Hard Bargain - Ron Sexsmith 
Tijuana - Harry Manx



Here's what my Zune shuffled for me this morning:

"Disorder in the House" - Warren Zevon

"Invisible Riverside" - Ryan Adams

"3 Time Loser" - Rockpile

"Impossible Germany" - Wilco

"Captain Jack" - Billy Joel

"Wicked World" - The Yayhoos

"Before We Were Born" - The db's

"Come On Up to the House" - Willie Nelson

"You Know That I Know" - Jack White

"And the Cradle Will Rock" - Van Halen


Okay, here's a try...

1. Ballad of the Runaway Horse - Jennifer Warnes with Rob Wasserman on 'Duets'

2. Randall Knife - Guy Clark

3. Brave and Crazy - Melissa Ethridge

4. Song for Sonny Liston - Mark Knopler

5. Me and the Eagle - Steve Earle

6. Calling on Love - Kamm and MacDonald

7. Stars - Sally Spring

8. She Turns Everything Into a Song - The New 76ers

9. House Where Nobody Lives - Tom Waits

10. Magumede - Johnny Clegg

of course I could go on.....


Nice!  Some I already know, others I will soon know.


Here are some of my "top rated" in iTunes.

Burns Supper - Linda Ronstadt with Ann Savoy

Shotgun Divorce - Magnolia Mountain w/Lydia Loveless

Flying Around the Sun at Remarkable Speed - Giant Sand

Still I Long for Your Kiss - Lucinda

Fake Empire - The National

Give Me a Sad Song - Linda Thompson

Four Strong Winds - Neil Young

Rex's Blues - Son Volt w/Kelly Willis

River of Love - T Bone Burnett

The World is Waiting for a Sunrise - Jon Rauhouse w/Neko Case

Every Grain of Sand - Emmylou

A Song For You - Gram Parsons

Splendid Isolation - Warren Zevon

So Long - The Handsome Family

Swallow You Down - Ass Ponys

Humanbrained Horse - Wussy (acoustic version)

Angels Took My Racehorse Away - Richard Thompson

Hard Times - Dylan

Mobile Line (France Blues) - Jimmie Dale Gilmore



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