April 26, 2011

(Too Many) Desert Island Discs…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 12:42 am by essentiallyeclectic

I was recently set the challenge to name the 100 songs I couldn’t live without. The list got to 382 before I was unfairly made to stop. The results can be found below, in alphabetical order by artist. Don’t feel you have to read them…

Disclaimer: This is neither me nor my record collection...

Cold Water Music    AiM
Aint got time to waste Featuring YZ    AiM
All I Need    Air
Simply Beautiful    Al Green
Harlem Hendo     Al hirt
Telantena Zare    Alèmayèhu Eshèté (With The Alèm-Girma Band)
Holography    All Tiny Creatures
It’s a Shame    Alton Ellis
If I Could Rule this World    Alton Ellis
Sénégal Fast Food    Amadou & Mariam
Beaux dimanches    Amadou & Mariam
Sunday Morning    Amanaz
Build A Church With Your Fear    Animals On Wheels
Uprising    Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
Iz-Us    Aphex Twin
Windowlicker    Aphex Twin
Wholly Holy (live – ’72)    Aretha Franklin
Round and Round    Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Onyame    Ashanti Afrika Jah
East of the River Nile    Augustus Pablo
Summertime Our League (Four Tet Rework)    Babe, Terror
The Last Waltz Suite: The Well    The Band
Chest Fever    The Band
Ferdinand The Imposter (Outtake/Demo)    The Band
Waiting Around to Die    The Be Good Tanyas
intergalactic    Beastie Boys
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)    The Beatles
I’m So Tired    The Beatles
Julia    The Beatles
And Your Bird Can Sing    The Beatles
Tomorrow Never Knows    The Beatles
Dub Be Good to Me    Beats International
Got To Let Go    The Bees
Get High    Benjamin Zephaniah
Shouting Distance    Benoit Pioulard
Boyfriend    Best Coast
Crazy for You    Best Coast
When the Sun Don’t Shine    Best Coast
Ride On    The Best Of Parliament
Haikuesque (When She Laughs)    Bibio
Use Me    Bill Withers
Billy Cobham – Heather    Billy Cobham
Rebel Yell    Billy Idol
Hunter    Bjork
Joga    Bjork
Undo    Björk
Respiration    Black Star
Puff She Puff    Black Uhuru
Make You Feel That Way    Blackalicious
Helicopter    Bloc Party
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper    Blue Oyster Cult
Coffee & TV    Blur
Out Of Time    Blur
In A Sentimental Mood    Bob Brookmeyer
I Shall Be Released    Bob Dylan
4th Time Around    Bob Dylan
Tangled Up In Blue    Bob Dylan
Buckets Of Rain    Bob Dylan
Sun Is Shinning    Bob Marley
Brain Washing    Bob Marley
Burnin’ And Lootin’    Bob Marley & The Wailers
Concrete Jungle    Bob Marley & The Wailers
Slave Driver    Bob Marley & The Wailers
Midnight Ravers    Bob Marley & The Wailers
Send Me That Love    Bob Marley & The Wailers
Onukpa Shawarpo    Bokoor Band
Recurring    Bonobo
Waterparker    Botany
Echo’s Answer    Broadcast
The High Road    Broken Bells
The Ghost Of Tom Joad    Bruce Springsteen
State Trooper    Bruce Springsteen
The River    Bruce Springsteen
Chan Chan    Buena Vista Social Club
Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing    Buffalo Springfield
Endorphin    Burial
The Invasion    Burning Spear
Jordan River    Burning Spear
Ever Fallen in Love    Buzzcocks
Lumière    Camille
Grand Final    Cappo
Prevail    Cappo
Irreversible    Cappo And Zero Theory
Tropical Hot Dog Night    Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Sun    Caribou
Bass Head Jazz    Cee-Lo
Sugar Water    Cibo Matto
All Things To All Men (feat. Roots Manuva)    Cinematic Orchestra
Channel 1 Suite    Cinematic Orchestra
I’m God (instrumental)    Clams Casino
The 6th Sense    Common
8 Steps To Perfection    Company Flow
Population Control    Company Flow
Good Evening    The Concretes
Cockmouth    The Congos
Fat Cook    The Congos
A Murder Of One    Counting Crows
Helplessly Hoping    Crosby, Stills & Nash
Almost Cut My Hair    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Long Time Gone    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Distant Sun    Crowded House
We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue    Curtis Mayfield
Dove    Cymande
Time After Time    Cyndi Lauper
The Line    D’Angelo
Spanish Joint    D’Angelo
Yuda    Dackin Dackino
Andy Warhol    David Bowie
Orleans    David Crosby
Rip Rip    David Holmes & Soundtrack
Afe Ato Yen Bio    De Frank Professionals
Pour Le Piano    Debussy
3030    Deltron
Worst Comes To Worst    Dilated Peoples
Pay Attention    Dilated Peoples
Song 1    DJ Krush
Changeling    DJ Shadow
What Does Your Soul Look Like (Part 1 – Blue Sky Revisit)    DJ Shadow
Non Lateral Hypothesis    DJ Vadim
Jolene    Dolly Parton
Cristo Redentor    Donald Byrd
When The Music’s Over    The Doors
Riders On The Storm    The Doors
Five To One    The Doors
Mamzelle Zizi    Dr John With The Donald Harrison Band
Gris Gris Gumbo Yaya    Dr. John
I Walk On Gilded Splinters    Dr. John
He Gets Me High    Dum Dum Girls
Hotel California    The Eagles
In Time to Come    Earth and Stone
Echo Sound System – Tempo Vai Dizer    Echo Sound System
California Dreamin’    Eddie Hazel
Guest List    Eels
Bombay    El Guincho
Vamanos    Elkin & Nelson
Sorrow Tears and Blood    Fela Kuti
Shakara (Oloje)    Fela Kuti
Even After All    Finley Quaye
Blue Ridge Mountains    Fleet Foxes
Mykonos    Fleet Foxes
Go Your Own Way    Fleetwood Mac
Could You Save Me    Floating Action
1983    Flying Lotus
Surprise Hotel    Fool’s Gold
Nadine (Memory Tapes Remix)    Fool’s Gold
Everything Is Alright    Four Tet
You Could Ruin My Day    Four Tet
My Angel Rocks Back And Forth    Four Tet
And They Look Broken Hearted    Four Tet
Mon amie la rose    Francoise Hardy
My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama    Frank Zappa
Introduction To The J.B.’s / Doing It To Death    Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s
From The Mountains To The Prairies    From Monument To Masses
Rumble in the Jungle (Full Len    Fugees
The Mask    The Fugees
All My Time Is Gone    Fun Lovin’ Criminals
Full Clip    Gang Starr
Music for Chameleons    Gary Numan
Kita Kita    Gasper Lawal
Meet Me In L.A.    George Stanford
Home Is Where the Hatred Is    Gil Scott-Heron
We Almost Lost Detroit    Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson
Yiri Yiri Boum    Gnonnas Pedro
Marriage (Baths Remix)    Gold Panda
Get Miles    Gomez
Rie’s Wagon    Gomez
Trippin’    Gravediggaz
Hero Theme    Hero
Géométrie    Hocus Pocus
They’re Going To Take My Thumbs    Holy Fuck
Sounds and Pressure    Hopeton Lewis
Stimela (Coal Train)    Hugh Masakela)
Tattooed Tears    Ice Cream Shout
Happy Survival    Ifeanyi Eddie Okwedy & His Maymores Dance Band
The Passenger    Iggy Pop
Carousel    Iron & Wine
Boy With a Coin    Iron & Wine
Still.Blue    Isan
Love Jones    J Dilla
Call Me The Breeze    J.J. Cale
Running On Empty    Jackson Browne
That’s Entertainment    The Jam
King Heroin    James Brown
Mara Bossa    Jazz Juice
Grace    Jeff Buckley
Falling Down    Jehst
Alcoholic Author    Jehst
nightbreed    jehst
Perverted Monks In Tha House (Theme)    Jeru The Damaja
All Along The Watchtower    Jimi Hendrix
Fever    Jingo
Call my Name    Joe Bataan
Untitled #6    John Frusciante
Wind Up Space    John Frusciante
Ramparts    John Frusciante
Solid Air    John Martyn
Go Down Easy    John Martyn
One Piece At a Time    Johnny Cash
Truth and Rights    Johnny Osbourne
I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar    Jonathan Richman
Overture-Cotton Avenue    Joni Mitchell
Off Night Backstreet    Joni Mitchell
Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’awu    K. Frimpong And His Cubano Fiestas
Just Dropped in (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)    Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
Les meufs du show biz    Kheops
Temple of Gloom    Kid Koala
Ja Funmi    King Sunny Ade
Drumilly Rock Dub    King Tubby
People Can Do The Most Amazing Things    Kisses
Paradiso    Konono N°1
Washed out    Kurt Patrick Geier
My Best Friends (Don’t Even Pass This)    Kurt Vile
Jesus Fever    Kurt Vile
Society Is My Friend    Kurt Vile
Maye Obi Den    Kyerematen Stars
Thumb    Kyuss
Dazed and Confused    Led Zeppelin
When The Levee Breaks    Led Zeppelin
Trampled Under Foot    Led Zeppelin
Khasha Macka    Lee “Scratch” Perry
Bird In Hand    Lee “Scratch” Perry & The Upsetters
Chimacum Rain    Linda Perhacs
Lady Eleanor    Lindisfarne
Roll Um Easy    Little Feat
Blackeye    Love Inks
Yemele    Luiz Eca & La Sagrada Familia
3 Tage wach    Lützenkirchen
I Remember Mr. Banks    Maceo & All The King’s Men
You Know, You Know    Mahavishnu Orchestra
Naranjita    Manduka
Soul Freedom    Mann, Chico
Power (Baby, You Got It)    Mann, Chico
Mentira    Manu Chao
Me Gustas Tu    Manu Chao
Humpty Dumpty    Marc Moulin
“T” Plays It Cool    Marvin Gaye
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)    Marvin Gaye
I Chase The Devil    Max Romeo
Balderrama    Mercedes Sosa
It Ain’t No Use    The Meters
Stormy    The Meters
El Micrõfono    Mexican Institute of Sound
Head Home    Midlake
Young Bride    Midlake
Dat Soca Boat    Mighty Shadow
Tudo Que Você Podia Ser    Milton Nascimento e Lô Borges
I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun     Minnie Ripperton
Shook Ones Pt 1    Mobb Deep
Bird`s Lament    Moondog
Umi Says    Mos Def
California    Mos Def
Schnick-schnack    Mouse on Mars
Yèkèrmo Sèw (A Man of Experience and Wisdom)    Mulatu  Astatke
N.Y. State Of Mind    NaS
The World Is Yours    NaS
Will To Love    Neil Young
Out On The Weekend    Neil Young
On The Beach    Neil Young
Cortez The Killer    Neil Young
Easy Money    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Hazey Jane I    Nick Drake
Joey    Nick Drake
Horn    Nick Drake
Bruce Lee MC (Edit)    Ninja Cuts
Fin de siècle    Noir Désir
Dambala    The Obeah Man
You Don’t Know What’s Going On    The Obeah Man
Return of The Crooklyn Dodgers    OC, DJ Premier,Chubb Rock, Jer
Aiye Le    Olufemi Ajasa and His New Nigerian Bros
Boulmamine    Orchestra Baobab
Elevators (Me And You)    Outkast
Super Bowl Sundae    Ozomatli
Sparring Partner    Paolo Conte
Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes (Unreleased Version)    Paul Simon
Peace Like A River    Paul Simon
Can’t Run But    Paul Simon
Larmes    Pauline Croze
Eddie Quansa    Peacocks Guitar Band
Fear & Resilience (Danger Mouse Remix)    Pedro
San Francisco Knights    People Under The Stairs
Always All    Persian Rugs
Pete Rock – Baby Pa    Pete Rock
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)    Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Downpressor Man    Peter Tosh
Afterglow (ft. Soundmouse)    Phaeleh
Passing Me By    The Pharcyde
Runnin’    The Pharcyde
Monkey Gone To Heaven    Pixies
Message In A Bottle    The Police
Mysterons    Portishead
Not So Blue    Quantic
Summer In The City    Quincy Jones
Douga    Quintette Guineenne
Harborcoat    R.E.M
The One I Love    R.E.M.
Radio Song    R.E.M.
Texarkana    R.E.M.
Nude    Radiohead
House of Cards    Radiohead
Kid A    Radiohead
Vietnow    Rage Against The Machine
Pet Semetary    The Ramones
Dynamic Force    RED
All’s Fair    RED
Aeroplane    Red Hot Chili Peppers
Charley’s Girl    Lou Reed
Lotus    REM
What’s the Frequency Kenneth    REM
Freedom     Richie Havens
Smoke & Mirrors    RJD2
Woke Up Laughing    Robert Palmer
Sugar Man    Rodriguez
Gimme Shelter    The Rolling Stones
Push Up Ya Lighter    The Roots
Dynamite!    The Roots
Guns are Drawn    The Roots
Inna    Roots Manuva
J’adore ca    Saïan Supa Crew
Iamundernodisguise    School of Seven Bells
Fusil Contra Fusil    Silvio Rodríguez
Fugitive    The Skatalites Meets King Tubby
Bucktown    Smif-N-Wessun
How Soon Is Now?    The Smiths
Take it Easy My Brother Charles    Som Tres
Teen Age Riot    Sonic Youth
’93 ‘Til Infinity    Souls Of Mischief
Efuge Efuge    Stelios Kazantzidis
Fly Like An Eagle    Steve Miller Band
Too High    Stevie Wonder
I Wanna Be Adored    The Stone Roses
Too Much    Sufjan Stevens
Hey Jolie    Sukpatch
Nuclear War    Sun Ra
Smart    Supercar
333    Supercar
Here It Begins    Sweet Billy Pilgrim
Get By    Talib Kweli
Air    Talking Heads
Crosseyed and Painless    Talking Heads
This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)    Talking Heads
Marquee Moon    Television
Sound the Alarm (feat. Sleepy Wonder)    Thievery Corporation
Chinatown    Thin Lizzy
Jah Glory    Third World
1865    Third World
Black Swan    Thom Yorke
Rescue Me    Ticklah
Answer Me    Ticklah
Mary Jane’s Last Dance    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Heartattack And Vine    Tom Waits
Hold On    Tom Waits
Trampled Rose    Tom Waits
Defect2:Curiosidade (John Mcentire Remix)    Tom Zé
Wasso    Toumani Diabate’s Symmetric Orchestra
The Hop    A Tribe Called Quest
Jazz    A Tribe Called Quest
Electric Relaxation    A Tribe Called Quest
Aftermath    Tricky
Savannah Howl (Hard Mix Remix)    Twin Shadow
Zions Blood    The Upsetters
Sweet Thing    Van Morrison
And it Stoned Me    Van Morrison
Sweet Jane    The Velvet Underground
Undertow    Warpaint
Composure    Warpaint
Werewolves of London    Warren Zevon
Lawyers, Guns and Money    Warren Zevon
Feel It All Around    Washed Out
Folk Rock (Bibio Remix)    Wax Stag
Huron    White Hinterland
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five    Wings & Paul McCartney
Can It Be All So Simple    Wu-Tang Clan
Guku    Xavier Rudd
Making Plans for Nigel    XTC
Islands    The XX
2080    Yeasayer
Sugarcube    Yo La Tengo
Stockholm Syndrome    Yo La Tengo
Autumn Sweater    Yo La Tengo
You With Air    Young Magic
Get Away    Yuck
Computer Love    Zapp & Roger


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