Last Friday I got a call from a friend who is a lot younger than I am, yet we have a great friendship partly because of our lo0ve of music.

My friend asked if I would come up with a playlist of songs that I really love.  He asked that I include some songs that might not get a lot of radio airplay but were my favorites

So here is a list of songs in no particular order or preference that I truly love to listen too.  There will be some you know and some that you might have never hear

Grand Funk….. Closer to Home, I’m your Captains

Black Oak Arkansas-   Lord Have Mercy on My Soul

Black Oak Arkansas- Old Uncle Elijah

Drift Away_ Dobie Gray

Crow ( one of my favorites bands)  I would recommend every song on the Best of Crow  but the best of the Best of  GONE GONE GONE, SMOKEY JOE<  IT KEEPS ME RUNNING,  COLORS,, SLOW DOWN …. This is a very under rated band that is in the Minnesota Music hall of Fame.  Great stuff

Another Favorite Band is Rare Earth -Hey Big Brother, I know I am losing you. I just want to celebrate

The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses- GImme Shelter — if you can find it by a country singer named Kathy Mettea (Spelling)

Bob Dylan – Positively 4th street – Knocking on Heavens door, Like a Rolling Stone

War – The World is a Ghetto—Slipping into Darkness

Temptations- ain’t to proud to beg,   I wish it would rain, Papa was a Rolling stone, My Girl, I’m gonna make you love me (Duet with the Supremes)

Supremes – Love Child, Stop in the name of love

Otis Redding—Sitting on the Dock of the Bay— I’ve been loving you a little too long.

Mountain – Mississippi Queen

Jackson Browne – The Pretender

David Allen Coe You never even call me by my name (Listen to the lyrics close)

Head East — Never been any reason

Deep Purple – Hush

Jimmy Hendricks – All Along the watch tower, Purple Haze, Hey Joe

Jimmy Buffet _ Cheeseburger in Paradise, Come Monday

The Mouth and McNeal— How do you do

Harry Chapin — Taxi,   then he did a song called Sequel which was a sequel to Taxi

Edwin Starr—25 miles

Ricky Nelson—Traveling Man— Teen age idol Hello Mary Lou (The Sattler Brothers do a great version)

Bobby Goldsboro – summer the first time

Brooklyn Bridge _The Worst that could happen

The four Horseman—rockin is my Business

AC -DC Thunder Struck—Dirty deeds

Lynryd Skynrd—Freebird—Tuesday’s gone—Simple man

Skid Row—Youth gone wild

Ike and Tina Turner – Proud Mary

Sly and the family Stone—Dance to the music – I want to take you higher

Jackyl – Dirty little mind— Down on me

Ugly Kid Joe- I hate everything about you

George Thurgood—One Bourbon one Scotch one beer—- Get a Haircut—who do you love

Mark Chestnut (country) I’ll think of something

Four Tops—Still Water love— Ain’t no woman like the one I got

Csny- Woodstock   — OHIO

Stephen Stills Love the one you are with

Buffalo Springfield –For what is worth

Neil young – Old Man

Dave Loggins – Please come to Boston — ship in a Bottle

Gladys Knight and the pips – Daddy could swear— Try to remember — The Best that ever happened to me

John Denver with Oliva Newton John – Fly Away

Pure Parie League- Amie

Amazing Rhythm Aces- Amazing Grace Ozark Mountain Daredevils _ if you want to get to heaven

Ringo Star—The No No song

Three Dog night- Mama Told me not to come – Pieces of April – Celebrate – Pieces of April.  Til the world ends

Jackie Wilson – Whisper’s getting louder — Lonely Tear Drops

Sam Cooke—You Send me – We are having a Party

Glen Frey—Party Town- The one you love

Steve Miller Band – Living in the USA.  The Joker Jungle love

Leo Sayer Long tall Glasses

Classic four —-Traces

Bob Seeger– Ramblin Gamblin Man—Katmandu

Golden Earing _ Radar love

Frank Zappa – Pajama People

Frankie Valli—Going out of my head

Bill Conti – The Theme from Rocky

Grover Washington Jr —Just the two of us

The Captain and Tennille—The way I want to touch you

Jay and the Americans—Caria Mia—Walking in the Rain

The Charlie Daniels Band – Long Haired Country Boy—Simple man–

Georgia Satellite’s—Keep your hands to yourself

Kid Rock- American Badass—All Summer Long

Lenny Kraits—fly away- It ain’t over till it is over

Ronnie Mishap—lost in the 50’s

The Sattler Brothers—Flowers on the wall

Conway Twitty (yep him) It is only make believe

Tom Jones— KISS

The Brothers Johnson—Stomp—Strawberry number 23

Ambrosia – The biggest part of me

Garth brooks– Unanswered prayers

As you can tell my musical taste run the gamit  I love listening to Dean Martin and Nat King Cole and Sentimental Journey , At Last and Crazy are just some of the great performances I have ever heard