Tuesday, October 1, 2013

It's been well over a week since my last post so I have quite an extensive list to add. One was a great new find for me. B.J. Thomas does a really nice arrangement of Stevie Wonder's "Happier Than the Morning Sun." Also just discovered the British Invasion group The Blessings doing "It's a Dirty Shame." I really like it.  
America Woman Tonight
Tony Martin For Every Man There's a Woman
Capital Cities Safe and Sound
Cake Stickshifts and Safetybelts
Dido It Comes and It Goes
Taylor Swift w/The Civil Wars Safe & Sound
Jay & the Techniques Lovin' for Money
Bon Jovi Cold Hard Heart
Jet Cold Hard Bitch
Porter Wagoner Hundred Dollar Funeral
Chook Cold Feet
Johnny Mercer Days of Wine and Roses
Red Hot Chili Peppers Me and My Friends
Toshi Reagon I'm Just an Egg Don't Mind Me
Southern Culture on the Skids Too Much Pork for Just One Fork
Rohn Lawrence Just One Rib
*NSYNC Just Don't Tell Me That
Echo & the Bunnymen The Killing Moon
Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs One More Time
Nelson Eddy w/Jeanette MacDonald Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life
Sarah McLachlan Building a Mystery
The Shadows Man of Mystery
Ric Ocasek Mystery
Fingers Inc. Mystery of Love
Mystery Jets Show Me the Light
Johnny Cash Wanted Man
Fred Astaire Just Like Taking Candy from a Baby
Janice I Need You Like a Baby
Mavis Rivers In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening
B.o.B w/Rivers Cuomo Magic
Limp Bizkit Don't Go Off Wandering
Luka Bloom The Hill of Allen
The Melodians Rivers of Babylon
Boney M. Rivers of Babylon
Montgomery Gentry She Don't Tell Me To
Sublime Rivers of Babylon
The American Breed I Don't Think You Know Me
Sam & Dave You Don't Know Like I Know
Bing Crosby I Can't Begin to Tell You
Miley Cyrus We Can't Stop
Roberta Flack w/Donny Hathaway The Closer I Get to You
Peter White The Closer I Get to You
Big Buddy Lucus Get Away Fly
StepChild Hangin' Around (Sicka Gettin' Treated...)
Betty Davis If I'm in Luck I Might Get Picked Up
Michael Feinstein Luckiest Man in the World
Lene Lovich Lucky Number
1 Cause 1 Effect The 90's Are Stompin'
Bing Crosby w/Victor Young & His Orchestra On Treasure Island
1 Cause 1 Effect Don't Sit Down
Transa Enervate
Shiny Toy Guns Ghost Town
The Kingston Trio Home from the Hill
The Kingston Trio Golden Spike
The Kingston Trio Oh Mary
The Kingston Trio Ruby Red
The Kingston Trio Wines of Madeira
The Kingston Trio World's Last Authentic Playboys
The Kingston Trio Sally
Bruno Mars Treasure
Maroon 5 Love Somebody
Dixie Chicks Once You've Loved Somebody
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Need Somebody to Love
Bing Crosby w/Les Paul Trio Gotta Get Me Somebody to Love
Spensha Baker Love Somebody
Queen Somebody to Love
Bee Gees To Love Somebody
Michael Bublé To Love Somebody
The Reflections (Just Like) Romeo and Juliet
The Grass Roots Depressed Feeling [*]
The Grass Roots Baby Hold On
The Grass Roots Bella Linda
The Grass Roots Claudia
The Grass Roots Come on and Say It
The Grass Roots Feelings
The Royal Guardsmen Airplane Song
Bloodhound Gang The Inevitable Return of the Great White Dope
The Royal Guardsmen Leaving Me
Sisqó w/The Associates of Christ Off the Corner
Fabolous w/Swizz Beatz Return of the Hustle
Mark Morrison Return of the Mack
Mo'Reece Marks Return of the Mack
The Royal Guardsmen Return of the Red Baron
The Jeff Healey Band River of No Return
Erykah Badu Window Seat
Babyface I Said I Love You
Michael Bolton Said I Loved You...But I Lied
David & the High Spirit Chire Bim Chiri Bom
Billy Childs The End of Innocence
The Party In My Dreams
David & the High Spirit Hine Ma Tov
David & the High Spirit Romeynia
David & the High Spirit Shein Levune
David & the High Spirit Taayish
David & the High Spirit Tumbalalayka
David & the High Spirit A Yiddish a Mama
Miley Cyrus Party in the U.S.A.
Ylvis The Fox
New Found Glory Belated
Diana Ross Change of Heart
The Saw Doctors Green and Red of Mayo
The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her?
Stephanie Mills I Have Learned to Respect the Power of Love
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars Mathematics
The Grass Roots Powers of the Night
Tower of Power Sparkling in the Sand
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars w/Bernie Worrell & Bootsy Collins  Sloppy Seconds
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars Underground Angel
Brook Benton Completely
The Tragically Hip Wheat Kings
Harvey Danger w/Marc Olsen You Miss the Point Completely I Get the Point Exactly
Michael Bolton How Am I Supposed to Live Without You
Michael Bolton Soul Provider
Peabo Bryson Soul Provider
Gary Morris Between Two Fires
The Doors Love Me Two Times
The Gaylords One a Two Time More
Miley Cyrus Two More Lonely People
Al Bowlly w/Jimmy Mesene Medley: Make Love With a Guitar/When I Dream of Home
Nelson (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection
Allison Iraheta I Can't Make You Love Me
Lyn Collins You Can't Love Me If You Don't Respect Me
Billie Holiday W/Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me
 Smokey Robinson w/Carlos Santana Please Don't Take Your Love
Scatman Crothers Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Gene Austin Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Willie Nelson Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Johnny O. Don't Go Away
Oasis Don't Go Away
The Runaways Don't Go Away
Little Village Don't Go Away Mad
Mötley Crüe Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
New Found Glory It's Been a Summer
Harry James & His Orchestra w/Kitty Kallen It's Been a Long, Long Time
Perry Como It's Been a Long, Long Time
June Christy It's Been a Long, Long Time
Ernest Tubb w/Loretta Lynn Thanks a Lot
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys What a Dream It's Been
Was (Not Was) Dressed To Be Killed
The Cure Killing an Arab
Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs Why? You Break My Drink
Duran Duran A View to a Kill
No Doubt w/Bounty Killer Hey Baby
Jim Croce You Don't Mess Around With Jim
Waylon Jennings You Don't Mess Around with Me
Lone Justice Belfry
Lone Justice Dixie Storms
Lone Justice Dreams Come True (Stand up and Take It)
Lone Justice I Found Love
Lone Justice Shelter
Alan Jackson She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs
John Anderson She Just Started Liking Cheatin' Songs
George Strait She Told Me So
Starsailor She Just Wept
Anita Baker Like You Used to Do
Hank Williams Why Don't You Love Me
Tiffany You Don't Belong Down Here
Boyzone You Flew Away
Dean Martin You Belong to Me
Boyzone Where Did You Go?
Graeme Revell We Belong Dead
Boyzone Walk On (So They Told Me)
Pat Benatar We Belong
Boyzone And I
Boyzone That's How Love Goes
Boyzone Must Have Been High
Boyzone I Love the Way You Love Me
Boyzone One Kiss at a Time
The Rance Allen Group I Belong to You
B*Witched To You I Belong
Muse I Belong to You/Mon Coeur S'Ouvre a Ta Voix
Carrie Underwood Thank God for Hometowns
Bruce Springsteen My Hometown
Adele Hometown Glory
Cactus Hometown Bust
Bruce Springsteen Death to My Hometown
Celine Dion Live For The One You Love
Emanuel Lasky Luck to Be Loved by You
Fontella Bass Lucky in Love
Nick Luca The Song I Love
The Outsiders You Gotta Look
Hank Thompson Standing on the Outside Looking in Now
Bill Currie On the Outside Looking In
Paula Cole Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
Harvey Danger Flagpole Sitta
Johnny Rivers Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
The Kingston Trio Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Debbie Gibson Where Have You Been?
The Pointer Sisters Where Have You Been?
Martina McBride Where I Used to Have a Heart
U2 Where the Streets Have No Name
Playa Your Dress
U2 If You Wear That Velvet Dress
Jaron and the Long Road to Love Pray for You
Ben Harper and Relentless7 Why Must You Always Dress in Black
James Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)
Lou Reed Power and Glory
Lou Reed Power and Glory, Pt. 2
White Lies The Power & the Glory
Carlene Carter Long Hard Fall
Lena Horne At Long Last Love
The O'Jays Long Distance Lover
Reba McEntire Long Distance Lover
Ruth Etting I'll Get by (As Long as I Have You)
The Three Degrees Long Lost Lover
Tony Lucca Long Love Letter
The Stooges Real Cool Time
Electric Light Orchestra When Time Stood Still
Vern Gosdin What a Price I've Paid
Rod Stewart My Heart Stood Still
Madonna Time Stood Still
Madonna I'll Remember
Elvis Presley I'll Never Stand in Your Way
Elvis Presley I'll Remember You
Billy Taylor I'll Remember April
Carmen McRae I'll Remember April
Pat Boone I'll Remember Tonight
Connie Francis I'll Remember You
Joe Kebschull w/Peggy Wood I'll See You Again
Keith Sweat w/Lil' Mo I'll Trade (A Million Bucks) [Remix]
Scritti Politti Best Thing Ever
Gladys Knight & the Pips Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
U2 Even Better Than the Real Thing
Vince Gill I've Been Hearing Things About You
Mary J. Blige Changes I've Been Going Through
Bill Deal & The Rhondels I've Been Hurt
Waylon Jennings I've Always Been Crazy
Paul Jones I've Been a Bad, Bad Boy
Peabo Bryson I've Been Down
Hank Snow I've Been Everywhere
Los Bravos I've Been Hearing Things
Hiroshima I've Been Here Before
a-ha I've Been Losing You
Adina Howard I've Been Waiting For You
Van Morrison I've Been Working
Mnemic I've Been You
Relient K Who I Am Hates Who I've Been
Art Farmer I've Never Been in Love Before
Charlene I've Never Been To Me
Changing Faces What I've Been Missin'
June Christy The Best Thing for You
Booker T. & the MG's It's Your Thing
Luther Vandross My Favorite Things
Herman's Hermits Oh You Pretty Things
Ray LaMontagne You Are the Best Thing
June Christy When Lights Are Low
Avril Lavigne When You're Gone
Ricky Martin w/Joss Stone The Best Thing About Me Is You
Anita Baker Your're the Best Thing Yet
K.T. Oslin A Heart Needs a Home
Alice Peacock Send My Heart Back Home
Kenny Rogers How Do I Break It to My Heart
Watermark My Heart, Your Home
GrooveLily Home
Simon & Garfunkel Cecilia
Michael McDonald w/Fourplay All in Love Is Fair
Coolio w/L.V Gangsta's Paradise
Jamie Foxx Creepin'
B.J. Thomas Happier Than the Morning Sun
Billy Eckstine Ev'ry Day (I Fall in Love)
Billy Eckstine I Love You
Billy Eckstine Taking a Chance on Love
Billy Eckstine Lost in Loveliness
Ray Charles w/Bonnie Raitt Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?
Ruth Etting w/Philip Schwartz Back in Your Own Backyard
Pete Kelly's Solution If Your Love Don't Sing
Bing Crosby w/Trudy Erwin People Will Say We're in Love
The Andrews Sisters I Wanna Be Loved
Billy Thorpe Wrapped in the Chains of Your Love
Dru Hill We're Not Making Love No More
Justin Guarini Doin' Things (We're Not Supposed To)
Patti LaBelle We're Not Makin' Love Anymore
Up with People We're Not Buyin' It
The 5th Dimension All in Love Is Fair
Barbra Streisand All in Love Is Fair
The Hollies All the World Is Love
Benji Hughes All You've Got To Do is Fall In Love
Alison Krauss Baby, Now That I've Found You
Al Martino Now That I Found You
Wynonna Judd It's Never Easy to Say Goodbye
Len Barry It's a Cryin' Shame
The Gentlemen It's a Cryin' Shame
Gayle McCormick It's a Cryin' Shame
The Grass Roots It's a Cryin' Shame
Peter Frampton It's a Plain Shame
The Spinners It's a Shame
The Moondoggies It's a Shame, It's a Pity
Ray LaMontagne Henry Nearly Killed Me (It's a Shame)
The Blessings It's a Dirty Shame
Avalon Overjoyed
Matchbox Twenty Overjoyed

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Big weekend

Saturday I have two jobs. Andover Arts in the Park . . .an arts festival. I have been doing the music for this event for more than a decade. Lots of smooth jazz and pop. I am also doing a block party in Windham. I was referred by the person who hired me to do this year's Strawberry Festival in town.

Neil Young Down by the River
The Osmonds Down by the Lazy River
Clay Walker Down by the Riverside
Julie London Love on the Rocks
The James Gang Walk Away
Kathy Mattea The Cape
Nelson Won't Walk Away
Too $hort Invasion of the Flat Booty B*****s
Waylon Jennings w/Anita Carter No One's Gonna Miss Me
Dee Dee Sharp You're Gonna Miss Me
Muddy Waters You're Gonna Miss Me
Eagle-Eye Cherry Eagle-Eye Cherry
Jimmy Hughes Neighbor, Neighbor
Jackie Wilson Lonely Teardrops
Sha Na Na Book of Love
The Monotones Book of Love
Book of Love Enchanted
Margaret Whiting I Could Write a Book
Booker T. & the MG's Johnny, I Love You
Sarah McLachlan Love Come
Sarah McLachlan Rivers of Love
Lionel Richie Piece of Love
Peter Gabriel Washing of the Water
Glenn Jones Can We Try Again
New Edition Try Again
Champaign Try Again
Aaliyah w/Timberland Try Again
Barry Manilow Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
Eddie Lovette Sweet Sensation
Carol Elizabeth Jones Comin' Down from God
Primal Scream Hell's Comin' Down
The Who Love Is Coming Down
Karen Akers I Am Your Child/She's Leaving Home
Led Zeppelin Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)
Gary Lewis & the Playboys She's Just My Style
Lionrock She's on the Train
She's on the Train She's Not Just a Pretty Face
ZZ Top She's Just Killing Me
Debbie Gibson Only in My Dreams
Lloyd Cole No Blue Skies
The Rockin' Ramrods Bright Lit Blue Skies
Uncle Kracker Blue Skies
Kellie Pickler I Wonder
Kellie Pickler Someone Somewhere Tonight
Kelly Clarkson Tie It Up
Lady Gaga Bad Romance
Katy Perry I'm Still Breathing
Katy Perry Roar
Wilson Pickett International Playboy
John Fred Hey Hey Bunny
Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers Hopping Mad
Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers Glen Miller Medley
Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers Lover's Mix
Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers Rock & Roll Party Mix
Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers Swing the Mood
Jive Bunny & the Mastermixers Swing Sisters Swing
Bunny Sigler Regina
Patti LaBelle Ready for a Miracle
Bunny Berigan & His Orchestra Sobbin' Blues
Bunny Paul Such a Night
Bunny Wailer Here in Jamaica
DeBarge A Dream
Tony Orlando Chills
The Chills Luck or Loveliness
Sheb Wooley Listening for Your Footsteps
Brad Prevedoros What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life
Eddie Heywood Time on My Hands
André Kostelanetz Medley: Hallelujah! /Time on My Hands
The Runaways Take It or Leave It
Shaggy w/Brian & Tony Gold Leave It to Me
Cecelia Bartoli w/James Levine Mi lagnerò tacendo
Sawyer Brown I Will Leave the Light On
Candyman Don't Leave Home Without It
Delbert McClinton Don't Leave Home Without It
Billionaire Someday I'll Leave It All
Cigar Store Indians Yipin
Colin James & The Little Big Band Somethin's Goin' on in My Room
Comfy Chair Renaissance in Harlem
Jump5 Throw Your Hands Up
Peggy Lee w/Dave Barbour & His Orchestra Don't Smoke in Bed
Lipps, Inc. Funkytown
Imagination Flashback
The Ritchie Family The Best Disco In Town
Metallica Jump In The Fire
Howard Johnson Jump Into Fire
Harry Belafonte Jump in the Line

Monday, September 9, 2013

Don't have much time tonight so here are today's adds.

Mel & Tim Backfield in Motion
Edwin Starr Back Street
Devo Jerkin' Back 'N' Forth
Bruce Hornsby Set Me in Motion
Lynyrd Skynyrd Every Mother's Son
Taking Back Sunday Your Own Disaster
The Temptations Don't Look Back
Les Baxter Scoobee Doo
Simple Plan Simple Plan
Big Brovaz Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again)
Bobby Sherman Jingle Bell Rock
Juice Newton Love's Been a Little Bit Hard on Me
Tower of Power Love's Been Gone So Long
Patty Duke Don't Just Stand There
Grass Roots Hotttness
Harry Belafonte Matilda
Jimmie Rodgers Waltzing Matilda
Cookie & the Cupcakes Mathilda
Ry Cooder Mathilda
Defari Big Up
Tennessee Ernie Ford Mule Train
Isham Jones & His Orchestra Nobody's Sweetheart
Tennessee Ernie Ford I Don't Know
Tennessee Ernie Ford w/Joe "Fingers" Carr Stack-O-Lee
Al Jolson w/Charles A. Prince & Orchestra Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye
Harry Belafonte I Do Adore Her
Sonny Smith If You Don't Make a Change (Don Adora'e)
Billie Holiday All or Nothing at All
Johnny Cash w/The Everly Brothers Ballad of a Teenage Queen
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Jack of All Trades
Four Jacks and a Jill Master Jack

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I can't work on the music everyday, but I try to keep my daily adds average up. Today's gives some indication of my dedication to adding ethnic music to my library. I have a fairly extensive range including Latin (from most South American countries), French, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, etc. My goal is to provide at least some of whatever my client is looking for.

Vardelle Smith Tar and Cement
The Chordettes Lonely Lips
Billy Bragg At My Window Sad and Lonely
P. Diddy w/Kain, Kokane & Mark Curry;  Lonely
Les Baxter Tropicando
Los Reyes Locos En San Felipe
Paraiso Tropical de Durango La Parranda
Les Baxter Shooting Star
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Beat the Time
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians She
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Nothing
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Now
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Keep Coming Back
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians I Do
The Rembrandts Don't Hide Your Love
Backstreet Boys I'll Never Break Your Heart
Dionne Farris Dionne Farris
The Poni-Tails Your Wild Heart

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Today's additions happen to be a great example of artists covering other people's hits; in this case "Tears on My Pillow." I don't make plans to add any particular songs on a given day unless I have special requests for an upcoming event.

Les Baxter Yellow Sun
Yellow Balloon Yellow Balloon
Johnny Nash Tears on My Pillow
Lou Christie Tears on My Pillow
Johnny Tillotson Tears on My Pillow
Bobby Vinton Tears on My Pillow
The Fleetwoods Tears on My Pillow
Sha Na Na Tears on My Pillow
Little Anthony & the Imperials Tears on My Pillow
Only Living Witness Bad Blood
The Bellamy Brothers Hard on a Heart
Steve Alaimo Every Day I Have to Cry
Ben Tucker Für Elise
Amy Ray Glow
Night Control Glow
Bonnie Raitt The Glow
Nikki Williams Glowing
Voodoo Glow Skulls Shoot the Moon
Jackie Davis Glow Worm Cha Cha
Aoife O'Donovan Glowing Heart

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

This has been quite an interesting day for music cataloging.  It does a pretty good job of showing some of the breadth of my library. Hits, album cuts, big band, obscure artists and more. My personal favorite is the Tommy Roe version of "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy."  Many pop stars filled their albums with covers of other artists hits.

Naughty by Nature w/Master P, Mystikal, Phiness & Silkk the Shocker Live or Die
Ruff Ryders w/Drag-On & Juvenile Down Bottom
Ruff Ryders w/The LOX Dope Money
Ruff Ryders w/Eve Do That
Nina Simone Turn Me On
Donna Lewis Simone
Nina Simone The Look of Love [Madison Park vs. Lenny B. Remix]
Nina Simone (I Loves You) Porgy [Live]
Kim Weston You Just Don't Know
You Just Don't Know You Just Don't Know
Switch I Call Your Name
The Mamas & the Papas I Call Your Name
Daniel Powter Bad Day
Daniel Powter Free Loop
Stacy Lattisaw Let Me Be Your Angel
Doug Clark Baby Let Me Bang Your Box
The Wiggles Numbers Rhumba
Ohio Express Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
Tommy Roe Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
Bloodhound Gang Yummy Down on This
Gwen Stefani w/Pharrell Williams Yummy
Yummie Bubblegum
The Essex Easier Said Than Done
Red Hot Chili Peppers Easily
Edwin Starr Easin' In
Cliff Richard I Could Easily Fall (In Love with You)
Kenny Rankin I Fall in Love Too Easily
June Christy I Fall in Love Too Easily
Kris Kristofferson Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)
Escape the Fate Smooth
Walter Beasley For Your Pleasure
Bob James Angela [Theme from Taxi]
Pink Floyd On the Turning Away
Pat MacDonald Turn on Me
Slush Touch You (Mercury de Sade)
Kevin Lyttle w/Spragga Benz Turn Me On
Charlie Spivak Linda

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I have been a mobile disc jockey for almost thirty years. My ex-wife came up with 'DJ with a Difference.' One of the primary differences is that I carry more than 100,000 songs in my digital library to every function. It is only in the last year or so that I have actually started to make a list of them. Every day I make an effort to catalog at least ten new songs.  Sometimes the song is something I've had in my collection a long time and just haven't done before. Here are today's.

The Killers Runaways
Leona Lewis Take a Bow
The McDonald Sisters McDonald Sisters' Prayer (Lord I Thank You)
Joe Diffie Prop Me up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)
Joe Diffie John Deere Green
Rick Springfield Affair of the Heart
Rick Springfield Souls
Little Eva The Loco-Motion
Lynyrd Skynyrd The Needle and the Spoon
The Whispers Needle in a Haystack
Richie Dan Call It Fate
Keith Whitley Don't Close Your Eyes