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