My friend Carl and I share a birthday today. To celebrate our birthdays, I created a YouTube playlist for him. Here’s the whole playlist:
One by One
Here are the ten songs, one by one, with my comments to Carl:
↑ Bonnie Raitt
Shakin’ Shakin’ Shakes (2016)
At 66, Bonnie can still shake it. From her new album, Dig In Deep. Respect your elders.
↑ Boz Scaggs with Bonnie Raitt
Hell To Pay (2015)
Bonnie again, this time supporting Boz Scaggs (71) on his recent album, A Fool to Care. She’s respecting her elders.
↑ Neko Case
Nothing to Remember (2012)
Tune out the Hunger Games connection. This song comes through for listeners of any age. Neko at her best.
↑ J.D. McPherson
North Side Gal (2010)
Little Richard voice. Upright slap bass. A recent tune to take you way back.
↑ Tedeschi Trucks Band
Let Me Get By (2016)
Title song from their new album. You gotta love it.
↑ Van Morrison and Mark Knopfler
Irish Heartbeat (2015)
Hey Carl, two of your favorite performers together on last year’s Van album, Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue. Are you respecting your elders yet?
↑ Marcia Ball
Roadside Attractions (2012)
Rollicking title song from Marcia’s 2012 album. Oh yeah, respect your elders again.
↑ Angela Strehli, Sarah Brown & Marcia Ball
A Fool In Love (2012)
Talk about shaking it! Talk about respect! Tina Turner’s first record, an R&B hit 56 years ago, loses none of its soul power here.
↑ Henri’s Boogie (2013)
Starts slow, then… POW! There’s a reason this video rose from nowhere to over 10 million views and 31K likes.
↑ Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
I asked my step-daughter Becky and her husband Mat to make a playlist for me. This was their finale. Respect your youngers.
Again, the full YouTube playlist is here. Enjoy!