Friday, January 30, 2004

C700 Go! 1961
1. Curtis Lee: “Pretty Little Angel Eyes”
2. The Coasters: “Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)”
3. Elvis Presley: “Little Sister”
4. James Brown: “Night Train”
5. Lightning Hopkins: “Tell Me Pretty Mama”
6. Ray Charles: “Hit the Road Jack”
7. The Tokens: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
8. Theo Beckford with Sir Dee’s Group: “Walking Down King Street”
9. Ry-Co Jazz: “Caramba Da Ma Vida”
10. Howlin’ Wolf: “Goin’ Down Slow”

11. Etta James: “Next Door to the Blues”
12. Ernie K-Doe: “Mother-in-Law”
13. The Marvelettes: “Please Mr. Postman”
14. Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: “Down Under”
15. The Bill Evans Trio: “Solar (Live at the Village Vanguard)”
16. Jimmy Giuffre 3: “Jesus Maria”
17. Gil Evans Orchestra: “Le Nevada”
18. Gene Pitney: “Every Breath I Take”
19. Gene Chandler: “Duke of Earl”
20. Ike & Tina Turner: “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”

21. Freddy King: “Hide Away”
22. Johnny Cash: “Tennessee Flat Top Box”
23. Ray Price: “Heart Over Mind”
24. Patsy Cline: “I Fall to Pieces”
25. Billy Walker: “Funny How Time Slips Away”
26. Shep & the Limelites: “Daddy’s Home”
27. Bobby Bland: “Turn on Your Love Light”
28. Joe Houston: “Roy’s Twist”
29. Jimmy Reed: “Bright Lights, Big City”
30. Elmore James: “Shake Your Moneymaker”

31. Charles Mingus: “Peggy’s Blue Skylight”
32. Duke Ellington & Count Basie: “Segue in C”
33. Ella Fitzgerald: “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”
34. Nat King Cole: “Let True Love Begin”
35. Frank Sinatra: “The Second Time Around”
36. Louis Armstrong: “Solitude”
37. Charlie Rich: “Who Will the Next Fool Be?”
38. Leroy Van Dyke: “Walk on By”
39. Mighty Sparrow: “Mae Mae (May May)”
40. Red Spots: “Oya Kae Me”

41. Ten Troubadours: “Umbuzi”
42. The Skatalites: “Malcolm”
43. Rico Rodriguez: “Rico Special”
44. Rockin’ Robin Roberts & the Wailers: “Louie Louie”
45. The Showmen: “It Will Stand”
46. Dion & the Belmonts: “Runaround Sue”
47. Joey Dee & the Starliters: “Peppermint Twist”
48. Gene & Wendell with the Sweethearts: “The Roach (Dance)”
49. The Flares: “Foot Stomping Pt. 1”
50. The Vibrations: “The Watusi”

51. The Rollers: “The Continental Walk”
52. Jarmels: “A Little Bit of Soap”
53. Robert Parker: “All Night Long Pt. 1”
54. Chuck Berry: “Come On”
55. Mar-Kets: “Surfer’s Stomp”
56. The Beach Boys: “Surfin’”
57. The Marcels: “Blue Moon”
58. Bobby Lewis: “Tossin’ and Turnin’”
59. Prince La La: “She Put the Hurt on Me”
60. Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry: “But I Do”

61. The Phil Upchurch Combo: “You Can’t Sit Down Pt. 1 & 2”
62. Freddie Hubbard: “Hub Cap”
63. Sun Ra: “Bassism”
64. Miles Davis: “If I Was a Bell (Live at the Blackhawk)”
65. John Coltrane: “Chasin’ the Trane (Live at the Village Vanguard)”
66. Dizzy Gillespie: “A Night in Tunisia (Live at MOMA, NYC)”
67. Dark City Sisters: “Sekusile”
68. Kalle-Roger & Rochereau with Orchestra Africa Jazz: “Afrika Mokili Mobimbi”
69. E.T. Mensah et His Tempo Band: “Weeya Weya”
70. Salim Abdullah: “Wanawake Wa Tanzania”

71. Flying Jazz Queens: “Langa More (Tap Tap)”
72. Franco & Le T.P.O.K. Jazz: “Mpata Ezangi Mokengeli”
73. John Mwale: “Kenyatta Aliteswa Sana”
74. Joseph Ndato & Daniel Katuga: “Nikuelezeje?”
75. Bob Dylan: “Wade in the Water (Live)”
76. John Lee Hooker: “Teachin’ the Blues”
77. The Ikettes: “I’m Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)”
78. The Mar-Keys: “Last Night”
79. Chuck & Dobby: “Oh Fanny”
80. The Blues Busters: “Lost My Baby”

81. Derrick & Patsy: “Feel So Fine (Feel So Good)”
82. Chuck Jackson: “I Don’t Want to Cry”
83. Sam Cooke: “Cupid”
84. The Shirelles: “Baby It’s You”
85. Ben E. King: “Stand by Me”
86. Del Shannon: “Runaway”
87. The Miracles: “What’s So Good About Goodbye”
88. The Impressions: “Gypsy Woman”
89. The Crystals: “There’s No Other Like My Baby”
90. The Paris Sisters: “I Love How You Love Me”

91. Rosie & Ron: “Bring Me Happiness”
92. The Dreamlovers: “When We Get Married”
93. The Cleftones: “Heart and Soul”
94. The Earls: “Lookin’ for My Baby”
95. The Quotations: “Imagination”
96. The Del Royals: “Always Naggin’ (Grumblin’ Fussin’ Nag Nag)”
97. The Halos: “Nag”
98. The Regents: “Barbara-Ann”
99. The Devotions: “Rip Van Winkle”
100. Raymond Scott: “‘Don’t Beat Your Wife Every Night!’”

101. Stan Freberg: “Columbus Discovers America ‘It’s a Round, Round World’”
102. Spike Jones: “Frantic Freeway”
103. Mongo Santamaria: “Para Ti”
104. Eddie Okanta and His Top Aces: “Eddie’s Accident”
105. Black Beats: “Anokwa Edoni”
106. Duo Ouro Negro: “Kurikutela”
107. Tod Dockstader: “Apocalypse Pt. 2”
108. Dick Dale & His Del-Tones: “Let’s Go Trippin’”
109. Ricky Nelson: “Travelin’ Man”
110. Jimmy Dean: “Big Bad John”

111. Faron Young: “Hello Walls”
112. Hank Snow: “Beggar to a King”
113. George Jones: “Tender Years”
114. Hawkshaw Hawkins: “I Can’t Seem to Say Goodbye”
115. Stonewall Jackson: “A Wound Time Can’t Erase”
116. Carl Butler: “Honky Tonkitis”
117. Johnny Western: “The Ballad of Paladin”
118. Yusef Lateef: “Love Theme from ‘Spartacus’”
119. Walt Dickerson: “Death and Taxes”
120. Thelonious Monk: “Jackie-ing (Live in Italy)”

121. The ‘JFK’ Quintet: “Eugly’s Tune”
122. Stan Getz: “I’m Late, I’m Late”
123. Lee Konitz: “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To”
124. Ornette Coleman: “Free Jazz (Excerpt)”
125. Del Close & John Brent: “Basic Hip”
126. Don Morrow: “Like Rumpelstiltskin”
127. Lee Dorsey: “Ya Ya”
128. Aaron Neville: “Let’s Live”
129. Irma Thomas: “Cry On”
130. Barbara George: “I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More)”

131. Maxine Brown: “All in My Mind”
132. Marie Knight: “Come Tomorrow”
133. James Ray with the Hutch Davie Orchestra: “If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody”
134. Marv Johnson: “Merry-Go-Round”
135. Sugar Boy Crawford: “Have a Little Mercy on Me”
136. Junior Parker: “Drivin’ Wheel”
137. The Jive Five with Joe Rene & Orch.: “My True Story”
138. The Drifters: “Please Stay”
139. The Stereos: “I Really Love You”
140. The Timetones: “In My Heart”

141. The Blue Jays: “Lover’s Island”
142. Lloyd Clarke with Smithie’s Sextet: “You’re a Cheat”
143. The Mellowlarks: “Time to Play”
144. Owen Gray & the Jets: “Nobody Else”
145. Mossman & Zeddse with Sir Dee’s Group: “Pocket Money”
146. Partyboys: “We Got a Party”
147. Russell Byrd: “Hitch Hike Pt. 1”
148. The Velvets ft. Virgil Johnson: “Tonight (Could Be the Night)”
149. William Bell: “You Don’t Miss Your Water”
150. Little Caesar & the Romans: “These Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)”

Gathered the materials for this one at the same time as the 1995 one, but '95 is a little closer to my heart (and, um, experience) so I put this off till afterward. I've been assembling it piecemeal for a week, and I think it plays pretty well. It's also a little easier to do, because even with the African stuff the songs here are a little more sonically uniform. Also, I flat-out cheated with most of the African songs--if it said "early '60s" on the compilation, I claimed it for my own. Unfair, maybe, but that's life.