The Birthday Party Playlist

Quite a few folk asked me (the man who absolutely thrives on making lists) what the music played at my party was.
Some other people asked me whether the music was ‘on random play’ or had been preprogrammed. Let me assure them it was the latter, no algorithm yet invented could produce this beast. It took me absolutely weeks to do.This was a work of art, an installation even, and quite definitely the best five hours music you’ll have heard this year!
I should have my own radio show, he said modestly!

Those paying attention will know that, due to four of my closest friends making unannounced and incredibly flattering speeches about yours truly, the last six tunes were not played in their entirety!
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Diddy Wah Diddy
Burning Spear Civilized Reggae
Little Feat Spanish Moon
The Small Faces Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
Rulers Wrong Em Boyo
Jimmy Reed Big Boss Man
Freddie King Boogie Fuck
Jimmy Reed Shame Shame
The Velvet Underground Sunday Morning
Joe Gibbs African Dub Chapter Three
Erky Grant & The Earwigs I’m A Hog For You
Karen Elson Season Of The Witch
Culture Two Sevens Clash
Shuggie Otis Strawberry Letter 23
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Plastic Factory
Augustus Pablo King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown
Elvis Presley Mystery Train
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band Just Got Back from the City Kraftwerk Electric Cafe
Kaleidoscope Flight From Ashiya
Lee Dorsey Ya Ya
Billy Cotton and His Band Somebody Stole My Gal
Freddie King Stumble
Papa Lightfoot Wine Women And Whiskey
The Mothers Of Invention You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here Steely Dan East St. Louis Toodle-Do
Badfinger Day After Day
Lilian Harvey & Willy Fritsch Ich Wollt Ich Waer Ein Huhn
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do
Muddy Waters I Can’t Be Satisfied
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins I Put A Spell On You
King Horror Loch Ness Monster
Clifton Chenier All Night Long
Atomic Mosquitos Let’s Make the Water Turn Black
Sonny & Cher I Walk on Gilded Splinters
Little Feat Cold Cold Cold
Badfinger Baby Blue
Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Willie Williams Armageddon Time
Derek Martin Daddy Rollin’ Stone
Elmore James Dust My Broom
Freddie King Danger Zone
Freddie King Going Down
Earl Hooker Hot and Heavy
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
The Novas The Crusher
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Big Eyed Beans from Venus Cardiff Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Band Scotch Broth
Bob Dylan Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
The Kingsmen Louie Louie
Stephen Stills Sweet Home Chicago
Link Wray Rumble
Nick Lowe Shake That Rat
Canned Heat Going Up The Country
David Bowie It’s no Game (Part 1)
The Aggrovators & King Tubby Straight to Jackson’s Head
Mario Lanza Drink, Drink, Drink
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Some Velvet Morning
North Mississippi Allstars Blow Out
Robert Mellin & Gian-Piero Reverberi Robinson CrusoeMain Theme
The Byrds So You Want to Be a Rock ‘N’ Roll Star
? & The Mysterians   96 Tears
The Zombies The Time Of The Season
Albert King Crosscut Saw
Robert Parker Barefootin’
Sonny Boy Williamson Help Me
Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Hot Head
Sugar Hoover Dam
The Stooges I Wanna Be Your Dog
The Rezillos (My Baby Does) Good Sculptures
Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant
The Clash London Calling (2012 Instrumental Mix)
M&M Echo Beach [Go Home Productions Version]
King Tubby I Trim the Barber
Iggy Pop I’m Bored
Pulp Common People
Edwyn Collins The Witch Queen Of New Orleans (long version)
Pulp Disco 2000
Four Tops Reach Out, I’ll Be There
Talking Heads Cities (Alternate Version)
Ween Here There Fancypants
Sly & The Family Stone Everyday People
Bob & Earl Harlem Shuffle
The Upsetters Return of Django
Dawn Penn No, No, No (Trojan Mix)
Robert Mellin & Gian-Piero Reverberi Opening Titles
Count Five Psychotic Reaction
The Pretty Things Rosalyn
North Mississippi Allstars Rollin ‘n Tumblin
The Byrds Eight Miles High
Love Alone Again Or
Slim Harpo I’m A King Bee
Etta James Tell Mama
The Raybeats Tight Turn [album version]
Elvis Costello What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love And Understanding
Leonard Cohen Closing Time


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