Roger’s Retirement music too

With a Lot O’ Soul

Marvin GayeMore music in honor of my retirement in 2019, compiled by JF and DC.

Fame – David Bowie. Beyond two-octave riff, it was co-written by John Lennon. I was very sad when each of them died.
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince. Among my favorite songs of all time, ever since I saw the Purple Rain movie, The 12″ inch vinyl, which I own, has an even more delicious guitar line. Sad when he died, as well.
Paperback Writer – the Beatles. The Fabs, of course, but I suspect this was a reference to my blogging.
Got To Give It Up – Marvin Gaye. More cool. No wonder Blurred Lines purloined it.
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson. The first song from the MJ album I contend is better than Thriller.

This song IS about you

If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, featuring Teddy Pendergrass. One of my theme songs.
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon. Saratoga’s only 30 miles from Albany.
I Got You – Split Enz. The only Split Enz album has that song.
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin. Great cover.
Until – Cassandra Wilson. New Moon’s Daughter (1996) is the first of four of her albums I own.

Tell the Truth – Otis Redding. He definitely died too soon.
I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers. Mavis so often sounds like church.
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. Tammi died WAY too early. And Marvin’s death at the hands of his father…
It’s A Shame – the Spinners. One of the few Motown hits by the group before they moved to Atlantic Records.
I Know I’m Losing You – The Temptations. If I had but one Tempts album, it would be With a Lot O’ Soul, which includes this song.

Slip Slidin’ Away – Paul Simon. “You know the nearer the destination…” Truer words were never spoken.
Where Is the Love – Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway. Donny died a tragic death. I saw Roberta perform on New Year’s Eve in ALB in the late 1990s.
The Glamorous Life – Sheila E. Ah, my personal close relationship with Sheila, who I’ve seen perform twice in the past few years.
Moving Out – Billy Joel. That’s what I did at work. Saw him way back in 1974.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

One thought on “Roger’s Retirement music too”

  1. Glad you’re a Cassandra Wilson fan (& that’s her best album). A few others I want to add include…

    What’s Goin On; Mercy, Mercy Mercy Me
    Stop (in the name of love)
    White Room (Cream)
    Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Cannonball Adderly though Buckinghams version not bad)
    Woodstock (Joni wrote, but C,S & N version)
    Whiter Shade of Pale
    In the Midnight Hour
    Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag

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