Songs Influenced by Gospel

Dec. 12, 2018
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Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Have Mercy BabyBilly Ward & the DominoesIsabelleForshaw
2Bed of Rose'sThe Statler BrothersRavi Raman
3I Got a WomanRay CharlesNicko
4I Thank YouSam & Davetincanman
5Holy GhostWynton Marsalisswawilg
6Border SongElton JohnNicko
7Until You Come Back to MeAretha Franklin9hairs9knots
8Roll Me Through the RushesChaka KhanOliveButler
9How Can You Mend a Broken HeartAl GreenParaMhor
10Go Now!The Moody BluesAltraEgo
11Turn On Your Love LightBobby "Blue" BlandAltraEgo
12And I Am Telling You I'm Not GoingJennifer Hollidaybishbosh
13Ultralight BeamKanye WestGreatGrendel

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1You've Got a Friend (live)Donny HathawayNicko
2Keep On PushingThe ImpressionsIsabelleForshaw
3Respect YourselfThe Staple Singersmegadom
4If You Don't Know Me By NowHarold Melvin & the Blue Notesamylee
5Some Kind of GameAgainst All Logic (Nicolas Jaar)untergunther
6Wednesday Night Prayer MeetingCharles MingusAbahachi
7You Turn Me OnLabelleAbahachi
8River Deep, Mountain HighIke & Tina TurnerParaMhor
9Higher and HigherJackie WilsonParaMhor
10Trouble, You Can't Fool MeRy Cooderswawilg
11Ain't Nothing Like the Real ThingMarvin Gaye & Tammi Terrellmegadom
12These Arms of MineOtis ReddingNicko
13You Send MeSam CookeParaMhor
14Cry BabyGarnet Mimms & the Enchantersattwilightlarks
15You Got the LoveThe Source & Candi Staton & Frankie KnucklesNicko
16Jimmy MackMartha Reeves & the VandellasIsabelleForshaw
17The River of DreamsBilly JoelSweetHomeAlabama
18If You Think You're Lonely NowBobby WomackIsabelleForshaw
19Mercy, Mercy, MercyCannonball AdderleyNilpferd
20I Feel the Earth MoveCarole KingShivSidecar
21Deeper WellEmmylou HarrisSuzi
22He Ain't Heavy, He's My BrotherThe HolliesRavi Raman
23Another DayJamie Lidellswawilg
24Coming HomeJohn Legendswawilg
25Man in the MirrorMichael JacksonSweetHomeAlabama
26Reach OutMidfield GeneralDiscoMonster
27Deeper Than the HollerRandy TravisRavi Raman
28Sweet & DandyToots & the MaytalsUncleben
29The Glow of LoveChangebishbosh
30I Am the Black Gold of the SunNuyorican Soul, Jocelyn BrownNicko

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Song With Misleading or Incongruous Titles

Dec. 5, 2018
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Writer: Olive Butler
At: The Song Bar

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 TitleArtistNominated by
1Matted SpamBadfingerAltraEgo
2Messin' With the MekonRobert PlantAbahachi
3Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other GamesOf MontrealUncleben
420 Jazz Funk GreatsThrobbing GristleMussoliniHeadkick
5ManhattanScott Walkerattwilightlarks
6Do You Like Worms?The Beach BoysIsabelleForshaw
7Joe FrazierBurning Spearpejepeine
8A History of Sport FishingThree More ShallowsShoegazer
9Punk as FuckAmerican Analog SetToffeeBoy
10Ballad of Reverend War CharacterSilver JewsChris7572
11I Hold Your Hand in MineTom LehrerSuzi
12Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful NationJoe Henryswawilg

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Paintball's Coming HomeHalf Man Half Biscuitseverin
2SuedeheadMorrisseyShivSidecar
3Margerine RockStereolabUncleben
4Bullet With Butterfly WingsSmashing PumpkinsIsabelleForshaw
5Pretzel LogicSteely DanUncleben
6Tapioca TundraThe MonkeesNicko
7Our Drummer Always Plays in the NudeWest Coast Pop Art Experimental BandUncleben
8Lions in My Own Garden (Exit Someone)Prefab SproutParaMhor
9Cabaret VoltaireJames BrownParaMhor
10Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth With Money in My HandPrimitive Radio Godsswawilg
11Third UncleBrian EnoShoegazer
12Psycho KillerEnglish DogsCarpgate

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Songs by Trios

Nov. 28, 2018
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Writer: nilpferd
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Train and the RiverJimmy Giuffre TrioAbahachi
2My Blue TearsLinda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou HarrisSuzi
3Guajira Ven a GozarTrio Matamorospejepeine
4YazdahTrio Chemiranimagicman
5BardoGoGo PenguinDiscoMonster
6Everyone ElseLondon GrammarLeaveitallbehind
7Emergency!Tony Williams LifetimeBanazirGalbasi
8Waltz for DebbyBill Evans Trionosuchzone
9Walking on the MoonThe PoliceFretlessBasser
10Can't Cheat KarmaZoundsCarpgate
11JumpersSleater-KinneyUncleben
12Fantasia SuiteAl Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De LuciaChris7572

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Da Da DaTrioTraktor Albatrost
2I'm Yours and I'm HersJohnny Wintermegadom
3GuinnevereCrosby, Stills & NashGreatGrendel
4Ready or NotThe Fugeesswawilg
5Only a Paper Moon Nat King Cole TrioOliveButler
6Fuck Shit UpNonstop BodyTarquinSpodd
7Freak SceneDinosaur Jr.SongBarLandlord
8MisageLe Trio JoubranNicko
9Okonkole y TrompaJaco PastoriusFretlessBasser
10What Is This Thing Called LoveSonny Rollins TrioAlBahooky
11Tell Me WhyBronski BeatParaMhor
12Empty PagesTrafficShivSidecar

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Songs About Shooting

Nov. 21, 2018
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Column
Writer: Suzanne Saxby (Suzi)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The GunLou Reedswawilg
2Janie's Got a GunAerosmithLeaveitallbehind
3SilencerSusanne Sundførseverin
4Just the Right BulletsTom WaitsUncleben
5Shoot Out the LightsRichard and Linda ThompsonShivSidecar
6Louis CollinsMississippi John Hurttreefrogdemon
7Only a Pawn in Their GameBob DylanTarquinSpodd
8Tonz of GunzGang StarrAlBahooky
9The Youth of EglingtonBlack UhuruUncleben
10Shotgun ShackNeneh Cherryseverin
11The GunBen Wattmegadom
12John the GunSandy Dennytreefrogdemon
13Desert StrikeFatima al QadiriDiscoMonster

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1KannonensongLotte Lenya & Wolfgang NeussParaMhor
2The Lonesome Death of Johnny AceSpectrum ft Captain MemphisTraktor Albatrost
3Smackwater JackCarole KingGreatGrendel
4Frankie's GunThe Felice BrothersTempusfugit
5Gunned DownCharged GBHCarpgate
6Molly BondThe Oyster Bandtreefrogdemon
7Me and My Chauffeur BluesMemphis MinnieTarquinSpodd
8Motor City MadhouseTed NugentRavi Raman
9Family SnapshotPeter Gabrielhappyclapper
10I Shot the SheriffBob MarleyUncleben
11No More GunsMr. Benn ft Tenor FlyUncleben
12ZombieThe CranberriesFretlessBasser
13Gun Shy10,000 ManiacsMarconius7

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Songs About Determination

Nov. 14, 2018
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Column
Writer: Marco den Ouden (Marconius7)
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1St. Elmo's FireJohn Parrphilipphilip99
2KarateBabymetalNilpferd
3SpitfirePublic Service Broadcastingphilipphilip99
4Learning to FlyPink FloydIsabelleForshaw
5A Quitter Never WinsLarry Williams & Johnny Watsonattwilightlarks
6Long Walk to DCStaple SingersRavi Raman
7Sun Will RiseBonobo & Speech DebelleNilpferd
8The ClimbMiley Cyrusoutoftheblue
9RoarKaty Perryoutoftheblue
10I Drove All NightRoy OrbisonSuzi
11The AvenueCowboy MouthRavi Raman
12Make It MoveJonny Langattwilightlarks
13We Are the ChampionsQueenShoegazer

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Gonna Fly NowBill ContiDiscoMonster
2DedicationRoy CastleOlive Butler
3Carry Onfun.Leaveitallbehind
4Feel First LifeJon HopkinsDiscoMonster
5Walk Like ManFour Seasonsattwilightlarks
6Not Gonna Give It UpPeter Toshattwilightlarks
7Break My StrideMatthew Wilderoutoftheblue
8High HopesFrank SinatraSuzi
9Where Do You Go To My LovelyPeter SarstedtLeaveitallbehind
10RiseRichard Earnshaw ft Ursula Rucker & Roy AyersDiscoMonster
11The Loneliness of the Long Distance RunnerIron MaidenIsabelleForshaw
12Pardon Me I've Got Someone to KillAndre Williams & the SadiesOlive Butler
13KowalskiPrimal Screamhappyclapper
14Risin' to the TopKeni BurkeDiscoMonster
15FighterChristina Aguileraoutoftheblue
16A Quitter Never WinsJonny Langattwilightlarks
17Remember the AlamoWillie NelsonFretlessBasser
18The Impossible DreamAndy WilliamsGreatGrendel
19The MachineJohn McCutcheontincanman
20Hold the LineTotoAltraEgo
21Two WeeksFKA Twigsseverin
22EverestPublic Service Broadcastingphilipphilip99
23That's LifeFrank Sinatraattwilightlarks
24Bad BloodBonzo Dog Doo Dahh BandTarquinSpodd

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Songs That Express Walking

Nov. 7, 2018
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Column
Writer: Abahachi
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Njia Walk (Street Walk)The Fatback Bandpejepeine
2Two Little FeetGreg BrownJamesowne475
3Tinoge Ya Ta'a Ba, Parts 1 and 2Idris Ackamoor & the PyramidsAlBahooky
4Walking the BluesWillie DixonIsabelleForshaw
5Lumi Edward VesalaDiscoMonster
6Walk and SkankJah Screechysaneshane
7The StrollThe Diamondsphilipphilip99
8Cissy StrutThe MetersAltraEgo
9Stray Cat StrutThe Stray CatsMogdog
10Buenos Aires Hora CeroAstor Piazzollapejepeine
11Promenade SentimentaleVladimir Cosma9hairs9knots

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1The Final DuelMorricone, EnnioGreatGrendel
2I'll Take You ThereThe Staple Singersmagicman
3Blues WalkLou DonaldsonMogdog
4Strollin'PrinceIsabelleForshaw
5Rebirth of Slick (Cooll Like Dat)Digable PlanetsNicko
6Beat Street StrutBeat StreetSongBarLandlord
7Walk Like a ManThe Four SeasonsSuzi
8Walking the DogRufus ThomasIsabelleForshaw
9DaydreamingMassive AttackParaMhor
10Strollin'Horace Silver QuintetBeltwayBandit
11I'm Too SexyRight Said FredSuzi
12Crepuscule With Nellie (Evening Promenade)Thelonius MonkNilpferd

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Songs About the Devil

Oct. 31, 2018
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Column
Writer: Leaveitallbehind
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Dance With the DevilCozy Powellmegadom
2Devil is FineZeal & ArdorShoegazer
3Runnin' With the DevilVan Halenphilipphilip99
4Devil InsideINXSAltraEgo
5Devil ManBlue PillsFretlessBasser
6The Devil Takes Care of His OwnBand of SkullsUncleben
7Shake It OutFlorence & the MachineEnglishOutlaw
8My Mother and the DevilAustin Lucastincanman
9The Devil's DaughterBuddy GuySeth Miller
10Devil's HaircutBeckGreatGrendel
11Where the Devil Don't StayDrive-By TruckersTempusfugit
12Spanish TrainChris de BurghMarconius7

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Have You Ever Danced With the Devil Under the Pale MoonlightDeepsetRavi Raman
2The Number of the BeastIron Maidenuneasy listening
3Devil's BackboneThe Civil Warsattwilightlarks
4MephistophelesWayne ShorterAbahachi
5The Devil Went Down to GeorgiaCharlie Daniels BandSuzi
6Titties & BeerFrank ZappaBanazirGalbasi

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Songs About Equality

Oct. 24, 2018
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Column
Writer: pejepeine
At: Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1From Protest to ResistanceConflictBethnoir
2TreatyYothu YindiNicko
3Black Skin Blue Eyed BoysThe EqualsShivSidecar
4Same Thing in ReverseBoy Georgebishbosh
5Count It UpField Musicbarbryn
6Cauliflower CurryRobb JohnsonTatankaYotanka
7Meet Me HalfwayBonnie RaittIsabelleForshaw
8Gonna Be an EngineerPeggy SeegerSuzi
9AlabamaJohn Coltrane QuartetNilpferd
10Yes We Can CanThe Pointer SistersRavi Raman
11RouterPangaeanosuchzone
12Fair as EqualKamasi WashingtonUncleben

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1It's ObviousThe Au PairsGreatGrendel
2Do Right Woman, Do Right ManAretha FranklinMussoliniHeadkick
3That's Not My NameThe Ting TingsMussoliniHeadkick
4Power of EqualityRed Hot Chili PeppersHoshino Sakura
5Hard BastardsRoots ManuvaShoegazer
6Run, Revolution a ComeHugh MundellUncleben
7Cut Across ShortyEddie CochranAltraEgo
8White Privilege IIMacklemore & Lewis ft. Jamila Woodsmagicman
9Pa'lanteHurray for the Riff RaffJamesowen475
10The Man in BlackJohnny CashSkydog7
11One WorldJohn Martynblackshadow
12Harvest for the WorldThe Isley BrothersShivSidecar

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Songs With Harp, Lyre or Zither

Oct. 17, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: Ralph Brown (magicman)
At: Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Harp & Aeolian HarpSarah Deere-Jonesphilipphilip99
2Blue NileAlice Coltraneattwilightlarks
3La IguanaLila DownsJamesowen475
4FirebratZeena Parkinsnosuchzone
5On a Good DayJoanna NewsomGreatGrendel
6The Boy is MineBrandy & Monicapejepeine
7Why Did You Leave MeDorothy Ashbyphilipphilip99
8BeastAgnes ObelUncleben
9JarabiSona JobartehNicko
10Sea of LoveCat PowerIsabelleForshaw
11Danse Sacrée & Danse ProfaneClaude Debussy (performed by Vera Badings)Beltway Bandit
12All I WantJoni MitchellParaMhor
13MockingbirdInez & Charlie FoxxIsabelleForshaw

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1If It's MagicStevie Wonder (ft Dororthy Ashby)sonofwebcore
2Cuarto de ColoresEdmar CastanedaBeltway Bandit
3Blue MoonHarpo MarxNelson Doherty
4Brandy CoveDelyth & Angharad Jenkins,Suzi
5HuiziopochtliAndreas VollenweiderBanazirGalbasi
6Pozo del DeseoKetama, Toumani Diabate & Jose Sotosonofwebcore
7Bulimic BeatsCatatoniaphilipphilip99
8Glassworks 1 (Opening)Philip Glass ft Lavinia MeijerBeltway Bandit
9Northern LightsLucinda Belle Orchestraseverin
10Keep On the Sunny SideThe Carter FamilyBeltway Bandit
11SakuraKasumi WatanabiHoshino Sakura
12Dance of SapphoThe Gnostic Trio (John Zoen composer ft Carol Emanuel performing)Seth Miller
13You Got the Dirtee LoveFlorence & the Machine ft Dizzy RascalMussoliniHeadkick

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Songs About Idioms

Oct. 10, 2018
Blog
Column
Writer: SidecarShiv
At: The Song Bar

A List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1RewardThe Teardrop Explodesmegadom
2The Play's the ThingPeter HammillTatankaYotanka
3Poor Old Soul (Part 1)Orange JuiceDiscoMonster
4Beyond the PaleThe MissionBethnoir
5Beyond BeliefElvis Costello & the Attractionsmegadom
6Law of the LandThe TemptationsDiscoMonster
7You Don't Miss Your WaterWilliam BellSkydog7
8SandNancy Sinatra & Lee HazlewoodMussoliniHeadkick
9ClichéTodd Rundgrenmagicman
10Crooked WaysPropaganda ft Terence F. ClarkSkydog7
11Don't Take My Kindness for WeaknessMeshell Ndegeocellomagicman
12Mon Coeur BalanceDaouda KonéUncleben
13Jammin'Bob Marley & the WailersIsabelleForshaw

B List

 TitleArtistNominated by
1Gone With the Wind is My LoveRita & the Tiarasattwilightlarks
2God as GoldViva VoceShoegazer
3Bats in the AtticKing Creosolte & Jon HopkinsNeville Morley
4Arena IIColourboxvanwolf2
5Gold PlatedMother HipsSkydog7
6Slip of the TongueMary Gauthiertreefrogdemon
7True BlueGary LourisTempusfugit
8One Step ForwardMax Romeo & the Upsettersmegadom
9Whistling in the DarkEasterhousevanwolf2
10Before the Flame DiesCock SparrerCarpgate
11Exit Stage RightRonnie BurnsBeltway Bandit
12Twenty-two ProverbsJohn Greaves, Peter Blegvad & Lisa Hermanmegadom
13The Facts of LifeBlack Box Recorderhappyclapper

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