1) Turn on your MP3 player or music player on your computer.
2) Go to SHUFFLE songs mode.
3) Write down the first 15 songs that come up–song title and artist–NO editing/cheating, please.
So – here we go…
- Don’t Marry her, Marry Me: Beautiful South
- Debe: Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabete
- Beast of Burden: The Rolling Stones
- Yambo: Salif Keita
- Ramblin Man: The Allman Brothers Band
- Virgina Plain: Roxy Music
- Tear Drop City: The Monkees
- House of Fun: Madness
- Tell Me: Stevie Ray Vaughan
- Waiting for the Wheel To Turn: Capercaille
- Saontsin Rangahare: P. Calvin
- Don’t Lie to Me: The Blues Band
- Chanson de Pelot Hennebont: Tri Yann
- Dance on a Volcano: Genesis
- I Wish: Kate Rusby
Given that my music taste is a bit odd, I should probably explain some of these. Ali Farka Toure was an amazing guitar player from Mali and Toumani Diabete is the greatest kora player in the world. Salif Keita is a Malian singer, with an amazing voice. Tri Yann are a Breton Electric-Folk Group. P. Calvin is a colleague of Sue’s in Madagascar and I have his music in iTunes because I’ll be posting some of it to this blog soon.
Ramblin’ Man comes from Brothers and Sisters by the Allman Brothers Band, which may just be the best rock and roll record ever.
I’m surprised at how little blues, jazz and seventies rock turned up in the list as – along with folk – those are the styles of music I listen to most. I’m also surprised that no lectures by Tom Wright appeared on the list – generally when I put my iPod onto shuffle, I get heavy rock followed by Wright on the quest for the Historical Jesus.
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