Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Desert Island List of CD's

Everybody has their list of favourite CD's that they would take to a desert island.

You will notice mine is predominately 60's R&B (aka Soul music). I actually saw a lot of these wonderful performers live. of the most memorable was Patti Labelle (Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles then) at Maple Leaf Gardens as one of the introductory acts for the Rolling Stones.
...Floor seat, 1st 10 rows, ticket $18 (I think)
...Patti could have sung without a microphone

...and another was The Ike & Tina Turner Revue at 888 Yonge Street (really a large banquet hall - called the Masonic Temple back then)
...the energy that Tina and the Ikettes generated would have easily powered some of the neighbouring office buildings
...Ike was scary

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall
Ray Charles
Atlantic R & B
Everybody from Atlantic (8 CD’s)
Beg, Scream & Shout
R & B greats from everywhere (6 CD’s)
Blues Summit
B.B. King & friends
Captured Live At The Forum
Three Dog Night
Eagles Greatest Hits
The Eagles
Greatest Hits
Patti Labelle
Greatest Hits
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Harry Chapin Live
Harry Chapin
Her Best
Etta James
Hitsville USA
Everybody from Motown (4 CD’s)
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Joe Cocker Live
Joe Cocker
Lee Michaels
Lee Michaels
Bob Marley
Live & in Living Color
Tower of Power
Live at the Apollo II
James Brown
Oh What A Night
The Dells
Rhythm Country & Blues
Various R&B and Country greats (all duets)
Simply The Best
Tina Turner
Soul Train 25th Anniversary
Disks 1 & 2 only (3 will make a good frisbee)
Their Greatest Hits
The Eagles

...of course, the concept isn't practical place to get batteries or to plug in the charger

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