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Re: Fantasy 10@10s
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2014, 09:17:17 AM »
As a memorial on the third anniversary of his passing, I offer a potential 10@10 set of my favorite
works from Gil Scott-Heron:  musician, poet, visionary.  While many notable musical talents have
been lost in the struggle with drug (ab)use, I think that his was perhaps the greatest loss.


1. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
2. Lady Day and John Coltrane
3. Johannesburg
4. Winter In America
5. Racetrack In France
6. Shut Um Down
7. Blue Collar
8. Inner City Blues
9. Gun
10.B Movie


If I had to recommend just one song, I'd go with B Movie -- its rap will grab you from the
first line, and thirty years later it's still very relevant.  I found it uncannily prescient in the months
before the 2008 Presidential election.  It's long though, and gets repetitive at the end, so if you're
pressed for time, try Gun.  It's about four minutes of an upbeat, surprisingly danceable R&B
tune with spot-on lyrics that are still applicable today.  If there was any justice in the world, this
would have been a big hit in 1981.
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Re: Fantasy 10@10s
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2015, 09:18:00 PM »
1972

1. Uriah Heep - The Wizard
2. Joni Mitchell - Banquet
3. Jethro Tull - Life Is A Long Song
4. Randy Newman - Last Night I Had a Dream
    (News:  American Bobby Fischer and Russian Boris Spassky face off in Reykjavik, Iceland for the World Chess Championship)
5. Jefferson Airplane - Eat Starch Mom
6. Elton John - Amy
    (TV:  clip medley of M*A*S*H, The Bob Newhart Show, Bridget Loves Bernie, Kung Fu)
7. New Riders of the Purple Sage - Hello Mary Lou
8. Stevie Wonder - Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You)
    (News:  clips about Apollo 17, the last of the Apollo moon missions, and the third to employ the lunar rover AKA "moon buggy")
9. Kinks - Supersonic Rocket Ship
10.Emerson, Lake, & Palmer - Hoedown
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Re: Fantasy 10@10s
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2015, 09:20:07 PM »
1972 - Deadheads' delight

1. Grateful Dead - Mr. Charlie
2. Tom Paxton - California
3. Bob Weir - Walk in the Sunshine
4. Hot Tuna - 99 Year Blues
5. New Riders of the Purple Sage - Lochinvar
6. Jerry Garcia - Bird Song
7. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Friends - Tennessee Stud
8. Micky Hart - The Main Ten (Playing in the Band)
9. Jefferson Airplane - Trial By Fire
10.Bonnie Raitt - Give It Up Or Let Me Go
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Re: Fantasy 10@10s
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2017, 01:10:23 PM »
FWIW, here's my list of eclipse songs.  Pitcairn Islands 2019!

Pink Floyd - Brain Damage/Eclipse
Cat Stevens - Moonshadow
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
Grateful Dead - Dark Star
Crosby, Stills, & Nash - Dark Star
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Police - Invisible Sun
Jethro Tull - Look into the Sun
George Harrison - Beware of Darkness
War - Slippin' Into Darkness
Police - Darkness
The Youngbloods - Darkness, Darkness
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
The Waterboys - The Whole of the Moon
Roger Daltry - Under a Raging Moon
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun


and possibly:

Thunderclap Newman - Something in the Air
Rolling Stones - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow
5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In
Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Beatles - Sun King Medley
Paul Simon - Was A Sunny Day
Sheryl Crow - Soak Up the Sun
Smashmouth - Walking On The Sun
Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine
ZZ Top - Cheap Sunglasses

and anything by KC and the Sunshine Band
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Re: Fantasy 10@10s
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2020, 07:00:22 PM »
Warning:  possible gallows humor


songs for the current situation:

Steely Dan - Chain Lightning
Chi Coltrane - Thunder & Lightning

801 Live - Baby's On Fire
Band - This Wheel's on Fire
Big Country - Fields of Fire
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire
Bob Seger - Fire Down Below
Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire
Bruce Springsteen - Into the Fire
Doors - Light My Fire
Dwight Twilley - I'm On Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire - Serpentine Fire
Electric Light Orchestra - Fire on High
Grateful Dead - Fire on the Mountain
Jimi Hendrix - Fire
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire
Nilsson - Jump Into the Fire
Ohio Players - Fire
Peter Gabriel - Walk Through the Fire
Stevie Nicks - Rooms on Fire
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire!
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

Thunderclap Newman - Something in the Air
Sanford Townsend Band - Smoke From a Distant Fire
Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
Bubble Puppy - Hot Smoke and Sassafrass
The Platters - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

The Cyrkle - Red Rubber Ball
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Police - Invisible Sun
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine


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