The Skelly Suggests … Musical Geography

Musical Geography

We all know Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco, but people are always singing the praises of one place or another, so get out yer maps…

1. New York State of Mind – Billy Joel

2. Summer in Monterey – Brian Wilson & Van Dyke Parks

3. I Love L.A. – Randy Newman

4. Kokoma – The Beach Boys

5. (It’s All Down To) Goodnight Vienna – Ringo Starr

6. Montego Bay – Bobby Bloom

7. Odessa (City on the Black Sea) – Bee Gees

8. The Port of Amsterdam – Scott Walker

9. Walkin’ to New Orleans – Fats Domino

10. Kansas City – Wilbert Harrison

11. Memphis, Tennessee – Chuck Berry

12. Georgia On My Mind – Ray Charles

Spotify: Musical Geography

The Skelly Suggests … A Twisted Look at the Great American Songbook

Okay, so Rod Stewart made another fortune visiting the wonderful songs from the golden age of classic American song craft, but he wasn’t the only latter-day artist to delve into that treasure trove. Here are some delightful, sometimes left-field renditions of songs that have stood the test of time.

1.    Miss Otis Regrets – Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues
2.    Makin’ Whoopee – Dr. John and Rikki Lee Jones
3.    They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Peter Skellern
4.    If I Loved You – P.J. Proby
5.    Baltimore Oriole – George Harrison
6.    As Time Goes By – Harry Nilsson
7.    The Very Thought of You – Norma Waterson
8.    My Blue Heaven – Fats Domino
9.    In The Still Of The Night – The Neville Brothers
10.    Deep Purple – Nino Tempo and April Stevens
11.    Well, Did You Evah? – Iggy Pop and Debbie Harry
12.    Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – Jeff Lynne

Some of these gems are available for listening via Spotify: A Twisted Look At The Great American Songbook