Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Twenty-five tunes you've never heard because you were not listening.: #22: Richard Thompson -- Calvary Cross

Number twenty-five is sneaking up  quickly and it's getting all Rock n Roll in here. Now we go back too the U.K. for a musician who I am surprised didn't appear earlier in the list. Richard Thompson is, a personal favorite and, a rear commodity in the in Rock n Roll. Thompson has been surpassed in Super Star status by lesser talented musicians.  That's how it is with quality, often we have to seek too find the best, top quality. I'm that guy, I wanna find the great music.

I'll let you all investigate the details of Mr. Thompson's career which started way back in the 60s with Fairport Convention. I just have to ask, what other rock musician finger picks that dang electric guitar like this? The other candidate for the Thompson tune was Shoot out the Lights, it rocks too!

If you investigate Mr. Thompson, your are bound to learn that is son and daughter are both musicians too. Richard's duo with Teddy, Persuasion, is another lovely tune.

One through 22!:

1. The Damned -- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1.5. The Damned -- White Rabbit
2. Junior Kimbrough -- Gotta Try You Girl
3. Paul Simon -- Stranded in a Limousine
4. Booker T & the M.G.s -- Green Onions
5. Lee Scratch Perry -- I am Happiness
6. The Jam -- In the City
7. Brute -- Nine High a Pallet
8. The Doors -- Peace Frog
9. Scientist -- Dance of the Vampires
10. Patti Smith -- Dancing Barefoot
11. Tribe Called Quest -- Left My Wallet in El Segundo
12. Ray Wylie Hubbard -- Snake Farm
13. James McMurtry -- Too Long in the Wasteland
14. The Everybodyfields -- The Only King
15. Old Crow Medicine Show -- Wagon Wheel
16. The Dream Syndicate -- Tell Me When It's Over
17. Bung Hole Surfers -- Pepper
18. Azarcheal -- Leg
19. Hawkwind -- Silver Machine
20. Spinal Tap -- Short and Sweet
21. Mountain -- Nantucket Sleigh Ride
22. Richard Thompson -- Calvary Cross

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