Music Monday: Life and Death

I just can't help myself. I'm going back to the Guardian's 1000 Songs to Hear Before You Get Hit By a Bus, or whatever. Sorry. Blah, just blah. This week's theme - Life and death. Appropriately. Summaries are linked to below, courtesy of the Guardian.

1000 songs everyone must hear

Life and death: 1000 songs everyone must hear

My selection of 21 from the Guardian.co.uk list of 131

Louis Armstrong: St James Infirmary Blues

Blur: This is a Low

The Carter Family: Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Nick Cave: The Mercy Seat

King Creosote: My Favourite Girl

Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus

Nick Drake: Black Eyed Dog

Ella Fitzgerald: Summertime

Madness: Baggy Trousers

Massive Attack: Safe from Harm

Nirvana: Lithium

Oasis: Live Forever

Portishead: Glory Box

Radiohead: Paranoid Android

Rolling Stones: Paint It Black

Nina Simone: Feeling Good

Ralph Stanley: Oh Death

Richard and Linda Thompsons: The End of the Rainbow

Loudon Wainwright: Rufus is a Tit Man

Bill Withers: Grandma's Hands

Hank Williams: I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

1 comment:

Molly said...

The Mercy Seat is one of the coolest yet creepiest songs I've ever heard. Love Johnny Cash's version.