Okay, this is the last time I will milk Rolling Stone for a blog post for a little while, but in this week's issue, there is an extensive interview with Barack Obama in which he talks about the songs and artists that he likes...some tracks were mentioned specifically and some artists were just mentioned...here's what he likes:
Bob Dylan -- Maggie's Farm
From Bring It All Back Home.
Bruce Springsteen -- The Rising
From the album of the same name.
The Rolling Stones -- Gimme Shelter
From the Let It Bleed album.
Artists: These are artists he mentions in the article but not the specific songs. The songs are of my choosing.
Bob Dylan: Obama reference the entire album Blood on the Tracks as one of his favorites...I've selected two songs from that.
Bob Dylan -- Buckets of Rain
Bob Dylan -- Shelter from the Storm
These two tracks are from Blood on the Tracks.
Aretha Franklin -- Chain of Fools [Live]
From Aretha in Paris.
Stevie Wonder: Obama is apparently a big Stevie fan and he mentioned five albums in the interview that come from the 70's.
Stevie Wonder -- Girl Blue
From Music Of My Mind
Stevie Wonder -- Big Brother
From Talking Book
Stevie Wonder -- Heaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away
From Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder -- Higher Ground
Stevie Wonder -- Sir Duke
From Songs in the Key of Life
Earth Wind & Fire -- September
From their Greatest Hits collection.
Elton John -- I'm Still Standing
Elton John -- The Bitch is Back
Both tracks are from Greatest Hits 1970-2002.
John Coltrane -- Impressions [Live]
From the Live in Antibes 1965...which can be yours for only $1.78.
Miles Davis -- Directions
From The Cellar Door Sessions.
Miles Davis -- Salt Peanuts
From the Steamin' album.
Charlie Parker -- Koko
From The Talented Mr. Ripley Soundtrack.
Howlin' Wolf -- Killing Floor
From The Definitive Collection.
Sheryl Crow -- All I Wanna Do
From the Tuesday Night Music Club album.
Sheryl Crow -- D'Yer Mak'er [Led Zeppelin Cover]
From the Ecomium: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin album.
Jay-Z -- Big Pimpin'
From the MTV Unplugged album.
Jay-Z -- 99 Problems [Grey Album Version]