Nourishing Food For Encouragement

Life is like a Pot Of Tea


Music is the most important food in my life it satisfies an appetite for contentment excitement and fills mind body and soul with nourishment.

The Moonglows – Sincerely (1954)
This song was recorded in Chess records the same year I was born. The Kentucky harmony group had paid their dues at this stage touring and releasing records for Alan Freed with little success. Chess got behind them and that made the difference. The Moonglows would also feature on background vocals for Chuck Berry and Etta James. Marvin Gaye joined the group 1959 and became a lead vocalist as various founder members went their separate ways in search of a solo career. Their unique blow harmonising style became a big influence on the birth of Rock & Roll and for me the tasty understated rhythm guitar is infectious.
Amy Winehouse – He Can Only Hold Her (2006)
My read on this song in hindsight puts poor Amy’s life into focus in that she was haunted by demons and addictions  from her past. Sometimes addictions have no logic and all the support and love available still can’t penetrate the mind to change the behavior. Two lives pulling in opposite directions within one body can be to much for this world to comprehend.The tragedy is not that things are broken but in the sad realisation that they are never mended again.
Chris Farlowe – Out Of Time (Live) (1995)
The Small Faces – Collibosher (1969)
This instrumental gem was a backing track that got left off the Ogden Nut Gone Flake LP and finally seen the light of day after the band broke up in 1969. Steve Marriot on guitar and Ronnie Lane on bass worked very well together with Ian McLagan on Keyboards and Kenny Jones nailing down the foundations with his solid drumming style. History tells us that Steve went on to form Humble Pie with Peter Frampton and Rod Stewart and Ron Wood stepped in to make the Small Faces a good time rock and roll band called The Faces.
In life some things happen by accident and we should embrace and enjoy them.
Gerry Rafferty – Waiting For The Day (1978)
The late fantastically great Gerry Rafferty
Alex Puddo – Hot Mouth (2014)
Johnny Cash – One Piece At A Time (1976)
Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot (1980)
Rumplestiltskin – Rumplestiltskin (1970)
This group had the makings of a classic rock band with top session musicians in  Alan Parker Guitar, Herbie Flowers Bass, Alan Hawkshaw Keyboards, Clem Cattini Drums, Peter Stirling Vocals aka Danial Boone with Shel Talmy (The Who) at the buttons in the Studio. These guys were also in the engine room of Blue Mink. The record company let them down and the Rumpelstiltskin project never got off the ground.
The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. 
John Martyn – Over The Hill (1973)
Chris Cain – I Still Want To Believe (1997)
Alan Stivell – Foggy Dew (1993)
Tony Joe White – Run With The Bulls (2008)
Medicine Head – Pictures In The Sky (1971)
Linda Ronstadt – Tumbling Dice (1980)
Yo Yo Ma & Allison Krauss – Simple Gifts (2008)
Cannonball Adderley – Autumn Leaves (1958)
Rory Gallagher – 20/20 Vision (1973)
Lynn Tait – Love Is Blue (1968)
Joe Vitale – Sailor Man (1981)
Weatherman – Stormy Daze (2016)
Bobby Goldsboro – Summer The First Time (1968)
Ike & Tina Turner – Early In The Morning (1969)
10CC – Mandy (1974)
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Last Of My Kind (2017)
David Porter –  I Don’t Know Why I Love You (1970)
Cash Box Kings – Sarah (2003)
Herbie Mann – Claudia Pie (1969)
Joan Osborne – Bold As Love (2002)
George Martin – Theme 1 (1967)
Halpin & Kaley – Glory Daze (1997)
Sonny Landreth – I Know You Rider (2009)
Charles Bradley – Changes (2016)
The Who – Love Ain’t For Keeping (1971) feat Leslie West
AC/DC – Overdose 

Your future self is watching you right now through memories.

Piano A Flat Miner

Show Me A Piano Falling Down A Mine Shaft And  I Will Show You A Flat Minor

Steve Forbert – Suspicion
The Beatles – I’m A Loser
10CC  – How Dare You
Lisa O Neill – No Train To Cavan (
Smokin Joe Kubek & Bnois King – My Guitar
Venice – For A Dancer
Mott The Hoople – Honaloochie Boogie
Eddie Cochran – Three Steps To Heaven
Sophie B Hawkins – Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover
Wes Montgomery – Canadian Sunset
Reg Meuross – The Shoreline And The Sea (
Paul Kossoff & Jim Capaldi – You And Me
Johnny Nash – Cupid
Dave Specter – Wash Out
Led Zeppelin – Going To California (Live)
Johnny Winter – Mother In Law Blues (Rock In Peace Feb 1944 – July 2014)
The Who – However Much I Booze
Mike Post – The Rockford Files Theme

Buttons On An Elevator

Your Companions Are Like Buttons On An Elevator They Will Either Take You Up Or They Will Take You Down.

*The music show (MP3 file) for this playlist has been archived and is available upon request.

Average White Band – Cut The Cake
Jesus & The Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Roy Orbison – Oh Pretty Woman
Led Zeppelin – Hey Hey What Can I Do
James Carr – To Love Somebody (for Mam & Dad 60th Wedding Anniversary)
Gary Moore & Phil Lynott – Parisienne Walkways (for Pauline)
Crow Black Chicken – Charlie’s Women
Fun Lovin Criminals – Fun Lovin Criminal
10 CC – Silly Love
Paul Simon – Rene & Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War
Slash – Starlight feat Myles Kennedy Vocals (for Brian)
The Who – Quadrophenia

Intro Tune: Take It Off The Top – Dixie Dregs
Outro Tune: Henry Mc Cullough’s Medley
Background Link Tunes: Henry Mc Cullough’s Medley

The Trouble With Temptation

The Trouble With Temptation Is That It May Never Come Your Way Again

*The music show (MP3 file) for this playlist has been archived and is available upon request.

10CC –  Good Morning Judge
Slade – Knuckle Sandwich Nancy
Bryan Adams & Tina Turner – It’s Only Love
Ricky Lee Jones – Chuck E’s In Love
J Geils Band – First I Look At The Purse (Live)
Beck Bogart & Appice – Black Cat Moan
Horslips – Trouble With A Capital T (Live)
The Clash – I Fought The Law (Live)
The Who – My Generation (Live)
Ian Thomas – Painted Ladies
Sam Lay Band – Shake Your Money Maker (Live with Chris James & Patrick Rynn @ Boardwalk Cafe 94)
The Beatles – Taxman
The Eagles – All Night Long (Live)

Intro Tune: Take It Off The Top – Dixie Dregs
Outro Tune: God Bless The Child – Blood Sweat & Tears
Background Link Tunes:  Je’t’aime

Best Vitamin For Friends

The Best Vitimin for Friends Is B 1

*The music show (MP3 file) for this playlist has been archived and is available upon request.

10CC – The Second Sitting Of The Last Supper
Lindisfarne – Meet Me On The Corner (Live @ Old Grey Whistle Test)
Lou Gramm – Midnight Blue
Ace – How Long Has This Been Goin On
Ray Stevens – Bridget The Midget Queen Of The Blues
Oasis – Whatever
Jethro Tull – Cross Eyed Mary (Live)
Stiff Little Fingers – Nobody’s Hero
Led Zeppelin – Custard Pie
Maria McKee – To Miss Someone
Whitesnake – Bloody Luxury
The Who – Long Live Rock

Intro Tune: Take It Off The Top – Dixie Dregs
Outro Tune: Theme 1 – Van Der Graff Generator
Background Link Tunes: Mik The Who