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Any Major Favourites 2023 – Vol. 1

January 9th, 2024 Leave a comment Go to comments

The past year saw the sudden disappearance of Zippyshare, so I spent much time in 2023 migrating material to a new external host. That one works better and is faster than the previous option. Unlike Zippy, however, it offers no stats, so I have no idea which mixes are popular and which are not.

My Facebook page (make friends at facebook.com/amdwhah) offers some indication, but the numbers of “likes” and “shares” tend to be steady. So while in the past I could observe that, for example, the Songbook mixes did well, without the stats I don’t know, and the lack of comments suggests that readers may be fed up with them. Or they quietly love them. I have no idea.

This year, I’ve done Songbooks on Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Burt Bacharach/Hal David, Sly Stone, Prince, Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, Hank Williams and twice The Rolling Stones (Vol. 1 and Vol. 2). Too much? I don’t know. But I’m having big fun compiling these things and listening to them (this year especially the Mitchell, Newman and Stones mixes). So there’ll be more in 2024, to mark special birthdays or recent deaths.

I was thinking of a Led Zeppelin Songbook to mark Jimmy Page’s 80th birthday on January 9, but didn’t get around to it. What that tells you is that there is a list!

So, as every year since 2015, here’s the first of two mixes containing tracks from mixes posted in the past year (excluding the In Memoriams, which in themselves are a great way of discovering a few gems), with links to the relevant posts, so you can catch up with stuff you might have missed. This mix also include a PDF with the links below, for later reference. PW in comments.

1. Edgar Winter Group – Free Ride (1972)
Any Major Hits from 1973 Vol. 1
2. The Young Rascals – A Girl Like You (1967)
Any Major Blue-Eyed Soul
3. Ike & Tina Turner and The Ikettes – Respect (1969)
Tina Turner Sings Covers
4. Love Childs Afro Cuban Blues Band – Life And Death In G&A (1975)
Any Major Sly Stone Songbook
5. Gwen Guthrie – It Should Have Been You (1982)
Any Major Disco: Party Like It’s 1982
6. Claudia Lennear – Let It Be (1971)
Beatles Recovered: The Beatles 1967-70
7. Bonnie Raitt – Guilty (1972)
Any Major Randy Newman Songbook
8. Tom Rush – The Circle Game (1968)
Any Major Joni Mitchell Songbook
9. Linda Lewis – Reach For The Truth (1973)
Any Major Albums of the Year: 1973
10. Fleetwood Mac – Silver Springs (1977)
Any Major B-Sides
11. Big Star – Watch The Sunrise (1972)
Any Major Morning Vol. 2
12. Eric Clapton – Looking At The Rain (1977)
Any Major Gordon Lightfoot Songbook
13. Jennifer Warnes – Shine A Light (1976)
Any Major Rolling Stones Songbook Vol. 2
14. Sheriff – When I’m With You (1982)
Any Major Power Ballads Vol. 2
15. Sheryl Crow – Callin’ Me When I’m Lonely (2013)
Any Major Telephone Vol. 4


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  1. heartsofstone
    January 10th, 2024 at 06:06 | #1

    Thank so much – and I love the Songbooks.

  2. amdwhah
    January 10th, 2024 at 09:53 | #2

    PW = amdwhah

  3. January 10th, 2024 at 13:44 | #3

    Thanks for all you do! Love your site!

  4. RK
    January 10th, 2024 at 16:11 | #4

    I too love the songbooks. Thanks so much for all the work you put into this effort.

  5. rat-a-tat-tat
    January 10th, 2024 at 20:05 | #5

    I value the songbooks more than anything else (which clears a high bar!)

  6. January 11th, 2024 at 14:01 | #6

    We quietly love them! :)

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