Friday, May 06, 2022

Weekend Listomania: Special "All the World's a Zither" Edition

Well, it's Friday, and you know what that means.

Yes, my aleatoric Asian sidewoman and I are off to a Balinese temple somewhere to hear those gongs gonging.

But in our absence, here's a fun and obviously relevant little project for you faithful readers to wile away the time until our return:


And my totally Top of My Head Top Six is:

6. Cheap Trick -- Mandocello

I'm, as they say, classically trained, but I gotta admit -- until I heard this record I was unfamiliar with the titular axe. In any case, a great song.

5. The Blues Project -- Flute Thing

Without question, the greatest lyric-less record of the hippie-rock era, and god bless Andy Kulberg, who performed it along with the rest of the Jewish Beatles.

4. Tommy Emmanuel -- Guitar Boogie

I forget who did this originally, but Emmanuel's version totally rocks.

3. Roy Montrell--That Mellow Saxophone

Without question, the greatest use of the proper name Davy Crockett in the history of popular music.

2. The Floor Models -- Chimes of Freedom

Stolen from The Byrds, who stole it from Bob Dylan, but still pretty good.

And the numero uno greatest song about somethng you play music on obviously is...

1. The Beatles -- While My Guitar Gently Weeps

C'mon -- you knew that was gonna be it, right?

Alrighty then -- what would YOUR choices be?

Have a great weekend, everybody!!!


edward said...

The Piano Has Been Drinking - Tom Waits
Yakety Sax - Boots Randolph
Drums a Go-Go - The Hollywood Persuaders
Guitarzan - Ray Stevens

Too many songs with Bells in the title to sort out.

Keith Fellenstein said...

Squeeze Box, The Who

Anonymous said...

Mr. Bass Man - John Entwhistle

Free Form Guitar - Chicago

Drums - Grateful Dead

I wouldn't Lay My Guitar Down - Eddie "The Chief" Clearwater

Guitar - Cake

Guitar Man - Elvis

Guitars, Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakum

Guitar Town - Steve Earle

Anyone Can Play Guitar - Radiohead

Roger said...

The Happy Organ - Dave "Baby" Cortez said...

Blues Project were a band that " if you were in the know " you turned onto friends only familiar with DC5. :-)

MarginAlt said...

Perfectly Good Guitar - John Hiatt
Bongo Bong - Manu Chao
Call Me Up In Dreamland (saxophone ) -Van Morrison
Wagon Wheel (banjo & guitar) - Old Crow Medicine Show

pete said...

Didn't Marshall Chapman have a song about a Telecaster?

The Kenosha Kid said...

Electric Guitar - Talking Heads
Black Tambourine - Beck

Alzo said...

Bread: Guitar Man (don't laugh- the guitar is by the great piano man Larry Knechtel)
Billy Joel: Piano Man
Roy Wood: When Grandma Plays the Banjo
Wizzard: Saxmaniax
Jonathan Richman: Fender Stratocaster
Eminem: Bagpipes from Baghdad
Chris Spedding: Guitar Jamboree The Rich Little of Guitar
Lemon Pipers: Green Tambourine
Bob Dylan: Mr. Tambourine Man
The Arrows: Bongo Party
Sparks: Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins
Meghan Trainer: All About that Bass
Donovan: Hurdy Gurdy Man
Todd Rundgren: Bang On the Drum All Day

BG said...

The Who: “Won’t Get Fooled Again”
Springsteen: “Rosalita”
Sly & The Family Stone: “Dance to the Music”

Patty-in-New-York said...

Talking Heads: "Sax and Violins", written for my all-time favorite film, Wim Wenders' "Until the End of the World"