George Clinton Pick

This is a fun pick for me. I really like George Clinton in his various aspects. Obviously he has all of his solo work, Parliament and Funkadelic. Not very many Red Hot Chili Pepper fans know about his association with them. Or that he worked with Prince. A mad genius, George put his touch on quite a few artists. I got to dance with him on stage once at a Chili Peppers show. What a blast! Here are some of my favorites that he put his stamp on.

George Clinton Pick

01 The Brides Of Funkenstein - Disco To Go
02 Bootsy Collins - Bootzilla
03 P-Funk All Stars - Hydraulic Pump
04 Parliament - Flash Light
05 Eric McFadden - Hey Bulldog
06 Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)
07 Parlet - Help From My Friends
08 George Clinton - Atomic Dog (Original Extended Version)
09 Prince with George Clinton - We Can Funk
10 Sweat Band - Freak To Freak
11 Red Hot Chili Peppers - American Ghost Dance
12 Xavier - Work That Sucker To Death
13 Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
14 Funkadelic - Can You Get to That

Dream Connection (Songs about Dreams and Dreaming)

Since we posted about MLK and his dream, might as well throw in a few songs about Dreams in general. This What's The Connection? is all about dreams and dreaming. Someone once asked me how I could like Kate Bush and Shonen Knife and Kenny Nolan at the same time. I don't know. I just do. These are my favorite Dream songs. And yes, I know I'm missing some fabulous songs. In just the Doo Wop genre there are probably enough to make another volume. Tell me your favorite Dream songs in the comments. Click on the cover I designed!

Dream Connection

01 Kenny Nolan - I Like Dreamin'
02 Stan Ridgway - The Impossible Dream
03 The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream
04 Gary Wright - Dream Weaver
05 Supertramp - Dreamer
06 Stompy Jones - Dream
07 Bill Nelson - Do You Dream In Colour
08 Cheap Trick - Dream Police
09 Sweet Sensation - Sad Sweet Dreamer
10 Dean Martin - Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
11 Jacksons - Dreamer
12 The Lovin' Spoonful - Daydream
13 Kate Bush - The Dreaming
14 Mamas And The Papas - California Dreamin'
15 Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
16 Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
17 Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
18 Human League - Things That Dreams Are Made Of
19 Depeche Mode - Dreaming Of Me
20 The Electric Prunes - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
21 Aerosmith - Dream On
22 Blondie - Dreaming
23 Shonen Knife - Daydream Believer

I Have A Dream Connection (Martin Luther King songs)

We've been in some weird times lately. We have bigots screaming for racism in the schools, school boards asking for segregation and pointing fingers of white supremacy. We almost seem more divided today than when Dr. King was alive. But we aren't. In reality, Dr. King asked when we would see people by the color of their deeds rather than the color of their skin. I think once we get past the political rhetoric we are closer together than we ever have been. I'm proud to live in the only country who fought a war to stop slavery and has been progressing under Conservative views to become more and more a country where color of the skin means less than your actions. This connection is about songs inspired by and about Martin Luther King. Enjoy this What's The Connection? on his birthday January 15th.

I Have A Dream 

01 Ben Harper - Like A King
02 Neil Diamond - Dry Your Eyes
03 Beatles - Blackbird
04 King Dream Chorus & Holiday Crew - King Holiday
05 Marvin Gaye - Abraham, Martin & John
05 Scientist - Martin Luther King
06 Common featuring - I Have A Dream
07 Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome
08 Nina Simone - Why (The King of Love Is Dead)
09 U2 - Pride (In the Name of Love)
10 Patty Griffin - Up To The Mountain (Mlk Song)
11 Paul Simon - So Beautiful Or So What
12 Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream
13 James Brown - Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud), Pt. 1
14 Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday
15 The Speech - I Have A Dream
16 Queen - One Vision
18 Rascals - People Got To Be Free
19 Public Enemy - By The Time I Get To Arizona
20 U2 - MLK

Boogie Connection 2 (Songs with Boogie in the title)

 A continuation of the What's The Connection? Boogie. All songs from different genres with Boogie in the title. As usual, it's all songs I own and have listened to. Big Band to Heavy Metal, Blues to Disco. It's all in here. There are tons more Boogie songs. Please let me know which ones you love in the comments and maybe I'll add them to a future connection. Same cover as previous volume. As you listen to this on your device, what does Boogie mean?

Boogie Connection 2

19 AC-DC - Bad Boy Boogie
20 Biddu Orchestra - Bionic Boogie
21 Polecats - Boogie Man
22 Tommy Dorsey - Boogie Woogie
23 Brooks & Dunn - Boot Scootin' Boogie
24 Eagles - Born To Boogie
25 Blue Oyster Cult - Buck's Boogie [Studio Version]
26 Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie
27 Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch'Boogie
28 Freddie Slack With Ella Mae Morse - Cow Cow Boogie
29 Chuck Berry - Guitar Boogie
30 Howard W. Brady - Hot Rod Boogie
31 John Lee Hooker - House Rent Boogie
32 T. Rex - I Love to Boogie
33 Barry Manilow - Jump Shout Boogie
34 Grateful Dead - New Speedway Boogie
35 Pussy Tourette - Pussy's Boogie
36 Johnny Burnette - Rock Billy Boogie
37 Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Sex Bomb Boogie
38 Shonen Knife - Summertime Boogie

Boogie Connection 1 (Songs with Boogie in the title)

This What's The Connection? is all about songs that have Boogie in the title. Not necessarily Boogie songs. There are different types of Boogie dances and songs in genres from Boogie Woogie to disco boogie. I didn't try to distinguish , I just picked songs I liked. I hope You like them too. Please leave your favorite in the comments.

Boogie connection 1

01 Parliament - Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)
02 Barry Manilow - Bandstand Boogie
03 Y&T - Barroom Boogie
04 Big Fun - Blame It on the Boogie
05 Nile Rodgers & Chic - Boogie All Night
06 Disco Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes - Boogie Flap
07 Eddie Murphy - Boogie In Your Butt
08 Jackson 5 - Boogie Man
09 Beautiful Band - Boogie Motion
10 Stevie Wonder - Boogie On Reggae Woman
11 KC & The Sunshine Band - Boogie Shoes
12 Flash Cadillac & The Continental Kids - Did You Boogie (With Your Baby)
13 Marcia Griffiths - Electric Boogie
14 Charlie Singleton & Stargasm - I Wanna Boogie With You
15 Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
16 Hot Chocolate - Mindless Boogie
17 Kool & The Gang - Spirit of the boogie
18 ZZ Top - Tube Snake Boogie

Bikes Connection (Songs about Bikes)

Lots of great songs about Bikes. I probably could have done a playlist of only bicycle songs, but I liked some songs in this What's The Connection? that were about motor bikes. So I expanded my definition. Too bad I missed your favorite Bike song. Let me know in the comments. The cover has a piece of the Bike poster that Queen gave away with their album. I always did love that poster.

Bike connection

01 Queen - Bicycle Race
02 Pink Floyd - Bike
03 Tomorrow - My White Bicycle
04 Chris Spedding - Motor Bikin'
05 Kraftwerk - Tour De France
06 Freezepop - Bike Thief
07 Miss Kittin - Meet Sue Be She
08 Debbie Harry - 0-Bike Boy
09 Bollock Brothers - Harley David (Son Of A Bitch)
10 Sheep on Drugs - Motorbike
11 The Sugarcubes - Motorcycle Mama
12 Iggy Pop - Motorcycle
13 Love & Rockets - Motorcycle
14 Autechre - Bike
15 Stereolab - Hillbilly Motobike
16 Madness - Riding On My Bike
17 John Cale - Bicycle
18 Nazareth - My White Bicycle
19 Montrose - Bad  Motor Scooter
20 Engelbert Humperdinck - Les Bicyclettes De Belsize

Bonus Track:
The Dukes Of Stratosphear - Bike Ride to the Moon

Zydeco Pick 2

This is the continuation of Pol's Pick of Zydeco music. In this playlist find the missing pieces from volume 1 (for me). You may probably have your pick and you should let me know what those are in the comments below. Notice the same cover for volume two as volume one. And that the track numbers continue.

Zydeco Pick 2

24 Geno Delafose - Everybody's Dancin'
25 Rosie Ledet - I'm Gonna Take Care of Your Dog
26 Beau Jocque And The Zydeco Hi-Rollers - Give Him Cornbread
27 Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin' - Lake Charles Connection
28 Beau Jocque - Git It, Beau Jocque!
29 Fats Domino - Hello Josephine
30 Zydeco Force - Zydeco Extravaganza
31 Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Sont Pas Sale
32 Queen Ida & Her Zydeco Band - Bad Moon Rising
33 Fernest Arceneaux - Zydeco Boogaloo
34 Buckwheat Zydeco - Ya Ya
35 Nathan And The Zydeco Cha Chas - Your Love Lasts As Long As Your Money
36 Morris Francis - Fun in Acadiana
37 Nathan And The Zydeco Cha Chas - Steady Rock
38 Buckwheat Zydeco - Hot Tamale Baby
39 Zydeco Force - I'm On My Way
40 Myrick Freeze Guillory - Zydeco In D-Minor
41 Wayne Toups - Take My Hand
42 Lil' Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers - Where The Pretty Women At
43 Keith Frank and the Soileau Zydeco Band - Haterz