The Soundtrack

Music is an incredibly important part of my life, and I wouldn’t dream of a cross-country trip — or any road trip, for that matter — without some great music to accompany me.  In addition to the radio (broadcast and satellite) and our iPods, we are bringing lots of music on CDs — mostly rock, folk, blues and pop, along with some classical — as I am somewhat of a musical purist/snob (as much as one can be in this digital age) and still far prefer an uncompressed CD to a compressed digital file.  I’ve got hundreds of artists on my iPod, but I had to be a bit more selective for the music I was ripping to CDs.  Below is a list of the artists/composers/soundtracks whose music will be emanating from the CD player of our Honda Odyssey during our travels; most of the selections are mine, but a few are Aytan’s (can you guess which ones?).

Abba
Adele
Alabama Shakes
The Band
Patsy Cline
The Beatles
Beethoven
The Bee Gees
Chuck Berry
The Black Crowes
Brandi Carlile
Eric Clapton
Joe Cocker
Cowboy Junkies
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sheryl Crow
John Denver
Neil Diamond
Bob Dylan
The Everly Brothers
Fiddler on the Roof (motion picture soundtrack)
Peter Gabriel
The Grateful Dead
The Guess Who
Ted Hawkins (an amazing soul/blues/folk/gospel singer who died in ’96 — look him up and listen to his music!)
The Head and the Heart
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (original off-B’way soundtrack)
Buddy Holly
Hound Dog Taylor
Chris Isaak
Tommy James and the Shondells
Elton John
Led Zeppelin
Jerry Lee Lewis
Little Richard
The Lumineers
Luna
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bob Marley
Wynton Marsalis (baroque music, w/out and w/Kathleen Battle)
The Moody Blues
Van Morrison
Mumford and Sons
O Brother, Where Art Thou (movie soundtrack)
Tom Petty
Queen
Simon & Garfunkel
Paul Simon
Bruce Springsteen
George Thorogood
The Traveling Wilburys
U2
The Who
Hank Williams

…and various other rock, folk and blues artists on several compilation CDs

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