Saturday, May 30, 2020

VA - Singer Songwriters, Readers Poll Selections Vol. 1 - 15 (A Butterboy Compilation) (15 x CD's) + Bonus


VA - Singer Songwriters, Readers Poll Selections Vol. 1 - 15 (A Butterboy Compilation) (15 x CD's) + Bonus

Its been 3 weeks since the last Readers Poll suggestions for greatest singer/songwriters tricked through. I want to wholeheartedly thank everyone who contributed to this list. There are some wonderful tracks here.  There are 365 tracks identified (one for each day of the year). Every track you suggested will be included, with exception for multiple tracks, in the compilations that support this readers Poll choices.

It took some time to decide the best way to compile these tracks. I have settled on compiling them in the following manner.  Year written and  Artist (alphabetically , and Title alphabetical if more than one track by an artist in a given year).

When you hear some of the tracks put forward you will probably not be too surprised but I assure you that when you listen to the compilations created you will not be disappointed. The mix is terrific and anyone interested in music will enjoy these; your selections. I hope I have not omitted any of your choices, If I have please forgive me and please drop me a comment and I will generate a bonus CD accordingly.

Even though some artists were previously included in the two sets of Butterboy compilations all of your suggestions will be included in these new compilations. Where the same tracks were identified several times it will only be included once. (Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" was suggested 6 times...).

In whatever the order these appear they are all wonderful tracks that will enriched our listening pleasure. And what Gems they are. If you haven't heard a particular track, be prepared to hear something beautiful and rewarding.  Again thank all for you support and contribution.

The following 15 x 25 track compilations + I Bonus CD,  Readers Poll Selections represent your selections. Enjoy!

Note: The Contributing Artist description in the tagged files actually refers to the Songwriter. and the Artist is the performing artist. 

A special mention to Aging Child, who came up with the initial idea. Thanks my friend. It was worth it.


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BONUS - Bob Dylan - Readers Poll Suggestions #1 Artist (A Butterboy Compilation)





Track lists

Track    Songwriter    Title    Length    Performing Artist

Volume 01

01    Jelly Roll Morton    King Porter Stomp    2:38    Jelly Roll Morton
02    Hoagy Carmichael    Stardust    3:03    Hoagy Carmichael and His Pals
03    Charlie Patton    When Your Ways Get Dark    3:07    Charlie Patton
04    Robert Johnson    Come on in My Kitchen    2:50    Robert Johnson
05    Robert Johnson    Last Fair Deal Gone Down    2:39    Robert Johnson
06    Robert Johnson    Love in Vain    2:32    Robert Johnson
07    Robert Johnson    Rambling on My Mind    2:53    Robert Johnson
08    Joseph Philbrick Webster, Woody Guthrie    The Sinking of the Reuben James    3:29    Woody Guthrie
09    Billy Strayhorn    Lush Life    6:32    Kay Davis and Billy Strayhorn
10    Hank Williams    I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry    2:48    Hank Williams
11    Antoine Domino, Dave Bartholomew    Ain't That a Shame    2:27    Fats Domino
12    Bob "Hutch" Davie and Marvin Moore    Green Door    3:13    Shakin' Stevens
13    Ellas McDaniel A.K.A. Bo Diddley    Who Do You Love    2:29    Bo Diddley
14    John Marascalco, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell    Good Golly, Miss Molly    2:12    Little Richard
15    Chuck Berry    Brown Eyed Handsome Man    2:18    Chuck Berry
16    Chuck Berry    Johnny B Goode    2:42    Chuck Berry
17    Elizabeth Cotten    Oh Babe it Ain't No Lie    4:43    Libby Cotten
18    Huey Piano Smith    Don't You Just Know It    2:35    Huey Piano Smith & His Clowns
19    Jacques Brel    Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don't Leave Me)    3:49    Jacques Brel
20    Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller    Love Potion No. 9    1:53    Lbum Artist; Clovers
21    Marty Robbins    El Paso    4:39    Marty Robbins
22    Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman    Save the Last Dance for Me    2:35    Drifters
23    Traditional    Grizzly Bear    3:31    Harry Belafonte
24    Bert Russell (Bert Berns)    Cry to Me    2:31    Solomom Burke
25    Ira and Charlie Louvin    The Weapon of Prayer    3:16    Louvin Brothers

Volume 02

26    Jeff Barry    Shake Shake Sherry    2:19    Flairs (Aka Redwoods)
27    John D. Loudermilk    Angela Jones    2:34    John D. Loudermilk
28    Sam Cooke    Bring it on Home to Me    2:43    Sam Cooke
29     Hal Blaine    (Dance With The) Surfin' Band        2:07    Hal Blaine and the Young Cougars
30    Ian Tyson    Four Strong Winds    4:05    Neil Young
31    Jackie Deshannon    When You Walk in the Room    3:05    Jackie Deshannon
32    Thelonious Monk    Monk's Dream    3:06    Thelonious Monk
33    Bob Dylan    My Back Pages    3:12    Byrds
34    Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics    Fool of Love    2:38    Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics
35    Brian Wilson and Roger Christian    Don't Worry Baby    2:47    Beach Boys
36    Brian Wilson, Mike Love    The Warmth of the Sun    2:48    Beach Boys
37    Buffy Sainte-Marie    Now That the Buffalo's Gone    2:48    Buffy Sainte-Marie
38    John D Loudermilk    Tobacco Road    2:27    Nashville Teens
39    Nina Simone    Mississippi Goddam    4:57    Nina Simone
40    Sam Cooke    A Change is Gonna Come    3:13    Sam Cooke
41    Smokey Robinson and Ronald White    My Girl    2:42    Temptations
42    Tom Paxton    The Last Thing on My Mind    3:06    Tom Paxton
43    Bob Dylan    Gates of Eden    5:45    Bob Dylan
44    Bob Dylan    Like a Rolling Stone    6:13    Bob Dylan
45    Curtis Mayfield    People Get Ready    3:42    Curtis Mayfield
46    James Brown    I Got You (I Feel Good)    2:46    James Brown
47    Mick Jagger & Keith Richards    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction    3:44    Rolling Stones
48    Paul McCartney    Yesterday    2:05    Beatles
49    Pete Townsend    My Generation    3:21    Who
50    Allen Toussaint    Working in the Coalmine    2:43    Lee Dorsey

Volume 03

51    Brian Wilson (And Tony Asher)    Caroline, No    2:14    Beach Boys
52    Brian Wilson (And Tony Asher)    God Only Knows    2:56    Beach Boys
53    Carole King & Gerry Goffin    Goin`back    2:33    Goldie and the Gingerbreads
54    David Blue    Midnight Through Morning    4:54    David Blue
55    Donovan    Season of the Witch    4:56    Donovan
56    Gordon Lightfoot    Canadian Railroad Trilogy    6:22    Gordon Lightfoot
57    Holand, Dozier, Holland    Bernadette    3:01    Four Tops
58    Paul McCartney    Here, There and Everywhere    2:24    Beatles
59    P.F. Sloan    From a Distance    3:04    P.F. Sloan
60    Arthur Lee    A House is Not a Motel    3:28    Love
61    Burt Bacharach & Hal David    Casino Royale    2:39    Burt Bacharach
62    Carole King & Jerry Goffin    (You Make Me Feel Like ) a Natural Woman    2:41    Aretha Franklin
63    Cat Stevens    I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun    2:14    Cat Stevens
64    Jimi Hendrix    Bold as Love    4:09    Jimi Hendrix Experience
65    John Lennon    Strawberry Fields Forever    3:59    Beatles
66    Justin Hayward    Nights in White Satin    4:27    Moody Blues
67    Lennon & McCartney    I Am the Walrus    4:35    Beatles
68    Lou Reed    Venus in Furs    5:12    Velvet Underground & Nico
69    Otis Redding & Steve Cropper    Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay    2:45    Otis Redding
70    Ray Davies    Waterloo Sunset    3:18    Kinks
71    Smokey Robinson    More Love    2:50    Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
72    Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Richard Wright, Nick Mason    Interstellar Overdrive    9:40    Pink Floyd
73    Biff Rose    Molly    4:13    Biff Rose
74    Graham Gouldman    Pamela, Pamela    2:11    Graham Gouldman
75    Gram Parsons    Hickory Wind    3:37    Gram Parsons & the Byrds

Volume 04

76    Jimmy Webb    Witchita Lineman    3:04    Glen Campbell
77    John Fogerty    Proud Mary    3:08    Creedence Clearwater Revival
78    John Lennon    Yer Blues    4:00    Beatles
79    Laura Nyro    Emmie    4:25    Laura Nyro
80    Leonard Cohen    Bird on the Wire    3:26    Leonard Cohen
81    Lou Reed    I'm Sticking With You    2:26    Velvet Underground
82    Neil Young    I Am a Child    2:12    Neil Young
83    Paul Leka & Shelley Pinz.    Green Tambourine    2:27    Lemon Pipers
84    Paul Simon    America    3:36    Simon & Garfunkel
85    Ray Davies    Days    3:43    Kinks
86    Ray Davies    The Village Green Preservation Society    2:53    Kinks
87    Robbie Robertson    The Weight    4:38    Band
88    Stephen Peter Marriott    Tin Soldier    3:21    Small Faces
89    Tim Buckley    Once I Was    3:15    Tim Buckley
90    Townes Van Zandt    Waiting Around to Die    2:39    Townes Van Zandt
91    Van Morrison    Beside You    5:10    Van Morrison
92    Van Morrison    Madame George    9:41    Van Morrison
93    Van Morrison    Sweet Thing    4:20    Van Morrison
94    Buffy Sainte-Marie    God is Alive, Magic is Afoot    4:51    Buffy Sainte-Marie
95    Dan Hicks    I Scare Myself    5:18    Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
96    Danny Beckerman    Marrakesh    2:30    Fortes Mentum
97    David Bowie    Space Oddity    4:59    David Bowie
98    David Laflamme, Linda Laflamme    White Bird    6:03    It's a Beautiful Day
99    David McWilliams    Days of Pearly Spencer    2:31    David McWilliams
100    George Harrison    Something    3:02    Beatles

Volume 05

101    Jake Holmes    Dazed and Confused    6:24    Led Zeppelin
102    Jimmy Cliff    Many Rivers to Cross    3:02    Jimmy Cliff
103    John Fogerty    Born on the Bayou    5:16    Creedence Clearwater Revival
104    John Lennon    Because    2:45    Beatles
105    John Lennon    Don't Let Me Down    3:35    Beatles
106    Dave Alexander, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, and Iggy Pop    Dirt    6:53    Stooges
107    Paul Simon    So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright    3:38    Simon & Garfunkel
108    Ray Davies    Australia    6:46    Kinks
109    Ray Davies    Shangri-La    5:23    Kinks
110    Richard Thompson    Tale in Hard Time    3:27    Fairport Convention
111    Kris Kristofferson    Sunday Morning Coming Down    4:32    Kris Kristofferson
112    Jimmy Layne Webb    Pf-Sloan    4:02    Jimmy Webb
113    John Lennon    Across the Universe    3:38    Beatles
114    John Lennon    God    4:11    John Lennon
115    Lou Reed    Rock & Roll    4:45    Velvet Underground
116    Lou Reed    Sweet Jane    4:09    Velvet Underground
117    Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice    Child in Time    10:16    Deep Purple
118    Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo "Obie" Benson    What's Going On    3:53    Marvin Gaye
119    Bill Withers    Aint No Sunshine    2:05    Bill Withers
120    Bobby Hutcherson    Ummh    7:44    Bobby Hutcherson
121    Carole King    You've Got a Friend    5:03    Carole King
122    Cat Stevens    Peace Train    4:11    Cat Stevens
123    David Bowie    Changes    3:28    David Bowie
124    David Bowie    Life on Mars    3:55    David Bowie
125    David Gilmore, Rodger Waters    Fearless    6:09    Pink Floyd

Volume 06

126    Don McLean    American Pie    8:33    Don McLean
127    Elton John & Bernie Taupin    Tiny Dancer    6:11    Elton John
128    Frank Zappa    Billy the Mountain    24:41    Mothers of Invention
129    Gil Scott-Heron    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised    3:10    Gil Scott-Heron
130    Ian Anderson, Jennie Anderson    Aqualung    6:32    Jethro Tull
131    Ian Tyson    Summer Wages    3:23    Ian and Sylvia
132    Isaac Hayes    Shaft    4:39    Isaac Hayes
133    Joan Manuel Serrat    Mediterraneo    3:24    Joan Manuel Serrat
134    John Lennon    Jealous Guy    4:14    John Lennon
135    John Prine    Sam Stone    4:16    John Prine
136    Joni Mitchell    Blue    3:05    Joni Mitchell
137    Loudon Wainwright Iii    Motel Blues    2:50    Loudon Wainwright Iii
138    Marc Bolan    Cosmic Dancer    4:27    T. Rex
139    Mick Jagger & Keith Richards    Shine a Light    4:16    Rolling Stones
140    Paul McCartney    The Back Seat of My Car    4:29    Paul & Linda McCartney
141    Sixto Rodriguez    Cause    5:30    Rodriguez
142    Steve Goodman    City of New Orleans    3:54    Steve Godman
143    Steve Goodman and John Prine    You Never Even Call Me By My Name    4:19    Steve Goodman
144    Alex Chilton & Chris Bell    Thirteen    2:33    Big Star
148    Chris Bell    Feel    3:32    Big Star
145    Alun Davies    Old Bourbon    4:52    Alun Davies
146    Antonio Carlos Jobim    Waters of March (English)    3:58    Antonio Carlos Jobim
147    Bonnie Raitt    Give it Up Or Let Me Go    4:30    Bonnie Raitt
148    Chris Bell        Feel    3:32    Big Star
149    David Bowie    Rock 'n' Roll Suicide    2:58    David Bowie
150    David Bromberg    Sammy's Song    4:47    David Bromberg

Volume 07

151    Edgar Winter    Round & Round    4:00    Edgar Winter Group
152    John Prine    The Great Compromise    4:56    John Prine
153    Joni Mitchell    Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire    4:17    Joni Mitchell
154    Kris Kristofferson    Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)    3:49    Kris Kristofferson
155    Leon Huff, Gene McFadden, John Whitehead    Back Stabbers    3:07    O'jays
156    Lou Reed    Perfect Day    3:39    Lou Reed
157    Lou Reed    Satellite of Love    3:42    Lou Reed
158    Lucio Battisti & Mogol    I Giardini Di Marzo    5:32    Lucio Battisti
159    Randy Newman    Sail Away    2:52    Randy Newman
160    Ray Davies    Celluloid Heroes    6:20    Kinks
161    Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice    Smoke on the Water    5:40    Deep Purple
162    Stevie Wonder    Happier Than the Morning Sun    5:18    Stevie Wonder
163    Todd Rundgren    Dust in the Wind    3:49    Todd Rundgren
164    Townes Van Zandt    Pancho and Lefty    3:45    Townes Van Zandt
165    Billy Joe Shaver    Old Five and Dimers Like Me    2:41    Billy Joe Shaver
166    Bob Marley    I Shot The Sheriff    4:41    Bob Marley & the Wailers
167    Bruce Springsteen    Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)    7:04    Bruce Springsteen
168    Danny O'keefe    Mad Ruth, the Babe    5:30    Danny O'keefe
169    Danny O'keefe    Magdalena    4:32    Danny O'keefe
170    Daryl Hall & John Oates    She's Gone    5:16    Daryl Hall & John Oates
171    Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff    The Love I Lost    6:23    Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
172    Mac Rebennack    Right Place Wrong Time    2:54    Dr. John
173    Paul and Linda McCartney    Jet    4:09    Paul McCartney & Wings
174    Paul McCartney    Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)    5:49    Paul McCartney & Wings
175    Paul Simon    American Tune    3:44    Paul Simon

Volume 08

176    Richard Carpenter and John Bettis    Yesterday Once More    3:24    Shaggs (1988)
177    Roy Wood    When Gran'ma Plays the Banjo    3:13    Roy Wood
178    Steve Harley    Sebastian (Early Version)    8:18    Cockney Rebel
179    Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi    (Sometimes I Feel So) Uninspired    7:32    Traffic
180    Bill Withers    Make a Smile for Me    3:16    Bill Withers
181    Bob Dylan    Dirge    5:36    Bob Dylan
182    David Bowie    Sweet Thing, Candidate, Sweet Thing    8:49    David Bowie
183    Dolly Parton    Jolene    2:42    Dolly Parton
184    Donald Fagen and Walter Becker    Any Major Dude Will Tell You    3:08    Steely Dan
185    Harry Chapin    Cats in the Cradle    3:33    Harry Chapin
186    Hoyt Axton    Good Lookin' Child    2:45    Hoyt Axton
187    Jackson Browne    Late for the Sky    5:40    Jackson Browne
188    Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham    Kashmir    8:28    Led Zeppelin
189    Neil Young    Ambulance Blues    8:56    Neil Young
190    Nick Lowe (What's So Funny 'bout) Peace Love and Understanding    3:33    Brinsley Schwarz
191    Randy Newman    Marie    3:10    Randy Newman
192    Rodger Miller    I've Been a Long Time Leaving (But I'll Be a Long Time Gone)    2:42    Waylon Jennings
193    Ron Mael    Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth    2:28    Sparks
194    Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi    Evening Blue    5:20    Traffic
195    Bob Dylan    Shelter From the Storm    5:03    Bob Dylan
196    Bob Dylan    Tangled Up in Blue    5:41    Bob Dylan
197    Bruce Springsteen    Born to Run    4:32    Bruce Springsteen
198    Bruce Springsteen    Thunder Road    4:50    Bruce Springsteen
199    Eric Carmen    All By Myself    4:30    Eric Carmen
200    Daryl Hall & John Oates    Alone Too Long    3:20    Daryl Hall & John Oates

Volume 09

201    David Allen Coe    Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)    2:48    David Allen Coe
202    Frank Zappa    Inca Roads    8:45    Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
203    Guy Clark    L.A. Freeway    4:59    Guy Clark
204    J.J. Cale    Cocaine    2:53    J.J. Cale
205    John Prine    Hello in There    4:30    John Prine
206    Jürgen Fritz    The Walls of Doom    3:56    Triumvirat
207    Kevin Coyne, Archie Legget, Gordon Smith    Saviour    5:30    Kevin Coyne
208    Michael Dunford, Betty Thatcher, John Tout    Trip to the Fair    10:40    Renaissance
209    Neil Young    Cortez the Killer    7:24    Neil Young
210    Richard Thompson    Dimming of the Day    3:51    Richard & Linda Thompson
211    Roy Harper    When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease    7:13    Roy Harper
212    Van Morrison    Gloria    5:55    Patti Smith
213    Bob Dylan    Hurricane    8:34    Bob Dylan
214    Bob Dylan    Sara    5:29    Bob Dylan
215    John Miles    Music    5:51    John Miles
216    Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, Phil Collins    Dance on a Volcano    5:49    Genesis
217    Ned Doheny & Hamish Stuart    A Love of Your Own    3:49    Ned Doheny
218    Peter Bardens and Andrew Latimer    Lunar Sea    9:11    Camel
219    Stevie Wonder    Sir Duke    3:15    Stevie Wonder
220    Winfred Lovett    Kiss and Say Goodbye    3:32    Manhattans
221    Brian May    It's Late    6:27    Queen
222    Chris Squire, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman    Parallels    5:53    Yes
223    Donald Fagen and Walter Becker    Deacon Blues    7:33    Steely Dan
224    Juan Muro    Teu Sapato    2:37    Juan Muro
225    Peter Laughner    Amphetamine    8:31    Peter Laughner

Volume 10

226    Steve Goodman    My Old Man    4:02    Steve Goodman
227    Tom Verlaine    Marquee Moon    10:47    Television
228    Willy Deville    Spanish Stroll    3:38    Willy Deville
229    Wreckless Eric    Whole Wide World    2:59    Wreckless Eric
230     Andy Partridge    This Is Pop    2:40    XTC
231    Billy Joel    Zanzibar    5:13    Billy Joel
232    Bruce Springsteen    Darkness on the Edge of Town    4:31    Bruce Springsteen
233    Duncan Browne    Kisarazu    5:18    Duncan Browne
234    John O'neill    Teenage Kicks    2:26    Undertones
235    Mark Knopfler    Sultans of Swing    5:48    Dire Straits
236    Nick Lowe    Marie Provost    2:47    Nick Lowe
237    Todd Rundgren    Can We Still Be Friends-    3:37    Todd Rundgren
238    Tom Waits    Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis    4:31    Tom Waits
239    Tom Waits    Kentucky Avenue    4:49    Tom Waits
240    Warren Zevon    Accidentally Like a Martyr    3:44    Warren Zevon
241    William Murray Bremner    Trouble Boys    3:01    Dave Edmunds
242    Jeff Lynne    Confusion    3:43    Electric Light Orchestra
243    Jeff Lynne    Last Train to London    4:34    Electric Light Orchestra
244    Jerry Goldsmith    Ilia's Theme    3:08    Jerry Goldsmith
245    Joe Strummer and Mick Jones    London Calling    3:23    Clash
246    John Prine    Sabu Visits the Twin Citys Alone    2:52    John Prine
247    Kirsty Maccoll    They Don't Know    3:06    Kirsty Maccoll
248    Margaret Roche    The Married Men    4:31    Roches
249    Stan Rogers    The Mary Ellen Carter    4:57    Stan Rogers
250    Bob Marley    Redemption Song    3:48    Bob Marley and the Wailers

Volume 11

251    Bob Marley    Bad Card    2:48    Bob Marley and the Wailers
252    Dave Vanian    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde    4:31    Dammned
253    Donald Fagen and Walter Becker    Hey Nineteen    4:58    Steely Dan
254    Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Bernard Sumner    Love Will Tear Us Apart    3:27    Joy Division
255    Mark E. Smith    The Joke    2:49    Fall
256    Mike Oldfield    Taurus One    10:16    Mike Oldfield
257    Geddy Lee,Alex Lifeson,Neil Peart    Limelight    4:19    Rush
258    John Lennon    Woman    3:33    John Lennon
259    John Michael Talbot    The Pleiades and Orion    4:51    John Michael Talbot
260    Stevie Nicks and Don Henley    Leather and Lace    3:43    Stevie Nicks
261    Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Davey Johnstone    I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues    4:43    Elton John
262    Elvis Costello    Man Out of Time    5:29    Elvis Costello & the Attractions
263    Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson    You're All I Need to Get By    2:49    Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
264    Vince Clarke    Only You    3:14    Yazoo
265    Andy Partridge    Senses Working Overtime    4:34    XTC
266    Billy Joel    And So it Goes    3:40    Billy Joel
267    Bob Dylan    Blind Willie McTell    5:51    Bob Dylan
268    Bob Dylan    Jokerman    6:18    Bob Dylan
269    Elvis Costello    Everyday I Write the Book    3:56    Elvis Costello and the Attractions
270    Jonathan Richman    That Summer Feeling    3:56    Jonathan Richman
271    Mark Burgess, Dave Fielding, John Lever and Reg Smithies    Second Skin    6:53    Chameleons
272    Richard Thompson    Tear-Stained Letter    4:42    Richard Thompson
273    Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson    Prime Time    5:03    Alan Parsons Project
274    Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde    2000 Miles    3:39    Pretenders
275    Leonard Cohen    Hallelujah    4:37    Leonard Choen

Volume 12

276    Paul Westerberg    I Will Dare    3:17    Replacements
277    Roger Hodgson    Give Me Love, Give Me Life    7:33    Roger Hodgson
278    David Byrne    Road to Nowhere    4:01    Talking Heads
279    Shane McGowan    Sally Maclennane    2:43    Pogues
280    Steve Earle    Guitar Town    2:35    Steve Earle
281    Van Morrison    A Sense of Wonder    7:14    Van Morrison
282    Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe    Begin the Begin    3:27    R.E.M.
283    John Hiatt    Have A Little Faith In Me    4:01    John Hiatt
284    Shane Macgowan    If I Should Fall From Grace With God    2:21    Pogues
285    Steve Earle    Copperhead Road    4:29    Steve Earl
286    Steve Kilbey, Karin Jansson    Under the Milky Way    4:58    Church
287    Bob Dylan    Series of Dreams    6:23    Bob Dylan
288    Boris Bergman, Alain Bashung    Pyromanes    3:56    Alain Bashung
289    Phil Collins    Colours    8:51    Phil Collins
290    Van Morrison    Coney Island    2:23    Liam Neeson
291    Warren Zevon    Splendid Isolation    4:28    Warren Zevon
292    Bob Mould    It's Too Late    4:04    Bob Mould
293    Roy Harper    Black Clouds    4:30    Roy Harper
294    Chris Whitley    Living With the Law    3:42    Chris Whitley
295    Dave Faulkner    1000 Miles Away    4:28    Hoodoo Gurus
296    James Taylor    The Frozen Man    3:54    James Taylor
297    Richard Thompson    1952 Vincent Black Lightning    5:07    Richard Thompson
298    David Baerwald and David Ricketts    A Secret Silken World    7:42    David Baerwald
299    Emiliy Saliers    Galileo    4:13    Indigo Girls
300    Eric Clapton    Tears in Heaven    4:31    Eric Clapton

Volume 13

301    Steve Tilston    The Slip Jigs and Reels    6:01    Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle
302    Archie Roach    Weeping in the Forest    4:52    Archie Roach
303    Billy Corgan and James Iha    Mayonaise    5:48    Smashing Pumpkins
304    Dar Williams    You're Aging Well    4:22    Dar Williams
305    Martin Carr    I Hang Suspended    3:57    Boo Radleys
306    Nick Heyward    Kite    3:06    Nick Heyward
307    U2    One    4:34    U2
308    Howe Gelb    Happenstance    4:30    Giant Sand
309    Huw Williams    Rosemary's Sister (Huw Williams)    3:18    Hew Williams
310    Mary Chapin Carpenter    Shut Up and Kiss Me    3:43    Mary Chapin Carpenter
311    Marianne Faithfull    Sleep    3:36    Marianne Faithfull
312    Ron Sexsmith    Secret Heart    3:16    Ron Sexsmith
313    Stephen Malkmus    Father to a Sister of Thought    3:32    Pavement
314    David Eugene Edwards, Jean-Yves Tola and Kevin Soll    Black Soul Choir    4:31    16 Horsepower
315    Fugees    The Score    5:02    Fugees
316    Kate McGarrigle    Matapedia    4:53    Kate & Anna McGarrigle
317    Chuck Prophet    New Year's Day    5:43    Chuck Prophet
318    Elliott Smith    Ballad of Big Nothing    2:48    Elliott Smith
319    Rainer Ptacek    The Farm (Live)    4:14    Rainer Ptacek
320    Bonnie Prince Billy    Today I Was an Evil One    3:52    Bonnie "Prince" Billy
321    David Berman    The Wild Kindness    3:54    Silver Jews
322    Jay Farrar        Medicine Hat    4:18`    Son Volt
323    Barman, Ward, Mommens    Instant Street    4:52    Deus
324    Dan Bern    Kids Prayer    8:04    Dan Bern
325    Simon Joyner    The Lousy Dance    4:17    Simon Joyner

Volume 14

326    Bob Dylan    Things Have Changed    5:09    Bob Dylan
327    Paul Kelly    Every Fucking City    3:38    Paul Kelly
328    Tonino Carotone    Me Cago En El Amor    5:25    Tonino Carotone
329    Gillian Howard Welch and David Rawlings    Everything is Free    4:47    Gillian Welch
330    Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett    I Am Trying to Break Your Heart    6:57    Wilco
331    John Hiatt    Everybody Went Low    3:20    John Hiatt
332    Leonard Cohen    Alexandra Leaving    5:25    Leonard Cohen
333    Neil Halstead    Seasons    5:23    Neil Halstead
334    Ryan Adams    Jacksonville Skyline    3:01    Whiskeytown
335    Billy Maddox, Paul Thorn    Mission Temple Fireworks Stand    3:33    Paul Thorn
336    Jeff Tweed, Jay Bennett    Kamera    3:30    Wilco
337    VNV Nation    Beloved    7:25    VNV Nation
338    Jackie Leven    My Philosophy    8:36    Jackie Leven
339    Johnny Marr    Down on the Corner    4:23    Johnny Marr + the Healers
340    Mark Lanegan    Methamphetamine Blues    3:16    Mark Lanegan
341    Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan    Green Grass    3:23    Tom Waits
342    Alex Turner    I Bet You Look Good on the Dan    2:53    Artic Monkeys
343    Bill Callahan    Palimpsest    2:52    Smog
344    Brian Eno    This    3:35    Brian Eno
345    James McMurtry    We Can't Make it Here    7:05    James McMurtry
346    Jason Molina    The Dark Don't Hide It    4:15    Magnolia Electric Co.
347     Sufjan Stevens    John Wayne Gacy, Jr.    3:19    Sufjan Stevens
348    Eddie Vedder    Society    5:32    Eddie Vedder
349    Kanye West Ft. Dwele    Flashing Lights    2:53    Kanye West
350    Vic Chesnutt    You Are Never Alone    5:45    Vic Chesnutt

Volume 15

351    Neko Case    Magpie to the Morning    2:44    Neko Case
352    Neko Case    The Pharaohs    3:37    Neko Case
353    John Joseph McCauley    Twenty Miles    3:43    Deer Tick
354    Robert Johnson    Me and the Devil    3:33    Gil Scott-Heron
355    Joe Bonamassa, Glenn Hughes, Kevin Shirley    The Battle for Hadrian's Wall    5:10    Black Country Communion
356    Lucinda Williams    Blessed    5:48    Lucinda Williams
357    Ryan Adams    Ashes & Fire    3:49    Ryan Adams
358    Ryan Adams    Come Home    4:53    Ryan Adams
359    Ryan Adams    Rocks    3:01    Ryan Adams
360    Kris Kristofferson    Feeling Mortal    3:16    Kris Kristofferson
361    Greg Trooper and Thomas George Russell    Old Saltillo Road    3:39    Tom Russell
362    Jason Isbell    Songs That She Sang in the Shower    3:56    Jason Isbell
363    Joana Serrat    The Blizzard    3:39    Joana Serrat
364    Brandi Carlile    The Joke    4:39    Brandi Carlile
365    Bob Dylan    Murder Most Foul    16:56    Bob Dylan

BONUS    Bob Dylan - Readers Poll Suggestions #1 Artist (A Butterboy Compilation)

01    Bob Dylan    My Back Pages    3:12    Bob Dylan
02    Bob Dylan    Gates of Eden    5:45    Bob Dylan
03    Bob Dylan    Like a Rolling Stone    6:13    Bob Dylan
04    Bob Dylan    Dirge    5:36    Bob Dylan
05    Bob Dylan    Shelter From the Storm    5:03    Bob Dylan
06    Bob Dylan    Tangled Up in Blue    5:41    Bob Dylan
07    Bob Dylan    Sara    5:29    Bob Dylan
08    Bob Dylan    Hurricane    8:34    Bob Dylan
09    Bob Dylan    Blind Willie McTell    5:51    Bob Dylan
10    Bob Dylan    Jokerman    6:18    Bob Dylan
11    Bob Dylan    Series of Dreams    6:23    Bob Dylan
12    Bob Dylan    Things Have Changed    5:09    Bob Dylan
13    Bob Dylan    Murder Most Foul    16:56    Bob Dylan


Below are some statistics that may be of interest.


In total there are 365 tracks identified by 281 separate artists.
Years/Decades    [Tracks]                       

1900-1949 [10]
1950-1959 [11]
1960-1969 [84]
1970-1979 [144]
1980-1989 [42]
1990-1999 [34]
2000-2010 [27]
2010-2020 [13]
Oldest recorded song :    King Porter Stomp - JellyRoll Morton (1905)
Newest Song:        Bob Dylan - Murder Most Foul
Artists    [Tracks] (4 times or greater)

Bob Dylan [13]
John Lennon [8]
Van Morrison [6]
Lou Reed [6]
Ray Davies [6]
Robert Johnson [5]
David Bowie [5]
Paul Mc Cartney [5]
John Prine [4]
Bruce Springsteen [4]
Ryan Adams [4]
Genre   [Tracks]

Alt Country / Americana  [14]
Alternative [2]
Ambient [1]
Blues [7]
Bossa [2]
Celtic [1]
Chanson [1]
Country [17]
Doo Wop [1]
Folk/ Folk Rock [62]
Funk [1]
Hip Hop [2]
Indie [11]
Instrumental [2]
Jazz [4]
Pop [35]
Post Punk [3]
Progressive Rock [8]
Psychedelic Rock [8]
Punk [2]
Reggae [4]
Religious [1]
Rock [143]
Rock & Roll [4]
Soul [27]
Surf [2]

 Contributors [96]

60's Dave
About Me
Ace F'really
Aging Child
Alan Rudy
Allan Williams
Amateur Golf betting
Barry G
Bart The lounger
Clancy can't even sing
Coffee Messiah
exile 62
Frank Inzani
Ice Nine
Il Commendatore
Ines Spires
jack bond
jose kortozirkuito
Little Bill
Mr. Baez
Public Writing About Public Writing
Rob Kopp


  1. Awesome! Thanks for compiling this! Lots of fun to listen to and read what others enjoy!
    Congrats on the hard work!

    1. Hi BigDogDave,
      Appreciated. Enjoy the listen.


  2. Hot Damn! A beautiful idea beautifully executed.
    Marvelous you BB!

    1. Hi D,
      Thanks you for those kind remarks.


  3. Wowzers! You must have worked for weeks on this. Well done.

    1. Hi Fieldhippy,
      Not too long as I collated the tracks as they contributors presented.
      It was fun listening to many of the tracks again.


  4. This is outstanding! Can't wait to hear some new tunes. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Berni,
      I hope you enjoy these as much as have been.


  5. Butter, you've really outdone yourself this time - what a tremendous amount of dedicated work and determined focus you've put into this! (Thank you for the shout-out... but I only floated an idea, like the bloke who suggested to Michelangelo that maybe he put a couple Biblical images up on that big ceiling.) Beyond the great writers and singers themselves, great credit goes to you for reining in and perfectly arranging the great herd of wide-ranging, awesome and lovely cats; and heaps of credit especially to all of your knowledgeable, songster-loving team! This is going to be a great and very-educational many-hour listen.

    1. Thanks Aging Child for your thoughtful and generous comments.
      I thank you for the initial suggestion as it has given me an opportunity to listen to many tracks I haven't listened to in a while. I am sure the contributors also enjoyed trying to pick their favorite singer/songwriters as opposed to just a great song. There is a real wealth of tunes here, thanks to all who contributed. I have enjoyed do it and I hope it shows in the final product... Now get cracking and listen to these great tracks.


    2. Aye-aye, Cap'n! Give me a moment to master the trick of popping on the headphones while my head's spinning at all the writers and titles... wheeee!!

  6. I heartily endorse all the above comments - an absolutely amazing effort.


    1. Thank you Allan Williams.
      Ive done my job, your is now to listen to these great selections. Enjoy every moment.


  7. Butterboy I do not have enough words to thank you. I was wondering why you have not started to do it earlier as I imagined you would go in batches. Epic work my friend. Maybe we need to do it once a year to celebrate.Thank God there are tons of music to pick from!

    1. Hi Little Bill,
      You know me, Big Posts are frequent here. This set required a lot of work to get in order and I am glad i took my time to complete it. I don't know about once a year??? My family were looking for me constantly. :)


  8. Whoh! You are AMAZING! Thank you.

    1. Hi Lori Smith,
      Thank you for those kind words.


  9. Hi BB . Respect Man !! You've done it Again !! Have a nice weekend and Stay safe !!

    1. Hi Bart The Lounger,
      Thanks, back at you.
      You also enjoy life.


  10. Hi Butterboy,
    Absolutely brilliant. What a wonderful amount of music collected here!!! There are probably many memories behind each song in the life of the reader who selected the song. It's a wonderful work, an incredible gift you give to all of us. So, thanks, thanks thanks for the enormous efort.
    Enjoy the reduction of the restrictions and stay safe

    1. Hi Il Commendatore,
      That is a very good observation you make. The memories around each song may be different for all of us but the person who named the track do so with the love they have for that song or artist.
      Thank you for your generous and kind words too.


  11. Glad to have put Bashung in the list but see myself as a betrayal to my country as i forgot Gainsbourg. Nevermind this is so nice to have this for the we. I really appreciate your what u do so thx again.

    1. Hi ppp.
      Stop Bashung yourself up. I am sure Serge is still regarded highly, around the world. He may turn up in future compilation. Hope you enjoy these choices even though it doesn't have Gainsbourg.


  12. It’s really amazing, a real Gold Mine here! I’m right in the middle with Dylan and your Great blog.
    A lot of these song-writers contributed to the "Rock Music". It is absolutely great, a true "testament".
    Thanks so much Butterboy!!!

    1. Hi Patrick,
      There is a real wealth of talent on board. Sometimes it makes your cry sometimes it makes you think and sometimes it just sounds great. Enjoy


  13. Hi BB, wow, I can only echo what has already been said above!
    You've been a great source of new material,but your mixes go
    above and beyond what anyone has done for many years -
    Happy to have found you and appreciate the virtual friendship
    = Cheers!!

    1. Thank you Coffee Messiah,
      You are too kind.
      I try to make it interesting for all that visit here.
      Very glad you are one of the regulars.


  14. Hi Butterboy!
    HATS OFF! What a beautiful set and great work.
    Thanks again for your magnificent blog.

    1. Hi Racati.
      Appreciate the kind words.
      Enjoy the treasures that abound this set of singer/songwriters.


  15. Hi Butterboy, even though this collection may be the individual readers' preferences, your constant and continued encouragement to not let this wonderful music fall into oblivion as a hardly surpassable asset in this action remains.
    For this and for the perfect execution of the original idea of this collection the thanks cannot be big enough, but I'll give it a try: Thanks a lot!

    1. Thank you WOODY.
      You words are humbling. I just do what i enjoy. The fact is I got to revisit some of the music I may have left alone for a while. . thank you again.


  16. Replies
    1. Thanks Jimbo100.
      Appreciated. Enjoy the music.


  17. While we were voting I looked at other peoples choices & though nice wide choice but seeing the complete list you've pretty much defined eclectic. Thanx.

    1. Hi Barrie,
      I always enjoy the eclectic. Its an amazing list and while pulling it together I thought of many more to add to the list, I guess that will wait for Round two.


  18. This is a really enjoyable collaboration. I hope it happens again. Maybe favorite instrumentals or jazz cuts would be nice.

    1. Hi Suzanne,
      Glad you are enjoying this compilation series. Thanks for your suggestions they are great ideas. (I thought the next one may be desert island choices)


  19. Epic. Amazing. Inspired. Insanely generous. Beautifully done.

    I can't think of anyone else who could have pulled this off.

    Thank you! Now to get to downloading & listening!

    1. Thanks Gummo.
      You are too kind.
      I really enjoy the opportunity to do compilations like this. Hope you enjoy the tracks submitted.


  20. This is a beautiful thing, Butterboy.

    1. Thank you oqueef.
      Appreciated. Enjoy the music.


  21. I sat on the sidelines as this intriguing list was compiled. I did that because my own 'greatest songs list' would have skewed heavily towards the works of Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, the Gershwins, all the way back to Gilbert and Sullivan patter songs (not to mention Orlando Gibbons' Silver Swan). Thank you for sharing this project.

    1. Hi Eric,
      Your choices would have still fit in perfectly. All music styles are important. Maybe in the next round. Sometimes it is good to just watch, like in sport, the outcomes still generally satisfy. Enjoy the music.


  22. Butterboy - Wonderful labor of love! Somehow I wasn't listed as a contributor, but four out of five of my song selections were, so that's what's important. Looking forward to listening to these.

    If you feel like doing another 30 volumes, I've already got my next five picked out.

    1. Hi Lee,
      I don't know why you name wasn't listed (Probably my Fat Typing fingers which often make little mistakes.) Apologies. I will fix that soon. I am glad your choices were included though. Completing another 30 volumes would be great so keep your list you never know when that may happen.


  23. Let me praise you on a job well done. This is an incredible collection.
    So take the rest of the day off and come back in the morning.

    1. Hi Lemonflag,
      Thank you. I need the time off.... mmmm... what will I do? I know, I'll start another another compilation.
      I hope you enjoy the tracks here , It really is a great listen.


  24. A pleasure for me to participate in this project.
    This is a live blog!
    Greetings from Spain
    Jose Kortozirkuito

    1. Thank you Jose.
      I'm glad you did.You have a great love for music and it shows.
      Enjoy this compilation and share if you want.


  25. A big cheers... Kanpai... Salud... Mabuhay... Tagay... from Philippines
    ... as always, your post gives pleasure to me

    1. What a great compliment mascojoey.
      The aim is always to delight and give pleasure through music.
      Enjoy them all,


  26. Well done m8, just by the above I can see you've made so many people happy.

  27. Outstanding effort as always, BB. Thank you.


    - DC

  28. Thanks so much for this. My musical horizons have been expanded exponentially!

    1. Hi smittyman,
      Enjoy everything on this great compilation pick by the readers here. Its certainly eclectic


  29. Thanks for all the great music , can you repost VA - Acoustic Rock Favorites CD1+CD2 thanks

    1. Hi Unknown,
      VA - Acoustic Rock Favorites updated tested and working.


  30. BUTTERBOY please reup VA - Singer Songwriter Readers Poll Selections (A Butterboy Compilation) Part2 the link is not working please help thank you greetings from romy

    1. Hi Romy.
      No problems I will do that tomorrow.

    2. Hi Romy
      New links established, tested and working.

  31. BUTTERBOY its great thank you
    greetings from romy

  32. Hi Butterboy.Had this great set but have lost it in a hard drive crash.Does anyone have the links they could upload.Thanks

    1. Hi musicmatt.
      New Links established, tested and working.