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  Johnny Cash : The Last Years
Johnny Cash was an American singer-songwriter widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Cash was known for his deep bass-baritone voice and his rebelliousness coupled with an increasingly somber and humble demeanor. "Hurt" fits Cash's view of his past and feelings of regret. Johnny Cash died at the age of 71—less than four months after his wife, June, passed away.
Danny Boy
I Hung My Head
We'll Meet Again
Four Strong Winds
On The Evening Train
Give My Love To Rose
The Streets of Laredo
If You Could Read My Mind
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  Americana VIII : The Byrds' 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo"
"The Byrds married folk and country to rock on Sweetheart of the Rodeo. The album became a landmark recording — the birth of country-rock and one of the most important and influential LPs ever made. It is often credited with inspiring both country-rock and its offspring, alt-country. In other words, the Byrds created Americana, the sound that—like its home—embraces and encompasses a mixture of influences but is always distinctly American."
One Hundred Years From Now
You Don't Miss Your Water
You Ain't Going Nowhere
You're Still On My Mind
Nothing Was Delivered
Blue Canadian Rockies
The Christian Life
Pretty Boy Floyd
Hickory Wind
Life In Prison
  Americana VII : Emmylou Harris - The Early Years
During the '70s Emmylou Harris' clear, plaintive soprano made her a country hitmaker, and the neotraditionalist arrangements on her records appealed to rock & folk fans as well. Harris has sold more than 15 million albums and collected a 12 Grammy awards.
Till I Gain Control Again 
Boulder to Birmingham
Satan's Jewel Crown
Beneath Still Waters
One Of These Days
Blue Kentucky Girl
Sleepless Nights
Defying Gravity
Sweet Dreams
Hello Stranger
Too Far Gone
Sin City
  Americana VI : John Gorka
John Gorka is a contemporary American folk musician. Rolling Stone magazine called him "the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement." His rich, multi-faceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion have gained increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country. Gorka is widely regarded as “one of contemporary folk music’s leading talents.”
Full Of Life
Italian Girls
House In The Fields
Look The Other Way
The One That Got Away
Land Of The Bottom Line
Love Is Our Cross To Bear
Armed With A Broken Heart
I Saw A Stranger With Your Hair
  Americana V : John Prine
John Prine was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting by the UK's BBC Radio and was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prine has taken his place as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation. Bob Dylan said that Prine was one of his favorite writers, stating "Prine's stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. And he writes beautiful songs."
Killing The Blues
Unwed Fathers
Hello In There
The Hobo Song

Angel From Montgomery
One Red Rose
Sam Stone
Jesus... The Missing Years
Donald & Lydia
Christmas In Prison
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  Americana IV : Kate Wolf
Kate Wolf was an American folk singer and songwriter. Though her career was relatively short, she had a significant impact on the folk music scene. She died at age 44, after a long battle with leukemia. Kate Wolf's music is celebrated each year toward the end of June at the Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival.
Lines On The Paper
Everybody's Looking For The Same Thing
Amazed To Find You're Still On My Mind
Back Roads
I Never Knew My Father
It Ain't In The Wine
Riding In The Country
Sitting On The Porch
You're Not Standing Like You Used To
Midnight On The Water
Tequila & Me
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  Americana III : Emmylou Harris Duets
In addition to her work as a solo singer-songwriter, Emmylou Harris is sought after as a backing vocalist and duet partner, working with numerous other artists. She has been nominated as the best Americana artist for the Grammy awards. Here she sings with with other musical artists.
Angel Eyes    (with Willie Nelson)
Goodbye    (with Steve Earle)
Magnolia Wind    (with John Prine)
Anyhow I Love You    (with Guy Clark)
Greenville    (with Lucinda Williams)
Juanita    (with Sheryl Crow)
Romance in Durango    (with Bob Dylan)
Sin City    
(with Jeff Beck)
(with Mary Black and Dolores Keane)
Mexican Wind    
(with Jann Browne)
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  Americana II : The Be Good Tanyas
The Be Good Tanyas are a Canadian group formed in 1999 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The style of music they performed can be referred to as alt-country or Americana.
Don't You Fall
Junkie Song
Broken Telephone
Dogsong 2
I Wish My Baby Were Born
In Spite of All The Damage
It's Not Happening
Sleep Dog Lullaby
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  Americana I : The Everbodyfields
An alternative folk/country band from Johnson City, Tennessee,
fronted by Sam Quinn and Jill Andrews. Be sure to check out 'Out On The Highway' and 'The Red Rose' - extraordinary lyrics and tales of moonshiners.
By Your Side
Out On The Highway
The Only King
The Red Rose
Everything Is Okay
Lonely Anywhere
Wasted Time
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  O Brother, Where Art Thou? : songs from the movie
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is the music from the 2000 American film. With the film set in Mississippi during the Great Depression, the soundtrack uses bluegrass, country, gospel, blues, and folk music appropriate to that time period (1929-1939)..
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow 
Down To The River To Pray
Keep On The Sunny Side
In The Jailhouse Now
You Are My Sunshine
Nobody But The Baby
Big Rock Candy
I'll Fly Away
I Am Weary
Angel Band
O Death

The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are a premiere American rock band. Emerging at the vanguard of the "California Sound", the band's early music gained international popularity for their distinct vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars, and romance. Later, the band began to evolve their sound  towards more deeply passionate, introspective songs that examined love, heartache, and longing.
Heroes And Villains
Warmth Of The Sun
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Don't Worry Baby
God Only Knows
Good Vibrations
Help Me Rhonda
California Girls
I Get Around
In My Room
Surfin' USA
Do It Again
Surfer Girl


  Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová are a folk-rock duo who played lovers in the exquisite 2006 musical film, Once. Hansard, 40, and Czech songstress Irglová, 22, fell in love in real life. When the couple won an Oscar for "Falling Slowly," audiences swooned. Two years later, they broke up. But while the romance was gone, their group, Swell Season, remained.
Alone Apart
Falling Slowly
If You Want Me
When Your Mind's Made Up
  Merle Haggard  -  Dwight Yoakam
Merle Haggard
and his band helped create the "Bakersfield Sound", which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecasters mixed with traditional country steel guitar and new vocal harmonies; a sound with a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville style of slick and orchestrated music that nowadays passes for 'country music'. Dwight Yoakam, with his louder, hard-edged 'honky-tonk' syle of singing and playing, is a youger award winning country music artist associated with the Bakersfield Sound.
Little Sister
I Sang Dixie
Guitars, Cadillacs
Long White Cadillac

Streets of Bakersfield
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke

Mama Tried
Hungry Eyes
The Fugitive

Sing Me Back Home
If We Make It Through December

Today I Started Loving You Again

  Bob Dylan - songs from the early years
Among the most successful folk-rock duos ever recorded, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel crafted a series of memorable hit albums and singles featuring their choirboy harmonies, ringing acoustic and electric guitars, and Simon's acute, finely wrought songwriting. The pair always inhabited the more polished end of the folk-rock spectrum.
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
The Times They Are A-Changin'
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Talkin' World War III Blues
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
Boots Of Spanish Leather
One Too Many Mornings
Positively 4th Street
Blowin' In The Wind
Bob Dylan's Dream
It Ain't Me, Babe
Corrina, Corrina

  The Supremes
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s. The Supremes were America's most successful vocal group with 12 number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. At their peak in the mid-1960s, the Supremes rivaled the Beatles in worldwide popularity. The Supremes sang in a polished style that bridged the worlds of pop and soul. .
Baby Love
Love Child
Come See About Me
Back In My Arms Again
Where Did Our Love Go
You Keep Me Hanging On
Stop! In The Name Of Love
My World Is Empty Without You
Someday We'll Be Together Again
Love Is Here And Now You're Gone
  Simon & Garfunkel
Among the most successful folk-rock duos ever recorded, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel crafted a series of memorable hit albums and singles featuring their choirboy harmonies, ringing acoustic and electric guitars, and Simon's acute, finely wrought songwriting. The pair always inhabited the more polished end of the folk-rock spectrum.
Still Crazy After All These Years
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
The Dangling Conversation
The Sound of Silence
Homeward Bound
Slip Slidin' Away
El Condor Pasa
Mrs. Robinson
I Am a Rock
The Boxer
  Tom Waits
Tom Waits has emerged as an extraordinary and innovative force, a unique voice whose music remains well beyond the fads and fashions of popular culture.
From tender and poignant to strange and twisted, his songs often explore the dark side of society. He gives his his trademark gravelly voice to romantics, drifters, con artists and those living on the fringe.
I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
The House Where Nobody Lives
The Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Traubert's Blues
Good Old World
Georgia Lee
Blind Love
Ol' 55
  Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. Stewart is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide. With his distinctive raspy singing voice, Stewart came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His early albums were a fusion of rock, folk music, soul music and R&B. Stewart was inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame.
Some Guys Have All The Luck
I Don't Want To Talk About It
The First Cut Is The Deepest
Tomorrow Is A Long Time
This Old Heart Of Mine
I'd Rather Go Blind
Reason To Believe
Mandolin Wind
Still Love You
Young Turks
Maggie May
  Elton John
Sir Elton John is an English singer-songwriter. He has made more than 30 albums.
In his five-decade career John has sold more than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. Elton John's unique blend of pop and rock styles turned him into one of the biggest music icons of the 20th Century.
Candle In The Wind
Crocodile Rock
Rocket Man
Your Song
Sad Songs
Tiny Dancer
Bennie And The Jets
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
  Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival brought rock back to its roots with their concise synthesis of rockabilly, pop, R&B, and country. The band's genius was their ability to accomplish this with the economic, primal power of a classic rockabilly ensemble. The band has sold 26 million albums in the United States alone and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Long As I Can See the Light
Lookin' Out My Back Door
Run Through the Jungle
Up Around the Bend
Who'll Stop the Rain
Bad Moon Rising
Fortunate Son
Proud Mary
Susie Q
  The Eagles
"The Eagles chronicled America in the high-flying Seventies, a time of rapidly changing social mores leading up to what was called “life in the fast lane.” Between the lines, their favorite subject matter was the pursuit and unraveling of the American dream. They began as wide-eyed country-rockers on the fertile Los Angeles music scene and evolved into purveyors of grandiose, dark-themed albums about excess and seduction."
Hotel California
I Can't Tell You Why
Already Gone
Lyin' Eyes
Tequila Sunrise
Take It To The Limit
Best Of My Love
After The Thrill Is Gone
One Of These Nights
New Kid In Town
  The Everly Brothers
The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. Rolling Stone magazine said they "are the most important vocal duo in rock. The enduring influence of their close, expressive harmonies is evident in the work of British bands like the Beatles and of folk-oriented acts such as Simon and Garfunkel. " The Everly Brothers were elected to both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
So Sad
Born Yesterday
Bye Bye Love
All I Have To Do Is Dream

I Wonder If I Care As Much
Brand New Heartache
Cathy's Clown
Let It Be Me
Maybe Tomorrow
Love Hurts
Wake Up Little Susie
Til I Kissed You

Willie Nelson - Music from 'Red Headed Stranger'
A concept album, Red Headed Stranger is about a fugitive on the run from the law after killing his wife and her lover. The content consists of songs with brief poetic lyrics and sparse musical arrangements. Willie Nelson is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, activist, an one of the main figures of outlaw country music. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.
Time of The Preacher (1)
I Couldn't Believe It Was True
Time of The Preacher (2)
Blue Rock Montana

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
Red-Headed Stranger
Can I Sleep In Your Arms
Remember Me
Hands on The Wheel

  Ricky Skaggs -
Ricky Skaggs stands out as one of the greatest country singers and musicians of recent decades. In recent years, assuming the role of elder statesman of country music, Skaggs has sought to keep alive and pass on the great bluegrass tradition he inherited. "I feel like my mission in life is to introduce a new generation of listeners to this music. I'm always conscious and mindful that there's a lot of people sitting out there listening to me that don't know where this music came from." The following is a selection of ballads.
Two Highways
Waitin' For The Sun To Shine
Dim Lights Thick Smoke
I Don't Care

Cryin' My Heart Out
I Wouldn't Change You
If That's The Way You Feel
You've Got a Lover
Lost To A Stranger
Old Love Letters
You May See Me Walkin'
Angel On My Mind
  Bruce Springsteen -
An American musician and songwriter who has been nicknamed "The Boss". Springsteen is widely known for his poetic lyrics, working class songs, and left-wing political sentiments. Springsteen's recordings have included both rock albums and more sombre folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums show a talent for finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life. - Here is a selection of songs about outcasts and outlaws; the dispossessed and the disillusioned.
Stolen Car
Across the Border
Highway 29
Ghost of Tom Joad

The River
Straight Time
Used Cars
Highway Patrolman
Mansion On The Hill
The Line
My Hometown
Streets Of Philadelphia
Bruce Springsteen

Buddy Holly  -  Richtie Valens
Buddy Holly and, to a lesser extent, Ritchie Valens became musical legends. Holly is often described as the most influential of the early rock 'n' roll musicians, and has been cited as such by John Lennon and Paul McCartney of the Beatles. Ritchie Valens was a Mexican-American singer and songwriter influential in the Chicano rock movement. " 
"Rock and roll musicians Buddy HollyRitchie Valens, and J. P. 'The Big Bopper' Richardson, died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3, 1959."

Buddy Holly:
That'll Be The Day
Maybe Baby
Not Fade Away

Oh Boy
Think It Over
Peggy Sue
It's Too Late
Because I Love You
Rave On

Ritchie Valens:
Come On Let's Go
Bluebirds Over The Mountain
La Bamba

Now You're Gone

The Big Bopper:

Chantilly Lace

The Plane Crash

  Elvis Presley - songs from the early years
Elvis Presley (1935 – 1977) was an American singer, musician, and actor. One of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as "the King of Rock and Roll", or simply, "the King". Presley is one of the most celebrated musicians of 20th-century. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of recorded music.
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
My Baby Left Me
One Night

Blue Christmas
Heartbreak Hotel
I Got A Woman
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
You're Right, I'm Left, She's Gone
Loving You
Money Honey
That's All Right
*The Only King (a song about Elvis)*
  J.D. Crowe & The New South
One of the greatest bluegrass bands ever assembled.

J.D. Crowe & the New South is one of the most influential and pioneering bands in the history of bluegrass. They offered a new kind of traditional and progressive bluegrass with performances that are unsurpassed. Below is a sample of their bluegrass ballads.
I'm So Afraid Of Losing You Again
I Only Wish You Knew

I Don't Know
Summer Wages

Sin City
Ten Degrees And Getting Colder
Rock Salt And Nails
Lefty's Old Guitar
In My Next Life
Home Sweet Home Revisited
Come On Down To My World
She Knows When You're On My Mind Again
  Grace Slick  / Janis Joplin
Grace Slick was one of the first female rock stars, and along with her close contemporary Janis Joplin, was an important figure in the development of rock music in the late 1960s. These two women brought psychedelic rock to new levels with their voices.
Slick maintained a friendship with Janis Joplin that began early in her music career and lasted until Joplin's death by drug overdose on October 4, 1970.
Somebody To Love
My Best Friend
White Rabbit

D.C.B.A. -25
Comin' Back To Me

Ball And Chain
Oh, Sweet Mary
Piece Of My Heart
Cry Baby
Get It While You Can
Grace Slick and Janis Joplin
  The Fleetwoods
The Fleetwoods were in a class by themselves: crystalline harmonies weave memories of lost innocence and first love. The Fleetwoods were pop balladeers in the golden age of rock 'n roll. Their gentle musical interplay updated what groups did years before, with a touch of folk harmony mixed in. The results are beautiful.
You Mean Everything to Me
Mr. Blue

The Great Imposter
Unchained Melody
Goodnight My Love
Come Softly to Me

Mazzy Star
  Neil Young
Neil Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He released his first solo album in 1968 and his career has spanned over 40 years and 35 albums. His often cryptic studies of lonely desperation and antiheroics have led many to brand him a loner and a recluse. The songs below are from his early albums 'After The Goldrush' and 'Harvest'

Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Don't Let It Bring You Down
After The Goldrush

Sugar Mountain
Tell Me Why
Old Man
Heart of Gold
I Believe in You
Till The Morning Comes
The Needle And The Damage Done
Neil Young
  Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac is a British-American rock band. The eponymous "Fleetwood Mac" album sold over 5 million copies. The next album "Rumours" was the recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and sold over 40 million copies worldwide - one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.

Go Your Own Way

Gold Dust Woman
Monday Morning
Never Going Back Again
Oh Daddy
Over My Head
Say You Love Me
The Chain
Fleetwood Mac
  Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne was the quintessential sensitive Californian singer/songwriter. The majority of his songs are highly personal. His introspective, literate lyrics struck a nerve, and his laid-back folk-rock set the pattern for much of the music to come out of California during the '70s.

Running On Empty
Doctor My Eyes

For A Dancer
Love Needs A Heart
Nothing But Time
Shaky Town
The Pretender
You Love The Thunder
The Road
These Days
Jackson Browne
  Linda Ronstadt
With roots in the Los Angeles country and folk-rock scenes, Linda Ronstadt became one of the most popular interpretive singers of the '70s. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, and two Academy of Country Music awards. She has lent her voice to over 120 albums and has released over 30 solo albums.

Ooh, Baby Baby
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight

Crazy Arms
Heart Like A Wheel
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
Keep Me From Blowing Away
I Fall To Pieces
Love Has No Pride
I Still Miss Someone
You're No Good
Linda Ronstadt

Johnny Ace
Johnny Ace, was an American rhythm and blues singer. He had a string of hit single recordings in the mid-1950s, He died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound on Christmas Day, 1954..

Cross My Heart

My Song
Pledging My Love

Otis Redding
Otis Redding is considered one of the greatest singers in popular music and a major artist in soul music and rhythm and blues. He died in a small airplane crash in 1967.

Dreams To Remember
Dock Of The Bay
Loving You Too Long

Pain In My Heart
These Arms Of Mine

Johnny Ace
  Crosby, Stills, and Nash
Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) is a folk rock supergroup made up of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash (joined by occasional fourth member Neil Young). They are noted for their intricate vocal harmonies, political activism, and lasting influence on American music and culture.

Helplessly Hoping
Teach Your Children

Judy Blue Eyes
Long Time Gone
Our House
Wooden Ships
You Don't Have To Cry
Déjà Vu
Find The Cost Of Freedom
49 Bye-Byes
Crosby, Stills & Nash
  Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman is an American singer-songwriter. She is a multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist. Known largely as a contemporary folk musician, her music also touches on blues and pop music. Her lyrics have a poetic depth of feeling and insight.

Baby, Can I Hold You
Fast Car
Smoke And Ashes

I Did It All
All That You Have Is Your Soul
At This Point In My Life
Cold Feet
Less Than Strangers
I Am Yours
Bang Bang Bang
Tracy Chapman
  The Byrds
The Byrds are considered by critics to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s.They pioneered the musical genre of folk rock, melding the influence of The Beatles and other British Invasion bands with contemporary and traditional folk music.

Turn, Turn, Turn
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Old John Robertson

Mr. Tambourine Man
Hickory Wind
Eight Miles High
You Don't Miss Your Water
Change Is Now
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star
Set You Free This Time
Goin' Back
The Byrds
  Joan Baez
Joan Baez is an American folk singer, songwriter, musician, and a prominent activist. She has performed publicly for over 55 years, releasing over 30 albums.

Love Song To A Stranger
It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Man Of Constant Sorrow

Please Come To Boston
Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Prison Trilogy
Silver Dagger
Diamonds And Rust
Joan Baez
   Love Lost  -  PART TWO
  So Begins The Task -  Stephen Stills 
  I Still Miss Someone  -  sung by Charlie Louvin and by Joan Baez
  Are My Thoughts With You  -  sung by Earl Scruggs Revue
  Coming Back to Me  -  sung by Jefferson Airplane
  Hide It So Deep -  sung by Stephen Stills
  King Blue  -  sung by Earl Scruggs Revue
 Last Kiss  - sung by Taylor Swift
  Amazed To Find -  sung by Kate Wolf
  Love Has No Pride  -  sung by Linda Ronstadt
 Walk Away Renée  - sung by The Left Banke and by Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy
   Love Lost  -  PART ONE
  So Sad -  sung by Emmylou Harris and by The Everly Brothers 
  Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain  -  sung by Brandi Carlile and by Willie Nelson

  Days Go By  -  sung by Dirty Vegas

  If That's the Way You Feel  -  sung by Ricky Skaggs

  Are You Lonseome Tonight -  sung by Elvis Presley
  Martha  -  sung by Tom Waits
 On Second Avenue  - sung by Art Garfunkel
  Time On My Hands -  sung by Chaim Tannenbaum
  Warmth of the Sun  -  sung by The Beach Boys
 What'll I Do  - sung by Rufus Wainwright
  Anti-War, Dystopian, & Apocalyptic Songs
Motherland - by Natalie Merchant
After The Goldrush - by Neil Young

Run Through The Jungle - by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sky Pilot - by Eric Burdon and The Animals
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall - by Bob Dylan
We Don't Need Another Hero - by Tina Turner
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - by R.E.M.
Two Suns in the Sunset - by Pink Floyd
So Long, Mom - by Tom Lehrer
Wooden Ships - by Crosby, Stills, & Nash
When in Rome - by Nickel Creek
Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
What Have They Done to the Rain - by Joan Baez
  Doo Wop Music - Part Three
Doo-wop is a type of vocal group harmony with the musical qualities of many vocal parts, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, little instrumentation, and simple music and lyrics. It is ensemble singing, often with a single artist appearing with a backup group.
Teardrops - by Lee Andrews and The Hearts
This I Swear is True- by The Skyliners

There Goes My Baby - by The Drifters
16 Candles - by The Crests
Baby It's You- by The Shirelles
Come Go With Me - by The Del Vikings
Daddy's Home - by Shep And The Limelites
Florence - by The Paragons
Memories of El Monte - by The Penguins
One Summer Night - by The Danleers
You Cheated You Lied- by The Shields
I'm So Young- by The Students
  Doo Wop Music - Part Two
Doo-wop is a type of vocal group harmony with the musical qualities of many vocal parts, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, little instrumentation, and simple music and lyrics. It is ensemble singing, often with a single artist appearing with a backup group.
Sea Of Love - by Phil Phillips and The Twighlights
Long Lonely Nights - by
Lee Andrews and The Hearts

You're So Fine - by The Falcons
Tonigh Tonight - by The Mello-Kings
There's A Moon Out Tonight - by The Capris
Tears On My Pillow - by Little Anthony and The Imperials
Once In A While - by The Chimes
Oh What A Night - by The Dells
I Only Have Eyes For You - by The Flamingos
Deserie - by The Charts
A Thousand Miles Away- by The Heartbeats
Little Star- by The Elegants
  Doo Wop Music - Part One
Doo-wop is a type of vocal group harmony with the musical qualities of many vocal parts, nonsense syllables, a simple beat, little instrumentation, and simple music and lyrics. It is ensemble singing with single artists appearing with a backing group. It achieved mainstream popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s.
For Your Precious Love - by Jerry Butler and The Impressions
In The Still of The Night - by The Five Satins

Happy Happy Birthday Baby - by The Tune Weavers
Since I Don't Have You - by The Skyliners
Little Darlin' - by The Diamonds
Earth Angel - by The Penguins
Maybe - by The Chantels
Lovers Never Say Goodbye - by The Flamingos
Angel Baby - by Rosie and The Originals
So Fine - by The Fiestas
A Thousand Stars - by Kathy Young and The Innocents
The Way You Look Tonight - by The Jaguars
  Cat Stevens (now sings under the name Yusuf)
Cat Stevens is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and philanthropist. His early 1970s record albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified triple platinum in the United States. The songs below are extraordinary!
Tea For The Tillerman
How Can I Tell You

Wild World
Where Do The Children Play

Longer Boats
Lady D'Arbanville
Father and Son

Hard-Headed Woman
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  The Grateful Dead - 'American Beauty'
Grateful Dead were an American rock band formed in 1960's in California. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock. "Their music touches on ground that most other groups don't even know exists."
Box of Rain
Friend of The Devil

Brokedown Palace
Attics of My Life
Sugar Magnolia
'Til the Morning Comes
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Delta Blues: Mississippi John Hurt
My Creole Belle
C.C. Rider
Louis Collins
Coffee Blues
Monday Morning Blues

Texas Blues: Mance Lipscomb
Ella Speed
Ain't It Hard
One Thin Dime
Baby, Please Don't Go
Sugar Babe

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  The Bee Gees
Bee Gees were comprised of three brothers. The group sang three-part harmonies that were instantly recognisable. The Bee Gees' music sales rank them among the best-selling artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Stayin' Alive
If I Can't Have You
How Deep Is Your Love?
Lonely Days
Love So Right
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
More Than a Woman
To Love Somebody
You Should Be Dancing
  Songs for Summer
California Girls -  by The Beach Boys
Dancing in The Streets - by Martha and The Vandellas
In The Summertime- by Mungo Jerry
All Summer Long - by The Beach Boys
Margaritaville - by Jimmy Buffett
Do It Again - by The Beach Boys
Lonely Summer Nights - by The Stray Cats
One Summer Night - by The Danleers
School Is Out - by Gary U.S. Bonds
Sugar Magnolia - by The Grateful Dead
Summer Breeze - by Seals & Croft
Summer in The City - by The Lovin' Sooonful
Summer of '69- by Bryan Adams
Summertime - by Janis Joplin
Summertime Blues - by Eddie Cochran
Summertime Summertime - by The Jamies
Surfer Girl - by The Beach Boys
Surfin' Safari - by The Beach Boys
Under The Boardwalk- by Drifters
Warmth of The Sun- by The Beach Boys
  Songs for Spring
Here Comes the Sun - sung by The Beatles
Perfect Day - sung by Lou Reed, David Bowie, Emmylou Harris, Luciano Pavoroti, Elton John, plus others
Riding in the Country- sung by Kate Wolf
Sitting on the Porch - sung by Kate Wolf
Good Day Sunshine - sung by the Beatles
59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) - sung by Simon and Garfunkel
Saturday in the Park - sung by Chicago
Spring Fever - sung by Elvis Presley
Spring Affair - sung by Donna Summer
Springtime in The Rockies - sung by Michael Martin Murphey
April in Paris - sung by Frank Sinatra
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / It's a Wonderful World - sung by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Daydream - sung by The Lovin' Spoonful
It's a Beautiful Day - sung by U2
The First Day of Spring - sung by Noah and The Whale
Spring Can Really Hang You Up - sung by Bette Midler
Another Spring - sung by Nina Simone
The Boys Are Back in Town - sung by Thin Lizzy
Suddenly It's Spring- sung by June Christy
Zip-a-Dee Doo-Dah - sung by James Baskett
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'- sung by Curly McLain
Spring Again - sung by Lou Rawls
Won't You Be My Neighbor? - sung by Fred Rogers
  Songs for Winter
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - sung by Billie Holiday
Winter Wonderland - sung by Louis Armstrong
Baby. It's Cold Outside - sung by Ray Charles and Betty Carter
A Hazy Shade of Winter - sung by Simon and Garfunkel
I Am a Rock - sung by Simon and Garfunkel
Long December - sung by Counting Crows
Sometimes in Winter - sung by Blood, Sweat, and Tears
If We Make It Through December - sung by Merle Haggard
Winter- sung by The Rolling Stones
Winter Rose - sung by Paul McCartney and Wings
Winter Time - sung by The Steve Miller Band
Winter's Day - sung by Tommy Roe
Winterlong - sung by Neil Young
Winter's Tale - sung by The Moody Blues
  Songs for Autumn
Autumn in New York - sung by Billie Holiday
Autumn in New York - sung by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Autumn Leaves - sung by Doris Day
Autumn Leaves - sung by Edith Piaf
Fall in Philadelphia - sung by Hall & Oates
Forever Autumn - sung by The Moody Blues
Harvest Moon - sung by Neil Young
September in the Rain - sung by Dinah Washington
September of My Years- sung by Frank Sinatra
September Song- sung by Willie Nelson
Try to Remember - sung by The Brothers Four
California Dreamin'- sung by The Mamas & The Papas

Cities and Towns
San Francisco - sung by Scott McKenzieS
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - sung by Tony Bennett
New Orleans - sung by Gary U.S. Bonds
Way Down Yonder In New Orleans - sung by Freddy Cannon
Philadelphia - sung by Bruce Springsteen
L.A. Freeway - sung by Jerry Jeff Walker
I've Been Everywhere - sung by Johnny Cash
Streets of Bakersfield - sung by Dwight Yoakam
My Hometown- sung by Bruce Springsteen
Dirty Little Town - sung by Kieran Kane
Our Town - sung by Iris Dement
Kansas City - sung Wilbert Harrison
Okie From Muskogee - sung by Merle Haggard
New York, New York- sung by Frank Sinatra
Do You Know The Way To San Jose - sung by Dionne Warwick
Chicago - sung by Frank Sinatra
Wichita Lineman - sung by Glen Campbell
Detroit City - sung by Bobby Bare
Lodi - sung by Creedence Clearwater

455 Rocket - sung by Kathy Mattea
Automobile - sung by John Prine
Fast Car - sung by Tracy Chapman
Fun, Fun, Fun - sung by The Beach Boys
Heart of Saturday Night - sung by Tom Waits
Hot Rod Lincoln - sung by Commander Cody
Little Deuce Coupe- sung by The Beach Boys
Mercedes Benz - sung by Janis Joplin
Mercury Blues - sung K.C. Douglas
No Particular Place To Go - sung by Chuck Berry
Ol' '55 - sung by Tom Waits
One Piece at a Time - sung by Johnny Cash
Pink Cadillac - sung by Aretha Franklin
  Songs of Protest, Revolt, and Revolution
The Times They Are A-Changin' - sung by Bob Dylan
Talkin' About a Revolution - sung by Tracy Chapman
Won't Get Fooled Again - sung by The Who
Sunday, Bloody Sunday - sung by U2l
People Have the Power - sung by Patti Smith
People Got To Be Free - sung by The Young Rascals
Power to the People- sung by John Lennon
For What It's Worth - sung by Buffalo Springfield
Blowin' In the Wind - sung by Peter, Paul & Mary
Revolution - sung by Bob Marley
Solidarity - sung by Angelic Upstarts
  Songs of Friendship
You've Got a Friend - sung by Carole King
With a Little Help from My Friends - sung by The Beatles
That's What Friends Are For - sung by Dionne Warwick and Friends
Old Friends - sung by Simon and Garfunkel
My Best Friend - sung byJefferson Airplane
Lean on Me (I) - sung by Bill Withers
Lean on Me (II)- sung by theTV cast of Glee
I'll Be There for You - sung by The Rembrandts for the TV program Friends
He Was a Friend of Mine - sung by Bob Dylan
Friends (I) - sung by Elton John
Friends (II) - sung by The Beach Boys
You've Got a Friend in Me - sung by Randy Newman for the movie Toy Story 3
Stand By Me - sung by Ben E. King
  Bluegrass Ballads
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain - sung by J.D. Crowe and The New South
Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die - sung by Ricky Skaggs
Don't Throw Your Life Away - sung by The Johnson Mountain Boys
Home Sweet Home Revisited - sung by J.D. Crowe and The New South
I only Wish You Knew - sung by J.D. Crowe and The New South
I Still Miss Someone - sung by The Earl Scruggs Review
In My Next Life- sung by J.D. Crowe and The New South
Look On and Cry - sung by Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Moutain Boys
Man of Constant Sorrow - sung by Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Moutain Boys
She Knows When You're on My Mind - sung by J.D. Crowe and The New South
Sittin' on Top of the World - sung by Earl Scruggs and Friends
Summer Wages - sung by J.D. Crowe and The New South
You Ain't Going Nowhere - sung by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

   A Blues Sampler
  Wasted Yearssung by John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison
  Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 
sung by Bessie Smith
  I Cried for You  - 
sung by Billie Holiday
  At Last
sung by Etta James
  Ball and Chain 
sung by Janis Joplin
 My Carolina Sunshine Girl  - sung by Jimmie Rodgers
  Honest I Dosung by Jimmy Reed
  The Thrill is Gone  - 
sung by BB King and Tracy Chapman
sung by Johnny Ace
 Where is My Good Man?  - sung by Memphis Minnie
  Dock of The Bay-  sung by Otis Redding

  The Night Time is The Right Time -  sung by Ray Charles
  Trouble in Mind  -  sung by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
 Down So Low  - sung by Tracy Nelson

   Six People
  Vincent  -  sung by Don McLean

  Eleanor Rigby  -  sung by The Beatles

  Mr. Bojangles  -  sung by The Dirt Band

  Pretty Boy Floyd -  sung by The Byrds
  Emma Rose  -  sung by Kate Wolf
 Job  - sung by Seatrain
   Drugs and Alcohol
  Carmelita  -  sung by Dwight Yoakam

  There Stands the Glass  -  sung by Jerry Lee Lewis

  Sam Stone  -  sung by John Prine

  Tequila Sunrise -  sung by The Eagles
  Margaritaville  -  sung by Jimmy Buffet
 Cocaine Blues  - sung by Jackson Browne
  Cocaine  - sung by J.J. Cale
  Snowblind Friend-  sung by Hoyt Axton
  The Needle and The Damage Done -  sung by Neil Young
  Sunday Morning Coming Down  -  sung by Kris Kristofferson
 Mother's Little Helper  - sung by The Rolling Stones
 Heroin  - sung by The Velvet Underground
Codeine  - sung by Buffy St. Marie
  El Paso  -  sung by Marty Robbins

Pancho and Lefty  -  sung by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
  My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys -  sung by Willie Nelson

    "Talking" Songs
  Alice's Restaurant  -  written and sung by Arlo Guthrie

  Let Him Roll  -  written and sung by Guy Clark

 (Nationalistic)   God Bless the U.S.A.  -  sung by Lee Greenwood

  (Critical)   Wasteland of the Free  -  sung by Iris Dement
    Hope and Happiness
  Here Comes the Sun  -  sung by The Beatles
  I Can See Clearly Now  -  sung by Jonny Nash

  Don't Worry, Be Happy -  sung by Bobby McFerrin

  If You Wanna Be Happy  -  sung by Jimmy Soul

  If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out  -  sung by Cat Stevens
  Dreamcatcher  -  sung "Rebecca Casey" (Karin Anglin)
   Young Love
At 16
  She Was Only Sixteen  -  sung by Sam Cooke

  Sixteen Candles  -  sung by The Crests

  Sweet Little Sixteen  -  sung by Chuck Berry
At 17
  I Saw Her Standing There  -  sung by The Beatles
  Dancing Queen  -  sung by ABBA
 At Seventeen -   sung by Janis Ian
   Canadian Folk Singers
  Lakes of Canada  -  sung by The Innocence Mission

  Matapedia  -  sung by Kate & Anna McGarrigle

  Suzanne  -  sung by Leonard Cohen

  If You Could Read My Mind -  sung by Gordon Lightfoot
  Momsong  -  sung by The Be Good Tanyas
 Four Strong Winds  - sung by Neil Young