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The A+ List: 1-20-14

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1. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonders – Stevies scream that opens this song is so good he coulda sung anything after and it would have worked but what he sang was one of the great Motown tracks -a real slippy funk belter in the chorus, and a soulful chorus. 

2.  Rock Minuet – Lou Reed – Reed’s last great moment is the place where sex and death and rock and roll meet in a dance of sperm and salvation.

3. It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World – James Brown – Another great lyric but what makes this isn’t the strings but Brown’s dramatic vocal which seems to dig into the essence of soul. We always think Brown was all about funk but this isn’t, this is the purest of soul songs.

4. I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I’ll Get It Myself) – James Brown – This is Brown’s expression of affirmative action, not a plea but a demand for a fair playing field and to be left along to pursue his own dreams.

5. Iron Man – Black Sabbath – The riff that launched a million heavy metal bands, it is the rare one that people sing instead of the lyric.

6. Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) – Parliament – An anthemic singalong to free your ass and your mind following it with one of the catchiest tunes funk could possibly come up with.

7. The Price Of Love – The Everly Brothers – The funkiest song Don and Phil ever recorded, it has a hammer shot drum and  a harmonica blowing all over the show.

8. Money Won’t Change You – James Brown – The rare occasion when the words are more important than the horns, it is beyond a cliche, or an axiom or a truth, and is indeed the one undeniable truth about human life,

9. Harvest – Neil Young – An acid trip and his girlfriend talking about her Mom and Neil came up with this song of devolving love

10. Mr. Soul – Buffalo Springfield – The greatest song ever written about a groupie and also about identity and stardom

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