The First Official Ultimate Dock Rock Playlist v.1.0 (annotated)

  The First Official Ultimate Dock Rock Playlist v.1.0  (annotated)

Here's the start.  Suggestions welcome.

      If I had a Boat- Lyle Lovett  (C'mon, any song with the lyrics, "Kiss my ass, I bought a boat" is worthy.)
      Let it go- Great Big Sea
      Let It Go- Luba  (different from the song before but they work together.  Trust me.)
     Southern Cross- Crosby, Stills and Nash
     Southern Breeze- Isley Brothers (Some prefer the Seals & Crofts original-  this cover is better.)
     Mexico- James Taylor
     Easy- Lionel Richie & Willie Nelson (Is it a cover if  the original writer/singer re-records it, better?)
     FM- Steely Dan  (No static, at all.)
     Green Onions- Booker T & The MGs (solid as a rock.)
     Slip Slidin' Away- Paul Simon
      No Diggity (Live Sessions) - Chet Faker
     Beth- KISS  (Tell me I'm wrong.)
     Couldn't Get It Right- Climax Blues Band  (From Birmingham UK.  No, seriously.)
     People Gotta Move- Gino Vannelli  (Boz Scaggs' DNA is all over this.)
     Sunday Morning- Maroon 5
     Pilot- Ian Thomas  (Another Boz-styled mumbler )
     Hey Jude Wilson Pickett (backed by Duane Allman and the Memphis horns.)
     Sittin' (On the Dock of The Bay)- Otis Redding
     I'll Be Around- The Spinners
     Ain't No Sunshine- Bill Withers
     Inner City Blues- Marvin Gaye
     Promises, Promises- Naked Eyes
     Good Times- Chic
     Get Lucky- Daft Punk  (Promises, Good Times and Get Lucky are best played as a three song arc to get the full Nile Rodgers guitar effect)
     Love On a Real Train- Tangerine Dream
     Eminence Front- The Who
     Fallen Angel- Robbie Robertson
     Don't Give Up- Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush
     Heaven- Simply Red
     What a Fool Believes- The Doobie Brothers
     Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
     Terra Nova- Jame Taylor
     Sail On- The Commodores
     Sara Smile- Hall & Oates
     Night Moves- Bob Seger ("...autumn closing in..." sends shivers down my spine.)
     Ain't Even Done With The Night- John Mellencamp
     Why Can't I Fall In Love- Ivan Neville
      Simple man- Lynyrd Skynyrd
      Knockin on Heaven's Door- Bob Dylan
      Roll Me Away- Bob Seger and the Silver bullet band
      Love the One You're With - Stephen Stills/ Isley Brothers/ Luther Vandross  (One original, two covers, three different feels, all great.)
     Forever Young- Bob Dylan
     Reflections- The Supremes
     You're So Vain- Carly Simon
     Chain of Fools- Aretha Franklin
     Crossroads- Cream
     Magic carpet ride- Steppenwolf
     Oye Como Va- Santana
     The Road to Shambala- Three Dog Night (Hurley)
     After the Love is Gone- Earth, Wind and Fire
     Little Wing- Stevie Ray Vaughan
     Wondering Where the Lions Are- Bruce Cockburn
     Games People Play- Alan Parsons Project
     How Long- Ace
      Echo Beach- Martha and the Muffins
      Every Little Thing- The Police
      Could you Be Loved? - Bob Marley and the Wailers
      Low Spark of High Heeled Boys- Traffic
      The Power of Love- Frankie Goes to Hollywood
     Avalon- Roxy Music
     Woman in Chains- Tears For Fears ("Woman.."  and "Avalon" are another matched pair, best heard together.)
     Miss You- Everything But the Girl
     Cab Driver- Daryl Hall
     Birmingham- Amanda Marshall
     Cool  Change- Little River Band
     Tiny Dancer- Elton John
     Love is the Answer- England Dan and John Ford Coley
     Another Auld Lang Syne- Dan Fogelberg  ("Love..."  and "Another..." should be played back to            back to get the full soprano sax effect)
     That Girl- Stevie Wonder
     Take Five- Dave Brubeck


  1. What? No Stevie Wonder Higher Ground? No Van Morrison Into the Mystic? or Sweet Thing? No Beth Patterson Dream Blue Water? No Yes and You and I? No Nick Cave Pink Moon?!??! No Pink Floyd Eclipse?!?!?!

    You kind sir, are an amateur. ;)

  2. You're missing the greatest band of all time....RUSH :)