EMI Songbook Series

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The EMI Songbook Series is a series of 10 compact disc compilation albums released by EMI in 1998 - 1999. Each disc features songs specifically chosen by a notable cult figure from 20th century popular culture. The sleeve work for each disc frequently includes essays, illustrations or other contributions from the featured individual. Clive Barker compiled a CD for this series which included music from Danny Elfman, Diamanda Galás... etc. Hunter S. Thompson and Robert Crumb provided two of the most acclaimed compilations in the series.

Albums[edit]

Hunter S. Thompson's selections[edit]

Hunter S. Thompson's compilation album is titled Where Were You When the Fun Stopped? It contains eighteen tracks, listed below.[1]

  1. Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
  2. I Smell a Rat - Howlin' Wolf
  3. Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  4. The Hula Hula Boys - Warren Zevon
  5. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  6. The Wild Side of Life/It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Hank Thompson, Tanya Tucker, Kitty Wells
  7. Will the Circle Be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  8. Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
  9. Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
  10. If I Had a Boat - Lyle Lovett
  11. Stars on the Water - Rodney Crowell
  12. Carmelita - Flaco Jimenez, Dwight Yoakam
  13. Why Don't We Get Drunk - Jimmy Buffett
  14. American Pie - Don McLean
  15. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
  16. The Weight - The Band
  17. Melissa - The Allman Brothers Band
  18. Battle Hymn of the Republic - Herbie Mann

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Discogs page for "Where were you when the fun stopped?"". Discogs. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Discogs page for "Personal Effects"". Discogs. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Discogs page for "Evocation"". Discogs. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Discogs page for "Being Music"". Discogs. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 

See: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/why-artists-should-stick-to-art/Content?oid=1135