If you find a link that doesn’t work or a video that has been removed (this does happen), please send me a note. The alpha sort works the same way as iTunes. For example: Al Green sorts on the “A”; The Marshall Tucker Band sorts on the “M”.

Alphabetical Index By Artist

Aimee Mann
Al Green
Alison Krauss
Allman Brothers
The Animals
Aretha Franklin
Arthel “Doc” Watson
Artie Shaw

B. B. King
The Band
Barenaked Ladies
William “Count” Basie
The Beach Boys
The Beatles
Benny Goodman
Big Brother & The Holding Company (Janis Joplin)
Big Joe Turner
Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys
Billie Holiday
Billy Joel
Blind Faith (Steve Winwood)
Bob Dylan
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Bonzo Dog Band
Booker T. & The M.G.’s
Boz Scaggs
Bruce Springsteen
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos
Buddy Holly & The Crickets
The Byrds

Carl Perkins
Charlie Parker
Chris Isaak
Chuck Berry
The Coasters
Creedence Clearwater Revival Band
Crosby, Stills & Nash
The Crusaders
Curtis Mayfield

Dave Mathews Band
David Bowie
David Byrne
David Grisman Quintet
David Grisman & Jerry Garcia
Diana Ross & The Supremes
Django Reinhardt (Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France)
Doc Watson
The Doobie Brothers
The Doors
The Drifters
Duke Ellington
Dwight Yoakam

The Eagles
Earth, Wind & Fire
Ella Fitzgerald
Elmore James
Elton John
Elvis Costello
Elvis Presley
Eric Burdon & The Animals
Eric Clapton
Everly Brothers

Fats Domino
Fats Waller
Fleetwood Mac before Buckingham/Nicks
Fleetwood Mac – The Buckingham/Nicks Era
Fleetwood Mac
The Four Tops
Frank Sinatra
Freddie King
The Funk Brothers (Motown House Band)

George Benson
George Harrison
Glen Campbell
Gordon Sumner (Sting)
Grateful Dead

Hank Williams
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Herman’s Hermits & The Monkees
Howlin’ Wolf

The Isley Brothers

Jackson Browne
James Brown
James Morrison
James Taylor
Janis Joplin (Big Brother & The Holding Company)
Jefferson Airplane
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Jethro Burns
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Jimmy LaFave
Jimmy Reed
John Coltrane
John Fogerty
John Lee Hooker
John Mayall
John Mellencamp
Johnny Cash
Jonathan Richman

The Kinks

Led Zeppelin
Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France
Little Richard
Loggins & Messina
Los Lobos
Louis Armstrong
Louis Jordan & His Tympani Five
Louis Prima with Keely Smith
Lucinda Williams
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Marshall Tucker Band
Marvin Gaye
Michael Jackson (2009 Epitaph)
Michael Jackson
Miles Davis
The Monkees
Mose Allison
Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield)

Nat King Cole (Nathaniel Adams Coles)
Neil Diamond
Neil Young

Otis Redding

Paul McCartney & Wings
Paul Simon
Peter, Paul & Mary
Pink Floyd
Police & Sting
The Pretenders

Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France

Randy Newman
Raphael Saadiq
Ray Charles
Roy Orbison
Richie Havens
Ricky Nelson
Rod Stewart
The Rolling Stones
Rosanne Cash

Sam Cooke
The Seldom Scene
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Shelby Lynne
Sheryl Crow
Sidney Bechet
Sly & The Family Stone
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Sonny Boy Williamson
Spencer Davis Group (Steve Winwood)
Stanley Brothers
Steely Dan
Steve Miller Band
Steve Winwood (all groups)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
Stevie Wonder
Sting (Gordon Sumner)
The Supremes (with Diana Ross)

Talking Heads
The Temptations
Thelonious Monk
Three Dog Night
Tom Jones (Thomas Jones Woodward)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Toots & The Maytals
Tower of Power
Traffic (Steve Winwood)


Van Morrison
Vince Guaraldi

The Who
Willie Nelson


6 thoughts on “Index

  1. David Claggett October 3, 2011 / 1:51 AM

    ….No Joni Mitchell? After proclaiming your bias towards California music I expected a few of her songs to make your list. Most likely, she smoked pot, dropped acid and had sex with about 25% of your selected California artists from the 70’s. If that isn’t an influence, I don’t know what is.

    I very much enjoy listening to the first three tracks from Court and Spark as one song with three parts (Court and Spark, Help Me, and Free Man in Paris). Although it was one of her more commercial offerings, it makes clear her talent as a songwriter, singer and an “emotional window” style of lyricist.

    I recommend you give a listen to Sarah McLaughlin’s version of River. A pure expression of Canadiana in every aspect.

    Great to make your introduction this week.
    Great blog. Will continue to check in from time to time.

    Dave Claggett

    • theperfectipodcollection October 3, 2011 / 5:09 AM

      Summertime is falling down, and winter is closing in. Thanks for the input.

      Lots of,

    • theperfectipodcollection October 4, 2011 / 4:46 AM

      More about your comments…home in front of my big computer now.

      When I started the “big countdown” in September 2009, I identified 153 artists with ten or more songs in the collection. Joni Mitchell currently has seven songs. I am reviewing each of the 153 artists to arrive at a finished list of songs for inclusion, though I will occasionally add another. The long range plan is to complete the 153 essays, at which point I will likely select 47 additional artists to profile. After accumulating 200 essays, I will then rearrange the artists in a final ranking, based either on the number of songs, or perhaps based on the total number of stars awarded to that artist. It will take years to do this. Have you seen that video before? “Urge For Going” is by far my favorite song of hers. The looks on the faces of the other, older musicians tells it all. Thanks again for the fine day of golf, and please say hello to your wife for me.


  2. redanman February 18, 2013 / 12:57 AM

    Johnny – I spent far too much time on the computer today and consequently spent time going back & forth to your blog here. You really are as you say lacking in more modern artists as i was, too until I worked hard to find them when radio went sheite. I am perhaps most surprised at the wholesale absence of Mark Knopfler and Grunge, two areas I really like, not to mentin the odd Billy Corgan & the Pumpkins, all who have the lyrics you necessitate, but not maybe always so easy to understand. Heck, man I am almost 10 years older than you, but otherwise we overlap our Venn diagram circles very strongly. I decided that I need a bigger iPod that I’ll slave to my old (current) desktop computer when I get my new one. Cheers, BV

    • theperfectipodcollection February 18, 2013 / 1:44 AM


      Thanks so much. I looked at the site stats, and deduced it was you that bounced around looking at things.

      If I really follow through the blog to its conclusion, Mark Knopfler and/or Dire Straits would be added in an attempt to make it the round number of 200 artists. I probably have 10 or more songs between the two names.

      Your turn, thanks for looking at it. Very few read it, but I’m writing it like it matters.

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