This playlist was sparked by a challenge at thespillblog to keep either your favorite artist’s discography OR your favorite song of theirs. i.e. Would you choose Poker Face or every other Lady Gaga song? (I’d push her off a clifff, me, but that’s a different game). I gave up trying to make a definitive 10 and went the playlist route. Hats off to barbryn for a great convo starter.

Al Green – How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Joe Bonamassa – Bird on a Wire, Dave Van Ronk – The Old Man, Jeff Buckley – Satisfied Mind, Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind, Ella Fitzgerald – They Can’T Take That Away, Kate Wolf – Back Roads, Guy Clark – Maybe I Can Paint Over That, Steve Earle – Nothing But A Child, Aretha Franklin – Never Gonna Break My Heart (with Mary J Blige)