Poker Music

01/31/24 (1 artist / 2 acts)

JA: Mike Nesmith & The First National Band – Magnetic SouthThe Monkees – Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones LTD
MD: WHAM! – The Final: 14 Greatest HitsGeorge Michael – Faith
CK: Derek and the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love SongsBlind Faith – Blind Faith
GK: Darius Rucker – Learn to LiveHootie & The Blowfish – Cracked Rear View
JL: Buffalo Springfield – Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo SpringfieldLoggins & Messina – Mother Lode

12/19/23 (Holiday Music)

MD: Michael Bublé – Christmas (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition)John Legend – A Legendary Christmas: Deluxe Edition
CK: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – Christmas AlbumSharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – It’s a Holiday Soul Party
GK: Larry the Cable Guy – A Very Larry ChristmasFrank Sinatra – Ultimate Christmas
JL: Jamie Cullum – The Pianoman at ChristmasBeach Boys – Christmas Album
JS: Gary Hoey – Ho! Ho! Hoey! (1995)Jethro Tull – Christmas Album (both picked by CK)

01/31/24

JA: Radiohead – The BendsGeorge Michael – Faith
MD: AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt CheapThe Cars – The Elektra Years 1978-1987 (disc 1&2)
CK: Joan Armatrading – 20th Century Masters Best ofJimmy Buffett – Fruitcakes
GK: Derek & The Dominos – Layla And Other Assorted Love SongsThe Rat Pack – Live at the Sands
JL: The Detroit Emeralds – You Want It, You Got It/span>Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping

10/4/23 (Make your own theme)
JL:Blood, Sweat & Tears – [self-titled] Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (3 nouns and an ampersand)
JL:Carpenters – The Singles 1969-1973 Jackson 5 – Skywriter (Favorite albums owned at age 10) **CHEATER**
JA:Kiss – Creatures of the Night Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis (10th studio album)
MD:Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction Aerosmith – Devil’s Got a New Disguise (Skulls on cover??)
CK: **CHEATER ??**

  • Baby, Baby – Amy Grant
  • Bang Bang – Nancy Sinatra
  • Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
  • C’mon C’mon – Sheryl Crow
  • Cherry Cherry – Neil Diamond
  • Chewy Chewy – Ohio Express
  • Corrina Corrina – Boz Scaggs
  • Darkness, Darkness – The Youngbloods
  • Doctor! Doctor! – The Thompson Twins
  • Honey, Honey – ABBA
  • Iko Iko – The Dixie Cups
  • Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
  • Mahna, Mahna – Cake
  • Maria Maria – Santana with The Product G&B
  • Mary, Mary – The Monkees
  • Monday, Monday – The Mamas & The Papas
  • Mony Mony – Tommy James & The Shondells
  • Promises, Promises – Naked Eyes
  • Radio, Radio – Elvis Costello
  • Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
  • Sugar, Sugar – The Archies
  • Teacher Teacher – Rockpile
  • Tomorrow Tomorrow – Bee Gees
  • Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Wah, Wah – George Harrison
  • Woman, Woman – Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
  • Ya Ya – Lee Dorsey
  • Yeh, Yeh – Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
  • Yo-Yo – The Osmonds

7/11/23 (Multi-artist Albums)
CK: Sweet ’70s Soul [2 CDs]
MD: Thursday Mixtape [2 CDs]
JA: Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto Singles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
JL: BaadAssssss Cinema Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
GK: Now That’s What I Call the 90s Now That’s What I Call Country Vol. 16

6/6/23 (40 years apart)
JA: Glen Campbell – Wichita Lineman (1968) Roy Sludge – Too Drunk to Truck (2012)
CK: The Doors – The Doors (1967) Brandi Carlile – Bear Creek (2012)
MD: The Kinks – Everybody’s in Show-Biz (1972) Ozzy Osbourne – Patient Number 9 (2022)
GK: Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972) Flight of the Concords – Flight of the Concords (2008) **CHEATER**
JL: Elton John – Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint – The River in Reverse (2005) **CHEATER**

5/9/23 (Songs, Theme: Covers)
GK:
Dancing in the Moonlight – Toploader
Valerie – Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse
Bad At Love – Old Dominion
Brick – Jamie Cullum
This Must Be The Place – Sure Sure
I Will Survive – Cake
Africa – Weezer
Blinded By The Light – Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Mrs. Robinson – The Lemonheads
Beggin’ – Måneskin
JA:
Toxic – The Surfrajettes
Different Drum – The Lemonheads
Diamonds and Rust – Judas Priest
Because – Elliot Smith
Without You – Harry Nilsson
Cum on Feel the Noize – Quiet Riot
Crimson and Clover – Joan Jett
Have You Never Been Mellow – Juliana Hatfield
Stone Cold Crazy – Metallica
All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Dizzy Miss Lizzy – The Beatles
I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
Electrocution – Nada Surf
MD:
Come Together – Urbandawn
Tiny Dancer – Ironik
Under Pressure – My Chemical Romance
The Sound of Silence – Disturbed
The Power of Love – I Fight Dragons
Hair of the Dog – Guns and Roses
Shambala – Dr. Victor & The Rasta Rebels
Come Dancing – Lee Rocker
Grease – Bee Gees
Never Tear Us Apart – Paloma Faith
JL:
To Sir With Love (Live), 10,000 Maniacs (Lulu)
Jamaica Farewell – Jimmy Buffett (Harry Belafante)
Love Is All Around – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts (Mary Tyler Moore)
Vehicle – Shirley Bassey (Grand Funk)
Feel Like Makin Love – Dan Finnerty (Roberta Flack)
Bein’ Green – Van Morrison (Kermit the Frog)
Doctor My Eyes – Jackson 5 (Jackson Browne)
The Girl from Ipanema – Amy Winehouse (Getz/Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto)
Lady Marmalade – Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink (Patti Labelle)
Madman Across the Water – Brandi Carlile (Elton John)
Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker (Traffic)
Early Mornin’ Rain – Elvis Presley (Gordon Lightfoot)
Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede (B. J. Thomas)
CK:
Train in Vain (Stand By Me) – Annie Lennox
MacArthur Park – Donna Summer
Single Ladies – Pomplamoose
One – Aimee Mann
Iron Man – The Cardigans
Shakin’ All Over – Wanda Jackson
Rocket Man – Kate Bush
Creep – Brandi Carlisle
Poor, Poor Pitiful Me – Linda Ronstadt
Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic – Shawn Colvin
Slippery People (Live) – Mavis Staples and Others
Peace Train – 10,000 Maniacs

4/11/23 (Songs, no theme)
MD:
One Mississippi – Kane Brown
Cleopatra – Train
Shout It Out Loud – Kiss
Yellow Submarine – The Beatles
I Like You (A Happier Song) – Post Malone
You Better You Bet – The Who
Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
Do It Again – Steely Dan
Freedom – Rage Against the Machine
Tutti Frutti – Little Richard
CK:
Reasons to Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 – Ian Dury & The Blockheads
The Greatest Thing – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
A Spy in the House of Love – The dB’s
The World’s Green Laughter – The B-52’s
Back Where You Belong – Foreigner
Elephant Talk – King Crimson
Heavy – Collective Soul
Lazy Eye – Silversun Pickups
Bad Times – The Presidents of the United States of America
Happy Boy – The Beat Farmers
I Love You, Suzanne – Lou Reed
Jump Into The Fire – Harry Nilsson
JA:
I Try – Macy Gray
Stranglehold – Ted Nugent
Edge of a Broken Heart – Bon Jovi
The Weight – The Band
No One Is To Blame – Howard Jones
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
The Way We Were – Barbara Streisand
Against All Odds – Phil Collins
Fool for the City – Foghat
This Means War – Joan Jett
GK:
The Day is Coming – My Morning Jacket
See You Tomorrow – Jester
Your Gold Teeth II – Steely Dan
Hungry Amoeba – Nick Horn
Honeybee – The Head and The Heart
From a Window Seat – Dawes
Nothing is Bad – Grady Spencer & The Work
Vacation Home – Whitehall
Emmylou – Vance Joy
She’s a Country Music Fan – Wheeler Walker Jr.
Feed the Fire – Dawes
JL:
Be Thankful For What Youve Got – William DeVaughn
The End Of The World – Skeeter Davis
Carpet Of The Sun – Renaissance
Ignition (Remix) – R. kelly
Dancing In The Moonlight – King Harvest
End Of The Party – The English Beat
Me And Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
Night In The City – Three Dog Night
Shambala – Three Dog Night
Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
Carey – Joni Mitchell & The L.A. Express
One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) – Coven

3/15/23
JA:The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds Linda Ronstadt – Silk Purse
MD:Eagles – Greatest Hits 2 Dr. Dre – 2001
CK:Cake – B-sides & Rarities The Cure – Greatest Hits (2001)
JL:Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures Dead Presidents Soundtrack

2/7/23
JL: Four Tops – Keeper of the Castle Hall & Oates – Silver Album
JA:  Ennio Morricone – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Soundtrack The Solution – Will Not Be Televised
CK:  Led Zeppelin – In Through the Out door Little River Band – The Definitive Collection
MD:  Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack Steve Miller Band – Fly Like an Eagle

1/11/23
JL: The Guess Who – Track Record (D1) ‘Til Tuesday – Everything’s Different Now
JA: The flaming lips – Yoshimi battles the pink robots Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach – Painted From Memory
CK: Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy Peter Frampton – Peter Frampton Forgets The Words
MD: Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Jimmy Buffett – Volcano
GK: Paul McCartney & Wings – Wingspan Baby Driver Soundtrack

11/29/22 (xmas)
JL: Jethro Tull – The Jethro Tull Christmas Album Dean Martin – Making Spirits Bright
JA: Joel Patterson – Hi-fi Christmas Guitar Andy Williams – The Andy Williams Christmas Album
CK: Jon Anderson – 3 Ships Christmas Remixed
MD: Brenda Lee –  Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Burl Ives – Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
JL/CK: A Motown Christmas

9/27/22 (Ladies’ Choice)
Susan L: Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever Rod Stewart – Unplugged
Nicole A: Crowded House – Temple of Low Men Fountains Of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers
Kendall K: Earth Wind & Fire – Greatest Hits Vol 1 Shaun Cassidy – Shaun Cassidy
Dawn D: Billy Joel – Piano Man (The Very Best Of Billy Joel) Old Dominion – Time Tequila & Therapy

8/23/22
JL: Steve Miller Band – Book of Dreams Millennium Doo Wop Party
JA: The Darkness – Permission to Land Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia
CK: Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense Doobie Brothers – Minute by Minute
MD: The Traveling Wilburys – The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 Michael Bublé – Crazy Love

6/28/22
JL: Jethro Tull – Songs from the Wood Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – I Learned the Hard Way
JA: The Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray Pulp Fiction Soundtrack
CK: Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream & Other Delights Godspell Original Cast Recording
MD: The Beatles – Past Masters, Vol. 1 Credence Clearwater Revival – Willy and the Poor Boys

5/27/22
JL: Various – The Look Of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection (partial) Loggins & Messina – On Stage
JA: Bee Gees – Main Course The Hellacopters – Eyes of Oblivion
CK: Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend Traffic – Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
MD: ZZ Top – Goin’ 50 The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker

4/6/22
JL: Shirley Bassey / Propellerheads – History Repeating Yes – Yes
JA: Led Zeppelin – II Superchunk – Wild Loneliness
CK: Pretenders – Pretenders 5th Dimension – Up Up & Away (definitive collection)
MD: Ted Nugent – Cat Scratch Fever AC/DC – Back in Black

2/23/22
JL: David Bowie – Pin Ups The Motels – The Motels
JA: Sugar –  Copper Blue Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
CK: Bread – The Best of Bread Wings – At The Speed of Sound Utopia – Utopia
MD: Journey – Frontiers 38 Special – Wild-eyed Southern Boys

11/18/21
JL: Heart – Dreamboat Annie Ohio Players – Gold
JA: Squeeze – Singles -45s and under Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
CK: Talking Heads – 77 Donald Fagen – Kamakiriad
PB: Billy Joel – Turnstiles Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA

8/4/21
JL: T.Rex – Electric Warrior VA – Yacht Soul
JA: Les Agamemnonz – Amateurs Joe Jackson – Look Sharp
CK: Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey Lou Reed – Transformer
MD: Billy Joel – The Hits Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run

6/22/21
JL: Joe Cocker – With A Little Help From My Friends Elvis Costello – Armed Forces
JA: Superchunk – Majesty Shredding Kenny Rogers – The Very Best Of
PB: VA – 25 All-Time Greatest Bubblegum Hits Them Featuring Van Morrison  (*both picked by JL)
CK: The Who – Who’s Next Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
MD: AC/DC – Highway to Hell Styx – Crash of the Crown
JS: Beatles – Let It Be Doobie Brothers – What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits

2/26/20
JL: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Blues Traveler – Blues Traveler
JA: Nada Surf – Never Not Together The Beatles – Help!
PB: David Gray – White Ladder (20th Anniv edition)
CK: Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits (var artists) This Is 40 Soundtrack
JS: Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps (JL Picks)

1/23/20
JL: Rush – Exit Stage Left Pure Funk (var artists)
JA: The Cars – The Cars Tom Petty – Wildflowers
PB: The definitive rod Stewart Linda Ronstadt – Greatest Hits
CK: Pete Townsand – Empty Glass I Am Sam Soundtrack
JS: Grateful Dead – American Beauty Procol Harum – Secrets Of The Hive (The Best Of)

12/18/19 (xmas theme)
JL: A Christmas Present from Motown (var artists) Squirrel Nut Zippers – Christmas Caravan
JA: John Denver – Rocky Mountain Christmas The Ventures’ Christmas Album
PB: Carpenters – Christmas Portrait Christmas Vacation soundtrack
CK: Barenaked Ladies – Barenaked for the holidays Christmas Remixed (various artists)
JS: Vince Guaraldi – A charlie brown christmas Eric Clapton – Happy Xmas (JL PICKED)

11/13/19
JL: Baby Driver Soundtrack The Jacksons – Destiny
JA: Air Supply – Ultimate Air Supply Band of Horses – Mirage Rock
MD: Allman Brothers – Eat A Peach Beastie Boys – Check Your Head
PB: Dave Matthews Band – Under the Table and Dreaming Elvis – Aloha From Hawaii
CK: Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Trilogy
JS: Leon Russell – Leon Live Styx – Styx II

9/26/19 (year of graduation theme)
JL: Men At Work – Business As Usual English Beat – Special Beat Services
JA: Letters To Cleao – Go! The Lemmonheads – Come on Feel the Lemonheads
PB: Shania Twain – Come On Over National Lampoon’s Vacation Soundtrack (partial)
CK: Asia – Asia Peter Gabriel – So
JS: Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road The Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute

8/28/19
JL: The Who – Who’s Next The Beach Boys – Spirit Of America
JA: Superdrag – Head Trip In Every Key Hall & Oatse – Greatest Hits: Rock ‘n Soul Part 1
PB: Eagles – GH Back to the Future: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
CK: Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey
JS: Al Dimeola – Splendido Hotel Peter Frampton – GH

7/10/19
JL: Three Dog Night – Celebrate D2 Lionel Richie – Def Collection
JA: Nada Surf – Let Go Def Leopard – Hysteria
MD: Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon Greta Van Feet – Anthem of the Peaceful Army
PB: Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA Van Halen – 1984
CK: Led Zeppelin – In Through The Out Door B-52s – Cosmic Thing
JS: Al Dimeola – Splendido Hotel Peter Frampton – GH (REMOVED DUE TO NO-SHOW)

6/5/19
JL: Earth Wind & Fire – GH (98) American Graffiti Soundtrack
JA: Amy Winehouse – Back To Black Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
MD: Aerosmith – GH (73-78) Jethro Tull – Aqualung
PB: Billy Joel – songs in the attic The Best of Bond
CK: Bob Seger & SBB – GH (94) Cat Stevens – Izitso
JS: The Beatles – white album Led Zeppelin – IV

5/2/19
JL: Bee Gees – Spirits Having Flown Frank Sinatra – Sinatra At The Sands
JA: Fleetwood Mac – Rumours Imperial State Electric – Pop War
MD: Rush – Moving Pictures Beatles – Rubber Soul
PB: David Gray – White Ladder Abba – Greatest Hits
CK: The Fratellis – Costello Music I AM Sam Soundtrack

3/20/19
JL: Durand Jones & The Indications – American Love Call Sweet Soul 70s
JA: Teenage Fan Club – Songs From Northern Britain John Denver’s Greatest Hits
MD: Queen GH Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (self-titled)
PB: America GH Fleetwood Mac GH
CK: Get Shorty Soundtrack Haircut 100 – Pelican West Plus
JS: The Beatles – Abbey Road James Gang – Thirds