Stormy Daniels Warm-Up Party

UPDATED! Listen to “Stormy” and “Daniel” songs while waiting for the CBS 60 Minutes interview to air (or after). Might be some Devo, Nancy Sinatra, and Threepenny Opera worked in just for laughs. I freely admit “Danny Boy” is a stretch, but I couldn’t resist. All real music (no stupid parodies.) Sunday will never be the same!

I started this YouTube playlist as a lark, but later got seriously into it. So aside from the obligatory nods to pop music you’ll also find some rare blues and folk gems. Includes both Joni Mitchell and Tom Rush versions of “Urge For Going” (heh-heh, Donald Trump joke), as well as Muddy Waters, the Greenbriar Boys, Joan Baez, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Doc Watson, Julie Andrews, John Coltrane, and lots of other great artists.

In short, the music stands on its own, so even after all the Stormy Daniels jokes have died down, and Donald Trump is just another ex-pol wearing an orange jump suit, you can still enjoy this deep dive into the flood waters of music history. A great way to spend a rainy night or ride out the storm!

Just press the play button on the embedded YouTube and all songs should play in sequence. If you prefer to look before you leap, here’s the playlist:

1 Billie Holiday – Stormy Weather (1952)
2 Stormy Monday – B.B. King
3 Stormy Love (Laura Nyro)
4 The Band – Daniel And The Sacred Harp
5 Elton John – Daniel
6 (A capella) John McDermott – Danny Boy (rare)
7 Danny Boy – Sinéad O’Connor
8 Whip it – Devo
9 Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – 1966
10 Spanky & Our Gang – Sunday Will Never Be The Same
11 Peter Gabriel – Shock The Monkey
12 (1979) The Flying Lizards – Money (That’s What I Want)
13 Mack the Knife by Louis Armstrong
14 Jaws – Theme song
15 What Game Shall We Play Today (Chick Corea/Return to Forever)
16 Enya – Storms in Africa HD
17 Toto – Africa (Video)
18 Storm Clouds Rising – Florida Mass Choir
19 Muddy Waters – Flood
20 Greenbriar Boys – Up To My Neck In High Muddy Water
21 Joan Baez – Before the Deluge
22 Tom Rush – Rainy Day Man ’70
23 Urge For Going (1966) – Joni Mitchell
24 Big Bill Broonzy – Southern Flood Blues
25 Bessie Smith – Back Water Blues COLUMBIA 14195 D
26 Doc Watson – Deep River Blues
27 Brook Benton – Rainy Night in Georgia
28 It’s Raining Men (Weather Girls)
29 Richard Harris – MacArthur Park Original 1968
30 Tom Rush – Urge For Going
31 Ode to the Yellow River by Xian Xinghai
32 The Beatles – Rain
33 My Favorite Things – Julie Andrews
34 John Coltrane – My Favorite Things – Live At Newport
35 Rainy Night House – Joni Mitchell
36 Etta James – Stormy Monday (live)

If you’ve read my post “The Gospel Truth About Congress,” you know that I love the way different media hit off each other. So not all the songs are necessarily great music, but the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Sometimes I go for similarities, sometimes for extreme contrasts.

As for Stormy Daniels jokes, turns out I’m the biggest one of all. For years I’ve been pouring my heart out on all sorts of profound topics. Then I make one lousy Stormy Daniels joke, and suddenly the Googlebot thinks that’s what I’m famous for. It is to weep. 😉 (Should I don a putty nose to please my new readers?)

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Disclaimer: This is all music I found on YouTube. None of it was uploaded by me, and I don’t claim any copyright.

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