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The Roots of The Who


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There's been a number of recent "Roots Of" collections for bands such as The Doors, White Stripes and Rolling Stones, etc. 
There's a similar series of "Jukebox" CDs for Neil Young, Pink Floyd etc. 

These CDs contain collections of (mostly blues) songs which inspired those bands. 
These collections mostly contain songs which were covered by the bands. 
And there's some really great original gems hidden in these collections.

But there's never been a similar CD for The Who. 
(There has been a "Roots of The Who" MP3-only collection, but that's just completely random unconnected blues numbers.)

I wanted to create something more than that for The Who.  So, I put this collection together. 
As well as the obvious Blues and Soul numbers, it includes everything from Roger's hero Johnny Cash, Keith's surfer music, and songs covered on Pete's solo tours.

I'd love for a similar CD to be released officially one day.

Part 1:
 1. Misery - The Dynamics 2:22
 2. I Got Love If You Want It - Slim Harpo 2:46
 3. Hi Heeled Sneakers - Tommy Tucker 2:47
 4. Fortune Teller - Benny Spellman 2:10
 5. Baby Don't You Do It - Marvin Gaye 2:31
 6. Leaving Here - Eddie Holland 2:28
 7. (Love Is Like A) Heatwave - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas 2:44
 8. Dancing in the Street - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas 2:38
 9. Motoring - Martha Reeves & the Vandellas 2:42
10. Road Runner - Bo Diddley 2:44
11. I'm a Man - Bo Diddley 2:52
12. Here 'Tis - Bo Diddley 2:24

Part 2:
13. Daddy Rolling Stone - Otis Blackwell 2:43
14. Born Blind - Sonny Boy Williamson 2:32
15. A Young Man - Mose Allison 1:24
16. I Don't Mind - James Brown 2:44
17. Please, Please, Please - James Brown 2:44
18. Shout And Shimmy - James Brown 2:49
19. Twist and Shout - The Isley Brothers 2:29
20. Shakin' All Over - Johnny Kid & the Pirates 2:19
21. Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf 2:44
22. Bony Moronie - Larry Williams 3:04
23. Good Lovin' - The Young Rascals 2:30
24. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran 1:55
25. My Way - Eddie Cochran 2:14
26. Man With Money - The Everly Brothers 2:18

Part 3:
27. On the Road Again - Canned Heat 3:06
28. Going Up The Country - Canned Heat 2:50
29. Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash 2:34
30. Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys 2:46
31. Barbara Ann - The Regents 2:16
32. Bucket T - Jan & Dean 2:19
33. Batman - Theme 1:10


Some of these songs have a more obvious connection to The Who than others.  For example, you may not realise why The Dynamic's Misery is here - until you hear it.

I've not heard most of these original versions before.  Most of them are surpsisingly good. 

Putting this collection together has been a real education.



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