Dave's Faves 1994
1. I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers / Hollywood Soundtracks
This is a great tune from the movie Benny and Joon, This cut is from a $3.99 CD I got at Blockbuster. As soon as I heard it I knew it was a side starter for Dave's Faves 1994.
2. Brothers – John Mellencamp / Dance Naked
This is John Mellencamp's best recording since The Lonesome Jubilee. It also contains a great cover of Van Morrison's Wild Night.
3. Motherless Child – Eric Clapton / From The Cradle
This is the recording I've been waiting for Clapton to make since I used to listen to Spoonful off of Wheels of Fire. It's all blues covers recorded with almost no overdubs.
5. I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff / Cool Runnings Soundtrack
This is a cover of a Windex commercial, and it's kind of sugary, but it does take you to a warmer place with the beach and palm trees and sun and ...
6. Back To School – Worl-A-Girl / Worl-A-Girl
I discovered Worl-A-Girl on the Cool Runnings Soundtrack. I picked up this CD used at Applause, and was happily surprised. I use this song to teach Tony the alphabet.
7. Go Away – Gloria Estefan / Hollywood Soundtracks
The Pop Diva shows up again. This is a catchy cut from that Blockbuster CD (it also has Tina Turner and Joe Cocker, among others). From the movie Made in America.
8. Voodoo – The Neville Brothers / Live on Planet Earth
You have to forgive Aaron Neville for his Christmas gig with Nancy Kerrigan, he's in much better form with his brothers on this live CD.
12. Intro + Don't Look Down – Lindsey Buckingham / Out of the Cradle
From the Master of the Finely Crafted Pop Tune, Lindsey Buckingham without Fleetwood Mac. I saw him on PBS one night playing stuff from this CD with a band that had five (count 'em five) guitarists.
13. Purple Haze – The Cure / Stone Free: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
I thought side A was kind of mellow, so this should make up for it. Another recording in a number of Hendrix related stuff (Hendrix Blues, Jimi at Woodstock, etc.). This one is all covers from a number of bands (Clapton, Spin Doctors, Jeff Beck, etc.). It gives the guitarists a chance to pretend to they're Jimi.