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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Blue Collar Baby Boomers Tunes Payday Weekend Working Men Women

Blue-Collar Baby Boomer Payday Weekend Working Songs!

Put a Quarter in the Juke Box. Play that Music. Baker's Dozen Plus of Favorite Blue Collar Rock Country and Working Rambling Gambling Songs Singles and Music Links. Blue Collar and All Collars Rock n Roll, Soul, Country, Blues Music.

If We May, Some Great Blue Collar Scholarly Michigan Free Campaign Political Advice, musically speaking, from a working perspective for presumptive Democrat Republican Party nominees (Please exercise your right to vote. Don't forget to register to vote for your candidate favorites in your states Presidential primaries, caucuses...etc and August Primaries and General Elections. Thanks. USA!)

2016 United States Presidential Candidates:
Donald J. Trump, New York Businessman, Builder, Entrepreneur, Opinion Leader, Producer, Creator "The Apprentice" Program.

Vermont's U.S. Senator, Former Member of U.S. House of Representatives, Bernie Sander's 2016 For U.S. President Campaign Site,

New York's Former U.S.Senator, President Obama's Former Secretary of State and Spouse of Former President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton,

Texas's U.S. Senator Former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz and Vice-President Running Mate California's Carly Fiorina Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Candidate for 2016 President,

Ohio's Governor, Former Fox News Talk Channel "Heartland" Tv Program and Former Member U.S House of Representatives Ohio's John Kasich.

"Got My Mojo Workin'" Willie Dixon, Poet Laureate of the Blues, Father of Modern Chicago Blues.
Cleveland Ohio's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Willie Dixon Biographical Information.

"Working Man" Rush
"Blue Collar Man" Styx
"Blue Collar" Bachman Turner Overdrive BTO
"Takin' Care of Business"
"Runnin' Down a Dream" Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
"Born On The Bayou" Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" "Start Me Up" Rolling Stones
"Back in the USA" Chuck Berry
"Back in the USA" covered by Linda Ronstadt
"Living in the USA" Steve Miller Band
"Memphis, Tennessee" Chuck Berry
"Memphis, Tennessee" covered by Johnny Rivers
"Hound Dog" "Mystery Train" Elvis Presley
"Pipeline" The Chantay
"Wipeout" The Surfaris

Music. Universal Language. Music. Speaks to Everyone. All demographics in our United States. Music genres from Big Band Swing, Country, Blues, Rockabilly, Folk, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Classical, Bluegrass, Electric, Acoustic, Brass and more. We "vote" with our feet, dancing to it or walking away. We "vote" with our ears daily, with changeable listening habits by channel-surfing radio stations, pre-programming cd tracks, songs on playlists until we hear that One song. Then another. Play it again, Sam, if it rocks. The music plus the words, the memories. Plus, most importantly, the Beat. It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing (Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett Lady GaGa).
Get the Okey Dokey from the musicians to use some of our favorite Michigan Soul and Rock and Rollers songs on this list at your campaign events in our great Wolverine state and all the other states of the union. Your endorsements help the artists, and we like hearing their songs. Their music, brings back memories, makes the campaign events, rallies, townhalls, ads, commercials, videos even more memorable for us.
The Big 3 song ingredients (listening to music, cruising down those old roads and highways in our cars and trucks is a popular topic, forever written about in popular music) of Music, Words, and Beat create Memories, a Final Four, if you will, my sports analogy, of song ingredients. Hearing the song for the first time, we like it or we don't. We know immediately. Sometimes, repeated listening to a song that we didn't like at first, leads to a greater appreciation of the tune. We begin to enjoy it.

Sporting venues, stadiums serve dual music roles. During basketball, baseball, football, hockey games ...etc., different song's lyrical content are utilized to inspire the fan's and players. Second, live bands, musicians, organizations and political campaigns utilize these same venues for concerts, speaking engagements and campaign rallies.
Similar to sports, politics are competitive and a competition in the arena of ideas, ideals, solutions. They are disimilar in various areas and aspects, also.

Movie soundtracks present a perfect example of the power of memorable songs matched to certain scenes in the picture. Especially the epilogue. Hmmm. Maybe political campaigns of the future might want to issue a soundtrack for their individual campaigns. Video single or album. Getting the artist's or musicians ok, of course, which is understandably challenging because politics can be divisive; music brings people together and transcends politics.
More political candidate musicians might be in our future. Famously, Arkansas's Governor Bill Clinton played tenor saxophone on Arsenio Hall's talk show in 1992. If you weren't keeping up with politics back then, like alot of us didn't, that musical event was newsworthy in that day and time. Different. Memorable. He went on to become President of the United States. Arkansas' former Governor Mike Huckabee, 2008, 2016 election cycles presidential candidate is an accomplished bass player. At the end of his live Sunday night "Huckabee" Tv program, 2008-2015 on Fox News, he would play bass in his band, ending each show with a song. Sometimes with his Tv show's visiting musical guests. Interestingly, both Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee are musician's and former Governor's from Arkansas. Cool and "hat's off" to the great state of Arkansas.
Read that Mike Huckabee is a big fan of Michigan's Grand Funk Railroad Mike Huckabee on why Music is More than Just a Hobby and his Grand Funk Railroad Story. September 8 2007 Making Music Magazine Article. The strong, driving bass beat was a unique, distinguishing factor and major ingredient of the Grand Funk Railroad sound, as were their amazing vocals, guitar playing, drumming and keyboards. Originals. Unique. Blue Collar Michigan Rock and Roll at it's finest. They sold out New York's Shea Stadium and Madison Square Garden. Mike Huckabee is accomplished on bass guitar, it makes perfect sense he would enjoy Grand Funk Railroad. "We're an American Band" is a classic American blue-collar rock and roll song. Still hear it on FM radio 40 yrs later, along with Grand Funk's hit cover of Little Eva's "Locomotion".To have Flint, Michigan's Grand Funk Railroad Band nominated, voted for, and inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio would be "Some Kind of Wonderful" and broadcast to the world the musical significance and contribution Grand Funk Railroad made to rock and roll music history, and make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio even "Closer to Home" for us in Michigan.

If TV commercials contain popular music, why not candidates campaigns tv ads, online video ads, banner ads? One day, maybe future politicos, politicians, will write and perform their own songs. Could be a mix of fun and serious, of course. Release their cd on their campaign website or Music video with lyrics. Free download or voluntary donation. Direct to a charity of our choice. Of course, depends on current campaign finance law guidelines. Candidates could Draw on their Inner Dylan, Johnny Cash, Waylon, Beatles, Hemingway, Shakespeare and write timeless lyrics. Choose the right musical notes, chords, instrumentation. Voila! A single or album with video and lyrics included, of course. With today's digital music tools and software extremely cost-effective, shouldn't be too hard. Will Billboard, Rolling Stone or other musical media enterprise have a Top 10 Political singles, album's or video's chart list if this became popular? Cool, uncool, who knows?

Since the Gop convention 2016 is being held in Cleveland, Ohio this year, makes alot of sense to visit Cleveland's Historic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum Site. Great place to start your music history lessons. Visitor's to the website can vote for each years nominee's. Awesome! Detroit, Michigan's Motown Museum Site is cool. The Motown Sound Changed Music history and created new, favorites, classics, timeless, original music standards we still tap our foot to today and hear on TV, movie soundtracks, commercials, radio and music playlists. Remember, every state has their own homegrown music recording artists. Use their songs, if it's OK with the musicians, of course. Might getcha' a coupla of votes, probably more. Just sayin'. My advice and a couple of George Washington's gets you a great cup of coffee at the local diner. Don't forget to tip the waitress! She's workin' hard to pay those bills, like the rest of us. : ) Thanks.

Motown Museum Detroit, Michigan

Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Website Vote for your favorite Michigan Hall of Fame Music Artists and their songs. Great Site. Thanks guys and gals. Michigan Rocks!

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum Cleveland, Ohio You can vote for your favorite Hall of Fame nominees Voting 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees Voting Results. If you missed vote for your favorite music candidates nominees this year, vote next year.

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"We're An American Band" Flint, Michigan's Grand Funk Railroad
"I'm Your Captain (Closer To Home) Flint, Michigan's Grand Funk Railroad
"Locomotion" Grand Funk Cover of Little Eva song
"Some Kind Of Wonderful" GFR rendition of Soul Brothers Six song.
Grand Funk Railroad The American Band

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"Money" Motown Detroit, Michigan Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
"Inner City Blues", "What's Going On" Motown  Detroit Michigan's Marvin Gaye
Boots Top Ten Patriotic Country Songs
"Blue Suede Shoes" Carl Perkins
"Drivin' My Life Away" Eddie Rabbitt

"Back On The Road Again" REO Speedwagon
"A Hard Day's Night" The Beatles
"Let it Rock" Chuck Berry. Covered by Michigan's Homegrown Bob Seger Silver Bullet Band.
"Rock and Roll Music" Chuck Berry
"Listen To The Music" California's Doobie Bros.
"Gloria" Shadows of Knight
"Gloria" Them with Van Morrison
"Stand By Me" Ben E. King
"Makin' Thunderbirds" Bob Seger
"Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" Bob Seger
"Pa Pa Was A Rolling Stone" Motown Detroit, Michigan's The Temptations
"Reach Out I'll Be There" Motown Detroit's The Four Tops
"Maggie's Farm" Bob Dylan
"Tangled Up In Blue" Minnesota's Bob Dylan
"Boom Boom" and any and anything by Detroit blues recording artist John Lee Hooker.  "Chasing The Echoes: John Lee Hooker in Detroit" Awesome piece Jefferson Blues Magazine.
"Weekend Warrior" Michigan's Motor City Madman Ted Nugent
"Dancing in the Street" Motown Detroit, Michigan's Martha Reeves and The Vandellas
The Mama's and PaPa's recorded a version, also.
"Every Picture Tells A Story" Rod Stewart
"For Those About To Rock, We Salute You" AC/DC
"Won't Get Fooled Again" The Who
"We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place" Eric Burdon and The Animals.
"House of The Rising Son" also covered by Michigan's Frigid Pink
"Elected" Michigan's Alice Cooper
"Allentown" about steel industry, Billy Joel
"I Am Woman" Melbourne, Australia's Helen Reddy
Working Day Music from New Jersey's Bruce Springsteen "Factory" and Bon Jovi "Living On A Prayer"

Top 100 Labor Day and American Workers Songs
Wow!  Author Robert Hall Worked Very Hard Putting This American Worker Jobs Songs and Tunes Blog Website Together. Great photos and explanations of song's lyrical content. Great J-O-B, Mr. Hall. Truly a labor of love. Thanks!
"25 or 6 to 4" "Make Me Smile" Chicago

"Make It Funky" Barnwell, South Carolina's James Brown The Godfather of Soul, creator of music genre of Funk.

State of Indiana's John Cougar Mellencamp all his LP's have soul and rock. "Scarecrow", "Uhhuh", "Lonesome Jubilee" and "American Fool" great spins.
"Devil With A Blue Dress On" Detroit Michigan Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels.
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" Detroit, Michigan Motown's Gladys Knight and The Pips. Detroit's Motown Marvin Gaye also did a cover version of Grapevine.
"Good Vibrations", "Fun Fun Fun", "Surf City", "Little Deuce Coupe", "Barbara Ann", "California Girls", "Wouldn't It Be Nice"  California's Beach Boys. All their tunes are Great!
"Mustang Sally" Wilson Pickett

Bachman & Turner "Taking Care of Business"
"Blue Collar" Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Styx World
"Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)" Pieces of Eight Album
"Suite Madame Blue" Styx
Elton John Official Website
"Saturday Nights All Right For Fighting" Goodbye Yellow Brick Road CD Whole Albums songs are great. "Madman Across The Water" great tunes on CD Album.

Billboard 20 Songs About Working For The Man

"Why I Sing The Blues" Mississippi's B.B. King
"Simple Man" Florida's Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Free Bird" Florida's Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Tuesday's Gone" Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Roll Over Beethoven" Missouri's Chuck Berry
"Roll Over Beethoven" ELO Electric Light Orchestra. Check out beginning of tune. Brilliant! Birmingham rocks!
"Roll Over Beethoven" The Beatles
"Johnny B. Goode" Favorite guitar song classic. Missouri's Chuck Berry songs been covered by everyone. American classic. Covered by Jimi Hendrix, and every rock n roll band around the world. Songs in a Time capsule on the Moon. Who can forget Michael J. Fox's Johnny B. Goode version in movie classic "Back To The Future"?
Heck, any song by Mr. Berry Rocks.
"Get Ready" Motown Detroit, MI The Temptations
"Get Ready" Michigan band Rare Earth
"Soul Sister" The Four Gents Flint, Michigan
ZZ Top web "Just Got Paid" Rio Grande Mud Album
"Runnin' Down a Dream" Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
Loverboy Band Official Working For the Weekend from Get Lucky Album

Johnny Paycheck Music "Take This Job and Shove It" Johnny Paycheck

Dolly Parton Entertainment
"9 to 5" Dolly Parton

Huey Lewis And The News California
"Workin' For a Livin'" Huey Lewis and The News

Rush Website
"Working Man" Rush
"Closer To The Heart" Rush

Flippin' through Michigan FM radio stations with remote control. Adding more favorite songs that I forgot about.
Doors "Break on Through" "Roadhouse Blues"
L.A. Woman
Cream "Sunshine of Your Love" "White Room"
Humble Pie "I Don't Need No Doctor"
Peter Frampton "Do You Feel Like We Do"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash" cover. Frampton Comes Alive LP.

Rocklists Music List Rolling Stone Magazines Top 100, 500, Essential Albums, Songs, Singles, 1950's, 1960's, 1970's,1980's, 1990's, 2000-2015, Critics List Reader's Choices, Last 20, 25 years, Greatest Guitar Songs, Artists.

Jann Wenner's Rolling Stone Magazine an American Classic Music Mag

Kiss "Rock and Roll All Nite Party All Day"
Rolling Stones "Jumpin' Jack Flash" "It's Only Rock and Roll" Rolling Stones are the best.
Anything by Boston. Especially first 2 albums.
Moody Blues.

Foghat "Fool For The City" "Slow Ride"
Pink Floyd "Money"
Deep Purple "Highway Star" "Smoke On The Water" "Space Truckin'"
Uriah Heep "Look At Yourself"

The Flint, Michigan I.M.A. Industrial Mutual Association had many of the above favorite groups perform.
Detroit's Cobo Hall and others, also.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! The Beatles! Know the sites all over the map, musically and topically speaking. It's a Rock Soul Stew Country Blues Jukebox Playlist of favorite blue collar, baby boomer, white collar, heck...all collars music, songs and tunes. Don't forget to Register to Vote.
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