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Help me build a rock blues gospel playlist!
March 13, 2012 10:54 PM   Subscribe

Dear Internet, I'd like a playlist filled with music like this...

Hello persons with wider music collections and tastes than mine -- I'd like to have a playlist filled to the brim with music like this: "I'm Sorry" by Hothouse Flowers (YouTube). I don't really know how to describe it, aside from calling it a blues rock gospel song.

Can anyone recommend other songs that have this same awesome feel and sound?

Thank you!

pt
posted by planetthoughtful to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Not completely helping, but I've found 8tracks.com to be really good for finding new music in whatever genre or mood I wanted.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 10:57 PM on March 13, 2012


Well this is probably a completely obvious suggestion, but that song sounds so much like Proud Mary (CCR). Also maybe try some Colin James.
posted by costanza at 11:19 PM on March 13, 2012


Stranger in a Strange Land or Delta Lady by Leon Russell
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:23 PM on March 13, 2012


Joe South - Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes - Got to Be a Better Way Home
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 11:36 PM on March 13, 2012


What do you think about Jonny Lang?
posted by Houstonian at 4:39 AM on March 14, 2012


Erm, not to point out the obvious, but that's not the only tune by the Hothouse Flowers that does the blues rock gospel thing.

Nick Cave wanders into this territory sometimes, especially the "Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus" disc.

Maybe try Robert Randolph & the Family Band?

I've found Pandora useful for discovering "sounds like . . . " music. Other people like last.fm.
posted by soundguy99 at 6:25 AM on March 14, 2012


I always found Pandora terrible for playlists based on a song or band you selected. BUT I find Spotify's "related artists" and "artist radio" really good at serving up things like the song or band I had in mind. I don't know the difference in their metrics, but (in my opinion) Spotify is the first streaming service to function accutrately like CMJ's RIYL feature.

I think "Breathe Around You" is bluesy gospely rocky.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:09 AM on March 14, 2012


Steven Stills has a bunch of songs in this style. Church from his first solo album is one of my favourites.
posted by sngbk at 9:39 AM on March 14, 2012


@soundguy99
I always found Pandora terrible for playlists based on a song or band you selected. BUT I find Spotify's "related artists" and "artist radio" really good at serving up things like the song or band I had in mind. I don't know the difference in their metrics, but (in my opinion) Spotify is the first streaming service to function accutrately like CMJ's RIYL feature.

Unfortunately, for those of us in Australia (and other parts of the globe), neither Pandora nor Spotify are available. Thank you for the suggestion, though!
posted by planetthoughtful at 7:45 PM on March 14, 2012


Thanks everyone, some great suggestions to try! Will work my way through them and see which ones get added to my playlist!
posted by planetthoughtful at 7:46 PM on March 14, 2012


Oh, what about Cracker? Take Me Down to the Infirmary might fit. Or St Cajetan.
posted by crush-onastick at 8:08 PM on March 14, 2012


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