Music That dude got Billy Jacked up.

That dude got Billy Jacked up.

Joe’s Dec. 18-24 playlist

Published on December 18th, 2013 | by Joe Lawler

I kick off this week with two songs marking two big deaths this week. The first is “One Tin Solider,” a song made famous by the movie “Billy Jack.” That film’s star, Tom Laughlin, died last week. I went with The Original Caste version, which predates the Coven cover that was featured in the film. That version doesn’t seem to be on Spotify.

I also included “For The Good Times” by Ray Price. The country star got his start in Hank Williams’ band and Willie Nelson played in Price’s band. The orchestration of “For The Good Times” is often cited as having helped spark the Nashville Sound.

From there, music by Tonic Sol-Fa, Max Wellman, SP3, Riff Raff, Euforquestra and Keith Richards due to the Keith Richards Birthday Party show at Gas Lamp.

I also included “Ramble On” by Led Zeppelin, partly for the novelty of Zep finally being available on Spotify and partly because the new “The Hobbit” movie came out last week.

“Mine’s a tale that can’t be told, my freedom I hold dear
How years ago in days of old when magic filled the air
’twas in the darkest depths of Mordor, mm-I met a girl so fair
but Gollum and the evil one crept up and slipped away with her
her, her, yeah, and ain’t nothin’ I can do, no…”

And because Nikki Hill isn’t on Spotify, here’s a live video of her doing “I Got a Man.

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