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Several writers and artists were tapped to select their favorite songs for a series of mixes in 1999 called “Songbook Series.” Among them were Clive Barker, Robert Crumb, and Hunter S. Thompson. Here’s what Hunter picked:
Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
I Smell A Rat - Howlin’ Wolf
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
The Hula-Hula Boys - Warren Zevon
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
The Wild Side of Life / It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Hank Thompson feat. Kitty Wells & Tanya Tucker
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
If I Had A Boat - Lyle Lovett
Stars On The Water - Rodney Crowell
Carmelita - Flaco Jiminez feat. Dwight Yoakam
Why Don’t We Get Drunk - Jimmy Buffett
American Pie - Don McClean
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
The Weight - The Band
Melissa - The Allman Brothers Band
Battle Hymn of the Republic - Herbie Mann

Several writers and artists were tapped to select their favorite songs for a series of mixes in 1999 called “Songbook Series.” Among them were Clive Barker, Robert Crumb, and Hunter S. Thompson. Here’s what Hunter picked:

  1. Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
  2. I Smell A Rat - Howlin’ Wolf
  3. Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
  4. The Hula-Hula Boys - Warren Zevon
  5. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
  6. The Wild Side of Life / It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Hank Thompson feat. Kitty Wells & Tanya Tucker
  7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  8. Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
  9. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
  10. If I Had A Boat - Lyle Lovett
  11. Stars On The Water - Rodney Crowell
  12. Carmelita - Flaco Jiminez feat. Dwight Yoakam
  13. Why Don’t We Get Drunk - Jimmy Buffett
  14. American Pie - Don McClean
  15. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
  16. The Weight - The Band
  17. Melissa - The Allman Brothers Band
  18. Battle Hymn of the Republic - Herbie Mann

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