House Music

by Ty Newell

John Myers was a musicologist and longtime public radio host at MTPR (Montana Public Radio) with an extensive music library.  He was also a friend and shared our enthusiasm for sustainable living.  John visited Equinox House a few years ago before losing his battle with cancer.  Inspired by our healthy, net zero plus home, he presented me with four CDs containing over 80 songs that revolve around “home”.

I wanted to share this list of music with you for a couple of reasons.  First, it is a wonderful list, and I would like to pass it on to others.  Second, music provides us with inspiration to accomplish great things.  Music helps us feel good, feel sad, relax, connect with others near and far, and can help us to express our thoughts and feelings in a way that is beyond our own ability.  With that in mind, I hope you enjoy these selections.  Some are familiar and some are not.  Some are happy and some are not.  Some provide inspiration and some are just for relaxation.  The list is unchanged from John’s original.  And, if you enjoy this list, let us know and we’ll post John’s music tribute to Mother Earth and the environment.



Date Record Co Artist Album Cut
1977 Sire Talking Heads Talking Heads:77 Don’t Worry About the Government
1967 Columbia Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding Dear Landlord
1979 A&M Police Single: flipside of “Message in a Bottle” Landlord
Art Lad Richards with his Orchestra West Indian Calypso Magic Mister Give Me De Rent
1939 Fantasy Musicraft Leadbelly Huddie Ledbetter Bourgeois Blues
1980 Motown Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July Cash in your Face
1971 Sussex Bill Withers Just as I Am Harlem
Art Lad Richards with his Orchestra West Indian Calypso Magic Mama Hol’ de Light
1969 Arhoolie Sleepy John Estes Mississippi Delta Blues Jam in Memphis, Vol 2 Rats (in my Kitchen)
1986 A&M UB40 Rat in the Kitchen Rat in Me Kitchen
Columbia Flatt & Scruggs The Fabulous Sound of Flatt & Scruggs The Good Things (Outweigh the Bad)
Polydor Hank Williams I’m So Lonesome I could Cry (Vol 4) A House of Gold
1973 WB Little Feat Dixie Chicken Kiss It Off
Columbia Billy Joe Royal Down in the Boondocks Down in the Boondocks
1962 Rhino Monument Roy Orbison For the Lonely: A Roy Orbison Anthology 1956-1965 Working for the Man
1947 Mercury MGM Hank Williams The Complete Hank Williams A Mansion on the Hill
1975 RCA Waylon Jennings Dreaming My Dreams The Door is Always Open
1956 Capitol Wanda Jackson Vintage Collection Silver Threads and Golden Needles
1973 Asylum Linda Ronstadt Don’t Cry Now Silver Threads and Golden Needles
1973 Time-Life MCA Jeanne Pruett Classic Country: Queens of the Country Satin Sheets
1975 Asylum Joni Mitchell The Hissing of Summer Lawns The Hissing of Summer Lawns
1975 Asylum Joni Mitchell The Hissing of Summer Lawns Harry’s House/Centerpiece
1960 Columbia Lambert, Hendricks and Ross The Hottest New Group in Jazz Centerpiece
1970 Reprise Joni Mitchell Ladies of the Canyon The Arrangement
1975 Asylum Eagles One of These Nights Lyin’ Eyes
1960 Columbia Johnny Horton Greatest Hits The Mansion You Stole
1967 Elektra Love Forever Changes A House is not a Motel
1960 King Little Willie John All 15 of His Chart Hits 1953-1962 A Cottage for Sale
1949 Polydor MGM Hank Williams I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (Vol IV) A House without Love
1976 Bearsville Jesse Winchester Let the Rough Side Drag It Takes More Than a Hammer and Nails to Make a House a Home
1934 JSP Victor Carter Family The Carter Family: 1927-1934 I’m Working on a Building
1974 Rebel Seldom Scene Old Train Working on a Building
Polydor MGM Hank Williams I’m So Lonesome I could Cry (Vol 4) Are You Building a Temple in Heaven
1946 Columbia Bill Munroe (and His Blue Grass Boys) The Essential Bill Munroe and His Blue Grass Boys Mansions for Me
1969 Decca Who Tommy Welcome
1973 Mercury Jerry Lee Lewis Southern Roots That Old Bourbon Street Church
1965 RCA Sam Cooke The Man and His Music A Change is Gonna Come
1970 A&M Jimmy Cliff Wonderful World, Beautiful People Time Will Tell
1954 Rosemary Clooney 16 Most Requested Songs This Ole House
1964 Time Life Phillips Serendipity Singers The Folk Years Don’t Let the Rain Come Down
1972 Asylum Jackson Browne Saturate Before Using Looking Into You
1973 Asylum Eagles Desperado Saturday Night
1975 Capitol The Band Northern Lights -Southern Cross It Makes No Difference
1963 Elektra Dillards Backporch Bluegrass Old Home Place
1975 Rounder J.D. Crowe and The New South The New South Home Sweet Home Revisited
1963 Smithsonian Folkways Pete Seeger Headlines and Footnotes: A Collection of Topical Songs Little Boxes and a spoken introduction
1963 Smithsonian Folkways Malvina Reynolds Ear to the Ground Little Boxes
1976 Dark Horse George Harrison Thirty-three & 1/3 Crackerbox Palace
1969 Reprise Kinks Arthur Shangri-La
1971 RCA Kinks Muswell Hillbillies Muswell Hillbilly
1979 Carthage Chrysalis Richard & Linda Thompson Sunnyvista Sunnyvista
1990 Green Linnet Richard Thompson Hard Cash Time to Ring Some Changes
1970 Capitol Joy of Cooking Joy of Cooking Children’s House
1970 Atlantic Crosby, Stills and Nash Deja Vu Our House
1967 UA Traffic Mr. Fantasy House for Everyone
1967 Capitol Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Fixing a Hole
1987 Virgin Warren Zevon Sentimental Hygiene Detox Mansion
1944 Fantasy Musicraft Leadbelly Huddie Ledbetter In New Orleans
1964 MGM Animals The Animals House of the Rising Sun
1967 MCA Reprise Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced? Red House
1985 Elektra X Ain’t Love Grand? Burning House of Love
1979 Sire Talking Heads The Name of This Band is Talking Heads Building on Fire
1983 Sire Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues Burning Down the House
1968 Reprise Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland House Burning Down
1980 Sire Talking Heads Remain in Light Houses in Motion
1970 Columbia Simon & Garfunkel Bridge over Troubled Water So Long Frank Lloyd Wright
1970 Bizarre Reprise Mothers of Invention Burnt Weeny Sandwich Little House I Used to Live In
1968 Columbia Blood, Sweat and Tears Child is Father to the Man House in the Country
1966 Reprise Kinks Face to Face House in the Country
1966 Reprise Kinks Face to Face Sunny Afternoon
1966 Reprise Kinks Face to Face Most Exclusive Residence for Sale
1968 Arhoolie Strange Creek Singers Strange Creek Singers When I can Read My Titles Clear
Specialty Johnny Fuller The Specialty Story, Disc 5 Haunted House


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