Playlist for Father's Day: tips to create a compilation for your Daddy
Father's day next week. Not a single gift idea. We digged in the vinyl boxes and found great ideas to celebrate Father's Day in music.
Tips to create a great compilation for your Daddy...
The world of vinyls is full of songs inspired by Daddys.
Two major categories are to be found:
- Songs which celebrate the love and the relationship with your Dad.
- Songs based on the doings of ths mysterious person who is missioned away from home everyday.
Songs about the love for Daddy
Father, Son by Peter Gabriel, an hymn about the father and son relationship and their closeness "Got my Dad by my side, with me" (2000)
Le chemin de Papa by Joe Dassin, a joyful tribute to a gipsy father (1969)
My Old Man by Joni Mitchell (1970), folk song for Daddys who protect their daughters from the blues
Songs about "What does Daddy do ?"To celebrate their fathers, a lot of musicians introduce his job or main occupation. Then they tell us about themselves wether they follow in their father's tracks or away from them.
The type of questions asked in these songs...
- a rolling stone
- a miner
- a dustman
- a groovy old man
- a gambling man
- a jockey
- a drunk
- a funky dancer
Here are the answers brought by the vinyls...
Papa's got a brand new bag by James Brown, portaying a Funky Daddy, who dances the Jerk, the Swing, does the Monkey, the Mashed Potatoes, the Jump back Jack (1965). What about your Daddy? What's his favourite dance?
My father was a jockey by John Lee Hooker, a beautiful piece of minimalist blues, celebrating a Dad who's a jockey. Guess what he taugh his son? How to ride, of course (1951)
My Father was a gambling man or House of the rising sun by The animals, a ballad song, which is kind of part of the human patrimony. Musicologists and historians still discuss its origins. A folk song from the 16th century, "the unfortunate rake"? The rising sun as a decorative design brough in North America by the French migrants under Louis the Fourteenth?... Whatever...The most wellknown recorded version is by the Animals (1964). For gambling Daddys ...
My Old Man's a Dustman, traditional Cockney song, shaped as a comedy, sang by Lonnie Donegan in 1960, in which Daddy is a Dustman who finds lots of surprises in his bin.
My Ol'man lives with a bottle or Fast Car by Tracy Chapman, beautiful song in which there is an alcoholic father (1988)
Happy Father's Day to all Fathers
You no longer ignore that in addtion to be a great father, you are a wonderful source of inspiration for musicians