But anyway, moms loomed large – or at least one did — in this week’s piece, so you’re getting a playlist of mom songs this week:
“Easy Riding Mama,” Washboard Sam. It’ll make you loose, make you tight, make you shake it ’til broad daylight:
“Full On Kevin’s Mom,” Soundgarden. A Louder Than Love era classic.
“I Wanna Be Mama’d,” Jimmy Logsdon. Okay, but no diapers. That’s just weird.
“Always on the Run,” Lenny Kravitz. From the must-have Mama Said, one of my desert island discs.
“Does Your Mama Know About Me,” Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers. Classic, lesser-known Motown.
“Music For My Mother,” Funkadelic. 1970’s self-titled Funkadelic isn’t my favorite album in the George Clinton discography, but my least-favorite P-Funk is still better than 99.9 percent of all other records.
“Where Is My Mother,” Bob Marley & the Wailers. Early, early Bob, before he was a white American frat boy.
“My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama,” Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Just. Plain. Cool.
Okay, let’s hear it you bad mama jamas: what are your favorite “momma” songs? I’m listening.