Deep Cuts

Deep Cuts: My Playlist Wants To Kill Your Mama

whistlers motherPutting together a playlist of songs about moms isn’t very difficult.  In fact, you could make a playlist of songs named “Mama” without ever resorting to “She’s A Bad Mama Jama.”

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.

7 replies »

  1. I’m going to have to mention Stacy’s Mom by Fountains of Wayne. That’s some good cheese. And I’ve always loved Syvia’s Mother by Dr Hook. Ooooh! Mama by Genesis! I could go on, but won’t…because you’re right…there are a LOT of mother songs! It is because we are so awesome. You’re welcome.


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