Friday, February 28, 2020


It takes two to Tango.
Two peas in a pod.
Can't be two places at once.
Two can play at that game.
Take two of these and call me in the morning.
Two, two, two mints in one.
The Terrible Twos.

You get the idea.

I created this playlist for myself, but since I had nothing else planned for today, I decided to share it. Maybe some of you will dig it.

A few of these duets happen to also be all-time favorites of mine, especially the Phil Spector-produced Harry Nilsson and Cher single. I also think "The Golden State," written by John Doe and performed by Doe with Kathleen Edwards, is one the best rock and roll love songs out there. I am sure you are familiar with most, but maybe a few will be new to you, like the Irma and Wolfman, or maybe Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell. I think the Jules Shear & Paula Cole is one of the most heartbreaking songs ever written and the Sonny & Cher tune, one of the happiest. And I know, you've had enough of "Under Pressure." Sorry, it had to be here.

Enjoy the mix, maybe with a loved one. Or maybe an enemy. It might break the ice.


The Golden State- John Doe & Kathleen Edwards
My Mistake- Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye
Don't Look Back- Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
Rich Woman- Alison Krauss & Robert Plant
That's Just What You Are- Aimee Mann & Glenn Tilbrook
Don't Go Breaking My Heart- Elton John & Kiki Dee
Things To You- NRBQ & Skeeter Davis
A Love Like Yours- Cher & Harry Nilsson
Tragedy- Peter Wolf & Shelby Lynne
The Last In Love- Jules Shear & Paula Cole
Tramp- Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
Let Me Go, Love- Nicolette Larson & Michael McDonald
Two Different Things- Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell
It's The Little Things- Sonny & Cher
Even Now- Walter "Wolfman" Washington & Irma Thomas
Under Pressure- Queen & David Bowie
I Got You Babe- Holly Beth Vincent & Joey Ramone



Robin said...

I dig it! (Especially Shelby and Peter). I'll enjoy it with a frenemy. ;) Thanks and have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Killer mix! Do you happen to know the backstory of the Cher/Nilsson track? All I could find out is that it's a 1975 single.


Sal Nunziato said...

I don't really know a backstory. I first heard this on Scott Muni's show on WNEW-FM. Took me forever to find it. Spector produced another single or two for Cher.


Very nice Sal -- some old friends and new discoveries. Great start to the weekend.

Wash your hands everybody :-)

Ken D said...

For once, I think I recognize every artist and nearly every song on your mix. Even the Cary/Cockerell which is from a wonderful (if obscure) album that I'm fortunate to own.
All great choices. Thanks. Bon weekend, all.

kevin m said...

If I may add one of my favorite duets; John Lee Hooker and Van Morrison on Gloria

big bad wolf said...

very nice, all of it.

more than many times i have listened to Golden State many times in a row.

dogbreath said...

Nicely compiled, Mr N, and well worth a spin - although funnily enough I'm not a big fan of duets. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I like and/or own lots on this list. A favorite duet I just put on a mix for a buddy is an acoustic "One Irish Rover" by Dylan and Van the Man from some tribute show (apparently) to the latter. It is heartbreakingly beautiful.
Any mix with John Doe and Joey Ramone and Irma T. on it is a good'un, in my book.
Personally, I will never get tired of "Under Pressure". One of the 3 finest hit singles of its decade ("Billie Jean" and "Boys Of Summer" being the other two, of course!).
C in California

heartsofstone said...

Superb mix - I had forgotten that Glenn Tilbrook was on the Aimee Mann track.

Chris Collins said...

this is so fantastic