Constipation Blues by Screamin' Jay Hawkins or My Girl's Pussy by Ian Whitcomb.
I'd love to see the looks on everyone's faces.
When the Saints go Marching in.
I'd like more of an Irish wake -- how about some George Thorogood's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer"? Or perhaps some German beer drinking songs like "Das Jagen Das Is Malt Mei Leb'n"? Since I would like my stereo playing at the wake, some stop them in their tracks female vocals would also be nice -- something from Eva Cassidy (who I would be visiting), Lori Lieberman or Lisbeth Scott would do the trick. Of course, all that assumes that someone thinks my departure would be a loss ;-)
Doors medley: Break on Through to the Other Side>The End
St. James Infirmary - - sung by Jack Teagarden.
Pachelbel Canon in D and then all the MOTOWN Detroit dished out....
hey Gunbei,have you ever heard,Pussy,by the ,Lords of Acid ? I would like to have Jimi Hendrix ,Angel and Sinatra,I did it my Way, played when i go,,,
The thrill is gone. BB King.
Wooly Bully by Sam the Sham and the Pharohs.
Always thought it would crack everyone up.
"No Depression" by Uncle Tupelo, followed by the Dead doing "We Bid You Goodnight".
bob marley's "three little birds"
probably queens another one bites the dust.
Great responses - thanks for playing. I think that I would start with the Surfaris Wipe Out to get the blood going, then One Dying and a Burying (Well, I think I found a sure fire way to forget), the Gambler (know when to hold em, know when to fold em), Then Joplin Get it While you Can. And finish with "Give me the beat boys and free my soul, I want to get lost in the Rock and Roll".
Jethro Tull "Elegy" I want to record myself playing the flute part and have my kids play the guitar. And "Be Thou My Vision."
"The Suit" James Taylor/Jerry Douglas
"Help on the Way>Slipknot>Franklin's Tower" Grateful Dead
"Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello" J.S. Bach
Play them funky bagpipes baby!!!
Terrapin Station -- Grateful Dead
"In My Time Of Dying", Led Zeppelin, Physical Graphiti album
Benny Goodman doing "Goodbye" with Helen Forrest singing it.
Taling Heads, "And she was"
"If I Ever Leave this World Alive" by Flogging Molly
Something from my fav. new release of 2055.
"Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream" Ed McCurdy
"Imagine" John Lennon
"The Messanger" Ray Wiley Hubbard (hopefully live by Ray)
"11 Easy Steps" and "We Live Just a Little While" both Trout Fishing in America (again live would be good)
"Three Bells for Stephen" Mickey Newbury
"When I Go" Dave Carter
and finally "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" and Now is the Hour" both of which were done at my Mom's back in 78.
Ok enough of this stuff, everybody go start listening to all the good music that's out there now. Check out the Kerrville Folk Festival south of Kerrville Texas and Uncle Calvins Coffeehouse in Dallas. Live acoustic music performed mostly by the artists who wrote the songs.
The same that I had for my wedding. Coltrane's "A Love Supreme".
If indeed my date with destiny is far in the future, I reserve the right to alter my funeral dirge in lieu of all the as yet undiscovered treasures that may surpass my interim choice: Fields of Gold as sung by Eva Cassidy... the girl had serious pipes!
"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Death Don't Have No Mercy Grateful Dead
Children of The Grave Black Sabbath
Knockin' On Heaven's Door Dylan
And When I Die Blood Sweat and Tears
"The Swan" and "Ave Maria" played by a live violinist, A Bach Cello Suite and finally the "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's 9th as people are leaving.
Jeez; you guys have no class AT ALL. Mozart-- the Lacramosa from his Requium.--From the movie,Amadeus. Then we hope it's on trash pickup day.
'Dance to the Music'-Sly and the Family Stone, 'Love Supreme' - John Coltrane, 'He Was a Big Freak' - Betty Davis(Miles' wife). Forget class,don't wear no ties or gowns, ...it's time to party on!,
I'm not sure about MY funeral, but for my mom's last year I played "Grace" by U2 from the All That You Can't Leave Behind CD. She truly was GRACE!
Funeral for a friend - Elton John
Into the Mystic, Van Morrison
I'm going home- Alvin Lee-10 Years After.
Good Riddance by Green Day
Someone posted this question somewhere else or maybe here and somebody gave the answer So What by Miles Davis. I think that is the best answer Ive seen so far.
"Let The Mystery Be" - Iris Dement
"Au Fond du Temple Saint" - Jussi Bjoerling & Robert Merrill duet
"Je Suis Desole" - Mark Knopfler
"Old Folks Boogie" - Little Feat
The Grateful Dead have been requested the most at this point. My pick is "Black Peter", by the Dead. Most likely a version from the 1974 wall of sound tour. 08/06/74 (Tue) Roosevelt Stadium - Jersey City, NJ (second set).
So they say of dolts that they have the words but not the music. I guess audiophiles occasionally have the music but not the words.
Oops! Posted the above to the wrong thread. Hope nobody is rolling in their grave about it.
Whocares73! I saw the Dead on that tour at the Philadelphia Convention Center. I was a Dead virgin and had a blast. The "Wall Of Sound", I'll never forget it. Thanks for the memory jog!
Second choice would be the Air Force song.
"Off we go, into the wild blue yonder.."
Eldartford, isn't that one of the catchy tunes them astronauts were yankin' their crank to when they needed to submit semen samples in The Right Stuff?
Dylan, and nothing but Dylan. Most of my family and friends hate the music of Bob Dylan. There's no accounting for taste. I will rest happily knowing that, even from the grave, I can still annoy the hell out of people.
A copy of Quadrophenia goes in the box with me.