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MY ROOTS

MUSIC

Nature sounds

Classical Music

Christmas Music

playing records at the wrong speed

top 40 one hit wonders, and lots of 'em

Chuck Berry, Everly Bros., Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins

THE BEATLES

Firesign Theater (comedy)

Cream/Hendrix/Doors/Janis Joplin

Pink Floyd

Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna/

Jefferson Starship

Fleetwood Mac

Traffic

Chicago

Steely Dan

Moody Blues

Bach/Mozart/Stravinski/Grieg/Debussy/Ravel

John Coltrane Quartet

Byrds

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

The Pretenders

Bruce Springsteen

CSN(Y)

Pete Seeger

Led Zeppelin

Joni Mitchell

New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Miles Davis

Duke Ellington 

Blues, Soul, Motown, Funk

Bonnie Raitt

Stockhausen, Varese, Cage

King Crimson

Yes

Procol Harum

Jethro Tull

Talking Heads

B-52s

Santana

King Sunny Ade

Patti Smith Group

African music, DRUMS

 Zappa

Dylan

The Band

Rolling Stones

The Tubes

Bob Marley and the Wailers

Allman Bros

Planet Drum

The Mickey Hart Band

Little Feat

Neville Bros.

Dr. John

Ray Charles

Traveling Wilburys

BASSISTS

Jack Casady

Paul McCartney

Phil Lesh

Jaco Pastorius

Jack Bruce

Chris Squire

Robbie Shakespeare

Kasim Sultan

John Entwistle

Ron Carter

James Jamerson

WRITERS

A. A. Milne

Carlos Castaneda

Hunter S. Thompson

e.e.cummings

Jack Kerouac

Allen Ginsberg

Rod Serling

Lewis Carroll

Ray Bradbury

Dr. Seuss

Timothy Leary

Hermann Hesse

Alan Watts

Ken Kesey

Bob Dylan

John Cage

Joseph Cambell

SONGWRITERS

Lennon/McCartney

Bob Dylan

Hunter/Garcia

Paul Kantner

Todd Rundgren

Adrian Belew

Joni Mitchell

Neil Young

Grace Slick

Jim Morrison

Jack Bruce

Pete Townsend

Jimmy Buffet

Ian Anderson

Patti Smith

Jagger/Richards

DRUMMERS

Ringo Starr

Mitch Mitchell

John Bonham

Bill Bruford

Mickey Hart/Bill Kruetzmann

Planet Drum

Levon Helm

Keith Moon

Louis Bellson

Joe Morello

Steve Gadd

Sly Dunbar

Carmine Appice

Clyde Stubblefield

Buddy Rich

Butch Trucks/JJ Johansan

Alla Rhaka

Baba Olatunji

Zakir Hussain

Hamza El Din

Hal Blaine

Max Roach

John Densmore

Elvin Jones

Art Blakey

Billy Cobham

Ginger Baker

Gene Krupa

Charlie Watts

Jim Keltner

Jon Fishman

Michael Shrieve

GUITARISTS         

                                   

Todd Rundgren    

Robby Kreiger       

Roger McGuinn      

John Lennon 

Kieth Richards                 

 Jerry Garcia          

Jorma Koukonan  

Leo Kotke

Eric Clapton               

Jimmy Page          

Christopher Parkening

Jimi Hendrix          

Duane Allman            

Bonnie Raitt             

BB King                    

Trey Anastasio           

Neil Young                 

Robert Fripp              

Stephen Stills

Jeff Beck

Carlos Santana

VOCALISTS

Paul McCartney

John Lennon

Jim Morrison

Robert Plant

Mick Jagger

Billie Holiday

Frank Sinatra

Nat King Cole

Little Richard

Tony bennett

Norah Jones

Diana Krall

Johnny Hartmann

Paul Rogers

Bonnie Raitt

Chrissie Hynde

Levon Helm

Susan Tedeschi

Janis Joplin

Paul Kantner

Grace Slick

Ian Anderson

Jerry Garcia

Bob Weir

Joni Mitchell

Al Green

Aretha Franklin

Todd Rundgren

Anne Wilson

KEYBOARDISTS

Rick Wakeman

Page McConnell

McCoy Tyner

Michael Finnegan

Brent Midland

Keith Godchaux

Oscar Peterson

Patrick Moraz

Jimmy Smith

Count Basie

Duke Ellington

Chick Corea

Dr. John

Jelly Roll Morton