1. CHUCK BERRY... T.A.M.I. SHOW... JOHNNY B GOODE
None of us rockers would exist without this man.. the songs he wrote were blueprints for the future of rock and roll... hitting the teenage market right in the center..I have always done at least 2 chuck songs in my show and have been ending with SWEET LITTLE ROCK AND ROLLER for about 25 years now.. cuz thats what I think I am... and I say so!!! Did a gig supporting Chuck way back in 68 in Buffalo New York.. NEVER forgot it. He is magic... and thats not even mentioning the duck walk....
2. ELVIS PRESLEY/ DON'T BE CRUEL
it is well documented that he is the reason I do what I do.. I choose this track because this Ed Sullivan appearance in Jan 56, is the first time I laid eyes on him I was 6 years old!!!! I decided to be just like him from that moment on.. true story.. read my book UNZIPPED to get all the full facts.. so many coincidences with him and me.. in my one woman show.. also called UNZIPPED.. I call them my Elvis epiphanies. This song is Elvis at his best.
3. Bob Dylan/Blowin in the Wind
WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THIS MAN.. LYRICALLY HE CAN'T BE BEATEN... A ROCK POET.. A ROMANTIC POET, A REBELLION POET.. GREAT MELODIES.. NOT 'GREAT' VOICE.. BUT WHAT A VOICE.. SO UNIQUE.. AND HEARTFELT... HARD TO PICK A TRACK... I USED TO DO THIS ONE IN MY FIRST ALL GIRL BAND, THE PLEASURE SEEKERS.. KNEW ALL THE WORDS.. 'NOT' EASY.. OTHER FAV'S.. JUST LIKE A WOMAN, MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN, AND UP TO DATE.. 'TO MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE'..CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT HE CAN STILL WRITE CLASSICS LIKE THIS AFTER SO MANY YEARS.
4.DION /RUNAROUND SUE
MY TEENAGE HEARTTHROB... SCAT SINGING AT ITS FINEST.. AND SOOOOO COOL.. I HAVE MET HIM SEVERAL TIMES AND INTERVIEWED HIM.. NOT EASY TO DO AS HE IS VERY GUARDED.. BUT I GOT THROUGH. OH YEA.. I GOT THROUGH ALRIGHT.... THERE WAS ALWAYS SOMETHING 'BEHIND' THE SONG.. SOME HIDDEN MESSAGE CONVEYED THROUGH HIS SMILE AND HIS EYES.. LIKE HE KNEW SOMETHING NOBODY ELSE DID..
5. JACKSON BROWNE ROSIE (BBC 1978)..
I HAVE LOVED THIS SONG FOR SO LONG.. EVERYONE THINGS IT IS A LOVE SONG.. BUT REALLY IT IS JUST RUDE.. ONLY YOU DON'T NOTICE IT UNTIL YOU REALLY LISTEN TO THE LYRICS.. HE CREATES AN INTIMATE ATMOSPHERE AT HIS SHOWS.. LIKE HE IS SINGING ONLY FOR YOU.. NOT EASY TO DO.. HIS LIVE ALBUM.. RUNNING ON EMPTY WAS PLAYED SO MUCH I WORE OUT 3 COPIES... THIS SONG IS TOP OF THE LIST... WENT TO SEE HIM LIVE A FEW YEARS AGO AND WHEN HE STARTED THIS ONE.. I JUMPED UP AND SCREAMED.. YES YES YES.. JUST LIKE MEG RYAN IN 'WHEN HARRY MET SALLY'.. SOOOO EMBARRESED.. EVERYONE KNEW WHO I WAS.. AND NOBODY HAD STOOD UP BUT ME..
6.OTIS REDDING.. TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS..
REVLUZIONOTELEVISED AFTER ELVIS.. MY NEXT HERO.. WONDERFUL PHRASING.. WONDERFUL VOICE.. 2 OF HIS SONGS WERE MY BIG LIVE NUMBERS IN FIRST BAND.. AND I DO, I'VE BEEN LOVIN YOU TOO LONG , IN UNZIPPED AS A TRIBUTE... DID A DOCUMENTARY ON HIM A COUPLE OF YEARS GO..NO MATTER WHO I SPOKE TO. THEY ALL SAID THE SAME THING.. A BEAUTIFUL HUMAN, KIND, CONSIDERATE, NO PREJUDICE WHATSOEVER.. SADLY MISSED.. AND DEFINITELY DIED TOO YOUNG.
7.BILLIE HOLIDAY/STRANGE FRUIT..
NOT MUCH FOOTAGE UNFORTUNATELY OF THIS WONDERFUL ICONIC SINGER.. WHO HAD COMPLETELY HER OWN STYLE.. I LOVED THE WAY SHE WOULD SING SO FAR BEHIND THE BEAT YOU NEVER THOUGH SHE WOULD CATCH UP .. THEN.. SHE DID... FAVORITE TRACKS.. BUT NO FOOTAGE.. GOD BLESS THE CHILD (SUNG THIS MANY TIMES) AND THEM THERE EYES...THIS WAS TOO.
8.FONTELLA BASS/ RESCUE ME...
I AM FROM DETROIT.. AND.. A MOTOWN FREAK!!! I CAN DO ALL THE TEMPTATIONS DANCES TO THIS DAY... THIS TRACK I LOVE... VERY SIMPLY DRIVEN BY BASS AND DRUMS.. AND VOICE.. SOOO COOL... I STILL PLAY MOTOWN GT HITS FROM THE SIXTIES WHEN I DO MY HOUSE CLEANING.. NOW, THAT IS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD.
9. CANNED HEAT... ON THE ROAD AGAIN.. WOODSTOCK.. 69....
I PLAYED WITH THESE GUYS IN SEATTLE WASHINGTON.. WHAT A GROOVE THAT HIT.. JUST IN THE POCKET.. AND NEVER WAIVERED.. AND ITS THE FIRST TIME I SAW A MELODIC, AND INTERESTING BASS SOLO.. WHICH I TRIED TO EMULATE ONCE I STARTED DOING SOLOS'... YOU CAN CHECK MINE OUT ON YOUTUBE.. LOTS ON THERE.. AND GIVE ME YOUR GRADE.. OUT OF 10!!.. AND THE TITLE.. WELL.. NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE 50 YEARS OF
ON THE ROAD AGAIN.. AMEN.
10. STRICT MACHINE (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
11. CAN THE CAN
12. ROCK HARD
13. 48 CRASH
SUZI QUATRO - Unzipped LIVE - 'One Woman Show'- Early tickets release for Fans.
Suzi will be performing Unzipped, ‘One Woman Show' live on stage in September at the "Play Misty Club" located at Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London, England on September the 6th,7th,8th,12th,13th & 14th 2013.
Pre-sale tickets will be available for fans before they go on general sale to the public. This offer will commence on April 2 and finish April 16th 2013.
Tickets are priced at £25.00 per person.
This event is not to be missed!