The Essentials
Song List


25 Miles, Edwin Starr, 1968
Build Me Up Buttercup, The Foundations, 1968
Can’t Get Next To You, The Temptations, 1969
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Frankie Vallie, 1967
Carnival Time, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, 1960
Chain Of Fools, Aretha Franklin, 1967
Come Rain Or Come Shine, Ray Charles, 1959
Crazy Love, Van Morrison, 1970
Don't You Just Know It, Huey "Piano" Smith, 1958
Everyday People, Sly And The Family Stone, 1968
Express Yourself, Charles Wright, 1971
Gimme Little Sign, Brenton Woods, 1967
Get It While You Can, Howard Tate, 1967
Get Ready, The Temptations, 1966
Good Lovin', The Rascals, 1966

Groove Me, King Floyd, 1970
Happy Together, The Turtles, 1967
Hava Nagila (Let Us Rejoice), Traditional Hebrew song, 1915
Here Come The Girls, Ernie K. Doe, 1970
I Got Loaded, Lil' Bob & The Lollipops, 1965
I Love You More Today Than Yesterday, Spiral Staircase, 1969

I Second That Emotion, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, 1967
It’s Raining, Irma Thomas, 1962
Knock On Wood, Eddie Floyd, 1966
La Vie En Rose, Louis Armstrong, 1959
Love and Happiness, Al Green, 1972
Memphis Train, Rufus Thomas, 1968
Monkey In A Sack, Lil Buck & The Top Cats, 1969
More Today Than Yesterday, Spiral Staircase, 1969
Mr. Big Stuff, Jean Knight, 1971
Nothing Can Change This Love, Sam Cooke, 1962
Reach Out (I’ll Be There), The Four Tops, 1967
Sea Of Love, Phil Phillips, 1959
Shout, The Isley Brothers, 1959
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours, Stevie Wonder, 1970
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, Otis Redding, 1967
Some Day, Smiley Lewis, 1956
Someone Like You, Van Morrison, 1987
Soulful Strut, Young-Holt Unlimited, 1968
Soul Finger, The Bar Kays, 1967
A Taste of Honey, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, 1965
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, Nancy Sinatra, 1966
Tracks of My Tears, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, 1965
Treat Her Right, Roy Head, 1965
Try A Little Tenderness, Otis Redding, 1967
Twist & Shout, Isley Brothers, 1962
What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong, 1968
You Are The Best Thing, Ray LaMontagne, 2008
You Really Got A Hold On Me, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, 1962
Your Love is Lifting Me Higher, Jackie Wilson, 1967
Your Song, Elton John, 1970