Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend's Jukebox: The Music That Inspired the Man

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Pete Townshend grew up in a musical household -- his parents and grandparents were all musicians -- and he absorbed a rich, eclectic range of influences before he launched his own successful career by forming the Who in 1964. Pete Townshend's Jukebox: The Music That Inspired the Man collects 28 recordings that Townshend has cited as influences during his early days as a musician (some of which were later covered by the Who), running the gamut from skiffle to jazz to blues to jazz to primal rock & roll. Selections include "Rumble" by Link Wray, "Tengo Tango" by Cannonball Adderley, "Mess Around" by Ray Charles, "Road Runner" by Bo Diddley, "Walk on the Wild Side" by Jimmy Smith, "Dimples" by John Lee Hooker, and many more.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:57
2
2:21
3
2:04
4
feat: Link Wray
2:26
5
feat: James Brown
2:45
6 3:36
7 2:19
8 2:54
9
feat: Ray Charles
2:40
10
5:54
11
3:01
12
feat: Jimmy Reed
2:47
13
feat: Howlin' Wolf
2:44
14 2:12
15
feat: Bo Diddley
2:50
16
feat: Bob Dylan
2:38
17
2:04
18
feat: The Kinks
2:09
19
2:41
20
3:01
21
3:38
22
feat: Mose Allison
1:26
23
3:07
24 1:57
25
2:10
26
2:21
27 2:30
28
feat: Jimi Hendrix
2:33
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