Turn Up The Volume picks 10 gems of favorite artists/bands

28 September 2022

London-born GRAHAM PARKER is one of those rare singer/songwriters who, throughout his whole career put passion and energy in all of his work. Of course, it helps when you’re born with a most affectingly soul-stirring voice, but to use that gift every single time for every single song with ardent dedication and avid devotion is, as said, a rare affair.

Heart & soul songsmith/performer

Parker, now 71, has released (with his band The Rumour and solo) a huge amount
of studio, live, and compilation LPs. Picking only 10 of his gems looks like a hard job.
It actually isn’t. I just closed my eyes and noted the first 10 GP songs that popped up
in my mind et voila.

Here we go.


1. New York Shuffle
Album: Stick To Me (1977)
2. Soul Shoes
Album: Howlin’ Wind (1976)
3. Nobody Hurts You
Album: Squeezing Out Sparks (1979)
4. The Girl Isn’t Ready
Album: The Mona Lisa’s Sister (1988)
5. And It Shook Me
Album: Struck By Lightning (1991)
6. Go Little Jimmy
Album: Songs Of No Consequence (2005)
7. Back Door Love
Album: Heat Treatment
8. Tornado Alley
Album: Your Country (2004)
9. All Being Well
Album: Don’t Tell Columbus (2005)
10. You Can’t Be Too Strong
Album: Squeezing Out Sparks (1979)

GRAHAM PARKER: Bio – Discography – Facebook – Twitter

Thank you for the music, mister Parker (Ghent, Belgium)

(Image on top: cover of compilation album)

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