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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Knock knock


Who's there?

Three songs with knockin' in 'em.

  1. Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
  2. Can't You Hear Me Knockin - The Rolling Stones
  3. I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds (best of set)

Photo: 10th Street, where you know who always knocks twice.

Posted by Marie at December 1, 2011 9:51 PM


I love this picture so much. I have always wondered what it was like on the inside. Do you have any ideas what the building has been over the years?

Posted by: Dissuade Author Profile Page at December 1, 2011 11:28 PM

Thanks, Allie. I think the upstairs has always been apartments. In the 60s there was a barber shop in the unit closest to the corner. Other than that, I'm not sure. Maybe a dog grooming place.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at December 1, 2011 11:37 PM

A barber, then a dog-grooming place. I like that story.

Posted by: Dan Author Profile Page at December 2, 2011 2:15 AM

Yes, I’m a little bit obsessed with playlists.

I didn’t bother with all the variants of Knockin’ On Heavens Door by Bob Dylan, there are literally dozens, and not all are worth hearing very often. The original is my favorite: from the Sam Peckinpah western, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. Also ignored a few other covers of that song by other artists, but this list as configured isn’t bad. My favorite is probably still the Rolling Stones song, too bad Mick Taylor didn’t last longer with the band: those records are the best albums they ever recorded.

  1. B.B. King- Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man
    More Treasures From The Vault
  2. Jay-Z- Can't Knock The Hustle
    Jay-Z Unplugged
  3. Rolling Stones- Can't You Hear Me Knocking
    Sticky Fingers
  4. Fats Domino- Don't Come Knockin'
    Fats Domino - Walking to New Orleans (Disc 3)
  5. Mavis Staples- Don't Knock
    You Are Not Alone
  6. Pickett, Wilson- Don't Knock My Love (Part 1)
    Greatest Hits
  7. Jay-Z- Hard Knock Life
    Chapter One
  8. Dave Edmunds- I Hear You Knocking
  9. Fats Domino- I Hear You Knocking
    Fats Domino - Walking to New Orleans (Disc 3)
  10. Smiley Lewis- I Hear You Knocking
    Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens
  11. Little Richard- Keep A Knockin'
    Uncut Not Fade Away: 15 Classics That Fired Up The Rolling Stones
  12. Sonics, The- Keep A Knockin'
    Here Are The Sonics!!!
  13. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five- Keep A Knockin' But You Can't Come In
    Disc A: 1938-1940
  14. Fleetwood Mac- Keep A Knocking
    The Early Years
  15. Little Richard- Keep On Knockin'
    Greatest Gold Hits
  16. Death- Keep On Knocking
    Uncut: May 2010 Search And Destroy
  17. Mississippi John Hurt- Keep On Knocking
    The Immortal Mississippi John Hurt
  18. Allen, Lily- Knock 'em Out
    Uncut August 2006
  19. Weezer- Knock Down Drag Out
    Weezer (Green Album)
  20. Hives- Knock Knock
    Veni Vidi Vicious
  21. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five- Knock Me A Kiss
    Disc B: 1941-1944
  22. La's, The- Knock Me Down
    The La's
  23. Redding, Otis- Knock On Wood (w/ Carla Thomas)
    The Very Best Of Otis Redding, Vol 2
  24. The Upsetters- Knock Three Times
    Trojan Upsetter Box Set (Disc 1)
  25. The Humane Society- Knock, Knock
    Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era, Vol. 3
  26. Kings Of Leon- Knocked Up
    Because Of The Times
  27. Armstrong, Louis- Knockin' A Jug
    Hot Fives & Sevens Volume 3
  28. Lil Green- Knockin' Myself Out
    Reefer Songs
  29. Antony & The Johnsons- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    I'm Not There
  30. Booker T. Jones- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    How Many Roads: Black America Sings Bob Dylan
  31. Denny, Sandy- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Disc 3
  32. Dylan, Bob- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid
  33. Ferry, Bryan- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  34. Grateful Dead- Knockin' on Heaven's Door
    Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  35. Guns N' Roses- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    Use Your Illusion II
  36. Luciano- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    Is It Rolling Bob?
  37. U2- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    Covering 'Em
  38. Warren Zevon- Knockin' On Heaven's Door
    The Wind
  39. The Unknown- Knockin' On Heaven's Door Dub
    Is It Rolling Bob?
  40. Dylan, Bob- Knockin' On Heavens Door
    Live 1975 - The Rolling Thunder Revue (Bootleg Series Vol. 5)
  41. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- Knockin' On Joe
    The Firstborn Is Dead
  42. Elmore James- Knocking At Your Door
    Uncut - April 2008 - When The Levee Breaks
  43. Uncle Tupelo- Knocking On heavens door
    Colorblind & Rhymeless
  44. Wonder, Stevie- Knocks Me Off My Feet
    Songs In The Key of Life
  45. Bonnie "Prince" Billy- Knockturne
    I See A Darkness
  46. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings- Let Them Knock
    100 Days, 100 Nights
  47. LL Cool J- Mama Said Knock You Out (w/ Bob Dylan intro)
    Bob Dylan - Theme Time 2 Mother
  48. Gil Scott-Heron- No Knock
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  49. Social Distortion- She's A Knockout
    Social Distortion
  50. Plant, Robert and the Strange Sensation- Somebody Knocking
    Mighty Rearranger
  51. Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five- That'll Just 'Bout Knock Me Out
    Disc B: 1941-1944

Posted by: swanksalot Author Profile Page at December 3, 2011 11:37 AM

Dan, I wondered of the dog grooming place acquired the tools of the barber shop in the buy-out.

Seth, that is an amazing list. Thank you for a lot of new songs (to me).

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at December 4, 2011 6:46 PM

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