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Sisters from Another Jazz Mother? Part 2


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You know how scientists say that, statistically, every person has roughly six look-alikes around the world? Well the same seems to be true in the music world, where one can find quite a few songs that appear to be sound-alikes of other compositions we're familiar with... This does not have to be necessarily the result of plagiarism but can often be the outcome of the fact that certain melodies can enter a musician's brain and come back out later in their own compositions, almost involuntarily, completely metabolized.

Here's a playlist with a few sound-alikes, or so they sound to me.

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Rickie Lee Jones feat. Joe Henderson, Robben Ford "Dat Dere" Pop Pop (Geffen) 0:16
  • Enrico Rava "Rosa Selavy" Ah (ECM) 4:23
  • Host talks 9:13
  • Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden "Our Spanish Love Song" Beyond the Missouri Sky (Short Stories) (Verve) 11:22
  • Dean Martin "Mambo Italiano" Dino: The Essential Dean Martin (Capitol) 17:01
  • Host talks 19:17
  • Steely Dan "Gaucho" Gaucho (Geffen) 20:33
  • Keith Jarrett "'Long As You Know You're Living Yours" Belonging (ECM) 25:59
  • Host talks 32:08
  • Keith Jarrett "The Windup" Belonging (ECM) 33:24
  • Bruce Hornsby "The Windup / Big Rock Candy Mountain / Candy Mountain Run" Bride of the Noisemakers (429) 41:47
  • Host talks 49:18
  • Bob James "Angela (Theme from Taxi)" Touchdown (Tappan Zee) 50:14
  • CeeLo Green "Sign of the Times" Heart Blanche (Atlantic) 55:54
  • Host talks 58:53
  • Peggy Lee "Is That All There Is?" Is That All There Is? (Capitol) 1:00:30
  • Tony Coe "Mr. Lucky" Mainly Mancini (Chabada) 1:04:48


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