The Bill Clinton Collection

A Bill Clinton compilation CD has been put together (available in 5 weeks) and one of the 11 tracks on the CD is Phil Coulter’s ‘The Town I Love So Well’ . Is this setting a (dangerous) precedent for political leaders?

CD launch for Bill Clinton tunes

Former US President Bill Clinton has often spoken of his love for music

A compilation CD featuring some of former US President Bill Clinton’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll, jazz and gospel songs is to be released.

The Bill Clinton Collection: Selections from the Clinton Music Room will be the first in a series of CDs of the former president’s favourite tunes.

Artists featured on the albums include John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Nina Simone and Judy Collins.

The 11-track CD will go on sale at the Clinton Museum Store in Arkansas.

Clinton’s tunes

My One and Only Love – John Coltrane
Harlem Nocturne – David Sandborn
My Funny Valentine – Miles Davis
The Town I Loved So Well – Phil Coulter
Summertime – Zoot Sims
Chelsea Morning – Judy Collins

Connie Fails, who runs the shop near the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, said Clinton heard the CD for the first time last week.

She said: “I wanted to make sure his CD was going on when he came into the store.

“Not six foot in the door, he stopped, looked at me and said: ‘What is that?’ He took the demo and by the time he got to the golf course, all the windows of his car were down and he was blasting it.”

The CD is the latest joint venture for the museum and shop.

The museum is running a temporary exhibit until the end of the year on Clinton’s love for music, including a replica of the music room built for him at the White House.

The Clinton Presidential Foundation has been working for months to acquire licensing rights to certain tracks.

The CD is expected to go on sale in four to five weeks.

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  • raff

    George Bush;

    Tell me Lies (Fleetwood Mac),
    Streams of whiskey (Pogues),
    Killing an Arab (the Cure),
    The winner takes it all (Abba).

    Tony Blair ;

    How much is that doggy in the window,
    Why can’t I be you (the Cure),
    Fakin’ it (Simon & Garfunkle),
    Debaser (Pixies).

    Gerry Adms;

    The Gentleman Soldier (Pogues),
    Bang Bang Bang (Tracy Chpman),
    One Step Closer (U2),
    Twisted Logic (Cold Play).

    Big Ian;

    Not much here as this VERY HOLY man recognises music as being incredibly destructive to the soul (thats why he only spends his time preaching hate) BUT anything by Willie Mc Crea.

  • darthrumsfeld

    Reg Empey
    “Won’t get fooled again” The Who
    “Hang the DT” the Smiths
    “Elected (I wanna be)” Alice Cooper
    “Tears of a Clown” Smokey Robinson

  • Macswiney

    The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel – Alex Maskey
    Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac – Bob McCartney
    Losing My Religon – R.E.M. – Eamon McCann
    The Great Pretender – Queen – David Ervine
    Back in The Saddle – Aerosmith – Paul Berry

  • groucho

    Son of a Preacher – Ian Og Paisley

  • darthrumsfeld

    “Tainted love” -Soft cell- Blair and Trimble

    “Here’s to you Mrs Robinson” Simon & McGuinness-David McNarry

    “One out of ten ain’t bad”-Meat Loaf- Her Ladyship

    “creep”-Radiohead-Michael McGimpsey

    “Bomber”- Motorhead- Gerry Adams

  • raff

    Paul Berry – Friggin’ in the Riggin’ (Sex Pistols)
    – Queen of the Silver Dollar (Susn Mc Cann)
    – Love is a Battlefield – (Pat Benatar)
    – Baby can I Hold You (Tracy Chapman)
    – Here Comes Your Man ( the Pixies)
    – Tainted Love (Soft Cell)

    Ian Paisley – Knockin’ on Heavens Door (Bob Dylan)
    – Dr Evil (They Might Be Giants)
    – Bigmouth Strikes Again (the Smiths)
    – My Way (Sid Vicious)
    Conor Murphy- All along the watch towers (Bob Dylan)

    Jim Grey – Back on the Chain Gang (The Pretenders)
    – White Christmas (Bing Crosby)
    – I want to break free (Queen)

    Sylvia Herman – Alone (Heart)
    – The Lonesome Boatman (the Fureys)

    Jeffery Donaldson – I just want to Dance with You (Daniel O’Donnell)
    – Changes (David Bowie)
    – Starting Over (John Lennon)

    Eamonn Mc Cann – Pissin’ in the Wind (Badly Drawn Boy)
    – Waiting In Vain (Bob Marley)
    – Working Class Hero (John Lennon)

    Mark Durkin/SDLP – The Weeping Song (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)
    – Please let me get what I want (the Smiths)
    – Last Night I dreamt that Somebody Loved Me (the Smiths)
    – Heaven knows I’m Miserable Now (the Smiths)
    – Isolation (Joy Division)

    Sinn Fein – We’re only in it for the money (Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention)
    – Talkin’ about a Revolution (Tracy Chapman)
    – That Joke isn’t Funny Anymore (the Smiths)
    – Sell Out (the Levellers)
    – Can’t get there from here (REM)

    DUP – I wont back down (Tom Petty)
    – It’s the End of the World (REM)
    – Don’t lets Start (They Might Be Giants)
    – World Shut your Mouth (Julian Cope)

  • Macswiney

    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer – (George Thorogood) – Charles Kennedy
    Love me like a man – (Bonnie Raitt) – Paul Berry
    Town Called Malice – (The Jam) – AHOGHILL
    Emotional Rescue -(The Rolling Stones) – The Columbia Three
    Teacher – Jethro Tull – Sammy Wilson
    You Oughta Know – Alannis Morrissette – David Ervine

  • darthrumsfeld

    “Dedicated follower of fashion” the Kinks- Peter Robinson

    “Fat bottomed girls”-Queen- Sue Ramsay and Catriona Ruane

    “King of wishful thinking” -?- Mark Durkan

    “Smack my bitch up”-too scared to risk litigation by naming him,!!!

    “I get knocked down (but I get up again)” Chumbawumba- definitely not the UUP

    “Down in the sewer” The Stranglers-the Shinners (in with a bullet, as they say!)

    “You’ve lost that lovin’ feeling” -Righteous Brothers- David Trimble and Lord Eddie Haughey

    “Saturday night’s all right for fighting”-Elton John-Bogside residents

    “American idiot”-Green Day-Bill Clinton

    “Pretty Vacant”-Sex Pistols- Barry McElduff

    “Devil woman” – Cliff Richard- Nuala O’loan

    ” The importance of being idle” Oasis- the Assembly

  • BogExile

    In my memory
    I will always be
    In the White House that I
    Have loved in so well
    With its nice interns
    And their carpet burns
    And the stains that hang on
    To every suit.

    Now me wife is installed
    And i’ve been black balled
    But i’m still welcome
    In Eniskillen
    There’s no tranks and guns
    But some very shapely buns
    In the town I love so well.

  • darthrumsfeld

    LOL b e