Sample Song List

With a list of over 300 songs that I can play and sing on a regular basis, I’m able to play most requests. If I don’t know the lyrics, I will probably have them on my iPad.

60’s, 70’s and 80’s

I can do an entire evening of tunes by Billy Joel, Elton John, Beatles, Eagles, Beach Boys, Credence Clearwater Revival, Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Kool and the Gang, Commodores, Chicago, Little River Band, Lynard Skynard, Hall and Oates, Seals and Croft, Bee Gees and many others. How about the great singer/song writers like Jim Croce, Harry Chapin, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Don McClean, Marc Coen, Simon and Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, Gordon Lightfoot, Don Fogelberg and others. While  I don’t claim to have a strong country music repertoire, he can fill in the evening with a few country requests.

50’s and early 60’s

I can play the great oldies rock and roll hits by such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon, Dion, Sam Cooke, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Drifters, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly and many others

Great American Songbook:

As a jazz artist, I can play and sing the great songs of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Ray Charles and many more. With or without vocals, I can play the great compositions of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and many more.

Sample list

70’s, 80’s, etc

Always (Atlantic Star)

Always on My Mind (Willie Nelson)

American Pie (Don McClean)

Amie (Pure Prairie League)

Any Day Now (Ronnie Milsap)

Babe (Styx)

Baby Grand (Billy Joel)

Bad Bad Leroy Brown (Jm Croce)

Bad Day (Daniel Pewter)

Benny and the Jets (Elton John)

Best That You Can Do (Christopher Cross)

Black Magic Woman (Santana)

Brandy (Looking Glass)

Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)

Can’t Fight This Feeling (REO Speedwagon)

Captain Jack (Billy Joel)

Carefree Highway (Gordon Lightfoot)

Cat’s in the Cradle (Harry Chapin)

Celebration (Kool and the Gang)

Changes in Latitude (Jimmy Buffett)

Cheers (TV Theme)

Cheeseburger in Paradise (Jimmy Buffett)

Color My World (Chicago)

Come Monday (Jimmy Buffett)

Cool Change (Little River Band)

Crazy Love (Van Morrison)

Crocodile Rock (Elton John)

Daniel (Elton John)

Deacon Blues (Steely Dan)

December 1963 (Four Seasons)

Desperado (Eagles)

Do It Again (Steely Dan)

Doctor My Eyes (Jackson Brown)

Does Anybody Know What Time it Is (Chicago)

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me (Elton John)

Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)

Dust in the Wind (Kansas)

Easy (Commodores)

Escape (Rupert Holmes)

Evil Ways (Santana)

Faithfully (Journey)

Feel Like Making Love (Roberta Flack)

Feelin’ Alright (Joe Walsh)

Feels Like the First Time (Foreigner)

Free Fallin’ (Tom Petty)

Freebird (Lynard Skynard)

Friends in Low Places (Garth Brooks)

Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)

Groovin’ (Rascals)

Hallelujah (Leonard Coen)

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

Home (Michael Buble)

Honesty (Billy Joel)

Honky Cat (Elton John)

Hotel California (Eagles)

How Long (Ace)

I Wish (Stevie Wonder)

If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)

Jack and Diane (John Mellencamp)

Josie (Steely Dan)

Just the Two of Us (Bill Withers)

Just the Way You Are (Billy Joel)

Keep On Loving You (REO Speedwagon)

Kid Charlemagne (Steely Dan)

Kodachrome (Simon and Garfunkel)

Lady (Kenny Rogers)

Last Mango in Paris (Jimmy Buffett)

Leader of the Band (Dan Fogelberg)

Livin’ On a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

Look of Love

Low Down (Boz Scaggs)

Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)

Maybe I’m Amazed (Paul McCartney)

Moondance (Van Morrison)

Mr. Bojangles (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)

My Life (Billy Joel)

Never Been to Spain (3 Dog Night)

New York State of Mind (Billy Joel)

Nothing From Nothing (Billy Preston)

Old Time Rock and Roll (Bob Segar)

On Broadway (George Benson)

Only the Good Die Young (Billy Joel)

Open Arms (Journey)

Piano Man (Billy Joel)

Pirate Looks at Forty (Jimmy Buffett)

Please Come to Boston (Dave Loggins)

Red Red Wine (Neil Diamond)

Reminiscing (Little River Band)

Rich Girl (Hall and Oates)

Rocket Man (Elton John)

Rocky Mountain High (John Denver)

Saturday in the Park (Chicago)

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant (Billy Joel)

She’s Always a Woman (Billy Joel)

She’s Got a Way (Billy Joel)

Slip Slidin’ Away (Simon and Garfunkel)

Son of a Son of a Sailor (Jimmy Buffett)

Spooky (Classics IV)

Still Crazy After All These Years (Paul Simon)

Stormy (Classics IV)

Stuck in the Middle With You (Stealers Wheel)

Summer Breeze (Seals ad Croft)

Sundown (Gordon Lightfoot)

Superstitious (Stevie Wonder)

Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)

Sweet Home Alabama (Lynard Skynard)

Takin’ Care of Business (BTO)

Takin’ It to the Streets (Doobie Brothers)

That’s All (Genesis)

That’s Just the Way it Is (Bruce Hornsby)

The Letter (Joe Cocker)

These Are the Days (Jamie Cullum)

Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce)

This Masquerade (George Benson)

Tiny Dancer (Elton John)

Too Hot (Kool and the Gang)

To Love Somebody (Bee Gees)

Walking in Memphis (Marc Coen)

We’re in This Love Together (Al Jarreau)

Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)

Working At the Carwash Blues (Jim Croce)

You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)

You May Be Right (Billy Joel)

Your Song (Elton John)

You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Randy Newman)

50’s and 60’s

Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

Another Saturday Night (Sam Cooke)

Bad Moon Rising (CCR)

Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)

Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis)

Come a Little Bit Closer

Come Together (Beatles)


Day Tripper (Beatles)

Daydream (Lovin’ Spoonful)

Daydream Believer (Monkees)

Dock of the Bay (Otis Redding)

Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying

Drift Away (Dobie Grey)

Fire and Rain (James Taylor)

For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield)

From Me to You (Beatles)

Fun Fun Fun (Beach Boys)

Garden Party (Ricky Nelson)

Get Back (Beatles)

Great Balls of Fire (Jerry Lee Lewis)

Hang on Sloopy

Have You Ever Seen the Rain (CCR)

Heart of Gold (Neil Young)

Hey Jude (Beatles)

How Sweet it Is (James Taylor)

I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash)

I Hear You Knocking (Dave Edmunds)

I’m a Believer (Monkees)

I’m Walkin’ (Fats Domino)

I Saw Her Standing There (Beatles)

Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry)

Let It Be (Beatles)

Lookin. Out My Back Door (CCR)

Louie Louie

Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)

Midnight Hour (Wilson Pickett)

Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)

My Girl (Temptations)

Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison)

Red House (Jimi Hendrix)

Rock and Roll Music (Chuck Berry)

Rock Around the Clock (Bill Haley)

Rockin’ Pneumonia

Rockin’ Robin

Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)

Runaway (Del Shannon)

Save the Last Dance for Me (Drifters)

Sea of Love (Phil Phillips)

Since I Fell (Lenny Welch)

Solitary Man (Neil Diamond)

Something (Beatles)

Stand By Me (Ben E King)

Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)

Surfin’ USA (Beach Boys)

Suspicious Minds (Elvis)

Suzie Q (CCR)

Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond)

Tax Man (Beatles)

The Wanderer (Dion)

Things We Said Today (Beatles)

Till There Was You (Beatles)

Travelin’ Man (Ricky Nelson)

Unchain My Heart (Ray Charles)

Under the Boardwalk (Drifters)

Up on the Roof (Drifters)

Walkin’ the Dog

What a Wonderful World (Louie Armstrong)

Who’ll Stop the Rain (CCR)

Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix)

You’ve Got a Friend (Carole King)


Ain’t Misbehavin’

All of Me

Allright Ok You Win (Joe Williams)

Angel Eyes

Back on the Corner (Mose Alison)

Bill Bailey

Blue Moon

Busted (Ray Charles)

Come Fly With Me ( Sinatra)

Cry Me a River

Days of Wine and Roses

Do Nothing Till Hear From Me (Duke Ellington)

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore (Duke Ellington)

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Every Day I Have the Blues (Joe Williams)

Everything Happens to Me (Sinatra)

Fly Me to the Moon (Sinatra)

Foggy Day

Georgia on My Mind (Ray Charles)

Girl from Ipanema

Hey Bartender

How High the Moon

I Got the World on a String (Sinatra)

If I Only Had a Brain (Harry Connick Jr)

I’m Beginning to See the Light

Imagination (Harry Connick Jr)

It Could Happen to You

Just Friends (Chet Baker)

Just in Time (Sinatra)

Lady is a Tramp (Sinatra)

Let’s Get Lost (Chet Baker)

Like Someone in Love (Chet Baker)

L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)

Mack the Knife (Bobby Darrin)

Makin’ Whoopee (Sinatra)

Misty (Johnny Mathis)

Moonlight in Vermont (Sinatra)

My Way (Sinatra)

Nature Boy (Nat King Cole)

New York New York (Sinatra)

Nice and Easy (Sinatra)

Night and Day (Sinatra)

Nightengale Sang in Barkley Square

No Trouble Living (Mose Alison)

One for My Baby (Sinatra)

One of These Days (Mose Alison)

Our Love is Here to Stay

Pennies from Heaven (Sinatra)

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars

Route 66 (Nat King Cole)

Scotch and Soda

Seventh Son (Mose Alison)

Stormy Monday


Summer Wind (Sinatra)

Sunny Side of the Street (Sinatra)

Sweet Home Chicago (Blues Brothers)

That’s Life (Sinatra)

The More I See You (Sinatra)

The Way You Look Tonight (Sinatra)

There Will Never Be Another You

Teach Me Tonight

Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)

Watch What Happens

We’ve Got a World That Swings (Mel Torme)

When Sunny Gets Blue (Mel Torme)

Witchcraft (Sinatra)

You Don’t Know My Mind (Leadbelly)

You Make Me Feel So Young (Sinatra)