The Gigawatt Jukebox

From Rockabilly to Reggae, Movie Scores to Soul, our Gigawatt Jukebox is out of control.  In true geek style, we submit a never ending playlist that is not concerned with genre, popularity, or album release date.  

 1. The Longest Road

Electronic dance music has become a new love for me over the last decade.  Music in this genre can range from strictly instrumental to a full blend of lyrical song with electronica.  This particular song was co-written by Lissie and DJ Morgan Page and remixed by über cool producer Deadmau5.  I seriously dig its blend of dirty Old West movie twang and cyber-dream state flow.  It is one of my permanent playlist faves, and so I am declaring it as my very first track ever for our Gigawatt Jukebox.

 2. Cramp Your Style

Blazing brass, riffing guitars, and soulful singing come together in LA-based funk group Breakstra’s Cramp Your Style.  This jam will make you want to put on some leopard print bell-bottoms, platform shoes, and fedora so you can boogie your way on down the Vegas Strip.  If you want the funk, pour yourself a cocktail and add this to your permanent party playlist!

3. Jungle

If you’ve seen any tv trailers and commercials recently, you’ve probably heard samples of Jungle, by the X Ambassadors and Jaime N Commons.   Not surprising, as its smack-you-in-the-face beats certainly grab one’s attention.   This song is pure grit, a mix of rock, blues, and gospel.  I dare you not to not to nod your head or stomp your feet while listening!

 4. Hound Dog

My mom is a notorious Elvis fan.  Growing up, I only knew of his version of Hound Dog.  But in the 90s, I was introduced to its original version in Rob Reiner’s film A Few Good Men.  Today, I am still captivated by the raw powerhouse known as Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton.  One listen of this song will convert you into a fan too.  No worries, Mom.  Elvis has a whole catalog of songs we can still love…

 5. Demon Kitty Rag

Put a little swing in your step with Katzenjammer’s Demon Kitty Rag.  This modern Norwegian all-girl band will take you back in time with this peppy ridiculously fun song (sung in English).  If you’re a fan of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, you’ll have a new band to add to your swing time mix.  Beware, this one will stick in your head like an advertisement jingle…

 Thanks for listening!  Check back regularly for newly added tunes.   

A complete Gigawatt Jukebox playlist is available on YouTube (click the video link below):

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