Songs About Dad

Songs About Dad & Opinions on Raphael Saadiq

Jim, Greg and listener guest critics say Happy Father's Day with their favorite Songs About Dad.

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Songs About Dad

Rock and roll is filled with father figures–some dear dads and some deadbeat dads. But the male parent doesn't get nearly as much song time as Mom. So in honor of Father's Day, Jim and Greg decide to give the fathers some. Here are their favorite Songs About Dad.

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Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin'

Raphael Saadiq is a music veteran at age 44. He was a member of the successful R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! and then Lucy Pearl. Now he's released his fourth solo album called Stone Rollin'. Jim loves the vibe of it, even Robert Randolph's pedal steel guitar. You could accuse Saadiq of living in the past–he makes no bones about his roots–but he has the songwriting chops to put behind it. Jim gives this“great party record”a Buy It. Greg has always respected and liked Saadiq, but on this album he falls in love. He calls this album the singer/songwriter's crowning achievement, adding that Saadiq falls on the right side of the divide between retro and classic. Stone Rollin' gets a double Buy It.


Featured Songs

  1. Cat Stevens, Father & Son, Tea for the Tillerman, Island, 1970
  2. Fire, Father's Name Was Dad, Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond, 1964-1969, Rhino, 2001
  3. David Bowie, Kooks, Hunky Dory, RCA, 1971
  4. Loretta Lynn, Coal Miner's Daughter, Coal Miner's Daughter, Decca, 1969
  5. John Hiatt, Your Dad Did, Bring the Family, A&M, 1987
  6. Paul Simon, St. Judy's Comet, There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Columbia, 1973
  7. James Brown, Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Star Time, Polydor, 1991
  8. The Temptations, Papa Was a Rolling Stone, All Directions, Gordy, 1972
  9. Grateful Dead, Box of Rain, American Beauty, Warner Bros, 1970
  10. Didjits, Dad, Hey Judester, Touch and Go, 1988
  11. Kelly Hogan & the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Papa Was a Rodeo, Beneath the Country Underdog, Bloodshot Records, 2000
  12. Lou Reed, Beginning Of A Great Adventure, New York, Sire, 1989
  13. Shep and the Limelites, Daddy's Home, Daddy's Home: The Very Best of Shep & the Limelites, Collectables, 2001
  14. The Beach Boys, Child Is The Father Of The Man, Smile, Capitol, 1967
  15. Neil Young, Old Man, Harvest, Warner Bros, 1972
  16. The Winstons, Color Him Father, Color Him Father, Fuel 2000, 2011
  17. Raphael Saadiq, Heart Attack, Stone Rollin', Sony, 2011
  18. Raphael Saadiq, Day Dreams, Stone Rollin', Sony, 2011
  19. Raphael Saadiq, Radio, Stone Rollin', Sony, 2011
  20. The Game, Red Nation, Red Nation, Geffen, 2011
  21. The Drifters, Answer the Phone, I‘ll Take You Where the Music’s Playing, Sequel, 1965
  22. The Minutemen, Two Beads At The End, Double Nickels on the Dime, SST, 1984
  23. Gil Scott-Heron, Pieces of a Man, Pieces of a Man, RCA, 1971

Footnotes Songs About Mom Raphael Saadiq