Vineland Playlist

Songs and artists mentioned in Vineland

Many of the songs and artists mentioned in Vineland are also featured in Inherent Vice. A long list of all the musicians and works of music quoted in Pynchon's work is available as an Excel spreadsheet which was part of an article in Orbit.

Epigraph “Every Dog Has His Day” (Johnny Potts), recorded by Johnny Copeland (1970).
6: “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” (Hank Williams, 1949).
9: “Think!” (“Theme from Jeopardy”) (likely the version by Merve Griffin, 1984).
16: “Love Is Strange” (Mickey Baker/Sylvia Vanderpool/Ethel Smith, 1956). “I know love is strange.”
18: “Purple Haze” (Jimi Hendrix, 1967).
26: “Meet the Flintstones” (Hoyt Curtin, 1960).
28: “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, Iron Butterfly (1968).
33: “Meet the Flintstones” (Hoyt Curtin, 1960).
36: “Are You Lonesome Tonight” (Lou Handman/Roy Turk, 1926).
36: “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)” (Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer, 1943).
36: “Since I Fell for You” (Buddy Johnson, 1945).
37: Dick Dale (a.k.a. Richard Anthony Monsour, *1937), American surf rock guitarist
38: “Pipeline” (Brian Carman/Bob Spickard, 1962/63).
39: Frank Zappa (1940–1993), American musician.
41: Elvis Presley (1935–1977), American rock’n’roll singer and guitarist.
43: “T.V. Crazy” (Little Charlie & the Nightcats, 1987).
47: “La Marseillaise” (Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, 1792).
50: “Stranger in Town” (David Paich/Jeff Porcaro, 1984). “I ain’t the only stranger in town today.”
59: “Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu)” (Domenico Modugno/Franco Migliacci, 1958). “Those eyes of blue painted blue, as the Italian oldie goes.”
64: “Do You Believe in Magic?” (John Sebastian, 1965).
65: “Tiny Bubbles” (Martin Denny/Leon Pober, 1966).
65: “Gozilla, King of the Monsters” (Akira Ifukube, 1956).
73: “In the Midnight Hour” (Wilson Pickett/Steve Cropper, 1965). “There was ‘nobody else around,’ as Wilson Pickett might say.”
75: “Frenesí” (Alberto Domínguez Borrás, 1939; recorded by Artie Shaw in 1940).
76: “The Commonwealth of Toil” (Ralph Chaplin (1887–1961).
76: Joe Hill (1879–1915), Swedish-American hobo, union leader, singer, and songwriter.
78: The Platters, American vocal group.
78: Anson Weeks (1896–1969), American pianist and bandleader.
78: “The Star-Spangled Banner” (John Stafford Smith, c. 1773/Francis Scott Key, 1814).
78: Kate Smith (1907–1986), American singer.
78: Billie Holiday (1915–1959), American jazz singer.
78: Ramón Raquello, fictional bandleader from the 1938 radio broadcast The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles.
78: “La Cumparsita” (Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, 1916).
79: 298th Army Band.
79: “I’ll Remember April” (Gene de Paul/Patricia Johnston and Don Raye, 1941).
79: “Them There Eyes” (Maceo Pinkard/Doris Tauber/William Tracey, 1930).
85: Johnny Cash (1932–2003), American country singer and songwriter.
94: Giachino Rossini (1792–1868), Italian composer. “Tournedos Rossini.”
94: San Francisco Symphony orchestra.
96: “More (Theme from Mondo Cane)” (Riz Ortolani/Nino Oliviero, 1962).
96: “Senza fine” (from Flight of the Phoenix) (Frank De Vol, 1965).
96: “Al di là” (Carlo Donida/Mogol, 1962).
96: “C’è la luna mezzo mare.” Sicilian folk song; its 1927 version credited to Paolo Citorello. This is also the first line of Gioachino Rossini’s 1835 tarantella “La Danza,” lyrics by Carlo Pepoli (Gravity's Rainbow 207).
96: “Way Marie” (origin unknown, possibly Perry Como).
96: “Cielo e mar” from La Gioconda (Amilcare Ponchielli; libretto: Arrigo Boito, 1876).
96: “Ave Maria” (most likely Charles Gounod 1853/Johann Sebastian Bach, 1716).
98: “Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu)” (Domenico Modugno/Franco Migliacci, 1958).
99: Theme from “Hawaii Five-O.” (Morton Stevens, 1968).
101: Suite from Tosca (Giacomo Puccini, 1900).
103: “McGarrett’s Theme” from Hawaii Five-O (Morton Stevens, 1968).
115: “Wake Up Little Susie” (Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, 1957) performed by The Everly Brothers.
117: The Doors, American rock band.
117: Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970), American guitarist.
117: Jefferson Airplane, American acid rock band.
117: Country Joe and the Fish, American folk rock band.
133: “People Are Strange (When You’re a Stranger” (Robby Krieger/Jim Morrison, 1967), recorded by The Doors.
138: “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (Harry Warren/Al Dubin, 1933), performed by Tony Bennett, 1950. 165: Acker Bilk (1929–2014), British jazz clarinetist.
165: Alvin and the Chipmunks, virtual band created by Ross Bagdasarian in 1958.
165: Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012), American composer and conductor; also composed “Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows,” performed by Alvin and the Chipmunks.
167: Andrew Lloyd Webber (*1948), British musical composer.
178: “Also sprach Zarathustra” (Op. 30) (Richard Strauss, 1896). “The tune of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
180–81: Theme from “The Adventures of Chip ’n’ Dale” (Gil George/Oliver Wallace, 1959).
180: Alvin and the Chipmunks, virtual band created by Ross Bagdasarian in 1958.
187: Bernard Herrmann (1911–1975), American conductor and composer.
187: “Psycho” music from (Bernard Herrmann, 1960).
190: “Ghostbusters” (Ray Parker, Jr., 1984).
190: “Louie Louie” (Richard Berry, 1955), recorded by The Kingsmen, 1963. “‘Me gotta go,’ as the Kingsmen always used to say.”
191: “Kick Out the Jams” (MC5, 1969). “Oh, kick out, the jambs, motherfuck-er.”
193: “Winter Wonderland” (Felix Bernard/Richard B. Smith, 1934).
193: “Let It Snow” (Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn, 1945).
193: “Cold, Cold Heart” (Hank Williams, 1951).
193: “I’ll See You Again” (Noël Coward, 1929).
193: “Drink, Drink, Drink” (Sigmund Romberg/Dorothy Donnelly, 1924).
205: The Mike Curb Congregation, American pop band (Mike Curb *1944).
209: Led Zeppelin, English rock band.
215: “There! I’ve Said It Again” (Redd Evans/David Mann, 1945). “There, as her mother used to sing, he said it again.”
224: Jaco Pastorius (1951–1987), American bass player and composer.
225: “Who’s Sorry Now” (Ted Snyder/Bert Kalmar/Harry Ruby, 1923).
225: “I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues” (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler, 1932).
225: “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (Duke Ellington/Bob Russell, 1940).
225: “As Time Goes By” (Herman Hupfeld, 1931).
238: “The Worms Crawl In” (a.k.a. “The Hearse Song”), unknown origin (possibly Crimean War [1853–1856] or World War I. Popularized by Alvin Schwartz’s children’s books Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark in 1981. “The famous worms of song.”
247: Blue Cheer, American rock band.
264: Madonna (*1958), American singer and songwriter.
265: Willie Nelson (*1933), American singer, songwriter, and guitarist.
272: “The Star-Spangled Banner” (John Stafford Smith, c. 1773/Francis Scott Key, 1814).
279: Pink Floyd, British psychedelic rock band.
279: Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970), American guitarist.
281: “Louie Louie” (Richard Berry, 1955).
281: “Wooly Bully” (Domingo Samudio, 1965).
281: Frank Zappa (1940–1993), American musician.
281: “Love Is Strange” (Mickey Baker/Sylvia Vanderpool/Ethel Smith, 1956), recorded by Mickey & Sylvia.
287: “Of Thee I Sing” (George and Ira Gershwin, 1931).
290: “Down Among the Sheltering Palms” (Abe Olman/James Brockman/Leo Wood, 1914).
290: “Crazeology” (Charlie Parker, year unknown).
290: “Klactoveedsedsteene” (Charlie Parker, year unknown)
290: Charlie “Yardbird” Parker (1920–1955), American alto saxophonist.
290: Miles Davis (1926–1991), American jazz trumpeter.
290: Dizzy Gillespie (1917–1993), American jazz trumpeter.
303: Augustín Lara (1897–1970), Mexican singer, actor, and songwriter.
309: Charles Manson (*1934), American criminal and musician.
309: Wild Man Fischer (1944–2004), American musician.
309: Tiny Tim (1932–1996), American singer and ukulelist.
312: “Do-Re-Mi” (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II, 1959) from The Sound of Music, performed by Julie Andrews.
312: The Surfaris, American surf rock band.
314: The Best of Sam Cooke (Sam Cooke, 1962).
319: The Osmonds, American family music group.
320: Joe Hill (1879–1915), Swedish-American hobo, union leader, singer, and songwriter.
325: “Toccata and Fugue in D minor”, BWV 565, attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), published 1833. “Tokkata & Fuji.”
325: “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”, BWV 140 (Johann Sebastian Bach, 1731).
328: “Maybellene” (Chuck Berry, 1955).
330: Elvis Presley (1935–1977), American rock ’n’ roll singer and guitarist.
330: “I Fall to Pieces” (Patsy Cline, 1961).
341: “Theme from The Smurfs” (Hoyt Curtin, 1981).
345: “El paso” (Marty Robbins, 1959). “‘Trying,’ as Marty Robbins once put it in a different context, ‘to stay in the saddle’.”
346: Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (a.k.a. Desi Arnaz, 1917–1986), Cuban-American musician and actor.
346: “Babalú” (Margarita Lecuona, 1939).
346: “In Acapulco” (Harry Warren/Mack Gordon, c. 1944).
346: Likely “(I’ll See You In) C-U-B-A” (Irving Berlin, c. 1919).
346: “We’re Having a Baby (My Baby and Me)” (Vernon Duke/Harald Adamson, 1941).
350: Pérez Prado (1916–1989), Mexican bandleader musician, and composer.
362: “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” (Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke, 1940).
362: “In the Mood” (Wingy Manone/Andy Razaf, 1939).
362: “Moonlight Serenade” (Glenn Miller/Mitchell Parish, 1939).
368: “Theme from Gilligan’s Island” (Sherwood Schwartz/George Wyle, 1964).
374: “Take It to the Limit” (Randy Meisner/Don Henley/Glenn Frey, 1975) from Greatest Hits by the Eagles.
378: Paul McCartney (*1942), English singer, bass player, and songwriter, member of The Beatles.
380: “Your Cheatin’ Heart” (Hank Williams, 1952).
384: “Johnny B. Goode” (Chuck Berry, 1958).

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