Walking is really good for you, so here are some songs to do it to
Our popular culture gets more disposable by the day. Wonderful music from last century — that would be the 20th — is fading into obscurity.
I envision a themed oldies podcast or weekly hour on public radio that would introduce vintage hits and oddities to a new audience.
I have the vision, just not the know how.
Anybody want to volunteer to help me make this a reality?
Here’s a sample playlist for one installment — I have scores — that includes more than a dozen takes on walking, an activity that, according to an article I recently read, is incredibly good for you, even if you do it slow.
So here’s a playlist you can add to your I-phone — or, if you’re really ancient like me, your Walkman. I call this particular edition “Walk, Don’t Run.”
Feel free to add to the playlist in your comments. There are more, for sure. These are mostly off the top of my head.
Walk, Don’t Run — The Ventures
Walk of Life — Dire Straits
Walk Right Back — The Everly Brothers
Walking to New Orleans — Fats Domino
I’m Walkin’ — Ricky Nelson
Walk Away, Renee — The Left Banke
Just a Closer Walk with Thee — Pete Fountain
Walk on By — Dionne Warwick
Walk This Way — Run DMC
Walk on By — Leroy Van Dyke
Walking in the Rain — Johnny Ray
Walking to Memphis — Marc Cohn
Walking After Midnight — Patsy Cline
Walkin’ the Dog — Rufus Thomas
Remember (Walking in the Sand) — The Shangri-Las
Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast — Wayne Newton
Walkin’ Blues — Muddy Waters
I Walk the Line — Johnny Cash
Sleep Walk — Santo & Johnny