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The song recordings that can be heard via the "Download" links below are included on MikeMickXer's 2013 compact disk "This Covers It!"
The CD is available for purchase by emailing a request to mick@mikemickxer.com; or at any of the band's live performances.

AIN'T NO SUNSHINE - Bill Withers' huge hit of 1971 from his album "Just As I Am." The song was released as a single in September 1971 and became a breakthrough hit for Withers, reaching #6 on the U.S. R&B chart and #3 on the U.S. Pop chart. (mp3)

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I'M YOURS - 2008 meg-hit written and performed by Jason Mraz. As of January 2013, it was the tenth best-selling digital song of all time in the U.S., selling over 9.5 million copies worldwide. MikeMickXer applies a unique reggae twist to this tune. (mp3)

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SNAKE FARM - Eerie, hard-edged song by Texas song-writing legend Ray Wylie Hubbard. Inspired by a real snake farm near San Antonio, TX, that doubled as a brothel. (mp3)

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BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT - 1992 R&B hit by William DeVaughn. (mp3)

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GUITARS, CADILLACS - 1986 hit written and recorded by country music artist Dwight Yoakam. It peaked at #4 in the U.S. and #2 in Canada. (mp3)

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RING OF FIRE - Major 1963 country hit by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. (mp3)

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WICKED GAME - Ethereal 1998 hit song by Chris Isaak. (mp3)

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FEELS LIKE RAIN - John Hiatt's original tune from 1993. Covered and popularized by blues icon Buddy Guy. (mp3)

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ADDITIONAL SONGS

The following is a select list of songs from the MikeMickXer playlist.

  • TO LOVE SOMEBODY - Reggae-ish adaptation of the massive Bee Gee hit released in 1967.  
  • LITTLE SISTER - Words & music by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. Recorded by Elvis Presley and Dwight Yoakam, among many others. 
  • BADFISH - 1992 reggae tune by the Sublimes. 
  • LONELY OL’ NIGHT - The 1985 John Mellencamp favorite from his album Scarecrow.
  • THAT’S ALRIGHT MOMMA - Song written and originally performed by blues singer Arthur Crudup. It is best known as the first single recorded and released by Elvis Presley. Presley's version was recorded on July 5, 1954, and released on July 19, 1954.
  • USE ME - Originally composed and recorded by Bill Withers, and was included on his 1972 album "Still Bill." It was his second-biggest hit in the United States, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • MYSTERY TRAIN - Written by Junior Parker and Sam Phillips, and recorded in 1953. Elvis Presley's version of "Mystery Train" was released in 1955 and peaked at # 11 on the national Billboard Country Chart. 
  • GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER - 1981 reggae tune by Black Uhura. 
  • THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Huge 1970 hit by Sly and the Family Stone, roundly recognized as one of the most influential and popular funk songs of all time.
  • ANGEL OF THE MORNING - Hit tune of 1968 by Merrilee Rush and The Turnabouts, who made it 
  • LET'S GET IT ON - Sensual soul ballad and Motown hit of the 1970s by Marvin Gaye. 
  • WILD NIGHTS - Early hit from Van Morrison's storied career. Covered by many, most notably John Mellencamp. 
  • STEPPIN' OUT - 1984 roots reggae song by Steel Pulse. 
  • 54-46 WAS MY NUMBER/SMOKE ON THE WATER  - A mix of Toots Maytal’s reggae hit, followed by Deep Purple's 1972 hit.