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Tuning in with Thomas Conner

A gift from a colleague

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Sun-Times music and online features editor Thomas Conner gave me one of the most thoughtful gifts any music geek can give another today: a lovingly compiled CD mixtape. Thanks, Thomas; you rock!

1. "In the Jailhouse Now" (Hank Wilson by way of Leon Russell)

2. "Jailbreak" (Thin Lizzy)

3. "Jail Guitar Doors" (The Clash)

4. "54-36 Was My Number" (Toots & the Maytals)

5. "Holloway Jail" (the Kinks)

6. "Are They Gonna Make Us Outlaws Again?" (James Talley)

7. "Lawyers, Guns and Money" (Warren Zevon)

8. "Prison on Route 41" (Calexico and Iron & Wine)

9. "Not Even Jail" (Interpol)

10. "Breakin' the Law" (New Pornographers)

11. "Aginst th' Law" (Woody Guthrie)

12. "Midnight Special" (Leadbelly)

13. "Journalists Who Lie" (Morrissey)

14. "Video Killed the Radio Star" (Presidents of the United States of America)

15. "The Outlaw" (Horace Silver)

16. "The Whole of the Law" (Yo La Tengo)

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54-46 is the JAM!

If it's a jail theme or whatever, you can't overlook "Riot in Cell Block #9" by the one and only Blues Brothers.

What, no "I fought the law"? Was it too obvious?

very funny, was wondering if you were going to comment about this...

No "Care of Cell #44" by the Zombies?!?!

"The one and only Blues Brothers"? They meant ANYTHING to the world of music?

i think you are forgetting about blues brothers 2000

Hilarious and timely. Good luck with the RK thing, Dero.

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