Alibi V.21 No.25 • June 21-27, 2012 

Song Roulette

Guitarist and vocalist Felix Peralta is releasing a new album—Ocho—with his band, Felix y los Gatos. We asked the multigenre-influenced musician to give his catalog of songs a spin. Here are the random results.

1) “Life Without You” • Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble • Soul to Soul

“This song has always been close to my heart. It has a very cool chord structure.”

2) “Give Away None of My Love” • Otis Redding • Tell the Truth

“Otis Redding showed me how a real vocalist should sound. I strive for great pipes.”

3) “Sinister Kid” • The Black Keys • Brothers

“Has an old funk sound to it—real raw and dirty.”

4) “Amanda” • Waylon Jennings • The Ramblin’ Man

“Nothing like a six-pack of beer and Waylon Jennings. It's just good ol’ country music.”

5) “Valse à Rosenberg” • The Rosenberg Trio • Roots

“I cry when I hear Stochelo Rosenberg play that guitar—so much emotion and technique and soul in his playing. I strive to be that good.”