I have an idea for a fireworks game music playlist of all East Bay artists.
I have presented my idea to the A’s Special Events Department and they seem interested, but they are unsure whether they would use my idea this season or next. With all the attention on the Giants this year, I think this is truly the time to present some of the awesome music from our side of the Bay, and I need your help.
If you love this idea – and I hope you do – comment on why below. I’ll include your comments with the hopes that AN’s enthusiasm will sway the A’s special events team to do this theme this year!
My list so far includes:
Sly and the Family Stone (open the show with "Dance To the Music"?)
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Tower of Power ("East Bay Grease"?)
The Edwin Hawkins Singers ("Oh Happy Day," of course!)
The Pointer Sisters
Lydia Pense and Cold Blood
I know there are many others, and I haven’t even delved into the rap genre because (a) I don’t know it well, and (b) this will need to be a family-friendly playlist, of course. (I know there is lots of rap/hip-hop that is appropriate; I just don’t know the songs.) I’m imagining a list of songs that the greatest number of people will be familiar with. And, since I am of (ahem) a certain age, my list tends toward ‘60s/’70s artists. So, awesome AN music lovers, let’s hear your suggestions. I will submit an updated list to my contact person with your ideas, and maybe we can get this done!