My playlist tonight is mostly made up of Rafferty. Some older stuff with Billy Connolly in the Humblebums, some from Stealer’s Wheel with Joe Egan, and some solo efforts. I love all of it. Something about his voice is simply so soothing. It is almost hypnotic. During the years I worked with babies, I discovered that Rafferty was the universal cure for what ails the tiny ones—from sick infants in the NICU to colicky ones in the regular nursery, playing Rafferty was a sure bet. He knocked ‘em all out, like ether. He has much the same effect on me. So here you go, a little of what I am enjoying right now (and I hope you enjoy it as well):
The Humblebums -
Snakes & Ladders (solo release) -
Night Owl (solo release) -
On A Wing & A Prayer (collaboration with Joe Egan) -
City To City (solo release) -
Mr. Rafferty passed away April 11, 2011 at the age of 63. I always hated that I never got the chance to see him perform in person.