That Banyan Tree playlist in full.

Just before I disappeared off to Thailand for a week, Gordon said:

Have a gloriously decadent time. I ask only one thing, on your return we get details of this mythical “Banyan Tree” playlist.

An easy lob for the first day back, and my first chance to make profitable use of the iTunes “export playlist” facility. What follows is a list of everything that we listened to via the iPod over the past seven days, in our consummately beautiful and luxurious slice of Phuket paradise. (For the full experience, you should also add CDs by Chungking, Youssou N’Dour and Oi Va Voi.)

A Meeting by the River – Ry Cooder & V.M. Bhatt
Be Thankful For What You’ve Got – One Blood
You’re My Thrill – Joni Mitchell
Del’ouna On The Return – Gilad Atzmon
Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow – Joni Mitchell
Full On – Chungking
Kovin Lentaen Kotin Kaipllan – Kuusumum Profeeta
Why Do They Leave? – Ryan Adams
I T T (Part 2) – Fela Kuti
Estranha Forma De Vida (live at WOMAD) – Mariza
Overture (original version) – Flora Purim
Oh My Sweet Carolina – Ryan Adams
My Old School – Steely Dan
Misty Roses – Tim Hardin
Reuziou Ar Brezel 2e Partie – Erik Marchand & Les Balkanik
Budapestation – Gaby Kerpel
Deep Red Bells – Neko Case
Voodoo – Chungking
Fly, Fly My Sadness – Huun-Huur-Tu and the Bulgarian Women’s Choir
Mississauga Goddam – The Hidden Cameras
Losalamitos – latinfunklovesong (original version) – Gene Harris
He Knows My Name – Ryan Adams (Y Theatre Leicester, May 9 2001)
The Rumproller – Lee Morgan
Superman Lover – Johnny “Guitar” Watson
Marry Me – Dolly Parton
Blackbird – Martyn Bennett
Cherry Blossom Girl – Air
La Sitiera – Omara Portuondo
Coffin For Head Of State (Part 2) – Fela Kuti
I Didn’t Know – Al Green
Pic nic na salamansa – Cesaria Evora
Lady With the Braid – Dory Previn
Nar-I Ney (edit) – Mercean Dede Secret Tribe
Starfish And Coffee – Prince
The Girl From Ipanema (Live) – Lou Rawls
Raven Dove – Dolly Parton
Strawberry Letter 23 – Shuggie Otis
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) – Marvin Gaye
Just To Keep You Satisfied – Marvin Gaye
Loucura (live at WOMAD) – Mariza
You Caught Me Smiling – Sly Stone
Yaay – Pape & Cheikh
Mike Mills – Air
Yala – Oumou Sangare
The Jungle Line – Joni Mitchell
Harry’s House / Centerpiece – Joni Mitchell
Se Que No Vas A Volver – Gaby Kerpel
You’ve Been Gone Too Long – Ann Sexton
Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
Please Pardon me (You Remind Me Of A Friend) – Rufus with Chaka Khan
Valley Of The Dolls – Mylo
Touched My Soul – Osunlade Presents Nadirah Shakoor
Há festa na Mouraria – Amália Rodrigues
Listen Love – Jon Lucien
Milca ti Lidia – Cesaria Evora
Baba – Salif Keita
The Big Heist – Henry Mancini
Milk and Honey – Bonnie Dobson
Rocksteady – Remy Shand
In My Hour of Darkness – Gram Parsons
Smile – Nat “King” Cole
September 13th – Deodato
Haitian Divorce – Steely Dan
Wishin’ And Hopin’ – Dusty Springfield
Sunshower – Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band
Give it up – Curtis Mayfield
In The Land Of Make Believe – Dusty Springfield
El Rincon Caliente – Manuel Guajiro Mirabal
Mira – Andrew Hill
Songs To Aging Children Come – Joni Mitchell
Do Your Thing – Chosen Few
Going Down Slowly – The Pointer Sisters
My Love For You Is Real – Ryan Adams (Y Theatre Leicester, May 9 2001)
Maria Elena – Cesaria Evora
Rhoda – Sergio Mendes
This Masquerade – Carpenters
Comin’ home baby – Mel Torme
Soul Street – Tony Osborne’s Three Brass Buttons
Annie Mae – Natalie Cole
Ding Dong – Nellie McKay
Breakfast In Bed – Dusty Springfield
If You Go Away – Dusty Springfield
Both Sides, Now – Joni Mitchell
El bab – Khaled
Rojo y Negro – Omar Sosa
Kiss the Children – Gram Parsons
Africa, Dream Again – Youssou N’Dour
You’re The Best Thing – The Style Council
Tidal Wave – Ronnie Laws
The Look of Love – Isaac Hayes
Sometimes I’m Happy – Joni Mitchell
Dress Rehearsal Rag – Leonard Cohen
Midnight Cowboy – John Barry
My Winding Wheel – Ryan Adams
My Blue Tears – Dolly Parton
Foreign Bodies – Herbert
Diaraby – Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder
What’s The Hurry? – Marianne Faithfull
Elephant Ride – State Of Bengal
Way Down in the Hole – Blind Boys of Alabama
Still Feeling Blue – Gram Parsons
Bolo Bolo – Susheela Raman
Sweet Child – Micatone
Ponta de fi – Cesaria Evora
Stars And Rockets – Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra
Nobody’s Fault – Blind Boys of Alabama
I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore – Dusty Springfield
To Each His Own – Patrice Rushen
Love’s Too Hot To Hide – Clifford Coulter
Soldier – Blind Boys of Alabama
Los Sitio’ Asere – Afro-Cuban All Stars
Lua De Sao Jorge – Caetano Veloso
Ai Du – Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder
Blumenwiese Neben Autobahn – Ulrich Schnauss
Everyone – Van Morrison
Kôté Don – Rokia Traoré
Soul Insurance – Angie Stone
It’s A Trip – The Last Poets
Stay Awhile – Dusty Springfield
Zanzibar – Duoud
Millionaire (featuring Andre 3000) – Kelis
Tropicalia – Caetano Veloso
You Don’t Know My Name (Reggae Remix) – Alicia Keys
Chanchullo – Rubén González
Reelin’ In The Years – Steely Dan
Goin’ Back – Dusty Springfield
Give Me Your Love – Sisters Love
Creepin’ – Stevie Wonder
Trouble Man – Grover Washington Jr
Twilight – Maze
It Had To Be You – Vic Damone
We have all the time in the world – Louis Armstrong
Dance Away – Roxy Music
Quizás, Quizás – Rubén González
…Passing By – Ulrich Schnauss
I Met Your Mercy – Remy Shand
Dance Dance Dance – The Crusaders
Shakara – Fela Kuti
Night Shift – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Interluth – Duoud
Tanguillo De María – Ojos De Brujo
You Sure Love To Ball – Marvin Gaye
Saddic Gladdic – Wagon Christ
Nobody’s Home – Ulrich Schnauss
Let the Love In – Chungking
No Easy Way Down – Dusty Springfield
The Second One – Remy Shand
Mr. Yunioshi – Henry Mancini
Also Sprach Zarathustra – Meirelles
(The Long To Be) Close To You – Carpenters
Cape Verde Greets You – Cesaria Evora
You Goin’ Miss Your Candy Man – Terry Callier
Do Your Thing – Isaac Hayes
Hip To Your Ways – Ujima
Help Me – Joni Mitchell
Poetas (live at WOMAD) – Mariza
Nubian Lady – Yusef Lateef
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
God Made Me Funky – Headhunters
Ley De Gravedad – Ojos De Brujo
Love And Happiness – Al Green
When I See Love (ty mix) – Lizzie Fields
Habanera ven – Omara Portuondo
Smackwater Jack – Carole King
Grandma’s Hands – Gil Scott-Heron
Too High – Stevie Wonder
I Like What You’re Doing To Me – Young & Company
FM – Steely Dan
There She Goes – Kevin Coyne
Lady – Fela Kuti
Tièbaw – Oumou Sangare
Chelsea Morning – Joni Mitchell
Thinking About Your Love – Skipworth And Turner
Loose Caboose – Henry Mancini
Wade in the Water – Blind Boys of Alabama
Little Green – Joni Mitchell
Abdullah and Abraham – Chico Hamilton
Angie – The Rolling Stones
These Dreams of You – Van Morrison
Four Play – Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns
Cul De Sac – Van Morrison
Back Together Again – Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
Soukora – Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder
It Looks Like I’ll Never Fall In Love Again – Tom Jones
Luiza – Cesaria Evora
Carry The Sun Inside – Enzo Avitabile & Bottari
Nao Enche – Caetano Veloso
I Wish I Was The Moon – Neko Case
How Can I Be Sure? – Dusty Springfield
Monday Paracetamol – Ulrich Schnauss
One Wish For Me – Miguel Migs
Yamore – Salif Keita
Mele h’bibti – Khaled
You Haven’t Done Nothin’ – Stevie Wonder
The more I see you – Chris Montez
Brass Buttons – Gram Parsons
Oye el consejo – Ibrahim Ferrer
Sorrow Tears & Blood – Fela Kuti
Carry On – Jean Knight
Word Love – Rhianna Geton
Keep Gettin’ It On – Marvin Gaye
Mahdiyu Laye – Youssou N’Dour
Back In The Day – Ahmad Lewis
Lonely Town, Lonely Street – Bill Withers
Know-How – Kings Of Convenience
Windy – Billy Paul
Blue Bossa – Joe Henderson
Pa’ Gozar – Rubén González
Shining Escalade – Hot Chip
What Is Wrong With Groovin’? – Letta Mbula
Moner Manush – State Of Bengal V Paban Das Baul
Not Available – Shuggie Otis
Looking Back On Vanity – Remy Shand
All About The Papers – The Dells
Jardim Prometido – Cesaria Evora
Tudo tem se limite – Cesaria Evora
Nem às paredes confesso – Amália Rodrigues
No Me Vayas A Engañar – Omara Portuondo
Tijaniyya – Youssou N’Dour
In Every Dream Home a Heartache (en duo avec Bryan Ferry) – Jane Birkin
Stay Out Of trouble – Kings Of Convenience
No Trophy – The Bees
Night Rider’s Lament – Nanci Griffith
Refugee – Oi Va Voi
The Long Wait – Morton Stevens
Stone For Bessie Smith – Dory Previn
El Hombre Que Yo Amé (The Man I Love) – Omara Portuondo
Going Home (Mythical Kings And Iguanas) – Dory Previn
This Flight Tonight – Joni Mitchell
María Caracoles – Afro-Cuban All Stars
Kid Charlemagne – Steely Dan
Ogente Da Minha Terra (live at WOMAD) – Mariza
Inside My love – Minnie Riperton
Jesus Children Of America – Stevie Wonder
Won’t U Please B Nice – Nellie McKay
Keep The Customer Satisfied – Simon & Garfunkel
I Really Love You – Heaven And Earth
Revolution – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Aâlach tloumouni – Khaled
Theme from Cleopatra Jones – Joe Simon featuring The Mainstreeters
On My Own – Ulrich Schnauss
Miles – Miles Davis
Wholy Holy – Marvin Gaye
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

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