The Music in the Bosch Novels by Michael Connelly

Do you enjoy the musical references in the novels by Michael Connelly especially from the the Harry Bosch series?  Here’s a list of artists and their songs.

The Music in the Novels by Michael Connelly

Complete List By Artist

The 1975

Abbey Lincoln

Art Pepper:
“High Jingo”
“Straight Life” (Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section CD)
“The Shadow of Your Smile”
“You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To”
“Patricia,” “Straight Life,” and “Over The Rainbow,” (Unreleased Art CD)

Beach Boys:
“Help Me, Rhonda”

Biggie Smalls

Bill Evans and the Bill Evans Trio

Billy Strayhorn:
“Blood Count”
“Lush Life”
“Rain Check”

Bob Dylan:
“All Along the Watchtower”

Bob Seger:
“Night Moves”

Boz Scaggs:
“For All We Know”

Branford Marsalis

Bruce Springsteen:
“Darkness on the Edge of Town”

Cab Calloway:
“Everybody That Comes To My Place Has To Eat”

Charlie Parker

Chet Baker:
“Cool Burnin’”
“My Funny Valentine”
“Night Bird”

The Clash:
“I Fought The Law”

Clifford Brown:
“Willow Weep For Me” (Clifford Brown With Strings CD)

Cole Porter

Danny Grissett:
“Let’s Face the Music and Dance,” Form CD

Death Cab For Cutie

DelFeayo Marsalis

Dizzy Gillespie:
“The Champ”

The Doors:
“The Changeling,”
“Riders On The Storm,”
“The End”

Dr. Dre

Duke Ellington:
“Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me”

Eddie Money:
“Two Tickets to Paradise”

Eric Clapton:
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow”
“Judgement Day” (Clapton CD)

Frank Morgan:
“All Blues”
“Lullaby” (Mood Indigo CD)

Frank Sinatra:
“Summer Wind”
“That’s Life”

Gary Smulyan:
Hidden Treasures CD

George Cables:
“Helen’s Song”

Gioacchino Rossini:
“William Tell Overture”

Grace Kelly:
“Somewhere Over The Rainbow”

Guns N’ Roses

Hank Williams, Jr

Howlin’ Wolf:
“I Ain’t Superstitious”
“Wang Dang Doodle”

Jack Sheldon

Jim Morrison

Jimi Hendrix:
“Purple Haze”

John Coltrane:
“Song of the Underground Railroad”
“Soul Eyes”

John Fogerty:
“Bad Moon Rising”

Lee Konitz

Louis Armstrong:
“What a Wonderful World”

Louis Jordan:
“Knock Me A Kiss”

Lucinda Williams:
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road CD
World Without Tears CD


Mark “Preacher” Gross

Marvin Gaye:
“Sexual Healing”

Maurice Ravel:

Michael Formanek:
The Rub and Spare Change CD

Miles Davis:
“All Blues” (Kind of Blue CD)
“Freddie Freeloader” (Kind of Blue CD)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:

Paul Chambers

Pearl Jam

Percy Sledge:
“When a Man Loves a Woman”

Philly Joe Jones

Red Garland

Rod Stewart:
“Twisting The Night Away”

Rolling Stones:
“Midnight Rambler”

Ron Carter:
“Seven Steps to Heaven,” (Dear Miles CD)
“Stella By Starlight” (Dear Miles CD)

Roseanne Cash

Ry Cooder:
“It’s Just Work For Me” (Chávez Ravine CD)
“Teardrops Will Fall”
“Poor Man’s Shangri-La”

Samuel Barber:
“Adagio for Strings”

Seamus Blake

Snoop Dog

Sonny and Cher
“I’ve Got You Babe”

Sonny Rollins:
Falling In Love With Jazz CD

Thelonious Monk:
“Evidence” (Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane – At Carnegie Hall CD)

Three Six Mafia

Tom Harrell

Tom Waits:
Blue Valentine CD

Tomasz Stanko:
“Soul of Things”

Tupac Shakur:
“God Bless The Dead”
“Life Goes On”
“So Many Tears”
“To Live & Die in L.A.”

Van Morrison:
“Wild Night”

Warren Zevon:
“Lawyers, Guns and Money”

Wayne Shorter:
“502 Blues”


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