I’m working on another werewolf book, with my good friends from Toke Lobo & the Pack.
When I was on a writing retreat a couple of months ago, I had an urge to read a book where the plot hung on the blues–the musical genre. I realized I hadn’t created a sound track for the story-in-progress and that jazz/blues were going to be predominant in the mix. For those readers who are not familiar with my werewolf world: Toke Lobo & The Pack is a country music band, this idea for jazz and blues was a little bizarre.
I think the need for bluesy jazz came because of the moon. The moon is almost a character in this story. It’s also the topic of a lot of music.
Here’s the mix. Several songs have been used in earlier volumes of what I call The Werewolf Chronicles.
- Bad Moon Rising (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
- Talking to the Moon (Don Henley)
- The Moon Looks Down and Laughs (Billie Holiday)
- Dancing in the Moonlight (King Crimson)
- Dancing Down the Moon (Debbie Harry/Blondie)
- Reaching for the Moon (Ella Fitzgerald)
- Moondance (Van Morrison)
- The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Joe Cocker)
- I Wished on the Moon (Billie Holiday)
- Shame on the Moon (Bob Seger)
- Talking to the Moon (Sara Niemietz)
- Moonshadow (Cat Stevens)
- Brother Wolf, Sister Moon (The Cult)
- No Moon at All (Ella Fitzgerald)
- I Wish I Was the Moon (Neko Case)
- Moonglow (Diana Krall)
- Reflecting Light (Sam Phillips)
- Daylight Again/Cost of Freedom (Crosby, Stills & Nash)