A Better PlaceGlen CampbellAll I Want Toad the Wet SprocketAlready GoneThe EaglesAmiePure Prairie LeagueBecauseDave Clark 5Best of My LoveThe EaglesBlue BayouRoy Orbison/RonstadtCan’t Find My Way HomeBlind FaithCryingRoy OrbisonDance With MeOrleansDead FlowersThe Rolling StonesDoctor My EyesJackson BrowneDown By the WaterThe DecemberistsEnd of the LineTraveling WilburysFear of FlyingTom PettyFeel a Whole Lot BetterThe Byrds/Tom PettyFree FallingTom PettyHallelujahLeonard CohenHandle With CareTraveling WilburysHe Ain't HeavyThe HolliesHelplessly HopingCSNYHow Can You Mend a Broken HeartThe Bee GeesI Will Always Think About YouNew Colony SixKnocking on Heaven’s DoorBob DylanListen to the MusicThe Doobie BrothersLucilleLittle RichardMy MariaB.W. StevensonNew Kid In TownThe EaglesNo ReplyThe BeatlesOne Is the Loneliest Number Three Dog NightOne of These NightsThe EaglesOperatorJim CroceOut in the RainJulie & Buddy MillerPart of the PlanDan FogelbergPeaceful Easy FeelingThe EaglesPoor Poor Pitiful MeJackson BrowneReflections of My LifeMarmaladeRunning on EmptyJackson BrowneSeven Bridges RoadThe EaglesShe's GoneDaryl Hall & John OatesShe's Not ThereThe ZombiesShower the PeopleJames TaylorSome Kind of WonderfulGrand Funk RailroadSpace OddityDavid BowieSundownGordon LightfootTake It EasyThe EaglesTequila SunriseThe EaglesThe BoxerSimon & GarfunkelThe WeightThe BandThis BoyThe BeatlesTime of the SeasonThe ZombiesTo Make You Feel My LoveBob DylanTulsa TimeDon WilliamsTurn Turn TurnThe ByrdsVentura HighwayAmericaWalk Away ReneeLeft BankeWhen Will I Be LovedLinda RonstadtWild NightVan MorrisonWildfireMichael Martin MurpheyWitchy WomanThe EaglesWordsThe Bee GeesYesterdayThe BeatlesYou Can't Do ThatThe BeatlesYou’re No GoodLinda Ronstadt
The word “different” is an intentional part of the structure of The Differentials, so one might imply the connection to the band being...unusual or different. The Diffs are not a band that strives to get listeners onto the dance floor, and that’s unheard of in these parts. The goal is to move the heart & spirit, before the body wants to get involved.The selection criteria was simple: Is it a great tune with hooks and harmonies? Yes. Does it represent a vocal challenge to any performer? Yes. Does it bring them right back to the fond memories of their youth? Yes. Did it shape their philosophy, feelings, or thinking? Yes. Is anyone doing it? Perhaps a few, if any. Can many bring fidelity or give justice to it? Not too many. Does it make listeners want to get up and dance? Not always, nor should it have to. As The Differentials interpret or "differentialize" the material they approach it is with reverence to the writers and composers. Some of the Diffs tunes are outright replications while others highy interpreted depending on if the juices flow or the tune warrants it.The Differentials went about selecting songs that became indelible anthems of a time quite different than we know today. A vibration that was unambiguously set never again to be replicated. How will these selections hold up to the test of time only time will tell. The prediction of The Differentials is the music will be regarded as immortalized timepieces. Generations to come will associate this music to their time on earth. These are classics that will never go away.
There are many more tunes in the stable. In fact there have been over 300 tunes that have come in and out of favor at various times. Some never made the list to woodshed or develop. Others were simply put out to pasture only to be looked at down the road. Click Here to see a typical Diffs sheet.