Gas Money Book by Troy Lewis

Gas Money Book by Troy Lewis - Gas Money is a collection of true stories told from the perspective of a six-year-old black boy growing up in 1960s Virginia and his soul-searching journey over the next five decades.  Packed with much humor, lots of inspiration and occasional sadness, Gas Money is a heartwarming, honest narrative that shows how the everyday people we come in contact with can shape our lives forever.

Below are songs that are referenced in the telling of Gas Money to help the reader understand the mood and the period in which I grew up.

1.  "Tune Up" by Junior Walker and the All-Stars

2.  "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by The Hollies

3.  "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" by James Brown

4.  "A Beautiful Morning" by The Rascals

5.  "My Girl" by The Temptations

6.  "You're The Reason Why" by The Ebonys

7.  "Runaway Child, Running Wild" by The Temptations

8.  "I'd Love to Change the World" by Ten Years After

9.  "Wildflower" by Skylark

10. "Drowning in the Sea of Love" by Joe Simon

11. "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green

12. "Have You Seen Her" by The Chi-Lites

13. "The Perry Mason Theme" by Fred Steiner

14. "The Girl Can't Help It" by Little Richard

15. "Sweet Georgia Brown" by Brother Bones and His Shadows

16. "City, Country, City" by War

17. "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight

18. "Slippin' into Darkness" by War

19. "Them Changes" by Buddy Miles

20. "Me and Bobby McGee" by Janis Joplin

21. "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye

22. "Cry Baby" by Garnet Mims

23. "Lyin' Eyes" by The Eagles

24. "Frankenstein" by The Edgar Winter Group

25. "Are You My Woman?" by The Chi-Lites

26. "Almost Grown" by Chuck Berry

27. "I Can Understand It" by New Birth

28. "Let Your Love Flow" by The Bellamy Brothers

29. "In The Upper Room" by Mahalia Jackson

30. "An Old Fashioned Love Song" by Three Dog Night

31. "Stairway to Heaven" by The O'Jays

32. "You're All I Need to Get By" by Aretha Franklin

33. "Sweet City Woman" by The Stampeders

34. "War" by Edwin Starr

35. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Aretha Franklin

36. "Ode to Billie Joe" by Bobbie Gentry

37. "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals

38. "Walk Away From Love" by David Ruffin

39. "The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page

40. "Devil Woman" by Cliff Richard

41. "Witchy Woman" by The Eagles

42. "Just The Two of Us" by Grover Washington, Jr. and Bill Withers

43. "Caribbean Queen" by Billy Ocean

44. "The Sounds of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel

45. "I've Got You Under My Skin" (Live Version) by Frank Sinatra

46. "Way Back Home" by Junior Walker and the All-Stars