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'Everybody's Brother': A Brotherly Playlist For CeeLo's New Book

09/10/2013 01:25 am ET | Updated Nov 09, 2013
  • David Wild TV Writer; Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone; Co-Author, 'Everybody's Brother'

Today marks the publication of "Everybody's Brother," the autobiography from the multi-talented and sometimes crazy CeeLo Green. I know this because I co-wrote "Everybody's Brother" with this man who told me early on I could call him "Lo" and Big Gipp, CeeLo's close friend and longtime collaborator in Goodie Mob. CeeLo is one of a kind, and in the book he shares how he discovered his own voice many years before he ever turned his chair around on "The Voice." As CeeLo puts in the book, "I had to create myself due to circumstances beyond my control. As you will see, I was born in a sort of chaos but was mystically transformed into a very real character I renamed `CeeLo Green.' Trust me, you're going to love this guy - just like I do." I think "Publishers Weekly" describes the book nicely: "Brassy, often snarky, and totally madcap, Cee Lo mouths off in this ribald tell-all, to the enjoyment of his fans and newbies everywhere."

Tomorrow CeeLo will be signing the book at Barnes & Noble on Fifth Avenue at 46th Street in New York at 12:30 PM, and I hope some of you fans and newbies will stop and say hello to this lovable and colorful character and be a part of Literary Team CeeLo. And while you're there, why not help some brothers out and buy a copy of the book? If not, well, to quote a little song CeeLo sang so well, "Forget You." In the meantime, in honor of the release of "Everybody's Brother," here's my playlist of great songs with a distinctly brotherly theme. As always, brothers and sisters, please add your own songs below.

BROTHER, BROTHER - Carole King
WHAT'S HAPPENING BROTHER - Marvin Gaye
BROTHER - Amy Winehouse
BIG BROTHER - Kanye West
LITTLE BROTHER - Vince Gill
LOVE YOU LIKE A BROTHER - Hall & Oates
ME AND BABY BROTHER - War
BABY BROTHER - The White Stripes
MY BROTHER JAKE - Free
BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? - Dave Brubeck
DREAM BROTHER - Jeff Buckley
BROTHER - The Kinks
BROTHER & SISTER - Lindsay Buckingham with Norah Jones
BROTHER SISTER - The Brand New Heavies
PEACE BROTHER, PEACE - Bill Medley
BROTHER'S KEEPER - Aimee Mann
BROTHER LOVE'S TRAVELING SALVATION SHOW - Neil Diamond
BROTHER'S GONNA WORK IT OUT - Willie Hutch
BROTHER JAKE - Neville Brothers
BROTHER TO BROTHER - Paul Weller & Terry Callier
CUT MY BROTHER IN HALF BLUES - Dewey Cox
BROTHER LOUIE - The Stories
BROTHER - Pearl Jam
HE AIN'T HEAVY . . . HE'S MY BROTHER - The Hollies
BROTHER JUKEBOX - Mark Chesnutt
CASSIE'S BROTHER - The Drive-By Truckers
BROTHER - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
BROTHER - Alice In Chains
HEY BIG BROTHER - Rare Earth
LITTLE BROTHER - Grizzly Bear
LIKE A BROTHER - Beckley-Lamm-Wilson
BROTHER - Toad The Wet Sprocket
GODLESS BROTHER IN LOVE - Iron & Wine
BROTHER - Phish
BROTHER JOHN - Blues Traveler
FOR A BROTHER - Velvet Revolver
PEACE GO WITH YOU, BROTHER - Gil Scott-Heron
WHO'S GONNA HELP BROTHER GO FURTHER? - Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint

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