Songs for Alexandra


Selected by Fred Roberts
Music Editor

Category: Autobiographical songs
Song Title: Alexandra
Artist: Allie X
Year: 2016
Category: Russian film music
Song Title: Александра
Artist: Sergey Nikitin
Year: 1980
Category: Dancing with Alexandra
Song Title: Alexandra Waltz
Artist: Horrie Dargie Quartet
Year: 1959
Category: Faster dancing
Song Title: Alejandra
Artist: Jose Enrique “Chelique” Sarabia
Year: 1962
Category: Get down disco!
Song Title: Alexandrie Alexandra
Artist: Claude François
Year: 1978
Category: Alexandra in Cologne dialect
Song Title: Alexandra, Nit Nur Do
Artist: BAP
Year: 1984
Category: Alexandra in Athens
Song Title: Αλεξάνδρα
Artist: Μελίνα Κανά
Year: 2010

Category: Songs from a lady’s dressing room
Song Title: Alexandra
Artist: Hamilton Leithauser
Year: 2014

Category: Songs by former dictator’s son
Song Title: Blues For Alexandra
Artist: Romano Mussolini
Year: 1997

Category: Best songs for ending a list 
Song Title: Alexandra Leaving
Artist: Leonard Cohen
Year: 2001


About the playlister:

Fred Roberts is a native of Cincinnati living in Germany since 1987 who enjoys subverting the arbitrary commercial process in which great works often go unrecognized. He has a dual B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University (1984) and a Masters in Psychology from Bielefeld Universität (1999). He contributed short stories to the early ezine “D A D A RIVISTA CULTURALE E/O TELEMATICA” (1995/96), and later to the short-lived Greenbeard Magazine, in 1997 receiving a Google Blog of Note citation for his Weblog where he wrote 428 “one-minute short stories” inspired by found photos. Fred is also creator and designer of, an award-winning AI system. His interests include literature, film, photography and discovering all the well-kept sounds Europe has to offer.

Check out Fred’s columns for March-April: La Stampa, Bronco Jedson & Mi???tyria