Poker Soundtrack Ideas

Thinking about putting together a mix CD for poker night?  Here are some songs that you might want to include...

Songs directly related to gambling, cards and poker
Traditional Rambler-Gambler  
Traditional Rovin' Gambler  
AC/DC Sin City Lyrics
AC/DC The Jack Lyrics
Allman Brothers Band, The Gambler's Roll Lyrics
Almond, Marc The Gambler Lyrics
Big & Rich Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy  
Black, Clint A Good Run of Bad Luck  
Blake, Norman Randall Collins  
Carnes, Kim Draw of the Cards Lyrics
Charles, Ray Blackjack
Charles, Ray The Cincinnati Kid  
Charles, Ray Losing Hand
Cline, Patsy Turn the Cards Slowly Lyrics
Corb Lund Band (Gonna) Shine Up My Boots  
Corb Lund Band All I Wanna Do Is Play Cards  
Coulton, Jonathan Gambler's Prayer  
Cross, Christopher Deal 'em Again  
Deburgh, Chris Spanish Train Lyrics
Draper, Rusty Gambler's Guitar  
Dylan, Bob Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts Lyrics
Eagles Desperado  
Electric Light Orchestra Poker Lyrics
Fleetwood Mac Lazy Poker Blues Lyrics
Fogelberg, Dan There's a Place in the World for a Gambler Lyrics
Fort Minor Slip Out the Back  
Harris, Phil The Darktown Poker Club  
Hollies, The Son of a Rotten Gambler Lyrics
Iron Maiden The Angel and the Gambler Lyrics
Jean, Wyclef and Kenny Rogers The Gambler (Hip Hop remix)
KC and the Sunshine Band Queen of Clubs
King, B.B. Gambler's Blues Lyrics
Little River Band Lonesome Loser  
Madonna Gambler Lyrics
Marley, Bob Bad Card Lyrics
Milton, Little I'm a Gambler  
Mississippi Sheiks Bed Sping Poker  
Molly Hatchet Gambler's Dream Lyrics
Motorhead Ace of Spades Lyrics
Newton, Juice Queen of Hearts
OAR Crazy Game of Poker Lyrics
Parton, Dolly Gamble Either Way Lyrics
Parton, Dolly Kentucky Gambler Lyrics
Paxton, Tom The Name of the Game is Stud  
Phillips, Sam Compulsive Gambler Lyrics
Pooch, Willie Poker Game of Life  
Presley, Elvis Viva Las Vegas Lyrics
Primich, Gary Bad Poker Hand  
Rodgers, Jimmie Gambling Polka Dot Blues  
Rogers, Kenny The Gambler Lyrics
Rolling Stones Tumbling Dice Lyrics
Santana I'm Winning
Seger, Bob Ramblin' Gamblin' Man  
Simon, Carly Riverboat Gambler Lyrics
Stills, Stephen Black Queen  
Styx Queen of Spades Lyrics
Tyson, Ian Summer Wages  
Van Zandt, Townes Mr. Gold and Mr. Mud Lyrics
Whitesnake Queen of Hearts Lyrics
Whitesnake The Gambler Lyrics
Wilcox, David Riverboat Fantasy  
Zappa, Frank A Game of Cards Lyrics
ZZ Top Viva Las Vegas Lyrics
Songs indirectly related to gambling, cards and poker
ABBA Take a Chance on Me Lyrics
ABBA The Winner Takes it All Lyrics
ABBA Dancing Queen  
Aerosmith Kings and Queens Lyrics
Alpert, Herb & the Tijuana Brass Casino Royale Lyrics
B-52s, The Dead Beat Club Lyrics
Beatles, The Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Lyrics
Beatles, The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Lyrics
Beatles, The Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise) Lyrics
Blondie Call Me Lyrics
Carrington, Rodney If You Play Your Cards Wrong
Chapin Carpenter, Mary House of Cards Lyrics
Collins, Phil You'll Be in My Heart Lyrics
Culture Club Miss Me Blind Lyrics
Darin, Bobby Lazy River Lyrics
Dion, Celine My Heart Will Go On Lyrics
Dire Straits Ride Across the River Lyrics
Eurythmics The King & Queen of America
Ferry, Bryan Just One Look Lyrics
Gaylets, The Silent River
Gray, Macy Why Didn't You Call Me
Joel, Billy Captain Jack Lyrics
KQRS (Minneapolis) Morning Show The Fondler (takeoff of the Gambler about Kenny Rogers calling for phone sex)
Loverboy Queen of Broken Hearts Lyrics
Miller, Steve The Joker Lyrics
Moody Blues, The King and Queen Lyrics
Mountain Mississippi Queen  
O'Connor, Sinead Jump In The River Lyrics
Pink Floyd Shine on You Crazy Diamond Lyrics
Police, The King of Pain Lyrics
Queen Killer Queen
Ratt Lay It Down  
Roxette Listen to Your Heart Lyrics
Simon, Paul Call Me Al Lyrics
Simon, Paul Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes Lyrics
Sting Shape of My Heart Lyrics
Suzie Q Two of Hearts
Talking Heads Take Me to the River Lyrics
Trent D'Arby, Terence Wishing Well Lyrics
Turner, Tina River Deep - Mountain High Lyrics
Tyler, Bonnie Total Eclipse of the Heart Lyrics
Winger Easy Come, Easy Go  
Yes Owner of a Lonely Heart Lyrics
Young, Neil Heart of Gold Lyrics
Zappa, Frank Broken Hearts Are for Assholes Lyrics
Songs related to money
ABBA Money, Money, Money Lyrics
AC/DC Down Payment Blues Lyrics
AC/DC Money Talks Lyrics
AC/DC What Do You for Money Honey Lyrics
Beatles, The Money (That's What I Want) Lyrics
Beatles, The You Never Give Me Your Money Lyrics
Dire Straits Money for Nothing Lyrics
Flying Lizards, The Money (That's What I Want)
Henley, Don If Dirt Were Dollars Lyrics
Miller, Steve Take the Money and Run Lyrics
Pet Shop Boys Opportunities Lyrics
Pink Floyd Money Lyrics
Price & The New Power Generation Money Don't Matter 2 Night Lyrics
Spinal Tap Gimmie Some Money

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History of DrNTM
1983 - Dr. Neau gets an Apple IIe for Christmas. He and "The Eradicator" begin work on their first application: D&N's Dungeons and Dragons Assistant
1992 - Dr. Neau gets his degree in Computer Science and goes to work for Cray Research.
1996 - Dr. Neau writes his first Java application - A sports "Magic Number" calculator.
1999 - Dr. Neau gets his Masters in Software Engineering
2004 - (January) Dr. Neau and The Eradicator host their first tournament.  It was a logistical disaster.  Work begins on something to help.
2004 - (February) Dr. Neau creates and uses his first blind timer...just a timer with sounds. Several Excel-spreadsheet based solutions are tried. At one point, he has the Java timer, an Excel chip calculator, an Excel result/payout tracker and a Java seating manager...all separate.
2004 - (June) Dr. Neau makes "Dr. Neau's Tournament Manager, v1" available to the public for free. People tell him he should charge for it.
2005 - Dr. Neau releases v2. People actually pay. The Rock is banned from Canterbury Card Club. He continues enhancing the application through mid-2006.
2006 - Work begins on v3.
2009 - v3 is released.
2010 - v4 is released.

Dr. Neau has been running monthly 16-24 player tournaments since 2004 and uses his own league as a guinea pig for his software. He is a member of the Tournament Directors Association.

Darryl - May, 2009
"Version 3.0.9 was a smashing success, Jeff. Oh, there were those cocky folks that had a copy of version 2 limited that they had gotten from a friend and thought they had it all. But when we started flashing photos on the screen that were taken moments before and when the names and pictures of every player that was registered and eliminated started flashing up on the screen, you could actually hear oohs and adds and little sheisters then coming up and asking if they could have a copy of it. I said 'Sure' and gave them your address."

Matt - February, 2009
"I used the software this weekend for a charity tournament event. What a fantastic piece of software."

Chuck - January, 2006
"Your software is what makes our tourneys rock. You have done an outstanding job with it."

Terr - July, 2005
"This is by far the best tournament software I have used. I have read the target market for this is small home tournaments but let me tell you in my opinion this is perfect for someone like me running large 150 -200 person tournaments."

"abhunter" - June, 2005
"...everyone had a great time and said the tournament was run like a top notch game. They all said the software program made it all work out. I want to thank you for a great product."

"blockhead" - February, 2005
"But best part is that the whining, bitching that used to go on is now gone."

Some internet blog - February 2005
"This is one of the neatest programs that I have used for organizing the guys poker night at the house. Dr. Neau has used his "skee-ill" to put together a well thought out program."

Martin - February 2005
"This is by far the most complete and customizable tournament manager software that I had the chance to stumble across."

Bard - February, 2005
"I finally got to take the software on two live runs through actual tournaments this weekend, and it worked great.  Took a lot of the the grunt work out of the game and let us enjoy the poker that much more. Many thanks for all your effort; I wish some of these large software companies could see what can be done with a little time and effort and focus on the product, rather than the profit.  I appreciate the chance to try it out.  If this ever does grow into something you could profit from, I wish you all the luck."

Gooty Brother - February, 2005
"Jeff:  We used Tournament Manager ("TM") for our 11th annual [tournament] last night.  Although we employ a rather unique combined limit/no-limit structure for a 7-card stud tournament, TM did an admirable job of managing our tournament.  Thought you might enjoy seeing the fruits of your labor in action.  The attached photo shows the winners of GBPT 2005 with TM displayed in the background."

Jack - January, 2005
"You’re doing a great job developing this…..I have looked at other programs that cost in the $60 to $70 range that don’t have some of these features..."

Mr. Princeton - January, 2005
"I play a fair amount and just about every program I see pales in comparison to yours..."

Bruce - January, 2005
"I and all the guys in our tournaments love your software. We just started having tournaments and were concerned about how everyone would act. Some people get pissed off over the smallest thing (especially if they lose). By using your software, all the main decisions like who sits where, when the blinds change, keeping track of the finishing order, and so on, were made by the computer. No one got upset or angry and everything was great. Having your software has guaranteed that I will be invited to every tournament around. I sent you some money. I wished I could pay more. I am glad you took the time to work on this software and I am very glad you share it with others."

Mr. BJC - July, 2004
"This program is awesome!...This program will make a lot of people happy..."

Jamaican Pete - July, 2004
"I wanted to let you know that I used the TM on the Mac on Saturday night...everything worked perfectly and it was a lot of fun for the table."

Mr. Mooney - July, 2004
"I really like your tournament manager. I think it will add that little bit of class I need to pull this first time event off."

Jamaican Pete - August, 2004
"I'm a regular at a couple of online poker forums, and every so often people post requests for recommendations for this type of software - Tournament Director seems to be the most commonly mentioned program. I've looked at it and I think yours is better. Would it be ok for me to refer people to Tournament Manager?"

Mickey C - August 2004
"Thanks for a great product and your time and effort"

Matt E - August, 2004
"I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. I've sent [a payment] via paypal. I would have sent more, but I was knocked out 7th in the tournament Friday! Everyone was VERY impressed. I ran it as a sever (Mac G4, 400MHz, 1GigRAM, OS 10.3.5 with latest Java update from Apple) and as a client (17" 1.3 GHz G4 Powerbook, 1GigRAM, OS 10.3.5 & latest Java from Apple) over my wireless (802.11g) network. Everything went as smooth as silk. I was free to enjoy (getting my ass kicked) the tournament without worrying about managing it. It was a great success, the most fun I've had losing my ass. You should definitely NOT be giving this EXCELLENT piece of software away for free. In fact, I think you should be selling it to Casinos and Card Rooms for several hundred dollars a copy. I'm a software project manager and I have some idea of the pain you must have gone through to write and test this very full-featured cross platform application...."
Special thanks goes to:

The remaining founders: Aaron, Allen, Carl, Charles, Jeremiah, John, Marco, Martin, Nelson and Peter.
The Twin Cities Underground Poker League for being willing guinea pigs.
The Eradictor for being a great person to bounce ideas off of.
The v3 beta testers for making great suggestions and finding obscure bugs.
The Poker Knights of Calgary for screwing me and forcing me to get a real license manager for v3.