Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday Crosscurrents 9/29

Host - John Gaguine

Today- Songs about Southern states, or cities, or at least with some reference to the state or city in the title, even if there is no actual connection (e.g., Tupelo Honey, Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again)

Kentucky -
Elvis Presley - Kentucky Rain
Neil Diamond - Kentucky Woman
Dan Fogelberg - Run for the Roses (Kentucky Derby)
Randy Newman - My Old Kentucky Home
Joan Baez - Lily of the West (Louisville)
Bill Monroe - Blue Moon of Kentucky, KEntucky Waltz, Blue Grass Stomp, Kentucky Mandolin,

Tennessee -
Marc Cohn - Walking in Memphis
Paul Simon - Graceland
Johnny Rivers - Memphis
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Rocky Top
Johnny Cash - Tennessee Stud, Tennessee Flat-Top Box
Joan Baez - Please Come to Boston (about "the man from Tennessee")

Tennessee to Alabama -
Cat Power - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

Alabama -
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Neil Young - Alabama
Doors - Alabama Song (Whisky Bar) (Kurt Weill and Berhold Brecht)
James Taylor - Oh Susannah (Stephen Foster)

Georgia -
Nanci Griffith and Adam Duritz - Going Back to Georgia
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia
Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia
Hoagy Carmichael - Georgia on My Mind
Alison Krauss and Union Station - Oh Atlanta

Mississippi -
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey

More to come in a few weeks

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