Dream CD for Driving to Mississippi

May 17th, 2006, 05:37 AM
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Dream CD for Driving to Mississippi

I want to put together a cd of music especially tailored to driving south from Wisconsin to Jackson MS. So far I have John Hiatt's"Drive South". Any other ideas?
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May 17th, 2006, 05:46 AM
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willy nelson "on the road again"
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May 17th, 2006, 06:00 AM
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Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, since after all that's what it is about!

Robert Johnson, Crossroads Blues certainly, but just about any Delta blues played by bluesmen, not Eric Clapton

Bukka White, "Special Streamline"
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May 17th, 2006, 06:43 AM
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I'd need to have some Muddy Waters & B.B King on there.
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May 17th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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My favorite CD for driving in the south, the soundtrack from the movie "O' Brother, Where Art Thou"
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May 17th, 2006, 07:30 AM
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Elmore James in addition to the already mentioned Muddy and Robert Johnson.
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May 17th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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Neil Young,"Southern Man"
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May 17th, 2006, 09:39 AM
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eileen-
Here are some goodies for your trip:

Charlie Musselwhite
"The Blues Overtook Me" &
"She May Be Your Woman" from his album
Ace Of Harps.

John Lee Hooker anything from his album
Boom Boom.

Steve Earle does a nice cover of
"Willin"(you know-weeds, whites & wine) on his album Sidetracks

Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris's new album "All the Road Running"-title track is good for a road trip!

You might take a listen to
The Little Willi's album which is a neat little band made up of Norah Jones, Richard Julian and friends-they do some nice covers of Willi Nelson and Townes Van Zandt tunes.

For fun, check out The Chieftains
album The Nashville Sessions-Down the Old Plank Road

Oh my, I could go on and on...


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May 17th, 2006, 09:40 AM
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Fun. Thanks!
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May 17th, 2006, 09:47 AM
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Well, you should also put on Neil Simon's "Goin' to Graceland" when you hit Memphis. Maybe also that song "Walking in Memphis," but I forget who did it...

There was a fantastic CD put out by the southern literary magazine Oxford American for the music issue #10. The other CDs for the music issues were good, but this particular one is stellar. On it there's a song called "Heart of Dixie" which is not what you think, but rather a ballad sung by a young white woman about coming to terms with her family's racism and her deep love for the aging black woman who helped raise her, whose name is Dixie. There's a reference to Mississippi in the song.
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May 17th, 2006, 09:55 AM
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And don't forget to include something by Mississippi John Hurt and Mississippi Fred MacDowell.

I also love many of the suggestions other folks had!

And for a bit of silliness, there's a song whose first line is something like "The day the squirrel went berserk in the First Self-Righteous Church in that sleepy little town of Pascagoula,"
which is a town on the MS Gulf Coast.
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I always have the "The Blues" Smithsonian 4 CD collection loaded which drives our Mexican friends/neighbors/help bonkers: they mellow when I switch to Willie and Lobo, and The Buena Vista Social Club.
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Did I miss the Elvis suggestioms?
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mikemo, et al-
If you enjoy the Smithsonian collection-
I highly recommend the recordings
from the PBS series The Blues-A Musical Journey a 5 CD set worth
every penny. Your neighbors will love you even more !


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