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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Please help me with my Southern compilation If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

I want to compile a cd with songs that have a southern feel.

Now, I've never been there, so the feeling I have in mind probably only exists in my imagination. It's purely based on films, books and songs.

In my mind, its' always hot in the South, that's why I go for the slow and lazy feeling.

Here's my comp as it stand now.

CD 1

1. Eric Weisberg & Steve Mande - Dueling Banjos – 1973
2. John Hiatt – Crossing Muddy Waters
3. Josh Turner - Way Down South – 2006
4. Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe – 1967
5. Jeannie C. Riley - Harper Valley PTA – 1968
6. Joe South – Walk A Mile In My Shoes
7. Billy Joe Royal - Down In The Boondocks – 1965
8. Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie – 1968
9. Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia – 1969
10. Elvis Presley – Kentucky Rain – 1969
11. Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man – 1968
12. James Carr - The Dark End Of The Street – 1967
13. Al Green - Take Me To The River – 1974
14. Dr. John - Right Place, Wrong Time – 1973
15. Little Feat - Dixie Chicken – 1973
16. Link Wray – Fire And Brimstone -1971
17. Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon – 1989
18. Allen Toussaint - Southern Nights – 1975
19. The Meters - Fire On The Bayou – 1975
20. Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain
21. JJ Cale - Magnolia – 1972
22. Bob Dylan - Blind Willie McTell - 1985


CD 2

1. Harry Dean Staton (Ry Cooder) - Cancion Mixteca – 1984
2. Freddy Fender (Ry Cooder) - Across The Borderline – 1982
3. Townes Van Zandt - Panco & Lefty – 1972
4. Gram Parsons - Grievious Angel – 1974
5. Emmylou Harris - Boulder to Birmingham - 1975
6. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road – 1998
7. Ryan Adams - Oh My Sweet Carolina – 2000
8. Johnny Cash - Hey Porter – 1955
9. Hank Williams - Jambalaya (On The Bayou) – 1952
10. Roy Orbison - Blue Bayou – 1963
11. Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons – 1955
12. Roger Miller - King Of The Road – 1965
13. Randy Newman - Lousiana, 1927 – 1974
14. Guy Clark - Desperados Waiting For A Train – 1975
15. Steve Earl - Copperhead Road - 1988
16. Joe Ely – She Never Spoke Spanish To Me
17. Sonny Landreth - Sacred Ground – 1992
18. Stevie Ray Vaughn - Tin Pan Alley - 1984

I'm still not completely satisfied and thinking of adding a third cd with some of the titles below plus perhaps some L.R. Burnside, Little Axe...

Buddy Jewel - Sweet Southern Comfort - 2003
Clarence Carter – Patches
Elvis Presley – Polk Salad Annie
Buddy Jewel - Sweet Southern Comfort - 2003
Joe South - Don't It Make You Wanna Go Home - 1969
Dan Penn or Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman - 1993
Doug Sahm – Beautiful Texas Sunshine
Doc and Merle Watson - Southbound – 1966

What would you add or scrap?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd if that's not too obvious.....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:48 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

What, no CCR?

And howsabout some Slim Harpo?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

The Byrds - Way behind the sun
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Most of their songs really - Green River, Born on the Bayou, Lodi etc.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Tell it Like It Is - Aaron Neville and the Neville Brothers
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:54 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Marshall Tucker Band - Desert Skies
Marty Robbins - El Paso
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:27 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

CCR, while a great band, is faux Southern to me -- not truly authentic Southern. And Skynyrd and Southern rock isn't authentic true Southern music in the classic sense.

The best rockish album to capture that feel? Delta Sweete by Bobbie Gentry. THAT is the real feel. Good on you to include lots of Elvis, as that has it too. And Johnny Cash. Country music is more classic Southern than any of the southern fried bands IMO.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:31 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

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And Skynyrd and Southern rock isn't authentic true Southern music in the classic sense.



It is in my book.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:12 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

You got it right Jason, I was even in doubt about including Dusty and Dylan. But Dusty's song got that Southern feeling completely, is written and recorded in Memphis, with local musicians.

And Dylan's 'Blind Willie McTell' breaths the feeling I'm after: New Orleans, magnolias, the ghosts of slavery ships....
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:10 am    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

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And Skynyrd and Southern rock isn't authentic true Southern music in the classic sense.



It is in my book.


Guess it depends upon how you define "southern" then -- the culture surrounding this music is a recent development and is not really connected to the description of Southern lifestyles at the top of the thread. Once upon a time a true Southerner would not have been able to stand that rock and roll noise over country (witness Ralph Emory).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:16 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Jeff Mason wrote:
CCR, while a great band, is faux Southern to me -- not truly authentic Southern.


Come on, we all know that! But, they can still capture the mood of some places down south. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:03 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Jeff Mason wrote:
IanWagner wrote:
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And Skynyrd and Southern rock isn't authentic true Southern music in the classic sense.



It is in my book.


Guess it depends upon how you define "southern" then -- the culture surrounding this music is a recent development and is not really connected to the description of Southern lifestyles at the top of the thread. Once upon a time a true Southerner would not have been able to stand that rock and roll noise over country (witness Ralph Emory).



But rock and roll is a Southern invention.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

If Jeff is talking about the image of what Skynyrd and their ilk have come to mean today (NASCAR, Git-R-Done, general Jingoistic Red State concerns), then I understand what he means. But that was really, really not what any of those bands initially stood for. In fact, they were against a lot of what would normally be considered 'Red State' chatacteristics in their heydays; they have unfortunately (and willingly) since become part of that culture. But listen to something like "The Ballad of Curtis Leow" and tell me that doesn't just ooze a genuine feeling of Southern life. In their day, Skynyrd was really a genuine reflection of the South and were much more multifaceted than they were given credit for. It's just that these days, the surviving members have seen fit to turn the band into pure characature.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:20 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

The entire album Southern Harmony and the Musical Companion by the Black Crowes

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: If a post contains some illegal issues you may abuse on it - just click Abuse and fill the form Reply with quote

Am I the only one that just can't stand Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Never could, never will.

And every idiot with a quarter will play one of their obvious, overplayed songs on a jukebox in bar - everytime.
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