Saturday, May 7, 2005

Music Map of North America: Looking for Ideas

Originally uploaded by mmahaffie.

I've been thinking about creating a playlist of songs about North American history. I thought I'd start a music map to keep track of the "where" of songs as I think of them.

This is a work in progress. I'm looking for ideas; what other songs should I consider?


Mike M. said...

Looks like you already picked the first song I thought of...Mark Knopfler's Sailing to Philadelphia.

I'm a music buff myself, so I'll go rooting through my collection to find some appropriate selections.

Mike said...

Thanks Mike! "Sailing" is in fact the song the put the idea in my head. I work in GIS and spatial data coordination in Delaware and through that job have learned a lot about the Mason/Dixon line and the stone markers that M and D placed along our state border to mark that line. When I first heard "sailing," on WXPN a few years ago, I knew I had to have the song and I've been thinking about music or history buffs ever since.

Ryan S. said...

Here's a couple:
Tippecanoe & Tyler Too - The Might Be Giants (cover)

Song of the South - Alabama

Manhattan Project - Rush (Los Alamos)

Born in the USA - Spingsteen (Jersey I guess)

Space Oddity - David Bowie (Houston or Florida)

We Didn't Start the Fire - Billy Joel
(all over)

Warren Harding - Al Stewart (Washington D.C.)

The Delawarean said...

Oh this is fun... How about:

Georgia on my mind- Ray Charles

Allentown - Billy Joel

San Francisco - Scott Mckenzie

Philadelphia- Bruce Springsteen

Callin' Batton Rouge - Garth Brooks

Country Roads (West VA) - John Denver

Chatahoochie - Allan Jackson

Sweet Home Alabama - L.S.

Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohen

New York, New York - Frank Sinatra

man I could go on and on...

MikeT said...

Great post. How about:

Alabama Getaway - Garcia/Hunter

The route the Poor Boy takes from Norfolk, VA to LA in Promised Land - The Grateful Dead

Carolina in My Mind - JT

Chattanooga Choo-Choo - The Glen Miller Orchestra

I Love LA - Randy Newman

Rocky Mountain High - John Denver

Jim said...

great idea, how about “Born On the Bayou” by CCR

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