Wednesday, October 10, 2007

FriPod: The States

1. California, Joni Mitchell, Blue
2. California, Rufus Wainwright, Poses
3. California, Semisonic, Feeling Strangely Fine
4. Carolina; Ben Gibbard; Home, Vol. 5
5. Caroline, Billy Pilgrim, Bloom
6. Midnight Train to Georgia, Gladys Knight & the Pips, ??
7. Going Back to Georgia, Nancy Griffith, Flyer
8. Sodom, South Georgia; Iron & Wine; Our Endless Numbered Days
9. Louisiana, written by Randy Newman, performed by Seattle Black Box cabaret
10. Sweet Louisiana Sound, Billy Pilgrim, Bloom
11. I happen to like New York; Bing Crosby, maybe?
12. The Boy from New York City, The Ad Libs, Wonder Women: The History of the Girl Group Sound
13. New York State of Mind, Billy Joel, Essential Billy Joel
14. North Dakota, Lyle Lovett, Joshua Judges Ruth
15. Why did I ever leave Ohio?, Wonderful Town cast recording
16. Deadwood, South Dakota; Nancy Griffith; One Fair Summer Evening
17. Tennessee, Shawn Colvin, Fat City
18. That’s Right, You’re Not From Texas, Lyle Lovett, Road to Ensenada

And two albums, by Sufjan, of course:
Come On Feel the Illinoise!
Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State

Honorable Mention Album:
Californication, Red Hot Chili Peppers

4 comments:

Carrie said...

If you had my album on there, you'd have Indiana, too. ;)

DJA said...

I think my favorite "state song" is "Rhode Island is Famous For You" (Dietz-Schwartz), as sung by Blossom Dearie.

(Rhapsody link).

Em-Cat said...

You can't forget "Living in Your Own Private Idaho" by the B52's...Come to think of it...yes you can.

abner said...

Rhode Island Is Famous For You is SUCH a great states song! including the immortal line "tents in Tentessee" ... well you sorta have to be there

How about, randomly generated from my brain which is a useless rolodex (remember those?) of lyrics ... Anchorage, Alaska (Michelle Shocked); Sweet Home Alabama (you know who); OKLAHOMA! (which of course you spell out as you sing it :); and, kinda cheating 'cause it's not really about the state but anyway, the great big band classic "Pennsylvania 6-5000"

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