American Soundtrack

Time in the car and time in the RV will mean time to listen to the radio and iPod.  For the next year, I will be listening mostly to American music.  Music is one of the greatest resources for understanding a people and culture.  I will post here some of what I find meaningful and, most likely, what has appeared in the one of the blogs.  I will try to include links to youtube videos that people have posted with the songs.


Countdown:

Woody Guthrie.  Worried Man Blues    
Woody Guthrie.  This Land Is My Land    
Neil Young.  This Land is My Land  
Simon and Garfunkel.  America  
Neil Diamond.  America.
Canned Heat.  Going Up to the Country.
Johnny Cash.  I've Been Everywhere.
Waylon Jennings.  Waltz Across Texas
The Grateful Dead, Truckin'
ZZ Top.  Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers.
James Brown.  Living in America
Merle Travis.  I Am a Pilgrim
Billy Joel:  We Didn't Start the Fire
Ann Miller.  Too Darn Hot
The Rolling Stones, "Mother's Little Helper."
Billy Preston, "That's the Way God Planned It."
J.J. Cale, "Okie,"     
Louis Armstrong:  "It's a Wonderful World."
Paul Robeson:  "Old Man River."
Sergio Mendez:  "The Fool on the Hill."
Queen, "Bicycle Race"
Texas Tornados:  "In Heaven There Is No Beer."
Peter, Paul, and Mary:  "I Dig Rock and Roll Music."
The Pretenders:  "My City Was Gone."
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, "Ohio"
John Prine:  "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven 
Talking Heads:  "Road to Nowhere."
Nat King Cole:  "Autumn Leaves."
Leslie Gore:  "You Don't Own Me."
Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox:  "Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves."
John Fogerty:  "Centerfield."
Jack Kerouac, reading from On the Road.  Steve Allen on piano.
Tom Petty and the Heatbreakers:  "Runnin' Down a Dream."  
Simon and Garfunkel: "A Hazy Shade of Winter" 
Hall and Oats:  "Rich Girl."
Counting Crows:  "Washington Square."
James Taylor:  "You've Got a Friend."
Robert Earl Keen:  "Merry Christmas from the Family."
Stevie Wonder:  "You Are the Sunshine of My Life."
Blood, Sweat, and Tears:  "You Made Me So Very Happy."
REM, “Everybody Hurts.”
Ferlin Husky  “Detour.”
Eddy Arnold:  "Bouquet of Roses."
Roger Miller:  "King of the Road."     
Bonanza Theme Song.
Rick Nelson.  "Travellin' Man"
Bob Dylan:  "Lonesome Town."
Al Green:  "Take Me to the River."
Huddie Ledbetter, Leadbelly:  "Goodnight, Irene."
America:  "A Horse with No Name."
America: "A Road Song" 

Dan Seals:  "Heading West."
Cyndi Lauper:  "Heading West.
Willie Nelson:  "On the Road Again."
Willie Nelson:  "Bloody Mary Morning."
Moms Mabley:  "Abraham, Martin, and John."
Todd Hoke:  "I Love West Texas"
Linda Ronstadt:  "Colorado."
Jerry Jeff Walker.  "My Old Man."
Peter Rowan and Tony Rice Quartet, "Cold Rain and Snow."
Eagles:  "Take It Easy."
Junior Brown:  "Highway Patrol."
Brewer and Shipley:  "One Toke Over the Line."
Sheryl Crow:  "Leaving Las Vegas"
Slaid Cleaves:  "Broke Down."
Michael Murphey:  "Geronimo's Cadillac"
Guy Clark:  "L.A. Freeway."
Gladys Knight and the Pips.  "Midnight Train to Georgia."
Randy Newman:  "I Love L.A.
James Taylor:  "Fire and Rain."
Don McLean:  "American Pie."
Arlo Guthrie:  "Alice's Restaurant Massacree"
Gram Parsons:  "The Return of the Grievous Angel."
Dwight Yoakam:  "Wheels."
The Doors:  "L'america."
The Doors: "Roadhouse Blues."
John Prine:  "Common Sense."
Talking Heads:  "Wild, Wild Life."
Taking Heads:  "Once in a Lifetime."
The Animals:  "San Francisco Nights."
Scott MacKensie, "San Francisco."
The United States Marine Band:  "The Stars and Stripes Forever."
Jesse Colin Young:  "Get Together."
 The Guess Who:  "Share the Land."
The Guess Who:  "American Woman" 
Tangerine Dream:  "Mount Shasta."
Kenny Rogers:  "The Greatest."
The Doors:  "The End."
Machine Gun Kelly:  "End of the Road." 
Max Roach:  "Third Eye."
Frank Sinatra:  "What'll I Do."