Music can take you away from your troubles and worries but sometimes it can take you away to an actual place. Today’s theme is music that’s about or from another place, maybe a specific city or country or a bar, maybe it’s World Music that transports you to another culture.

So keep your passport and frequent flier card handy, off we go to travel around the country and the world.

Allow me to begin in the US, working our way west to east then going around the globe:

I Love LA – Randy Newman

Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Sweet Home Chicago – Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy

Ohio – CSNY

New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

London Calling – The Clash

San Tropez – Pink Floyd

China Girl – David Bowie

And to complete the circle:

Going To California – Led Zeppelin

Your turn now, our bags are packed, take us away!

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PatsyT
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Cleveland Rocks LIVE
Ian Hunter !!!

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nellie
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Marisa Monte – Pernambucobucolismo

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javaz
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Nellie!

I’ve missed you and wish I could do the youtubes to listen.

We can’t do what we were thinking of doing for our Internet – sigh – but we do have very nice neighbors across the street that have done something to up their net – they buy cable or satellite – and they’ve told us that we can tap into their WIFI.

Somehow we just don’t feel right doing that, plus, I think we need something on our PC to do that.

My husband is really smart and a computer genius, so maybe we’ll figure it out eventually.

And holy cow, how does one say the name of the youtube you’ve posted?

That must win a prize for the longest title and using so many letters from the alphabet!

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nellie
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😆 javaz.

Awww re the computer and the internet. 😡 Is it worth investing in an iPad? I hear you can get internet wireless for $20 a month from AT&T.

If you get a chance to listen to this song, please do. It’s unbelievably beautiful and haunting.

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javaz
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These are the last ones from me, I promise!
But in reality, dr’graz’s been making suggestions – :mrgreen:

Donovan – Atlantis –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbHJGVMB-k4

Sting – Fields of Gold –

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javaz
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Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1FaflUn4Co

Beach Boys – California Girls #45 –

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javaz
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Ronnie Milsap – Smoky Mountain Rain –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3rVR0e9Vz8

Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers – Islands in the Stream –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lixDK_tMEhE

Loretta Lynn – Coal Miner’s Daughter –

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javaz
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Neil Diamond – Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show –

(and how hot is he in this vid!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmP43qsAXvk

Men At Work – Land Down Under –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNT7uZf7lew

Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning –

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javaz
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Bob Seger – Katmandu –

Joni Mitchell – California –

Golden Earring – Radar Love –

Bowie- Space Oddity –

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band- Get Out of Denver

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WtBbwgMHsQ&NR=1

Tina Turner-Nutbush City Limits

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYIGPJAu3ro

Fats Domino – Kansas City

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TheRarestPatriot
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Well, here’s a relatively local one for me and a one, from far, far away….

Das Monkees – Last Train to Clarksville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0rAMbjQVRc

Led Zeppelin – Kashmir

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javaz
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TRP!

Of course!

The Monkees and The Last Train to Clarksville!

DOH!

And Zeppelin is a classic.

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Kalima
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Afghan folk song. Bia Ki Berom Orizgo.

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SueInCa
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Paul Simon and Miriam Makeba
Under African Skies

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javaz
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Sue!

I am a huge fan of Paul Simon and of Simon and Garfunkel of course, and is that from “Rhythm of the Saints”?

I so love that album.

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SueInCa
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No, it is from Graceland. My grandson used to make me play their CD over and over when he was about 3. He loved their songs.

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Mightywoof
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Popping down to Cornwall you’ll find folks doing

The Helston Furry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bCQEbdednY

My Nanna danced this as a young girl in Cornwall and I learned it in dance school

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SueInCa
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That was cool how they change partners.

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javaz
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For B’ito –

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here –

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Blues Tiger
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One Night in Bangkok

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