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AdLib On April - 9 - 2010

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!

Categories: Music Thread, PlanetPOV

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. Blues Tiger says:

    One Night in Bangkok

  2. javaz says:

    The ultimate party band -- Van Halen -- Panama --

    AC/DC -- Highway to Hell --

  3. javaz says:

    Good one, Kalima!

    oops, that was for Dionne Warwick and Do You Know The Way To San Jose!

  4. SueInCa says:

    Where the Streets Have No Name

  5. javaz says:

    Cat Stevens -- On the Road to Find Out --

    Jimmy Buffett -- Margaritaville --

    Jimmy Buffett -- Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes --

  6. Kalima says:

    Dionne Warwick -- Do you know the way to San Jose

  7. javaz says:

    Marty Robbins -- El Paso --

    Yellow Rose of Texas --

    (wow, guess it’s a confederate song!)

  8. javaz says:

    Dean Martin -- Detroit City --

    James Taylor -- Carolina In My Mind --

    Otis Redding -- Dock of the Bay --

    Roy Acuff -- Wabash Cannonball --

  9. Blues Tiger says:

    Edgar Winter-Tobacco Road

  10. Mightywoof says:

    Hopping across the pond ……… Davy Jones sings

    Maybe It’s Because I’m a Londoner

    …… and Robert Lindsay is

    Doing the Lambeth Walk

  11. SueInCa says:

    Rambling Rose -- Wow that 45 takes you wayyyyyyyyyyyyy back -- another one like Sukiyaki that I loved, maybe in the 4th or 5th grade.

  12. javaz says:

    Hank Williams Sr. -- So Lonesome I could Cry --

  13. AdLib says:

    Southern Accents -- Tom Petty

  14. javaz says:

    Roy Rogers -- Song of Arizona --

    CSNY -- Ohio --

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