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Music for an American Roadtrip

Cod Fiddler 29 Jun 11 - 10:38 AM
Midchuck 29 Jun 11 - 01:19 PM
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Desert Dancer 29 Jun 11 - 02:59 PM
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Subject: Music for an American Road Trip
From: Cod Fiddler
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 10:38 AM

Hi,

I'm going on holiday through Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California shortly. As I drive, I'd like to listen to music that goes with the big skies, heat, scenery and culture. Can be folk or rock. Doesn't necessarily have to be connected with these states - some bluegrass wouldn't go amiss. What CDs doe recommend?

Cod.


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: Midchuck
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 01:19 PM

Tom Russell:

Cowboy Real
Rose of the San Joaquin
The Man From God Knows Where
Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs

Ian Tyson:

Cowboyography
And Stood There Amazed

Utah Phillips:

Good, Though
Loafer's Glory (w/Mark Ross)
(or just get the 4-CD set, "Starlight on the Rails," and be done with it)

Almost anything that you can find by Mary McCaslin and/or Jim Ringer.

Almost anything that you can find by Guy Clark.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 02:16 PM

What a great idea. Washington Parks put out some CDs that go along with certain roads and have specific songs. Perhaps in addition to your CDS you could make some MP3s from you tube or wherever or people ould send you some about specific points on the way.

Nevada..anything Basque?

Utah: some song in the back of my brain about Mormon girls.. Blue Mountain?? mg


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 02:59 PM

Beach Boys, of course. :-)

~ Becky in Long Beach


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: Max Johnson
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 03:08 PM

Penguin Cafe Orchestra.


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: Wesley S
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 03:34 PM

For cowboy songs try either of these fine recordings:


Saddle Songs by Don Edwards

Last of the Troubadors


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Subject: Midchuck
From: Tiger
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 04:16 PM

Great selection, Peter. All of 'em.


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 04:36 PM

Harry Partch: US Highball or any of his other "hobo" pieces.

http://hubpages.com/hub/harrypartch


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 05:21 PM

There are lots of cowboy poets and singers that meet in Elko Nevada I believe eachyear. Perhaps they have put out something. mg


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 05:55 PM

Some of the very best include The Older I Get, the Better I Was by Mudcat's own Art Thieme. Here is his Discography. If you can find one that has Blue Mountain on it, be sure to listen to it whilst in Utah. Another favourite of mine is his "Cowboy's Barbara Allen," learned from an old cowpoke in a bar in Cheyenne, WY.

There are also some of his works available at Folk Legacy Records co-owned by late Mudcatter Sandy Paton's wife, Caroline Paton, and family. The link includes a song about "Zack the Mormon Engineer."

Art's picking, delivery, easy to listen to voice and great mix of songs are a delight and will have you singing along the way. VERY enjoyable.

Not coming through Western Colorado are you?


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: Mark Ross
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 10:16 PM

Midchuck, thanks for the plug.

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 29 Jun 11 - 11:55 PM

Some of the finest music for the road that we have ever found is the guitar playing of Richard Gilewitz. He has a web site.


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: JennyD
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 10:50 AM

If you're going through Arizona, you may well be going on Route 66 (as it used to be) at some point, in which case the Rolling Stones spring to mind. In Winslow Arizona you'll find a "Standing on the Corner" park, named after the Eagles song (and in fact the Eagles would be good road trip music - Hotel California?) Some Joni Mitchell from the first four or five albums maybe? Ladies of the Canyon?

Jenny


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 11:50 AM

If you're "doing" the Grand Canyon area, I recommend Eb Eberlein, Voice in the Wilderness, a cd by a Tucson local who is a wilderness guide in the Grand Canyon. You can hear some of it at MySpace.

Something by Katie Lee, would also not go amiss, like "Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle".

~ Becky in Long Beach
(and often, Tucson)


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: GUEST,Banjiman
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 11:58 AM

While we were doing a road trip around Arizona 10 years ago I picked up a Bluegrass compilation CD in a record store in Tuscon It's 25 years of Bluegrass on Rounder Records.

Thoroughly recommended and perfect for your trip I reckon. Still sounds good, even back here in the UK.

I'm jealous BTW!!


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 30 Jun 11 - 05:27 PM

I'd have to highly recommend Gretchen Peter's album, "One to the Heart, One to the Head." The entire 15-song collection is theme-based around the American west. Also "Culture Swing" by Tish Hinojosa. Throw in some of the soundtrack from "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." And the soundtrack from "Lone Star." Maybe some of the haunting instrumentals from the film "Country." And the soundtracks from "Legends of the Fall," "A River Runs Through It." "The Education of Little Tree," and "All the Pretty Horses." And The album "Comes a Time" by Neil Young.


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: GUEST,BigDaddy
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 04:43 AM

Also "Sundance Season" and "Canyon Trilogy" by R. Carlos Nakai.


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: ClaireBear
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 08:45 PM

You can't go wrong with some Laurie Lewis, especially for the California section of your drive. See if you like Wake the Dead, Danny Carnahan's band that specializes in Grateful Dead covers gone Celtic.

For really big sky, there's Riders in the Sky...and for bluegrass, the Dreadful Snakes and the Dry Branch Fire Squad.


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Subject: RE: Music for an American Roadtrip
From: katlaughing
Date: 01 Jul 11 - 11:12 PM

R. Carlos Nakai's Changes and Journey, are really good. Those are some of his first albums which I prefer to some of his later works.

Another Native American fav. of mine is John Rainer, Jr. from Taos Pueblo, NM.

Also, Mudcat's own Jed Marum and his friend Mason Brown. Love singing along with those guys, together and individually.


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