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City of New Orleans - radio requests

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Subject: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: mgarv
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 04:29 PM

The tune has been going through my head all day and I am thinking what if everyone got in touch with their local stations and said on a certain hour...say 9 p.m. Western time, 6 p.m. Eastern U.S., they played that song..or because of news, maybe an odd time like 9:15...maybe September 1. Any takers? I will contact a couple of stations here... mg


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 04:35 PM

The song "City of New Orleans" is merely about a train that shares the name of the city. There's lots of more appropriate requests, for example, "Wasn't That A Mighty Storm?"


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: beardedbruce
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 04:36 PM

or St James Infirmary?


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: MissouriMud
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 05:28 PM

The Lakes of Ponchartrain?


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 06:06 PM

Rampaging Waters Blues?


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: DannyC
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 07:44 PM

Marcia Ball's "St. Gabriel"


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: number 6
Date: 30 Aug 05 - 08:03 PM

"Louisiana" by Randy Newman.

sIx


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: Wolfgang
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 07:53 AM

If it wasn't so sad with the news getting worse by the hour I'd post a short parody written when the news were not so bad yet:

Swimming through the City of New Orleans,
Tuesday morning after the great gale...

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: Cluin
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 08:33 AM

New Orleans is sinking and I don't wanna swim...


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: Cool Beans
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 03:31 PM

Muddy Water Levee-Breakin' Blues


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: Peter T.
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 04:08 PM

Backwater Blues by Bessie Smith about the last one.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 04:11 PM

I woke up today with Stings song, "Moon over Burbon Street" going thought my head...

But the first line went, "There's a lake... over Burbon Street... tonight... I see faces as they float benieth the pale moon light..."

But I'm a sick evil f*ck...


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: Le Scaramouche
Date: 31 Aug 05 - 04:16 PM

Baby Please Don't Go.


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: MartinRyan
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 10:52 AM

"Way down under in New Orleans..."

Exit stage left....


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 11:01 AM

My favorite song about New Orleans is Tom Waits "I Wish I was in New Orleans (Ninth Ward".   Probably the most evocative of all the songs.

Unfortunately, I don't think any of these songs would be in good taste to play on the radio at this moment. I think songs of hope and help are more appropriate.


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: Sorcha
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 11:09 AM

We heard House of the Rising Sun last night.


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: JennyO
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 11:21 AM

There's The Battle of New Orleans. Just after the hurricane passed and people were saying it could have been worse, I was even toying with the idea of adapting some of the words. However the way things have been getting worse, I decided not to do it - at least not now.


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: PoppaGator
Date: 01 Sep 05 - 01:10 PM

As Nick Spitzer pointed out on ABC Nightline last night, the two most appropriate records to play are:

Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927" (as already mentioned)

Irma Thomas's "It's Raining."

Also, Aaron Neville's rendition of "Amazing Grace" ~ or of Randy Newman's tune ~ wouldn't be a bad idea.


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Subject: RE: City of New Orleans - radio requests
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 01:03 AM

New Orleans is Sinking, by the Tragically Hip


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Subject: ADD: Beautiful Louisiana
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 01:20 AM

I first heard this by a young lady from Mountain View, AR, 1983. Since I heard her version, I have also heard the original by the Shelton Brothers, 1935. It doesn't scan quite as well as it sounds.

Beautiful Louisiana

You've all heard of glorious Texas
Where the cactus and bluebonnets grow
Of the golden state California
Nevada and New Mexico

But there's one state you've all failed to mention
The garden spot of them all
It's your own dear old Louisiana
The fairest and brightest of all

Beautiful Louisiana
Where the beautiful magnolias grow
We're proud of our Louisiana
Where the old Red River flows

There's beautiful scenes down in Georgia
In the hills of old Tennessee
But beautiful Louisiana
Will always be heaven to me

Where the mockingbirds are singing
And the roses bloom 'round the door
Way down in Louisiana
The state we all adore

Scenes of splendor await you
While we sing sweet and low
We invite you to Louisiana
Most beautiful state that we know

Beautiful Louisiana
Where the beautiful magnolias grow
We're proud of our Louisiana
Where the old Red River flows

There's beautiful scenes down in Georgia
In the hills of old Tennessee
But beautiful Louisiana
Will always be heaven to me

Yes, beautiful Louisiana
Will always be heaven to me


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Subject: ADD: Belle Louisiane
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 01:53 AM

Here's another more recent song, quite beautifully sung by La Bande Feufollet and other young French speaking musicians in the schools of Louisiana.

Belle Louisiane
Written by Zachary Richard, performed by La Bande Feufollet

Belle Louisiane, je chante mon coeur pour toi
Terre des Cadiens, si riche et genereuse
Belle Louisiane, je chante mon coeur pour toi
Ouvre tes bras et serre ton cher enfant

J'aime tes bayous, tes prairies et tes bois
Les Avoyelles au bout de la terre bonne
Les habitants vaillants et accueillants
Belle Louisiane, je chante mon coeur pour toi

N'importe ou la vie va m'emmener
C'est dan mon coeur qu je te garderai
Belle Louisiane, je chante mon coeur pour toi
Ouvre tes bras et serre ton cher enfant

My translation (sorry it isn't better, what little French I used to have has drifted away over the years)

Beautiful Louisiana

Beautiful Louisiana, I sing (from) my heart for you
Land of the Cajuns (Cadiens) , so rich and generous
Beautiful Louisiana, I sing (from) my heart for you
Open your arms and (hold) tight your dear child

I love your bayous, your meadows and your woods
The Avoyelles (Creoles?) at the end of the good earth
The people (so) valiant and accessible (friendly?)
Beautiful Louisiana, I sing (from) my heart for you

It isn't important (It doesn't matter) where life carries me
It's in my heart that I will keep you
Beautiful Louisiana, I sing (from) my heart for you
Open your arms and (hold) tight your dear child

Copied from somewhere
Avoyelleans:
Avoyelles Parish was settled by predominently direct French immigrants and their descendants.....long before the Acadians came to Louisiana, the ancestors of Avoyelles were settled here. The Avoyelles French settled first in Pt. Coupee and New Orleans, then made their way to Avoyelles by 1781...


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