Geography Part 1: States

USA My first idea was to use a general theme of geographic locations. Ha! After getting such a huge volume of suggestions, I realized that there are way too many choices to do one show on such a broad topic. So today was the first segment of the “places” theme, and I chose to concentrate on states here in our country. Although an hour doesn’t give quite enough time to highlight the full gamut, I was at least able to play a number of great songs. And I can tell you that all 50 states were at least briefly acknowledged (thanks to Fifty Nifty United States’ lyrics!). Ready for a trip across the good ole USA? Let’s go…

  1. Portland, Oregon – Loretta Lynn with Jack White [suggested by Claire Robbins]
  2. California Stars – Billy Bragg & Wilco
  3. Tennessee – Arrested Development
  4. Georgia On My Mind – Willie Nelson [suggested by Jessica McFarland]
  5. Carolina In My Mind – James Taylor [suggested by Marianne Wilson, Jessica McFarland]
  6. Mississippi – Paula Cole
  7. Alabama – Enric Hernàez & Lotus Blau [suggested by Thomas Minto Milsom, for Neil Young version]
  8. Concerning The UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – Sufjan Stevens [album suggested by Sarah Kowalski]
  9. Back Home Again In Indiana – Julie London [general song suggested by Mr. Russ Otte]
  10. Carry Me Ohio – Sun Kil Moon
  11. Fifty Nifty United States – Schoolhouse Rock [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  12. North Dakota – Kris Delmhorst [suggested by Claire Robbins]
  13. Texas Sky – Val Davis
  14. California Dreamin’ – Cristina Alba [suggested by Stuart Finkel, for Mamas and Papas version]
  15. Virginia Moon – Foo Fighters
  16. America The Beautiful – Ray Charles [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 21, 2009. Select the triangle play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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