Streets (#1)

Part 1: Specific Names

(aired 8/24/12)

Route 66

My friend Steve Weyer recently sent me a link to an art project in which a road map was created out 390 song titles — everything from Highway to Hell to Penny Lane. It inspired me to choose the “street” theme for Maya’s Mix. I posted the query on my Facebook group page to brainstorm potential songs, and ended up with the wonderful surprise of tons of suggestions from you listeners – 84 songs total!

Since I had so many choices, I’ve divided this theme into 2 episodes. This first show features songs that all have specific street name(s) explicitly mentioned in the song title. Both real and fictional street names are acceptable. Next week it’ll be more general, simply including references to the words: streets, roads, lanes, etc.

Thank you everyone for all the song ideas! Also, I want to express my gratitude to Joey Danger for accompanying me in the studio as my co-producer for this show.

Stay tuned for the Part 2 show, soon to be posted here on this blog…

  1. clip: Bleecker Street – Simon & Garfunkel
  2. 59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy) – Simon and Garfunkel [suggested by Bob Fisher]
  3. Joppa Road – Ween [suggested by Carson Bench]
  4. Fascination Street – The Cure [suggested by Joey Danger]
  5. Tobacco Road – Lou Rawls [suggested by Scott Rogers]
  6. clip: Tobacco Road – The Nashville Teens [suggested by Scott Rogers]
  7. Creeque Alley – The Mamas & The Papas [suggested by Maria Katsantones]
  8. Lost Highway – Devon Sproule & Paul Curreri
  9. Grands Boulevards – Yves Montand [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  10. Mainstreet – Bob Seger [suggested by Jupiter Moon]
  11. clip: Sesame Street – Rugburns
  12. Sesame Street – Gladys Knight & The Pips
  13. Denmark Street – The Kinks [suggested by Alison Young]
  14. Main Road – Lucinda Williams
  15. Love Street – The Doors [suggested by Bob Fisher, Joey Danger]
  16. Penny Lane – The Beatles [suggested by Scott Rogers]
  17. clip: Blue Jay Way – The Beatles
  18. clip: Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan [suggested by Scott Rogers]
  19. Positively 4th Street – Bob Dylan [suggested by Mark Mezadourian, Bob Fisher]
  20. Seven Bridges Road – Eagles [suggested by Joey Danger]
  21. Suicide Alley – Shawn Colvin
  22. Cyprus Avenue – Van Morrison [suggested by Alison Young]
  23. Highway ’61 Revisited – PJ Harvey
  24. 2120 South Michigan Ave – The Rolling Stones [suggested by Scott Rogers, Bob Fisher]
  25. Beale Street Blues – Eartha Kitt w/Shorty Rogers
  26. Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Judy Garland & The Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz [suggested by Howie Morningstar]
  27. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John [suggested by Perry La Mar Hoy]
  28. clip: Route 66 – The Rolling Stones [suggested by Stephen Krueger, Crystal Hannan]
  29. Route 66 – Chuck Berry
  30. Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty [suggested by Ben Carder, Perry La Mar Hoy]
  31. Sweet Avenue – Damien Rice
  32. Moon Over Bourbon Street – Sting
  33. On Broadway – The Drifters [suggested by Carson Bench]

Originally aired on KSKQ on August 24, 2012. Select the 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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