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Monday, March 09, 2020

The State of Song.

What is it about American towns, states and cities that lend themselves so easily to jazz and popular music?

Stars Fell on Alabama has much more appeal than the Shadows' Stars Fell on Stockton - amusing as the title is.

Just about every American state and many of their cities have been immortalised in song.


Georgia on my Mind, Kalamazoo, Idaho, Indiana there must be few places in the USA that haven't had their locale put to music - New York being, perhaps - thanks to Frank - the most predominate one.

However, there are also songs like Moonlight in Vermont, Chicago, You Came Along Way From St. Louis, Memphis in June, Louisiana, New Orleans and so many more that make America seem to be so much more romantic than maybe it really is (gun laws, racism, Trump...).

Let's face it, I Left my Heart in San Francisco has more appeal as a title than I Belong to Glasgow or Dear Old Donegal although Dear Old Stockholm runs Frisco close - particularly the Stan Getz version (Standanavian).

So, the challenge is for our readers to offer UK song titles - either existing or made up - that compare with any of the above. The proviso being that they include the name of a town, city or county and, please don't include the geographically incorrect Durham Town!
Lance

PS: Jarrow by night has a regular fight...

1 comment :

Oliver Morse said...

Head over Heels with the Girl from South Shields
Byker Belle
A697 (the Road to Heaven)
Ryton Rag
There's no place like No Place

...etc...

Loving the blog...

Oliver

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