Sunday, June 29, 2008

Fifty states: Alabama

Leadbelly: Alabama Bound


Jelly Roll Morton: The Story of 'I'm Alabama Bound'

[I'm unable to find a purchase link for this one either - I got it free with a compilation CD from a magazine but, curiously, can't find it listed on Morton's Complete Recorded Works CD]

There are such a wealth of 'Alabama' songs that I hope I haven't upset anyone by choosing these ones...but you can't knock Leadbelly, right?

Others considered: David Bowie Alabama Song, The Doors Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar), Neil Young Alabama, and of course Lynyrd Skynryd with Sweet Home Alabama...a great song, but one that would have been far too obvious!

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