she means we’re bouncing into Graceland

in honor of the impending vacation today’s song of the day for the funky bunch was Graceland. i told sister #4 that i’d make a special tennessee cd for us to enjoy when we head on over to memphis. of course i can only think of two songs right now, Graceland by Paul Simon and Tennessee by Arrested Development. Of course we’ll have to throw a coupla elvis songs on there too. any other suggestions darling ones?

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13 Comments

  1. UH 03.Feb.03 at 1:37 pm

    How ’bout some oldies but goodies?

    Tennessee Waltz – Patti Page
    Memphis, Tennessee – Chuck Berry (or Johnny Rivers, Beatles, Sammy Kershaw…)
    Sixteen Tons – Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Tennessee Stud – Johnny Cash

  2. jodi 03.Feb.03 at 1:48 pm

    holy hannah! i had no idea there were so many tennessee songs. how about any nashville ones?

  3. Kevin 03.Feb.03 at 2:20 pm

    There’s an awesome Stray Cats song that has something about not going back to Nashville (or it might be Memphis). It was on a mix tape a friend made me eons ago. If you’re going to Nashville, pick up some Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. It makes for good driving music, and I know at least half the band lives in Nashville. Yeah, this was like the world’s most helpful comment – ever.

  4. heather 03.Feb.03 at 3:08 pm

    walking in memphis!

  5. Bonny 03.Feb.03 at 4:40 pm

    Dolly Parton has several good Tennessee songs. “T for Texas, T for Tennessee”?, I think that was Jimmie Rogers.

  6. Christopher 03.Feb.03 at 7:15 pm

    My suggestion: When you get to Graceland, pause reverently over the King’s grave, and then you & the sisters try a rousing a capella 3- or 4-part harmony version of “Heartbreak Hotel.”

    And try to get it on tape. For posterity…

    πŸ˜‰

  7. Calli 03.Feb.03 at 10:42 pm

    Rocky Top!

  8. Jeff 04.Feb.03 at 7:06 am

    Jimi Hendrix covered “Hound Dog”. Should be an easy DL and is a nifty rendition.

  9. Bonny 04.Feb.03 at 8:50 am

    “Memphis In the Morning”, John Hiatt.

  10. snarky 04.Feb.03 at 1:02 pm

    Anything from Booker T. and the MGs (MG even stands for “Memphis Group”) would sound great on a Tennessee-themed tape. As the house band for Stax records, they helped define the sound of the state, at least in the 60s. Try “Something” from the McLemore Avenue CD, their Memphis-ized tribute to Abbey Road (!!!).

  11. dulaynee 04.Feb.03 at 8:55 pm

    hmmmm, try anything Jason Mraz… not necessarily “Memphis” but definitely worth a listen…

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