Travelin’ music for those headed “Home”

It’s mid-May and the warm weather is here. Of course, it’s been here since February, so it’s no big deal I guess. The march of the seasons are now summer to spring and then back to summer.

But hey, I don’t mean to get all political on a Friday afternoon. It’s just that it’s neighborhood festival time again in Atlanta. This weekend offers Tunes from the Tombs in historic Oakland Cemetery, with bands playing at five different stages scattered through the property. We attended at last year’s inaugural event and had a (sur)real blast. Nothing makes you more grateful to be alive than sitting in a cemetery drinking a cold beer, enjoying the sun, the music and the company.

And two weeks from now comes the Virginia-Highland Summerfest, featuring more live music and beer in addition to hundreds of craft and artist booths. Among the highlights will be Lousiana’s own Marc Broussard, featured in tonight’s video.

Before we get to that, though, I’d like to make a quick announcement. I thought we’d try “crowdsourcing” an occasional Friday night music kickoff, and here’s how it would work:

Send me an email at jbookman@ajc.com with a link to a favorite Youtube video, plus two or three paragraphs explaining why you chose it. Maybe you just love the song or artist; maybe it means something to you personally. Whatever the story, send it along and I’ll post it to kick off next week’s music. If we get enough interest, we can do it once or twice a month.

And now, as promised, Marc Broussard:

– Jay Bookman

163 comments Add your comment

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
4:27 pm

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:28 pm

Whoop–dere it iz…FNM and about time….good choice…

And, hey, I REALLY like that idea,,,have to give it some thought, though, are we limited to just one? It depends on what it is I’m contemplating…

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

May 18th, 2012
4:29 pm

Shelter from the Storm of hate coming from this Cons this summer?

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
4:31 pm

Jay: are you seriously proposing democracy in FNM? I feel faint!

Finn McCool (The System Isn't Broken; It's Fixed ~ from an Occupy sign)

May 18th, 2012
4:31 pm

Man, I gotta choose a favorite Zamfir tune or Slim Whitman song? Arrrgh

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
4:32 pm

Finn

Take it downstairs………….. Please

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
4:33 pm

I’m for an all-night Slim Whitman sing-a-long!

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
4:34 pm

Bruno: Hopefully you are here tonight. I will probably be gone, but noticed last night that you played a Harold Melvin and Blue Notes (Teddy P) tune

Great selection

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KKVKKneqdU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFNUDZT7Z2E

TP was a smooth criminal

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
4:34 pm

Or is that whistle-a-long?

Jay

May 18th, 2012
4:34 pm

Democracy in the sense it’s practiced in say, Iran, Sooth.

You know, the kind in which the Imam — that would be me — decides who will run and who will not?

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:34 pm

Home???

The first one to come to mind…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KVoCaqX4SM

Oscar

May 18th, 2012
4:34 pm

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
4:35 pm

Oh! Now I get it!

Jay

May 18th, 2012
4:36 pm

Sooth, if we play Slim Whitman, Barack Obama’s head will explode. Because as we all know, he’s not FROM here ….

Rightwing Troll

May 18th, 2012
4:39 pm

Jack Nicholson deserved what he got for trying to appease them…

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
4:39 pm

“Wake up Everybody”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HhV3Slqtvw&feature=related

“Satisfaction Guaranteed”: Baddest Harold Melvin song ever with Teddy P being Teddy P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zAik9LNnqU

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
4:41 pm

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
4:41 pm

What do ya bet Redneck Convert shows up telling us to quit bad-mouthin’ Slim Whitman?

Matti

May 18th, 2012
4:45 pm

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
4:45 pm

jonix, you and I oscillate to that same frequency – the frequency of Carole King cool.

The same choice I would have made…

And check out our benevolent dictator! I love the idea, Jay!

Please come home
I can hear them calling
Please come home
Please don’t leave us all alone
Your mama and your papa are crying all alone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pblpe2PcFUM

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
4:46 pm

The BOTH: Great HMBN song — Wake Up Everybody! One of my very favorites!

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:47 pm

RIP

Donald “Duck”

Thanks for many a Memphis memory….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHq4laFwAEM

Mr_B

May 18th, 2012
4:48 pm

“Because as we all know, he’s not FROM here ‘
Yeah , I always thought there was somthin’ strange about Slim……

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
4:52 pm

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:54 pm

BOTH

Thanks for the CK….

ZamVet

Not sure how many copies of Tapestry I’ve worn out!

Atlanta Mom

May 18th, 2012
4:54 pm

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
4:54 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onVzyoMVjWA&feature=relmfu

Sunday morning when we go down to church
See the menfolk standin’ in line
I said they come to pray to the Lord
With my little girl, looks so fine
In the evening when the sun is sinkin’ low
Everybody’s with the one they love
I walk the town, Keep a-searchin’ all around
Lookin’ for my street corner girl

josef

May 18th, 2012
4:58 pm

For Brother Barack…

Thanks for being a Profile in Courage…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0xoMhCT-7A

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:04 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

May 18th, 2012
5:04 pm

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:06 pm

SOUTHERN ATL

May 18th, 2012
5:07 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

May 18th, 2012
5:12 pm

Well, I don’t see why people are throwing off on Slim Whitman. All the ads said he was No. 1 in the country at one time. Course, they didn’t tell us the country was England.

Home. Sometimes you leave it and spend your life trying to get back. And you never make it back or maybe it wasn’t there the way you recall it to begin with. Anyhow, this one here is a favorite of mine. Have a good weekend everybody.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydGdEMstkBA

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
5:13 pm

Tom Middleton

May 18th, 2012
5:14 pm

Thanks, Kam @ 5:04. I didn’t know Bryan was still out there making it happen, He’s one of the all-time great autoharp players, maybe the best ever!

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:18 pm

Sooth

hell yeah

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:19 pm

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
5:19 pm

BOTH @4:34, that first Pendergrass piece is so fine. it is just impossible not to feel good listening to that one…

josef

May 18th, 2012
5:19 pm

St Simon’s, Na ne ha…

A little Native American spiritualism for ya from Unmentionable of a Friday Night….and CARLOS, for you, too,,, :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQBR8YrQIe4&feature=relmfu

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:20 pm

Jam

Glad you like. TP could do it for sure

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
5:21 pm

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:21 pm

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
5:22 pm

Oh! I almost forgot: Donald “Duck” is on the 5:21.

Normal Free...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
5:24 pm

pogo

May 18th, 2012
5:24 pm

Then by all means Jay @4:36, play Slim Whitman for the next 24 hours. Of course with Obama’s narcisistically enlarged head it would take more than Slim to explode it. Darn. Obama was OK with being labeled as being born in Kenya until 2007 wasn’t he? What changed then?

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

May 18th, 2012
5:24 pm

Hiya, Tom

I remember back in the late 70s when WREK would play a song of his called “This Age We Live In”, but I have yet to see it on youtube.

Back when I started looking for his stuff, there was only one or two vids and now there are maybe a couple dozen.

josef

May 18th, 2012
5:24 pm

BOTH

“Simple Gifts…” one of my life’s credos…thanks,,,

and Rod the Mod? Been there, seen it, done it, bought the t-shirt!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD_6KqP7K0g&feature=related

Normal Free...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
5:28 pm

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
5:28 pm

The awesome Dan Fogelberg had numerous “going home” themed songs.

He was born in the Land of Lincoln, so it’s little wonder this one is so damn fine…

South California, your sun is too cold
It looks like your hills have been raped of their gold
I should have come out when I was first told
This lamb has got to return to the fold

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u05eH6cYRSI

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:28 pm

josef

Maggie May……. what an fn tune

Jay

May 18th, 2012
5:30 pm

Really Pogo?

That’s both sad and funny.

pogo

May 18th, 2012
5:31 pm

Elizabeth Warren, the liar that just keeps on giving.

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:32 pm

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:32 pm

pogo

DOWNSTAIRS…………….

josef

May 18th, 2012
5:33 pm

BOTH

Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose…yow-zuh and back atcha..

..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i99FQsRbRMY&feature=related

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
5:34 pm

This one has truly special memories for me. Courtesy of some extraordinary friends.

Please, celebrate me home
Play me one more song that I’ll always remember
That I can recall whenever I find myself too all alone
I can make believe I’ve never gone
Let me, let me know where I belong
Sing me home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmaKSpTIJzI

josef

May 18th, 2012
5:34 pm

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:36 pm

Normal Free...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
5:37 pm

Tom Middleton

May 18th, 2012
5:38 pm

Kam

Yeah, and I remember Bryan doing “Black Jack Davy” that I wore out the grooves on, and his rendition of “Dixie” was so good that I almost started liking the damn song! LOL

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:39 pm

Lets get so full or soul that we can’t stand it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmZ03Q7AoaU

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:39 pm

“full of soul…………….”

josef

May 18th, 2012
5:39 pm

POGO

For Elizabeth Warren…one drop is all it takes..
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veE3BJ9jJhU

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
5:40 pm

Jamman: always loved that KL song. Always reminds me of a freezing cold night for some reason.

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:40 pm

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:42 pm

godless heathen

May 18th, 2012
5:44 pm

Nothing says home like ABB. Used to put this one in the old cassette player when I headed home from college for the w/e. Sometimes I just well up when I hear the opening.

http://youtu.be/22MRGWnPPIU

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:44 pm

paulo977

May 18th, 2012
5:45 pm

Normal Free...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
5:45 pm

quick silver messenger service, maiden of the cancer moon…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRuhBK74YGU

josef

May 18th, 2012
5:47 pm

TOM

Whatcha got against “Dixie…” If HE said it’s okay, it’s okay. Okay? :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pnM2IVnGPI

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:49 pm

godless

ABB is always a winner………. anytime

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEC5s3nzVzo

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

May 18th, 2012
5:49 pm

Tom

I wish I had bought Home, Home on the Road when it first came out as it is only available as a download or CD-R manufactured on demand from Amazon.

Since I finally got an MP3 player, I’m seriously considering doing the download thing.

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:49 pm

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
5:49 pm

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
5:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6svFLIUKB-M&feature=related

SRV: saw him in San Diego, two months before he was taken too soon from this world

A master at his craft without a doubt

wet wiccan

May 18th, 2012
5:57 pm

Tom Middleton

May 18th, 2012
5:59 pm

Kam

If Amazon, download is cheaper by half. I just hate using my card online. Later, friend…

Normal Free, Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
6:00 pm

Bruno

May 18th, 2012
6:01 pm

For anyone looking for a little pick-me-up tune, here’s a lesser known offering from the Climax Blues Band. Dedicated to the Blog Brotherhood, Bros Normal, Brosephus, JamVet, Mick, Hillbilly Deluxe and josef:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f1LPzfHT7o

josef

May 18th, 2012
6:01 pm

SOOTH
@ 5:48

That was a great vid… :-)

Unmentionable was passing by as it was playing. He didn’t know it was sent to me. He smiled and said, “remember THAT night!”

Thanks for the memories…

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
6:02 pm

heathen, sweeeet….

paulo, special memories for this Wichita born kid.

Roy Rogers singing the state song of Kansas.

Too bad I can’t show everyone here the photo of me dressed up as a cow singing “I’m a Sunflower from the Sunflower State” with all of my first grade classmates!

Kansas is the Kansa word for “people of the south wind”…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZz5TaNDrOU

paulo977

May 18th, 2012
6:04 pm

josef
————————————
Thank you for Dixie ….Home is home!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUmI-PfF-8k

Oscar

May 18th, 2012
6:04 pm

godless heathen

May 18th, 2012
6:04 pm

Here’s another good Going Home set – kinda long but HQ video, audio, and talent. 2nd part is about good manners.

http://youtu.be/k3tS7ihFiyg

Soothsayer

May 18th, 2012
6:06 pm

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
6:06 pm

josef

May 18th, 2012
6:06 pm

Going home??? Well, it is FNM and we all know deep down inside, this is us…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP1ROEe6sSk&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL80ABDF52A04626AB

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
6:07 pm

wiccan, you stealth monster, you. Blowing the doors off of the evening with the inimitable Alvin Lee!

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
6:09 pm

Bro Normal, back in the day, guess who was one of the cooler cats around, and who was one of the first to have that Montrose album? (grin)

Normal Free, Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
6:10 pm

Another “going home” song…not as good as Josef’s though… :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6K8wfyzAJQ

godless heathen

May 18th, 2012
6:11 pm

and I was born in the backseat of a Greyhound bus rollin down Highway 41.

Normal Free, Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
6:11 pm

Jam,
I figured you’d like that one…

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
6:12 pm

Jam

Great Kansas tune. Not sure if Steve Walsh still lives on Lake Spivey in Jonesboro, but a buddy of mine used to own a landscaping company and they did his yard.

This was in the 80s. He said Walsh was a nice guy and loved to party……… too much

Normal Free, Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
6:12 pm

Godless,
At least you weren’t born on Highway 41 with the bus coming…

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
6:17 pm

They BOTH suck

May 18th, 2012
6:19 pm

JamVet

May 18th, 2012
6:19 pm

BOTH, ironic that they became an Atlanta based band, huh? Without giving away any details, my girlfriend and I became pool hang out buddies with one of the guys in the band through his wild ass wife.

They kicked some serious musical butt and as a native born Jayhawker, I was damn proud of them…

B, niiice deep cut from CBB.

godless heathen

May 18th, 2012
6:20 pm

Here’s one for my 2nd home town. Teaser / warning. When the Williettes start dancing at 1:29, it ain’t safe for work.

http://youtu.be/cqJ-mCpoJ9c

Normal Free, Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

May 18th, 2012
6:21 pm