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From my fair city's newspaper - the Jerry Osborne "Mr. Music" column

ALABAMA
1957 "Stars Fell on Alabama" - Don Rondo (Jubilee 5288)
1955 "Alabama Jubilee" - Ferko String Band (Media 1010)
ALASKA
1959 "When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)" - Johnny Horton (Columbia 41308)
1960 "North to Alaska" - Johnny Horton (Columbia 41782)
ARIZONA
1951 "Arizona Moon" - Four Aces Featuring Al Alberts (Victoria 101)
1981 "Arizona" - Rex Allen Jr. (Warner Bros. 49844)
ARKANSAS
1969 "Arkansas" - Glen Campbell (Capitol 2494)
1972 "Arkansas" - Wilburn Brothers (Decca 32921)
CALIFORNIA
1965 "California Girls" - Beach Boys (Capitol 5464)
1966 "California Dreamin'" - Mamas & the Papas (Dunhill 4020)
COLORADO
1971 "Colorado" - Danny Holien (Tumblewood 1004)
1974 "Colorado" - Linda Ronstadt (Aslyum 11039)
CONNECTICUT
1949 "Connecticut" - Herbie Fields (RCA Victor 2104)
1985 "The Wives Are in Connecticut" - Carly Simon (Epic 05596)
DELAWARE
1960 "Delaware" - Perry Como (RCA Victor 7670)
FLORIDA
1971 "Florida" - Lonnie Mack (Elektra 45761)
1988 "Florida" - Bertie Higgins (Southern Tracks 2000)
GEORGIA
1960 "Georgia on My Mind" - Ray Charles (ABC/Paramount 10135)
1970 "Georgia Sunshine" - Jerry Reed (RCA Victor 9870)
HAWAII
1951 "Blue Hawaii" - Bing Crosby (Decca 25011)
1968 "Hawaii Five-O" - Ventures (Liberty 56058)
IDAHO
1958 "Idaho" - Clovers (Poplar 111)
1969 "Idaho" - 4 Seasons (Philips 40597)
ILLINOIS
1951 "Back Home in Illinois" - Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra (Decca 25316)
1968 "Springfield, Illinois" - Bryan Hyland (Dot 17109)
INDIANA
1970 "Indiana Wants Me" - R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth 5013)
1975 "Indiana Girl" - Pat Boone (Melodyland 6005)
IOWA
1950 "The Iowa Indian Song (Io-Wuh)" - Bing Crosby (Decca 24800)
1957 "Iowa Rose" - Eddie Dean (Sage 249)
KANSAS
1971 "Across the Kansas Sky" - Cymarron (Entrance 7502)
1972 "Manhattan, Kansas" - Glen Campbell (Capitol 3305)
KENTUCKY
1967 "Kentucky Woman" - Neil Diamond (Bang 551)
1970 "Kentucky Rain" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 9791)
LOUISIANA
1960 "Louisiana Man" - Rusty & Doug [Kershaw] (Hickory 1137)
1961 "Louisiana Mama" - Gene Pitney (Musicor 1006)
MAINE
1950 "Coast of Maine" - Dick Curless (Standard 35003)
1978 "From Maine to Mexico" - Leon Russell (Paradise 8719)
MARYLAND
1956 "Maryland, My Maryland" - Turk Murphy & His Band (Columbia 40586)
1960 "Maryland Waltz" - Eddie Lash (Jay Jay 210)
MASSACHUSETTS
1963 "Massachusetts" - Dakota Staton (United Artists 611)
1967 "(The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts" - Bee Gees (Atco 6532)
MICHIGAN
1957 "Michigan Bankroll" - Petticoats (RKO Unique 387)
1963 "Saginaw, Michigan" - Lefty Frizzell (Columbia 42924)
MINNESOTA
1971 "Minnesota Flatwoods Farm Boy" - Jeff Young (Rice 5042)
1975 "Minnesota"/"Theme From Minnesota" - Northern Light (Columbia 10136)
MISSISSIPPI
1970 "Mississippi" - John Phillips (Dunhill 4236)
1976 "Mississippi Lady" -Jim Croce (Lifesong 45005)
MISSOURI
1972 "It Rains Just the Same in Missouri" - Ray Griff (Dot 17440)
MONTANA
1983 "Wild Montana Skies" - John Denver & Emmylou Harris (RCA Victor 13562)
1985 "Meet Me in Montana" - Marie Osmond & Dan Seals (Capitol 5478)
NEBRASKA
1952 "Omaha, Nebraska" - Groucho Marx & the Ken Lane Singers (Decca 28158)
1963 "All the Way Back to Nebraska" - Bill Post & Chorus (DJB 122)
NEVADA
1971 "Nevada Fighter" - Michael Nesmith & First National Band (RCA Victor 0453)
1973 "Las Vegas, Nevada" - Marty Robbins (MCA 40067)
NEW HAMPSHIRE
1973 "Old New Hampshire" - Eddie Mottau (MCA 40052)
1984 "The Hills of New Hampshire" - Joe Durfee (Towering Oak 78402)
NEW JERSEY
1971 "New Jersey" - England Dan & John Ford Coley (A&M 1278)
1993 "New Jersey" - Dambuilders (Rockville 6099)
NEW MEXICO
1963 "New Mexico" - Faron Young (Mercury 11001)
1972 "Taos, New Mexico" - R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth 5041)
NEW YORK
1968 "The Eyes of a New York Woman" (B.J. Thomas) (Scepter 12219)
1980 "New York, New York" - Frank Sinatra (Reprise 49233)
NORTH CAROLINA
1951 "Way Up in North Carolina" - Belltones (Mercury 5692)
1961 "North Carolina, My Home State" - Andy Griffith (Capitol 1174)
NORTH DAKOTA
1952 "North Dakota, South Dakota" - Jerry Lewis (Capitol 1969)
1971 "Underneath the North Dakota Moon" - Ozzie Nelson (BH 9368)
OHIO
1953 "Ohio" - Bing Crosby (Decca 28610)
1970 "Ohio" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Atlantic 2740)
OKLAHOMA
1949 "The Everlasting Hills of Oklahoma" - Sons of the Pioneers (RCA Victor 0005)
1972 "Oklahoma Sunday Morning" - Glen Campbell (Capitol 3254)
OREGON
1959 "Oregon Home" - Evelyn Clark (Sage 298)
1974 "Oregon (I Can't Go Home)" - Blackhawk County (Seagull 5115)
PENNSYLVANIA
1950 "Pennsylvania Polka" - Andrews Sisters (Decca 23609)
1956 "Pennsylvania Waltz" - Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra (Dot 15530)
RHODE ISLAND
1952 "Rhode Island Redhead (Here! Chick! Chick!)" - Teresa Brewer & the Mellomen (Coral 60775)
1960 "Poor Little Rhode Island" - Dale Hawkins (Checker 944)
SOUTH CAROLINA
1969 "South Carolina" - Flirtations (Deram 85048)
1976 "South Carolina" - Outlaws (Arista 0188)
SOUTH DAKOTA
1952 "North Dakota, South Dakota" - Jerry Lewis (Capitol 1969)
TENNESSEE
1951 "The Tennessee Waltz" - Patti Page (Mercury 5534)
1962 "Tennessee" - Jan & Dean (Liberty 55454)
TEXAS
1955 "The Yellow Rose of Texas" - Mitch Miller Orchestra & Chorus (Columbia 40540)
1981 "Texas Women" - Hank Williams Jr. (Elektra 47102)
UTAH
1961 "Utah Carl" - Ricky Riddle & Rocky's Raiders (Rio Grande 2620)
1981 "The Utah Song" - Donna Fargo (Warner Bros. 49757)
VERMONT
1951 "Moonlight in Vermont" - Margaret Whiting (Capitol 1671)
1976 "Vermont" - Randy Waters (Honcho 6122)
VIRGINIA
1958 "Down in Virginia" - Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay 287)
1965 "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" - Jerry Lee Lewis (Sun 396)
WASHINGTON
1951 "My Beautiful Washington Rose" - Arkie Shibley & the Mountain Dew Boys (Gilt-Edge 5054)
WEST VIRGINIA
1969 "West Virginia Woman" - Billy Edd Wheeler (United Artists 50507)
1971 "West Virginia Mine" - Jackie DeShannon (Capitol 3185)
WISCONSIN
1950 "Beautiful Wisconsin" - Ken Griffin (Rondo 45192)
1963 "In Wisconsin" - Johnny Mathis (Columbia 42836)
WYOMING
1961 "Wyoming" - Ronnie Hayden (Camay 2002)
1965 "It's Wyoming" - Lee (Smokey) Garretson & the Rustic Ramblers(Wyoming 101)

http://www.courierpress.com/story/life/2016/08/25/mr-music-aug-26/89267230/
 

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There's the song "Fifty Nifty United States" that includes the names of all the states as a verse:

Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies;
Fifty nifty stars in the flag that billows so beautif'ly in the breeze.
Each individual state contributes a quality that is great.
Each individual state deserves a bow, we salute them now.

Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies,
Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em,
One by one till we've given a day to ev'ry state in the U.S.A.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut;
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana;
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan;
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada;
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina,
North Dakota, Ohio;
Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas;
Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming,
Al -a -o ming.

North, south, east, west, in our calm, objective opinion,
(name of home state) is the best of the
Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies,
Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em,
One by one till we've given a day to ev'ry state in the good old U. S. A.
 

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KENTUCKY
1970 "Kentucky Rain" - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 9791)

There are only about three songs by Elvis that I think are great. Yeah, he had a bunch of rockabilly hits when he started, but they aren't my style exactly.

Kentucky Rain is one. In the Ghetto is one. And the best of all Elvis songs: Suspicious Minds.


As for the subject of this thead:
1976 "New York State of Mind" - Billy Joel. The original original version from 1976 is my favorite. The version that's been remastered is polluted by excess saxophone flourishes. The simpler version was perfect; no need to juice it up.
 
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There are only about three songs by Elvis that I think are great. Yeah, he had a bunch of rockabilly hits when he started, but they aren't my style exactly.

Kentucky Rain is one. . . .
Doohickie- I, too, like Elvis' "Kentucky Rain". The melody and mood reminds me of one of the others you love, "In The Ghetto".

"Kentucky Rain" would make a far better State anthem than the anthem than what Kentucky has now. But it can't become the new anthem because Kentucky doesn't want to be thought of as a very rainy state.

I do feel that it's time for Kentucky to ditch its controversial State anthem, "My Old Kentucky Home", written in 1852 by (Northerner) Stephen Foster for minstrel shows. In the original anthem, the word "darkies" was used three times. In 1986, the Kentucky legislature officially changed the anthem to a version where "darkies" was replaced with first-person forms "we" and "I". Still, the song has an extremely long association with blackface minstrel shows, Jim Crowe laws,, and racism--and doesn't Kentucky have a better message by now?
 
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This post is dedicated to all the
Parrotheads out there.

Jimmy Buffet liked to--actually still likes to--perform songs with names or nicknames of places.
So, without further ado, the State names/towns that were graced with his songs:

ALABAMA
Stars Fell On Alabama (live cover):

ALASKA

ARIZONA

ARKANSAS

CALIFORNIA
California Dreamin':


California Promises:


COLORADO
A Mile High In Denver:

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE

FLORIDA
MARGARITAVILLE:


Floridays:


Everybody's Got A Cousin In Miami:


GEORGIA
(Is Savannah the City or a woman? Or both?)
Savannah Fare You Well:


HAWAII
Hula Girl At Heart:

IDAHO

ILLINOIS
The closest I could get-
Sweet Home Chicago (live improv):

INDIANA

IOWA

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA
L'Air de la Louisiana:

MAINE

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS
No one song- but 2 full albums named:
Live at Fenway Park
&
Live in Mansfield, MA

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSOURI
The closest I could get-
performing Margaritaville live with Miranda Lambert in St. Louis:


MISSISSIPPI
Biloxi:


MONTANA
Livingston Saturday Night:


Diamond As Big As The Ritz:

NEBRASKA

NEVADA & CALIFORNIA
Closest I could get to Nevada-
Death Valley Lives:
&
Full album named Live in Las Vegas


NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY
Would MONTANA's Livingston Saturday Night suffice?


NEW MEXICO


NEW YORK
It could be any city, but to me it's The City:


NEW YORK & OKLAHOMA
The closest I could get (lol):
Oklahoma! Broadway show tribute plus Margaritaville at NY, NY Marquis Theatre:


NORTH CAROLINA & SOUTH CAROLINA
Coast of Carolina:


NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO
No one song- but full album named:
Live in Cincinnati, OH


OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE
Meet Me In Memphis:


West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown:


Cinco De Mayo In Memphis:


TEXAS
From the movie, "Urban Cowboy"-
Hello Texas:


Livingston's Gone to Texas:


All My Exes In Texas:


Northeast Texas Women:


Dallas:

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON
No one song- but full album named:
Live in Auburn, WA


WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN

WYOMING
 
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RandomPlanner

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There's the song "Fifty Nifty United States" that includes the names of all the states as a verse:

Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies;
Fifty nifty stars in the flag that billows so beautif'ly in the breeze.
Each individual state contributes a quality that is great.
Each individual state deserves a bow, we salute them now.

Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies,
Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em,
One by one till we've given a day to ev'ry state in the U.S.A.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut;
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana;
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan;
Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada;
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina,
North Dakota, Ohio;
Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas;
Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming,
Al -a -o ming.

North, south, east, west, in our calm, objective opinion,
(name of home state) is the best of the
Fifty nifty United States from thirteen original colonies,
Shout 'em, scout 'em, Tell all about 'em,
One by one till we've given a day to ev'ry state in the good old U. S. A.
YES! I don't remember actually singing this in elementary school but I will admit that when I'm forgetting a state, I go through this song every time!



It's not about a state, but a city: She's Country by Jason Aldean has a line that says "She's a ragin' Cajun, lunatic from Brunswick, juicy Georgia peach" which always makes me smile. I've met a couple lunatics from Brunswick, myself.
 
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Arizona's song is The Eagles. I just don't recommend visiting Winslow, Arizona. There are not too many fine sights to see.

Curiosity about Winslow, Arizona got me Googling the lyrics of
the song "Take It Easy" by The Eagles.

The 2nd verse starts with:
"Well I'm a-standing on a corner
In Winslow, Arizona,
Such a fine sight to see..."

Turns out that "fine sight to see" is not the town:
"It's a girl, my Lord,
In a flat-bed Ford,
Slowin' down to take a look at me."
:ha:
 

MD Planner

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Some artists strive to be very true to the studio versions of their songs. Buffett not so much. He often drops in local references in several of his songs during a show and even does them in different styles. So if you take those into account I'm sure he's mentioned just about every state.

As for the Buffett songs, Savannah Fare You Well wasn't written by Buffett but he liked it because that's his daughter's name. Ringling, Montana is the basis for the song Ringling, Ringling. Duke's on Sunday is about a place in Hawaii. Honey Do mentions South Carolina. Coast of Carolina is also referencing SC. Nashville is mentioned in Volcano. That's what comes to me right off the top of my head. I'll need to think about some more.

Edit: Actually Volcano mentions several places: New York City, Three Mile Island (PA), Buzzards's Bay(MA), San Diego, Comanche Sky Park I believe was/is in California.

Bob Robert's Society Band mentions a lot about Florida: The Sunshine State, Boca, Perrine and Melbourne.
Breathe In Breathe Out, Move On is all about New Orleans after Katrina.
Mississippi in The Pascagoula Run.
 
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