road trip music: three ideas
I’ve been taking a bit of road trip travel back through time lately, sorting through recordings that had gotten to the back shelves and letting them bring back memories. One of those is Mary Black’s Looking Back. Mary has offered a number of retrospectives in her career, and really, all of them are worth your time. This is one of the early ones, which includes, I think, the first release of one of my favorite of her songs, Soul Sister. Among the other cuts are Summer Sent You, Carolina Rua, Columbus, and Only a Woman’s Heart.
American singer Nell Robinson takes a bit of a different sort of road trip back to her roots in Red level, Alabama. Original songs and classic country intertwine with narratives from family members for On the Brooklyn Road
in a weaving that feels as though you’re walking down an Alabama back road at dusk. Notable cuts include Red Clay Creek, Don’t Light My Fire, Sweet Sunny South, and I Saw the Light. Laurie Lewis and Rob Ickes are among those who support Robinson, whose voice calls to mind that of fellow Alabama native Emmylou Harris.
You might remember the Great American Road Trip, an idea started by Vera Marie Badertscher of A Traveler’s Library For more than a year, she wrote about books and films which inspire travel through the fifty US states, and I chimed in with posts here at Music Road to suggest music to go along with this virtual road trip.
Here’s a look at favorite music posts from those travels Music Road: road trips and road songs
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