June 6, 2008

old man's chicago

chicago's got a lot going for it right about now; the summer's officially begun, blues fest is in full swing, the cubs have the best record in baseball, the bulls are looking at the number one pick in a couple weeks, our chances of hosting the 2016 olympics keep getting better, & the next president of the united states calls the city home...plus it's a pretty great place to live, so i decided to put together a little chicago mix...however, in trying to focus on songs about the city, as opposed to those that just mention it, i ended up leaving out a couple great tracks from artists like ryan adams, the hold steady, spoon, rogue wave, & even alberta cross, whose "old man chicago" is what kind of inspired me to do this in the first place...what's left is a playlist full of songs that you might find in your father's record collection...oh well, hope you like it...dave's milwaukee mix is probably still a few weeks away.

download: old man's chicago mix.zip

01. james brown - chicago
02. carl davis & the chi-sound orchestra - windy city theme
03. graham nash - chicago
04. dan penn & the country soul revue - chicago afterwhile
05. fenton robinson - going to chicago
06. sufjan stevens - chicago
07. aliotta, haynes & jeremiah - lake shore drive
08. lou rawls - dead end street
09. original caste - sweet chicago
10. magic sam - sweet home chicago
11. jason isbell - chicago promenade
12. rhett miller - the el
13. jimmy rogers - chicago bound
14. paper lace - the night chicago died
15. frank zappa - ride my face to chicago
16. syl johnson - stuck in chicago
17. zz top - jesus just left chicago
18. chicago - take me back to chicago
19. the paul butterfield blues band - born in chicago
20. merle haggard - sidewalks of chicago
21. wilco - via chicago
22. the doobie brothers - chicago

related: pitchfork actually posted a new song about chicago, from oklahoma city's the uglysuit, just a couple hours ago...seems like folks just can't get enough of this town.

download: the uglysuit - chicago

1 comment:

Joshua K said...

no Steve Goodman?