Listen Now! A Rambling Ever On Spotify Playlist

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Seven members of the REO staff helped put this playlist together. The theme is place, as in geographical location. Each song mentions a place or places. It could be a city, state, country, or region. Sometimes the places in these songs are integral to the meaning of the songs themselves. Other times they may be mentioned, almost in passing, to provide added depth and texture to the song choices. Popular music of all styles and genres seems to be fascinated with this theme. There are separate Wikipedia pages dedicated to all the songs about cities like New York, New Orleans, and Nashville. For the most part we stayed away from many of the obvious choices and picked songs that resonated with us personally whether they are popular or not. That doesn’t mean you won’t immediately recognize some of the song choices. As with all our playlists we limited it to 30 or so songs selected by a handful of people. There are literally thousands and thousands of songs we could have chosen, so we know we left out plenty of good stuff. Let us know what some of your choices would have been.

One final note, this is the REO playlist debut of our very own Gowdy Cannon. We hope to hear more from him in the future!

Michael Lytle

I live in "The A.C." (Yes, that is what we are calling Ashland City, TN now) I am a happily married father of three children. I don't really like writing a bio about myself so I will stop now.

11 thoughts on “Listen Now! A Rambling Ever On Spotify Playlist

  • June 26, 2017 at 11:59 am
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    “See Rock City” (Kate Campbell), “Dyer Road” (Crystal Lewis), “Welcome to Delaware” (Watermark), “Abalinga Mail” (Slim Dusty)

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    • June 26, 2017 at 2:21 pm
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      I don’t know any of these songs which adds to the identity in my mind that Marcus Brewer is not an easy man to peg down!

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      • June 26, 2017 at 2:42 pm
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        A mystery wrapped in an enigma. :) I was trying to come up with some songs in my library that wouldn’t have been in the REO staff discussion. I felt very confident about the first one and the last one; thanks for confirming it for me.

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  • June 26, 2017 at 1:55 pm
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    “Kokomo” (Beach Boys), “I’ve been everywhere” (Johnny Cash), “The Reason for the World” (Matthew West), “Walkin’ on the Sun” (Smashmouth), “Love Broke Thru” (tobyMac), “I left my heart in San Francisco” (Tony Bennett), “Legend of McBride” (Mark Schultz)

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    • June 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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      Good picks. Wonder if anyone else was hugely disappointed to find out that Kokomo wasn’t a real Caribbean island when they got older. My wife and I as compensation plan to eventually get to all the real islands mentioned in the song eventually. We’ve been to 2 but we aren’t rich so we’re on hold for a little while.

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  • June 26, 2017 at 2:19 pm
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    I can’t recall which ones I chose though I’d bet the farm that I picked the John Denver one because it’s like my favorite song ever. I probably picked Sinatra’s Chicago too.

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  • June 27, 2017 at 11:25 am
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    Good suggestions guys. Keep them coming!

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  • June 27, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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    I may have picked “Africa” by Toto but I know Phill loves that song so I am not sure. I need to get back on Spotify and find out. I’ve been off for a while.

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    • June 28, 2017 at 9:55 am
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      I do love “Africa” and would have picked it if someone else hadn’t picked it first.

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  • June 28, 2017 at 12:23 am
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    “Taxi” by Harry Chapin, “Please come to Boston” by Dave Loggins, “The night the Lights went out in Georgia” by Vicki Lawrence and “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace

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    • June 28, 2017 at 8:46 am
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      I confess I loved “The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia” though I first heard the Reba version. The CMT video was awesome, too.

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