Georgia Music Issue CD Track List

By  |  November 18, 2015
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As we learn afresh every year, there is no way to convey the whole of a state’s musical legacy on just one compilation, especially a Southern state! Faced with this impossible task—with a subject no less daunting than the home state of James Brown, Otis Redding, Little Richard, Gladys Knight, Sam & Dave, Sharon Jones, and Ray Charles (to name the soul stars)—we turned to the only honest methodology we know: if you can’t include everything, make sure everything you include is masterful.

Full liner notes and credits for these songs appear in the Georgia Music Issue. We believe every one of these songs is worthy of representing the Empire State of the South. 




1. Cold Sweat (False Start)
James Brown

 

2. Watch the Dog That Bring the Bone
Sandy Gaye

 

3. Ohoopee River Bottomland
Larry Jon Wilson
from the film Heartworn Highways

 

4. Brass Buttons
Gram Parsons

 

5. See See Rider Blues
Ma Rainey & Her Georgia Jazz Band

 

6. Georgia Buck
Precious Bryant

 

7. Raggy Levy
Jake Xerxes Fussell

 

8. Untitled
Killer Mike
featuring Scar

 

9. I Want the Lord to Do Something For Me
Straight Street Holiness Church Choir

 

10. Sweet Picking Time in Toomsboro, Ga.
Tut Taylor 
with Norman Blake

 

11. Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

 

12. The Living Bubba (live)
Drive-By Truckers

 

13. Awake
Smoke

 

14. The Winter Is Coming
Elf Power

 

15. Tried to Be True
Indigo Girls

 

16. Potter’s Field
Alice Swoboda

 

17. Diamond Joe
Bessie Jones

 

18. As Bad As I Am
Ruby the RabbitFoot

 

19. I’ve Got Dreams to Remember (Rougher Dreams)
Otis Redding

 

20. Aquemini
OutKast

 

21. Lonesome Atlanta Blues
Bobby Grant

 

22. Recent Title
Pylon

 

23. Midnight Rider
Allman Brothers Band

 

24. Midnight
Futurebirds

Recorded especially for the Oxford American

LISTEN HERE

 

25. Moon River (1961 demo)
Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer


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