This week’s Friday Five is songs with city names in the title. For this one though, I took it a step further & tried to name ones that the cities meant something to me personally;
St. Louis Blues – Bessie Smith, One of my favorite cities – home of my favorite baseball team & some of the best Italian restaurants outside of Italy.
Sauget Wind – Uncle Tupelo, Had to include this one since I lived for a few years in Uncle Tupelo’s hometown (Belleville, IL) which was right around the corner from Sauget; home of the “Sauget Ballet,” a street full of dirty little strip clubs across the river from St. Louis.
Memphis in the Meantime – John Hiatt, another favorite city of ours because of the music, the barbeque & minor league baseball! (And this song in particular mentions one of our favorite BBQ joints, the Rendezvous!)
Bowling Green – Neko Case, sorry the link is just to a sample of the song. My lovely daughter lived very near to Bowling Green last Summer, so this one is for her. Plus I love the song & Neko is great!
San Antonio Girl – Lyle Lovett, one of the places we are considering vacationing to soon! Sorry for the poor video quality – it was the best I could find.
I included this one as a bonus since I have no ties to Baltimore Maryland, but I love the song. It’s Bobby Bare’s Streets of Baltimore as performed by one of my favorites, Ryan Adams…