East of the Mississippi

November 17, 2020#1996

A musical auto trip from New Orleans to Miami includes songs about cities visited along the route.


Memphis blues — Harry James

Chicago — Bennett/Basie

Gary, Indiana — ST: The Music Man

I’ve got a gal in Kalamazoo — Bent Fabric

Hello, Detroit — Jack Million Band

Dreamsville, Ohio — Charlie Spivak

Cincinnati — Johnny Mercer

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Guy Mitchell

Louisville lady — Isham Jones

Nashville blues — Sy Oliver

Birmingham Bertha — Ethel Waters

Boston tea party — Mal Hallett

New York, New York — Bennett/Sinatra

Red Bank boogie — Count Basie

Baltimore oriole — Barbara Lea

Washington whirligig — Charlie Barnet

Atlanta, GA — Woody Herman

Tallahassee — Crosby/Andrews Sisters

Miami — Al Jolson

Swingin’ down the lane — Cootie Williams

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