My iPod Has Issues – We Almost Went to New Orleans

20 Apr

This weekend, we were supposed to take a field trip to New Orleans. However, the forecast called for a bunch of rain and the threat of flooding. Being in a city that is below sea level with the potential of flooding did not appeal to any of the teachers. For that reason, the field trip was cancelled.

To make up for that, I decided to check the old iPod for songs connected to the city New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Hopefully, there are enough to make a good list.New Orleans

“City of New Orleans” by Arlo Guthrie

“New Orleans Instrumental No. 1” by R.E.M.

“The Battle of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton

“Saturday Night in Oak Grove, Louisiana” by Tony Joe White

“Lafayette Breakdown” by Cajun Playboys

“New Orleans Ladies” by Louisiana’s LeRoux

“High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish” by Tony Joe White

“Basin Street Blues” by Louis Prima

“Walking to New Orleans” by Fats Domino

“The House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals

“Sons and Daughters” by The Neville Brothers

“C’est La Vie” by Bob Seger

“Acadie A La Louisiane” by Bruce Daigrepont

“Voodoo Child” by Jimi Hendrix

“Big Bad John” by Jimmy Dean

“Baby Please Don’t Go” by Van Morrison

“Jesus Just Left Chicago (And He’s Bound for New Orleans)” by ZZ Top

“Brown Sugar” by The Rolling Stones

“Mr. Bojangles” by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

“South Rampart Street Parade” by Al Hirt and His Band


11 Responses to “My iPod Has Issues – We Almost Went to New Orleans”

  1. Bantering Ram April 20, 2015 at 03:53 #

    I’m curious: what’s the “Voodoo Child” connection with New Orleans/Lousiana?

    • Rick April 20, 2015 at 03:58 #

      New Orleans is the home of Voodoo in the U.S. The religion began in Haiti and migrated over. Marie Laveau, the witch queen of New Orleans, was its most famous practitioner.

      • Bantering Ram April 20, 2015 at 04:00 #

        Ah! That way. I forgot about that.

      • Rick April 20, 2015 at 04:08 #

        Plus, I was desperately looking for songs.

      • Bantering Ram April 20, 2015 at 04:23 #

        Any list with that song’s good Rick 😀

  2. Marilyn Armstrong April 20, 2015 at 04:07 #

    I love New Orleans. I’ve only been there once, for a week, but I would love to go back. The music alone — and the food — and everything … Oh my.

    • Rick April 20, 2015 at 04:09 #

      It’s an awesome city. Like you said, it has everything.

  3. Andrew Petcher April 20, 2015 at 06:15 #

    ‘House of the Rising Sun’ remains one of my all time favourites!

    • Rick April 20, 2015 at 06:48 #

      It’s a great one.

  4. Cassie Seal April 20, 2015 at 16:58 #

    The weekend turned out pretty nice, actually. Stopped raining Friday. 🙂 too bad you guys missed your trip.

    • Rick April 20, 2015 at 18:24 #

      I saw on Twitter that the weather cleared up. However, Heifner made the call in radio fashion. It was ok. I needed to stay home anyway.

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