Aug 14

Music To Drive By

Tag: art,musicDonna B. @ 12:27 am

Retriever asks for recommendations of good driving tunes to keep her and her co-drivers awake and happy.

Here’s the list I posted for her:

Charlie Mingus – Moanin’

Something fast light and airy from one of the elli’s (Locatelli, Corelli, Torelli, et al) 

Grateful Dead – Deep Elem Blues

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Pump Boys & Dinettes – Vacation 

Mormon Tabernacle Choir – The United States Marines Hymn

Mormon Tabernacle Choir – Hallelujah Chorus (despite bad video and spelling, it’s pretty good audio)

The Beach Boys – Barbara Ann

Earl Scruggs & Steve Martin – Foggy Mountain Breakdown - be careful… this one tends to encourage speeding!

Another one that triggers lead foot syndrome is the Ventures’ Wipeout.

John Philip Sousa – Stars & Stripes Forever

Janis Joplin – Brand New Key (I’m not sure what the title is… I got a brand new pair of roller skates, you got a brand new key… ) SEE comments – by Melanie, not Joplin.

Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London

Marty Robbins – Ghost Riders in the Sky

Roger Miller – King of the Road

and… as an afterthought for 55 mph driving: Massenet’s Meditation from Thais.

What’s your favorite driving music?

5 Responses to “Music To Drive By”

  1. gcotharn says:

    I prepped a long comment, w/links, last night, then hit send and cyberspace apparently swallowed it up. It’s fun to see your list: fun to see Deep Elem Blues, Circle Be Unbroken by Nitty Gritty, and Werewolves of London.

  2. GM Roper says:

    I saw that you’ve linked to my blog on your blogroll. Thanks and I’ve added you to my blogroll as well.

  3. Donna B. says:

    gcotharn – I am sad that cyberspace abused you so. It has a way of doing that to (or often in my case, FOR) one.

    GM Roper – Thank you! We may not always be on the same page, but the pages are at least in the same book and often quite close together.

  4. Assistant Village Idiot says:

    It’s not Janis, BTW. Melanie did that.

    Fun list, though

  5. Donna B. says:

    AVI – maybe that’s why I had such a hard time finding it on youtube!