Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tucson to Tucumcari



And so, following on from the post "What is a Road Song," here is the essence of one of the three road tapes I made in the late 1980s. I find that this plays better in Firefox than in IE8, haven't tried Chrome (that is, I can't play it in IE8 unless I've first opened it in Firefox; after that, it plays fine in IE8). Unfortunately, you will not be able to skip through the "tape" because of licensing requirements. Also, 8tracks may not play the songs in the original order, and the streaming may not be perfect all the time. I had to change a few songs because of mix requirements (no more than two songs by the same artist), because one song was poorly recorded (many are from my original tape recording of mostly vinyl), and because one song wouldn't stay on the mix for some unknown reason. Title of the roadsong tape was taken from the third song. The original tape was as follows:

 1) Take it Easy, Jackson Browne, 1973
 2) Hotel California, Eagles, 1977
 3) I'm Willin', Seatrain, 1970
 4) Preroad Downs, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, 1969
 5) Maggie May, Rod Stewart, 1971
 6) I'll Be Leavin' Soon, Mark-Almond, 1972
 7) Leaving Louisianna in the Broad Daylight, Emmy Lou Harris, 1979
 8) New York's Not My Home, Jim Croce, 1972
 9) Country Road, James Taylor, 1970
10) Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin, 1971
11) America, Simon & Garfunkle, 1968
12) Where to Now St. Peter, Elton John, 1970
13) Six Days on the Road, Jesse Colin Young, 1972
14) Stories We Could Tell, John Sebastian, 1974
15) Sweet Baby James, James Taylor, 1970
16) El Condor Pasa, Simon & Garfunkle, 1970
17) So Far Away, Carole King, 1971
18) Come Monday, Jimmy Buffett, 1974
19) Ol' 55, Tom Waits, 1973
20) Quiet Man, John Prine, 1971
21) Pancho and Lefty, Emmylou Harris, 1977
22) Homeward Bound, Simon & Garfunkle, 1966
23) Truckin', Grateful Dead, 1970

2 comments:

Mihaela said...

Awesome. It also plays well in Safari (just to add to your list above).

Silver Fox said...

Glad you like it, Mihaela! It also opened fine for me today in IE8, so maybe the problem I had before I posted it was something else.