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Songs for the Southern USA folks

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I am not a supporter of Confederate Flags nor can I speak kindly of the many repressive policies that existed in this part of the U.S.A.

But we should never take our eye off the fact that the south is made up mostly of people who are just trying to live life and get through the day. The Civil war happened and it affected people who, through geography, were on one side.

Two songs that captured that are these:



 

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I am not a supporter of Confederate Flags nor can I speak kindly of the many repressive policies that existed in this part of the U.S.A.

But we should never take our eye off the fact that the south is made up mostly of people who are just trying to live life and get through the day. The Civil war happened and it affected people who, through geography, were on one side.

Two songs that captured that are these:





These are very nice songs, rjay, and I like both of them very much, especially Joan Baez's version of The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.
 

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, is one of the best tunes ever written! :thumbs:

Hell, I'm going to play it now just to remind myself.
 

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The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, is one of the best tunes ever written! :thumbs:

Hell, I'm going to play it now just to remind myself.

you cannot hear it too often. Joan Baez's version was the first I heard, and it too was fantastic. I always err on the side of the originals though. So for me - it is The Band
 

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I am not a supporter of Confederate Flags nor can I speak kindly of the many repressive policies that existed in this part of the U.S.A.

But we should never take our eye off the fact that the south is made up mostly of people who are just trying to live life and get through the day. The Civil war happened and it affected people who, through geography, were on one side.

Two songs that captured that are these:





Love it. Two songs by Canadians about the American south.
 

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You noticed that eh?

:)

I've always liked that The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, maybe the quintessential American ballad from that time, was written and performed by Canadians. Levon Helm aside- his voice is one thing that makes it a quintessional American song. He just sounds like Georgia or Alabama.
 
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