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Song 2 Day

Hank Williams.

Song 2 Day: Lonesome Homesick Blues

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Alabama dedicated The Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway on this date in 1997.  “Lonesome Homesick Blues” is Hank’s first great success.  It was written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills, and after performing it to enthusiastic crowd response on the Louisiana […]

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Song 2 Day: Nobody Does It Better

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Thinking about Clarksdale’s Nate Dogg (Nathan Dwayne Hale) on his birthday, “Nobody Does It Better” is one of Nate’s best known songs.  It was relesed in 1998, features hip hop artist Warren G. and it peaked at No. 18 on the […]

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Hot in Herre, Nelly.

Song 2 Day: Hot in Herre

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. On this day in 2002 Nelly (Cornell Haynes, Jr.) became the 5th artist ever to replace himself with a No. 1 hit song.  “Hot in Herre” was the song that was replaced (by “Dilemma”). It was written by Nelly, Pharrell Williams, […]

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I Say a Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin.

Song 2 Day: I Say a Little Prayer For You

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Sending a prayer with Aretha on this day that she leaves us, “I Say a Little Prayer”  is one of her greatest known songs.  It was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, and her 1967 version hit […]

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Bobo Jenkins

Song 2 Day: Democrat Blues

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Thinking about Bobo Jenkins on the day he passed in 1984, “Democrat Blues” was one of his best known songs.  He wrote in on election day in 1952, while Eisenhower was being elected. Bobo, who was working in Detroit at the […]

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You Talk Too Much, by Joe Jones.

Song 2 Day: You Talk Too Much

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. On Joe Jones birthday in 1926, “You Talk Too Much” was his most well known song.  It was written by Fats Domino’s brother-in-law Reginal Hall for Fats, but he passed on it. Joe Jones released it in 1960, and it went […]

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Song 2 Day: Jump (they were only 13 yrs old)

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Thinking about Kris Kross’ Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly on his birthday, “Jump” was the groups first hit single.  “Mac Daddy” and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith were only twelve and thirteen years old when they recorded the song.  It was released in […]

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Saturday Night Fish Fry, by Louis Jordan.

Song 2 Day: Saturday Night Fish Fry

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Remembering a national hit by Louis Jordan on the day it was released in 1949. “Saturday Night Fish Fry” was written by Louis and Ellis Lawrence Walsh.  Like “Rocket 88” that was written and rehearsed in Clarksdale, “Saturday Night Fish Fry” […]

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There Stands the Glass, by Webb Pierce.

Song 2 Day: There Stands the Glass

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Remembering country singer Webb Pierce on his birthday, “There Stands the Glass” was a monster hit for him.  It was written by Russ Hull, Mary Jean Shurtz and Audrey Greisham.  It was recorded before Pierce released his version in 1953.  It […]

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