Memphis & Mississippi songs
March 6, 2008 8:22 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to put together a playlist of songs with the words Memphis or Mississippi in them.

Here are the ones I have so far. Can you help me add to my list. The ones in the titles are easy. I tend to forget the ones where the words are embedded in the lyrics rather than the title.

Can't Stop The Mississippi - Charley Pride
Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
Dixie On My Mind - The Charlie Daniels Band
Don't Mention Memphis - Tim McGraw
Down In Mississippi (Up To No Good) - Sugarland
Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones
Lonesome Boy From Dixie - The Charlie Daniels Band
Memphis - Lonnie Mack
Mississippi - The Charlie Daniels Band
Mississippi Girl - Faith Hill
Mississippi Queen - Mountain
Muddy Mississipi - The Charlie Daniels Band
My Head's In Mississippi - ZZ Top
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - The Band
Night Train To Memphis - Dolly Parton
Ol' Man River - Paul Robeson
Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
Queen Of Memphis - Confederate Railroad
The South's Gonna Do It Again - The Charlie Daniels Band
Tryin' To Live My Life Without You - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
posted by cainiarb to Media & Arts (59 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Graceland - Paul Simon
posted by frobozz at 8:23 PM on March 6, 2008


Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
posted by inconsequentialist at 8:24 PM on March 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Graceland, Paul Simon
Walking in Memphis
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:24 PM on March 6, 2008


D'oh.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:24 PM on March 6, 2008


also Memphis by Johnny Rivers
posted by frobozz at 8:25 PM on March 6, 2008


Black Velvet by Alannah Myles (sorry, I keep thinking of more)
posted by frobozz at 8:26 PM on March 6, 2008


Mississippi Squirrel Revival by Ray Stevens
Maybe It Was Memphis by Pam Tillis
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:34 PM on March 6, 2008


Roll On Mississippi by Charley Pride
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:37 PM on March 6, 2008


Mississippi Serenade by Greg Brown
posted by Rain Man at 8:38 PM on March 6, 2008


Delia's Gone by Johnny Cash. "I went up to Memphis, and I met Delia there; found her in her parlor, and I tied her to her chair..."
posted by Flunkie at 8:39 PM on March 6, 2008


Eighteen Miles to Memphis, by the Stray Cats.
posted by tomboko at 8:39 PM on March 6, 2008


My Head's in Mississippi by ZZ Top
Mississippi Queen by Mountain
Black Water by the Doobie Brothers
Dani California by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mississippi by Afroman
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:42 PM on March 6, 2008


Mississippi Cotton-Picking Delta Town--Charley Pride
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:42 PM on March 6, 2008


Mississippi Blues--Johnny Winter
Mississippi--Pussycat
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:44 PM on March 6, 2008


City of New Orleans ("Nighttime on The City of New Orleans/Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee...")
posted by EmilyClimbs at 8:44 PM on March 6, 2008


Mississippi by the Dixie Chicks
posted by craichead at 8:46 PM on March 6, 2008


Memphis in the Meantime (Baby), John Hiatt
posted by mudpuppie at 8:47 PM on March 6, 2008


Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man--Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
(yeah, I was raised on country and can't get it out of my head)
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:47 PM on March 6, 2008


Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) - Kenny Rogers

"Eight miles outta Memphis and I got no spare."
posted by inconsequentialist at 8:48 PM on March 6, 2008


M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I ("used to be so hard to spell, used to make me cry"), apparently by Bert Hanlon, Benny Ryan, and/or Harry Tierney.

I never knew that anything more than half the chorus even existed until I just googled for it.
posted by Flunkie at 8:48 PM on March 6, 2008


Mississippi Mud, Muppets
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:49 PM on March 6, 2008


"Memphis Tennessee": Chuck Berry
"That's How I Got to Memphis": Bobby Bare, Tom T. Hall
"New Orleans": Gary U.S. Bonds, Wilson Pickett, Joan Jett ("Down the Mississippi down in New Orleans")
"Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man": Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn
"Memphis in the Meantime": John Hiatt
"Memphis": Joe Jackson
"Battle of New Orleans": Johnny Horton (references "the mighty Mississip'")
"Here's to the State of Mississippi": Phil Ochs
posted by viscountslim at 8:49 PM on March 6, 2008


Memphis, Tennessee--Chuck Berry (remade by Jerry Lee Lewis)
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:50 PM on March 6, 2008


Memphis Soul Song--Uncle Kracker (also mentions Mississippi--2 for the price of 1!)
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:53 PM on March 6, 2008


Music For My Mother by Funkadelic (Man, I was in a place / Called Keeprunnin' Mississippi one time)
Mississippi Goddam by Nina Simone
posted by JulianDay at 9:01 PM on March 6, 2008


Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, Bob Dylan
Mississippi Mud, Hank Williams III
posted by padraigin at 9:06 PM on March 6, 2008


Leo's Lyrics search results for Mississippi.

Leo's Lyrics search results for Memphis.
posted by amyms at 9:12 PM on March 6, 2008


Sublime - Same in the end
posted by clearly at 9:23 PM on March 6, 2008


Jim White - Handcuffed to a fence in Mississippi
posted by clearly at 9:26 PM on March 6, 2008


One very easy way to get the ones with those words in the titles is to go into the iTunes music store and enter Mississippi or Memphis into the power search box for title. That'll return everything they've got with those words in the title, which is thousands of tracks.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:32 PM on March 6, 2008


"Memphis" by Cry Cry Cry.
"Mississippi" by Bob Dylan.
posted by hifiparasol at 9:35 PM on March 6, 2008


Mississippi Half-Step by the good ol' Grateful Dead.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:42 PM on March 6, 2008


Mississippi Lady, Jim Croce
Southern girl, Amos Lee
Mississippi, Train
Sweet magnolia blues, Paul Davis
Uneasy rider, Charlie Daniel's Band
posted by MS_gal at 9:46 PM on March 6, 2008


I've Been to Memphis - Lyle Lovett
Mississippi Uptown Half-Step Toodleoo - Grateful Dead
posted by emelenjr at 9:47 PM on March 6, 2008


Battle of New Orleans by Kingfish.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:54 PM on March 6, 2008


CDDB results for Memphis and Mississippi...
posted by benzo8 at 10:57 PM on March 6, 2008


When I come to Memphis - Dave Honeyboy Edwards

Mississippi Swamp Moan -- Alfred Lewis

Mississippi Jailhouse Groan - Rube Lacy

Hong Kong, Mississippi - Bo Diddley
posted by Rumple at 11:07 PM on March 6, 2008


Aberdeen Mississippi Blues -- Bukka White
posted by Rumple at 11:15 PM on March 6, 2008


Mekons - Memphis Egypt
King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew
Masked Marvel - Mississippi Boweavil Blues
Fred Neil - Mississippi Train
posted by hydrophonic at 11:36 PM on March 6, 2008


"Mississippi" by David Banner on "Mississippi: The Album"

Plus he namechecks the state in practically every tune on that LP as well as its sequel, "MTA2: Baptized in Dirty Water"

Also, "Memphis Hip Shake" by The Cult.
posted by First Post at 11:42 PM on March 6, 2008


"Mississippi Goddam" by Nina Simone
posted by robotot at 1:42 AM on March 7, 2008


"Considering a Move to Memphis" - Colorblind James Experience
posted by crocomancer at 4:09 AM on March 7, 2008


PJ Harvey's Memphis is about Jeff Buckley.

Johnny Cash : Going to Memphis

BR 549 : No Train to Memphis

PS: Please, please, please, do not use Walking in Memphis. If you INSIST, I'll send you a cover done by an Irish folk singer I saw in DC. But, please don't.
posted by absalom at 5:11 AM on March 7, 2008


Oh, and Memphis Soul Stew is a wonderful song. I'm ashamed I didn't remember that one.
posted by absalom at 5:12 AM on March 7, 2008


Mississippi by Sheryl Crow
posted by ml98tu at 6:17 AM on March 7, 2008


I Learned to Dance in Mississippi -- Southern Culture on the Skids
posted by donajo at 6:18 AM on March 7, 2008


Jackson by Lucinda Williams? I'm assuming it's Jackson MS.
posted by hilby at 7:28 AM on March 7, 2008


Sorry misread the question. How about Memphis Pearl also by Lucinda Williams?
posted by hilby at 7:35 AM on March 7, 2008


'Sean' by the Proclaimers.
posted by chugg at 7:51 AM on March 7, 2008


Are You Out There? by Dar Williams contains the word "Memphis", but it's not the city, it's the last name of a radio DJ.

"Are you out there, can you hear this?
Jimmy Olson, Johnny Memphis..."
and later
"Calling Olson, Calling Memphis
I am calling, can you hear this?"
posted by kidbritish at 8:07 AM on March 7, 2008


"Heartland" by U2...Mississippi and the cotton wool heat
posted by shannonm at 8:32 AM on March 7, 2008


"All the Way from Memphis" by Ian Hunter/Mott the Hoople ... great rock and roll song
posted by Camofrog at 8:41 AM on March 7, 2008


"Move to Memphis" - Aha
posted by SurrenderMonkey at 9:44 AM on March 7, 2008


Leland Mississippi Blues-Johnny Winter
posted by canoehead at 4:44 PM on March 7, 2008


Bobbie Gentry's "Mississippi Delta"
posted by Bigfoot Mandala at 5:29 PM on March 7, 2008


Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Whiskey Rock-a-Rolla" ("Take me down to Memphis town")
(Part of an Ask MetaFilter trifecta.)
posted by kirkaracha at 7:31 PM on March 7, 2008


"Wrong Side of Memphis" Trisha Yearwood
posted by CwgrlUp at 2:30 PM on March 8, 2008


This is what I've got that hasn't been specifically mentioned already. Some of these might be covers of ones already mentioned, I'm not sure...

Aberdeen Mississippi Blues, Booker T Washington White
Memphis, Rancid
Memphis Flu, Elder Curry
Memphis Tennessee, Al Green
Memphis Tennessee, Waylon Jennings
posted by FlyingMonkey at 3:30 PM on March 9, 2008


Jackson, Mississippi - Kid Rock
Starkville City Jail - Johnny Cash (although I am not positive he uses "mississippi" in it...its about starkville ms)
posted by bri5383 at 6:47 PM on June 22, 2008


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