I have recently been reading up on the American civil war. I finally understand the context of statements made in movies or songs about the south and the tragedies on both sides. Of course the first song that comes to mind is “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” by Joan Baez. I’m sure Hank Williams Jr. has more than one tune in his repertoire besides “If the South Woulda Won.” A personal non favourite for me but I understand the sentiment now.
The same can be said of television shows and movies. AMC’s “Hell on Wheels” is a great example of understanding the context of the story being told. Another is “Gone with The Wind”. Well, I finally saw that movie and as I watched it, songs kept tumbling through my mind that could populate the soundtrack that would inevitably accompany its release if it were made today – particularly if it was a musical.
After watching the movie, I put together the extended soundtrack of songs that would have fitted within the context of that movie. Maybe Rhett Butler would have thrown on his earbuds and thought his way through some of these tunes – if only he had an iPod!
It’s just fun to re-think “Gone With the WInd”.
Rhett Butler’s IPod:
Hot Thoughts – Spoon
Dark Necessities – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Bad Luck City – R.L Burnside
The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore – James Morrison
Keep on Running – Stevie Wonder
Psychotic Girl – Black Keys
Give Me Something – Scars on 45
Keep Your Hands Off My Girl – Black Keys
Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band
We Loved it – John Legend
I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good) – Nina Simone
Human – Jon McLaughlin
Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley
You Run Away – Barenaked Ladies
Didn’t We – Michael Feinstein
I Don’t Want You On My Mind – Bill Withers
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
Change – Blind Melon
She’s Only Happy in The Sun – Ben Harper
She’s Not There – Steve Carlson
Never Been the Same – Naughty Boy
After The Rain – Blue Rodeo
Chill Out (Things Gonna Change) – John Lee Hooker
Strange Way – Firefall
Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime – Beck