Rhett Butler’s IPod

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



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