I really should be working on the book, but just a couple more:
The amazing Louis Jordan performing “There Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” – fabulous!
I admit, I have a lasting fondness going back to high school (hey, I’m a kid of the 80s, what can I say) for John Mellencamp, and he certainly has worked his ass off to raise comprehension of the farm problem in America – and he’s been singing it at FarmAid concerts for decades. I have to include “Rain on the Scarecrow” which makes as much sense now as when I was a kid – maybe that’s why I don’t even mind his 80s hair:
There are only 4 billion versions of “John Barleycorn” out there, and you can pretty much take your pick, Traffic’s being the most obvious, but I admit, I don’t mind it, and there isn’t a good youtube version with Ian Anderson out there – just a short excerpt. So here’s the obvious:
The answer to how you gonna keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen the city lights…they go back on their own. I like the Dixie Chicks version better than any of the ones sung by men:
Keep the suggestions coming!