A Song For You Oklahoma
Oklahoma has a long and rich history of music to be proud of and celebrate during our centennial. Here is my little tribute to what I consider to be the best of Oklahoma based music.
Woody Guthrie's "Oklahoma Hills"...is the official Oklahoma state folk song performed here by Johnny Cash and Arlo Guthrie.
Oklahoma born songwriters Mae Axton and son Hoyt Axton gave us "Heartbreak Hotel"
and "The Pusher" from Steppin' Wolf among other big hits for other bands from Three Dog Night to Ringo Starr to a McDonalds jingle.
Finally my personal favorite, Leon Russell's "A Song For You" performed by Leon, Willy Nelson and Ray Charles.
Happy Birthday Oklahoma!
Yes, I know I left out JJ Cale, Elvin Bishop, Gary P Nunn and The Flaming Lips.
Also, Perhaps I'll do country music another time... sorry Reba, Garth and Carie Underwood fans.
Labels: Oklahoma music legends