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    Talk about fun for the feeble, I am an avid walker, this week been stuck thinking about this southern Rock thing...Charlie Daniels, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allmans etc. Someone gave me a copy of White Mansion which is a pretty good CD, been listening to it all week now. Anyways thinking why there is so much passion for the "homeland" south of the Mason Dixon Line?? Is it some type of regional nationalism?? A lot seems to be based on the war or Yankee Agression that took place in the 1860's.

    What I cannot compare it to is anything simlar in the North, specifically the NE, know J. Geils touched on it, Boston had it in its title...but the best I can come up with is the whiny Bee Gee's "going back to Massachusetts"!!!
    Maybe it is our names like Connecticut, Rhode Island or Massachusetts etc. That make it tough to rhyme, but that does not make much sense either.

    Need some enlightenment about this subject as I cannot figure it out, and keep coming up with answers that do not work really well when thought out.
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    Well I love that dirty water....Boston you're my home.
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    Recently, just by chance I listened to a cd from the Monterey Interational Pop Festival ( I was driving my wife's new car and didn't know how to eject the cd, the cd was given to us by my brother-in-law from a stack of hundreds). So, cruising with the sun roof open on a great day and Otis Redding comes on, live. I've heard his "The Dock of the Bay" numerous overplayed times, but evidently never heard his live rendition of "Try a Little Tenderness". I was blown away. I'm sorry that I missed out on his greatness.
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    Otis could just flat out sing.
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    Steve Miller had Boston and New England in a few of his songs.
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    "Touchin' down in New England town" - Steve Miller

    Exactly where is that?:)
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    I don't know but I can feel the heat coming down!:D
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    Whatever has been spoken of so far pales to the words and passion of any of the stuff originally mentioned in this post.... will have to ponder this whole thing some more...
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    The BeeGees were British. I'm pretty sure of that.
    ... Massachusettes is a beautiful song. The BeeGees had some great music before they went disco.
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    Boston's fairly well repped by Aerosmith, Boston, J. Geils, the Cars, Juliana Hatfield, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, James Taylor, etc.

    In their respective catalogues, I'm sure there's plenty of references to New England, even if it's not Sweet Home Alabama or Black Water.
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    Hey. Who did that Dirty Water song.

    OOOHHHHH Boston your my home. Bahp bahp bahp Bahp, babahp.
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    Yep, they were from the Isle of Man (just off the coast of North West England).
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    Interesting. I didn't know that there were quite so many bands from Boston; I knew Aerosmith, Boston and the Dropkick Murphys. The Bosstones are underrated, IMHO.
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    The Standells
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    Right! And they weren't even from Boston.
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    Still pondering this, what spurred this was a friend burned me a CD of the White Mansions/ Jesse James from 1978-80...what amazes me is the passion for Jesse James, the second song sung by Levon Helm, I could dig a hundred ditches for those yankee sons of *****es..started this thought process.

    But nothing done in NE compares to the passion of what has been sung about in the south, they even drape themselves in the confederate flga...Aerosmith et al are from here, but usually do not sing our praises.

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