Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Mississippi connections

Tonight I was at a party with a number of bank managers in Atlanta. Karaoke was part of the fare, and I'll bet the folks who performed had no idea how close to home the music was for me.

Consider these three offerings and their relation to me and my home Mississippi:

  1. Ode to Billy Joe - The famous Bobbie Gentry song was of course set in the Mississippi Delta and the Tallahatchie Bridge.
  2. Harper Valley PTA - Another huge hit, this one written by Jeannie C. Riley, who now lives in north Mississippi, a little known fact.
  3. Blue Suede Shoes - The Jerry Lee Lewis version of course, of Nesbit, MS, and also Booneville, MS, for a time, the small town where Ms. Riley resides.

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