Favorite Story Songs

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    Thought of another really good one:

    Tupac Shakur - "Dear Mama"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolamite View Post
    Bob Dylan - Hurricane

    So many other good ones I will try to post some more later.




    May be tough for some of you guys to believe but rap music has produced some good story songs. A couple real good ones worth a listen would be,

    50 Cent - Baltimore Love Song
    Jay - Z - Meet the Parents







    50 Cent - Baltimore Love Song


    Don't know how that ended up twice, no big deal I guess but if a mod wants to remove it then it will make me look a lot smarter.

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    ^ What's in it for me?

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    Two more from a very underrated artist:

    Hayes Carll - "She Left Me For Jesus"
    Hayes Carll - "Another Like You" (this one is a hilarious duet)

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    Outkast- Da Art Of Storytellin' Pt 1 (featuring Slick Rick)
    Slick Rick- Children's Story (might be right up there with Hurricane as my all time favorite)

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    Warren Zevon - Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner

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    John Prine, pick one
    Any Tom T Hall

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Outkast- Da Art Of Storytellin' Pt 1 (featuring Slick Rick)
    Slick Rick- Children's Story (might be right up there with Hurricane as my all time favorite)
    Good call on both. And I honestly probably should have gave Slick Rick credit when I mentioned "Lodi Dodi" earlier as Snoop's version is essentially the same song. But I definitely like Snoop's version better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamapt View Post
    John Prine, pick one
    Any Tom T Hall
    I have a friend who thinks there are two kinds of music: Tom T. Hall and "everyone else".

    Definitely should have included "Spanish Pipedream" by Prine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Don McLean: American Pie
    Steve Earle: Copperhead Road, Galway Girl
    Harry Chapin: Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle, WOLD
    Cat Stevens: Father and Son
    Gordon Lightfoot: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
    Kris Kristofferson: Me and Bobby McGee
    Tracy Chapman: Fast Car
    Bob Dylan: too many to count
    Simon & Garfunkel/Paul Simon: see above
    Indigo Girls: Closer to Fine
    Janis Ian: Seventeen
    Carole King: You've Got a Friend
    Add to my Harry Chapin favorites, A Better Place to Be, Mr. Tanner, I Want To Learn a Love Song, and my all time favorite...

    30,000 Pounds of Bananas

    If you get a chance, see if you can find and download "Greatest Stories Live". Harry was a great balladeer. I honestly really miss him.

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    A couple off of the amazing Van Lear Rose album:

    Loretta Lynn - "Little Red Shoes"
    Loretta Lynn - "Story of My Life"

    It's hard to bring Loretta up and not mention this:

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    "El Paso"-Marty Robbins
    "El Paso City"-Marty Robbins
    "Don't Take Your Guns To Town"-Johnny Cash
    "When You're Hot, You're Hot"-Jerry Reed
    "Saginaw, Michigan"-Lefty Frizell
    "Tom Dooley"-Kingston Trio
    "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"-The Band
    "Mack The Knife"-Bobby Darin
    "Running Bear"-Johnny Preston
    "Mr. Custer"-Larry Verne

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    Empty Garden-Elton John

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    Lot of good songs have been mentioned and I can't think of any more of my favorites off the top of my head.

    For dark, heavy metal I'd say Purity by Slipknot.

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    It's impossible to listen to juicy and not nod your head a little.

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