Show #109 - Independence Day Special
Jumpin Joe spins records that mention American cities or states. How many states or cities will be mentioned? CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
*Normally shows are posted on the Monday following the broadcast, but it's specially made available for your enjoyment on July 04!*
Jumpin' Joe may have missed a city or two along the way. If there's a city that isn't on the list that got mentioned during the show, let Jumpin' Joe know at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the Basement Studio Line at 440-941-7075.
In case you are keeping score at home, below is the list of cities and states mentioned either in the song lyrics or title. (By order of when Jumpin' Joe wrote it down).
Total of 29 states!
Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
St. Louis, MO
Winona, AZ *
Kingman, AZ *
San Bernardino, CA
Salt Lake City, UT
New Orleans, LA
Garfield Heights, OH
Cleveland Heights, OH
Collinwood, OH **
Waikiki, HA ***
New York City, NY (Shot two birds with one stone!)
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Bowling Green, KY
Rock Hill, SC
Nome, AK ****
58 Cities in by my count. Originally I said I had 61, but I counted Philadelphia twice by mistake and included two neighborhoods.
*In the Rolling Stones' version of Route 66, Mick Jagger omits "Joplin, Missouri" and instead sing "Down to Missouri." It's also questionable if Jagger actually articulated the cities of Winona and Kingman.
** Collinwood is not a city but a neighborhood on the Cleveland's east side, so by technicality we have to exclude it from the count total.
*** Waikiki is also a neighborhood and not a city.
**** Nome, Alaska did not make the initial tally until after the broadcast.