Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A Thanksgiving Playlist

Be thankful for what you got. Music for the holiday.

A Thanksgiving Playlist

1. "Carvin' The Bird" - Charlie Parker.

2. "A Good Sauce From The Gravy Bowl" - Cab Calloway.

3. "Long Gone, Like a Turkey Through the Corn" - Lightnin' Hopkins.

4. "Turkey in the Straw" - Broke Strang Band.

5. "Turkey Gotta Gobble" - The Rev. Horton Heat.

6. "Mashed Potato Time" - Dee Dee Sharp.

7. "Pecan Pie" - Golden Smog.

8. "I'll be Your Bird" - M Ward.

9. "Thanksgiving Day" - Ray Davies.

10. "Almost Thanksgiving Day" - Graham Parker.

11. "Thanksgiving" - Loudon Wainwright III.

12. "A Thanksgiving Prayer" - William S. Burroughs.

13. "I Thank You" - Sam & Dave.

14. "Thankful & Thoughtful" - Sly & the Family Stone.

15. "Thankful For What You Got" - William DeVaughn

16. "Big Bird" - Eddie Floyd.

17. "Jive Turkey" - Ohio Players.

18. "Thanks to You" - Chris Smither.

19. "Thank You Louise" - Ryan Adams.

20. "Holiday" - Jack Johnson and G. Love.

21. "Thanksgiving Waves" - Eef Barzelay.

That's all that fits. So some of the usual suspects -- "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen -- got cut. Any suggestions for seconds?




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Daniel Rubin is a columnist and The Inquirer's director of social media. Since joining newspaper as a staff writer in 1988, Daniel Rubin has reported from Mayfair to Macedonia, 27 countries in all. He has been the European Correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers and for two years he sat at home and wrote Blinq, the paper's first daily blog. Dan began newspaper work in Norfolk and Louisville, Ky., after getting his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. He has lived in all four commonwealths, most recently in Pennsylvania. He teaches urban journalism at the University of Pennsylvania

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