Thursday, January 15, 2009

Arlo Guthrie: City of New Orleans

 
While poking around on YouTube I stumbled across this performance by Arlo Guthrie of one of the best songs ever. I just had to share it with the one or two other people who might agree with me. The song was written by Steve Goodman in 1970.




5 comments :

  1. Dork again. You should have picked Willie Nelson's version :)

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  2. I disagree -- the Arlo version is great. Not anything against Willie. But after having heard Arlo sing it live 10 or so times when I was a kid, it is now my favorite song.

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  3. Anyone who likes Willie Nelson shouldn't be calling others dorks. :-)

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  4. Actually, Steve Goodman's own version is, in my opinion, the best. Goodman was a terrific songwriter who died too young. When I lived in Chicago, I heard him play several times in small venues on the north side.

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  5. Jeffrey Shallit says,

    Actually, Steve Goodman's own version is, in my opinion, the best.

    That's interesting. I don't know anything about Goodman. I didn't even know he was a singer.

    John Denver also covered it but his version was the worst.

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