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schleuse's hometown of Houston is the place for this week's show, the second of our two Texas concerts.
The rules are as follows:
In voting for this week's HEADLINER, voters have 10 points to distribute among as many artists as they like, with a maximum of 6 points for any one artist. The artist with the most points will be the HEADLINER while the runner-up will take the position of OPENING ACT.
In voting for this week's SET LIST, voters have 25 points to distribute among as many songs as they like, with a maximum of 12 points for any one song. The top ten songs will be played at this week's show.
Remember that the artists or songs that you choose should be associated with Houston or locations nearby in some way.
The most acclaimed artists of/connected to Houston and locations nearby according to Acclaimed Music (with their all-time rank in parentheses) are:
Janis Joplin/Big Brother and The Holding Company (141)
Ornette Coleman (174)
ZZ Top (385)
Erykah Badu (392)
George Jones (396)
Beyoncé Knowles (437)
Meat Loaf (545)
Jimmy Giuffre (608)
Destiny's Child (611)
Don Henley (653)
Townes Van Zandt (730)
Boz Scaggs (804)
Norah Jones (807)
Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs (837)
Gene Autry (851)
Kelly Clarkson (894)
Lefty Frizzell (918)
There's no hard-and-fast rule about where Houston stops and where last week's concert, Austin, ends, so vote where you think a particular artist/song is most appropriate. Last week mostly saw voting for artists from West Texas and Austin. This week I've included artists from Houston, the Dallas Metroplex area, and East Texas in general. I'm also including a separate list of Oklahoman artists you may or may not want to vote for:
The Flaming Lips (111)
Woody Guthrie (351)
Garth Brooks (736)
Chet Baker (847)
Roger Miller (952)
I couldn't find any acclaimed songs about Houston.
You may of course vote for any artist or song you like provided they have some connection to Houston or somewhere nearby. Songs can be about Houston, they can be written by an artist from Houston or any other link you can draw to the city.
Voting will end at 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 24, 2011.
Based on the recommendation of our own schleuse, the venue for this week is Houston nightclub Numbers. I would have gone with the classic Astrodome, but I have to agree that Numbers is more in character with our forum. You can see his post in the Austin voting thread more info, but Numbers has hosted everyone from R.E.M. in 1981 to Nine Inch Nails in 1991 to De La Soul in 2001 to Midlake in 2011.
Next week we venture over the state line to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans.
The Flaming Lips (1)
Erykah Badu (1)
Destiny's Child (1)
ZZ Top (1)
UGK - Int'l Players Anthem (9)
Beyonce - Crazy in Love (6)
Destiny's Child - Say My Name (5)
Erykah Badu - Window Seat (3)
ZZ Top - La Grange (2)
A note for this week: After next week in New Orleans I'm adding a date to the tour in Florida before continuing with Athens and Atlanta. I haven't picked a city yet, but it will most likely be Jacksonville or Miami.
Leadbelly was from Luoisina !! Well, just over the Texas border, in Mooringsport, but he kearnt music in the barrelhouses of Shreveport, LA, so I was gonna vote for him in th NO tour, but East Texas makes sense too, because he lived there for a few years while hiding from the police after escaping a chain gang.
Other artists I should add
Townes Van Zandt
JJ Cale (Oklahoma)
THIS IS NOT MY VOTE (I'll vote later today)
This is now or never that we can vote for roots music. I was disappointed that in Austin a secondary indie band won, along with the less rootsy of the 50's rockers. But, hell, it is Acclaimed Yankee Music (lol)
sorry for that half unwaken post : TVZ and Midlake were already in your list Alex
and about being angry for the lack of country and blues, but since Paul left the polls I feel kinda lonely. Greg, come to my rescue and post in this poll (even for George Jones).
I feel like the only person in the world who loves roots music AND making lists
Townes Van Zandt (3)
Lightnin' Hopkins : king of the Houston blues (2)
Bubbling under : Midlake, JJ Cale, ZZ Top, Woody Guthrie (from OK), Janis, bluesmen Mance Lipscomb, Blind Willie Johnson, Harmonica Slim and Blind Lemon Jefferson, Gene Autry
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty (7 pts)
Grooveshark (better version)
Ry Cooder - Paris, Texas (6)
Leadbelly / Creedence - The Midnight Special (6) ("If You're Ever In Houston/ You better walk right/ And You beter not squabble/ And You better not fight/ Benson Crocker will arrest you / Jimmy Boone will tale you down/ You can bet your bottom dollar / That you're Sugarland bound)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lonesome Road (3)
ZZ Top - La Grange (3)
Country in Austin, blues in Houston
Welcome, all, to the Space City.
5: Lyle Lovett
4: ZZ Top
4: George Jones
3: Geto Boys
2: Leadbelly (only because Houston is mentioned in “The Midnight Special”)
2: The Judy’s
2: Wild Moccasins
1: Trish and Darin
1: The Mathletes
4: Lyle Lovett, “That’s Right (You’re Not from Texas)”
4: ZZ Top, “La Grange”
4: Geto Boys, “Mind Playing Tricks on Me”
4: The Judy’s, “Guyana Punch”
4: George Jones, “She Thinks I Still Care”
3: Glen Campbell, “Galveston”
1: R.E.M., “Houston”
1: Arcade Fire, “The Suburbs”
Favorite sports team, anywhere: the Astros.
Forgot about Lyle Lovett ! Great singer-songwriter.
Flaming Lips 3
Janis Joplin 3
Erykah Badu 4
ZZ Top - 5
Pantera - 5
Geto Boys - Mind Playing Tricks On Me - 10
Pantera - Walk - 10
Midlake - Roscoe - 5
Ornette Coleman (3)
Flaming Lips (3)
Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine (7)
Flaming Lips - Race for the Prize (6)
Leadbelly - Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (5)
Beyoncé - Crazy in Love (3)
Ornette Coleman - Lonely Woman (2)
Leadbelly - Goodnight Irene (2)
I also forgot to mention an excellent contemporary country singer from Houston : Hayes Carll
Don't forget, there's just over 26 hours to get a vote in here.
Voting is now closed for this round.