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This week the AMWT makes its eleventh stop in the birthplace of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA.
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 Atlanta or locations nearby in some way.
There's no particular rule for where Atlanta starts and where next week's stop, Athens, GA, ends, but I think in general next week should be limited only to acts from Athens while acts from the rest of Georgia can be included in this week.
The most acclaimed artists of/connected to Atlanta and locations nearby according to Acclaimed Music (with their all-time rank in parentheses) are:
James Brown (32)
Otis Redding (41)
Ray Charles (59)
Little Richard (99)
The Allman Brothers Band (202)
Gnarls Barkley (266)
Cat Power (317)
Arrested Development (413)
Gladys Knight (583)
The Black Crowes (740)
Prefuse 73 (969)
Some acclaimed songs about Atlanta and nearby locations:
Brook Benton - "Rainy Night in Georgia"
Charlie Daniels Band - "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"
Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Midnight Train to Georgia"
Ray Charles - "Georgia on My Mind"
Voting will end at 11:59 PM forum time on Sunday, August 14th, 2011.
A converted mosque and movie theatre on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta is our venue this week - the Fox Theatre. Seating 5,000, this U.S. National historic landmark hosted the Rolling Stones in 1981 and Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded a live album there in 1976.
Next week is a short jaunt up the road to Athens, GA, home of a number of indie-rock bands.
Otis Redding (4)
James Brown (3)
Eddie Hinton - How You Goin' To Georgia (7)
James Carr - Gonna Send You Back To Georgia (7)
Little Feat - Oh Atlanta (7)
Gladys Knight & the Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia (4)
Otis Redding (4)
James Brown (2)
Gnarls Barkley (1)
Cat Power (1)
5 - OutKast
1 - The Black Crowes
1 - Janelle Monae
1 - Sevendust
1 - Magnapop
10 - "Rosa Parks" by OutKast
8 - "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight & The Pips
7 - "Georgia on My Mind" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles (4)
James Brown (1)
Ray Charles - "Georgia on My Mind" (6)
Outkast - "Hey Ya!" (5)
T.I. - "What You Know" (5)
James Brown - "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" (5)
Gladys Knight - "Midnight Train to Georgia" (4)
20 hours left here, but I may consider an extension as the turnout is somewhat low for a week this strong.
Ray Charles 3
Otis Redding 2
James Brown 2
Little Richard 2
and also : Blind Willie McTell, Janelle Monae, The Black Crowes, Gnarls Barkley
and great artists from other Southeastern States : Doc Watson, Ryan Adams, bascom Lamar Lunsford, Flatt & Scruggs, Charlie Poole, Mike Cross (North Carolina), Rev Gary Davis (SC),
"Georgia" H. Charmichael, Ray Charles 8
"Midnight Train to Georgia" 2
"Statesboro Blues" Blind Willie McTell 5
"Blind Willie McTell" Bob Dylan 5
"Tramp" Otis Redding 3
"Hey Ya" Outkast 2
"Goin to Georgia on a Horn" John Jackson
Otis Redding 2
Janelle Monae 1
Ray Charles 1
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - 12
Toilet Tisha - 5
B.O.B. - 5
Desire Lines - 3
Edit: I don't understand why no one else has chosen Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay. Have I missed something?
I won't be able to tally the votes until tonight, so the vote is open until I do.