RIVER SONGS For The Time Capsule

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The list author says: "Music about rivers has an allure for many people(me,for one). Not sure why....romance, motion, simplicity, the appeal of nature as an antidote to urban life? Back in touch with our common home,the planet? Here are the best 'river' songs I know, pretty much ranked in my order of preference, as usual. (NOTE: The old Stephen Foster chestnut SWANEE RIVER, also known as Old Folks At Home, should be on this list but it was surprisingly hard to find a good recording of it)."
Highwayman Collection
1.  Highwayman Collection by The Highwaymen
The list author says:
  "BIG RIVER. Johnny Cash wrote it and performed it first, but this version is high art by the Highwaymen, 'Mount Rushmore' of 'outlaw' country: Cash, Kristofferson, Waylon and Willie."
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Kern River
2.  Kern River by Merle Haggard
The list author says:
  "See also my BEST OF MERLE HAGGARD. One of Merle's best compositions and recordings."
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Definitive Collection
3.  Definitive Collection by Don Williams
The list author says:
  "TILL THE RIVERS ALL RUN DRY. Actually the song I'd like to put in this #3 spot is Don's song WHERE THE ARKANSAS RIVER LEAVES OKLAHOMA, which on CD is only on Don's rare CD called, ironically enough, TILL THE RIVERS ALL RUN DRY. Both on my list: BEST OF DON WILLIAMS."
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Greatest Hits
4.  Greatest Hits by Roger Whittaker
The list author says:
  "RIVER LADY. Roger also does the best version of RED RIVER VALLEY that I know, but only on vinyl LP: All-Time Heart-Touching Favorites (and MP3). Both on my list BEST OF ROGER WHITTAKER."
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Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
5.  Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions by Linda Ronstadt
The list author says:
  "ACROSS THE BORDER. Bruce Springsteen song upgraded beautifully by Linda Ronstadt, accompanied by Emmylou Harris. Seems to go on forever like the Rio Grande, but that's more than okay with me !!!"
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Gonna Take a Lot of River
6.  Gonna Take a Lot of River by Oak Ridge Boys
The list author says:
  "One of my 4 fave songs by the Oaks. See my BEST OF THE OAK RIDGE BOYS."
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Pancho & Lefty
7.  Pancho & Lefty by Willie Nelson
The list author says:
  "IT'S MY LAZY DAY, duet with Merle Haggard."
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Bluebird
8.  Bluebird by Emmylou Harris
The list author says:
  "A RIVER FOR HIM. Okay, it's a metaphorical river, but it's still a river! Written by Emmylou and on my List: BEST SONGS WRITTEN BY WOMEN. Equally good recording below."
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Winter Light
9.  Winter Light by Linda Ronstadt
The list author says:
  "A RIVER FOR HIM. Linda's equally excellent version. On my list LINDA RONSTADT AT HER BEST. The arrangement of these two recordings is similar, but of course a somewhat different sound because of the two differing appealing voices."
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Roses in the Snow
10.  Roses in the Snow by Emmylou Harris
The list author says:
  "MISS THE MISSISSIPPI AND YOU. On my list: BEST OF EMMYLOU HARRIS."
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Miss The Mississippi And You (Album Version)
11.  Miss The Mississippi And You (Album Version) by Crystal Gayle
The list author says:
  "See my CRYSTAL GAYLE (The Shania Twain of the 70's)"
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River Road
12.  River Road by Crystal Gayle
The list author says:
  "Written by Canada's Sylvia Tyson, formerly of folk duo with her husband at the time, Ian and Sylvia."
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Rivers of Babylon
13.  Rivers of Babylon by Boney M
The list author says:
  "Title song, obviously. On my list CHRISTIAN MUSIC FOR THOSE WHO SOMETIMES FIND IT BORING>"
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The River (Album Version)
14.  The River (Album Version) by Brian Doerksen
The list author says:
  "Excellent contemporary hymn by Canadian Christian writer/performer."
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Shenandoah
15.  Shenandoah by Jimmie Rodgers
The list author says:
  "Only on MP3 and the very hard-to-find CD/album TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL. One of the best voices ever in pop music
curtailed by road rage assault."
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Lazy River (Single Version)
16.  Lazy River (Single Version) by The Mills Brothers
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What a Wonderful World
17.  What a Wonderful World by Willie Nelson
The list author says:
  "MOON RIVER. My favorite recording of it."
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TV Western Theme Songs
18.  TV Western Theme Songs by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Well now, this is sad. The vocal theme song from the TV series MAVERICK can't be found even on MP3 or vinyl. This is just instrumental. RIVERboat,ring your bell !!!(in protest!)"
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Do You Believe in Magic
19.  Do You Believe in Magic by Lovin Spoonful
The list author says:
  "FISHIN' BLUES. The group that 'spawned' John Sebastian."
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Chronicle, The 20 Greatest Hits
20.  Chronicle, The 20 Greatest Hits by Creedence Clearwater Revival
The list author says:
  "PROUD MARY, rollin' down the river."
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Singer Songwriter
21.  Singer Songwriter by Kris Kristofferson
The list author says:
  "JODY AND THE KID mentions 'the river' a few times. The river is not the main focus of the song, but it's one of
Kris' classic gems of songwriting. See my BEST OF KRISTOFFERSON."
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Border Lord
22.  Border Lord by Kris Kristofferson
The list author says:
  "KISS THE WORLD GOODBYE. Don't like to promote a song about suicide, but I just like the sound and rhythm. And, of course, I'm a huge Kristofferson fan."
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100 Best Loved Hymns
23.  100 Best Loved Hymns by Joslin Grove Choral Society
The list author says:
  "SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER and LIKE A RIVER GLORIOUS"
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Will The Circle Be Unbroken 2
24.  Will The Circle Be Unbroken 2 by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The list author says:
  "LOST RIVER. Guest vocalist Michael Martin Murphey"
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Pat Boone Greatest Hits
25.  Pat Boone Greatest Hits by Pat Boone
The list author says:
  "MOODY RIVER."
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The Band Greatest Hits
26.  The Band Greatest Hits by The Band
The list author says:
  "UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK"
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Too Many Rivers
27.  Too Many Rivers by BRENDA LEE
The list author says:
  "TOO MANY RIVERS. Again, just metaphorical rivers, not real rivers. I think Eddy Arnold also had a popular recording of it."
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Lightfoot! / The Way I Feel
28.  Lightfoot! / The Way I Feel by Gordon Lightfoot
The list author says:
  "LONG RIVER. See my BEST OF GORDON LIGHTFOOT."
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Have Arrived
29.  Have Arrived by The Oak Ridge Boys
The list author says:
  "SAIL AWAY. In the next few, I expose my ignorance. Can
sailboats and sloops be used on rivers? Dunno, I'm not a nautical guy.  Oh well, they ARE good songs though !!!"
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Paint the Sky with Stars:  The Best of Enya
30.  Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya by Enya
The list author says:
  "SAIL AWAY(Orinoco Flow). Enya's among my top 10 favorite female vocalists. On my list: FEMALE VOCALISTS For The Time Capsule."
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Picture in a Frame
31.  Picture in a Frame by Kimmie Rhodes
The list author says:
  "TILL I GAIN CONTROL AGAIN. Cheating a bit here. One of my favorite love songs refers to seas and lighthouses. Do some rivers have lighthouses? Other good versions by Emmylou, Crystal, Willie alone and Van Morrison."
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Sounds of Summer: Very Best of The Beach Boys
32.  Sounds of Summer: Very Best of The Beach Boys by The Beach Boys
The list author says:
  "SLOOP JOHN B."
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Big River: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1985 Original Broadway Cast)
33.  Big River: The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1985 Original Broadway Cast) by Big River
The list author says:
  "RIVER IN THE RAIN and MUDDY RIVER, both written for Roger's 1985 Tony-winning musical."
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Other Classic Children's Songs
34.  Row, Row, Row Your Boat and Other Classic Children's Songs by Smart Baby Lullaby
The list author says:
  "ROW ROW ROW YOUR BOAT. I guess everyone knows this little ditty."
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Essential Leonard Cohen
35.  Essential Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
The list author says:
  "SUZANNE takes you down to her place by the river."
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River of Dreams
36.  River of Dreams by Billy Joel
The list author says:
  "Title song."
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Songs from America's Heartland
37.  Songs from America's Heartland by The Mormon Tabernacle Choir [Choir]
The list author says:
  "DOWN BY THE RIVERSIDE"
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Cherokee River
38.  Cherokee River by Walela
The list author says:
  "Music group comprised of Rita Coolidge, one of my fave half dozen female singers, plus Rita's sister and Rita's niece. Only number I liked on the CD though."
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Ol Man River & Other Favorites
39.  Ol Man River & Other Favorites by Robeson
The list author says:
  "OL' MAN RIVER. I never liked the song much, but it's a famous old classic. So I put it on the list."
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The River
40.  The River by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "I like a few Springsteen songs, but don't know this one. But if a big star like Bruce does a song called RIVER, I should put it on this list."
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Last updated: 11/19/13
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