21 Songs For A Rhode Island Road Trip

June 7, 2012 by JJ in Playlists with 0 Comments


Little Rhody is massive on music culture from the historic Newport Jazz festival to Providence’s independent music scene.

The songs on this list are either by Rhode Island musicians, from a band that formed in the state, from a famous performance played in the state, or simply an ode to Rhode Island itself.

  1. Throwing Muses – Snakeface iTunes (Alternative)
  2. The Low Anthem – The Horizon Is a Beltway iTunes (Folk)
  3. Nina Simone – Trouble In Mind (at Newport) iTunes (Jazz)
  4. The Chinese Stars – Loose Traffic iTunes (Alternative)
  5. Les Savy Fav – Patty Lee iTunes (Indy Rock)
  6. Talking Heads – Psycho Killer iTunes (Punk)
  7. Doomsday Student – Dime Store Horsey iTunes (Alternative)
  8. John Cafferty – On the Dark Side iTunes (Rock)
  9. Arab On Radar – St. Patrick’s Gay Parade iTunes (Alternative)
  10. OK Go – White Knuckles iTunes (Rock)
  11. Deer Tick – Baltimore Blues, No. 1 iTunes (Indy Rock)
  12. The Innocence Mission – Rhode Island iTunes (New Age)
  13. The Cowsills – The Rain, the Park and Other Things iTunes (Soft Rock)
  14. Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories – Waiting for Wednesday iTunes (Pop)
  15. Apathy – Rhode Island iTunes (Rap)
  16. Blu Cantrell – I Love You iTunes (R&B)
  17. Sage Francis – Broken Wings iTunes (Rap)
  18. The Might Mighty Bosstones – The Rascal King iTunes (Ska)
  19. ZOX – Starry Night iTunes (Reggae)
  20. Combustible Edison – The Millionaire’s Holiday iTunes (Lounge)
  21. Billie Holiday – Willow, Weep for Me (Live, Newport 1957) iTunes (Jazz)


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