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    So what songs, artists, or albums - to you - conjure up ghost towns or the regions/areas where they are ?

    I got my start in GT'ing in the early 70's primarily through - what else - Lambert Florin's Superior publishing volumes. This was before I had a drivers license. I'd sit in my cabin (I had a cabin I lived in on my parents property) and play music and read western history and ghost town books (when I wasn't out dirt biking or getting into stuff with my buddies).

    Some music became a personal soundtrack of sorts for ghost towns and ghost towning. When I finally got my license I made cassettes off my records to play on GT road trips. To this day the music still conjures up ghost towns and western history - whether the music really has anything specific to do with it or not. Interestingly I noticed much of it, while rock music, is influenced by or rooted in American folk and country music.

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    The Eagles - their first four albums

    Neil Young - After The Gold Rush, Harvest, Comes A Time

    Crosby Stills & Nash - the 'couch' album, Deja Vu

    Joe Walsh - Barnstorm

    The Marshall Tucker Band - Searchin' For A Rainbow, Carolina Dreams

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy

    The Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach, Brothers & Sisters

    Ozark Mt. Daredevils - their first three LPs
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    The theme tune to "For A Few Dollars More".
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    I used to listen to the same music when going out to the Mojave Desert to go shooting.

    I'd also listen to early Jackson Browne tapes.

    How about "Fire on the Mountain" by the Marshall Tucker Band?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirohniichan View Post
    How about "Fire on the Mountain" by the Marshall Tucker Band?
    Fire On The Mountain is from MTB's 'Searchin' For A Rainbow' LP. Don't stop at that song alone!

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    Yep, all good stuff.

    Marty Robbins, gunfighter ballads & trail songs.

    Waylon & Willie, redheaded stranger.

    Skillet Lickers, anything.

    Carter Family, anything.

    Django Reinhardt, anything.

    Patty Loveless, Carlene Carter, Rosie Flores, Robert Earl Keen, Dolly Parton...& for some reason Workin' man's Dead, Allmans Filmore east.

    Good, bad & the ugly...woooo,oooo,ooo...

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    Nice selection, RDS. All in my favorites, too.

    I would just add a little Jerry Jeff Walker and Jimmy Buffet to round it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeZona View Post
    Nice selection, RDS. All in my favorites, too.

    I waould just add a little Jerry Jeff Walker and Jimmy Buffet to round it out
    Oh yeah! Jerry Jeff, good one! A real outlaw. I don't care if it rains or freezes...

    David Allen Coe...?

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    I was totally going to say David Allen Coe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulture View Post
    Yep, all good stuff.
    for some reason Workin' man's Dead
    Ah yes forgot about that one... and its twin: American Beauty

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    The Band.

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