Thursday, March 3, 2011

Egyptology at 8Tracks

1.       My Egyptian Grammar – The Fiery Furnaces
2.       Freedom Road – The Pharoahs
3.       Egyptian Tomb – Mighty Baby
4.       Cairo Blues – Lightnin’ Hopkins
5.       The Sphinx – Baby Charles
6.       Fire In Cairo – The Cure
7.       Latino In Cairo – Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band
8.       Raksat El Kheyl – Omar Khorshid
9.       Pharoah Hiding – Junior Byles
10.   Egyptian Reggae – Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
11.   Egyptian Shumba – The Tammys
12.   Sue Egypt – Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
13.   Memphis,Egypt – The Mekons
14.   Sphynx – The Brand New Heavies
15.   Nights Over Egypt – The Jones Girls
16.   Egyptian-Ella – Fats Waller
17.    Prince Of Peace – Pharoah Sanders
18.   Egypt – Weldon Irvine
19.   Pyramid – Duke Ellington
20.   I Don’t Intend to Die In Egyptland – Josh White
21.   Pharoah, Let My People Go – Theodore Bikel
22.   Sphinx – Harry Thumann
23.   Egypt,Egypt –Egyptian Lover
24.   King Pharoah Dub – King Tubby
25.   Egyptian Kings – Brainticket
26.   Cairo Rag – Gus Cannon
27.   Cairo Blues – Henry Spaulding
28.   Clear Signal From Cairo – The Fiery Furnaces


gilhodges said...

The "Cairo" Hopkins, Cannon and Spaulding are singing about is surely Cairo (pronounced Kay-roh) Illinois, a town along the migration route from the Mississippi Delta up to Chicago. Cairo was also the locus of one of the more infamous Northern lynchings (in 1909). At the southermost tip of Illinois, Cairo represented for African Americans a northern outpost of deep-south segregation and racism.

Cody B said...

True indeed Gil...Good to see another Brooklynite up in here. I think the sentiment embodied in the Illinois spot makes for apt inclusion in the mix, despite the geographical differences.

Pretty deep history in the Illinois town, that only has a population of 2,800 today.