See I am just horrible at this kind of thing. There is a song that mentions Oklahoma City, with a string of other cities, I think its from the 70's maybe early 80's I can't think of the artist nor the title, I can vaguely hear it playing in my head, but can't pull out the tune or any of the other word strings. But, whenever it comes on the radio I can sing it LOL. . . ohhhhh drives me nuts.
I suppose I could count Great Big Sea, even though they are not technically a part of the Maritimes. They are such a great band. Their live shows are so much fun! Are you with me East Coasters?
Well, they've got ocean in Newfoundland. That's maritime enough for me.
GBS is a ton of fun live. Oughta be someone here from Boston or St. John's:
Just noticed that my hometown appears in the second or third verse in this one:
Mary Chapin Carpenter - This Shirt
Miami- Will Smith (LA and Philly stay jiggy, but Miami bring the heat for real)
Motown Philly (of course!)- BoyzIIMen
Thanks for looking this up John! Yes, the good old Texan, Bob Wills! Then, I heard later in the song the name "San Antone" was used for my ol' hometown. I know they probably did it just to make the lyrics fit in the song. (Sorry I'm late in getting back, I'm not on here everyday!)
Spanish woman mentions it
(It's a soca parang which is song at Christmas time a hybrid of the original parang songs and soca)
Nice that this thread's been so active.
Another from here in the Big Buff. Lots of versions over the last 150yrs or so. The newer Springsteen version is awesome, but probably not very authentic. Happy and cheerful though the song is, the Gals in question were actually uh....let's say, ladies of lesser repute in the old canal district, back when this was kind of a wild west town, before it was cool!
Buffalo Gals- Simple Version
Buffalo Gals - Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band