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T. Bone Burnett’s Smoking Southern Playlist

Let the Texas-Born music legend get your soundtrack started with his ideal lineup

“The Glow-Worm”
The Mills Brothers


“Devil Got My Woman”
Skip James


“God’s River”
Emmett Miller


“Ode to Billie Joe”
Bobbie Gentry


“Wade in the Water”
The Staple Singers


“Nights When I Am Sane”
Mickey Newbury


Lazy River”
Hoagy Carmichael


“St. James Infirmary”
Louis Armstrong


“Little Sally Walker”
Mattie Gardner, Ida Mae Towns, and Jesse Lee Pratcher


“You Gonna Wreck My Life”
Howlin’ Wolf


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