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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