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sad songs about the "black migration" to the north?

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This great song "last bus from Tupelo" by Frankie Newsome is a story of a poor young man from the rural south who goes to the urban north to seek his fortune. Instead, he gets taken advantage of, used/abused there. Do folks know of any other songs from this lyrical genre? (poor rural blacks that get taken advantage of in cities like Detroit, Chicago, Cincinnati, etc). 

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Stevie Wonder - Living For the City

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Really good idea for a thread ! Looking forward to seeing what comes up.

 

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Much covered song - but I really love this version !

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It was a (long) while before I realised Gladys Knight's 'Midnight Train To Georgia' was about this.  Her man must have had a really shit time in the North to want to go back to Georgia during that period.

 

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Junior Walker & the All Stars version of Way Back Home is about nostalgia for the South, it's one of my favourite songs

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Doris Duke just tremendous

 

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Sorry meant to post this Doris Duke I don't care anymore

 

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On 22/10/2017 at 20:00, ljblanken said:

 

 

Thank you, that is beautiful stuff.

 

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