“Dixieland Delight” by Alabama
Okay, I admit it. I’ve loved this song for a long time. Alabama was a big deal for me when I was growing up. Anyone that knows me knows I got a weakness for 80’s country songs. They are the oldest stories I know. I remember listening to this song over and over again in the ceramics studio at Bennington College while everyone else played Bob Marley. What a funny thing. A few years ago, I was at my friend’s wedding in Nashville. She married a boy from Ohio, and I was the maid of honor. I took the best man out to a honky tonk. There was a live band at this place and oh what a thing. He went to get a drink and they played this song and I just screamed it and there were so many people we could barely find each other again.
Hailey Higdon is the recent author of Packing (Bloof Books) and How To Grow Almost Everything (Agnes Fox). Her newest book, The State In Which, is out now from above/ground press. She is friends with everyone.
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