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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

'Detroit & St. Louis' Contest Answers

We extended our first World Series-themed Friday contest, about songs with a lyric about either Detroit or St. Louis (congratulations to winner Steve K.), with an extra, tougher question: name a song that mentions both cities.

Despite helpful hints, the question proved too tough, and there was no winner. The answer is "Back In the USA", by Chuck Berry:

"New York, Los Angeles, oh, how I yearned for you
Detroit, Chicago, Chattanooga, Baton Rouge
Let alone just to be at my home back in old St. Lou."

Our subsequent contest, from last Friday, simply asked for a musician from either Detroit or St. Louis. The winner, selected at random, was Megan R., who also supplied the greatest number of correct answers, though all in one, big entry (multiple entries not allowed!). Megan mentioned John Lee Hooker and Eminem, of Michigan, and Uncle Tupelo, Chuck Berry, and Miles Davis, of Missouri. We also had in mind Bob Seger, and Mitch Ryder.

Thanks to all entrants, and congratulations to Megan, who wins a $10 gift certificate to Small World Music.

New contest every Friday!

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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