American Icons: Dixie
Friday, April 15, 2011
This is the tune the nation brought to war.
It’s been a century-and-a-half since a minstrel tune called “Dixie” debuted in New York. The song went viral, and soon North and South alike were whistling “Dixie.” With the outbreak of the Civil War, “Dixie” became an anthem of the antebellum way of life. And today we are still fighting over “Dixie.” Studio 360’s Trey Kay asks why it continues to divide the nation.
Bonus Track: Elvis Sings "Dixie"
Elvis Presley sings "Dixie" as part of the song "American Trilogy."
Bonus Track: "Union Dixie"
"Dixie" was popular in the North and the South. Bobby Horton performs this version, just for Yankees.
Bonus Track: "Everybody's Dixie"
Horton performs extra verses for those partial to the South in "Everybody's Dixie."
Video: Bing Crosby sings “Dixie”
Minstrel shows aren’t ancient history. A black-faced Bing Crosby performed this version of “Dixie” in a 1943 movie of the same name.
Dixie (I Wish I Was in Dixie)Artist: Patriotic FathersAlbum: American Celebration - The Ultimate Patriotic Music Collection (July 4th - Memorial Day - Labor Day)Label: BFM Digital
"Dixie"Artist: Bing CrosbyAlbum: music from the 1943 motion picture "Dixie"
Everybody’s DixieArtist: Bobby HortonAlbum: Homespun Songs of the C.S.A. Volume 1Label: Bobby Horton
Union DixieArtist: Bobby HortonAlbum: Homespun Songs of the Union Army, Volume 3Label: Bobby Horton
DixieArtist: Bobby HortonAlbum: Homespun Songs of the C.S.A. Volume 1