Illinois Music Collection

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Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
Has this been done already? A collection of our favorite Illinois related music.

I'll start the ball rolling.



 
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#2
Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
Here's another.



 
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#3
Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
A more traditional piece . . .



 
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My top Illini song by a long shot is "Illini Fantasy" by James Curnow.

You can buy it here: Illinois Bands
Can you post it, or does that violate copyright laws? I listened to a short free sample, it sounded pretty cool.
 
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Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
I always associated this song with Champaign because it came out while I was in school there and the Illinois Central railroad, of course, runs right through Champaign.



 
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#9
Tiny Illini
The basement of the Alamo
I too think of Champaign whenever I hear that song. Bittersweet since now I live far, far away. :)
 
#10
Central IL



Listen with caution, wistful expats.
It's sweet enough to put you out of your misery.

Dan the Man
 
#12
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The Fighting Illini War Chant



 
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#13
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Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets

The Fighting Illini in Pasadena



 
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The Three-in-One!



 
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This is a 1938 recording of Illinois Loyalty with some older lyrics.



 
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Oskee-Wow-Wow

with lyrics!



 
#20
Champaign Area
rbachhuber, what year is that "Pride of the Illini" from? The musicianship is AWESOME but we never did anything near that when I was in MI (2007-2010).
 
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Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
rbachhuber, what year is that "Pride of the Illini" from? The musicianship is AWESOME but we never did anything near that when I was in MI (2007-2010).
I really have no idea. I just happened upon this video on YouTube and there is no source information attached to it.
 
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Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
When I found out a couple of weeks ago that Bob Dylan had co-written not one, but two songs called "Champaign, Illinois," I was astonished that I hadn't heard of either one. How could the man many people consider to be the greatest storyteller of the 20th century reference our town twice without making more than a blip on the local radar? Shouldn't one of them be some sort of official Champaign anthem?
http://www.smilepolitely.com/music/bob_dylan_said_champaign_illinois_twice_3737/
 
#24
Recruiting Correspondent
Michigan
I know this is a bit off-topic, but any meaningful music collection has to include Paul Simon's rendition of "The Boxer" on the first Saturday Night Live after the attacks of September 11:

http://channel.pandora.tv/channel/video.ptv?ref=em_nom&ch_userid=ssofficer&prgid=34579920&categid=all&page=1

I vividly remember watching this with tears streaming down my face. We were all Americans, plain and simple, as we tried to regain our balance as a nation in those dark days. God bless the United States of America, now and forever.
 
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Planet Earth, when not battling Ming the Merciless
I know this is a bit off-topic, but any meaningful music collection has to include Paul Simon's rendition of "The Boxer" on the first Saturday Night Live after the attacks of September 11:

http://channel.pandora.tv/channel/video.ptv?ref=em_nom&ch_userid=ssofficer&prgid=34579920&categid=all&page=1

I vividly remember watching this with tears streaming down my face. We were all Americans, plain and simple, as we tried to regain our balance as a nation in those dark days. God bless the United States of America, now and forever.
I don't recall ever seeing that before. Thanks.