High Sierra Tunes

Discuss your favorite wilderness related books. Share your favorite poetry, quotes and folktales. Here's your chance to showcase your creative side!
Post Reply
User avatar
oldhikerQ
Topix Regular
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:50 am
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker
Location: South OC, CA

High Sierra Tunes

Post by oldhikerQ » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:03 pm

Does anyone have a song that says "High Sierra" to them? Kind of like a California version of Rocky Mountain High?


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost






User avatar
rlown
Topix Docent
Posts: 6850
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:00 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer
Location: Petaluma, CA

Re: High Sierra Tunes

Post by rlown » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:19 pm

A couple..

[youtube_vid]<iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gKz5QLS2WfU" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/youtube_vid]

[youtube_vid]<iframe width="854" height="480" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1cOjhMZ7R-4" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/youtube_vid]

Shawn
Topix Expert
Posts: 940
Joined: Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:56 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: High Sierra Tunes

Post by Shawn » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:14 pm

Coincidentally, I was departing the trailhead after looking around Red Lake for Larry Conn back in 2012 when I first heard this Boz Scaggs tune . Now of course whenever I hear it, it reminds me of that experience. Not sure why it didn't get much air time.

[youtube_vid]<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/38nGNAQa7ks" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/youtube_vid]

User avatar
oldhikerQ
Topix Regular
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:50 am
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker
Location: South OC, CA

Re: High Sierra Tunes

Post by oldhikerQ » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:47 am

Gentlemen,
Thank you both for the songs. Had no idea that Boz Scaggs recorded a Sierra tune.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

User avatar
dave54
Founding Member
Posts: 997
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:24 pm
Experience: Level 4 Explorer
Location: where the Sierras, Cascades, and Great Basin meet.

Re: High Sierra Tunes

Post by dave54 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 am

I searched the allmusic.com database for songs with 'sierra' in the title and got over 1000 hits.
=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~
Log off and get outdoors!
~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=

User avatar
oldhikerQ
Topix Regular
Posts: 210
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:50 am
Experience: Level 3 Backpacker
Location: South OC, CA

Re: High Sierra Tunes

Post by oldhikerQ » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:52 pm

Dave54,
Thank you for referring me to that resource. I had no idea that it existed. Looks like I've got a bit of work to go through 1000+ songs.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests