Five on Friday Set 106

Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 by Travis Cody in

I should be doing a tribute Set today.  On this day in 1959, a small charter plane crashed shortly after take off from an airfield near Mason City Iowa.  Everyone on board was killed including Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and JP "Big Bopper" Richardson.

Buddy Holly was 22.  Ritchie Valens was 17.  JP Richardson was 28.

FoF Set 2 was a tribute Set to the three men who died on 3 February 1959.  If you like, you can listen to that Set here.

Instead of another tribute Set, I chose some outstanding southern rock tunes.  Let's rock y'all...southern style.

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

Dixie Chicken, written by Lowell George/Fred Martin, as released by Little Feat in 1973

Heard it in a Love Song, written by Toy Caldwell, as released by The Marshall Tucker Band in 1977

If You Want to Get to Heaven, written by Steve Cash/John Dillon, as released by The Ozark Mountain Daredevils in 1974

Flirtin' With Disaster, written by DJ Brown/ D Hlubek; B Thomas, as released by Molly Hatchet in 1979

Green Grass and High Tides, written by James Brittain/Hughie Thomasson, as released by The Outlaws in 1975

If you'd like to join in, here are the guidelines:

1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
2. Go to to make your Set of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that's your vibe for the day. You can simply post the Set, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
2a. Don't feel restricted by the tracks listed on And don't be discouraged if the Embed code won't work. You're welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets.
3. Be sure to sign Mr Linky so everyone can visit your Set.
4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

Go forth and enjoy music!


  1. Jamie says:

    It's been ages since I last heard, "It You Wanna Get To Heaven". That was fun. I mentioned "The Day The Music Died" in passing, but did a major time travel event to the whole era.

  1. Green grass and high tides is just an amazing song. I'm also a fan of Flirtin' with Disaster, as you probably suspected

  1. Linda says:

    I love "Dixie Chicken"! I believe that one came out when I was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi so I always associate that tune with Biloxi which somehow seems appropriate!

    I was inspired by Jamie's post today and took a short stroll down memory lane which for me ended up being the years 1971 to 1975.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I don't know any of those. I like Buddy Holly though. :)

  1. Cherie says:

    Most of those songs were new to me. I think my fav had to be the one by The Outlaws with those awesome guitar solos!

  1. it has been a while since I heard the tune"heard it in a love song,thanks for this great set.

  1. Mags says:

    Dixie Chicken is one of my favorite songs! I used to listen to that over and over in high school.

  1. I'll be back over the weekend to listen to everyone's sets.

  1. Back for the set - and the Ozark Mountain Daredevils were my favorites this week.