By David Simons. Subtitle: A Musical Road Trip Across America. From the creators of MUSIC ALIVE! magazine, this resource takes you to 8 important cities around the country, exploring the unique sounds and artists that define them. Each section includes a reproducible student article and 2 activity sheets. Full-length lesson plans based on the National Standards accompany each section. The included CD has all musical examples. Cities and styles "toured" include New Orleans and funk, Memphis and R&B, Nashville and country, Philadelphia and soul, New York City and jazz, Detroit and Motown, Chicago and blues, and Los Angeles and rock.For grades 4 to 8. 53 pages.CD contents (contains excerpts from each song): Big Chief, Lula Lula Don't You Go to Bingo, Matchbox, Soul Man, Walkin' After Midnight, Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart, The Twist, Rockin' Roll Baby, Ruby My Dear, Take the "A" Train, Clear, From Love to Tears, Walkin' Blues, Cut You a Loose, Driving Sideways.