I’m still reeling over our state vegetable, so I shudder to think what would be considered an appropriate rock and/or roll number to celebrate at the Oklahoma History Center, and indeed my first look at the nominees list so far did nothing to ease the twitch.
So, prodded by Jason Bondy, I sent in the one and only song that makes sense to me in this context: Wanda Jackson’s “Funnel of Love” (Capitol 4553, 1961), which offers not one, not two, but three connections to this state:
- Wanda’s from Maud, and today lives in Moore.
- The tasty guitar licks are provided by latter-day Tulsan Roy Clark.
- What could be more Oklahoman than Tornado as Metaphor? I mean, really.
I hope someone on the committee at least has heard of it.