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Does anyone know the origin of the title Whitehouse (track 7 from Blackwater)? I have deep roots in N Fla (Middleburg, Lake City, Gainesville, Green Cove Springs, etc) and my cousin Stephen was raised in Whitehouse, FL (west of Jax) and was wondering if there was a connection.
It is indeed the same Whitehouse. It's not too far from where JJ grew up/lives. I'm sure I'd screw up the origin of the song so I'm going to let someone more knowledgable than I. The board's a little slow cause of the holidays, but somebody'll have your answer soon I'm sure.
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Well, correct me if I'm wrong, and not being from anywhere near Florida, it is very possible I am, but from what I understand, JJ grew up in Whitehouse atleast for a part of his childhood and hence the song, along with the view of how everything was gone when he came back or engulfed by the City of Jacksonville. Whitehouse from what I understand was pretty rural back then but, is now, like so many other places, very urban, or suburban. That, along with just down the road to the west is Baldwin City where I Believe his Grandparents lived, and many other small towns references in On Palastine. Olustee, Glen St. Mary's, etc...
Anyone know about Lazy Fo' Acre? For some reason, I remember hearing that it was a street name? If so, where about in Florida is it? I'm assuming it's in Florida. ---------- Delerious Tyme
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WHITEHOUSE-BALDWIN AREA, I'm Heading West on the RR Track,(HWY.90) Gonna stop by KD's Nite Limit Juke House & have a cool Suds & then go Eat A Country Fried Steak at EVERYBODYS. Then go Fishing at Lake Palastine or Loochloosa.I mite even Camp Out in the Grove.
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Yes DT, If I'm not mistaken, LFA is about Fouraker Road, also on the Westside of Jacksonville. Although Im not exactly sure what the slow lazy summer connection is. I would imagine, like Whitehouse, its memories of JJ growing up on the Westside. Im not absolutely certain but I've always assumed thats the road he's talking about, enough so that I snapped a pic of it a few years back...
I concur with skot. Unless I'm thinking of another song, they wrote this when they went to London for their first record deal. (Without looking it up I'm guessing it was mid 90s.) They were longing for home and the song came together. Of course the record deal fell apart. But they met Fabrice. The rest is history.
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Last Edited by on Dec 23, 2008 12:07 PM