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Posted By: PoppaGator
03-Feb-09 - 02:29 PM
Thread Name: New Jersey State Song
Subject: RE: BS: New Jersey State Song
I had forgotten that Chuck Barris wrote "Palisades Park," as recorded by Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon. Palisades Park was a few miles out of my usual orbit ~ I did most of my amusement-park-riding Down The Shore ~ but I went on one group field trip there at about age 10.

Oh, and have that pork roll on a Hard Roll, if you can still find a decent old-style New Jersey bakery.

I left NJ more or less for good in 1961, but thanks to Hurricane Katrina, my family and I spent several interesting months there over the winter of '05-'06. Something that was new to me, that I didn't remember from my childhood/teenage years: several diners offered Taylor ham as a selection you could order with your eggs, an alternative to just-plain "ham," or bacon or sausage. I think that Taylor ham is a brand name for good old pork roll, but I'm not sure. Can anyone clarify this?