Mountain

Mississippi Queen

Composed by Laurence Laing / Felix Pappalardi / David Rea / Leslie West

Song Review by

One of the true classics of the late '60s, "Mississippi Queen" is a definitive slice of what would soon be known as boogie music. Sounding very similar to some of the Cream sides of the period, this not unusual, and Mountain co-founder/producer Felix Pappalardi produced their records. In addition to that, guitarist Leslie West was a true Eric Clapton devotee, and his riff and solo here is nearly identical to Clapton's searing work on "Crossroads." Lyrically, the song is a colorful, backwoods tale of rural romance.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Climbing! 1970 Legacy / Columbia 2:30
Flowers of Evil 1971 Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 3:49
Vanishing Point [Original Soundtrack] 1971
Original Soundtrack
Harkit Records 2:32
The Best of Mountain 1973 Columbia 2:32
On Top 1974 Collectables 2:31
No Image 1980
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution
No Image 1988
Various Artists
Columbia 0:00
Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day, Vol. 1 1990
Various Artists
Rhino 2:30
Guitar Rock [Time-Life] 1990
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:31
Sounds of the Seventies: 1970 - Take Two 1990
Various Artists
2:30
Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day, Vols. 1-4 1990
Various Artists
Rhino 2:30
Hard Rockin' 70s [Priority] 1991
Various Artists
Priority Records
70's Greatest Rock Hits, Vol. 1: Hard N' Heavy 1991
Various Artists
Priority Records
Hit Parader Salutes 20 Years of Metal 1993
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:33
Born to Be Wild, Vol. 1 [Madacy] 1995
Various Artists
Madacy 4:13
Over the Top 1995 Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 2:31
Electric 70's 1995
Various Artists
JCI Associated Labels 2:29
Power Chords, Vol. 2 1997
Various Artists
Hip-O
Easyriders, Vol. 3 1997
Various Artists
Thump Records 2:31
70s Heavy Hitters: Arena Rockers 1970-1974 1998
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:32
Super Hits 1998 Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 2:31
Guitar Rock: Heavy Favorites 1998
Various Artists
Madacy Distribution / Time / Life Music 2:33
Hard Rock [Delta] 1998
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 2:32
Mega Rock, Vol. 3 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 2:32
Summer of Peace, Love and Music, Vol. 3 1999
Various Artists
Platinum Disc 2:32
John Boy & Billy's Rockin' Race Tracks 1999
John Boy & Billy's Rockin' Race Tracks
Arista 2:27
Millennium Collection 1999 Digimode Entertainment 6:19
Positively 60's 2000
Various Artists
Capitol 2:32
Hard Rock to Metal 2000
Various Artists
Delta Distribution 2:32
70's Jewels 2000
Various Artists
K-Tel Distribution 2:32
Classic Rock 70's 2000
Various Artists
Trans World 2:31
Hard Rock Essentials [Trans World] 2000
Various Artists
Trans World 2:31
Hard Rockin' Hits: 20 Original Recordings 2000
Various Artists
Madacy 2:31
Rock Hits of the 70's [Sony Special Products 2000] 2000
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:29
No Image 2000
Various Artists
Realm Records 2:30
Goin' South 2001
Various Artists
Razor & Tie 2:33
Drivin' South: Southern Rockin' Smash Hits 2001
Various Artists
Legacy / Sony Music Distribution 2:29
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:32
A Year in Your Life: 1970, Vol. 2 2001
Various Artists
Definitive 2:32
No Image 2002 Sony Music Distribution 2:31
Dock Rock 2002
Various Artists
BMG International 2:32
Rock Classics: The Heavyweights 2002
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 4:16
Vanishing Point [Harkit] 2002 Harkit Records 2:32
Mullets Rock! 2003
Various Artists
Epic 2:30
Trailer Tracks: 18 Classic Southern Rock Anthems! 2003
Various Artists
UTV 2:30
The Best Air Guitar Album in the World...Ever! 2004
Various Artists
EMI Music Distribution 2:31
Legends of Rock [Time Life] 2005
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:33
Ted Nugent/Mountain 2005 Collectables 2:31
Then: Totally Oldies - Classic Rock 2005
Various Artists
Varèse Vintage / Varèse Sarabande 2:34
Ultimate 16: Power of Rock 2005
Various Artists
Madacy 0:00
Maximum Cowbell 2006
Various Artists
Sony BMG
Rock of the Seventies [Sbme] 2007
Various Artists
Sony Music Distribution 2:31
Rock Classics [Sony BMG] 2007
Various Artists
Sony BMG 2:31
Now That's What I Call Classic Rock 2008
Various Artists
Capitol 2:29
No Image 2008
Various Artists
CMC Records 2:32
OCC Rocks 2009
Various Artists
CMG / Orange Coun / Red / OCC Records 2:31
Original Album Classics, Vol. 1 2010 Sony Music 4:16
Crossroader: An Anthology 1969-1974 2010 Esoteric Recordings 2:32
Pure... Guitar Heroes 2010
Various Artists
Sony Music 2:32
Classic Rock Roadtrip 2010
Various Artists
Sony Music Entertainment 2:32
Pure... America 2011
Various Artists
Sony Music 2:32
Ultimate Guide to Rock Anthems 2011
Various Artists
Haynes / Sony Music 2:31
The Box Set Series: Classic Rock 2014
Various Artists
Legacy 2:32
70s U.S. Playlist
Various Artists
Crimson 2:33