The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Radio Free Gunslinger #7:
The Dream of a Southern Governor

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'The Dream of a Southern Governor,' is Jackie 'Moms' Mabley.

The Content

First Sequence:
The Paragons - The Tide is High
Derrick Harriott - The Loser
The Upsetters - Return of Django
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Rudy Got Soul
The Heptones - Hypocrite

Second Sequence:
Frank Sinatra - Blues in the Night
The Four Vagabonds - Hit the Road to Dreamland
Laurence Juber - If I Only Had a Brain
Pearl Bailey - One Man (Ain't Quite Enough)
Ethel Waters & Eddie Anderson - Cabin in the Sky

Third Sequence:
The Madoka Playboys - That Doggone Dog of Mine
Old Crow Medicine Show - Oh, My Little Darling
R. Crumb & The Cheap Suit Serenaders - Make My Cot Where the Cot-Cot-Cotton Grows
The New Deal String Band - Methodist Pie
The Old Southern Jug Blowers - Louisville Special

Fourth Sequence:
The Performers - Mini Skirt
Edd Henry - Your Replacement is Here
The Grand Prixx - I See Her Pretty Face
Soul President - Get It Right
Mae Young - Let's Give Our Love a Try

Son House - How to Treat a Man


Éric McComber said...

Thanks for that, btw. Brightens my day once a week.

Tom Sutpen said...

You're very welcome!

Jazzmonkie said...
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Jazzmonkie said...

I think this may be my favorite edition yet. Love Moms Mabley.

Chris said...

Thanks for the great mix. Especially happy to hear Derrick Harriott's "The Loser".

johnny phenothiazine said...

Such mixes! Thanx with a capital "X." Your ears, unbelievably, are as good as your eyes.