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 #15: Easy



Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'Easy,' is Elvis Presley.

The Content

First Sequence:
Young-Holt Unlimited - Ain't There Something Money Can't Buy?
Mark Murphy - Señor Blues
Shorty Long - Function at the Junction
Billy Hawks - Got My Mojo Working
The Mongo Santamaria Orchestra - Get the Money

Second Sequence:
Henry Allen & His Orchestra - It Should Be You
The Chocolate Dandies - Got Another Sweetie Now
The Connie's Inn Orchestra - Radio Rhythm
Luis Russell & His Orchestra - Doctor Blues
Jelly Roll Morton & His Red Hot Peppers - Red Hot Pepper Stomp

Third Sequence:
Stephen Sondheim - Anyone Can Whistle
Frank Sinatra - Good Thing Going
Tom Waits - Somewhere
Johnny Mathis - Small World
Van Morrison (w. Chet Baker) - Send in the Clowns

Fourth Sequence:
The Boyer Brothers - Step By Step
The Harmonizing Five - Let's Keep on Praying
The Sons of the South - Didn't It Rain, Children
Bob Angliano Quartet - Bye and Bye
The Young Gospel Singers - I Can Call Jesus Anytime

Summation:
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Skating in Central Park

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