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 #19: Little Stars, Big Stars



Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'Little Stars, Big Stars,' is Edward Teller.

The Content:

First Sequence:
Nick DeCaro and Orchestra - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
The Match - Thru Spray Colored Glasses
Don Costa - Punky's Dilemma
The Cowsills - We Can Fly
The Frugal Sound - Back Street Girl

Second Sequence:
Tiny Bradshaw - I'm Going to Have Myself a Ball
Dave Bartholomew - Country Boy
Professor Longhair - Hadacol Bounce
T-Bone Walker - The Sun Went Down
Billy Wright - After Dark Blues

Third Sequence:
Mabel Mercer - Trouble Man
Frank Sinatra - Lost in the Stars
Teresa Stratas - I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Walter Huston - September Song
Judy Garland - It Never Was You

Fourth Sequence:
Eddie Rambeau - Concrete and Clay
Charlotte & Emily - Please Stay With Me
George 'n' Sonny Sands - Down By the Ocean
The Toys - Can't Get Enough of You, Baby
The Motivations - The Slow Fizz

Summation:
Phil Ochs - Flower Lady (live)

1 comment :

Timmy said...

Nicely done. Hooked me with first two selections......... thank you