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 #22: Neglect of Duty



Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'Neglect of Duty,' is Fred Otash

First Sequence:
Eddy Arnold - I'm Waiting for Ships That Never Come In
Paul Whiteman & His Rhythm Boys - Happy Feet
Hociel Thomas, w. Lillie Delk Christian - Ain't She Sweet
Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers - Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William, Now)
Red Foley - Alabama Jubilee

Second Sequence:
Junior Wells - (I Got a) Stomach Ache
Eddie Jefferson - Psychedelic Sally
The Nightbeats - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Part 2
The Merced Blue Notes - Mama Rufus
Frank Frost - My Back Scratcher

Third Sequence:
The Mobile Strugglers - Memphis Blues
Jesse 'Babyface' Thomas - Blue Goose Blues
The Two Poor Boys - Two White Horses in a Line
The Beale Street Sheiks - It's a Good Thing (alt. tk.)
Nap Hayes & Matthew Prater - Nothin' Doin

Fourth Sequence:
Eddie Hill - I Changed My Mind (And I'll Go Home Again)
Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys - Advice to Joe
The Louvin Brothers - Weapon of Prayer
Ray Anderson - Stalin Kicked the Bucket
Jim Eanes - They Locked God Outside the Iron Curtain

Summation:
Hampton Hawes - The Green Leaves of Summer

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