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 #24: If You Want It

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'If You Want It,' is Christopher Isherwood.

The Content

First Sequence:
Jesse Belvin - Daddy Loves Baby
Little Willie Littlefield - Love Me Tonight
Earl King - It Must Have Been Love
Pee Wee Crayton - The Bop Hop
Guitar Slim - Our Only Child

Second Sequence:
The Satelliters - Circle Sky
The Warner Brothers - I Won't Be the Same Without Her
The Strangers - Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)
The Rovin' Kind - She
Mark Roman - Cuddly Toy

Third Sequence:
Nazz - Kicks
Nino Tempo & April Stevens - The Coldest Night of the Year
The Turtles - Glitter and Gold
The Chiffons - Remember, Me, Baby
Dion - Make the Woman Love Me

Fourth Sequence:
Buddy Rich - Norwegian Wood
Marian McPartland - In My Life
Ella Fitzgerald - Can't Buy Me Love
The Craig Hundley Trio - Eleanor Rigby
Count Basie & His Orchestra - Hold Me Tight

Vernon & Jewel - In My Heart (live)

1 comment :

Unknown said...

damn fine music for a Monday night meal of tabuli&pumpkin soup in Singapore...