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 #25: Collection!

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'Collection!,' is Bing Crosby

The Content

First Sequence:
Thelma Carpenter - Diga Diga Do
Putney Dandridge - I'm in the Mood for Love
The Hot Club of Cowtown - Exactly Like You (live)
Lew Stone & The Monseigneur Band (Al Bowly, voc.) - You Couldn't Be Cuter
Sammy Davis, Jr. - The Rhythm of Life

Second Sequence:
The Shiner Hobo Band - Snow Flower Polka
Ray Baca & His Orchestra - Hayseed Polka
Adolph Hofner - Beautiful America
Henry Tannenberger & His Orchestra - On Our Porch Polka
Leroy Rybak's Swinging Orchestra - El Rancho Grande

Third Sequence:
Barbara Mandrell - Playin' Around with Love
Cliff Richard - The Minute You're Gone
Charlie Rich - Feel Like Going Home
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Psycho
George Jones & Tammy Wynette - My Elusive Dreams

Fourth Sequence:
Toña la Negre - El Cacahuatero
Los Jardineros - Jala la cadena
Ástor Piazzolla y su Orquesta Típica - Se fue sin decirme adiós
Sacasas – Rumba Negra
Estudiantina Jorge Anez - Pelasverdes-Bambuco

Nancy Andrews, Chris Warfield & Chorus - Scene Three: Mission
(from 'The Cradle Will Rock' by Marc Blitzstein)


- Mark - said...

This is awesome - thanks.

Andre said...

Great sequence Thanks