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 #33: A Great Catharsis



Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger, entitled 'A Great Catharsis,' is Vincent Price

The Content

First Sequence:
Lalo Schifrin - Theme from 'Mannix'
The Randy Newman Orchestra - Theme from 'Peyton Place'
Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra - Theme from 'The Naked City'
Henry Mancini - Theme from 'Mr. Lucky'
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Theme from 'Mr. Broadway'

Second Sequence:
Elvis Presley - Young and Beautiful
Al Kooper - Brand New Day
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - It's Getting Harder All the Time
Cat Stevens - Don't Be Shy
Charlie Smalls - Never Felt Like This Before

Third Sequence:
Armando Trovaioli - Vedo nudo
Riz Ortolani - Beat fuga shake
Nora Orlandi - Soho
Nico Fidenco - Supercolpo shake
Luis EnrĂ­quez Bacalov - Sensi

Fourth Sequence:
Bobby Womack - Harlem Love Theme
Johnny Pate - Brother on the Run
Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead (instrumental)
Ripple - Get Off
Melvin Van Peebles - Sanra Z/Voices

Summation:
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Concerto of Themes from 'Sweet Smell of Success'

2 comments :

Rockin' in Rhythm said...
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swac said...

That made for a lovely morning. Nice to hear Curtis, was just watching him do a couple of Superfly tracks on Soul Train last week. That music never gets old.