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 #57: A Healthy Integration

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is George Shearing

It is entitled A Healthy Integration

The Content

First Sequence:
Bobby Womack - Bouquet of Roses
Etta James - Almost Persuaded
Junior Parker - Walking the Floor Over You
Candy Staton - Stand By Your Man
Lou Johnson - She Thinks I Still Care

Second Sequence:
Les Baxter & His Orchestra - Acapulco
Ray Anthony & His Orchestra - Samba de Orfeu
Jackie Davis - Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)
Walter Wanderley - Que Sabe Você De Mim
Don Swan - Tico Tico

Third Sequence:
The Supremes - I'm the Greatest Star
The Temptations - Try to Remember
The Miracles - Speak Low
The Four Tops - Maria
Marvin Gaye - Love for Sale

Fourth Sequence:
Leon Payne - Lost Highway
Eddie Noack - Psycho
Jim Reeves - Blue Side of Lonesome
Freakwater - Selfishness in Man
Elliott Smith - They'll Never Take Her Love from Me (live)

Cal Tjader - Manteca


iggy said...

Absolutely awesome. Great to hear Eddie Noack singing Leon's classic Psycho, too. Super stuff. Thanks so much,


Testify said...

Loved the country soul selection but for me Bettye Swann's version of Stand By Your Man is the one.

Stephen Price said...

Thanks for this...

marietta said...

Tom thanks for sharing this but i thing "Stand by your man" by Tammy wynette i feel much more soul,it tachst me very,marietta .