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 #58: Perhaps the Moon


Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Jeron Criswell King

It is entitled Perhaps the Moon

The Content

First Sequence:
Sunny Clapp & His Band o' Sunshine - Come Easy, Go Easy
Irving Mills & His Hotsy Totsy Gang - Stardust
The Cotton Pickers - St. Louis Gal
Hoagy Carmichael & His Orchestra - Georgia (On My Mind)
Jean Goldkette & His Orchestra - So Tired

Second Sequence:
Sis Cunningham - Henry Wallace
Joe Glazer & Bill Friedlander - Our Line's Been Changed
The Weavers - The Hammer Song
Mario 'Boots' Casetta - Unemployment Compensation Blues
Hope Foye & Pete Seeger - Oh, Freedom

Third Sequence:
Harry Roy & His Band - Milenberg Joys
Brian Lawrence & The Quaglino Quartet - Shine
The Devonshire Restaurant Dance Band - Sugar Foot Stomp
The Bond Street Swingers - China Boy
Madame Tussaud's Dance Orchestra - Rockin' in Rhythm

Fourth Sequence:
Bea Foote - Weeds
Lil Green - I'm Going to Copyright Your Kisses
Monette Moore - Peace, Sister, Peace
Perline Ellison - Razor Totin' Mama
Rosetta Howard - Come Easy, Go Easy

Summation:
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Praise God and Dance

1 comment :

Stephen Price said...

Thanks again for putting these together.

Anything Hoagy Carmichael is good by me...his melodies are sublime. Skylark is one of my all time favorite tunes.

BTW...I'm checking in here pretty well every day...such provocative stuff...gotta stimulate the brain occasionally.