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 #61: The Cutest Bow

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Louis Untermeyer

It is entitled The Cutest Bow

The Content

First Sequence:
Ray Charles - Feudin' and Fightin'
Ella Logan - Look to the Rainbow
The Peddlers - On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Dean Martin - Moments Like This
Burton Lane - Where Have I Seen Your Face Before? (live)

Second Sequence:
The Nat King Cole Trio - Then I'll Be Tired of You
Roger Wolfe Kahn & His Orchestra - A Shine on Your Shoes/Louisiana Hayride
Fred & Adele Astaire - Hoops
Leo Reisman & His Orchestra - I Love Louisa
Judy Holliday - Confession

Third Sequence:
Jule Styne - Just in Time (demo)
Ethel Merman - Everything's Coming Up Roses
Jane Russell - Ain't There Anyone Here for Love?
The Animals - We're Gonna Howl Tonight
Lesley Uggams - Hallelujah, Baby (demo)

Fourth Sequence:
Hal Kemp & His Orchestra - With Plenty of Money and You
Marni Nixon - Tomorrow Land
Frank Sinatra - You'll Never Know
Norman Wisdom - You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Wini Shaw - Lullaby of Broadway

Vernon Duke - Homage to Boston; Suite for Piano (Scott Dunn, pianist)


Stephen Price said...

Welcome back!

Tom Sutpen said...


dollface said...

welcome back...and thanks for norman wisdom...:)..!!