Monday, June 22, 2009

Tony Tost's America | Episode 2

My name is Tony Tost, and this is my America:

Set 1

Love’s Endless War, Don Williams
Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line, Buck Owens & His Buckaroos
George and the North Woods, Dave Dudley
Dark Moon, Loretta Lynn
In the Hills of Shiloh, Bobby Bare

(Tony Tost travels all night so to measure just one of America's wounds)

Set 2

Down on the Banks of the Ohio, the Blue Sky Boys
She’s Making Whoopee in Hell Tonight, Lonnie Johnson
The (New) Call of the Freaks, Luis Russell & His Orchestra
Cocksucker Blues, the Rolling Stones
Uncle Dave’s Beloved Solo, Uncle Dave Macon

(Tony Tost gazes at the subliminal fireworks)

Set 3

Long Black Limousine, Connie Smith
Cocaine Carolina, Johnny Cash
Ten Years of This, Gary Stewart
Snakes Crawl at Night, Charley Pride
Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone), Tanya Tucker

(Tony Tost reads an excerpt from a book about Johnny Cash)

Set 4

Sermon, Jerry Lee Lewis
Angel of Death, Hank Williams
How Far Am I From Canaan, Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers
Lovesick Blues, Emmett Miller
Blue Yodel #9, Jimmie Rodgers

(Tony Tost wonders: O America, where is thy sting?)

Set 5

Jesus Gave Me Water, Blind Boys of Mississippi
Cocaine Habit Blues, Memphis Jug Band
Feel Like Going Home, Charlie Rich
Night Train to Memphis, Jerry Lee Lewis

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tony Tost's America | Episode 1

Welcome to Tony Tost’s America.

My name is Tony Tost, and this is my America:

Set 1:

Alligator Wine, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Quiet Whiskey, Wynonie Harris
Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-o-Dee, Jerry Lee Lewis
Lead Me On, Paul “Wine” Jones

(Tony Tost composes comments at the point of utterance, trusting)

Set 2:

Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Chuck Berry
Merle’s Farewell to Elvis, Merle Haggard
Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley, Million Dollar Quartet
Will the Circle Be Unbroken, The Staple Singers
Tiger Man, Rufus Thomas
Run Johnny Run, Jimmie Driftwood

(Tony Tost verbally encourages America, urges fellowship)

Set 3:

A Soldier of the Cross, Zion Travelers
I’m Lonesome, Ernie Chaffin
Do Lord Remember Me, Evangelist Sister Rosetta Winn
Hobo Flats, Mel Brown
Don’t Turn Your Heater Down, Steve Cropper, Pops Staples, & Albert King

(Tony Tost admonishes America to come and take its losses like a lamb)

Set 4:

A Apolitical Blues, Little Feat
Devil in a Sleeping Bag, Willie Nelson
I’ve Lived So Fast and Hard, Porter Wagoner
Ramblin’ Man, Del Shannon
Mansion on the Hill, Vernon Oxford
TV Mama, Frantics Four

(Tony Tost wishes America luck and loyalty and long goodbyes)

Set 5:

Ain’t No Tellin’, Mississippi John Hurt
Moonshine Blues, Bob Dylan
When Will This Ever End, Don Gibson and Los Indios Tabajaras
One More Time, Billy Lee Riley
Man We Had a Party, Wanda Jackson

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