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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  1. Hey Tony,
    You know what would be awesome? If I could have my itunes automatically downslurp* these things up every time you posted one. I do that at podbean with my podcast (it costs $25 a year, but that's not so bad, really).

    *"downslurp" is the new download.

  2. Oh shit, nevermind, I see the "subscribe" podslurper link at the bottom.

  3. please tell me where i can get one of those jackets.