Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tony Tost's America | Episode 6| "Does the mystery deepen?"

Welcome to Tony Tost's America. My name is Tony Tost, and this is my America.

Set 1

"Parchman Farm Blues," Bobbie Gentry
"Another Man Done Gone," Johnny Cash with Anita Carter
"No Time to Cry," Merle Haggard
"Mammy's Boogie," Les Paul and Mary Ford
"Highplains Jamboree," Terry Allen

Tony Tost takes a ride across a mythic geography, from one ear to the other.

Set 2

"El Paso City," Marty Robbins
"Friday Night Blues," John Conlee
"Rose Colored Glasses," JD Crowe & the New South (vocals: Keith Whitley)
"Saw Mill Man," Cast King

George C. Scott addresses and provokes a weary, war loving nation.

Set 3

"Dark as a Dungeon," Merle Travis
"Albert Erving," Porter Wagoner
"Train of Love," Bob Dylan
"Mr. Bojangles," George Burns

Tony Tost: "Say goodnight, America." America: "Goodnight, America."

Set 4

"Queen of the Coast," Laura Cantrell
"The Hyphen," John Wayne
"Werewolf," Cat Power
"Why Do You Bob Your Hair, Girls?," Blind Alfred Reed
"Strange Things Are Happening Every Day," Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Tony Tost takes a detour into brotherly love (nothing sounds better than blood on blood).

Set 5

"Bury Me on the Lonesome Prairie," The Delmore Brothers
"The Dying Boy's Prayer," The Blue Sky Boys
"I Wish It Had Been a Dream," The Louvin Brothers
"East Virginia Blues," The Stanley Brothers
"I Wonder if I Care as Much," The Everly Brothers

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