Monday, June 21, 2010

Episode 15 | "Under God's Wide, Wide Sky"

Welcome to Tony Tost’s America. My names is Tony Tost, and this is my America.

“Down in Tennessee,” John Anderson; “The Randall Knife,” Guy Clark; “Stagger Lee,” Champion Jack Dupree; “Look Again to the Wind,” Peter La Farge; “Folsom Prison Blues,” Slim Harpo; “Papa Why Don’t You Stop Drinking,” Lonnie Glosson; “He Will Set Your Fields on Fire,” Kitty Wells

David Koresh discusses Amy Grant and the inner violence of music

“I’m On Fire,” Charles Manson; “Arkansas State Prison,” Bobby Womack

Laurel & Hardy are headed to Dixie

“There’s No Disappointment In Heaven,” Bob Wills; “Time Will Tell,” The Black Crowes; “Lonesome Jailhouse Blues,” Aunt Molly Jackson; “Whoopee Ti Yi Yo,” Karen Dalton

CS Giscombe emits a monster

“Saddle My Pony,” Howlin’ Wolf; “Every Time I Hear the Rain a-Fallin’,” Jimmy Driftwood; “Bugs,” Bobbie Gentry; “Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes,” Paul Robeson

Rudy Ray Moore finds some sugar on a corner

“Black Night,” Bobby Bland; “Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel,” Townes Van Zandt

John Wayne testifies

“Ghost Riders in the Sky,” Bob Dylan (w/ Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash & the Tennessee Three); “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” Carl Perkins

Alice Notley is a little lost lamb in the heart of the city

“South of Cincinnati,” Dwight Yoakam

Johnny Cash discusses heroics

“Sam Hall,” Tex Ritter; “Streets of Laredo,” Marty Robbins; “Devil’s Son-in-Law,” Peetie Wheatstraw; “Radio Station S-A-V-E-D,” Roy Acuff.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Episode 14 | "Where the Train Goes Slow"

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

"Going to Memphis," Carl Perkins
"Two Six Packs Away," Dave Dudley
"What'd I Say (pt. 1)," Jerry Lee Lewis
"Late Last Night," John Lee Hooker
"Don't Miss That Train," Sister Wynona Carr

Judy Garland knows what she's worth, and where to find love

"Ain't Blues Too Sad," Roky Erickson & Okkervil River
"Cowboy's Prayer," Goebel Reeves
"Man in the Long Black Coat," Bob Dylan

Steven Wright and Townes Van Zandt share a mask

"Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold," Townes Van Zandt
"Southern Accents," Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"El Rey," George Strait
"Me and Paul," Doug Sahm

Johnny Cash in a landscape of resemblances

"Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight," Rodney Crowell

Robert Duncan's everlasting omen

"Tecumseh Valley," The Flatlanders

Woody Guthrie gets inside the inner migrating brain

"California Cottonfields," Merle Haggard
"Hillbilly Highway," Steve Earle

Lucius Tate talks with a neighbor

"Louisiana Man," Johnny Cash
"Tipitina," Dr. John
"Take Five," Hound Dog Taylor
"What'd I Say (pt. 2)," Jerry Lee Lewis
"Night Rider," Elvis Presley
"Hey, Memphis," Lavern Baker
"Fly Trouble," Hank Williams

Hank Williams sees songs in every kitchen, every parlor, any purse

"Down There By the Train," Tom Waits
"Night Train to Memphis," Rick Nelson