Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tony Tost's America | Episode 8 | "Come Back Woody Guthrie"

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

"California (I'm Comin')," Little Richard
"Old Dog Blue," Jim Jackson
"Gospel Snakes," Lonnie Glosson

Jim Jones speaks at Jonestown

"Mother's Last Word to Her Son," Washington Phillips
"Who's Gonna Be Your Man," Ella Jenkins

Rev. J.M. Gates discusses the reason for the season
Rev. Jimmy Swaggart analyzes the issue of motherhood

"Delia's Gone," Johnny Cash
"St. James Infirmary," Bobby 'Blue' Bland
"Blue Moon Baby," Dave 'Diddle' Day
"I'm Gonna Join the Army," Silas Hogan

Stokely Carmichael talks about the learning curve of the white community

"Color Song (I Lost My Love)," Jean Shepard
"The Mercenary Song," Steve Earle
"Desperadoes Waiting for a Train," Guy Clark
"Casino," Marty Stuart

Alice Notley gauges and assuages

"Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)," Willie Nelson & Calexico
"Jesus Was Our Savior and Cotton Was Our King," Billy Joe Shaver
"Searching for a Soldier's Grave," Kitty Wells

Eugene V. Debs dreams a little dream

"Christmastime in Washington," Steve Earle
"Dialogue" & "Cut the Thievin' Hands Off the IRS," Ajay Lowery
"Pig at Home in a Pen," The Stanley Brothers
"Harlan County," Jim Ford

Johnny Cash picks up a hitchhiker

"Going to Memphis," Johnny Cash
"Are You Washed in the Blood?" Jim & Jesse

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tony Tost's America | Episode 7 | "Today Thou Shalt Be With Me in Paradise"

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

"My Rifle, My Pony and Me," Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson
"My Life," Iris DeMent
"Julia Miller," Richard Buckner
"The Merry Golden Tree," Jean Ritchie

Johnny Cash contemplates upon the plow, the spirit, & like labors

"The Royal Palm," Abner Jay
"Black Eye Blues," Ma Rainey
"Bloodshot Eyes," Wynonie Harris
"Big Boss Man," Elvis Presley
"Sheldon Church Yard," Larry John Wilson

Charlton Heston briefly ascends so to map a battlefield

"Jailbait," Andre Williams
"Mrs. Leroy Brown," Loretta Lynn
"Poor But Ambitious," Wilmoth Houdini

Amiri Baraka speaks, verily, to the fire that surrounds him

"Sobbin' Woman Blues," Elizabeth Johnson
"Lonely Tombs," The Stanley Brothers
"Release Me," Charlie Feathers
"Song Man," Tanya Tucker
"Old Kentucky Home," Johnny Cash
"When Your House Is Not a Home," Patsy Cline
"The Ballad of Susan Smith," Lee Ann Brown
"Too Long at the Fair," Bonnie Raitt
"This Little Girl of Mine," Ray Charles
"Woody," The Miller Sisters

Linh Dinh wipes his chin and addresses a hungry nation

"Book of Daniel," David Koresh
"Ride Billy Ride," Bob Dylan

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