Saturday, July 3, 2010

Episode 16 | "Undertaker Please Drive Slow"

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

Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish lean on one another, in the everlasting

“I Am a Pilgrim,” Johnny Cash; “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” Senator Robert Byrd; “The Soldier,” Jean Ritchie

Vincent Price provides an invocation

“Born in the USA,” Bruce Springsteen; “Over Yonder,” Little Richard; “The Weapon of Prayer,” Jim and Jesse McReynolds; “The Seeker,” Dolly Parton

Lenny Bruce travels the space ways

“Sad Cinderella,” Townes Van Zandt; “The Lone Pilgrim,” Doc Watson Family; “Back When Gas Was Thirty Cents a Gallon,” Tom T. Hall; “My Wife and Woman,” Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

Vachel Lindsay travels into the heart of darkness

“Plan Wreck at Los Gatos,” Joe Ely; “Downbound Train,” Chuck Berry

Dave Rabbit has a reminder for the troops

“Mental Revenge,” Johnny Darrell; “Sloppy Drunk Blues,” Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell; “Jesus Is on the Mainline,” Mississippi Fred McDowell; “I Ain’t Gonna Sin No More,” James & Martha Carson; “Can You Find the Time to Pray,” Cast King & the Miller Sisters; “Blackjack County Chain,” Jack Palance; “Words, Names, Faces,” Jeannie C. Riley

Elvis is made to be broken

“Lawdy, Miss Clawdy,” Elvis Presley; “Soldiers of the Cross,” Delaney & Bonnie; “Locus Street,” The Black Crowes; “Dancing With Tears in My Eyes,” Leadbelly; “Electricity,” Jimmy Murphy

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