Saturday, August 7, 2010

Episode 17 | "Things Out There That'll Bend Your Bones"

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

“Boys, the Night Will Bury You,” Richard Buckner; “Snake Song,” Emmylou Harris; “$1000 Wedding,” Gram Parsons; “A Wedding in Cherokee County,” Randy Newman; “Stranger in My Own Home Town (Outtake),” Elvis Presley

WC Fields employs his genius

“I Walk on Gilded Splinters,” Dr. John; “In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad),” Dolly Parton; “Come Kiss Your Man,” Doug Kershaw

Richard Pryor and Cassius Clay solicit an array of laughter

“I Was a Stranger,” Smog; “Catfish Blues (Solo Demo),” Gregg Allman; “Let Me In,” Porter Wagoner

Rev. Emmett Dickinson knows Hell like a baby knows his father

“Back Home in Huntsville Again,” Bobby Bare; “Cocaine Blues,” Roy Hogsed; “A Train’s A-Coming,” Ella Jenkins

Johnny Cash’s ramblin’ fever

“The Voice Within,” Percy Mayfield; “Don’t Go to Strangers,” JJ Cale; “We Re-Opened an Old Love,” Melba Montgomery; “In the Shadow of the Pines,” The Carter Family; “I’ve Been Pretending (Everything’s Alright),” Pauline Rodgers; “I Still Miss Someone,” Laura Cantrell

John Peel sees the river rising

“Dragging the River,” Ferlin Husky

Rev. T.E. Weems is waiting down there by the train

“Desperadoes Waiting for a Train,” Slim Pickens; “My Prayer,” Roy Orbison; “State Trooper,” Bruce Springsteen; “Philosophy,” Tennessee Ernie Ford

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