The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Radio Free Gunslinger #76: The Given Part

Your host for this edition of Radio Free Gunslinger is Aaron Copland.

It is entitled The Given Part.

The Content

First Sequence:
Oreste & His Queensland Orchestra - When the Morning Glories Wake Up in the Morning
Lietzke's Midnight Serenaders - Maybe It's Love
Art Kreuger & His Columbians - Keeping Out of Mischief Now
The Picadilly Players - I'm Riding to Glory
Adrian Schubert's Dance Orchestra - Syncopated Jamboree

Second Sequence:
Smith Ballew & His Orchestra - Charming
Arnold Johnson & His Orchestra - After My Laughter Came Tears
Jack Purvis & His Orchestra - Dismal Dan
Ted Wallace & His Campus Boys - By a Lazy Country Lane
Lloyd Newton & His Varsity Eleven - St. Louis Blues

Third Sequence:
Ross De Luxe Syncopaters - Florida Rhythm
Alex Jackson & His Plantation Orchestra - I Call You Sugar
Alphonso Trent & His Orchestra - Gilded Kisses
Zack Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels - It's Tight Like That
Red Perkins & His Dixie Ramblers - Old Man Blues

Fourth Sequence:
The Original Memphis Five - Fireworks
Al Katz & His Kittens - Ace in the Hole
Sol Wagner & His Orchestra - Zulu Wail
Thelma Terry & Her Playboys - The Voice of the Southland
The Louisiana Rhythm Kings - The Dusky Stevedore

The Dorsey Brothers & Their Concert Orchestra - Was It a Dream?


marietta said...

Wats about with Tom Sutpen ?s anybody here to give me an Answer?arietta .

marietta said...

PS.,my english is unfortunable so bad,that i dont can read about him.

Stephen Price said...

Thank you...I enjoy your eclecticism. Never a dull moment...

marietta said...

Hi Stephen,thanks for the kindly lines,have a nice weekend,marietta.