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November 6, 2019 at 9:22 pm #2817TracyParticipant
[b:e003b15748]Uncle Kenâ€™s Election Day Special
Thanks to Mike, Dave S and Andy for some of the tunes[/b:e003b15748]
I WANNA GROW UP TO BE A POLITICIAN – The Byrds
PRESIDENT TRUMAN- Al Parry and the Cattle
KISS ME MISS LIBERTY- John Wesley Harding
MERRY LITTLE MINUET- Kingston Trio (requested by Mike, the greatest request in 5000 years)
OVERSEAS STOMP- Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band
WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED- Mavis Staples
THE ENVOY- Warren Zevon
CRAZY WORDS, CRAZY TUNE- Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band
ANDERSONVILLE- Dave Alvin
ARROWHEAD- Richard Shindell
THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN- Steve Young
DOVES IN HAWKSâ€™ CLOTHING- Ultimate Spinach (requested by Mike)
SCARLET RIBBONS- The Browns (RIP Cleveland Brown defensive back Bernie Parrish)
FEATS DONâ€™T FAIL ME NOW- Little Feat (RIP Paul Barrerre)
LOVE THEME FROM THE GODFATHER- Nino Rota (RIP Robert Evans)
THIRSTY BOOTS- Eric Anderson
OHIO- Ben Taylor (two requests)
DEPORTEE- The Byrds (by request)
ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN- Joel Rafael (by request)
DO RE MI- Woody Guthrie
MISTER GARFIELD- Johnny Cash
THE WORLDâ€™S IN A HELL OF A SHAPE- Jackie Ross
NO BANKER LEFT BEHIND- Ry Cooder
LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING- Karen Parks
BALLAD OF NEW ORLEANS- Johnny Horton (requested by Jim from Preston)
WHITE HOUSES- Eric Burdon and the Animals (requested by MIke)
JOHN LEE HOOKER FOR PRESIDENT- Ry Cooder
STRANGE FRUIT- Billie Holiday
RISE AGAIN, HANDSOME JOHNNY- Tom Russell
BIRMINGHAM SUNDAY- Rhiannon Giddens
BUFFALO SOLDIERS- Bob Marley
WEâ€™LL NEVER TURN BACK- Mavis Staples
AT A GEORGIA CAMP MEETING- Sousa Band
JOE HILL- Paul Robeson
THE TIMES, THEY ARE A CHANGING- Bob Dylan
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED- Gil Scott-Heron
CRAZY IN ALABAMA- Kate Campbell
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND- Woody Guthrie
GET TOGETHER- Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Dave Alvin
It was one of the oddest and, in a sense, most depressing show I’ve done.
It took a severely dark turn after the tributes, with successive requests for OHIO, DEPORTEES, and ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN,
and remained that way for the rest of the three hours.
Then, during EVE OF DESTRUCTION, it dawned on me that CRAZY IN ALABAMA was about "George C Wallace and LBJ"
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED was early 70s
and EVE OF DESTRUCTION is 52 years old.
And then I got two phone calls in the last ten minutes of the show, complimenting me
heavily on the songs, one of whom said he’s been listening for the past ten years, and
this was perhaps my best show. We’ll take it!
[b:e003b15748]Next Tuesday is National French Dip Day.
I could only think of two songs about sandwiches and one about roast beef, so I rejected that, only to decide that all songs will have a country’s name in adjectival form in the title. I already got a request for TURNING JAPANESE, for example. Or MEXICAN RADIO.
You get the idea.[/b:e003b15748]
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