Tuesday, July 21, 2009

#46: Walking On The Moon

Playlist for Sunday July 26, 2009
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Jocelyn Maurice

Songs about The Moon, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong first setting foot on The Moon - July 21, 1969.


1. Wake Up Jacob - Prince Albert Hunt & His Texas Ramblers

2. Meet Me By The Moonlight, Alone - The Carter Family
3. Shine On Harvest Moon - Vernon Dalhart & Carson Robison
4. Spoonin' Moon - Merle Travis & Judy Hayden
5. Griselda - The Holy Modal Rounders

6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky - The Stanley Brothers
7. Crazy Moon - Jimmy Work
8. My Swiss Moonlight Lullaby - Montana Slim (Wilf Carter)
9. Under A Texas Moon - King Nawahi Hawaiians

10. Howlin' At The Moon - Hank Williams
11. The Werewolf - Peter Stampfel

12. Midnight To Moonlight - Rosie Flores
13. Shoot Me To The Moon - Dan Reeder
14. RC Cola And Moon Pie - Big Bill Lister
15. How High The Moon - Slim Gaillard

16. Walking On The Moon - Lucia Pamela
From Lucia Pamela's 1969 album 'Into Outer Space', which she claims to have actually recorded in the year 2000 (with the aid of time travel) on the moon. "The air is so thin everything sounds different up there," claimed the former Miss St Louis 1926. Lucia plays all the instruments herself here, slighty out of time. According to the Into Outer Space website, "Into Outer Space with Lucia Pamela is the sound of a ragtime band lost in another galaxy, hopelessly whacked out on alien hallucinogens, desperately trying to pull together history's strangest concept album". There's even a colouring book made by Lucia Pamela as an account of her visit to the moon, replete with smoking dogs, nut people, ice-skating (on the dark side of the moon), and an Indian wedding! The moon had perhaps changed a lot by the time Neil Armstrong set his foot down there later in the year, or perhaps it was the time travel that accounts for their differing experiences. Anyway, you can download Lucia's colouring book in pdf form. And you can still enter the colouring contest started in 1969 - it's ongoing because Lucia Pamela, apparently, doesn't want to rush anyone.

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