Wednesday, November 25, 2009

#63: Singing To The Dentist - Songs About The Mouth!

Playlist for Sunday November 29, 2009
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Kent MacMillan


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

2. Singing To The Dentist - Jeffrey Frederick & The Clamtones
3. Interfaith Dental Clinic - Townes Van Zandt
4. Sweet Tooth - Dave Rawlings Machine

5. When That Lovebug Bites You - Wilf Carter
6. I'm Biting My Fingernails And Thinking Of You - Ernest Tubb
7. Chew Tobacco Rag - Al Trace And His Orchestra
8. Bite It - Screamin' Jay Hawkins

9. Tongue Tied - Wanda Jackson
10. Tongue-Tied Jill - Charlie Feathers with Jody & Jerry
11. Slip Of The Tongue - Mary Gauthier

12. Your Goddamn Mouth - Freakwater
13. Loud Mouth - Modern Mountaineers
14. Put Your Money (Where Your Mouth Is) - Nathan Lawr

15. Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation

Thursday, November 19, 2009

#62: Coming To Your Senses

Playlist for Sunday November 22, 2009
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Glenn Valliere


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

2. What's That Tastes Like Gravy - King David's Jug Band
3. You Got Good Taste - The Cramps

4. I Heard The Bluebirds Sing - Hal Lone Pine
5. I Heard About You - Charline Arthur
6. I've Heard That Tearstained Monologue You Do There By The Door Before You Go - John Hartford

7. A Touch Of God's Hand - The Sons Of The Pioneers
8. By The Touch Of Her Hand - The Carter Family
9. Touch Me Light, Mama - George "Bullet" Williams
10. Touch Me - Willie Nelson

11. Red Silk Stockings And Green Perfume - Rose & The Maddox Brothers
12. Take A Whiff On Me - Woody Guthrie

13. Come Over And See Me Sometime - Georgia Yellow Hammers
14. I've Just Seen A Face - The Dillards
15. Long As I Can See You Smile - Maria Muldaur

16. Common Sense - John Prine

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

#61: Eat To The Beat

Playlist for Sunday November 15, 2009
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Shannon Lee Stirling


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

2. The Farmer Is The Man Who Feeds Them All - Fiddlin' John Carson
3. Big Group Breakfast - Old Man Luedecke

4. Beans - Beans Hambone & El Morrow
5. Greasy Greens - Pink Anderson
6. Take An Old Tater (& Wait) - "Little" Jimmy Dickens
7. Homegrown Tomatoes (live) - Guy Clark

8. I Heard The Voice Of A Porkchop - Jim Jackson
9. Ham Beats All Meat - Tony Allen
10. Eat That Chicken - Charles Mingus

11. It Ain't The Meat (It's The Motion) - Maria Muldaur
12. Food And Pussy - Dan Reeder
13. Mary's Kitchen - Old Crow Medicine Show

14. Slurf Song - Michael Hurley

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

#60: Shake A Leg

Playlist for Sunday November 8, 2009
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Claire Morris


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

2. Old Shoes & Leggins - Uncle Eck Dunford
An "old" man comes courting. "But the girls wouldn't have him". Harry Smith, in the notes to his celebrated 'Anthology Of American Folk Music' summarizes the song thus: "MOTHER HOSPITABLE, BUT GIRLS FIND SHODDY OLDSTER'S ACTIONS PERVERSE"

3. Jake Legs Blues - Byrd Moore
During prohibition, the drinking of home distilled alcohol, known as Moonshine (since it was often manufactured under the cover of night), was widespread. Such unlicensed beverages were also sometimes called "Jake" liquor, though this more properly refers to a patent medicine that contained a Jamaican Ginger Extract that, because of its high alcohol content, was consumed recreationally. Over-indulgence in unregulated liquor could be a risky proposition healthwise. Blindness, nerve disorders, & ulcers were common afflictions. In the southern states some estimate that about 50,000 people suffered from partial paralysis of the legs as a result of drinking Moonshine or "Jake". Often the paralysis was temporary, but sometimes permanent. The result was a high-stepping, foot-slapping gait that was referred to as the 'Jake Walk' or 'Jake Leg'. Byrd Moore recorded this song in March 1930, one of the first cultural documents of the affliction.

4. Crazy Legs - Gene Vincent

5. Big Legged Mama - Ted Kreh
6. Big Leg Woman Gets My Pay - Blind Boy Fuller
7. Big Legs, Tight Skirt - John Lee Hooker
8. I Want A Bowlegged Woman - Bullmoose Jackson

9. Don't You Make Me High (Don't You Feel My Leg) - Maria Muldaur
10. Long-Legged Guitar Pickin' Man - Johnny Cash & June Carter
11. Red Leg Boy - Terry Allen

12. My Son John - John C. Reilly
Lost his legs to a cannonball. A hearty & sprite sailor's song about a gruesome wound. Kids always come back from the wars we send them to with such great stories and experiences.

13. Sally's Got A Wooden Leg - Sons Of The West
14. Peggy Legg - Terry Allen
15. Ballad Of The Three Legged Man - John Dunnigan
A three legged man, with a two legged woman, being chased by a one legged fool. Another great song written by Shel Silverstein!

16. Shake A Leg - BossHoss