A Week After The Election, All We Play Is Love
Written by Randy Black on November 14, 2016
Viking Twang Show 109, November 16, 2016
Good morning, welcome to Viking Twang Episode 109. We’re getting toward the end of the term and I hope you’re all doing great in your classes as we look toward the Winter Break.
We have had a tough week since a week ago Tuesday, so it seems as if we could all use a little extra love to face the four years ahead of us. So we’ll start this with some advice from an early ’60s skiffle band from Liverpool. Wonder if these boys ever made it.
1 – Turkey Red, W.C. Beck & the Portland Country Underground.
2 – All You Need Is Love; The Beatles. That’s a non-album single the Beatles released in 1967.
3 – Asheville Turnaround; The Del McCoury Band. Del and the boys recorded this Shawn Camp song for their 2003 album, It’s Just The Night.
4 – Yes Sir!; Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies. Recorded in 1936 in New Orleans with Cecil Brower and Cliff Bruner on the twin fiddles.
5 – I Want To Be Kissed But Only By Your Lips, Dear; Caleb Klauder. That’s Caleb with a kind of pickup band for a radio show in 2009. I think it’s Pete Leone on banjo and singing backup.
6 – Wingnut; Little Sue. Another local favorite; from her 2002 album, The Long Goodbye.
7 – You Make My Heart Beat Too Fast; Buddy & Julie Miller. From the married couple’s 2001 self-titled album.
We’ll continue this stroll down Lover’s Lane with the Lord of the Mohave himself, former Portlander Kevin Richey, who you might know as Bingo.
8 – China White; Bingo. Our favorite expatriate; from an album he made after he left Portland called Sons of Fury, Daughters of Lust.
9 – Loretta; Steve Earle. This is the acoustic version of a Townes Van Zandt song from a tribute album Steve released in 2003. One disc featured fully produced versions of the songs; this is from the disc that was just Steve and his guitar.
10 – Feel Like A Natural Woman; Carole King. From her phenomenal 1971 album, Tapestry.
11 – Philadelphia Girl; Casey Neill. Another local favorite; from his 2007 tribute to New York City.
We heard Steve Earle sing a Townes Van Zandt song in the last set; here’s a song Townes wrote about his daughter.
12—Katie Bell Blue; Townes Van Zandt. From 1994’s No Deeper Blue, the last to be released before his 1997 death; Townes said he wrote this to put his baby daughter to sleep.
13 – A Matter Of Time; Los Lobos. From their breakthrough 1984 record, How Will The Wolf Survive?
14 – I’ll Be Faithful To You; Emmylou Harris and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. From the third and last of the Will The Circle Be Unbroken albums, in 2002.
15 – That’s The Way I Always Heard It Should Be; Carly Simon. Her first Top Ten hit from the 1971 debut album.
16 – Imagine; John Lennon. We can only dream, huh? From 1971.
17 – Twang Theme; The Countrypolitans.