Get out the drums and plug in the amps: we’re going Classic Country!

Written by on February 2, 2016


Connie Smith and Marty Stuart


Donna Fargo


Tennessee Ernie Ford

Viking Twang Episode 76, February 2, 2016

Good morning, welcome to Viking Twang Episode 76. My name is Randy Black, happy to be here on the first Tuesday of February. We’ve had a lot of different kinds of music in the past few weeks, but very little real classic country. So we’re going to get out the drum kit, plug in the amps, and play some of that countrypolitan sound. We start with one of the great voices in country music: Miss Connie Smith.

1 – Turkey Red; W.C. Beck & the Portland Country Underground
2 – Nobody But a Fool Would Love You; Connie Smith. Her fourth single, from 1965.
3 – Cry Cry Cry; Marty Stuart. The Johnny Cash song, from Marty’s fourth album, Hillbilly Rock,
in 1989.
4 – The One You Slip Around With; Skeeter Davis. She had a bit hit in 1963 with the pop song
“The End of the World;” this is from her first album, in 1959.
5 – The Lonely Side of Town; Kitty Wells. The Queen of Country Music; this is from 1955.
6 – Believe It Or Not, Anita Carter. From 1956, a Wayne Walker song with Chet Atkins on guitar
and Floyd Cramer on piano.
7 — Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray; Patsy Cline, from her first album, in 1957.
8 — Who Will the Next Fool Be; Charlie Rich. A Sun Records recording from 1960.

Second Set:
9 – Dynamite; Brenda Lee. Her third single, from 1975.
10 – What A Man, My Man Is; Lynn Anderson, from 1975, written by her husband, Glenn Sutton.
11 – Hey, Mr. Cotton Picker; Tennnessee Ernie Ford. This song got to number 8 in 1953.
12 – You Better Treat Your Man Right; George Jones. From 1965.
13 – Mr. Moon; Carl Smith. From his first album in 1951.

Third Set
14 – Run That By Me One More Time; Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner. Dolly wrote this, from
their 1970 album, Porter Wayne and Dolly Rebecca.
15 – You Can’t Be a Beacon if Your Light Don’t Shine; Donna Fargo. Her number one hit from
16 — Streets of Baltimore; Bobby Bare. Written by Tompall Glaser and Harlan Howard. Bare was
the first to record it and had a hit in 1966.
17 – When the Tingle Becomes a Chill; Loretta Lynn. The title song to Loretta’s 1976 album.
18 – The Last Word in Lonesome is Me; Roger Miller. From 1965.
19 – My Woman, My Woman, My Wife; Marty Robbins. The title track to Marty’s number one
album from 1970.
20 – Wichita Lineman; Glen Campbell. Jimmy Webb wrote this number one hit from 1968.
21 – Twang Theme; The Countrypolitans.





  • Turkey Red
    W.C. Beck & the Portland Country Underground
  • Nobody But A Fool (Would Love You)
    Connie Smith
    The Essential Connie Smith
  • Cry Cry Cry
    Marty Stuart
    Hillbilly Rock
  • The One You Slip Around With
    Skeeter Davis
    The Essential Skeeter Davis
  • Lonely Side of Town
    Kitty Wells
    Countrypolitan Classics -- Kitty Wells
  • Believe It Or Not
    Anita Carter
    Appalachian Angel, Her Recordings 1950-1972
  • Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray
    Patsy Line
    In Care of the Blues
  • Who Will the Next Fool Be
    Charlie Rich
    Sun Records Story
  • Dynamite
    Brenda Lee
    The Definitive Collectdion: Brenda Lee
  • What A Man, My Man Is
    Lynn Anderson
    All-Time Greatest Hits: Lynn Anderson
  • Hey, Mr. Cotton Picker
    Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Vintage Collection
  • You Better Treat Your Man Right
    George Jones
    Heartbreak Hotel
  • Mr. Moon
    Carl Smith
    Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Run That By Me One More Time
    Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton
    The Essential Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton
  • You Can't Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don't Shine)
    The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A
    Donna Fargo
  • Streets of Baltimore
    Bobby Bare
    20 Greatest Hits
  • When The Tingle Becomes a Chill
    Loretta Lynn
  • The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me
    Roger Miller
    All Time Greatest Hits
  • My Woman, My Woman, My Wife
    Marty Robbins
    Marty Robbins' All-Time Greatest Hits
  • Wichita Lineman
    Glen Campbell
    20 Greatest Hits
  • Twang Theme
    Tired of Drowning

  • Show Notes & Show Blogs


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