IN WHICH THE PLAYLISTS CONTINUE TO TAKE OVER THE BLOG: Yesterday's radio show included a set of Merle Haggard covers, a set of gay country songs, a pair of tracks that borrow their melody from "House of the Rising Sun," the usual enormous helpings of deep soul, and a guest appearance by my three-year-old daughter. I played two songs for her; see if you can guess which ones. (Hint: They're both about snakes.)James Carr: These Ain't RaindropsThe Exotics: Let's Try to Build a Love AffairCharlie Rich: Set Me FreeSolomon Burke: The Women of TodayBlind Boys of Alabama: Amazing GraceWyclef Jean: Sang FeziSesame Street: Up and DownSly and the Family Stone: In TimeThe Web: The Same Old MeJoe Simon: Before the Next Teardrop FallsBobby Bare: The Ballad of Lucy JordanMarianne Faithfull: The Ballad of Lucy JordanPere Ubu: Humor MeRichard Hell and the Voidoids: Blank GenerationThey Might Be Giants: Climbing the WallsPenelope Houston: I've Got a FeelingThe Modern Mountaineers: Pipeliner BluesThe Sweet Violet Boys: I Love My FruitWillie Nelson: Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly (Fond of Each Other)Two Nice Girls: I Spent My Last $10 (On Birth Control and Beer)Johnny Cash: Boa ConstrictorTom T. Hall: Sneaky SnakePenelope Houston: Maybe We've Been Loving Too LongJohn D. Loudermilk: The Jones'Merle Haggard: HuntsvillePhil Ochs: Okie from MuskogeeMillie Jackson: If You're Not Back in Love By MondayTom Russell: Tulare Dust/They're Tearin' the Labor Camps DownGram Parsons: Streets of BaltimoreJohnny Horton: Evil Hearted MeLoretta Lynn: Little Red ShoesJohnny Cash: Time of the PreacherJimmy Page & Robert Plant: Nobody's Fault But MineThe Kinks: Skin & Bone/Dry BonesRe-Birth Brass Band: Take It To the StreetDusty Springfield: Willie & Laura Mae JonesWaylon Jennings: Willie & Laura Mae JonesLee Moses: California DreamingBettye Swann: Sweet DreamsBob Dylan: Precious AngelArticolo 31: Come Una Pietra ScalciataThe Bodysnatchers: Let's Do Rock SteadyTexas Tornados: Is Anybody Goin' to San AntoneDuffy: MercyO.V. Wright: I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled, and CrazyJerry Lee Lewis: Meat Man3Tripper: My Unfinished NovelI didn't actually play all of "Nobody's Fault But Mine": The CD is in bad shape, and the song was cut off midway through. Visiting toddlers and technical difficulties -- now that's what makes great radio!
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