The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
The Perpetual Three-Dot Column
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by Jesse Walker

Wednesday, February 04, 2009
THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED: Tuesday's radio show fell on the 50th anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper. I meant to mark the occasion by playing some Waylon Jennings, but I never got around to it:

The Beasts of Bourbon: Ten Wheels for Jesus
Buck Owens: Truck Driving Man
Rick Moranis: Three Days Rest
Elvis Costello: Stranger in the House
Jerry Jeff Walker: L.A. Freeway
Mickey Newbury: 'Frisco Mabel Joy
Tom T. Hall: The Little Lady Preacher
Michael Hurley & The Unholy Modal Rounders: Griselda
Bill Monroe: The Long Bow
Mark Olson and the Creekdippers: One Eyed Black Dog Moses
Beck: Beercan
Lord Rhaburn: Disco Connection
Kool and the Gang: Funky Stuff
Re-Birth Brass Band: Same Thing On
The Kinks: Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
Louis Armstrong: Cornet Chop Suey
Jelly Roll Morton: Buddy Bolden's Blues
Bob Dylan & Mavis Staples: Gonna Change My Way of Thinking
Howard Tate: How Come My Bulldog Don't Bark
Michelle Shocked: Hold Me Back (Frankie and Johnny)
Sleepy LaBeef: Frankie's Man Johnny
Millie Jackson: Cheatin' Is
Cesaria Evora: Amor Di Mundo
Tulipa Negra: Tulipa Negra
Dr. Lonnie Smith: Tropicalia
Ghettobillies: Steve
Bettye Swann: Today I Started Loving Her Again
Jim Ford: Harlan County
Billy Preston: Will it Go Round in Circles
O.V. Wright: Drowning On Dry Land
Ann Peebles: Somebody's On Your Case
Roberta Flack: Trying Times
Tom Waits: Clap Hands
Los Lobos: Saint Behind the Glass
BeauSoleil: L'Amour ou la Folie
Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn: Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man
Randy Newman: Birmingham
Glen Campbell: Galveston
Emmylou Harris: Miss the Mississippi
Bill Monroe: Jekyll Island
Devo: Mongoloid
The Sex Pistols: Sub-Mission
The Kinks: All Day and All of the Night
John Cale: Graham Greene
Don Covay: I Was Checkin' Out, She Was Checkin' In
Bobby Womack: Tarnished Rings
George Jones & Melba Montgomery: We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
Bob Dylan: Wigwam

That "Tulipa Negra" bit isn't a typo: The name of the artist and the name of the song are the same.

posted by Jesse 10:15 PM
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