Options The Radio Thrift Shop with Laura Cantrell: Playlist from August 18, 2013 Options

Host Laura Cantrell scours the bargain bins, church bazaars and yard sales for those forgotten rekkids of all RPM. Often scratchy, swingy and stringy. (Visit homepage.)

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Options August 18, 2013: Laura fills in for Monica

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Artist Track Album Label New
Stuff Smith  Sweet Lorraine   Options      
Stuff Smith  Midway   Options      
Stuff Smith  Look At Me   Options      
Fats Waller  B Flat Blues   Options      
Radio Funeral Parlor: RIP Cowboy Jack Clement
Jerry Lee Lewis  Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On   Options      
Johnny Cash  Ballad of A Teenage Queen   Options      
Barbara Pittman  Two Young Fools In Love   Options      
Barbara Pittman  I Forgot to Remember to Forget   Options      
Johnny Cash  Ring of Fire   Options      
Johnny Cash  Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog   Options      
Johnny Cash  Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart   Options      
Charlie Pride  Snakes Crawl At Night   Options      
Charlie Pride  I'm So Afraid Of Loving You   Options      
Charlie Pride  Is Anybody Going To San Antone   Options      
Bobby Bare  Bird Named Yesterdday   Options      
Bobby Bare  Air Conditioner Song   Options      
Bobby Bare  Air Conditioner Song   Options      
Waylon Jennings  Dreaming My Dreams With You   Options      
Gram Parsons  Millers Cave   Options      
Townes Van Zandt  Rex's Blues   Options      
Cowboy Jack Clement  Guess Things Happen That Way   Options      
Valerie June  Pushing Against A Stone   Options Pushing Against A Stone    *  
Mando Saenz  Pocket Change   Options Studebaker  Carnaval Recording  *  
Roger Knox  Ticket To Nowhere   Options Stranger In My Land  Bloodshot Records  *  
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion  Lowest Ebb   Options Wassaic Way    *  
Mandy Barnett  Long Hard Climb   Options Unsung Hero: Tribute to Ron Davies    *  

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Listener comments!

Avatar 7:50pm Davee:

Good evening, Laura.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm Parq:

Lovely, as always, to find you on the air, Miss Laura. And you're accepting comments! (If not, exactly, offering a playlist.) Enjoying your exegesis of Cowboy Jack tremendously.
Avatar 7:55pm Davee:

Enjoying the music tonight...I never heard this Egg Sucking Dog song . . . it's blast.
Avatar 7:55pm Davee:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- appreciated CountrySwing up top
- & appreciate the history lesson re Sun & Cash - &tc.
...Slight tangent but Genre correct :
- Do you know that documentary about Sgt. Fitch & Sarge Records of Texas ?? (sargrecords.com...)
...saw it on PBS & really liked it...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...aside from some Country-CountrySwing-Rockabilly in Texas deep history, it touches on Indie labels, record-collecting - things I think FMUheads would appreciate...
  8:11pm Mr C:

Laura! So lovely to you on the radio..such a great program tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:14pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...who else is gonna play this stuff for us??...
  8:15pm Domenic:

That air-conditioned tune really cooled my evening down to baby-frost ease.
Avatar 8:15pm dale:

waymore's blues is one of his best. nice to hear miss laura on the radiola again.
Avatar 8:16pm Spaniel:

Great to hear you DJing Laura. Yours was one of the first shows I started listening to on WFMU. Perfect sounds for a Sunday evening.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

CowboyJackClement website :
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm G:

Great Cantrell show as ever (never got a chance to say that before). Solid tribute making my work easier. One of the first 45s I ever owned was a copy of "The One on the Right" that my political grandparents got me in 66 or so.
  8:39pm Hugh:

Ms. Proprietress! So good to hear The Radio Thrift Shop again! Saw Johnny at Carnegie Hall--'64---he sang "I keep my pants on with a piece of twine; Please say you're mine, and pull the twine"...brought the house down!
  8:40pm adam:

sorry, i just zoned out, what are you playing right now? with the female vocalist..."pushing up against a stone..." wow
  8:45pm adam:

never mind figured it out. thanks for playing, great stuff!
  8:49pm cavorting with nudists:

Hugh: Now that's weird. My older brothers had some albums by groups like the New Christy Minstrels released back in the early-60s commercial folk boom, and there was definitely a live cut on one of them that was some dude doing a parody of country music, including those lyrics set to "I Walk the Line." Got a big laugh from the audience. So was the New Christy Minstrels (or whoever) dude simply relaying Johnny Cash's in-concert goof, or did Johnny Cash parrot the New Christy Minstrels (or whoever) dude's parody figuring a laugh was a laugh?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:58pm Parq:

Great show. Listening carefully to see who was in the last set.
  Swag For Life Member 8:59pm 12539:

Thanks, Laura!
  9:01pm cavorting with nudists:

Well, if anyone cares, I looked around for a minute on Google and found the "Please Pull the twine" lyrics attributed to Johnny himself, the New Christy Minstrels, the Smothers Brothers, and Bobby Darin. And here's a video of Roger Miller singing it while sitting next to Johnny Cash: https://plus.google.com/100542951519486111563/posts/RD4BhUFFCtN
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