Get out the drums and plug in the amps: we’re going Classic Country!
Written by Randy Black on February 2, 2016
Connie Smith and Marty Stuart
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,
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.
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.
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.