All our favorite Twangy women on Viking Twang July 21
Written by Randy Black on July 21, 2015
Viking Twang Show 48, July 1, 2015
Good morning, welcome to Viking Twang. My name is Randy Black. Considering we bill ourselves as a twangy show, we haven’t been that hillbilly lately. We’re going to make up for that this week with a show that features women country and bluegrass musicians, including plenty of locals. We’ll start with Connie Smith:
1 – Turkey Red; W.C. Beck and the Portland Country Underground.
2 – I’ll Come Running; Connie Smith. From 1967, one of her four top ten songs that year.
3 – Ain’t the Buying Kind; Deadwood Revival. Our favorites from the Olympic Peninsula; written
by Kim Trenarry and played with her husband Jason Mogi.
4 – I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again; Crooked Jades. By the great San Francisco band; a Roscoe
Holcombe song sung by Martha Hawthorne and Lisa Berman.
5 – Passing Train; Little Sue. From her 1997 debut album, Chimneys and Fishes.
6 – Hey Jingo; Mad Hattie. That’s Deanna Settlemeyer’s band from 2000; she now performs with
her husband Doug Sammons, performing around town now as Doug & Dee’s Hot Lovin’ Babies.
7 – Scarlet Town; Gillian Welch. From her most recent album, The Harrow and the Harvest.
8 – Radio Operator; Roseanne Cash. From her 2006 album, Black Cadillac.
9 – Hit ‘Em Up Style; Carolina Chocolate Drops. From their 2010 album, Genuine Negro Jig;
that’s Rhiannon Giddens on the vocals.
10 – When Sorrows Encompass Me ‘Round; Betse Ellis. The great Kansas City fiddler; that’s her
version of a traditional song.
11 – All My Love In Vain; Flat Mountain Girls. From their 2007 album, Idle Talk & Wicked Deeds.
12 – Glory; Lynn Conover. From her 2000 album, Strange Bird.
13 – The Light Of Day; Jim, Jennie, & the Pine Tops. A Pennsylvania band, Jim Krewson and
Jennie Bedford, from their 2002 album, One More in the Cabin.
14 – The Longest Night; Stairwell Sisters. The San Francisco band, from their 2005 song. Written
and sung by Edie Ladin, the banjo player. The liner notes say: “Evie didn’t mean to write such a sad song, but this love story gone awry just poured out on its own.”
15 – Little Bird of Heaven; the Reeltime Travelers. Written and sung by Martha Scanlon on the
Travelers’ 2002 album, Livin’ Reeltime, Thinkin’ Old Time.
16 – Simple; Bad Mitten Orchestre. From the Eugene band’s 2007 album, Garden of Eve.
17 – Twang Theme; Countrypolitans.