The world radio premiere of The Winding Stream soundtrack, plus Rosanne Cash’s Black Cadillac
Written by Randy Black on October 18, 2015
Viking Twang Episode 61, October 20, 2015
Good morning, welcome to Viking Twang Episode 61. My name is Randy Black, happy to be here on KPSU, your college radio station.
If you’ve been listening to the show, and I know you have, you know that I’m a big fan of Beth Harrington’s great movie about the Carter and Cash families, The Winding Stream. Not only is the movie playing in theaters around the country, but now there’s a soundtrack album, which you can get at Music Millenium. It has all the music you’ll hear in the movie, including many original Carter Family recordings.
We’re giving it a world radio premiere this morning, focusing on the great guest performances you’ll see in the movie. In the last half of the show, I’ve going to play songs from Black Cadillac by Rosanne Cash, one of my favorite albums. But first, the song that kicks off the movie: John Prine, headed up to Bear Creek.
1 – Turkey Red; W.C. Beck & the Portland Country Underground.
2 – Bear Creek Blues; John Prine.
3 – Hello Stranger; Carolina Chocolate Drops. Dom Flemons will be in town for some events soon, including a screening of the movie Nov. 1 at the Hollywood Theater.
4 – Worried Man Blues; George Jones
5 – Gold Watch and Chain; Kris Kristofferson and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
6 – Will The Circle Be Unbroken; Johnny Cash, Maybelle, June, Helen, and Rosanne, on Johnny’s old TV show.
7 – Step Light Ladies; The Home Folks. That’s Joe Carter, A.P. and Sara’s son, with John McCutcheon, playing at the Carter Fold, which is the family’s performing arts center on Clinch Mountain.
8 – The Winding Stream; Rosanne Cash. A song she played as a present on one of June’s last birthdays, knowing it was her favorite Carter Family song.
Rosanne Cash lost her stepmother, June, in May 2003; her father, Johnny, that September; and her mother, Vivian, in May 2005. So she had a lot to work through, and the musical result is Black Cadillac, which she released in 2006. It’s one of my favorite albums and I’m happy to have you hear some of these great songs. We’ll start with the title track, and a couple of words from Johnny:
9 – Black Cadillac; a song she wrote in early 2003.
10 – Radio Operator
11 – I Was Watching You
12 – Burn Down This Town
13 – God Is In the Roses
14 – Like Fugitives
15 – The Good Intent; a song named after the ship that brought her ancestors to the United States
16 – Twang Theme; the Countrypolitans.