Today's show was a repeat of the "songs about boxing show" from July 2007. The original blog entry and playlist is below. I'll be back next week with a new show--including songs from James McMurtry's fine new cd, "Just Us Kids"
Nothing but songs about boxing on today's show--not the world's easiest things to find, I might add. On the show I mentioned the book On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oats--it's an awfully good read.
The playlist went like this...
1) Memphis Minnie; Joe Louis Strut; Memphis Minnie Vol. 1
2) Tom Russell; Muhammad Ali; Modern Art
3) Cassius Clay; Funny You Should Ask; I am the Greatest
4) Greg Trooper; Muhammad Ali (The meaning of Christmas); Floating
5) Warren Zevon; Boom Boom Mancini; Learning to Flinch
6) Tom Russell; The Eyes of Roberto Duran; The Long Way Around
7) Pete Seeger; Who Killed Davey Moore; The Carnegie Hall Concert
8) Bob Dylan; Hurricane; Greatest Hits Vol. 3
9) EmmyLou Harris; The Boxer; Roses in the Snow
10) Joe Pullman; Joe Louis is the Man; Joe Pullman Vol. 3
11) Kate Cambell; Joe Louis' Furniture; Monuments
12) Stephen Kellog & The Sixers; Glassjaw Boxer; Glassjaw Boxer
13) Mark Knopfler; Song for Sonny Liston
14) Cassius Clay; The Gang's All Here; I Am the Greatest