Music Blog 5/8/2010

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The All-American Game by The Drovers Old Time Medicine Show (from Diamond Cuts: Bottom of the Fifth, Hungry for Music, 2002)

You didn’t really think it was baseball, did you?

Gloria from Notre Dame Mass by Alfred Deller and The Deller Consort (from 20 Centuries of Hits, Rhino, 1999)

The Denver Broncos will play this at Mile High every time Tebow throws a pass, pets a unicorn or yawns on the bench at home games.

Speedway by Static X (from NASCAR on Fox: Crank it Up, MCA, 2002)

There are about 8 dozen NASCAR-themed collections of racing songs on the market, and this is from one of them. Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer the twangy quasi-surf stuff to Static X’s brand of metal. That puts me in the minority, along with my disinterest in NASCAR. Oh, well…

Mambo Italiano by Dean Martin (from Dino: The Essential Dean Martin, Capitol, 2005)

For those-like myself-who just can’t hear another note of Volare or Arrividerci Roma without losing their linguine.

And what is the deal with Volare, anyway? Here are the first two lines:


Volare, oh oh
E contare, oh oh oh oh

What’s with all the “oh”’s? C’mon, almost anyone could
do better than that. It was a huge hit you say? In several countries? Uh, never mind.

I’m a Singin’ Pirate by Captain Bogg and Salty (from Bedtime Stories for Pirates, Scabbydisc, 1999)

“Aargh” is all I have to say. Aaargh.

Barefootin’ by Wilson Pickett (from Exciting Wilson Pickett, Collectibles, 2002)

Karen just puts her iPod on repeat for her 30, 40, 50 mile barefoot runs…

This program aired on May 5, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.