A Sud-Ovest di Sonora



w/ Boris Nietzsche

A sud-ovest di Sonora

Cavalcata di mezz'ora dedicata all'archeologia della musica country in tutte le sue tonalità, da sud a ovest, saltando avanti e indietro nel tempo, cercando di destreggiarsi tra i fittoni della musica americana per eccellenza.

Perennemente assente, mai presente. Nella vita quotidiana si occupa di motion graphics e videografia, saltuariamente si trova su un set cinematografico. Nato a Pisa, ne appoggia in pieno la filosofia ghibellina e anticlericale. Cresciuto e vivente a Pistoia, ancora non si spiega l'alta densità di chiese della stessa.



Episodio 18: The Mekons

A mo' di monografia a proposito de: The Mekons.


  1. Hard to Be Human Again
  2. Alone & Forsaken
  3. Last Dance
  4. Empire of the Senseless
  5. Psycho Cupid - Danceband On the Edge of Time
  6. Ghosts of American Astronauts
  7. Chivalry
  8. Hello Cruel World
  9. Country
  10. Memphis Egypt
  11. John Peel Interviews The Mekons
  12. Where Were You
  13. Sweet Dreams
  14. Please Don't Let Me Love You
  15. When Darkness Falls
  16. Vengeance
  17. Lost Highway

Episodio 17: Loretta Lynn

A mo' di monografia a proposito de: Loretta Lynn.


  1. Rated X
  2. The Darkest Day
  3. They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore
  4. To Make a Man (Feel Like a Man)
  5. Tomorrow Never Comes
  6. What Kind of Girl (Do You Think I Am)
  7. Your Cheatin' Heart
  8. Your Squaw Is On the Warpath
  9. A Man I Hardly Know
  10. After the Fire Is Gone
  11. As Soon As I Hang Up the Phone
  12. Coal Miner's Daughter
  13. Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)
  14. Fist City
  15. From Seven Till Ten
  16. Harper Valley P.T.A.
  17. I Got Caught
  18. Lead Me On
  19. Lulie Vars
  20. Whispering Sea
  21. Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man
  22. Portland Oregon

Episodio 16: Buffy Sainte-Marie

A mo' di monografia a proposito de: Buffy Sainte-Marie.


  1. Now That the Buffalo's Gone
  2. Universal Soldier
  3. Fixin' to Die
  4. Until It's Time for You to Go
  5. House Carpenter
  6. Rolling Log Blues
  7. The Circle Game
  8. Lyke Wake Dirge
  9. Reynardine – A Vampire Legend
  10. I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again
  11. He's a Keeper of the Fire
  12. Soldier Blue
  13. She Used to Wanna Be a Ballerina
  14. He's an Indian Cowboy in the Rodeo
  15. Mister Can't You See
  16. Sweet, Fast Hooker Blues
  17. Power in the Blood

Episodio 15: 16 Horsepower

A mo' di monografia a proposito de: 16 Horsepower.


  1. Clogger
  2. Black Soul Choir
  3. The Partisan
  4. Outlaw Song
  5. Cinder Alley
  6. Bad Moon Rising
  7. Neck On the New Blade
  8. Shametown
  9. Haw
  10. Alone and Forsaken
  11. Fire Spirit
  12. Day of the Lords
  13. Nobody 'Cept You
  14. Wayfaring Stranger

Episodio 14: Grand Ole Opry

Una scorsa sui più grandi successi usciti, direttamente o meno, dal Grand Ole Opry.


  1. Throw the Cow Over the Fence – Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters
  2. I'll Rise When the Rooster Crows - Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers
  3. Go Along Mule – Uncle Dave Macon & His Fruit Jar Drinkers
  4. Hickory Wind – The Byrds
  5. Life in Prison – Merle Haggard & The Strangers
  6. Dark as a Dungeon – Merle Travis
  7. Will the Circle Be Unbroken – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  8. The Last Great American Dinasty – Taylor Swift

Episodio 13: Lester Flatt

Una rassegna minima del repertorio di Lester Flatt.


  1. Brother, I'm Getting Ready to Go – Flatt & Scruggs
  2. I'm Gonna Sleep with One Eye Open – Flatt & Scruggs
  3. Is Anybody Goin' North to Cincinnati – Lester Flatt
  4. The Good Old Fashioned Way – Lester Flatt
  5. Kentucky Ridgerunner – Lester Flatt
  6. On the Southbound – Lester Flatt & Mac Wiseman
  7. Orange Blossom Special (Live) – Lester Flatt
  8. Rueben James – Lester Flatt
  9. Drink That Mash and Talk That Trash – Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass

Episodio 12: Earl Scruggs

Rassegna dedicata al banjo di Earl Scruggs attraverso le decadi.


  1. Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Flatt & Scruggs
  2. The Ballad of Jed Clampett – Flatt & Scruggs
  3. Earl's Breakdown – Flatt & Scruggs
  4. Folsom Prison Blues – Flatt & Scruggs
  5. The Times They Are A-Changin' – Flatt & Scruggs
  6. Nashville Skyline Rag – Earl Scruggs
  7. There Ain't No Country Music On This Juke Box – Earl Scruggs feat. Tom T. Hall
  8. Ring of Fire – Earl Scruggs feat. Billy Bob Thornton
  9. Blue Ridge Mountain – Earl Scruggs feat. John Fogerty

Episodio 11: Hank Williams III

Monografia su Hank Williams III, nipote di Hank Williams, alfiere dell’outlaw country.


  1. Trashville – Hank Williams III
  2. You’re the Reason – Hank Williams III
  3. Louisiana Stripes – Hank Williams III
  4. Karmageddon – Hank Williams III
  5. The Grand Ole Opry (Ain’t So Grand) – Hank Williams III
  6. Cunt of a Bitch – Hank Williams III
  7. Fadin’ Moon – Hank Williams III feat. Tom Waits

Episodio 10: Hank Williams

All tracks by Hank Williams.


  1. Pan American
  2. I Saw the Light
  3. Lost Highway
  4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  5. My Son Calls Another Man Daddy
  6. Crazy Heart
  7. Honky Tonk Blues
  8. Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
  9. Kaw-Liga
  10. [I Hear That] Lonesome Whistle

Episodio 9: Hokytonk Man

Rassegna a volo di Sputnik sul genere honky-tonk e i suoi principali interpreti.


  1. I Love You So Much It Hurts - Floyd Tillman
  2. Goin' Steady - Faron Young
  3. Honky-Tonk Man - Johnny Horton
  4. Send Me the Pillow You Dream On - Hank Locklin
  5. In the Jailhouse Now - Webb Pierce
  6. Don't Come Home A-Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind) - Loretta Lynn
  7. Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray - Patsy Cline
  8. When a Soldier Knocks and Finds Nobody Home - Ernest Tubb
  9. They Took the Stars Out of Heaven - Floyd Tillman
  10. (My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers - Merle Haggard

Episodio 8: The Father of Bluegrass - Bill Monroe

Selezione di brani di Bill Monroe e dei Blue Grass Boys, veri iniziatori del genere bluegrass.


  1. Uncle Pen - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
  2. Mule Skinner Blues - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
  3. Blue Grass Breakdown - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
  4. Blue Moon of Kentucky - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
  5. Gotta Travel On - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
  6. Kentucky Waltz - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
  7. Molly and Tenbrooks - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
  8. Rawhide - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
  9. Monroe's Blues - Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys

Episodio 7: Ola Belle Reed and Her Banjo

Puntata dedicata interamente a Ola Belle Reed e ai suoi sodali di banjo.


  1. Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell - Duelling Banjos
  2. Ola Belle Reed - Uncloudy Day
  3. Zane Campbell - Cherokee Eyes
  4. Ola Belle Reed - High On a Mountain
  5. Burl Kilby - Sally Goodin
  6. Ola Belle Reed - My Epitaph
  7. Alex Campbell, Ola Belle Reed and Burl Kilby - Bringing in the Georgia Mail
  8. Ola Belle Reed, Alex Campbell and John Miller - John Hardy
  9. Ola Belle Reed, Burl Kilby and John Miller - You Led Me to the Wrong

Episodio 6: A Taste of American Primitivism

Breve selezione focalizzata sui principali snodi nell'evoluzione dell'american primitive guitar: dalle sue origini nell'old-time music fino agli esempi contemporanei di rielaborazione del genere.


  1. Dean Martin - My Rifle, My Pony and Me
  2. Ola Belle Reed - Uncloudy Day
  3. John Fahey - Bury Me Not On the Lone Prairie
  4. Leo Kottke - Red and White
  5. Peter Lang - St. Charles Shuffle
  6. John Fahey - In Christ There Is No East or West
  7. Leo Kottke - Cripple Creek
  8. Peter Lang - As I Lay Sleeping
  9. John Fahey - Revolt of the Dyke Brigade
  10. Jim O'Rourke - These Hands
  11. Big Blood - Old Time Primitives

Episodio 5: Blind Alfred Reed

Selezione dei migliori brani di Blind Alfred Reed.


  1. Black and Blue Blues
  2. How Can a Man Stand Such Hard Times and Live?
  3. I Mean to Live for Jesus
  4. Money Cravin' Folks
  5. The Prayer of the Drunkard's Little Girl
  6. The Wreck of the Virginian
  7. Walking in the Way with Jesus
  8. Why Do You Bob Your Hair, Girls?
  9. You Must Unload

Episodio 4: Jimmie Rodgers & The Carter Family

Rassegna dei primi brani incisi da Jimmie Rodgers e dalla Carter Family.


  1. Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas)
  2. The Carter Family - Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow
  3. The Carter Family - Little Log Cabin by the Sea
  4. Jimmie Rodgers - Sleep Baby, Sleep
  5. The Carter Family - Single Girl, Married Girl
  6. The Carter Family - The Poor Orphan Child
  7. Jimmie Rodgers - The Soldier's Sweetheart
  8. The Carter Family - The Storms Are on the Ocean
  9. The Carter Family - The Wandering Boy

Episodio 3: Goin' South

Selezione di brani tratti dalle Bristol Sessions di Ralph Peer tesa a esplorare il suono del Kentucky e del Tennessee all'inizio del secolo breve.


  1. Blue Ridge Corn Shuckers - Old Time Corn Shuckin'
  2. Johnson Brothers - A Passing Policeman
  3. Blind Alfred Reed - You Must Unload
  4. El Watson - Narrow Gauge Blues
  5. B.F. Shelton - Cold Penitentiary Blues
  6. Alfred G. Karnes - When They Ring the Golden Bells
  7. Bull Mountain Moonshiners - Johnny Goodwin
  8. Alcoa Quartet - Remember Me, O Mighty One
  9. Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Baker - On the Banks of the Sunny Tennessee

Episodio 2: Ernest V. Stoneman


  1. Ernest V. Stoneman, E. Kahle Brewer, Walter Mooney - Tell Mother I Will Meet Her
  2. Ernest V. Stoneman, Miss Irma Frost, Uncle Eck Dunford - Mountaineer's Courtship
  3. Ernest V. Stoneman, Miss Irma Frost - Midnight On the Stormy Deep
  4. Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers - Sweeping Through the Gates
  5. Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers - Are You Washed in the Blood
  6. Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers - The Resurrection (Take 1)
  7. Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers - I Am Resolved (Take 1)
  8. Ernest Stoneman's Dixie Mountaineers - There's a Light Lit Up in Galilee
  9. The Stoneman Family - The Spanish Merchantp's Daughter

Episodio 1: Ralph Peer and the Early Years


  1. Blind Alfred Reed - How Can a Man Stand Such Hard Times and Live
  2. Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel N. 11
  3. Don Richardson - Arkansas Traveler
  4. Eck Robertson - Turkey in the Straw
  5. Gid Tanner - You've Got to Stop Drinking Shine
  6. Samantha Bumgarner - The Gamblin' Man
  7. The Carter Family - Keep On the Sunny Side
  8. Fiddlin' John Carson - The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
  9. Vernon Dalhart - Wreck of the Old '97