The Arts Edge playlist for 08/02/2020
Radio Tale #24: The Last Days of Country Music
This personal narrative explores my father’s final two days of life. As my father lay in his bed at his care home, with his eyes fixed on me, I played the country music that he loved so dearly. These musical choices were interspersed with stories of his life with my mom, my gratitude for what he gave our family, and updates on all of his children. As my siblings were unable to be there for Dad's final days, I stayed at the nursing home and helped my father transition to the other side of forever. This is that story.
Bareilles, S., & Michaelson, I. (2008). Winter song. [Recorded by Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson]. On Snowfall ep [CD]. Los Angeles, CA: Epic.
Bowling, R., & Bynum, H. (1997). Lucille. [Recorded by Kenny Rogers]. On Kenny Rogers [CD]. USA: United Artists.
Cash, J. (1956). I walk the line. [Recorded by Johnny Cash]. On I walk the line [LP]. Memphis, TN: Columbia. (1964).
Chapin, H. (1999). Story of a life. [Recorded by Harry Chapin]. On The gold medal collection [CD]. New York, NY: Elektra. (1988).
Denver, J., & Taylor, M. (1972). Good-bye again. [Recorded by John Denver]. On Rocky mountain high [LP]. New York, NY: RCA.
Lynn, L. (1969). Coalminer’s daughter. On Coalminer’s daughter [LP]. Mt. Juliet, TN: Decca Records. (1970).
Mcwilliams, E., & Rodgers, J. (N.D.). Yodeling Cowboy. [Recoded by Hank Snow]. [Single]. Los Angeles, CA: RCA Victor.
Morissette, A. (1998). Thank u. [Recorded by Alanis Morissette]. On Alanis Morissette: The collection [CD]. CAN.: Maverick, 2005.
Mann, B., & Well, C. (1977). Here you come again. [Recorded by Dolly Parton]. On Here you come again [LP]. Nashville, TN: RCA/SONY BMG.
Waits, T. (1973). Hope I don’t fall in love with you. [Recorded by Tom Waits]. On Closing time [LP]. Hollywood, CA: Asylum.