American Gothic: Jolie Holland & Homer Bailes


August 8th, 2007 ~ It's old-time country and folk, as seen from the two very different viewpoints of our guests. Jolie Holland is a young singer-songwriter whose sound incorporates a distinct vision--sometimes dark and somewhat hallucinatory--of blues and country from another era. Homer Bailes is the last remaining member of 1940s country superstar family band the Bailes Brothers. His stern outlook on life, illustrated by songs like "Whiskey is the Devil in Liquid Form," remains unchanged over half a century later.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Sing On Dr. Michael White
    Crescent City Serenade, Antilles
  • Jesus on the Mainline Ry Cooder
    Paradise and Lunch, Reprise
  • Denomination Blues - part 1 Washington Phillips
    I Am Born to Preach the Gospel, Yazoo
  • Give Me the Roses While I Live The Carter Family
    Give Me the Roses While I Live, Rounder
  • Dead Flowers Rolling Stones
    Sticky Fingers, Virgin
  • Instrumental: Wildwood Flower David Grisman & Tony Rice
    Tone Poems, Acoustic Disc
  • Since I've Laid My Burden Down Mississippi John Hurt
    The Complete Studio Recordings, Vanguard
  • Wade in the Water The Staple Singers
    Freedom Highway, Columbia/Legacy
  • Family Bible George Jones
    The Definitive Collection 1955 - 1962, Mercury
  • Gotta Serve Somebody Bob Dylan
    Slow Train Coming, Columbia
  • INTERVIEW: Homer Bailes
  • Instrumental: Country Gentleman Chet Atkins
    The Early Years, 1945-1954, Bear Family
  • I'm an Old, Old Man (Tryin' to Live While I Can) Lefty Frizzell
    Look What Thoughts Will Do, Columbia/Legacy
  • I'd Rather Be an Old Man's Sweetheart (Than a Young Man's Fool) Candi Staton
    Candi Staton, Honest Jon's
  • Son of Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
    Dusty in Memphis, Rhino
  • Backwoods Preacher Man Tony Joe White
    The Best of Tony Joe White, Warner Archives
  • When the Saints Go Marchin' In Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic, Bear Family
  • End Bed: Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes original recording,
  • Open Bed: Old Fashioned Morphine Jolie Holland
    Escondida, Anti-
  • Sittin' on Top of the World Willie Nelson
    Milk Cow Blues, Island
  • Wasted Days and Wasted Nights Doug Sahm
    The Best of Doug Sahm and the Sir Douglas Quintet 1968-1975, Mercury
  • Estare Contigo Cuando Triste Estas (Before the Next Teardrop Falls) Freddy Fender
    Exitos en Enpanol, Music Club
  • Don't Let the Sunshine Fool Ya' Townes Van Zandt
    The Late Great Townes Van Zandt, Poppy
  • Me and Bobby McGee Waylon Jennings
    Lonesome, On'ry and Mean, RCA
  • Instrumental: For the Good Times Lloyd Green
    And His Steel Guitar, Americana
  • Sweet Susannah Clint West
    J'Étais au Bal, Swallow
  • Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight Marcia Ball
    Circuit Queen, Capitol
  • Jolie Blonde Clifton Chenier
    Zydeco Sont pas Sale, Arhoolie
  • INTERVIEW: Jolie Holland
  • Instrumental: Bird Song Various Artists
    Pickin' on the Grateful Dead…A Tribute, CMH
  • The Coo Coo Bird Clarence Ashley
    The Rose and the Briar, Columbia/Legacy
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Hank Williams
    The Hits Volume Two, Mercury
  • The Eagle Bird Jessie Mae Hemphill
    Feelin' Good, HMG/High Water
  • Bird Song Jerry Garcia
    Garcia, Jerry Garcia