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Stranger Songs
Tuesday April 18th, 2023 with Mike Regenstreif
The Philosophy of Modern Song, Part 1

The theme on this edition of Stranger Songs is "The Philosophy of Modern Song, Part 1." Bob Dylan wrote about each of the songs on this show in his book, "The Philosophy of Modern Song." Except where noted, these tracks are the versions of the songs that Dylan cites. Click on LISTEN NOW to hear this show. Click on LISTEN to hear the current CKCU broadcast.
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Detroit City
Bobby Bare - The Best of Bobby Bare - Razor & Tie
Pump It Up
Elvis Costello - This Year’s Model - Radar
Dylan cites Webb Pierce’s version of “There Stands the Glass.”
There Stands the Glass
Ted Hawkins - The Next Hundred Years - Geffen
Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me
Billy Joe Shaver - Old Five and Dimers Like Me - Monument
Tutti Frutti
Little Richard - 18 Greatest Hits - Rhino
Money Honey
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley - RCA
My Generation
The Who - The Who Sings My Generation - Decca
Dylan cites the 1928 version of Jesse James by Harry McClintock.
Jesse James
Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions - Columbia
Dylan cites Ricky Nelson's 1958 single of "Poor Little Fool." This version is from a later live album.
Poor Little Fool
Rick Nelson - A Night to Remember - True North
Dylan cites Perry Como’s version of “Without a Song.”
Without a Song
The Righteous Brothers - Greatest Hits - Verve
Pancho and Lefty
Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson - Pancho & Lefty - Epic
The Pretender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender - Elektra
Mack the Knife
Bobby Darin - That's All - Atco
Dylan cites Bing Crosby’s version of “The Whiffenpoof Song.”
The Whiffenpoof Song
Art Neville - Let New Orleans Rock - Blues Interactions
Dylan cites Cher's 1971 single of "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves." This is a later live version.
Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
Cher - Live in Concert - HBO
Dylan cites Rosemary Clooney’s version of “Come On-A My House.”
Come On-A My House
Kay Starr - Come On-A My House – single - Capitol
You Don’t Know Me
Eddy Arnold - You Don’t Know Me – single - RCA
Poison Love
Johnnie & Jack - Poison Love – single - RCA
Nelly was a Lady
Alvin Youngblood Hart - Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster - American Roots Publishing
Dylan cites Johnnie Ray's 1951 version of “The Little White Cloud That Cried.”
The Little White Cloud That Cried
Jackie Washington - The World of Jackie Washington - Borealis Canadian
I Got a Woman
Ray Charles - The Birth of Soul - Atlantic
The Fugs - The Fugs First Album - Fantasy
Grateful Dead - American Beauty - Warner Bros.
Dylan cites the 1956 version of “On the Street Where You Live” by Vic Damone.
On the Street Where You Live
Pat Guadango - 1964 - Campbell Music New
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
The Philosophy of Modern Song, Part 2 will be heard on the June 20 edition of Stranger Songs.
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4:51 PM, April 18th, 2023