Season 6, Episode 3
Hosts: Bill & The Belles
Special Guests: Beth Macy, Earl White String Band, Remnant of Men of Distinction
Writers: Rob LaPrelle, Ralph Berrier and Dylan Locke
On this episode of the Floyd Radio Show: The Earl White String Band play Hickory & Down South Blues; Bill & the Belles promote their new double album of the best TV jingles from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s, “Jingles….All The Way”; Beth Macy reads excerpts from her new book Truevine, which tells the story of two African American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother embarked on an epic, decades-long struggle to get them back — and to get justice for her family; Remnant of Men of Distinction sing some beautiful and powerful African American spirituals, Oh Freedom & Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around; the mysterious Bill (and his bells) show up unannounced and surprise Bill & The Belles during their set at the Floyd Radio Show; Bill & The Belles perform Swallow Tail Coat, Where the Shy Little Violets Grow & Sitting By The Fire; the cast and audience join in a sing-a-long with Willie Muse (from Truevine & via archived audio recording) on the Irish wartime song It’s A Long Way to Tipperary.