nwbw July 2013 mix: The highway is my home

NWBW: The highway is my home from nwbw on 8tracks Radio.

Cover art: Easy Riders in Arizona (AKA – Ghost Riders in the Sky). Via.

1. Massanga / Jean Bosco Mwenda
2. Ballad / Molly Drake
3. Nothin’ / Townes Van Zandt
4. Little Children / George Cromarty
5. That Nasty Swing / Cliff Carlisle
6. I’m a Lonesome Fugitive (Alternate Take) / Merle Haggard
7. Love Minus Zero/No Limit / The Walker Brothers
8. Chi Mai (The Life and Times of David Lloyd George) / Ennio Morricone
9. Like a Rolling Stone / Bob Marley and the Wailers
10. To the Boy I Jumped in the Hemlock Alley / White Fence
11. Ghost Riders in the Sky / Burl Ives
12. We Welcome to Heaven / Woody Guthrie

This mix is for sunsets, long stretches of road, and sitting in a room at the end of the day with all the lights off and nothing but a cold tall Budweiser for company.

Previously on TGW.

8 responses to “nwbw July 2013 mix: The highway is my home”

  1. Bryan says:

    downloadable files TK.

  2. Dave says:

    Excellent. I’ve been going through a lot of music while studying.

  3. Greg says:

    The post title made me expect one of my very favorite songs, which Steve Earle wrote for Townes van Zandt, “Fort Worth Blues.” It has the lovely lyric:

    You used to say the highway was your home
    But we both know that ain’t true
    It’s just the only place a man can go
    When he don’t know where he’s travelin’ to.

  4. Bryan says:

    That would have fit perfectly on here, wouldn’t it? As it is, the title comes (as you probably figured out) from the Merle Haggard song, which is awfully domesticated for being a song about a lonely fugitive on the run.

  5. T-Mo says:

    This is a really nice mix. I especially liked the Jean Bosco Mwenda track and Marley’s version of Like a Rolling Stone. Why had I never heard the latter? Situation rectified.

    The painting, it should go without saying (but I need to say it anyway), is truly amazing. I did some sleuthing and found out that the artist is English, which certainly comes as a surprise.

    This makes me want to make a mix. No promises, but maybe soon!

  6. Farrell Fawcett says:

    The ex-cattle rancher in me really responded to this gentle cowboy mix. Really sweet collection of songs. I wanna play this in my old f-150 driving dirt roads. I also like the 8-track software you used–I like being able to hear the songs immediately, on the same page, with the cover art, while I’m reading and typing comments. Nice job Waterman brothers!!

  7. Bryan says:

    5. I like how the opening track actually starts to resonate with the Western soundtrack after a while, especially once it gets going. It’s not that hard to imagine it in a film. Maybe in a Wes Anderson Western. And yes, summer mix, please.

    6. Yeah, I want to be in an old pickup driving through the southwest right now. I woke up in a pretty shitty mood this morning, but the first thing I listened to was the final Woody Guthrie track and suddenly things seem a little more manageable.

  8. Dave says:

    That Morricone track is fantastic, although the music bears no obvious connection to Lloyd George.