Fernweh & Bananas

The Wanderer Above The Sea Of Fog by Caspar David Friedrich, c. 1817
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Two hours of music for vagabonds. Wayfarers, drifters, truckers, hitchhikers, wanderers rejoice for this playlist kicks up the dust of the dusty open road and send you speeding far from your past and zooming back into the outstretched arms of home. Take comfort in being where no one knows your name and no one knows your face, but also in the places that everyone does.

31 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:

Harry Chapin:

"30,000 Pounds Of Bananas" was inspired by a real event where a trucker was indeed hauling 30,000 pounds of bananas from Weehawken, New Jersey to Scranton, Pennsylvania when the clutch reportedly failed and the truck hit 90 miles per hour before crashing. Harry Chapin wrote several alternative endings, some of which he performed live including a punch line of 'Yes! We Have No Bananas' in Scranton P.A., one of a grieving mother that chooses to never eat bananas again, or one that somehow includes a monologue about Donny and Marie Osmond, a Chiquita Banana commercial done in the style of Jimmy Buffett and a disco version of 'Taxi'. This song was overshadowed by another song on the album, Chapin's only number one hit "Cat's in the Cradle", which is unfortunately banana-less.

Countries represented: USA, England, Netherlands, Canada, Spain, Chile, South Africa.

  • 6:00pm California Here I Come by Shocking Blue on At Home (Red Bullet), 1969
  • 6:03pm Will O' The Wisp by Leon Russell on Will O' The Wisp (Shelter Records), 1975
  • 6:04pm Movin' Right Along by Kermit The Frog & Fozzie Bear on The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem, And More (The 25th Anniversary Collection) (Rhino Records), 1979
  • 6:07pm Long May You Run by The Stills-Young Band on Long May You Run (Reprise Records), 1976
  • 6:11pm 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas by Harry Chapin on Verities & Balderdash (Elektra), 1974
  • 6:17pm Colorado by Railroad Earth on The Black Bear Sessions (B O S Music), 2001
  • 6:22pm I've Been Everywhere by Johnny Cash on Unchained (American Recordings), 1996
  • 6:25pm Souvenirs de l'alhambra by Luis Maravilla on Ritmos y Cantos de Espana (The Restoration Project), 1953
  • 6:28pm Walk Hard by John C. Reilly on Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (Soundtrack) (Columbia), 2007
  • 6:30pm Rusty Cage by Johnny Cash on Unchained (American Recordings), 1996
  • 6:33pm Truck Drivin' Song by "Weird Al" Yankovic on Running With Scissors (Way Moby), 1999
  • 6:36pm 40 Day Dream by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros on Up From Below (Vagrant Records), 2009
  • 6:40pm Got To Get Away by New York Public Library on Got To Get Away (MCA Records), 1968
  • 6:42pm Wayfaring Stranger by Zen on Hair (Rotation), 1969
  • 6:46pm 101 Is A Hard Road To Travel by John Fahey on Volume 5 - The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death (Takoma), 1965
  • 6:48pm Gotta Travel On by Bob Dylan on Self Portrait (Columbia), 1970
  • 6:51pm On The Open Road by Bill Farmer and Aaron Lohr on A Goofy Movie (Walt Disney Records), 1995
  • 6:54pm My Kingdom For A Car by Phil Ochs on Greatest Hits (A&M Records), 1970
  • 6:57pm Hitchhiking by Afton on First Day Of Summer (Lark Records), 1977
  • 7:02pm Road by Trees on The Garden Of Jane Delawney (Sony BMG Music Entertainment), 1970
  • 7:06pm Drink It by Alexandro Jodorowsky on The Film Of Alejandro Jodorowsky: The Holy Mountain Soundtrack (ABKCO), 2007
  • 7:08pm To B Without A Hitch by Bridget St. John on Ask Me No Questions (Dandelion Records), 1969
  • 7:11pm Virginia by Ed's Redeeming Qualities on More Bad Times (Flying Fish), 1990
  • 7:14pm Shoes by Chris Volpe on Refugee Blues (Chris Volpe), 2004
  • 7:18pm They Call Me Traveler by Aaron Lightman on Aaron Lightman (Poppy), 1969
  • 7:20pm City Of New Orleans by Arlo Guthrie on The Best Of Arlo Guthrie (Warner Bros. Records), 1972
  • 7:24pm On My Way by Phil Ochs on The Broadside Tapes 1 (Smithsonian Folkways), 1980
  • 7:26pm The Wanderer's Song by Josef Marais And His Bushveld Band With Miranda on Songs Of The South African Veld Volume One (Decca), 1946
  • 7:28pm Blythe Hill by Gordon Giltrap on The Transatlantic Story (Essential), 1968
  • 7:30pm One Way Ticket Home by Phil Ochs on Greatest Hits (A&M Records), 1970
  • 7:32pm Wanderlust by Paul McCartney on Tug Of War (Parlophone), 1982
  • 7:36pm Roll Another Number (For the Road) by Neil Young on Tuscaloosa (Reprise Records), 2019
  • 7:41pm Where Is The Highway Tonight? by Neil Young on Old Ways (Geffen Records), 1985
  • 7:44pm Homeward Bound by Simon And Garfunkel on Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (Columbia), 1966
  • 7:46pm Waking by Michael Charles Smith on Melodies For Wooden Children (Michael Charles Smith), 2013
  • 7:48pm Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnestoa by "Weird Al" Yankovic on UHF Original Motion Picture Soundtrack And Other Stuff (Way Moby), 1989
  • 7:55pm Hitchhiker by Neil Young on Hitchhiker (Reprise Records), 2011
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