It’s night time in the big city
Two high school kids steal a case of beer
Sneakers hang from a phone wire
What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable!
in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!
the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals!
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
“William Shakespeare was asking ‘What a piece of work is man’. Here on Theme Time Radio Hour, we’re more concerned with all the pieces. Tonight, or today if you’re listening during the day, I’ll be speaking off the top of my head. I excited down to the tips of my toes cause I have my fingers in a lot of pies but I’m not going to leave you without a leg to stand on. I’m gonna tell you that today we’re gonna be talking about the human body from head to toe.”
Singers and Songs
- Smokey Robinson and The Miracles: From Head to Toe
“It’s important in a show like this to define our parameters”
- The Delta Rhythm Boys with Lee Gains: Dry Bones
- Louis Prima and Keeley Smith: I’ve Got You Under My Skin
“We’re discussing the human body here on TTRH, and here’s the largest organ of the body, it grows faster than any other organ; I know you’re way ahead of me.You know it’s the skin…. Louis was an influence on many people. As a matter a fact, back in the 50’s when they asked Elvis Pressley where he got his wiggle, he told them ‘from Louis Prima, of course.’ ”
- Loretta Lynn: Fist City
“That combination of fingers you don’t want to be on the business end of”
- Johnny Copeland:Down On Bended Knee
- Blondie: Heart of Glass
- Sol Hoopii: Ten Tiny Toes, One Baby Nose
- Hank Ballard and The Midnighters: Finger Poppin’ Time
“Here’s another great finger song”
- The Monroe Brothers: Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
“Like the speed metal of blue grass”
- Gene Phillips: Big Legs
“He’s in love with a woman who’s got some big legs. I understand his position completely.”
- The Barbarians: Moulty
- Archibald: She’s Scattered Everywhere
- Shorty Walters: If I Only Had A Brain
- Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys: Brain Cloudy Blues
- Pete Seeger: Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
- Rilo Kiley: With Our Arms Outstretched
(Feat. Blake Senate, Jenny Lewis, Pierre Dereeder, Dave Rock)