Tune That Name: T-V

He reads a dirty joke out of an old Baptist hymnal …

Tangie and Ray,” Fruit Bats
TC,” Victoria Williams

Teddy Picker,” Arctic Monkeys
“Terry,” James McMurtry
Don’t Wait for Tom,” Over the Rhine
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” Bob Dylan
Poor Old Tom,” Peter Case
Tom Traubert’s Blues,” Tom Waits
Tom’s Diner,” Suzanne Vega
The Ghost of Tom Joad,” Bruce Springsteen
“Veronica,” Dust Poets
Veronica,” Elvis Costello
Meet Virginia,” Train
Sweet Virginia,” The Rolling Stones

“Vincent” is a name, but in “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” it’s the brand of motorcycle, not a person’s name, so I didn’t include that here (except that, sneakily, I just did).

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  • chgo_liz

    + a gazillion for sneakily including Richard Thompson!

  • Michael Pullmann

    Well, there’s Don McLean’s “Vincent”.

  • Dawn
  • Nigel Tufnel

    “Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out”, The Replacements
    “Tommy, Can You Hear Me?”, The Who
    “Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum”, Bob Dylan
    “Uncle Salty”, Aerosmith
    “The Vicki Eydie Show (Medley)”, Bette Midler
    “Victoria”, The Kinks
    “Vincent”, Don McLean
    “Visions of Johanna”, Bob Dylan

    Okay, that last one really doesn’t fit, but the song is all kinds of amazing.

  • Tofu_Killer

    These from today’s playlist.
    Thorn of Crowns , Echo and the Bunnymen
    Thieves Like Us , New Order
    Too Tight Blues (#2) , Blind Blake
    Trouble Will Soon Be Over , Blind Willie Johnson
    Vaseline Machine Gun , Leo Koetke

  • Will Hennessy

    (I’ll cop to it, slightly off-topic) Fred, it surprised me little that you listen to James McMurtry. I may come back later with what (few) offerings I have in this category, but the McMurtry song I can’t help but think of currently is We Can’t Make It Here.

  • Guest

    Edit: Okay. I might be back to fix this later, when I can figure out how not to spam the chat log with the videos I’m trying to link…

  • Baby_Raptor

    Well. I guess Disqus doesn’t allow you to delete comments?

    Sorry for clogging up the feed, guys. Please ignore this. -_-

  • Theo Axner

    Excluding doubles as usual:

    Jack Tar on Shore – Dan Zanes & Broken Social Scene
    Tarzan – Rocket From the Crypt
    General Taylor – Richard Thompson & Jack Shit
    Frankie Teardrop – Suicide
    Teddy O’Neil – the Merry Wives of Windsor
    Judy Teen – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
    Thatcher’s Fortress – the Varukers
    Thatcherites – Billy Bragg
    The Day That Thatcher Dies – Hefner
    Thomasmäss – Dalarna Femund Spelmanslag
    The Death of Emmett Till – Bob Dylan
    Tim Smith – the Wildhearts
    Mr. Tinkertrain – Ozzy Osbourne
    Tom’s Gone to Hilo – Gavin Friday & Shannon McNally
    Tom Ames’ Prayer – Steve Earle
    Tom Joad – Woody Guthrie
    Sov lilla Totte – Hasse & Tage
    Sov lilla Totte – Trazan & Banarne
    Moe Tucker – the Jesus & Mary Chain
    Ruby Tuesday – the Rolling Stones
    Tulane – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    Tulane – Mojo Nixon
    Mona Tumbas Slim Club – Ebba Grön
    Epistel 28: ”Om et anställdt försåt emot Ulla Winblad” – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Epistel 48: ”Hvaruti avmålas Ulla Winblads hemresa från Hessingen i Mälaren en sommarmorgon 1769” – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Epistel 71: ”Til Ulla i fenstret på Fiskartorpet, middagstiden, en Sommardag” – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Ulla Winblad – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Vampira – the Misfits
    Positively Van Gogh – Bob Dylan
    Velouria – the Pixies
    Good Ship Venus – Loudon Wainwight III
    Venus – Television
    Venus in Bother Boots – the Nipple Erectors
    Venus in Furs – the Velvet Undergound & Nico
    En visa till Veronica – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Veronica – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Veronica – Wreckless Eric
    Sid Vicious Was Innocent – the Exploited
    Blues för Victor Jara – Cornelis Vreeswijk
    Bobbo Viking – Magnus Uggla
    Viola Lee Blues – Bob Dylan
    Uncle Virgil – Hayseed Dixie
    St. Vitus Dance – Black Sabbath

    (And sorry about those long weird titles in 18th century Swedish in the middle, the ones starting with “Epistel”.)

  • Dan Hetrick

    I found a “U” name!

    Cream – Tales of Brave Ulysses

  • Amaryllis

    Now he’ll have to find his own way home…

    T Stands for Thomas – The Watersons
    Tam Lyn – The Watersons
    The Ghost of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen
    True Thomas – Sileas
    Bold Thady Quill – Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers
    Song for Thirza – The Watersons
    Tim Finnegan’s Wake – Dropkick Murphys
    Tibbie Dunbar – Luke Kelly
    Não vás ao mar, Toino – The Chieftains
    Turlogh Og O’Boyle – Triona Ni Domhnaill
    The Fall of Troy – Tom Waits
    – not to be confused with Tom Waits – The Fall of Troy
    I walk down these roads, you drive them like highways.
    Not a care in your mind if you’re doing the right thing. In all of my life,
    I’ve never been so ashamed to say that I was right.

  • Amaryllis

    Valentine’s Day – Bruce Springsteen … what? “Valentine” is certainly a name!
    The Great Valerio – Richard and Linda Thompson
    Veronica – Christy Moore (Veronica Guerin, not the Elvis Costello song)

  • auroramere

    Vidalia, sweet Vidalia!

  • Keulan

    Josh Groban – Vincent (Starry Starry Night) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Li5oNy4MP9E

  • wanderingoutlaw

    Tam Lin – Trent Wagler and the Steel Wheels
    St. Teresa – Joan Osborne
    Lord Thomas and Fair Ellendor – Naomi Bedford
    Thumbelina Farewell – Ron Sexsmith
    Major Tom – the peptides
    Poor Old Tom – Peter Case
    Tom Joad – Dick Gaughan
    Tom Joad – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
    Treebeard – Howard Shore (from LOTR:TTT soundtrack)
    Trilby’s Piano – The Who
    Tweeter and the Monkey Man – Traveling Wilburys
    Victoria – The Kinks

  • Maria

    Gandkvædi Tróndar – Týr
    PJ + Vincent & Matthew + Björk – Rasputina
    Ted, Just Admit It… – Jane’s Addiction
    Teddy Boy – The Beatles
    The Prayer of Francois Villon – Regina Spektor
    Tommy Can You Hear Me? – The Who
    Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out – The Replacements
    Tommy’s Holiday Camp – The Who
    Torsteins Kvædi – Týr
    Tróndur í Gøtu – Týr
    Turid Torkilsdóttir – Týr
    Venus – Shocking Blue
    Venus in Furst – The Velvet Underground
    Vera – Pink Floyd