1/13/2022 Mountain Song & Story Ep. #118 - The Birthplace of Country Music
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1/13/2022 Mountain Song & Story Ep. #118

Episode #118 “Skunk Stories”


Today, I’ll be turning up the funk and talking about skunks. Skunks are not only odor-able, but talking about them just makes scents… Skunks are native to the Appalachian region, and there more than a few tales about them. Today on the program I’ll be featuring a story called Why The Skunk Walks Alone along with some Native American mythology about these critters. I’ll even be looking into stories about the mysterious Skunk Ape, a bigfoot like creature who resides in Florida. Today’s show does not stink!

Today’s Playlist

Dead Skunk – Loudon Wainwright, III
The Skunk Song – Cab Calloway
Skunk Hollow Blues – Duke Ellington
Skunk Hollow Rag – Tom Brier
Ole Slew Foot – Jim and Jesse
Footprints In The Snow – Roger Miller
Big Foot – Osey Helton
Hey Hey We’re The Monkees – The Monkees
Harry The Hairy Ape – Ray Stevens
There’s a Snake in the House – Del McCoury
The Skunk, the Goose, and the Fly – Tower Of Power
Black And White – Three Dog Night
Monkey In The Dog Cart – Jim Herd

Intro and theme music Omie Wise (feat. Kalia Yeagle) by Hasee Ciaccio
Background instrumental music by Brittany Haas, Produced by Darol Anger. All traditional old-time tunes. 2004.

Resources and Additional Materials

Why The Skunk Walks Alone
Native American Skunk Mythology
The Fox and The Skunk
Fun Facts About Skunks
Skunk Symbolism Facts & Meaning: A Totem, Spirit & Power Animal
The Florida Skunk Ape