Songs from the Hickey Family novels

The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles


The Good Know Nothing

“I’m in the Mood for Love”, Louis Armstrong

“Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”, Bessie Smith

“I Wished on the Moon”, Billie Holiday


The Venus Deal


The Loud Adios


The Angel Gang

“Long Gone Lonesome Blues”, Hank Williams

“Rollin’ and Tumblin'”: Muddy Waters

“Little Red Rooster”, Howlin’ Wolf

“Shotgun Blues”, Lightnin’ Hopkins

“Stormy Weather,” Billie Holiday


The Do-Re-Mi

“The DoReMi”, Woody Guthrie

“Little Boxes”, Malvina Reynolds

“Cielito Lindo” traditional


The Vagabond Virgins




The Very Least

“Here Comes the Sun”, The Beatles

“Hearts Courageous”, The Maranatha SIngers

“I Tried Him for Myself”, Edwin Hawkins Singers

“Tutti Fruti”, Little Richard

“St. Louis Blues,” Louis Armstrong

“Someone to Watch Over Me,” Frank Sinatra

“Over the Rainbow”, Judy Garland

“Men With Broken Hearts”, Hank Williams


the Answer to Everything

“Union Maid” (Woody Guthrie) Pete Seegar and Arlo; Guthrie;

“Slumber My Darling”, Yo Yo Ma et al;

“Luckenbach Texas” Waylon Jennings and Willy Nelson;

“Would They Love Him Down in Shreveport”, George Jones;

“Stormy Weather”, Billie Holiday;

“Oh Sister”, Bob Dylan;

“Black Magic Woman”, Carlos Santana;

“Beautiful Dreamer”, Suzy Bogguss