Wednesday, July 26, 2017

THIS BLOG's ON VACATION

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And so am I. 

Therefore Wacky Wednesday and Throwback Thursday won't be appearing here this week or next. I have a Terrell's Tune-up already in the can so that may or may not be appearing here Friday. 

So in the meantime, here's some summer re-runs, a classic Wacky Wednesday about hillbilly funny man Speck Rhodes and a memorable Throwback Thursday about the song "Moonlight Bay."

Don't cry. I'll be back some lucky day.

UPDATE: Terrell's Tune-up should be published next week

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, July , 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Granny's Little Chicken by The Dirtbombs
Who Will Save Rock 'n' Roll by The Dictators
He Sure Could Hypnotize by The A-Bones
Boom Badda Do Ba Dabba by PowerSolo
Romance by Wild Flag
The Mad Daddy by The Cramps
Diddy Wah Diddy by The Sonics
Still Rollin' by Left Lane Cruiser
I Like My Baby's Pudding by Wynonie Harris

Walk Out by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Whettin' My Knife by The Ghost Wolves
I'm Not a Sissy by The Fleshtones
Shiver by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
Heat Wave by The Vagoos
Dial Up Doll by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Formula X by Boss Hog
Drop In and Go by The Molting Vultures
Eddie Are You Kidding by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
That Old Black Magic by Louis Prima with Keely Smith

Memphis Egypt by The Mekons
Onion by The Mekons
Where Were You by The Mekons
Poor Valley Radio by Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls
Beaten and Broken by The Mekons

Hainted by Churchwood
The Bride Wore Black by Flogging Molly
Shake by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Crystal Night by The Black Lips
Howling Wolf Blues by Johnny Dowd
Pinky's Dream by David Lynch with Karen O
Strawberries Mean Love by Strawberry Alarm Clock
Carrickfergus by Van Morrison & The Chieftains
Lucky Day by Tom Waits
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, July 21, 2017

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST



Friday, July 21, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
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Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens
Big Iron by Marty Robbins
Ladies Love Outlaws by Waylon Jennings
The Guns of Jericho by Flogging Molly
Monarch Butterfly by Jason Eklund
Jason Eklund

JASON EKLUND Live
Honey Bee
Goin' to Town

Party in My Car by Blonde Boy Grunt & The Groans
The Devil Can't Come in Your House by Jason Eklund (Live)
Cool and Dark Inside by Kell Robertson

Dying Crap Shooter's Blues by Blind Willie McTell
Ditty Wah Ditty by Ry Cooder
Wherever You Are by Chris Darrow
Country Side by Jason Eklund
Shake It Up by Boris McCutcheon
Let's Talk Dirty in Hawaiian by Those Darlins
The Troubles by The Roches

I Thought He Was Dead by Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls
Our Land by Terry Allen
Change Your Ways or Die by The Cactus Blossoms
The Girl That Broke My Heart by Chris Isaak
The Nail by Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Here Comes That Rainbow Again by Leo Kottke
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets


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Here's July's Big Enchilada Podcast!

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Leapin' lizards, it's a new Big Enchilada episode! Featuring some of the world's greatest lizard bands including The Jesus Lizard, The Flying Lizards, The Lot Lizards! The Iron Lizards, The Thunder Lizards ... and more!

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Here's the playlist:

 Hammer Blow by Skip Martin)
The More I Dream, The Sicker I Get by Lot Lizards 
Reptile by Casey Jones Dead
Scream and Scream by Screaming Lord Sutch
Coronet Hemi by Leadfoot Tea
Mon Deiu by The Yawpers
You're My Pacemaker by Archie & The Bunkers
One Evening by The Jesus Lizard

(Background Music: Gargantua's Last Stand by Man or Astroman)
Skintrade by The Mekons
Midnight Queen by Iron Lizards
Why Have You Changed by Thee Vicars
Don't You Just Know It by Wolfman Jack & The Wolfpack
Money by The Flying Lizards
Fuzz Face by PowerSolo
Girl With the Long Black Hair by The Other Half

(Background Music: Midnight by Hank Levine & The Blazers)
G.R.U.M.P. by The Thunder Lizards
Lizard Hunt by Gas Huffer 
In My Grip by Mary's Kids
Stuck on You by The Fox Sisters
Not to Touch the Earth by Modey Lemon
(Background Music: Kookie Limbo by Kookie Joe)

Play it below:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Songs That Cooder Taught Us

By the time Ryland P. Cooder released his first solo album, Ry Cooder, in 1970, he'd already built an impressive resume doing session work with Captain Beefheart (!), Paul Revere & The Raiders, Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, Little Feat, Taj Mahal (they'd played together in a short-lived but influential group called The Rising Sons when Cooder was a teenager) and The Rolling Stones. That's Ry's mandolin on "Love in Vain" and his slide guitar on "Sister Morphine."

While Cooder's reputation was made by his impressive instrumental prowess, those 1970s solo albums -- my favorites being Into the Purple Valley,  Paradise and Lunch and Chicken Skin Music -- established him as a musician with an incredible knack for finding obscure gems from the world of blues, jazz, folk, hillbilly, gospel and soul music, putting his own stamp on them and making them relevant for modern audiences. Cooder introduced anyone with ears to hear  to so many artists and songs we might otherwise have missed, we really owe him.

Here's a small sampling of the songs Cooder taught us

Here's "Jesus on the Mainline," which appeared on Paradise and Lunch.  I'm not sure whether the 1959 Alan Lomax field recording version by James Shorty and Viola James with a Mississippi  church congregation is the first recording of this song. But it's a good one.


Ry Cooder knows what "Diddy Wah Diddy" means. So did Blind Blake back in the late 1920s.



Cooder was one of, if not the first, contemporary artists to recognize the genius of the mysterious traveling preacher Washington Phillips



For Into the Purple Valley (1972), Cooder recorded "FDR in Trinidad," which originally was recorded as "Roosevelt in Trinidad" by calypso star Atilla the Hun (Raymond Quevedo). Cooder's pal and sometimes musical collaborator Van Dyke Parks recorded this song for his own 1972 album Discover America.



Cooder played  "Girls from Texas" as a country tune. But originally it was a soul song by Jimmy Lewis



I was surprised to learn that the original version of Blind Alfred Reed's "Always Lift him Up" was a relatively upbeat song. Cooder did it on Chicken Skin Music as a moving dirge.



Here are links to some past Throwback Thursdays in this vein you might enjoy

Songs That Crumb Taught Us

Songs That Kweskin Taught Us

Songs That Leon Taught Us

Songs That Tiny Taught Us

Songs That Herman Taught Us

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Happy Birthday Max Fleischer!


Remember when cartoons were dark, surreal, sometimes terrifying and almost always funny ... in glorious black and white?

Chances are the ones you remember that match this description were probably the work of Max Fleischer, the Austrian-born animation master who was born on this day in 1883.

Happy birthday Max. Here's a musical tribute to you.

Fleischer, who created Betty Boop as well as the first Popeye cartoons, basically was the anti-Disney. With his brother Dave Fleischer directing many of his classic works, Max never was as successful as Uncle Walt, but for most of us believers in the subversive power of old cartoons, Max Fleischer is the mad king.

His work was psychedelic -- years before the invention of LSD. They were full of multi-layered gags, obscure, throwaway pop culture references and, best of all, sexual innuendo.

As animation historian Jerry Beck wrote in the introduction of Ray Pointer's The Art and Inventions of Max Fleischer: American Animation Pioneer 

"... the Fleischer universe was populated by individuals straight out of the diverse immigrant culture that surround that studio in New York City. Wise guys and con men, obese hippos and `gangsta' gorillas, tattooed sailors and a sexy bitch named Betty ... These were the denizens of Fleischer's world."

And another element that contributed greatly to the crazy energy of Fleischer's cartoons was the music, especially the jazz of the era. For instance, untold numbers of youngsters and probably a lot of oldsters were first introduced to the music of  Cab Calloway.

Here is one of those in which Cab sings "Old Man of the Mountain" (and a little "Minnie the Moocher")



This is an early (1930) short called "Swing You Sinners" featuring popular crooner Billy Murray on vocals.



Fleischer produced a series of live action / cartoon combinations centered around music. Here's a singing cowboy tune, "Twilight on the Trail" featuring Louise Massey and their band The Westerners (following some cowpoke jive by one of Massey's brothers.) Don't forget to follow the bouncing ball to sing along



Rudy Vallee appears in "Betty Coed" (1931) featuring the title character, who I suspect is a proto-Boop.



And finally here's Irene Bordoni singing "Just a Gigolo" in this 1932 cartoon with Betty Boop.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, July 16, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Bloody Mary by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

Station lost power right as I began the second song. Rest of the show cancelled.

I'll try again next week! Sorry.

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THIS BLOG's ON VACATION

And so am I.  Therefore Wacky Wednesday and Throwback Thursday won't be appearing here this week or next. I have a Terrell...