Sunday, December 10, 2017

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, Dec. 10, 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
No  Rest for the Wicked by Wayne Cochran
Stutterin' Sue by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
Gravy for My Mashed Potatoes by Dee Dee Sharp
Hot Pastrami With Mashed Potatoes Part 1 by Joey Dee & The Starliters
Hot Pastrami With Mashed Potatoes Part 2 by Joey Dee & The Starliters
Living Wreck by Mudhoney
Midnight Motorway by Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
Caught in the Devil's Game by The Darts
The Devil and Me by The Vagoos
If You Live by Meet Your Death
She Left Me With the Herpes by Tiny Tim

Time Has Come by Mary's Kids
Pray You Parrots by The Devils
Loose It by Arvidson & Butterflies
Fox by Travel in Space
Police Call by Drywall
Brillo de Facto by The Fall
Yen For Your Yang by Pocket FishRMen
Stick a Knife in His Heart by Casey Jones Dead

Andres by L7
Yabba Ding Ding by Joe "King" Carrasco
A Lap Full of Hate by Movie Star Junkies
Monkey Bizness by Pere Ubu
Cave Girl by The Texreys
Steppin' Out by Paul Revere & The Raiders
Teeth by Baronen & Satan
The Unsignposted Road by The Masonics
Geraldine by The A-Bones
Bumble Bee by LaVern Baker

Dagger Moon by Dead Moon
Haunt by Roky Erickson
Nocturne by Mark Lanegan
I Felt My Courage Fail by Jon Langford's Four Lot Souls
House Where Nobody Lives by King Ernest
Take it With Me by Tom Waits
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, December 08, 2017

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST



Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens
Pinball by Hellbound Glory
Hard Livin' by Chris Stapleton
Ain't No Bars in Heaven by T. Tex Edwards & The Swingin' Kornflake Killers
Fast, Cheap or Well Done by Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones
Heal Me by Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Gonna Be Flyin' Tonight by Wayne Hancock
Tape Deck in His Tractor by Dottie Cormier
Lay Me Down by The Perreze Family
To Heck With Ol' Santa Claus by Loretta Lynn

Walk Between the Raindrops by J.D. Wilkes
After You've Gone by Legendary Shack Shakers
Long Black Veil by Jocephus & The George Jonestown Massacre
Through the Hole by Dad Horse Experience
Devil Do by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Goodnight Dear Diary by Joe Ely
Dead Thumb King by Ray Wylie Hubbard
A Little Pain by Margo Price
I've Got Christmas by The Tail by Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks

God Less America and other Country Weirdness

8 Weeks in a Barroom by Ramblin' Red Bailey
Ballad of a Small Town Sheriff by Clark Bentley
Too Many Pills by Arkey Blue & The Blue Cowboys
Insane by Katie Lee
Chick Inspector by Dick Curless
The School Bus by T. Tommy Cutrer
Ed's Place by Horace Heller
Please Don't Go Topless Mother by Troy Hess
Is Santa Claus a Hippy by Linda Cassady

Dysfunction by Joe West
Time Don't Wait by Marty Stuart
Honky Doodle by Peter Stampfel
Two Throwed Dat Rock by Ira Louvin
I'm No Longer in Your Heart by Charlie Louvin
Good God a Woman by David Rawlings
Blue Distance by Peter Case
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets



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Thursday, December 07, 2017

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Belated R.I.P. to the White Knight



On Nov. 21, while I was on vacation (and taking a break from blogging), a unique force in American music became an ascended master.

That was Wayne Cochran, "The White Knight," known for his gigantic blonde pompadour and his credible take on blue-eyed soul. He was 78.

The Georgia native, who wrote the classic teenage death song "Last Kiss" (a hit for J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers, was better known for his high-energy southern soul sound with his band The C.C. Riders -- which at one point included a teenage bass player named Jaco Pastorius, who later became an iconic jazz musician. (Cochran himself had played bass on some early Otis Redding recordings.)

The White Knight didn't have many radio hits of his own. At one point he left the music racket and became an evangelist. Somehow that makes sense.

But his music influenced a lot of people. Check out these videos and you'll get some idea why.

R.I.P Wayne Cochran.













Wednesday, December 06, 2017

WACKY WEDNESDAY: God Less America


Maybe it's because I just started watching the new Netflix western series Godless. But somehow today I couldn't get this crazy country compilation out of my head.

Released back in 1995 by the wonderful Crypt label -- yes, that outfit responsible for the influential 60s garage music series Back from the Grave and the sleaze-sational Las Vegas Grind compilations -- God Less America is a collection of obscure country non-hits mostly by artists you've never heard of.

Covering the years between 1955 and 1965, the subject matter covered here includes murder, drugs, insanity and, on one track, a little boy pleading with his mom not to become a topless go-go dancer.

Several of these songs are included in the sprawling, multi-volume series Twisted Tales from the Vinyl Wastelands -- which I've blathered about several times here. (See THIS, THIS, and THIS )

But for a distilled, single-volume collection of hillbilly weirdness, nothing beats God Less America

Both the CD and vinyl versions of God Less are long out of print. You can buy it at Amazon for $28.99 (CD) or LP ($125) on eBay for $49 (CD)

But you can listen to several songs from it right here for free!

Probably the most famous of the contributors to God Less is Eddie Noack -- yes, the first guy to record "Psycho." It's a pretty song about a serial killer who tried to warn his latest victim.



This one is a spoken-word masterpiece by Horace Heller.



Chances are you've never heard of Country Johnny Mathis. But he sang a sweet tribute to Caryl Chessman, a convicted California murderer known as the "Red Light Bandit" who was executed in 1960. (Supposedly Chessman inspired Merle Haggard, who met him him at San Quentin prison, to write "Sing Me Back Home.")



Arky Blue & The Blue Cowboys warn about popping too many pills



Finally, here is the sad story of little Troy Hess who's ashamed that his mama works as an exotic dancer in a gentleman's club.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, Dec.3 , 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
Oft Times When We Pork by The Pocket Fishrmen
Satan is a Lady by Baronen & Satan
Bad America by The Gun Club
Step Aside by Sleater-Kinney
Get Messy by The Darts
Mon Nom by The Yawpers
Make It Mine by The Howlin' Max Messer Show
Come Back Lord by Reverend Beat-Man

Groove is in The Heart by The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Linda Blair by Redd Kross
LSD by The Pretty Things
Half Believing by The Black Angels
Swampland by Pere Ubu
Texas Band by Count Vaseline
Valley of the Wolves by The Ghost Wolves
The Wasp by Pussycat & The Dirty Johnsons
Then We Kissed by Skip Church

William Blake set
A Poison Tree by Movie Star Junkies
Tyger by Arrington de Dionyso & Old Time Relijun
Jerusalem by The Fall

So Long Sucker by Oh! Gunquit
Down to Earth by Pearced Arrows
Vegetable Man by The Movements
Leadfoot Down by Leadfoot Tea


Love Has It's Jokes by Flat Duo Jets
School by Travel in Space
Captain Captain by Mark "Porkchop" Holder
Come and Be a Winner by Sharon Jones
Tough Guy by Phil Hayes & The Trees
I Thought He Was Dead by Jon Langford & Four Lost Souls
Fear and Beer by The Mekons
Lord I've Been Changed by Tom Waits with John Hammond
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, December 01, 2017

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST



Friday, Dec. 1 , 2017
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens
Don't Say It by Margo Price
Sun Valley Blues #3 (Bloodweiser) by Hellbound Glory
Hard Luck n' Old Dogs by Nancy Apple
A Hangover Ago by Dale Watson & Ray Benson
My Wife Thinks You're Dead by Junior Brown
Burn Your Fun by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Down to the River by The War & Treaty
Curse of the Cajun Queen by Legendary Shack Shakers
The Pill by Loretta Lynn

Honky Tonk Flame by Tyler Childers
Long White Line by Sturgill Simpson
Air Mail Special by Marty Stuart
Choctaw Bingo by James McMurtry
Amie by Pure Prairie League

Bobbie Gentry tribute
Okolona River Bottom Band by Bobbie Gentry
Fancy by The Geraldine Fibbers
Ode to Billy Joe by Ike & Tina Turner
Harlan County by Jim Ford
Touch 'em With Love by Bobbie Gentry

Sing Me Back Home by Chesterfield Kings
You Broke My Heart by Steve Earle
What's It? by Jimmie Rodgers

The Secret in This Lady's Heart by Ellen McIlWaine
I'll Walk Out by Miss Leslie
Don't Touch Me by George Jones
Possum Ran Over My Grave by Jesse Dayton
The Vigilante by Judee Sill
Don't Leave Poor Me by Eilen Jewell
Dublin Blues by Guy Clark
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets



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TERRELL'S TUNE-UP: Four Fine Country Albums


A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican 
Dec. 1, 2017

Here are four recent (and fairly recent) country albums that I’ve been enjoying lately.

Tyler Childers
* Purgatory by Tyler Childers. Let’s get to the point: This is the year’s best album by a young country singer. Hands down. It’s also the best Sturgill Simpson album of the year, as Simpson co-produced the record for his fellow Kentuckian Childers.

This twenty-six-year-old guitar slinger writes and sings songs that sound timeless. Covering evergreen hillbilly themes, he tells tales of good moonshine, bad drugs, an all-seeing God, a powerful devil, and the joys of love and sex. Some tracks have a pure outlaw country sound, while some come right out of the world of bluegrass.

One of my favorites is the fiddle-and-banjo-fueled title song, a fast-moving hoedown concerning a hillbilly kid looking for salvation from his religious girlfriend. Each verse ends in the refrain “Catholic girl, pray for me/You’re my only hope for heaven.”

The most impressive musical moment here comes in the sweet love song “Honky Tonk Flame.” It starts out as a kind of clunky waltz, but evolves into an extended fiddle/guitar showdown.

The whole album consists of just 10 songs and weighs in at a modest 37 minutes (pretty much how long albums used to be when I was a lad). So it leaves you wanting a little more. But something tells me there’s a lot more to come from young Tyler.

Margot Price
Margo in Austin last March
* All American Made by Margo Price. I was a latecomer to Price’s solo debut, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (released last year). But I soon came to realize that it’s one of the best country albums released in recent years. I even got to see Price in concert in Austin earlier this year — and she was fantastic. Maybe my expectations were too high, but the new album just doesn’t measure up to her first one. I have to admit, I’m slightly disappointed.

But it’s still a good record with plenty of worthy songs. The first two tracks, “Don’t Say It” and “Weakness,” are rocking little tunes. I love this bit of advice in the former: “Don’t blame me for what you did to yourself/Don’t fall in love if you’re in it for your health.” And “Learning to Lose,” her duet with Willie Nelson, is beyond lovely. It sounds so much like a long-lost Willie weeper I was surprised to learn that Price, not Nelson, wrote it.

There are more than a little politics on All American Made. “Pay Gap” is about the fact that womenfolk are paid less than the men. And on “Heart of America,” Price sings about a subject dear to her: the corporate takeover of family farms and the brutal effect it had on families like her own.

All American Made ends with the title song, a sad tune in which Price contemplates the future of the country: “I wonder if the president gets much sleep at night/And if the folks on welfare are making it all right/ I’m dreaming of that highway that stretches out of sight/That’s all American made.”

Hellbound Glory
Hellbound Glory, Austin Elks Lodge 2012
* Pinball by Hellbound Glory. This band is the domain of a Reno singer born Leroy Virgil Bowers. (With a name like “Leroy Virgil,” how could he not end up as a country singer?)

The group rose out of the great underground country scare of seven or eight years ago — a “movement” whose standard-bearers included punk- and metal-influenced acts like The Goddamn Gallows, The .357 String Band, and, of course, Hank 3. But Hellbound sounds more like straight country than many of their wilder, heavily tattooed, heavily bearded contemporaries.

Pinball, which was produced by Shooter Jennings, is filled with good country songs. Lots of the tunes are soaked in lyrics full of “whiskey and hell-raisin’ women” (that’s right out of the good-time “Sun Valley Blues #3 (Bloodweiser).”

The main song that first grabbed me here was “Vandalism Spree,” in which Leroy sings, “Baby how’s about you and me/go on a vandalism spree/Burn down the Dairy Queen/Maybe rob the cash machine.”

Kids, remember that vandalism, arson, and robbery are bad. Please don’t let this song negatively influence you.
MARTY STUART
Marty & Superlatives, doing a gospel set
at a church in Austin 2006

* Way Out West by Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives. For decades, Mississippi native Stuart has been known as one of Nashville’s most respected pickers and singers. He’s been a sideman for bluegrass giant Lester Flatt as well as Johnny Cash (who was his father-in-law for a time).

Back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Stuart seemed to be heading toward a comfortable career in mainstream country. Except that he had this artistic integrity thing that got in the way. He’s a country traditionalist who is blessed — or cursed — with musical curiosity and a penchant for experimentation.

And those qualities are what drive Way Out West. On this record, you hear echoes of Marty Robbins, Hag, Buck, The Byrds, and Link Wray, as well as a quick wink to younger contemporaries like Sturgill Simpson. And in the title song — a series of spoken-word vignettes about pill-popping characters from the vast California underbelly set against a dreamy, reverb-heavy soundscape — Stuart sounds almost like a clear-throated Tom Waits. Like a mad scientist of hillbilly music, he seamlessly blends surf music, Bakersfield country, Mexican music, and — getting back to that title song — psychedelia.

The first great Santa Fe concert of next year most likely will be Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives at the Lensic Performing Arts Center on Jan. 20, 2018. For more information, CLICK HERE 

Video Time!

Here's Tyler Childers



Margo Price on The Daily Show



My favorite song from Hellbound Glory's Pinball



And a little psychedelic country with Marty


TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

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