Sunday, November 29, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, November 29, 2020
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :Circus Freak by The Electric Prunes
Dead Moon Night by Dead Moon
Haint Blue by Churchwood
Hunker in My Bunker by Dave Del Monte & The Cross Country Boys
Heart Attack and Vine by Lydia Lunch
Secret Agent Man by Devo
(Background Music: Mental Strain at Dawn by David Murray)

Loch Lomand by Richard Thompson
I Don’t Know by The Hipshakes
Bittersweet Romance Song by The Dirtbombs
El Jefe/Mucho Trabajo by Lone Monk
Carry Me Home by The Hentchmen
Daniel Webster & The Devil by Big Daddy
Apartment 9 by Ricky Hell & The Voidboys
Just Like Eddie by Heinz
First We Take Manhattan by Warren Zevon
Two Lovely Black Eyes by Charles Coburn 
(Background Music: The Phantom by Bubba Thomas & The Lightmen Plus One)

Gator Gator by The Krayolas
Jail in San Antone by Mitch Webb & The Swindles
Lockdown Blues by The Moonlight 5
Twój Mój Czas by Kult
Ratz by Pussy Gillette
Black Diamond Express Train To Hell Part One by John Schooley & His One Man Band
Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by The Waco Brothers with Paul Burch
People Who Died by Drive-by Truckers
(Background Music: Bye Bye Blues by Esquivel)

No Reply by The Beatles
All I Have to Offer You Is Me by Ted Hawkins
All’s Well in Roswell by Harvey McLaughlin
Roswell Town by Jack Clift & His Illuminati Assassination Orchestra
Barbry Allen by Chipper Thompson
Tomorrow Wendy by Concrete Blonde
OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres


CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: She Was a Barroom Smash

Today, November 25, 2020, would have been the 174th birthday of radical prohibitionist Carrie Nation. 

Happy birthday, Carrie.

Mrs. Nation -- who also was known as "Carry Nation," in case you think I'm guilty of a typo -- became famous for leading attacks on saloons in which she and her followers used axes to smash up these dens of inequity. She showed that Lizzie Borden wasn't the only 19th Century woman to "take an ax." 
According to History.com, Nation described her June 6. 1900 raid on a saloon in Kiowa, Kansas:

“I ran behind the bar, smashed the mirror and all the bottles under it; picked up the cash register, threw it down; then broke the faucets of the refrigerator, opened the door and cut the rubber tubes that conducted the beer,” she recalled. “I threw over the slot machine…and got from it a sharp piece of iron with which I opened the bungs of the beer kegs, and opened the faucets of the barrels, and then the beers flew in every direction and I was completely saturated.”

She seems nice ...

As is the case of many American fanatics, Nation was inspired by The Bible and direct messages from God. In her own Bible, she wrote the word "smashing" besides this inspirational passage (Jeremiah 1:10):

"See, I have this day set thee over the nation and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant."

She was either the John Brown of her time, or the Eric Rudolph, depending on your point of view.

Nation's dream of national alcohol prohibition came true in 1919. We all know how that worked out...

But this is a music blog, so to honor Carrie or Carry or whoever she was, here are some songs inspired by the temperance movement.

Let's start with "The Lips That Touch Liquor Will Never Touch Mine," with a melody by George T. Evans and words by Sam Booth. Unfortunately this 2016 recording bythe Women's Choir at Concordia College only includes the first verse.


This temperance tune, recorded in 1916 by singer/evangelist Homer Rodeheaver "Molly and the Baby Don't You Know" was about wives and children who suffered from an alcoholic husband and father.


Along those lines is "Father's a Drunkard and Mother is Dead," written in 1866 by one Mrs. E.A. Parkhurst. This recording is by Cincinnati's University Singers on an album released in 1997.


I couldn't do a post about temperance songs without including this Kinks klassic:


And I can't help but wonder how Mrs. Nation would feel about her name being used by a fictitious rock 'n' roll band in a notorious outrageously sleazy movie, Beyond the Valley of The Dolls. Ladies and gentlemens I present The Carrie Nations!


Tip a glass to Carrie Nation on her birthday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Here's the New Hillbilly Big Enchilada Episode

THE BIG ENCHILADA
 



Hare Krishna, we're honky tonkin' now! Welcome to the latest hillbilly episode of The Big Enchilada, Hillbilly Happy Hour, an hour of hillbilly music, old and new, bound to make you happy. You'll hear bluegrass, rockabilly, hard-core honky tonk and more. This show includes a tribute to three giants who died last month, Jerry Jeff Walker, Billy Joe Shaver and Johnny Bush.

Remember, The Big Enchilada still is officially listed in the iTunes store. So go subscribe, if you haven't already (and please, gentle listeners, give me a five-star rating and review if you're so inclined.) Thanks. 

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Old Joe Clark by Red Allen & Frank Wakefield)
Happy Hour in Hell by Cornell Hurd
Honky Tonk Hangover by Miss Leslie
Details by The Beaumonts
Bad Boy by Martha Fields
Second and San Antone by Earl Poole Ball


(Background Music: Fresh Fish by Last Mile Ramblers)
Meanest Jukebox in Town by Alvin Youngblood Hart
Eat My Words by Marti Brom
If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me by Geraldine Fibbers
Don't Make Me Pregnant by Miss Tammy Faye Starlite
Mississippi John Hurt by Ray Wylie Hubbard

(Background Music: Chicken Reel Stomp by The Tune Wranglers)
Trashy Women by Jerry Jeff Walker
I've Been to Georgia on a Fast Train by Billy Joe Shaver
Dos Tacos by Johnny Bush
Devil Always Made Me Think Twice by Chris Stapleton
Turtles All the Way Down by Sturgill Simpson
Long Violent History by Tyler Childers
(Background Music: Bear Creek Stomp by Tommy Hancock & The Supernatural Band)

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, November 22, 2020
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres 
Poor Gary from the Gallows by Harvey McLaughlin
Over You by The Cavemen
Teen Angel by Dirty Fences
Julio Iglesias by Butthole Surfers
All I’m Saying by Alien Space Kitchen
Rats in My Kitchen by The Fleshtones
Ain’t Your Choir by Churchwood
One Dark Day by Dave Del Monte & The Cross Country Boys
Don’t Make Me Pregnant by Miss Tammy Faye Starlite
(Background Music: Jitterbug by Angelo Badalamenti)

JFK ASSASSINATION SET 

November by The Rockin’ Guys
Back and To The Left by JFn’K
Lee Harvey by T. Tex Edwards
Jack Ruby by Camper Van Beethoven
Memories of Kennedy by Hasil Adkins
I Want to Know Why by James & Fannie Brewer
Get Outta Dallas by Mal Thursday & The Cheetahs
A Tragedy in Dallas by James Dotson
He Was a Friend of Mine by The Byrds
(Background Music: Jack Ruby by Roland Alphonso)

Way Down in the Hole by Tom Waits
Hand Sanitizer by The Terrorists
Up in Her Room by The Seeds
Turtles All the Way Down by Sturgill Simpson
(Background Music: Perry Mason Theme by Bloodless Pharoahs with Brian Setzer )

Make It Mine by The Howlin’ Max Messer Show
You Don’t Want Me by The Compulsive Gamblers
When I Turn Off the Living Room Light by The Kinks
Postcards from Italy by Beirut
Hand of God by Soundgarden
In God’s Eyes by Willie Nelson
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: In Praise of Ray Collins

 

Ray Collins, the original lead singer of The Mothers of Invention, was born on this day, November 17, 1936.

Happy birthday, Ray.

Collins died in 2012 at the age of 76.

After dropping out of high school (he'd gotten his girlfriend pregnant) Collins, the son of a Pomona police officer, started singing with an R&B covers band called The Soul Giants in Pomona, Cal. Among its members were drummer Jimmy Carl Black (a former New Mexico resident) and Roy Estrada on bass. And following a dispute with The Soul Giants' guitarist, Collins recruited a guy named Frank Zappa, who shared his love for old R&B and Doo-Wop, along with his sense of musical adventurousness. 

Collins had a great background in doo-wop. He sang with local L.A. favorite Little Julian Herrera & The Tigers. You can hear his vocals on Herrera's "I Remember Linda."


Collins and Zappa, who had been friends since 1961, engaged in a side project called Ned & Nelda. This 1963 parody of the hit "Hey Paula" definitely was a pre-cursor to Ruben & The Jets.

Collins and Zappa co-wrote a song called "Memories of El Monte," which was recorded in 1963 by The Penguins. It wasn't nearly as big as the group's best-known song, "Earth Angel," but it's still pretty bitchen.

Zappa slowly took over The Soul Giants, which mutated into The Mothers of Invention. Here's a tune from The Mothers' first album, Freak Out (which later was re-recorded for Cruising With Ruben & The Jets.)


And here's the lead track of the Mothers' second album, Absolutely Free.


But tensions between Collins and Zappa were growing during this period. According to a 2009 interview with Collins in The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: 

[Collins] "had been ambivalent about the Mothers ever since Zappa relocated the band from Pomona to Hollywood to pursue a record deal. ... Quitting became a running joke.

"`I think I [quit] four times, maybe,' Collins says. "I didn't like doing that stuff onstage. Too much comedy, too much making fun of stuff. ...  I wanted to make beautiful music. I was raised on Johnny Mathis and Nat King Cole.' "

Collins did quit the band after Absolutely Free, but came back to sing on Cruising with Ruben & The Jets

But I don't think Johnny Mathis done it this way.

Ruben & The Jets turned out to be the last gasp of Collins' music career. 

In the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin interview, Collins said, "People will ask why it's been 40 years since I've been onstage. I don't know ... If you just enjoy life it's conducive to not being successful. You know what I mean? I just enjoy life."


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