Sunday, September 30, 2012

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST


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 OPENING THEME: Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Shine on Harvest Moon by Laurel & Hardy
Black Mould by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
TV Eye by Iggy Pop
Third Degree Burn by The Electric Mess
Dig That Groove Baby by Lolita #18
Who Are the Mystery Girls by New York Dolls
Staring Down by New Mystery Girl
Combat Zone by Found Dead in Trunk
Mickey's Son and Daughter by BBC Dance Orchestra

Ode to Billy Joe by Joe Tex
King Kong by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
But'n by Andre Williams
Mama Talk to Your Daughter by Hound Dog Taylor
You Don't Know My Mind by Memphis Slim & Canned Heat
Welcome to the Jungle by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears *
To the Left to the Right by T-Model Ford

Add in Unison by Mission of Burma
Bad Penny by Big Black
Funky Russia by Alien Space Kitchen
A Different Kind of Ugly by The Sons of Hercules
areyoutalkintome by Madd Blake & The Stalins
Serious by The Fleshtones
Please Jesus Don't Let Me Go to Jail Tonight by Stout City Luchadores
House of Smoke and Mirrors by The Nevermores
How 'Bout I Slap Your Shit? by Weirdonia
Dumpster Dive by The Black Lips
I'm Wild About That Thing by Bessie Smith

Get Happy by Simon Stokes
Iron Lung Oompa by Legendary Shack Shakers
Dancing in the Head by The Mekons
Tin Angel by Bob Dylan
Love Letters by Kitty Lester
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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* Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears are playing at Sol Santa Fe, Oct. 15.

Friday, September 28, 2012

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST


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 OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
Mighty Lonesome Man by James Hand
Okie Boogie by Jack Guthie & His Oklahomans
Shakin' the Blues by Johnny Paycheck
Angels Look Like Devils by The Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band
I Like to Sleep Late in the Morning by Jerry Jeff Walker
Fred the Rabbit by Rick Brousard
Blood Train by The Bloody Jug Band
I Wanna Be Your Zombie by Slackeye Slim
Help Me From My Brain by Legendary Shack Shakers
Roll Me Up by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Snoop Dog, Kris Kristofferson & Jamey Johnson

The Ghost of Travelin' Jones by Ryan Bingham
Workin' Man by Hank 3
Georgia on a Fast Train by Billy Joe Shaver
You've Never Been This Far Before by Freakwater
Honky Tonk Heroes by Billy Joe Shaver
He'll Never Cheat No More by Ann Clark
Liquored Up by Southern Culture on the Skids
Monkey Face Gene by Angry Johnny & The Killbillies
Kentucky Waltz Boogie by Pete Burke Trio

Long White Cadillac by Janis Martin
Drug Store Rock 'n' Roll by Rosie Flores
Ain't Got a Clue by Josie Kreutzer
Money Honey by Wanda Jackson
Let's Elope, Baby by Janis Martin
Kitty Cat Scratch by Suzette Lawrence & The Neon Angels
I Swear I Was Lying by Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars
Just Because by The Collins Kids
His Rockin' Little Angel by Rosie Flores with Wanda Jackson
It'll Be Me by Janis Martin
Blues Keep Callin' by Rosie Flores with Janis Martin

Best of Worst Intentions by Stevie Tombstone
I Lost My Baby to the Guy At The Bobcat Bite by Greg Turner
Long and Wasted Years by Bob Dylan
Disappear by Patterson Hood
Same God by The Calamity Cubes
I Believe in You by Don Williams
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets

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TERRELL'S TUNE-UP: Love For the Rockabilly Fillies

A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican 
Sept. 28, 2012


One of the most exciting CDs I’ve been listening to in recent weeks is The Blanco Sessions, the posthumously released, should-have-been-a-comeback album for rockabilly fireball Janis Martin. It’s an upbeat, generally happy CD, and yet there’s a sad story behind it.

Martin died of lung cancer in 2007, just a few months after she finished recording the album. It was the final raw deal for a woman whose career was full of raw deals. (It’s also a raw deal that it took five years to find a record company to release the album, but that’s another story.)

I’d like to be the first writer to do a piece on Martin without referring to the fact that in the 1950s her record company marketed her as “the Female Elvis.”

I guess I blew that.

That "female Elvis" bunk doesn’t do justice to Martin. It makes her sound like some kind of novelty act. She wasn’t.

True, the Virginia native (who signed to RCA Records in 1956. just months after Elvis did), was an early female practitioner — and one of very few — of rockabilly in her day. And she did have a song called “My Boy Elvis.” But she was very much her own person — an artist with a strong, confident voice.

Janis Martin in the '50s
A dynamic, vivacious performer with a natural rockabilly spunkiness, Martin might have achieved a long and productive career as a singer.

But at the age of 16 (15 by some accounts), she secretly married her boyfriend. And by the age of 17, after she got pregnant, she could no longer keep it a secret. RCA couldn't handle the potential scandal (remember, this was the late ’50s), so the company dropped the pregnant teenage rockabilly.  It’s strange, but one of the first songs she recorded for RCA was one called “Let’s Elope Baby.”

An overly cautious and conservative record label was her first professional roadblock. Her second was her second husband, who hated being on the road so much in the early ’60s he gave Martin an ultimatum — your music career or your marriage. She chose the marriage and put a lid on the music for the rest of the time she was married to him — 13 years.

This album, lovingly produced by modern rockabilly singer and longtime Martin fan Rosie Flores, is something of an unintentional farewell letter from Martin. It wasn't the first time the two worked together. Martin contributed her vocals on a couple of songs on 1995’s Rockabilly Filly (Flores’ best album) — as did fellow rockabilly matriarch Wanda Jackson.

Rosie & Janis
When Martin and Flores worked on The Blanco Sessions — recorded in April 2007 in Blanco, Texas — Martin had not yet been diagnosed with cancer. The illness certainly didn’t show in her voice, which sounded just as powerful as, though more mature and somewhat husker, than it did in her girlhood days.

Flores made no noticeable effort to modernize or force her own stamp on Martin’s basic sound, as producer Jack White did on Jackson’s recent album The Party Ain’t Over. There are no Amy Winehouse songs and no fancy studio tricks here. Flores just gathered a handful of capable Texas musicians and let the music rip, with Martin clearly out front.

The songs include a couple of tunes associated with Jerry Lee Lewis. There’s “Wild One (Real Wild Child),” originally recorded by Aussiebilly Johnny O’Keefe. But even better is “It’ll Be Me,” a classic, if under- appreciated, Jerry Lee B-side written by Cowboy Jack Clement. Martin delivers with fire.

She also performs some lesser-known rockabilly and neo-rockabilly tunes like “I Believe What You Say” (a minor hit for Ricky Nelson written by Johnny and Dorsey Burnette); “Find Out What’s Happening,” an Elvis song from the early ’70s; Ronnie Dawson’s “Wham Bam Jam”; and The Blasters’ 1983 ode to Hank Williams, “Long White Cadillac.”

Like most of her peers, beginning in her teen years, Martin was a fan of rhythm and blues. She kicks off this album with a billyed-up version of a Ruth Brown song “As Long as I’m Movin’.” She also covers “Roll Around Rockin’,” a lusty blues song by Carolina Beach Music master Billy Scott.

Martin’s roots are in country music, however. In the 50s, she toured with the likes of Hank Snow, Jim Reeves, and Faron Young. Among the country songs here are a soulful take on Patsy Cline’s “Sweet Dreams.” It doesn’t quite match the intensity of Cline’s classic original, but it’s a worthy try.

On the other hand, I’d match Martin’s upbeat, rocking take on Don Gibson’s “Oh Lonesome Me” against any version of that much-covered tune. (Let’s start a needless argument: the worst version of “Oh Lonesome Me” is Neil Young’s dreary take on his After the Gold Rush album. Talk among yourselves.)

In interviews, Flores has said that she believes Martin realized this would be her last album. It’s a fitting goodbye from a rock pioneer, rocking until the very end.

Also recommended:

* Working Girl’s Guitar by Rosie Flores. On the heels of The Blanco Sessions finally seeing the light of day, Flores will be releasing her latest album (coming Oct. 16), which as always is full of delights.

Although she has helped carry the rockabilly torch — and this work features a bang-up version of “Drugstore Rock ‘n’ Roll,” an early hit for Janis Martin, and a fresh take on Elvis’ “Too Much” — Working Girl’s Guitar isn’t a pure rockabilly album. Most of the CD is good basic roots rock, and it includes a tasty instrumental, “Surf Demon #5.”

One of the highlights here is Flores’ duet with former teen idol Bobby Vee (you read that right — Bobby Vee!); it’s a sweet ’50’s-style ballad called “Love Must Have Passed Me By.”

Another cool surprise is Flores’ arrangement of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” She does it jazzy, with a stand-up bass and soft acoustic guitar solos, subtly showing off her chops on the instrument.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Some Live Biram For Your Listening Pleasure

Scott H. Biram

Here's a little Scott H. Biram, courtesy of the Live Music Archive, to kickstart your slow-moving Tuesday.

It's a live show from Durham, N.C. in September 2011. (The photo above is from his show at Santa Fe's Corazon a few month's before,)



And if you like this one-man-band thing, check out my video from Bob Log III's recent performance ar the Santa Fe Railyard :


Sunday, September 23, 2012

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST



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 OPENING THEME: Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Charlie Laine Ate My Brain by The Ruiners
Do You Understand by The Sinister Six
Lee, Bob & Lula by Love Struck
Garbagehead by Eric "Rosco" Ambel
We Ruined It (Ranch Version) by The Grannies
Jumpin' in the Night by The Plimsouls
Ghostified by Persian Claws
Her House is the Way to Hell by The Tombstones
Hog Heaven by The Shrunken Heads

Pachuco Hop by Joe "King" Carrasco
Playtex, the Cryptic Village Idiot by Sexton Ming
Putty In Your Hands by The Detroit Cobras
Ham and Eggs by Skip Manning
Sometimes Sometimes by April March
Cherry Bomb by Joan Jet with L7
Corpse Fishing by Found Dead in Trunk
Being by The Angry Dead Pirates
Bless You by The Devil Dogs
I Need Money (Keep Your Alibis) by Slim Harpo

The Slim by Sugar
Second Television by Mission of Burma
Dagger Moon by Dead Moon
Early Roman Kings by Bob Dylan
Ain't It Strange by Patti Smith
Time Has Come Today by The Angry Samoans

Beep Beep Beep by Andre Williams
I'm So Green by Can
Pinky's Dream by David Lynch
Old Shep by Al's Equinox Party
Deborah Lee by BBQ
Little Girl by The Syndicate of Sound

CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis
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All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray. Fall is falling. Here's some sweet rocking sounds to comfort you as the world around you decays.


Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Beginning of Autumn by Capra)
Bloody Mary by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
There is a Mall by Dennis Most & The Instigators
The Heretic's Song by The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies
Ain't Dumbo by The Night Beats
Horror Asparagus Stories by The Driving Stupid
Lightning's Girl by Lydia Lunch

(Background Music: Memphis Heat by Memphis Slim & Canned Heat)
Bang Your Thing at the Ball by Bob Log III
Can't Get Right by Jehoshaphat Blow
They Grew Wild for You by Goshen
The Young Psychotics by Tav Falco & Panther Burns
Feel Allright by The Oblvians
Don't Kick My Dog by Andre Williams

(Background Music: Autumn Sweater by Yo La Tengo)
Lucky Boy by Alien Space Kitchen
Drugs, Guns, Hookers by The Angel Babies
The Beat by Thee Vicars (R.I.P. Chris Langeland)
The Girl From Kook a Monga by Tommy Ridgely
Pretty Thing by Nightlosers



Friday, September 21, 2012

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST


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 OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
Pretty Polly by Bone Orchard
Birthday Cake by Bobby Fuller Four
Oh Lonesome Me by Janis Martin
Chug a Lug by Mojo Nixon & The World Famous Blue Jays
Hard Luck and Old Dogs by Nancy Apple
Little Alma by Mose McCormack
Downtown Boogie by The Milo Twins
Wildcat Mama by Hank Penny
Drunkard's Blues by Kelly Hogan with The Pine Valley Cosmonauts

I Want to Buy Your Truck by Fred Eaglesmith
Duquesne Whistle by Bob Dylan
I Just Can't Be True by Webb Pierce
Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans) by Roy Newman & The Boys
Payday Blues by Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks
You Don't Want My Love by Roger Miller
Long Gone Lonesome Blues by Hank Williams
Yearn 'n Burn 'n Heart by DM Bob & The Deficits

Moonlight Midnight by Old & In the Way
Coochie Coochie by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Too Close to Heaven by The Dad Horse Experience
The Mortuary Bop by The Misery Jackyls
Blood on the Saddle by Tex Ritter
Birthday Boy by Drive-By Truckers
Betty Ford by Patterson Hood
Between the Ditches by The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band

Midnight Stars and You by Wayne Hancock
Nobody to Love by World Famous Headliners
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues by Sir Douglas Quintet
Dying Breed by Lonesome Bob with Allison Moorer
Green Green Grass of Home by Ted Hawkins
Goodnight Captain by Ronny Elliott
While My Guitar Gently Weeps by Rosie Flores
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets

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* Undercover by West Hell 5. On my recent trip to Amsterdam, I planned to go to a party put on by The Amsterdam Beat Club at a Club called Paradisio. (I was alerted to this by fellow GaragePunk podcaster Suzanne of Rock 'n' Roll Rampage.)

One of the bands playing was West Hell 5, an instrumental group featuring sax, guitar and organ. They call their sound "Mod & Crime," which is inspired by "old spy-fi & crime-soundtracks, 60's groove jazz, Vegas Grind and early rhythm 'n blues." It's a cool, greasy sound.

And I like their album cover.

Most the tracks are original though they do cover The Man from U.N.C.L.E. theme and "Secret Agent Man" (though I still like Junior Brown's cover of that one the best.)

Long story short, I missed the show at Paradisio. For some reason I thought it was on Friday. It was on Thursday. At least I have this album.


* Live in the Red by Pussy Galore. Before he detonated the Blues Explosion, Jon Spencer was the frontman for this rocking little unit from Washington, D.C.

They reveled in crazy noise, but they were far more fartsy than artsy. Listen close enough and you can hear strains of rockabilly and Rolling Stones but all on distorted overdrive. (Don't listen too close or you'll blow an eardrum.) Every song they ever tackled was a party out of control.

This was Pussy's last concert, recorded at CBGB's in 1989. If there was any petty onstage bickering that night, they left it off this album. But Spencer and the boys don't sound like a group at the end of its rope here. They play their songs, more than half of which are from their greatest album Dial "M" for Motherfuckerwith pride and spirit.

* Memphis Heat by Memphis Slim & Canned Heat. One of Canned Heats most remembered records was the double album they did with John Lee Hooker, 1971's Hooker 'n' Heat. Far less known is this team-up with piano man Memphis Slim.

"I want everybody to know just who I am," Slim sings in the title song. "Me and the Canned Heat are gonna have a little jam." And indeed they did.

This collaboration includes two sets of sessions in Paris, (where Slim was living at the time) in 1970 -- Heat at its prime -- and 1973, which includes contributions from The Memphis Horns.

While the horns add an extra dimension, they represent a departure from the guitar-centric boogie usually associated with Canned Heat. Still, the interplay between Slim's piano and Henry Vestine's guitar makes this a treat for any blues fan.

Slim handled all the vocal responsibilities except on "Five Long Years." (I'm not sure who sang it. It doesn't sound like Slim or Bobby "The Bear" Hite, the band's lead singer during those years.)

The best tracks here are One of Slim's best-known songs, "Mother Earth" -- much more upbeat than other versions I've heard him do -- and "Paris" an snazzy little ode to his adopted home. (He moved there in 1962 and would die there in 1988.)

Now I've got to get my hands on Gates On the Heat, Canned Heat's album they did with Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown.

* Between the Ditches by The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. You might think that a trio consisting of a crazy slide guitarist, his wife on the washboard and his cousin playing a bass drum and junkyard percussion might be little more than a fun little novelty act.

But those who have enjoyed the recordings and/or the live shows of The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, know that this group from rural Indiana goes way beyond the novelty spectrum.

Sound familiar? Yes, I just reviewed this album in Terrell's Tuneup not long ago. Read the whole thing HERE

Plus:

3 Nancy Sinatra covers (I played these in my Nancy tribute in a recent Terrell's Sound World):

"Lightning's Girl" by Lydia Lunch & 8-Eyed Spy
* "Some Velvet Morning" by Firewater
* "How Does That Grab You Darlin' " by Empress of Fur

All three are fine tributes in their own peculiar ways. But I still prefer Nancy's originals.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rest Easy Grievous Angel: 39 Years Ago Today

Thirty nine years ago today, Gram Parsons died in Joshua Tree, California.

I was in Columbia, Mo. when I learned about it. It was during my first great hitchhiking trip across these United States. I'd been a fan since the first Flying Burrito Brothers album, Gilded Palace of Sin, a few years before.

I still get sad thinking of his death. I wish he was still around and I was reviewing his 34th album.

Here's a couple of grainy film clips of Gram singing with Emmylou Harris.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Fred Eaglesmith in NM

Canadian country rocker Fred Eaglesmith and his Traveling Steam Show are coming to the good old Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid, N.M. on Sunday.

Eaglesmith also is appearing at Albuquerque's Low Spirits next Monday and, even though I don't really cover the Tucumcari music scene that much, he's playing there at the Pow Wow Inn Restaurant and Lizard Lounge this Friday night.

Here's a sample of the man's music:





Sunday, September 16, 2012

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST



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 OPENING THEME: Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
What's the Matter Now by The Oblivians
Astral by The Rockin' Guys
Bloody Mary by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
Some Other Guy by The Hentchmen
Magic Touch by The Plimsouls
Heebie Jeebies by The Gun Club
I'm Gonna Dig Up Howlin' Wolf by Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
Like a Pill by The Nevermores
Mr. Kicks by Oscar Brown, Jr.

Goddamn I'm Good by Bob Log III
Black Mini by Doo-Rag
Jack Rabbit by Jawbone
Come Back by Dex Romweber
Keep on Rubbing by Captain Beefheart
Duck for the Oysters by Malcom McLaren
TV Set by The Cramps
Bhang Bhang, I'm a Burnout by Dum Dum Girls
When I Were Young by Memphis Slim & Canned Heat

Semi Pseudo Sort of Plan by Mission of Burma
Urban Lifestyle by Pere Ubu
Lee Van Cleef by Primus
Blood Rush to Your Head by Dennis Most
My Disease by Found Dead in Trunk
Electrik Fool by Troy Gregory with The Glow in the Dark Monsters
Meet Mr. Fork by The Night Beats
In the City by The Enthusiasts
Too Much Paranoias by Devo

Romero Had Juliette by Lou Reed
The House as a Giant Bong by The Dirtbombs
Lockdown Blues by The Angel Babies
Invisible Girl by The King Khan & BBQ Show
Down Deep Underground by Stan Ridgway
Babe You Turn Me On by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, September 14, 2012

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST

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Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 
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 OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
Working Man Blues by Merle Haggard
Blackland Farm by Sleepy LaBeef
Another Bender Might Break Me by Hellbound Glory
Move It! by T. Tex Edwards
Hard Luck by Pearls Mahone
Yeah Yeah by Rosie Flores
Slippin' Out, Sneakin' In by Big Sandy & The Fly Rite Trio
Blue Eyed Elaine by Ernest Tubb

It's the Law by Bob Log III
Smells Like Low Tide by Molly Gene One-Whoaman Band
Shut the Screen by The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
It'll Be Me by Janis Martin
Thunder on the Mountain by Wanda Jackson
It's Been So Long by Webb Pierce
Mean Kind of Blues by Rachel Brooke
Mama Don't Like Music by Smiley Burnette
Poon Tang by Deke Dekerson with The Treniers

Driving Back in Time by Ronny Elliott
Angel Along the Tracks by The Dirt Daubers
Cold Cold Eyes by Slim Cessna's Auto Club
Poison Sugar by Holy Modal Rounders
The Trouble WIth Girls by The Stumbleweeds
Roly Poly by The Pine Valley Cosmonauts with Brett Sparks
I Can't Find the Doorknob by Jimmy & Johnny
Barrel House Bessie by Johnny Bond
Trucker From Tennessee by Link Davis
Duck For the Oysters by Malcom McLaren

Give Your Love to Me by The World Famous Headliners
I Ain't Drunk by Whitey Morgan
Little Bitty Slip by James "Slim" Chance
Black Annie by The Carolina Chocolate Drops
Sweet Thang! by J. Michael Combs
Goodnight Irene by Stevie Tombstone
That Loving You Feeling Again by Roy Orbison & Emmylou Harris
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Blues Explosion is Back!

I didn't even realize that the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion was working on a new album.

But I'll be a dog -- according to Rolling Stone online, they've completed a new record called Meat and Bone, the group's first album in eight years.

"Recorded on Sly Stone's own "Riot" Flickinger console at the Key Club Studio in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the crunchy new LP finds Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russel Simins returning to their scuzzy blues basics ... 
And you can listen to the whole thing HERE.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Bob Log III to Roll Into Santa Fe

There's a free (!) show at the Santa Fe Railyard Park this Saturday (Sept. 15). The headliners are The Heartless Bastards. They're ok, but I'm far more excited about the opener, Bob Log III.

For those unaware of Mr. Log, he's a one-man band from Arizona who plays a mean slide guitar, bass drum to accompany his distorted vocals. (He wears a motorcycle helmet on stage.) His sound is so primitive he makes the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion sound like the New York Philharmonic. He's been on two of my favorite labels -- the original Fat Possum Records back when it was the most exciting blues label around and, more recently Voodoo Rhythm, the Swiss company that released his latest album My Shit is Perfect in 2009. (Birdman Records later released it in the U.S.)

I've never seen his solo act, but back in the '90s I saw him with his old band Doo Rag at a Lollapalooza. I was impressed.

The show starts at 6 p.m. in the Railyard.

Check out the Bob Log video below -- and, just for the hell of it, some Doo Rag below that.



Monday, September 10, 2012

Santa Fe Musicians Organize

Some Santa Fe musicians are sick of complaining about the conditions of local music -- low paying gigs, lack of venues, etc. etc. So  they're starting to organize.

John Widell, better known to local music lovers as Johny Broomdust, started a Facebook page for something called the Santa Fe Music Alliance. It's in an embryonic stage right now, but Broomdust and others have plans.

"We plan to form a non-profit for the benefit of Santa Fe musicians," he told me Sunday. In a post on the page, he wrote, "We will incorporate as a non-profit and membership in the cooperative will require an application and perhaps a modest dues payment. We will probably elect a five member board of directors to deal with administrative tasks."

He said that David Waldrup and Mikey Baker are working with him as organizers. They're planning an organizational meeting in the near future.

Here's the working draft mission statement:

"Santa Fe Music Alliance is a non-profit alliance of working Santa Fe musicians and music advocates dedicated to creating a sustainable and vital Santa Fe music scene. SFMA's mission is to coordinate the efforts of musicians, promoters, venues, studios, fans, the City of Santa Fe, and other public and private contributors to make Santa Fe a great place to create, perform, and enjoy live music. SFMA also seeks to make the lives of Santa Fe musicians better by improving and promoting better local venues and festivals, recording and touring opportunities, insurance and other benefits musicians need to survive."
Good luck to 'em. Got any ideas, post 'em on the Facebook page.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST


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KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M. 
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Songs for the Working Man
Post Labor Day Show
Guest Co-host Stan Rosen

 OPENING THEME: Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Plenty Tuff and Union Made by The Waco Brothers
Singing is Believing by Pat Wynn
Links in the Chain by Phil Ochs

Live set by Paige Grant
The Work of the Weavers
Poverty Knock
Four Loom Weaver

Big Boss Man by Jimmy Reed
Joe Hill by Paul Robeson
Everything's Raising by The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Mean Things Happening in Our Land by Healy & Jurvavich

Live Set by Paige Grant
Doffing Mistress
Poor Collier Lass

Babies in the Mill by Dorsey Dixon
Working Man by Bo Diddley
Lawrence Jones by Kathy Mattea
Worried Man Blues by Woody Guthrie

I Ain't Got No Home by Bucky Halker
Pastures Of Plenty by Cedar Hill Refugees
Local 393 by Bucky Halker
Working for the Man by Roy Orbison
Yo Estoy Con Chavez by Ramon "Tiguere" Rodriguez & Los Lobos
Talking Union by Pete Seeger
Corrido de Dolores Huerta by Carmen Moreno & Los Lobos
Work Song by Oscar Brown, Jr.
The Corporate Welfare Song by Anne Feeney

Union Song by Carter Falco
Pick a Bale of Cotton by Leadbelly
Don't Look Now by Dave Alvin
There is Power in the Union by The Seattle Labor Chorus
How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live by The Del Lords
May the Work That I Have Done by Bruce Thomas
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis
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Friday, September 07, 2012

THE SANTA FE OPRY PLAYLIST


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KSFR, Santa Fe, NM 
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 OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
Tear Up the Honky Tonk by Suzette Lawrence & The Neon Angels
As Long As I'm Movin' by Janis Martin
Too Much by Rosie Flores
Working on a Building by David Bromberg
Big Blue Chevy '72 by The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Rainy Day Woman by Waylon Jennings
Livestock by The Sixtyniners
Hard Luck by Pearl Mahone

Plenty Tuff and Union Made by The Wacos Brothers
Bad News by Jon Langford, Alejandro Escovedo & Dave Alvin
Tex-Mex Mile by The Gourds
Another Round by Ol' Red Shed
My Window Faces the South by Willie Nelson with Lucas Nelson
What is Youth by Ben Colder
Crazy as a Junebug by Paul Rhea McDonald

Chew Tobacco Rag by Zeb Turner
Jesse James by Bruce Springsteen
Hard-Hearted Hannah by Cliff "Ukulele Ike" Edwards
Buffalo Gals by J. Michael Combs
The Good Old Mountain Dew by The Perch Creek Family Jugband
Chicken Flop by Hasil Adkins
Squaws Along the Yukon by Hank Thompson
Miller, Jack and Mad Dog by Wayne Hancock
Lost Highway by The Dad Horse Experience
Fryin' Bacon Nekid by Roger Alan Wade

My Blood is Too Red by Ronny Elliott
To Forget You by Titty Bingo
Better Than the Truth by Patterson Hood
She Still Comes Around by Jerry Lee Lewis
Bringing Mary Home by Red Sovine
Broke Ass by Scott H. Biram
You Don't Miss Me by Marlee MacLeod
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Tonight Zozobra Dies!

ZOZOBRA NIGHT

It's Santa Fe's greatest spectacle -- even better than the state Legislature.

Tonight Zozobra must die.

Here's a little music from Pinata Protest to get you in the mood.




Viva la Fiesta!

A HEAD FULL OF FIRE

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

TURNER CD RELEASE PARTY


As the poster says, "You won't wanna miss the action."

At long last, former Angry Samoan Gregg Turner is releasing his long awaited new album, Gregg Turner Plays the Hits. Along with known associates Billy Bill Miller and Britt Alexander, they'll be rocking the Aztec Cafe this Friday night.

And as an added bonus, I'll be opening the festivities, making one of my infrequent unintentionally hilarious attempts to impersonate a musician.

Show starts at 7 p.m. at 317 Aztec Street.

I'll be there. Will you?

P.S. Remember this?


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UPDATE: In the original version of this, I listed Britt Alexander as "Britt Hume." My deepest apologies to both Britts.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST


Terrell's Sound World Facebook BannerSunday, Sept. 2, 2012 
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M. 
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time 
Host: Steve Terrell
Webcasting!
101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrell(at)ksfr.org

(This show was prerecorded) 
OPENING THEME: Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Dive by L7
Mr. Big Hat by The McCool Whips
Suicide Cat by Pong
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell by Iggy & The Stooges
Nobody to Love by The 13th Floor Elevators
Maelstrom by Rocket From the Crypt
Four O'Clocker by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
I Pity the Man by The Hickoids
Draggin' the Line by Tommy James & The Shondells

(Russian title) by Pussy Riot
Hang On by Pussy Galore
Cuckoo by The Monks
Milkshake and Honey by Sleater-Kinney
Tiger Lillian by Kevin Coyne
Hot Rod Baby by Elvis From Outer Space
Somebodu Knockin' by T-Model Ford
Women and Wimmen by John Lee Hooker

Nancy Sinatra Tribute Set   

Nancy Sinatra by The Bottle Rockets
How Does That Grab You by Empress of Furrs
Summer Wine by Rick Shea & Patty Booker
Some Velvet Morning by Firewater
These Boots Are Made for Walkin' by Johnny Thunders & Wayne Kramer
Lightnin's Girl by Lydia Lunch
You Only Live Twice by Nancy Sinatra

Prisoner of The Tiki Room by Mojo Nixon
The Trip by Donovan
Done Got Old by Robert Belfour
No Chance by Houndog
Between the Ditches by The Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band
Long Black Veil by The Walkabouts
The Port of Amsterdam by David Bowie

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