Wednesday, September 23, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Let's Go Get MASHED!

 


It's been a couple of years since I did a Mash-Up post on Wacky Wednesday. 

Well friend, as the old Wolf Brand Chili ads used to say, that's too long.

Here are The Temptations and Danzig:


This is the collaboration Bob Marley never had with Billy Idol.


I'm not sure if Jim Morrison ever actually had any teen spirit:


In some parallel world somewhere I'm sure James Brown and Lemmy have jammed.


You can find my previous Mash-Up posts HERE and HERE

Keep on mashin'!

















Sunday, September 20, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, September 20, 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
Shake Your Money Maker by The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Before the World Blows Up by The Electric Mess
Rollin’ Voodoo by Cheetah Chrome
Walk Hard by Robert Gordon
I Remember by REQ’D
I Gotta Fever by X
The Swamp by Sloks
Prissy the Hen by Amanda
(Background Music: Coyote by Wild Evel & The Trashbones)

That’s Life by James Chance & The Contortions
Crime of Love by Jack Oblivian
Vault by Sleeve Cannon
Lighter by Sky Saxon
Dream of June by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Roots Rock Weirdos by Robbie Fulks
Funny Girl by The Ugly Beats
Machine Gun Molly by Billy Stoltz
(Background Music: Holiday Panic by The Akulas)

Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Run Through the Jungle by Link Wray
Me and the Boys by NRBQ
Nutbush City Limits by Frontier Dan & The Hickoids
Snappy & Cocky by Solex
Quarantine Rock by Ramblin’ Deano & Jon Langford
You’re Out Walking the Streets Tonight by Sir Douglas Quintet
I Can’t Find the Doorknob by Jimmy & Johnny
Don’t Save It Too Long by Julia Lee
(Background Music: Uprising by The Cherokees)

Fancy by The Geraldine Fibbers
Hell Hound on My Trail by The Slow Poisoner
Books of Moses by Tom Waits
Museum of Forgotten Sounds by Hamell on Trial
Water Into Wine by Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
God Don’t Like It by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Head of the Table by Brook Blanch
Don’t Let Us Get Sick by Joe West With Margaret Burke
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Celebrate Batman Day with Sun Ra



This coming Saturday is one of America's greatest obscure holidays: Batman Day

And what better way to celebrate the life and work of the Caped Crusader than the music of one of his most iconic devotees, Herman Poole "Sonny" Blount, better known in this sector of the cosmos as Sun Ra.

Sun Ra and Batman? It's true. According to WFMU's Beware of the Blog, (which thankfully is still online, despite having stopped adding new content  few years ago):

In 1966, a toy company in Newark, New Jersey released a children's record called Batman and Robin to cash in on the popular Adam West TV series of the same name. The music on the LP was credited to "The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale," but in fact the band was one of the greatest uncredited session combos of all time, including the core of Sun Ra's Arkestra and Al Kooper's Blues Project. To keep the music licensing fees to a minimum, all the tracks were based on public domain items like Chopin's Polonaise Op. 53, the horn theme from Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and the love theme from Romeo and Juliet, and generic rock riffs. 

("Dan" and "Dale," according to the Sounds of the Universe website were blues guitarist Danny Kalb and Steve Katz (who a few years later would be a founding member of Blood, Sweat & Tears). Arkestra sax men Marshall Allen and John Gilmore also played on the record. Sun Ra, his cosmic self, played organ, as did Al Kooper. The album was produced by Tom Wilson, who also produced works by Bob Dylan, The Mothers of Invention, The Velvet Underground and Simon & Garfunkel.

As I wrote a few years ago, "It's jazzy, kinda cheesy, mostly instrumental rock — with song titles referring to the Dynamic Duo and the villains they fought." And the album still is available on Amazon and iTunes. 

Here is one of my favorites from Dan and Dale:

But that's not the only time Sun Ra met Batman.

Jazzman Ra loved rhythm & blues, doo-wop and soul music. In fact his first recordings were with R & B wild man Wynonie Harris. He and the Arkestra backed up bluesman (and Sun Ra's brother-in-law) Lacy Gibson on his 1969 single. "I Am Gonna Unmask The Batman." 

There are two versions of the tune on the Norton Records compilation Rocket Ship Rock, (my review of that crazy compilation is HERE). Below is the shorter version. The longer one can be heard HERE

But Sun Ra's fascination with Batman wasn't over. In the mid 1970s, he performed a radically different version of "Unmask the Batman" with Arkestra member James Jacson on vocals. This performance wasn't released until 2018, when it appeared on an album called Of Abstract Dreams.

According to the All About Jazz website, that album consist of:

an unreleased radio broadcast from Pennsylvania dating from either 1974 or 1975. That the exact location—stated as "probably" WXPN FM Studios, University of Pennsylvania"—and even the year are a matter of doubt might seem odd at first, but in fact many of Sun Ra's extensive recordings weren't properly documented. 

Paul Griffiths' liner notes describe Jacson's vocals as "a cross between Louis Armstrong and Screamin' Jay Hawkins", but All About Jazz notes "others may prefer to think Animal from The Muppet Show, which would be entirely in tune with this raucously fun workout." 

Here's "Unmask the Batman."

Have a safe and happy Batman Day!



Sunday, September 13, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST




Sunday, September 13, 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
Venus by Shocking Blue
Teenage Maniac by The Spook Lights
Old Brown Shoe by Chuck Mead
Little Bo Pete by The A-Bones
White Trash Party by The Afghan Whigs
Kung Foo Cowboy by Alan Vega
Hollywood High by Alien Space Kitchen
I Wanna Be Your Lover by Bob Dylan 
Diddy Wah Boogie by Al Dexter
(Background Music: Dratenik (Tinker Polka) by Bacova's Ceska Kapela)

Weird and Twisted Nights by Hunter S. Thompson with Ralph Steadman & Mo Dean
Step Aside by Slaeter-Kinney
Like Flies on Sherbert by Alex Chilton 
Broke My Baby’s Heart by Hazmat Modine
Lonesome Town by The Monsters
I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart by Alice Wallace
(Background Music: Cool Cat by Angelo Badalamenti & Kinny Landrum)

You Are My Sunshine by Spider & The Crabs
Bumble Bee by The Casual Dots
Island of Lost Souls by The Tallboys
Kidney Stew by Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Wildman by The Tamrons
Hollywood Bungalow by Alien Fashion Show
Drink Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee by The Treniers
Flower of My Heart by Sparkle Moore
(Background Music: Pig Meat by Baby Sticks & The Kingtones)

Unforgiven by Hazeldine
Down Among the Dead Man by Steve Train & His Bad Habits
Big Belly Giant byThe Tandoori Knights
Sad and Dreamy by Alejandro Escovedo
Ode to Billy Joe / Hip Hug Her by Wiley & The Checkmates
Coca-Colonialism by Dbuk
Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight by The Spaniels
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Return to the Planet of Bad Karaoke



As I've written before, I'm very thankful that nobody was recording me that fateful night back in the late '90s, when I basically cleared out an after-hours party at Burt's Tiki Lounge in Albuquerque with my stunning karaoke rendition of "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma."

Still, I get a weird kick from watching bad karaoke videos. 

So here are a few just to make your Wednesday a little wackier. (And links to more at the bottom of the page.)

To begin, I'm not sure what's going on in this one:



Had Elvis been alive in 2010, he'd have killed this guy

This version of The Champs' "Tequila" took some real talent.



I will always love bad karaoke

Sunday, September 06, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, September 6, 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
White Riot by The Clash
I’m Ready for the Mountain by The Fleshtones
I’m a Clown by The Lazy Eggs
Who the Heck by The A-Bones
Voodoo by Screaming’ Jay Hawkins
Don’t Send Me No Flowers, I Ain’t Dead Yet by The Reigning Sound
The First Vietnamese War by The Black Angels
Sick! Sick! Sick! By Fuzzstainz
Jinx by TAD
Looking for Somebody by Any Dirty Party
I Like Gumby by Jonathan Richman
(Background Music: 77 Sunset Strip Cha Cha by Warren Barker)

Out of Our Tree by The Wailers
Blood Robot by Lex Streepthroat
Coo Coo by Big Brother & The Holding Company 
Bo Bo Boogaloo by Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkeybirds
Gonorrhea by Gibson Bros & The Workdogs
She Ain’t the One by The Tex Offenders
What Would Ernest Tubb Have Done by Cornell Hurd
Rub My Root by Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon 
Barney Google by Spike Jones & His City Slickers
(Background Music: Hey Amigo by Havana 3 AM)

Run Rabbit Run by Bantam Rooster
All the Time in the World by X
Schrodinger’s Puss by Crappy Dracula
Slander by Ty Wagner
White Rabbit by The Frontier Circus
Evening Gown by Frontier Dan & The Hickoids
The Inhuman by The Mekons
Roaches by Masked Man & The Agents
The Evil Dope by Phil Phillips
(Background Music: Mess Around by Professor Longhair)

Gaslight by Hamell on Trial
The Moon and Six Pence by Archie & The Bunkers
Night of the Sadist by Larry & The Blue Notes
Tipi Tipi Tin by Baby Gaby
I Made the Prison Band by Bill Hearne
First We Take Manhattan by Jennifer Warnes
Yes it Is By The Beatles
Leave Her Johnny by Dave Van Ronk
Noble Experiment by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282

CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Thursday, September 03, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy Birthday Memphis Slim:


Today, Thursday Sept. 3,  would have been the 105th birthday of a Memphis-born bluesman born John Len Chatman, who blues fans know as Memphis Slim.

According to the Memphis Music Hall of Fame:

Chatman was exposed to the blues at a very young age by his family, whose members were some of the earliest blues musicians in the Mississippi Delta. His father Peter Chatman led a group called the Washboard Band, which featured the influential blues pianist Roosevelt Sykes. Inspired by Sykes, the young Chatman began to teach himself the piano and was soon touring in juke joints and dancehalls throughout the Southeast.

Like the story of many many blues artists, Slim migrated from the South to Chicago in the late '30s. He became cronies with other giants like Sonny Boy Williams and Big Bill Broonzy and later the likes of Willie Dixon and Matt "Guitar" Murphy.

He initially recorded under his father's name, and "Peter Chatman" was the name on his songwriting credits.

In the early 1960s, following his playing in the American Folk Blues Festival a European tour of American blues greats organized by Dixon, Slim decided to become a expatriate and move to Europe permanently. 

Again, from the Memphis Music Hall of Fame:

In 1962, Memphis Slim decided to settle permanently in Paris, a city that had captured his heart and imagination during his European tours. “Back home I’d either be sitting around or hustling, but here I work all I want, eat tons of great food, and keep on having fun,” he told a reporter during this period.  ... “I don’t think anything I’ve done would have been possible here if I had stayed here,” he said during a 1976 trip to America.

He stayed in Paris until his death in 1988.

Below are some of my favorite Memphis Slim songs.

Slim recorded "Every Day I Have the Blues" in 1947, though he originally titled it "Nobody Loves Me."  Basically Slim's tune was was a reworking of the song "Every Day I Have the Blues" by St. Louis blues pianist Pinetop Sparks, who recorded it in 1935.) A few years after Slim's recording, blues and jazz artists like Lowell Fulson, Joe Williams, Count Basie and B.B. King recorded and had hit with it.


Here's his first hit single, called "Beer Drinking Woman," in which you can hear the direct influence of underrated bluesman Jack Webb. 


This is a song he did with Willie Dixon. It's called "Rub My Root."


In 1973, Slim collaborated with Canned Heat for a record called Memphis Heat. That album wasn't as big as the band's work with John Lee Hooker, Hooker 'n Heat, (or as many of us wise asses called it "Hooker in Heat"), but it's worth hearing.


"Chicago Seven" is the very first Memphis Slim recording I ever heard as a budding blues fan back in the early '70s. KUNM used to play it regularly. Anyone following current events should realize the tune, despite being topical, is no less relevant  today.


But my favorite Slim tune has to this one, which basically became his signature song. Slim went back to Mother Earth in 1988, but, at the risk of sounding corny, his music is immortal.



 

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Chicken Shack Playlist




Tuesday, September 1, 2020
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays Mountain Time
Substitute Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :
Professor Bop by Babs Gonzales with Three Bips & a Bop
To Hell With Love by Annie Ross & The Low Not Quartet
Let’s Make Love Again by Bobby Rush
My Lonely Island by Nathaniel Mayer
(Background Music: Bloodhound by The Sparklers)

Dabba Dabba Dabba Du Bay by Nu Sounds
Bebopper by The Gordons 
Do the Sway by The Virgos
Cheaper to Keep Her by Johnny Taylor
Family Pain by Swamp Dogg
Is That Religion by Cab Calloway
(Background Music: Swinging’ the Blues by Count Basie)

Yama Yama Pretty Mama by Richard Berry
No Man by The Diplomats of Solid Sound
Black Coffee by Sarah Vaughan
Cowboy’s Dream by Floyd Domino & MaryAnn Price
If It Ain’t Love by The Boswell Sisters
(Background Music: Back at the Chicken Shack by Reuben Wilson)

Boogie Woogie Blue Plate by Louis Jordan
Tarzan by Artie Wilson
Hide the Reefer by Kermit Ruffins
Bid ‘em In by Oscar Brown, Jr.
Monsters of the Id by Mose Allison
(Background Music: Fly Town Nose Blues by Rahsaan Roland Kirk)

Chicken Rhythm by Slam Stewart & Slim Gaillard
Wino Boogie by Don Tosti’s Pachuco Boogie Boys
The Stuff is Here by Georgia White
Ooh Poo Pa Doo by Trombone Shorty & James Andrews
Decent Woman Blues by Julia Lee
A Foo, a Little Bally Hoo by Chris Calloway
(Background Music: Bikini by Dexter Gordon)

Back in the Days of Dixieland and Bop by Harry “The Hipster” Gibson
Where or When by Frank Sinatra
Giddy Up Ding Dong by Keely Smith
The Dark End of the Street by James Carr
Everybody Knows by The Revelations featuring Tre Williams
(Background Music: Back at the Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith)

Monday, August 31, 2020

Good Healthy Rocking on the latest Big Enchilada

THE BIG ENCHILADA
 



On this latest breathtaking episode of The Big Enchilada, I take a mask from the ancient gallery and I WALK ON DOWN THE HALL ...

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Wall of Voodoo)
Mask Search by The Fall
The World is Falling by The Woggles
Jump Into the Fire by Ty Segall
Good Day to Die by He Who Cannot Be Named
Garbage Man by Bobby Rush

(Background Music: Lurking in the Shadows by Los Straitjackets)
Masked Marvel by Stack O' Lees
Bird Doggin' by The A-Bones
Bald Head, Hairy Guitar by Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers
Cesspool by The Electric Mess
The Politicians by 50 Watt Whale
Mask by Iggy Pop

(Background Music: Perry Mason Theme by Bloodless Pharaohs)
What's Behind the Mask by The Cramps
Little Sister by The Wailers
Don't You Just Know It by The Sonics
Roaches by Masked Man & The Agents
La Changuita by Eddie Dimas
Sunshine Death Mask by The Barbarellatones 
(Background Music: Paranoia by The Malarians)



Play it below:







Sunday, August 30, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, August 30, 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
Shakin’ All Over by Iggy Pop
I Must Be Dreaming’ by The A-Bones
When You Stop Loving Me by Thee Headcoats
Female by Pea & The Peas 
Sixteen Tons by ’68 Comeback
Here Comes the Terror by King Automatic
Green Door by Frontier Dan & The Hickoids
Gino is a Coward by Gino Washington
Zydeco Gumby Ya Ya by Brave Combo
(Background Music: La Changuita by Eddie Dimas)

The Politicians by 50 Watt Whale
Prostitution by Tiger Sex
Baby, Don’t Tear My Clothes by The Raunch Hands
Action Breeze by The Tough Shits
Seersucker Suit by J.J. & The Real Jerks
Who Shot the Druggies by Lynx Lynx
I’m a Man by The Baker Street Irregulars
I Deserve a Drink by The Beaumonts
(Background Music: Blue Pepper by Hungry March Band)

Captain Kelly’s Kitchen by Dropkick Murphys
Prim and Proper by The Barbarellatones
Capone’s Finest by Compulsive Gamblers
Nervous Breakdown by Destination Lonely
Skinny Minnie by The Mummies
Seeing Hands by Dengue Fever
My Friend Goo by Sonic Youth
Sweet Young Thing by The Chocolate Watchband
Douchebags on Parade by Mudhoney
(Background Music: Back at the Chicken Shack by Reuben Wilson)

Swamp Thing by Giant Sand
Weird at My School by The Pixies
Just Like Geronimo by Marlee MacLeod
Battle of Love by Mose MacCormack
Baron Samedi by The Dead Brothers
Home to Me by Eilen Jewell
Nightgown of the Sullen Moon by They Might Be Giants
The Collector by The Everly Brothers
Last Kiss by Wayne Cochran
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: It's Pee-wee's Birthday Eve!


Sixty-eight years ago tomorrow, Paul Reubens, best known as his famous/infamous character Pee-wee Herman, was born.

Back in the mid-to-late '80s you could find me and my daughter, then barely out of toddlerhood,  glued to the tube every Saturday morning watching Pee-wee's Playhouse. At first I tried to say this was for my daughter's benefit. 

But before long I realized that I was far more hooked than she ever was.

Yes, I realize that today Pee-wee is "problematic" (God, I hate that word!) and that by celebrating him here I'm opening myself up for some weapons-grade finger-wagging from social media scolds. 

The cold, hard facts: Police in Florida arrested Reubens for jerking off in a porno theater in 1991 -- which is why Playhouse was cancelled. And about a decade later, he was arrested after police in Los Angeles, investigating actor Jeffrey Jones in a child pornography, raided Reuben's home in 2001 and confiscated photos from his collection of vintage "erotica and kitsch art." He was charged with misdemeanor of possessing child pornography, but later the charge was reduced. A judge sentenced him to three years probation.

But today on this blog let's have a musical celebration of the Pee-wee we knew all those decades ago.

First here's the song I usually heard about halfway through my first cup of coffee nearly every Saturday for a few years in the '80s. 

The music is by Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh and the vocals by Cyndi Lauper.


Here is Pee-wee's famous interpretive dance to The Champs' "Tequila" in the 1985 classic film Pee-wee's Big Adventure.


A couple of years later Pee-wee sang this Trashmen hit in the comedy Back to the Beach starring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon.


Finally, here's an early hip-hop tribute by Joeski Love. And take note, the most noticeable dancer here, the guy in orange, is none other than Ice T!


Happy birthday, Pee-wee!






Sunday, August 23, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, August 23, 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 
Fireballs by Oh! Gunquit
When I Was Young by The Ramones
Wet Bar by Ross Johnson
Pocket Calculator by Kiliminjaro Yak Attack
Invisible Friend by The Crypts
Bald Head, Hairy Guitar by Hipbone Slim & The Knee-Tremblers
Be Bop a Lula by Die Zorros
These Boots are Made for Walkin’ by Lee Hazelwood
Gumby Heart Song by Frank Sinatra, Jr
(Background Music: Rawhide by Cornell Hurd)

Wrecked by Sleeve Cannon
Cold Lightning by REQ’D
Open My Eyes by The Nazz
Baby Don’t Do It by The Wailers
Blow My Mind by Hollywood Sinners
Macumba for You by O Lendário Chucrobillyman
Black Light by Dan Melchior’s Broke Review
Cesspool by The Electric Mess
(Background Music: The Lewinski Stomp by Harmonica Lewinski)

Jump Into the Fire by Ty Segall
Flea-Bitten Annie by The A-Bones
Bald Headed Woman by Lightnin’ Hopkins
Sixteen Saltines by Jack White
Pinch Myself by Lucy & The Rats
Hippie from Mississippi by Chesney Carroll
Jimmy Joe, The Hippie Billy Boy by Ed Sanders 
(Background Music: Perry Mason Theme by Bloodless Pharoahs)

The Beyond by Marshmallow Overcoat
Nobody by The Mekons
Drink Down the Moon by Steeleye Span
The Cuckoo by Otis Taylor 
Ultimate by Gogol Bordello
The Store That Cannot Be Named by Deadbolt
The Fall of Troy by Tom Waits
Dimming of the Day by Tom Jones

CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

Due to some technical screw-ups beyond my control, the first hour of Sound World ran an hour ahead of schedule, messing up the last hour of Music y Palabras (sorry Chris Abeyta!) and the second hour played when my first hour should have. The last half of an older show played during what should have been the final hour. 

Confused? Me too! But don't worry about it. I've posted the entire show on Mixcloud in two exciting segments. You can play it below from this post, right under the list. Play it in whatever order you chose.




Sunday, August 16, 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
Coconut by Ty Segall
Your Love by Reigning Sound
I’m on the Dish But I Ain’t No Rag by The Toy Trucks
Fifteen by Big Daddy Meatstraw
Rattlesnake Highway by John Fogerty
We’ve Got It Going’ On by Jason & The Scorchers
Pinon Lurker by The Glue Brothers

Garbage Man by Bobby Rush
Garbage Man by William Shatner
Wet Nightmare by The Cramps
Can O’ Worms by Churchwood
I Will Be There by Dum Dum Girls
Lost in a Whirlpool by Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart
Hail Hail, Spit ’n’ Drool by The Hives
Hitchhiker by Vowel Movement
Lili Marlene by Marlene Dietrich 

Bald Head by Professor Longhair
Crazy Baldheads by Bob Marley
The Last Day of Our Acquantance by Sinead O’Connor
Mother’s Worry by Divine Horsemen
Family Pain by Swamp Dogg
What Happened to Delila by The Mekons
Welcome to Cyco World by Cyco Sanchez Supergroup
Amphetamine Annie by Canned Heat   
Sound of Music by The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band

Fake Dance by Chuck E. Weiss
What a Dream It’s Been by Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
Wee Baby Blues by Dave & Phil Alvin
Baby Can I Crawl Back to You by Blaze Foley & The Beaver Valley Boys
Let’s Invite Them Over by John Prine & Iris DeMent
Lost Weekend by Wall of Voodoo
The Kiss by Judee Sill
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis


Listen to the whole show below, via Mixcloud.

Here's the first half:


Here's the second half:



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WACKY WEDNESDAY: Happy Birthday, Johnny Pissoff!


Earlier this week, (Monday Aug. 17), American poet, publisher, true-crime author (The Family: The Story of Charles Manson's Dune Buggy Attack Battalion) and founding Fug Ed Sanders turned 80 years old.

Happy birthday, Ed!

For this Wacky Wednesday celebration I'm going to look (mostly) at Sanders' brief but hilarious solo music career from his post-Fugs years/

Let's start with the tragic story of a hippybilly boy, which might have been the first solo Sanders song I ever heard. It's from his first album, Sanders' Truckstop, and features musical hotshots David Bromberg, Bill Keith (from Jim Kweskin's Jug Band) and guitarist Patrick Sky as members of Sanders' backup band.

What's not to love about a yodeling robot who loves Dolly Parton?

Many fans of Alvin, Simon and Theodore never realized that the Chipmunks had a spiritual side. Sanders knew!

But I believe that Sanders' greatest musical character was a guy who was kickin' hippies' asses and raising Hell long before Jerry Jeff Walker's "Redneck Mother," and was reekin' atcha even before Frank Zappa's "Lonesome Cowboy Burt." I speak, of course of the legendary Johnny Pissoff, that rootin' tootin', gun totin', homophobic, racist, sexist Johnny Pissoff!

We first encounter Johnny when Sanders still was with The Fugs in a song called "Johnny Pissoff Meets the Red Angel" from their 1968 album, It Crawled into My Hand, Honest.

And just a year later, on Sanders' Truckstop, Pissoff rode again, in a song called -- for reasons I'm not sure of -- "The Iliad." It might make you hungry for lemon PIE.

So whatever became of Johnny? I heard a rumor that he's currently a deputy undersecretary of Donald Trump's Agriculture Departent.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Chicken Shack Playlist




Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays Mountain Time
Substitute Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org

Here's my playlist :

Ham & Eggs by Skip Manning
Look a There by Mojo Watson
I Don't Want No Bald Headed Woman Telling Me What To Do by Nathaniel Mayer
Rattlesnake, Baby, Rattlesnake by Joe Johnson
Novade Nada by Chuck E. Weiss
Smokey Places by Diplomats of Solid Sound
Down in Mississippi by Bobby Rush

All She Wants to Do Is Rock by Wynonie Harris
The Monkey by Emanual Laskey
Done Done the Slop by Ervin Rucker
Where is the Love by Eldridge Holmes
Memories by Swamp Dogg with John Prine

Howl by JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Mama Was Right by Howard Tate
Come Go My Bail, Louise by The Five Keys
Six-Fingered Man by Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint

The Pygmy Grind Part 1 by Sonny Dublin
Sweet Hunk O’ Trash by Dr. John with Shemekia Copeland
Pocket Change by St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Midnight Rider by Charlie Whitehead
I Need a Woman (‘cause I’m a Man) by The Mighty Hannibal

Skip a Rope by Joe Tex
Love Bones by Johnnie Taylor
Cougar on the Prowl by Jesi Taylor
Jon E. Edwards is in Love by Jon E. Edward

Sweet Soul Music by Jerry Lawson
Crazy About You Baby by Rufus Thomas
Swing Swing Swing by Keely Smith
Do You Call That a Buddy by Martin, Bogan & The Armstrongs
Ruby by Ray Charles

Thursday, August 13, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Cuckoo is a Pretty Bird


Can't wait until July 4

One of the strangest old folk songs I've ever heard deals with a bird that wobbles (or maybe warbles)  as it flies but rarely makes a noise until Independence Day. The song also warns gamblers of an evil card in the deck, the sinister Jack of Diamonds. And the narrator is building a cabin on a mountain, "So I can see Willie as he goes on by."

Who the heck is Willie?

I'm talking of course of "The Cuckoo," an old folk song that goes back at least to the late 1700s or early 1800s, when it first started appearing in British broadsides.

British folk song collector -- and singer -- A.L. Loyd explained some of the folklore surrounding "The Cuckoo": 

Spring cannot start till the cuckoo sings. Perhaps that is why the cuckoo is a magical a bird. Turn your money when you hear him first and you'll have money in your pocket until he comes again. Whatever you're doing when you hear him, you'll do most often throughout the year. Especially if you're in bed. No bird is more oracular. It can prophesy how long a man will live and a girl remain a maid. There is no better omen for love than the song of the cuckoo, the beloved bird of folklore. On the other hand, he is the sly creature who gave us the word ‘cuckold’. The flattering invocation to the cuckoo in this widespread song is perhaps in the nature of a magical safeguard for the worried lover.

But most versions of "The Cuckoo" I'm familiar with, even the older ones, seem thoroughly Americanized. In older British versions, the narrator sang of building a castle. In American versions, the castle becomes a log cabin. And in the American versions, why does the bird hardly ever cuckoo until the fourth day of July?

In writing about the song in his book Invisible Empire, Greil Marcus quoted Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, who in 1872 said, "We Americans are all cuckoos. We make our homes in the nests of other birds.”  

In the book, Marcus goes on to say that 

The cuckoo -- the true parasitic cuckoo, which despite Holmes' choice of it for  national bird is not found in the United States -- lays its eggs in the nests of other birds.  It is a kind of scavenger in reverse: violating the natural order of things, it is by its own nature an outsider, a creature who cannot belong. Depositing its orphans, leaving its progeny to be raised by others, to grow up as imposters in another’s house, as America filled itself up with slaves, indentured servants, convicts, hustlers, adventurers, the ambitious and the greedy, the fleeing and the hated, who took or were given new, imposters’ names -- the cuckoo becomes the other and sees all other creatures as other. ... As a creature alienated from its own nature, the cuckoo serves as the specter of the alienation of each from all.

Here are just a handful of my favorite takes on "The Cuckoo" by folk, country, blues and rock 'n' roll artists.

The first known recording of the song was by a singer named Kelly Harrell, who gave us "The Cuckoo, She's a Fine Bird" in 1926.

Three years later, Clarence Ashley recorded it as "The Cuckoo Bird." Harry Smith included it in his 1952 Anthology of American Folk Music in 1952, which introduced ithe kooky cuckoo to a new generation of American musicians. The below video is Ashley in his older years.


Texas songster Townes Van Zandt sang of a dark and spooky cuckoo. In other words, he makes it sound like a Townes Van Zandt song.


Taj Mahal added a little funk to the cuckoo's nest.

The Tarbox Ramblers did a cool folk-rock version at the turn of this century

Otis Taylor, also in 2000, released a version of "Cuckoo" on his album When Negroes Walked the Earth.  Some labeled Taylor's music as "trance blues." Call it what you want, I just call it intense.

Johnny Dowd always sticks to the strictest traditional renditions when he covers a folk song. Oh, did I say "always"? I meant "never."

But for me, the ultimate "Cuckoo" was done by Big Brother & The Holding Company, who had this chick singer named Janis Joplin. Janis and band titled it "Coo Coo." It appeared on their first album in a version that was less than two minutes. I like when they stretch out though. Here's a live video from 1968.



Hat tip to my pal and fellow KSFR jock Tom Adler, who recently sent me a link to the above Clarence Ashley video, reminding me what a wonderful song "The Cuckoo" is.


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Sunday, August 09, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, August 9, 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
Cuckoo by The Monks
Straight Shooter by The Reigning Sound
I Wanna Be Sedated by The Ramones
You Make Me Die by Mudhoney
Water & Wine by X
Tell Me What You’re Thinking by Tex Offenders
I’m Tired by Billy Watkins
Kinder Murder by Elvis Costello
Ride 2U by REQ’D
Hey Now Baby by Alex Maryol

God is a Bullet by Concrete Blonde
It’s a Long Way to the Top by Dead Moon
Head Held High by Frontier Dan & The Hickoids
She Starts My Motor by The Sinister Six
Run Girl Run by The Movin’ Morfomen
Jack Pepsi by TAD
Hold Me Now by Elastica
Love Taco by Piñata Protest
Smokey Joe’s Cafe by The Robins

Memo from Turner by Mick Jagger
Bad Moon Rising by Gregg Turner
I Heard Her Call My Name by The Velvet Underground 
Other Man by Coachwhips
Widow’s Delight by Dennis Most & The Instigators
Put Me Down by Jerry Lee Lewis
This Is Not Light by Movie Star Junkies
Flame Thrower by Reach Around Rodeo Clowns
Death Cult Soup ’n’ Salad by The Almighty Defenders
Weirdo Wiggle by Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos

Missile Monkey by Ric Masten
Lover’s Hell by Merle Kilgore
Chucky Cheese H*ll by Tim Wilson
Primrose Lane by Chuck E. Weiss
Shrimp and Gumbo by Dave Bartholomew
Hard Times by Bobby Rush
Pretty Polly by Otis Taylor
Patriot’s Heart by American Music Club
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Happy Birthday Tim Wilson



Today, August 5, would have been 59th birthday of stand-up comedian and singer of funny country songs, Tim Wilson.

Happy birthday, Tim!

Wilson who died in 2014, was born in Columbus, Georgia. His early dreams involved a musical career. As he told Country Standard Time in 2000:

I moved to Atlanta in 1983 to be a songwriter, but there wasn't anybody knockin' my door down to put 'em on records. Probably cuz I was writing syrupy girl songs that nobody wanted to hear. And one night I was taking this girl that I worked with home, and I passed this comedy club, and I thought 'What the hell's that?' I saw they had an open mic night on Tuesday, and I started going there, performing there and never came back.

I put the guitar up till about '89, when I started writing comedy songs with Pinkard and Bowden. We did about seven or eight of 'em together. Then, I started accumulating so many of 'em, my wife told me I ought to put it in my act. I never wanted to put a guitar in my act cuz I didn't wanna be a 'guitar act.' But people liked it. Now when I do an hour gig, it's about 40 minutes of stand up and the rest music.

A weird career side note: In 2009, Wilson and Roger Keiss coauthored a true crime book about serial killer Ted Bundy, Happy New Year - ted: A Revolutionary Crime Theory Theodore Bundy and the Columbus Stocking Stranglings.

My introduction to Wilson came in the form of his 1999 major-label debut It's a Sorry World, which featured this classic "Chucky Cheese H*ll."


Here's an early Wilson tune,"Acid Country," for those who appreciate mushrooms, cornbread and Alice Cooper on a dobro


Talk about weird fantasies, here's "I Married a Woman That Talks Like Jerry Reed."


With his redneck persona, Wilson sometimes was accused of being "racist, sexist, xenophobic and reactionary." And indeed, some of his material probably wouldn't even be released today. But on his 2000 album Hillbilly Homeboy, Wilson reacted to the infamous racist, homophobic, and xenophobic rantings of Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker  in a Sports Illustrated interview the year before. "John Rocker, your proctologist called, they just found your head ..."


On Feb. 26, 2014, Tim Wilson died. I'm assuming he ascended that "Stairwell to Heaven" and didn't end up in "Chucky Cheese H*ll."



Sunday, August 02, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
9 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
Glorious Heroin by Frontier Dan & The Hickoids
Train #1 by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Hurry Down Doomsday (The Bugs Are Taking Over) by Elvis Costello
Slipping’ Sideways by Drywall
Rotting by The Mal Thursday Quartet
Summertime Blues by Horror Deluxe
Summer Time by Hang on the Box

Walking Away by Double Date with Death
Summer Boyfriend by The Manxx
Tripped Out by Pierced Arrows 
27 Devils by REQ’D
Cougar Town by Tex Offenders
Better Call Saul by Junior Brown
Trouble Me by Diplomats of Solid Sound
Going Back to Miami by Jack Mack & The Heart Attack
Deep Bosom Woman by Wayne

Hypno Sex Ray by The Cramps
Drug Train by The Monsters
Hellbound Train by Big Foot Chester
Wildcat Tamer by John Schooley
Tracking the Dog by Meet Your Death
Drive-In by The A-Bones
Unaccompanied by Sleeve Cannon
Creeps Me Out by The Barbarellatones 
American Trash by Betty Dylan

One Hundred Million People Dead by Butthole Surfers
Buttholeville by Drive-By Truckers
96 Tears by Aretha Franklin
Psychotic Reaction by Brenton Wood 
Something I Learned Today by Husker Du
Volare by Alex Chilton
What I Believe at Night by The Mekons
Birdman Kicked My Ass by Wesley Willis

Lift Every Voice and Sing by Kim Weston
Lonesome Cowboy Burt by Frank Zappa with Jimmy Carl Black
Black Horse Blues by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Bottle of Wine by The Fireballs
Hang on to Your Ego by Frank Black
Laughing Out Loud by The Dictators
Cheat by The Clash
Mean Little Woman by Little Freddie King
Rose of Jericho by Kipp Bentley

Get Lost, You Wolf! by Hylo Brown & The Timberliners
Two Shores by Little Sparta with Sally Timms
Stuck in Brunswick by Nick Vulture
Sink and Burn by Brook Blanche
It’s Not My Time to Go by Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
Love and Mercy by Brian Wilson
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Mysterious Case of the Non-Barking Dog


This week on Throwback Thursday, let's look at a recurring theme in the blues and soul music: a mean dog that somehow doesn't bark when a certain guy comes around -- the implication being the dog somehow already knows this guy, with whom the lady of the house also is friendly.

Though I suspect the concept is actually older, a singer named Prince Patridge recorded this song, "How Come My Dog Don't Bark (When You Come Around)?" in 1955.



In 1961, a singer named Roscoe Scully, while crediting Prince Patridge, released this version, featuring a "confrontation" between the frustrated dog owner his friend his mean hound doesn't bark at.



A few years later, soulman Howard Tate specified the breed of dog, as well as the suspected cuckholder, "Big Jim." Tate credited this version of the song to Sam Bell and Lorraine Ellison.



Bluesman Mickey Baker in the early '70s with a similar tune called "My Dog."



Venice Beach street singer Ted Hawkins did one of my favorite takes with "Bad Dog" in his 1985 album Happy Hour.



Here's a country version by Buck Owens:



In the '90s, Dr. John took this dog to New Orleans



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Sunday, July 26, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, July 26, 2020
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
9 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
Be in the Now by Alien Space Kitchen
Down to the Dogs by Dead Moon
Lap Dancer by Big Ugly Guys
Blue Ain’t My Color by Chubby & The Gang
Baby Please Don’t Go by The Fuzztones
Catfight by The Barbarellatones

Mr. Tuna’s Big Old Place by Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
Sam the Homosapien by Mean Motor Scooter
Lust by The Tryfles
Geraldine by The A-Bones
West York Ballad by The Mekons
Man With Soul by Alex Maiorano & The Black Tales
La Mula Bronca by Al Hurricane
Deteriorata by Norman Rose

Wrecked by Sleeve Cannon
Angel on the Road by X
I’m a Pig by Jono Manson
Speedway by Alan Vega
What Jail is Like by Afghan Whigs
I See the Light by The Five Americans
Hi Ho Baby by Lightning Beatman
Budujemy Nowy Dom (We Are Building a New Home) by Kazik

Revolution Kids by REQ’D
Walker on the Wild Side by The Grannies
Your Love by Marshmallow Overcoat
Purple Merkin Power by Purple Merkins
Can’t Stop Buying Records by Dave Del Monte & The Cross Country Boys
Don’t Wanna Wash Off Last Night by Gaunga Dyns
Somebody Told the Truth by Peter Case
I Was a Teenage Kiddie Porn Star by Al Foul & The Shakes

R.I.P. Rep. James Lewis
Eyes on the Prize by Mavis Staples
We Shall Not Be Moved by Sharon Jones
People Get Ready by The Chambers Brothers
Why (The King of Love is Dead) by Nina Simone
The Alabama Bus (Parts 1 & 2) by Brother Will Hairston
Say It Loud, I’m Black and Proud Part 1 by James Brown

Good Ship Venus by Loudon Wainwright III
Plastic Jesus by Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue
Down Off the Farm by Kipp Bentley
I Had an Od Cow by Baby Gramps
Hard Travelin’ by Tim Timebomb
In the Heat of the Night by Ray Charles
You Gotta Move by Sam Cooke
Where Did the Night Go by Gil Scott-Heron
Gun by Little Sparta with Sally Timms
Mysteries of Love by Julie Cruise
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: George Clinton is 79

George Clinton plays The Downs at Santa Fe in 2007
Yesterday was the 79th birthday of founding funk forefather George Clinton.

Happy birthday, Atomic Dog!

There might be a handful of people -- perhaps those raised in a bomb shelter or cult survivors who just escaped -- who aren't familiar with Clinton or his wonderful bands Parliament, Funkadelic, The P-Funk Allstars, etc.

Well bless your hearts. You've got some catching up to do. Hey, start HERE with a blog post I did a couple of years ago, which contains videos of some his greatest tunes.

But on this Throwback Thursday, let's throw back even further and look at an earlier music group Clinton was part of starting in the 1950s -- a New Jersey doo-wop combo called The Parliaments.

Inspired by Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, Clinton formed The Parliaments while running a barbershop in Plainfield, N.J.

Yes, a real-life barbershop quartet -- but one that didn't suck.

In the group's earliest form, they would entertain customers who came in to get a hair cut. There were some personnel switcheroos in the early days, but eventually the lineup solidified into Clinton along with fellow barbers Ray Davis, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, and Grady Thomas. These guys would be the core of Clinton's groups in the Cosmic Slop heyday of funk.

According to Allmusic

In 1967, the Parliaments scored a number three R&B/number 20 pop ranking on the Billboard charts with "I Wanna Testify" for Revilot, and signaled the coming changes in R&B. In 1968, the Parliaments had a dispute with Revilot and refused to continue working for the label. To avoid waiting for some kind of settlement, Clinton hastily renamed the group Funkadelic, with the only musicians listed being the original backing band for the Parliaments. Revilot soon folded and the Parliaments' contract was sold to Atlantic. 

Here are a few of The Parliaments' song, in those years before they boarded the Mothership.

The first couple, "Poor Willie" (1959) and "Lonely Island," (1960), capture Clinton and group's doo-wop roots






By the mid 60s, the influence of Motown Records -- where Clinton got a gig as a songwriter and producer -- became obvious in The Parliaments. "Heart Trouble" is from 1966.



This is The Parliaments' biggest hit "I Want to Testify, from 1967."



And by 1968, the group started incorporated more funk-ready, psychedelic adjacent sounds, as heard on "The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg."



In a couple of years Funkadelic and Parliament would emerge. The world would never be the same!

Happy birthday, funky George.

George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars in Santa Fe 


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