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
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9 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
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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 


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Chicken Shack Playlist





Tuesday, July 21, 2020
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays Mountain Time
Substitute Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
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Here's my playlist:

Mama Get the Hammer by Barrence Whitfield
Petey Wheatstraw by Nat Dove & The Devils
Devil with the Blue Dress by Shorty Long
Don’t Kick My Dog by Andre Williams

Pass the Sugar by Swamp Dogg
My Soul by Rudy Ray Moore
Fine Time by Tomar & The FCs
Jon E.’s Mood by Jon E. Edwards

Attica Blues by Archie Sheep
Good Morning Judge by Wynonie Harris
I’m a Country Boy by Clarence “Frogman” Henry
I’m a Midnight Mover by Bobby Womack
Coming Back to Me Baby by James Carr
Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens by B.B. King

I Believe to My Soul by Van Morrison
Don’t You Want a Man Like Me by Little Brother
Now I’m Gone by Durand Jones & The Indications
I Need It by Johnny “Guitar” Watson

Hi De Ho (That Old Sweet Roll) by Bobby Darin
65 Bars by Louis Jordan
Chicken Hearted by NRBQ
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home by Dan Hicks with Maryanne Price

Do the Chicken (Dance With You) by Roscoe Gordon
Sweet Breeze by Wiley & The Checkmates
Witchcraft by The Spiders
The Last Meal by Hurricane Harry
Boogie Woogie Bye Bye by The Johnny Otis Show

Sunday, July 19, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, July 19, 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
Don’t Try it by The Devil Dogs
Go-Go Girls by Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs
I’m Just a Mops by The Mops
Let Go by Gino & The Goons
Cretin Family by The Ramones
Despot by Sleeve Cannon
Those Fabulous 60s by Christopher Guest
Dead Pool by Mission of Burma

Eye of the Zombie by John Fogerty
Opus I: Unintended Consequences by Johnny Dowd
Everybody Out by Al Scorch
Laugh at Me by Frontier Dan & The Hickoids
All Night Cowboy by The Legendary Stardust Cowboy
Turnin’ Blue by The Candy Snatchers
English Scheme by The Fall
Money (That’s What I Want) by The Backbeat Band
Nutbush City Limits by Ike & Tina Turner

Evil! By Grinderman
Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness) by The Raconteurs
The Same by Grey City Passengers
Baby in a Well by Scott H. Biram
Huntsville by Tex Offenders
Love Me Two Times by Reverend Beat-Man & Izobel Garcia
Wir Sind Keine Menschen by Bonaparte
Honky Tonky Rhythm by Bobby Sisco
The Last Meal by Hurricane Harry

Have Love Will Travel by Big Sandy
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark by The Nightbeats
Dirty Robber by The Sonics
I’m Not Playing Your Games by Miss Ludella Black & The Masonics
Meet Me by The Garbage Can by Waylon Thornton & The Heavy Hands
I Love Living’ in the City by Fear
Funky Old Man by Bobby Rush
Centerfold by Beach Balls
Robot Drone by Holly Wood

Pinon Lurker by The Gluey Brothers
Behemoth by TAD
Candyass by The Dirtbombs
Dark Lonely Street by Bloodshot Bill
So Sad About Us by Dex Romweber Duo
Gaslight by Hamell on Trial
Death Wears an Overcoat by Bichos
Bread and Butter by The Newbeats
Yippee Hippee by Teri & The Librettos

Dusty Plain by Little Sparta with Sally Timms
There are Things by The Mekons
Sadness Malaise and Other Southwestern Tragedies by Alien Space Kitchen
Jesus in Pajamas by Kinky Friedman
Oh Fuck It by Pete Krebbs & Danny Barnes
She Walks Too Close to the Sun by Nick Vulture
New Skateboard by William Elliott Whitmore
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Dances with Bugs


In the past week I've had to shoo off not one but two door-to-door solicitors asking me if I needed the service of an exterminator.

I know, it seems weird. Maybe I should contact Nextdoor.

Naw, I think I'll just do a silly blog post for Wacky Wednesday about the importance of the insect world to American music.

Let's start with some R&B from The Treniers:



Back in 1927 Bessie Smith sang about bed bugs, including one "as big as a jackass."



The bed bugs bugged Gov. Jimmie Davis too



But, in a song I first heard by Robbie Fulks, insects made Moon Mullican think of love and marriage.



Maybe James Brown needed an exterminator



Sunday, July 12, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, July 12, 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
One Night of Sin by Frontier Dan & The Hickoids
Dream of June by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Knoxville Girl by Charlie Feathers
The World Needs Sissies Too by Nick Shoulders
Bumble Bee Zombie by Rocky Erickson
Kicks and Chicks by The Zipps
Bikini Beach Party by Annette

Pizza Party by Tex Offenders
Ace of Spades by The Yawpers
I’m Your Witchdoctor by Chants R&B
Jelly Baby Baby by Lucy & The Rats
I Couldn’t Say No by MFC Chicken
Blu Wav by Sleeve Cannon
Six Cold Feet by The Gories
When Will I Be Loved by John Fogerty
Shock the Monkey by Don Ho

EVERY MAN A KING set 

Put Me In Jail by Joe “King” Carrasco
Sweet Tooth by King Khan & The Shrines
Bloody Mary by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
Tears by King Shark
Ode Le Alaga by King Sunny Ade
Keep it Out of Sight by King Mud
Closing Time by King Automatic
The Bitch Done Quit Me by King Ivory
The Boo Boo Song by King Coleman
Moonbeam by King Richard & The Knights

Quarantine Rock by Ramblin’ Deano & Jon Langford
What Happened to Delila by The Mekons
Just Don’t Care by Chuck E. Weiss
Bruce Grove Bullies by Chubby & The Gang
I Will Be by Dum Dum Girls
Bug Dance by The Treniers
Sam Hall by Tex Ritter

She Floated Away by Husker Du
JC Auto by Sugar
Sacrifice/Let There Be Peace by Bob Mould
Nigdzie Już Nie Pójdę Dziś (I Won't Go Anywhere Today) by Kazik Staszewski
Bad Man by The Electric Mess
Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants

Big Black Mariah by Tom Waits
These Are My Friends by David Lynch
Priestess of the Promised Land by Stan Ridgway & Pietra Wextun
Bezrodna Nevesta by The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home by Dan Hicks with Maryanne Price
I Dreamed of a Hillbilly Heaven by Eddie Dean 
Head of the Table by Brook Blanche
Withered and Died by Elvis Costello
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Thursday, July 09, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy Birthday, Eddie Dean


One hundred thirteen years ago in a town called Posey, Texas, one of America's most famous singing cowboys was born.

Happy birthday, Eddie Dean!

According to his obituary in The Los Angeles Times, Dean, born Eddie Dean Glosup, started his career in vaudeville. He got a radio show in Tulsa, Okla. in 1930, then went on to the National Barn Dance show in Chicago.

His movie career began in the 1930s.

From his obituary:

Known as the golden-throated cowboy for an exceptionally melodious voice, Dean appeared in more than 30 Western movies starting in 1936. In the 1940s he was among the 10 most popular cowboy stars and was the first singing cowboy to do movies in color. ... 

Most critics agreed that Dean’s singing was the best part of his movies. He possessed, in the words of one critic, “one of the better sets of pipes among cowboy Carusos.” The late Gene Autry, with whom Dean appeared in several movies, once said he had the best voice of all the cowboy singers. ...

Here's a tune from Eddie's 1947 film The Tioga Kid. Though he says there ain't no gal got a brand on me," in real life, a gal named Lorene Donnelly "Dearest" Dean was married to him from 1930 until his death in 1999.



Here's an older Eddie performing perhaps the greatest song he ever wrote, "One Has My Name, (The Other Has My Heart)." I actually prefer Jerry Lee Lewis' version the best, but this is fantastic in its own right. His wife was one of the songwriters.



Here's one for Santa Fe ...



Though born in Texas, Eddie apparently had a thing for Northern New Mexico. Equal time for Taos here.



And this one might be about New Mexico. The lyrics don't specify which part of the San Juan River he's thinking of, but lets pretend it's the northwest New Mexico section.



One thing I do know: If there's a Hillbilly Heaven, Eddie's there.



Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Chicken Shack Playlist



Tuesday, July 7, 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 :
Hot Tamales by Bobby Hatfield
Big Man by Carl Matthews
Wine O Wine by The Gators
It’s Gettin’ Kinda Chilly by Slam Stewart & Slim Gaillard
Mississippi Goddamn by Nina Simone

But I Was Cool by Oscar Brown, Jr.
Hey Hey Girl by Rosco Gordon
Don’t Worry About Me by Willie Cobbs
It’s a Lowdown Dirty Shame by Louis Jordan
Sixty Minute Man Part 2 by Rufus Thomas

Git to Gitten’, Baby by Wynonie Harris
Dance With a Dolly (With a Hole in Her Stocking) by Louis Prima
Pachuco Boogie by Don Tosti’s Boogie Boys
Say You Love Me by The Dukays
Tomorrow Night by Champion Jack Dupree
All These Things by Art Neville

Shake Your Tailfeathers by Ray Charles with The Blues Brothers
The Way You Dog Me Around by Andre Williams with The A-Bones
Rockin’ the Coconut by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
I Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

The Pigmy Grind Part 1 by Sonny Dublin
Monkey Dog by O.V. Wright
You’re the Dog by Irma Thomas
Let Me Down Easy by Bettye LaVette

It Ain’t What You Say by Little Esther
Dip Baby Dip by The Cymbols
Rattlesnake, Baby, Rattlesnake by Joe Johnson
Don’t You Ever Let Nobody Drag Yo’ Spirit Down by The Linda Tillery Cultural Heritage Choir with Wilson Picket and Eric Bibb



Sunday, July 05, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, July 5, 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
Wild Angel by James Bong & The Agents
Wrecked by Sleeve Cannon
Holy Night Fever by Deerhoof
Buried Treasure by The Mekons
Shades by Pierced Arrows
Endless Sleep by Tav Falco
Trail of the Lonesome Pine by Laurel & Hardy

Torn Up by Mal Thursday Quintet
Don’t Leave Me Alone by The Jackets
“8” Teen by Question Mark & The Mysterians
So Tired of Being Good by Help Me Devil
Papa Did the Chicken by Little Sammy
Poder Vivir by The Mavericks
Coconut Island by Pierre Omer’s Swing Revue

Noże I Pistolety by Kazik Staszewski
When the Levee Breaks by Mojo Nixon
TV by Lucy & The Rats
Your Haunted Head by Concrete Blonde
Mystery Dance by Elvis Costello
Evil Operations Classified by The Casual Dots
Firecracker by Half Japanese
Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
The Return of the Pretty One by Lord Sundance

Pariah Radio by Chubby & The Gang
Strawberry by Butthole Surfers
I Am Well and Missing You by Women of the Night
Fancy by The Geraldine Fibbers
Hard to Meet Ya by Skip Church
Tail Dragger by Howlin’ Wolf
There is Power in the Blues by James Blood Ulmer
Do the Clam by The Cramps
Who Walks In When I Walk Out by Ray Noble

Maman N’aime Pas Ma Musique by Tony Truant & The Fleshtones
Jim Cole by The Oblivians
Ghost in the Trees by Thee Oh Sees
Bobby Booshay by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Government Center by Jonathan Richman
Inside Looking Out by Eric Burdon & The Animals
Bumble Bee by Heavy Trash
Saved by Lavern Baker
She’s Got a Wobble When She Walks by Sugar Boy Crawford
Baby, I Am Not Your Lady by Singing Sadie

The Genitalia of a Fool by Cornell Hurd with Justin Trevino
Here I Am Oh Lord, Send Me by Alvin Youngblood Hart
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Backlash Blues by Nina Simone
Old Rugged Cross by John Prine & Mac Wiseman
Indoor Fireworks by Nick Lowe
Tom Traubert’s Blues by Tom Waits

CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Folk Remedy Playlist


Sunday, July 5, 2020
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
Webcasting!
8 am to 10 am  Sundays Mountain Time
Substitute Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM

Email me during the show! terrel(at)ksfr.org
Here's the playlist :
Welcome Table and Prayer by Alice Wine
When the Gate Swings Open by The Heavenly Gospel Singers
That’s All by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
You Don’t Know by The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi
Did He Die in Vain by Sister Wynona Carr
Victory Shall Be Mine by Straight Street Holiness Group
Lord Don’t Let Me Fail by Mahalia Jackson

Ghost in My Boot by Johnny Foodstamp
Crazy Words, Crazy Tune by The Jim Kweskin Jug Band
Beedle Um Bum by Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks with Jim Kweskin
Sweet Potato Blues by King David’s Jug Band
Crawdad Hole by Gus Cannon
The Old Fruit Peddler by Dr. West’s Medicine Show & Junk Band
Bootlegger’s Blues by South Memphis String Band

Shake Sugaree by Elizabeth Cotton with Brenda Evans
I Know One by John Prime & Emmylou Harris
Two Wrongs by Brook Blanche
Come a Little Dog by Palace Brothers
Whispering Pines by Iris DeMent
Whispering Pines by The Band
Angelin’s Farm by Boris McCutcheon
Jump in the River by Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Black Eyed Suzie by Holy Moly Rounders

He Was a Friend of Mine by Rolf Cahn & Eric Von Schmidt
The Last Fish in the Sea by Mini Mekons with Robbie Fulks
Whispering Sea by Eilen Jewell
Rose Conolly by Peter Case
Me and Rose Connolly by Rachel Brooke
Far from Any Road by The Handsome Family
Groundhog by Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton
Lift Him Up, That’s All by Washington Phillips
Tiny Island by Leo Kottke


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Wednesday, July 01, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: She Was Only the Dictator's Daughter


Googoosha in happier days

If you were writing a screenplay for a James Bond movie, you could come up with a far worse idea for a villain than the gorgeous daughter of a brutal, authoritarian Eurasian dictator who fancied herself an international pop star, but whose real job was running a major extortion and money-laundering operation.

But this is no spy thriller. It's the real-life story of Gulnara Karimova, daughter of Islam Karinova, the late dictator of the great nation of Uzbekistan.

She once was considered a probably successor to her brutal, corrupt father. But Gulnara's life turned into a horror show back in 2014, when, following a feud with daddy, was put under house arrest. The old despot's death in 2016 didn't help her.

In December  2017  a jury sentenced Gulnara 2017 to 10 years in prison on corruption charges.

And just last March, Uzbekistan's Supreme Court announced she'd been convicted of a slew of new charges of extortion, money laundering, misappropriating the property of others, and financial and other crimes. Before that conviction she reportedly sent a letter to the Uzbek government offering to return nearly $700 million to her country's treasury in exchange for dismissal of the charges. That didn't work.

But this is a music blog, not a foreign affairs journal. So I'm concerned here with Gulnara's alter-ego, the glamorous, dazzling musical powerhouse called Googoosha, who earlier this century foisted her own brand of Euro pablum pop onto the languishing citizens of Uzbekistan.

The critics raved:

Like so many single-named dance-music divas, the singer who performs under the hard-voweled alias Googoosha seems to exist in a cocoon of gauzy glamour shots, haute couture, and spot-lit soundstages. Unlike Ke$ha, Rihanna, Madonna, Shakira, Ciara, and Beyoncé, however, Googoosha’s output of grinding Euro disco and cheesy pop videos has barely registered on the cultural radar outside her homeland, Uzbekistan.

And there, according to a 2012 profile in the Daily Beast, Gurnara/Googoosha "is viewed as a `robber baron' by the majority of Uzbeks and is considered `the single most-hated person in the country.' "

Here are some samples of Googoosha's music from her happier days.






This one is a duet with the great French actor Gerard Depardieu:



Speaking of duets, what do Googoosha and Willie Nelson have in common? They've both done duets with Willie Nelson!



Here in the good old USA probably the closest thing to Googoosha we currently have is a young lady who dabbled in her own brand of pablum pop before her daddy started running for president. To Tiffany Trump's credit, she didn't try to use her daddy's presidency to promote her musical career and she's never been implicated in an international money laundering schemes.

And to daddy's credit, he didn't place Tiffany under house arrest after she recently posted a black square in support of justice for George Floyd on Instagram.



Just imagine a cheese-pop super group of Googoosha and Tiffany after Ms. Karinova gets out of prison.

Thanks to my brother Jack for introducing me to the magic of Googoosha. He met her in person years before her fall.


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