Monday, September 28, 2020

You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Love The Big Enchilada. But It Helps

THE BIG ENCHILADA
 


Who needs fancy book-learnin'? Listen to this latest breathtaking episode of The Big Enchilada and you'll get a huge blast of Depth Psychology Training. Through the magic of subliminal brain manipulation, with huge amounts of data hidden in the pounding of drums and blasts of guitars of filling your brain, you'll be an expert in human behavior, a virtual scout master of the subconscious and an all-around brainy individual after just one 60-minute session. So relax and let the crazy music soak into those tender brain cells.

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

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Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Gonzo by James Booker)
Brainwashed by The Shays
Shot Down by Nick Curran & The Nitelifes
Messin' Around by The Ruiners
Lighter by Sky Saxon
High School Hemingway by Rock 'n' Roll Monkey & The Robots

(Background Music: Tomorrow Night's Mourning by Satan's Pilgrims)
The Young Psychotics by Tav Falco 
In My Brain by Pierced Arrows
Toxic Revenge by Shannon & The Clams
Everyone in Town Wants You Dead by Singing Sadie
(Background Music: The Westhell by The Westhell 5)

Psychopharmacology by Firewater
Clinical Study by Ex-Cult
Crashing by Sloks
No Se Cantar by Wau y Los Arrrghs!!!
Prissy the Hen by Amanda
(Background Music: Cool Cat Walk by Angelo Badalamenti)

Play it below:







Sunday, September 27, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, September 27, 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
He Is, She Is by Mission of Burma
Friend, You’ve Got to Fall by Husker Du
Paragoric by TAD
No Friend of Mine by The Cynics
Kelly Ride by The Mighties
Out of My Way by Sinister Six
Give It Back by The Dickies
Take Me Away by Willis Earl Beal
(Background Music: Outrageous by The Civil Tones)

I Wanna Come Back from the World of LSD by The Fe-Fi-Four Plus 2 (dedicated to the late Ernie Gonzales)
Willie Meehan by Manby’s Head
BHJ by The Scrams
Donut Quota by The Gluey Brothers
Mad Love by The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies
Big Ditch by Lonesome Shack
A Girl’s Gotta Do by The Waitresses
Seventies Jesus by Robbie Fulks
(Background Music: Son of a Preacher Man by Mel Brown)

Honey, Let’s Stay In by Nick Shoulders
Wham Bam Jam by Ronnie Dawson
Confusion by Thee Mighty Caesars
99th Floor by The Fuzztones
I Got You on My Mind by The Vagoos
Another Girl by Satan’s Little Helpers
Talk Talk Talk Talk by Teengenerate
Dr. Do Good by The Electric Prunes
Government Center by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
79 Cents by Eilen Jewell
You Rascal You by Loudon Wainwright III
(Background Music: Ruby by The Waitiki 7)

Lady in Red by King Shark
Brimstone Rock by 16 Horsepower
River of Love by Jerry J. Nixon
So Glad You’re Mine by Elvis Presley
Don’t Talk to Strangers by Miriam
Little Jimmy by Johnny Dowd
Old Devils by Jon Langford & Skull Orchard
Going Where the Lonely Go by Merle Haggard
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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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)

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST

Sunday, November 29, 2020 KSFR, Santa Fe, NM Webcasting! 10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM...