Wednesday, November 25, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: She Was a Barroom Smash

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

Happy birthday, Carrie.

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

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

She seems nice ...

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


Tip a glass to Carrie Nation on her birthday!

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Here's the New Hillbilly Big Enchilada Episode

THE BIG ENCHILADA
 



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

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Here's the playlist:

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


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

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

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





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

Here's my playlist :

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

JFK ASSASSINATION SET 

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

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

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

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

THROWBACK THURSDAY: In Praise of Ray Collins

 

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

Happy birthday, Ray.

Collins died in 2012 at the age of 76.

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Sunday, November 15, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, November 15, 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
Get Thee Gone by Geraldine Fibbers
Teaching You the Fear by The Bellrays
122 Hours of Fear by Archie & The Bunkers
Plenty Wrong to Go Awry by Churchwood
Outta My Mind by The King Khan & BBQ Show
Rom Say Sok by Dengue Fever
(Background Music: Progmorphious by Alien Space Kitchen)

Mojo Workout by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
A Certain Guy by Mary Weiss
Jungle Rock by The Replacements
Keep Your Kitten Inside by Dirty Fences
I Don’t Know by The Hipshakes
I Love You by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
Badman by The Oblivians
Let it Slide by Shrunken Heads
Angel on the Road by X
Ping’s Chinese Restaurant by Harvey McLaughlin
(Background Music: Project Zero by The Bomboras)

Bella Donna by Goshen
Nightmare by The Cavemen
Buried Next to You by Hipbone Slim & The Knee-Trembers
Normal People Worry Me by Help Me Devil
Speedway by Elvis Presley
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot by Jerry Reed
Queen of My Heart by Big Sandy
The Inhuman by Mekons
Lady in Red by King Shark
They’re Coming to Take Me Away by Butcher Babies
(Background Music: Hoodoo by Johnny Dowd)

’Til the Following Night by Screaming Lord Sutch & The Savages 
Must Be Desire by Mojo JuJu
The Faker by Ty Segall
A Good Song by Swamp Dogg
My Shit’s Fucked Up by Warren Zevon
The Band Played On by Richard Thompson & Christine Collister
Rag Doll by Steeleye Span
I Know You Are There by The Handsome Family
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Celebrating Screaming Lord Sutch

 


Yesterday, Tuesday Nov. 10, 2020, would have been the 80th birthday of graveyard rocker and titular head of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party David Edward Sutch. That's Screaming Lord Sutch to you.

Sutch, who took his own life in 1999, was, along with another screamer, Jay Hawkins, an early pioneer of mixing horror with rock 'n' roll. His early singles were produced by British iconoclast Joe Meek. According to Discogs, the Lord's very first single, in 1961, was a cover of Little Richard's "Good Golly Miss Molly." But he became far better known for songs like "She's Fallen In Love With The Monster Man," "Monster In Black Tights," "Murder in the Graveyard" and his best known song, "Jack the Ripper."

Spurred by his fame in the U.K., Sutch launched his first campaign for British Parliament in 1963, under the banner of something called the National Teenage Party. He didn't win any of those races. Then in 1982, Sutch and Alan "Howling Laud" Hope created the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, still active today. The party's official motto is "Vote Insanity." Some might argue that the U.S. Republican Party has coopted Official Monster Raving Loony Party values in that respect. But I won't go there.)

Sutch didn't win any elections as a OMRLP candidate. Obviously a victim of voter fraud by the Deep State. That's probably a good thing. But still, for those with ears to hear, Screamin' Lord Sutch's music lives on.

Here's one of his classic monster raving loony tunes,"All Black and Hairy":

Apparently the Lord had a deep desire to become Dracula's son-in-law.

Here's an early rock and blues classics, "Honey, Hush," performed by an early Sutch on French television in the '60s:

A bevy of late '60s British rock royalty -- John Bonham, Jeff Beck, Nicky Hopkins and Noel Redding -- joined the good Lord on his 1970 "comeback" album, Lord Sutch & Heavy Friends. The critics raved: "The album is regarded as a kind of Plan 9 from Outer Space of rock LPs: it's bad, but endearingly so ... " proclaimed Allmusic. "Many Led Zeppelin fans -- who bought this album when it was released on the heels of the first two Zep records -- have never forgiven Page for it."

Aw, what do they know?

And here's the song that made us all fall in love, "Jack the Ripper," live in '65:



Sunday, November 08, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, November 8, 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 
This Time I Know I’m Right by Muck & The Mires
Bees of the Invisible by Churchwood
I’ll Be Back by Question Mark & The Mysterians
Jesus Christ Twist by Reverend Beat-Man
Are You a Wally by The Spartan Dreggs
The Money’s Rolling In by Alien Space Kitchen
Fever by Bandemic
It’s a Sin by Alejandro Escovedo
(Background Music: James Bond Theme by Davie Allan & The Arrows)

Don’t Slander Me by The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies
Starvation Dance by The Hickoids
Another Person by Jay Reatard
Prissy Missy by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
Conjure Man by Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds
Brain Dead by Sons of Hercules
Arrow Pierce Horror by LoveStruck
He Sure Could Hypnotize by The A-Bones
Naked Party by Ross Johnson with The Gibson Bros.
(Background Music: James Bond Medley by The Stylers)

By My Side by The Dirtbombs
Junk by The Cynics
Oh, How To Do Now by The Monks
Baby, I’m Your Dog by Stomping’ Nick & His Blues Grenade
Give Me Back My Wig by Hound Dog Taylor
Horse With No Water by The Frontier Circus
I Was Drunk by Bobby Bare
(Background Music: James Bond Theme by John Barry Orchestra)

Bad Boy by Martha Fields
Lover’s Hell by Merle Kilgore
Bus Station Blues by Little Freddie King
Sharkey’s Day by Laurie Anderson
What Kind of Fool Am I by Grandpaboy
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Sunday, November 01, 2020

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST





Sunday, November 1, 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
The New Fangled Maple Leaf Rag by The Hickoids
Aim Tastes Good by Mudhoney
I Couldn't Spell !!*@! by Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs
All I Want is More by Kathy Freeman with The Auto Pilot Club
My Little Problem by The Replacements with Johnette Napolitano
Do You Call That a Buddy by Martin, Bogan & The Armstrongs
(Background Music: Guitar Boogie Shuffle by Bert Weedon)

Plenty to Go Awry by Churchwood
Ghosts on Mars by Harvey McLaughlin
Ship Sailed at Six by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
You Bring Me Down by Jonny Manak & The Depressives
We’re Gone by Thee Headcoats
Wild Hog Rhyde by The Angry Samoans
Big Star by Ghost Wolves
Crazy Suzy by Ron Haydock & The Boppers
Bits and Pieces by Joann Jett & The Blackhearts
Any Way You Want It by The Ramones
I Like it Like That by Chris Kenner
Because by Dave Clark FIve
(Background Music: Pig Meat by Baby Sticks & The Kingtones)

Ill Wind by DiNOLA
Marijuana Logic by Pocket FishRmen
Hey, Hey, We’re The Gories by The Gories
Granny Panties by Broomdust Caravan
Carry On by The Del-Lords
Lawd I’m Just a Country Boy in This Great Big Freaky City by Alvin Youngblood Hart
I’m Going to Give It to Mary With Love by Loudon Wainwright III
(Background Music: On Approach by Pell Mell)

Honky Tonk Heroes by Billy Joe Shaver
Where Do You Want It by Dale Watson
So Far Gone by Alien Space Kitchen
Honey Hush by Johnny Burnette Rock ’n’ Roll Trio
The Snake by Johnny Rivers 
La Feria De La Flores by Los Lobos
Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero by Rene y Rene
Days of 49 by Steve Young
Mr. Bojangles by Jerry Jeff Walker
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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WACKY WEDNESDAY: She Was a Barroom Smash

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