Sunday, February 27, 2022

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST




Sunday, February 27, 2022
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 Flame That Killed John Wayne by The Mekons
Al Capone's Syphallytic Fever Dream by King Khan Unlimited
Oofty Goofty (Wild Man of Borneo) by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
Pronto Un Doctor by Rolando Bruno
Meow Meow by Nesttor Donuts
Down by Sam Snitchy
Got to Love Me by Bloodshot Bill
Nothing Makes Me Happy by The Grawks
Weiner Dog Polka by Polkacide

Year of the Spider by Shannon & The Clams
I'll Make You See God by Afghan Whigs
Gravedigger's Song by Mark Lanegan
Me and You by Violent Femmes
Particle Filter Blues by The Blues Against Youth
Shack by Johnny Dowd
Middle Finger by Dropkick Murphys
Pictures by Ty Segall
Girl Watcher by The O'Kaysions

All You Fascists by Nocturne Spark
Dragon Slayer by Animal Collection
Love Spell by Old Time Relijun
Sun Can't Be Seen No More by David Lynch
Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk by Frank Zappa

Blackleg Miner by The Freakons
New Dying Soldier by Nick Shoulders
Waiting by Eric Hisaw
Jimmy Reed is the King of Rock 'n' Roll by Julie Chistensen
Your Mind is on Vacation by Mose Allison
Jacob's Ladder by Michael Hurley
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Up With People Deep Cuts

 

They never had a radio hit, they never made the cover of the Rolling Stone,  they've somehow eluded the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame (though I'd argue that several inductees in recent years are just as lame, if not worse). 

But since the mid 1960s, the traveling musical troupe known as Up With People has traveled the world, including, probably, a high school auditorium near you spreading their weird, clean-cut cheer and saccharine platitudes. They played not one, not two but five goddamn Super Bowl halftime shows between the mid '70s and mid '80s. They've performed for presidents and foreign leaders.

There have been more than 22,000 members from more than a hundred countries.

Dazzled yet?

And yet some people -- including former member, actress Glenn Close -- have compared Up With People with religious cults. And in fact, the group sprang from an "alternative" religious movement called Moral Rearmament. (Close's parents belonged to that group, and Glenn spent her teenage years and early 20s under its spell.)

Up With People was started by a Moral Rearmament member from Arizona named J. Blanton Belk, According to a 2012 story from Inside Tucson Business:

During the turbulent 1960s, a prevalent scene in the U.S. was one of hippies occupying university presidents offices. It was a time of demonstrations, around the world from the University of California in Berkeley to the Sorbonne in Paris, and to San Marcus University in Lima, Peru.

Belk was at a point in his life when he was ready to take on a big challenge. He gathered student leaders from half a dozen universities challenging them to find a “positive voice” as an alternative to what he regarded as the negativism of the times.

Chances are you've probably heard Up With People's self-titled theme song, the one that goes "Up up with people, you meet 'em wherever you go ..." -- and possibly you even agree with the song's sentiment "If more people were for people" the world would be a better place. And maybe you remember one of their better known songs, "What Color is God's Skin?"

But I'd be willing to be bet that you probably haven't heard many of the other 300 songs or so written for Up With People over the past 50-whatever years. Well, that's what this blog is for.

Let's start with one written and sung by a young Glenn Close, "Run and Catch the Wind" (no relation to the similarly-titled Donovan song from that era.) And check out the endorsements from John Wayne, Pat Boone and Walt Disney on the album cover!

Here's one from Up With People's snazzy orange sweater period, "Where the Roads Come Together":

Up With People Get funky with this 1970 tune called "Man's Gotta Go Somewhere":

Finally, here's "Stand Up Now," a fairly recent one (2012) that has an anti-bullying message:

So I hope you agree with me that UP WITH PEOPLE KICKS ASS!

Check out other "Deep Cuts" posts from this blog:

* Freddie & The Dreamers

* Sgt. Barry Sadler

* The Village People

Sunday, February 20, 2022

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST




Sunday, February 20, 2022
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 Looks Like a Psycho by The Electric Mess
Farewell, OK by Elvis Costello & The Imposters
You Gotta Love Love by The Fleshtones
Shake Your Hips by Slim Harpo
Cake by Sam Snitchy
I'd Rather Hide Deep In The Backwoods by The Blues Against Youth
Dancing With Mr. D. by The Rolling Stones
Devil Whistle Don't Sing by The Devils with Mark Lannegan
Ain't Afraid of Dying by Bigdumbhick

Frankenstein by Pierced Arrows
Troubled Times by Thee Headcoats
Thorns by Night Beats
(I Got) a Good 'Un by John Lee Hooker
Rick Ross by Johnny Dowd
Wash My Bones by Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers
Closure by Sleeve Cannon
Los Canarios by Rudy de Anda
Can O' Pop by Steve Poltz

DALLAS GOOD TRIBUTE 

American Pageant by The Sadies with Jon Langford
Husbands and Wives by John Doe & The Sadies
She's a Bag of Potato Chips by Andre Williams & The Sadies
Justine Alright by The Sadies with Heavy Trash
The 3-B by The Sadies

The House of The Rising Sun by Nina Simone
Sinner Man by Esquerita 
Noon Balloon to Rangoon by Nervous Norvus

Is the Season for New Incarnations by Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network
Tennessee Blues by Bobby Charles
Tell Me by Honshu Wolves
Arms of Salvation by San Antonio Kid
Hell Yeah by Neil Diamond
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Thursday, February 17, 2022

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Happy Birthday, Honky Tonker


 

Yesterday, February 16, 2022, would have been the 106th birthday of R&B keyboard great Bill Doggett, whose 1956 hit "Honky Tonk" remains a major R&B and rock 'n' roll instrumental from the '50s, covered by James Brown, Buddy Holly, The Beach Boys, Bill Haley & The Comets, George Clinton Roy Clark and more.

Doggett was born in Philadelphia in 1916. A master of the piano and organ who played with several bands, Doggett got his first big break in 1942 when he was hired by The Ink Spots as their pianist and arranger. He'd later work as an arranger for the like of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton.

He formed his own band and started recording for Cincinnati's King Records in 1951. Doggett worked up to the age of 80. He died in New York in 1996.

In honor of his birthday, here are some of his songs. Let's start with "Night Train":

This one's called "Big Boy":

I don't know about Part 1, but here's "Smokey (Part 2)":

Finally, here's a live version of Doggett's greatest hit, live on French TV


Sunday, February 13, 2022

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST




Sunday, February 13, 2022
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
Who Will Save Rock 'n' Roll by The Dictators
Haywire Hodaddy by The Hodads
Sad Songs by The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Crushed Grass by Thee Oh Sees
The Monkey Speaks His Mind by Andre Williams 
Snake by Sam Snitchy
Stoneage Woo by Nervous Norvus
Shack by Johnny Dowd
Blue Muse by The Blues Against Youth

Valentine by Concrete Blonde
Cream Johnny by Night Beats
Dirt Bag Fever by Quintron
Handful of Sand by Divine Horsemen
Gatling Gun by Julie Christensen
The Eyes Have It by Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers
Dragnutz by Mr. Gasser & The Weirdos

The Lung Song by Old Time Relijun
Hell On Earth by James White & The Blacks
Play by Ty Segall
Lawrence of California by The Mekons
Hot Dog by Corky Jones
Hotdog! That Made Him Mad by Wanda Jackson
Chantilly Lace by R. Stevie Moore
Murder in My Heart for The Judge by Moby Grape

Strung With Everything by Animal Collective
Cosmic Slop by Funkadelic
I Don't Know What You Got by Little Richard
Angel Baby by John Lennon
Love Letters by Ketty Lester
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Thursday, February 10, 2022

THROWBACK THURSDAY: In Praise of "Angel Baby"

 


Rosie Hamlin was born in Oregon and was living near San Diego when in the early '60s she recorded the haunting doo-wop ballad "Angel Baby" with her group Rosie & The Originals.

But New Mexico also has a claim to Rosie. For one thing, some locals have called her most famous song "the national anthem of the South Valley." And in fact, Rosie was living in Belen at the time of her death in 2017. (I don't know how long she lived there). Years before her death, Rosie she'd stopped performing for health reasons.

Here's the original by Rosie & The Originals:

Bluesman Charles Brown also cut a version in 1961:

John Lennon reportedly has called this tune "one of my all-time favourite songs.” He recorded it in 1973 for his covers album Rock 'n' Roll, but somehow "Angel Baby" didn't make the final cut. It wasn't released until the mid 1980s, several years after Lennon's death.

The 1995 movie "My Family"  had a scene featuring Jeanette Jurado as Rosie Hamlin singing ... you guessed it!

Back around the turn of the century, an Angel from Northern New Mexico, Angel Espinoza did an updated, Spanish language version of Rosie's original, which she called "Mi Angelito 2000."

Finally, here's my favorite version of "Angel Baby." It was recorded nine years ago by Alice Bag (Alicia Armendariz) of the L.A. punk group The Bags. Alice dedicated the song to her older sister Yolanda, who died of cancer a few years before. And Yolanda actually had a boyfriend -- who later became her husband -- named Angel, Angel Lujan. (Read Alice's harrowing account of her sister's cancer HERE.) "This song will always remind me of you, Sis."


For more deep dives into songs, check out The Stephen W. Terrell Web Log Songbook


Sunday, February 06, 2022

TERRELL'S SOUND WORLD PLAYLIST




Sunday, February 6, 2022
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
Refugee by The Blues Against Youth
Pills by Bo Diddley
Down the Road Apiece by Amos Milburn
Sneaky Jesus by Chuck E. Weiss
Fixin' to Crawl by Churchwood
Louie Louie by Richard Berry & The Pharoahs
Genie in the Lamp by Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers
24 Hours from Tulsa by Shinyribs

Mojo Workout by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
Valentine Day Massacre by Kidd Spike
Rise Up by Johnny Dowd
I Just Wanna Be Me by Moonlight Five
The Loneliest Clown by Robbie Quine
Beware of Time by Toy Trucks
Santa Fe by Marshall Crenshaw
Tucson Girls by Gregg Turner


LUX INTERIOR'S DEATHDAY PARTY 


Monkey With Your Tail by The Cramps
Goo Goo Muck by Southern Culture on the Skids
Human Fly by The Dead Brothers
Can't Hardly Stand It by Charlie Feathers
Miniskirt Blues by The Cramps with Iggy Pop
Primitive by The Groupies
Bikini Girls with Machine Guns by Tokyo Cramps
Love Me by The Phantom
Garbage Man by William Shatner
Can Your Pussy Do the Dog by The Cramps



Goodnight Brownie Ford by Julie Christensen
Soul on Fire by LaVern Baker
Memories Are Made of This by Little Richard
Same God by The Calamity Cubes
That Feel by Tom Waits with Keith Richards
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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