Sunday, July 31, 2011


Sunday, July 31, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M.
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell


101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrell(at)

OPENING THEME: Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Loose by The Stooges
Amphetamine Annie by Canned Heat
Big Road by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Holy Juke Joint Beat by The Juke Joint Pimps
Messin' Around by The Ruiners
Get Outta Dallas by The Malarians
Too Much of You by Thee Fine Lines
Get Back With You by The Jackets
Stolen Heart by The Pussywarmers

Death Metal Guys by Rev. Horton Heat
Don't Slander me by Roky Erikson
24 & 1/2 Hours a Day by The Frankenstein V
Black Mud by Black Keys
Club Wagon by The Hentchmen
Don't You Just Know It by The Sonics
Goodnight by The Conjugal Visits
Stop Arguing by Paul "Wine" Jones
Huey's Hut Rod by The Weird-ohs

Denied Rights by Pinata Protest
Later That Night by Ruben & The Jets
Fiesta by The Pogues
I Don't Want No Funky Chicken by Wiley & The Checkmates
Pink Champagne by Don & Dewey
Nervous by Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim
Burnin' Inside by King Khan & The Shrines
Stack O Lee by Samuel L. Jackson

I Wish You Would by The Fleshtones
I'm Waiting For My Man by Lou Reed
Restin' On My Laurels by Hipbone Slim & The Knee-Tremblers
Honky's Ladder by The Afghan Whigs
Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'bout Me) by The Four Seasons
An Ugly Death by Jay Reatard
Singing in the rain by Petty Booka
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis
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Wholesome Entertainment on The Big Enchilada # 38


Here's an entire hour of good, clean fun for the whole family. You'll find none of the depraved filth that defiles and debauches American youth. No lurid lyrics or scurvy rhymes, no savage beats that appeal to your animal nature. No disgusting perversity that soils the spirit.

Except where it sounds good.


Here's the playlist:

(Background Music: Crazy Vibrations by The Bikinis)
Wish You Would by The Dex Romweber Duo
Car Troubles by The Del-Gators
It's a Hard Life by The Seeds
Bucket O Blood by Big Boy Groves
Icon by Dog Bullocks
La Routa Gira by Le Carogne
But Officer by Sonny Knight

(Background Music: Junkie Chase by Nat Dove & The Devils)
Daddy Was a Preacher Mama Was a Go-Go Girl by Miss DeLois & the Music Men
Puppy Dog Love by Bloodshot Bill
Old School Boogie by The Juke Joint Pimps
Shakey Shake by Shouting Thomas & The Torments
Shake It and Break It by The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
On the Prowl by Wolfboy Slim
Run Red Run by The Coasters

(Background Music: Purple Girlfriend by The Goldstars.)
Denied Rights by Piñata Protest
Gilligan's Island by Manic Hispanic
Automatic by The Hentchmen
Creeping Love by Invaders From Verdelha
Wine O Wine by The Gators
Harlem Shuffle by The
(Background Music: Perry Mason Theme by Buddy Morrow -- R.I.P. Fred Steiner)

Play it Here:

Friday, July 29, 2011


Friday, July 29, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell

101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrel(at)

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
Over the Cliff by Jon Langford
The Death of Me by Dex Romweber Duo
Working in Tennessee by Merle Haggard
So Long Honeybee, Goodbye by Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three
Cumberland Gap on a Buckin' Mule by Gid Tanner's Skillet Lickers
Old Moon by Bloodshot Bill
I Couldn't Believe It Was True by The Maddox Brothers & Rose
Sunshine by The Meat Purveyors
Tennessee Rooster Fight by Howington Brothers
Korhn Sirrup Sundae by The Imperial Rooster

Ready for the Times to Get Better by Paula Rhea McDonald
High by Zeno Tornado & The Boney Google Brothers
The Cat Never Sleeps by Mama Rosin with Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers
Dump Road Yodel by Th' Legendary Shack Shakers
Lookout Mountain by Drive-by Truckers
A Song Called Love by Slackeye Slim
Ghost on the Highway by Trailer Bride
I Like to Sleep late in the Morning by David Bromberg
A Rejected Television Theme Song by Shooter Jennings

Funny Feeling by Country Blues Revue
Shake Sugaree by Elizabeth Cotton (vocals by Brenda Evans)
Mississippi Boweavil Blues by The Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band
When Your Ways Get Dark by Charlie Patton
Write Me A Few Of Your Lines by Mississippi Fred McDowell
Searching the Desert for the Blues by Blind Willie McTell
Baby Please Don't Go by Eddie "One String" Jones
Stranger in My Hometown by Tracy Nelson

Albuquerque Annie by The 99ers
Albuquerque by Eric Hisaw
Oh! You Pretty Woman by Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Chunky by Terry Diers
Hard Scratch Pride by Whitey Morgan
Wasp's Nest by Ray Wylie Hubbard
Be My Love by NRBQ
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

TERRELL'S TUNEUP: Imperial Rooster & Other Local Folks

A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican
July 29, 2011

Less than a year after the release of  The Imperial Rooster’s first album, Old Good Poor Crazy Dead, the group crows again with a whole new collection of what it calls “gonzo roots” tunes.

Decent People is the sophomore effort from this ragtag gaggle of Española wackos. But it’s no slump. In fact, without losing the zany appeal and inspired slop of the first album, Decent People displays more depth in writing and performance than its predecessor. It’s bluegrass-informed, jug-band-influenced, and punk-rock in spirit.

I performed with this band in Española earlier this year. The group backed me on a few of my own tacky songs. I didn’t get paid — except for earning bragging rights that I survived a Rooster show at Red’s Steak House.

Speaking of surviving Rooster gigs, Decent People starts off the song known as the band’s anthem, “Anything Goes at a Rooster Show.” The lyrics describe drunken mayhem, surreal audience reactions (L. Ron Hubbard telling Satan about inner light, a “six-armed Jesus tossing salad with his legs”), and bartenders stirring cocktails with rusty drill bits.

“DWI Marijuana Blues” probably sends the wrong message to children and other living beings, but if you don’t laugh, well, you probably shouldn’t be listening to an Imperial Rooster album in the first place. “I Like the Way” pays sweet tribute to a foul-mouthed girlfriend who’s not afraid to get into a violent confrontation at a grocery store when someone tries to sell her overpriced chicken.

“One Click Away From Judgment Day,” is an actual anti (!)-porn song. And “The Beast on the Backs of Our Children” is what The Threepenny Opera would have sounded like had Kurt Weill lived in New Mexico.

But there’s a dark side seething out some of the songs. “God Has Left the Building” deals with a tragic and violent end of a love. The narrator of this tune chides his woman who “blamed me for my only child’s death.” The refrain goes, “Well the devil ain’t got nothing on all the wrong that I have done / By putting all my faith into you, hon.”

One huge surprise here. I already knew The Imperial Rooster could do raucous. I knew the group can do “rootin’ tootin’, low-falutin’, and salad-shootin’.” But the song “McGinty’s” shows that the band can also do pretty. It’s a slow, sad waltz with a bittersweet melody and strange but beautiful vocal harmonies that remind me of a folk ballad that I can’t put my finger on.

Decent People is currently available only as a digital download. CLICK HERE. However, the band recently conducted a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money to produce CDs and vinyl versions. So look out.

Here are a few other CDs from local artists I’ve been listening to lately. About halfway through writing this, I realized that Bill Palmer (Stephanie Hatfield & Hot Mess, Hundred Year Flood, etc.) produced, co-produced, and/or recorded all of them, including Decent People. They were recorded mo 

*Ahrzetta, Chunky & the Dark Eyes by Terry Diers. Diers’ Facebook page says he’s originally from Vermont, so one might suspect that his music would be closer to maple syrup than red beans and rice.

But on this album, backed by some of Santa Fe’s finest plus Blues Traveler’s John Popper blowing harp on one track, the overriding sound is New Orleans and Louisiana music. Lots of R & B, some hard Big Easy funk, some touches of Dixieland, even a little swampy country.

And Diers pulls it off. Having heard his music in various settings for nearly 30 years, I can say he’s got one of the most natural blues voices of anyone to ever blow through Santa Fe. I’ve heard him sing blues. I’ve heard him sing soul with a band called Motown Revue and gospel with Bethleham & Eggs. I even remember hearing him play keyboards with a pickup band for Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. So New Orleans isn’t that big of a stretch. .

Some of the tunes here — “Ahrzetta,” “Here’s Johnny,” “Hitch Hooker” — are fairly big productions with full horn sections. Some are simple acoustic blues, such as “Walkin’ Til I Die,” “Chunky,” and the honky-tonk lament “Price of Beer.”

* Little Bird by Paula Rhae McDonald. I first heard McDonald a few weeks ago at Frogfest when she sat in with Bill Hearne’s band. She just tore it up. She has an excellent country voice and stage presence, and I was stunned when she said she’d written the song “Crazy as a June Bug” when she was 11 years old. This is not a kid’s song. It’s a jumping little western-swing tune.

“June Bug” is the opening track on this album, a collection of originals and standards. McDonald does a cool two-stepping version of the Johnny Mercer song “Goody Goody” and turns Buddy Holly’s “True Love Ways” into a honky-tonk weeper.

Besides “June Bug,” my favorite McDonald original is “Snow White Dove,” which reminds me of some lost Tammy Wynette tune. It’s about a lonely woman dreading the hours she spends alone after sending the kids to school. She must have been at least 13 when she wrote this.

* Blues for Too Long by Country Blues Revue. This is an unassuming batch of good-time blues by “Harmonica” Mike Handler (who also sings and plays some guitar) and Marc Malin, who sings and plays guitar, banjo, and slide guitar.)

True to its country-blues name, this is mostly an acoustic affair. Vin Kelly plays mandolin and fiddle.

My favorites here include the opening track, “Gamblin’ Wheels,” which is about a poor guy stranded in Las Vegas, Nevada, having spent all his money on “some honey” and, probably, the casinos. And then there’s “Funny Feeling,” which features some New Orleans piano by Brant Leeper.


Enjoy a Rooster tune!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Potatoheads' Picnic on Video

My friend Chris Wright made this video of my song back in 1989.

No Barbie Dolls were harmed in the making of this film. Looks like a couple of Potatoheads bit the dust though.

Sunday, July 24, 2011


Sunday, July 24, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M.
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell


101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrell(at)

OPENING THEME: Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Night of the Hunter by Kim Fowley
Hey Grandma by Moby Grape
Monk Time by The Monks
Go Out and Get It by The Black Lips
Big Fuckin Party (Pt. 1) by Devil Dogs
Dancing All Over the World by Little Richard
Monkey Man by Baby Huey And The Babysitters
Who's Gonna Rock My Baby by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Rain on My Footsteps by Rattlin' Bone
I Couldn't Spell !!*@! by Sam the Sham & The Pharoahs

Suckcess by Pinata Protest
Mad Love by The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies
Po'jama People by Frank Zappa
Platypus by Mr. Bungle
Take a Stroll Through Your Mind by The Temptations
Blow Up Your Mind by The Cramps

R.I.P. Amy Winehouse
(all songs by AW except where noted)
Me and Mr. Jones (live)
Miss Beehive by Howard Tate
Love Is A Losing Game (live)
Some Unholy War
You Know That I'm No Good by Wanda Jackson
Tears Dry Up On Their Own
Rock 'n Roll Hell by Stephen W. Terrell
Back to Black

Kill You Tonight by The Sinister Six
Sound of Terror by The Von Bondies
Hey Sailor by The Detroit Cobras
In My Brain by Pierced Arrows
Delta Trip by Juke Joint Pimps
16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought-Six by Tom Waits
Mysterious Teenage by The Vels
As Time Goes by Jimmy Durante
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis
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Friday, July 22, 2011


Friday, July 21, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell

101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrel(at)

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
Daddy Was a Preacher & Mamma Was a Go-Go Girl by Miss DeLois & the Music Men
Too Much Pork For Just One Fork by Southern Culture On The Skids
Drop the Charges by The Gourds
Skid Row Girl by Wanda Allred
Rubber Doll by The Lone X
Deep Fried Gators by Sloppy Joe
Swamp Water by Mama Rosin with Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers
Feed the Family by Possessed by Paul James
Move to Alabama by Charley Patton
Some of These Days I'll Be Gone by The Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band

Honky Tonk Devil by Andy Vaughan & The Driveline
Pussy Pussy Pussy (1938) by The Light Crust Doughboys
12 Pack Morning by Arty Hill
The Sun by The Imperial Rooster
Aces and Eights by Jimbo Mathus
Devil Woman by Marty Robbins
Vengeance Gonna Be My Name by Slackeye Slim

Redemption by Dex Romweber Duo
The Fal by Fifth on the Floor
The Cave by Johnny Paycheck
The Killers by Ed Love
Long Legged Girl (With the Short Dress On) by Elvis Presley
Gamblin' Wheels by Country Blues Revue
The Squid Jiggin' Ground by Peter Stampfel & The Bottle Caps
The Golden Rocket by Hank Snow
Dude Cowboy by The Hoosier Hot Shots

Drinkin' Whiskey Tonight by Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three
Boodle-Am Shake by The Dixieland Jug Blowers
Southern Family Anthem by Shooter Jennings
Burn Down That House by Poor Boy's Soul
Religions (They Really Worry Me) by Gary Heffern
Song for Woody by Stan Ridgway
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

TERRELL'S TUNEUP: Bashing Away at the Blues

A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican
July 22, 2011

The Romweber kids are back, and they’re bursting with joyful noise.

 I’m referring to the Dex Romweber Duo — Dex and his sister Sara on drums — and their new album Is That You in the Blue?, which is scheduled for release on Tuesday, July 26. It’s a worthy follow-up to their 2009 album Ruins of Berlin.

A primer for newcomers: Dex Romweber was the frontman for an earlier dynamic duo called Flat Duo Jets. Though the group never got as big as The White Stripes or The Black Keys, FDJ is properly credited for being an important pioneer of the two-person blues-bash sound.

Is That You?, like DRD’s previous album, is a minimalist masterpiece basically consisting of Dex and Sara bashing away, subtly aided by other instruments in certain spots — an organ here, a sax there, stand-up bass here and there. Their North Carolina compatriot Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids helps out on guitar on the opening cut, “Jungle Drums,” while Mary Huff of SCOTS lends some background vocals on “Midnight Sun.”

DRD is the second band I love that has released a version of Billy Boy Arnold’s “Wish You Would” this year. Dex one-ups The Fleshtones by doing two versions of the song here. The first version is the best, but it’s hard to say whether I like that one better than The Fleshtones’ cover. Both bands capture the essence of this blues classic.

“Nowhere” is one of those slow, smoky minor-key songs Dex so loves. He croons the verses and shouts on the choruses. Another one of these is “Midnight Sun,” which is even spookier than “Nowhere.” And speaking of crooning, Dex sings the living bejesus out of the song. He wrote it himself, but it sounds like some powerful pop ballad of the ’50s.

One of the highlights here is DRD’s version of “Brazil,” a song that has been covered by Frank Sinatra, The Coasters, and many in between. Dex adds a “Viva Las Vegas” riff to this jumpy little version. After the first three or four listenings, my favorite tune here is the cover of “Redemption.” This is one of the strange visionary religious songs from the first American Recordings volume. The band speeds it up, with Sara putting some voodoo in her drums.

Dex does a solo acoustic cover of “Homicide,” an obscure rockabilly tune by Myron Lee and the Caddies. It’s not bad, but it could have used a crazy sax like the original version. If that’s the most serious complaint I can find, this has to be a pretty good record. In fact, it’s a mighty fine affair.

Also recommended:

* Peyton on Patton by The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band. Somewhere in the Big Cosmic Blues Afterlife, the angel Charley Patton probably has a chip on his shoulder. “How come that young upstart Robert Johnson gets so much of the credit?” he grumbles to the other blues angels. “I was playing the blues before the devil ever tuned his damned guitar!”

It’s true that Patton has never received nearly as much credit as he deserves as one of the titans of Delta blues.

He was the archetype. Patton was known as a crazy entertainer, tossing his guitar in the air, popping his bass strings like a proto Bootsy Collins, singing about jellyroll one minute and then getting all holy and shouting the gospel the next.

He recorded about 60 songs between 1929 and 1934. And while several compilations of Patton material are available, gives this depressing disclaimer: “No one will never know what Patton’s Paramount masters really sounded like. When the company went out of business, the metal masters were sold off as scrap, some of it used to line chicken coops. All that’s left are recordings of scratchy 78s.”

But Josh Peyton, known professionally as “The Reverend Peyton,” is out to rescue Patton’s music from the chicken coop. His latest album, just released, is a sweet and powerful tribute to the departed bluesman.

Peyton isn’t from the Delta. He’s from Indiana. But the country blues of Patton and those who followed are the chief driving factor of Peyton’s music.

Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band
Rev. Peyton at Santa Fe Brewing Co.
Feb. 2010
Some of Patton’s greatest tunes are included here — among them “Mississippi Boweavil Blues,” “Shake It and Break It” (which was recorded by Canned Heat in the early ’70s), “A Spoonful Blues,” and “Tom Rushen Blues.” And there’s not one, not two, but three versions of Patton’s “Some of These Days I’ll Be Gone.” There’s one featuring an acoustic guitar, one with a banjo, and one with a slide guitar. The last is my favorite.

My chief complaint about this album is that I miss the Big Damn Band — Breezy Peyton on washboard and Aaron “Cuz” Persinger on percussion, Though it’s not billed as such, Peyton on Patton is basically a Josh Peyton solo album. Breezy supplies strong call-and-response vocals on “Elder Greene Blues” but you barely hear Persinger. The only drumming he does is slapping a tobacco barrel like bongos with his bare hands. True, most of Patton’s recordings were done solo. But I think the full band, which itself is pretty minimalist, would have added more dimension.

I don’t think Charley would have minded.

Moving pictures with music

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Sunday, July 17, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M.
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell

101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrell (at)

OPENING THEME: Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Perverts in the Sun by Iggy Pop
Folly of Youth by Pere Ubu
Curious Orange by The Fall
Rats in My Kitchen by The Fleshtones
Sookie Sookie by Steppenwolf
La Ruota Gira by Le Carogne
Jungle Seizure by The Makeovers

Cantina by Pinata Protest
Gilligan's Island by Manic Hispanic
Cretin Hop by The Ramones
Steppin' Out by Paul Revere & The Raiders
The Stomp by The Hives
On the Prowl by WolfBoy Slim & His Dirty Feets
Big Fat Mama by Paul Kimball
Ride In My 322 by Spyder Turner
I'm Insane by T-Model Ford
Goo Goo Muck by Ronnie Cook & The Gaylads
Delta Trip by Juke Joint Pimps
Pimps of Polka by The Polkaholics

Heartbreak Hotel by The Cramps
Spidey's Curse by The Black Lips
Just a Boy by Butthole Surfers 4
I'm a Nothing by Magic Plants
Booty City by Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
Hand of God by Soundgarden
Ring A Ling Dong by Rudy Ray Moore
It Ain't What You Say by Little Esther
Midnight Sun by Dex Romweber Duo

Pappa Legba by Pops Staples with The Talking Heads
Eddie's Gone by Houndog
I'm Wild About That Thing by Bessie Smith
Let's Go Get Stoned by Ray Charles
It Comes to Me Naturally by NRBQ
So Long by Jimmy Scott
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Sunday, July 17, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday Mountain Time
Guest Host: Steve Terrell (subbing for Laurell Reynolds)

101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrell (at)

I Wants My Lulu by Welling & McGee
Hapa Hole Hula Girl by Kalama's Quartet
Hula Girl by R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders
How You Want it by Big Bill
Gamblin' Dan by Cliff Carlisle
I've Got Blood in My Eye For You by The Mississippi Sheiks
I'm Gonna Live Anyhow Until I Die by Miles & Bob Pratcher
Two Sweethearts by The Carter Family
Carve That Possum by Uncle Dave Macon

Billy the Kid by Vernon Dalhart
Oh! Didn't He Ramble by Arthur Collins
I'll Put You Under The Jail by Butterbeans & Susie
Barbeque Bust by Mississippi Jook Band
Tired Chicken Blues by Cannon's Jug Stompers
Do You Call That a Buddy by Martin, Bogan & Armstrong
My Four Reasons by Banjo Ikey Robinson
I Heard the Voice of a Porkchop by Jim Jackson
The Titanic by Bessie Jones
Like a Monkey Likes Coconuts by The Hoosier Hotshots
Buffalo Gal by Blind James Campbell
Skip to Ma Lou by Uncle Eck Dunford

Parchman Farm Blues by Bukka White
Walkin' Cane Stomp by Kentucky Jug Band
I'll Put You Under The Jail by Butterbeans & Susie
Barbecue Bust by The Mississippi Jook Band
Tired Chicken Blues by Cannon's Jug Stompers
Cocaine by Dick Justice
The Spasm by Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
Murphy's Wife by Frank Quinn
Old Rub Alcohol Blues by Dock Boggs

Are You Washed in the Blood? by Ernest Stoneman, & His Dixie Mountaineers
Strange Things by Henry Green
Lonely Tombs by Preston & Hobart Smith
The Morning Trumpet 85 by Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Convention
Soldiers of the Cross by Rev. Lonnie Farris
If I Had My Way I'd Tear This Building Down by Blind Willie Johnson
The Signs of the Judgement by Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers
I Got a Telephone in My Bosom by Amazing Farmer Singers of Chicago
Yeah Lord, Jesus is Able by Rev. Louis Overstreet

(I also did this show in January. That playlist is HERE)

Friday, July 15, 2011


Friday, July 15, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell

101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrell (at)

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
The Snake by Johnny Rivers
Sink Hole by Drive-By Truckers
Ain't Got No Dough by Peter Case
Payphone by Eric Hisaw
Never No More by Flat Duo Jets
I Want it So Bad by The Gourds
Road Bound by Bob Wayne
Crazy as a June Bug by Paula Rhea McDonald
Voodoo Queen Marie by The Du-Tels
The Voodoo man by Johnny Perry

La Bamba by Bud & Travis
Psychopath Of Love by The Dusty Chaps
Freeborn Man by Junior Brown
Out of Control by The Last Mile Ramblers
Truck Driver's Woman by Nancy Apple
I'll Tell You what to Do by Ronny Elliott
Hiding in the Hills by Butch Hancock

Gary, Indiana 1959 by Dave Alvin
Some of These Days I'll be Gone by Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band
Sixteen Chicks by J.P. McDermott & Western Bop
Banshee by Ed Sanders & The Hemptones
Nails In My Coffin by Jerry Irby & His Texas Ranchers
Victoria's Secret is safe With Me by Arty Hill
Tall, Tall Trees by Roger Miller
The Last Word in Lonesome is Me by The Desperados
Right String Baby (But the Wrong Yo Yo) by Carl Perkins

Runnin' Wild by James Cole's Washboard Four
Old Gospel Ship by Ruby Vass
Get Yourself a Monkey Man Make Him Strut His Stuff by Butterbeans & Susie
My Lord Keeps a Record by The Mountain Ramblers
Get a Load of This by R. Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders
Keep it Clean by Charley Jordan
When He Calls Me I Will Answer by Howard Armstrong
Heard it Through the True Vine by Flora Molton
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets

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TERRELL'S TUNEUP: Alvin Turns it Up to 11

A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican
July 15, 2011

On his new album, Eleven Eleven, Dave Alvin sounds tougher than ever, playing hard-edged blues-soaked songs of people on the outskirts facing desperate odds, harsh choices, and bittersweet memories.

As usual with Alvin records, my favorite tunes here are the rowdy rockers. But I have to admit that most of Alvin’s softer, prettier songs are knockouts as well. To use the words he sang about his father a few years ago, Alvin “can swing a sledgehammer or soothe a baby that’s cryin’.”

The title of the album comes from the fact that this is Alvin’s 11th solo album (not including his three live ones), and it was released in 2011. (That kind of begs the question of why he didn’t wait until November to release it.)

In this long-time fan’s view, this one ranks up there with his best.

“The songs are about life, death, love, family, friendship, faith, doubt, labor, money, justice, and survival,” Alvin writes in the liner notes. “The usual stuff.”

He effortlessly shifts between a pretty, folkie duet with Christy McWilson on “Manzanita” and a raw song of lust like “Dirty Nightgown” — and it all sounds true.

The album starts off with snarling guitars and stormy drums breaking into a moody boogie called “Harlan County Line,” which has music that reminds me of Canned Heat’s “On the Road Again.” It’s about a lost lover whose memory apparently comes through as the narrator clears his mind one morning with menthol cigarettes.

This leads into a fiery little blues called “Johnny Ace Is Dead,” which deals with the 1954 backstage suicide of R & B singer John Marshall Alexander Jr., aka Johnny Ace.

Alvin’s not the first to write a song about this incident, which, according to legend, was a game of Russian roulette gone bad. Released in the early ’80s, Paul Simon’s “The Late Great Johnny Ace” weaves the death of Johnny Ace with the killing of John Lennon into a sad nostalgic tale.

Alvin’s song is more literal. He has Big Mama Thornton — who was on the same bill as Ace that fateful night — telling the doomed singer to quit fooling around with his gun. “He said, ‘Ladies, want to see me play a wild little game?’ / But Big Mama Thornton said ‘Go sing your song / And put that damn thing down before something goes wrong.’ ”

By the next verse, Ace’s record company owner, Don Robey, is already plotting to exploit the death. “I’m gonna send him back to Memphis in a refrigerated truck / Cause Johnny Ace is gonna make me a million bucks.”

Amy Farris at SF Brewing Co. 
Ace is not the only suicide victim Alvin sings about. “Black Rose of Texas” is a somber ode to Amy Farris, the fiddle player in Alvin’s Guilty Women band a few years ago. She killed herself with pills in 2009, about a month after performing with Alvin at the Santa Fe Brewing Company.

Another fallen musical partner of Alvin’s gets a tribute here. “Run Conejo Run” is about Chris Gaffney, who played accordion with Alvin’s Guilty Men before he died of liver cancer in 2008. It’s one of the strongest rockers on this CD, with a punchy Bo Diddley beat. Gaffney sings with Alvin on “Two Lucky Bums,” the last song on the album. It’s a jazzy, mellow acoustic number, with Gaffney’s accordion sounding like a harmony.

Alvin with Chris Gaffney
Thirsty Ear Festival 2006
There’s at least one song I suspect was inspired by recent headlines. “Gary, Indiana, 1959,” which recalls the glory days of American labor, has to be sparked by the union struggles in Wisconsin, Ohio, and other states this year.

A couple of tunes deal with crime. “Murrietta’s Head” is about a poor guy considering the governor of California’s bounty on celebrated outlaw Joaquin Murrieta back in the Gold Rush era. More contemporary is “No Worries, Mija,” a Mexican-flavored acoustic song in which the narrator assures his lover that everything will be great after he makes some money doing some unspecified “job” across the border. “Yeah, there may be some trouble, honey I won’t lie,” the narrator admits.
Phil Alvin with The Blasters
Hootenanny Festival 7-4-09

For those, like me, who became familiar with Alvin’s music in the early ’80s, when his band The Blasters was making glorious punked-up rockabilly, R & B, and blues, the song “What’s Up With Your Brother” will be a true treat.

This is a duet with Dave Alvin and his brother Phil, the Blasters’ singer — and it’s the first time the Alvin brothers have ever sung together on record. (In the strict division of labor in that band, Dave played guitar and wrote songs but kept his mouth shut.)

On “What’s Up,” the two poke fun at their sibling rivalry, trading verses complaining that, despite their individual accomplishments, all anyone asks them about is what the other brother is doing. The song ends in a mock spat, acknowledging with a sweet wink the bitter way Dave left the band. A third Blaster is on this song too. Gene Taylor plays piano, as he does on “Gary, Indiana, 1959.”

The spirit of Eleven Eleven is summed up in a plea for sex on the song “Dirty Nightgown.” “Life is beautiful and sad, baby, and you know our time ain’t long / Friends and family pass away and tomorrow we may be gone / So just let your hair down, baby, and put your dirty nightgown on.”

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Catch Me On Folk Remedy Sunday Morning

This Sunday morning at 8 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time (twisted, I know) I'll be subbing for Laurell Reynolds on her Folk Remedies show on KSFR.

I've only done this show once before and I loved it.

About 90 percent of of the music I'll be playing will be Old Weird America stuff -- blues, hillbilly, gospel, jug band, cowboy songs, madness -- from the '20s and '30s, plus some field recordings from the South back in the late 50s, early '60s. So tune in and get remedied.

Here's the type of stuff you'll hear:

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Sunday, July 10, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M.
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell

101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrell (at)

OPENING THEME: Let it Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Cheap Thrills by Ruben & The Jets
Bad Knots by The Subsonics
Final Solution by Rocket from the Tombs
I Was On (The Bozo Show) by Nobunny
Gloria in Excelsis Deo by Patti Smith
Go Ahead and Burn/Barefoot Susie by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
Blew My Speakers by the Angel Babies

I Wish You Would by The Dex Romweber Duo
Crazy Little Things by Captain Beefheart
I Gotta Way With Girls by The Fuzztones
The Pimps Don't Like It by Juke Joint Pimps
Cosmic Cars by The Dirtbombs
I Ain't Drunk by Jimmy Liggins
Solo Sex by Pussy Galore
Send Me Some by The Pussywarmers
Gomp Blues by Johnny Otis
But Officer by Sonny Knight

Tonight I'm Going To Jail by Felix y Los Gatos
Mojo Workout by King Salami & the Cumberland 3
Land of the Freak by King Khan & The Shrines
Disconnect by The Black Saxons
Night of the Living Bride by Mississippi Grover
The Zombie Stomp by Danny Ware
Dead Moon Night by Dead Moon
Down By The Riverside by Snooks Eaglin

Johnny Ace is Dead by Dave Alvin
The Late Great Johnny Ace by Paul Simon
Pledging a Love by Johnny Ace
On My Way by Mahalia Jackson
Let the Four Winds Blow by Fats Domino
Wrong Side Of The Road by Tom Waits
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Saturday, July 09, 2011

eMusic July

* Movin' On - 30 Songs by Hank Snow. You got your Hank Williams, your Hank Thompson, your Hank Cochran, your Hank Penny ... But ranking way up there in the pantheon of country music Hanks is Clarence Eugene Snow ,,, aka Hank.

Besides his music, Snow proved you don't have to be from the South or the West to play authentic country music. Or even the U.S. He was born in Nova Scotia in 1914.

Snow didn't sing about punching cattle, but he has a great sound about jigging squid ("The Squid Jiggin' Ground," unfortunately not included here) an homage to his shipmates on the fishing boat where he worked as a cabin boy after running away from home as a teen.

He's also a link in a great chain. Ernest Tubb got him on the Grand Old Opry in 1950. A few years later Snow did the same for a young singer named Elvis Presley. Elvis did a decent version of "I'm Movin' On." But he did an even better job on another tune Snow originally sang -- "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I."

This album includes some wonderful Snow hits such as his Jimmie Rodgers tribute "Jimmie the Kid" and "I Don't Hurt Anymore," which was an early hit for Snow. It's not that well known now, but it's classic early '50s country.

One of my favorites here is an upbeat country gospel tune called "My Religion's Not Old Fashioned But It's Real Genuine." Snow delved into a little country proto World Beat with "The Rhumba Boogie." And there's a little "countrypolitan" Nashville Sound here with "Invisible Hands," which features an old fashioned roller rinky organ and background choruses.

* Skiffle - Oldies But Goodies by Various Artists. There's something goofy and contradictory about British skiffle music of the late '50s.

At its best it sounds like a logical mutation of the Memphis Jug Band or Cannon's Jug Stompers. At its worst it sounds like some real-life version of the over-earnest folkies parodied in A Mighty Wind. It wouldn't be that much of a stretch to imagine any of these bands playing "Potato's in the Paddy Wagon" in British accents.

But it's guileless and it's fun. The Chas McDevitt Skiffle group sound like they're having a blast jiving their way through the song "Deep Down." And it turned a lot of people onto some great American songs -- "Stack O'Lee," "Worried Man," "House of the Rising Sun" and others. And remember, John Lennon's first band was a skiffle group.

Most Americans who know anything about skiffle are familiar with Lonnie Donegan, who had pop hits in the '50s with "Rock Island Line" and the novelty classic "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor." This collection only has one Donegan tune "The Passing Stranger." It's a slow, spooky tune, unlike most the frantic paced washboard clacking sound associated with the genre.

Instead this album focuses on soe of the less famous perpetrators of skiffle, folks like McDevitt, The Coffee Bar Skifflers and Nancy Whiskey -- (Shane McGowan fans just perked up their ears.) Born Anne Alexandra Young Wilson, this sweet voiced Scottish lass, joining up with McDevitt's group had a hit with Libby Cortton's "Freight Train." She also does a pretty cool "Greenback Dollar."

Here's Nancy and Chas in action back in 1957.

It's not on this album, but below is some more authentic English skiffle from the '50s at it's geeky cool best. And you might recognize the guitarist.

Thunder and Lightning by Bloodshot Bill. What is this, Canadian month? Like Hank Snow, Bloodshot Bill hails from the Great White North.

Thunder and Lightning, his latest, is 14 songs, mostly originals, in which Bloodshot sings of lost loves, good and bad. Like his recent work with The Ding Dongs (with partner Mark Sultan) and Tandoori Knights (with King Khan), the recording is inspiringly lo-fi, sounding like scratchy old 45s from long- forgotten labels. In fact, it sounds as if it’s recorded in mono.  In some ways, he’s the heir to the late Ray Condo, a fellow Canuckabilly.

I just reviewed this CD in last week's Terrell's Tuneup column. Read it HERE


* 13 songs from  Fats Domino and Rhythm & Blues Friends. This is a bizarre little collection. There are a bunch of Fats Domino songs here -- live  tracks recorded God knows when. I downloaded a bunch of them, classic Domino hits like "The Fat Man," "Blueberry Hill, "Walking to New Orleans," etc.

But mostly the 100-plus tracks are songs by a variety of R&B songers from the 40s, 50s and early '60s. I nabbed some tracks from Johnny Otis, Eddie "The Chief" Clearwater, Big Joe Turner and others. Some may indeed be Domino "friends." Who cares?

I stumbled onto this album when looking for a particular song. On their new collaboration Lousiana Sun, Voodoo Rhythm bands Mama Rosin and Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers do a song called "Voodoo Walking" that was inspired by "It's Your Voodoo Working" by Charles Sheffield. I had to get the the original. Sheffield is a little known Louisiana R&B belter who did this tune in the early '60s. He got the hoodoo in him. So I found it in this compilation.

"Voodoo Walking" appeared on my latest Big Enchilada podcast. So did  "Davey You Upset My Home" by Joe Tex. This is  is a politically incorrect novelty tune inspired by the 1950s success of the Davy Crocket television show. A woman's love for the man from Tennessee leads to domestic violence.

Then there's what I call the "Wino Suite": "Wine-O Baby" by Big Joe Turner, "Wine Wine Wine" by Floyd Dixon and "Red Red Wine" by Milt Buckner. No, it's not the Neil Diamond song. Maybe this month I'll download "Wine O Wine" by The Gators. In fact, I'll probably download all the tracks I skipped last month.

Friday, July 08, 2011


Friday, July 8, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell

101.1 FM
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OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
Guilty Until Proven Innocent by Last False Hope *
Jungle Drums by Dex Romweber Duo
Shake It and Break It by Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band
What's Goin' On With Grandpa by The Possum Posse
Diesel Drivin' Devil by Carol Huff
The Fall by Fifth on the Floor *
That's What She Said Last Night by Billy Joe Shaver
Music Makin' Mama From Memphis by Hank Snow

Crazy Party by Bloodshot Bill
Great Shakin' Fever by Ray Condo and the Ricochets
Flyin' Saucer by Yuichi & The Hilltop Boys
What's Up With Your Brother by Dave Alvin with Phil Alvin
Precious Memories (The Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised) by The Blasters
Just Tell Her I Loved Her by Joe Swank & The Zen Pirates
Gettin' High by Mama Rosin with Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers
Come on Home to Houston by Cornell Hurd
Tell Laura I Love her by Ray Peterson

Too Long in the Wasteland by James McMurtry
The Vintage by The Imperial Rooster
Barnyard Beatnik by Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Boys
Mississippi Muddle by Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys
Marie by Beausolei
Goody Goody by Paula Rhae McDonald
Memories Cost A Lot by Whitey Morgan & The 78s
All Men Are Liars by Nick Lowe

City of Shame by Rachel Brooke *
Ruby (Are You Mad) by Buck Owens
The Haircut by John Egenes
Mom and Dad's Waltz by Tokyo Matsu
Desert Rose by The Desert Rose Band
Volver, Volver by Ry Cooder
Go Devil Go by Madam Ira Mae Littlejohn
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets

* From the Southern Independent Vol. 1 compilation, available NOW for free at the "Give Me My XXX" website

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TERRELL'S TUNEUP: Bloodshot Bill plus FREE XXX Music!

A version of this was published in The Santa Fe New Mexican
July 8, 2011

He was one half of The Ding Dongs with Mark “BBQ” Sultan, playing lo-fi, trashy rockabilly. Then he made some curry-flavored rockabilly slop with Sultan’s former partner King Khan in a snazzy duo called The Tandoori Knights.

And now the Montreal maniac known as Bloodshot Bill is once again turning his attention to his solo career. He’s back with an album called Thunder and Lightning.

BB mostly performs as a one-man band. He is always getting himself compared with the likes of Hasil Adkins and Charlie Feathers (he’s got the Feathers hiccup nailed). But a word of caution here: listening to Bloodshot Bill could compromise your patriotism. Nearly five years ago, he got himself banned from entering these United States.

No, it wasn’t drugs, violence, or insurrection. Supposedly he was caught trying to “smuggle” merchandise — I believe it was his “Bloodshot Bill Nice ’n’ Greasy” hair pomade — he was planning on selling at his shows. His website measures the exact amount of time before he can re-enter the land of the free and home of the brave. (As I post this, it’s 125 days, 0 hours, 5 minutes, and 51 seconds.)

Thunder and Lightning is 14 songs, mostly originals, in which BB sings of lost loves, good and bad. Like his recent work with The Ding Dongs and Tandoori Knights, the recording is inspiringly lo-fi, sounding like scratchy old 45s from long- forgotten labels — like it’s recorded in mono. Unlike the new generation of “psychobillies,” BB is basically a traditionalist. No metal riffs, no songs about zombies, Satan, or werewolves. In some ways, he’s the heir to the late Ray Condo, a fellow Canuckabilly.

Some instant favorites here include “Puppy Dog Love,” which, as BB says, isn’t as corny as the title suggests. Then there’s “Hang in There,” which is what the Allman Brothers’ “One Way Out” might have sounded like had it been recorded at Sun Studio in 1955. Meanwhile, on “Old Moon,” Bloodshot’s voice doesn’t sound anything like Johnny Cash’s, but the chunka-chunka beat will remind you of the music of the Tennessee Two.

While most of the songs on this album are loud and fast, Bill can also go low and slow. “Dark Lonely Street,” an Eddie Cochran cover, is nothing short of lovely. The title of “Crazy Party” might suggest a wild romp, but this one is a countryish lament. The craziest thing about it is BB’s weird laugh at the end of the bridges.

Thunder and Lighting is available on vinyl from Norton Records and as an MP3 download at the usual places.

Also recommended:

* Southern Independent, XXX, Vol. One. Earlier this year, I wrote a column about Shooter Jennings and his effort to create a new genre or subgenre or some kind of musical classification called XXX Country. XXX is supposed to be for artists who are “too country for rock, too rock for country.” Don’t expect to find Donny and Marie here.

In case you’re still not quite sure what kind of music this is, Jennings has begun compiling songs by several of his favorite artists and making them available as free downloads. The first volume came out this week.

There is a good mixture of artists you’ll probably recognize — the Drive-By Truckers, Jimbo Mathus, and Shooter himself — as well as several who are well worth discovering, such as Robert Earl Reed, a Mississippi songster whose slow-burning “Road to Hattiesburg,” co-produced by Mathus, kicks off the album with a Southern gothic vibe.

The Truckers contributed “Used to Be a Cop,” a seven-minute saga about a former law-enforcement officer with severe anger- management issues, from their latest album, . Mathus, whose Confederate Buddha I reviewed here a few weeks ago, is represented with a sweet Stonesy ballad called “Skateland Baby,” an old song from an album called Knockdown South. Jennings’ song is a new one, “Southern Family Anthem,” about a proud hillbilly clan. “We may be trash but we’re a family” is the defiant refrain.

Rachel Brooke, one of my favorite newer country artists, whose music I just learned about this year, is here. Her song “City of Shame” — which, like many Brooke songs, sounds sweet though with a dark underbelly — is also found on her excellent album Down in the Barnyard. Her Farmageddon Records labelmate Slackeye Slim does a Mexican-flavored tune called “Introducing Drake Savage.” I can almost hear Calexico doing this one.

“Road Bound” by Bob Wayne is a bluegrass-colored rocker that reminds me of “Rainwater Bottle” by Taos resident Chipper Thompson — though Chipper doesn’t cuss as much as Wayne does, at least on his records.

Then there’s a Chicago band called Last False Hope, which describes its sound as part bluegrass, death metal, and punk. Indeed, the song on this collection, “Guilty Until Proven Innocent,” shows elements of all. And it works. Fifth on the Floor, a Lexington, Ky. band, shows the influence of Billy Joe Shaver on the song “The Fall” — it reminds me of Shaver’s “Tramp on Your Street.”

Somewhat more traditional outlaw-country tunes here include Hellbound Glory’s “Rusted Up Old Pickup Trucks,” “I’m Bitter” (a good-natured song of negativity by Southern boys J.B. Beverley and Ronnie Hymes), and the sweet, nostalgic “Carolina Sunshine” by Cincinnati singer Dallas Moore, with Willie Nelson’s guitarist Jody Payne.

So no excuses. This album’s free! Get yourself over to the XXX website. The second volume is already in the works, and word is Española’s favorite gonzo roots band, The Imperial Rooster, is on it.

UPDATE: This column has been corrected to show that the band Fifth on the Floor is not from Chicago, but Lexington, Ky.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Amazon Cloud Gets Bigger

I've got to do an update to my recent Tune-up column on the Amazon and Google cloud music services.

I couldn't believe my eyes a few minutes ago when playing music from my Amazon cloud I noticed where it once said I had just a few MBs of space left, it now says, "You have unlimited space."

Goodness Gussie, it was true! From an article in CNET posted last night:

For a limited time, Amazon customers who purchase a $20 annual Cloud Drive storage plan will receive unlimited storage space for their MP3 and AAC (.m4a) music files. Previously, Amazon Cloud customers automatically started with 5GB of free storage, upgradable to 20GB with the purchase of an Amazon MP3 album. Additional storage space could then be purchased in plans beginning at $20 per 20GB per year

Since Google launched its Google Music Beta, I've found that I've been using it far more than Amazon. I haven't quite even uploaded half of the 20,000 songs Google lets you store and I was almost at capacity on Amazon with just over 4,100 songs.

Assuming Amazon keeps its feature that lets you download songs -- which means your cloud is an actual storage locker for your music -- that alone makes it a better deal.

Looks like there are still some bugs though. My Amazon uploader just stalled before even starting to upload my massive collection. I'm assuming this will work itself out. If not, then disregard anything nice I said here.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Fourth of July, Fellow Patriots

I've been Blipping some of these but in case you missed those, here they are:

Two years ago today I say The Blasters do this at the Hootenanny festival in Irvine, Calif. This 2010 video features Dave Alvin on lead guitar.

No video action here. Just enjoy this classic fleshtones song:

July 4, 1975: 6 or 7 of us crammed into Mustang convertible and drove from Albuquerque to Santa Fe to party. Turned on the radio and this song started playing. Come on dudes! Let's get it on!

Again, no video. Just a great American song by Wayne Kramer

Sunday, July 03, 2011


Sunday, July 3, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, N.M.
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell

101.1 FM
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Intro Big Enchilada 11
An American is a Very Lucky Man by Fred Waring & His Pennsylvanians
Back in the USA by Chuck Berry
Double Shot of My Baby's Love by The Swingin' Medallions
Rip this Joint by The Rolling Stones
Alabama's Doomed by Wizzard Sleeve
A Natural Man by The Dirtbombs
Women Is Losers by Big Brother & The Holding Company
Cement Slippers by Dengue Fever
Red Red Wine by Milt Buckner
The Flame That Killed John Wayne by The Mekons

Something Broken In The Promised Land by Wayne Kramer
Drunken Angel by The Dark Rags
Take It Easy, Greasy by Bobby Charles
The Sweetest Hymns by The Juke Joint Pimps
Don't Blow Your Mind by The Spiders
Pistol Packin' by Hank III
Uncommonly Good by The Jesus Lizard
Put Down The Carving Knife by Singing Sadie

All songs by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages except where noted
(Your Love is Like a) Ramblin' Rose
Bip Bop Bip
Georgia Slop by Big Al Dowling
You Told a Lie
Mama Get the Hammer by Barrence Whitfield (from Get in the Groove)
No Kissin' at the Hop
It's Mighty Crazy by Lightnin' Slim
Willie Meehan
Fat Mama
Whistle Bait by Larry Collins
Bad Girl

Flat Foot Flewzy by NRBQ
Muck Muck by Yochannan with Sun Ra
Little Soldier Boy by Doctor Ross
The Throne by The Pussywarmers
Mickey's Son And Daughter by The BBC Dance Orchestra
Fourth of July by X
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Friday, July 01, 2011


Friday, July 1, 2011
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Fridays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell

101.1 FM
email me during the show! terrell (at)

OPENING THEME: Buckaroo by Buck Owens & The Buckaroos
American Music by The Blasters
The Outkast by Tom Russell with Dave Van Ronk
Southern Family Anthem by Shooter Jennings *
Hell's Angels by Johnny Bond
Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans) by Roy Newman & His Boys
Yes Sir by The Great Recession Orchestra
Your Cousin's on Cops/Some Happy Days by Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band
Grandma Was a Cropduster by Dead Men's Hollow

Keep it Clean by Charley Jordan
Girl on the Billboard by Eddie Spaghetti
Camel Walk by Southern Culture on the Skids
Puppy Dog Love by Bloodshot Bill
Topless Bathing Suit by Kelly Rogers
Lonesome Heebie Jeebie Blues by Jackie Powers
The Cold Hard Facts Of Life by T. Tex Edwards & Out On Parole
I Cry, I Drink and I Cry by Cornell Hurd
Burn the Flag by The Starkweathers

Side by Side Doublewides by The Hickoids
God Fearing People by Th' Legendary Shack Shakers
Rusted Up Old Pickup Trucks by Hellbound Glory *
Skateland Baby by Jimbo Mathus *
Where Could I Go? by Lucille Barbee
Louis Collins by Mississippi John Hurt
Indoor Fireworks by Elvis Costello
The Country Is Young by Jon Langford

My Window Faces the South by Paula Rhea McDonald
Billy Boy by Louise Massey & Her Westerners
The (New) Call of the Freaks by Luis Russell & His Orchestra
Patent Medicine by Dr. West's Medicine Show & Junk Band
21 Days From Macon by John Egenes
The Body of an American by The Pogues
Fourth of July by Dave Alvin
CLOSING THEME: Comin' Down by The Meat Puppets

* From the upcoming Southern Independent Vol. 1 compilation, available for free Monday July 4 at the "Give Me My XXX" website

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Back in the Saddle Again

I'll be back hosting the Santa Fe Opry again tonight, 10 p.m. Mountain Time, after taking last week off. Thanks to Laurell Reynolds for sitting in for me.

Even more exciting, in case you haven't hear, KSFR is back on the air, 101. FM, so people in Santa Fe can listen to the show on the radio instead of these new-fangled computer things.

We still don't know whether out transmitter and tower survived the fire on Pajarito Mountain, but we've set up an emergency transmitter here in Santa Fe. Unfortunately the signal doesn't reach very far outside of Santa Fe, so if you're having trouble getting the station, you can still stream us. CLICK HERE

Speaking of forest fires, etc. here's one way to enjoy some fireworks in New Mexico this Independence Day weekend and not have everyone hate you:

Here's what Laurell played last week:

Neil Young & the International Harvesters- Grey Riders/ Nothing Is Perfect/Amber Jean
Steve Terrell (note: Hey! That's me!) -Child of the Falling Star
Joe West-$200 Dollar Navajo Rug
Johnny Cash-One Piece At A Time
Sir Douglas Quintet-Wasted Days and Wasted Nights
Freddie Fender-Before the Next Teardrop Falls
Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan -Carolina Sundown Red
Freakwater-You've Never Been This Far Before

Lucinda Williams-I Can't Let Go-Car
James McMurtry-We Can't Make It Here
George Jones-These Days I Barely Get By

Tom Russell-Tonight We Ride
Emmylou Harris-Pancho & Lefty
Marty Robbins-El Paso
Louvin Brothers-If I Could Only Win Your Love
Charlie Rich-The Most Beautiful Girl
Don Williams-It Must Be Love
Kris Kristofferson-For The Good times
Eleni Mandell-Don't Touch Me

Michael Hurley - I Paint A Design
Steve Goodman - You Never Even Called Me By My Name
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen - When The Sun Sets On the Sage
Harry Nilsson- Everybody's Talkin' At Me


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