Sunday, October 31, 2021



Sunday, October 31, 2021
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
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Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres 
Lil' Reapers
Coolest Little Monster by Zacherley
Devil Dance by The A-Bones
Corpse Grinder by The Meteors
The Devil's Coming by Stud Cole
Bo Meets the Monster by Bo Diddley
Haunted Horror Howl by Dave Del Monte & The Cross Country Boys
I'm in Love With A Ghost by Mal Thursday
Voodoo Stomp by The Saucer Men
Monster Blues by Dex Romweber
It's Halloween by The Shaggs

Demons are a Girl's Best Friend by Necromantix
Walk Like a Zombie by Horrorpops
Dead Man's Slide by Shouting Thomas & The Torments
Dangerous Weirdos by The Zombie Dandies
Halloween Hell by The Goldstars
Creeps Me Out by Robbie Quine
(She's My) Vampire Girl by The Groovy Ghoulies
Ghost of a Texas Ladies Man by Concrete Blonde
Haunted House Blues by Bessie Smith

Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie
You've Become a Witch by The Electric Mess
I Think of Demons by Roky Erickson
She's Wicked by The Fuzztones
Hoodoo Party by Tabby Thomas
Tombstone Rock by Hipbone Slim & The Knee Tremblers
Devil Baby by The Monsters
Voodoo Doll by Deadbolt
Satan's Bride by Gregg Turner

I Hear Voices by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
She's Fallen in Love With The Monster Man by  Screaming Lord Sutch
Halloween by Ron Haydock & The Boppers
The Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon by The Cramps
It's Your Voodoo Working by Charles Sheffield
Captain of the Creeps by Oh! Gunquit
The Vampire by T. Valentine & Daddy Long Legs
Look Out, There's a Monster Coming by The Bonzo Dog Band
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

WACKY WEDNESDAY: A Satanic Serenade by Anton LaVey


It almost being Halloween, what better time for some sweet, creepy calliope music from the founder of the Church of Satan?

Anton Szandor LaVey died Oct. 29, 1997 -- so we're just two days away from the 24th anniversary of that strange and mournful day.

Born Howard Stanton Levey in Chicago in 1930 (Really? What kind of Satanic priest is named "Howard"?!?!?), shortly after he was born, his family moved to the San Francisco Bay area. LaVey claimed he left high school to join the circus -- first as a roustabout, then later as a calliope player.

In 1966 he founded the Church of Satan, appointing himself as high priest.

But before you work yourself into a Satanic panic, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica:

LaVey presented Satanism not as the practice of evil or as the worship of an actual Antichrist but as a kind of ethical egoism. According to LaVey, traditional religions were fundamentally hypocritical and dangerously inhibited the physical tendencies and emotional needs that were vital to human life. He claimed that his brand of Satanism was inspired by his having noticed as a teenager that the men he saw at church on Sunday, praying to God for absolution, were the same ones he had seen at burlesque shows on Saturday night. LaVey’s Satanism was in fact atheistic: the opposition between God and Satan represented for him the struggle between hypocrisy and repression on the one hand and indulgence and liberation on the other. LaVey was also not a nihilist: he instructed his followers to obey the law, and he taught that indulgence in pleasure could be beneficial only if it did not harm others. 

But he always was a showman. And during his life, in addition to the books he wrote about Satanic philosophy, LaVey recorded three albums: The Satanic Mass, Satan Takes a Holiday, and Strange Music (which later was released with a slightly different tracklist as The Devil Speaks (& Plays).

As the Allmusic Guide says, "... like any good horror movie, LaVey and his music do indeed haunt and, for some, delight."

So let's start out with LaVey's delightful version of "Harlem Nocturn." This is from the 1993 documentary, Anton Szandor LaVey - Speak of the Devil. Here he also talks about his loving relationship with the calliope.

Lavey loved those gypsy love songs

A happy little ditty called "Gloomy Sunday." (Vocals by his wife, Blanche Barton. I actually wish he'd chosen Singing Sadie.)

Finally, it's time to swing your Honolulu Baby!

Happy Halloween!

LaVey with his friend Jayne Mansfield

Sunday, October 24, 2021


Sunday, October 24, 2021
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
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Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Big Black Witchcraft Rock by The Cramps
Wicked Waters by Benjamin Booker
That Certain Female by Charlie Feathers
Demon Death by Southern Culture on the Skids
Devil Baby by The Monsters
Mean Blue Spirit by The Dead Brothers
Not Fade Away by HeadCat
Pokin' Aroubd by Mudhoney
North to Alaska by Johnny Horton

Fixin' to Crawl by Churchwood
Help You Ann by Lyres
Psychobitches Outta Hell by Horrorpops
The Stranger in Town by John Trubee & The Ugly Janitors of America
Get Down With It by The Woggles
I'm a Mummy by The Fall
Filthy by Nick Curran & The Lowlifes

A Celebration of Bloodshot Records
All songs from Bloodshot releases

Plenty Tough and Union Made by The Waco Brothers
Way Out West by Moonshine Willie
Keep the Home Fires Burnin' by Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Every Kind of Music But Country by Robbie Fulks
I Was Drunk by Alejandro Escovedo
Child of Mercy by The Yawpers
Ghost of Mae West by Trailer Bride
Hey Little Girl by Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
The Raven by The Flat Five

I Walked In While He Was Changing Your Mind by Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys
I'm So Lonesome Without You by Hazeldine
My Old Drunk Friend by Freakwater
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart by JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound
Bad Way to Go by Lydia Loveless
Snowbird by Sally Timms
All the Fame of Lofty Deeds by Jon Langford
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Lotsa Musical Birthdays on October 21

October 21 is the birthday of many amazing musical giants of various styles and genres. Happy birthday all!

On this day in 1915 Owen Bradley was born in Westmoreland, Tenn. He became renowned as one of country music's greatest producers in the 1950s and '60s. He was the subject of an episode in the current season of the Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast. And though he's most famous for his behind the scenes work for other artists -  Ernest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Kitty Wells, Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty etc. -- Bradley also recorded some songs under his own name. Here's one from 1949 with vocals by Jack Shook and Dottie Dillard:

John Birks Gillespie, better known as "Dizzy," was born in 1917. He was a colossus of be-bop and he did it all with a bent trumpet. Here he is in France in 1971 playing "Night in Tunisia":

Cuban singer √örsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso, aka Celia Cruz, was born in Havana in 1925. Here she is playing in Zaire in 1974

Derek Bell, best known as the harpist for The Chieftains was born in Belfast in 1935. This is from a solo album called (I'm not kidding!!) Derek Bell Plays With Himself:

Blues rocker Elvin Bishop was born in 1942 in Glendale, California.

Erick Lee Purkhiser was born in 1946. The world later got to know him as Lux Interior of The Cramps. He was the maddest daddy!

Other musicians born on Oct. 21 include country singer Mel Street (1935); British Invader Manfred Mann (1940); soul guitarist Steve Cropper (1941); Beau Brummel singer Ron Elliot (1943 -- not to be confused with Florida rocker Ronny Elliott); weirdo rocker Julian Cope (1957); Queens of the Stone Age singer Nick Oliveri (1971) and singer songwriter Josh Ritter (1976).

Happy birthday all!

Sunday, October 17, 2021


Sunday, October 17, 2021
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
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Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Psychotic Reaction by The Cramps
Dirt by Lou Reed
Hillbilly Zombies by Deadbolt
Lonesome, On'ry and Mean by Henry Rollins
Too Hot to Handle by Jayne Mansfield
Bug Zapper by The Control Freaks
Jumpin' Jack Flash by Alex Chilton
Lo Stregone (The Witch Doctor) by Fred Buscaglione

Last Grave by Sloks
Sad Songs by The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Nutbush City Limit by Black Diamond Heavies
Baby OK by Izobel Garcia
One Dark Day by Dave Del Monte & The Cross Country Boys
All Black and Hairy by Screaming Lord Sutch
Waxman by Ty Segall
Dragnet for Jesus by Sister Wynona Carr
Camptown Races by Freddie & The Dreamers

Stand for the Fire Demon by Roky Erickson
This Wondrous Day by The William Loveday Intention
Captain of the Creeps by Oh! Gunquit
The Boogie Disease by Doctor Ross
Infeccion by Nestter Donuts
Sneaky Jesus by Chuck E. Weiss
Only Black Man in South Dakota by Andre Williams
A Bloody Life by Reverend Tom Frost

Lonely Street by Carl Belew
Working Woman by Shinyribs
Haunted House Blues by Bessie Smith
Demon in My Head by Joe Buck Yourself
Los Canarios by Rudy De Anda
Cerrickfergus by The Chieftains with Van Morrison

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Freddie & The Dreamers Deep Cuts


Say the name "Freddie & The Dreamers" and Americans of a certain age (read: old) reflexively will start moving their arms and legs in a quasi-jumping-jack style and singing in a bad British accent, "I'm telling you now, I'm telling you right away ... " or,  "It's the thing to do, kids will envy you / Do the Freddie ..."

And this, Freddie and band have gone down in history as a two-hit wonder.

But this British invasion band, which put Manchester on the rock 'n' roll map two decades before The Fall, recorded more than 20 singles and several albums between 1963 and 1968, when the original group disbanded.

Freddie Garrity died in 2006 at the age of 69.

So this Wacky Wednesday we celebrate Freddie's less celebrated songs.

I remember seeing this one on Shindig in the mid '60s:

I remember this minor Freddie hit very fondly. I always thought it was The Dreamers' strongest tune, even though it wasn't nearly as popular as "Do the Freddie":

The first time I actually paid attention to this song was a version by The Hentchmen, with guest Jack White,  about 20 years ago. "Some Other Guy" is a Lieber and Stoller tune originally recorded by American R&B singer named Richie Barrett in 1962. Soon after that it was recorded by a British band called The Big Three, after which it became a frequent cover by Mersy Beat/British Invasion groups, including a little combo of Fab Moptops, who frequently played it on stage. 

As "Some Other Guy" shows, Freddie was hardly averse to doing cover songs. For instance here's a Stephen Foster tune:

And like Sun Ra, Freddie & The Dreamers even did an album of Disney songs. This one's super:

Sunday, October 10, 2021



Sunday, October 10, 2021
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
10 p.m. to midnight Sundays Mountain Time
Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM
Email me during the show! terrell(at)

Here's my playlist :

OPENING THEME: Let It Out (Let it All Hang Out) by The Hombres
Bayou Fever / The Jellybutt of Timbuktu by King Salami & The Cumberland 3
Stoney Path by Divine Horsemen
Hide Another Round by Dinosaur Jr.
Stroll In Hell by The Goldstars
Psychedelic Freakout by The Barbarellatones
The Boss Wants to Party With You by Quintron
Bridget the Midget by Ray Stevens

Little Annie Fanny by The Kingsmen
Leave My Bed by The Routes
Toe Cutter Thumb Buster by Thee Oh Sees
Smell My Tongue by The Monsters
Fisticuffs by Primus
Oxycontin Girl by The Claypool Lennon Delirium 
Boo! by Bonzo Dog Band
Scream by Lindsey Buckingham


People from Another World by The Jive Five
That Makes It by Jayne Mansfield
Psycho Serenade by Big Jay McNeely
Lonely by Sleepy LaBeef
Fever by Kay Martin & Her Body Guards
Destination Moon by Dinah Washington
The Fang by Nervous Norvus
Delicious by Jim Backus & Friend
Rock Doc by Louis Jordan
The Night is So Lonely by Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
Shanty Tramp by Betty Dickson

Polka Dot Dress by Southern Culture on the Skids
Living for the City by The Dirtbombs
I'm Going to Leave You Baby by Lazy Lester
How the Light Knows by Shinyribs
Come Closer by Honshu Wolves
The Observations of a Crow by Marty Stuart
CLOSING THEME: Over the Rainbow by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Sunday, October 10, 2021
KSFR, Santa Fe, NM
8 am to 10 am  Sundays Mountain Time
Substitute Host: Steve Terrell 101.1 FM

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Here's the playlist :

Never Did No Ramblin' by The Folksmen
Last Train from Poor Valley by Norman Blake
In Tall Buildings by John Hartford
Grey Funnel Line by Peter Case
The Murder of Leo Frank by Mark Rubin
Blind Willie McTell by Bob Dylan
Poor Carrie Anne by Al Duvall

Lonesome Dove by Almeda Riddle
The Burglar Man by Bob Carpenter
The Irish Soldier and the English Lady by Neil Morris
Poor Ellen Smith by Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
Dreaming My Dreams with You by Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Headed South by Martha Fields
Back in Your Kitchen by Tommy Shaw

Red-Neck Hippie Romance by Bobby Bare
Asleep with Both Eyes Open by Possessed by Paul James
Saucy Sailor by Steeleye Span
Cakes and Ale by Silly Sisters
Railroad Blues by Sam McGee
Greenville Strut by Sarah & Daddy Stovepipe
They Don't Rob the Trains Anymore by Ronny Elliott

Powers and Horror by Chivalrous Amoekons
The Fame of Lofty Deeds by Jon Langford
Fear and Beer by The Mekons
That's How Every Empire Falls by John Prine
16 Miles of Chain by Tami Neilson
My Eyes by Tony Gilkyson
The Crawdad Song by The Meat Purveyors

Thursday, October 07, 2021

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Bear Family's Destination Series

For my birthday last month I was lucky that both of my kids gave me generous Amazon gift certificates. And by some weird coincidence I'd just discovered that the venerated German record label Bear Family, in just the past couple of years, had released a fantastic series of CD compilations featuring wild old (mostly from the 1950s and early '60s)  R&B, rockabilly, doo-wop, country, blues and warped pop, each title beginning with the word "Destination."

For years I thought of Bear Family primarily as the source of exhaustive, 10-CD sets of obscure hillbillies, blues shouters and early rockers -- all of which sound great but would set you back hundreds of bucks. Case in point: on the label's home page at the moment they're selling a 16(!) CD box set called R&B in DC 1940-1960 , 20 hours of music and a 352-page hardcover book, all for a mere $273.04. 

But these Destination compilations are actually affordable (especially when my kids are paying), about $12 each and each disc has at least 30 tracks.

And all of them are retro delights with bitchen album art and comprehensive liner notes.

I bought all six Destination compilations

So I'm going to post a song from each of the five compilations I bought. Here's one of my favorites from Destination Forbidden Planet, which consist of Sputnik-era sci-fi themes (including a few weird old movie trailer clips). It's none other than Louis Prima, contacting intergalactic civilizations.

Similar to Destination Forbidden Planet, the Destination Moon compilation is about going to the moon, which was very much on the nation's mind in the '50s and '60s. Here's Lenny Welch, best known for his 1963 version of "Since I Fell for You," in a flight to the lunar surface.

There is no vaccination for either rocking pneumonia or the boogie woogie flu. Therefore, there are no shortages of tunes about doctors, nurses, hospitals, and medications, as Destination Health (subtitled "Doc Feelgood's Rock Therapy") proves. This song by Macy Skipper was covered by The Cramps.

We've all walked down Lonely Street at some time or another, and some of us have even been guests in that street's most famous hotel. Here's the first song from Destination Lonely Street, Gene Vincent covering the 1956 hit by country singer Carl Belew (which is the closing track on the CD)

Now let's get to the sex.

There are two volumes of Destination Lust, each stacked with breathy vocals and suggestive lyrics full of double, maybe triple, entendres. Both volumes include some sexy Golden-Throat Hollywood bombshells including Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Ann-Margret, Elke Sommer and the ever delightful Mamie Van Doren. From Volume 1, here's Mamie with "Separate the Men from the Boys."

From Volume 2, (subtitled "Chicksville USA,") here's a lesser-known singer, Pat Morrisey with a slinky little number called "Trapped in the Web of Love."

To conclude, here are a couple of Bear family promo videos for a couple of these Destinations

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