Thursday, September 27, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - September 27th Playlist

Tune in to Dirty Roots Radio every Thursday night from 8 to 10 p.m. (central) at

T-Model Ford – Talk to You
Social Distortion – Far Behind
James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing
The Monkees – Goin’ Down
Gary Glitter – I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock & Roll)
Kathy Young – A Thousand Stars
The Squires – Mustang
The Mynah Birds – It’s My Time
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – School Days
Dexter Romweber – Blues That Defy My Soul
Bettye Lavette – Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition Was In
Bare Jr. – Why Do I Need a Job
Jerry Lee Lewis – Money (Live at the Star Club – Hamburg, Germany, 1964)
Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire (Live at the Star Club – Hamburg, Germany, 1964)
Andre Williams & the A-Bones – The Way You Dog Me Around
The Clash – Wrong ‘Em Boyo
Mike Ness – Gamblin’ Man
Jerry Lee Lewis – Mean Woman Blues (Live at the Star Club – Hamburg, Germany, 1964)
Billy Bob Thornton – Smoking In Bed
Hasil Adkins – No More Hot Dogs
Louvin Brothers – Satan Is Real
The Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
James Leg & Left Lane Cruiser – Shake It
The Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
Tom Waits – Step Right Up
Ralph Stanley – White Light/White Heat
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
The Persuasions – Buffalo Soldier
Bettye Swann – Don’t You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me)
Kris Kristofferson – Best of All Possible Worlds
Captain Beefheart – Diddy Wah Diddy
Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Live at the Star Club – Hamburg, Germany, 1964)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Mansion On the Hill
Bob Dylan – Soon After Midnight
Scott H. Biram – I Want My Mojo Back



"Elmore James only knew one lick, but you had the feeling that he meant it."  - Frank Zappa

"When I die, they'll say, 'He couldn't play shit, but he sure made it sound good'."  - Hound Dog Taylor

"If you don't know the blues...there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."  - Keith Richards

"If you've gotta think about being cool, you ain't cool."  - Keith Richards

"For so long we plowed different furrows...the it of country, rhythm & blues, rock 'n' know what they were doing?  They were messing with your heart and soul.  That's what it was.  Nothing has the strength, the power of music."  - Sam Phillips

Thursday, September 20, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - September 20th Playlist

Tune in to Dirty Roots Radio every Thursday night from 8 to 10 p.m. (central) at

Robert Cage – Easy Rider
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Shot the Sheriff
Lead Belly – Black Betty
Lucinda Williams – Joy
Ike Reilly – I Don’t Want What You Got Goin’ On (Goin’ On)
Motorhead – Leavin’ Here
Ketty Letster – Love Letters
Alexander – Truth
Bottle Rockets – White Boy Blues
Bottle Rockets – Nancy Sinatra
Perry Como – Juke Box Baby
Muddy Waters – I’ve Got My Mojo Working
Bob Dylan – Maggie’s Farm (live)
T-Model Ford – Ask Her for Water
Mike Ness – I Fought the Law
Conor Oberst – I Don’t Want To Die (In the Hospital)
Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley Boys – Comin’ On Thru
Steve Earle – Breed
Jeff Chapman – Imagination
The Music Machine – Talk Talk
Jimmy Lee Williams – Hoot Your Belly
The Peddlers – On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Bo Diddley – Pills
Jason & the Scorchers – 19th Nervous Breakdown
Jimi Hendrix – Crosstown Traffic
Fats Domino – I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday
Richard Hawley – Long Black Train
The Seeds – Can’t Seem To Make You Mine
The Shadows – Rhythm And Greens
Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels – Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man
Steve Earle – Guitar Town
Tom Waits – Filipino Box Spring Hog
Ike Reilly – God And Money
Bob Dylan – Tin Angel



"If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space."  - Bob Brozman

"Anyone who used more than three chords is just showing off."  - Woody Guthrie

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."  - Frank Zappa

"All I'm gonna do is just go on and do what I feel."  - Jimi Hendrix

Thursday, September 13, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - September 13th Playlist

Tune in to Dirty Roots Radio every Thursday night from 8 to 10 p.m. (central) at

Bob Dylan – Hurricane
R.L. Burnside – Everything Is Broken
Bo Diddley – Hey! Bo Diddley
Alex Chilton – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
The Clash – Police & Thieves
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – You Don’t Know What You’ve Got
Bob Dylan – Thunder On the Mountain
The WhiteTrash WhipLash – Spodie Odie Hey!
The Shadows – Rhythm & Greens
Chuck Berry – Crazy Arms
Solomon Burke – Maggie’s Farm
Jack Scott – The Way I Walk
The WhiteTrash WhipLash – My Buick Goes 180
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
The Flamin’ Groovies – Money (That’s What I Want)
The Flamin’ Groovies – High Flyin’ Baby
Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Social Distortion – Ring of Fire
Johnny Cash – The Mercy Seat
Bob Dylan – Ring Them Bells
Sex Pistons – God Save the Queen
Vince Taylor – Brand New Cadillac
The Cramps – Fever
MC5 – Baby Please Don’t Go
Gene Vincent – Be-Bop-A-Lu-La
Buddy Guy – Baby Please Don’t Leave Me
Bob Dylan – Beyond Here Lies Nothin’
Bob Dylan – Dirt Road Blues
Buddy Holly – Early In the Morning
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Townes Van Zandt – Loretta
Tom Waits – Goin’ Out West
Tom Waits – Train Song
Steve Earle – I Am a Wanderer
Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros – Junco Partner
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros w/Mick Jones – White Riot
Mike Ness – No Man’s Friend
The V-Roys – Mary
Junior Kimbrough w/Charlie Feathers – Release Me
Bob Dylan – High Water (For Charley Patton)
Muddy Waters – Champaign & Reefer
Johnny Thunders – (I’m Not) Your Stepping Stone
Bobby Fuller Four – I Fought the Law
Bettye LaVette – What Condition My Condition Is In
Charles Bradley – Heart of Gold
Bruce Springsteen – Pony Boy
Andre Williams – Jaw Dropper
Motorhead – Louie Louie
Iggy Pop – Some Weird Sin
Bottle Rockets – Floataway
Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone



"We didn't have any instruments, so I had to use my guitar."  - Mother Maybelle Carter

"All music is folk music.  I ain't never heard no horse sing a song."  - Louis Armstrong

"In fact, punk rock means exemplary manners to your fellow human beings."  - Joe Strummer

"You don't find a style...a style finds you."  - Keith Richards

"A bad rendition of you is better than a good rendition of somebody else."  - Willie Dixon

Thursday, September 6, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - September 6th Playlist

Tune in to Dirty Roots Radio every Thursday night from 8 to 10 p.m. (central) at

Isaac Hayes – Walk on By (RIP Hal David)
Velvet Underground – Foggy Notion
Mike Ness – The Devil in Miss Jones
Nina Simone – Be My Husband
Ennio Morricone – Il Buono, Il Cattivo, Il Brutto (The Good, the Bad, the Ugly – Main Title)
Steve Earle – All My Life
Southern Culture on the Skids – Rose Garden (RIP Joe South)
Bob Dylan – Duquesne Whistle
Rolling Stones – The Last Time
Rolling Stones – All Over Now
Rolling Stones – Happy
Muddy Waters – Crosseyed Cat
Andre Williams w/the Sadies – I Can Tell
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers – Do You Love Me
Social Distortion – Reach for the Sky
Solomon Burke – Cry to Me
Jerry Lee Lewis – Breathless
Dex Romweber Duo – The Death of Me
Sir Douglas Quintet – I Wanna Be Your Mama Again
Hasil Adkins – Wooly Bully
Neil Young – For the Turnstiles
Kris Kristofferson – Blame It on the Stones
Peter Tosh – Why Must I Cry
Rev. Lonnie Farris – Peace in the Valley
Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night
James Leg – Fire And Brimstone
Tom Waits – Children’s Story
Tom Waits – Heartattack and Vine
Tom Jones – Burning Hell
The Sonics – Leave My Kitten Alone
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Itty Bittty Pretty One
The Clash – Tommy Gun



"I have spent most of my life (like most people) avoiding transcendence at all costs, mainly because the shit hurts.  Merely defining transcendence can sometimes be painful.  I once heart that “Transcendence is the act of going through something.”  Ouch.  I see plate glass windows and divorces.  Someone else told me that it was “rising above whatever one encountered in one’s path” but at this point in my life that smacks of avoidance as well as elitism of some sort.  I am compelled to look back on years of going through, above, as well as around my life looking for loopholes to redefine everything including any and all of the ideas that I have held close to my heart along the way – Art – Freedom – Justice – Revolution – Love (a big one) – Grown – Passion – Parenting (a really big one) – and I find that for me, for now, transcendence is about being still enough long enough to know when it’s time to move on.  Fuck me." 

-Steve Earle, Chicago (January, 2000)
**From the liner notes of "Transcendental Blues"