Thursday, December 20, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - December 20th Playlist

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Thanks to everyone for joining us for this once-a-year laid back time of Dirty Roots cheer!!  And an extra special thanks to my daughter, Kate, for co-hosting with me!!  

The Chipmunks – The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)
Keith Richards – Run Rudolph Run
James Brown – Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects
The Sonics – Santa Claus
Aqua Teen Hunger Force – Feliz Navidad
Twisted Sister – Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Miles Davis w/Bob Dorough – Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern)
Vince Guaraldi Trio – Linus & Lucy
The Blind Boys of Alabama – Last Month of the Year
The Blind Boys of Alabama w/Tom Waits – Go Tell It On the Mountain
Bob Seger – Sock It to Me Santa
Andre Williams – Rudibaker’s Christmas Wish
Girl in a Coma – Blue Christmas
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – Little Drummer Boy
Chuck Berry – Merry Christmas, Baby
Johnny Cash – Christmas As I Knew It
The Boxmasters – Silver Bells
Jacob Miller, Inner Circle & Ray I – We Wish You a Merry
          Christmas/Ahameric Temple
The Blind Boys of Alabama w/Mavis Staples – Born in Bethlehem
John Prine – Christmas in Prison
The Kinks – Father Christmas
Willie Nelson feat. Norah Jones – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Louis Armstrong – ‘Zat You, Santa Claus?
Reverend Horton Heat – Frosty the Snowman
Rufus Thomas – I’ll Be Your Santa, Baby
Shonen Knife – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Steve Earle – Christmas in Washington
Lemmy w/Dave Grohl & Billy F. Gibbons – Run Rudolph Run
Jimi Hendrix – Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne
Bob Dylan – O’ Little  Town of Bethlehem

BACKGROUND MUSIC: Los Straitjackets - Tis The Season For Los Straitjackets



"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.? What it Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.?"  
- Dr. Seuss

Thursday, December 13, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - December 13th Playlist

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Tom Waits – Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
Robert Earle Keen – Merry Christmas From The Family
Bruce Springsteen – Easy Money
Bruce Springsteen – Shackled And Drawn
WhiteTrash WhipLash – My Buick Goes 180
Dwight Yoakam – Dim Lights, Thick Smoke
Dr. John – Big Shot
Imelda May – Walking After Midnight
Nathaniel Mayer – Village Of Love
John Lee Hooker – Blues for Christmas
Aerosmith – Back In The Saddle
Chuck Berry – Crazy Arms
Mike Ness – No Man’s Friend
Albert King – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
Jerry Lee Lewis – You Win Again
Two Gospel Keys – You Got to Move (When the Lord Gets Ready)
Bob Dylan – Long and Wasted Years
Willie Nelson – Devil In A Sleepin’ Bag
Gene Vincent – I’m A Lonesome Fugitive
The Sonics – Santa Claus
Muddy Waters – She’s All Right
William S. Burroughs – A Junky’s Christmas
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Joe Tex – King of the Road
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers – Do You Love Me
R.L. Burnside – Shake ‘Em on Down
Jon Langford – The Death of Country Music
Lemmy Kilmister, Dave Grohl & Billy F. Gibbons – Run Rudolph Run
Steve Earle – Breed
The Rolling Stones – Doom and Gloom
Pearl Jam – Nothingman



"Here's to the crazy ones.  The misfits.  The rebels.  The trouble makers.  The round heads in the square holes.  The ones who see things differently.  They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo.  You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.  The only thing you can't do is ignore them.  Because they change things.  They push the human race forward and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.  Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."  - Jack Kerouac

"Be a deviant...or die of boredom."  - William S. Burroughs

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."  - Jack Kerouac

"After one look at this planet, any visitor from outer space would say, 'I want to see the manager'."  - William S. Burroughs

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, that ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes, 'Awww!'"  - Jack Kerouac

Thursday, December 6, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - December 6th Playlist

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Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
Little Richard – Get Rhythm
Little Richard – Rip It Up
Little Richard – I Don’t Know What You’ve Got (But It’s Got Me)
Social Distortion – Death or Glory
The Clash – Death or Glory
Motorhead – Ace of Spades (acoustic)
Townes Van Zandt – Lungs
Grandpa Boy – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson – Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)
The Head Cat – Crying, Waiting, Hoping
The Head Cat – Fool’s Paradise
Roy Orbison – Lana
Boo Boo Davis – Mike In Jail
The Buchanan Brothers – When You See (Those Flying Saucers)
Roy Acuff – Sixteen Chickens and a Tambourine
Roy Orbison – Only the Lonely
The Squires – I Wonder
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Walk Like a Giant
Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone, Pt. 2
The Louvin Brothers – The Great Atomic Power
Uncle Tupelo – Atomic Power
Uncle Tupelo – Satan, Your Kingdom Must  Come Down
Bob Log III – Settin’ the Woods on Fire
Roy Acuff – Whoa Mule
Tom Waits – Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
Dick Dale – Miserlou
Dick Dale – Third Stone from the Sun
Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
The Buchanan Brothers – Atomic Power
Tom Waits w/Keith Richards – Last Leaf
The Blind Boys of Alabama w/Tom Waits – Go Tell It on the Mountain
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros – From Willesden to Cricklewood



"Little Richard is my idol."  - James Brown

"Little Richard is the beginning of rock 'n' roll."  - Smokey Robinson

"Little Richard is king."  - Mick Jagger

"The most exciting moment of my life was appearing on the same stage as Little Richard."  - Keith Richards

"If it hadn't been for Little Richard, I would not be here."  - Otis Redding

"I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice."  - Jimi Hendrix