Thursday, October 25, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - October 25th Playlist

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Louvin Brothers/ Hank III – Satan Is Real/Straight to Hell (excerpt)
Social Distortion – Mommy’s Little Monster
John Paul Keith – You Devil You
Montesas – Igor’s Party
Jim Stafford – Spiders and Snakes
Southern Culture on the Skids – Zombified
Reverend Organdrum – Experiment in Terror
Tom Waits – Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard
Tommy Scott & Scotty Lee – Exorcism
Screaming Lord Sutch – Jack The Ripper
Little Richard – Heeby-Jeebies
Little Richard – Heeby-Jeebies
Stage Fright – Bad Moon Rising
Dexter Romweber – Monster Blues
Joe Johnson – The Gila Monster
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Little Demon
Bostweeds – Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
New York Dolls – Frankenstein
The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Go-Go Godzilla
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put a Spell on You
Gil Scott-Heron – Me And The Devil
Bo Diddley – Bo Meets the Monster
The Cramps – Goo Goo Muck
The Cramps – I Was A Teenage Werewolf
The Cramps – Zombie Dance
Mike Ness – The Devil in Miss Jones
Daniel Johnston – Casper the Friendly Ghost
Johnny Cash – Ain’t No Grave
Meteors – Little Red Riding Hood
Howlin’ Wolf – Evil
Bryan “Legs” Walker With His Walkin’ Talkin’ Sax – Trick or Treat
The Sonics – Psycho
Larry & The Blue Notes – Night Of The Sadist
The Headliners – Voodoo Plan
Dixie Dee – Voodoo Mama
Roky Erikson And The Aliens – I Walked With A Zombie
Townes Van Zandt – Black Widow Blues
Cedell Davis – She’s Got the Devil in Her
The Coasters – Poison Ivy
Stevie Wonder – Supersticious


Thursday, October 18, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - October 18th Playlist

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Onie Wheeler – Onie’s Bop
Chuck Berry – Reelin’ and Rockin’ [live]
Social Distortion – Down Here (With the Rest of Us)
Rudy Ray Moore – Rally In The Valley
Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell
Chuck Berry – Carol
The Rivieras – California Sun
The Monkees – Goin’ Down
The Dictators – Who Will Save Rock And Roll?
The Cramps – Fever
Chuck Berry – Our Little Rendezvous
Sister Rosetta Tharp – Didn’t It Rain
Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business
Luis Bacalov – Django
Link Wray – Fire and Brimstone
James Leg – Have To Get It On
The 101ers – Letsagetabitarockin
Steve Earle – Breed
The Music Machine – Talk Talk
Captain Beefheart – Diddy Wah Diddy
The Monks – Monk Time
Sammy Davis, Jr. – I Got A Woman
Chuck Berry – Crazy Arms
Elmo Williams & Hezekiah Early – Hoopin and Hollerin’
Bobby Bare, Jr. – Bionic Beginning/The Heart Bionic
Stud Cole – Always & Always
Andre Williams w/The A-Bones – The Way You Dog Me Around
Johnny Cash – Orange Blossom Special [live]
Lightnin’ Hopkins – Automobile Blues
Chuck Berry – Maybellene
Mink Deville – Cadillac Walk
Chuck Berry – Down the Road a Piece
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
Cedell Davis – Keep on Snatchin’ It Back
Del Satins – Feelin’ No Pain
Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven
The Rolling Stones – Sway



"Rock's so good to me.  Rock is my child and my grandfather."  - Chuck Berry

"It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest."  - Chuck Berry

"My mama said, you and Elvis are pretty good, but you're no Chuck Berry."  - Jerry Lee Lewis

"Well, Chuck Berry is the first singer-songwriter I know of."  - Roy Orbison

"The epitome of what it is to be a rock 'n' roll guitar player, songwriter, and singer."  - Joan Jett

"The only Maybellene I knew was the name of a cow."  - Chuck Berry

Thursday, October 11, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - October 11th Playlist

Remember earlier tonight, when I mentioned on the Dirty Roots Radio Facebook page that since today's date was 10-11-12 that it must signify some kind of good luck and that some god hoodoo was in line for the show tonight? 

Yeah..not so much.

We were beset with inexplicable technical issues (AGAIN) tonight and the online stream didn't work.  I made it through the first hour before I confirmed that all online listeners had in fact lost touch (some were able to tune in for a while, others not at all).

Anyway...I wanted to extend both my sincerest apologies for the difficulties and, especially, my deepest of gratitude to those who attempted to tune in.  

As I often say, it means a GREAT DEAL to me that you make an effort to listen.  This show is my baby...a labor of love...and when someone takes the time and effort to check it out, that's an incredible thing to me.  So it's extra upsetting then when things don't go right from the technical standpoint.

I'm on the lookout for some good options for the show, including an internet station, or perhaps an archive/podcast.  There are lots of factors with each (money, equipment, etc.), but the biggest is the simple fact that I really enjoy doing the show LIVE without a net.  Recording it in advance doesn't hold the same thrill.

At any rate...I'll keep working on it and doin' what I do...and you keep (hopefully) tuning in and (hopefully) loving it!!!  (When the hamster stays on the wheel and powers the online stream appropriately, anyway!!!)

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

The Persuasions – Chain Gang
Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue
The Atmospheres – The Fickle Chicken
The Tempests – Lemon Lime
Little Willie John – I’m Shakin’
Ding Dongs – Sweet Thing
Del Satins – Feelin’ No Pain
The Excels – Let’s Dance
The Premiers – Firewater
The Premiers – Daytona
The Premiers – Little Angel Face
Wanda Jackson – Tore Down
Dale Hawkins – L.A. Memphis Tyler Texas
Andre Williams – Its Only You That I Love
The Mekons – Sin City
The Rhythm Rockers – Twang
John the Conqueror – I Just Wanna
Johnny Guitar Watson – The Bear
The Bottle Rockets – Come On
The Dinosaurs – Behind Enemy Lines
Cherokee – Funky Business
Wanda Jackson – Pushover



"Bad music can make you weak."  - Ry Cooder

Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - October 4th Playlist

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

Ennio Morricone – Navajo Joe (Main Title)
Toni Harper – Candy Store Blues
Bob Dylan – Narrow Way
Tom Waits – Make It Rain (live)
Flat Duo Jets – The Phantom
Alex Chilton – Can’t Seem to Make You Mine
Koko Taylor – Wang Dang Doodle’s – Harlem Shuffle
Koko Taylor – Wang Dang Doodle
Howlin’ Wolf – Three Hundred Pounds of Joy
Alex Chilton – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Ramones – The KKK Took My Baby Away
C.W. McCall – Convoy
Tom Waits – Big Joe and Phantom 309
Neil Young – Rockin’ in the Free World
The Breakaways – That’s How It Goes
The Jaynetts – Sally Go Round the Roses
Steve Earle & the Dukes – I Love You Too Much
Hasil Adkins – She Said
Hasil Adkins – Rockin’ Robin
Misfits – Rat Fink
Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign
Thee Midniters – Whittier Blvd.
Thee Midniters – Jump, Jive, and Harmonize
Townes Van Zandt – Black Jack Mama
Joe Tex – King of the Road
Hasil Adkins – Chicken Walk
Louis Armstrong – (I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead) You Rascal, You
X – Wild Thing
The Runaways – Queens of Noise
Social Distortion – Born to Lose
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers – Born to Lose
Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League – Flat Chested Girl From Maynardville
Cake – Motor
Reverend Deadeye – Chased Ol’ Satan



"Soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil
Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet
All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world
So there was only one thing I could do...
Ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long"

-Al Jourgensen