Thursday, May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013 Playlist

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

Ike & Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Sex Pistols – Anarchy in the U.K.
Credence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Credence Clearwater Revival – Travelin’ Band
Buddy Holly – Mailman Bring Me No More Blues
The Students – I’m So Young
The Nightwatchman – Saint Isabelle
The Doors – Twentieth Century Fox
The Readymen – Shortnin’ Bread
Swamp Dogg – Honky Tonk Woman
Tom Waits – Chicago
Dion & the Belmonts – Teenager in Love
Dion & the Belmonts – The Wanderer
Rancid – East Bay Night
Mudcrutch – Scare Easy
Junior Kimbrough w/Charlie Feathers – Release Me
Levon Helm – False Hearted Lover Blues
The Nightwatchman w/Shooter Jennings – The Iron Wheel
Grinderman – Get It On
The Dictators – Who Will Save Rock And Roll?
Dave Clark Five – Bits and Pieces
Solomon Burke – Cry to Me
Warren Zevon – Lawyers, Guns and Money
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Tramp
Tim Fite – Took A Wife
Social Distortion – Gimme the Sweet and Lowdown
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Tramp
Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters – Drug Store Truck Drivin Man
The Slickers – Johnny Too Bad
Willie Nelson – Do You Mind Too Much If I Don’t Understand
Steve Earle – Little Emperor
Steve Earle – Oxycontin Blues
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Coricidin Bottle
The Clash – Death or Glory
Big Star – September Gurls
James Brown – Your Cheating Heart
Hindu Love Gods – Vigilante Man
The Flamin’ Groovies – Money (That’s What I Want)
Mahalia Jackson – Walk In Jerusalem
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound – Rouse Yourself
Robert Rodriguez – Grindhouse (Main Titles)
Townes Van Zandt – Who Do You Love
Leadbelly – Good Morning Blues
Charles Bradley – Why Is It So Hard?
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – Roadrunner
Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightning
Dex Romweber Duo – Jungle Drums
The Monkees – Goin’ Down
Roy Orbison – Crying
Merle Haggard – I’m Bringing Home Good News
Joe Tex – King of the Road
Junior Parker – Walkin’ the Floor Over You
Joe Simon – Chokin’ Kind
Solomon Burke – I Can’t Stop Loving You
The Chips – Rubber Biscuit
Jerry Lee Lewis – Crazy Arms
Jerry Lee Lewis – Breathless
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – Tramp


"Lady Justice rides the wheel, But her balance is unsure.  
'Cause the truth it lies in pieces, Scattered on the newsroom floor." 

 - The Nightwatchman

"Yeah but before I leave, I call out from the storm...For those who gave their lives, So we could get it on"  

- Grinderman

Thursday, May 23, 2013

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - May 23, 2013 Playlist

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The Doors – Five To One
Hasil Adkins – She Said
John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom
The Doors – L.A. Woman
Guy Forsyth – Long Long Time
The Rolling Stones – Happy
Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt
The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting for the Man
Link Wray & His Wray-Men – Comanche
Bob Dylan – Maggie’s Farm [live version]
Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign
Steve Earle – I Am a Wanderer
Hasil Adkins – No More Hot Dogs
Hasil Adkins – Chicken Walk
The Doors – Roadhouse Blues [live at Felt Forum, New York]
X – Los Angeles
Tim Timebomb & Friends – Rich Girl
R.L. Burnside – Shake ‘Em on Down
Run-D.M.C. – King of Rock
Ike Reilly – I Don’t Want What You Got (Goin’ On)
Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around
The Clash – Police on My Back
Marvin Gaye – Ain’t That Peculiar
Tom Jones – Burning Hell
Social Distortion – Far Behind
Sandy Nelson – Teen Beat
Motorhead – Ace of Spades – Acoustic
Motorhead -  Dance
Motorhead – Leaving Here
The Cramps – Her Love Rubbed Off
Albert Collins – I Ain’t Drunk
Southern Culture On the Skids – Let’s Invite Them over
Steve Earle – Breed
Captain Beefheart – Abba Zaba
Captain Beefheart – Sure Nuff ‘N’ Yes I Do
Ben Harper w/Charlie Musselwhite – She Got Kick
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers – Do You Love Me
The Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters – Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound – River
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – If 6 Was 9
James Leg – Have To Get It On
Tom Waits – Come On Up To The House


"You're singing lead soprano in a junkman's choir..."  
- Tom Waits

Thursday, May 16, 2013

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - May 16, 2013 Playlist

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Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – The Message
Jake Bugg – Lightning Bolt
U2 w/B.B. King – When Love Comes to  Town
R.L. Burnside – Shake ‘Em on Down
Juke Joint Pimps – Dust My Broom
The Clash – (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
The Clash – Jail Guitar Doors
Screamin’ Rebel Angels – MayDay
Iggy & the Stooges – Burn
Tommy Tucker – High Heel Sneakers
Mike Ness – Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
Jason & the Scorchers – Self-Sabotage
Steve Earle – Another Town
T-Model Ford – To the Left, To the Right
Run-D.M.C. – King of Rock
Muddy Waters – I Just Want to Make Love to You
Bruce Springsteen – Good Eye
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels – Baby Jane (Mo-Mo Jane)
Dr. John – Kingdom of Izzness
The Dirtbombs – Daddy Rockin’ Strong
The Twylight Zones – The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
The Twylight Zones – Train Kept A Rollin’
Tom Petty – I Should Have Known It
Johnny Cash & Tom Petty – The Running Kind
Johnny Cash – Sold Out Of Flagpoles
Peter Case – House Rent Jump
X – Johnny Hit and Run Pauline
Imelda May – Psycho
NASA 2000 feat. Tom Waits – Spacious Thoughts
Tom Waits – Lucinda
Tom Jones – Bad As Me
Tom Jones – Burning Hell
Shinyribs – East TX Rust
Run-D.M.C. – It’s Tricky
Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters & Howlin’ Wolf – Long Distance Call
Tom Jones – Black Betty
Tom Jones – Burning Down the House
Brother Dege (AKA Dege Legg) – Too Old To Die Young
Anthony Hamilton – Freedom
Kid Koala – 2 Bit Blues
Chromatics – I’m On Fire


"These chaps have a cracking show t'other side of Atlantic and have been very generous/sympathetic to the Frankie cause!  Brothers in arms X Thursdays - look at their playlists!  Sweet tunes."  - Frankie the Gambler

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"Dirty Roots Radio: It's like some type of cathartic communal therapeutic dirt-bag love-in...with charismatically exuberant rock proselytizer Ryan Mifflin."  - Edgefield C. Johnston

Thursday, May 9, 2013

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - May 9, 2013 Playlist

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Leonard Cohen – Everybody Knows
Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen
Rachid Taha – Rock the Casbah
Alex Chilton – Sugar, Sugar/I Got the Feelin’
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – Retreat!
The Clash – Jail Guitar Doors
Frankie the Gambler – Faces Regular to the Platform
The Gourds – Gin and Juice
Nico Vega – Beast
Tom Waits – I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Dick Dale – Nitro
The Phantom – Love Me
Social Distortion – Highway 101
Ten Foot Polecats – Undertow
Screamin’ Rebel Angels – Out of this World
Sir Douglas Quintet – Mendocino
Alexander – Truth
Jack Scott – The Way I Walk
Deap Vally – Lies
The Bottle Rockets – Radar Gun
Paul Westerberg – Silver Naked Ladies
The Misfits – Rat Fink
Captain Beefheart – Diddy Wah Diddy
Screamin’ Rebel Angels – Right To Wrong
New York Dolls – Personality Crisis
New York Dolls – Lookin’ for a Kiss
Johnny Thunders – Great Big Kiss
Bo Diddley – Pills
Chuck Berry – Carol
Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders – Earthquake Shake
The Rolling Stones – Factory Girl
Dick Dale – Night Rider
The Rolling Stones – You Got the Silver


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

"God has a way of telling you when to change your strings."  - Dave van Ronk

"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, May 2, 2013

DIRTY ROOTS RADIO - May 2, 2013 Playlist

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George Jones & Keith Richards – Burn Your Playhouse Down
George Jones – Why Baby Why
George Jones – Rock It Baby
George Jones & Tammy Wynette – (We’re Not) The Jet Set
George Jones – White Lighting
George Jones – She Thinks I Still Care

Happy birthday this week to Willie Nelson and Pete Seeger.  Happy "would-be" birthday to James Brown and Link Wray.

Nico Vega – Beast
Blues Saraceno – Save My Soul
Link Wray – Rumble
The Waco Brothers – White Lightning
Southern Culture on the Skids – Let’s Invite Them Over
Grandpa Jones – Night Train to Memphis
Willie Nelson – Bloody Mary Morning
Willie Nelson – Shotgun Willie
Johnny Cash – Time of the Preacher
Link Wray – Dixie Doodle
Starlets – You Don’t Love Me
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – I Should Have Known It
Black Keys – Lonely Boy
James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing
Jason & the Scorchers – Self-Sabotage
Guy Forsyth – Long Long Time
Ike Reilly – I Don’t Want What You Got (Goin’ On)
Bobby Bare, Jr. – Flat Chested Girl from Maynardville
Link Wray – Comanche [Alternate Take]
Frankie the Gambler – Adam’s Drinking Boots
The Commitments – Treat Her Right
The Commitments – Try a Little Tenderness
James Brown – The Payback
Joe Tex – You’re Right, Ray Charles
Joe Tex – You Said a Bad Word
Jason & the Scorchers – White Lies
Supersuckers w/Willie Nelson – Bloody Mary Morning
Reverend Horton Heat w/Willie Nelson – Hello Walls
Reverend Horton Heat – Whole Lotta Baby
Pete Seeger – Waist Deep In the Big Muddy
Pete Seeger – Forever Young
David Dondero – Rothko Chapel
Link Wray – Raw-Hide
Frankie the Gambler – Deadman’s Pedal
Mike Ness – Once a Day
Social Distortion – Bakersfield
Social Distortion – Another State of Mind
Tim Timebomb & Friends – Stuck In the Middle with You
Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen – Ghost of Tom Joad
The Clash – Clampdown
The Clash – Death or Glory
Social Distortion – Death or Glory
The Clash – 1977
Gary Clark, Jr. – Bright Lights
James Brown – It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
Link Wray – Jack the Ripper
Willie Nelson – Just Breathe


"If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn."  - Charlie Parker

"You can't make a record if you ain't got nothin' to say."  - Willie Nelson