Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 26, 2013 Playlist

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Julie London – Cry Me A River
Jason & the Scorchers – Self-Sabotage
Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders – It’s Just A Little Bit Too Late
Bare Jr. – Flat Chested Girl from Maynardville
Onie Wheeler – Onie’s Bop
Shonen Knife – The KKK Took My Baby Away
Ivan Neville – Why Can’t I Fall in Love
Michael Parks – Big “T” Water
The Church Keys – Viva Viva Rock And Roll
Nathaniel Mayer – I Don’t Want No Bald Headed Woman Telling Me What To Do
Hot Chocolate – Good for the Gander
Ramones – I Want To Be Your Boyfriend
Link Wray And The Raymen – Vendetta
Bettye LaVette – Do Your Duty
Kim Fowley -  Animal Man
The Head Cat – Big River
Johnny Cash – Big River [live]
Johnny Cash – Orange Blossom Special [live]
Lightnin’ Slim – Goodmorning Heartaches
Dale Vaughn – How Can You Be Mean to Me
CeDell Davis – Green Onions
CeDell Davis – If You Like Fat Women
DeDell Davis – Keep on Snatchin’ It Back
Jack Scott – Leroy
The Dirtbombs – Daddy Rockin’ Strong
The Dirtbombs – Daddy Rockin’ Strong
Muddy Waters – I Just Want to Make Love to You
Bob Reuter / Kamikaze Cowboy – Charlie Floyd
Richard Hell and the Voidoids – Love Comes In Spurts
X – Johnny Hit and Run Pauline
X – Los Angeles
Lenny Kaye – I Wanna Know
Social Distortion – Prison Bound
Flat Duo Jets – The Phantom
The Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting for the Man
T. Rex – Jeepster
Johnny Dowd – Brother Jim
The Clash – I Fought the Law
The Clash – Police On My Back
Swamp Dogg – Total Destruction to Your Mind
Swamp Dogg – Mighty Mighty Dollar Bill
The Detroit Cobras – As Long as I Have You
Tom Waits – Eggs and Sausage (In a Cadillac with Susan Michelson)

Friday, September 20, 2013

September 19, 2013 Playlist

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The Five Satins – In the Still of the Night
The Cramps – Bikini Girls with Machine Guns
Mac Curtis – Goosebumps
Dustaphonics – Big Smoke London Town
Andre Williams – My Tears
The Sonics – Psycho
The Sonics – I’m a Man
The Wray Brothers – Ninety Nine Years to Go
R.L. Burnside & the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Shake ‘Em On Down
Muddy Waters – I’ve Got My Mojo Working
The Versatones – Tight Skirt Tight Sweater
The Vultures – Justine
Bible Belt Sinners – I Smell a Rat
Louis Jordan – Caldonia
GravelRoad – Monkey With a Wig
Wynonie Harris – Keep On Churnin’
Jason & the Scorchers – Absolutely Sweet Marie
Jason & the Scorchers – Harvest Moon
The Sir Douglas Quintet – I Wanna Be Your Mama Again
Little Walter – My Babe
Scott H. Biram – Go Down Old Hannah
Soda – Ramblin’ Man
Muddy Waters – I Can’t Be Satisfied
Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter
Tim Timebom & Lindi Ortega – I Wanna Be Sedated
Hasil Adkins – Walk and Talk with Me
Tom Waits – Muriel
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Heavy Trash – Gee, I Really Love You
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers – Can’t Keep My Eyes On You
Danny Johnson & the Rhythm Makers – Tired of Working for the Other Man
John Paul Keith – You Really Oughta Be With Me
The Monkees – Salesman
The Shadows – Rhythm and Greens
The Pretty Things – Big Boss Man
Raw Spit – Put a Little Love In Your Heart
Iggy & the Stooges – Search and Destroy
The Flying Burrito Brothers – Older Guys
The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
Merle Haggard – Mama Tried


"Sunshine and fresh air have nothing to do with the music I play.  Rock and roll is meant to involve loud volumes in small sweaty rooms.  It is sex, anger, joy, and pain in repetition, mixed with a certain amount of darkness and mystery...The music we make involves a certain amount of communal sharing, the release of demons, the ritualistic sacrificing of widely-held cultural beliefs, virginal maidens, and televisionary deceits."  

- Bob Reuter

Thursday, September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013 Playlist

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George Jones – Revenooer Man
Don Eee – Stop at the Hop
Big Joe Turner – Well All Right
Honeycombak – Sex Change Sadie
Bible Belt Sinners – Drivin’ Home
Billy Wright – Live the Life
The Wray Brothers – Ninety Nine Years to Go
The Hooten Hallers – Ugliest Girl
The Stooges – T.V. Eye
Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Working
The Monkees – Goin’ Down
Solomon Burke – Maggie’s Farm
Bob Dylan – From a Buick 6
Link Wray & His Wraymen – Comanche
The Detroit Cobras – Village of Love
Kris Kristofferson – Blame It on the Stones
Pacific Gas & Electric – Staggolee
Tom Waits – Mr. Siegal
Cachoperro – I Got a Woman
Cachoperro – Cachoperro Remix
Sir Douglas Quintet – Bacon Fat
Jack Scott – Leroy
The Cramps – Bikini Girls with Machine Guns
The Cramps – Everything Goes
Esquerita – Sinner Man
Barrence Whitfield & the Savages – My Baby Didn’t Come Home
The Flamin’ Groovies – Money (That’s What I Want)
R.L. Burnside – It’s Bad You Know
The Swallows – It Ain’t the Meat
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters – Work With Me Annie
Wynonie Harris – All She Wants to Do Is Rock
Scott Dunbar – Easy Rider
Elmo Williams – Mother’s Dead
Johnny Cash – Thunderball
Mike Ness – Crime Don’t Pay
Flat Duo Jets – Harlem Nocturne
Mike DeVille – Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl
Johnny Cash – The Mercy Seat
Hasil Adkins – She Said

"You got to tell me, brave captain, why are the wicked so strong?  How do the angels to get sleep when the devil leaves the porch light on?"  - Tom Waits

"I spent all my money in a Mexican whorehouse, across the street from a Catholic church.  Then I wiped off my revolver and I buttoned up my burgundy shirt."  - Tom Waits

"You got your G-strings 'n' gin and nylon hose...chicken pot pie...EVERYTHING GOES!"  - The Cramps


Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 5, 2013 Playlist

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Well, here's the playlist that almost was. After I got settled in and started the show up, someone commented that they couldn't access the online stream.  Unfortunately, that's a problem beyond my control at the station this little show broadcasts from, so there simply wasn't a show.

Which is too bad, because I for one, needed some of the healin' feelin' bad, deep down in my soul.  And more than one listener made the same comment to me throughout the day today.  

Hopefully all will be righted over the course of the next week, and we'll hit it HARD next Thursday night.

I don't usually do much planning ahead, but I had a few ideas tonight.  So, I figured even though there wasn't a show, I'd go ahead and share the portion of the playlist I had worked up.  I also had worked ahead on the photos that always accompany the playlist.  Sometimes I select those after the fact, sometimes I do it as I do the show.  Tonight I had a really specific feel in mind for the whole thing.

Here's what the first half hour or so would have been like....I think we woulda been onto somethin' good...

The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Howlin' Wolf - Red Rooster
Rolling Stones - Rocks Off
Them - Baby Please Don't Go
Wynonie Harris - All She Wants to Do Is Rock
Billy Wright - Live The Life
Sir Douglas Quintet - Bacon Fat
R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know

"The sunshine bores the daylights out of me."  - The Rolling Stones

"Sometimes I am two people.  Johnny is the nice one.  Cash causes all the trouble.  They fight."  - Johnny Cash