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February 23, 2013
Options February 23, 2013 The Henry's Tacos Memorial Playlist
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Artist Track Label Comments Approx. start time
Carl Stacey Trio feat. El Gassaway!  Options The Big Gass   Cadel    0:00:00 )  
Gene Gray and the Stingerays  Options Surfer's Mood   Linda    0:04:59 )  
The Marlins  Options Let Down   Scotty    0:07:28 )  
The Triumphs  Options Draggin' Wagon   Triumph    0:09:42 )  
Andy Dio  Options Daisy Belle   Johnson    0:17:04 )  
Buddy Miller  Options Little Bo Peep   VEM    0:17:32 )  
Jerry Hawkins  Options Cha-Cha-Chu   Ebb    0:20:19 )  
Tom Reeves  Options Primitive Love   Crest    0:22:58 )  
Curley Money  Options Shortnin Bread   Rambler    0:25:35 )  
Jimmy Lee  Options You Ain't No Good for Me   Fortune    0:27:50 )  
Dwain Turley and the Tads  Options Devil's Den   Viv    0:29:31 )  
Earl Hooker  Options I'm Going Down The Line   Sun    0:36:48 )  
King Charles  Options Bop Cat Stomp   Folk-Star    0:38:54 )  
Joe Hughes  Options Make Me Dance Little Ant   Kangaroo    0:41:34 )  
Wynonie Harris  Options Git With the Grits   King  Now at H&A Restaurant! Now serving breakfast  0:44:39 )  
George Young  Options Can't Stop Me   Mercury    0:47:08 )  
Andre "Mr Rhythm" Williams   Options Mean Jean   Fortune    0:49:59 )  
The Thor-Ables  Options Get That Bread   Titantic    0:57:47 )  
The Emperors  Options Steve Allen   Olimpic    0:58:39 )  
Bobby Marchan and the Tick Tocks  Options Snoopin' and Accusin'   Fire    1:00:40 )  
The Checkers  Options Don't Stop Dan   King    1:02:55 )  
The Dusters  Options Sallie Mae   Arc    1:05:45 )  
The Del-Aires  Options Drag   Norton ED-385    1:13:28 )  
Gary Shelton  Options The Trance   Regis    1:16:00 )  
Horror Of Party Beach Trailer        1:16:17 )  
Honey Welch and the Shadows  Options The Squirm   Le Cam    1:17:17 )  
The Zebras  Options The Same "Thang"   Jorel    1:19:04 )  
The Newbeats  Options Hey-O-Daddy-O   Hickory    1:20:47 )  
The Elite  Options One Potato   Charay    1:23:07 )  
Sur Royal Da Count and the Parliaments  Options Scream Baby Scream   Norton 45-174    1:25:40 )  
The Dynamic Drifters  Options Let's Have a Party   Bangar    1:34:01 )  
Garry Miles  Options The Bug   Liberty    1:34:17 )  
The Trophies  Options Somethin' Else   Nork    1:36:17 )  
Kenny and The Fiends  Options She Kept Doing Him Wromg   Princess    1:39:44 )  
The Travelers  Options Twisting In School   World-Wide    1:40:36 )  
Barney Kessel  Options T.V. Commercials   Reprise    1:42:58 )  
The Thunderbirds  Options Thunderbird Twist   Delta  Jerk Boom Bam !!  1:50:08 )  
Reggie Powell  Options Do The Ape   Clown    1:53:57 )  
Little Woo Woo & the Moroccos  Options The Big Swim   Greenstar    1:54:34 )  
Jessie Hill  Options The Pot's On Strike   Minit    1:57:11 )  
Lennis Guess  Options Thank Goodness Gotta Good Woman   Peanut Country    1:58:26 )  

Listener comments!

Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:04pm S.A. from S.F.:

It's a gassss!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:05pm fred:

Good afternoon Rex, may your fur-lined shelter protect you from whatever the weather may throw at you
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:07pm S.A. from S.F.:

@Rex - What does the writer's credit on the label of "Surfer's Mood" say?
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:08pm Virlon:

Henry's is closed: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2659/4010713983_b6dafdb97c_o.jpg

R I P
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:08pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Fear not, taco lovers, they will relocate. Better than ever, I can only assume.
articles.latimes.com...
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:10pm Cory:

I f'ing love reverb.
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:12pm S.A. from S.F.:

Wow, great sax break!
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:15pm Nate:

@cory and I as well! Wish I had reverb hearing aids. . .
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:16pm Richie:

I'm pretty sure Andy Dio was from New Hampshire...so yes, he's singing about a farm animal.
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:17pm S.A. from S.F.:

Sheep or goat? Inquiring minds need to know!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:19pm S.A. from S.F.:

Oh, thanks, Rex -- that answers my question.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:19pm Richie:

Ha!! Sheep it is!!
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:19pm Nate:

When I first landed in Greater LA, I remember asking people for directions to Henry's off "Tuh-gun-ga avenue". Dang, I'm southern!
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:20pm Nate:

Tujunga Ave and Moorpark in NoHo!
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:20pm Debbie D.:

Booted, buckled and revved for action!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:24pm Jay/London:

Hi Rex am Enjoying the show ... that picture looks like a mini MEL's
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:24pm fred:

Gotta leave for a show, but I can't leave before saying this was a great start, as usual
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:25pm Nate:

Not at Henry's (I pronounce it Ahn-reys) - Beef Tongue Taco w/ extra onions and cilantro
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:26pm ken in denver:

My border collie usually likes the music I play but he's having trouble with this record.
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:27pm Nate:

They DID offer potato tacos! Arriba!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:27pm S.A. from S.F.:

Mmmm... LENGUA
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:28pm Ken From Hyde Park:

My dad, who grew up in the depression, told me that he used to have bread with lard on it. I guess that's similar to shortnin' bread, right?
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:30pm S.A. from S.F.:

More like a bagel with a schmear of chicken fat.
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:31pm S.A. from S.F.:

If someone offers you a smokin' jacket in The Devil's Den, do not accept.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:32pm Richie:

Tell me more about these potato tacos!!!
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:33pm Nate:

Ok 10:30am Pacific, and ready for lunch! I'll stop talking food. . .
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:33pm Nate:

Lengua rules! Ask for it at the local taqueria
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:35pm S.A. from S.F.:

I'm cooking grilled Spam sliders with pickled peppers and thousand island dressing.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:36pm Richie:

Boston needs more taco stands.
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:36pm Mailman Tom:

Speaking of lard, check out the photo on today's playlist page. The guy on the left looks like he's a regular customer of Henry's Tacos.
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:37pm Virlon:

http://www.laobserved.com/assets_c/2012/12/henrys-reed-malloy-thumb-480x320-17587.jpg
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:37pm Nate:

@Ritchie: Tacos de papa recipe. I promise I'm not a food snob, just a good recipe: www.saveur.com...
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:38pm Nate:

Whoa @s.a. from s.f.! Gotta try that! Is that a Hawaiian thing?
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:41pm Henry's review from Mike:

Mike D.

North Hollywood, CA


1/14/2013
I see why this place closed:

so i went to my barber yesterday and found it that it was right next to henry's. Last day, no line, why not.

2 hard tacos, 1 soft taco (which ended up being 2 soft tacos), 1 tostada, 1 order of chili, large orange bang. almost 20 bucks.

hard shelled items were okay but I wouldn't say they were better than taco bell/del taco. Most certainly far worse than the glorious hard shell tacos at the now defunct El Taco Llama.

But the soft taco and chili WTF. Had 1 bite of each and threw the rest away. Serious waste of food and money.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:41pm Nate:

Mmmm. Pickled Peppers. I like mine Jersey style - Roasted Peppehz and soaked n' olive oil. I prefer Chili Oil. . .
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:41pm Richie:

Oh man!!! Thank you Nate!!!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:41pm S.A. from S.F.:

@Nate - naw, I made it up. Pretty tame compared to what they do in Hawaii -- Spam sushi wrapped in seaweed.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:44pm Cory:

mmm, chicken and dumplings
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:44pm Nate:

Oh man! I'd die to get mp3s of Rex's commercials!
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:45pm Richie:

Hmmm...gorilla steaks
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:45pm S.A. from S.F.:

Please pass the biscuits, please!
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:45pm Listener Jumpy in Brooklyn:

I hope you all tuned in for the Sister Rosetta Tharpe on PBS last night.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:46pm Nate:

Wonder what a Gorilla Steak is? Or shant I?
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:46pm Richie:

...and liver flavored ice cream.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:46pm Nate:

I did @Jumpy on your suggestion. Great!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:47pm Jay/London:

@ richie that's going to far
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:47pm S.A. from S.F.:

Saw part of it on my lunch break.
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:49pm Henry's grave:

“I’m tired, I’m alone,” Janis Hood sighs. “I’m nearing 60,” (she’s 57). “I don’t have a husband. I don’t have children. I have nieces back in Arkansas that are 3 and 4 years old, and I’ve never seen them. I’m ready to let it all go.”

So yes, publicly she is mad at the landlord who owns the property who wouldn’t let her sell the business over the past year to three prospective buyers who wanted to keep Henry’s Tacos going as is.

And yes, she’s mad at Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian because she said he did not push her vintage sign and tiny restaurant to the full Council for a vote that would declare the space a Cultural Historic Landmark. The councilman said he wanted to stay out of the landlord-tenant dispute and would have pushed for the vote if things were settled, but it wasn’t clear why his actions depended on the lease negotiations.

Yes, she’s mad, but personally, Hood is ready to move on.
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 1:50pm S.A. from S.F.:

I'm pretty sure I've heard of someone making foie gras ice cream.

Quick Google: Humphry Slocombe in my own fair city.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:50pm ken in denver:

@Nate, Yum. thanks for the recipe!
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:51pm Richie:

@Jay/London Ha! Sorry 'bout that! Blame Red Holloway!
  Sat. 2/23/13 1:56pm Henry's going going gone!:

Decades-old Valley institution Henry's Tacos closed Sunday night and just a few hours later its Googie-style signs and menus were gone. While a Henry's employee plans to reopen the restaurant in a new location with "the old location's ambience," he's not, as previously reported, going to be using the original signs. Those have gone to the San Fernando Valley Relics preservation group, which plans to put them in a new museum it's working on (this despite "even movie producers" clamoring to get their hands on them), reports the Daily News. (The new Henry's signs will be modeled on the originals.) SFV Relics has stashed "some 10,000 Valley treasures" in a 20,000 square foot factory in North Hollywood--goods include a "handwritten letter by Isaac Newton Van Nuys recalling his journey from the East Coast to Napa in the 1860s," the 1958 sign from the White Horse Inn, a 1940s Jessup Farms Dairy wagon, and "nearly a century of yearbooks from Van Nuys and San Fernando high schools" (which sounds like potentially the greatest collection of haircuts ever). The group plans to open its Valley Relics Museum in early May.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 1:57pm Nate:

OMG! I've died and gone to heaven! This teenager is batty over this roach song!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 2:10pm S.A. from S.F.:

She gets her eyes pecked out by birds, right?
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 2:17pm S.A. from S.F.:

Was there never a horror movie based on giant FLEAS? I mean, THEY live on blood, too.
  Sat. 2/23/13 2:22pm AbeSomething:

Hey Rex, What was that trailer you played earlier? "Makes those Swedish films look tame! Uniformed police will be supervising admissions!" ?? Thanks.
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 2:23pm Nate:

I like bread and butter better (newbeats), Daddy-O!
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 2:24pm Nate:

Has anyone figured out how to sign in to "Friendship society" via iPhone?
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 2:26pm S.A. from S.F.:

Only on Norton....
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 2:27pm Mailman Tom:

Horror of Party Beach was filmed on location in Stamford, CT!
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 2:29pm Richie:

Horror of Party Beach...is that the one where the monster was thwarted with sodium?
  Sat. 2/23/13 2:29pm Sam:

Didn't Miriam lose the Del-Aires drum set in the flood ?
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 2:33pm Joe B:

Hey Rex! great show as always, hi everyone!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 2:35pm S.A. from S.F.:

Wow -- "Let's Have A Party" cover, mashed-up with the lyrics to "Shortnin' Bread"! Wha...?
  Sat. 2/23/13 2:36pm Mimsy Farmer:

Rex- yes, the drums went UNDER WATER. When they were pulled out, they were all FULL of seawater. I curse the fates, sobbed a lot, and in a moment of clarity, did the right thig-- drained them and put the rims back on backwards. Took them home to dry out. Cleaned em, new heads, the full-on spa treatment. Played on em New Years Eve and they sound better than ever. Not me, of course, THE KIT! I believe this is one of the few kits that has been fully baptized in brine!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 2:38pm S.A. from S.F.:

Ooh, that was my Hitchcock sound bite, Rex. Nice!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 2:44pm S.A. from S.F.:

Barney Kessel? No way!
Avatar    Sat. 2/23/13 2:51pm S.A. from S.F.:

@M - My floor tom has been baptized in black tea several times -- using it as a bedside table.
  Sat. 2/23/13 2:51pm Sam:

Glad to hear you saved the kit Mimsy ! The loud sound does indeed abound !
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 2:56pm Nate:

Ok. I now know where sacarilliac came from. Thanks "The Big Swim"!
Avatar Sat. 2/23/13 2:56pm Nate:

Who is this DJ? In the bumper. . .
  Sat. 2/23/13 2:57pm Mimsy Farmer:

Yes indeed Sam (insert "Underwater" by the Frogmen here)! Talk about the Horror Of Party Beach!!!
  Wed. 7/24/13 1:12pm astro138:

great job rex!
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