Options Steve Krinsky: Playlist from July 27, 2016 Options

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Options July 27, 2016: The Rebel- Johnny Yuma

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Artist Track Comments Approx. start time
Big Guitars from Texas  The Rebel-Johnny Yuma/(Ghost) Riders in the Sky/Eyes of Texas   Options This medley is missing from the Big Guitars CD but can be found on the original album "That's Cool, That's Trash" (Amazing Records, 1986)  0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Cash  The Rebel- Johnny Yuma   Options In 1960, Johnny Cash recorded the theme song to the TV show -- "The Rebel"-- which was the story of a former Confederate soldier roaming the west. Great song, cheesy show.  0:02:26 (Pop‑up)
Mickey Gilley  I'm to Blame   Options Huey Meaux, the Crazy Cajun, is credited as the writer. But Mickey Gilley-- cousin of Jerry Lee Lewis-- gives it his special Texas honky tonk twist.  0:03:56 (Pop‑up)
Maddox Brothers & Rose  New Step It Up and Go   Options In 1933, this family of Alabama sharecroppers headed out to California to become "America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band." The song was an black jug band favorite.  0:06:25 (Pop‑up)
Buck Owens  Down on the Corner of Love   Options Born in Texas, Buck was another dustbowl refugee who settled in California, where he helped create the Bakersfield sound: hillbilly music that rocked.  0:08:38 (Pop‑up)
Archie Campbell  Little Black Book   Options Hee-Haw comedian tells a joke.  0:09:57 (Pop‑up)
Jimmie C. Newman  Alligator Man   Options Newman was born in Big Mamou, LA, played the Louisiana Hayride radio show out of Shrevesport, then in the 1950s moved to Nashville, where he became a regular on the Grand Ole Opry  0:12:01 (Pop‑up)
Hank Snow  Rhumba Boogie   Options As a teenager, Hank Snow worked as a flunky (cabin boy) on fishing boats out of Nova Scotia.In 1945, he moved to Nashville and eventually became another regular on the Opry. Snow wrote this song, with its odd Cuban country flavor.  0:14:18 (Pop‑up)
Roy Clark  Dented Fender   Options This is a cover of a Hank Penny instrumental. Penny was a country banjo player who loved jazz. Roy Clark is a pretty good picker himself.  0:16:59 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Leroy Rybak's Swinging Orchestra 

El Rancho Grande   Options

From "Texas Bohemia"-- a collection of German bands from South Texas (Trikont, 1994) 

Gary Stewart  Whiskey Trip   Options This guy was the most interesting & talented country singer of the 70s, with great vocal chops and charm. His drinking songs foreshadowed his demise; he killed himself in in 2003. But his music is still great.  0:24:32 (Pop‑up)
Waylon Jennings  Ain't No God in Mexico   Options Written by Billy Joe Shaver, from "Honky Tonk Heroes"-- Waylon's album of Billy Joe Shaver songs  0:27:21 (Pop‑up)
Billy Joe Shaver  Mexico   Options This guy writes some great songs; this tune is from a 1981 album, the title cut being one of his best: "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal...But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Some Day" on Columbia.  0:29:35 (Pop‑up)
Ben Vaughn  Texas Rain   Options From his terrific "Texas Road Trip" CD, with help from Augie Meyers, Alvin Crow, etc.  0:32:04 (Pop‑up)
Guy Clark  Texas Cookin'   Options The first two albums by Guy Clark, from the mid-70s-- are breathtaking: Great songwriting, superb musicians. He left us so much good music. Sad to see him go.  0:35:34 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Miller  Poison Love   Options Vocal duet with Steve Earle; title cut to Buddy's 1997 album. Written by Mrs. Elmer Laird, a woman without her own name. Also covered by Bill Monroe & Doug Sahm  0:39:19 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Leroy Rybak's Swinging Orchestra 

El Rancho Grande   Options


Lucinda Williams  I Lost It   Options From Lucinda's first album-- "Happy Woman Blues"-- on Folkways (1980). Mickey White, longtime sideman for Townes Van Zandt, played guitar and helped produce.  0:45:12 (Pop‑up)
Skeeter Davis & NRBQ  Everyone Wants a Cowboy   Options It ain't "the end of the world" but she just saw John "Travolty" and he's a cowboy too.  0:47:57 (Pop‑up)
Tammy Wynette  Almost Persuaded   Options Born Virginia Wynette Pugh, her producer Billy Sherrill-- who wrote this song-- had her change her name. Starting n the 60s, she had hit after hit and husband after husband (5 in all!).  0:50:43 (Pop‑up)
Marty Robbins  Singing the Blues   Options Marty Robbins recorded this first, in 1956, but Guy Mitchell's cover that same year became a crossover hit.  0:53:30 (Pop‑up)
Stanley Brothers & the Clinch Mountain Boys  Hard Times   Options These guys played a tight harmony bluegrass; this song is the title cut to their 1963 album, although the song was first recorded in 1955.  0:55:56 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  8:03pm JakeGould:

Hey! What’s up!
  8:09pm A.T.F.:

I was force fed cuntry music in the 60/70s....only now do i appreciate when our heroes are leavin to quickly
  8:18pm A.T.F.:

Guess i have a better chance at lottery.....than mr steve playing some 3 Got to be in it to win it..Hank that is...
  8:18pm Old Dave:

Great show! DJ knows from whence the music came, and all that. I am glad to hear this.
Thank you!
  8:26pm A.T.F.:

Steel drums make any song islandish....
  8:31pm b k:

I don't think Gary Stewart ever made a bad record and made a lot of truly great records.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, folks!
Avatar 8:42pm Mailman Tom:

Doug Sahm covered this one pretty well
Avatar 8:47pm Marc Francis:

Thanks for the great music Steve!
  8:54pm Stevie L:

Love the Tammy.
  8:56pm Stevie L:

And Lucinda!
Nice night for honky tonk.
  Swag For Life Member 12:40pm Steve Krinsky:

The playlist has been updated with comments; if you want to discuss tunes, email me at stevek@wfmu.org or add your comments.
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