Showing posts from July, 2010

Playlist for 7/23/10: Making My Heart Come All Undone

No big-time guests this week - just lots of music. The Mrs. and I learned recently we are having a baby girl, so that's where I went for this week's opening theme. Played several new recently acquired albums this week, including Steppin' Stone: The Sounds of Memphis XL Story Vol. 3, The Range Rats and Raw Soul: Rare and Unreleased Funk From Norfolk, Virginia, 1971-1973.

Download or stream the July 23 show right here.

The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard - The Speciality Story
Pretty Girls Everywhere - Arthur Alexander - The Ultimate Arthur Alexander
Surfer Girl - Dave Alvin - West Of The West
I Like Girls - Beaver Nelson - Little Brother
Punk Rockin' Honky Tonk Girl - The Blue Chieftains - Rig Rock Juke Box: A Collection of Diesel Only Records
Big Girls Don't Cry - Edith Massey - World's Worst Records

War Dance For Wooden Indians - Russ Case & His Orchestra - Cocktail Mix 1: Bachelor's Guide To The Galaxy

Suburban Soul Man - Master Plan - Maximum Respect

Playlist for 7/16/2010: Giving in to the Wild Side of Life

Above photos courtesy of Julie Workman.

What a show. What a weekend. Jack "Oblivian" Yarber and John Paul Keith were kind enough to stop by the station before their gig Friday night at the Bayview Brewhaus. Both talk about touring, recording plans and more. A dynamite show was delivered that night from John Paul during his set with the One Four Fives and Jack O. & the Tennessee Tearjerkers later on. The show's other guest, Brian from Big Rock Candy Mountain, filled in listeners about his must-read blog, revealed some of his 2010 faves, and spun the latest Goner 7" from King Lee and Quintron. Had a blast hanging out with Brian (far left in group photo) and Good John (pictured above with his rare beer-in-hand look) over the weekend - even though they went to a warehouse filled with vinyl goodness without me and returned with this gift for me. Revenge will be had, gents.

Download or stream the July 16 show right here.

‘Til the Money Runs Out - Jack-O & The Tennes…

Flip Side Kid to Visit Zero Hour?

It should be a holy crap sort of day musicially. Jack Oblivian & The Tennessee Tearjerkers and John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives are tonight at the Bayview Brewhaus as part of WMSE's Radio Summer Camp. I will be helping out at the show along with Good John. And to top it all off, Jack O. is supposed to stopping by the WMSE studio during Zero Hour today for an interview. We still haven't nailed down the time, but c'mon, I'd recommend listening to the whole show. I'm planning an hour or more of Jack Oblivian solo, Oblivians, Compulsive Gamblers and South Filthy songs. And then there's another most excellent visitor, Brian from Big Rock Candy Mountain. The Chicagoan, who always delivers one of the most entertaining and greasiestyear-end, best-of lists, will give the lowdown on his musical favorites so far in 2010. Tune in noon to 3 at 91.7 or online at

Playlist for 7/9/10: The Filterless Edition

With all the huffing about not being able to be puffing in Wisconsin bars and restaurants, a smoking theme seemed like fun - and it definitely was. Next week super sub Good John and Brian from one of my favorite music blogs, Big Rock Candy Mountain, will join me in the studio. I'm also hoping a certain legendary Memphian will be a guest, but that one's still being confirmed. Consider your ass betted that I will let you know.

Download or stream the July 9 show right here.

Smoke Smoke Smoke - Sammy Davis Jr. - More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country
Cigarettes and My Old Lady - Andre Williams - That's All I Need
The Prayer, Pt. II - Ray Scott - The Prayer
Cigarette Party - Dex Romweber Duo - Ruins of Berlin
I Gave Up Smokin'- James Luther Dickinson - Free Beer Tomorrow
Smoke 'Em if You Got 'Em - Roger Wallace - It's About Time

Last Cigarette - Dramarama - Stuck In Wonderamaland
One More Cigarette - Beach Patrol - Riding Dinosaurs
More Cigarettes - The Replacemen…

Playlist for 7-2-10: The Original Mixed-Up Kid

Late posting the playlist again. Busy, busy, busy, you know. Started with originals of covers I played during the Big Cover Up show, interviewed Brooklyn-by-way-of-Tehran Hypernova, did a one-man band set that might have been just another excuse to play more Hasil Adkins and paid tribute to power pop great Tommy Hoehn. Tune in tomorrow when I dedicate the first hour to Big Tobacco in honor of Wisconsin's new smoking ban.

Download or stream the July 2 show right here.

I also filled in for Jerry on July 2, spinning the likes of Brownsville Station, the J. Geils Band, NRBQ, Thin Lizzy and more. Check it out here.

Juicy Fruit - Rudy Green - Sin Alley-Part One (30 Real Gone Rockabilly & R&B Howlers!)
Pretty Thing - Bo Diddley - The Chess Box [Disc 1] 1955-1959
Stop & Think It Over - Compulsive Gamblers - Crystal Gazing Luck Amazing
(Pardon Me) I've Got Someone To Kill - Johnny Paycheck - The Real Mr.Heartache
Gary Gilmore's Eyes - The Adverts - No Thanks! The '70's…