Thursday the 12th playlist

We commemorated a couple of historical happenings on tonight’s show.  We played “Cold, Cold Heart” by Hank Williams Sr. as it reach #1 on Billboard’s chart this week in 1951.  We also played Bob Dylan’s “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” to recognize Bob’s firm commitment to his songs and his unwillingness to change his lyrics to appease the powers that be at CBS.  Bob was slated to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show and sing his “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues.”  Long story short, Bob was asked to change the lyrics to appease those folks behind the scenes in order to appear on the show.  He declined and didn’t appear on the show.  The brouhaha that came out after probably did more to help his career than if he had been on the show.

This isn’t “Run Conejo Run,” but it is one of the songs that will be on Dave Alvin’s upcoming album Eleven Eleven.

Artist Cut Album Label
Tim Hus Bakersfield Music Bush Pilot Buckaroo Tim Hus
The Sweetback Sisters It Won’t Hurt When I Fall Down From This Barstool Looking for A Fight The Sweetback Sisters
Red Meat The Memory Of Your Smile Alameda County Line Red Meat
77 El Deora 3:30 In the Afternoon Sirens 77 El Deora
Gram Parsons Cry One More Time GP Gram Parsons
Merle Haggard & The Strangers Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) Let Me Tell You About a Song Merle Haggard & The Strangers
Merle Haggard & The Strangers They’re Tearin’ the Labor Camps Down Let Me Tell You About a Song Merle Haggard & The Strangers
R.J. Jones Callin’ Me Down the Road Self R.J. Jones
Bobby Bare The Winner 20 Greatest Hits Bobby Bare
Hank Williams Cold Cold Heart 24 of Hank Williams Greatest Hits Hank Williams
Bob Dylan Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues Bob Dylan in Concert, Brandeis Univeersity 1963 Bob Dylan
Dwight Yoakam Understand Your Man Kindred Spirits – A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash Dwight Yoakam
Gilbeau & Parsons Lodi Louisiana Rain Gilbeau & Parsons
Rolling Stones Shake Your Hips Exile On Main Sreet Rolling Stones
X Hot House More Fun in the Modern World X
The Councilmen Box Car Sermon Untitled The Councilmen
Buffalo Springfield For What It’S Worth Retrospective: the Best of Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield
Dave Alvin Run Conejo Run Eleven Eleven Dave Alvin
77 El Deora I Just Dodged a Bullet The Crown and the Crows Confession 77 El Deora
Dave Howe First Loser A Face for Radio Dave Howe
Wynn Stewart Out There Is Your World It’s Such A Pretty World Today Wynn Stewart
The Knitters Poor Little Critter On the Road Poor Little Critter on the Road The Knitters
Marshall Crenshaw Kern River Tulare Dust Marshall Crenshaw
Dee Mize Just Leave My World Alone Bakersfield Rebels Dee Mize
Joe Ely White Line Fever Tulare Dust: A Songwriter’s Tribute to Merle Haggard Joe Ely
Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers Make It Last North of Bakersfield Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers

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One response to “Thursday the 12th playlist

  1. Awesome stuff! Thanks for keeping the faith and keeping the spirit alive!

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