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Music From The Other Port City

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Dave Marsh's Book About "The" Song
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Special Show Air Time:

Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 12:01am - Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 3:01am

Like New Orleans; Seattle and Portland are geographically isolated port cities that have always created their own unique sound.  Unlike New Orleans, the primarily caucasian populations of Seattle to Portland, often tuned their ears to the largest closest city (Los Angeles) for their inspiration.  (Can you imagine Fats listening to Tampa or Houston for inspiration?)

Sure everyone can agree that Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and "that grunge" sound is Seattle but less obvious is the area's impact on early rock and roll.  Bands like The Wailers, Kingsmen, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Sonics, The Ventures and the singular song "Louie Louie" all are from the NW and surprisingly imbedded in our musical culture.  Tonight from midnight until 3am, we'll explore the regionalistic music of the Pacific Northwest from 1959 to 1964 and former Louisianan turned Angelo, Richard Berry's recurring influence on this scene.   (There is always seems to be a Louisianan in every roots of good music equation.)


Tonight Saturday December 11th at midnight until 3am Sunday.


Tonight's inspiration comes from Dave Ferrato who yanked my short attention span to David Marsh's classic book tracing how the single song, "Louie Louie" somehow burrowed deeper into Americana culture than any song could ever do today.    






Station Identification         0:07         Station ID Cara Dell'Apa

All Grown Up <Saturday night>    2:53 Da Doo Ron Ron: The Very Best of T… The Crystals

Mr. know it all unlimitedMisinformat… 0:10

2001 Sprach Kazoostra 1:10 Some Kazoos Temple City Kazoo Orchestra


Love Me Girl 3:05 Vocal Groups: Classic Doo-Wop Re… The Flairs

Youngblood 2:29 Ponderosa Stomp 9 The Coasters

Loop De Loop Mambo 2:10 Fifties Collection Robins

I Must Be Dreamin' 2:07 The Hound - October 19, 1991 Robins

Etta James - Roll with me Henry (Cro… 2:58 Etta James with Richard Berry

Angel of My Life 2:16 Get Out Of The Car Berry, Richard


Louie Louie 1957 2:13 Juke Box Hits Vol. II Richard Berry & The Pharaohs

Long Gone 1:47 The Hound - April 10, 1993 Wailers

Dirty Robber 2:40 Lux and Ivy's Favorites Volume Nine The Wailers

Orbit <satellite ufo rocket outspace… 2:37 The Hound - October 26, 1991 Paul Revere & the Raiders

Minus One-Blast Off <rocket noise… 2:47 The Hound - June 4, 1994 Sonics


Have Love, Will Travel 2:55 The Best Of Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3 Berry, Richard

Have Love Will Travel 2:32 The Hound - February 12, 1994 Paul Revere & the Raiders

Santa Claus 2:45 The Hound - December 25, 1993 Sonics

Don't Believe in Christmas 1:41 The Hound - December 25, 1993 Sonics

The Whip 1:47 Las Vegas Grind Part 1 The Frantics


Raunchy 2:21 Walk Don't Run The Ventures

Drivin' Guitars 1:48 The Hound - August 30, 1986 Ventures

War of the Satellites 1:51 The Hound - October 28, 1989 Ventures


Big Boy Pete <fight> 2:31 My 45 Collection - posted The Olympics

The Jolly Green Giant <Big Boy Pete> 1:59 Best Of The Kingsmen The Kingsmen

Hungry 2:58 Billboard Hot 100 Singles 1966 Paul Revere and The Raiders

Steppin' Out 2:14 Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From Th… Paul Revere & The Raiders


Meet Me in the Barnyard 2:16 The Hound - December 26, 1992 Phil Cay & the Bluenotes

My Babe 2:02 The Hound - February 22, 1992 Ron Holden & the Thunderbirds

Mashi 1:52 songs we taught the mummies volu… The Wailers

Out Of Our Tree 3:32 Songs We Taught The Mummies V.1 The Wailers

Gunnin' for Peter 2:18 Original Golden Crest Masters The Wailers


Louie, Louie 2:46 Best Of The Kingsmen The Kingsmen

Riot in Cell Block #9 2:59 Fifties Collection Robins

The Big Break <jail break, prison> 3:04 Get Out Of The Car Berry, Richard

Come along with me you ludicrous l… 0:04 Lost in Space Zachary Smith

Framed 2:40 Fifties Collection Robins


Mary Lou 3:11 Ponderosa Stomp 9 Young Jessie & His Orchestra

Don't Happen No More - Young Jessie 2:25 Volume 14: More Jump Blues Young Jessie

Hit Git and Split (alternate) 2:33 The Hound - June 9, 1990 Young Jessie w/ Mickey Baker


Cave Man Love 1:50 jukeboxmafia Blue Jays

Ain't That Right 2:02 WFMU - The Hound - March 28, 1992 Marvin & Johnny

Wine Woogie 2:12 Drunk Marvin & Johnny


Rockin' Man 2:17 Get Out Of The Car Berry, Richard

Mad About You 2:17 Get Out Of The Car Berry, Richard


My Satellite 2:08 The Hound - February 20, 1993 Jesse Belvin

The Cliques / I'll Mess You Up <elec… 2:15 Goodnight My Love Jesse Belvin


Louie Louie (the best one) 2:44 Paul Revere & The Raiders

El Loco Cha Cha <louie louie origina… 3:09 The Best Of Rene Touzet Rene Touzet

Little Latin Lupe Lu 2:28 Best Of The Kingsmen The Kingsmen

Marlene 2:50 The Hound - April 10, 1993 Sonics

You Weren't Using Your Head 1:57 Live Wire;Best Of 65-67 Wailers


Ingrid <she's an atom bomb> 1:47 Megaton Rock Sonny Gee & The Standels

Tidal Wave <go larry go! twist all da… 2:00 Megaton Rock Sonny Gee & The Standels

Satan's Holiday 1:54 Impossible But True: The Kim Fowle… Lancasters

She's About a Mover 2:25 The Sir Douglas Quintet

Crusin' 1:57 Desperate Rock 'n' Roll Vol 2 (LP) Bucky & The Premiers

Tobacco Road 2:30 Classic Rock: Rock Renaissance, Vol. 3 The Nashville Teens


Louie Louie 2:08 The Hound - January 1, 1992 Travis Wammack

Breakaway 2:37 Mink Rat or Rabbit Detroit Cobras

I Wancha to Know 2:39 Get Hot or Go Home: Vintage RCA R… Ric Cartey


I'm Gonna Shake It - Rosco Gordon 2:01 Sun Records: The Blues Years 1950-… VA-Sun Records: The Blues Years

Your Last Chance - Lewis Lymon An… 2:23 The Doo Wop Box III (Disc 2) - The S… VA-Doo-Wop Box

Blues Train - Tot Randolph 2:37 Sun Records: The Blues Years 1950-… Tot Randolph



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