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Playlist for May 23, 2009 from 12:00AM - 3:00AM

Current New Orleans Time: Fri, 8:00pm

Playlist Date & Time: 5/23/2009 12:00AM - 3:00AM

Program: Blues in the Night with Jamie Dell'Apa

Special Show Blog Post: American Taliban

Hate Your Mate Songs 


The Taliban represent a brutal, primitive and uncivilized culture from the other side of the globe but their goofy ideas about women are unfortunately well represented in Americana roots music. This Saturday night, we'll play the usual great roots music but with songs despoiled by lyrics so regressive that even throwbacks cringe. To make it a challenge, we'll even avoid the treasure trove of country music's large catalog of retrograde lyrics. That's this Saturday, May 23rd from midnight to Sunday at 3am. 


Box Score from the night-to-be:

134 Selections over three hours (1:20 average)

58 songs for the post Culture-Vulture crowd (including an embarrassing amount from New Orleans musicians).

75 dialog clips from tv and movies

All the songs were looted from fine New Orleans homes after Katrina and the dialog clips were found imprinted on the omnipresent iron oxide coatings (rust) on every metal surfaces in New Orleans.  A completely organic approach to "community radio."  

And as always, I'll provide plenty of announcer mistakes and equipment malfunctions as WWOZ's Mr. Know-It-All. 


Dialog from: 

Darth Vader, Harry Potter, Rocket J. Squirrel, Spock, Charlton Heston, Marvin the Martian. Sylvester the Cat, Daria, Magneto, Rick Blaine, Dorothy, Paul Harvey, Haley Joel Osmond, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, too many preachers, Kurtz (not the Kunian version), Peter Graves, The Tick, Frankie Avalon and Annette Funacello, Butch Patrick and Lurch Munster, Ricky Ricardo and more


Music from:

Majestics, Richard Berry, Orbits, Little Walter, The Crystals, Eddie Lang, Alex Spearman, Jimmy Reed, Eddie Dugosh and the Red Tops, Pat Hare, Wilburn Brothers, Roy Hall, Crawford Brothers, Smiley Lewis, Jimmy Patton, Art Neville, Jimmy Scott, Little Billy Earl, Eddie Holland, Bobbettes, Jeanne and the Darlings, Tami Lynn, Mabel John, Bob Kuban, Moms Mabley, Pearl Bailey, Irma Thomas, Peggy Seeger, Hank Penny, Etta James, Bull Moose Jackson, Lucky Millinder, Roland Stone, etc.


Musical sub themes in order of appearance:

1. Our XY chromosomes are shared with cave men and troglodytes,

2. The XY romantic strategy of stranding a date in the woods in exchange for affection,

3. The XY romantic strategy of physical violence in exchange for fidelity,

4. The XY conclusion that if the above fails, using a gun will fine tune the strategy,

5. Various XY legal strategies to avoid prison,

6. Various XY prison escape strategies,

Plenty of music outlining elaborate strategies all devoid of any element of common sense.  Surprisingly, it could be worse.  Remove the strategy and a bi-lateral relationship and we have the next set:

 7.   Music of peeping toms!


As usual, the XY's need the XXs to save us from ourselves.  Three sets of answer songs from the female's perspective:

7. Should I leave him or shoot him?

8. Cheaters set,

9. Disgusted with the XY


For those not suitably shamed into decency don't expect you're gonna get moral high ground from the religious fundamentalists as the American Taliban are strikingly similar to the foreign Taliban:

10. Religious fundamentalists in their own words,

11. The Deacon's vices


The last call for music will be three songs appealing to the drunkest of the Saturday-3am-in-New-Orleans crowd:


1.  Bill - New Orleanian, Peggy Scott-Adams, song about finding her husband tongue kissing another man,

2.  I'm In Love With My Sister, and

3.  The Genitalia Of A Fool - perhaps the only song suggesting exposing oneself for romance. 


(Who the hell thinks of these song topics?)

Playlist Tracks

The Persuaders
Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Ah, cripes, You Tube has all these videos set to the Jimmy Castor Bunch's music. They're barely on point to tonight's show but unbelievable. Also a clip of Cleveland's great disc jockey, Pete "Mad Daddy" Myers:
Jimmy Castor Bunch

Finally a video to go along with this 1972 hit that everyone has heard once and will never forget. This videomay win the drunk drive time ultimate award - A Get Out of OPP Free Card.
Cave Man Rock

Trailer from Caveman (1981), a film by Ringo Starr Description: Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr plays a prehistoric, social outcast who, along with other misfits, forms his own tribe and finds various comic adventures. This spoof is mostly without dialogue besides the expected neanthropic grunt.- Amazing list of actors including Ringo Starr (Atouk), Dennis Quaid (Lar), Shelley Long (Tala) , Jack Gilford (Gog) , John Matuszak (Tonda), and Barbara Bach. Special effects were created by Ms. Pussycat and Quintron.
Eddie Dugosh and the Red Tops
One Mile

Eddy's follow up song. She left him and he attributes it to a strange feeling he has. Could it be that she left you because you stranded her in the woods?
Richard Berry
Get Out of The Car

New Orleans' own Richard Berry. A great musician but poor advisor for those seeking romance advice.
Knock Her Down
Little Walter
Boom Boom

Another Louisiana musician disqualified from writing an advice column.
The Crystals
He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)
Eddie Lang
I'm Gonna Make You Eat Those Words
Alex Spearman
Mama Ka Toka Laka Poo Poo Ya
Jimmy Reed
Shoot My Baby

From a 1975 performance in Houston.
Pat Hare
I'm Gonna Murder My Baby

Otis Spann in Muddy Waters band playing St. Louis Blues, from the Newport Folk Blues Festivals (1960) MUDDY WATERS BAND: Otis Spann, piano James Cotton, harmonica Pat Hare, guitar Andrew Stephenson, bass Francey Clay, drums
Wilburn Brothers
Knoxville Girl

Okay, so I slipped in a country music song but the lyrics are so shocking. In this video they dedicate the song to the people of Knoxville. Talk about a lack of situational awareness.
Aaron Neville
Over You
Roy Hall
Blood of Love
Crawford Brothers
I Ain't Guilty
Jimmy Patton
Okie's In The Pokey
Art Neville
I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You
Jimmy Scott
Jealous Guy
Willie Egans
Don't Know Where She Went
Little Billy Earl
Couple In The Car
Lucky Millinder
Silent George
Eddie Holland
Leaving Here

Eddie Holland's singing with the Nicholas Brothers dancing.
I Shot Mr. Lee

Video is to the original Mr. Lee instead of the radio show's subsequent answer song.
Jeanne and The Darlings
How Can You Mistreat The One You Love?
Tami Lynn
I'm Gonna Run Away From You

Link is to Tami performing this great song from 1971.
Mabel John
Don't Hit Me No More
Bob Kuban and the In-Men
The Cheater

A news feature that precedes the amazing story of his demise at the hands of his wife and her lover. Another musician nourished on the banks of the Mississippi River. There's an episode of Forensic Files called "The Cheater" that tells this horrifying story.
Moms Mabley and Pearl Bailey
Saturday Night Fish Fry
Irma Thomas
She'll Never Be Your Wife
Mabel Scott
Peggy Seeger
Gonna Be An Engineer

Older brother Pete Seeger singing Peggy's great song. Thanks Pete for spending time with us at JazzFest.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
He Thinks He'll Keep Her

Mary wrote this song in response to an embarrassingly bad national commercial where a woman knocks herself out and the husband smugly states he "thinks he'll keep her." It was a painful-to-watch ad until Mary's song broke through the national charts. It was probably around then that the advertising department realized they created the screw up of the decade. (Although I wonder if these types of retrogrades ever understand they're out of step with the modern world. But isn't that the underlying theme of tonight's show?)
Smiley Lewis
One Night of Sin
Hank Penny
Catch 'Em Young, Treat 'Em Rough, Tell 'Em Nothing

A video of Hank Penny's wife with a good back story on her career and marriages including to Dean Martin.
Betty Jo Bangs
Daddy Was a Preacher, Mama Was a Go-Go Dancer
Etta James
Son of a Preacher Man

Link is to Etta and Dr. john performing together
Washboard Chaz Blues Trio
You Call That Religion?
Screamin' Joe Neal
Rock and Roll Deacon
Big Jay McNeeley
The Deacon's Hop
Koerner, Ray and Glover
Bull Moose Jackson
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey in the Well
Lucky Millinder
Fare The Well Deacon Jones
Apollo Jump

With Sister Rosetta Tharp and perhaps Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. This is the second best video of the night.
Roland Stone
Preacher's Daughter
Robert Owens
I'm In Love With My Sister
The Cornell Hurd Band
The Genitalia Of a Fool
Shel Silverstein
Crowded Tub

Shel was one of those renaissance figures who worked for both Playboy magazine (when that was daring) and wrote children's books. However, we like to play him because his beard looks exactly like Scott Bourne's beard (WWOZ's Music Director). Here is a clip where Johnny Cash praises Shel and gives him credit for writing Cash's hit song "Boy Named Sue."
Peggy Scott-Adams
Jim Flaherty's Caravan
Real Gone Daddy
Roland Faulk
My Baby's Gone
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