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Playlist for May 22, 2010 from 12:00AM - 3:00AM

Current New Orleans Time: Thu, 2:24am

Playlist Date & Time: 5/22/2010 12:00AM - 3:00AM

Program: Blues in the Night with Jamie Dell'Apa

Special Show Blog Post: Clancy Wiggums - Lawman


Book 'em

Cops have been brutalizing guys they don't like since time began.  That the America of 1968 was a bit shocked to see Chicago cops dishing these extra-legal beatings to political protesters was merely reflective of getting news cameras in the field.  Overnight middle-America needed to re-calibrate their image of cops as the fair, smart, robot-like professionals portrayed by Dragnet's Joe Friday, Adam 12's Pete Malloy orThe Untouchable's Robert Stack.  

The new TV cop model included emotions and even trendy ethnic side-kids.  Meet the emotional Joe Mannix of Mannix and over-wrought Steve McGarrett of Hawaii 5.0.  

  Down here in New Orleans (the Galapagos Island of America's cultural development) we have a separate reality.  Here we whisper to our out-of-town guests "whatever you do, stay away from the police - they make the Chicago police of 1968 seem professional."  Who Dat Say These Things?  My favorite oft-repeated quote from former police chief Warren Riley, was his claim to have fired, officially disciplined or suspended almost half of the 1,600 member New Orleans police force between Katrina and today.  Whoa!  

 

So what's the proper musical treatment on this topic?  

 

Let's start by splicing audio samples of dramatic versus comedic cop dialog.  Mix in the local element of Steven Seagal'sdialog from the unreality show Steven Seagal - Lawman and the reality and fantasy completely blur into the absurdity that created Ignatius.  That's always been the true feel down here - a way of life built on a foundation of absurdity.  

Tonight, songs about crime, cops, jail.  Between songs are interstitial sound clips from Hawaii 5.0.'s Steve McGarrett,  Barney Fife of Andy of Mayberry and The Simpson's Clancy Wiggum.  (Okay so I only got one real cop sampled - who else but the hyper-pretentious Jefferson Parish deputy, Steven Seagal would wear a mic?  Remember he's not an actor (he's just pretentious).  

 

And for all my drunk driver listeners, if you get pulled over during the show make sure you turn off the radio.

 

Oh yeah, then there was that emotionless, professional interplanetary disciplinarian who kept us wacky humans in line, Spock...  but that's for another show.

 

Playlist Tracks

Tom Hall
Stack of Records
Barrance Whitfield
Hi Fi Baby
Saturday Night Boogie
R. Dean Taylor
Bunker Hill
The Girl Can't Dance
Darrel Higham
I Got The Bug
Jimmy Nelson
T-99 Blues
Stomp Gordon
Dragnet
Roy Tann
Your Drivers License
Sonny Knight
But Officer
Canned Heat
My Crime
Phil Melancon
Metairie Oh Metairie
Jimmy McCracklin?
Pistol Packin Mama
Dan Hicks
My Cello
Snooks Eaglin
Baby, You Can Get Your Gun
Phil Melancon
Rat-A-Tat Symphony
Wayne Hancock
Johnny Law
Jimmy Patton
Yah! I'm Movin'
Rudy Tutti Grayzell
FBI Story
Nat King Cole
Call the Police
Bob Lee
Wanted For Questioning
Lloyd Price
Stagger Lee
Stella Johnson
Trial of Stagger Lee
Coasters
Bad Detective
The Del-Tones
Moonlight Party
Frantics
The Whip
Ron Thompson and the Broughams
Switchblade
Honeyboy
Bloodstains on the Wall
Specialty Story
Ray Condo
Jump Back Baby Jump Back
Jeff Beck and the Big Town Playboys
Who Slapped John?
Crickets
I Fought The Law
Johnny Otis
Courtroom Blues
5 Du-Tones
Divorce Court
Wynonie Harris
Good Morning Judge
Five Keys
Come Go My Bail, Louise
Zeb Turner
Traveling Boogie
Charlie Sayles Union Mission Band
Highway Man
Coasters
Bad Detective
The Del-Tones
Moonlight Party
Frantics
The Whip
Ron Thompson and the Broughams
Switchblade
Honeyboy
Boodstains on the Wall
Ray Condo
Jump Back Honey Jump Back
Jeff Beck and the Big Town Playboys
Who Slapped John
Crickets
I Fought the Law
Johnny Otis
Courtroom Blues
5 Du Tones
Divorce Court
Wynonie Harris
Good Morning Judge
Five Keys
Come Go My Bail, Louise
Zeb Turner
Traveling Boogie
Danny Gatton
Twenty Flight Rock
E Pauling
Solid Rock
Dantels
Dragon Walk
The Night Caps
Wildcat
Link Wray
The Black Widow
Link Wray
Remember the Twist
Little Booker
Open the Door
Little Jimmy Dickens
Blackeyed Joe's
Little Ike
She Can Rock
Darryl Carter
Looking Straight Ahead
Kim Melvin
Doin' The Popcorn
O.V. Wright
Nickel and a Nail
The O'Kaysions
Girl Watcher
Jan Bradley
Mama Didn't Lie
Love
Maybe the People Would Be The Times
Savoy Brown
I'm Crying
Sopwith Camel
Fazon
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