Hound Howl Historic – 19900630

Originally aired June 30, 1990 on WFMU.
The Hound Howl is also available as a podcast on Apple Podcasts and Google Play.

Moon Men w/Link Wray – Other Side of the Moon
Nite Caps – Haunted Sax
Ventures – He Never Came Back
Virtues – Telstar
Guitar Bob & Jerry – Ghost Satellite

2nd set
Wesley Reynolds – Trip to the Moon
Wilbert Harrison – Poison Ivy
Varitones – Pink Pedal Pushers
Grover Pruitt – Mean Train

Mexican Rock and Roll
Los Teen Tops – Buen Rock Esta Noche
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs – Jimenos (Let’s Weñt)
Los Locos del Ritmo – Un Gran Pedazo de Amor
Charlie & the Jives – The Coffee Grind
Chris Montez – No No No

4th set
Louis Prima – Oh Marie (bootleg)
Louis Prima & Sam Butera – There’ll Be No Next Time
Sam Butera & the Witnesses – Easy Rockin’
Louis Prima & Keely Smith – Embraceable You/I Got It Bad
Louis Prima – Sing Sing (bootleg)

Hillbilly Hangover
Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel
Buck Owens – Truck Drivin’ Man
George Jones – These Days I Barely Get By
Skeets McDonald – I’m Sorry Now
Merle Haggard – I Think I’ll Just Sit Here and Drink

Vom Set (British Intrusion)
Swingin’ Blue Jeans – Shakin’ Feeling
Troggs – From Home
Kinks – Louie Louie
Yardbirds – Train Kept a Rollin’
Pretty Things – Rosalyn

Afro-Sputnik Set
Little Ernest Tucker – Gonna Get Me a Satellite
Etta James – Nobody Loves You Like Me*
Hank Ballard & the Midnighters – The Float
Roosevelt Sykes – Satellite Baby
Bo Diddley – Live My Life

8th Set
Tommy Bell – Swamp Gal*
Cile Turner – Crap Shootin’
Sinner Fretts – Rockin’ Baby
Joe Johnson – Cool Love
Johnny Powers – Long Blond Hair, Rose Red Lips

Blues Hangover
Tender Slim – Don’t Cut Out on Me
Muddy Waters – Deep Down in My Heart
W Harris – Low Down Dirty Shame
Jerry McCain – Crazy ’bout That Mess
Hound Dog Taylor & the HouseRockers – What’d I Say
Little Hudson – No Money Down

Hasil Adkins – Take a Walk With Me

*by request

Sam Butera

Louis Prima’s band leader and saxophonist Sam Butera died Wednesday morning, June 3rd at 6 a.m. at his home in Las Vegas, he was 81 years old. He was born in New Orleans on Aug. 17, 1927 and led Prima’s backing band the Witnesses from 1954 until 1975 when Prima went into the coma that would eventually kill him. He was on all of the best Louis Prima & Keely Smith Capitol LP’s: The Wildest (here), The Call Of The Wildest, The Wildest Comes Home, The Wildest Show In Tahoe (here), etc.) I caught him at the Tropicana in Vegas as recently as 1997 and he was still great. He made lots of good solo records including Easy Rockin’ (Capitol), Bim Bam (Capitol), Little Liza Jane (Prima 1) She’s A Kookamonger (Dot) as well as singing lead on many songs on Prima’s LP’s like his killer reading of Richard Berry’s The Next Time (from The Call of The Wildest it can be heard here along with the best of Louis Prima’s Capitol sides). He also made several solo LP’s for Capitol including The Big Horn (here). He had retired from performing in 2004, so I was already missing him. With Sam’s death comes the end of an era, that of the great rock’n’roll Vegas lounge acts which included the Treniers, Freddie Bell & the Bell Boys, Bill Ward & the Dominos, and of course Lous Prima with Sam Butera & the Witnesses.

DAVID CARRADINE DEATH: AUTO-EROTIC ASPHYXIATION?  Check out today’s Smoking Gun.  Sounds like a better explanation than suicide, after all, why would he have wrapped the rope around his genitals? 

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