Hound Howl #028 – Aircheck & Playlist

Show #28
Conway Twitty Birthday Tribute
Aired 09/01/2019
Length 1:58:33

– Set List –


1) Rhythm Rockers – Motivatin’
2) Prowlers – Bongo Rock
3) Phantoms Band – Phantom Freight
4) Red Arrow & The Braves – Red Skin Rumble
5) Rhythmics – Comin’ Through

Set Break
11:55 – 14:09

2nd Set

1) Rampages – Alligator Stomp
2) Millie Vernon – Bloodshot Eyes
3) Ronnie Vare & The Inspirations – Let’s Rock Little Girl
4) Walter “Wise” Miller – I Wanna Rock Rock Roll With You Honey
5) Scrapper Pratt’s Falcons – Guitar Man’s Struggle
6) Preacher Stephens – Whoopin’ And A Hollerin’

Set Break
28:10 – 30:28

Blues Hangover

1) Square Walton – Bad Hangover
2) John Lee Hooker – Roll N’ Roll
3) Hot Shot Love – Wolf Call Boogie
4) Lightnin’ Hopkins – They Wonder Who I Am
5) Muddy Waters – Walking Thru The Park
6) Little Walter – Boom, Boom Out Goes The Lights

Set Break
46:08 – 48:45

4th Set

1) T. Valentine – Do The Do
2) Curtis Johnson with The Windjammers – Baby, Baby
3) Crown Prince Waterford & His Twistologists – Teen Age Twister
4) Leroy Bowman & The Arrows – Graveyard
5) Lee Dorsey – Behind The 8-Ball
6) Gradie O’Neal & The Bella Tones – Turkey Neck Stretch

Set Break
1:03:00 – 1:06:33

5th Set

1) Ralph Nielsen & The Chancellors – Scream
2) Bobby Van Hook & The Night Owls – Down In Alabama
3) Gene Maltais – The Bug
4) Daarts – Cut Me Up
5) Van Brothers – Servant Of Love
6) Little Benny & The Stereos – Drinking Wine, Spodie Odie

Set Break
1:20:34 – 1:24:00

6th Set

1) Conway Twitty – Is A Blue Bird Blue (Recorded Live at the Castaway Lounge, Cleveland Ohio, July 1963)
2) Jimmy Nolen – Movin’ On Down The Line
3) Jerry Martin & The Sounds – Janet
4) Phillip Walker Band – I Want You For Myself
5) Lloyd McCollough – Gonna Love My Baby
6) Fabulous Gardenias – What’s The Matter With Me
7) Silver Jets – Roberta
8) Wild Child Gipson with Freddie Tieken & The Rockers – Kool

Set Break
1:44:38 – 1:47:00

7th Set

1) Sonny Blair – Please Send My Baby Back
2) Earl Wade – I Dig Rock ’N Roll
3) Joe Weaver with The Don Juans – Looka Here, Pretty Baby

Set Break/Outtro
1:55:29 – 1:57:30

Trez Trezo – Hang On Sloopy


Marianne Faithful

I went to see Marianne Faithful last night which gives me an excuse to run the above photos, two of my favorites, and some clips, including the only watchable parts of the otherwise awful flick Girl On A Motorcycle (1968).
The show was great. Hal Wilner has put together an excellent band for her, including a small string section that allowed her to do “As Tears Go By” in its original arrangement.
She did lots of material from her new LP, one of those superstar duet jobs that I’ve only heard a few tunes from, I really liked her version of Merle Haggard’s “Sing Me Back Home” (which she sings with Keith Richards on the record). Anyway, the live show included a great version of Sister Morphine that allowed guitarist Marc Ribot to really shine. I kept thinking how great it would sound if Quine was up there with him (Quine played on her Strange Weather LP). Anyhoo, here’s the original version of Sister Morphine if you never heard it (with Ry Cooder on guitar), the Stones’ covered it note for note on Sticky Fingers, even giving themselves the songwriting credit on the original pressings of the LP. I’ve always loved this tune which appeared as a single on Decca (U.K. only) around 1970 when she was living out the lyrics. I might as well throw in a couple of other early Decca era tunes that I like and you might have missed–here’s her version of Leadbelly’s Black Girl (later a hit for Nirvana), and here’s Is This What I Get For Loving You, a record I’ve owned since I was seven years old and drooling over her on Hullabaloo (clip below) and Shindig. If you’re not totally burned out on Rolling Stones related reading (I was going to to an entire posting on Stones’ books since I buy and read ’em all, but does anyone actually care at this point?), her
1994 autobiography Faithful (with David Dalton, Little Brown) is a classic, right up there with Anita O’Day’s High Times Hard Times (with George Eells, Putnam, 1981) in the she-junkie literary canon. Anyway, Marianne Faithful may not look like she did in the sixties but as a performer she’s actually stronger than ever, her voice, originally a breathy, clear, alto, emerged at the end of some hard mileage so fragile and cracked that it used to sound like it her vocal chords would snap mid song. These days her voice is a surprisingly strong and flexible instrument. It still sounds like she gargles with broken glass and whiskey, but it’s a voice that has served her well through four decades and four million cigarettes. By the end of a 90 minutes set her pipes was still strong enough for her to deliver her final encore acappella. Marianne Faithful, from her Ye-Ye girl roots to today’s weathered pro, reinvented herself the hard way, ya got to love her for that.

Thanks to Mary Lee Kortes, Eric Ambel and Hal Wilner for getting me to leave the house on a Saturday night in NYC, I can’t even remember the last time I went out to see music in this city on a Saturday night.

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