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Hound Howl #077 – 20210117

Originally aired January 17, 2021 on 
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Farewell to Phil Spector


  1. Edgar Blanchard – Let’s Get It
  2. Willie Egan – Chittlin’s
  3. Johnny “Rockhouse” Green – The King
  4. Lafayette Thomas with Al Prince Orchestra – The Thing
  5. Phillip Walker Band – Playing In The Park

On Mic
10:29 – 12:30

2nd Set

  1. Harvey & Doc with The Dwellers – Oh, Baby!!
  2. New Mason Dixons – Totaled
  3. Jimmy Dee – Rock-Tick-Tock
  4. Thunderbirds – Baby Let’s Play House
  5. David Ray – Lonesome Baby Blues
  6. LaVerne Baker – Voodoo Voodoo

On Mic
25:00 – 28:18

Blues Hangover

  1. Hound Dog Taylor – My Baby Is Coming Home
  2. Model “T” Slim featuring Jack Wall on Lead Guitar – Shake Your Boogie
  3. Louie Myers & The Aces – Just Whaling
  4. Smokey Hogg – Skinny Leg’d Woman
  5. Blue Charlie – I’m Gonna Kill That Hen
  6. George Smith – Yes Baby
  7. Sammy Lewis with Willie Johnson – I Feel So Worried

On Mic
46:54 – 50:36

4th Set

  1. Gregg Connors – (Your Love) Tears Me Up
  2. Blue Flamers – Watch On
  3. Ray Coleman – My Rock And Roll Baby
  4. Titans with Jack Collier Orchestra – Rhythm & Blues
  5. Gene Ski & The Troubadours – Six Foot Down
  6. Archibald – Shake Shake Baby

On Mic
1:04:12 – 1:06:21

5th Set

  1. Nightriders – Lookin’ For My Baby
  2. Jack Scott – Baby, She’s Gone
  3. Drakes with J J Macambo- Oo Wee So Good
  4. Sleepy La Beff – All The Time
  5. Morris Pejoe – Hurt My Feelings
  6. Ray Scott & The Shades – Rio Dia Rosa

On Mic
1:20:34 – 1:22:27

6th Set

  1. Darrell Rhodes – Runnin’ And Chasin’
  2. Esquerita – Oh Baby
  3. Young Lads – Graduation Kiss
  4. Smiley Lewis – Oh Red !
  5. Dick Penner – Move Baby Move
  6. Little Victor – Papa Lou And Gran

On Mic
1:36:05 – 1:38:06

7th Set

  1. Tony & Jackie Lamie with The Swing Kings – Wore To A Frazzel
  2. Joe Liggins & His “Honeydrippers” – Everyone’s Down On Me
  3. Jim McCrory with Bob Bain’s Music – Rock Ya Baby
  4. Blue Dots – Please Don’t Tell ‘Em
  5. Ronnie Self – Big Fool
  6. Jay McNeeley – All That Wine Is Gone
  7. Lee Dorn – Rockin’ Daddy
  8. Valentines – The Woo Woo Train

On Mic/Outtro
1:57:52 – 1:58:38

The Phil Spector Trial- A few thoughts….

A few thoughts on Phil Spector, currently incarcerated awaiting sentencing for second degree murder charges:
* You Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ is one of the worst rock’n’roll records ever made.
* Spector’s best record is this one– Oh Baby issued on the Annette label under the name of Harvey & Doc with the Dwellers (Doc being Doc Pomus).
* His best group, the Sleepwalkers never recorded. I can’t remember where I read it, but I do remember an interview with Kim Fowley where he recalls their only gig, a band, dressed in 40’s Noir/gangster garb (Phil on lead guitar), takes the stage in trench coats and blows the audience away with a Link Wray/Peter Gunn type spooky rock’n’roll sound. The other members include Steve Douglas and Sandy Nelson, then members of Kip Tyler & the Flips who where occasionally managed by Phil’s soon to be institutionalized sister Shirley.
* Having seen Phil pull a gun on somebody once (at Doc’s funeral), I’m fairly sure he pulled the trigger, although my guess is it was an accident and manslaughter would have been a more fitting charge. No doubt Phil rejected a plea bargain to such charges. I also think Bruce Cutler bought off a juror in the first trial (my opinion, based on no facts, only that Cutler was caught doing it in one of John Gotti’s trials). That said, prison life will not be easy for Phil, I hope he’s under suicide watch 24/7.
* A working girl friend of mine used to trick with Phil, after each meeting she’d come in the bar and quickly down 3-4 shots of tequila and then excuse herself and go to the ladies room and throw up. Her scatological stories were so vile even I don’t feel like repeating them.
* When it’s all said and done, it’s hard not to feel sorry for Phil. I feel even worse for Lana Clarkson (seen here doing her Little Richard impersonation from the Home Shopping Channel) and her family.
Spector’s lawyers attacking her obviously backfired with the jury (who could have found Phil guilty of involuntary manslaughter). They’ll probably get stiffed on their fees, as Phil is broke.
* Nick Tosches began working on a book about Spector several years back (even interviewing Spector’s first wife Annette, who had never given an interview before), but he soon gave the project up. When I asked him about it he just shrugged. The subject just couldn’t hold his interest long enough to write a book about it. Nik Cohn had a similar experience in the early seventies. Come to think of it, I’ve run out of things to say myself….

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