|track artist, song-label, format|
01 R.D. Hedron's
Western Jamboree Cowboys, Little Spanish Fireball-White Label, LP
|Notes:||By 9 a.m. light rain was
falling. Sort of slow motion. I found it relaxing. By the time the show
began that would change. The station was sort of a wreak due to the aftermath
of last week's pledge drive. The lights were on so I assume the goal was
"These phones are nice and loud, but I only have one channel."
Uncle Jeff makes like a windmill with headphones. He demands an equipment check. I lean back and laugh... overcome by behind-the-scene shenanigans. I see Ukulele Loki's laughing eyes as he begins to troubleshoot the situation. The more he laughs the more I laugh. I don't think Jeff is amused, but he concedes.
"Same... all the same. Oh well, lets go with one channel."
By this time I'm grooving on jittery accordion and tap-piano of the Monterey Polka. A nice tune, but not as hot as Jimmie Short's, "Your Big Beaver," Could you believe that hot fiddle and beat in a western revamp of an old jazz standard? Man, I like that!
You might of thought Tommy Scott's, "Cherokee Rose" started out with a train wreck, but that's how it plays. Then the original, jazzy 1928 version of Irving Mills and Cliff Friend's, "Lovesick Blues." sung by Emmett Miller. A little history lesson for us all.
The show headed toward the never neutral territory of a Bob Dylaness set. Endless behind the scenes bantering. Brutal. Sophia set the tone for the balance of this show to mirror the outside weather.
Post Show caffeine and burger fix at the Mountain Sun on Pearl.
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