Sunday, September 24, 2006

Show49: September 24, 2006

Hour One

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  1. Make My Getaway/Charlie Musselwhite
  2. Blues Got Me Again/Charlie Musselwhite
  3. Mama Long Legs/Charlie Musselwhite
  4. 38 Special/Charlie Musselwhite
  5. It's Gettin' Warm In Here/Charlie Musselwhite
  6. What's New/Charlie Musselwhite
  7. Hey Miss Bessie/Charlie Musselwhite
  8. Me My Baby And The Blues/Charlie Musselwhite
  9. Catwalk/Charlie Musselwhite
  10. Cheatin' On Me/Charlie Musselwhite
  11. Black Jack David/Warren Smith
  12. So Long I'm Gone/Warren Smith
  13. Miss Froggie/Warren Smith
  14. Red Cadallic And Black Mustache/Warren Smith

Hour Two

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  1. I Feel Free/Cream
  2. N.S.U./Cream
  3. Sweet Wine/Cream
  4. I'm So Glad/Cream
  5. Spoonful/Cream
  6. Strange Brew/Cream
  7. Sunshine Of Your Love/Cream
  8. We're Going Wrong/Cream
  9. White Room/Cream
  10. Crossroads/Cream
  11. Duece And A Quarter/Scotty Moore & DJ Fontana (featuring Keith Richarsd & The Band)
  12. I Told You So/Scotty Moore & DJ Fontana (featuring The Mavericks)
  13. Locked Up In The State Of Illinois/Scotty Moore & DJ Fontana (featuring The Bodeans)
  14. Going Back To Memphis/Scotty Moore & DJ Fontana (featuring the Bill Black Combo)

We Wanna Boogie

People all over the world Wanna Boogie! Sonny Burgess will perform in Austria October, 28th.

Southern Folklore Festival 2006, Memphis Tennessee

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The world loves to shake rattle and roll

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Rockabilly Rave 2006

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Sunday, September 17, 2006

17 September 2006: Show48

Hour One

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  1. I Got Another Girl/Jimmy Sutton
  2. Do The Bop Bop Bop/Dustin Chance
  3. Got That Beat/The Stargazers
  4. She's A Motormouth/The Go Getters
  5. I Got The Bug/ The Hi Q's
  6. It's Alright By Me/Carl Lee
  7. Talking On The Telephone/Lew Williams
  8. This Is The Place/Amber Fox
  9. Keep One Satisfied/Rip Carson
  10. Where'd You Stay Last Night/Condwood Draggers
  11. Payin' The Price/Two Timey Three
  12. Marianne Crazy Joe
  13. Beauty Is Only Skin Deep/The Temptations
  14. Cold Sweat/James Brown
  15. I'll Never Smile Again/The Platters
  16. You're Really Got a Hold On Me/Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  17. Baby You Got What It Takes/Dinah Washington & Brook Benton
  18. Western Union Man/Jerry Butler
  19. Lover Please/Clyde McPhatter
  20. Money/Barret Strong

Hour Two

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  1. It's Only Make Believe/Conway Twitty
  2. Next In Line/Conway Twitty
  3. Hello Darlin'/Conway Twitty
  4. After The Fire Is Gone/Conway Twitty
  5. Lead Me On/Conway Twitty
  6. I Can't Stop Lovin' You/Conway Twitty
  7. Louisiana Woman Mississippi Man/Conway Twitty
  8. You've Never Been This Far Before/Conway Twitty
  9. There's A Honky Tonk Angel Who'll Take Me Back In/Conway Twitty
  10. As Soon As I hang Up The Phone/Conway Twitty
  11. I See The Want In Your Eyes/Conway Twitty
  12. Linda On My Mind /Conway Twitty
  13. Touch The Hand/Conway Twitty
  14. After All The Good Is Gone/Conway Twitty
  15. Play Guitar Play/Conway Twitty
  16. Don't Take It Away/Conway Twitty
  17. Happy Birthday Darlin'/Conway Twitty
  18. Tight Fittin' Jeans/Conway Twitty

10 September 2006: Show47

Hour One

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  1. Sweet Little Rock ‘n’ Roller/ Chuck Berry
  2. Little Queenie/ Chuck Berry
  3. Almost Grown/ Chuck Berry
  4. Back in the U.S.A./ Chuck Berry
  5. Let it Rock/ Chuck Berry
  6. Too Pooped to Pop/ Chuck Berry
  7. Bye-Bye Johnny/ Chuck Berry
  8. Jaguar and Thunderbird/ Chuck Berry
  9. Confessin’ the Blues/ Chuck Berry
  10. Down the Road Apiece/ Chuck Berry
  11. I’m Talking About You/ Chuck Berry
  12. Come On/ Chuck Berry
  13. Nadine (Is it you?)/ Chuck Berry
  14. You Never Can Tell/ Chuck Berry
  15. Promised Land/ Chuck Berry
  16. No Particular Place to Go/ Chuck Berry
  17. I Want to be Your Driver
  18. Tulane/ Chuck Berry
  19. My Ding-a-Ling/ Chuck Berry
  20. Reelin’ and Rockin’/ Chuck Berry
  21. Ain’t Necessarily So/ Willie Nelson
  22. Just Out of Reach/ Willie Nelson
  23. Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys/ Willie Nelson
  24. Stardust/ Willie Nelson
  25. Without a Song/ Willie Nelson
  26. Spanish Angels/ Willie Nelson

Hour Two

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  1. Hooked on a Feeling/ Blue Suede
  2. Rock Me Gently/ Andy Kim
  3. Rock & Roll Heaven/ Righteous Brothers
  4. You’re Havin’ My Baby/ Paul Anka
  5. Rhinestone Cowboy/ Glen Campbell
  6. You Sexy Thing/ Hot Chocolate
  7. Magic/ Pilot
  8. Here Comes that Rainy Day Feeling Again/ The Fortunes
  9. Oh Babe What Would You Say/ Hurricane Smith
  10. Looking for Love/ Bobby Womack
  11. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore/ Buddy Holly
  12. That’ll be the Day/ Buddy Holly
  13. Peggy Sue/Buddy Holly
  14. Crying, Waitin’, and Hopin’/ Buddy Holly
  15. Oh Boy/Buddy Holly
  16. Maybe Baby/Buddy Holly
  17. Well Alright/Buddy Holly
  18. It's So Easy/Buddy Holly
  19. Rave One/Buddy Holly

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Upcoming Events with Sonny Burgess

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September 12, 2006
Melvin Block Benefit
People Helping People Community Center
Amagon, Arkansas

September 17, 2006
Gene Simmons Benefit
At Good Time Charlies Club Tupelo, MS
Also The Johnny Cash Band, Ace Cannon, 10-O-C Band & Carl Mann
2 pm to 5pm

September 30, 2006
Depot Days Festival
Newport, AR

October 7, 2006
Pocanhontas, Arkansas is celebrating 150 years!
Pocahontas, AR
Also appearing, Gary Gazeway, Bill Rice, The Legendary Pacers and Billy Lee Riley.

Sonny's complete schedule

Friday, September 08, 2006

The Week In Review

September 7, 2006

1956, in the wake of Johnny Ray's success with "Just Walking in the Rain," Sun Records releases a cover by The Prisonaires, a smooth-singing doo-wop outfit composed of Tennessee State Penitentiary inmates...

1958, the first stereo records and phonographs hit the marketplace ... demo records simulating planes taking off and ping-pong balls caroming between the left and right speakers quickly become all the rage...

1960, Nancy Sinatra weds pop singer Tommy Sands ... five years later she finds her walking boots and the marriage dissolves ... the FCC bans payola outlawing the pervasive practice of record companies making payments to radio DJs to spin their releases ... the practice resurges four decades later and New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer collects hefty fines from all the major labels for engaging in the pay-to-play game...

1964, a pair of enterprising Beatles fans pack themselves into a carton marked "Beatles Fan Mail" and arrange to have it delivered to the Baltimore Civic Center where the Fab Four are appearing ... their plot is foiled when the girls are discovered by guards checking deliveries ... Rod Stewart cuts his first single--the blues chestnut "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl"...

1965, an ad in Variety announces auditions for the new TV show The Monkees ... would-be Monkees who fail to make the cut include Stephen Stills, Danny Hutton later of Three Dog Night, songwriter Paul Williams, and Charles Manson ... The Toys, a New York-based girl group, scores a #2 pop hit with "Lover's Concerto" ... the song is based on a Bach minuet...

1966, after notching hits in the guise of a crooner and rock 'n' roller, Bobby Darin reinvents himself as a folk singer with the release of "If I Were a Carpenter" ... the Tim Hardin tune reinvigorates his flagging career...

1969, during Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young's set at the Big Sur Festival, a yahoo in the crowd starts heckling the band for being rich rock stars ... Steven Stills, wearing a flamboyant fur coat, leaps off the stage, chases the heckler down, and administers a pounding while from the stage David Crosby pleads for "Peace and love, peace and love" ... Stills gets back onstage and reflects, "Y'know, we think about what that guy was saying, and we look at these coats and these pretty guitars and fancy cars and say, 'Wow man, what am I doin'?'"...

1975, Steve Anderson notches a new endurance record for guitar picking by going at it without a break for 114 hours, 7 minutes...

1978, Who drummer Keith Moon succumbs to an overdose of the drug Heminevrin prescribed to combat his alcoholism ... an autopsy reveals that he'd washed down 32 of the pills with champagne ... his death occurs in the same apartment in which Mama Cass of The Mamas & The Papas met her demise in 1974...

1982, the gospel musical Your Arms are Too Short to Box with God opens on Broadway ... co-starring Al Green and Patti LaBelle, the show is scheduled to run for 30 performances but is extended to 80 after garnering rave reviews and doing great box office...

1991, in a publicity stunt, Alice Cooper sells copies of his new album Hey Stoopid in New York's Times Square for 99 cents a pop...

2000, The soundtrack for Almost Famous is released ... it's notable for including four vintage Led Zeppelin tracks—a first for any soundtrack ... Robert Plant and Jimmy Page agree to the tunes' inclusion after being won over by Cameron Crowe's filmed semi-autobiographical remembrance of a rock journalist-groupie in the '70s...

2003, an American legend passes from the scene when Johnny Cash succumbs to complications of diabetes ... the Pixies announce that band members have buried the hatchet and will embark on a reunion tour in 2004 ... the influential '80s rockers go on to huge success in the face of a lackluster touring season...

2004, a jet-lagged Elton John, set upon by Taiwanese paparazzi, has a hissy fit calling them "rude, vile pigs!" ... it's been over 20 years since Aretha Franklin has performed on the West Coast due to her pronounced fear of flying ... the Queen of Soul announces that she and her entourage will travel in a three-bus caravan to Las Vegas and L.A. for a handful of shows ... a source close to the singer is quoted as saying, "Her albums don't sell like they used to—she's got to tour"...

...and that was the week that was.


September 7: Hank Williams (1923), Sonny Rollins (1930), bluesman Little Milton (Campbell) (1934), Buddy Holly born Charles Hardin Holley (1936), Joe Negroni of Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers (1940), Continental Drift's Jim Gault (1943), Alfa Anderson of Chic (1946), disco diva Gloria Gaynor (1949), Chrissie Hynde (1951), session guitarist Chuck Beattie (1954),

September 8: "The Singing Brakeman" Jimmie Rodgers (1897), Western swing pioneer Milton Brown (1903), Modern Records co-founder Jules Bihari (1913), Patsy Cline AKA Virginia Patterson Hensley (1932), Joe Tex (1933), Dante Drowty of Dante & The Evergreens (1941), Brian Cole of The Association (1944), Cathy Jean (1945), Kelly Groucutt of E.L.O. (1945), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan of The Grateful Dead (1945), Atlanta Rhythm Section's Dean Daughtry (1946),

September 9: Jacob Carey of The Flamingos (1926), jazz drummer Elvin Jones (1927), Otis Redding (1941), Inez Foxx (1944), Billy Preston (1946), Iron Butterfly's Doug Ingle (1947)

September 10: R&B shouter Roy Brown (1925), vibist Roy Ayers (1940), Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night (1942), Jose Feliciano (1945), Barrymore Barlow of Jethro Tull (1949), Aerosmith's Joe Perry (1950)

September 11: tenor saxman Bobby Fields (1928), Bernard Dwyer of Freddie And The Dreamers (1940), Leo Kottke (1945), Mickey Hart (1950)

September 12: blues singer Alger "Texas" Alexander (1900), Mel "The Velvet Fog" Torme (1925), George Jones (1931), Warren Corbin of The Cleftones (1943), Maria Muldaur (1943), Barry White (1944), Gerry Beckley of America (1952)

September 13: swing sax player Chu Berry (1910), Bill Monroe (1911), Charles Brown (1922), Joseph "Mr. Google Eyes" August (1931), producer Gene Page (1938), Dave Quincy of Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1939), David Clayton-Thomas of Blood, Sweat & Tears (1941), Peter Cetera of Chicago (1944), Fred "Sonic" Smith (1949)


September 7: Keith Moon (1978)

September 8: songwriter Dick Heard (1998), Beatle publicist Derek Taylor (1997)

September 9: singer-songwriter Lucio Battisti (1998), bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe (1996), Sandra Tilley of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (1983)

September 10: zydeco accordionist Beau Jocque (1999)

September 12: Nashville session drummer Kenny Buttrey (2004), Johnny Cash (2003), Stanley Turrentine (2000), Abba producer Stig "Stikkan" Anderson (1997), Jaco Pastorius (1987)


Sunday, September 03, 2006

3 September 2006: Show 46

Hour One

  1. It's All In The Game/Tommy Edwards
  2. Isle of Capri/Tommy Edwards
  3. Love Is All We Need/Tommy Edwards
  4. Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I/Tommy Edwards
  5. Take These Chains From My Heart/Tommy Edwards
  6. I Looked At Heaven/Tommy Edwards
  7. Please Mr. Sun/Tommy Edwards
  8. Don't Fence Me In/Tommy Edwards
  9. Baby, Baby, Baby/Tommy Edwards
  10. Don't Send Me No Flowers/The Breakers
  11. Geraldine/Ole Miss Downbeats
  12. Shady Lady/The Shades
  13. Your Love/The Percussions
  14. Please Please Little Girl/The Merits
  15. Little Girls Were Made To Love/The Scepters
  16. Move It, Groove It/The Ponees
  17. Stormy Weather/Tommy Burk & The Counts
  18. Back For More/Lawson &Four More
  19. Going Out Of My Mind/Ricky & The Rainbows
  20. Condition Red/The Goodees
  21. I Wanna Be/Memphis Nomads
Program Excerpts

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Garage & Frat Bands In Memphis vol.1
Greetings from Shangri-la Projects, a multi-talented Memphis music company! We began in 1989 in Memphis, Tennessee, as a record
store and a record label. Shangri-la Projects has recently split from the record store and added a booking agency as well as a Memphis based custom tour company to our record label and publishing company.

Did you play in a garage band?

Hour Two

  1. That's Alright/Paul McCartney
  2. Mystery Train/Jeff Beck & Chrissie Hynde
  3. My Bucket's Got A Hole In It/Jimmy Page & Robert Plant
  4. Blue Suede Shoes/Johnny Hallyday
  5. Whole Lotta Shakin Going On/Elton John
  6. Blue Moon Of Kentucky/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  7. Sittin' On Top Of The World/Van Morrison & Carl Perkins
  8. Don't Be Cruel/Byran Ferry
  9. Red Cadallic & A Black Moustache/Bob Dylan
  10. Just Walkin' In The Rain/Eric Clapton & The Impressions
  11. Red Hot & Blue (radio broadcast)/Dewey Phillips

Dewey and Elvis
The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay
Louis Cantor

The Red, Hot and Blue deejay who helped legitimize race music and introduce Elvis Presley to the world.
“It all started in 1949 when Memphis's own WDIA became the first radio station in the country to switch to all-black programming. After WDIA went off the air, WHBQ decided to capture some of their newly discovered black audience by putting "Daddy-O-Dewey" Phillips--the most popular white deejay in the mid-South-- on a new show, Red, Hot and Blue. Although the show originally aired for just fifteen minutes a night, its impact was immeasurable.”