Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Playlist for Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Bound To Leave You Wanting
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Josee Germain

1. Sugar In The Gourd - The Holy Modal Rounders

2. What Was It You Wanted - Willie Nelson
3. I Want You - Bob Dylan
4. All I Really Want To Do - Bob Dylan

5. I Want To Live & Love - The Maddox Brothers & Rose

The Maddox Brothers & Rose formed in 1933 after parents Charlie & Lula Maddox took their family (Calvin, Fred, Kenneth, Henry & Rose) from Alabama to California, hitchhiking and hopping boxcars, to find work as itinerant field labourers. They were a little ahead of the so-called "great Okie migration" and managed to find work in the San Jaoquin Valley as "fruit tramps". But the second eldest, Fred, hated the work and with his audacious and enterprising spirit convinced The Rice Furniture Company to sponsor the family as a musical act on the local radio station. The Rice Furniture people insisted that the band have a girl singer, so Fred, promising they had the "best girl singer" around enlisted his sister, Rose, to sing their decidedly raucous, rowdy, and sometimes raunchy slap-bass country boogie songs. This was remarkable, in part, since Rose was only 11 years old at the time and knew maybe 3 songs all the way through. Still, despite Rose's age, they managed to use the radio publicity to get jobs playing barrooms and area honky tonks for tips, and eventually won a nationally syndicated radio spot during the California State Centennial Festival in 1939, sponsored by the Anacin Company. Known for their ornately embroidered suits (tailored by the famous Nudie Turk) and outlandishly animated stage antics (dance hall audiences often stopped dancing just to watch), The Maddox Brothers & Rose earned the sobriquet of "Most Colorful Hillbilly Band in America". When the group disbanded in 1956, Rose continued on with an illustrious solo career until she passed away from kidney failure in 1998 at the age of 71.

6. I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart - Patsy Montana & The Prairie Ramblers
7. I Want To Be Good - The Hoofbeats
8. I Want Two Wings - Rev. Utah Smith
9. I Want To Sing That Rock And Roll - Gillian Welch

10. I Want A Tall Skinny Papa - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
11. I Want A Man (Who's Gonna Do It Right) - Annisteen Allen & Her Home Town Boys

From the various artist compilation Eat To The Beat: The Dirtiest of Them Dirty Blues. Annisteen Allen was born Ernestine Allen in Champaign, Illinois in 1920 and started her career of jazz inflected blues singing in 1945. She worked with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra, Big John Greer, Wynonie Harris, The Orioles, and Joe Morris' Blues Calvacade, and recorded for Federal, King & Capitol. She had a hit in 1955 being the first to record Earl Burrows' song Fujiyama Mama, before Eileen Barton and Wanda Jackson. Here she wants a man who's gonna do it right and she doesn't care how her man even "looks" as long as he "fooks" nobody but her. Now that's a rhyming couplet!

12. I Wanna Know (What Cha Doin' Down There) - Dolly Cooper
13. I Wanna Waltz - Wanda Jackson

14. I Want You To Want Me - Dwight Yoakam

Yes! Dwight Yoakam sings Cheap Trick! Didn't I, didn't I, didn't I feel like cryin'?

15. When Someone Wants To Leave - The Allen Brothers

The sons of bluegrass legend Red Allen: Harley, Greg & Ronnie. A brother act with actual brothers! Heartbreak and resignation in stupendous vocal harmony. This song was written by Dolly Parton.

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