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June 21, 2007

Born with the Orleans News On

from Gabaom's description on dailymotion of Louis Prima's Buona Sera,
i think this sums up the great man's glorious career:

orn with the Orleans News on-- December 7, 1910, Louis PRIMA was a genii's Bean... Louie Prima is most known going back to 1956 also Wildest, in which appear Just has a gigolo on Marie... With Lime, it played with the orchestra of Sam Butera, Witnesses with the Kaspar Lounge, smallest of the large living rooms of the Sahara hotel of Las Vegas. Married five times, divorced as much, this wire of Italian emigrants who passed for a mongrel because of his basin dye left in annals of Las Vegas the memory of a doubled public entertainer of a heat inconstant rabbit. Struck of a concussion in 1975, he died after three years of coma. He was the inventor of the rate/rhythm ninny, that which had known to mix rigmarole, swing, pop music and quadruple-professional.

In the early thirties trumpeter/showman Louis Prima ( b.1910) played in New Orleans in the "Courtyard Club" on Bourbon Street. He moved later to New York and started the " Famous Door" on 52nd Street.
This 1937 film clip starts with a short conversation between Prima and some customers in the Famous Door and then the band plays Basin Street Blues in what looks like a New years party.
On clarinet is Pee Wee Russell quietly sitting next to the piano, leaving the main part of the show to Prima.



outed by whimperin' bill anderson from a television special that could only be TNN or possibly TBN, this veritable craunch-mart of a craunch session easily rates as craunch porn in its "titillation with no redeeming value," or its "i know it when i see it" factor. after researching johnny counterfit i now empathize with the supreme court justices who must also have felt a little sickened from their required overexposure to certain unartfully presented pornography, although probably less inclined to masturbate.
i am not easily confused and in fact have been known to be purposefully obfuscatory. i am dedicated to the pun, but if there exists one in mr. counterfit's sir name--i am checked and confess it here. (i now empathize with former president clinton who was also confused by "it".)

i will defer any tongue-in-cheek or winking appraisal as to the legitimacy or "counterfeitness" of johnny counterfit to the following panel from this forum of the hee haw roadshow who may be more knowledgeable on the subject; however, if you are easily offended by cornpone, or are allergic to corn (think hee haw without the animation or hot chicks and more toupees), then you may want to skip this particular clip featuring a medley of "counterfit" songs ending with a most explicit version of del reeves singing green, green grass of home as walter brennan en duet with mr. counterfit as john wayne, and proceed straight to the two clips from sons of country singers, conway twitty and roger miller-- there, i think you will find a more palatable introduction to this particularly unpalatable entreé of craunch dui jour.
as a prepended apologia to this post i have appended a postprandial palate-cleanser of white lightning by the possum: prost!

johnny counterfit (in two parts)
i walk the line/walkin' the floor/act naturally
del reeves and johnny counterfit singing green green grass of home as walter brennan and john wayne

Counterfit Bio

Comedian/Celebrity Impressionist
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, comedian/celebrity voice impressionist, Johnny Counterfit started developing his skills when, as a child, he watched most of the cartoons, movies, and variety shows found on television in the late 1960’s. Through Elementary and High School, Johnny would entertain students and teachers, sometimes to the chagrin of the latter, while honing his vocal and ad-lib skills during class and recess.

While still in High School, the young comedian began performing on stage, at the Nashville West Dinner Theater, in Portland, Oregon, albeit as a “freebie” on open-mic Sunday evenings. In 1981, Johnny Counterfit decided to attempt a career in show business, assembled a band, and never looked back.

In 1990, the “big break” came when ABC in Hollywood became aware of Counterfit, and asked him to be part of its new America’s Funniest People broadcast. After that, Johnny appeared on a host of networks including CBS, TNN (The Nashville Network), TBS, and The Disney Channel. Johnny’s voices starred in the (1986) EMMY award winning feature, A Claymation Christmas Celebration, still being sold on Amazon.com.

Johnny Counterfit continues appearing on television and radio.

Counterfit Reviews

"One of the most crowd pleasing entertainers I have ever met!"
Ralph Emery

"He's the best I've ever seen!"
Johnny Cash

hell-o darlin'
mike twitty

dean miller
old toy trains

white lightning
george jones

THE完 PERFECT完 AMERICAN な: johnny couterfit surfeit

June 20, 2007

tammy wynette: well-versed (I'LL ADD SOME PLAYABLE VIDEOS SOON: TPA 11.29.08)

medazzaland interview


[vurst] Pronunciation Key,
experienced; practiced; skilled; learned (usually fol. by in):
She was well versed

Tammy Wynette dead at 55

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- She grew up picking cotton in Mississippi, worked as a beautician and sang for the people who, like her, knew about hardship and heartache.

Tammy Wynette, whose hits included the classic country ode "Stand by Your Man," died Monday at age 55 while napping at her Nashville home.

The cause of her death was believed to be a blood clot, spokeswoman Evelyn Shriver said. Wynette had had a series of health problems in recent years.

Billy Sherrill, who co-wrote "Stand By Your Man" with Wynette, signed her to Epic Records and produced her pivotal early hits. Other hits included "I Don't Wanna Play House," "Womanhood," "Take Me to Your World," "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad," and "The Ways to Love a Man."

The genius of "Stand By Your Man" was how Wynette's tearful voice undercut the lyrics, capturing the pain of a woman struggling to be true to a man who probably didn't deserve it.

Throughout Wynette's 25-year career, stormy marriages and hospital stays threatened to overshadow one of the most successful singing stories in country music history. In 1978, she was abducted at a Nashville shopping center, driven 80 miles in her luxury car, beaten and released by a masked assailant. No one was ever arrested, though Wynette later said the man apparently ended up in prison for another crime.

Wynette's personal life settled down that year when she married her fifth and final husband, George Richey.

She was hospitalized for various ailments dozens of times, and admitted in the late 1970s to being dependent on painkilling drugs. She had several operations in the last 10 years to relieve recurring inflammation and infections of her bile duct.

Wynette raised from the grave

NASHVILLE, Tenn., APRIL 14 - The body of country music star Tammy Wynette was removed from her tomb and autopsied Wednesday in an attempt to answer questions raised in the year since her death.

The steps were taken a week after three of Wynette's daughters filed a wrongful-death suit against her doctor and her husband-manager, George Richey, claiming they were responsible for her death at the age of 55.

Richey told a news conference he had requested the autopsy because of the allegations made against him in the suit.

``I'm profoundly saddened her children are willing to drag their mother's closely guarded private life into the public, leaving me no choice but to respond,'' he said.

``I'm saddened that out of frustration over financial matters, her daughters have been willing to work so hard to discredit their mother. ... I'm saddened that part of Tammy's legacy is this fiasco,'' he said.

Richey said his late wife, known as the ``first lady of country music,'' had not wanted to be autopsied or cremated. Her body was entombed at Woodlawn mausoleum in Nashville.

``Tammy was a woman who knew what she wanted in life and in death,'' he said.

Bruce Levy, Tennessee's chief medical examiner, said he had conducted the autopsy and would issue a report in four to six weeks.

One week ago, three of Wynette's daughters -- Georgette Smith, Jackie Daley and Tina Jones -- sued Richey and Wynette's doctor, Wallis Marsh of Pittsburgh, in Davidson County Circuit Court for $50 million in compensatory damages and an unspecified amount in punitive damages.

The suit alleged that Marsh was guilty of malpractice by giving the singer powerful narcotic drugs and Richey had ''improperly and inappropriately maintained her narcotic addiction, improperly administered narcotics to her and failed to see that she would receive necessary medical treatment.''

Officials earlier this year asked the coroner for an autopsy, but he refused, saying he did not have sufficient evidence to seek a court order for the removal of her body from the tomb. Richey's request, he said Wednesday, allowed him to proceed.

Wynette, who had long suffered from intestinal illness and other health problems, died April 6, 1998. At the time, her death was listed as due to natural causes, and Marsh said it had been caused by blood clots in her lungs.

Tammy Wynette's daughters settle $50 million lawsuit

Story filed: 09:05 Friday 19th April 2002

The daughters of Tammy Wynette have dropped legal action against a doctor over her death.

They had claimed Dr Wallis Marsh contributed to Wynette's death in 1998.

Lawyers for both sides say they have now agreed a secret out-of-court settlement.

A trial had been set for May 7.

The country star's four daughters were suing for $50 million, claiming Dr Marsh had mismanaged her case.

"Both parties are quite happy that it's over and done with," said Dr Marsh's lawyer Wilbur McCoy Otto.

She suffered for years with painful stomach ailments and was treated for addiction to painkillers.

Dr Marsh prescribed the painkiller Versed to the singer.

The daughters also sued the pharmacy Care Solutions of Nashville for delivering the painkiller and Wynette's last husband, George Richey, for helping to administer it.

The daughters - Tina Jones, Jackie Daly, Georgette Smith and Gwen Nicholas - previously removed Richey from the lawsuit .

He had asked that Wynette's body be exhumed for an autopsy to help clear up questions about her death.

In October, a federal judge also dismissed Care Solutions from the case.


In the U.S.—

  • Versed

In Canada—

  • Versed


Midazolam (MID-ay-zoe-lam)is used to produce sleepiness or drowsiness and to relieve anxiety before surgery or certain procedures. It is also used to produce loss of consciousness before and during surgery. Midazolam is used sometimes in patients in intensive care units in hospitals to cause unconsciousness. This may allow the patients to withstand the stress of being in the intensive care unit and help the patients cooperate when a machine must be used to assist them with breathing.

  • Injection (U.S. and Canada)

Precautions After Receiving This Medicine

For patients going home within 24 hours after receiving midazolam:

  • Midazolam may cause some people to feel drowsy, tired, or weak for 1 or 2 days after it has been given. It may also cause problems with coordination and one's ability to think. Therefore, do not drive, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert until the effects of the medicine have disappeared or until the day after you receive midazolam, whichever period of time is longer.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages or take other CNS depressants (medicines that slow down the nervous system, possibly causing drowsiness) for about 24 hours after you have received midazolam, unless otherwise directed by your doctor . To do so may add to the effects of the medicine. Some examples of CNS depressants are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, other allergies, or colds; other sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping medicine; prescription pain medicine or narcotics; medicine for seizures; and muscle relaxants.

Side Effects of This Medicine

Prolonged after-effects of midazolam dosing after dental surgery inspired Duran Duran vocalist Simon Le Bon to entitle the group's 1997 album Medazzaland, likely in reference to psychotropic effects he experienced.

Sci-Fi Skane - Falla Hårt, Landa Mjukt

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got loudermilk?

john d. loudermilk

break my mind
oak ridge boys

Break My Mind has been recorded by The Box Tops, Glen Campbell,
Jerry Lee Lewis, Lee Hazlewood, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison,
Anne Murray, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Wreckless Eric, and many many more...
never composer John D Loudermilk himself ...
live version of John D. - 2007
Poets and Prophets

Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum,
Ford Theater, Nashville TN.

Break My Mind


Baby, oh, baby
Tell the man at the ticket stand
That you've changed your mind
Let me run on out and tell the cab
To keep his meter flying
'Cause if you say goodbye to me, babe
You're gonna break my mind

Break my mind, break my mind
No, I just can't stand to hear them big jet engines whine
Break my mind, break my mind
If you leave you're gonna leave a babalin' fool behind

Baby, oh, baby
Let me take your suitcase
Off the scales in time
Tell the man that you've suddenly developed
A thing about flyin'
'Cause if you say goodbye to me, babe
You know you're gonna break my mind

(c) 1966 and 1967, Acuff-Rose Publ. Inc.
(source: Standard Songs Pop/ Country/ Blues/ Folk/ Instumentals/ Novelty, Acuff-Rose Publications Inc. 1956-1973)
Roy Orbison 1969
Roy Orbison picture sleeve Dutch release
George Hamilton IV (1967, RCA 9239, C&W #4 hit)
Bobby Wood (1967, MGM 13797, cashbox #96)
Box Tops (1967, LP Letter/Neon Rainbow 1967)
Jan Howard (1967, LP This Is Jan Howard Country)
Glen Campbell (1968, LP Hey Little One)
Debbie Lori Kaye (1968, Columbia 44311)
Dick Nolan (1968, LP I Want To Live, Canada country artist)
Jerry Lee Lewis (1968, LP Another Place Another Time)
Benny Barnes (45 rpm by Texan honky tonk singer)
The Four Blazers (Buddy 140, not the doowop group)
Larry Butler (1968, Imperial 66277)
Sammy Davis Jr (1968, Reprise 0757)
Tommy Collins (1968, LP On Tour)
Sixteenth Avenue Singers Society (1968, TRX 5008)
Jean Shepard (1968, Scorpion 157)
John Drummond (1968, Page One 85)
Johnny Darrell (1968, LP Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp)
Danny Gatton (1968, LP Bobby Charles Invades The Wells-Fargo Lounge)
Ann Margret & Lee Hazlewood (1969, LP The Cowboy and The Lady)
Buddy Knox (1969, LP Gypsy Man)
Hank Snow (1969, LP Hits Covered By Snow)
Linda Ronstadt (1969, LP Hand Sown Home Grown)
Pat Boone (1969, Tetragrammaton 1516)
The Carter Family (1969, Columbia 44982)
Margie Bowes (1969, LP Today's Country Sound)
Mac Curtis (1969, Epic 26419)
Pawnee Drive (1969, Forward 103)
Duane Eddy (1969, CBS 3962 UK)
Iain Campbell (former Ian Campbell Folk Group) (1969, MajorMinor 639, UK)
Jordanaires (1969, LP Monster Makers)
Jimmy Wakely (1969, LP Please Don't Hurt Me Anymore)
Roy Drusky (1969, LP My Grass Is Green)
Gary Buck (1969, LP Tomorrow Today, Canada)
Roy Orbison (1969, London FLX-3240 (NL), EP London 7594 (OZ))
Clifford Curry (1969±, Elf 9304)
Joy McKean & Slim Dusty (EP Things We Sing On Tour, live by Australian couple)
Al Hirt (1969/70?, GWP 519)
Anne Murray (1970, LP Snowbird)
Emerson & Waldron (1970, LP Invite You To A Bluegrass Session)
The Byrds (1970, cd Ash Grove, live recording with Linda Ronstadt doing vocals on this track)
Barbara Mandrell (1971, Columbia 45391)
Wanda Jackson (1971, LP I've Got To Sing)
The Hagers (1971, LP Motherhood, Apple Pie & The Flag)
The Shades (1971, LP The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Al Shade & Jean Romaine)
Ann-Louise Hanson (1971, LP Ann-Louise, Swedish version: "Håll Min Hand")
Cymarron (1971, LP Rings)
Colin Butler (1972, LP Canada's Young Singing Sensation, 11 years old child star)
Caney Creek Reunion (APT 26007)
Don Sohl Trio (Shoe 1970)
Petr Spálený (1972, Czech version "Mně Se Zdá", duet with Miluse Voborníková)
Julie Byrne & Nashville Cats (1972, LP The Nashville Sound, UK band)
Frank Yonko & Everglades (1972, LP Live at the Nashville Room London, UK C&W)
Dale Crider (1972, LP White Springs Bluegrass Festival)
Jerry Tuttle (1973, LP A Touch Of Music Row)
Alex Fraser Combo (±1973, LP At Home with the Alex Fraser Combo, Canada)
Flying Burrito Brothers (1974, LP Close up the Honky-Tonks)
The Cousins (1974, LP Country Cousins)
Fumble (1974, LP Poetry In Lotion, UK 70s rock)
South Tampa Horn Band (LP South Tampa Horn Band, instrumental Florida funk)
Susy Rose (45 on Rome RF-877, Ohio girl singer)
The Hillsiders (1975, LP To Please You, UK country)
Paddy Cole's Superstars (1975, LP Paddy Cole's Superstars, Irish Showband)
Al Barrett's Linemen (1975, LP Open Country, UK Country)
George Moody (LP Especially For You, UK Country)
Mike Fox (LP Country Boy's Memories, Australian country)
Sydney Devine (1976, 2LP Double Devine)
Vern Gosdin (1978, Elektra 45532)
Brendan Boyer (1979, LP Irish Showband)
Wreckless Eric (1980, LP Big Smash, UK punk version)
Bohannon (1981, LP Alive)
Joe Sun (1981, LP Storms Of Life)
Warren Storm (±1982, LP Heart 'n' Soul)
Richard Thompson (cd Nocturnal Emissions, live broadcasts and demos 1980-82)
Oak Ridge Brothers (1983, MCA 52488)
Richard Thompson (cd Nocturnal Emissions, live broadcasts and demos 1980-82)
Jiri Brabeg & George Hamilton IV (1983, LP George Hamilton IV & Jiri Brabeg & Country Beat)
Taxmeni (1993, cd Vrata Vyskocil, Yvonne Prenosilova, another Czech version "Zůstávám")
Crystal Gayle (1993, cd Best Always)
Barbados (1995, cd Barbados, another Swedish cover "Håll Min Hand")
Jayhawks (1995, cd Bad Time)
Kenji Nagatomi (cd Country Dream Duets, dentist-singing cowboy from Kyoto, duet with George Hamilton IV)
Iris DeMent (1996, unreleased live GAMH)
Brit Lyng (2002, cd Western Boots, Norway)


As published by JDL, telling about the start of his career, source the Acuff Rose Song Folio Book, publ. ca. 1964

Back in 1934 on the last day of March... I was born.
It all happened in Durham - a small half university, half industrial town in central North Carolina. I grew up around cigarette factories and hosiery mills and played roller-bat in the street like everyone else. Dad was 50 and mother was 40 when I was born so my two sisters were already grown and away from home by the time I came along.
Dad could neither read nor write so I used to go with him to the grocery store on Saturday afternoon and sign his pay check for him... (I always did believe that's why he gave me the same name as his). He was a carpenter all his life and never changed occupations. Mother was a housewife and a sweet and wonderful mother but, bless her heart, she liked to move a lot. She seemed happiest when the big moving van was backing up to the porch and the pasteboard boxes started to move. From the time I can first remember to the time I left home we had moved 19 times and never got out of the same school district.
Sending off for a Lone Ranger Mask, a scooter made out of an old rusty roller skate, Batman comic books, Mother teaching me to play her old guitar, and my own private tree house are all fond memories of my childhood.

My early religious influences were mostly along the gospel or holiness line. Singing to the accompaniment of "Stringed Instruments", Horns, Tamborines, Hand Clapping and the Big Bass Drum was my first conception of music... and a lasting one. Shouting at prayer meetings and giving one's own personal testimony was The Rule Of The Day.
Aside from the religious music, I also liked folk music (back then they called it "Hillbilly Music"). Sunday school came awfully early after staying up all night listening to The Grand Ole Opry on the radio.

My folks had always wanted me to become a preacher, but when I became a teenager instead, they became aware that I had become aware of a certain thing called social pressure. So I turned in my Christmas bell and uniform and started singing and playing more "Pop" type stuff on the guitar... the guitar that mother and the Salvation Army had taught me how to play.
Yea, Ivory Joe Hunter, Fats Domino and Lloyd Price were what was happening.
I later got hung up on concert guitar and all through high school I was playing and singing a combination of Jimmy Reed, Eddy Arnold and Andres Segovia.

Gold records On graduation from high school I went to work at my hometown television station painting sets and doing commercial art work. I was also on the air an hour a day playing bass fiddle in the Studio Combo and doing an occasional tune with my guitar on camera. It was during this time that I discovered the works of Kahlil Gibran, the Far Eastern poet and philosopher, who inspired me to try my hand at writing.
One night after work I wrote a poem about A Rose And A Baby Ruth candy bar. It sounded pretty good, so I put a tune to it with my guitar. I sang it on the show the next day and the phones started ringing... people wanting to hear it again.
George Hamilton IV (who was a student close by at UNC) was one of the ones who called. Before I knew it, he had recorded the thing and bam!... overnight the record was a hit.
George was a star and I was a songwriter!!

I had always wanted to go to college so off I went -down to a little junior college in the eastern part of the state. It was here that I wrote "Sittin' In The Balcony" (which was later to become Eddie Cochrans first hit record.)
I began to get offers from publishers in New York and Nashville, so before long I went home to pack. I had a whole bunch of songs by then and a little bit of royalties left so I headed on out to NashviIle, Tennessee.

Carolina Pinetoppers John's saturday night's band in the early 1950s: the Carolina Pinetoppers. Young John D in the center with fiddle.

"The popular orchestra is shown here during a rendition of one of their tricky hillbilly numbers". Other group members Burton Spicer, Eddie Hill, Donald Boswell and Philip Forest.

Picture from a local NC newspaper (picture courtesy Mike Spicer).

Erroll Garner - Thanks For The Memory

In Sweden, 1962


June 19, 2007

The Temptations (feat. Rick James) - Standing On The Top

Added by Shakeyground

Sonic Youth - Silver Rocket

Added by onemanshowdown

Union Carbide Productions - Glad To Have You Back

Added by TorranceGBG

Herbie Hancock & Grandmaster Flash - Rock it (live)

George Jones - Honky Tonk Song

Added by countrygerry1

Rahsaan Roland Kirk & the bird flute audience

live in London 1966

Added by HolgerregloH

Pink Floyd - Astronomy Dominee / Flaming

French TV 1968

Added by beyondthebeat

lx chilton's favorite song

motel blues

alberto y los trio paranoia y otros craunchitos de television

alberto y los trio paranoia


alberto y los trio paranoia


alberto y los trio paranoia

ANADIN (british painkiller:

takin the piss out of 'Heroin'


dr. feelgood

lee brilleaux (r.i.p.)

generation x

your generation


I'm the (D)happiest (D7)girl In the (C)whole U.S.(G)A: videography and tablature

country singer's wife


funny face

live at the boar's nest

happiest girl in the whole u.s.a. 1

happiest girl in the whole u.s.a. 2

happiest girl in the whole u.s.a. 3

happiest girl in the whole u.s.a. 4

The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.
by Danna Fargo

Verse 1:
(D7)Good morn-in' (G)morning, hello (D7)sun shine
(C)Wake up sleep-y head
(G)Why'd we move that (G7)bo-jan-gle clock
So (D)far a-way from the (D7)bed
Just one more (G)minute
Thats why we (D)moved it
(C)One more hug or two
Do you (D)love wakin' up next to me
As much as I love wakin' up next to (G)you

Verse 2:
(D)You make the (G)coffee, I'll make the (D7)bed
I'll fix (C)your lunch and you fix mine
Now (G)tell me the truth
(G7)Do those old shoes look (D)funny, honey
It's almost (D7)time
Now (C)you be careful, gotta (D)go
I love you, (G)have a beautiful (C)day
And kiss the (D)happiest girl
In the (C)whole U.S.(G)A.

(C)Skip-a-dee-doo-dah (there are various alternate spellings of this phrase, such as
Skippedee-dooda. i have decided to go with the extra-hyphenated version.)
(G)Thank you, Lord, for (D)making him for (G)me
And (C)thank you for letting life (G)turn out
The way that I (A7)always thought it could (D7)be
There (G)once was a time
When I could not imagine
(C)How it would feel, to (G)say
I'm the (D)happiest (D7)girl
In the (C)whole U.S.(G)A.

<< Go Back Alive

Donna Fargo


Info:Country music singer, "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA", "Funny Face"

Date of Birth:
Current Age:

June 18, 2007

first in a series of nashvegas meets hollywood and taps the keg of national craunchousness

Take This Job and Shove It.


Take this job and shove it
I ain't workin' here no more
My woman done left and took all the reasons
I was workin' for
You better not to try to stand in my way
As I walk out the door
Just take this job and shove it
"Cause I ain't workin' here no more.

I've been workin' in this fact'ry
For nigh on fifteen years
Seen some of my best friends' women
Drownin' in a pool of tears
Seen alot of my kinfolk die
Had a lot of bills to pay
Lord, I'd give the shirt right off of my back
If I had the guts to say...


The foreman is a regular low-down dog
The line boss is a fool
Got himself a brand new flattop haircut
Lord, he really thinks that's cool
One of these days, I'm gonna blow my top
And that sucker's going to pay
Lord, I can't wait to see their faces
When I get the nerve to say...


Take This Job and Shove It Movie Poster

The comedy for everyone who's had it up to here.

Hells Angels Forever
Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia, Bo Diddley and others also make appearances.

Harper Valley P.T.A.

Harper Valley P.T.A. DVD ~ Barbara Eden


Convoy DVD ~ Ernest Borgnine

Stroker Ace

Stroker Ace DVD ~ Loni Anderson


Hooper DVD ~ Burt Reynolds

White Lightning
David Allan Coe

David Allan CoeBorn: 6-Sep-1939
Birthplace: Akron, OH

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Country Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Take This Job and Shove It

Son: Tyler
Son: Carson
Daughter: Carla
Daughter: Tanya Montana (b. 1986)
Father: (d. Aug-1986)
Wife: Jody
Daughter: Tanya
Daughter: Shyanne
Brother: Jack

Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
Car Theft
Obscenity possession of obscene materials

Take This Job and Shove It (24-Apr-1981)
Buckstone County Prison (1978)

Official Website:

Johnny Paycheck

Johnny PaycheckAKA Donald Eugene Lytle

Born: 31-May-1938
Birthplace: Greenfield, OH
Died: 18-Feb-2003
Location of death: Nashville, TN [1]
Cause of death: Emphysema
Remains: Buried, Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Nashville, TN

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Country Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Take This Job and Shove It

Military service: US Navy (1950s)

Wife: Sharon (m. 1960s, until his death, three children)

Assault 1950s, served a military prison sentence
Assault Served prison (1989-91) in Ohio
Passing Bad Checks 1972
Rape 1982 (charges reduced)
Assault 1985 (Hillsboro, OH)
Bankruptcy 1990 (filed)
Risk Factors: Diabetes, Alcoholism, Asthma

Hell's Angels Forever (1983) Himself
Take This Job and Shove It (24-Apr-1981)

Official Website:

Hall Of Fame Honors
Johnny's offspring makes plea
He is not a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame today, but in the next year I want to raise the fans and artists voices to a level that the country music industry can hear. I think my father influenced country music to a degree that he should be honored for. By entering your information below you will be added to a petition that will help to get my father into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He can not be entered in for another year but after that time I hope to see his name on the distinguishable list of country music hall of famers. Please help out and let the country music industry hear your voice.

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What influence do you think Johnny PayCheck have on country music:
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(from the official jp website)

NEVER FORGET 2/18/2004 - One year ago tonight is the night that dad passed away.
Keep his memory alive.

June 17, 2007

seven degrees of craunchy bacon: sock it to me

Socked it to ...

Suddenly she was in it. The lyrics, the music, literally made Jeanniethe Harper Valley girl. Caught up in it, she snorted and sneered theanger of the world. That was it. What the world heard was what was donethe second time around in the studio - the dobro licks and all, nothingelse added or deleted.

dia de los padres

June 16, 2007

PHINEAS NEWBORN JR.: Baby Grandiloquent

NewbornImage by CharlesFred via Flickr


lush life

Theme For Basie

Left Hand Blues

Created by television pioneer and life-long jazz devotee Steve Allen, Jazz Scene USA was nationally syndicated television program in the beginning of the sixties that showcased some of the best practitioners of that very American musical form. All appearances are featured in a relaxed, casual atmosphere created by hipster host, singer Oscar Brown Jr. Uncompromising in its use of imaginative camera angles, the visual style is on a par with the music. These shows are time capsules to cherish fron america's golden days of televised jazz.

In these videos circa 1962 we see the amazing pianist Phineas Newborn interpreting his own "Theme For Basie", Billy Strayhorn's lush ballad "Lush Life", "Blues For Left Hand" , "The New Blues" and Sonny Rollins' "Oleo" accompanied by Al McGibbon on bass and Kenny Dennis on drums.

Phineas Newborn Jr., a leading jazz pianist, died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., Friday. He was 57 years old.

Phineas Newborn Jr., a leading jazz pianist, died at his home in Memphis, Tenn., Friday. He was 57 years old.

The cause of death has not been released.Irvin Salky, Mr. Newborn's agent and friend, said X-rays six weeks ago showed a growth on one of his lungs.

Although Mr. Newborn was not a celebrity, he was highly regarded by jazz aficionados, especially in the 1950's and 60's. ''In his prime, he was one of the three greatest jazz pianists of all time, right up there with Bud Powell and Art Tatum,'' said Leonard Feather, a jazz critic for Downbeat magazine and The Los Angeles Times.

His albums included ''A World of Piano,'' ''The Newborn Touch,'' ''The Great Piano of Phineas'' and ''Piano Artistry of Phineas Newborn.''His father, Phineas Newborn Sr., led a big band that played on Memphis's celbrated Beale Street in the 30's and 40's. Mr. Newborn grew up playing saxophone, trumpet and vibraphone in the band, which included his brother Calvin, who played guitar.

Besides his brother, he is survived by his mother, daughters, a son and two grandchildren.

A racial attack took him out of the playing circuit in 1974. He was admitted to the Veteran’s Hospital with a cracked jawbone, broken nose and several broken fingers. The day Phineas was discharged from the hospital he went to Ardent recording studios and recorded a Grammy nominated album, ‘Solo Piano’. The tracks included a version of ‘Out of The World’ which contained stunning left-hand virtuosity. Stanley Booth says that ‘hearing that performance while looking at the X-ray photos of Phineas’s broken hands is enough to make you think that Little Red (Phineas Newborn), like Jerry Lee Lewis is a little more than human.’Rhythm Oil: A Journey Through the Music

Published: July 11, 1986

Phineas Newborn Jr., Sweet Basil, 88 Seventh Avenue South, below West Fourth Street (242-1785). Born into a musical Memphis family and a pianist with his father's big band and on early B. B. King recordings while still in his teens, Phineas Newborn Jr. was in every sense a prodigy. By the time he made his classic Atlantic, RCA and Contemporary jazz albums, in the 1950's and early 60's, that prodigious abundance of technique was getting him compared with the virtuosic Art Tatum, and dismissed by some as all fingers, no heart. That was never true, and certainly isn't now. In his maturity, Mr. Newborn is one of the masters of jazz piano, with an immediately identifiable tone and touch, great harmonic originality, and, as a kind of signature, octave runs that seem to fairly whip along the keyboard. Shows are around 10 and 11:30 P.M. and 1 A.M. through Sunday, with a $10 music charge and $6 minimum.

tav falco
August 17, 1975
Memphis, Tennessee
3-min. excerpt
1/2 » Open Reel Video original, B&W

Imagine yourself a prodigy, a jazz virtuoso of the 1950s. You have played with everybody from Duke Ellington to Charlie Mingus. Then POW… you are lost for twenty years. Your achievements and talents put into chemical and canvas straitjackets. Living with your mother. Treated like a miscreant. Then you begin to rise to the top again. This is one of the man’s first public performances before a public eager and waiting so long for his return.
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