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Thursday August 4th, 2016 with Chris Sharp
It Came Out Of The Desert-musicians and bands based in Arizona in the 50's.60's and 70's.

Our first 3 featured musicians are all native to Arizona. Marty Robbins was born in Glendale and had some of the greatest country hits of the mid 50's to mid 60's. Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix joining up with Lindsey Buckingham in the late 60's for 1 fine lp before the pair joined Fleetwood Mac attaining massive popularity and Linda Ronstadt was born in Tucson and eventually took her music to Los Angeles where massive success eventually followed.
El Paso
Marty Robbins - El Paso(1969)
Different Drum
The Stone Ponies(Linda Ronstadt) - Linda Ronstadt-Greatest Hits(1975)
Crying In The Night
Buckingham/Nicks(Stevie Nicks) - Buckingham/Nicks(1973)
2:10 Train
The Stone Ponies(Linda Ronstatdt) - The Stone Ponies(1967)
Don't Let Me Down Again
Buckingham/Nicks(Stevie Nicks) - Buckingham/Nicks(1973)
Long Long Time
Linda Ronstadt - Silk Purse(1970)
Singing The Blues
Marty Robbins - Marty's Greatest Hits(1959)
Arizona country love triangle time for the next set. Lee Hazlewood produced(in Phoenix for Jamie Records) Duane Eddy(huge reverb drenched guitar sound) and Miriam Johnson, who was married to Eddy. Miriam Johnson divorced Eddy in 1968 changed her name to Jessi Colter and married Waylon Jennings helping to create the "Outlaw" scene in Austin Tex.
That Old Freight Train
Lee Hazlewood - Houston(1968)
Dance With The Guitar Man
Duane Eddy - Dance With The Guitar Man(1963)
Lonesome Road
Miriam Johnson - VA:The Jamie Records Story(2015)
I'm Not Lisa
Jessi Colter - Jessi Colter(1975)
You Ain't Never Been Loved
Jessi Colter - Jessi Colter(1975)
Ragged But Right
Waylon Jennings - Singer Of Sad Songs(1970)
Why Must You Throw Dirt In My Face
Waylon Jennings - Singer Of Sad Songs(1970)
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
Waylon Jennings - Waylon:Greatest Hits(1979)
Michael Condello(born in new York and raised in Phoenix) was prolific in the mid 60's working as music director on the "Wallace and Ladmo" tv show and releasing several singles and lp's under various monikers. He produced bandmate Richardson's only lp. Richardson changed his name to Bill Spooner and was a founding member of The Tubes(guitar and songwriter). Twentieth Century Zoo and Kennelmus were popular psych bands in Phoenix in the late 60's with regional popularity.
Dr Tarr Professor fether
Condello(Michael Condello) - Phase 1(1968)
Easy Rider
Warren S. Richardson(aka Bill Spooner) - Warren S. Richardson(1969)
What Do You Want From Life
The Tubes(Bill Spooner) - The Tubes(1975)
Rainbow
Twentieth Century Zoo - Thunder On A Clear Day(1968)
Think For Yourself
Kennelmus - Folkstone Prism(1971/1996)
You Don't Remember
Twentieth Century Zoo - Thunder On A Clear Day(1968)
I Don't Know
Kennelmus - Folkstone Prism(1971/1996)
A short history of The Alice Cooper Band comprises the next set. Phoenix based guitarist Duane Eddy was a huge early influence (according to bassist Dennis Dunaway) on the guitar sound of the high school musicians that formed The Earwigs in Phoenix in 1963. The Earwgs changed their name to The Spiders by 1965 and to The Nazz(already taken) in '67. Relocating to Los Angeles they settled on "Alice Cooper" and signed with Straight Records (Frank Zappa's label). After 2 unfocused lp's of psych-rock they were dropped from the label. By 1970 they were based in Detroit and being produced by Canadian Bob Ezrin who focused their hard rock noodling into commercial hard rock. Vocalist Vincent Fournier(Alice Cooper) went solo in 1975 effectively dropping the bands hard rock sound for a commercial pop/rock sound.
Forty Miles of Bad Road
Duane Eddy - The Very Best of Duane Eddy(2015)
Blow Your Mind
The Spiders - The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper(1999)
Why Don't You Love Me
The Spiders - The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper(1999)
Earwigs To Eternity
Alice Cooper Band - Pretties For You(1969)
Reflected
Alice Cooper Band - Pretties For You(1969)
Mr. & Misdemeanor
Alice Cooper Band - Easy Action(1970)
Beautiful Flyaway
Alice Cooper Band - Easy Action(1970)
Long Way To Go
Alice Cooper Band - Love It To Death(1971)
We close with some Arizona r'n'b. Curtis Lee had his only chart success working with Phil Spector. Dyke and The Blazers released some of the best funk of the late 60's but when leader Arlester Christian(Dyke) was murdered on the street in Phoenix in 1971 the band went on to back the O'jays to huge success.
Pretty Little Angel Eyes
Curtis Lee - VA:Phil Spector, Back To Mono(1991)
Shotgun Slim
Dyke & The Blazers - So Sharp(1983)
Under The Moon of Love
Curtis Lee - VA:Phil Spector, Back To Mono(1991)
Let a Woman Be a Woman, Let a Man Be a Man
Dyke & The Blazers - So Sharp(1983)
We Got More Soul
Dyke & The Blazers - So Sharp(1983)
Thank you for listening. Next show broadcasts August 18.
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