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Cool Cuts
Thursday September 14th, 2017 with Chris Sharp
Musicians born in the American State of Oklahoma

All (well, almost) musicians heard in tonight's show are/were purported to call Oklahoma as their place of birth and often Los Angeles as their place of work.
We open with one hit wonders from Oklahoma-The Five Americans were all born in Oklahoma but were based in Texas,Barry McGuire fronted the New Christy Minstrels before before hitting with this over the top diatribe that went to number one in 1965, Jimmy Webb was a minister's son and an extremely successful songwriter in late 60's L.A., David Gates worked as a session musician and producer in L.A. for ten years before forming Bread and striking it big with several soft pop hits in the early 70's, Jesse Ed Davis was an L.A. session guitarist who ventured to L.A. and played with Taj Mahal in the late 60's, Moon Martin was a rockabilly/new wave guitarist and Bob Markley wrote and vocalized the lyrics for the L.A. based West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band,
Western Union
The Five Americans - Western Union(1967/2008)
Green Green
The New Christy Minstrels featuring Barry McGuire - Greatest Hits(1965)
The Eve of Destruction
Barry McGuire - Best of Barry McGuire(1980)
Dorothy Chandler Blues
Jimmy Webb - Words and Music(1970)
It Don't Matter To Me
Bread(David Gates) - The Best of Bread(1973)
Tulsa County
Jesse Ed Davis - Jesse Davis(1971)
Rolene
Moon Martin - Escape From Domination(1979)
A Child's Guide To Good And Evil
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band(Bob Markley) - Vol. 3: A Child's Guide To Good And Evil(1968/2001)
Second set opens with some Oklahoma rockabilly-Sanford Clark's rockabilly song The Fool went to number seven on the U.S. charts in 1956, Johnny Bond was a top sideman who wrote a number of drinking and novelty songs in the 50's and 60's, Wanda Jackson was the Queen of Rockabilly, Patti Page had a number of novelty country and pop hits spanning the 40's to the 60's, Lee Hazlewood wrote and produced the above mentioned The Fool in 1955 before producing the reverbed sound of Duane Eddy and then teamed with Nancy Sinatra in the late 60's, Roger Miller had many novelty hits, B.J. Thomas stradled the pop,country and gospel fence successfully in the 60's and 70's, Terry Stafford was a one hit wonder Elvis sound-a-like, Axton wrote anumber of early 70's hits for others-his mother wrote Hound Dog and Sheb Wooley was a country singer with an axe to grind with the "love generation" of 1967.
The Fool
Sanford Clark - VA: Rockin' Rollin' Volume 1(1986)
Hot Rod Lincoln
Johnny Bond - VA: Kooky Kountry(1975)
Cimarron
Johnny Bond - VA: 25 Great Music Artists(1976)
Let's Have A Party
Wanda Jackson - Sixteen Rock and Roll Hits(1995)
Mister & Mississippi
Patti Page - The Patti Page Collection(1976)
Houston
Lee Hazlewood - Love and Other Crimes(1968/2014)
My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Dies
Roger Miller - King High: A Full Deck of Favorites From The King of The Road(1972)
Mighty Clouds Of Joy
B.J. Thomas - My Greatest Hits(1975)
Suspicion
Terry Stafford - VA: The Fabulous 60's(1988)
Idol of The Band
Hoyt Axton - Fearless(1974)
The Love In
Sheb Wooley - VA: Psychedelic Archeaology(1991)
L.A. Wrecking Crew session player/arranger/producer/song-writing stalwart Russell formed his own label and went solo in the late 60's, Dwight Twilley showed early promise but couldn't catch a career break and J.J. Cale wrote the perfect vehicles for Eric Clapton's laconic blues-rock sound of the late 70's.
Home Sweet Oklahoma
Leon Russell - Leon Russell and The Shelter People(1971)
Stranger In A Strange Land
Leon Russell - Leon Russell and The Shelter People(1971)
I'm On Fire
Dwight Twilley Band - Sincerely(1976/2007)
Shark(In The Dark)
Dwight Twilley Band - Sincerely(1976/2007)
Bringing It Back
J.J. Cale - Naturally(1972)
Cocaine
J.J. Cale - Troubador(1976)
We finish tonight's show with the big band sound of Spade Cooley who's life took a tragic turn, guitarist Barney Kessell was a veteran L.A. jazz and pop session player in the 50's and 60's (influential jazz guitarist Charlie Christian was born in Oklahoma also), Jimmy Rushing vocalized for The Count Basie Orchestra in the 30's and 40's, Karen Dalton was a distinctive folk/blues vocalist with a self destructive streak, Elvin Bishop cut his teeth with Paul Butterfield in the mid 60's before launching a solo career in the Bay Area, Hilcox was a one hit (minor) wonder and Lowell Fulson's career in the blues spanned more than 50 years.
Swingin' The Devil's Dream
Spade Cooley - Spade Cooley Big Band 1950-52(2000)
Salute To Charlie Christian
Barney Kessell - Easy Like(1956)
Good Rockin' Tonight
Jimmy Rushing - Rushing Lullabies(1959)
In My Own Dream
Karen Dalton - In My Own Time(1971/2006)
You Should Have Seen Me Throw That Ball
Tom Paxton - Peace Will Come(1972)
Dad Gum Ya Hide, Boy
Elvin Bishop - The Elvin Bishop Group(1971)
Groovy Grubworm
Harlow Hilcox and The Okies - VA: 24 Electrifying Hits(1969)
Reconsider baby
Lowell Fulson - Reconsider Baby(1990)
Thank you for listening. Next and final Cool Cuts show broadcasts September 28.
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Earl the Pearl
If you ever do another Oklahoma show you should include Woody Guthrie and Jimmy LaFave.

11:07 PM, September 19th, 2017
chris
they didn't make the cut Earl

8:29 AM, September 20th, 2017