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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday December 27th, 2017 with Retro Renny
GOODBYE EVAN JOHNS. Evan Johns died March 11 of this year and I'll play a song from each recording as a musical tribute to one of my favourite musicians, one of the most underrated rockers of the last four decades.

Evan Johns had a hard life because he lived life hard. He died this year at the age of 60 after complications from surgery. Evan was an amazing songwriter, a unique vocalist and an extraordinary guitar player. Tonight's show is a chronological look at Evan's career.
Ugly Man
DANNY GATTON featuring EVAN JOHNS vocals - Redneck Jazz - '78/'91 NRG Records
Rollin' Through The Night
EVAN JOHNS & THE H-BOMBS - Rollin' Through The Night - (recorded in '82) '86/'93 Alternative Tentacles
Darlene, Darlene
THE LEROI BROTHERS - Lucky, Lucky Me - '85 Demon Records
Do The Dootz
4 BIG GUITARS FROM TEXAS - Trash, Twang And Thunder - '85 Demon Records/'88 Rykodisc
Hey Whew!
EVAN JOHNS & THE H-BOMBS - Love Is Murder - '86 Zippo Records/Jungle Records
Bo Diddley Is A Communist
EUGENE CHADBOURNE with EVAN JOHNS & THE H-BOMBS - Vermin Of The Blues - '87 Fundamental
Dance, Frannie, Dance
EVAN JOHNS & HIS H-BOMBS - Bombs Away - '89 Rykodisc
Santa's Little Helper
EVAN JOHNS & HIS H-BOMBS - Please Mr. Santa Claus - '90 Jungle Records/Rykodisc
Rockit Fuel Only
EVAN JOHNS & HIS H-BOMBS - Rockit Fuel Only - '91 Rykodisc
Six O'Clock
HENRY VESTINE - Guitar Gangster - '91 Jellyroll Records
There Was Gloom
EUGENE CHADBOURNE & EVAN JOHNS - Terror Has Some Strange KInfolk - '92 Alternative Tentacles
EVAN JOHNS & THE HILLBILLY SOUL SURFERS - Moontan - '01 Jellyroll Records
Rock And Roll And Play It Real Loud
EVAN JOHNS & BUBBA COON - Mystic Titan's Of JuJu - '08 Jellyroll Records/San Francrisco/Phatbubba Recording Canadian
EVAN JOHNS & BUBBA COON - Mystic Titan's Of JuJu 2 - '09 CD Baby Canadian
EVAN JOHNS - Panoramic Life - '16 Alternative Tentacles Canadian
All Broke Down
EVAN JOHNS - Somewhere Over The Skyline - '16 Alternative Tentacles Canadian
Somebody Please
MYSTIC TITANS OF JU JU - Brand New Party - '15 CD Baby Canadian
EVAN JOHNS - Panoramic Life - '16 Alternative Tentacles Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Renny G (host)
I miss this guy already.

8:03 PM, December 27th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Some hot rock & roll for a chilly Wednesday night.

8:26 PM, December 27th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Any listeners?

8:27 PM, December 27th, 2017
Gord Peeling
Finally caught up to this On Demand - great tribute to one of my favourites! Thanks for this show.

9:52 PM, February 2nd, 2018