Wednesday, December 5, 2018

575: 2018 SR Christmas Party


It IS ON! Yes, we put together enough tunes to attract the A listers for our annual Christmas party. So join the guys and some of the best celebs we could bribe with cocktail wieners and beer! It's a 100% fun time with great music for the Yuletide season. Tonight's party playlist includes these noel-table tunes: 

Christmas in My Hometown - Eric Clapton

Dirty Claus Rag - Country Joe McDonald

Christmas Island - Bob Dylan

Christmas Boogie - Canned Heat

Winter Wonderlad - Aretha Franklin

Zydeco Christmas - C. J. Chenier

Ain't No Chimney's In the Projects - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

Christmas in Heaven - B.B. King

Beatle Break :
 Happy Xmas - John Holt

Ghosts of Christmas Past

A Word from Our Sponsor

Little Drummer Boy - Jimi, Buddy, and Billy

Hey, Ride with Me Awhile: 
White Christmas and Jingle Bells - The Trail Blazers

Santa Can't Stay  Dwight Yoakam

Santa's On The Mainline - The Christmas Jug Band

Merry Christmas Baby B2B 
with Kenny Neal 
and The Duke of Dixieland fea: Luther Kent
Be sure to stick around for the Don's after party...
by invitation only!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

574: Forgotten Favorites...Joe Tex


Native Texan, Joseph Arrington, Jr. (August 8, 1933 - August 13, 1982), was better known as Joe Tex. Joe gained success in the 1960s and 1970s with his style of soul music which combined gospel, funk, country, and R 'n' B.
He signed the King label in 1955 after performing at the Apollo several times. His first hit "Hold On To What You Got"in 1964, was the first of many hit records. He was nominated to the Rock Hall of Fame several times, but has not been inducted...although he will certainly be included in Trick's Rock Hall Closet of Fame!
We were first exposed to Joe on WLAC, so we asked legendary DJ, Big John R., to provide color commentary...enjoy this new feature from Trick's Synthetic Podcast's Countdown.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

573: The Meaning of Life


What is the meaning of life? Don't ask me, I just write the liner notes. But just maybe you can find it on this podcast with a bunch of "Life" altering tunes including a passel of cover tunes, a bevy of back 2 backs, and a load of Beatle Breaks, and of course the whole cast of Trick's characters who make life interesting...



Meaning of Life - Monty Python
That's Life B2B - 
Frank Sinatra / Big Maybelle
I Love the Life I Live - 
Muddy Waters / Willie Nelson
Life on Mars - 
Sophia Anne Caruso / David Bowie

Beatle Break:
In My Life - 
Johnny Cash /52 Key Fairground Organ / Sean Connery
A Day in The Life – 
Captain / Big Daddy
Run for Your Life - 
Earl Green/ Gary Lewis
Life Is A Carnival - 
Allen Toussaint/ Professor Louie and The Crowmatix
Get Out of My Life Woman - 
The Leaves/Bronco Bob
Bright Side of Life - Monty Python



Thursday, November 22, 2018

572: Black Friday 2018

Yes, it's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is becoming a speed bump between Halloween and Christmas shopping days. So we join the throngs for a shopping spree  in an attempt to capture that Christmas $pirit! Join the Duke and me as we buy our way through these special "Yule Tide"tunes:


Christmas Time Is Here B2B with 
Thad Cockrell 'n' Roman Candle 
and NRBQ

God Bless Us All – NRBQ

Christmas In My Home Town – Eric Clapton

Christmas Blues – Canned Heat and Dr. John

Must Be Santa Claus – Bob Dylan

Gloria (In Escelsis Deo) – The Tryfles

Feliz Navidad B2B with The dBs 
and Bowling For Soup

Oranges For Christmas – El Vez

Christmas on TV - Chris Isaak

Silent Night All Day Long - John Prine

Christmas Day - Ral Donner

Big White Cadillac - Little Joey Farr

Santa’s Got A Coupe de Ville – Four Imperials

Christmas With Bazooka Joe – Fleshtones

The Inexcelsis Polka – Continentals

Away In A Manger (Once In Royal David's City) – Eric Clapton

and for our amigos in Tiajuana... 





Sunday, November 18, 2018

571: Giving Thanks

This week America pauses to give thanks for the freedoms we have as a nation (sorry Canadia you had your chance last month*). Here at Trick's we are thankful for the friends who enjoy these podcasts and our cast members who make each episode something special. So join us as Trick's Synthetic Podcast says "Thanks!"


Thank You - Paul Revere and The Raiders

Thank you B2B with Paul Rogers and Sam and Dave

Thank You, Dave - Boo Boo Davis

Thanks - James Gang

Thankful N Thoughtful - Sly and The Family Stone

Thank You - The Redwalls

Thank You - Bonnie Raitt

I Want To Thank You - Otis Redding

Beatle Break: Thank You Girl B2B with

The Smithereens and The Fab Four

Thank You Baby - Bruce and Terry

Thank You For Being A Friend - Brandon Schott

Hey Ride with Me Awhile:

People I've Been Meaning To Thank - Clumsy Lovers

Thank You Very Much - Arthur Gee Whiz  Band

Thank You Lord - Sam Taylor
Thank You For My Hands - Guy Forsyth




* Canadian Thanksgiving was celebrated on October 8th so their turkeys could thaw before the perma-freeze set in!