Monday, November 20, 2017

519: Thanksgiving Austin Style

On Thanksgiving Day 1972, at Austin's Armadillo World Head Quarters music history was made when Jerry Garcia along with the Dead's Phil Lesh, Sir Doug Sahm, and Leon Russell joined local musicians from the 13th Floor Elevators, Shiva’s Headband, and Greezy Wheels for a Thanksgiving Jam session. Among the songs selected were some classic cover tunes which we count down this week on Trick's Cover Countdown. While the sound quality isn't the best, remember you're listening to history in the making. Besides, it does sound better than an FDR fireside chat:

10 High Heel Sneakers (Tommy Tucker)
 9 Stormy Monday (T Bone Walker)
 8 T For Texas (Jimmie Rogers)
 7 Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson)
 6 I'm So Lonesone I Could Die (Hank Williams)


 4 Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed)
 3 Wild Horses (Rolling Stones)
 2 It Takes A Lot To Laugh...(Bob Dylan)
 1 Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
00 Slippin' Into Christmas - Leon Russell


5 Hey Bo Diddley (Bo Diddley)
 4 Big Boss Man (Jimmy Reed)
 3 Wild Horses (Rolling Stones)
 2 It Takes A Lot To Laugh...(Bob Dylan)
 1 Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)
00 Slippin' Into Christmas - Leon Russell

Thursday, November 16, 2017

518: We Got The Beat...les!

Join the Synthetic Fab Four, Don, Duke, The Colonel, and the Human Tourch Trick-O as the count down tunes from that other Fab Four from Britain.  They had a huge influence on all genres of music, as did the Beatles, from country to soul with stops along the way at rock and roll, and they still enjoy spinning those tunes of their youth, songs like these:

10  One After 909 - Willie Nelson
9  In My Life B2B with Rudy Rotta Band and Johnny Cash
8 From me to You - Fidel Nadal + Holy Piby
7 She's A Woman - The Charles River Boys
6 Because B2B with John Martin Henry and Satelite Kingston
5 A Hard Day's Night - Hoodoo Gurus
4 You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Tim Rose
3 Things We Said Today B2B with John Pizzarelli and Hay Jude
2 Ticket To Ride - String Quartet
1 I Want To Hold Your Hand - Al Green
Bonus - 

Help! It's the Rolling Stone 10th Anniversary Beatle Tribute

You'll want to Hold This One In Your Hand a Long Time!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

517: Counting Down Leon Russell

Leon Russell has been a favorite of mine since the 60's and I had the opportunity to hear him in his later days. The master of space and time, trained to play in church and honky-tonks, traveled from Oklahoma to the West Coast to work as a studio musician, in demand by the BIG Boys!, He was a song-smith with the voice of a man who's seen good times and rough days. He was a one of a kind artist. And that's why we are counting down Leon on the Leon-tastic podcast with:

10 Girl From The North Country (B. Dylan) - Leon and Joe Cocker
9  B2B I'll Sail My Ship Alone with Leon and  Moon Mullican
8 Tight Rope - Leon Russel
7 Delta Lady B2B with Joe Cocker and Leon
6  Love Minus Zero - No Limit(B . Dylan) - Leon
5 Georgia On My Mind (R. Charles) - Leon
4 Hummingbird B2B with B.B. King and Leon
3  I've Just Seen A Face (Beatles) - Leon
2  Wild Horses (R.Stones) - Leon
1  Beware of Darkness(G. Harrison) - Leon
0 A Song For You B2B with Leon and Willie Nelson 

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

516: Counting Down to the Countdown

This week we veer off into a spacey direction, but in a good way not a creepy Kevin way, with a countdown of rocket themed space tunes with some good covers of your my favorite spaced out tunes such as:
10  Rocket Man - William Shatner
  9 Rocket No. 9 - NRBQ
  8 Rocket To Mars - The Astronauts
  7 B2B with Rocket 69 - 

     Connie Allen and Ronnie Lane
  6 Rocket - The Sparkletones
  5 Supersonic Rocketship - The Kinks
  4 B2B with Space Oddity - 

     William Shatner and Emilie Simon
  3 Rocket Man - Pearls Before Swine
  2 Rocket to Nowhere - Webb Wilder
  1 Rocket Trip - Jackie Lowell
  ZERO blasts off with Major. Tom (Come Home) - William Shatner

Saturday, October 28, 2017

515: Spookier Than Most!

 As listeners to Trick's know, listening to this podcast can be a frightening experience, but with Halloween this week we though we'd make this one a little  much more spookier than most! Let the countdown begin:

10 Don't Put No Headstone On My Grave - Little Esther Phillips
 9 I Created A Monster - Z. Z. Hill
 8 Spooky B2B with Bill Wyman's Rythm Band and Pappa Chubby
 7 Bo Meets The Monster - Bo Diddley
 6 I Walked With A Zombie - The Viet Nam Veterans
 5  Return of the Living Dead - Ghoultown
 4 Psycho - Andre Williams
 3 Werewolves of London B2B with Warren Zevon and David Lindley
 2 Zombiefied - Southern Culture On The Skids
 1 She Walks With The Dead - Deadbolt
 0 Trick or Treat - Chuck Berry

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

514: Counting Jimi's

The gang hits their stride with this tribute to the master of psychedelic blues, Jimi Hendrix.  Yes, Jimi left us too soon but his music lives on as an inspiration to all who ever wanted to take up the Stratocaster, string in upside down, throw it on the floor and light 'er up... so grab  a can of lighter fluid, douse your computer, grab a match and enjoy this Trick's Cover Countdown!

10 Cross Town Traffic - Bonerama
 9 If 6 Were 9 - Roy Buchanan
 8 Up From The Sky B2B - Lucky Peterson and Clas Yngstrom
 7 House Burning Down - Michelle Shocked
 6  If 6 Was 9 (yes, I know it's a repeat, but it is my fav.) - Obsequious Cheesecake
 5 Hey Joe B2B - Omar Dykes and Pickin' On Hendrix
 4 The Wind Cries Mary - The Rubber Band
 3 Purple Haze - The Smack
 2 Foxey Lady - The Human Beinz
 1 Are You Experienced - Musiq
 0 Hendrix Overture - Bluegrass Tribute


Thursday, October 19, 2017

513: One Hit Wonders VOL 1

Were these bands on fire or just a flash in the pan? They caught fire in the '60's but never had a follow up record that reached the heights of their first hit.  Their tunes have become classics, but even with this the big second hit remained elusive, so while many remember them as great...most folks remember them as "One Hit Wonders."
10  Pictures Of Matchsick Men - Status Quo
 9  Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana and The  Mindbenders
 8  Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds
 7  I Had Too Much To Dream The Electric Prunes
 6  All The Young Dudes B2B Mott The Hoople / The New Standards
 5  Get Together - The Youngbloods
 4  Liar, Liar - The Castaways
 3  D.O.A. - Bloodrock
 2  Black Is Black - Los Bravos
 1  96 Tears - ? and The Mysterians
 0  In A Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly

Thursday, October 12, 2017

512: A Little Al on The Side

From his early days as a song writer of "This Diamond Ring" to Music Director for the television series "Crime Story," Al Kooper has been a great influence in American pop music. He was a founding member of The Blues Project and Blood, Sweat, and Tears, shared albums with Michael Bloomfield and Shuggie Otis. Al Kooper, Produced Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Tubes, and more. But while he may not be the first name to come to mind when you think of classic music of the later decades of the 20th century, Al has surely made his mark as  a stellar musician and on heck of a sideman. So here is a Little Al On The Countdown:
10 Moby Grape - Black Currant (piano)
 9 Sun Ra - Penguin's Umbrella (organ)
 8 Bob Dylan- Like A Rolling Stone (organ)
 7 Spooky Tooth - Evil Woman (organ)
 6 B. B. King - Why I Sing The Blues (piano)
 5 Taj Mahal - Going Up To The Country (organ)
 4 Webb Wilder - Meet Your New Landlorad (organ)
 3 Billy Joe Shaver - Tramp On Your Street (organ)
 2 Paul Butterfield - Just To Be With You (organ)
 1 Who - Mary Ann with The Shaky Hand (organ)
Bonus: Rita Coolidge - Ladies Not For Sale (lead guitar)