Friday, January 20, 2012

Farewell Rick Perry: Texas Music

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas

So another one bites the dust. Rick ‘Oops’ Perry, that fine warrior of the hustings, from the Lone Star State of Texas has dropped out of the Presidential egg and spoon race.

Texas is larger than life. Texans are loved or loathed but to a T they all love their big piece of real estate. Their leaders may be flawed and flaky but Texas musicians are simply in a class of their own. Tonight the Washerman’s Dog says farewell to Gov. Rick with a few prime cuts of Texas blues, swing, country and funk. All by Texans born and bred.

But to get us in the mood let’s have a few juicy quotes about Texas.

"George W. Bush did a incredible job in the presidency, defending us from freedom."
Rick Perry

I have a better head of hair than Rick Perry; it's just not in a place I can show you.
Kinky Friedman

You know the good part about all those executions in Texas? Fewer Texans 
George Carlin

I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.
Molly Ivins

“Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you’re going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love.”
Butch Hancock

How can you look at the Texas legislature and still believe in intelligent design?
Kinky Friedman

I love TEXAS and I hate TAXES.
George H. W. Bush

            Track Listing:
            01 Fort Worth and Dallas (Jimmie Dale Gilmore)
02 Psycho (Pts. 1 & 2) (The Fabulous Mark III)
03 Texas Bounce ( Bob Brozman)
04 Good Texan (The Vaughan Brothers)
05 In Dreams (Roy Orbison)
06 A Real Mother For Ya (Johnny Guitar Watson)
07 West Texas Waltz (Joe Ely)
08 Texas, Me and You (Asleep at the Wheel)
09 Jelly Jelly Jelly (Bobby 'Blue' Bland)
10 Evil Ways (The Brothers Seven)
11 Luckenbach Texas (Back to the Basics of Love) (Waylon Jennings)
12 I Feel Like Balling the Jack (Lighting Hopkins)
13 London Homesick Blues (Jerry Jeff Walker)
14 La Grange (ZZ Top)
15 Texas Playboy Rag (Bob Willis and His Texas Playboys)
16 The Pilgrim - Chapter 33 (Kris Kristofferson)
17 T-bone Shuffle (T-Bone Walker)
18 Gotta Wake Up (Fenton Robinson)
19 It's Too Bad Things Are Going So Tough (Freddy King)
20 Jesus Was Our savior and Cotton Was Our King (Billy Joe Shaver)
21 Power Struggle (James Polk and the Brothers)
22 He Stopped Loving Her Today (George Jones)
23 They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore (Kinky Friedman)
24 If I Had My Way I'd Tear the Building Down (Blind Willie Johnson)
25 Cold Cold Feeling (Albert Collins)
26 Loan me for a dime (Buster Benton)
27 Always Late (With Your Kisses) (Lefty Frizzell)
28 Funnel of Love (Rosie Flores)
29 Cheatin' in the Next Room (ZZ Hill)
30 Snake Farm (Ray Wylie Hubbard)
31 Indita Mia [My Indian Girl] (Freddy Fender)
32 Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughan)

Listen here.

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