The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting “1812 Overture (Finale)” from 1812 Overture (Columbia) —This is Hound Dog Brown, filling in tonight for The MAN, since he asked me to do the show, due to concern about any iciness that might be out there tonight.Buy it!
Henry Mancini and His Orchestra “Peter Gunn” from Pure Gold (RCA Records)Buy it!
B. B. King “Gambler's Blues” from Lucille Talks Back (MCA Records)Buy it!
The Angelics “Working For The King” from Do Lord Remember Me (Liquid 8 Records) —A Holy Blues scorcher by a group who were once known as The Angelic Gospel Singers, originating in Philadelphia PA.Buy it!
George Jones “Tall, Tall Trees” from 50 Years Of Hits (Rounder 2004) —Gabriel is a big fan of George Jones. I understand George Jones is going on tour this year, which is said will be his last tour.Buy it!
John Lee Hooker “I'm so excited” from I'm John Lee Hooker (Vee-Jay www.rounder.com) —This is the CD version of an LP of material J. L. Hooker recorded for Vee-Jay in the late 50s. He stayed with Vee-Jay for four years, which was quite a long time for Mr. Hooker ; - )Buy it!
Elmore James “Hawaiian Boogie” from The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James (Rhino Records 1993)Buy it!
Roy Acuff “Fireball Mail” from Country & Western, Vol. 5 (Documents 2011) —Roy Acuff is another of Gabriel's country favorites. This cut features Bashful Brother Oswald, aka Pete Kirby, on ex-cell-ent dobro.Buy it!
John Barry Orchestra “James Bond Theme (from Dr. No)” from James Bond - 13 Original Themes (DANJAQ S.A.) —This theme keeps reappearing in all of the Bond movies, typically at the very beginning, during what is called "the gun barrel sequence".Buy it!
Glenn Miller And His Orchestra “Anchors Aweigh (Live)” from Bluebird's Best - Glenn Miller - America's Bandleader (BMG Entertainment) —This live recording of Glenn Miller is a fast, swing jazz rendition of the song. This goes out to Dennis Brannaker, a U.S. Navy vet, who's recuperating from a respiratory ailment. Sa-LUTE!Buy it!
Gabriel “People You Don't Know My Mind” from Gabriel: The Flock-Rocker (Crown Prince of the Blues) (Stackhouse Recording & Drop Top Music 2010) —Ladies and gentlemen, here's The MAN, tearin' it up on vocal.Buy it!
Buddy Guy “74 Years Young” from Living Proof (Silvertone 2010) —Sending this blues scorcher out to Roxanne at the power plant ; - )Buy it!
Sonny Boy Williamson “Keep It To Yourself” from Keep it To Yourself (Creative Sounds/Blues Journey 1991)Buy it!
Lorne Greene “We wish you a merry Christmas” from Country Christmas Favorites (KRB Music Companies/Sony BMG) —I invited listeners to call in if they wanted to hear this leftover that didn't get played during the recent Christmas season, and Heather, Robert and Phil all requested I play it ; - )Buy it!
Al Caiola. “Bonanza” from Television's Greatest Hits (TVT Records) —And here's a bonus selection for the Lorne Greene fans! Al Caiola was a well-regarded guitarist.Buy it!
Red Simpson “Hello, I'm a truck” from Best Of Red Simpson (King Records)Buy it!
Unknown “Star Trek Theme” from Television's Greatest Hits (TVT Records)Buy it!
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five “Onion” from Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five Disc E: 1949 - 1950 (JSP Records) —This cut is an instrumental, and the Typany Five is actually a nine piece band in this recording.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky” from Johnny Cash - 16 Biggest Hits (Columbia Legacy)Buy it!
The Soul Stirrers “By and by, pts. 1 & 2” from Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 1: Black Gospel (Rhino Records) —This Holy Blues scorcher features Rebert Harris and Paul Foster on lead vocals.Buy it!
Junior Brown “Highway Patrol” from Guit With It (Curb 1993)Buy it!
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage “Kentucky Borderline” from Ragin' Live (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2005) L —Recorded during a live performance at the Sheldon auditorium right here in St. Louis MO, Rhonda is the pride of Missouri, and has been dubbed The Reigning Queen Of Bluegrass by the New York Times.Buy it!
Swan Silvertones “Love lifted me” from My Rock/Love Lifted Me (Specialty Records) —Yet another Holy Blues scorcher from this tongues-of-fire sextet.Buy it!
David Rose And His Orchestra “The Stripper” from Tease: The Best of Burlesque (Unknown) —This was a number 1 pop hit in 1962, and I hope it doesn't cause the transmitter to be hit by lightning ; - )Buy it!
Louis Prima “Jump, jive, an' wail” from Blues Masters - The Essential Blues Collection - Volume 5: Jump Blues Classics (Rhino Records/G.M.L. Inc.)Buy it!
Chuck Berry “Nadine (Is It You?)” from Chuck Berry - The Chess Box (MCA Chess)Buy it!
Jimmy Reed “I ain't got you” from The Very Best of Jimmy Reed (Rhino 2005)Buy it!
Ray Charles “Rockhouse, Parts 1 & 2” from Ray Charles - The Definitive Collection (Rhino Entertainment Co.)Buy it!
Hank Snow “You nearly lose your mind” from Blues For My Blue Eyes (Jasmine Records) —This song was written by Ernest Tubb. Hank Snow is another favorite of Gabriel's.Buy it!
Unknown “Superman” from Television's Greatest Hits (TVT Records) —Hey! This is supposed to be a radio show, so who turned on the TV??? ; - )Buy it!
Faron Young “Face To the Wall” from Hillbilly Heart Throb (Acrobat Music Group Ltd. 2008) —Faron Young is one more classic country favorite of Gabriel's.Buy it!
The Beatles “Rock And Roll Music” from Beatles For Sale (Parlophone 1964) —Here are these English guys, covering a Chuck Berry tune.Buy it!
The Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama “Without the Help of Jesus” from The Sermon (Specialty Records 2006) —Even more scorchin' Holy Blues.Buy it!
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra “Roll 'Em” from Benny Goodman - The King Of Swing (BMG Entertainment)Buy it!
Albert King “Ooh-ee baby” from Let's Have A Natural Ball (Modern Blues Recordings 1990) LBuy it!
Little Walter “Fast Boogie” from The Essential Little Walter (MCA/Chess 1993)Buy it!
Hank Williams “Move It On Over” from The Original Singles Collection...PLUS (Polygram Records 1990)Buy it!
Shirley Bassey “Goldfinger” from James Bond - 13 Original Themes (Liberty/DANJAQ S.A.) —Shirley Bassey was a popular vocalist in the British Isles and Europe in the late 50s, and was known as Bassey The Belter. This Bond movie theme made her very well known in the U.S too.Buy it!
James Brown “Chonnie -On -Chon” from James Brown - Roots Of A Revolution (Polygram Records) —An early cut by James Brown, definitely a rock and roller.Buy it!
Lester Flatt “The Martha White Theme” from RCA Country Legends: Lester Flatt (RCA/BMG Heritage 2003) —It's bluegrass time!Buy it!
Jimmy Martin “Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler” from You Don't Know My Mind 1956-1966 (Rounder)Buy it!
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “Sundown In Nashville” from Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) —I don't know the name of Marty Stuart's pedal steel guitar player, but the guy has it down ice cold!Buy it!
Ernest Tubb “Slipping Around” from Ernest Tubb Vol. 2 1949 - 1951 (Castle Communications)Buy it!
Moon Mullican “What's The Matter With The Mill” from Moonshine Jamboree (Ace Records 2010)Buy it!
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown “We're Outta Here” from The Alligator Records 25th Anniversary Collection (Alligator Records www.alligator.com 1996) —Thanks fer listenin' and for the calls, and Gabriel will be back next week.Buy it!
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