Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NEW YEARS EVE PODCAST 2012 - Repost


NEW YEARS EVE PODCAST 2012 - Repost

Wishing you a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year!








1. Happy New Year - Abba
2. Happy New Year - Lightin' Hopkins
3. Bringing In A Brand New Year - B.B. King
4. Happy New Year - Oldies But Goodies Holiday Players
5. Happy New Year - Spike Jones & His City Slickers
6. Auld Lang Syne - Studio Group
7. Auld Lang Syne - The Lonesome Travelers
8. Auld Lang Syne - Barenaked Ladies
9. Auld Lang Syne - The Brothers Figaro Orchestra

Running time: 27:17

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

TAMA 2013 Christmas Podcast


TAMA 2013 Christmas Podcast
December 2013



In keeping with our Christmas tradition, here is this year's Christmas offering. We hope you enjoy it and to all of you out there a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous 2014.


1. Intro -  Rev. A.W. Nix
2. When Santa Claus Gets Your Letter - Gene Autry
3. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Sonny Parker with Lionel Hampton Orchestra
4. O Come All Ye Faithful - Patty Loveless
5. Ring Christmas Bells - Ray Conniff
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Jethro Tull
7. Jingle Bells - Wilson Pickett
8. I Hear Jingle Bells - Freddy King
9. Christmas All Over Again - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
10. The North Pole Rock and Roll - Little Mindy Mince
11. Christmas Is A Joyful Day - Lord Executor
12. Christmas Blues - Canned Heat
13. Don't Plan No Party This Christmas - Mel Brown and The Homewreckers
14. Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy - Susan Raye & Buck Owens
15. Santa Claus Baby - The Voices
16. Even Santa Claus Gets The Blues - Marty Stuart
17. I Want To Spend Christmas With Elvis - Debbie Dabney
18. Santa Claus Is Back In Town (w/ Wynonna Judd) - Elvis Presley
19. Sleigh Ride - Darlene Love
20. Sweet Little Baby Boy, Pts. 1 & 2 - James Brown
21. Here Comes Santa Claus - Ramsey Lewis Trio
22. Merry Christmas Baby (live) - Sheryl Crow w/ Eric Clapton
23. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - The Four Seasons
24. Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
25. Christmas Must Be Tonight - The Band
26. Must Be Santa - Bob Dylan
27. The Christmas Song - Paul McCartney
28. Twistin' Bells - Santo & Johnny
29. If We Make It Through December - Merle Haggard
30. Let's Make A Baby King - New Grass Revival
31. Christmas In Heaven - Billy Ward & The Dominoes
32. Captain Santa Claus - Bobby Helms
33. Ole Tex Kringle - Tex Ritter
34. This Time Of Year - Brook Benton
35. The Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra
36. Country Christmas Blues - Rick Fines
37. When It's Christmas Time In Texas - George Strait
38. December - Kay Starr
39. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen - The Platters
40. Christmas Blues - Ralph Willis
41. Rockin' Santa Claus - The Martels
42. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Kenny Burrell
43. If Santa Claus Could Bring You Back To Me - Jimmy Wakely
44. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Connee Boswell
45. White Christmas - Curley Bridges
46. Please Come Home For Christmas - Johnny Winter
47. The Christmas Blues - Jo Stafford
48. Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Mahalia Jackson
49. The Friendly Beasts - Riders In The Sky
50. We Wish You A Merry Christmas - Booker T & The MG's
51. What Will Santa Claus Say? - Louis Prima
52. Christmas Swing - Django Reinhardt
53. Silent Night - Keith Emerson & London Community Gospel Choir
54. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Elvis Presley
55. Crickets Sing For Ana Maria - Walter Wanderley
56. Happy New Year Darling - Lonnie Johnson
57. New Year's Eve Blues - Smokey Hogg
58. Auld Lang Syne - Guy Lombardo

Direct from the vaults of the Steve Todoroff Archives,
Preserving Tulsa’s Music History...

Running time: 2:51:54

Compiled, mixed and edited by Steve Todoroff/Tulsa/USA

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Santa Claus Is Getting Down - Jesse Ed Davis

Winter Warnerland
2 LP 1988 Christmas Sampler Promo
Red & Green Vinyl


Two LPs that were released by Warner Brothers in 1988 featured a rare Christmas track by one of Oklahoma's favorite sons and Okie Mafia member Jesse Ed Davis, who passed away in June, 1988. I first heard this tune on the late-Rockin' John Henry's "Smokehouse Blues" radio program. Up to that time I had no idea Jesse Ed had even done a Christmas single. This rare LP was finally released by Warner Bros on CD and I've included this tune in many of my holiday podcasts and homemade CDs. Jesse Ed's distinctive slide guitar in this bluesy Christmas tune is vintage Jesse Ed.
Enjoy.



Friday, December 20, 2013

TAMA 2011 Christmas Podcast - Repost


TAMA 2011 Christmas Podcast
December 2011



THE 2011 TAMA CHRISTMAS PODCAST

In keeping with our Christmas tradition, we put together this year’s music offering of holiday songs from our “old school” catalog, with some good old-fashioned Gospel, R&B, Blues and C&W. Enjoy this year’s Christmas podcast and Merry Christmas to all of you out there, and a Happy and prosperous 2012.

1. Christmas Is A Coming - Leadbelly

2. A Rootin’ Tootin’ Santa Claus - Tennessee Ernie Ford

3. Santa Claus Baby - The Voices

4. Sleigh Bell Rock - Three Aces & A Joker

5. Greensleeves - Eddie Dunstedter

6. Christ Was Born On Christmas Morn - Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers

7. It’s Christmas Time On Earth Again - Jelly Bean

8. Sherburne – Alabama Sacred Harp Singers

9. The Christmas Song - Booker T & The MGs

10. White Christmas - Golden Gate Quartet

11. Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter

12. Christmas In Heaven - Billy Ward & The Dominoes

13. Christmas Times A Comin’ - Ranch Girls & Hillbilly Boogiemen

14. The Reindeer Boogie - Hank Snow

15. Christmas Day Blues - Cephas & Wiggins

16. The Winter Song - Tex Williams

17. Jingle Bell Slide - Jack Scott

18. Christmas Is Coming At Last - Rhythm Kings

19. Cowboy Santa Claus - Bill Lacey & Group

20. Sleigh Ride - Lloyd Glenn

21. Santa’s On His Way - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

22. Happy New Year - Lightnin’ Hopkins

23. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve - The Orioles

24. When They Ring The Golden Bell - Sister Rosetta Tharpe



Direct from the vaults of the Steve Todoroff Archives,
Preserving Tulsa’s Music History...

Running time: 1:01:09

Compiled, mixed and edited by Steve Todoroff/Tulsa/USA

TAMA 2010 Christmas Podcast - Repost


TAMA 2010 Christmas Podcast
December 2010



THE 2010 TAMA CHRISTMAS PODCAST

In the best Christmas tradition, we feature the songs of yesterday and today by some of Tulsa's own, as well as other well-known artists from the great state of Oklahoma. Hear songs and commentary from the late-Rockin' John Henry, Bill Davis, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, David Gates, Anita Bryant, Freakshow, The Notions, Kay Starr, Toby Keith, Rockin' Jim Byfield, Jenny Labow, The Ives, Bob Wills, Debbie Campbell, Gus Hardin, Jesse Ed Davis, Gene Autry, Jennifer Marriott and many more.

1. Intro - Rockin' John Henry
2. I Just Want You For Christmas - Bill Davis
3. (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag - Kay Starr
4. Slippin' Into Christmas - Leon Russell
5. Here Comes Santa Claus - Gene Autry
6. Do You Hear What I Hear - Carrie Underwood
7. Jingle Bell Rock - Rascal Flatts
8. Christmas Island - Keely Smith
9. Holiday Train - Jennifer Marriott
10. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Vince Gill
11. Beau Jennings' Christmas Vision - Beau Jennings
12. Blue Christmas - Ben Keith w/ J.J. Cale
13. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Jenny Labow & Glass House
14. Christmas Is Comin' - The Tractors
15. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Molly Bee
16. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing - Chet Baker
17. Sleigh Ride - The Ventures
18. Ives Dreaming Of A White Christmas - The Ives featuring Jennifer Todoroff
19. Run, Rudolph, Run - Scott Ellison
20. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Toby Keith
21. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Debbie Campbell
22. Santa Boogie - The Notions
23. Lonesome Christmas (Part Two) unedited - Lowell Fulson
24. When It's Christmas On The Range - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
25. Cowboy Santa Claus - Bill Lacey
26. Santa Claus Is Gettin' Down - Jesse Ed Davis
27. Blue Christmas - Rockin' Jim Byfield
28. Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons - Hank Thompson
29. Christmas Bells - Patti Page
30. Come Home For Christmas - David Gates
31. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Debbie Campbell & Bill Davis w/ Walt Richmond
32. Please Come Home For Christmas - Wiley Hunt
33. Santa's On His Way - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
34. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S  -  Anita Bryant
35. The Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies - Freakshow
36. Away In A Manger - Gus Hardin
37. Linus & Lucy - Daddy A Go Go featuring John Boydston
38. Christmas Stars - Dwight Twilley
39. Silent Night - Leon Russell

Direct from the vaults of the Tulsa Area Music Archives,
Preserving Tulsa’s Music History...

Running Time:   1:57:21

Compiled, mixed and edited by Steve Todoroff/Tulsa/USA

TAMA 2009 Christmas Podcast - Repost


TAMA 2009 Christmas Podcast
December 2009 





THE TAMA 2009 CHRISTMAS PODCAST

In the best Christmas tradition, we feature the songs of yesterday and today by some of Tulsa's own, as well as other well-known artists from the great state of Oklahoma. Hear songs and commentary from the late-Rockin' John Henry, Bill Davis, Leon Russell, J.J. Cale, David Gates, Anita Bryant, Freakshow, The Notions, Kay Starr, Toby Keith, Rockin' Jim Byfield, Jenny Labow, The Ives, Bob Wills, Debbie Campbell, Gus Hardin, Jesse Ed Davis, Gene Autry, and many more.

1. Intro - Rockin' John Henry
2. I Just Want You For Christmas - Bill Davis
3. (Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag - Kay Starr
4. Slippin' Into Christmas - Leon Russell
5. Here Comes Santa Claus - Gene Autry
6. Do You Hear What I Hear - Carrie Underwood
7. Jingle Bell Rock - Rascal Flatts
8. Christmas Island - Keely Smith
9. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Vince Gill
10. Beau Jennings' Christmas Vision - Beau Jennings
11. Blue Christmas - Ben Keith w/ J.J. Cale
12. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Jenny Labow & Glass House
13. Christmas Is Comin' - The Tractors
14. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Molly Bee
15. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing - Chet Baker
16. Sleigh Ride - The Ventures
17. Ives Dreaming Of A White Christmas - The Ives featuring Jennifer Todoroff
18. Run, Rudolph, Run - Scott Ellison
19. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Toby Keith
20. I'll Be Home For Christmas - Debbie Campbell
21. Santa Boogie - The Notions
22. Lonesome Christmas (Part Two) unedited - Lowell Fulson
23. When It's Christmas On The Range - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
24. Cowboy Santa Claus - Bill Lacey
25. Santa Claus Is Gettin' Down - Jesse Ed Davis
26. Blue Christmas - Rockin' Jim Byfield
27. Gonna Wrap My Heart In Ribbons - Hank Thompson
28. Christmas Bells - Patti Page
29. Come Home For Christmas - David Gates
30. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Debbie Campbell & Bill Davis w/ Walt Richmond
31. Please Come Home For Christmas - Wiley Hunt
32. Santa's On His Way - Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
33. C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S  -  Anita Bryant
34. The Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairies - Freakshow
35. Away In A Manger - Gus Hardin
36. Linus & Lucy - Daddy A Go Go featuring John Boydston
37. Christmas Stars - Dwight Twilley
38. Silent Night - Leon Russell


Direct from the vaults of the Steve Todoroff Archives.
Preserving Tulsa's Music History...

Running Time:   1:54:14

Compiled, mixed and edited by Steve Todoroff/Tulsa/USA

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Tommy Allsup Interview








The Tommy Allsup Interview
June 2011








VOL. 6.2 “Bonus”

THE TOMMY ALLSUP INTERVIEW.

The Steve Todoroff Archives is pleased to share this interview by our founder Steve Todoroff with premier Western Swing guitarist and producer, Tommy Allsup. Tommy is probably best know for losing the coin flip to Richie Valens on February 3, 1959, allowing Valens to join Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, aka J.P. Richardson, and Roger Peterson, the pilot of the private plane they had chartered, to meet an untimely death. A Tulsa-area native, Tommy has had an amazing career as a session guitarist, arranger and producer, with a career that has spanned over six decades. Listen to Tommy talk about his days as a session player with the likes of Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, Walter Brennan, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran, Kenny Rogers and many, many others. Tommy also talks about working in the studios of Los Angeles in the early Sixties with a young Leon Russell, who was just starting out in the session world. Hear Tommy also address the current controversy involving the recent claim by Dion that he was actually the one that flipped a coin with Richie Valens for the infamous seat on the private plane on that fateful night, and hear a selection of Tommy’s work, both well-known and obscure, straight from the vaults of the Steve Todoroff Archives!


1. A Little Bitty Tear - Johnny Burnette
2. Walk On By - Johnny Burnette
3. Jambalaya - Tommy Allsup & The Raiders
4. Little Hollywood Girl - The Everly Brothers
5. Down On Deep River - Leon Russell
6. Hey Punkin! - The Bowman Brothers
7. It's So Easy - The Crickets
8. Heartbeat - Buddy Holly
9. Wishing - Buddy Holly
10. Peggy Sue Got Married - Buddy Holly
11. Ling Ting Tong - Buddy Knox
12. Blues In "A" - Bob Wills
13. Old Rivers - Walter Brennan
14. Milk Cow Blues - Eddie Cochran
15. Guitar Twist - The Ventures
16. When You're In Love - Bobby Vee
17. Watusi '64 - Jay Bentley and The Jet Set
18. 500 cc - The Eliminators
19. Fools Paradise - Tommy Allsup
20. Peppermint Beatle - The Standells
21. In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) - Zager and Evans
22. Stand By Your Man - Tommy Allsup and the Tennessee Saxes
23. The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
24. Bob's Breakdown - Asleep At The Wheel
25. I'll Fly Away - Tommy Allsup


Direct from the vaults of the Steve Todoroff Archives,
Preserving Tulsa’s Music History...

Running Time:   1:57:34


Compiled, mixed and edited by Steve Todoroff/Tulsa/USA