June 18, 2024

Following are the songs and soundtrack played from KALW when Hicks with Sticks sat in for Peter Thompson‘s Bluegrass Signal show on February 8th.  The first nine cuts are from bands that were playing live between 2/8 and 2/15.  Tracks nine through twenty constituted a “Hillbilly Rock Block” which featured twanging versions of pop and rock classics.  Listeners who could identify nine of the twelve original artists who made these songs famous were invited to call in to win tickets to various shows.  Tracks 11, 21 and 22 are new releases.  Track 23 is from the vaults and by The Naked Barbies, a Bay Area band from the ’90s, that was hassled by Barbie’s maker, Mattel, into changing their name.  All but tracks 13, 14, 15 and 19 are from Bay Area bands past and (mostly) present.

  1. Mr. Right Now – Jinx Jones
  2. A Couple More Years – Rusty Evans
  3. Crazy Love – Laura Benitez and the Heartache
  4. Harry Ain’t Comin’ in Today – Rock Soup Ramblers
  5. Right Key, Wrong Keyhole – The Saddle Cats
  6. Old Enough – Dave Crimmen
  7. Smoke that Cigarette – Lonestar Retrobates
  8. The Bullet – Devil Makes Three
  9. Can’t Find My Way Home – Joe Goldmark with Kita Bill
  10. Blitzkrieg Bop – Handsome Hank and his Lonesome Boys
  11. Fat Bottom Girls – Hayseed Dixie
  12. Graceland – Melody Walker and Jason Groopman
  13. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – Hayseed Dixie
  14. Mother – Luther Wright and the Wrongs
  15. Rueda de Fuego – Mingo Saldavar
  16. Olympia, WA – The McAllisters
  17. Dreamin’ – Shut-Ins
  18. This Wheel’s on Fire – Belle Monroe and her Brewglass Boys
  19. Bring It on Home to Me – Dry Branch Fire Squad
  20. Stayin’ Alive – Americano Social Club
  21. Arson of the Heart – Laurie Lewis
  22. Snake in the Water – Lia Rose
  23. Wrong Mama – Naked Barbies

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