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August 7, 2007


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MKOC Official Artists
Song Clips Added.. Just Click a Song Title to hear music in Real Audio
Narvel Felts
Narvel Felts
Until The End of Time
Joe Tinoco
Joe Tinoco
Five Cards on the Mantle
Red Johnson
Red Johnson
Veteran's Day
Tommy Riddle
Tommy Riddle
No Right to Cry
Tony Oliphant
Tony Oliphant
Can't Change Your Mind
Debbie Miles
Debbie Miles
You Ain't Been Worth A Dime
Hoyt Hughes
Hoyt Hughes
WWW.Gone
Tecia McKenna
Tecia McKenna
Goodbye's What You Got
Harold Hill
Harold Hill
San Antonio Sweetheart
The song collection above are some of my favorites of the MKOC Official Artists. Please take time to visit their web sites to hear all the music and choose your favorites. Write me, and maybe your favorite will be the next song showcased.
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Red Johnson

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Red Johnson


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Songwriter Lee Hazlewood dies at 78


His "Boots" Had Great Legs

Yahoo News
by Joal Ryan Mon Aug 6, 1:50 PM ET

LeeHazelewood.jpg (4820 bytes)Los Angeles (E! Online) - Nancy Sinatra recorded it. So did Jessica Simpson, Loretta Lynn and David Hasselhoff. No matter who sang it, Lee Hazlewood's "Boots" never went out of style.
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Hazlewood, the country-tinged singer-songwriter behind "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," died Saturday of cancer at his home in Henderson, Nevada. He was 78.

"I've lived a pretty interesting life," Hazlewood told the New York Times in January as he was dying, and, more importantly, promoting his self-proclaimed swan song, Cake or Death. "Not too much sadness, a lot of happiness, lots of fun. And I didn't do much of anything I didn't want to do."

Hazlewood might have described himself as a bum in interviews and on his 1972 solo album, Poet, Fool or Bum, but he was far from allergic to work. He wrote songs performed by everyone from swinger Dean Martin ("Houston") to choirboy Pat Boone ("Why Did I Choose You").

Most of all, he wrote for and recorded with Nancy Sinatra.

"I think I could have fallen in love with him. I adored him," Sinatra wrote on sinatrafamily.com just days before her longtime collaborator's death. "He was my friend and my mentor. I will miss him terribly."

Sinatra and Hazlewood released three albums of duets--her deadpan delivery matching his. They had success with the likes of "Jackson," "Sundown, Sundown," "Some Velvet Morning," and "Elusive Dreams."

And they had something else with "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'."

"We lowered [Sinatra's] singing about two keys," Hazlewood once told London's Telegraph of the "Boots" recording session, which he also produced. "I made her sound like a tough little broad. I wanted her to sing like a 16-year-old girl who screwed truck drivers."

Whatever the plan, it worked.

In 1966, the Hazlewood-penned, Sinatra-sung song hit No. 1. It stayed on top for just one week, but went on to establish itself as one of pop's all-time great drop-dead anthems, as well as the first to rhyme "lyin'" with "truthin'."

Numerous covers followed, including ones by Hazlewood. Cake or Death, released in January, featured its creator's last, eerie take on the song.

Of the "Boots" wearers to follow Sinatra, Simpson made the biggest splash, navigating its walking bass line for a 2005 version featured in the big-screen version of The Dukes of Hazzard.

"Somethin' Stupid" was another Hazlewood-Sinatra hit--with a twist: A love song as sung by a daughter (Sinatra) and her old man (Frank Sinatra). Hazlewood coproduced the 1967 chart-topper.

Born July 9, 1929, in Oklahoma, Hazlewood favored his middle name, Lee, over his given name, Barton. He began his music career in the 1950s, first as a deejay, then as a songwriter. Some of his earliest work was done with twangy guitar legend Duane Eddy. Some of his latest work, including his final version of "Boots," was done with Eddy, too.

Hazlewood, it seemed, made collaborators for life.

Said Nancy Sinatra: "I always felt safe with him."

Jack Blanchard speaks about Lee Hazelwood

A LAST WORD.

Lee Hazlewood died Saturday. I didn't know much about him. I think that's the way he wanted it. I once found a website of his that opened with these words: "This site is designed to tell you as little about us as possible." A private guy.

Anyway, I admired his singing and his producing, especially his singing. Lee Hazlewood, Roger Miller, and Ernest Tubb...
each contributed maybe ten percent to the way I sing now. The rest is me.

I was a Lee Hazlewood fan before he sang with Nancy Sinatra. I was impressed with that deep edgy voice.

Misty and I are often compared to Lee and Nancy, although Misty does not sound like Nancy Sinatra. It's probably me.
("Like Lee and Nancy on acid." from an album cover.)

All duets sound alike to some people. We've been likened to Sonny and Cher, but I think they sounded like each other. Sometimes I didn't know which one was singing. ("Like Sonny & Cher in a poppy field in South Carolina." from the book "Finding Her Voice" by Robert K. Oermann and Mary A. Bufwack.) Do they have poppy fields in South Carolina?

People have actually said that we reminded them of Les Paul and Mary Ford, but I don't play lead guitar, and Les doesn't sing.
Misty used to do a good impression of Mary Ford on stage, when we had Doug Tarrant playing Les Paul type lead. Other duets in the mix are The Captain and Tenille, and Louis Prima and Keely Smith.

I've been variously accused of imitating Willie Nelson and Leon Redbone, but I'm not trying to. I don't sound like Willie, and I think I was doing it before Leon.

Misty sounds only like herself...an original. I'm more easily influenced, but I don't mind it when I'm compared to Roger Miller and Lee Hazlewood. In fact, I kinda like it.

I didn't know Lee Hazlewood, but I feel a sense of loss at his passing, and I wanted to say this to him:
Thanks for the the music. It's all been good.

Jack Blanchard
2007.

 

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD TO TAKE TO THE SEAS WITH "SIMPLE MAN" CRUISE

LynyrdSkynyrd-PUB2007color_361x272.jpg (158510 bytes)(Nashville, TN) – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Lynyrd Skynyrd will join 2,000 fans for a cruise that will last an entire weekend. The "Simple Man" cruise will take place January 10-14, 2008 on one of Carnival Cruise's luxury ships. The cruise will start in Miami and travel to Key West and Calica.

Lynyrd Skynyrd won't be the only rock band in attendance. Also joining the band will be the Marshall Tucker Band, Cowboy Mouth, Blackberry Smoke, Kneckdown, Grayson Hill, the Georgia Satellites and more.

For the second year, Skynyrd will rock out on the waters with some of the most hardcore rock and roll fans out there. "We did the first one earlier this year and had a ball!" says lead singer Johnny Van Zant. "They called us up and asked if we wanted to do it again and, of course, we said, 'Hell, yeah!'"

Ranked as one of the best-selling bands of all time by the Recording Industry Association of America and recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Lynyrd Skynyrd is still going strong with almost 65 albums, 30 million albums sold to date, and over 80 performances annually. To date, "Sweet Home Alabama" has passed the 1,000,000 mark in downloaded master ringtones, proving that Lynyrd Skynyrd is a major industry icon that appeals to all generations.

Cabins are priced at an introductory rate of $599 per person, based on double-occupancy, plus port and tax fees.

To book now visit www.simplemancruise.com

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CLAY WALKER SET TO PERFORM ON LAST CALL W/ CARSON DALY ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH

ClayWalker.jpg (9461 bytes)Los Angeles, CA – Clay Walker, country music heart-throb, will make his first appearance on NBC's late night program Last Call w/ Carson Daly on Friday, August 10th.

"This is going to be fun. Carson and I play golf at Pebble Beach every year, so this is going to be like two friends hanging out instead of it being like work," jokes Walker. "Tune in, you never know what might happen."

From Walker's first album, "Clay Walker" released over 10 years ago, to this year's "Fall," Clay Walker continues to create and record songs with enthusiasm and about real life that so many people can relate to. He has become well known for various chart topping hits throughout his career including, "Live Until I Die," If I Could Make A Living," "What's It To You," Rumor Has It," "Then What?," "Live, Laugh, Love," "The Chain Of Love," and more. Recent hits "Fore She Was Mama" and "Fall" on his latest release have helped sustain Walker's stardom.

www.claywalker.com

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Tanya Tucker

August 02, 2007 at 8:25:37 PDT

Country singer's stuff takes a wrong turn

By Abigail Goldman <abigail.goldman@lasvegassun.com>
Las Vegas Sun

ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS MORRIS

Tanya Tucker's latest sad country song may be her own.

A truck carrying $500,000 worth of her wardrobe and jewelry was stolen somewhere between Tennessee and Nevada.

The suspect last seen in possession of the goods? Her former fiance and longtime lover Jerry Laseter.

According to a Metro Police report filed late Tuesday:

On July 22 Laseter was driving a U-Haul truck in a caravan from Nashville to Las Vegas when he broke off from the group, which included Tucker, in Albuquerque and "continued on solo."

TanyaTucker.jpg (5178 bytes)Laseter then allegedly contacted Tucker via text message and demanded money for gasoline, adding that if he did not get it, he would start selling stuff out of the truck. Tucker reportedly agreed to give Laseter $1,000 and two tickets back to Nashville.

On Friday, Laseter took the truck to Palace Station and left the keys with a bellman.

The following morning, an associate of Tucker's picked up the truck and drove it to the Hard Rock Hotel, where it was opened.

Inside - nothing. Except a note: "When you are trying to get someone over a barrel, make sure you got a strong barrel." It was punctuated with an expletive.

Don Grubbs, Tucker's publicist in Nashville, said he was unaware of the incident Wednesday morning and withheld comment. Tucker played in Primm on Saturday.

Laseter was arrested Saturday in the Las Vegas area and charged with felony theft. So was Chrislynn Jones, a woman police identified as a co-conspirator. They were released on $3,000 bail each.

The wardrobe and jewelry were recovered and returned to Tucker, Metro Police said.

According to a fan account of a 2006 concert in Primm, Tucker introduced Jones as a backup singer and introduced Laseter as Jones' boyfriend. Tucker reportedly explained Jones' relationship with Laseter by saying, "We like to keep it all in the family."

Tucker, 49, was born in Texas, but her family moved to Las Vegas in 1969, where she performed and picked up the nickname "Little Miss Cheatin' Heart." Tucker was 13 when she signed with Columbia Records and had her first hit, "Delta Dawn."

She attended Basic High School for a year and was on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1974, when she released "Would You Lay With Me (in a Field of Stone)" at age 15.

Tucker has released 25 albums in 33 years and had her fair share of No. 1 hits, including "Blood Red and Goin' Down," "One Love at a Time," "Strong Enough to Bend," and "If It Don't Come Easy."

It's one of her No. 2 hits, however, that might matter most now: "Highway Robbery."

This is not the first time Tucker and Laseter have made headlines.

The couple had a child, Layla LaCosta, in 1999. That same year, the Nashville Tennessean reported Tucker filed a domestic violence charge against the father.

In a 2004 interview with Larry King, Tucker said she gave back to Laseter a 10.10-carat diamond ring he had given her. The singer said Laseter was withholding their daughter and she was considering filing charges.

In 2005 the Tennessean reported Tucker applied for a protective order against Laseter, claiming that he harassed her before shows, grabbed her throat and gave her a black eye. The case is continued indefinitely, court officials said Wednesday.

Laseter is co-producer of Tucker's 2002 album "Tanya." He plays electric guitar in several songs on the album, including a few about love.

Abigail Goldman can be reached at 259-8806 or at abigail.goldman@lasvegassun.com

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Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan

SALOONS OF MY LIFE.

There's an old song that goes like this...
"Saloon, saloon, saloon. What a wonderful word Saloon..."

When we were kids in Buffalo my parents took us to bars.
It was okay because bars were generally different then.
They were community gathering places,
with good food, music, and homey atmosphere.
I would get to order birch beer
and given change to play the Wurlitzer juke box,
while my parents socialized with other grown-ups at the bar.

Whatever happened to birch beer?

Buffalo was a tavern town,
with sometimes several on a single block,
and the drinking age was 18, as it should be.
If a person is old enough to fight in a war,
he should not be denied a beer.
I could pass for 18 when I was 14 or 15,
so I had no trouble getting served.

Maybe I've told you about Gleason's Grille,
but they don't make 'em like that anymore,
so it's worth retelling.

Gleason's was a family tavern,
with good food, good fellowship,
and good music on Friday and Saturday nights.
There was no generation gap.
Kids would chat or dance with senior citizens.
We didn't know they were senior citizens
because the dumb euphemism had not yet been invented.

Maybe there was sawdust on Gleeson's floor,
or maybe my memory is redecorating,
but the floor was plain wood with the varnish long gone,
and the rickety booths had green upholstering
that was worn bare at every corner and seam.

I heard some beautiful old songs there for the first time...
"It's a Marshmallow World", "Thinking of You",
and "Nevertheless" for example.
They were beautifully sung by two old Irish vaudevillians, The Boyle Brothers.
Lucky for us, vaudeville was dead,
and some of these talented acts were playing saloons.
I use the word "saloon" in its broadest sense,
meaning any commercial establishment with a bar.

The brothers wore tuxes made back in the Roaring Twenties.
They both had thick white hair,
and the round faced one played the piano.
The thin one played brushes on a tray,
and they sang harmony like angels.
I was about seventeen and I sometimes asked a certain lady to dance.
She was probably in her seventies.

Then, when I became a musician playing in bars,
I started drinking too much for my own good.
Thankfully, I only did it for three or four decades.
After all, the drinks were free,
and everybody loves the piano player.

I gave up alcohol some time ago by popular demand,
so we don't go out as much as we used to.
Besides, we don't like karaoke bars or sports bars,
and that's about all they have around here.
Now the recreation has been narrowed down to shopping.
I get really bored with Macy's, Target, Birdbath and Beyond, etc..

Even when we were touring with hit records,
between the auditorium and stadium shows,
there were always night clubs.
When I try to remember a certain period in my life,
I first think of which saloons we were playing at that time.

Bars are the bookmarks of my life.

Jack Blanchard
2007.
MORE THOUGHTS ON WRITING SERIOUS LYRICS.

I wouldn't try to tell other songwriters how to write.
I just explain my feelings on the subject,
in case it might be of help to somebody.

Love is the most popular song subject,
but it can be treated in endless ways.
In this song, the lovers are separated by time, space,
and maybe life and death.
This approach works well with symbolism:

(I sing first)
"I woke up in the night
and saw the moonlight shining through my window.
I sat up and looked around,
startled by a sound I thought I'd heard.
There was something in the air.
I could feel it as I stood there by the window,
Like the sighing of a lover,
or the whisper of a long forgotten word."

(Misty sings):
"From across the silver years,
beyond the sea of time,
where the wind blows,
Flies the spirit of my love,
like the shadow of a Big Black Bird."

Listen to the song here

* * *
Here's a more intimate treatment of the same subject,
where the two people are together,
speaking to each other face to face.

"In neon lights and smoky places,
We drank with lonely faces,
Playing at the social graces,
Trying to fill those empty spaces;
Sick and tired of one night stands,
And white skin left by wedding bands.
Now my life is in your hands,
I'm High on You.

I'll cover you on winter nights,
apologize when we have fights,
And never lose my appetite for the things you do.
We don't need those smoky places.
You fill all the empty spaces.
By your side I'm satisfied,
I'm High on You."

(Listen to the song here)
http://www.kokosuniverse.com/avi/jm/wma/high_on_you.htm

My point is this:
I try to avoid the cliche rut, tempting as it is.
There are a lot of good songwriters already ahead of us in line,
so we have to come at it from a different angle.
Provide something different,
and if it's good, it will work.

Jack Blanchard
2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New CD reviews from Australia

WEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE BIRDHOUSE - Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan-
(Omni Recording/Fuse)

There are plenty of odd characters and strange stories right across the spectrum of country music. From Spade Cooley, the hillbilly swing radio star who beat his wife to death, and who himself died of a heart attack on stage when paroled to play a police benefit concert, to David Allen Coe, whose resolute tough guy/red neck image sits oddly with the fact that he wrote one of the most beautiful songs ever, "Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)". Lyrically, too, there are rich pickings for fans of the odd and the obscure- Hank Williams' "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" or Jack Kittel's "Psycho", for instance.

I thought I was fairly familiar with the nooks and crannies of the genre, but somehow husband and wife team Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan had escaped my attention. Until now. Although they are resolutely independent -they write, play and produce everything themselves- they've had a fair share of success, working from the fringes of Nashville, though apparently based in Florida for quite a while. Their crossover hit "Tennessee Birdwalk" (sadly not included here) was nominated for a Grammy in 1970, and they've spent a over 100 weeks on the country charts.

Despite that level of mainstream success, this is a seriously odd collection. Comprising work from the early '70s, it comes with a sticker on the front proclaiming it as "lysergic hayseed melancholy and cowpoke philosophy"- and for once you can believe what it says on the box. There is a distinctly fractured philosophy and outlook shining through most of these, and in the liner notes/essays that come in the booklet. Case in point- the opener, "Cockroach Stomp". Over a simple rock/doo wop backing, it starts: "Kill, kill, kill/Everybody do the cockroach stomp/California, Tennessee, and Louisville/Come on, and do the cockroach
Stomp./1 and 2 and 3 and 4,/Stomp your partner on the floor." But then the second track, "Carolina Sundown Red", changes tack completely, and shines as a Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood-type duet number, complete with sweeping strings and lush production. This switch is a pattern that continues throughout the whole disc.

There are more strange metaphors in "Starvin' Hog Blues"( "I'm like a starvin' hog when I think about your kissin', baby" ) and in "Molasses In The Moonlight", with most of Jack's vocals sounding like they are being played on a Victrola set up in the back of the studio. Or try this verse, from "Cows"- "I like cows, I think they're cute/Walkin' in their big cow suits/They give me milk, they give me cheese/They give me hoof and mouth disease" These aren't novelty songs, they just constantly pull you up by the slightly off kilter quality to the lyrics. But then interspersed among them you also get straight ahead country gems, like "Down To The End Of The Wine", and "Asleep In The Saddle", the sweet tale of drunken bar room cowboy and a friendly barmaid, who's more than happy to see him home and help him take his boots off.

If you are reading this in Australia, you've probably already heard Jack and Misty without knowing it- that's their woozy backing playing behind that "Xerox in prison" ad for photocopier paper, that runs pretty regularly on TV.

David Thrussell's OMNI Recording Corporation deserve serious respect for the work they are doing to bring gems like this and their prior re-releases- Porter Waggoner , John D. Loudermilk, Bobby Bare, Jimmy Driftwood, Henson Cargill, and others.

- TJ Honeysuckle

July 7-8, 2007 The WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN

COUNTRY
Weird Scenes Inside the Birdhouse,
Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, 0mni/Fuse *****

FEW words can prepare a listener for the music of married duo Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan. "Lysergic Hayseed Melancholy and Cowpoke Philosophy" boasts a sticker on the front of the CD, but that's just part of it. After scoring a big hit in 1970 with Tennessee Bird Walk, Jack and Misty struggled to repeat their success. The songs on this compilation date from 1973 to 1976. While songs such as Cows and The Cockroach Stomp continue their novelty vein, along with the black humour and wry wordplay comes some fantastically catchy electric country music. With lush string accompaniment, smooth keyboards and gospel harmonies, Jack and Misty reveal themselves to be genre-benders, effortlessly marrying doo-wop with square dance or slide guitar with disco. Eccentric and accomplished, entertaining and subversive, this is a delicious '70s time capsule, confirming that no one has sounded quite like Jack and Misty.

Sean Rabin

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Sunday - 05 August 2007

OPINION: A Sunday Point Of View - "Line Em' Up...Moooove Em' Out"

By Dick Shuey

It is pretty common knowledge by now what the problems are with our Country Music Industry.

Everybody wonders what happened...and when we step back and take a look it isn't hard to understand why the Record Industry can't see the forest for the trees.

Those trees are the cowboys and cowgirls they have lined up put a hat on them...sent them to voice classes and the makeup artists ...bought them a wardrobe ...tell them what to sing ... what to say and try to make them something they just ain't. What a joke...!!!

They all look alike...they all sound alike and they have no style. They look pretty on the cover of a magazine and that's about extent of it. Out of a hundred they may get lucky and end up with one artist who may make some noise. Maybe.

When are they ever going to learn the country music fan isn't stupid.

These so called cowboys and cowgirls aren't even country...THEY ARE POP ARISTS...created in some ivory tower on music row. A new York / LA mentality....bless their hearts.

They just spent a 100 million dollars on trying to make a 100 country music star wannabe's out of a kareoke singers....and they haven't figured out yet why their financial state is in the sewer. If the artist doesn't sell a half of million records on their first release the Record Company drops them and they are never heard of again.

They are herding these unknown artists like cattle and driving them to the slaughter house.

Now you can understand why everything sounds the same on just about all the corporate country radio stations no matter where you are in the U.S.A.

I'd luv' to hear some great country artists and stylist in the vain of Dale Watson & Patty Booker on these radio stations...just to name a couple that come to mind. And they ain't kareoke singers...trust me....and they are working steady and have been for a long time.

It amazes me that the guy's sitting in those high towers in the suits haven't figured it out yet.

They don't have a clue on what a country music record should sound like.

It's time that we "Line Em' Up & Moooove Them Out".

...30...

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"Have A Great Country Music Day"

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