CLA Radio 09/08/17: Screw You, We’re From Texas

What: I started this set list a few weeks ago on a lark. I thought the Ray Wylie Hubbard song “Screw You, We’re From Texas” might make a nice hat rack as it were to hang a bunch of my favorite Texas songs on, most but not all of them by Texas artists.

Then came Hurricane Harvey. And with Harvey came a shitstorm of petty snipes at Texas by people with an ax to grind:

Associated Press: “The University of Tampa has fired a visiting assistant professor who suggested in a tweet that Hurricane Harvey’s destruction is ‘instant karma’ for Texas because it voted Republican.”

New York Daily News: “French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo mocked victims of Tropical Storm Harvey as Nazis who deserved the deadly destruction wreaked on Texas this week. ‘God Exists! He drowned all the Neo-Nazis of Texas,’ the cover of the latest issue reads.”

Salon: “Pastor Kevin Swanson believes that the storm that has ravaged the southeast coast of Texas is a product of God and occurred partly because cities like Houston have not repented.”

And so on.

There were false allegations that Houston’s building boom caused the flooding.

There were thousands of tweets saying Houston is Trump country, let ’em drown. (Houston voted for Hillary Clinton.)

And, of course, the petty sniping at Cruz and Cornyn, by the likes of Peter King and Chris Christie — even as the torrential rains were still pounding all of southeast Texas, not just Houston.

So this set list, although not created specifically in response to Hurricane Harvey, seemed timely.

When: Friday, September 8, 2017; 6:00 PM Pacific/9:00 PM Eastern.

Where: Duane FM in the Hughniverse (subscription required).

(And be sure to stay tuned to Duane FM most weeks after my show to hear Generalissimo’s musical response.)

Spotify playlist: Here. (Selections marked with an asterisk are not included on Spotify.)

Additional info: Hope you can join us in chat!

Twitter info: My Twitter handle is @ConservativeLA. The show hashtag is #CLARadio.

Set list:

Ray Wylie Hubbard – Screw You, We’re From Texas – Growl
Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble – Mary Had A Little Lamb – Texas Flood
The 13th Floor Elevators – You’re Gonna Miss Me – The Psychedelic Sounds Of…
Lead Belly – Fort Worth And Dallas Blues – King Of The Twelve-String Guitar
Steve Earle – Ft. Worth Blues – El Corazon
Jim Reeves – Yonder Comes A Sucker – Platinum and Gold Collection
Johnny Winter – Hustled Down In Texas – Johnny Winter, Second Winter, Captured Live
Lyle Lovett – That’s Right, You’re Not From Texas – Live In Texas
Marty Robbins – El Paso – 16 Biggest Hits
Carl Davis, Dallas Jamboree Jug Band – Elm Street Woman Blues – Texas Black Country…
The Reverend Horton Heat – There’s A Little Bit Of Everything In Texas – Laughin’ And Cryin’
Frenchy’s String Band – Texas And Pacific Blues – Texas Black Country Dance Music
George Strait – Texas – Somewhere Down In Texas
Prairie Ramblers – Deep Elem Blues – White Country Blues (1926-1938)
Texas Tornados – Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio – Live From Austin, Texas
Jimmie Rodgers – Jimmie’s Texas Blues – Frankie And Johnny (The Blue Yodeler)
Doug Sahm – Beautiful Texas Sunshine – The Return Of Wayne Douglas
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys – New San Antonio Rose – Legends Of Country Music
Gene Autry – Dallas County Jail Blues – Blues Singer 1929-1931
The Flatlanders – Dallas – The Odessa Tapes
Mississippi Sheiks – Frost Texas Tornado Blues – Honey Babe Let The Deal Go Down
Waylon Jennings – Bob Wills Is Still The King – The Essential Waylon Jennings
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Dallas After Midnight – Delirium Tremolos
Robert Earl Keen – Corpus Christi Bay – Best
Ernest Tubb – Waltz Across Texas – 20th Century Masters
Steve Earle, The Del McCoury Band – Texas Eagle – The Mountain
Freddie King, Steve Ferrone – Texas Flyer – Burglar
The Doors – The WASP (Texas Radio And The Big Beat) – LA Woman
Junior Brown – Broke Down South Of Dallas – 12 Shades Of Brown
Vince Gill – I’ll Take Texas – The Key
Ry Cooder – Goin’ To Brownsville – Ry Cooder
Pee Wee Crayton – Long Tall Texan – Texas Blues
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys – Lone Star Rag – 20th Century Masters
Guy Clark – Tornado Time In Texas – Workbench Songs
Willie Nelson – Texas In My Soul – Texas In My Soul
Waylon Jennings – Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love) – Nashville Rebel
Kinky Friedman – Asshole From El Paso – Old Testaments and New Revelations
Robbie Fulks – Long I Ride – Gone Away Backward

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