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~ Gambling ~
February 22, 2014

On Halloween, 2001, (ha, halloween) George Pataki signed a bill in Monticello, 15 minutes from WJFF, to expand casino gambling in New York State.  This signing cleared the way for three casinos in the Catskills and video lottery terminals at Monticello Raceway  "just 78 miles from millions of NYC pocketbooks".

Donald Trump was quoted as saying there would be massive legal tie ups. He predicted threats to Forestry or the NYC watershed may kill Catskill or at least delay casinos here. In November 1, 2001 The Time Herald Record, editor Barry Lewis' quotes Stanley and Sonny Smith of South Fallsburg's Smith Shoes don't think they'll see gambling here in their lifetime, but "it will keep the kids from leaving. It'll bring jobs. It'll give the kids a reason to stay"

By Nov 16th, 2001  just two weeks later - the CEO for Parl Place Entertainment is seen walking around proposed casino sites at Kutshers.  The Bureau of Indian Affairs gaming commission must OK the deal. then the Mohawks must negotiate with N.Y. State, and then the town of Thompson must give local approval. Headlines in that paper said "Casino construction predicted for 2002".

Casinos, other than the Monticello raceway are yet to be in Sullivan County, but in the fall of 2013 residents voted in favor of the referendum to allow Gambling in New York State.  Today's show are songs on gambling, good music this hour is a sure bet.

Marlon Brando        Luck be a Lady    0:16    Guys and Dolls   

Mary Chapin Carpenter - I Fell Lucky 3:33
Come On Come On - Columbia
"The pots 11 million so I called in sick to work"
Pharis & Jason Romero        Where is the Gamblin' Man?    3:21    A Passing Glimpse- Lula Records   

Roy Book Binder        Poker Playin' Papa    3:51    The Good Book pegleg rec.   

Tommy Duncan    [Jimmie Rodgers] Gamblin Polka Dot Blues 3:08
"Drew an ace high hand"
Butch Thompson        Poker Woman    2:52    Vicksburg Blues- Red House    Blues

Phil Harris        Darktown Poker Club    3:00   
Emmylou Harris    [Taylor] - Son Of A Rotten Gambler 4:16    Cinmarron - Eminent
"Aint no kingdom for a gamblin' man"
Darryl Purpose        Dangerous Game    4:03    Same River Twice Tangible Music   
"Reward lives in the house of Risk"

Mary McCaslin - [Ringer McCaslin ] Weaverville 3:58
Home on the Prairie - Philo
"A lady loves a gambler running loose running free"

Tex Ritter    T. Texas Tyler    Deck of Cards    3:08    [1948]       

Nell Robinson        Poker Game    1:23    On The Brooklyn Road - Red Level Records

The Everley Brothers [Don & phil] - Roving Gambler 3:44    Songs Our Daddy Taught Us

Kingston Trio - Rovin' Gambler /This Train - Ounce Upon a Time   

Tom Russell    pBob Dylan]    Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts    9:44    Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs - hightone rec   

Liam Clancey        Ride Willie Ride    2:25

Open mic's in the area:

Singer Songwriter Tuesdays happens at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale NY
Antoine runs a thursday night open mike at the Dancing Cat in Bethel, NY near the woodstock site
Kevin McDanial runs an open mike at Frankie and Johnnies, 845 434 8051 in Hurleyville, NY 7 - 10 pm
Cafe Devine in Callicoon, NY runs an open mike every 4th friday
Tuesdays in Mongaup Valley at River's Edge there is an open mike

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