Thanks to Graham Rice for running the
show last week and doing 2 hours of Irish Music. A brit doing Irish
Music, pretty versatile! Today, as I promised on air two
weeks ago, is a setlist of Gamblers and Outlaws. There are robberies
sometimes someone dies, so you may need to look away from the radio at
1. Kingston Trio - Tijuana Jail 250 [Thompson] - Absolutely the Best of
"we ended up in hte gambling spot...where the liquor flowed and the
dice were hot"
2. Mary McCaslin - Ballad of Weaverville 354 - Prairie in the Sky -
"I'll tell you 'bout a gambler folks, Jim Weaver was his name, ride in
here close beside me, I'll telll you about a game"
"If he won they'd have to swear to give the town his name"
3. Tom Russell w Ian Tyson - Gallo Del Cielo 557 - Coboy Real - Philo
He fears he might have lost that 50,000 dollars riding on the spurs of
Del Cielo, so he can't win back the land that was stolen from the
4. Anne Murray - Son of a Gambler - 3:06
Will he be the son of his father the teacher of love and honest, or the
son of a run of the mill, rotten gambler?
5. Liam Clancey - Ride Willie Ride
Aces backed with eights is the deadman's hand
6. Kenny Rogers - Gambler 3:30
"You gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to
walk away, know when to run"
7. Phil Harris - Darktown Poker Club
"put up your chips...keep your hands up please
if I keep him cheating just one more time...."
8. Darryl Purpose - Dangerous Game 407 -
Same River Twice - www.darrylpurpose.com
Before touring with music. Darryl was a professional Black Jack player,
one of the best ever. This song takes us to one dangerous game he
played and some other dangerous places.
9. Kingston Trio - This Train Don't Carry No Gamblers
1:48 Once Upon a Time - Collector's Choice
I am a rovin' gambler.... whenever I see a deck of cards I lay my money
10. Tom Russell with Eliza Gilkyson & Joe Ely - Lily, Rosemary and
the Jack of Hearts 944 - Indians
Cowboys Horses Dogs - Hightone Records
"Lily called another bet and she drew up the jack of hearts"
got a call from a dylan fan saying he'd seen Eliza and Mary Guathier
11. Ramblin Jack Elliott - Jack of Diamonds 322- Lost Topic Tapes:
Cowes Harbour 1957
"you've robbed my poor pockets of silver and gold"
12. Joni Mitchell - [J Phillips] Me And My
My uncle taught me well boys, I grabbed the gold, and left him bleeding
by the side of the road. [turn your head from the radio]
13. Kingston Trio - This Train Don't Carry No Gamblers
1:48 Once Upon a Time - Collector's Choice
Yes I played this twice... but I had to cover for Phil Ochs not loading
the Highwayman after three tries!
14. George Strait - Ace in the Hole 242 - Beyond the Blue Neon - MCA
"Life is a gamble"
14. Doc and Merle Watson - Smoke Smoke Smoke 250 - Red Rocking Chair -
"he'd raise me and I'd raise him... he finally called and didn't raise
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15. Pete Seeger - Jesse James 425 -
American Favorite Ballads - Volume 2 - Smithsonian Folkways
"He robbed the Glendale Train... those outlaws Frank and Jesse
17. Joel Rafael - Pretty Boy Floyd 437 -
"You'll never see an outlaw drive a family from their home"
18. Townes Van Zandt - Poncho and Lefty
338 - Singer Songwriter -
"Poncho was a bandit boys.... wore his gun outside his pants for all
the honest world to feel"
19. Connie Dover - Ned of the
Hill 721 - If I Ever Return - Taylor Park Music
Considered by the British as an outlaw, Ryan was housed on the run by
those who didn't agree.
20. Kingston Trio - Everglades 224 -
String Along - Collector's Choice
"Where a man can hide and never be found and have no fear of the baying
hound, but he better keep a movin'"
21. Stan Rogers - Canol Road 305 -
Northwest Passage - Fogarty's Cove
An Alaskan Everglades story.
22. Peter Paul and Mary - Gilgarry
Mountain - A
Song Will Rise - Warner Bros.
"First I drew my pistols, then I drew my rapiers..."
23. Ellis Paul - Bad Bad Blood 438 -
American Jukebox Fables - Philo
"Parker's in disguise with a loaded 45, wearing a mask of Ronald
Reagon... cops are in the parking lot waiting"
24. Rodney Crowel - Highway 17 454 -
After coming out of jail, he heads to find the money buried in a hole
on Highway 17
25. Jory Nash - Charlie 354 - New Blue Day
"20,000 dollars in my gunny sack....buried 50 miles away"
"Bless the holy gambler who cannot pay.."
26. Pete Seeger - Frankie and Johnny -
424 - American Favorite Ballads Volume 1 - Smithsonian Folkways
"underneath her kimona she carried a 44 gun"
27. Battlefield Band - Bernie's Welcome
to Butner 445 Zama Zama Try Your Luck -
Now for some white collar crime.. Bernie
Madeoff is seen off to jail by the battlefield band! Fades out...