Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fast Charles' Power Hour Episode 18 (End of Biochem/Gen)

Fast Charles and Stumpkiller bring you a lively, beer-soaked episode filled with classics and too much fun. Important questions are addressed and metaphysical Gordian knots are cut, including whether or not Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia is a good show, whether or not Band of Brothers is a good show, and whether or not American paratroops jumped into Germany in WWII. Important announcements about the future of Fast Charles’ Power Hour are included. Enjoy!

From the subcontinent to the banks of the James, everybody’s honky tonkin’.

“I’ve always been right. Once I thought I was wrong and I checked…it turned out I was right.” – The Killer

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Inspiration from the Wandering Jew:

Fast Charles with a couple weeks worth of flash cards that he will never use again:

1) Bobby Bare – Drunk and Crazy
2) Shooter Jennings – Manifesto No. 1
3) Scott H. Biram – I Want My Mojo Back
4) Jerry Lee Lewis – What’d I Say
5) Johnny Cash – Hurt
6) Dale Watson – My Baby Makes me Gravy
7) Ugly Valley Boys – Never Be Again
8) Carolina Chocolate Drops – Snowden Jig
9) David Allan Coe – You Never Even Call me by my Name
10) Ray Wylie Hubbard – Beauty Way
11) New Riders of the Purple Sage – Kick in the Head
12) Reverend Horton Heat – Eat Steak
13) Lucky Tubb – Bachelor Man
14) Elvis Presley – I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
15) Bobby Bare – I’ve Never Gone to Bed with an Ugly Woman

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fast Charles' Power Hour Episode 17 (Hurricane)

Alright, I can manage. Here is an uncensored episode made in the midst of disaster and triumph...earthquakes, exams and hurricanes. Cohosts include Al, Steve and Tom to lesser and greater degrees. Shaking things up around here, just got back from Muddy Roots, preparing a new episode to bring you the reviews from that particular cousinfest in TN.

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1) Steve Earle – Copperhead Road
2) Ray Wylie Hubbard – Kilowatts
3) Mountain Sprout – Short Time Gone
4) Ben Prestage – Owl’s Hoot
5) Rehab – Bartender’s Song
6) Winger – Higher and Higher
7) Whitey Morgan and the 78s - Sinner
8) Hellbound Glory – Hard Livin’ Man
9) Neil Young – Grey Riders
10) Lynryd Skynyrd – Swamp Music
11) Blackcountry XXX Compilation - Devil in New Orleans
12) Boomswagglers – Jim and Jack
13) Howlin’ Wolf – Stoop Down Baby
14) Scorpions – Rock Me Like a Hurricane

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Behind the Scenes (In the Studio)

I don't have another completed episode yet (but one is fortunately in the works). To slate your thirst for all things Fast Charles I have decided to post two pictures.

The first is from the Episode 15 recording sessions up in the Owl Perch with Suncloud, Mackey and Black Barbara:

The second is in my new upgraded studio in Richmond. A debate is ongoing about the name, but Mosby Court and Squatter's Paradise have been suggested. Notice my heightened level of safety:

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fast Charles' Power Hour Episode 16 - Final Episode?

Alright, everyone.
I made this on my first night in Richmond with Shyam the Bomb on the first half. Still burning up the mic and spinning the hottest hits you've never heard I prepare to say goodbye to my old life. Come join the celebratory wake!

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1) William Elliot Whitmore – Don’t Need It
2) Wanda Jackson – Gonna Have a Party
3) Faron Young – Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
4) Jerry Lee Lewis – Carry Me Back to Old Virginia
5) Shiela Ki Jawani – Tees Maar Khan
6) Tom Vandenavond – Good Lord, Give Us a Sign
7) Dirt Daubers – Wake Up, Sinners
8) Ben Prestage – Tell the Devil I’m Gone
9) Guy Clark – Virginia’s Real
10) Bob Willis and the Texas Playboys – Virginia
11) Larry and His Flask – Land of the Free
12) Gillian Welch – The Way It Goes
13) Caleb Klauder – Deep River
14) Joseph Huber – Downtime
15) Hank Williams Sr. – The Battle of Armageddon
16) Possessed by Paul James – We Welcome You Home

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fast Charles' Power Hour Episode 15

Dear Awesome People:

This is it! The most epic, elongated Fast Charles' Power Hour yet. Coming hot on the heels of two fun-filled weekends, Sterling Stormcloud, Mackey, Black Barbara and I bring you a feast for your ears. Also, for the first time ever, we have a live performance in the amazed.

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1) Steve Earle - Guitartown
2) Neil Young and Willie Nelson - Are There Any More Real Cowboys?
3) Black Keys - Unknown Brother
4) Adam Lee - Thank the Booze
5) Slackeye Slim - Introducing Drake Savage
6) Jimbo Mathus - Who'll Sop My Gravy
7) Blue Lights in the Basement
8) Little Feat - Willin'
9) Townes Speaks!
10)Townes Van Zandt - White Freightliner Blues
11)The Pleasure Barons - Take a Letter Maria
12)Dave Alvin - Murietta's Head
13)Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
14)Sterling Stormcloud - Girl, I'm Gonna Cut Him Down
15)Hackensaw Boys - Oh, Girl
16)Jonathan Richman - You're the One For Me
17)Unknown Hinson - I Don't Do Dope
18)Lyle Lovett - L.A. County
19)Waylon Jennings - Too Dumb for New York City, Too Ugly for L.A.
20)Don Williams - Tulsa Time
21)George Jones and Tammy Wynette - Southern California
22)Grateful Dead - Greatest Story Ever Told
23)Tom Waits - That Feel

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Fast Charles' Power Hour Episode 14

Finally, the long-awaited next episode of Fast Charles' Power Hour is here! I've done my best to bring you a solid sample of new tunes, ranging from Marty Robbins to Ol' Red Shed. Spice up your life with a journey to the inner beat...

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1) Ol’ Red Shed – Wanted Roadbound Man
2) Faron Young – Yellow Bandana
3) Emmylou Harris – Bluebird Wine
4) Pokey LaFarge – Drinkin’ Whiskey Tonight
5) New Riders of the Purple Sage – Whiskey
6) William Eliot Whitmore – Sometimes Our Dreams Float Like Anchors
7) Statler Brothers- Flowers on the Wall
8) Marty Robbins – Devil Woman
9) Little Lisa Dixie – Bonnie and Clyde
10) John Hartford – Turn Your Radio On
11) Lone Wolf – Down at the Tracks
12) Steve Earle – Molly-O
13) Vern Goslin – Set ‘Em Up, Joe
14) Jerry Jeff Walker – Gypsy Songman
15) Eddie Cochran – I’m Sitting in the Balcony
16) Merle Haggard – Kentucky Gambler
17) Whiskey River – Bandit Born in Hell
18) Reverend Deadeye – Jesus on the Mainline

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fast Charles' Power Hour Episode 13

Alright, Fast Charles is celebrating his anniversary in style, with the finest of Philadelphia brews and his first female guests- Black Barbara and Murphy Goode.
As always, bringing you the best of what you've never heard, with verve and style and a very peculiar laugh...

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1) Waylon Jennings – Don’t Bring It Around Anymore
2) Hank Williams, Jr. – Now I Know How George Feels
3) Rachel Brooke – Don’t Forget Me When I Die
4) The Cheatin’ Hearts – Trucks and Trains
5) Connie Smith – If It Ain’t Love (Let’s Leave It Alone)
6) Bob Wayne – Gold
7) .357 String Band – Raise the Moon
8) Honky Tonk Hustlas – Drinking With My Friends
9) Caitlin Rose – Shanghai Cigarettes
10) The Castaways – Liar, Liar
11) Betty Davis – F.U.N.K.
12) Spindrift – The New West
13) Joey Allcorn – Down in Lousianne
14) Whitey Morgan and the 78s – Sinner
15) Wayne Hancock – Johnny Law
16) Pine Box Boys – Arkansas Killing Time
17) Slim Cessna’s Auto Club – Water Into Wine

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fast Charles' Power Hour Episode 12

So, while the awesome army is in Alabama, all you landlubbers can amuse yourselves with this- the latest episode of jabber and music with special guests Mackey and Eddie DoRight. It's got some standout comedy. I apologize.

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1) Freddie King – I’m Ready
2) Cheap Trick – Southern Girls
3) Whiskeytown – Hard Luck Story
4) Mahones – Drunken Lazy Bastard
5) Bruce Springsteen – Badlands
6) Eddie Spaghetti – Jesus Never Lived on Mars
7) Corb Lund – Daughter Don’t You Marry No Guitar Picker
8) Buck Owens – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town
9) Hayes Carll – Bottle in my Hand
10) Flying Burrito Brothers – Lazy Days
11) David Alvin – Harlan County Line
12) Wayne Hancock – Juke Joint Jumpin’
13) Kinky Friedman – Get your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed
14) Whitey Morgan and the 78s – Buick City
15) Rosie Flores – This Cat’s in the Doghouse
16) Rachel Brooke – Mean Kind of Blues
17) Billy Don Burns – Mississippi
18) Johnny Cash – Ain’t No Grave

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fast Charles' Power Hour Episode 11

Fast Charles is back in 2011 with another solid hour of old classics and new releases. No guests, just back to back tunes. Let the good times roll and heal your soul!

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1) Townes Van Zandt – Silver Ships of Andilar
2) Bob Wayne – Reptile
3) Peewee Moore and the Awful Dreadful Snakes – Truck Driving Song
4) Pearls Mahone and the One-Eyed Jacks – Greasy Love
5) Moon Mullican – Seven Nights to Rock
6) Patsy Cline – Turn the Cards Slowly
7) Buddy Holly – Rave On
8) Hackensaw Boys – Gospel Plow
9) Strawfoot – Churchyard Cough
10) Split Lip Rayfield – Movin’ To Virginia
11) Tossers – No Loot, No Booze, No Fun
12) Louvin Brothers – Dying from Home, and Lost
13) Bobby Bare – How I Got to Memphis
14) Warren Zevon – My Shit’s Fucked Up
15) Billy Joe Shaver – Wacko from Waco
16) Kris Kristofferson – Chase the Feeling
17) Calamity Cubes – Eternal Fall
18) Soda and Izzy Cox – St. James’ Infirmary
19) Highlonesome – In Life We Can’t Be Free
20) Waylon Jennings – Time to Bum Again

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fast Charles' Power Hour Episode 10

Here it is, the tenth, year-end celebration episode. My co-host, the Wandering Jew, and I bring you the best of 2010 and a revival of the Hank and Hank segment. Killin' It Together at the end of 2010.


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1) The Kinks – Father Christmas
2) Lucky Tubb – West
3) Bob Wayne – Ain’t No Diesel Trucks in Heaven
4) .357 String Band – Milwakewee
5) Ray Wylie Hubbard – Whoop and Holler
6) Hillstomp – Darker the Night
7) Scott H. Biram – Judgement Day
8) Jerry Lee Lewis – Meat Man
9) Legendary Shack Shakers – Dixie Iron Fist
10) Possessed by Paul James- Texas Rose
11) Roger Alan Wade – Breakfast at Audrey’s
12) JB Beverly – Rainin’ in Philly
13) Hank and Hank Segment
16) Hank Snow - Ladies Man
17) Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Bad News
18) Hellbound Glory - Hard Livin' Man
19) Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Where Do You Want It