Oklahoma Rock and Roll: Show #5 – Oklahoma POP pt. 2

Oklahoma Rock and Roll: Oklahoma POP pt. 2 – On this week’s show, we continue our look at rock & roll’s pop side – Pop Music and Pop Culture. Our favorite R&B piano player, Joe Liggins, from Guthrie, Oklahoma, returns with his 1952 pop hit, “Pink Champagne,” which kicks off a segment on overindulgence, with “Bottle of Wine” by the Fireballs, and “The No No Song” by Ringo, written by Duncan, Oklahoma songwriter, Hoyt Axton. We also talk to Elvis Presley’s guitar player, Scotty Moore, about Hoyt’s mother, Mae Boren Axton, and the song she wrote for Elvis: “Heartbreak Hotel.” And look out kids… we take a new listen to our state song “Oklahoma” as performed by Bonnie Raitt’s dad (with a little Beatles mixed in), and then go back a couple of decades to our first official state song, “In Ole Oklahoma,” written by Oklahoma songwriter Pinky Tomlin. Somewhere along the journey, we have Dick Tracy, The Little Rascals, George Harrison, and an explanation and demonstration of the wah wah guitar pedal. J.J. Cale tells us about recording Blue Cheer’s out of control version of “Summertime Blues.” And of course, as always, our fearless leader, Leon Russell. B.J. Thomas, born in Hugo, takes our POP journey home with his amazing record, “Rock and Roll Lullaby.” It’s a trip.

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