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"Lonely Apache"

Los Straitjackets: ¡Viva La Instrumental!

Bless those masked marauders, Los Straitjackets, whose first two albums – 1995’s The Utterly Fantastic and Totally Unbelievable Sound and 1996’s ¡Viva Los Straitjackets! – would give the instrumental an outsized and much needed shot in the arm. Debut 45 “Gate Crasher” b/w “Lonely Apache” (1995)   First two full-length

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"I Say Tomato"

“I Say Tomato”: Gershwin for the Honky Tonk Set

I guess it was inevitable that Ruthie Logsdon would pursue music professionally since it was, literally, in her blood:  cousin Jimmie was a one-time King Records recording artist who bestowed upon the world (as Jimmy Lloyd), “I Got a Rocket in My Pocket” – a rockabilly classic.   Ruthie, sure

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