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Fanatics! Henry Rollins' KCRW Show Tomorrow Night: Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday

KCRW Broadcast #155 for Saturday, March 10, 2012

See also: Henry Rollins: The Column! Justice, Texas Style

Fanatics! I am writing you from the backstage area of the House of Blues down here in Orlando FL. The next four shows are in the Sunshine State. So far, the US leg of the tour has been going very well. Last night was Athens, GA and as usual, a great time was had.

Tomorrow night's selection has your enjoyment at the forefront of our considerations and I must say, we have a tremendous two hours for you. Many of the players you will be familiar with, some perhaps not. I don't know if we have ever had a track with the very talented Jon Spencer on our show before, tonight we take of that.

We are obviously into a Charlie Parker thing as of late, the Bird keeps showing up on our play list, I hope you don't mind. The Nile track was a special request from Jason Bentley. As you know, he digs the heaviest of metal music. Interesting that he doesn't seem to get much of it on his show, Morning Becomes Eclectic. Perhaps it's time Mr. B, as we sometimes call him, addresses his great love of this particular genre and the large Motley Crue tattoo on his back (Shout at the Devil era) that he only reveals when sunning himself on the beaches of Cannes or at corporate events.

Oh, look! All the way at the bottom of the set, it's Generation X, featuring the great Billy Idol and then Rowland S Howard covering a Billy Idol song. We end the night with a beautiful Billie Holiday track. I used to see John Lee Hooker whenever I could and often, he would play "I Cover The Waterfront" and for me, it was the highlight of the show. Perhaps I will bring in a recording of one of those shows one day.

Fanatics, I think we have a show that will keep you in good stead until we meet again. Oh, remember, April 7th, Ian MacKaye will be in the Jasonic Temple with us live. The Fantastic Fo! Until next week, hail the Bentley and STAY FANATIC!!! --Henry

Henry can be reached at: Henryontheradio@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter @henryrollins.

Read on for Henry's tracklisting.

01. The Cramps - Domino / Gravest Hits +

02. Weirdos - Jungle Rock / Destroy All Music

03. The Fall - White Lightning / White Lightning

04. Alan Vega - Be-Bop-A-Lula / Jukebox Babe

05. Birthday Party - Cat Man / The Birthday Party

06. Black Flag - Louie Louie / The First Four Years

07. Devo - Growing Pains / Shout

08. Iggy Pop - Livin' on the Edge of the Night / Black Rain soundtrack

09. Unrest - Yes She Is My Skinhead Girl / International Hip Swing

10. Mount Powell School, Alabama - Jack, Can I Ride / From Lullabies to Blues

11. Thee Oh Sees - A Flag In The Court / Help

12. Jon Spencer/Solex - Complication / Silver Monk Time

13. Cosmic Jokers - Loving Frequencies / Planeten Sit-In

14. Pierced Arrows - Ain't Life Strange / Descending Shadows

15. Public Image Ltd. - Low Life / Public Image

16. The Raincoats - Black And White / The Raincoats

17. Ata Ebtakar aka Sote - Synthetic Overture (Satan's Lullaby) / Persian Electronic Music

18. Parlet - Watch Me Do My Thang / Play Me Or Trade Me

19. Charlie Parker - Bebop - A / Complete Savoy And Dial Studio Recordings

20. Edna Gallmon Cooke - At The Gate / Precious Memories: Ladies Of Gospel

21. Nile - The Black Flame / Black Seeds of Vengeance

22. New York Dolls - Subway Train / New York Dolls

23. Jimi Schlesinger - Seem Svetlana / Choubi dam

24. King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - Dub The Right Way / Freedom Sounds In Dub

25. The Koala - Strange Feelings / The Koala

26. Ronnie Molleen - Rockin' Up / The King Federal Rockabillys

27. Organisation (Kraftwerk) - Silver Forest / Tone Float

28. Gladys Knight and the Pips - Stop Running Around / Letter Full of Tears

29. Rowland S. Howard - White Wedding / Teenage Snuff Film

30. Generation X - Listen / Generation X

31. Billie Holiday - I Cover The Waterfront / Complete on Verve 1945-1959