The rockabilly and roots guitarist, singer, and bandleader of the Hitmen, O.L.D., and the Blue Vipers has been an intergral part of the New Orleans scene since his arrival in the early ’80s. He’s worked with greats like Alex Chilton, Wayne Bennett, Joe Clay, George the Max, and Dave Turgeon. Tonight Johnny J. Beninati goes on the record with fellow travelers the Troubled Men to illuminate the dark recesses of the rock’n’roll landscape.
Topics include a new Troubled Home, Aquarius, the Linda Lindas, self-policing, a horse lover returns, road hazards, curling, Babe Ruth, a first meeting, a working stiff, Bobby Brennan, Ed Sullivan, a contest, hotdog water soup, Jack Clement, Chuck Gwartney, Lalo Schifrin, Murphy “Fluffy” Hines, an Elvis impersonator, a street fight, Dale Hawkins, Radio Shack, Nicky Sanzenbach, Sex Dog, Scott Goudeau, and much more.
Intro music: Styler/Coman
Break Music: “16 Chicks” from “Louisiana Rockabilly” by Johnny J. and the Hitmen
Outro music: “Might As Well Admit It” from “Nuclear Hayride” by Johnny J. and the Hitmen and “4-Legged Lover” from “Nashville Never” by O.L.D.
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