Musical Theme for BALTA TX

The musical theme for BALTA TX is musicians from Texas.  The sub-theme is musicians who perform at Gruene Hall.

Track 1 – “The Entertainer” – Scott Joplin – Born circa 1867-68 in Texarkana.  This year’s musical twist.
(Note: on a few CD’s, this is the last track.  Sorry.)
Track 2 – “Move Over” – Janis Joplin – Born 1/19/1943 in Port Arthur.
Track 3 – “Rave On” – Buddy Holly – Born 9/7/1936 in Lubbock
Track 4 – “No Quiero” – Domingo “Sam” Samudio – Born 1937 in Dallas.

Musical trivia question: Name the 1965 Top Forty hit by Sam Samudio. Answer is below.

Track 5 – “I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight” – Jerry Jeff Walker – Born in Oneida NY.  However, this is from Walker’s album –  Live at Gruene Hall.  And he sure sounds like he’s from Texas…
Track 6 – “Mean Woman Blues” – Roy Orbison – Born 4/22/1936 in Vernon.
Track 7 – “Couldn’t Stand the Weather” – Stevie Ray Vaughn – Born 10/3/1954 in Dallas
Track 8 – “Across the Borderline” – Freddy Fender – Born 6/4/1937 in San Benito
Track 9 – “Louella” – Marcia Ball – Born 3/2/1949 in Orange
Track 10 – “Don’t Take Advantage” – John Dawson “Johnny” Winter III – Born 2/23/1944 in Beaumont
Track 11 – “Where You Goin’” – Jimmy Dale Gilmore –Born 5/6/1945 in Amarillo
Track 12 – “The Red Headed Stranger” – Willie Nelson – Born 4/30/1933 in Abbottt
Track 13 – “I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You” – Lyle Lovett – Born 11/1/1957 in Klein
Track 14 – “Por Las Parrandas” – Flaco Jimenez – Born 3/11/1939 in San Antonio
Track 15 – “I’ve Always Been Crazy” – Waylon Jennings – Born 6/13/1957 in Littlefield
Track 16 – “La Madrugada” – Los  Super Seven (See below)
Track 17 – “Standin’” – Townes Van Zandt – Born 3/7/1944 in Fort Worth
Track 18 – “Honey, Hush” – Albert Collins – Born 10/1/1932 in Leona

Answer to the trivia question: “Wooly Bully” – Sam “the Sham” and the Pharoahs

Musical note: Los Super Seven is a Mexican- American all-star band of varying musicians such as: Joe Ely, Freddy Fender (track 8), David Hildago (Los Lobos), Flaco Jimenez (track 14), Doug Sahm (of the 1960’s Sir Douglas Quintet), Lyle Lovett (track 13), Raul Malo (the Mavericks) and more.  They do appear at Gruene Hall.  Unfortunately, they will not be there during BALTA TX.

Doug Gitt

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One Response to “Musical Theme for BALTA TX”

  1. Maddog Says:

    This is a very good CD. Nice variety from a very fine DJ.

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