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Friday (Semi) Random Texas Independence Day Fifteen (Because Everything’s Bigger in Texas)

In honor of Texas Independence Day, a random* ten fifteen of music by Texans or about Texas.

  1. “Texas” – Chris Rea – The Road to Hell
  2. “What Would Willie Do?” – Bruce Robison – KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 10 
  3. “Me and Paul” – Willie Nelson** – Essential Willie Nelson
  4. “I Turn My Camera On” – Spoon** – Gimme Fiction
  5. “Texas Shuffle” – Count Basie – Complete Decca Recordings
  6. “Strawberry” – Butthole Surfers – Independent Worm Saloon
  7. “MacAllister Street” – Bug – K-Nack Homegroan Vol. 1
  8. “On the Run’s Where I’m From” – American Analog Set** – The Fun of Watching Fireworks
  9. “If I Had a Boat” – Lyle Lovett** – KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 7
  10. “The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)” – The Doors – LA Woman
  11. “One Big Love” – Patty Griffin** – Flaming Red
  12. “What up, G?” – Retarded Elf** – K-Nack Homegroan Vol. 1
  13. “Rocky Mountain Blues” – Lightnin’ Hopkins – Blues Kingpins
  14. “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother” – Jerry Jeff Walker** – Great Gonzos
  15. “Big Sky” – Reverend Horton Heat** – Liquor in the Front

*semi-random because I started it on Chris Rea, and skipped over a few Willie tunes for variety’s sake.

**acts I’ve caught live


  1. No David Allen Coe or Kinky Friedman???

  2. Hank Williams III

  3. Sorry, none of the above, although I do have one of Kinky’s audiobooks.

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