This week on Radio Free Charleston on New Appalachian Radio our second hour theme features the Boone County legend, Hasil Adkins, The Haze. You’ll get one full hour of psychotronic rockabilly-country one-man-band craziness, peppered with my personal anecdote of meeting the man and some background on the man.
Each Week you can listen to Radio Free Charleston’s streaming radio incarnation at 10 AM and 10 PM on Tuesdays (and again at midnight Thursday) at New Appalachian Radio, part of Voices of Appalachia. If you miss it, check our the archives for previously-aired shows. You can also listen to Radio Free Charleston Saturday at Midnight. Saturday, RFC airs for six hours, starting at midnight.
We kick off the show with an hour of really cool music from our usual excellent mix of local and regional artists. Of note this week, where applicable, you should be able to click on the name of the artist to find information on how you can purchase their latest releases.
Alan Griffith “Blowin’ In The Wind”
Alan Griffith “Samson and Delilah”
Go Van Gogh “I Don’t Want To Be Your Hero”
Go Van Gogh “I Can’t Sleep At Night”
Our second hour celebrates the music of Hasil Adkins. Born in 1937 and gone for just over ten years now, Hasil Adkins was a West Virginia original. Acording to Wikipedia, the Boone County native’s songs “explored an affinity for chicken, sexual intercourse and decapitation, and were isolated in obscurity until being unearthed in the 1980s.”
You can listen for yourself as we bring you an hour of “The Haze.”
“If You Want to Be My Baby, Baby”
“Get Out of My Car”
“Rock The Blues”
“I Don’t Love You”
“No More Hot Dogs”
“Rock N Roll Tonight”
“Shake That Thing”
“Let’s Stop Tonight”
“Tell Me Baby”
“Big Fat Mama”
“Walk and Talk With Me”
“I Need Your Head”
“I Want Some Lovin'”
“Shake With Me”
“I Don’t Want Nobody The Way I Want You”