Howdy, y'all... yes, this is the Blues Moon Radio Playlist post for Tuesday Nov. 15, 2011:
|Kee Kee imitating "Bootsy Collins"|
I have been fortunate to learn from some great horsemen and women and have had a parallel career "retraining" horses who are considered "unmanageable" or "dangerous." My sense is that few if any animals are truly bad-tempered, they just have been treated or trained poorly, and I work to rescue them from a downward slide.
So I am asking my listeners and Blues pals this: please pray for Kee, the Red Horse, aka: (affectionately) Stinkerbell"... who is in terrible trouble and who has such a big heart. This show is dedicated to all things horse and red because he is a hot little chestnut with as much spirit as any horse I've ever trained. I've been working with him for four years and he recently experienced a life-threatening problem that is breaking my heart and might take him from us. I love this rambunctious bit of equine TNT so much it is hard to imagine because he started out as the least reachable (read that as meanest, most dangerous) horse I've ever worked with and is now such a sweetie pie and fine riding horse.
Kee is critically ill, and although he is valiantly struggling to make it - I think because he knows he finally has a safe home where he is loved and treated very well - it will be a long haul to recovery, if he can even recover.
His owner - who adores animals as much as I do - plucked Kee out of the downward spiral of the "last chance" sales, where Kee had been several times, with his bad habits passed along to the next unsuspecting owner, and she and I have worked despite personal frustration and a string of Kee-induced injuries to bring this fella into the light of happiness and good treatment and is to be commended for her dedication and concern for this former "throwaway."
She and the vet and the farrier and I are working hard and expending lots of resources so this little equine tornado might beat the odds, which are against us right now, so all prayers and good thoughts are very much appreciated.
Thank you... Kee's playlist for tonight:
Tommy Johnson / Ridin' Horse
Charley Patton / Stone Pony Blues
Mary Johnson / Key to the Mountain
Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry / Key to the Highway
Billy Lee Riley / Red Hot
Robert Johnson / They're Red Hot
Bex Marshall / Red Light
Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo / Red Light
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup/ That's Your Red Wagon
Elvin Bishop / Red Dog Speaks
Lead Belly / Red Bird
Nappy Brown / Cherry Red
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson / Cherry Red
Little Arthur King / Red Top Ornithology
Howlin' Wolf / Little Red Rooster
Melvin Lil' Son Jackson / Red River Blues
Louisiana Red / Red's Vision
Harlem Hamfats / Oh! Red
Todd Rhodes / Blues for the Red Boy
Go RED MAN! We love you Kee Kee!
We'll also play some other music that didn't manage to fit on some earlier shows - we recycle here at WUSC and Blues Moon Radio. We are Red (for Kee), Blues (for music) and Green (for recycling!).
Clair and RockyDawg...
Additional Playlist items:
Bo Diddley / I'm a Man
Eddie Boyd / Five Long Years
Anthony Gomes / Music is the Medicine
Hollywood Blue Flames / Music Man
Jeff Gates / Dangerous / You Make Me
Good night, y'all... good night my Sweet Kee!