How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?: Dan Hicks and Commander Cody


March 30th, 2011 ~ Join American Routes for two hours of wry humor, outlandish puns and gonzo attitude when we sit down with two high-flying musicians: Dan Hicks and Commander Cody. Mr. Hicks spins tales of sartorial genius and fine times in the '60s as a ragtime-country-cowboy-jazz musician in San Francisco. And direct from the Adirondacks, we'll spend time with the artist and bandleader Commander Cody to hear about his musical travels and travails with the Lost Planet Airmen, across the country and through space with stops in Texas, of course.

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  • Open Bed: Fujiyama Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
    Striking It Rich, MCA
  • Ragtime Cowboy Joe Foy Willing & The Riders of Purple Sage
    Songs of the West, Rhino
  • Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer Ella Fitzgerald
    Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection, Rhino
  • Life is So Peculiar Louis Jordan and Louis Armstrong
    Let the Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • Laughing in Rhythm Slim Gaillard
    Laughing in Rhythm: The Best of the Verve Years, Verve
  • The Laughing Song Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
    Striking It Rich, MCA
  • Instrumental: I Scare Myself Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
    The Most of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks,
  • SEGMENT: Dan Hicks
  • Lazybones Hoagy Carmichael
    A Portrait of Hoagy Carmichael, Gallerie
  • The Devil Ain't Lazy Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
    San Antonio Rose, Bear Family
  • Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble Sidney Bechet
    Runnin' Wild, Blue Note
  • Instrumental: Mamacita Fats Waller & His Rhythm
    Strictly Instrumental, BMG
  • Fashion Plate Daddy Memphis Minnie
    Queen of the Blues, Columbia
  • Going Up the Country Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Speed of Life, Sugar Hill
  • Sunshine Twist (You Are My Sunshine) Jelly Roll Kings
    Rockin' the Juke Joint, Earwig
  • Down in the Valley Solomon Burke
    Home in Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke, Rhino
  • Blow Wind Blow Dr. John
    Gumbo, ATCO
  • End Bed: Sittin' on Top of the World Jelly Roll Kings
    Off Yonder Wall, Fat Possum
  • Open Bed: Armadillo Stomp Commander Cody
    Live From Deep In The Heart Of Texas, MCA
  • Mr. Highway Man Howlin' Wolf
    His Best, Vol.2, Chess
  • Down the Road Apiece The Rolling Stones
    The Rolling Stones, Now, Abkco
  • Blue Driver Vetiver
    Thing of the Past, Gnomonsong
  • Radar Mr. Bear & His Bearcats
    Hot Rods and Custom Classics, Rhino
  • Highway Patrol Junior Brown
    Hot Rods and Custom Classics, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Pink Elephants Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
    Wild Cats, ASV
  • 61 Highway Eleanor Ellis
    Comin' a Time, Patuxent
  • Big Road Blues Big Maceo
    The Victor/Bluebird Recordings: 1945-1947 , RCA
  • Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
    Lost in the Ozone, MCA
  • SEGMENT: Commander Cody
  • Instrumental: Flyin' Rite The Fly-Rite Boys
    Big Sandy Presents: The Fly-Rite Boys, Hightone
  • Planet Claire B-52's
    Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection, Rhino
  • Beep! Beep! Louis Prima
    Brain in a Box: The Science Fiction Collection, Rhino
  • Tiny Space Man Jumpin' Bill Carlisle
    Gonna Shake This Shack, Bear Family
  • Space Buggy Asleep at the Wheel
    Comin' Right At Ya, United Artists
  • Gone with 'What' Wind Charlie Christian
    The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Columbia
  • End Bed: Visitor from Venus Modern Jazz Quartet
    Space, Apple