Top 10: January 2006

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Jan 312006
 

1
Marah: If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry

2
Knitters: The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters

3
The Gourds: Heavy Ornamentals

4
The Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash: Mile Markers

5
Delbert McClinton: Cost Of Living

6
Randy Rogers: Rollercoaster

7
The Bluerunners: Honey Slides

8
Hayes Carll: Little Rock

9
Cory Morrow: Nothing Left To Hide

10
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals: Jacksonville City Nights
Mike McClure Band: Camelot Falling
Steep Canyon Rangers: Steep Canyon Rangers
Ryan Adams & The Cardinals: Cold Roses
Billy Joe Shaver: Freedom’s Child

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Play List: January 28, 2006

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Jan 292006
 

*** = show highlight
Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
42 Miles / Cross Canadian Ragweed / Highway 377 / 3:13
You Ruined Everything / Two Dollar Pistols / You Ruined Everything / 3:55
Since I Fell For You / Natalie Cole & Reba McEntire / Rhythm Country & Blues / 4:18
New Roomate / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:17
Goodbye Bottle of Whiskey / Steep Canyon Rangers / Steep Canyon Rangers / 2:53
*** Your Memory, Me, And The Blues / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:05
Margaret / The Silos / Cuba / 3:09
Dirt and Blood / Patty Hurst Shifter / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 3:30
Cluck Old Hen / Mark Lemhouse / The Great American Yard Sale / 4:38
*** Burning House of Love / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 3:42
Hey You’re Gonna Pay / Riptones / Cowboy’s Inn / 2:51
Not Fade Away / Buddy Holly & The Crickets / From The Original Master Tapes / 2:25
Papa Mojo / Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos / Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse / 5:38
Lay Down Sally / Eric Clapton / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton / 3:55

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
et Back My Name / The Silos / Cuba / 3:30
Rockin’ Spot / The Sundowners / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of Insurgent Chicago Country / 2:05
The Obscenity Prayer (Give It To Me) / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider / 3:54
Love Never Knows / Bonnie Bishop / Soft To The Touch / 4:45
Modelo / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 3:14
Pontiac / Fred Eaglesmith / Lipstick Lies & Gasoline / 4:52
The Apartment / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:27
Pick It Up, Lay It in The Cut / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Dap-Dippin’ With… / 4:07
Standin’ In The Rain / Bessie Smith / Members Edition / 2:53
Crowded In The Wings / The Jayhawks / Hollywood Town Hall / 4:52
One Kiss / John Hiatt / Stolen Moments / 4:22
I Will Walk With You / The Resentments / Switcheroo / 2:49
One Long Saturday Night / BR5-49 / BR5-49 / 3:10
Ring Of Fire / Social Distortion / Social Distortion / 3:51

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Review: Heavy Ornamentals by The Gourds

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Jan 242006
 
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When the opening chords of “Declineometer” from Heavy Ornamentals hits your ears two things happen simultaneously. The twangy dissonance perks up your ears and commands attention and quickly following it comes a sense of coming back home to the Gourds. They are masters of the world-weary lyrics coupled with feel-good sounds that give you that down-to-earth feeling. They continue to seal their reputation as writing the most obscure lyrics that still seem like they hang together. Somehow. Electric guitars figure prominently among the songs arrangements, similar to their past CD Blood of the Ram, but they seem less disruptive and more ntegrated into the sound on Heavy Ornamentals. Gourds purists like myself still fret that we aren’t going get enough of those wonderful mandolin, fiddle, and accordion riffs. But it’s all in there. According to the press materials, the Gourds chose to record the album in analog, to capture the warm, intimate, mistakes-and-all feel.

Taproot Tracks:

Track Number / Title / Notes

1 / Declineometer / country rock with a screechy fiddle sound.
2 / Burn the Honeysuckle / deep woods sound with mythic lyrics
3 / Mr. Betty / Sounds like Rolling Stones blues rock, but what are they singing about?
4 / Shake The Chandelier
5 / New Roomate / a crooner
6 / Hooky Junk / obviously the track slotted for mainstream airplay. Good accordion vibe on this one
7 / Weather Woman / channeling Neil Young
8 / Stab / a screechy light-footed bluegrass instrumental
12 / Pill Bug Blues / a foot tapper
13 / Pick and Roll / sounds like a filk song

Play List: January 21, 2006

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Jan 222006
 

*** = show highlight

Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Ramblin’ Man / Williams, Andre & 2 Star Tabernacle / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 2:59
Seven Shells (Crash) / Fred Eaglesmith / Lipstick Lies & Gasoline / 2:30
Lonesome Moon / Steep Canyon Rangers / Steep Canyon Rangers / 2:58
Deep As Your Pocket / Tres Chicas / Sweetwater / 2:40
*** Weather Woman / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 3:25
Keep Your Hat On Jenny / Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez / KGSR broadcasts vol. 13 / 3:38
Bandages And Scars / Son Volt / Okemah And The Melody Of Riot / 3:23
I Am Your Tambourine / Tift Merritt / Tambourine / 3:44
Dirt and Blood / Patty Hurst Shifter / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 3:30
*** I’ll Go Down Swinging / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 2:24
The Demon of White Sadness / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:51
Didn’t I / k.d. lang / Absolute Torch And Twang / 3:40
One Of The Fortunate Few / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:47
Eden Burning/ Camelot Falling / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 3:04
Rebel Rock Armageddon / Riptones / Buckshot / 2:51
Old School / Guitar Shorty / Watch Your Back / 3:59

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time

*** In The Midnight Hour / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 2:39
A Man And A Half / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:51
634-5789 / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 2:58
Land Of A 1000 Dances / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 2:26
*** Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You / Wilson Pickett / The Very Best Of Wilson Pickett / 3:06
Funky Broadway / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 2:36
I’m A Midnight Mover / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:26
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:21
I’m In Love / Wilson Pickett / ARB 7: 1967-1969 / 2:31
*** Ninty-Nine And A Half (Won’t Do) / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:43
I Found A Love / Wilson Pickett / The Very Best Of Wilson Pickett / 2:59
If You Need Me / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:33
She’s Lookin Good / Wilson Pickett / The Very Best Of Wilson Pickett / 2:29
You Keep Me Hangin’ On / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 4:55
Don’t Knock My Love / Wilson Pickett / The Very Best Of Wilson Pickett / 2:19
Soul Dance Number Three / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:40
*** Mustang Sally / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 3:07

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Play List: January 14, 2006

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Jan 152006
 

The Taproot Show for January 14, 2006
Show #41
roots rock, alt.country, deep blues, early soul
WCOM 103.5 FM, Saturdays, 3-5pm, Carrboro NC
http://www.comunityradio.coop/
http://www.taprootradio.com

*** = show highlight

Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Scarlet / Mark Lemhouse / The Great American Yard Sale
After Midnight / Eric Clapton / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton
Get Rhythm / Ry Cooder / Get Rhythm / 3:17
Dang Me / Sam Hutchins / Looking For My Baby! / 2:33
Waiting For The Sun / The Jayhawks / Hollywood Town Hall / 4:20
Worry Too Much / Buddy Miller / KGSR broadcasts vol. 13 / 4:10
*** City of Dreams / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 2:56
*** Tonight’s Not The Night / Randy Rogers / Rollercoaster / 4:50
Boogie Chillen / John Lee Hooker / House of Blues: Essential Blues (Disc 1) / 3:06
Real Fine Love / John Hiatt / Stolen Moments / 4:22
Oh, Boy! / Buddy Holly & The Crickets / From The Original Master Tapes / 2:12
Outta Mind (Outta Sight) / Wilco / Being There / 3:20
Heartaches, Heartaches / O.V. Wright / The Soul Of O.V. Wright / 2:56
My Hometown / Whiskeytown / Pneumonia / 2:45 /
I Live The Life I Love / Los Super Seven / Heard It On The X / 3:07

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Walkin On The Moon / Camelot Falling / Mike McClure Band / 2:37
Man of Constant Anxiety / Blue Sky / The Bottle Rockets / 2:41
Every Night I Have To Cry / Greatest Blues Of All Times Vol 2 / T-Bone Walker / 2:48
She Is My Everything / Fair & Square / John Prine / 4:25
Snake Drive / A Ass Pocket Of Wiskey / R.L. Burnside / 3:45
Long Chain On / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / Knitters/ 4:10
Watch Yourself / Speakeasy / Bucktown Kickback / 4:07
The Madonna Trilogy (Like a Virgin/Lucky Star/Burning Up)
/ Making Singles Drinking Doubles / The Meat Purveyors / 7:21
*** Burn The Honeysuckle / Heavy Ornamentals / The Gourds / 3:35
*** She Took A Lot Of Pills (And Died) / Hell-Bent: Insurgent Country Volume 2 / Robby Fulks / 2:41
Hot Dog, That Made Him Mad / Hard-Headed Woman / Carolyn Mark And The Room-Mates / 2:27 /
Counting The Hours / The Two Dollar Pistols With Tift Merritt / The Two Dollar Pistols & Tift Merrit / 3:42 /
Flannel Boogie / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of Insurgent Chicago Country / The Flannel Tubs / 1:26
Born On The Bayou / Bayou Country / Creedence Clearwater Revival / 5:15

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Play List: January 7, 2006

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Jan 082006
 

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Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Hardwood Killing Floor / David Childers and The Modern Don Juans / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 3:31
Where There’s A Road / Robbie Fulks / Georgia Hard / 3:54
Bright Lights, Big City / Jimmy Reed / House Of Blues: Essential Blues (Disc 2) / 2:46
Blood Sweat & Murder / Scott H. Biram / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:54
Dancin’ Circles Round the Sun (Epictetus Speaks) / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider / 4:32
The Chokin’ Kind / Joe Simon / Night Train to Nashville (Disc 2) / 2:42
Fruits Of My Labor / Lucinda Williams / World Without Tears / 4:49
Long Gone Lonesome Blues / Hank Williams / Original Singles Collection / 2:38
Bad Enough / James McMurtry / Childish Things / 4:18
I Want To Take You Higher / Ike & Tina Turner / Absolutely The Best / 2:42
Rattlesnake Highway / John Fogerty / Blue Moon Swamp / 4:17
Pill Bug Blues / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 3:59
Sweet Times Honey / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 2:26
Flannel Boogie / The Flannel Tubs / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of Insurgent Chicago Country / 1:26
Poor People / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 4:25

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
That’s What I Get / BR5-49 / This Is Americana / 3:26
One of These Days / Cross Canadian Ragweed / Highway 377 / 4:02
The Ride / David Allan Coe / 17 Greatest Hits / 3:08
Blues That Defy My Soul / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:42
Brand New Heartache / Gram Parsons / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 2) / 2:28
I Am True / Richard Thorne / Amalgam / 4:23
Uncloudy Day / Willie Nelson / Willie And Family Live – # 2 / 3:42
Right To Be Wrong / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:41
Positive Friction / Donna The Buffalo / Positive Friction / 4:06
Poor Man’s Dream / Jimmy LaFave / Texoma / 3:12
Heart Shaped Bruise / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / The Delivery Man / 4:07
Don’t Fight It / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:34
Furry / Mudcat / I’ll Be Young Once Too / 3:14
Diamond Shoes / Tift Merritt / Bramble Rose / 4:47
Crawfish Pie / Riptones / Extra Sauce / 2:59

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Play List: December 31, 2005

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Jan 012006
 

Special Top 10 CDs of 2005 Show
http://www.taprootradio.com/feature/2005/feature20051220.html

Hour 1
#10
Leavin’ On My Mind / Hacienda Brothers / Hacienda Brothers / 2:43
Looking For Loneliness / Hacienda Brothers / Hacienda Brothers / 2:53
Walkin’ On My Dreams / Hacienda Brothers / Hacienda Brothers / 3:39
#9
Lune De Minuit / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 3:20
Working Man’s Zydeco / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 2:01
The Gravedigger (Radio Edit) / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 5:08
#8
Austin Night / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 3:36
The Road To Bakersfield / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 4:07
King Of The World / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 2:40
#7
Changed The Locks / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 1] / 4:07
Sweet Side / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 1] / 4:44
#6
Dishwasher’s Dream / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:56
The Closer / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 2:44
The Apartment / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:27
Sooner or Later / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:53

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
#5
Mangolia Mountain / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses (Disc 1) / 5:52
Let It Ride / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses (Disc 2) / 3:23
Easy Plateau / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses (Disc 2) / 5:11
#4
One Of The Fortunate Few / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:47
Your Memory, Me, And The Blues / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:05
Two Step Too / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 3:02
#3
Little Rock / Hayes Carll / Little Rock / 3:05
Sit In With The Band / Hayes Carll / Little Rock / 2:31
Down The Road Tonight / Hayes Carll / Little Rock / 3:38
#2
Lover Street / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 2:55
Justine Alright / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 2:43
This Day Is Mine / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 3:06
#1
Give Me Flowers While I’m Living / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 2:14
Burning House of Love / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 3:42
Dry River / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 3:23

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