Taproot Top 10: March 2006

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Mar 312006
 

1
The Gourds: Heavy Ornamentals

2
Delbert McClinton: Cost Of Living

3
Marah: If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry

4
The Youngers: Output

5
Rodney Crowell: The Outsider

6
Bucktown Kickback: Speakeasy

7
Clem Snide: Soft Spot

8
Bonnie Bishop: Soft To The Touch

9
Mark Lemhouse: The Great American Yard Sale

10
Knitters: The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters
Mike McClure Band: Camelot Falling
Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos: Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse
Steep Canyon Rangers: Steep Canyon Rangers

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Taproot Top 10: March 2006

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1 The Gourds: Heavy Ornamentals
2 Delbert McClinton: Cost Of Living
3 Marah: If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry
4 The Youngers: Output
5 Rodney Crowell: The Outsider
6 href=”reviews/2006/review00029/review00029.html”>Bucktown
Kickback: Speakeasy
7 Clem Snide: Soft Spot
8 Bonnie Bishop: Soft To The Touch
9 Mark Lemhouse: The Great American Yard Sale
10 Knitters: The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters

Mike McClure Band: Camelot Falling

Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos: Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse

Steep Canyon Rangers: Steep Canyon Rangers



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Play List: March 25, 2006

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Mar 262006
 

*** = show highlight
Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Sober Song / Slobberbone / Crow Pot Pie / 3:56
Yesterday’s Wine / Willie Nelson / Wanted: The Outlaws / 3:00
That Boy / Mofro / Lochloosa / 3:39
The Girl That I Ain’t Got / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 2:51
*** Black Cadillac / Rosanne Cash / Black Cadillac / 3:45
I Was So Lonesome / Thad Cockrell / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 2:58
Nobody’s Girl / Bonnie Raitt / Nick Of Time / 3:15
*** Jordan / The Believers / Crashyertown / 4:44
Love Whip / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 3:44
Fix These Blues / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 2:59
Piss & Moan Blues / The Gourds / Dem’s Good Beeble / 3:15
Early One Morning / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:49
40 Miles To Vegas / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 4:03
Plastic Love / Riptones / Buckshot / 3:07
Time Will Tell / The Black Crowes / The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion / 4:05

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Turn Around Honey / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:57
Righteously / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 2] / 4:55
Dust My Broom / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:55
No Easy Road / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 3:58
Somethin’ In The Water / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Pandelirium / 2:48
Jingy / Bob Schneider / Lonelyland Texas Edition / 4:01
*** Checking Out / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 2:48
One On The House / Allison Moorer / The Duel / 4:20
Always On My Mind / Paula Frazer / Leave The Sad Things Behind / 3:49
Sit Down Servant / Precious Bryant / The Truth / 2:16
Who / Son Volt / Okemah And The Melody Of Riot / 4:12
Good Til Now / Gillian Welch / Hell Among The Yearlings / 3:56
*** ‘Cept You & Me Babe / Greg Brown / These Times We’re Living In / 4:28
*** Black Water / The Doobie Brothers / Greatest Hits / 4:15

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Play List: March 18, 2006

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Mar 192006
 

*** = show highlight

Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Windfall / Son Volt / Trace / 2:58
Hooky Junk / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:43
Don’t Quit The One You Love For Me / Anson Funderburgh & Sam Myers / Get The Blues! / 3:43
If Only You Were Mine / The Two Dollar Pistols & Tift Merrit / The Two Dollar Pistols With Tift Merritt / 3:47
Glasgow Girl / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider / 4:43
Tequila Sunrise / The Eagles / Their Greatest Hits / 2:52
Billy And Me / Claire Holley / Claire Holley / 4:10
Subterranean Homesick Blues / The Believers / Crashyertown / 2:56
Jesus Tambourne / Keny Roby / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 2:46
What’d I Say / Etta James / Night Train to Nashville (Disc 2) / 3:17
Pardon Me / Riptones / Buckshot / 3:02
I’ll Drop Everything And Come Running / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 2:41
Peach Tree Blues / R.L. Burnside / My Black Name A-Ringin’ / 3:41
Ring In The Shape Of A Heart / Sarah Borges / Silver City / 3:37
Big Red Rocket Of Love / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 3:04

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Poor People / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 4:25
Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ’bout That Girl / Mark Lemhouse / The Great American Yard Sale / 3:10
Jimmy and Annie / Cross Canadian Ragweed / Highway 377 / 3:05
Dead Wrong / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:02
If You Could Touch Her At All / Willie Nelson / Willie & Family Live / 2:59

Mavis Staples Tribute

I’ll Take You There / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:49
Respect Yourself / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:57
Long Walk To D.C. / The Staple Singers / Stax 1968-1971 #1 / 2:31
Love’s Sweet Sensation / Bell William & Mavis Staples / Stax 1968-1971 #3 / 3:04
This Old Town (People In This Town) / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:43
We The People / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 3:52
Step Into The Light / Mavis Staples / Have A Little Faith / 4:46
Touch My Heart / Mavis Staples / Touch My Heart: A Tribute To Johnny Paycheck / 5:41

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Play List: March 11, 2006

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Mar 122006
 

*** = show highlight

Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Rusty Cage / Unchained / Johnny Cash / 2:49
Fist City / Honky Tonk Girl (Disc 2) / Loretta Lynn / 2:14
Hammerhead Stew / Cost Of Living / Delbert McClinton / 2:53
A Higher Place / Wildflowers / Tom Petty / 3:56
Beat Up Ford / Jack Ingram / Jack Ingram / 3:47
Shindig With The Lord / Down Out Law / Kevn Kinney / 2:33
I Like What You’re Doing (To Me) / The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Volume 2 1968-
1971 / Carla Thomas / 2:56
Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street / Havana Daydreamin’ / Jimmy Buffett / 4:11
Pass You By / Revival / Gillian Welch / 3:57
Good Golly Miss Molly / Bayou Country / Creedence Clearwater Revival / 2:44
*** Terms and Conditions / Haywire / Frog Holler / 3:42
Corner Of My Eye / Million Star Hotel / Jeffrey Dean Foster / 4:11
Bootsie Whitelaw / Love Sessions / Tina Turner / 3:55
Home Is Country / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:05
So Old / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / The Vibekillers / 2:31

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
*** Shakedown On 9th Street / Ryan Adams / Heartbreaker / 2:53
She Runs Hot / Little Village / Little Village / 3:18
Stick On You / Otis Taylor / White African / 3:30
Reason To Cry / Lucinda Williams / Essence / 3:44
Our Patriarch / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 5:16
*** Gimmeakiss / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:13
Army Blues / Riptones / Buckshot / 2:40
*** Pray For Day / Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos / Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse / 4:35
Tomorrow Night In Baltimore / Roger Miller / All Time Greatest Hits / 2:54
Mpls / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 3:54
These Tears / Reckless Kelly / Wicked Twisted Road / 2:43
Heartbroke / Guy Clark / Craftsman (Disc 2) / 3:02
The Very Thought Of You / Elvis Costello / Kojak Variety / 3:43
Stolen Moments / John Hiatt / Stolen Moments / 4:12
Broken Whiskey Glass / Jason & The Nashville Scorchers / Reckless Country Soul / 2:21

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Play List: March 4, 2006

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Mar 052006
 

*** = show highlight

Hour 1
Song / Artist / Title / Time
To Be Young (Is to Be Sad, Is to Be High) [Acoustic Version] / Ryan Adams / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 2:52
Midnight Communion / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:10
Get What You Deserve / Jon Shain / No Tag, No Tail Light / 3:21
’74 / Frog Holler / Haywire / 4:52
Too Many Pills / The Corn Sisters / The Other Women / 3:47
He Is A Tejano / The Texas Tornados / Zone Of Our Own / 3:28
Farther Up The Road / Bobby “Blue” Bland / Greatest Blues Of All Times Vol 3 / 2:59
There Is Nothing / Clem Snide / Soft Spot / 2:46
Someone Like You / Kelly Hogan & The Rock*a*Teens / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 3:06
Iris / Otis Gibbs / One Day Our Whispers / 2:09
On the Surface / Bettye LaVette / I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise / 3:26
Settled Down Like Rain / The Jayhawks / Hollywood Town Hall / 3:00
Good News Blues / Todd Snider / East Nashville Skyline / 3:13
Tear Stained Eye / Son Volt / Trace / 4:21
Chattachoochie Coochie Man / Kevn Kinney / Down Out Law / 3:49

Hour 2
Song / Artist / Title / Time
Out All Night / Riptones / Extra Sauce / 3:04
Let Me Be / Xavier Rudd / KGSR broadcasts vol. 13 / 4:00
Wait A Minute / The Notorious Cherry Bombs / This Is Americana / 2:49
Cryin’ Shame / Lyle Lovett / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / 2:29
Pick & Roll / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:43
Pigeon Heart / Marah / 20,000 Streets Under The Sky / 3:55
Something The Doctor Didn’t Order / Bonnie Bishop / Soft To The Touch / 4:09
Saints Go Marching In / Precious Bryant / My Name Is Precious / 2:23
No Baby Swings Like Mine / South Austin Jug Band / Dark And Weary World / 2:38
A Girl Like You / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 4:59
How Come / Ray LaMontagne / Trouble / 4:35
Don’t Hit Me No More / Mable John / Stax 1959-1968 #8 / 2:50
Mississippi Home / The Subdudes / Miracle Mule / 4:11
5 Shots Of Whiskey / Hank Williams III / Lovesick, Broke And Driftin’ / 4:20

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Review: For A Decade Of Sin

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Mar 022006
 
For A Decade Of Sin
For A Decade Of Sin,
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From the good folks at Bloodshot records, 42 country-rock tunes that make “outlaw country” feel like a Boy Socut movement. A great introduction to all the different kinds of styles that get lumped into alt.country. Some track feel almost Led Zepplin-like (“De-Railed” by 16 horsepower) Some tunes are deep bluegrass (“Little Glass of Wine” by Paul Burch and Ralph Stanley; “No Way Out” by Graham Lindsey). Some tracks tap into that Southern Rock vibe (“Ocean Sized” by Bobby Bare, Jr., “I’m Yer Huckleberry” by Nine Pound Hammer)

Taproot Tracks:

Track Number / Title / Notes

Disc 1

4 / Close Your House Down / Cordero / a bit like Trailer Bride
5 / Ocean Sized / Bobby Bare Jr. / Southern Rock/punk
6 / Behind That Locked Door / My Morning Jacket / acoustic guitar and twangy lyrics
8 / Little White Pills / The Meat Purveyors / alternates between rock and honky tonk in one song
9 / A Living Hell / The Bottle Rockets / Sounds like modern electric blues
11 / Lonesome Roads / Carla Bozulich / pretty female harmonies in a sad country song
13 / I’m Yer Huckleberry / None Pound Hammer / Cowpunk!
16 / Graham Parker / Harridan of Yore /
17 / Where Are All My Friends / blues-based rock
19 / Shake A Tail Feather / Andre Williams and the ??? / honky tonk cover of the classic tune
20 /Tearing My Hair Out / 99 Tales / rockabilly
Disc 2
3 / I’d Be Lonesome / Old 97’s / Sounds like and old time 50’s tune
4 / How Many Biscuits Can You Eat / Split Lip Rayfield / the original bluegrass punk rockers
7 / Magnificent Seven / Jon Rauhouse / the classic theme covered by the sttel guitar virtuoso himself
9 / Call of the Wreckin’ Ball / John Doe /
15 / Tell Me / Catfish Haven / sort of a southern rock tune but has a soul undercurrent to it
21 / I Fought The Law / Waco Brothers / alt.country cover of the classic punk tune