Review: Hello, Love by The Be Good Tanyas

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Dec 312006
 
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Imagine yourself in the deep backwoods south, in the middle of the night, sitting on the back porch of a field house that was built over a hundred years ago. You are surrounded by a trio of women playing guitars, and banjos, tapping into some sort of mystic old-time vibe and channeling it out as beautiful harmonies into the night air. That’s the feeling you get from listening to the Be Good Tanya’s latest CD, Hello, Love. You get the impression that they are singing to each other, wearily shuffling the melodic lines between each other, singing just enough of the harmonies to each other to get the slow easy pace going. They aren’t singing to you. They are singing to each other. You’re just damn lucky to be there. The dark mystic vibe comes through strongest in “For The Turnstiles,” “What Are They Doing In Heaven Today,” and the title track, “Hello, Love.” They also sing happier, soul-filling tunes like “A Little Blues” and one of my favorites, “Ootischenia.” Their more old-time sounding tunes include an old spiritual tune “Out of The Wilderness” and a waltz called “Nobody Cares For Me.” And to round out the set, they do a sultry, twangy cover of Prince’s “When Doves Cry.”

The Be Good Tanyas

Rotation 91 – January 1, 2007

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Dec 302006
 

Taproot Radio
Rotation #91 – January 1, 2007
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Howdy all,

This week’s new artist in the rotation is Amy Speace, who proves that there is indeed music that can be labeled alt.folk and that it can appeal both the the roots music crowd as well as the coffee house singer/songwriter crowd.

And in a fit of sentimental insanity, I included “Joy To The World” by Three Dog Night in this week’s rotation. Just seemed like a good song to kick off the New Year some how.

Happy New Year!
Calvin

This Week’s Focus Tracks:
Not The Heartless Kind / Amy Speace / Songs For Bright Street / 4:03
Dry County Blues / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:24
Son of a Ramblin’ Man / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 3:20
Gone Ape Mad / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 1:49
Wild Side / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 3:59
Strangers Heart / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 2:45
Seems Like You’re Gonna Take Me Back / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:15
The Mountain / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 4:42
Funky Nightclub / Soulsations / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg / 3:01
Truth Lies Low / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 3:36
You Must Be Stopped / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:01
I Cried Last Night / Junior Kimbrough / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 3:29
Thunder On The Mountain / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:55
Square One / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:25
Animal Farm / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:33
Oceans Away / The Hoyle Brothers / One More Draw / 3:09
Between The Cracks / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 4:24
Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 2:19
Til Your Fool Comes Home / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 2:30
Bettin’ On The Blues / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 4:07


Last Week’s Focus Tracks:
When I Drink I Cheat / Honky Tonk Disciples / 2:42 / Kickin’ Up Dust
Son of a Ramblin’ Man / Joey Allcorn / 3:20 / 50 Years Too Late
Was It Love? / The Two Timin’ Three / 2:30 / Payin’ The Price
White Lightning / Michael Powers / 4:07 / Prodigal Son
Don’t Try & Love Me / Hideaway / 3:51 / The Wiskey Tango Sessions
Tomorrow Is Forever / Solomon Burke / 2:52 / Nashville
San Francisco / Lucero / 4:01 / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers
Loaded to the Gills / Michael Liggins & the Super Souls / 4:15 / Eccentric Soul:

Mighty Mike Lenaburg
Crudely Drawn / Drams / 3:54 / Jubilee Dive
I Know You Will / Sodajerk / 2:29 / Sodajerk
Tennessee Waltz / Sam Cooke / 3:12 / Oxford American 2006 Sampler
Thunder On The Mountain / Bob Dylan / 5:55 / Modern Times
Saving Grace / Tom Petty / 3:47 / Highway Companion
Alabama March / McHouston Baker / 3:31 / Mississippi Delta Dues
I’m Walking Slow(And Thinking ‘Bout Her) / The Hoyle Brothers / 2:46 / One More

Draw
Catalina / The Turnstiles / 5:00 / Step Right Up
Down On The Riverbed / Dave Alvin / 4:12 / West Of The West
Big Big Love / k.d. lang / 2:30 / Reintarnation
Wildwood Rambler / Hooverville / 4:39 / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home
I Gotta Get Drunk / The Little Willies / 2:27 / The Little Willies

DJ/Promo Tracks:
Pigeon Heart / Marah / 20,000 Streets Under The Sky / 3:55
Moving Furniture Around / The Handsome Family / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of

Insurgent Chicago Country / 3:19
Blackjack David / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 4:59
Who Do You Love / Townes Van Zandt / The Best Of Townes Van Zandt / 4:02
Walkin’ Blues / R.L. Burnside / Not The Same Old Blues Crap 2 / 3:53
Pachuco Hop / Joe King Carrasco / Bandido Rock / 3:08
Since You Been Gone / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 5:59
Ring Of Fire / Social Distortion / Social Distortion / 3:51
Broken Hearts And Auto Parts / Kevn Kinney / Broken Hearts And Auto Parts / 5:17
New Roomate / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:17

Backfill:
Pyramid of Tears / Alejandro Escovedo / 4:01 / Gravity (1)
Needle Time / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / 5:05 / The Delivery Man
Try As I May / Acoustic Syndicate / 4:37 / Tributaries
Rock-A-Beatin’ Boogie / Bill Haley & His Comets / 2:21 / 20th Century Masters: The

Best of Bill Haley & His Comets: The Millennium Collection
Paper Walls / Marc Cohn / 4:24 / The Rainy Season
Wiggle Stick / Reverend Horton Heat / 2:59 / Holy Roller
Heart Shaped Hole / Guy Forsyth / 4:21 / Love Songs: For And Against
Travelin’ Band / Creedence Clearwater Revival / 2:09 / Chronicle, Vol. 1
When Wine Was Cheep / The Gourds / 3:30 / Dem’s Good Beeble
Missin’ You / Half Price / Choosy Beggars / 2:25 / Choosy Beggars
Break My Heart / The Judybats / 2:44 / Oxford American 2000
Oh Atlanta / Little Feat / 4:49 / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12
Joy To The World / Three Dog Night / 3:35 / The Best Of Three Dog Night
By The Mark / Gillian Welch / 3:40 / Revival
Great Big Love / Bruce Cockburn / 5:13 / Nothing But A Burning Light
I Don’t Want To Be Sober / Robert Garrett / 3:17 / Bullet/Sur-Speed Soul:Music City

Blues & Soul 1960’s
I’m Gonna Make Her Love Me / Jim Ford / 3:08 / 2005 Oxford American CD
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alrightt / Eric Clapton / 6:09 / Bob Dylan The 30th

Anniversary Concert Celebration
Angel (Live) / John Hiatt / 3:18 / The Best Of John Hiatt
Spanish Pipedream / John Prine / 2:41 / John Prine

Archive:
Mama Told Me (Not To Come) / Three Dog Night / The Best Of Three Dog Night / 3:19
Nobody’s Baby / Charlie Sohmer / Dying To Have A Good Time / 3:26
The Junkies Are Jumpin’ / Sam Baylor / Life On Trouble Street / 3:11
Last Minute Savior / The Youngers / Output / 3:32
Bramble Rose / Tift Merritt / Bramble Rose / 4:30
Wildwood In The Pines / Johnny Cash / Personal File / 2:41
All These Things / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 4:07
When Hearts Grow Cold / Candi Staton / His Hands / 3:21
Poor Little Critter On The Road / Trailer Bride / Poor Little Knitter On The Road /

1:39
I’m The Man Who Loves You / Wilco / Yankee Hotel Foxtrot / 3:56
Denouncing November Blue / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 3:37
Pay The Devil / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 3:02
Detroit Sunrise / Seth Kaufman / Ting / 3:04
Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Willie Nelson / Willie And Family Live – # 2 / 2:09
Honey / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:05
Persian/Zydeco Gris Gris / Charivari / A Trip To The Holiday Lounge / 6:29
Bel Air / Old 97’s / Wreck Your Life / 4:05
Lay Down Sally / Eric Clapton / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection:

The Best of Eric Clapton / 3:55
Tomorrow Night In Baltimore / Roger Miller / All Time Greatest Hits / 2:54
Fast Train / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 3:04
Give My Love To Rose / Johnny Cash / The Legend Of Johnny Cash / 2:41
Good Ol’ U.S.A. / Billy Joe Shaver / Freedom’s Child / 3:04
Wish I Had You / Keith Gattis / Big City Blues / 2:49
Not Today / Tim Easton / Ammunition / 3:10
Family Man / Buffalo Nickel / Noise And Conversation / 2:40
Wave / Calexico / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 4:04
The Demon of White Sadness / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:51
Out All Night / Riptones / Extra Sauce / 3:04
For The Good Times / Lloyd Cole & Jill Sobule / The Pilgrim – A Celebration Of Kris

Kristofferson / 3:27
Goodbye, Mr. Good Guy / Dave Edmunds / Repeat When Necessary / 2:45
The New World / Blacks / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 2:33
Stop The Bleeding / Susan Gibson / Outer Space / 3:52
You Think You’re Hot Stuff / Jean Knight / Stax 1968-1971 #9 / 2:29
If I Ever Saw A Good Thing / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring

Polk Salad Annie) / 3:21
Le Holiday / Charivari / A Trip To The Holiday Lounge / 3:39
Tears, Tears And More Tears / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In

Reverse / 3:30
Mother Earth / Dave Alvin / King of California / 3:39
Home In My Hand / Dave Edmunds / Repeat When Necessary / 3:22
Holy Creation / Kris Kristofferson / This Old Road / 4:37
A Living Hell / The Bottle Rockets / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot

Records / 3:42
Marina Takes Her Aim / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 4:30
Not For You / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 5:18
Borderline Of The Heart / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 2:44
The Weight / The Band / Greatest Hits / 4:35
Mr. Big Stuff / Jean Knight / Stax 1968-1971 #7 / 2:34
Nineteen Seventy Nine / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 5:24
Get What You Deserve / Jon Shain / No Tag, No Tail Light / 3:21
Funky Broadway / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 2:36
Reason To Cry / Lucinda Williams / Essence / 3:44
Lay Down Your Weary Load / The Kickin Grass Band / On The Short Rows / 2:53
Hammerhead Stew / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:53
Frying Pan Eyes / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:22
Back Street Affair / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 2:48
Romeo’s Escape / Dave Alvin / Romeo’s Escape / 3:49
The Dishwasher’s Dreams / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:56
Hard Way to Fall / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 4:06
Get Back My Name / The Silos / Cuba / 3:30
Into The Mystic / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 4:46
God’s Gonna Cut You Down / Johnny Cash / American V: A Hundred Highways / 2:38
Looking for Love / Alejandro Escovedo / The Boxing Mirror / 4:08
Satisfied Mind / Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama / There Will Be A Light /

3:15
Trains / Bonnie Bishop / Soft To The Touch / 3:13

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James Brown: RIP

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Dec 252006
 

I’ve just learned that the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, has passed away. See this story on CNN.

Very sad news to learn on Christmas Day.

There will of course be a James Brown tribute on Taproot Radio. Unfortunately I am out of town for Christmas and so I don’t have the ability to put a tribute show together right now. But I will do so as soon as I can.

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Rotation 90 – December 25, 2006

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Dec 242006
 

Taproot Radio
Rotation #90 – December 25, 2006
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Howdy all,

You’ll be lining up for communion after hearing this week’s new artists, The Honky Tonk Disciples. Crisp two steppin’ tunes to be played in that favorite honky tonky in your mind.

Got to see Bob Margolin play at the Double Door Inn in Charlotte last night and was way impressed with his blues guitar and I’ll be adding tracks from his latest CD into rotation very soon.

I deliberately chose not to include Christmas music into this week’s rotation despite it being Christmas time. This is not because I’m anti-Christmas or because I’m uber-politically correct. I just get over saturated with “Jingle Bells” and the like at this time of year and I figure many of you feel likewise.

Having said that, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holidays as appropriate.
Calvin

This Week’s Focus Tracks:
When I Drink I Cheat / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 2:42
Son of a Ramblin’ Man / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 3:20
Was It Love? / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:30
White Lightning / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 4:07
Don’t Try & Love Me / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 3:51
Tomorrow Is Forever / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 2:52
San Francisco / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 4:01
Loaded to the Gills / Michael Liggins & the Super Souls / Eccentric Soul: MightyMike Lenaburg / 4:15
Crudely Drawn / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 3:54
I Know You Will / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:29
Tennessee Waltz / Sam Cooke / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 3:12
Thunder On The Mountain / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:55
Saving Grace / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:47
Alabama March / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:31
I’m Walking Slow(And Thinking ‘Bout Her) / The Hoyle Brothers / One More Draw / 2:46
Catalina / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 5:00
Down On The Riverbed / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 4:12
Big Big Love / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 2:30
Wildwood Rambler / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 4:39
I Gotta Get Drunk / The Little Willies / The Little Willies / 2:27

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:
50 Years Too Late / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 2:52
Sugar Pix / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:30
Goin’ Down / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 3:46
El Centro County Line / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 4:04
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:45
What Else Would You Have Me Be? / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:50
Too Good To Be True / Lon Rogers & the Soul Blenders / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike

Lenaburg / 2:06
Holy Moses / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 6:30
The Ugly Truth / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:15
Is There Any Love / Trevor Dandy / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal /

4:30
Ain’t Talkin’ / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 8:48
Turn This Car Around / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:58
Blues Before Sunrise / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:44
The No No / Those Fabulous Jokers / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley

Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:14
Bottom Of This / The Hoyle Brothers / One More Draw / 2:58
18 Wheels / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 5:01
I’m Bewildered / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 3:44
Curious Soul Astray / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 3:39
Blue Sedan / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:58
Sparrows and Sparrows / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 2:47

DJ/Promo Tracks:
Some Kind Of Wonderful / Joss Stone / The Soul Sessions / 3:56
Cryin’ Shame / Lyle Lovett / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / 2:29
Roller Derby Queen / Jim Croce / Greatest Hits / 3:28
Time Will Tell / The Black Crowes / The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion /

4:05
Little Bottles / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Deluxe Edition) / 3:18
His Hands / Candi Staton / His Hands / 5:48
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight / Bob Dylan / The Essential Bob Dylan / 2:40
I’ll Go Down Swinging / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 2:24
If Only You Were Mine / The Two Dollar Pistols & Tift Merrit / The Two Dollar

Pistols With Tift Merritt / 3:47
Shake Your Moneymaker / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire

Sessions / 2:35

Backfill:
Free Fallin’ / Tom Petty / Full Moon Fever / 4:18
Real Emotions / Los Lonely Boys / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 4:05
Lungs / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 1) / 2:18
Mpls / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 3:54
Alison / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 3:24
Low Down Freedom / Billy Joe Shaver / Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver

1973-1987 / 3:14
Heap Of People / Dee Brown / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 4:33
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys / Willie Nelson / Willie &

Family Live / 3:33
Don’t Change on Me / B.B. King / Love Me Tender / 4:41
Waiting On June / Caitlin Cary And Thad Cockrell / Begonias / 4:37
Pocatello / James McMurtry / Childish Things / 3:02
Sequin / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:46
Rockin’ My Life Away (Alternate Take) / George Thorogood & The Destroyers /

Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock / 3:28
Answering Bell / Ryan Adams / Gold / 3:04
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate

Collection / 3:02
Little Honey / Dave Alvin / King of California / 5:10
Asie´s Jam / Asie Payton / Worried / 2:27
Prairie Girl Gone / Po’ Girl / Vagabond Lullabies / 6:21
Overtime / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 1] / 4:16
Donald And Lydia / John Prine / John Prine / 4:28

Archive:
Born On The Bayou / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Bayou Country / 5:15
Real Fine Love / John Hiatt / Stolen Moments / 4:22
Not Fade Away / Buddy Holly & The Crickets / From The Original Master Tapes / 2:25
William’s Son / Chris Knight / Enough Rope / 3:48
Girls Talk / Dave Edmunds / Repeat When Necessary / 3:29
Love (Used) / Jeff Jones / Biscuits And Gravy / 3:44
Angelina / Highway Robbers / Robbers & Swills / 3:12
Peach Tree Blues / R.L. Burnside / My Black Name A-Ringin’ / 3:41
The Weight / The Band / Greatest Hits / 4:35
Helping Man / Jean Knight / Stax 1972-1975 #02 / 2:54
Standin’ In The Rain / Bessie Smith / Members Edition / 2:53
18 Wheels / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 5:01
Motorcycle Man / Riptones / Extra Sauce / 2:45
Romeo’s Escape / Dave Alvin / Romeo’s Escape / 3:49
Intentional Heartache / Dwight Yoakam / Blame The Vain / 4:25
The Sky is Crying / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire

Sessions / 2:49
The Road To Bakersfield / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 4:07
Wasted / Laura Cantrell / Hard-Headed Woman / 2:45
Take Your Guns to Town / Whiskeytown / Rural Free Delivery / 2:29
Callin’ In The Twisted / Reverend Horton Heat / Revival / 2:33
Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ’bout That Girl / Mark Lemhouse / The

Great American Yard Sale / 3:10
Down to the Well / Kevin Gordon with Lucinda Williams / No Depression: What It

Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 4:09
I’ve Been Searching / O.V. Wright / The Soul Of O.V. Wright / 2:39
County Jail / Muddy Waters / Blues Guitar Heaven / 6:05
Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / Neko Case / Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / 2:42
I’ll Run Your Hurt Away / Ruby Johnson / I’ll Run Your Hurt Away / 3:08
Set Em Up / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 1:58
It Always Will be / Willie Nelson / It Will Always Be / 4:11
Nothing Is Wrong / Chris Stamey / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 4:16
Come On / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 1:50
No Other Girl / The Blasters / Live: Going Home / 2:24
Ramblin And Movin On / The Youngers / Output / 4:36
If You Think That It’s All Right / Tres Chicas / Bloom, Red and the Ordinary Girl /

3:15
To Get Back Home / Chris Knight / Enough Rope / 3:42
Your Cheatin’ Heart / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 2:32
Saints Go Marching In / Precious Bryant / My Name Is Precious / 2:23
These Honey Dos / Irma Thomas / After The Rain / 4:28
Better Than Broken / The Bottle Rockets / Zoysia / 4:05
Touch, Feel, & Lose / Ryan Adams / Gold / 4:17
The Harder They Come / Waco Brothers / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 3:48
Complicated Games / Moonshine Willy / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 2:20
If Tomorrow Never Comes, (I don’t care) / Hank Williams / Original Singles

Collection / 2:48
Caleb Meyer / Gillian Welch / Hell Among The Yearlings / 3:05
Goodbye Bottle of Whiskey / Steep Canyon Rangers / Steep Canyon Rangers / 2:53
Neitzsche’s Waltz / Charivari / A Trip To The Holiday Lounge / 4:24
I Thank the Lord / Mighty Voices Of Wonder / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel

Funk Hymnal / 3:17
Oh! Chicago / The Yayhoos / Fear Not The Obvious / 4:19
Square One / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:25
Get On The Good Foot – Pt. 1 / James Brown / The Best Of James Brown / 3:34
You Were Never Mine / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 4:36
It’s Worth Anything / Earl Gaines / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 2:37
Shake and Fingerpop / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 2:44
Pullin’ Back The Reins / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 4:26
High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White

(Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:50
On The Short Rows / The Kickin Grass Band / On The Short Rows / 3:10
Don’t Do Me Like That / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Damn The Torpedoes / 2:44
Carol / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 2:49
Between The Cracks / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 4:24
Moving Furniture Around / The Handsome Family / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of

Insurgent Chicago Country / 3:19
My Train’s Comin’ In / Bettye LaVette / Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart /

2:20
Home Is Country / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:05

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Best of 2006 Show Added to Rotation

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Dec 212006
 

Howdy all,

I’m pleased to announce that I just uploaded a “Best of 2006” show to the rotation. It’s a top 20 countdown show hosted by yours truly.

Enjoy!

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Review: Catawba City by The Bill Noonan Band

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Dec 212006
 
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Catawba City,
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The Bill Noonan band has a big broad, major chord, wide open sound with a full cast of players covering all the bases in country music. Mandolin, “harp”, steel and slide guitar, the occasional fiddle and accordion. And they do a great job of creating layers and layers of americana. Noonan’s lyrics add to the americana vibe with a series of songs about the disappearance of the small town way of life. “Catawba city” has a nice fiddle hook to it while he takes a stand to try to not change when his home town is changing all round him. “Get Off of My Land” is about Just Saying No to developers. But the best of these Americana small town odes is “Big Enough To Hide In” insightful lyrics about the relationship between small towns and conscience on a two step rhythm. Fun. But the best tunes from the Bil Noonan band come when they strip off some of the layers of country americana and ease into more of roots rock/coutnry rock vibe. “The Moon Is Full” is a soulful, mid tempo rock ballad that sounds like a Neil Young/Dribe-by Truckers crossover. “She Was Mine” is a full speed ahead roots rock number. But the best song on the CD is a good natured roots rock number called “Melanie Melanie.” The Bill Noonan Band shows us all that is good about small town Americana and his music makes you want to be one of the good ol’ boys.

Taproot Radio Rotation 89 – December 18, 2006

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Dec 162006
 

Howdy all,

This week I added Joey Allcorn to the Taproot Radio rotation. The man has mastered the orignal Hank Williams sound like no one else’s business while still keeping that alt.country vibe going. I like to think of him as Hank IIIa!

His latest CD is Born 50 Years Too Late. Check him out live if you ever get the chance!

Enjoy!
Calvin

This Week’s Focus Tracks:
50 Years Too Late / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 2:52
Sugar Pix / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:30
Goin’ Down / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 3:46
El Centro County Line / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 4:04
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:45
What Else Would You Have Me Be? / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:50
Too Good To Be True / Lon Rogers & the Soul Blenders / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg / 2:06
Holy Moses / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 6:30
The Ugly Truth / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:15
Is There Any Love / Trevor Dandy / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / 4:30
Ain’t Talkin’ / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 8:48
Turn This Car Around / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:58
Blues Before Sunrise / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:44
The No No / Those Fabulous Jokers / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:14
Bottom Of This / The Hoyle Brothers / One More Draw / 2:58
18 Wheels / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 5:01
I’m Bewildered / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 3:44
Curious Soul Astray / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 3:39
Blue Sedan / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:58
Sparrows and Sparrows / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 2:47

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:
Payin’ The Price / The Two Timin’ Three / 2:01 / Payin’ The Price
It’s A Bloody Life / Michael Powers / 3:20 / Prodigal Son
No One In The World / Hideaway / 3:14 / The Wiskey Tango Sessions
Atta Way To Go / Solomon Burke / 3:07 / Nashville
She’s Just That Kind of Girl / Lucero / 3:07 / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers
Out of Breath / Ronnie Whitehead / 2:54 / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg
Hummalong / Drams / 4:39 / Jubilee Dive
Final Resting Place / Sodajerk / 2:41 / Sodajerk
This Old World Is Going Down / Modulations / 3:39 / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal
Blank Generation / Richard Hell / 2:42 / Oxford American 2006 Sampler
Beyond The Horizon / Bob Dylan / 5:36 / Modern Times
Big Weekend / Tom Petty / 3:15 / Highway Companion
Terraplane Blues / McHouston Baker / 2:51 / Mississippi Delta Dues
I’m Gonna Hurt You / Roy & The Dew Drops / 2:15 / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972
Hoyle Shuffle / The Hoyle Brothers / 2:49 / One More Draw
Snake Farm / Ray Wylie Hubbard / 3:54 / Snake Farm
Milly’s Cafe / Fred Eaglesmith / 5:28 / Milly’s Cafe
Sonora’s Death Row / Dave Alvin / 5:35 / West Of The West
Luck In My Eyes / k.d. lang / 4:03 / Reintarnation
Carrying This Heartache / Hooverville / 3:14 / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home

DJ/Promo Tracks:
Subterranean Homesick Blues / The Believers / Crashyertown / 2:56
Blood Sweat & Murder / Scott H. Biram / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:54
Rusty Cage / Johnny Cash / Unchained / 2:49
Easier To Say (Than Do) / Bettye LaVette / Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart / 3:08
Up On Cripple Creek / The Band / Greatest Hits / 4:31
Grindstone / Uncle Tupelo / 89/93: An Anthology / 3:18
Baby Love / Marah / Let’s Cut The Crap And Hook Up Later On Tonight / 1:52
All the Labor / The Gourds / Dem’s Good Beeble / 3:21
Willie And Laura Mae Jones / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 4:57
Long Way Home / The Youngers / Output / 4:35

Backfill:
Farther Along / Hayseed with Emmylou Harris / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 4:59
Do 4 U / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #3 / 4:28
Justine Alright / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 2:43
Easy Plateau / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 5:12
Hotel Happiness / Captain Luke and Cool John / Outsider Lounge Music / 2:59
Afro / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Extra Width / 2:55
Roll Over Beethoven / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 2:23
Never Gonna Change / Drive-By Truckers / The Dirty South / 5:25
I Hate The World / Joe Swank and the Mule Skinner Band / Cowpunk! / 3:38
Heart / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 3:42
Good Til Now / Gillian Welch / Hell Among The Yearlings / 3:56
For Ol’ Times Sake / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:48
The El / Rhett Miller / The Instigator / 3:09
Come See About Me / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 3:06
Ashes / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 3:43
June Is As Cold As December / Jake Brennan And The Confidence Men / Love And Bombs / 2:33
Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / 3:43
Since I Laid My Burden Down / Calvin Cooke / 1st Annual Sacred Steel Convention / 3:54
Crossing Fingers / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 2:54
West Texas Highway / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 1) / 3:32

Archive:
Pachuco Hop / Joe King Carrasco / Bandido Rock / 3:08
These Tears / Reckless Kelly / Wicked Twisted Road / 2:43
Hard Times / Watermelon Slim / Watermelon Slim & The Workers / 4:17
Fallin’ / Kim Richey / Bitter Sweet / 4:33
Respect Yourself / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:57
I’m Just Crazy About You / Geraint Watkins / Dial ‘w’ For Watkins / 2:20
Lovin’ On Borrowed Time / William Bell / Stax 1972-1975 #04 / 3:57
Pontiac / Fred Eaglesmith / Lipstick Lies & Gasoline / 4:52
It’s Me / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 2:20
Tell Me How / Buddy Holly & The Crickets / From The Original Master Tapes / 2:03
Nothing At All / Waco Brothers / Freedom And Weep / 2:39
My Way / Los Lonely Boys / Sacred / 4:26
I Rode The Train / Annie Gallup / Half Of My Crime / 3:43
Silas Creek / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 3:14
The One Rose (That’s Left In My Heart) / Johnny Cash / Love / 2:26
The Show Goes On / Kris Kristofferson / This Old Road / 3:19
Heartache By The #’s / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:47
Water Or Gasoline / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 4:16
Two Step Too / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 3:02
The Madonna Trilogy (Like a Virgin/Lucky Star/Burning Up) / The Meat Purveyors / Making Singles Drinking Doubles /

7:21
The Needle Has Landed / Neko Case / Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / 3:46
Rock Back Billy / John Hiatt / Stolen Moments / 3:52
I Forgot To Be Your Lover / William Bell / Soul Sides: Volume One / 2:20
Juicy / Seth Kaufman / Ting / 2:01
If I Ever Saw A Good Thing / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:21
Back Slider / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Extra Width / 3:00
There Is Nothing / Clem Snide / Soft Spot / 2:46
Banks Of The Brazos / James Hand / The Truth Will Set You Free / 2:06
Pick It Up, Lay It in The Cut / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Dap-Dippin’ With… / 4:07
Pigeon Heart / Marah / 20,000 Streets Under The Sky / 3:55
Take The Long Way / Po’ Girl / Vagabond Lullabies / 5:32
Down The Road / Steve Earle / Guitar Town / 2:37
Over The Waterfall / Robert Earl Keen / Picnic / 4:32
Diet Of Strange Places / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 3:53
Black Water / The Doobie Brothers / Greatest Hits / 4:15
Sooner or Later / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:53
Five / Highway Robbers / Robbers & Swills / 5:11
Nobody’s Girl / Bonnie Raitt / Nick Of Time / 3:15
Holding You At Arms Length / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 2:44
If You Need Me / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:33
I’ll Drop Everything And Come Running / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 2:41
There Is Nothing / Clem Snide / Soft Spot / 2:46
Heartbroke / Guy Clark / Craftsman (Disc 2) / 3:02
Into The Mystic / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 4:46
Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street / Jimmy Buffett / Havana Daydreamin’ / 4:11
Hold On! I’m Comin’ / Eric Clapton & B.B. King / Riding With The King / 6:20
Bright Blue Eyes / Jeff Jones / Biscuits And Gravy / 2:45
Marry Me / Drive-By Truckers / Decoration Day / 5:39
Hope And Fullfillment / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 1:37
Get What You Deserve / Jon Shain / No Tag, No Tail Light / 3:21
Snake Farm / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 3:54
Keep It Together / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 3:19
Blue Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #2 / 2:41
Rain Song / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:34
Little Sparrow / Bettye LaVette / I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise / 4:41
Muddy Bottom / David Childers / Blessed In An Unusual Way / 2:52
Holy Creation / Kris Kristofferson / This Old Road / 4:37
Pretend Love / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 3:59
Dirt and Blood / Patty Hurst Shifter / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 3:30
Hidden In The Wheel / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 4:57
I Watched The Devil Die / Chris Cotton / I Watched The Devil Die / 5:12
Down Home Girl / Nic Armstrong & The Thieves / New Music From New West / 4:02

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Taproot Radio Best of 2006

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Dec 112006
 

1. Malcolm Holcombe: Not Forgotten
From the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe has a voice like a rock slide, a sound that’s right in tune with the times, and the most soul-baring lyrics you’ll hear from any 2006 release. Malcolm Holcombe’s got the blues and he’s got’em bad.

2. The Gourds: Heavy Ornamentals
Heavy Ornamentals solidifies two trends that The Gourds have been working toward for a while now. First they have thoroughly mastered the incorporation of electric guitars into the more traditionally based instrumentation of their past releases. Second, they have demonstrated that turning away for the never ending digital tweaking of recordings and going back to a “mistakes and all” style of analog recording makes for a warmer, more engaging sound. Put these two together and Heavy Ornamentals comes out sounding not only like “music for the unwashed and well read” but also like the world’s best bar band. Period.

3. Solomon Burke: Nashville
Even though he covers Tom T. Hall and he has a duet with Dolly Parton, I would argue with the claim that this is Burke’s “twangy” CD. Sounds more like blues and blues inspired rock. But whatever. What’s indisputable is that the man still has an ear for phrasing the delivery of his lyrics for maximum emotional impact. He can make you sad. He can make you laugh, He can make you feel the religion.

4. The Avett Brothers: Four Thieves Gone
Wild-eyed, full speed ahead, a little caustic, far from angelic, and not the least bit apologetic New grass punk at its finest.

5. Ray Wylie Hubbard: Snake Farm
Lots of folks say this is not anywhere near his best work. But I’m completely taken in my by the mythic world his songs create, full of redneck women who discuss “cinéma vérité,” rabbits that discuss their need to out run dogs, exotic dancers that work at reptile houses, and “wild gods of Mexico.” I love the “heartache and grease” the permeates the whole CD.

6. Bob Dylan: Modern Times
One of those CDs that critics will be analyzing for years. It’s chock full or references and odes to his literary heroes and explores the limits of our cut-n-paste, mash-up culture, which is quite an accomplishment considering that all the songs are completely anachronistic and sound like they are authentic originals from times gone by.

7. The Turnstiles: Step Right Up
Americana/alt.country/southern rock from a band that never forgets that their job is to entertain with heartfelt ballads, twangy riffs, and open road rock.

8. Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint: The River In Reverse
Put Costello’s Imposters together with Toussaint’s Crescent City Horns and you’ve got a band that can create huge landscapes of sound that covers both the the disappointment and inspiration of post-Katrina New Orleans.

9. Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris: All The Roadrunning
Knopfler takes his signature guitar sound and transplants it from crunchy California to the heartland of America and by the time you’re done with the CD, you’d swear that this is what Americana was supposed to sound like all along.

10. Marah: If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry
Despite the hulabaloo at a local performance, Marah continues to be my current favorite rock band. While their _Kids In Philly_ CD was chock full of twangy influences, finding such touchstones in this year’s release is very difficult. But no matter. Marah is writing better slice-of-life ballads than anyone I can think of.

11. Tom Petty: Highway Companion
12. Hooverville: Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home
13. The Be Good Tanyas: Hello Love
14. Hacienda Brothers: What’s Wrong With Right
15. Rosanne Cash: Black Cadillac
16. Drive-By Truckers: A Blessing And A Curse
17. Candi Staton: His Hands
18. Janiva Magness: Do I Move You
19. The Subdudes: Behind The Levee
20. Johnny Cash: American V: A Hundred Highways

Honorable Mention, in no particular order:
Irma Thomas: After The Rain
The Little Willies: The Little Willies
Van Morrison: Pay The Devil
Fred Eaglesmith: Milly’s Cafe
Tim Easton: Ammunition
Willie Nelson: You Don’t Know Me – Songs Of Cindy Walker
Chris Knight: Enough Rope
Dave Alvin: West Of The West
Kenny Roby: The Mercy Filter
Scott Miller: Citation
Bettye LaVette: Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart
Shooter Jennings: Electric Rodeo
The Bottle Rockets: Zoysia
Golden Smog: Another Fine Day
James Hunter: People Gonna Talk
The Hoyle Brothers: One More Draw
Drams: Jubilee Dive

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Rotation #88 – December 11, 2006

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Dec 092006
 

Taproot Radio
Rotation #88 – December 11, 2006
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Howdy all,

This week please welcome The Two Timin’ Three to the Taproot Rotation. They bring high energy swing music straight from the 40’s into the new millennium. Great finger snappin’ tunes.

Enjoy!
Calvin

This Week’s Focus Tracks:
Payin’ The Price / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:01
It’s A Bloody Life / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 3:20
No One In The World / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 3:14
Atta Way To Go / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:07
She’s Just That Kind of Girl / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:07
Out of Breath / Ronnie Whitehead / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg / 2:54
Hummalong / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 4:39
Final Resting Place / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:41
This Old World Is Going Down / Modulations / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / 3:39
Blank Generation / Richard Hell / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 2:42
Beyond The Horizon / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:36
Big Weekend / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:15
Terraplane Blues / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 2:51
I’m Gonna Hurt You / Roy & The Dew Drops / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:15
Hoyle Shuffle / The Hoyle Brothers / One More Draw / 2:49
Snake Farm / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 3:54
Milly’s Cafe / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 5:28
Sonora’s Death Row / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 5:35
Luck In My Eyes / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 4:03
Carrying This Heartache / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:14


Last Week’s Focus Tracks:
Lay The Hooch / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 2:41
The Way You Control The Lines / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 4:30
Ain’t Got You / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 4:08
I Don’t Wanna Be The One / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:08
Standing On The Corner / Michael Liggins / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg / 2:18
Fireflies / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 3:37
The Long Drive / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:44
Jesus Will Help Me / Gospel Comforters / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / 3:01
Oye Mamacita / Los Lonely Boys / Sacred / 3:32
Rollin’ And Tumblin’ / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 6:01
Damaged By Love / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:23
High Sheriff Blues / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:41
Self Service / The New Bloods / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:49
Heartaches and Grease / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 4:04
Thinkin’ ‘Bout Her / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 4:15
Here In California / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 4:35
Trail Of Broken Hearts / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 3:21
Baby Doll / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 2:29
Freedom is A Stranger / Scott Miller / Citation / 3:44
Everything Goes Black / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 3:58

DJ/Promo Tracks:
Bold Soul Sister / Tina Turner / Love Sessions / 2:38
A Thing About You / Tom Petty / Hard Promises / 3:32
Fell In Love With A Boy / Joss Stone / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:21
Feb 14 / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 3:40
Pill Bug Blues / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 3:59
One / Johnny Cash / American III: Solitary Man / 3:53
Let It Ride / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 3:23
Looking for the Killerman / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 2:54
No Use In Tryin’ / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 3:52
If I Ever Needed Love(I Sure Do Need It Now) / Ruby Johnson / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:24

Backfill:
Anything For A Laugh / Graham Parker / Your Country / 3:22
Runnin Down A Dream / Tom Petty / Full Moon Fever / 4:54
Pizzeria / Marah / 20,000 Streets Under The Sky / 3:21
Kicked Out of Town / Steep Canyon Rangers / Steep Canyon Rangers / 3:15
Havana Moon / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 3:08
Dark Hair’d Rider / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 1:51
Miss Molly / Willie Nelson / You Don’t Know Me – Songs Of Cindy Walker / 2:34
Mimi, Queen Of Bathurst / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 1:54
Be My Love / Geraint Watkins / Dial ‘w’ For Watkins / 2:54
Big Red Rocket Of Love / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 3:04
The Creature From The Black Lagoon / Dave Edmunds / Repeat When Necessary / 3:45
Pinetree Boogie / Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 2:58
Flashback Blues / John Prine / John Prine / 2:32
Blankets / The Gourds / Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig / 2:52
Millionaire / Slaid Cleaves / Unsung / 2:50
Who’ll Stop The Rain / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:29
On A Monday / Leadbelly / Royal Blues / 2:13
One More Time / Alejandro Escovedo / Gravity (1) / 3:49
Dallas Alice / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 3:13
Thibodaux / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 2:49

Archive:
Space City / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 4:48
Bang My Head / Cross Canadian Ragweed / Highway 377 / 5:19
Watch & Chain / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 3:19
When The Deal Goes Down / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:04
It Ain’t Me Babe / Johnny Cash / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 3:50
If I Ever Needed Love(I Sure Do Need It Now) / Ruby Johnson / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:24
Mannish Boy / Muddy Waters / His Best: 1947 To 1955 / 2:58
Aftermath USA / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 3:16
I’m Just A Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin’) / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 3:50
Stolen Moments / John Hiatt / Stolen Moments / 4:12
I Know / Kim Richey / Oxford American 2000 / 3:16
Midnight Communion / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:10
Dust My Broom / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:55
One Long Saturday Night / BR5-49 / BR5-49 / 3:10
Intentional Heartache / Dwight Yoakam / Blame The Vain / 4:25
Black Suit Blues / PK Dwyer / Healed / 1:51
Subterranean Homesick Blues / The Believers / Crashyertown / 2:56
Big Little Baby / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 2:29
Set Em Up / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 1:58
No Use In Tryin’ / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 3:52
Down & Out / Randy Rogers / Rollercoaster / 4:03
That Teenage Feeling / Neko Case / Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / 2:43
It’s Worth Anything / Earl Gaines / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 2:37
Cluck Old Hen / Mark Lemhouse / The Great American Yard Sale / 4:38
Riding With The King / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 4:19
New Amsterdam / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 2:14
Is Heaven Good Enough for You / Allison Moorer / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 4:44
Austin Night / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 3:36
The Very Thought Of You / Elvis Costello / Kojak Variety / 3:43
No Pool Hall / David Childers and The Modern Don Juans / Jailhouse Religion / 2:30
Brand New Day / Guy Forsyth / Love Songs: For And Against / 4:01
My Train’s Comin’ In / Bettye LaVette / Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart / 2:20
Alone So Far / Old 97’s / Fight Songs / 4:18
Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / Neko Case / Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / 2:42
Love And Hope / Ozomatli / KGSR broadcasts vol. 13 / 3:52
Heartbroke / Guy Clark / Craftsman (Disc 2) / 3:02
If Love Was A Train / Michelle Shocked / Short Sharp Shocked / 4:07
Muddy Bottom / David Childers / Blessed In An Unusual Way / 2:52
Beachcombing / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 4:14
Right To Be Wrong / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:41
Rock Of Ages / The Duhks / Your Daughters & Your Sons / 2:59
The Liver / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 3:25
Good BBQ / Riptones / Extra Sauce / 2:08
Not For You / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 5:18
Love Whip / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 3:44
Roller Derby Queen / Jim Croce / Greatest Hits / 3:28
Shotgun / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 2:59
Stick On You / Otis Taylor / White African / 3:30
She Is My Everything / John Prine / Fair & Square / 4:25
I Lost It / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 2] / 3:27
Where Is My Garden / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 4:23
On The Short Rows / The Kickin Grass Band / On The Short Rows / 3:10
Fallin’ / Kim Richey / Bitter Sweet / 4:33
I’m Bewildered / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 3:44
Riot in My Heart / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 4:16
Someone Like You / Kelly Hogan & The Rock*a*Teens / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 3:06
Angelina / Highway Robbers / Robbers & Swills / 3:12
Help Me / Joan Osborne / Red Blooded Blues / 5:01
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Buddy Miller / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 3:15
I Am True / Richard Thorne / Amalgam / 4:23
Persian/Zydeco Gris Gris / Charivari / A Trip To The Holiday Lounge / 6:29
Plastic Love / Riptones / Buckshot / 3:07

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Music Spotlight: The Bill Noonan Band

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Dec 072006
 

Carolina roots rock at its finest from the Bill Noonan Band!

Listen:
http://mp3.taprootradio.com/20061202-bill-noonan.MP3

Links:
The Bill Noonan Band: http://billnoonanband.com/
The Cave: http://caverntavern.com/

Legal:

This episode of The Taproot Music Spotlight is copyright 2006 by Calvin Powers and all rights are reserved.

The music performance by The Bill Noonan Band is copyright by The Bill Noonan Band and is used with permission.

The Taproot theme music is by Derek K. Miller of Pen Machine music at http://www.penmachine.com/

Pictures:

The full picture set from the Bill Noonan Band’s performance is online at Flickr.

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