Rotation 95

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Jan 302007
 

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Rotation #95 – January 29, 2007
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This Week’s Focus Tracks:
Cigarettes & Coffee / Bobby Sichran / Peddler In Babylon / 3:07
No Parely-Voo / Clayton Laurence Cheek / Duke of Rural / 5:27
Sweet Southern Soul / Liz Melendez Band / Sweet Southern Soul / 4:10
Perfect World / Devon Allman’s Honeytribe / Torch / 3:36
Rainy Day Blues / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 5:32
Whisky Woman / Big Shanty / Ride With The Wind / 3:50
Alrgiht / Mark Smilor / WanderLust / 3:29
Just Before Dawn / Bob Margolin / In North Carolina / 3:44
For The Turnstiles / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:27
Louisian’ / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:58
Dry County Blues / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:24
Tired of Being Blue / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 2:54
Sugar Pix / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:30
Long Dark Road / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 4:36
Valley Of Tears / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 4:29
I Don’t Wanna Be The One / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:08
Fireflies / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 3:37
Heartache By The #’s / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:47
The Levee’s Gonna Break / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:43
Big Weekend / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:15

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The Evening Call by Greg Brown

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Jan 282007
 


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Greg Brown is a singer/song writer with a gravely baritone voice that would make Lou Reed jealous and moody lyrics that would make Van Morrison sit up and take notice. The opening chords of his latest CD, Evening Call, stake out territory in smack dab in the middle of Americana. And the paradoxical thing about Greg Brown is that he fits right in with the vibe of the Prairie Home Companion crowd but he’s just as at home in the modern here and now working in references to cell phones and wireless net access without once coming across as clever or coy. Every song sounds heartfelt. And right after he sings a song about subjects like the net culture and e-mail and themes about the downside of living in our over-connected world, he’ll dig up metaphors from long lost days such as “eating watermelons and spitting out the seeds.” Highlights include “Joy Tears,” “Evening Call,” “Cold+Dark+Wet,” “Mighty Sweet Watermelon,” “Kokomo,” “Skinny Days,” “Whippoorwill”

Rotation 95 – January 29, 2006

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Jan 272007
 

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Rotation #95 – January 29, 2007
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Howdy,

I’ve been catching up on a back log of CDs this week, including the solo CD from Charlotte based Tom Eure, of Turnstiles fame, Bobby Sichran, the new Jay Farrar/Anders Parker collaboration as Gob Iron, The Eccentric Soul series CD featuring the music of the Big Mack label, and the Old Crow Medicine Show

See below for this week’s focus tracks, a list of recent reviews added to the web site, and a list of tracks added to the station.

Enjoy!
Calvin

This Week’s Focus Tracks:
Cigarettes & Coffee / Bobby Sichran / Peddler In Babylon / 3:07
No Parely-Voo / Clayton Laurence Cheek / Duke of Rural / 5:27
Sweet Southern Soul / Liz Melendez Band / Sweet Southern Soul / 4:10
Perfect World / Devon Allman’s Honeytribe / Torch / 3:36
Rainy Day Blues / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 5:32
Whisky Woman / Big Shanty / Ride With The Wind / 3:50
Alrgiht / Mark Smilor / WanderLust / 3:29
Just Before Dawn / Bob Margolin / In North Carolina / 3:44
For The Turnstiles / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:27
Louisian’ / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:58
Dry County Blues / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:24
Tired of Being Blue / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 2:54
Sugar Pix / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:30
Long Dark Road / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 4:36
Valley Of Tears / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 4:29
I Don’t Wanna Be The One / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:08
Fireflies / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 3:37
Heartache By The #’s / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:47
The Levee’s Gonna Break / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:43
Big Weekend / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:15

Recent Reviews:
Checkpoint by The Rank Outsiders
Can You Dig It by Blue Plate Special
Proud Heart by David Rodriguez
Death Songs For The Living by Gob Iron
Back Woods by Tom Eure

Recent Adds:
Tattered And Torn / Tom Eure / Back Woods
Lookin’ For A Change / Tom Eure / Back Woods
Whiskey Or Die / Tom Eure / Back Woods
Ramblin’ Rose / Tom Eure / Back Woods
Lost Highway / Tom Eure / Back Woods
Hard Enuff / Blue Plate Special / Can You Dig It
Can You Dig It / Blue Plate Special / Can You Dig It
Workin’ On Love / Blue Plate Special / Can You Dig It
She’s Got My Number / Blue Plate Special / Can You Dig It
Unchain My Heart / Blue Plate Special / Can You Dig It
Death’s Black Train / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living
Hard Times / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living
Hill’s Of Mexico / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living
Wayside Tavern / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living
Death Is Only A Dream / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living
East Virgina Blues / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living
Buzz & Grind / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living
Mini Skirt / Performers / Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label
The Man Puts Sugar In My Soul / Mae Young / Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label
You Drive Me Crazy / The Grand Prixx / Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label
Crooked Woman / Edd Henry / Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label
Get It Right / Soul President / Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label
Let’s Give Our Love A Try / Mae Young / Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label
Down Home Girl / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World
My Good Gal / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World
James River Blues / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World
God’s Got It / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World
Don’t Ride That Horse / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World
Bobcat Tracks / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World
Something Went Right / George Soule / Take A Ride
Take A Ride / George Soule / Take A Ride
Shoes / George Soule / Take A Ride
Bend Over Backwards / George Soule / Take A Ride
Come On Over / George Soule / Take A Ride
Get Involved / George Soule / Take A Ride
A Man Can’t Be A Man / George Soule / Take A Ride
Sanguine / The Avett Brothers / The Gleam
When I Drink / The Avett Brothers / The Gleam
Backwards With Time / The Avett Brothers / The Gleam
If It’s The Beaches / The Avett Brothers / The Gleam
Mining for Gold / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session
Misguided Angel / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session
Sweet Jane / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session
Hold My Life / The Replacements / Tim
Kiss Me On The Bus / The Replacements / Tim
Swingin’ Party / The Replacements / Tim
Bastards Of Young / The Replacements / Tim
Left Of The Dial / The Replacements / Tim
Little Mascara / The Replacements / Tim
Here Comes A Regular / The Replacements / Tim
Queen of Hearts Has Disappeared / Big Shanty and The Polk Street Blues Band / World of Trouble
Watch The Flowers Grow / Big Shanty and The Polk Street Blues Band / World of Trouble
Hardluck Woman / Big Shanty and The Polk Street Blues Band / World of Trouble

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:
Mercy Mercy / Devon Allman’s Honeytribe / Torch / 2:45
We Don’t Run / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 4:20
Ride With The Wind / Big Shanty / Ride With The Wind / 3:27
Alrgiht / Mark Smilor / WanderLust / 3:29
Floyd’s Guitar Blues / Bob Margolin / In North Carolina / 2:06
Human Thing / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:11
Breaux Bridge Rag / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:58
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
Don’t Try & Love Me / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 3:51
Tomorrow Is Forever / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 2:52
What Else Would You Have Me Be? / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:50
Truth Lies Low / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 3:36
Handcuffs / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:00
Rollin’ And Tumblin’ / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 6:01
Damaged By Love / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:23
Blue Sedan / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:58
Still People Are Moving / Scott Miller / Citation / 4:53
No Smoke Without Fire / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 3:05

DJ/Promo Tracks:
I’ll Take You There / The Staple Singers / Stax 1972-1975 #01 / 3:14
Sunday Afternoon / Jason Morphew / Sunday Afternoon / 3:07
Movin’ On / Donna The Buffalo / Positive Friction / 2:54
Burning House of Love / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 3:42
Justine Alright / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 2:43
Let It Ride / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 3:23
Bettin’ On The Blues / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 4:07
Broken Whiskey Glass / Jason & The Nashville Scorchers / Reckless Country Soul / 2:21
Walt Whitman Bridge / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:06
Down To The Well / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 4:10

Backfill:
Underground / Rank Outsiders / Known On The Underground / 3:35
Fruits Of My Labor / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 1] / 5:04
I Got You (Radio Edit) / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 4:57
Ziggy Stardust / The Gourds / Shinebox / 2:52
Don’t Want You No More / The Allman Brothers Band / Beginnings / 2:25
Dear Head On The Wall / Charlie Sexton / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 3:50
Little Wing / South Austin Jug Band / South Austin Jug Band / 6:15
Promised Land / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 2:25
The Great Love Affair / The Jitters / After All, It Is 1980! / 4:31
Big Sweet Life / Jon Dee Graham / Summerland / 3:16
The Wound That Never Heals / Jim White / Oxford American 2001 / 4:00
Nobody But You / Asie Payton / Worried / 4:28
Can’t It Be Me / Forty Twenty / Sober And Stupid / 4:28
Lungs / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 1) / 2:18
I Wanna Hold Yer Hand / Lenny Federal / Known On The Underground / 3:49
Trouble Trouble / The Brothers In The Kitchen / Bring It Back Alive / 3:19
Beautiful Brown Eyes / Solomon Burke / If You Need Me – Rock ‘n’ Soul / 3:47
Kindness Of The World / Joe Henry / Kindness Of The World / 4:50
Medley: Son Of Bill Baety / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 4:48
Thirteen Women / Bill Haley & His Comets / 20th Century Masters: The Best of Bill Haley & His Comets: The Millennium Collection / 2:54
Free Advice / Sam Baylor / Life On Trouble Street / 4:45

Archive:
Black Night / Chris Cotton / I Watched The Devil Die / 9:22
Do Your Duty / Bettye LaVette / Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart / 2:49
Dry County / Lauren Taylor / Almost Charming / 3:20
Biarritz Blues / Seth Kaufman / Ting / 2:15
Heart Of Fire / Cory Morrow / Nothing Left To Hide / 3:26
Collection’s Getting / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 3:40
Snake Drive / R.L. Burnside / A Ass Pocket Of Wiskey / 3:45
Notes On Air / Alejandro Escovedo / The Boxing Mirror / 4:14
I’ll Stop Loving You / Albert Lee / Road Runner / 3:59
The Words You Don’t Say / Kathy Kallick / Reason & Rhyme / 4:08
Best Of All Possible Worlds / The Little Willies / The Little Willies / 3:11
Come On Lover / Sam Baylor / Life On Trouble Street / 4:02
Two Trains / Allen Toussaint and Leo Nocentelli / Rock And Roll Doctor – A Tribute To Lowell George / 3:38
The Ladder / Alejandro Escovedo / The Boxing Mirror / 2:55
My Train’s Comin’ In / Bettye LaVette / Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart / 2:20
Trains / Bonnie Bishop / Soft To The Touch / 3:13
Summer Is Over / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 2:36
Thinkin’ ‘Bout Her / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 4:15
The Memory Of Your Company / Arlington Priest / The Memory Of Your Company / 5:53
Captain America / Jimmy Buffett / Before The Beach / 3:19
Iris / Otis Gibbs / One Day Our Whispers / 2:09
Best Of All Possible Worlds / The Little Willies / The Little Willies / 3:11
Farther Up The Road / Bobby “Blue” Bland / Greatest Blues Of All Times Vol 3 / 2:59
Son of a Ramblin’ Man / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 3:20
’74 / Frog Holler / Haywire / 4:52
Goin’ Down / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 3:46
The Dark End Of The Street / Percy Sledge / R&B Ballads / 2:47
Picture In A Frame / Willie Nelson / It Will Always Be / 3:39
Pay Dirt / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 2:10
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat / John Mellencamp / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 4:20
Velvet & Steel / Jessi Colter / Out Of The Ashes / 4:46
Feb 14 / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 3:40
Wonder Woman / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 3:08
Always On My Mind / Paula Frazer / Leave The Sad Things Behind / 3:49
I Burn Today / Frank Black / Honeycomb / 4:05
Howling’ At Midnight / Lucinda Williams / Happy Woman Blues / 3:53
What Else Would You Have Me Be? / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:50
Honey Where’s The Money Gone / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:27
Another Fine Day / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:18
Snake Drive / Eric Clapton / Blues Guitar Heaven / 2:28
You Keep Me Hangin’ On / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 4:55
No Use In Tryin’ / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 3:52
We Don’t Run / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 4:20
In The Middle of It All / Irma Thomas / After The Rain / 4:45
Goodbye / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 6:11
Saved / The Brothers In The Kitchen / Bring It Back Alive / 3:34
How I Love Them Old Songs (F/Mark Olson, Victoria Williams & Friends) / Hole Dozen, The / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 5:41
Saving Grace / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:47
Abilene / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 4:57
Paradise / Steve Earle & Reckless Kelly / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 3:51
The Change Is In The City / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 3:06
My Man Is A Mean Man / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Naturally / 3:16
Let’s Be Mad / John Doe / Meet John Doe / 3:44
Revival / The Allman Brothers Band / Beginnings / 4:06
Words, Names, Faces / Jeannie C. Riley / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 1:59
Blind / The Bottle Rockets / Zoysia / 4:50
Cakewalk Into Town / Taj Mahal / Like Never Before / 3:01
Cold Roses / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 4:36
The Seventh Son / Mose Allison / Oxford American 2000 / 2:39
It Ain’t Me Babe / Johnny Cash / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 3:50
High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:50
Satisfied Mind / Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama / There Will Be A Light / 3:15
Home Cookin’ / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 2:58
Single Again / Gary Stewart / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 3:06

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Back Woods by Tom Eure

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Jan 272007
 


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On his latest release, Back Woods, Tom Eure meanders between blue grass, honky tonk, and deep appalachian folk with such ease it all blends into a deep southern groove. His voice is part Steve Earle, part Kevn Kinney. He’s a singer/songwriter at heart with deeply earnest lyrics in songs such as “Whiskey or Die” and “Tattered in Torn” but he can also do the honky tonk toe-tappers with the best of then as can be heard on “Lookin’ For a Change.” Other highlights include “Ramblin’ Rose” which sounds like it could be from Steve Earle, and “Lost Highway”

Death Songs for the Living by Gob Iron

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Jan 272007
 


Death Songs for the Living by Gob Iron
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Gob Iron is a duo comprised of Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt founder Jay Farrar and the multi-talented Anders Parker and on their 2006 release, Death Songs for the Living, they take a set of songs that sound like they could be from the deep Appalachian mountains from two centuries ago and weave into them experimental atmospheric electric guitar sounds and other modern effects and create something that’s even more other-worldly and anachronistic. The best example of this style is “Only A Dream” but there are many many highlights on this CD including “Wayside Tavern” a very soft and beautifully dark song, “Nicotine Blues,” “Buzz and Grind,” “East Virginia Blues,” “Hills of Mexico,” and “Death’s Black Train.” Despite the fact that Farrar has all of the lead vocals except two songs, and despite the fact that the arrangements are pared down and sparse, Anders musical talent shines comes through on every track. Furthermore, there are tracks between the songs which I can only describe as short acoustic guitar riffs, usually no more than a minute or so long, which will simply amaze you with their earnestness and technique.

Proud Heart by David Rodriguez

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Jan 262007
 


Proud Heart by David Rodriguez
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David Rodriguez is an singer/songwriter whose writes songs that sound like classical compositions that have a dignified, self-confident feel to them, even when he’s singing of heartache and loneliness. Most tracks are arranged in typical singer/songwriter style, the vocals are at the center of the music, accompanied by his acoustic guitar with the occasional drum, bass, accordion, and steel guitar around the edges. Some tracks such as “Citarrista Cielo” highlight his acoustic guitar skills. Many songs remind me of James McMurty songs. Highlights include “Out Of Range,” “Beautiful Rider,” and “Proud Heart.”

Can You Dig It by Blue Plate Special

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Jan 242007
 


Can You Dig It by Blue Plate Special
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Blue Plate Special’s new CD, Can You Dig It serves up blues with a hard edge to it. Lots of feedback, wailing guitars, swinging base lines, and growling lyrics. The blues here range from head bangers to sophisticated trippy urban sounds, to finger poppin’ swing tunes. A fun ride through the night, and yes, I can dig it. Yup

1 – hard enuff
2 – Can You Dig It
3 – Workin’ On Love
5 – She’s Got My Number
14 – Unchain My Heart

Rotation 94 – January 22, 2007

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Jan 222007
 

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Rotation #94 – January 22, 2007
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Howdy all,

This week, I added new music from Devon Allman’s Honeytribe. Given his namesake, it’s not too surprising that Honeytribe is a sothern rock band through and through, but at the same time, I wouldn’t say he’s a clone of his father.

I also added Big Shanty to rotation. He’s sorta in the vein of Jon Spencer’s Blues Explosion

Dig Deep,
Calvin

This Week’s Focus Tracks:
Mercy Mercy / Devon Allman’s Honeytribe / Torch / 2:45
We Don’t Run / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 4:20
Ride With The Wind / Big Shanty / Ride With The Wind / 3:27
Alrgiht / Mark Smilor / WanderLust / 3:29
Floyd’s Guitar Blues / Bob Margolin / In North Carolina / 2:06
Human Thing / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:11
Breaux Bridge Rag / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:58
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
Don’t Try & Love Me / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 3:51
Tomorrow Is Forever / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 2:52
What Else Would You Have Me Be? / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:50
Truth Lies Low / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 3:36
Handcuffs / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:00
Rollin’ And Tumblin’ / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 6:01
Damaged By Love / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:23
Blue Sedan / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:58
Still People Are Moving / Scott Miller / Citation / 4:53
No Smoke Without Fire / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 3:05

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:
Red Hot Kisses / Bob Margolin / In North Carolina / 3:21
Human Thing / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:11
Breaux Bridge Rag / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:58
Not The Heartless Kind / Amy Speace / Songs For Bright Street / 4:03
Shake It Off / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 2:44
In Nashville, Tennessee / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 4:19
Payin’ The Price / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:01
El Centro County Line / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 4:04
That’s How I Got To Memphis / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:20
San Francisco / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 4:01
Hummalong / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 4:39
Tonight’s Gonna Bury You / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:37
Words, Names, Faces / Jeannie C. Riley / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 1:59
Spirit On The Water / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 7:42
Damaged By Love / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:23
Another Sweet Dawn / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:19
Beachcombing / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 4:14
Wild Things / Scott Miller / Citation / 2:42
People Gonna Talk / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 3:18
You’re Gonna Miss Me / Ann Sexton / Soul Sides: Volume One / 3:06

DJ/Promo Tracks:
Good Vibrations / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #2 / 4:14
Touch My Heart / Mavis Staples / Touch My Heart: A Tribute To Johnny Paycheck / 5:41
No Use In Tryin’ / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 3:52
My Way Or The Highway / James Dunn / Lonely American Dream / 2:36
In The Midnight / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 2:09
Hard Way to Fall / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 4:06
Get Old W/U / Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers / Caution: Falling Boogie / 4:30
Eres Un Encanto / Flaco Jimenez / Tex-Mex Party / 2:44
Tuesday, Oct. 24th / Clem Snide / Soft Spot / 4:21
Goin’ Down South / R.L. Burnside / Not The Same Old Blues Crap, Vol. 3 / 3:11

Backfill:
Easy (As Falling Apart) / Kelly Willis / Easy / 4:12
Six O’Clock News / John Prine / John Prine / 2:51
Riverside Blues / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 3:13
The Seventh Son / Mose Allison / Oxford American 2000 / 2:39
West Texas Highway / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 1) / 3:32
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat / John Mellencamp / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 4:20
It’s Not My Cross To Bear / The Allman Brothers Band / Beginnings / 4:56
Little Hitler / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 2:59
Dreams Come True / Willie Nelson / It Will Always Be / 4:35
What Are We Waiting For / The Yayhoos / Fear Not The Obvious / 2:57
In State / Kathleen Edwards / Back To Me / 3:56
Souvenir / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 3:41
Bad Reputation / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 2:24
Green River / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:34
Blue Shadows / The Blasters / Trouble Bound / 3:41
I Still Miss Someone / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 2:47
Last to Know / Alejandro Escovedo / Gravity (1) / 5:02
11 Months And 29 Days / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 3:46
The Call Of The Wreckin’ Ball / Robbie Fulks / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 3:51
Castles In The Air / Don McLean / The Best Of Don McLean / 3:42

Archive:
Big Red Rocket Of Love / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 3:04
Next To You / Tim Easton / Ammunition / 4:17
Caleb Meyer / Gillian Welch / Hell Among The Yearlings / 3:05
I Hate The World / Joe Swank and the Mule Skinner Band / Cowpunk! / 3:38
Respect Yourself / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:57
Driveway To Driveway / Two Dollar Pistols / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 4:08
Take The Devil Out Of Me / Tres Chicas / Sweetwater / 2:58
What’s Wrong With Right / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 2:56
I Am True / Richard Thorne / Amalgam / 4:23
Flounder / Michael Rank / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 4:21
His Hands / Candi Staton / His Hands / 5:48
Crudely Drawn / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 3:54
Boogaloo Down Broadway / Fantastic Johnny C. / Boogaloo Down Broadway / 2:35
I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 2:42
Roll Over Beethoven / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 2:23
Jordan / The Believers / Crashyertown / 4:44
Bottle And A Dime / The Gourds / Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig / 3:14
Thinkin’ ‘Bout Her / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 4:15
Blind / The Bottle Rockets / Zoysia / 4:50
Till I Gain Control Again / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 5:59
Riot in My Heart / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 4:16
Hard Times / Watermelon Slim / Watermelon Slim & The Workers / 4:17
Tomorrow Is Forever / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 2:52
I’m So Glad / Chris Cotton / I Watched The Devil Die / 3:42
No Easy Road / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 3:58
Fast Train / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 3:04
Willie And Laura Mae Jones / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 4:57
Marry Me / Drive-By Truckers / Decoration Day / 5:39
Blue Satin / Charlie Sohmer / Dying To Have A Good Time / 4:41
Baby Doll / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 2:29
Walkin On The Moon / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 2:37
Big Big Love / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 2:30
Change With The Seasons / Carl Hall / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers / 3:51
All the Labor / The Gourds / Dem’s Good Beeble / 3:21
Kiss Me When I’m Sleepin’ / Malcolm Holcombe / I Never Heard You Knockin’ / 3:20
No Smoke Without Fire / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 3:05
Justine Alright / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 2:43
Wait A Minute / The Notorious Cherry Bombs / This Is Americana / 2:49
Corner Of My Eye / Jeffrey Dean Foster / Million Star Hotel / 4:11
House On The Lake / Rosanne Cash / Black Cadillac / 3:31
In The Middle Of A Heartache / Rosie Flores / Hard-Headed Woman / 2:38
Is Heaven Good Enough for You / Allison Moorer / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 4:44
Picture In A Frame / Willie Nelson / It Will Always Be / 3:39
Hard Way to Fall / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 4:06
Red Hot Kisses / Bob Margolin / In North Carolina / 3:21
Jody / Scott Miller / Citation / 3:04
I’ll Go Down Swinging / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 2:24
Pontiac / Fred Eaglesmith / Lipstick Lies & Gasoline / 4:52
Dead Wrong / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:02
Zacatecas / The Iguanas / Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart / 3:45
Love Must Follow You Around / Randy Rogers / Rollercoaster / 4:39
Wildwood Rambler / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 4:39
Marina Takes Her Aim / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 4:30
Total Destruction to Your Mind / Swamp Dogg / Oxford American 2003 (#6) / 3:23
My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 2:22
I Don’t Want To Be Sober / Robert Garrett / Bullet/Sur-Speed Soul:Music City Blues & Soul 1960’s / 3:17
The Sky is Crying / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:49
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Roy Orbison / Best Of Roy Orbison / 2:50
Playhouse / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 4:13
Ain’t Talkin’ / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 8:48
Bel Air / Old 97’s / Wreck Your Life / 4:05
Again / Randy Rogers / Rollercoaster / 3:21
Into The Mystic / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 4:46
Jones Oh Jones / The Gourds / Shinebox / 3:21
Cleaning House / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 2:31
Lovin’ On Borrowed Time / William Bell / Stax 1972-1975 #04 / 3:57
Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ’bout That Girl / Mark Lemhouse / The
Great American Yard Sale / 3:10

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The Rank Outsiders

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Jan 202007
 


The Rank Outsiders
Originally uploaded by cspowers.

A while back I had the pleasure of interviewing Bill Noonan after a recent show at The Cave and he gave me a bit of historical education about bands in the Charlotte are from back in the early days of alt.country. One of the bands he mentioned to me was a band he was in called The Rank Outsiders. Formed in 1991 it consisted of Bill Noonan, Gigi Dover, Tom Kuhn, and Ray Mitchell. They put out 3 or 4 abums including “Checkpoint” which I’ve recently added to rotation. This is some great insurgent country/Americana. Reminds me very much of The Knitters. I’ll be adding several tracks from Checkpoint into rotation over the next few weeks.

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