Podcast Links Fixed

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Mar 312007
 

Thanks to all of you who pointed out that several of the links to the podcast episodes were broken. These have now been fixed both on the web site entries and in the podcast feeds. This will cause the RSS feed to republish the episodes that have been fixed so that they will be heading to your podcast catcher soon.

Sorry for the trouble!

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Three Mobtown Gallons by The Brass Uncle Band

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Mar 312007
 

Just when you think southern rock has devolved to nothing but self-parody, along comes the Brass Uncle Band with their new CD Three Mobtown Gallons to bring back the days when loud, hard, rock songs about outlaws, drinking, and chasing women was, you know, a helluva lot of fun. This Maryland based trio plus assorted supporting musicians can do the smoky middle of the night anthems, acoustic odes, and edgy blues numbers but they are at their best with with the crank-it-up-loud tunes. Highlights include “Hey Hey”, “See Her Again,” and “Hit and Run”.

Dirtbath by The Javelinas

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Mar 312007
 

Born out of the ashes of the Flat Mean Tires, The Javelinas have found a place for themselves in Chicago’s alt.country scene with high-energy rock that’s both unapologetic in its old school roots rock Americana vibe and subversive in the same vein as Iggy Pop and Tom Waits. Highlights include “River Rogue,” “Hero of the Underground,” and “Voodoo Train.”

Country Ghetto by JJ Grey and MOFRO

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Mar 312007
 


On their 2004 CD, Loochloosa, Mofro proved they got the funk. On the JJ Grey & Mofro 2007 release, they proved they’ve proved they got soul too. Imagine the Black Crowes mixed with the subdudes and a dash of Tony Joe White and Otis Redding. That’ll give you a pretty good idea of JJ Grey and Mofro. Despite the name of the CD, what we’ve got here is some of the finest southern gothic swamp rock I’ve ever heard. “Turpentine” is unapologetic southern rock. The title track, “Country Ghetto” has a garage-rock guitar riff and fine harmonica backing southern-anthem lyrics. The hair raising track is “Woman” which combines a Stax-era soul sound complete with horns and sax deep slow moving gospel tinged chorus.

Rotation 104

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Mar 312007
 

Taproot Radio
Rotation #104 – Aprl 2, 2007
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Howdy,

Well I found my first favorite CD of 2007 this week, JJ Grey and Mofro’s CD Country Ghetto. Forget the name of the CD. What we have hear is some of the finest swamp rock being produced today. Full of blues and soul. Think Black Crowes crossed with the subdudes, Tony Joe White, and Otis Redding. Lots of tracks from that CD going into rotation.

Also, I ran across a band out of Chicago called the Javelinas. Fast driving roots rock with more than a head nod or two to Tom Wait and Iggy pop. Fun fun fun. Tracks from their CD, Dirtbath, are also going into rotation this week even though strictly speaking I should put them in backfill because the CD is a couple of years old. I’ve heard that they have a 2007 release coming out soon so I’m gonna pounce on that one as soon as I can.

Enjoy!
Calvin

Recent Reviews:
Country Ghetto by JJ Grey and MOFRO
Dirtbath by The Javelinas

Recent Adds:
War / Mofro / Country Ghetto
Circles / Mofro / Country Ghetto
Country Ghetto / Mofro / Country Ghetto
Tragic / Mofro / Country Ghetto
On Palastine / Mofro / Country Ghetto
Turpentine / Mofro / Country Ghetto
A Woman / Mofro / Country Ghetto
Mississippi / Mofro / Country Ghetto
The Sun Is Shining Down / Mofro / Country Ghetto
Goodbye / Mofro / Country Ghetto
Stop, Drop And Rock ‘n’ Roll / The Javelinas / Dirtbath
River Rouge / The Javelinas / Dirtbath
Hero Of The Underground / The Javelinas / Dirtbath
Houston / The Javelinas / Dirtbath
Voodoo Train / The Javelinas / Dirtbath
Flat Mean Tires / The Javelinas / Dirtbath
Big Wheel / The Javelinas / Dirtbath
Imperial Highway Fishtail / The Javelinas / Dirtbath

This Week’s Focus Tracks:
Stop, Drop And Rock ‘n’ Roll / The Javelinas / Dirtbath / 2:28
War / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 3:27
Skies Of Grey / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 4:06
You Set Me Free / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 4:33
Learning How To Live / Lucinda Williams / West / 5:11
The Gospel of Judas / Creech Holler / With Signs Following / 3:24
Devil With The Blue Dress / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 3:23
Rainy Night In Georgia / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 5:49
Slow Boat to China / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 4:35
Demon Valley / Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League / The Longest Meow / 4:11
Waitin’ For The Day To Break / Shawn Camp / Fireball / 3:51
Till The Sun Turns Black / Ray LaMontagne / Till The Sun Turns Black / 4:28
Kokomo / Greg Brown / The Evening Call / 4:53
Lost Highway / Tom Eure / Back Woods / 3:48
Nicotine Blues / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 2:58
God’s Got It / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World / 2:38
Justice County / Liz Melendez Band / Sweet Southern Soul / 5:08
Yours Love / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 3:03
Nobody Cares For Me / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 3:59
The Mountain / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 4:42

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:
Old Mountain Line / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 4:30
Behind The Door / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 2:57
Mama You Sweet / Lucinda Williams / West / 4:45
Country Blues / Creech Holler / With Signs Following / 3:05
Truth Be Told / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 2:52
Shakin’ The Blues (With Waylon Jennings) / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 5:19
Baby Can I Crawl Back to You? / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:08
Sticky Chemical / Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League / The Longest Meow / 2:54
The Way It Is / Shawn Camp / Fireball / 2:41
Trouble In Mind / Alice Peacock / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume One / 3:17
Stand To Lose / Miller Brothers Band / Tales From Foundry Town / 6:17
Lesson Learned / Ray LaMontagne / Till The Sun Turns Black / 4:39
Coneville Slough / Greg Brown / The Evening Call / 4:28
Ramblin’ Rose / Tom Eure / Back Woods / 4:37
Crooked Woman / Edd Henry / Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label / 2:54
Wayside Tavern / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 4:21
Can You Dig It / Blue Plate Special / Can You Dig It / 4:07
Backwards With Time / The Avett Brothers / The Gleam / 2:38
Get Involved / George Soule / Take A Ride / 4:02
Songbird / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 2:40

DJ/Promo Tracks:
Fast Train / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 3:04
Ta Bueno Compadre (It’s OK Friend) / The Texas Tornados / The Nada Mixes / 2:54
Iron Out The Rough Spots / Don Covay / Mercy/See-Saw / 2:56
American Music / The Blasters / Live: Going Home / 4:44
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right / Bob Dylan / The Essential Bob Dylan / 3:39
Soulful Garage / Southern Culture On The Skids / Mojo Box / 3:33
Sugar Magnolia / Grateful Dead / The Best Of Skeletons From The Closet / 3:21
Goin’ Home / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 4:48
Workin’ On Me Baby / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 3:52
Polk Salad Annie / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:42

Backfill:
Love Train / The Yayhoos / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 3:30
Out Of This World / Loudon Wainwright III / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 4:01
Ten Second News / Son Volt / Trace / 3:57
Big Legged Mommas Are Back In Style / Taj Mahal / Like Never Before / 4:21
Home Is Country / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:05
$100 Bill / Jon Dee Graham / New West Records 1 / 5:05
You Must Have Me Confused / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 4:04
Do Right Woman / The Flying Burrito Brothers / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc

1) / 3:56
Maureen / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 3:06
Artistry In Nachos / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 2:01
Lookin’ Out My Back Door / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:32
Good Times, They Disappear / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:29
‘Til I Gain Control Again / Rodney Crowell / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 4:33
Orphan Girl / Gillian Welch / Revival / 3:57
Yesterday’s Wine / Willie Nelson / Wanted: The Outlaws / 3:00
Never / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #2 / 2:37
Drowning On Dry Land / O.V. Wright / The Soul Of O.V. Wright / 2:55
The Time of the Preacher / Johnny Cash / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 3:42
Life Is A Carnival / The Band / Greatest Hits / 3:57
Warm & Tender Love / Caitlin Cary And Thad Cockrell / Begonias / 4:44

Archive:
Things That Go Bump in the Day / MPEG audio file / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider / 4:02
The Rains Came / MPEG audio file / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:14
Philadelphia Lawyer / MPEG audio file / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:15
Rollin’ On / MPEG audio file / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 4:14
I Got To Love Somebody’s Baby / MPEG audio file / Judy Clay / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters / 3:30
Ziggy Stardust / MPEG audio file / The Gourds / Shinebox / 2:52
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alrightt / MPEG audio file / Eric Clapton / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert

Celebration / 6:09
Tonight’s Gonna Bury You / MPEG audio file / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:37
Peach Tree Blues / MPEG audio file / R.L. Burnside / My Black Name A-Ringin’ / 3:41
Three Good Reasons / MPEG audio file / Dwight Yoakam / New Music From New West / 2:36
Twangalang / MPEG audio file / Buffalo Nickel / Noise And Conversation / 4:05
How I Love Them Old Songs (F/Mark Olson, Victoria Williams & Friends) / MPEG audio file / Hole Dozen, The / No

Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 5:41
She Took A Lot Of Pills (And Died) / MPEG audio file / Robby Fulks / Hell-Bent: Insurgent Country Volume 2 / 2:41
My Love / MPEG audio file / Tres Chicas / Bloom, Red and the Ordinary Girl / 3:17
Helping Man / MPEG audio file / Jean Knight / Stax 1972-1975 #02 / 2:54
American Girl / MPEG audio file / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Greatest Hits / 3:32
Life’s Little Ups And Downs / MPEG audio file / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 4:32
Forest Fire / MPEG audio file / Mark Pickerel And His Praying Hands / Snake in the Radio / 5:11
His Hands / MPEG audio file / Candi Staton / His Hands / 5:48
Let It Ride / MPEG audio file / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 3:23
Wave / MPEG audio file / Calexico / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 4:04
Bye Bye Baby / MPEG audio file / Mary Wells / The Ultimate collection / 2:54
Keep Your Hat On Jenny / MPEG audio file / Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez / Broadcasts Vol. 13 (Disc 2) / 3:38
Just How Lonely / MPEG audio file / Southern Culture On The Skids / Doublewide and Live / 3:14
The Call Of The Wreckin’ Ball / MPEG audio file / Robbie Fulks / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 3:51
Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door) / MPEG audio file / Hank Williams / Original Singles Collection / 2:42
Dear Head On The Wall / MPEG audio file / Charlie Sexton / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo

/ 3:50
You’re Gonna Miss Me / MPEG audio file / Ann Sexton / Soul Sides: Volume One / 3:06
Frying Pan Eyes / MPEG audio file / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:22
Jet Pilot / MPEG audio file / Son Volt / Okemah And The Melody Of Riot / 3:12
Every Rose Has Its Thorn / MPEG audio file / Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 4:21
Creosote / MPEG audio file / Son Volt / Straightaways / 4:10
Baby Can I Crawl Back to You? / MPEG audio file / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:08
Big Blue Sea / MPEG audio file / Bob Schneider / Lonelyland Texas Edition / 4:05
Red Staggerwing / MPEG audio file / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 3:03
Was It Love? / MPEG audio file / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:30
Nobody’s Girl / MPEG audio file / Bonnie Raitt / Nick Of Time / 3:15
Big City Lights / MPEG audio file / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:24
Firecracker / MPEG audio file / Ryan Adams / Gold / 2:51
My Back Pages / MPEG audio file / Steve Earle / Sidetracks / 4:08
Pretty Polly / MPEG audio file / Creech Holler / With Signs Following / 3:51
Real Live Bleeding Fingers And Broken Guitar Strings / MPEG audio file / Lucinda Williams / World Without Tears /

4:43
Talkin’ ‘Bout My Love / MPEG audio file / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 2:22
Whiskey Or Die / MPEG audio file / Tom Eure / Back Woods / 5:22
Well Alright / MPEG audio file / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 2:27
Make A Run / MPEG audio file / The Pines / The Pines / 4:25
Tell Me How / MPEG audio file / Buddy Holly & The Crickets / From The Original Master Tapes / 2:03
I Love To Dance / MPEG audio file / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 4:08
Get What You Deserve / MPEG audio file / Jon Shain / No Tag, No Tail Light / 3:21
Sonora’s Death Row / MPEG audio file / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 5:35
Another Fine Day / MPEG audio file / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:18
ReddingsbaaDJie / MPEG audio file / Seth Kaufman / Ting / 3:15
Piss & Moan Blues / MPEG audio file / The Gourds / Dem’s Good Beeble / 3:15
Society Of Fear / MPEG audio file / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 3:47
American Music / MPEG audio file / The Blasters / Live: Going Home / 4:44
In Name Only / MPEG audio file / Candi Staton / His Hands / 4:49
Wish I Hadn’t Stayed So Long / MPEG audio file / Hayes Carll / Little Rock / 3:44
You Keep Me Hangin’ On / MPEG audio file / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 4:55
Walkin On The Moon / MPEG audio file / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 2:37
Trouble In Mind / MPEG audio file / Alice Peacock / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume One / 3:17
Anytime, Anywhere / MPEG audio file / Tommy Alverson / Heroes And Friends / 3:20
Nettie Moore / MPEG audio file / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 6:52
You Ruined Everything / MPEG audio file / Two Dollar Pistols / You Ruined Everything / 3:55
Country Blues / MPEG audio file / Creech Holler / With Signs Following / 3:05

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Rotation 103

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Mar 262007
 

Taproot Radio
Rotation #103 – March 26, 2007
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Howdy,

I know I’m late to the party on this one, but this week I’ve been groovin’ on the latest release from Po’ Girl, called Home To You. These women sure know how to put the alt in alt.folk while mixing in lots of jazz influences and some of the most engaging feminine voices you’ll hear anywhere.

Enjoy!
Calvin

Recent Reviews:
Home To You by Po’ Girl

Recent Adds:
Free The Music / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 3:57
Behind The Door / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 2:57
You Set Me Free / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 4:33
Enlightened Soul / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 2:26
Push It Off That Hill / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 5:07
Natural Child / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 8:09
Skies Of Grey / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 4:06
Drive All Night / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 3:19
Green Apples / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 5:15
Home To You / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 3:46
Old Mountain Line / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 4:30
Nine Hours To Go / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 2:10
Texas / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 4:40
To The Angry Evangelist / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 2:20

This Week’s Focus Tracks:
Old Mountain Line / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 4:30
Behind The Door / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 2:57
Mama You Sweet / Lucinda Williams / West / 4:45
Country Blues / Creech Holler / With Signs Following / 3:05
Truth Be Told / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 2:52
Shakin’ The Blues (With Waylon Jennings) / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 5:19
Baby Can I Crawl Back to You? / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:08
Sticky Chemical / Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League / The Longest Meow / 2:54
The Way It Is / Shawn Camp / Fireball / 2:41
Trouble In Mind / Alice Peacock / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume One / 3:17
Stand To Lose / Miller Brothers Band / Tales From Foundry Town / 6:17
Lesson Learned / Ray LaMontagne / Till The Sun Turns Black / 4:39
Coneville Slough / Greg Brown / The Evening Call / 4:28
Ramblin’ Rose / Tom Eure / Back Woods / 4:37
Crooked Woman / Edd Henry / Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label / 2:54
Wayside Tavern / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 4:21
Can You Dig It / Blue Plate Special / Can You Dig It / 4:07
Backwards With Time / The Avett Brothers / The Gleam / 2:38
Get Involved / George Soule / Take A Ride / 4:02
Songbird / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 2:40


Last Week’s Focus Tracks:
Free The Music / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 3:57
Are You Alright? / Lucinda Williams / West / 5:18
Lester Ballard / Creech Holler / With Signs Following / 4:49
Working Man / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 2:55
Not One Bad Thought (With Mark Knopfler) / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 5:35
Back To Blue / Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League / The Longest Meow / 3:51
Out Of Control / Miller Brothers Band / Tales From Foundry Town / 3:29
You Can Bring Me Flowers / Ray LaMontagne / Till The Sun Turns Black / 4:12
Cold + Dark + Wet / Greg Brown / The Evening Call / 4:35
Hill’s Of Mexico / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 4:42
Bend Over Backwards / George Soule / Take A Ride / 2:53
Emotions / Mark Smilor / WanderLust / 3:20
Amazing Grace / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 4:49
Hello Love / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:22
Someday / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:31
Turn This Car Around / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:58
Carrying This Heartache / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:14
Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:44
You Don’t Have Very Far To Go / The Grascals / Long List of Heartaches / 3:20
Whiskey Or Die / Tom Eure / Back Woods / 5:22
Iron Out The Rough Spots / Don Covay / Mercy/See-Saw / 2:56

DJ/Promo Tracks:
Feels Like Rain / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 4:50
Louisian’ / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:58
The Electric Love Letter / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 3:55
Mustang Sally / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 3:07
Missin’ You / Half Price / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 2:25
Wednesday / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 4:04
I Got A Woman / Ray Charles / Anthology / 6:20
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry / Johnny Cash / American IV – The Man Comes Ar / 3:03
You Don’t Have Very Far To Go / The Grascals / Long List of Heartaches / 3:20
Down To The Well / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 4:10

Backfill:
Don’t Burn Down The Bridge / Otis Rush / Red Blooded Blues / 4:19
Curtains & Dreams / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 3:56
Wrong To Love You / Chris Isaak / Heart Shaped World / 4:19
Born To Lose / Ray Charles / Anthology / 3:16
K.C. Stomp / Timothy McNealy / FALLIN’ OFF THE REEL Truth&Soul Singles Collection Vol.1 / 3:32
Don’t Take Her, She’s All I Got / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #1 / 3:16
Say Ho / Scott Miller / Citation / 3:00
Shotgun / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 2:59
They Don’t Like Me / Lyle Lovett / I Love Everybody / 2:34
Ventura / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 1] / 5:06
Desperate Times / Old 97’s / Hitchhike to Rhome / 3:48
Hold Me / Fiona Boyes And The Fortune Tellers / Lucky 13 / 3:13
Blind Since Birth / Mark Selby / More Storms Comin’ / 3:32
Jesus Is on the Main Line / Mississippi Fred McDowell / Oxford American 2001 / 3:40
Homework / Peter Wolf / Sleepless / 2:39
High Time / Paul Westerberg / Besterberg: The Best Of Paul Westerberg / 3:02
Worried Brow / John Doe / Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet / 3:07
The Rains Came / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:14
Drinkin’ And Drivin’ / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 3:04
Theme From Atomic 7 / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 2:34

Archive:
Down To The Well / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 4:10
Sugar Sweet / Muddy Waters / His Best: 1947 To 1955 / 2:31
Fallin’ / Kim Richey / Bitter Sweet / 4:33
Texican Style / Los Lonely Boys / Sacred / 4:05
Cold Roses / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 4:36
Out Of The Picture / Buffalo Nickel / Noise And Conversation / 5:05
Midnight Rider / The Allman Brothers Band / Dreams (Disc 2) / 2:58
Ring Of Fire / Social Distortion / Social Distortion / 3:51
If You Gotta Go, Go Now / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 3:37
Do 4 U / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #3 / 4:28
Peddler In Babylon / Bobby Sichran / Peddler In Babylon / 3:33
Since You Been Gone / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 5:59
Let Me Be Your Fool / Two Dollar Pistols / On Down The Track / 3:21
Get Rhythm / Ry Cooder / Get Rhythm / 3:17
Three Good Reasons / Dwight Yoakam / New Music From New West / 2:36
Everything Goes Black / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 3:58
Alabama March / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:31
Seven Days / Ron Wood / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 5:26
On My Sweet Carolina / Portastatic / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 3:51
The World Unseen / Rosanne Cash / Black Cadillac / 5:13
Pontiac / Fred Eaglesmith / Lipstick Lies & Gasoline / 4:52
I Wanna Hold Yer Hand / Lenny Federal / Known On The Underground / 3:49
I’ve Been Searching / O.V. Wright / The Soul Of O.V. Wright / 2:39
One More Time / Ian Hunter / Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo / 4:14
Travelin’ Soldier / Natalie Maines / Broadcasts Vol. 13 (Disc 1) / 4:59
Dry River / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 3:23
Tearin’ My Hair Out / 99 Tales / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 1:32
Real Fine Love / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 4:20
On A Monday / Leadbelly / Royal Blues / 2:13
Nineteen Seventy Nine / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 5:24
Gone / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 5:12
Chain Gang / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:39
Mister Flavor / John Plymale / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 2:21
Matrimony / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:50
Touch Of The Blues / Bobby “Blue” Bland / Greatest Blues Of All Times Vol 2 / 3:19
Touch, Feel, & Lose / Ryan Adams / Gold / 4:17
All I Need Is You / Asie Payton / Worried / 4:15
Snake Drive / R.L. Burnside / A Ass Pocket Of Wiskey / 3:45
Riding With The King / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 4:19
I Know You Will / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:29
Do America / Mark Knopfler / Sailing to Philadelphia / 4:12
Distraction #74 / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:27
Two Trains / Allen Toussaint and Leo Nocentelli / Rock And Roll Doctor – A Tribute To Lowell George /

3:38
Tennessee Waltz / Sam Cooke / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 3:12
Buddha Buddha / Sledge, Maxwell & Mosher / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 3:34
Magnificent Seven / Jon Rauhouse / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:44
New Day / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 2:42
These Honey Dos / Irma Thomas / After The Rain / 4:28
Electric Rodeo / Shooter Jennings / Electric Rodeo / 4:33
Baby, Baby, Baby / Percy Sledge / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers / 3:08
Shake and Fingerpop / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 2:44
Turn This Car Around / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:58
Welcome Back To The Blues / PK Dwyer / Healed / 2:37
Gone To Bed / Riptones / Buckshot / 2:49
Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / Neko Case / Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / 2:42
Total Destruction to Your Mind / Swamp Dogg / Oxford American 2003 (#6) / 3:23
Folks Back Home / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 3:23
The Creature From The Black Lagoon / Dave Edmunds / Repeat When Necessary / 3:45
Brilliant Mistake / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 3:44
Wicked Man / Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama / There Will Be A Light / 3:33
Somethin’ In The Water / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Pandelirium / 2:48
Polecat / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 4:22

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Home To You by Po’ Girl

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Mar 262007
 


On their 2007 release, Home To You, Po’ Girl continue their alt.folk/jazz crossover explorations The traditional Americana instrumentation is present on most every track, but they are there to support the amazingly interesting and compelling feminine voices. We hear all phases of the feminine mystique on this CD, beautiful, haunting, alluring, playful. Highlights include “skies of grey,” “go on and pass me by,” “green apples,” “old mountain line,” “so lazy,” and “texas.”

Fast Train

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Mar 222007
 

Solomon Burke and Van Morrison performing “Fast Train,” which I believe was written by Van Morrison for Solomon Burke.

Soul music doesn’t get any better than this.

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Rotation 102

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Mar 172007
 

Taproot Radio
Rotation #102 – March 19, 2007
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Howdy,

Hobex has a new CD out! Mostly its very smooth jazzy soul music with an incredibly positive vibe to it. There are a few tracks that get more earthy as well. I still have never managed to see them live but I hope to some day.

Other highlights from this week include Lucinda Williams’ “Are you alright?” from here new CD. It’s getting some mixed reviews but I give it a thumbs up and this track shows Lu’s songwriting talent in all its glory. Also be sure to listen for Creech Holler’s “Lester Ballard,” doing the gothic mountain rock thing.

Enjoy!
Calvin

Recent Reviews:
Enlightened Soul by Hobex

This Week’s Focus Tracks:
Free The Music / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 3:57
Are You Alright? / Lucinda Williams / West / 5:18
Lester Ballard / Creech Holler / With Signs Following / 4:49
Working Man / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 2:55
Not One Bad Thought (With Mark Knopfler) / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 5:35
Back To Blue / Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League / The Longest Meow / 3:51
Out Of Control / Miller Brothers Band / Tales From Foundry Town / 3:29
You Can Bring Me Flowers / Ray LaMontagne / Till The Sun Turns Black / 4:12
Cold + Dark + Wet / Greg Brown / The Evening Call / 4:35
Hill’s Of Mexico / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 4:42
Bend Over Backwards / George Soule / Take A Ride / 2:53
Emotions / Mark Smilor / WanderLust / 3:20
Amazing Grace / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 4:49
Hello Love / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:22
Someday / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:31
Turn This Car Around / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:58
Carrying This Heartache / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:14
Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:44
You Don’t Have Very Far To Go / The Grascals / Long List of Heartaches / 3:20
Whiskey Or Die / Tom Eure / Back Woods / 5:22
Iron Out The Rough Spots / Don Covay / Mercy/See-Saw / 2:56


Last Week’s Focus Tracks:
Crudely Drawn / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 3:54
Cass / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 4:00
Thunder On The Mountain / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:55
Atta Way To Go / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:07
Dry County Blues / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:24
Rosalie / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:27
A Little Blues / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 2:42
$1000 Wedding / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 3:05
Write It Down / Mark Smilor / WanderLust / 4:05
Come On Over / George Soule / Take A Ride / 3:31
If It’s The Beaches / The Avett Brothers / The Gleam / 3:57
Bobcat Tracks / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World / 3:03
Hard Times / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 3:38
Mighty Sweet Watermelon / Greg Brown / The Evening Call / 3:44
Barfly / Ray LaMontagne / Till The Sun Turns Black / 3:55
Ghost On A Roll / Miller Brothers Band / Tales From Foundry Town / 3:58
Gun Show / Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League / The Longest Meow / 3:31
Did Somebody Make A Fool (With Eric Clapton) / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 4:50
Skid Row In My Mind / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 4:21
Black Mountain / Creech Holler / With Signs Following / 4:37

DJ/Promo Tracks:
Uno / Bill Stewart and the ATL / King Mojo Allstars vol. 2 / 3:27
Out Of Range / David Rodriguez / Proud Heart / 5:06
Medication / Son Volt / Okemah And The Melody Of Riot / 5:00
Iron Out The Rough Spots / Don Covay / Mercy/See-Saw / 2:56
She Is My Everything / John Prine / Fair & Square / 4:25
Respect Yourself / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:57
One Day When The Weather Is Warm / Joe Henry / Kindness Of The World / 5:06
One / Johnny Cash / American III: Solitary Man / 3:53
The Obscenity Prayer (Give It To Me) / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider / 3:54
Pick & Roll / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:43

Backfill:
She’s About A Mover / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:23
Don’t Speak In English / Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez with Will Taylor And Strings Attached / KGSR

Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:40
What a Man / Linda Lyndell / Oxford American 2001 / 2:41
W-I-F-E / Old 97’s / Wreck Your Life / 3:31
Someday Never Comes / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 4:00
Laid To Waste / Dave Insley / Call Me Lonesome / 3:52
I Got A Woman / Ray Charles / Anthology / 6:20
South Of Nowhere / Po’ Girl / Vagabond Lullabies / 2:50
I’ll Stop Loving You / Albert Lee / Road Runner / 3:59
The Devil’s Train / David Childers / A Good Way To Die / 2:58
Tina Toledo’s Street Walkin’ Blues / Ryan Adams / Gold / 6:09
The Prayer That Fell Upon The Mirror / The Gourds / Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig / 1:54
Bending Knees / The Cogburns / Pay Up Sucker / 2:21
The Judgement / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / The Delivery Man / 3:58
All Over Again / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Soul Sides: Volume One / 4:38
Night Life / Willie Nelson / Willie & Family Live / 4:07
Banana Puddin’ / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 4:48
Riverside Blues / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 3:13
Visit Me in Music City / Bobby Bare Jr. / From The End of Your Leash / 4:03
Follow You Down / Alejandro Escovedo / A Man Under The Influence / 4:05

Archive:
Mama Guitar / MPEG audio file / Andy Griffith / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 2:30
I Wish You Well / MPEG audio file / Tim Easton / Ammunition / 3:23
Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / MPEG audio file / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 2:19
Touch, Feel, & Lose / MPEG audio file / Ryan Adams / Gold / 4:17
Three Weeks / MPEG audio file / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 3:27
Strangers Heart / MPEG audio file / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 2:45
Mabellene / MPEG audio file / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 2:19
Dry County Blues / MPEG audio file / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:24
Time Marches On / MPEG audio file / Dr. John / N’awlinz: Dis, Dat Or D’Udda / 4:19
You Don’t Have Far To Go / MPEG audio file / Candi Staton / His Hands / 4:15
Our Patriarch / MPEG audio file / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 5:16
Looking for Love / MPEG audio file / Alejandro Escovedo / The Boxing Mirror / 4:08
Twin Brother / MPEG audio file / John Doe / Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet / 3:43
Ain’t Talkin’ / MPEG audio file / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 8:48
Nobody’s Girl / MPEG audio file / Bonnie Raitt / Nick Of Time / 3:15
Give My Love To Rose / MPEG audio file / Johnny Cash / The Legend Of Johnny Cash / 2:41
Millionaire / MPEG audio file / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 4:14
A Higher Place / MPEG audio file / Tom Petty / Wildflowers / 3:56
Abilene / MPEG audio file / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 4:57
I Burn Today / MPEG audio file / Frank Black / Honeycomb / 4:05
Come Around / MPEG audio file / Rhett Miller / The Instigator / 4:11
Slow Train Stomp / MPEG audio file / Graham Lindsey / Hell Under The Skullbones / 2:25
Every Kinda Everything / MPEG audio file / The Bottle Rockets / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of

Insurgent Chicago Country / 2:33
Peach Tree Blues / MPEG audio file / R.L. Burnside / My Black Name A-Ringin’ / 3:41
Longhaired Redneck / MPEG audio file / David Allan Coe / 17 Greatest Hits / 3:23
Hummalong / MPEG audio file / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 4:39
Texas Trilogy: Train Ride / MPEG audio file / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 2) / 2:35
I Love You More Than Words Can Say / MPEG audio file / Otis Redding / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers

/ 2:55
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor / MPEG audio file / Irma Thomas / After The Rain / 4:30
Crawling From The Wreckage (Revisited) / MPEG audio file / Graham Parker / Your Country / 3:34
See The Way / MPEG audio file / The Flatlanders / New Music From New West / 3:28
Money (That’s What I Want) / MPEG audio file / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection /

4:33
County Jail / MPEG audio file / Muddy Waters / Blues Guitar Heaven / 6:05
Big Red Rocket Of Love / MPEG audio file / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 3:04
Mannish Boy / MPEG audio file / Muddy Waters / His Best: 1947 To 1955 / 2:58
No More Parades / MPEG audio file / Son Volt / Straightaways / 3:19
Five / MPEG audio file / Highway Robbers / Robbers & Swills / 5:11
Morgan City, Mississippi / MPEG audio file / Chris Cotton / I Watched The Devil Die / 3:50
Baby! Heaven Sent Me You / MPEG audio file / The Texas Tornados / Gringo Lingo / 2:30
Nineteen Seventy Nine / MPEG audio file / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 5:24
Captain America / MPEG audio file / Jimmy Buffett / Before The Beach / 3:19
I Lost It / MPEG audio file / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 2] / 3:27
Single Again / MPEG audio file / Gary Stewart / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 3:06
Poor Little Critter On The Road / MPEG audio file / Trailer Bride / Poor Little Knitter On The Road /

1:39
It’s The Shame / MPEG audio file / Tift Merritt / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 3:13
Turn This Car Around / MPEG audio file / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:58
Dreamer’s Waltz / MPEG audio file / Charivari / A Trip To The Holiday Lounge / 3:11
Trouble Trouble / MPEG audio file / The Brothers In The Kitchen / Bring It Back Alive / 3:19
Kiss Me When I’m Sleepin’ / MPEG audio file / Malcolm Holcombe / I Never Heard You Knockin’ / 3:20
What Am I Living For? / MPEG audio file / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 3:56
Wired Ole Gal / MPEG audio file / The Gourds / Blood Of The Ram / 2:17
Take Your Guns to Town / MPEG audio file / Whiskeytown / Rural Free Delivery / 2:29
Hole in the Ground / MPEG audio file / Iggy Yoakam And His Famous Pogo Ponies / For a Life of Sin: A

Compilation of Insurgent Chicago Country / 4:13
New Madrid / MPEG audio file / Uncle Tupelo / Anodyne / 3:31
After Midnight / MPEG audio file / Eric Clapton / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The

Best of Eric Clapton / 2:53
Mother Earth / MPEG audio file / Dave Alvin / King of California / 3:39
Rosalie / MPEG audio file / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:27
The Rain Won’t Help You When It’s Over / MPEG audio file / Javier Escovedo / Por Vida: A Tribute to the

Songs of Alejandro Escovedo / 4:19
Cry Like A Baby / MPEG audio file / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 3:47
Just How Lonely / MPEG audio file / Southern Culture On The Skids / Doublewide and Live / 3:14
Folsom Prison Blues/That’s All Right / MPEG audio file / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home

/ 4:24
Beautiful Brown Eyes / MPEG audio file / Solomon Burke / If You Need Me – Rock ‘n’ Soul / 3:47
For Ol’ Times Sake / MPEG audio file / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad

Annie) / 3:48

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Enlightened Soul by Hobex

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Mar 102007
 


The thing that makes you put Hobex’s new CD, Enlightened Soul, in your CD player over and over and over again is the overwhelming positive, energizing vibe blasts from the speakers. This is not “feel good” music, but it’s definitely “pick me up” music. The musicianship from band mates Greg Humphreys, Andy Ware, Dustin Clifford, and Russ Betenbaugh is top notch. Tight, high energy grooves beneath modern harmonies, soulful keys and guitar work. They hit all the bases on this CD, Barry White soul brought into the new millennium, acid jazz, jam band rock, and even a twangy tune just to keep things interesting.

Taproot Tracks:
Free The Music
Behind The Door
You Set Me Free
Enlightened Soul
Push It Off That Hill
Natural Child