Taproot Radio News #121

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Jul 282007
 

Rotation #121 – July 30, 2007
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Howdy,

I don’t play nearly enough James Brown on Taproot Radio. I think part of it has to do with the fact that so many of his songs are overplayed it starts to sound cliche’ to hear _any_ James Brown. In any case, I going to resolve to play more James Brown’s not-co-commonly hear songs over the next few weeks. And I’ll try to avoid the overplayed ones, but I’ll just warn ya know, I will have to play “Good Foot” before it’s all over with. Speaking of feet, someone posted to the guitar town mailing list a link to an old video of James Brown showing us all the “latest” dance moves including the Boogaloo and the Camel Walk. Woo Hoo. Check out the video link below.

On the twangy side of the fence, (actually the whole point of taproot radio is to get rid of the fence but I’m sticking with the metaphor now anyway becase I’m tired and late with the news), I have been enjoying Crooked Still’s latest effort, Hop High, quite a bit. They keep reminding me of The Cowboy Junkies on speed.

As always, the week’s full rotation is online.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Recent Reviews:

Hop High by Crooked Still

Video:

Got this from a recent post on the Guitartown mailing list
James Brown Teaches You To Dance

Calendar:

Aug 1 – Johnny Sketch @ The Pour House
Aug 2 – Hackensaw Boys CD Release Party @ The Hideaway
Aug 3 – John Doe @ The Hideaway
Aug 4 – Randy Whit @ The Saxapahaw Music Series

See The Taproot Calendar for more upcoming shows.

Recent Adds

Darling Corey / Crooked Still / Hop High / 3:42
Last Fair Deal Gone Down / Crooked Still / Hop High / 4:29
Orphan Girl / Crooked Still / Hop High / 2:41
Old Virginia / Crooked Still / Hop High / 4:04

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Darling Corey / Crooked Still / Hop High / 3:42
The Carolina Lady [aka “The Lady of Carlisle”, “The Bold Lieutenant”, and “The Glove”] / Dillard Chandler / Dark Holler: Old Love Songs And Ballads / 4:17
Shake Sugaree / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 5:02
Oh Suzie / Ron Armstrong / Just Around The Bend / 3:03
Don’t Think I Love You Anymore / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 5:19
Love Or Delusion / Graham Parker / Don’t Tell Columbus / 4:06
Tears Of Gold / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 2:55
Promenade / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 5:30
Worth Dyin’ For / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 4:42
River Fever / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 5:58
Not The Crying Kind / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 4:10
Up To The Mountain (MLK Song) / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 4:08
What Light / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 3:36
Tobacco Road / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 3:48
On A Roll / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 2:51
Epitaph / Two Cow Garage / Three / 2:57
Highways And Cigarettes / Son Volt / The Search / 3:54
Lost Highway / Willie Nelson & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 1] / 2:54
Turpentine / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 2:44
Passenger Side / Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos / Ignoring All The Warning Signs / 3:02

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Just Around The Bend / Ron Armstrong / Just Around The Bend / 2:24
I Ain’t Right / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 4:28
Ambiguous / Graham Parker / Don’t Tell Columbus / 4:29
Everybody Knows / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 2:26
Kicks In The Sun / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:48
Worth Dyin’ For / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 4:42
Firewater / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 4:10
Radio / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:29
Low Tolerance For High Maintenance / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:42
No Bad News / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 4:02
Walken / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:27
Fight Fire / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:10
Freedom’s A Stranger / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 4:11
Come Back to Shelby / Two Cow Garage / Three / 3:47
Methamphetamine / Son Volt / The Search / 4:02
Some Other World / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 1] / 3:26
Mama Said / Ruthie Foster / The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster / 5:00
On Palastine / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:26
West / Lucinda Williams / West / 5:44
Baby Can I Crawl Back to You? / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:08

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Good Girl / The Soul Of John Black / The Good Girl Blues / 4:38
Party Tonight / Trevor McShane / Dizzy / 5:08
Marry Me / Drive-By Truckers / Decoration Day / 5:39
Touch My Heart / Mavis Staples / Touch My Heart: A Tribute To Johnny Paycheck / 5:41
Mr. Big Stuff / Jean Knight / Stax 1968-1971 #7 / 2:34
I Can Get Off On You / Willie Nelson / Willie & Family Live / 2:08
Dry River / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 3:23
Do Your Duty / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 2:31
Silk Hope Road / Trailer Bride / Hope Is A Thing With Feathers / 3:03
‘Cept You & Me Babe / Greg Brown / These Times We’re Living In / 4:28

Backfill:

Borderline / Eliza Gilkyson / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 2) / 2:38
Freedom Park / Marah / 20,000 Streets Under The Sky / 4:35
Broken Bottle / John Langford & Sally Timms / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 3:56
Old Friend / Lyle Lovett / I Love Everybody / 3:13
Yonder / Donna The Buffalo / Positive Friction / 4:00
Just Out Of Reach / Solomon Burke / If You Need Me – Rock ‘n’ Soul / 2:50
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:12
Stockholm Blues / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:25
When You’s Gonna Be My Baby / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:58
Marching To Zion / The Brothers In The Kitchen / Bring It Back Alive / 2:40
The Gravedigger (Radio Edit) / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 5:08
I Can’t Quit You Baby. / Otis Rush / Blues Guitar Heaven / 5:24
Mystifies Me / Son Volt / Trace / 4:12
I Met Her In Church / Tony Borders / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 4-More Power To Ya! / 2:34
Radio Radio / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 3:08
What Would It Take / Delta Rhythm Boys / Oxford American 2001 / 2:55
Prayer Without Words / Mary Gauthier / Mercy Now / 6:09
Operator / Mary Wells / The Ultimate collection / 2:45
Dead Or Alive (Live) / Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber / The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast 1998 / 2:33
The El / Rhett Miller / The Instigator / 3:09

Archive:

Brilliant Mistake / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 3:44
Shady Groove / Colby Maddox / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume One / 3:42
Jericho / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 3:49
Mr. K.I.A. / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 3:36
My Train’s Comin’ In / Bettye LaVette / Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart / 2:20
Lay Down Sally / Eric Clapton / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton / 3:55
Enough / Annie Gallup / Half Of My Crime / 4:41
See The Way / The Flatlanders / New Music From New West / 3:28
Moonlight / Old 97’s / Drag It Up / 3:40
Try Me / James Brown / The Best Of James Brown / 2:34
Perfect World / Devon Allman’s Honeytribe / Torch / 3:36
Long Way Home / The Youngers / Output / 4:35
Working On Love / Albert Lee / Road Runner / 4:11
My Offering / John Doe / Meet John Doe / 4:30
Left on Laura, Left on Lisa / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 3:59
Devil’s Lullaby / Slaid Cleaves / Unsung / 2:47
Age Like Wine / Todd Snider / East Nashville Skyline / 1:46
Every Word Means No / Eric Bachmann / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 5:11
Rock And Roll Gypsies / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Delirium Tremolos / 3:46
Dry River / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 3:23
Cry Like A Baby / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 3:47
Working On A Building / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session / 3:49
Hold My Life / The Replacements / Tim / 4:21
The Weight / Lee Ann Womack / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 4:48
Mabellene / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 2:19
Mercy / Po’ Girl / Vagabond Lullabies / 4:56
I Still Miss Someone / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 2:47
Skinny Days / Greg Brown / The Evening Call / 6:18
One On The House / Allison Moorer / The Duel / 4:20
Free Fallin’ / Tom Petty / Full Moon Fever / 4:18
One Day At A Time / The Flatlanders / More A Legend Than A Band / 3:44
Lovin’ On My Mind / Levert Allison / Bullet/Sur-Speed Soul:Music City Blues & Soul 1960’s / 2:36
Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door) / Hank Williams / Original Singles Collection / 2:42
You Were There For Me / Peter Rowan / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 2) / 2:57
Hanky Panky Woman / Kelly Hogan & the Mellowcremes / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 2:26
Try As I May / Acoustic Syndicate / Tributaries / 4:37
Drowning On Dry Land / O.V. Wright / The Soul Of O.V. Wright / 2:55
Pauline / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 4:40
Abilene / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 4:57
Room Eleven / Malcolm Holcombe / Not Forgotten / 3:43
Lights Go Out / Deadstring Brothers / Starving Winter Report / 4:44
Rollin’ and Tumblin’ / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:35
Day Of The Deadbeats / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 2:31
Terraplane Blues / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 2:51
Keep Your Hat On Jenny / Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez / Broadcasts Vol. 13 (Disc 2) / 3:38
I’m Gonna Make Her Love Me / Jim Ford / Oxford American 2005 / 3:08
Thirteen Women / Bill Haley & His Comets / 20th Century Masters: The Best of Bill Haley & His Comets: The Millennium Collection / 2:54
Lake Charles Boogie / Nellie Lutcher / Oxford American 2003 (#6) / 2:35
Gone To Carolina / Shooter Jennings / Electric Rodeo / 4:06
Whispering Pines / Jakob Dylan (with Lizz Wright) / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 4:05
Commotion / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:42
99 And 1/2 / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 4:46
Cabin Down Below / Tom Petty / Wildflowers / 2:51
Fly On The Wall / Kelly Pardekooper and Otis Gibbs / Johnson County Snow / 4:15
Roll On John / The Pines / The Pines / 4:23
Feb 14 / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 3:40
Tears, Tears And More Tears / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 3:30
He’s a Bad Boy / Carole King / Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (One Kiss Can Lead to Another) / 2:24
These Tears / Reckless Kelly / Wicked Twisted Road / 2:43
When The Deal Goes Down / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:04
Marina Takes Her Aim / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 4:30
I Love To Dance / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 4:08
Just Around The Bend / Ron Armstrong / Just Around The Bend / 2:24
I Ain’t Right / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 4:28
Ambiguous / Graham Parker / Don’t Tell Columbus / 4:29
Everybody Knows / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 2:26
Kicks In The Sun / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:48
Worth Dyin’ For / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 4:42
Firewater / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 4:10
Radio / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:29
Low Tolerance For High Maintenance / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:42
No Bad News / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 4:02
Walken / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:27
Fight Fire / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:10
Freedom’s A Stranger / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 4:11
Come Back to Shelby / Two Cow Garage / Three / 3:47
Methamphetamine / Son Volt / The Search / 4:02
Some Other World / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 1] / 3:26
Mama Said / Ruthie Foster / The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster / 5:00
On Palastine / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:26
West / Lucinda Williams / West / 5:44
Baby Can I Crawl Back to You? / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:08

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Learn to Shake Your Booty With James Brown

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Jul 282007
 

James Brown teaches you all the right moves for your 60’s soul party. I’m kinda partial to the “camel walk”,

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Hop High by Crooked Still

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Jul 282007
 

On their CD Hop High, Crooked Still reminds me of a high energy up-tempo version of the Cowboy Junkies. There’s a dark, middle of the night, dramatic energy that drives much of the music that captures the mystery of the deep Appalachians. Crooked Still’s music has a rich base, deep complexity, and subtlety than you don’t get from the traditional Appalachian Bluegrass band. Yeah, it sounds like Bluegrass, but Bluegrass rendered by artists rather than moonshiners.

highlights
1 – Darling Corey – Dark bluegrass
3 – Last Fair Deal Gone Down – slow temp, swing/blues feel
4 – Orphan Girl – high energy cover of the Gillian Welch Song
6 – Old Virginia

Taproot Radio News #120

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Jul 222007
 

Rotation #120 – July 23, 2007
read: http://www.taprootradio.com
listen: http://www.live365.com/stations/taprootradio

Howdy,

I saw a post on the Guitar Town mailing list about a petition to cal for the induction of Gram Parsons into the Country Music Hall of Fame. This seems to me an excellent idea. GP’s long term influence on country and country-rock is huge. Please take a minute to sign the petition.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Video:

Thanks to Taproot listener Linda Maxwell for sending in this link of a rare video by Elizabeth Cotten.
Freight Train” by Elizabeth Cotten

Christine’s Tune” by Gram Parsons

Calendar:

July 24: Detroit Cobras at The Cat’s Cradle
July 26: Marah at The Cat’s Cradle
July 28: Belmont Playboys @ The Hideaway
July 28: Backsliders @ Raleigh Downtown Live

See The Taproot Calendar for more upcoming shows.

Listener Polls:

In last week’s poll, we asked what kind of musician is Gram Parsons and vtes were equally split among rock, blues, and pop. Interestingly enough, he didn’t receive a single vote for being classified as an “americana” artist.

In the spirit of promoting Gram Parsons bid to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, this week’s poll is to rate Parson’s bands.

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Just Around The Bend / Ron Armstrong / Just Around The Bend / 2:24
I Ain’t Right / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 4:28
Ambiguous / Graham Parker / Don’t Tell Columbus / 4:29
Everybody Knows / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 2:26
Kicks In The Sun / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:48
Worth Dyin’ For / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 4:42
Firewater / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 4:10
Radio / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:29
Low Tolerance For High Maintenance / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:42
No Bad News / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 4:02
Walken / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:27
Fight Fire / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:10
Freedom’s A Stranger / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 4:11
Come Back to Shelby / Two Cow Garage / Three / 3:47
Methamphetamine / Son Volt / The Search / 4:02
Some Other World / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 1] / 3:26
Mama Said / Ruthie Foster / The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster / 5:00
On Palastine / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:26
West / Lucinda Williams / West / 5:44
Baby Can I Crawl Back to You? / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:08

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

This Ain’t Love / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 4:22
I Discovered America / Graham Parker / Don’t Tell Columbus / 5:34
Two / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 2:39
How Will You Shine / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 5:11
I’ve Got A Passion / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 5:10
Little Blossom / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 3:39
Baltimore / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:54
There’s A Whisper / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:12
Heavenly Day / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 3:45
Hate It Here / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:33
Engine Engine #9 / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:35
Down In Mississippi / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 4:57
Blanket Gray / Two Cow Garage / Three / 3:54
The Search / Son Volt / The Search / 2:59
Mom & Dad’s Waltz / Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard / Last Of The Breed [Disc 1] / 3:27
Beaver Creek Blues / Ruthie Foster / The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster / 3:55
Tragic / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 3:30
Words / Lucinda Williams / West / 3:33
Blue Hotel / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 3:31
Rainy Night In Georgia / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 5:49

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Old, Old River / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 2:59
Jordan / The Believers / Crashyertown / 4:44
Swamp Thang / The Soul Of John Black / The Good Girl Blues / 2:48
Mitch’s Advice / Trevor McShane / Promo CD / 3:50
Something Sad and Strange / Kim Kondrashoft / Let The Madness Begin / 3:39
Ta Bueno Compadre (It’s OK Friend) / The Texas Tornados / The Nada Mixes / 2:54
Hanky Panky Woman / Kelly Hogan & the Mellowcremes / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 2:26
I Can’t Stop Cryin’ / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 3:23
I Love You More Than Words Can Say / Otis Redding / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers / 2:55
You Broke My Heart / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:28

Backfill:

Miss Williams’ Guitar / The Jayhawks / Tomorrow The Green Grass / 3:07
Do You Know How It Feels To Be Lonesome? / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 3:36
Once Is Enough / Lyle Lovett / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / 4:27
Did I Tell You / The Texas Tornados / Zone Of Our Own / 3:47
Up Around The Bend / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:42
Heap Of People / Dee Brown / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 4:33
This Day Is Mine / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 3:06
Blind Since Birth / Mark Selby / More Storms Comin’ / 3:32
Snakes In My Garden / William Lee Ellis / God’s Tattoos / 3:06
The Warm Red Wine / Willie Nelson / You Don’t Know Me – Songs Of Cindy Walker / 2:51
Levelland / Robert Earl Keen / Picnic / 5:12
The Nickel / Mike Reno Harrell / Known On The Underground / 5:24
Do Me / Jean Knight / Stax 1972-1975 #03 / 2:52
Things Get Cloudy / Jack Ingram / Young Man / 3:06
Too Early / Son Volt / Trace / 4:30
Go On Back To Him / Solomon Burke / If You Need Me – Rock ‘n’ Soul / 2:55
Something’s Got A Hold On Me / Etta James / Gold / 2:49
I Just Want To Make Love To You / Paul Rogers f/ Jeff Beck / Red Blooded Blues / 4:04
Inn Town / Whiskeytown / Strangers Almanac / 5:51
Rock Of Your Love / Albert Lee / Road Runner / 3:15

Archive:

Mama Told Me (Not To Come) / Three Dog Night / The Best Of Three Dog Night / 3:19
Afro / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Extra Width / 2:55
Natural Blues / Bob Margolin / In North Carolina / 2:28
Cortez The Killer / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #3 / 10:00
Kick It Around / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 1:59
Love And Hope / Ozomatli / Broadcasts Vol. 13 (Disc 1) / 3:52
Sequin / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:46
That Boy / Mofro / Lochloosa / 3:39
The Truth Will Set You Free / James Hand / The Truth Will Set You Free / 2:15
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alrightt / Eric Clapton / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 6:09
Sugar Sweet / Muddy Waters / His Best: 1947 To 1955 / 2:31
Forever, Now And Then / Clem Snide / Soft Spot / 3:15
Good News Blues / Billy Joe Shaver / Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver 1973-1987 / 2:57
Either Side Of The Same Town / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / The Delivery Man / 4:00
Girl In The Checkout Line / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:18
Old School / Guitar Shorty / Watch Your Back / 3:59
Alligator Chomp / Shooter Jennings / Electric Rodeo / 3:10
Peddler In Babylon / Bobby Sichran / Peddler In Babylon / 3:33
Secret Handshake / Truckadelic / Big In Mexico / 4:17
Return of the Grievous Angel [Remix] / Gram Parsons / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 2) / 3:58
Land Of A 1000 Dances / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 2:26
Letting You Go / Tom Petty / Hard Promises / 3:24
Bending Knees / The Cogburns / Pay Up Sucker / 2:21
Maryville / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 3:14
High Fidelity / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 2:29
Look Out Cleveland / Jackie Greene / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 3:13
Orphan Girl / Gillian Welch / Revival / 3:57
East Virgina Blues / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 3:52
(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days / Patti La Belle & The Blue Belles / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters / 2:50
Silver Bullets / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 2:56
Out Of The Picture / Buffalo Nickel / Noise And Conversation / 5:05
Oye Mamacita / Los Lonely Boys / Sacred / 3:32
My Way / Los Lonely Boys / Sacred / 4:26
Matrimony / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:50
Eden Burning/ Camelot Falling / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 3:04
Poor Poor LA / Time Easton / New Music From New West / 3:48
I’ll Sing A Love Song To You / Candi Staton / His Hands / 4:42
I Live The Life I Love / Los Super Seven / Heard It On The X / 3:07
Time To Move On / Jon Shain / Army Jacket Winter / 2:43
What Are You Doin’ In My Life? / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Damn The Torpedoes / 3:27
Dark And Weary World / South Austin Jug Band / Dark And Weary World / 5:01
Sacramento & Polk / Lenny Kaye / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 4:37
Blind Love / Dave Alvin / West Of The West / 4:49
Picking Up The Signal / Son Volt / Straightaways / 3:45
Hero Of The Underground / The Javelinas / Dirtbath / 2:34
To the Devil for a Dime (live) / Tinsley Ellis / Live – Highwayman / 4:37
Trouble Is A Woman / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:29
Life’s Little Ups And Downs / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 4:32
Two Trains / Allen Toussaint and Leo Nocentelli / Rock And Roll Doctor – A Tribute To Lowell George / 3:38
Victoria / Old 97’s / Wreck Your Life / 3:51
A Living Hell / The Bottle Rockets / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 3:42
Words, Names, Faces / Jeannie C. Riley / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 1:59
Sometimes / The Mountain Firework Company / A Rough Guide To Feeling Rough / 4:33
Up On Cripple Creek / The Band / Greatest Hits / 4:31
Dancin’ Circles ‘Round the Sun (Epc Tetus Speaks) / Rodney Crowell / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 1) / 4:17
Something The Doctor Didn’t Order / Bonnie Bishop / Soft To The Touch / 4:09
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:45
Can You Dig It / Blue Plate Special / Can You Dig It / 4:07
I Want To Love You Baby / Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson / The Complete SSS International Recordings / 2:35
I Can’t and I Won’t / Riptones / Cowboy’s Inn / 3:01

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Taproot Radio News #119

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Jul 162007
 

Rotation #119 – July 16th, 2007Date
read: http://www.taprootradio.com
listen: http://www.live365.com/stations/taprootradio

Howdy,

It’s Family Beach Week for the Power’s clan and every bar/pub/restaraunt has a grizzled singer/songwriter cranking out one cover after another of Bob Marley and Jimmy Buffett. Everyonce in a while they’ll cover Van Morrison (“Brown Eyed Girl” of course.) and every once in a while thy’ll throw in a soul tune from Al Green. Now I’m a big fan of Bob Marley _and_ Jimy Buffett. But after a while it gets to be too much. Fear not, I shall struggle through this musical wasteland and survive my week at the beach. :-)

I brought my backlog of unreviewed CDs with me, but between the beach and the booze I haven’t had a minute for music. Hey that sounds like it could be a Buffett song… Anyway, no reviews etc this week

Weather is here…..
Calvin

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

This Ain’t Love / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 4:22
I Discovered America / Graham Parker / Don’t Tell Columbus / 5:34
Two / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 2:39
How Will You Shine / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 5:11
I’ve Got A Passion / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 5:10
Little Blossom / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 3:39
Baltimore / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:54
There’s A Whisper / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:12
Heavenly Day / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 3:45
Hate It Here / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:33
Engine Engine #9 / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:35
Down In Mississippi / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 4:57
Blanket Gray / Two Cow Garage / Three / 3:54
The Search / Son Volt / The Search / 2:59
Mom & Dad’s Waltz / Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard / Last Of The Breed [Disc 1] / 3:27
Beaver Creek Blues / Ruthie Foster / The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster / 3:55
Tragic / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 3:30
Words / Lucinda Williams / West / 3:33
Blue Hotel / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 3:31
Rainy Night In Georgia / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 5:49

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Goodnight Rose / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 3:20
All In The Pack / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 2:53
Diamonds To Dust / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 3:26
Hard Luck Saint / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 5:33
F.D.R. / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 2:35
Getting Ready / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 3:15
Side With The Seeds / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:16
Red Piedmont Soil / Gravy Boys / Working The Angels For Handouts / 2:33
No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 3:13
Jesus Is On The Main Line / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 6:31
Dear Sarah / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 3:33
Gape & Shudder / Two Cow Garage / Three / 2:18
Beacon Soul / Son Volt / The Search / 2:31
Heartaches By The Number / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price Feat. Vince Gill / Last Of The Breed [Disc 1] / 3:04
Fruits Of My Labor / Ruthie Foster / The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster / 4:40
The Weight / Lee Ann Womack / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 4:48
Only Bleeding / Pete Berwick / Ain’t No Train Outta Nashville / 3:28
Country Ghetto / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:02
Drive All Night / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 3:19
Are You Alright? / Lucinda Williams / West / 5:18

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Midnight Roses / Trevor McShane / Dizzy / 2:39
Let The Madness Begin / Kim Kondrashoft / Let The Madness Begin / 3:29
I Wish You Well / Tim Easton / Ammunition / 3:23
Since You Been Gone / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 5:59
Funny How Time Slips Away / Al Green And Lyle Lovett / Rhythm Country & Blues / 4:34
Leavin’ On My Mind / Hacienda Brothers / Hacienda Brothers / 2:43
Billy The Kid / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Oxford American 2000 / 4:09
One / Johnny Cash / American III: Solitary Man / 3:53
Blood Sweat & Murder / Scott H. Biram / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:54
Angels are Messengers From God / Whiskeytown / Rural Free Delivery / 4:06

Backfill:

Aint It Somethin / Lyle Lovett / I Love Everybody / 2:14
Evidence / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 2:37
Chaos Streams / Son Volt / Okemah And The Melody Of Riot / 3:52
Stone Doin’ Alright / Shy Guy Douglas / Bullet/Sur-Speed Soul:Music City Blues & Soul 1960’s / 2:50
Terraplane Blues / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 2:51
Pissed Off 2AM / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Deluxe Edition) / 4:35
How Much Can A Man Take / Big John Hamilton / How Much Can A Man Take / 2:48
My Offering / John Doe / Meet John Doe / 4:30
Helpless / Jon Dee Graham / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 3:39
Falling Out Of Love / Mary Gauthier / Mercy Now / 5:57
Movin’ On / Donna The Buffalo / Positive Friction / 2:54
Down to the Well / Kevin Gordon / Oxford American 2001 / 4:07
You’ve Done Lost Your Good Thing / B.B. King / Blues Guitar Heaven / 5:15
Whatever Gets You Through The Night / Etta James / Gold / 3:50
Dream Away The Blues / Greg Trooper / Make It Through This World / 4:08
Some Things You Don’t Want To Know / Peter Wolf / Sleepless / 2:31
One Horse Town / The Thrills / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:13
Goddamn Lonely Love / Drive-By Truckers / The Dirty South / 4:59
Hayseed Girl / Kelly Pardekooper and Otis Gibbs / House of Mud / 2:14
Pretty Boy Floyd Was A Travelin Salesman / David Childers / Known On The Underground / 5:16

Archive:

Victoria / Old 97’s / Wreck Your Life / 3:51
Kansas / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 3:44
Last Minute Shakedown / Son Volt / Straightaways / 4:03
Sweet Southern Soul / Liz Melendez Band / Sweet Southern Soul / 4:10
Blackjack David / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 4:59
Runnin Hidin / The Weary Boys / The Weary Boys / 1:51
Oh, Boy! / Buddy Holly & The Crickets / From The Original Master Tapes / 2:12
Keep My Feet Upon The Ground / The Subdudes / Behind The Levee / 4:04
Only Bleeding / Pete Berwick / Ain’t No Train Outta Nashville / 3:28
Jimmy and Annie / Cross Canadian Ragweed / Highway 377 / 3:05
Someday Never Comes / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 4:00
Goodnight Rose / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 3:20
Marry Me / Drive-By Truckers / Decoration Day / 5:39
Wish I Had You / Keith Gattis / Big City Blues / 2:49
Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street / Jimmy Buffett / Havana Daydreamin’ / 4:11
Blues For You / Mac Arnold / Nothin’ To Prove / 5:17
Velvet Guitar / Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra / Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo / 4:49
Give And Take / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 4:31
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) / Roy Orbison / Best Of Roy Orbison / 2:50
First Glimmer / Paul Westerberg / 14 Songs / 4:57
The New World / Blacks / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 2:33
Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor / Irma Thomas / After The Rain / 4:30
Angelina / Highway Robbers / Robbers & Swills / 3:12
Heart Of Gold / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 3:44
New Madrid / Uncle Tupelo / Anodyne / 3:31
Is There Any Love / Trevor Dandy / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / 4:30
Cicada Rock / Southern Culture On The Skids / Doublewide and Live / 2:49
The Heart of Dixie / Tricia Walker / Oxford American 2001 / 4:03
Perfectly Good Guitar / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 4:38
Barstool Boys / Marah / Kids in Philly / 2:57
King of California / Dave Alvin / King of California / 4:51
Rockabilly on the Radio / Fiona Boyes And The Fortune Tellers / Lucky 13 / 3:08
Blues That Defy My Soul / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:37
Dirt and Blood / Patty Hurst Shifter / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 3:30
Theme From “The Cheaters” / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 3:05
Nearer To You / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 3:32
Take My Eyes / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 3:24
Long Walk To D.C. / The Staple Singers / Stax 1968-1971 #1 / 2:31
Some Dreams / Steve Earle / Sidetracks / 3:04
5 Shots Of Whiskey / Hank Williams III / Lovesick, Broke And Driftin’ / 4:20
It’s My Own Fault / B.B. King / Blues Guitar Heaven / 3:34
Arkansas / The Youngers / Output / 4:11
Loving Not Gouging / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 2:07
A World Of Hurt / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 4:52
Heap Of People / Dee Brown / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 4:33
Sometimes / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Deluxe Edition) / 6:29
Rainbows and Ridges / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:40
Little Hitler / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 2:59
No Easy Road / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 3:58
Artistry In Nachos / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 2:01
Willie And Laura Mae Jones / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 4:57
The Part I Like Best / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:17
And If It’s True / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 2:05
Playhouse / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 4:13
Try Anymore (Why Don’t We Even) / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 2:51
Beyond The Horizon / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:36
Sometimes / The Mountain Firework Company / A Rough Guide To Feeling Rough / 4:33
Mr. Betty / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 2:52
I’ll Be Satisfied / Don Covay / Mercy/See-Saw / 3:17
Waiting For The Sun / The Jayhawks / Hollywood Town Hall / 4:20
Beautiful Mind / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 6:20
The Hardest Part / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 2:52
Midnight Roses / Trevor McShane / Dizzy / 2:39
Let The Madness Begin / Kim Kondrashoft / Let The Madness Begin / 3:29
I Wish You Well / Tim Easton / Ammunition / 3:23
Since You Been Gone / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 5:59
Funny How Time Slips Away / Al Green And Lyle Lovett / Rhythm Country & Blues / 4:34
Leavin’ On My Mind / Hacienda Brothers / Hacienda Brothers / 2:43
Billy The Kid / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Oxford American 2000 / 4:09
One / Johnny Cash / American III: Solitary Man / 3:53
Blood Sweat & Murder / Scott H. Biram / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:54
Angels are Messengers From God / Whiskeytown / Rural Free Delivery / 4:06

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Taproot Radio News #118

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Jul 072007
 

Rotation #118 – July 9, 2007
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Howdy,

This week I was fortunate to run across a Smithsonian Folkways CD covering Elizabeth Cotten which I snatched up. She’s a folk guitarist born in Chapel Hill in 1895 who taught herself to play banjo and guitar at an early age. Although she develop her talents to the point where she could play a song on the guitar after hearing it played only one time, she never had a chance to play for an audience or be recorded until she befriended the Seeger family and began to work for them in the 40s. I’ll be working most of the tracks from her CD, Freight Trains and Other North Carolina Folk Songs over the next few weeks.

Mark your calendars for The Gourds CD Release party on the 15th at The Hideaway BBQ.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Taproot Top 10 for June 2007

Anyone’s who’s been listening to Taproot Radio for the past few months will not be surprised to see Mofro at the top of this month’s Top 10. What surpriesed even me was that fact that Bill Kirchen’s CD is still holding strong

1. Mofro: Country Ghetto
2. Bill Kirchen: Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods
3. Lucinda Williams: West
4. Po’ Girl: Home To You
5. The Javelinas: Dirtbath
6. The Silos: Come On Like The Fast Lane
7. Willie Nelson: Songbird
8. Grayson Capps: Wail & Ride
9. Pete Berwick: Ain’t No Train Outta Nashville
10. Ruthie Foster: The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster

Recent Reviews:

Mudgrass by Shoestring Strap
Dizzy by Trevor McShane
The Good Girl Blues by The Soul of John Black
Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs by Elizabeth Cotten

Video:

Don’t Let Me Down” covered by Two Cow Garage

Calendar:

July 12 Jason Isbell (formerly of DBTs) @ The Hideaway
July 14 Two Dollar Pisols @ Saxapahaw Music Series
July 14 Joe Swank and the Zen Piraes @ The White Oak Grill
July 15 Gourds @ The Hideaway

See The Taproot Calendar for more upcoming shows.

Listener Polls:

Last week’s poll rating the songs on Ryan Adam’s Easy Tiger CD identified the following tracks as the most liked:

Goodnight Rose
Two
Everybody Knows
Halloweenhead
Oh My God

While I agree with these choices, I was surprised and disappointed that “Ripoff” didn’t get more support.

In one of the DJ mailing lists I’m on there’s been some amused/snarky discussion about The Americana Music Association claiming that Eric Clapton is an Americana artist. That led to lots of eye-rolling as well as some debate about whether or not he’s a bluesman as well, so I thought this week’s poll would be to solicit listener feedback on what kind of musician is Eric Clapton.


This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Goodnight Rose / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 3:20
All In The Pack / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 2:53
Diamonds To Dust / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 3:26
Hard Luck Saint / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 5:33
F.D.R. / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 2:35
Getting Ready / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 3:15
Side With The Seeds / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:16
Red Piedmont Soil / Gravy Boys / Working The Angels For Handouts / 2:33
No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 3:13
Jesus Is On The Main Line / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 6:31
Dear Sarah / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 3:33
Gape & Shudder / Two Cow Garage / Three / 2:18
Beacon Soul / Son Volt / The Search / 2:31
Heartaches By The Number / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price Feat. Vince Gill / Last Of The Breed [Disc 1] / 3:04
Fruits Of My Labor / Ruthie Foster / The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster / 4:40
The Weight / Lee Ann Womack / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 4:48
Only Bleeding / Pete Berwick / Ain’t No Train Outta Nashville / 3:28
Country Ghetto / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:02
Drive All Night / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 3:19
Are You Alright? / Lucinda Williams / West / 5:18

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Madalyn’s Bones / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 3:32
Baby Needs A New Pair Of Shoes / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 3:36
Oh, Girl / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:04
The Best That I Can Do / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:03
Stay On The Ride / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 5:17
Flavor on the Tongue / The Gourds / Noble Bonus Tracks / 4:21
Sky Blue Sky / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 3:23
Ramblin’ Heart / Gravy Boys / Working The Angels For Handouts / 3:26
Pictures From The Past / Jon Shain / Army Jacket Winter / 3:31
Have You Seen Her Face / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:21
This Little Light / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 3:22
It Didn’t Take Too Long / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 2:34
Camo Jacket / Two Cow Garage / Three / 3:14
Action / Son Volt / The Search / 2:48
Heal Yourself / Ruthie Foster / The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster / 4:32
When I Paint My Masterpiece / Josh Turner / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 5:03
I Ain’t Him / Pete Berwick / Ain’t No Train Outta Nashville / 3:27
Not Coming Back / The Brass Uncle Band / Three Mobtown Gallons / 3:19
Circles / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:04
Everybody Swings Around Here / Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos / Ignoring All The Warning Signs / 3:32

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Do Right Woman / The Flying Burrito Brothers / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 1) / 3:56
Rock and Roll Darlin’ / Kim Kondrashoft / Let The Madness Begin / 4:43
Smile Again / Pat Bacon’s Rebellion / Let’s Live Forever / 3:12
Fruits Of My Labor / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 1] / 5:04
Shake Your Moneymaker / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:35
Thunder On The Mountain / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:55
If I Work My Thing On You / Ann Sexton / You’re Gonna Miss Me / 3:42
Songbird / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 2:40
Orphan Girl / Gillian Welch / Revival / 3:57
Blues That Defy My Soul / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:37

Backfill:

Nelly Was a Lady / The Golden Gate Quartet / Oxford American 2001 / 1:54
40 Miles To Vegas / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 4:03
Mrs. Leroy Brown / Loretta Lynn / Van Lear Rose / 3:38
Trouble Trouble / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 3:19
Bip Bam Thank You Mam / Ann Peebles / Handwriting Is On The Wall / 3:13
Victoria / Old 97’s / Wreck Your Life / 3:51
Revolutionary Way / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:29
All Alone / The Rank Outsiders / Known On The Underground / 3:11
When I Think Of You My Friends / Greg Trooper / Make It Through This World / 3:12
A World Of Hurt / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 4:52
I Can Give You Everything / The Yayhoos / Fear Not The Obvious / 3:07
Third Reel / Joe Henry / Kindness Of The World / 5:04
Wild Wild Lover / Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 3:00
Every Little Bit Hurts (Del-Fi Version) / Brenda Holloway / Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (One Kiss Can Lead to Another) / 3:09
Victoria Williams – You R Loved / Victoria Williams / Oxford American 2001 / 4:23
Radio Operator / Rosanne Cash / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 2) / 3:16
I Got Mine / James Mathus & His Knockdown Society / Songs For Rosetta / 2:35
You’re Gonna Miss Me / Ann Sexton / Soul Sides: Volume One / 3:06
Baffled Ghosts / Mercury Dime / Baffled Ghosts / 6:19
He’s Alright / The Brothers In The Kitchen / Bring It Back Alive / 3:49

Archive:

Pauline / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 4:40
Funny How Time Slips Away / Al Green And Lyle Lovett / Rhythm Country & Blues / 4:34
Impossible Germany / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 5:58
The World And His Wife / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Punch The Clock [Disc 1] / 3:24
Everything Goes Black / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 3:58
At Last / Etta James / Gold / 3:01
Just How Lonely / Southern Culture On The Skids / Doublewide and Live / 3:14
As Long As He Takes Care Of Home / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 3:20
‘Cept You & Me Babe / Greg Brown / These Times We’re Living In / 4:28
Down In Texas / The Allman Brothers Band / Dreams (Disc 1) / 3:07
Hole in the Ground / Iggy Yoakam And His Famous Pogo Ponies / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of Insurgent Chicago Country / 4:13
The Sky is Crying / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:49
Poor People / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 4:25
Rockin’ Chair / Death Cab For Cutie / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 5:31
Dear Old Southland / Dr. John / N’awlinz: Dis, Dat Or D’Udda / 2:41
Dear Head On The Wall / Charlie Sexton / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 3:50
Walkin’ Blues / R.L. Burnside / Not The Same Old Blues Crap 2 / 3:53
Let’s Go, Lets Go, Let’s Go / Bettye LaVette / Take Another Little Piece Of My Heart / 2:18
Tough Lover / Etta James / Gold / 2:10
Hard Times / Watermelon Slim / Watermelon Slim & The Workers / 4:17
Was It Love? / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:30
Louvelda (With J.J. Cale) / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 7:33
No More Parades / Son Volt / Straightaways / 3:19
Twangalang / Buffalo Nickel / Noise And Conversation / 4:05
New Madrid / Uncle Tupelo / Anodyne / 3:31
Everybody Swings Around Here / Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos / Ignoring All The Warning Signs / 3:32
Baby Out Of Jail / 99 Tales / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 2:50
Keep This Devil Down / A Brokeheart Pro / The Kitten Next Door / 3:33
Company Man / Susan Gibson / Outer Space / 4:30
The Messenger / Kris Hollis Key / West Of Texas / 4:49
Reason To Cry / Lucinda Williams / Essence / 3:44
Moonlight / Old 97’s / Drag It Up / 3:40
Distraction #74 / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:27
Free Fallin’ / Tom Petty / Full Moon Fever / 4:18
Beachcombing / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 4:14
Words / Lucinda Williams / West / 3:33
Hearts Break / Slaid Cleaves / Wishbones / 3:18
Zoysia / The Bottle Rockets / Zoysia / 7:04
Bobcat Tracks / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World / 3:03
My Soul’s In Louisiana / Otis Taylor / White African / 3:35
Ramblin’ Rose / Tom Eure / Back Woods / 4:37
Hoptown Jailbreak / Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 1:24
Regular Grind / Charlie Sexton / Cruel And Gentle Things / 4:28
Bible Song / Lori McKenna / This Is Americana / 3:50
Give Me Flowers While I’m Living / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 2:14
Dirty Angels / Kevn Kinney / Oxford American 2000 / 3:14
Somethin’ Else / Little Richard & Tanya Tucker / Rhythm Country & Blues / 2:51
Let’s Be Mad / John Doe / Meet John Doe / 3:44
Clear Night / The Gourds / Dem’s Good Beeble / 2:43
Workingman’s Blues #2 / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 6:07
Have You Tried Jesus? / Calvin Cooke / 1st Annual Sacred Steel Convention / 7:07
Come Home Blues / Mark Pickerel And His Praying Hands / Snake in the Radio / 3:48
I Made A Mess Of This Town / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 3:29
Intentional Heartache / Dwight Yoakam / Blame The Vain / 4:25
Supposed To Be Livin’ / Frog Holler / The High, High’s & The Low, Low’s / 5:31
I Rode The Train / Annie Gallup / Half Of My Crime / 3:43
Give My Love To Rose / Johnny Cash / The Legend Of Johnny Cash / 2:41
Sweet Embrace / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 4:52
Arizona / Alejandro Escovedo / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 2) / 4:50
The Words You Don’t Say / Kathy Kallick / Reason & Rhyme / 4:08
Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / 3:43

Recent Adds

This Ain’t Love / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 4:22
I Ain’t Right / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 4:28
Don’t Think I Love You Anymore / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 5:19
Burrito / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 2:25
Ride That Train / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 3:26
Quarter In The Jukebox / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 3:36
Holding Me Back / Trevor McShane / Dizzy / 2:29
Midnight Roses / Trevor McShane / Dizzy / 2:39
Once Upon A Kiss / Trevor McShane / Dizzy / 2:50
Party Tonight / Trevor McShane / Dizzy / 5:08
Good Girl / The Soul Of John Black / The Good Girl Blues / 4:38
The Moon Blues / The Soul Of John Black / The Good Girl Blues / 4:28
Swamp Thang / The Soul Of John Black / The Good Girl Blues / 2:48
Wilson Rag / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 1:40
Freight Train / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:46
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:12
I Don’t Love Nobody / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 1:14
Ain’t Got No Honey Baby Now / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 0:57
Graduation March / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:33
Honey Babe Your Papa Cares For You / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:15
Vastopol / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:11
Medley: A)Here Old Rattler Here B) Sent For My Fiddle Sent For My Bow C) George Buck / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 3:48
Medley: A) Run…Run B) Mama Your Son Done Gone / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:19
Medley: A) Sweet Bye And Bye B) What A Friend We Have In Jesus / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 3:02
Oh Babe It Ain’t No Lie / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 4:43
Spanish Flangdang / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:51
When I Get Home / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:23

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Freight Train by Elizabeth Cotten

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Jul 062007
 

Elizabeth Cotten didn’t become well known until late in life when she worked for and became family friends with the Seeger family. But she’d been playing banjo and guitar since she was a young child. She was self taught and was able to play a song on the guitar after hearing just one time. Her guitar style was light and delicate and beautiful which was in stark contrast to many other folk players at the time and in stark contrast to the rough life she’d had. With the help of the Seeger family she released Freight Trains and Other North Carolina Folk Songs, which contains the only known original tune of hers, “Freight Train.”

Links: Wikipedia entry
Video: Freight Train by Elizabeth Cotten