Taproot Radio News #136

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Nov 262007
 

Rotation #135 – November 26, 2007
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Howdy,

Rocky Votolato’s MySpace pages classifies his music as “indie / folk / country” which I guess is appriopriate but, as I’ve been listening to his CD, Brag and Cuss, this past week I can’t help but think of how many weepy angsty self-absorbed folk singers I’ve had to endure in order to finally find such strong lyrics from a singer/songwriter. Finally, a “folk” singer I can respect. His lyrics are reminiscent of Paul Simon and Van Morrison from decades gone by.

I also respect Betty Harris. I’m not very familiar with her past work but I spent some time this week sampling her songs from the 60’s and I’m quickly lining up CDs and records of hers for my backfill list on Taproot Radio. Strong, gutsy vocals from an incredibly confident woman. So as I’ve been listening to her come back release, intuition, I can’t help but feel left with a crying need for more guts, more passion, more appeal to the soul. The title track, “Intuition,” comes very close to recapturing her 60’s era work. The other tracks sound great in terms of musical arrangement and quality of her vocals, but I kept wanting to scream at the CD player, “CUT LOOSE A LITTLE!” But maybe I’m being too hard on her. After listing to the CD front to back about 5 times, I found myself including 7 tracks into rotation. Not bad at all. So I guess I’m saying it’s good and I can’t wait for her next CD to knock my socks off.

This week I added yet another Bettye LaVette CD into backfill, her 1993 come back release, A Woman Like Me. I was very timpted to just include every single track into rotation. Other additions this week include some rockabilly/blues guitar work from Dave Fields and soul music from Randy McAllister.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

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Your Darkest Eyes” by Rocky Votolato

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Let’s Get Shakin’ / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 3:52
Don’t Look At Me That Way / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 4:59
Do Me Now / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 3:34
I’ll Do You Right / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 5:29
The Cure / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 4:26

Clear My Head / Randy McAllister / Dope Slap Soup / 5:34
When I Get Back Home / Randy McAllister / Dope Slap Soup / 6:06
The Girl Ain’t Free / Randy McAllister / Dope Slap Soup / 4:22
Blame Yourself / Randy McAllister / Dope Slap Soup / 2:50

Perfect World / Guards of Metropolis / Alligator / 2:56
Down / Guards of Metropolis / Alligator / 3:20
Already Gone / Guards of Metropolis / Alligator / 2:51

Postcard From Kentucky / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 2:56
Before You Were Born / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 3:31
The Wrong Side Of Reno / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 3:33
Red Dragon Wishes / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 3:10
Your Darkest Eyes / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 4:02
The Old Holland / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 4:09

Isolation (Someone To Hold) / Betty Harris / Intuition / 4:31
Intuition / Betty Harris / Intuition / 4:10
Still Amazed / Betty Harris / Intuition / 4:30
Since You Brought Your Sweet Love / Betty Harris / Intuition / 4:12
A Fool Can Always Break Your Heart / Betty Harris / Intuition / 3:46
How To Be Nice / Betty Harris / Intuition / 3:53
A Bible And A Beer / Betty Harris / Intuition / 4:28

Serves Him Right / Bettye LaVette / A Woman Like Me / 4:20
The Forecast / Bettye LaVette / A Woman Like Me / 5:03
Thru The Winter / Bettye LaVette / A Woman Like Me / 5:49
Right Next Door / Bettye LaVette / A Woman Like Me / 4:31
When The Blues Catch Up To You / Bettye LaVette / A Woman Like Me / 4:44
It Ain’t Worth It After Awhile / Bettye LaVette / A Woman Like Me / 5:22
When A Woman’s Had Enough / Bettye LaVette / A Woman Like Me / 4:17

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Isolation (Someone To Hold) / Betty Harris / Intuition / 4:31
Postcard From Kentucky / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 2:56
Clear My Head / Randy McAllister / Dope Slap Soup / 5:34
Let’s Get Shakin’ / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 3:52
Jebediah Wilcox / Johnson County / Johnson County / 4:21
Don’t Tell Me Now / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:59
I’ll Never Let You Go / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 2:16
Gunslinger / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:32
Hurricanes And Hand Grenades / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:12
High Horse / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:18
Sunshine / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:21
Let Them Knock / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 4:30
You Look Like The Devil / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 3:33
I Like Being Left Alone / Robbie Fulks / Revenge (Disc 2) / 3:14
Sex, Lies and Money / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 3:14
Backin’ Up On Peggy / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:17
When It Was Over / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:28
Jealousy / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 5:36
In The Colors / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 2:57
Crazy Pritty Baby / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 2:47
Somebrightmorninblues / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 3:44
South Texas Girl / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 6:51
Walking Down The Line / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 3:38
This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 2:55
Around And Around / Chuck Berry / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:33
Kicks In The Sun / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:48
No Bad News / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 4:03
99 And 1/2 / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 4:46
I Made A Mess Of This Town / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 3:29
Satellite / Son Volt / The Search / 2:15

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

I Never Cried / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 3:25
Signed, Sealed & Delivered / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 2:56
Don’t You Wish It Was True / John Fogerty / Revival / 4:11
Down In A Hole / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 4:23
Red Red Rain / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 4:16
Borracho Station / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 2:03
Something’s Changed / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:57
Some Kind Of User / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:18
Believe / Robbie Fulks / Revenge (Disc 2) / 3:45
Hey Lupe (Hang on Sloopy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 3:19
Silver or Gold / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 4:27
Evelyn / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:18
Here Tomorrow Gone Today / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:28
Still Want To Be Your Baby (Take Me Like I Am) / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 3:46
Fight Outta You / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 4:10
They Were Kings / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 4:23
I’m Gonna Change My Ways / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 3:25
All Downhill / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 3:30
In The End / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 4:33
Burning House Of Love / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 4:01
A Girl And Her Horse / Carbon Leaf / Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat / 3:55
There’s A Hole / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 2:39
Red Hot / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 2:46
Go To Sleep / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 4:04
Hobo’s Lullaby / Barb Silverman / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 4:14
Orphan Girl / Crooked Still / Hop High / 2:41
In Zepo Town [Child 214 “Dens of Yarrow”; Sharp 48 “In Seaport Town”; Laws M32 “The Bramble Briar”; aka “Bruton Town”] / Lisha Shelton / Dark Holler: Old Love Songs And Ballads / 3:23
Rock This House / Jimmy Rogers / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:47
All In The Pack / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 2:53
Stella Blue / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 6:24

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Perfect World / Guards of Metropolis / Alligator / 2:56
I’m Goin’ Home / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 2:59
That’s How I Got To Memphis / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:20
Walkin’ With Sorrow / Hank Williams III / Lovesick, Broke And Driftin’ / 2:57
I’m Just A Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin’) / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 3:51
Goddamn Lonely Love / Drive-By Truckers / The Dirty South / 4:59
Fast As I Can / James McMurtry / No Song No Supper / 5:18
The One I Cannot Resist / David Childers / A Good Way To Die / 4:56
Love’s Been Good To Me / Johnny Cash / American V: A Hundred Highways / 3:19
Sooner or Later / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:54

Backfill:

Mach 1 / Trailer Bride / Hope Is A Thing With Feathers / 2:19
Margaret / The Silos / Cuba / 3:10
Arapaho / The Gourds / Blood Of The Ram / 3:33
Pass You By / Gillian Welch / Revival / 3:57
Solitaire / Ol’ Yeller / Sounder / 4:08
Faraway You / Marah / Kids in Philly / 3:31
Little White Pills / The Meat Purveyors / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:50
Home Is Country / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:05
The Only Road / Scott Miller / Citation / 3:35
Parallel Bars / Robbie Fulks with Kelly Willis / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 3:08
Black Night / Charles Brown / Royal Blues / 3:07
Jesus on a Greyhound / Shelby Lynne / Definitive Collection / 5:04
Second Option / Caitlin Cary And Thad Cockrell / Begonias / 3:16
It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) / Bob Dylan / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 6:21
If I Can’T See You / Ann Peebles / Handwriting Is On The Wall / 4:09
6 String Belief / Son Volt / Okemah And The Melody Of Riot / 3:17
Put On Your Red Dress / Captain Luke and Cool John / Outsider Lounge Music / 3:52
Worried Brow / John Doe / Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet / 3:08
The Nickel / Mike Reno Harrell / Known On The Underground / 5:24
Love Flows Like A River / Tiny Watkins / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 2:08

Archive:

Worried Brow / John Doe / Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet / 3:08
It’s A Bloody Life / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 3:21
Magnificent Seven / Jon Rauhouse / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:45
Sometimes / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Deluxe Edition) / 6:29
Washed by the Water / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 5:08
Drivin’ Wheel / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Delirium Tremolos / 6:45
Milly’s Cafe / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 5:29
Misguided Angel / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session / 4:53
If I Left You / Kelly Willis / Easy / 3:09
Virginia / Bruce Robison / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 1) / 3:10
I Love You So Much It Hurts / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 2] / 3:10
The Waiting / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Greatest Hits / 3:59
Jack / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 2:29
I Waited For You / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 4:15
Natural Wonder / Chris Rosser / Hidden Everywhere / 3:08
She’s Got My Number / Blue Plate Special / Can You Dig It / 4:27
I Cried Last Night / Junior Kimbrough / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 3:30
A Girl Like You / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 5:00
Eventually Rock / Marah / Let’s Cut The Crap And Hook Up Later On Tonight / 1:35
You Are My Face / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:39
Shadow Of A Doubt (A Complex Kid) / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Damn The Torpedoes / 4:26
Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / 3:43
Piss & Moan Blues / The Gourds / Dem’s Good Beeble / 3:16
Riot in My Heart / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 4:17
Midnight Parade / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 3:38
Georgia On My Mind / Ray Charles / Anthology / 3:41
East Virgina Blues / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 3:53
Four Leaf Clover / Old 97’s / Too Far To Care / 3:21
Love Me / The Little Willies / The Little Willies / 3:51
I Feel Like A Train / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:11
Cakewalk Into Town / Taj Mahal / Like Never Before / 3:02
Millionaire / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 4:14
Evidence / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 2:37
Believe / Robbie Fulks / Revenge (Disc 2) / 3:45
Favorite Part / Chris Rosser / Hidden Everywhere / 3:46
That’s How I Got To Memphis / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:20
Break My Heart / The Judybats / Oxford American 2000 / 2:44
I Flew Over Our House Last Night / Two Dollar Pistols / On Down The Track / 3:54
Be Ever Mine / Art Grayson / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 2:24
High Rollin’ Gambler / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 2:43
You Set Me Free / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 4:34
Crying In The Rain / Carole King / Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (One Kiss Can Lead to Another) / 1:53
The Outsider / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider / 4:24
Ramblin’ Man / Williams, Andre & 2 Star Tabernacle / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 2:59
Good Advice / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:06
Rockabilly on the Radio / Fiona Boyes And The Fortune Tellers / Lucky 13 / 3:08
The Handwriting is On the Wall / Ann Peebles / Brand New Classics / 4:15
Lord Have Mercy On Me / Outrageous Cherry / Sunday Nights / 3:06
Too Hot To Sleep / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:30
Everybody Wants My Baby / Southern Culture On The Skids / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 2:54
One More Saturday Night / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 2:28
Blues For You / Mac Arnold / Nothin’ To Prove / 5:17
Feb 14 / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 3:41
Biarritz Blues / Seth Kaufman / Ting / 2:16
On Your Way Down / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 4:55
Last Fair Deal Gone Down / Crooked Still / Hop High / 4:29
Falling Out Of Love / Mary Gauthier / Mercy Now / 5:58
High Head Blues / The Black Crowes / Amorica. / 4:02
Big Little Baby / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 2:29
As Long As He Takes Care Of Home / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 3:20
Heartaches / Ann Peebles / Handwriting Is On The Wall / 3:50
No Big Deal / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 3:30
Dimples / Chicago Blues Band W/ John Lee Hooker / Blues Guitar Heaven / 2:22

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Taproot Radio News #135

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Nov 172007
 

Rotation #135 – November 19, 2007
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Howdy,

It’s been a few years since Charlotte-based band Lou Ford have put out a CD, but it was well worth the wait. Poor Man’s Soul is full of easy going bar band songs built on a southern roack base and applied to traditional soul music forms and more than a bit of twang. While Poor Maqn’s Soul is a studio CD, every time I listen to it I can’t help but imagine them playing at the local pub for their friends and neighbors. These gusy truly seem like they are in the music business for the fun of it. (Which shouldn’t stop you from buying their CD!).

Johnson County is a band based out of Washington State which plays squarely in the alt.country without trying to dress it up into anything it’s not. “Jesus Drives A Ford” is a great example of their style. By the title and the opening verse you think the song is going to be one of those novelty songs like Kinky Friedman or David Alan Coe might sing, but by the end of it, the song turns out to be a fairly serious and sentimental look at the oddities of life. But if you want a great rabble rousing song, you can’t do any better than “Kiss My Ass Goodbye”.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

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How Does It Feel” by Lou Ford

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Don’t Tell Me Now / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:59
I Never Cried / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 3:25
Mom Always Liked You Best / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:01
You Hurt My Pride / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 2:19
Empty / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:15
Country Or / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 2:34

Slow Night, So Long / Kings Of Leon / Aha Shake Heartbreak / 3:54
Taper Jean Girl / Kings Of Leon / Aha Shake Heartbreak / 3:05
Pistol Of Fire / Kings Of Leon / Aha Shake Heartbreak / 2:21
The Bucket / Kings Of Leon / Aha Shake Heartbreak / 2:56
Razz / Kings Of Leon / Aha Shake Heartbreak / 2:16

Jebediah Wilcox / Johnson County / Johnson County / 4:21
Kiss My Ass Goodbye / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:13
Jesus Drives A Ford / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:28
Chimichanga / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:31

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Brand New Kind Of Actress / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:35
Seven Sisters / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:58
The Other Side / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 2:11
Nobody’s Baby / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:28
If You Want Me To / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:33
Off The Blues / Sol / Volume: Blue / 3:16
Fixin’ To Fall / Robbie Fulks / Revenge / 2:55
El Microscopico Bikini (Dizzy Miss Lizzy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 2:51
Midnight Parade / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 3:38
Backin’ Up On Peggy / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:17
Tortured Mind / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:53
Natural Wonder / Chris Rosser / Hidden Everywhere / 3:08
The Last Time / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 2:59
Put It On Me / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 3:30
Way Out / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:07
Every 24 Hours / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 4:33
No Big Deal / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 3:30
Too Hot To Sleep / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:30
Happier Times / Jim Armstrong / Mudtown / 4:13
Block Of Wood / Carbon Leaf / Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat / 4:04
The Golden State / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 3:02
Fishnet Stocking / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 5:14
Go To Sleep / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 4:04
Hard Times (Hard Times Come Again No More) / Jacob Sweet / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 4:18
When the Train Comes Along / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 2:45
Wang Dang Doodle / Howlin’ Wolf / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:19
How Will You Shine / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 5:12
Pay The Price / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:20
Highways And Cigarettes / Son Volt / The Search / 3:55
I Love You Because / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 2] / 3:04

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Mister Kidneys / OFS Unlimited / Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label / 2:05
The House Is A Rockin’ / Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:18
Trouble In Mind / Lost Bayou Rambler / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 2:42
Were You Pushed (Or Did You Fall) / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 2:48
She Baby / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 2:58
Unforgiven / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 3:00
These Foolish Things / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 3:02
Be Easy / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 3:04
I Love You So Much It Hurts / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 2] / 3:10
Don’t Worry About Me / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 3:11
I Feel Like A Train / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:11
La Hiedra Venenosa (Poison Ivy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 3:12
Busy Not Cryin’ / Robbie Fulks / Revenge / 3:16
Getting Ready / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 3:16
High Horse / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:18
Girl In The Checkout Line / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:18
Underneath The Stars / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 3:51
Steeple Full Of Swallows / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:52
Natural Thing / John Fogerty / Revival / 4:01
Bread And Water / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:09
If You Catch Me Stealing / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 4:09
Love Loss Hope Repeat / Carbon Leaf / Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat / 4:19
Take The 5th / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / Wolfgang’s Big Night Out / 4:25
The Weight Of Lies / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 4:30
Before The Money Came (The Battle Of Bettye LaVette) / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 4:30
Heart Of Matters / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 4:31
Make It Happy / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:38
Washed by the Water / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 5:08
Silver Mountain / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 5:09
Brand New Kind Of Actress / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:35

DJ/Promo Tracks:

We’ll Meet Again / Robin & Linda Williams / Radio Songs / 2:44
Blacktop Tar / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 4:21
Heartaches, Heartaches / O.V. Wright / The Soul Of O.V. Wright / 2:56
I Love You / Asie Payton / Oxford American 2000 / 2:43
Since I Laid My Burden Down / Calvin Cooke / 1st Annual Sacred Steel Convention / 3:55
Gone / Hacienda Brothers / Music For Ranch & Town / 7:09
My Heart Is Broken / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 2:14
Kilowatts / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 3:41
Burn The Honeysuckle / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 3:35
Cocaine Blues / Johnny Cash / Murder / 2:50

Backfill:

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session / 5:25
Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left / Steve Earle / Guitar Town / 3:25
Bacon Fat / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:26
Wish I Hadn’t Stayed So Long / Hayes Carll / Little Rock / 3:44
Atmosphere / Son Volt / Okemah And The Melody Of Riot / 3:51
WIth These Hands / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Deluxe Edition) / 3:30
Funnel Of Love / Wanda Jackson / Girl Group Sounds Lost And Found (One Kiss Can Lead To Another) / 2:11
Fat Babies / Lyle Lovett / I Love Everybody / 2:54
Run On for a Long Time / The Blind Boys Of Alabama / Oxford American 2003 (#6) / 3:23
Subterranean Homesick Blues / Bob Dylan / The Essential Bob Dylan / 2:20
This Old World Is Going Down / Modulations / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / 3:40
Till I Gain Control Again / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 5:59
Don’t Let It Go To Waste / Greg Trooper / Make It Through This World / 3:05
It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World / James Brown / The Best Of James Brown / 2:50
Sugar Moon / Willie Nelson / You Don’t Know Me – Songs Of Cindy Walker / 2:29
Childish Things / James McMurtry / Childish Things / 4:34
I’m Not Waiting / Chris Isaak / Heart Shaped World / 3:16
Plainest Thing / Tift Merritt / Tambourine / 3:34
Immigrant’s Bed / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 3:39
I Waited For You / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 4:15

Archive:

See Him On The Street / The Jayhawks / Tomorrow The Green Grass / 3:09
Where Am I Now / Shelby Lynne / Suit Yourself / 3:41
Winterim / Graham Lindsey / Hell Under The Skullbones / 2:29
I Feel Like A Train / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:11
I’ll Walk Away / James Hunter / People Gonna Talk / 4:08
Hayseed Girl / Kelly Pardekooper and Otis Gibbs / House of Mud / 2:15
Looking for the Killerman / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 2:54
10 Miles Deep / Randy Rogers / Rollercoaster / 3:20
Still Got Scars / Jack Ingram / Young Man / 3:13
I Was So Lonesome / Thad Cockrell / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 2:59
Why Don’t We Try Anymore / The Knitters / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 3:53
You’ll Remember / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 2:08
I Was Drunk / The Minus 5 / Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo / 2:39
Fishnet Stocking / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 5:14
Ain’t Nothing Wrong With You Baby / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 3:19
Rock Back Billy / John Hiatt / Stolen Moments / 3:53
You Were Never Mine / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 4:36
Sunny Moon / Dustin Sargent / King Mojo Allstars vol. 2 / 4:08
I Don’t Want To Be Sober / Robert Garrett / Bullet/Sur-Speed Soul:Music City Blues & Soul 1960’s / 3:17
Singing In My Soul / Sister Rosetta Tharpe / The Gospel Of The Blues / 2:56
Pill Bug Blues / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:00
High Time / Paul Westerberg / Besterberg: The Best Of Paul Westerberg / 3:02
I Can’t Quit You Baby. / Otis Rush / Blues Guitar Heaven / 5:24
I’m A Martyr / Seth Kaufman / Ting / 3:42
Oxygen Kiss (Mudtown Remix) / Jim Armstrong / Mudtown / 3:45
Backwoods Preacher Man / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 2:47
Don’t Want Forever / The Greencards / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 1) / 2:58
You Were There For Me / Peter Rowan / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 2) / 2:57
Oceans Away / The Hoyle Brothers / One More Draw / 3:10
Without Love / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 2:28
Shoot Your Shot / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 3:01
Blue Shadows / The Blasters / Trouble Bound / 3:42
I Drink Alone / George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock / 4:32
See Her Again / The Brass Uncle Band / Three Mobtown Gallons / 3:01
John Henry / Foghorn Stringband / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 1) / 3:11
Black Cadillac / Rosanne Cash / Black Cadillac / 3:45
These Foolish Things / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 3:02
Hotel Ghost / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 2:27
Roller Derby Queen / Jim Croce / Greatest Hits / 3:29
Nettie Moore / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 6:53
Helping Man / Jean Knight / Stax 1972-1975 #02 / 2:54
Little Bottles / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Deluxe Edition) / 3:18
Mean Mama Boogie – The Burnley Brothers / The Burnley Brothers / Revival: Brunswick Stew & Pig Pickin’ / 3:03
A Girl And Her Horse / Carbon Leaf / Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat / 3:55
Shot 350 Blues / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 3:51
Nelly Was a Lady / The Golden Gate Quartet / Oxford American 2001 / 1:55
Blues Before Sunrise / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:44
Snake Farm / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 3:54
Bears / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 1) / 3:05
Waiting On June / Caitlin Cary And Thad Cockrell / Begonias / 4:37
The End Of History / Fionn Regan / The End Of History / 4:39
Love Train-Big Shanty / King Mojo Allstars / Allstars, Vol. 3 / 4:18
Anytime, Anywhere / Tommy Alverson / Heroes And Friends / 3:21
Oh Marianne / Peter Wolf / Sleepless / 4:20
Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / 3:43
Lay Down Your Weary Load / The Kickin Grass Band / On The Short Rows / 2:54
105 / Guy Forsyth / Love Songs: For And Against / 3:43
I’m Gonna Change My Ways / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 3:25
Nobody’s Baby / Charlie Sohmer / Dying To Have A Good Time / 3:27
Big Boned Gal / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 3:09
Oh, Girl / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:04
Turpentine / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 2:45
The Part I Like Best / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 2:17
One Day At A Time / The Flatlanders / More A Legend Than A Band / 3:45

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Nov 102007
 

Rotation #134 – November 12, 2007
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Howdy,

Recently a friend was giving me a hard time about not playing more James “Godfather of Soul” Brown on Taproot Radio. If I claim that Taproot Radio is a soul station how can I not include him? And it’s true I rarely play any James Brown. On Fourth Of July, I’ll play “America Is My Home,” which is not at all one of his better songs but it’s one of my favorite patriotic songs. And in occasional moments of weakness I’ll play “Good Foot.” But I shy away from James Brown because all his hits have been so overplayed they come across as filler rather than meat. I told my buddy that if I played James Brown it would need to be some of his earlier work that captures James Brown’s raw energy and that wasn’t so overplayed. And by coincidence, within a few days after that Mark Johnson pointed me to James Brown’s Pure Dynamite album which he’d seen referenced on a blog. It’s a live recording from 1963 at the Baltimore Royal Theater. It has a bootleg feel to it. You can hear people in the audience talking and giving commentary here and there. But it brings back the James Brown that we like to remember. Thanks Mark!

From the ouch-my-head-hurts department, I received in the mail this week a CD called Wolfgang’s Big Night Out by The Brian Setzer Orchestra. As long time Taproot Radio listeners know, I’ve been on a Brian Setzer kick the past few months so I was happy about getting the CD because it’s clearly a novelty CD. Brian Setzer has taken excerpts from famous classical works such as Betthoven’s Symphony #5, Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” Strauss’ “Blue Danube” and many others and served them up as Big Band tunes. Yes. You read that right. As Big Band, i.e. like straight out of the 1940s. It’s sooooo wrong and so goood. And I have to say that I don’t consider this CD a novelty CD after all because almost every track stands on its own. Even if you didn’t recgnize the classical work being referenced, the tune would still stand on it’s own. Just goes to show you what a master musician Brian Setzer is.

If I had to pick a personal theme song, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising” would be in the short list of candidates. So when I heard that John Fogerty’s latest CD, Revival, was a return to his CCR roots I was anxious and nervous to hear it. Afraid I’d be disappointed. I wasn’t. This CD feels very good. It gets a little bit self-referential on “Creedence Song” and there’s some political snarkiness I could have done without. But by far most of the tracks could sit on the same CD as “Proud Mary” and not seem the least bit out of place. I liked “Creedence Song”, “Don’t You Wish It Were True,” and “River Is Waiting.” But the knock out tracks are “Natural Thing” and “It Ain’t Right.”

Dig Deep,
Calvin

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Girl In The Check Out Line” by The Bourbon Dynasty

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These Foolish Things / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 3:02
Signed, Sealed & Delivered / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 2:56
Like A Baby / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 2:47
I’ll Never Let You Go / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 2:16
Please Please Please / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 3:56
Oh Baby Don’t You Weep / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 5:58

Take The 5th / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / Wolfgang’s Big Night Out / 4:25
One More Night With You / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / Wolfgang’s Big Night Out / 3:38
Wolfgang’s Big Night Out / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / Wolfgang’s Big Night Out / 2:50
Honey Man / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / Wolfgang’s Big Night Out / 2:48
Yes We Can Can / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / Wolfgang’s Big Night Out / 2:52
Sabre Dance / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / Wolfgang’s Big Night Out / 3:01

Don’t You Wish It Was True / John Fogerty / Revival / 4:11
Gunslinger / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:32
Creedence Song / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:49
River Is Waiting / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:23
Summer Of Love / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:20
Natural Thing / John Fogerty / Revival / 4:01
It Ain’t Right / John Fogerty / Revival / 1:50
Longshot / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:38

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

These Foolish Things / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 3:02
Take The 5th / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / Wolfgang’s Big Night Out / 4:25
Natural Thing / John Fogerty / Revival / 4:01
Brand New Kind Of Actress / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:35
High Horse / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:18
Bread And Water / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:09
Be Easy / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 3:04
Silver Mountain / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 5:09
Busy Not Cryin’ / Robbie Fulks / Revenge / 3:16
La Hiedra Venenosa (Poison Ivy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 3:12
Washed by the Water / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 5:08
I Feel Like A Train / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:11
Were You Pushed (Or Did You Fall) / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 2:48
Before The Money Came (The Battle Of Bettye LaVette) / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 4:30
Heart Of Matters / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 4:31
She Baby / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 2:58
Underneath The Stars / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 3:51
Make It Happy / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:38
If You Catch Me Stealing / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 4:09
Don’t Worry About Me / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 3:11
Love Loss Hope Repeat / Carbon Leaf / Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat / 4:19
Unforgiven / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 3:00
The Weight Of Lies / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 4:30
Mister Kidneys / OFS Unlimited / Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label / 2:05
Trouble In Mind / Lost Bayou Rambler / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 2:42
The House Is A Rockin’ / Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:18
Steeple Full Of Swallows / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:52
Girl In The Checkout Line / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:18
Getting Ready / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 3:16
I Love You So Much It Hurts / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 2] / 3:10

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Brand New Kind Of Actress / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:35
Seven Sisters / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:58
The Other Side / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 2:11
Nobody’s Baby / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:28
If You Want Me To / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:33
Off The Blues / Sol / Volume: Blue / 3:16
Fixin’ To Fall / Robbie Fulks / Revenge / 2:55
El Microscopico Bikini (Dizzy Miss Lizzy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 2:51
Midnight Parade / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 3:38
Backin’ Up On Peggy / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:17
Tortured Mind / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:53
Natural Wonder / Chris Rosser / Hidden Everywhere / 3:08
The Last Time / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 2:59
Put It On Me / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 3:30
Way Out / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:07
Every 24 Hours / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 4:33
No Big Deal / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 3:30
Too Hot To Sleep / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:30
Happier Times / Jim Armstrong / Mudtown / 4:13
Block Of Wood / Carbon Leaf / Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat / 4:04
The Golden State / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 3:02
Fishnet Stocking / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 5:14
Go To Sleep / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 4:04
Hard Times (Hard Times Come Again No More) / Jacob Sweet / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 4:18
When the Train Comes Along / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 2:45
Wang Dang Doodle / Howlin’ Wolf / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:19
How Will You Shine / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 5:12
Pay The Price / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:20
Highways And Cigarettes / Son Volt / The Search / 3:55
I Love You Because / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 2] / 3:04

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Nascar / Powersolo / It’s Raceday …And Your Pussy Is GUT!!! / 1:34
By The Touch Of Her Hand / Robin & Linda Williams / Radio Songs / 3:29
Naissance / The Zoo Human Project / Naissance / 2:40
Time We Got Together / The Hickups / The Hickups / 3:02
The Gravedigger / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 6:58
Going To The Country / Steve Miller Band / Number 5 / 3:48
Broken Hearts And Auto Parts / Kevn Kinney / Broken Hearts And Auto Parts / 5:17
This Old World Is Going Down / Modulations / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / 3:40
Empty Bed Blues / Bessie Smith / Members Edition / 6:18
Muddy Bottom / David Childers / Blessed In An Unusual Way / 2:52

Backfill:

Falling Boogie / Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers / Caution: Falling Boogie / 3:34
It Was Fun While It Lasted / Billy Joe Shaver / Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver 1973-1987 / 3:41
Ain’t Nothing Wrong With You Baby / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 3:19
Mother Earth / Dave Alvin / King of California / 3:39
Skinny Legs & All / Asie Payton / Worried / 2:51
Things That Disappear / Rhett Miller / The Instigator / 3:24
Who Discovered America? / Ozomatli / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:30
Don’t Let Go / Bill Borders / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 4-More Power To Ya! / 2:17
Gotta Travel On / Rose Maddox / The Johnny Cash Show – March 14, 1961 / 2:59
Someone To Give My Love To / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 2:59
Dyin’ Diamond / The Gourds / Stadium Blitzer / 3:09
I Flew Over Our House Last Night / Two Dollar Pistols / On Down The Track / 3:54
Fearless Heart / Steve Earle / Guitar Town [Bonus Track] / 4:07
Cold Black Dead Heart Polka / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 1:56
Folsom Prison Blues/That’s All Right / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 4:25
Oh Marianne / Peter Wolf / Sleepless / 4:20
My Baby In The Sunshine / South Austin Jug Band / South Austin Jug Band / 3:14
Saturday Night In Oak Grove, Louisiana / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 2:13
Fast Train / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 3:04
Outta Sight / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:13

Archive:

On A Roll / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 2:52
Take Me In Your Arms & Hold Me / Willie Nelson / You Don’t Know Me – Songs Of Cindy Walker / 3:23
Real Emotions / Los Lonely Boys / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 4:05
Son Of A Preacher Man / Dusty Springfield / Dusty In Memphis / 2:29
Velvet & Steel / Jessi Colter / Out Of The Ashes / 4:46
Maybe In Mexico / Tommy Alverson / Heroes And Friends / 3:42
Some Kind Of Wonderful / Joss Stone / The Soul Sessions / 3:56
One / Johnny Cash / American III: Solitary Man / 3:53
Local Girls / Graham Parker & The Rumour / Graham Parker Ultimate Collection / 3:41
Doreen / Old 97’s / Wreck Your Life / 3:43
Detroit Sunrise / Seth Kaufman / Ting / 3:05
Luck In My Eyes / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 4:03
Get Rhythm / Ry Cooder / Get Rhythm / 3:17
Cryin’ For My Baby / The Blasters / Trouble Bound / 5:27
Seven Sisters / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:58
One Kiss / John Hiatt / Stolen Moments / 4:23
The River In Reverse / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 4:32
Maybe You Heard / Todd Snider / The Pilgrim – A Celebration Of Kris Kristofferson / 3:30
Prayer Without Words / Mary Gauthier / Mercy Now / 6:09
Folsom Prison Blues/That’s All Right / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 4:25
Down Home Girl / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World / 3:48
Home Cookin’ / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 2:59
Emotionally Yours / The O’Jays / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 5:44
Too Hot To Sleep / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:30
Shake It Off / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 2:45
Bears / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 1) / 3:05
Perfect World / Devon Allman’s Honeytribe / Torch / 3:37
Country Ghetto / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:03
This Has Got To Stop / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 4:44
Bad Moon Rising / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:20
Always On My Mind / Paula Frazer / Leave The Sad Things Behind / 3:49
Not One Bad Thought (With Mark Knopfler) / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 5:36
Savannah Mama / MuddCats / Songs From The Roots Of America II / 4:26
Big Little Baby / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 2:29
Not Coming Back / The Brass Uncle Band / Three Mobtown Gallons / 3:19
Hard Luck And Trouble / Marie Manning / Sisters Of The South / 2:33
Hearts Break / Slaid Cleaves / Wishbones / 3:19
Real Light / The Jayhawks / Tomorrow The Green Grass / 3:26
I Rode The Train / Annie Gallup / Half Of My Crime / 3:43
I’ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues / Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton / Oxford American 2001 / 3:21
Ain’t Gonna Run / Royal Esquires / Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label / 2:14
Fist City / Loretta Lynn / Honky Tonk Girl (Disc 2) / 2:14
Stormy Monday Blues / T-Bone Walker / Blues Guitar Heaven / 4:46
Down Town Again / Slobberbone / Slippage / 5:34
Bullfrog Blues / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 3:05
Take A Chance With Me / Big John Hamilton / How Much Can A Man Take / 2:35
June Is As Cold As December / Jake Brennan And The Confidence Men / Love And Bombs / 2:34
Alrgiht / Mark Smilor / WanderLust / 3:29
The Ballad Of Love And Hate / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 5:21
Angelina / Highway Robbers / Robbers & Swills / 3:12
Diddley Daddy / Chris Isaak / Heart Shaped World / 4:06
Wish I Hadn’t Stayed So Long / Hayes Carll / Little Rock / 3:44
Home Is Country / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:05
Blanket Gray / Two Cow Garage / Three / 3:54
Treat Her Right / Riptones / Buckshot / 3:31
Where I’m from / Shelby Lynne / Definitive Collection / 3:51
Levelland / Robert Earl Keen / Picnic / 5:13
Dreamer’s Waltz / Charivari / A Trip To The Holiday Lounge / 3:11
Faithless Street / Whiskeytown / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 3:55
Things I Didn’t Say / Bobby Bare Jr. / From The End of Your Leash / 2:16
The Messenger / Kris Hollis Key / West Of Texas / 4:50
Up In Indiana [Acoustic] / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:35
Break It Down Baby / Robin Elia / This Is Americana Volume 2 / 3:30
Faraway You / Marah / Kids in Philly / 3:31

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Taproot Radio News #133

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Nov 042007
 

Rotation #133 – November 5, 2007
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Howdy,

Jason Isbell’s CD, Sirens In The Ditch, fell through the cracks of my audtion process and just this week I rediscovered it underneath the seat of my car. I’d been listening to it a lot but never got it into rotation because I misplaced the CD. This is definitely one of those CDs that grows on you with repeated listenings. At first my favorite track was “Down In A Hole” but over time “Brand New Kind of Actress” and “The Magician” started standing out. Amazingly, the track that was my least favorite on the first listen has become my favorite/ “Grown” is the clearly the centerpiece track of the CD and has some gut-wrenching lyrics. In fact I’d say that Isbell’s strenghts is in writing ballads that seem realistic and just a little bit unsettling al at the same time.

Every time I htink I’m bored with rock music a band comes along to prove me wrong. This time it’s from Chicago-based country-rock veterans, The Javelinas. Their latest release, Seven Sisters will knock you flat against the wall and make you thank them for it too. It’s all good, but the knowck out track is “Red Shoes.”

As always, the full rotation is online at the Taproot Radio web site.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

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SSA” by the Javelinas

Calendar:

Nov 10
Two Dollar Pistols w/ Eilen Jewell @ The Hideaway
Spanking Charlene @ The Cave
The Rev. Horton Heat and Hank III @ The Lincoln Theater

Nov 11
Chris Berardo and the Desperardos @ The Hideaway

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Fixin’ To Fall / Robbie Fulks / Revenge / 2:55
Busy Not Cryin’ / Robbie Fulks / Revenge / 3:16
That’s A Good Enough Reason / Robbie Fulks / Revenge (Disc 2) / 4:10
Believe / Robbie Fulks / Revenge (Disc 2) / 3:45
I Like Being Left Alone / Robbie Fulks / Revenge (Disc 2) / 3:14

Brand New Kind Of Actress / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:35
Down In A Hole / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 4:23
Grown / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 3:47
Hurricanes And Hand Grenades / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:12
Shotgun Wedding / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 3:50
The Magician / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 4:20

Just Some Girl / Phil Lee / You Should Have Known Me Then / 4:04
Carl’s Got Louise / Phil Lee / You Should Have Known Me Then / 3:46
2 For The Price of 1 / Phil Lee / You Should Have Known Me Then / 2:56
Jemima James / Phil Lee / You Should Have Known Me Then / 4:09
Daddy’s Jail / Phil Lee / You Should Have Known Me Then / 3:46

El Microscopico Bikini (Dizzy Miss Lizzy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 2:51
La Hiedra Venenosa (Poison Ivy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 3:12
Hey Lupe (Hang on Sloopy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 3:19
Loco Te Patina el Loco (Wild Thing) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 2:44

Seven Sisters / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:58
High Horse / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:18
Red Shoes / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:54
Red Red Rain / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 4:16
SSA / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:38
Proud As A Peacock / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:25
Havana Hurricane Warning / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:59

NWT / 4:20 / The Zoo Human Project / Naissance
Naissance / 2:40 / The Zoo Human Project / Naissance

40 Days / The Hickups / The Hickups / 3:19
Time We Got Together / The Hickups / The Hickups / 3:02

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Brand New Kind Of Actress / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:35
Seven Sisters / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:58
The Other Side / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 2:11
Nobody’s Baby / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:28
If You Want Me To / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:33
Off The Blues / Sol / Volume: Blue / 3:16
Fixin’ To Fall / Robbie Fulks / Revenge / 2:55
El Microscopico Bikini (Dizzy Miss Lizzy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 2:51
Midnight Parade / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 3:38
Backin’ Up On Peggy / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:17
Tortured Mind / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:53
Natural Wonder / Chris Rosser / Hidden Everywhere / 3:08
The Last Time / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 2:59
Put It On Me / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 3:30
Way Out / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:07
Every 24 Hours / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 4:33
No Big Deal / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 3:30
Too Hot To Sleep / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:30
Happier Times / Jim Armstrong / Mudtown / 4:13
Block Of Wood / Carbon Leaf / Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat / 4:04
The Golden State / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 3:02
Fishnet Stocking / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 5:14
Go To Sleep / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 4:04
Hard Times (Hard Times Come Again No More) / Jacob Sweet / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 4:18
When the Train Comes Along / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 2:45
Wang Dang Doodle / Howlin’ Wolf / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:19
How Will You Shine / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 5:12
Pay The Price / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:20
Highways And Cigarettes / Son Volt / The Search / 3:55
I Love You Because / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 2] / 3:04

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Southside Of Heaven / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 6:19
100 Days, 100 Nights / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 3:46
Heavy Load / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 3:29
Gotta Have Rain / Sol / Volume: Blue / 4:39
Sex, Lies and Money / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 3:14
High Rollin’ Gambler / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 2:43
I Don’t Know You (But I Don’t Like You) / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:02
They Call It Love / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 3:58
Say You Will / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 2:58
That Ain’t Right / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:21
Take A Chance On Love / Brian Setzer / 13 [Bonus Track] / 4:02
Somebrightmorninblues / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 3:44
Up In Indiana [Acoustic] / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:35
Where They Never Say Your Name / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:32
Rocket From The Crypt / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 2:29
As Long As I Have You / The Detroit Cobras / Tied & True / 2:58
Hotel Ghost / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 2:27
The Weight Of Lies / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 4:30
No Time To Waste / Hacienda Brothers / Music For Ranch & Town / 4:40
Hard And It’s Hard (Hard, Ain’t It Hard) / Katherine Hall / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 3:48
Mama, Nobody’s Here But The Baby / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 0:53
Blues Hangover / Slim Harpo / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 3:04
Rip Off / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 3:13
Cranky Mulatto / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:13
Not The Crying Kind / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 4:11
Jesus Is On The Main Line / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 6:32
Goin’ Away Party / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 2] / 3:26
Circles / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:05
To The Angry Evangelist / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 2:21
Soul Meets Body / Death Cab For Cutie / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 1) / 3:37

DJ/Promo Tracks:

NWT / The Zoo Human Project / Naissance / 4:20
The Cold Hard Facts Of Life / T.Tex Edwards & Out On Parole / Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill / 3:08
Oak Tree Girl / Powersolo / It’s Raceday …And Your Pussy Is GUT!!! / 2:22
Uncle Sam / Bill Staines / Old Dogs / 3:05
Blue Ridge Cabin Home / Robin & Linda Williams / Radio Songs / 2:52
40 Days / The Hickups / The Hickups / 3:19
All The Roadrunning / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 4:49
Down to the Well / Kevin Gordon with Lucinda Williams / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 4:09
Natural Mean Lover / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 2:18
Righteously / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 2] / 4:56

Backfill:

Highway One / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 3:15
Track 12 / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 3:56
Old, Old River / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:00
Lonesome For You Now / Greg Trooper / Make It Through This World / 4:18
Linda Lu/Country Girl / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 7:03
Like Poets Do / Slaid Cleaves / Unsung / 4:06
I’ll Tell The Bottle / Two Dollar Pistols / On Down The Track / 4:50
Good, Good, Good / Beaver Nelson / Motion / 4:08
Her Sassy Kiss / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 2:30
Mean Mama Boogie – The Burnley Brothers / The Burnley Brothers / Revival: Brunswick Stew & Pig Pickin’ / 3:03
Since I Met You Baby / B.B. King / Love Me Tender / 4:34
Circle Back / John Hiatt / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 4:01
Pyramid Of Tears / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Expanded Edition) / 4:49
Listen To Her Heart / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Greatest Hits / 3:03
Down In Texas / Don Varner / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 1-Tear Stained Soul / 3:06
I’m In Love With You / Jack Oblivian / Sunday Nights / 2:20
St. James Infirmary / Dr. John / N’awlinz: Dis, Dat Or D’Udda / 4:40
Cold Sweat – Pts. 1 & 2 / James Brown / The Best Of James Brown / 7:28
Sugar Moon / Willie Nelson / You Don’t Know Me – Songs Of Cindy Walker / 2:29
1952 Vincent Black Lightning / The Del McCoury Band / Oxford American 2003 (#6) / 4:01

Archive:

Send Me Some Loving / Solomon Burke / If You Need Me – Rock ‘n’ Soul / 2:24
The Lonely One / The Backsliders / Southern Lines / 3:23
Moonlight Only Knows / Deadstring Brothers / Starving Winter Report / 3:10
On My Way / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 4:11
Gotta Have Rain / Sol / Volume: Blue / 4:39
Crying In The Rain / Carole King / Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (One Kiss Can Lead to Another) / 1:53
Heap Of People / Dee Brown / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 4:34
Shoes / George Soule / Take A Ride / 3:01
Blue Satin / Charlie Sohmer / Dying To Have A Good Time / 4:41
Jesus Is on the Main Line / Mississippi Fred McDowell / Oxford American 2001 / 3:40
Afro / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Extra Width / 2:56
Inside Out / PK Dwyer / Healed / 2:19
My Heart Is the Bums on the Street / Marah / Kids in Philly / 2:19
If I Ever Saw A Good Thing / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:22
Keeping Score / The Silos / Come On Like The Fast Lane / 4:53
The Sun Is Shining / Ron Armstrong / Just Around The Bend / 2:20
Looking At You / The Subdudes / Behind The Levee / 4:15
Neitzsche’s Waltz / Charivari / A Trip To The Holiday Lounge / 4:25
I Don’t Want To Be Sober / Robert Garrett / Bullet/Sur-Speed Soul:Music City Blues & Soul 1960’s / 3:17
I Know / Kim Richey / Oxford American 2000 / 3:16
I Had To Laugh / Johnny A. / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:56
Dis, Dat Or D’Udda / Dr. John / N’awlinz: Dis, Dat Or D’Udda / 4:20
Sugar Sweet / Muddy Waters / His Best: 1947 To 1955 / 2:32
Lookin’ For A Change / Tom Eure / Back Woods / 3:31
I Want A Tall Skinny Papa / Sister Rosetta Tharpe / The Gospel Of The Blues / 2:52
Tuned To Love / The Loose Salute / Tuned To Love / 3:04
Boogaloo Down Broadway / Fantastic Johnny C. / Boogaloo Down Broadway / 2:35
I Am True / Richard Thorne / Amalgam / 4:24
One Way / Terri Hendrix / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 2:58
You Keep Me Hangin’ On / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 4:56
What Else Would You Have Me Be? / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:51
Best Of Me / The Gourds / Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig / 3:24
Hold Me / Fiona Boyes And The Fortune Tellers / Lucky 13 / 3:14
I’ll Take You There / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:49
Bring On, Bring On / The Black Crowes / Three Snakes And One Charm / 3:57
Sugar Pix / The Two Timin’ Three / Payin’ The Price / 2:31
I Will Walk With You / The Resentments / Switcheroo / 2:49
For The Turnstiles / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:27
Theme From Atomic 7 / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 2:35
Have You Seen Her Face / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:22
Things I Didn’t Say / Bobby Bare Jr. / From The End of Your Leash / 2:16
The Last Thing On My Mind / Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 1) / 3:08
From Now On / Ron Sexsmith / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:39
Take A Chance On Love / Brian Setzer / 13 [Bonus Track] / 4:02
Browns Ferry Blues / Robbie Fulks / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume One / 2:31
Come Around / Rhett Miller / The Instigator / 4:12
Five / Highway Robbers / Robbers & Swills / 5:12
Only One And Only / Gillian Welch / Revival / 5:34
Glasgow Girl / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider / 4:43
Things Get Cloudy / Jack Ingram / Young Man / 3:06
Trouble No More / The Allman Brothers Band / Beginnings / 3:48
Cryin’ Shame / Lyle Lovett / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / 2:30
American Pie / Don McLean / The Best Of Don McLean / 8:36
The Hurt’s All Gone / The Detroit Cobras / Tied & True / 2:24
Arkansas / The Youngers / Output / 4:12
Dear Head On The Wall / Charlie Sexton / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 3:51
Hit And Run / The Brass Uncle Band / Three Mobtown Gallons / 2:55
Speak On Up / Joe King / Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label / 3:02
Lonely Town / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 4:07
Trouble Is A Woman / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:30
At Last / Etta James / Gold / 3:01
Rollers Rip / The Cogburns / Pay Up Sucker / 2:48

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