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

Recent Adds

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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