Nov 172007
 

Rotation #135 – November 19, 2007
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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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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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