Dec 162007
 

Rotation #139 – December 17, 2007
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Howdy,

This week’s live broadcast on WCOM is goint to feature the top 30 CDs of 2007 from Taproot Radio. So tune in to the webcast of WCOM from 9-11pm eastern time on Monday December 27th!

Earlier this month I had the good fortune to attend a house concert in Carrboro hosted by WCOM’s Famous Johnny Mambo featuring Joe Romeo and the Orange Country Volunteers. Their show is the latest Taprot Music Spotlight podcast.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Video

Made In Japan” by the Two Dollar Pistols

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

The Devil Never Sleeps / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 2:07
Intuition / Betty Harris / Intuition / 4:10
Red Dragon Wishes / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 3:10
Chimichanga / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:31
In My Mind I Was Talkin’ To Loretta / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 3:55
Empty / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:15
Please Please Please / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 3:56
Summer Of Love / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:20
The Magician / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 4:20
Havana Hurricane Warning / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:59
Take It Easy Mama / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 3:03
100 Days, 100 Nights / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 3:46
Ain’t No Hidin’ Love / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:10
Loco Te Patina el Loco (Wild Thing) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en EspaƱol Vol. One / 2:44
Silver or Gold / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 4:27
Back To Hell In A Greyhound / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 2:43
Before The Money Came (The Battle Of Bettye LaVette) / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 4:30
Say You Will / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 2:58
You Got What I Need from Way Out Bonus Tracks / Heavy Trash / Misc MP3s #1 / 3:28
Up In Indiana / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:36
High Shelf Booze / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 3:38
Rocket From The Crypt / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 2:29
Put Your Cat Clothes On / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 3:19
All My Mistakes / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 5:08
Old Time Religion / Jimmy Tomasello / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 2:45
Old Virginia / Crooked Still / Hop High / 4:05
Short Time Here, Long Time Gone / Dillard Chandler / Dark Holler: Old Love Songs And Ballads / 1:33
Hole In The Wall-(w Bill Wyan’s Rhythm Kings) / Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:17
Underneath The Stars / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 3:51
Here Tomorrow Gone Today / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:28

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

How Will You Shine / The Gourds / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 2) / 5:23
This Is It / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Follow The Lights [EP] / 3:32
Past In Present / Feist / The Reminder / 2:52
Daughter / Loudon Wainwright III / Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up / 3:34
Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:33
The Wrong Side Of Reno / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 3:33
I’ll Do You Right / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 5:29
Jesus Drives A Ford / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:28
Rollin’ Down The Track / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 3:48
You Hurt My Pride / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 2:19
It Ain’t Right / John Fogerty / Revival / 1:50
Shotgun Wedding / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 3:50
SSA / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:38
Hard Times / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:38
Answer Me / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 4:08
Rollin’ Blues / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 3:43
Midnight Parade / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 3:38
I Feel Like A Train / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:11
Tortured Mind / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:53
They Call It Love / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 3:58
Needed You Tonight / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 2:46
Crying Tramp / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:28
Get Away Blues / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 2:50
Up In Indiana [Acoustic] / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:35
Dusty Boxcar Wall / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:43
Lean Out Yr Window / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 2:31
Get It Off Your Mind / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 3:00
Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie / Foghat / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 6:08
Flavor Of The Tongue / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 4:14
Trapeze / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 4:24

DJ/Promo Tracks:

When I Get Back Home / Randy McAllister / Dope Slap Soup / 6:06
Hip City – Pt. II / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 3:12
Help Me / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Believe / 3:47
Up Around The Bend / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:42
The El / Rhett Miller / The Instigator / 3:09
My Baby In The Sunshine / South Austin Jug Band / South Austin Jug Band / 3:14
Soulful Garage / Southern Culture On The Skids / Mojo Box / 3:33
Jingy / Bob Schneider / Lonelyland Texas Edition / 4:02
Bright Lights, Big City / Jimmy Reed / House Of Blues: Essential Blues (Disc 2) / 2:47
Done Got Old / Heartless Bastards / Sunday Nights / 3:06

Backfill:

Freight Train / Elizabeth Cotten / Freight Train And Other North Carolina Folk Songs And Tunes / 2:46
Bottle And A Dime / The Gourds / Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig / 3:14
Lookin’ For A Lovin’ / Ann Peebles / Handwriting Is On The Wall / 3:03
I Want To Be Your Driver / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 2:15
I’ve Got To Have You / Sheila Jack / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg / 3:37
That Boy / Mofro / Lochloosa / 3:40
Valium Waltz / Old 97′s / Drag It Up / 4:40
Starman / Jessi Colter / Out Of The Ashes / 4:38
Tramp On Your Street / Rose Maddox / The Johnny Cash Show – March 14, 1961 / 2:18
What Do You Do/The Glory Of Love / Lyle Lovett / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / 3:09
Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 3:24
There Is A Fountain / Willie Nelson / The Troublemaker [remaster] / 3:13
Keep Your Hat On Jenny / Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez / Red Dog Tracks / 3:26
To Find A Friend / Tom Petty / Wildflowers / 3:24
Somebody Told Me / Keith Gattis / Big City Blues / 5:05
Movin’ On / Po’ Girl / Vagabond Lullabies / 2:51
Love Ain’t Nothin’ / Robbie Fulks / The Very Best Of Robbie Fulks / 2:42
Luther’s Boogie / Johnny Cash / The Johnny Cash Show – March 14, 1961 / 2:00
Let’s Be Mad / John Doe / Meet John Doe / 3:44
Touch, Feel, & Lose / Ryan Adams / Gold / 4:17

Archive:

Blacktop Tar / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 4:21
A Man Can’t Be A Man / George Soule / Take A Ride / 3:03
Luck In My Eyes / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 4:03
Make A Run / The Pines / The Pines / 4:26
Big Cheeseburgers and Good French Fries / Blaze Foley / Cold, Cold Wold / 2:45
I Know You Will / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:30
Stop, Drop And Rock ‘n’ Roll / The Javelinas / Dirtbath / 2:29
What’d I Say / Etta James / Night Train to Nashville (Disc 2) / 3:18
Self Service / The New Bloods / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:50
Nothin’ / Townes Van Zandt / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / 3:24
Blues That Defy My Soul / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:37
Marching To Zion / The Brothers In The Kitchen / Bring It Back Alive / 2:41
Reason To Cry / Lucinda Williams / Essence / 3:44
Burrito / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 2:26
Funny How Time Slips Away / Al Green And Lyle Lovett / Rhythm Country & Blues / 4:34
Down In Texas / Don Varner / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 1-Tear Stained Soul / 3:06
Don’t Burn Down The Bridge / Otis Rush / Red Blooded Blues / 4:19
Aint It Somethin / Lyle Lovett / I Love Everybody / 2:15
Take Me Back to Baltimore / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 1:59
Three Weeks / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 3:28
On Faith Alone / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:00
Not Today / Tim Easton / Ammunition / 3:11
Jimmy Reed Is The King Of Rock N’ Roll / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 3:44
Guitar For Sale / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 1:59
Century City / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Damn The Torpedoes / 3:46
Take This Job And Shove It / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 2:37
Smoked / Mark Selby / More Storms Comin’ / 3:32
Dead Flowers / The Rolling Stones / Sticky Fingers / 4:06
SSA / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:38
It Rained On Monday / The Backsliders / Southern Lines / 4:48
No Use In Tryin’ / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 3:52
Barstool / Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos / Ignoring All The Warning Signs / 4:38
The Words You Don’t Say / Kathy Kallick / Reason & Rhyme / 4:09
Don’t Set Me Free / Ray Charles / Anthology / 2:39
Country Fair / Riptones / Extra Sauce / 2:50
Touch Me, Baby / John Doe / Meet John Doe / 3:29
Hurricane / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:04
Down to the Well / Kevin Gordon with Lucinda Williams / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 4:09
The Girl That I Ain’t Got / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 2:51
Alison / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 3:25
Catalina / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 5:00
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer / John Lee Hooker / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:54
Green River / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:34
Tina Toledo’s Street Walkin’ Blues / Ryan Adams / Gold / 6:09
When The Deal Goes Down / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:04
That’s All You Got / The Hoyle Brothers / One More Draw / 2:45
Mustang Sally / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 3:08
Ed Lee / Grayson Capps / Wail & Ride / 4:27
Everybody Has Their Turn / Gatemouth Moore / Royal Blues / 3:25
After Midnight / Eric Clapton / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton / 2:54
Miss Williams’ Guitar / The Jayhawks / Tomorrow The Green Grass / 3:07
My Back Pages / Steve Earle / Sidetracks / 4:09
No More Love / Liz Melendez Band / Sweet Southern Soul / 3:27
I Love You A Thousand Ways / Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard / Last Of The Breed [Disc 1] / 2:58
Little Blossom / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 3:40
My Man Is A Mean Man / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Naturally / 3:17
Middle Man / The Bottle Rockets / Zoysia / 3:53
Long Day / Arlington Priest / The Memory Of Your Company / 3:35
Kiss My Ass Goodbye / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:13
Tequila Sunrise / The Eagles / Their Greatest Hits / 2:52
Castles In The Air / Don McLean / The Best Of Don McLean / 3:43

 Posted by at 10:23 pm
Dec 092007
 

Taproot Music Spotlight: Joe Romeo and The Orange County Volunteers on December 8th, 2007

Listen:
http://mp3.taprootradio.com/20071208jrocv.mp3

Pics:

Many thanks to Jon Ross, aka “The Famous Johnny Mambo” and Renee Flam for hosting a great house concert so that we could listen to the fine roots music os Joe Romeo and the Orange County Volunteers!

Renee and Jon

Legal:
The music in this podcast is copyright by Joe Romeo and the Orange Country Volunteers and is used with permission. The theme music for the podcast is by Derek K. Miller and is used with permission. The podcast as a whole is copyright 2007 by Calvin Powers.

 Posted by at 1:37 pm
Dec 082007
 

Rotation #138 – December 10, 2007
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Howdy,

If there’s any CD out there that can be described as both “lo fi” and “lush” at the same time, it would the Shepherd’s Dog by Iron and Wine. Think of a cross between Devandra Banhart and Ray LaMontagne. The opening track, “Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car,” has rythm line and bass that sounds like it came straight out of a session in the garage, On top of that are layers and layers of experimental folk instrumentation. There’s lots of screechy fiddles that don’t try to annoy but capture subtle excitement and gentle backing vocals the float in and out like ghosts passing through. Iron and Wine’s best effort yet.

By contrast, Pieta Brown sticks to more tried and true arrangements and song forms. But that’s way OK because she knows how to reach into your heart with her voice and squeeze hard. Remember the Sun is her latest CD and well worth a listen.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Video

Jezebel” by Iron and Wine

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Freight Trains and Strange Dreams / Richard Thorne / One Plus Six / 4:14

Rollin’ Down The Track / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 3:48
West Monroe / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 5:39
In My Mind I Was Talkin’ To Loretta / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 3:55
Not Scared / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 2:29

Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:33
White Tooth Man / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 3:57
Lovesong Of The Buzzard / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:26
Wolves (Song Of The Shepherd’s Dog) / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:57
Boy With A Coin / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:06
The Devil Never Sleeps / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 2:07

This Is It / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Follow The Lights [EP] / 3:32
How Will You Shine / The Gourds / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 2) / 5:23
Past In Present / Feist / The Reminder / 2:52
Daughter / Loudon Wainwright III / Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up / 3:34

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

How Will You Shine / The Gourds / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 2) / 5:23
This Is It / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Follow The Lights [EP] / 3:32
Past In Present / Feist / The Reminder / 2:52
Daughter / Loudon Wainwright III / Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up / 3:34
Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:33
The Wrong Side Of Reno / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 3:33
I’ll Do You Right / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 5:29
Jesus Drives A Ford / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:28
Rollin’ Down The Track / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 3:48
You Hurt My Pride / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 2:19
It Ain’t Right / John Fogerty / Revival / 1:50
Shotgun Wedding / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 3:50
SSA / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:38
Hard Times / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:38
Answer Me / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 4:08
Rollin’ Blues / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 3:43
Midnight Parade / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 3:38
I Feel Like A Train / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:11
Tortured Mind / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:53
They Call It Love / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 3:58
Needed You Tonight / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 2:46
Crying Tramp / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:28
Get Away Blues / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 2:50
Up In Indiana [Acoustic] / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:35
Dusty Boxcar Wall / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:43
Lean Out Yr Window / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 2:31
Get It Off Your Mind / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 3:00
Chateau Lafitte ’59 Boogie / Foghat / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 6:08
Flavor Of The Tongue / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 4:14
Trapeze / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 4:24

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

A Fool Can Always Break Your Heart / Betty Harris / Intuition / 3:46
Before You Were Born / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 3:31
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
Kiss My Ass Goodbye / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:13
Mom Always Liked You Best / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:01
Like A Baby / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 2:47
Creedence Song / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:49
Grown / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 3:47
Red Shoes / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:54
Ghost Of Travelin’ Jones / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:09
Keep On Looking / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:50
Slow Down / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:23
That’s A Good Enough Reason / Robbie Fulks / Revenge (Disc 2) / 4:10
Washed by the Water / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 5:08
High Rollin’ Gambler / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 2:43
Stranger Things Have Happened / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 2:56
You Dont Know Me At All / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 3:58
Fool For A Lonesome Train / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 3:30
I Want Refuge / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 1:15
Every 24 Hours / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 4:33
This Traveling Around / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 5:55
Rich Man’s World / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:55
Pretty Disaster / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 3:39
Peroxide Blonde In A Hopped Model Ford / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 3:16
Pretty Girl From Chile / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 5:43
Shine On Harvest Moon / Michael Miles / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 3:29
Till We Meet Again / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 2:04
(Ain’t Nothin But A) House Party / J. Geils Band / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 4:05
Promenade / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 5:31

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Already Gone / Guards of Metropolis / Alligator / 2:51
The Girl Ain’t Free / Randy McAllister / Dope Slap Soup / 4:22
Freight Trains and Strange Dreams / Richard Thorne / One Plus Six / 4:14
Marie Marie / The Blasters / Trouble Bound / 3:55
Burning House Of Love / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 4:01
Sweet Jane / The Nerve / www.the-nerve.com / 6:49
Take Your Guns to Town / Whiskeytown / Rural Free Delivery / 2:30
River Deep, Mountain High / Ike & Tina Turner / Absolutely The Best / 3:56
Roller Derby Queen / Jim Croce / Greatest Hits / 3:29
Sooner or Later / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:54

Backfill:

Crooked Frame / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Deluxe Edition) / 4:02
Dirty Water / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #3 / 4:05
Runnin’ With The Night / Robert Earl Keen / Picnic / 4:17
You Don’t Love Me No More / Madeline Bell / Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (One Kiss Can Lead to Another) / 2:03
It Was Fun While It Lasted / Billy Joe Shaver / Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver 1973-1987 / 3:41
No One Knows My Name / Gillian Welch / Soul Journey / 3:16
Shoulder My Plow / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 2:46
Indoor Fireworks / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 4:10
Country Funk / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 3:22
Won’t You Give Him (One More Chance) / Solomon Burke / If You Need Me – Rock ‘n’ Soul / 2:33
See the Elephant / James McMurtry / Childish Things / 4:24
Rock Me / Sister Rosetta Tharpe / The Gospel Of The Blues / 2:41
Hunkerdown / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 2:52
It Rained On Monday / The Backsliders / Southern Lines / 4:48
(I Won’t Be) Leaving / Dave Alvin / King of California / 5:06
It Sounds Like My Baby / Bessie Banks / Dave Godin’s Deep Soul Treasures Volume 3 / 3:05
Lonely Avenue / Two Dollar Pistols / Step Right Up / 2:50
I Need To Know / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Greatest Hits / 2:24
Do Right In Your Eyes / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 1:50
Sugar Daddy / Levert Allison / Bullet/Sur-Speed Soul:Music City Blues & Soul 1960′s / 2:45

Archive:

I Got Mine / James Mathus & His Knockdown Society / Songs For Rosetta / 2:35
I Just Want To Make Love To You / Paul Rogers f/ Jeff Beck / Red Blooded Blues / 4:04
Three More Days / Ray LaMontagne / Till The Sun Turns Black / 3:37
Hurricane / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:04
What’s That Say About Love / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 2:56
Time of Our Lives / Bonnie Raitt / Silver Lining / 4:00
Bad Time / The Jayhawks / Tomorrow The Green Grass / 3:28
Ambiguous / Graham Parker / Don’t Tell Columbus / 4:30
Look At Me Now / Sam Baylor / Life On Trouble Street / 4:10
Plaid Coat / The Gourds / Stadium Blitzer / 2:14
Ice Cream Man / Tony Joe White / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 1) / 3:24
Into The Mystic / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 4:46
Hard Times / Watermelon Slim / Watermelon Slim & The Workers / 4:18
The Usual Place / Don Covay / Mercy/See-Saw / 2:08
As Far As I Know / Paul Westerberg / Folker / 3:03
Is There Room On The Cross? / Scott Miller & The Commonwealth / Reconstruction / 6:32
Fruits Of My Labor / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 1] / 5:04
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down / The Allman Brothers Band / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 5:04
Maureen / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 3:06
Banks Of The Ohio / Preston Fulp / Songs From The Roots Of America II / 3:33
Folsom Prison Blues/That’s All Right / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 4:25
King Of The World / Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash / Mile Markers / 2:41
I’m Just A Nobody / Freddy Love / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:38
Looking for Love / Alejandro Escovedo / The Boxing Mirror / 4:08
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat / John Mellencamp / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 4:21
Walk On / Mudcat / I’ll Be Young Once Too / 3:21
It’s All Your Fault / Willie Nelson / You Don’t Know Me – Songs Of Cindy Walker / 2:37
Marie Marie / The Blasters / Trouble Bound / 3:55
Can’t It Be Me / Forty Twenty / Sober And Stupid / 4:28
The New World / Blacks / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 2:34
The Memory Of Your Company / Arlington Priest / The Memory Of Your Company / 5:53
You Make It Easy / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:12
Famous Flower of Manhattan / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 3:53
Different Eyes / Jay Farrar / Sebastopol / 3:12
The Only Road / Scott Miller / Citation / 3:35
Winterim / Graham Lindsey / Hell Under The Skullbones / 2:29
Big Weekend / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:16
Touch Me, Baby / John Doe / Meet John Doe / 3:29
Misguided Angel / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session / 4:53
Walk Away / Ann Peebles / Brand New Classics / 5:08
Runnin’ With The Night / Robert Earl Keen / Picnic / 4:17
Tonight’s Not The Night / Randy Rogers / Rollercoaster / 4:51
I Can Give You Everything / The Yayhoos / Fear Not The Obvious / 3:08
Race Car Joe / Slaid Cleaves / Unsung / 2:43
Come On And Gettit / Marion Black / Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label / 2:16
In The End / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 4:33
Blind / The Bottle Rockets / Zoysia / 4:51
Swamp River Days / John Fogerty / Blue Moon Swamp / 3:37
Baby Needs A New Pair Of Shoes / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 3:37
Waitin’ For The Day To Break / Shawn Camp / Fireball / 3:51
The Warm Red Wine / Willie Nelson / You Don’t Know Me – Songs Of Cindy Walker / 2:51
Tears Of Rage / The Band / Greatest Hits / 5:21
Jesus Is On The Main Line / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 6:32
Cocaine Blues / Johnny Cash / Murder / 2:50
Trapeze / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 4:24
There’s A Hole / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 2:39
Evelyn / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 3:18
Burning House Of Love / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 4:01
Looking for the Killerman / Kevin Gordon / Cadillac Jack’s #1 Son / 2:54
Voodoo Train / The Javelinas / Dirtbath / 2:11
Meanest Women / Pinetop Perkins/Deborah Coleman / Ladies Man / 3:23
Little Honey / Dave Alvin / King of California / 5:10
Collection’s Getting / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 3:40
I Love You / Asie Payton / Oxford American 2000 / 2:43

 Posted by at 2:01 pm
Dec 052007
 

This has been the hardest year yet to pick the top 20. But here it is……

1. Heavy Trash: Going Way Out
2. The Gourds: Noble Creatures
3. Mofro: Country Ghetto
4. Bettye LaVette: The Scene Of The Crime
5. Hacienda Brothers: Music For Ranch & Town
6. Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains: Red Hot & Live!
7. Malcolm Holcombe: Wager
8. Patty Griffin: Children Running Through
9. Ryan Bingham: Mescalito
10. Two Cow Garage: Three

11. Eilen Jewell: Letters From Sinners & Strangers
12. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings: 100 Days, 100 Nights
13. Deadstring Brothers: Silver Mountain
14. Javelinas: Seven Sisters
15. Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
16. Son Volt: The Search
17. Lou Ford: Poor Man’s Soul
18. The Avett Brothers: Emotionalism
19. John Doe: A Year In The Wilderness
20. Two Dollar Pistols: Here Tomorrow Gone Today

Honorable Mention
John Fogerty: Revival
Will Hoge: Draw The Curtains
Ruthie Foster: The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster
Peter Case: Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals: Lifeline
Jason Isbel: Sirens Of The Ditch
Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger
Lyle Lovett & His Large Band: It’s Not Big It’s Large
Gurf Morlix: Diamonds To Dust
Po’ Girl: Home To You

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Dec 012007
 

01. The Gourds: Noble Creatures
02. The Avett Brothers: Emotionalism
03. Lyle Lovett & His Large Band: It’s Not Big It’s Large
04. Eilen Jewell: Letters From Sinners & Strangers
05. John Doe: A Year In The Wilderness
06. Heavy Trash: Going Way Out
07. Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals: Lifeline
08. Peter Case: Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
09. Dead Rock West: Honey And Salt
10. Patty Griffin: Children Running Through
11. Bettye LaVette: The Scene Of The Crime
12. Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger
13. Hacienda Brothers: Music For Ranch & Town
14. Two Dollar Pistols: Here Tomorrow Gone Today
15. The Bourbon Dynasty: The Bourbon Dynasty
16. Elizabeth Cotten: Shake Sugaree
17. Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains: Red Hot & Live!
18. Deadstring Brothers: Silver Mountain
19. Will Hoge: Draw The Curtains
20. Malcolm Holcombe: Wager

 Posted by at 8:54 pm
Dec 012007
 

Rotation #137 – December 3, 2007
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Howdy,

Life has gotten in the way the way this week and I haven’t added any new CDs to the station nor have I added anything into backfill.

The November Top 20 CDs are posted online here. No big surprise that the Gourds are topping the list as I’ve still been playing at least one track a week from Noble Creatures. Avett Brothers still strong as well. Been working on my best of 2007 list and it’s really tough this year even after expanding to a Top 20 instead of a Top 10.

Backsliders, SCOTS, and the Vibekillers all have shows coming up this week. So forget the Christmas shopping and go support your live music scene.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

A Fool Can Always Break Your Heart / Betty Harris / Intuition / 3:46
Before You Were Born / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 3:31
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
Kiss My Ass Goodbye / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:13
Mom Always Liked You Best / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:01
Like A Baby / James Brown / Pure Dynamite! / 2:47
Creedence Song / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:49
Grown / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 3:47
Red Shoes / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:54
Ghost Of Travelin’ Jones / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:09
Keep On Looking / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:50
Slow Down / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:23
That’s A Good Enough Reason / Robbie Fulks / Revenge (Disc 2) / 4:10
Washed by the Water / Will Hoge / Draw The Curtains / 5:08
High Rollin’ Gambler / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 2:43
Stranger Things Have Happened / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 2:56
You Dont Know Me At All / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 3:58
Fool For A Lonesome Train / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 3:30
I Want Refuge / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 1:15
Every 24 Hours / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 4:33
This Traveling Around / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 5:55
Rich Man’s World / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:55
Pretty Disaster / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 3:39
Peroxide Blonde In A Hopped Model Ford / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 3:16
Pretty Girl From Chile / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 5:43
Shine On Harvest Moon / Michael Miles / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 3:29
Till We Meet Again / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 2:04
(Ain’t Nothin But A) House Party / J. Geils Band / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 4:05
Promenade / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 5:31

Last 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

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Down / Guards of Metropolis / Alligator / 3:20
Blame Yourself / Randy McAllister / Dope Slap Soup / 2:50
He Is A Tejano / The Texas Tornados / Zone Of Our Own / 3:29
Walkin On My Dreams / Hacienda Brothers / This Is Americana Volume 2 / 3:39
Son Of A Preacher Man / Dusty Springfield / Dusty In Memphis / 2:29
I’ll Take You There / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:49
Cash Me In / Choosy Beggars / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 4:12
Up On Cripple Creek / Gomez / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 4:38
The Hustle / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:35
Curtain Calls / Old 97′s / Too Far To Care / 4:19

Backfill:

Closer to You / Brandi Carlile / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 1) / 2:59
For Cryin’ Out Loud / The Yayhoos / Fear Not The Obvious / 4:15
Wang Dang Doodle / Howlin’ Wolf / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:19
Buffalo River Home / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 5:12
Falling Out Of Love / Mary Gauthier / Mercy Now / 5:58
Are You Down / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 2] / 6:29
Lost And Gone / John Mayall / Royal Blues / 2:43
Transluscent Sparrow / The Sadies / Favourite Colours / 2:59
Willie And Laura Mae Jones / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 4:57
Sometimes / Son Volt / Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo / 5:39
My Heart Is the Bums on the Street / Marah / Kids in Philly / 2:19
Sweet Times Honey / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 2:27
Take My Hand / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 3:28
Hot Rod Lincoln / Bill Kirchen / King Of Dieselbilly / 8:16
I Want You / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 6:40
The Other Shoe / Old 97′s / Wreck Your Life / 2:58
Total Destruction To Your Mind / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 3:39
Hello Grandma / Lyle Lovett / I Love Everybody / 2:35
Nothing But The Wheel / Peter Wolf / Sleepless / 4:35
The Judgement / Solomon Burke / Don’t Give Up On Me / 3:31

Archive:

Five Hearts Breaking / Alejandro Escovedo / Gravity (1) / 4:10
Trouble No More / The Allman Brothers Band / Beginnings / 3:48
Bip Bam Thank You Mam / Ann Peebles / Handwriting Is On The Wall / 3:13
She’s Got Haggar Party Slacks / Atomic 7 / …Gowns By Edith Head / 2:15
Pretty Girl From Chile / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 5:43
Don’t Change on Me / B.B. King / Love Me Tender / 4:41
Hello Love / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:22
Don’t Cry Baby / Bennett Harris / Long Way Back / 2:52
Know What I’m Sayin’ / Big Shanty / Ride With The Wind / 4:27
Queen of Hearts Has Disappeared / Big Shanty and The Polk Street Blues Band / World of Trouble / 5:34
Coulee Rodair / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 3:13
Strange Bird / Bobby Bare Jr. / From The End of Your Leash / 2:10
Middle Man / The Bottle Rockets / Zoysia / 3:53
Give And Take / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 4:32
Out Of The Picture / Buffalo Nickel / Noise And Conversation / 5:06
Big House / Caitlin Cary And Thad Cockrell / Begonias / 4:15
Wanted: Lover / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 2:42
Block Of Wood / Carbon Leaf / Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat / 4:04
Black Night / Charles Brown / Royal Blues / 3:07
I Watched The Devil Die / Chris Cotton / I Watched The Devil Die / 5:13
Back In The U.S.A. / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 2:29
Crawling From the Wreckage / Dave Edmunds / Repeat When Necessary / 2:57
What Would It Take / Delta Rhythm Boys / Oxford American 2001 / 2:55
Wednesday / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 4:05
Tequila Sunrise / The Eagles / Their Greatest Hits / 2:52
Thanks A Lot / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:49
Fox Chase / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 3:43
Tears, Tears And More Tears / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 3:30
I’m Just A Nobody / Freddy Love / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:38
Rockin’ My Life Away (Alternate Take) / George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock / 3:28
Acony Bell / Gillian Welch / Revival / 3:06
Hill’s Of Mexico / Gob Iron / Death Songs For The Living / 4:42
Hurricane / Golden Smog / Another Fine Day / 4:04
It Tears Me Up / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 3:51
Long Gone Lonesome Blues / Hank Williams / Original Singles Collection / 2:39
Under The Waves / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 3:50
The Way You Control The Lines / Hideaway / The Wiskey Tango Sessions / 4:31
Hard As Hell / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 3:20
A Satisfied Mind / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 2:31
Beat Up Ford / Jack Ingram / Young Man / 3:46
Fast As I Can / James McMurtry / No Song No Supper / 5:18
Little Blossom / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 3:40
In Nashville, Tennessee / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 4:20
She Is My Everything / John Prine / Fair & Square / 4:26
Cocaine Blues / Johnny Cash / Murder / 2:50
Afro / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Extra Width / 2:56
Pullin’ Back The Reins / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 4:26
Jesus Tambourne / Keny Roby / Carolina Roadkill: NC Alt-Country #2 / 2:46
Give Me Flowers While I’m Living / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 2:15
Time And Place / Lee Moses / Soul Sides: Volume One / 3:06
Trouble In Mind / Lost Bayou Rambler / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 2:42
Don’t Tell Me Now / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:59
I Don’t Wanna Be The One / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:09
The Hustle / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:35
This Little Light / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 3:23
Time Wounds All Heels / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 2:45
Drowning On Dry Land / O.V. Wright / The Soul Of O.V. Wright / 2:56
Four Leaf Clover / Old 97′s / Too Far To Care / 3:21
Underneath The Stars / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 3:51
Inside Out / PK Dwyer / Healed / 2:19
Prairie Girl Gone / Po’ Girl / Vagabond Lullabies / 6:22
Hit The Road Jack / Ray Charles / Anthology / 2:00
Till The Sun Turns Black / Ray LaMontagne / Till The Sun Turns Black / 4:29

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