Taproot Radio News #147

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Rotation #147 – February 25, 2008
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Howdy,

Two great compilations going into rotation this week. First is the amazing 2 CD compliation tribute to Fats Domino called Goin’ Home. A few weeks ago I posted a review of the recent Johnny Cash Tribute CD, Dressed In Black, in which I priased the various artists on the CD for their attempts at covering the Johnny Cash songs in a style very similar to the way he would have covered the songs. But on Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino, you can still here the New Orleans based Rythm and Blues in many of the songs while at the same time hearing the artists bring their own style and perspective. The most striking example of this is the opening track of the CD in which John Lennon covers “Ain’t That A Shame” and a very heavy, almost helter-skelterish style and it works. Which leads me to the second observation about this CD, which is that it shows you just how well Fats Domino songs hold up through the decades. There’s so many good covers on the CD I hesitate to pick favorites, but definitely start with John Lennon’s cover of “Ain’t That A Shame,” then move on to Elton John’s cover of “BluberrytHill,” Paul McCartney’s cover of “I Want To Walk You Home,” Art Neville’s cover of “Please Don’t Leave Me,” Randy Newman’s cover of “Blue Monday,” Lucinda Williams’ cover of “Honey Chile,” Willie Nelson’s cover of “I Hear You Knockin’,” and Irma Thomas’ cover of “I Just Can’t Get New Orleans Off My Mind.”

The second compilation I added into rotation this week was the Red House Records 25th Anniversary collection. It’s a very enjoyable showcase of talent from the Red House Records stable of artists proving once and for all the label’s knack for bring out the best in acoustic/singer-songwriter artists. Highlights include Ray Bonneville’s “I Am The Big Easy,” “Blazing Out Of Sight” by Storyhill, and “Late Breaking News” by Jorma Kaukonen and “Hideaway Girl” by Jimmy LaFave.

Finally, in the mail this week I received Roamin’ and Ramblin’ from Honeyboy Edwards, one of the few remainign pre-World War II bluesman still around. Also check out the video of him performing for and taking questions from high school students as part of the Blue Shoes project.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

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Honeyboy Edwards” courtesy of the Blue Shoe Project

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Accordion Shuffle / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:23
Blackout Blues / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:50
Got To Be With You Tonight / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:01
Object Of My Affection / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:22
Rocky Road Blues / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:06
Stonin’ Around / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:53
Sunset On The Rio Grande / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:26
Trouble In Mind / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:36

She’s Like a Song / Patty Hurst Shifter / Too Crowded on the Losing End / 2:28
Sadder Side / Patty Hurst Shifter / Too Crowded on the Losing End / 6:34
Shine / Patty Hurst Shifter / Too Crowded on the Losing End / 3:59

Ain’t That A Shame / John Lennon / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:31
Be My Guest / Ben Harper With The Skatalites / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 3:16
Blue Monday / Randy Newman / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:23
Blueberry Hill / Elton John / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:17
Don’t Blame It On Me / Bruce Hornsby / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 3:42
Don’t Leave Me This Way / Dr. John / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:27
Every Night About This Time / The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Joss Stone and Buddy Guy / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:33
The Fat Man / Los Lobos / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 4:13
Goin’ Home / B.B. King with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:17
Going To The River / Robbie Robertson with Galactic / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 4:49
Honey Chile / Lucinda Williams / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 2:20
I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday / Herbie Hancock, George Porter, Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste & Renard Poche’ / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 4:12
I’m In Love Again / All By Myself / Bonnie Raitt & Jon Cleary / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:24
I’m Walkin’ / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:47
I Hear You Knockin’ / Willie Nelson / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 2:54
I Just Can’t Get New Orleans Off My Mind / Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 3:29
I Want To Walk You Home / Paul McCartney Feat. Allen Toussaint / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:42
It Keeps Rainin’ / Robert Plant with Lil Band O’ Gold / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:10
Let The Four Winds Blow / Toots & The Maytals / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 3:35
My Blue Heaven / Norah Jones / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 2:21
My Girl Josephine / Taj Mahal & The New Orleans Social Club / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 4:10
One Night (Of Sin) / Corinne Bailey Rae / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:43
Please Don’t Leave Me / Art Neville / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:10
Rising Sun / Marc Broussard feat. Sam Bush / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 3:26
So Long / Big Chief Monk Boudreaux with Galactic / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 2:17
Valley Of Tears / Robert Plant and The Soweto Gospel Choir / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 2:13
Walking To New Orleans / Neil Young / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 3:15
When I See You / Olu Dara and The Natchezippi Band feat. Donald Harrison, Jr. / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 3:50
When The Saints Go Marching In / Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Theresa Andersson / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 2) / 4:01
Whole Lotta Loving / Lenny Kravitz with Rebirth Brass Band, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis & Maceo Parker / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 4:20

I Am The Big Easy / Ray Bonneville / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 4:38
Things That You Know / The Wailin’ Jennys / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:47
Hideaway Girl / Jimmy LaFave / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 4:19
Ready / Meg Hutchinson / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:32
Flames Of Love / Lynn Miles / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:56
It’s Home Everywhere I Go / Cliftf Eberhardt / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:28
When You Sing / John Gorka / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 4:24
Blazing Out Of Sight / Storyhill / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 4:25
Let’s Go / The Pines / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:29
Borderline / Eliza Gilkyson / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 2:44
Late Breaking News / Jorma Kaukonen / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:03
It Takes Love To Make A Home / Guy Davis / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 5:14

Crawling Kingsnake / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 3:06
I Was In New Orleans Last Night / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 3:05
Low Down Dog / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 1:43

Tore-Up Junction / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 2:53
A Wreck Of A Man / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 2:49
Bar Of GOld / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 3:47
Don’t Take It Out On Tina / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 3:42

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Tore-Up Junction / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 2:53
Crawling Kingsnake / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 3:06
I Am The Big Easy / Ray Bonneville / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 4:38
Ain’t That A Shame / John Lennon / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:31
Object Of My Affection / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:22
Station Grey / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 5:04
Little Birds / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 4:42
When Irish Eyes Are Burning / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 3:50
Helen / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 3:49
What’s Left Of Your Man / Dave Insley / West West Texas Wine / 2:46
Title And Deed / Sara Cox / Crowded Is The New Lonely / 3:34
The Righteous Path / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 4:14
Coughing Up Blood / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 4:21
Gamblin’ House / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:53
Holdin’ On / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 3:37
Out Loud / Mindy Smith / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 3:48
Bol Weevil Blues / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 4:07
Pack Up Your Sorrows / Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:28
Cool Cool Rain / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 3:47
White Tooth Man / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 3:57
Not Scared / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 2:29
Don’t Tell Me Now / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:59
Shotgun Wedding / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 3:50
Red Shoes / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:54
Take It Easy Mama / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 3:03
Be Easy / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 3:04
You Look Like The Devil / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 3:33
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
Make It Happy / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:38

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

I Like The Sound / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 3:51
False Hearted Lover Blues / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 3:30
8 More Days Till The 4th Of July / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 2:45
Seeds Of Night / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 5:00
The World’s Been Beating You Down / Dave Insley / West West Texas Wine / 3:56
Busted Sympathy / Sara Cox / Crowded Is The New Lonely / 3:15
Home Field Advantage / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 5:01
Angels Of Destruction / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 3:16
Evelyn / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 3:29
If This Ain’t Love (Don’t Know What Is) / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 3:29
Rainy Night In Georgia / Tony Joe White / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 3:18
Steel Pony / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 3:55
Get Rhythm / Reverend Horton Heat / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:29
Goin’ By Feel / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 3:51
Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:33
In My Mind I Was Talkin’ To Loretta / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 3:55
Country Or / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 2:34
The Magician / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 4:20
SSA / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:38
Hard Times / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:38
Nobody’s Baby / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:28
Heavy Load / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 3:29
I Don’t Know You (But I Don’t Like You) / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:02
No Big Deal / 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
Kicks In The Sun / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:48
Too Much Time / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:53
Low Tolerance For High Maintenance / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:42
Fight Fire / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:10
Gape & Shudder / Two Cow Garage / Three / 2:18

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Take The Devil Out Of Me (Live) / Grant Langston / Live In Bakersfield / 3:48
All I Want Is Enough / Catfish Honeymoon / Keeper / 3:14
Funky Nightclub / Soulsations / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg / 3:02
I’m Worried / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:48
Voila, An American Dream / Guy Clark / Craftsman (Disc 1) / 3:48
Old, Old River / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:00
Dark End Of The Street / Frank Black / Honeycomb / 3:54
Son Of A Preacher Man / Dusty Springfield / Dusty In Memphis / 2:29
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry / Johnny Cash / American IV – The Man Comes Ar / 3:03
Get What You Deserve / Jon Shain / No Tag, No Tail Light / 3:21

Backfill:

Marie Provost / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 2:48
Thank Goodness For The Rain / Peanut / Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (One Kiss Can Lead to Another) / 2:21
Wandering Eye / The Blasters / Live: Going Home / 5:39
Winterim / Graham Lindsey / Hell Under The Skullbones / 2:29
I Just Want To Be Alone / Claude Grey / The Johnny Cash Show – March 14, 1961 / 3:00
Conan / North Mississippi Allstars / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:26
Didn’t It Rain / Sister Rosetta Tharpe / The Gospel Of The Blues / 2:35
The House Is A Rockin’ / Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:18
Hundred Dollar Bill / Split Lip Rayfield / Should Have Seen It Coming / 2:21
Your Love Made A U-Turn / Tift Merritt / Tambourine / 2:35
It’s A Man Down There / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 3:17
Bastards Of Young / The Replacements / Tim / 3:38
Foggy Blossom / The Gourds / Cow Fish Fowl Or Pig / 3:44
Comes A Time / Neil Young / Neil Young Greatest Hits / 3:08
Believe Me / Jake Brennan And The Confidence Men / Love And Bombs / 3:22
Desperate Times / Old 97’s / Hitchhike to Rhome / 3:49
Hard to Handle / Toots Hibbert / Oxford American 2001 / 3:00
Point Breeze / Marah / Kids in Philly / 2:14
My Mind Is Ramblin’ / The Black Keys / Sunday Nights / 6:51
Homework / Peter Wolf / Sleepless / 2:39

Archive:

Ghost Of Travelin’ Jones / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:09
Down & Out / Randy Rogers / Rollercoaster / 4:04
Bein’ Alone / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 3:01
Broken Hearts And Auto Parts / Kevn Kinney / Broken Hearts And Auto Parts / 5:17
Unforgiven / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 3:00
Deja Varoom / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 2:27
Flame On / The Iguanas / Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart / 4:03
You Think You’re Hot Stuff / Jean Knight / Stax 1968-1971 #9 / 2:29
It’s Not My Cross To Bear / The Allman Brothers Band / Beginnings / 4:57
Taking The Midnight Train / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 4:35
San Jose / The Mavericks / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:35
Somebrightmorninblues / Peter Case / Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John / 3:44
Not The Heartless Kind / Amy Speace / Songs For Bright Street / 4:03
Never Walk Out On You / Mitch Mitchell-Gene King / Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label / 3:20
Wrong To Love You / Chris Isaak / Heart Shaped World / 4:20
Roller Derby Queen / Jim Croce / Greatest Hits / 3:29
The Last Thing On My Mind / Kelly Hogan & Scott Ligon / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 1) / 3:08
Big Boned Gal / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 3:09
634-5789 / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 2:59
The Gravedigger (Radio Edit) / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 5:08
Meat Off the Bone / The Gourds / Bolsa De Agua / 3:48
Commotion / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:43
If You Want Me To / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:33
Mamma’s Favorite / Guy Forsyth / Love Songs: For And Against / 4:05
Out Of This World / Loudon Wainwright III / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 4:02
Gimmeakiss / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:14
Freedom For The Stallion / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 2:58
Hey Bartender / Koko Taylor / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:51
A Living Hell / The Bottle Rockets / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 3:43
Hard WAY TO FALL*written By Ryan Adams / A Brokeheart Pro / The Kitten Next Door / 4:15
Curtain Calls / Old 97’s / Too Far To Care / 4:19
The Girl That I Ain’t Got / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 2:51
Letting You Go / Tom Petty / Hard Promises / 3:25
A Restless Wind / Billy Joe Shaver / Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver 1973-1987 / 2:23
Give Me Flowers While I’m Living / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 2:15
West Texas Highway / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 1) / 3:33
Brotherhood / Del Castillo / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 2) / 4:32
Sugar Bee / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:19
The Nickel / Mike Reno Harrell / Known On The Underground / 5:24
The Needle Has Landed / Neko Case / Fox Confessor Brings The Flood / 3:46
The Heart You Left Behind / The Flatlanders / More A Legend Than A Band / 2:22
Heart Of Gold / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 3:44
Mama Told Me (Not To Come) / Three Dog Night / The Best Of Three Dog Night / 3:20
Sky Blue Sky / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 3:24
A Blessing And A Curse / Drive-By Truckers / A Blessing And A Curse / 5:31
The Handwriting is On the Wall / Ann Peebles / Brand New Classics / 4:15
Ride That Train / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 3:27
The Mercenary Song (3:01) / Cory Morrow / The Cory Morrow Band / 3:01
The Waiting / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Greatest Hits / 3:59
I’ll Take You There / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:49
Something Went Right / George Soule / Take A Ride / 3:24
Papa Mojo / Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos / Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse / 5:39
Georgia On My Mind / Ray Charles / Anthology / 3:41
Why Don’t We Try Anymore / The Knitters / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 3:53
Time To Move On / Jon Shain / Army Jacket Winter / 2:43
Settled Down Like Rain / The Jayhawks / Hollywood Town Hall / 3:01
Good Ol’ Boy (Gettin’ Tough) / Steve Earle / Guitar Town [Bonus Track] / 4:00
This Used To Be A Town / Pete Berwick / Ain’t No Train Outta Nashville / 3:04
Jesus Will Help Me / Gospel Comforters / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / 3:01
I’m Leaving / Fiery Furnaces / Sunday Nights / 3:50

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Bar of Gold by Arty Hill and The Long Gone Daddys

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It doesn’t get much more honky tonk than Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys, but what sets them is a part is their infectious good mood even on those twangy tear jerkers. And as the title of their CD suggests, this is Saturday night corner of the bar music at its best. Highlights include “Tore Up Junction,” “A Wreck Of A Man,” “Bar Of Gold,” and especially, “Don’t Take It Out On Tina.”

Roamin’ And Ramblin’ by Honeyboy Edwards

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Honeyboy Edwards is one of the last pre-World War II Blues musicians and one of the last living links to Robert Johnson. But he’s a legend in his own right and this collection of his duet and small group recordings shows that his style and approach to the blues is the very definition of delta blues. Highlights from this CD include “Crawling Kingsnake,” “I Was In New Orleans Last Night,” and “Low Down Dog.”

Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection

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A showcase of talent from the Red House Records stable of artists proving once and for all the label’s knack for bring out the best in acoustic/singer-songwriter artists. Highlights include Ray Bonneville’s “I Am The Big Easy,” “Blazing Out Of Sight” by Storyhill, and “Late Breaking News” by Jorma Kaukonen and “Hideaway Girl” by Jimmy LaFave.

Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino

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A few weeks ago I posted a review of the recent Johnny Cash Tribute CD, Dressed In Black, in which I priased the various artists on the CD for their attempts at covering the Johnny Cash songs in a style very similar to the way he would have covered the songs. But on Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino, you can still here the New Orleans based Rythm and Blues in many of the songs while at the same time hearing the artists bring their own style and perspective. The most striking example of this is the opening track of the CD in which John Lennon covers “Ain’t That A Shame” and a very heavy, almost helter-skelterish style and it works. Which leads me to the second observation about this CD, which is that it shows you just how well Fats Domino songs hold up through the decades. There’s so many good covers on the CD I hesitate to pick favorites, but definitely start with John Lennon’s cover of “Ain’t That A Shame,” then move on to Elton John’s cover of “BluberrytHill,” Paul McCartney’s cover of “I Want To Walk You Home,” Art Neville’s cover of “Please Don’t Leave Me,” Randy Newman’s cover of “Blue Monday,” Lucinda Williams’ cover of “Honey Chile,” Willie Nelson’s cover of “I Hear You Knockin’,” and Irma Thomas’ cover of “I Just Can’t Get New Orleans Off My Mind.”

Blast From The Past by The Border Blasters

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Feb 182008
 


“Border Blasters” are licensed radio stations that blast their signal into another country. In this case, the blastings coming from a bygone era of border music, Texas swing and all kinds of good roots music from the Austin area. They hit a lot of bases on this CD demonstratign a music richness and versatility that you don’t usually get from your run-of-the-mill bar band.

It’s hard to pick favorites on this disk, but I’d say “Got To Be With You Tonight,” and “Object Of My Affection” are songs not to be missed.

Taproot Radio News #146

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Rotation #146 – February 18, 2008
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Howdy,

This week was the week for catching up on releases from last year that I missed and boy am I glad I did. Just when I think I’m completely done with rock, along comes a band that renews my faith in it. This time it’s the Ike Reilly Assassination. The other great CD that I’m belatedly getting into rotation is the Jesse Sykes’s Like, Love, Lust and the Open Halls of the Soul, whom I’ll just summarize by saying she’s the Kate Bush of the indie folks scene. Also added Levon Helm’s CD, Dirt Farmer, which I enjoyed but I kept thinking to myself i’d much rather be listening to Malcolm Holcombe instead.

Had a big oops this week on the web cast. Accidently included a song that had a bad word in it. And I mean a Really Bad Word. I pulled it off the air as soon as I found out. But hopefully no one got bent out of shape over it. Live and learn.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

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It’s All Right To Die” by Ike Reilly Assassination

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8 More Days Till The 4th Of July / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 2:45
When Irish Eyes Are Burning / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 3:50
Valentines Day In Juarez / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 4:37
Fish Plant Uprising / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 3:04
Broken Parakeet Blues / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 4:13
Let’s Get Friendly / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 2:44

False Hearted Lover Blues / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 3:30
Little Birds / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 4:42
The Girl I Left Behind / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 3:36
Calvary / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 4:53
Feelin’ Good / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 3:31

You Might Walk Away / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 2:49
The Air Is Thin / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 4:20
How Will We Know? / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 5:24
Station Grey / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 5:04
I Like The Sound / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 3:51

Just One Kiss / Catfish Honeymoon / Keeper / 3:31
All I Want Is Enough / Catfish Honeymoon / Keeper / 3:14
End Of The Line / Catfish Honeymoon / Keeper / 3:06
In The Morning / Catfish Honeymoon / Keeper / 3:57
One Last Goodbye / Catfish Honeymoon / Keeper / 4:23

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

I Like The Sound / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 3:51
False Hearted Lover Blues / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 3:30
8 More Days Till The 4th Of July / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 2:45
Seeds Of Night / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 5:00
The World’s Been Beating You Down / Dave Insley / West West Texas Wine / 3:56
Busted Sympathy / Sara Cox / Crowded Is The New Lonely / 3:15
Home Field Advantage / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 5:01
Angels Of Destruction / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 3:16
Evelyn / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 3:29
If This Ain’t Love (Don’t Know What Is) / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 3:29
Rainy Night In Georgia / Tony Joe White / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 3:18
Steel Pony / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 3:55
Get Rhythm / Reverend Horton Heat / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:29
Goin’ By Feel / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 3:51
Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:33
In My Mind I Was Talkin’ To Loretta / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 3:55
Country Or / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 2:34
The Magician / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 4:20
SSA / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:38
Hard Times / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:38
Nobody’s Baby / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:28
Heavy Load / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 3:29
I Don’t Know You (But I Don’t Like You) / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:02
No Big Deal / 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
Kicks In The Sun / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:48
Too Much Time / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:53
Low Tolerance For High Maintenance / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:42
Fight Fire / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:10
Gape & Shudder / Two Cow Garage / Three / 2:18

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Dancing On Our Graves / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 3:24
What’s Left Of Your Man / Dave Insley / West West Texas Wine / 2:46
Be My Man / Sara Cox / Crowded Is The New Lonely / 2:43
Wild West Love Song / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 3:24
Goin’ Downtown / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:51
No One’s Gonna Love You / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 6:06
Cruel / Calexico / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 3:47
What Are You Hungry For? / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 3:32
There You Go / Chuck Mead / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:19
Reckless Feeling / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 3:30
The Devil Never Sleeps / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 2:07
West Monroe / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 5:39
Empty / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:15
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
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
Here Tomorrow Gone Today / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 3:28
The Last Time / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 2:59
Needed You Tonight / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 2:46
No Big Deal / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 3:30
If You Catch Me Stealing / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 4:09
Get It Off Your Mind / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 3:00
How Will You Shine / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 5:12
Diamonds To Dust / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 3:26
Oh, Girl / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:04
On Faith Alone / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:00
Walken / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:28

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Walk Of Shame (Live) / Grant Langston / Live In Bakersfield / 3:17
The Story Of Johnny Walker / The High & Mighties / Mighty High / 4:48
Just One Kiss / Catfish Honeymoon / Keeper / 3:31
Rabbit / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 3:14
His Eye Is On The Sparrow / Jessi Colter / Out Of The Ashes / 3:58
When I Drink I Cheat / Honky Tonk Disciples / Kickin’ Up Dust / 2:42
Catalina / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 5:00
Wicked Man / Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama / There Will Be A Light / 3:33
Knee Deep In The Blues (Originally Unissued) / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 1:56
The Chokin’ Kind / Joe Simon / Night Train to Nashville (Disc 2) / 2:43

Backfill:

Ghosts Of Hallelujah / The Gourds / Ghosts Of Hallelujah / 3:58
Black Hearted Woman / The Allman Brothers Band / Beginnings / 5:18
Even The Dogs / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:48
Long Time To Forget / George Jones & Roger Miller / The Johnny Cash Show – March 14, 1961 / 2:36
This Town / Marah / Kids in Philly / 3:48
Dream Away The Blues / Greg Trooper / Make It Through This World / 4:09
Tear Stained Eye / Son Volt / Trace / 4:21
Funky Freeze / Bobby Soul / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:43
Mr. Record Man / Willie Nelson / Willie And Family Live – # 2 / 2:02
Oquajane / Mercury Dime / Baffled Ghosts / 3:53
Eat Steak / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 2:31
Follow Me So – Glory Fountain / Glory Fountain / Revival: Brunswick Stew & Pig Pickin’ / 3:00
Wife Beater / Drive-By Truckers / Gangstabilly / 3:34
I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 11:07
We Are The Maurauders / Brian Setzer / 13 [Bonus Track] / 2:29
I’ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues / Doc Cheatham & Nicholas Payton / Oxford American 2001 / 3:21
Goin’ Down The Road / James Mathus & His Knockdown Society / Songs For Rosetta / 3:16
Square One / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:26
I Know Him Too / Tift Merritt / Bramble Rose / 3:53
Rockabilly Fever (with Dave Alvin) / Wanda Jackson / Heart Trouble / 3:59

Archive:

I’ll Run Your Hurt Away / Ruby Johnson / I’ll Run Your Hurt Away / 3:08
Lean Out Yr Window / John Doe / A Year In The Wilderness / 2:31
Washington Blues / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 3:38
Someone Like You / Kelly Hogan & The Rock*a*Teens / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 3:07
Why Don’t We Try Anymore / The Knitters / Poor Little Knitter On The Road / 3:53
Hello Love / The Be Good Tanyas / Hello Love / 4:22
One Day At A Time / The Flatlanders / More A Legend Than A Band / 3:45
Deja Varoom / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 2:27
Busy Not Cryin’ / Robbie Fulks / Revenge / 3:16
When I Sing The Blues / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:30
See Her Again / The Brass Uncle Band / Three Mobtown Gallons / 3:01
Tears Of Gold / Ryan Adams / Easy Tiger / 2:55
Into The Dark / Ben Lee / New Music From New West / 2:47
Walt Whitman Bridge / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:06
The Time of the Preacher / Johnny Cash / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 3:43
These Tears / Reckless Kelly / Wicked Twisted Road / 2:43
Kingsnake Crawl / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 4:28
Gone To Bed / Riptones / Buckshot / 2:50
West Monroe / Pieta Brown / Remember The Sun / 5:39
Louisian’ / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:59
Heap Of People / Dee Brown / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 4:34
Down Into Mexico / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:35
Jebediah Wilcox / Johnson County / Johnson County / 4:21
If You Gotta Go, Go Now / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 3:38
Up On Cripple Creek / The Band / Greatest Hits / 4:32
Sweet Southern Soul / Liz Melendez Band / Sweet Southern Soul / 4:11
Madalyn’s Bones / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 3:33
A Woman / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 3:00
Pretty Disaster / Dead Rock West / Honey And Salt / 3:39
Burn Down This Town / Rosanne Cash / Black Cadillac / 3:11
Burning House of Love / Knitters / The Modern Sounds of … The Knitters / 3:42
The Lonesome River / Ralph Stanley & Bob Dylan / Oxford American 2001 / 3:04
Double Line / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:03
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 / Jessi Colter / Out Of The Ashes / 4:28
What If I Showed Up At Your Door / Joe Swank and the Mule Skinner Band / Cowpunk! / 4:16
I’m In Love With You / Jack Oblivian / Sunday Nights / 2:20
Love Loss Hope Repeat / Carbon Leaf / Love, Loss, Hope, Repeat / 4:19
A Heart Don’t Need Eyes / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 2:43
Illegal Smile / John Prine / John Prine / 3:13
Crowded In The Wings / The Jayhawks / Hollywood Town Hall / 4:53
Castles In The Air / Don McLean / The Best Of Don McLean / 3:43
Up On Cripple Creek / Gomez / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 4:38
Breakdown / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Greatest Hits / 2:43
Farther Up The Road / Bobby “Blue” Bland / Greatest Blues Of All Times Vol 3 / 2:59
Lungs / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 1) / 2:18
Piss & Moan Blues / The Gourds / Dem’s Good Beeble / 3:16
Struggle / The Weary Boys / The Weary Boys / 1:49
Stage Fright / Steve Reynolds / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 3:45
Blue Hotel / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 3:31
Heaven Only Knows / Jim Armstrong / Mudtown / 4:28
She’s Just That Kind of Girl / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:07
Walk Away / Ann Peebles / Brand New Classics / 5:08
High Fidelity / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 2:29
If I Ever Saw A Good Thing / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:22
Blues Before Sunrise / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:44
Self Service / The New Bloods / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:50
Girls Talk / Dave Edmunds / Repeat When Necessary / 3:29
Older Guys / The Flying Burrito Brothers / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 1) / 2:31
Who You Be / Bobby Sichran / Peddler In Babylon / 2:32
Nothing But The Wheel / Peter Wolf / Sleepless / 4:35
Early One Morning / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:50
Bramble Rose / Tift Merritt / Bramble Rose / 4:30
Moonlight / Old 97’s / Drag It Up / 3:40

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Keeper from Catfish Honeymoon

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Feb 152008
 


I had expected a celebration of trailer park trash kinda like Southern Culture On The Skids, and there is some of that on Catfish Honeymoon’s CD, Keeper, but there’s also a fair amount of good natured, almost hippie like positive vibes like you’d hear on a Donna The Buffalo CD. Getting both vibes to work on one CD is a tall order but these folks manage it pretty well. Highlights for me are “Just One Kiss,” “All I Want Is Enough,” “End Of The Line,” “In The Morning,” and “One Last Goodbye”