Beauty Of A Heart by The Coming Grass

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Mar 302008
 


The Coming Grass CD, Beauty of a Heart, is equal parts alt.country, blues-rock, and world-worn wisdom. Highlights for me included “Don’t Be Wasting My Time,” “Exploding Home,” “Work It Out,” “Sugar,” and “Reality Gap.”

The U-Liners

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Mar 302008
 


The U-Liners are a roots band whose debut, self-titled CD mostly a collection of covers from a wide variety of voices in the folk and alt.country scene such as Woodie Guthrie, Gillian Welch, the Grateful Dead, and Dave Alvin. But they include several original songs that fit right into the vibe of the rest of the CD, making for a very pleasant music experience. Highlights for me included the U-Liners original “Three Weeks To Vegas,” a cover of Allen Toussaint’s “I’ll Take A Melody,” Cindy Walker’s “Blue Canadian Rockies,” Dave Alvin’s “Out In California,” and The Greatful Dead’s “Brown Eyed Woman.”

Medicine Man by Dan Janisch

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Mar 302008
 


On his CD, Medicine Man, Dan Janisch reminds me of a modern day Jim Croce, which is to say he’s great at writing foot tapping ballads about quirky common-man people in a good natured happy-go-lucky way. Highlights for me include, “Medicine Man,” “Sweet and Simple,” “Longway,” and especially “Sayonara Chinatown.”

Translated From Love by Kelly Willis

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Mar 302008
 


While listening to the first few tracks of Kelly Willis’ CD, Tranlsated From Love, I thought to myself, “Nice voice, where’s the ooomph?” It just struck me as a very well controlled, well executed set of pop country tunes. But sometimes artists don’t reveal their entire hand on the first track and the songs build from one into the other and I think this is exactly the case on Translated From Love, by the time I got to listed to “The More That I’m Around You,” “Success,” and “Stone’s Throw Away,” I was sold on the fact that not only does Willis sing well, she uses it as an instrument to deliver an emotional punch.

Taproot Radio News #150

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Mar 292008
 

Rotation #150 – March 31, 2008
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Howdy,

AsI mentioned last week, I’ve recently bought a CD called Elvis At The Hayride which has Presley’s first Radio Performane ever. It’s very interesting to hear the announcer talk baout how people were looking for something new in country and folk music and Elvis’ “rockabilly” sound “might just be it.” It makes you realize how the new springs from the old. There weren’t any rock and roll shows on the radio because there was no rock and roll. So the artists that were deeloping their new sound had to do so in the venues of the existing country music shows like the Louisiana Hay Ride show. Anyway, check out the recoridng of Elvis singing “That’s All Right Mama.” It really does have what we would not call a rockabilly sound which, I think, sort of disappeared as he became more and more of a star.

OK I’m late to the party on this one, but this week I added the Plant/Krauss CD to rotation. I don’t know why but I had an very negative initial impression of Alison Krauss many years ago but she’s slowly been winning me over and this CD sorta seals it for me. It’s a verysmooth relaxed CD with beautiful singing from Kruass though not as much fiddle as I would have liked. Robert Plant does a very good job of not stealing the show. He’s restrained on the duets. But honestly I have to say that it’s the songs where he leads that the CD really shines.

I finally got my hands on a copy of The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg Vol. 1 this week. This is the guy who brought to the world the immortal lines, “sittin’ on a cornflake/ridin’ on a rollerskate”. The CD did not disappoint. Fantastic soul from that era. The one thing that surprised me about this collection of songs was how many of them were about the Civil Rights movement and at times he comes across much like the Staple Singers, who were very politically active. It makes sense given the time period. But I’d always taken Swamp Dogg to be mostly a party animal kind of guy rather than a consciousness raising kind of guy.

Finally, I have to say that I’m really getting into the new Black Crowes CD, Warpaint. At some level, this CD is just like their others, essentailly blues and soul pumped up to arena rock levels. But Warpaint also shows them branching out with their song writing material into more spirtual paths, more historical directions, but still managing to keep that bluesy hippy rock vibe throughout. This CDis going to be in rotation for a good long while.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Recent Adds:

Rich Woman / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 4:05
Killing The Blues / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 4:17
Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 3:25
Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 3:34
Through The Morning, Through The Night / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 4:03
Trampled Rose / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 5:34
Fortune Teller / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 4:32
Stick With Me Baby / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 2:51
Nothin’ / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 5:35
Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 4:02

That’s All Right Mama (10/16/1954 12:00:00 AM) / Elvis Presley / Elvis At the Hayride / 1:54
Blue Moon Of Kentucky (10/16/1954 12:00:00 AM) / Elvis Presley / Elvis At the Hayride / 2:31
I Got A Woman (4/9/1955 12:00:00 AM) / Elvis Presley / Elvis At the Hayride / 2:26
Maybelline (8/20/1955 12:00:00 AM) / Elvis Presley / Elvis At the Hayride / 2:21
Hound Dog (12/15/1956 12:00:00 AM) / Elvis Presley / Elvis At the Hayride / 4:04

Goodbye Daughters Of The Revolution / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 5:03
Walk Believer Walk / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:39
Evergreen / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:20
Wee Who See The Deep / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:50
Locust Street / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:14
Wounded Bird / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:23
God’s Got It / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 3:22
Whoa Mule / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 5:45

Total Destruction to Your Mind / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 3:25
Redneck / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 2:50
If I Die Tomorrow (I’ve Lived Tonight) / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 2:51
I Was Born Blue / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 3:02
Sal-A-Faster / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 2:38
These Are Not My People / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 2:38
Everything You’ll Ever Need / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 2:48
Mama’s Baby, Daddy’s Maybe / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 4:09
Creeping Away / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 2:52
She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 3:00
Do Our Thing Together / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 3:58

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Goodbye Daughters Of The Revolution / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 5:03
Rich Woman / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 4:05
Roses Are Black / Austin Collins / Roses Are Black / 5:02
Don’t Take It Out On Tina / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 3:42
Crawling Kingsnake / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 3:06
It’s Home Everywhere I Go / Cliftf Eberhardt / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:28
Blueberry Hill / Elton John / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:17
Accordion Shuffle / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:23
You Might Walk Away / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 2:49
Feelin’ Good / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 3:31
Fish Plant Uprising / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 3:04
Seeds Of Night / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 5:00
Waiting Where She Hides / Dave Insley / West West Texas Wine / 3:30
Busted Sympathy / Sara Cox / Crowded Is The New Lonely / 3:15
Checkout Time In Vegas / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 2:42
Wild West Love Song / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 3:24
From Lovin’ You / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:39
Holdin’ On / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 3:37
Who Divided / Joan Osborne / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 4:10
Steel Pony / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 3:55
Folsom Prison Blues / James Intveld / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 3:09
What Katy Did / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 3:30
Boy With A Coin / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:06
You Hurt My Pride / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 2:19
SSA / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:38
Bread And Water / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:09
Keep On Looking / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:50
Flavor Of The Tongue / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 4:14
Still Water Runs The Deepest / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / Last Of The Breed [Disc 2] / 2:40
Chest Fever / Widespread Panic / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 6:34

DJ/Promo Tracks:

One Last Goodbye / Catfish Honeymoon / Keeper / 4:23
Little White Mustang / Emily Riesen / Stepping Out / 3:18
Whose Army / Tom Bolton / When I Cross The River / 4:30
Better Chance / Darlene Marie McCoy / I Can’t Stop Loving You Today / 3:22
Kalgoorlie Mine / Richard Leschen / Black Horses / 3:00
It Tears Me Up / Mike Mattison / Soul Summit / 4:35
Jimmy Stu / Kent McDaniel / About Time / 2:30
Pretend Love / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 3:59
Mr. Big Stuff / Jean Knight / Stax 1968-1971 #7 / 2:34
He Is A Tejano / The Texas Tornados / Zone Of Our Own / 3:29

Singles:

That’s All Right Mama (10/16/1954 12:00:00 AM) / Elvis Presley / Elvis At the Hayride / 1:54
Do 4 U / The Gourds / Blood Of The Ram / 3:54
Front Porch / Donna The Buffalo / Positive Friction / 3:47
They Don’t Like Me / Lyle Lovett / I Love Everybody / 2:35
Wish You’d Come Home / Dumas King / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / 2:34
What Was It You Wanted / Willie Nelson / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 5:47
Bloomington / Old 97’s / Drag It Up / 3:28
Out Of The Rain-(w Waylon Jennings & Joe White) / Jessi Colter / Out Of The Ashes / 4:48
Never Be Your Darling / The Backsliders / Southern Lines / 4:41
Saved / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 3:35
Won’t Be Home / Old 97’s / New Music From New West / 4:47
Knee Deep In The Blues (Originally Unissued) / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 1:56
What Would It Take / Delta Rhythm Boys / Oxford American 2001 / 2:55
Redneck / Swamp Dogg / The Excellent Sides of Swamp Dogg, Vol. 1 / 2:50
Stick To Me / Graham Parker & The Rumour / Graham Parker Ultimate Collection / 3:29
It Was A Lie / Bobby Moore and The Formosts / Deep Soul Treasures 2 / 2:24
Welcome Back To The Blues / PK Dwyer / Healed / 2:38
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight / Bob Dylan / The Essential Bob Dylan / 2:40
This Mornin’ I Am Born Again / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Delirium Tremolos / 3:00
Mrs. Leroy Brown / Loretta Lynn / Van Lear Rose / 3:39

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Witching Hour / Austin Collins / Roses Are Black / 3:21
Bar Of GOld / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 3:47
Low Down Dog / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 1:43
It Takes Love To Make A Home / Guy Davis / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 5:14
Goin’ Home / B.B. King with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:17
Sunset On The Rio Grande / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:26
Object Of My Affection / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:22
Calvary / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 4:53
8 More Days Till The 4th Of July / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 2:45
New Monuments / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 3:52
Ole What’s Her Name / Dave Insley / West West Texas Wine / 3:07
Be My Man / Sara Cox / Crowded Is The New Lonely / 2:43
A Ghost To Most / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 4:41
Songbirdz / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 3:07
The Shade / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:37
A Perfect Kind Of Love / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 4:01
Life Short Call Now / Bruce Cockburn / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 5:04
Locomotive / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 4:29
Luther Played The Boogie / Redd Volkaert / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:17
Crow John / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 4:02
Wolves (Song Of The Shepherd’s Dog) / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:57
Mom Always Liked You Best / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:01
Hurricanes And Hand Grenades / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:12
Havana Hurricane Warning / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:59
The Other Side / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 2:11
Something’s Changed / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:57
Some Kind Of User / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:18
High Rollin’ Gambler / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 2:43
Heart Of Matters / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 4:31
Up In Indiana [Acoustic] / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:35

Archive:

At Last / Etta James / Gold / 3:01
(When Things Go Wrong) It Hurts Me Too / Ted Parrish / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 1) / 2:29
Magnolia Mountain / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 5:53
Ring Of Fire / Billy Burnette / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 3:49
Postcard From Kentucky / Rocky Votolato / The Brag & Cuss / 2:56
Land Of A 1000 Dances / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 2:26
Slow Down / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:23
Pretty Saro / Cass Wallin / Dark Holler: Old Love Songs And Ballads / 3:00
Heartless / John Doe / Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet / 2:29
Stick On You / Otis Taylor / White African / 3:31
Special 20 / Tim Easton / New West Records 1 / 4:12
Won’t You Give Him (One More Chance) / Solomon Burke / If You Need Me – Rock ‘n’ Soul / 2:33
They Call It Love / Bettye LaVette / The Scene Of The Crime / 3:58
Me Me Me / The Mountain Firework Company / A Rough Guide To Feeling Rough / 2:47
From the Skyline of a Great Big Town / Marah / Kids in Philly / 3:32
Like The Way She Moves / Chris Isaak / Speak Of The Devil / 2:50
Shakin’ The Blues (With Waylon Jennings) / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 5:19
Snakedancing With Jenna Lee / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 5:14
Gathering Flowers [aka “Gathering Flowers from the Hillside”] / Dillard Chandler / Dark Holler: Old Love Songs And Ballads / 1:26
Workin’ On Me Baby / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 3:52
Winterim / Graham Lindsey / Hell Under The Skullbones / 2:29
Your Memory, Me, And The Blues / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:05
Since You Been Gone / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 5:59
What Kind Of Fool Am I? / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 3:12
Kind Woman / Richie Furay / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 1) / 4:35
Give My Love To Rose / Johnny Cash / The Legend Of Johnny Cash / 2:42
Epitaph / Two Cow Garage / Three / 2:58
Chaos Streams / Son Volt / Okemah And The Melody Of Riot / 3:53
I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 11:07
Sanguine / The Avett Brothers / The Gleam / 3:34
Riding With The King / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 4:19
Real Live Bleeding Fingers And Broken Guitar Strings / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 2] / 4:58
Put On Your Red Dress / Captain Luke and Cool John / Outsider Lounge Music / 3:52
Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alrightt / Eric Clapton / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 6:10
A Satisfied Mind / The International Submarine Band / Safe At Home / 2:31
Look Out Dog, Slow Down Train / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:16
Bacon Fat / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:26
Prison Blues / Sol / Volume: Blue / 3:23
Standing On The Corner / Michael Liggins / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg / 2:19
Bloody Mary Morning / Willie Nelson / Willie And Family Live – # 2 / 3:33
Jebediah Wilcox / Johnson County / Johnson County / 4:21
Behind The Door / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 2:58
Somethin’ In The Water / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Pandelirium / 2:49
With Me / Arlington Priest / The Memory Of Your Company / 3:48
To Get Back Home / Chris Knight / Enough Rope / 3:42
Cryin’ Shame / Lyle Lovett / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / 2:30
Burn / Charlie Sexton / Cruel And Gentle Things / 4:14
Workingman’s Blues #2 / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 6:07
Fixin’ To Fall / Robbie Fulks / Revenge / 2:55
Back To Hell In A Greyhound / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 2:43
Things That Disappear / Rhett Miller / The Instigator / 3:24
Mercy Mercy / Devon Allman’s Honeytribe / Torch / 2:45
Pick & Roll / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:43
Hole in the Ground / Iggy Yoakam And His Famous Pogo Ponies / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of Insurgent Chicago Country / 4:14
I Never Cried / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 3:25
What Are You Doin’ In My Life? / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Damn The Torpedoes / 3:27
Bad Reputation / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 2:24
Louisian’ / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 2:59
Dark Hair’d Rider / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 1:52
Glasgow Girl / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider / 4:43

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Taproot Radio News #149

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Mar 242008
 

Rotation #149 – March 24, 2008
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Howdy,

I spent Easter wekeend with the parental units and we got into this really interesting discussion about the WNOE show, Louisiana Hayride and all the famous people, including Hank Williams that got their break on that show. The surprising thing to me was to discover from my parents that Elvis’ first radio appearance ever was on Louisiana Hayride. I tracked down a few sound clips from that performance but am looking for a better one to include in a future show. From what little I’ve heard so far, his first performance was “That’s All Right” and it sounds very rockabilly to my ears. And the ‘rents stressed that you have to remember that most people had never heard anything like that before. Anyway, I was hoping to track down a good sound clip in time for this week’s rotation, but looks like it will have to be next week.

Some excellent soul covers going into rotation this week from Susan Tedschi and Mike Mattison.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Recent Adds:

Bed Monkey / Richard Leschen / Black Horses / 5:55
Kalgoorlie Mine / Richard Leschen / Black Horses / 3:00
Poppies & Thieves / Richard Leschen / Black Horses / 3:21
Black Horses / Richard Leschen / Black Horses / 4:51

Cold Snap / Mike Mattison / Soul Summit / 4:43
It’s Raining / Susan Tedeschi / Soul Summit / 5:06
It Tears Me Up / Mike Mattison / Soul Summit / 4:35
Son Of A Preacherman / Susan Tedeschi / Soul Summit / 3:38
What A Man / Maysa / Soul Summit / 5:28

The Time Awaited / Kent McDaniel / About Time / 2:48
Jimmy Stu / Kent McDaniel / About Time / 2:30
Love Is Cool Water / Kent McDaniel / About Time / 3:20
If You Need Somebody / Kent McDaniel / About Time / 2:48

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Witching Hour / Austin Collins / Roses Are Black / 3:21
Bar Of GOld / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 3:47
Low Down Dog / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 1:43
It Takes Love To Make A Home / Guy Davis / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 5:14
Goin’ Home / B.B. King with Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:17
Sunset On The Rio Grande / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:26
Object Of My Affection / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:22
Calvary / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 4:53
8 More Days Till The 4th Of July / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 2:45
New Monuments / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 3:52
Ole What’s Her Name / Dave Insley / West West Texas Wine / 3:07
Be My Man / Sara Cox / Crowded Is The New Lonely / 2:43
A Ghost To Most / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 4:41
Songbirdz / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 3:07
The Shade / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:37
A Perfect Kind Of Love / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 4:01
Life Short Call Now / Bruce Cockburn / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 5:04
Locomotive / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 4:29
Luther Played The Boogie / Redd Volkaert / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:17
Crow John / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 4:02
Wolves (Song Of The Shepherd’s Dog) / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:57
Mom Always Liked You Best / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 4:01
Hurricanes And Hand Grenades / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 5:12
Havana Hurricane Warning / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:59
The Other Side / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 2:11
Something’s Changed / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:57
Some Kind Of User / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:18
High Rollin’ Gambler / Malcolm Holcombe / Wager / 2:43
Heart Of Matters / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 4:31
Up In Indiana [Acoustic] / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 4:35

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

When Irish Eyes Are Burning / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 3:50
A Wreck Of A Man / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 2:49
I Was In New Orleans Last Night / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 3:05
Late Breaking News / Jorma Kaukonen / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:03
I’m Walkin’ / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:47
Got To Be With You Tonight / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:01
I Like The Sound / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 3:51
The Girl I Left Behind / Levon Helm / Dirt Farmer / 3:36
Cold Eye / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 3:27
Drinking For Two / Dave Insley / West West Texas Wine / 3:37
The Fog / Sara Cox / Crowded Is The New Lonely / 4:34
Goode’s Field Road / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 5:28
Old Time Tickin’ Away / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 2:38
Cynthia Margaret / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:48
Keep Reachin’ Up / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 3:24
My Way / Los Lonely Boys / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 4:43
Shake ‘ Em On Down (OMB) / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 4:08
Ring Of Fire / Billy Burnette / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 3:49
Shy Star / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 4:05
Lovesong Of The Buzzard / Iron & Wine / The Shepherd’s Dog / 4:26
I Never Cried / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 3:25
Grown / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 3:47
Red Red Rain / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 4:16
Southside Of Heaven / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 6:19
Let Them Knock / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 4:30
If You Want Me To / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:33
The Alley Song / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 3:12
Rich Man’s World / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:55
Oh, Miss Lulie Gal / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 1:31
Out On The Vine / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:34

DJ/Promo Tracks:

In The Morning / Catfish Honeymoon / Keeper / 3:57
My Heart’s In St. Louis / Emily Riesen / Stepping Out / 4:52
Jolene (Dolly Parton) / Paul Zunno / Paul Zunno – Solo Acoustic / 2:27
Dancing On Daddy’s Shoes / Darlene Marie McCoy / I Can’t Stop Loving You Today / 3:36
Bed Monkey / Richard Leschen / Black Horses / 5:55
What A Man / Maysa / Soul Summit / 5:28
The Time Awaited / Kent McDaniel / About Time / 2:48
Get A Move On / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 3:29
History Of Lies / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Extra Width / 3:43
You Keep Me Hangin’ On / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 4:56

Backfill:

Asie´s Jam / Asie Payton / Worried / 2:27
I Love To Dance / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 4:09
No Such Thing / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Pandelirium / 3:34
Last Fair Deal Gone Down / Crooked Still / Hop High / 4:29
Time Alone With You / Joe Swank and the Mule Skinner Band / Cowpunk! / 2:34
Sweetwater / Tres Chicas / Sweetwater / 3:59
When I Write The Book / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 3:17
New Highway / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 3:14
18 Wheels Of Love / Drive-By Truckers / Gangstabilly / 4:10
Soul Typecast / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Extra Width / 6:07
Diggin’ My Potatoes / James Mathus & His Knockdown Society / Songs For Rosetta / 2:47
He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’ / The Velvelettes / Girl Group Sounds Lost and Found (One Kiss Can Lead to Another) / 2:34
One Little Song / Gillian Welch / Soul Journey / 3:12
Possibility / David Childers / A Good Way To Die / 4:46
I Got You (I Feel Good) / James Brown / The Best Of James Brown / 2:49
My Baby In The Sunshine / South Austin Jug Band / South Austin Jug Band / 3:14
Turn Around Honey / Dexter Romweber / Blues That Defy My Soul / 2:58
The Life We’ll Fake / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 3:39
Track 11 / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 4:44
Misguided Angel / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session / 4:53

Archive:

Behind The Door / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 2:58
Have You Seen Her Face / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 2:22
Ride With The Wind / Big Shanty / Ride With The Wind / 3:28
Bad Moon Rising / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:20
It Was Fun While It Lasted / Billy Joe Shaver / Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver 1973-1987 / 3:41
No Big Deal / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 3:30
Rollers Rip / The Cogburns / Pay Up Sucker / 2:48
After Midnight / Eric Clapton / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton / 2:54
It’s A Bloody Life / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 3:21
Drinking For Two / Dave Insley / West West Texas Wine / 3:37
Mr. Big Stuff / Jean Knight / Stax 1968-1971 #7 / 2:34
Take A Chance On Love / Brian Setzer / 13 [Bonus Track] / 4:02
Mexican Candy / The Iguanas / Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart / 4:39
Banks Of The Brazos / James Hand / The Truth Will Set You Free / 2:06
La Hiedra Venenosa (Poison Ivy) / Los Straitjackets / Rock en Español Vol. One / 3:12
Everybody Has Their Turn / Gatemouth Moore / Royal Blues / 3:25
Radio Operator / Rosanne Cash / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 2) / 3:16
Blindfolded / Deadstring Brothers / Starving Winter Report / 3:43
Back To Me / Kathleen Edwards / Back To Me / 3:31
Intentional Heartache / Dwight Yoakam / Blame The Vain / 4:26
Graveyard Train / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Bayou Country / 8:38
I Like The Sound / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 3:51
Big Sweet Life / Jon Dee Graham / Summerland / 3:17
Slow Down / Deadstring Brothers / Silver Mountain / 4:23
The Demon of White Sadness / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:51
Who Do You Think It Was / Charlie Sohmer / Dying To Have A Good Time / 4:46
Good News Blues / Todd Snider / East Nashville Skyline / 3:14
Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:45
I Shall Be Released / Jack Johnson With Alo / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 4:12
To Get Back Home / Chris Knight / Enough Rope / 3:42
The End Of History / Fionn Regan / The End Of History / 4:39
Action / Son Volt / The Search / 2:48
Close My Eyes / Rodge Martin / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 2:06
South Texas Girl / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / It’s Not Big It’s Large / 6:51
Do I Move You / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 4:39
Iron Out The Rough Spots / Don Covay / Mercy/See-Saw / 2:57
Acadian Driftwood / The Roches / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 6:21
Don’t Ride That Horse / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World / 3:04
Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis) / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session / 4:28
This Old Town (People In This Town) / The Staple Singers / Be Altitude: Respect Yourself / 4:43
Hey Bartender / Koko Taylor / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / 2:51
Shotgun Wedding / Jason Isbel / Sirens Of The Ditch / 3:50
Dead Or Alive (Live) / Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber / The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast 1998 / 2:34
The Only Road / Scott Miller / Citation / 3:35
Nothing Is Wrong / Chris Stamey / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 4:16
California Snow / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 4:01
Tragic / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 3:30
Dusty Boxcar Wall / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:43
Stolen Moments / John Hiatt / Stolen Moments / 4:12
Teach Me About Love / Lyle Lovett / Step Inside This House (Disc 1) / 3:53
And If It’s True / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 2:05
If I Ever Needed Love(I Sure Do Need It Now) / Ruby Johnson / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:24
Keeping Score / The Silos / Come On Like The Fast Lane / 4:53
Le Holiday / Charivari / A Trip To The Holiday Lounge / 3:39
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free / Irma Thomas / After The Rain / 3:03
Conan / North Mississippi Allstars / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:26
For The Good Times / Lloyd Cole & Jill Sobule / The Pilgrim – A Celebration Of Kris Kristofferson / 3:27
Don’t Forget About Me / Barbara Lewis / Girl Group Sounds Lost And Found (One Kiss Can Lead To Another) / 2:35
I Discovered America / Graham Parker / Don’t Tell Columbus / 5:34
Ain’t That A Shame / John Lennon / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:31
I Had To Laugh / Johnny A. / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 3:56
50 Years Too Late / Joey Allcorn / 50 Years Too Late / 2:53

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About Time by Kent McDaniel

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Mar 232008
 

roots music that reminds me of The Kennedys and Jim Croce. A little hippie-dippie but not at the expense of being a good foot tapping time. Fun folk songs. My favorites are “The Time Awaited,” “Jimmy Stu,” “If You Need Somebody,” and especially “Love Is Cool Water.”

Soul Summit produced by Shanachie Entertainment

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Mar 232008
 


This is a recording of the a soul showcase performed at the 2007 Berks Jazz Festival. I’m glad to see this collection of singers and musicians proving that soul music is still as relevant today as it ever has been. Lots of good tracks on this CD but the ones that stood out for me are Maysa cover of “What A Man,” Mike Mattison’s cover of the Spooner Oldham tune, “It Tears Me Up,” Susan Tedeschi’s Cover of “It’s Raining,” Mike Mattison’s cover of the Dan Penn song “Cold Snap,” and Susan Tedeschi covering “Son Of A Precher Man.” I hope we hear more from all of the artists on this compilation.

Black Horses by Richard Leschen

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Mar 232008
 


Think of Richard Leschen as a New Zealand version of James McMurty. His songs on his latest release, Black Horses, are comfortable backporch music best suited for the end of a hard day of work and a cold beer. His easy going vocal style belie a knack for literary detail and story telling that’s way above the typical folk singer. Highlights from Black Horses include the title track, “Poppies and Thieves,” “Kalgoorlie Mine,” and “Bed Monkey.”

Roses Are Black by Austin Collins

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Mar 182008
 


On his latest CD, Roses Are Black, Austin Collins shoes his mastery of the rock and roll ballad, the middle of the night anthem, while keeping just enough of a twang throughout to give you that Americana feel. They often remind me of the best days of Son Volt. Highlights include, “Wedding Hour,” “Roses Are Black,” and “Bridge Street Lullabye.”