Taproot Radio News #154

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Apr 262008
 

Rotation #154 – April 28, 2008
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Howdy,

The long awaited (at least by me anyway) Shelby Lynn tribute to Dusty Springfield, Just a Little Lovin’, is out and was worth the wait. The title track alone is worth the price of a CD. She doesn’t just bring a new appreciation of Dusty Springfield, she transcends Dusty Springfield. Her pure, sweet, feminine voice is perfectly accompanied by clear, subdued arrangements that recall torch singers of yesteryear. We’re going to be hearing a lot from this CD over the next few months on Taproot Radio.

The James McMurty CD, Just Us Kids, is out too. And while I’m diggin’ it, I can’t say that it’s blown me away. But “Bayou Tortous,” “Hurricane Party,” and “You’d A Thought” can be put on repeat and listened to over and over again.

What did blow me away this week was a 2006 CD I received in the mail from Eric Hisaw, called The Crosses. I hear strains of Peter Case, Elvis Costello, and Grateful Dead and he’s a top notch songwriter. “Peggy” and “Take Care of Yourself” and good examples of his songwriting strength. He tells me he has another CD coming out Real Soon Now. I hope so.

Lastly but not leastly, I got a CD from the Brighton, UK based Mountain Firework Company. You won’t find a better back-porch music band than these old-time string players. They write songs that just beg to be sung along with.

Don’t forget to tune in to the live show at WCOM on Monday, 9-11pm EDT.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

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The Eric Hisaw Movie

Recent Adds:

Bayou Tortous / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 4:51
Freeway View / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 3:38
Hurricane Party / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 5:56
Ruby And Carlos / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 6:36
The Governor / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 5:11
You’d A’ Thought / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 5:16

Just A Little Lovin’ / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 5:21
I Only Want To Be With You / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 3:52
Breakfast In Bed / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 3:23
Willie And Laura Mae Jones / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 4:10
I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 4:38

Peggy / Eric Hisaw / The Crosses / 3:20
Borrow / Eric Hisaw / The Crosses / 2:50
Take Care of Yourself / Eric Hisaw / The Crosses / 4:17
Every Sunday / Eric Hisaw / The Crosses / 3:15
Run / Eric Hisaw / The Crosses / 4:29
Right Now / Eric Hisaw / The Crosses / 4:17

Rolling River / The Mountain Firework Company / Samurai / 2:58
Lamp Down Low / The Mountain Firework Company / Samurai / 5:57
Samurai / The Mountain Firework Company / Samurai / 4:14
Sad Stories / The Mountain Firework Company / Samurai / 6:13
Guardian Angel / The Mountain Firework Company / Samurai / 3:52

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Just A Little Lovin’ / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 5:21
Bayou Tortous / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 4:51
Rolling River / The Mountain Firework Company / Samurai / 2:58
Hoy Hoy / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 2:02
Love Me ‘Til Dawn / Eden Brent / Mississippi Number One / 3:26
Goodbye (I’ve Seen It All) / The Wilders / Someone’s Got To Pay / 2:53
Girl Downtown / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 3:28
The Lightning Storm / Flogging Molly / Float / 3:30
Out In California / The U-Liners / The U-Liners / 4:38
Longway / Dan Janisch / Medicine Man / 4:49
Medicine Man / Dan Janisch / Medicine Man / 3:19
Success / Kelly Willis / Translated From Love / 3:45
Wounded Bird / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:23
Through The Morning, Through The Night / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 4:03
Witching Hour / Austin Collins / Roses Are Black / 3:21
Bar Of GOld / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 3:47
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
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
Rocky Road Blues / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:06
I Like The Sound / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 3:51
When Irish Eyes Are Burning / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 3:50
Cold Eye / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 3:27
Checkout Time In Vegas / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 2:42
Old Time Tickin’ Away / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 2:38
Baby Likes A Love Song / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 3:11
Johnny Porter / Papa Mali with The Gospel Silvertones / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 4:20
What Are You Hungry For? / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 3:32
Wreck Of The Old ’97 / Hank Williams III / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:58
Reckless Feeling / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 3:30

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Wisteria / Demolition String Band / Different Kinds Of Love / 3:11
One Thing / Griffin House / (2007) Flying Upside Down / 3:38
You Are My Sunshine / Judy Wright / Judy Wright / 3:59
Speak Plainly, Diana / Joe Pug / Nation of Heat EP / 2:50
Steeple Full Of Swallows / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:52
God’s Gonna Cut You Down / Johnny Cash / American V: A Hundred Highways / 2:39
Chain Of Fools / Clint Black & Pointers Sisters / Rhythm Country & Blues / 3:45
If I Ever Saw A Good Thing / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:22
Well Alright / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 2:27
Goin’ Goin’ Gone / Old 97’s / Wreck Your Life / 3:54

Singles:

Seeds / Abe Reid & The Spikedrivers / Caution: Falling Boogie / 4:26
John Martin / Ben Weaver / Stories Under Nails / 4:20
My Back Pages / Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, George Harrisson / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 4:40
Six Nights And A Day / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 2:51
Softly To The Moon / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 3:55
School Day / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 2:42
Work It Out / Coming Grass / Beauty Of A Heart / 3:41
Can’t Stop A Train / The Derailers / Oxford American 2000 / 3:35
Now You’re Gone / The Detroit Cobras / Baby / 1:50
It Sure Was Fun / Eddie Bradford / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 4-More Power To Ya! / 2:44
Pump It Up / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 3:17
Hound Dog (12/15/1956 12:00:00 AM) / Elvis Presley / Elvis At the Hayride / 4:04
Right Now / Eric Hisaw / The Crosses / 4:17
Cold Bed / The Gourds / Stadium Blitzer / 3:47
Bad Boy Blues / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 2:53
Kokomo / Greg Brown / The Evening Call / 4:54
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 4:30
Circle Back / John Hiatt / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 4:01
Walk Tall / Johnny Bragg / Bullet/Sur-Speed Soul:Music City Blues & Soul 1960’s / 4:14
I Got Stripes / Johnny Cash / The Johnny Cash Show – March 14, 1961 / 1:21
Pyramid Of Tears / Lucinda Williams / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 4:47
So It Goes / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 2:32
Friends Forever / Old 97’s / Drag It Up / 3:09
Back Trail / Otis Blackwell / Searchin / 3:41
Top Of The World / Patty Griffin / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / 5:06
No Longer My Girlfriend / PK Dwyer / Blues Guy Now / 2:22
Blues Pass Me By / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:54
Songs / Slobberbone / New West Records 1 / 2:47
When Was The Last Time / Tres Chicas / Sweetwater / 4:36
Picture In A Frame / Willie Nelson / It Will Always Be / 3:39

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Hoy Hoy / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 2:02
Darkness On The Delta / Eden Brent / Mississippi Number One / 3:21
Happy That Way / The Wilders / Someone’s Got To Pay / 3:20
It’s A Shame / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 3:48
You Won’t Make A Fool Out Of Me / Flogging Molly / Float / 2:43
Blue Canadian Rockies / The U-Liners / The U-Liners / 2:49
Sayonara Chinatown / Dan Janisch / Medicine Man / 4:23
Stone’s Throw Away / Kelly Willis / Translated From Love / 4:18
Wee Who See The Deep / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:50
Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 3:34
8 Dollar Thrills / Austin Collins / Roses Are Black / 3:21
Don’t Take It Out On Tina / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 3:42
I Am The Big Easy / Ray Bonneville / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 4:38
I Want To Walk You Home / Paul McCartney Feat. Allen Toussaint / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:42
Blackout Blues / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:50
How Will We Know? / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 5:24
8 More Days Till The 4th Of July / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 2:45
Dancing On Our Graves / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 3:24
Perfect Timing / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 2:58
Wilderness / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 10:23
Goodtimes / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:45
Stuff That Works / Guy Clark / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 4:01
Locomotive / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 4:29
I’m Gonna Sit On The Porch And Pick On My Old Guitar / Damon Bramblett / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:44
High Horse / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:18
Take It Easy Mama / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 3:03
Put It On Me / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 3:30
Dusty Boxcar Wall / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:43
Fishnet Stocking / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 5:14
Baltimore / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:54

Archive:

Nobody’s Baby / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:28
Get A Little Goner / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 2:43
Bring On, Bring On / The Black Crowes / Three Snakes And One Charm / 3:57
You Made Your Bed / Eddie Bradford / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 1-Tear Stained Soul / 2:23
Hunkerdown / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 2:52
Cry Me One Tear / Grayson Capps / Wail & Ride / 3:10
Talk on Indolence / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 3:40
Si Tu Disais / Calexico / Convict Pool / 3:23
A Woman / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 3:00
You Must Have Me Confused / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 4:04
Queen of Hearts / Dave Edmunds / Repeat When Necessary / 3:22
Can’t Stop A Man In Love / Wilson Pickett / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers / 3:15
This Wheel’s On Fire / Guster / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / 3:24
Gabriel / Lauren Taylor / Almost Charming / 3:17
Close My Eyes / Rodge Martin / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 2:06
Never Again (Will I Knock On Your Door) / Hank Williams / Original Singles Collection / 2:43
Earthmover / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 3:05
Manifesto No. 2 / Shooter Jennings / Electric Rodeo / 2:10
Milly’s Cafe / Fred Eaglesmith / Milly’s Cafe / 5:29
Keep Reachin’ Up / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 3:24
Ride That Train / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 3:27
Standing On The Corner / Michael Liggins / Eccentric Soul: Mighty Mike Lenaburg / 2:19
It’s Lonesome In Prison / Charivari / A Trip To The Holiday Lounge / 2:42
The Seventh Son / Mose Allison / Oxford American 2000 / 2:40
Havana Hurricane Warning / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 2:59
You Don’t Know What I Know / The Cogburns / Pay Up Sucker / 4:08
Hanky Panky Woman / Kelly Hogan & the Mellowcremes / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 2:26
Roll On / The Little Willies / The Little Willies / 3:07
Love Train-Big Shanty / King Mojo Allstars / Allstars, Vol. 3 / 4:18
Standin’ In The Rain / Bessie Smith / Members Edition / 2:53
Mercury Blues / David Lindley / El Rayo-X / 3:39
Marie Provost / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 2:48
The Nickel / Mike Reno Harrell / Known On The Underground / 5:24
Kicked Out of Town / Steep Canyon Rangers / Steep Canyon Rangers / 3:16
Cleaning House / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 2:32
Big Big Love / k.d. lang / Reintarnation / 2:30
Sweet Jane / The Nerve / www.the-nerve.com / 6:49
River Is Waiting / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:23
I Burn Today / Frank Black / Honeycomb / 4:06
Down Home Girl / Nic Armstrong & The Thieves / New Music From New West / 4:03
Don’t You Lie To Me / The Blasters / Live: Going Home / 5:11
Black Dog / Tim Easton / Ammunition / 4:09
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat / John Mellencamp / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / 4:21
Mabellene / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 2:19
Be Ever Mine / Art Grayson / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 2:24
Walk On / Mudcat / I’ll Be Young Once Too / 3:21
Fearless Heart / Steve Earle / Guitar Town [Bonus Track] / 4:07
Dirty Angels / Kevn Kinney / Oxford American 2000 / 3:15
Twangalang / Buffalo Nickel / Noise And Conversation / 4:06
Pine Island Bayou / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #2 / 5:08
Velvet Guitar / Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra / Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo / 4:50

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Samurai by The Mountain Firework Company

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Apr 242008
 


With their latest CD, Samurai, The Mountain Firework Company continues their folk music tradition with back-porch feel-good music that begs to be sung along with. My favorites are “Rolling River,” “Lamp Down Low,” ‘Samurai,” “Sad Stories,” and “Guardian Angel.”

The Crosses by Eric Hisaw

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Apr 242008
 


One of the things that marks a top notch songwriter is being able to write a slow moving song that keeps the listener’s interest from beginning to end and Eric Hisaw passes this test with Flying Colors. Eric Hisaw’s CD, The Crosses, sounds like its cut from the same cloth as Ray Wylie Hubbard but in more of a back porch music sort of way. You also hear tinges of the Grateful Dead, Elvis Costello and Peter Case. Highlights include, “Take Care Of Yourself,” “Peggy,” “Borrow,” “Run,” and “Right Now.”

Just A Little Lovin’ by Shelby Lynn

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Apr 242008
 


Shelby Lynn’s long anticipated tribute CD to Dusty Springfield, Just A Little Lovin’, is finally here and it was well worth the wait. Not only does she faithfully recreate all the Dusty Springfield style, she transcends it, making these soul classics fresh and full of life like they’ve not been in decades. My only dissapointment is that she didn’t cover “Son Of A Preacher Man.” But there are many good songs on this CD including “Willie And Laura Mae Jones,” “Just A Little Lovin'” which blew me away, “I Only Want To Be With You,” “The Look of Love,” and “I Don’t Want To Hear It Any More.”

Apr 242008
 


Update: An anonymous reader pointed out to me that I had my facts exactly backwards, which is that it was Ray Wylie Hubbard who covered James McMurty’s Choctaw Bingo. D’oh! I hate it when I screw up. In any case, those two are cut from the same cloth.

Last year James McMurtry released a cover of Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Choctaw Bingo,” and I knew right then the next CD he releasaed would have that Hubbard influence to it. Sure enough, Just Us Kids combines McMurtry’s top notch song writing, with a heavy, smoky, electric sound that Hubbard has perfected. Highlights for me include the opening track “Bayou Tortous,” “Just Us Kids,” “Freeway View,” “Ruby and Carlos,” and “You’d A Thought.”

Apr 192008
 

Rotation #153 – April 21, 2008
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Howdy,

I had the good fortune to attend a house concert featuring Dexter Romweber. That boy sure knows how to bang on a guitar in a surf-punk-rockabilly sort of way. There’s a documentary coming about about him and his Flat Duo Jets days and this week I added the companion CD into rotation.

During his show, Dexter talked about how one of his favorite LPs was the Jerry Lee Lewis 1964 performance at the Star Club in Hamburg Germany and I thought to myself, “Great Balls Of Fire! I don’t have any Jerry Lee Lewis on Taproot Radio!!!” So this week I fixed that. Turns out that LP has been reissued on CD and it’s great. Just about every track is going into backfill.

Also this week I got in the mail a CD from Joe Pug. You may remember him because the was at UNC for a few years doing the diploma thing until he decided that music is where he wanted to go. Check out his new EP going into rotation.

Finally, don’t forget to tune in to the live show webcast on Monday night from 9-11pm Eastern Time.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Video

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” by Jerry Lee Lewis

Recent Adds:

Hoy Hoy / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 2:02
Everybody’s Movin / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 5:40
Rock House / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 2:53
Itty Bitty Everything / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 2:48
Rockin’ Bones / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 2:59

Mean Woman Blues / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 4:02
Money / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 4:39
Matchbox / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 2:48
What’d I Say, Part 1 / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 2:19
What’d I Say, Part 2 / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 3:05
Great Balls Of Fire / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 1:55
Good Golly Miss Molly / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 2:21
Lewis Boogie / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 2:05
Long Tall Sally / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 1:51
Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 4:30

Call It What You Will / Joe Pug / Nation of Heat EP / 2:56
Speak Plainly, Diana / Joe Pug / Nation of Heat EP / 2:50
Nation Of Heat / Joe Pug / Nation of Heat EP / 4:19

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Hoy Hoy / Flat Duo Jets / Two Headed Cow / 2:02
Darkness On The Delta / Eden Brent / Mississippi Number One / 3:21
Happy That Way / The Wilders / Someone’s Got To Pay / 3:20
It’s A Shame / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 3:48
You Won’t Make A Fool Out Of Me / Flogging Molly / Float / 2:43
Blue Canadian Rockies / The U-Liners / The U-Liners / 2:49
Sayonara Chinatown / Dan Janisch / Medicine Man / 4:23
Stone’s Throw Away / Kelly Willis / Translated From Love / 4:18
Wee Who See The Deep / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:50
Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 3:34
8 Dollar Thrills / Austin Collins / Roses Are Black / 3:21
Don’t Take It Out On Tina / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 3:42
I Am The Big Easy / Ray Bonneville / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 4:38
I Want To Walk You Home / Paul McCartney Feat. Allen Toussaint / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:42
Blackout Blues / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 2:50
How Will We Know? / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 5:24
8 More Days Till The 4th Of July / The Ike Reilly Assassination / We Belong To The Staggering Evening / 2:45
Dancing On Our Graves / The Cave Singers / Invitation Songs / 3:24
Perfect Timing / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 2:58
Wilderness / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 10:23
Goodtimes / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:45
Stuff That Works / Guy Clark / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 4:01
Locomotive / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 4:29
I’m Gonna Sit On The Porch And Pick On My Old Guitar / Damon Bramblett / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:44
High Horse / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:18
Take It Easy Mama / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 3:03
Put It On Me / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Lifeline / 3:30
Dusty Boxcar Wall / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:43
Fishnet Stocking / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 5:14
Baltimore / The Hackensaw Boys / Look Out / 3:54

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Cold Snap / Mike Mattison / Soul Summit / 4:43
If You Need Somebody / Kent McDaniel / About Time / 2:48
Mysteries / Booze Monkey / 4th Street / 5:35
Who Taught You / Demolition String Band / Different Kinds Of Love / 2:40
Lonely One / Griffin House / (2007) Flying Upside Down / 3:41
Our Time / Judy Wright / Judy Wright / 4:46
Call It What You Will / Joe Pug / Nation of Heat EP / 2:56
Tulsa Sounds Like Trouble To Me / Shawn Camp / Fireball / 3:35
The Mercenary Song (3:01) / Cory Morrow / The Cory Morrow Band / 3:01
The Road Goes On Forever / Robert Earl Keen / The Party Never Ends / 5:05

Singles:

Crawling Kingsnake / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 3:06
Maybelline (8/20/1955 12:00:00 AM) / Elvis Presley / Elvis At the Hayride / 2:21
Exploding Home / Coming Grass / Beauty Of A Heart / 4:23
All Shook Up / Otis Blackwell / Searchin / 3:14
Mean Woman Blues / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 4:02
Sometimes / The Mountain Firework Company / A Rough Guide To Feeling Rough / 4:34
Quiet Man / John Prine / John Prine / 2:52
The Man In Love / Charlie Feathers / Get With It: Essential Recordings (1954-69) [Disc 2] / 1:54
1968 / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 4:04
Diamonds To Dust / Gurf Morlix / Diamonds To Dust / 3:26
She Lives Up The Street / The Silos / Cuba / 3:13
Walkin’ After Midnight / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session / 6:01
Thrice All American / Neko Case & Her Boyfriends / No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol. 1 / 3:14
Dyin’ Diamond / The Gourds / Stadium Blitzer / 3:09
I’m The Lucky One / Mark Selby / More Storms Comin’ / 4:36
I Won’t Back Down / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Greatest Hits / 2:57
The Original Mixed-Up Kid / Jake Brennan And The Confidence Men / Love And Bombs / 4:40
Trouble Bound / The Blasters / Trouble Bound / 3:40
New York, New York / Ryan Adams / Gold / 3:48
(I Am A) Man Of Constant Sorrow / Donna The Buffalo / Positive Friction / 4:45

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Mississippi Flatland Blues / Eden Brent / Mississippi Number One / 3:14
Wild Old Nory / The Wilders / Someone’s Got To Pay / 3:31
Drunken Poet’s Dream / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 3:29
Requiem For A Dying Song / Flogging Molly / Float / 3:31
I’ll Take A Melody / The U-Liners / The U-Liners / 5:45
Sweet & Simple / Dan Janisch / Medicine Man / 3:38
The More That I’m Around You / Kelly Willis / Translated From Love / 3:35
Evergreen / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:20
Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us / Robert Plant & Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / 3:25
Unapology / Austin Collins / Roses Are Black / 3:56
A Wreck Of A Man / Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys / Bar Of Gold / 2:49
Low Down Dog / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 1:43
Let’s Go / The Pines / Our Side Of Town: A Red House Records 25th Year Collection / 3:29
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
Sunset On The Rio Grande / The Border Blasters / Blast From The Past / 3:26
Station Grey / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / 5:04
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
Lisa’s Birthday / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 3:20
Angels Of Destruction / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 3:16
Cynthia Margaret / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:48
No One’s Gonna Love You / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 6:06
Talkin’ ‘Bout New Orleans / Neville, Cyril & Tribe 13 / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 15 (Disc 1) / 3:28
Rabbit Song / John-Alex Mason / Town & Country / 4:44
Big River / Rosie Flores / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:37
I Am The Big Easy / Ray Bonneville / Goin’ By Feel / 4:37
Country Or / Lou Ford / Poor Man’s Soul / 2:34
Seven Sisters / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:58
Hard Times / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:38
Too Hot To Sleep / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:30

Archive:

Justine Alright / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 2:44
Wild West Love Song / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 3:24
Possibility / David Childers / A Good Way To Die / 4:46
Fare You Well, My Darling / Elizabeth Cotten / Shake Sugaree / 2:03
Lookin’ Out My Back Door / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:33
Woman Goin’ Crazy On Caroline Street / Jimmy Buffett / Havana Daydreamin’ / 4:11
Nobody’s Baby / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:28
Pork Chop from Way Out Bonus Tracks / Heavy Trash / Misc MP3s #1 / 4:03
Blue / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 1] / 4:23
Love Flows Like A River / Tiny Watkins / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 2:08
Good Ol’ Boy (Gettin’ Tough) / Steve Earle / Guitar Town [Bonus Track] / 4:00
That’s How I Got To Memphis / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:20
Coughing Up Blood / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 4:21
Cynthia Margaret / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 2:48
They Were Kings / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 4:23
Down Into Mexico / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:35
Adams Hotel Road / Frog Holler / Idiots / 3:59
Mother Earth / Dave Alvin / King of California / 3:39
(Am I Just) Fooling Myself / Eli Reed & The True Loves / Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves – “Am I” Single / 5:31
Old Time Tickin’ Away / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 2:38
Muleskinner Blues (Live) / Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber / The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast 1998 / 3:06
ReddingsbaaDJie / Seth Kaufman / Ting / 3:16
Dyin’ Diamond / The Gourds / Stadium Blitzer / 3:09
Modelo / Mike McClure Band / Camelot Falling / 3:14
Not I / Audrey Auld Mezera / Lost Men And Angry Girls / 3:02
Dead Man Shake / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 3:36
Back In The U.S.A. / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 2:29
Circles / Mofro / Country Ghetto / 4:05
On The Wind / Kenny Roby / The Mercy Filter / 3:49
Real Live Bleeding Fingers And Broken Guitar Strings / Lucinda Williams / Live @ The Fillmore [Disc 2] / 4:58
Let Them Knock / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 4:30
Funny How Time Slips Away / Al Green And Lyle Lovett / Rhythm Country & Blues / 4:34
Rich Man’s World / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 2:55
Motorcycle Man / Riptones / Extra Sauce / 2:46
What Do You Do/The Glory Of Love / Lyle Lovett / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / 3:09
Back At The Crossroads / Todd Snider / Oxford American 2000 / 2:26
In The End / Eilen Jewell / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / 4:33
Shoes / George Soule / Take A Ride / 3:01
Break It Down Baby / Robin Elia / This Is Americana Volume 2 / 3:30
Subterranean Homesick Blues / The Believers / Crashyertown / 2:56
The Impression That I Get / The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Let’s Face It / 3:15
The Apartment / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:27
Money’s Moving Up / Nancy McCallion / Nancy McCallion / 3:46
Devil With The Blue Dress / Bill Kirchen / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods / 3:23
Let Him In / The Gourds / Blood Of The Ram / 3:53
If You Think That It’s All Right / Tres Chicas / Bloom, Red and the Ordinary Girl / 3:16
100 Years From Now / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 2:15
Wave / Calexico / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 4:05
Don’t Do Me Like That / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Damn The Torpedoes / 2:45
The Weight Of Lies / The Avett Brothers / Emotionalism / 4:30
When You’s Gonna Be My Baby / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:58
Never Be Your Darling / The Backsliders / Southern Lines / 4:41
The Change Is In The City / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 3:07
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 3:02
This Old World Is Going Down / Modulations / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / 3:40
Break My Heart / The Judybats / Oxford American 2000 / 2:44
Unsuffer Me / Lucinda Williams / West / 5:40
The Outsider / Rodney Crowell / The Outsider / 4:24
Nothing At All / Waco Brothers / Freedom And Weep / 2:39
Baby Needs A New Pair Of Shoes / Joe Ely / Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (P) 2007 / 3:37
Louvelda (With J.J. Cale) / Tony Joe White / Uncovered / 7:34
Never You Mind / The Turnstiles / Step Right Up / 3:55

 Posted by at 11:52 am
Apr 162008
 


Joe Pug is a Chicago based carpenter by day, singer/songwriter by night. Sometimes he works with a full electric band, sometimes he has a more pared down orchestration. But for him the song lyrics are always the key elements. Highlights for me were “Call It What You Will,” “Speak Plainly, Diana,” and “Nation Of Heat.”