Woodshed’n by Earl Musick and Mark Merritt

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Earl Musick and Mark Merrit are two more artists that are buying into the record it live in the studio and forget the endless post production processing. On Woodshed’n, they set up a couple of microphones in the studio and sat down with their bassist and drummer and just started recording. The result is a set of Texas singer/songwriter songs that range from dramatic open sky songs that could be a movie soundtrack to downhome string band music. Highlights for me are “Fair Fight,” “Take A Number,” and especially “When She Leaves.”

Junkyard Junky by Dan Penn

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This 2007 self-release from Dan Penn has the feel of demo tapes that get shopped around to artists. This collection of low, bluesy soul just begs to be interpeted by other artists. But the songs on the CD stand on their own as slow grooves full of great imagery and gentle melodies. Highlights for me include “Is A Bluebird Blue,” “Cold Snap,” and “Smoke Filled Rooms.”

WCOM Play List for August 18, 2008

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Aug 192008
 

Hour 1
Tough Guy Blues / Woodbox Gang / Drunk As Dragons / 3:45
Sex & Gasoline / Kimmie Rhodes / Walls Fall Down / 4:22
Life Is Just A Circle / Omar and The Howlers / Muddy Springs Road / 3:27
Jackson / Mandy Barnett & Chuck Mead / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:52
Were You Pushed (Or Did You Fall) / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 2:48
Couple of Lies / Peter Cooper / Mission Door / 4:03
Roller Derby Queen / Jim Croce / Greatest Hits / 3:29
I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 4:38
Evelyn / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 3:29
Bloody Mary Morning / Willie Nelson / Willie And Family Live – # 2 / 3:33
Ridin’ With The Blues / Ry Cooder / I, Flathead / 3:01
Dance With Me / Old 97’s / Blame It On Gravity / 2:39
The Wrong Thing To Do / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 4:10
The Honeymoon / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:03
Let It Ride / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 3:24

Hour 2
Jackson Station / Band Of Heathens / The Band Of Heathens / 3:51
Oceans & Streams / The Black Keys / Attack & Release / 3:26
Chelsea Hotel ’78 / Alejandro Escovedo / Real Animal / 3:31
Never Had A Problem / Andre Williams and the New Orleans Hellhounds / Can You Deal With It? / 2:29
Soul Mountain / Hacienda Brothers / Arizona Motel / 5:05
Carnival / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 4:43
Broken Man’s Lament / Emmylou Harris / All I Intended To Be / 5:05
Bad Liver And A Broken Heart / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 4:23
Get Out Of My Life Woman / Allen Toussaint / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / 3:04
Flutter And Wow / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / Momofuku / 4:24
You Were Never Mine / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 4:36
It Keeps Rainin’ / Robert Plant with Lil Band O’ Gold / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:10
We Who See The Deep / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:50

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Taproot Radio News #165

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Aug 162008
 

Taproot Radio News #165

Rotation #165 – August 18, 2008
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listen: http://www.live365.com/stations/taprootradio

Howdy,

The big news this week was the death of Isaac Hayes, RIP. Seems that most of the popular press focused on his later solo work. I can’t tell you how mnay times this week I heard the Theme from Shaft and other 70’s era funk tunes. Not that this is a bad thing. He was hugely influential on 70’s era soul. But I focused my tribute on his early soul era and the songs he wrote with David Porter to establish the now famous Memphis soul sound from the Stax-Volt label. A fellow DJ mentioned to me that I was sad that Isaac Hayes passed away, but it’s been so much fun having an excuse to play all those old soul tunes.” I think that sums it up about right for me. I played lots of Sam and Dave of course, but also Ruby Johnson, Mable John, Carla Thomas, Johnnie Taylor, and William Bell.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Jerusalem / Patrick Bloom / Moses / 2:54
El Salvador / Carrie Rodriguez / She Ain’t Me / 3:58
Carnival / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 4:43
I’m A Man / Los Lonely Boys / Forgiven / 4:04
One False Move / Reckless Kelly / Bulletproof / 3:55
Oceans & Streams / The Black Keys / Attack & Release / 3:26
Smoke / Alejandro Escovedo / Real Animal / 3:54
Soul Mountain / Hacienda Brothers / Arizona Motel / 5:05
If It Wasn’t For You / Andre Williams and the New Orleans Hellhounds / Can You Deal With It? / 3:35
No Baby I / Old 97’s / Blame It On Gravity / 3:32
Take Care / Peter Cooper / Mission Door / 2:54
Second Line / Band Of Heathens / The Band Of Heathens / 3:45
Flutter And Wow / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / Momofuku / 4:24
Show It / Betty Harris / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / 2:55
Sex & Gasoline / Kimmie Rhodes / Walls Fall Down / 4:22
Get Out Of My Life Woman / Allen Toussaint / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / 3:04
Pink-O-Boogie / Ry Cooder / I, Flathead / 3:06
Broken Man’s Lament / Emmylou Harris / All I Intended To Be / 5:05
The Wrong Thing To Do / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 4:10
Children Of Jack / Guy Forsyth / Calico Girl / 4:53
Bad Bad Man / Yarn / Yarn / 2:36
The Honeymoon / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:03
I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 4:38
Hurricane Party / James McMurtry / Just Us Kids / 5:56
Bad Liver And A Broken Heart / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 4:23
We Who See The Deep / The Black Crowes / Warpaint / 4:50
It Keeps Rainin’ / Robert Plant with Lil Band O’ Gold / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 3:10
Evelyn / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 3:29
Jackson / Mandy Barnett & Chuck Mead / Dressed In Black: A Tribute To Johnny Cash / 2:52
Sunshine / Ryan Bingham / Mescalito / 4:21

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Between the Whiskey and the Wine / Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers / Between the Whiskey and the Wine / 5:25
Jimmy Stu / The Kent McDaniel Band / Live At Customer Street / 2:42
Over / Lin McEwan / Lin McEwan / 3:13
This Morning I Was Born Again / Woody Guthrie (Various) / The Woody Guthrie Tribute Tour: Ribbon Of Highway, Endless Skyway (Disc 2) / 3:42
Pick & Roll / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:43
Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys / Willie Nelson / Willie & Family Live / 3:34
Low Down Dog / Honeyboy Edwards / Roamin’ And Ramblin’ / 1:43
Big Red Rocket Of Love / Reverend Horton Heat / Holy Roller / 3:04
Even The Dogs / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:48
Behind That Locked Door / My Morning Jacket / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 4:15

Backfill:

We’ll Take Our Last Walk Tonight / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:46
Lord Have Mercy On Me / Outrageous Cherry / Sunday Nights / 3:06
At the Crossroads / The Gourds / Best Of The Boots 2004 #1 / 4:03
Watch Your Step / Elvis Costello & The Attractions / Best Of / 3:01
It Always Will be / Willie Nelson / It Will Always Be / 4:12
Keep Your Hands Off / James Mathus & His Knockdown Society / Songs For Rosetta / 2:43
Money (That’s What I Want) / Junior Walker & The All Stars / Ultimate Collection / 4:34
Orphan Girl / Emmylou Harris / Oxford American 2001 / 3:17
Sun Is Going Down / McHouston Baker / Mississippi Delta Dues / 3:44
I Wonder / Robert Cray Band / Red Blooded Blues / 3:58
Foot Of The Bed / Tres Chicas / Sweetwater / 4:04
Even Her Wildest Friends / The Brown Mountain Lights / Late Show At The Cave / 4:44
Half The Time / Jon Dee Graham / Summerland / 2:53
Tonight I’m Gonna Go Downtown / The Flatlanders / More A Legend Than A Band / 2:44
Call It Sleep / Slaid Cleaves / Unsung / 3:28
You Tell Me / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Damn The Torpedoes / 4:34
Way It Goes / M. Ward with Vic Chesnutt & Howe Gelb / Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo / 3:50
Next To The Last Waltz / Eric Ambel / Roscoe’s Gang / 3:17
The Way You Say Good-Bye / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 4:37
Wanderin’ / Chris Isaak / Speak Of The Devil / 2:42

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Heaven On The Radio / Patrick Bloom / Moses / 4:40
She Ain’t Me / Carrie Rodriguez / She Ain’t Me / 3:41
Shout Out Loud / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 3:28
Staying With Me / Los Lonely Boys / Forgiven / 4:01
Love In Her Eyes / Reckless Kelly / Bulletproof / 3:35
Psychotic Girl / The Black Keys / Attack & Release / 4:11
Chelsea Hotel ’78 / Alejandro Escovedo / Real Animal / 3:31
I’ll Be There / Franciene Thomas / Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels / 2:05
Use To The Pain / Hacienda Brothers / Arizona Motel / 3:45
Never Had A Problem / Andre Williams and the New Orleans Hellhounds / Can You Deal With It? / 2:29
Yard Cars / Collin Herring / Past Life Crashing / 3:09
Dance With Me / Old 97’s / Blame It On Gravity / 2:39
Couple of Lies / Peter Cooper / Mission Door / 4:03
Jackson Station / Band Of Heathens / The Band Of Heathens / 3:51
Drum And Bone / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / Momofuku / 2:36
Right Place, Wrong Time / Ray J / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / 2:55
Shining Like A Sun / Kimmie Rhodes / Walls Fall Down / 2:25
Tough Guy Blues / Woodbox Gang / Drunk As Dragons / 3:45
I’ve Got Reasons / Mary Jane Hooper / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / 2:34
Ridin’ With The Blues / Ry Cooder / I, Flathead / 3:01
Her Lonely Forgotten / Paul Evans / Agua Noir / 3:59
Beyond The Great Divide / Emmylou Harris / All I Intended To Be / 4:26
This Is A Good Street / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 1:54
Too Proud / R.G. Stark / Not Crazy Tonight / 3:56
Tattletale / Guy Forsyth / Calico Girl / 3:57
Listen Up Sweetheart / Yarn / Yarn / 2:38
Carbon Dated Love / I See Hawks In L.A. / Hallowed Ground / 3:51
Colette / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:47
Just A Little Lovin’ / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 5:21
Drunken Poet’s Dream / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 3:29

Archive:

Help Me From My Brain / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 2:17
Getaway Car / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:27
It’s Not My Cross To Bear / The Allman Brothers Band / Beginnings / 4:57
Nine Pound Hammer / Scott Beson / Old Town School Of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 2) / 1:45
Everybody Swings Around Here / Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos / Ignoring All The Warning Signs / 3:33
The Messenger / Kris Hollis Key / West Of Texas / 4:50
Baby, Baby, Don’t Tell Me That / James Hand / The Truth Will Set You Free / 3:23
Sit Down Servant / Precious Bryant / The Truth / 2:17
(I Am A) Man Of Constant Sorrow / Donna The Buffalo / Positive Friction / 4:45
Home To You / Po’ Girl / Home To You / 3:46
Bad Is Bad / Dave Edmunds / Repeat When Necessary / 3:12
Should Have Seen It Coming / Split Lip Rayfield / Should Have Seen It Coming / 3:03
Let It Ride / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cold Roses / 3:24
If This Ain’t Love (Don’t Know What Is) / Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators / Keep Reachin’ Up (universal pub) / 3:29
The Lord Is Coming Soon / Choosy Beggars / The Funk Rehearsals / 1:54
Slow Train Stomp / Graham Lindsey / Hell Under The Skullbones / 2:25
Alone So Far / Old 97’s / Fight Songs / 4:18
Jesus Was A Capricorn / Marshall Chapman / The Pilgrim – A Celebration Of Kris Kristofferson / 3:53
Just How Lonely / Southern Culture On The Skids / Doublewide and Live / 3:14
What Do You Do/The Glory Of Love / Lyle Lovett / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / 3:09
On Your Way Down / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 4:55
The Mountain / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 4:43
My Back Pages / Steve Earle / Sidetracks / 4:09
Were You Pushed (Or Did You Fall) / Two Dollar Pistols / Here Tomorrow Gone Today / 2:48
As I Cry My Broken Heart To Sleep / Paul Evans / Agua Noir / 3:21
Muleskinner Blues (Live) / Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber / The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast 1998 / 3:06
You Think You’re Hot Stuff / Jean Knight / Stax 1968-1971 #9 / 2:29
Flounder / Michael Rank / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 4:22
Let It Rock / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 1:48
Leavin’ On My Mind / Hacienda Brothers / Music For Ranch & Town / 3:38
Moving Furniture Around / The Handsome Family / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of Insurgent Chicago Country / 3:20
Forever And Ever, Amen / Athenaeum / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / 3:55
Life Is Just A Circle / Omar and The Howlers / Muddy Springs Road / 3:27
Be My Love / Geraint Watkins / Dial ‘w’ For Watkins / 2:54
Left Of The Dial / The Replacements / Tim / 3:44
I Rode The Train / Annie Gallup / Half Of My Crime / 3:43
Soup Can Telephone Game Conversation / Tim Easton / The Truth About Us / 3:20
Te Ni Nee Ni Nu / Southern Culture On The Skids / Countrypolitan Favorites / 3:19
Try A Little Tenderness / Otis Redding / The Ultimate Otis Redding / 3:52
Rugged Roses / The Gourds / Ghosts Of Hallelujah / 3:51
Iron Out The Rough Spots / Don Covay / Mercy/See-Saw / 2:57
Damaged By Love / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 3:23
Roller Derby Queen / Jim Croce / Greatest Hits / 3:29
When She Touches Me / Rodge Martin / Nashville’s Got The Beat / 2:51
She Talks To Angels / The Black Crowes / Freak ‘N’ Roll… Into The Fog: The Black Crowes All Join Hands The Fillmore, San Francisco [Live] [Disc 2] / 6:11
Happier Times / Jim Armstrong / Mudtown / 4:13
Behind That Locked Door / My Morning Jacket / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 4:15
Down On The Corner / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:45
Ain’t Got You / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 4:09
My Baby’s Gone / The Backsliders / Throwin’ Rocks At The Moon / 3:16
Bloody Mary Morning / Willie Nelson / Willie And Family Live – # 2 / 3:33
Flame On / The Iguanas / Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart / 4:03
Blues For You / Mac Arnold / Nothin’ To Prove / 5:17
The Carolina Lady [aka “The Lady of Carlisle”, “The Bold Lieutenant”, and “The Glove”] / Dillard Chandler / Dark Holler: Old Love Songs And Ballads / 4:18
¡Americano! / Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers / ¡Americano! / 3:51
You Were Never Mine / Janiva Magness / Do I Move You / 4:36
Searchin / Otis Blackwell / Searchin / 3:29
Heavenly Day / Patty Griffin / Children Running Through / 3:45
Justice County / Liz Melendez Band / Sweet Southern Soul / 5:08
Creedence Song / John Fogerty / Revival / 3:49
Enlightened Soul / Hobex / Enlightened Soul / 2:26

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WCOM Playlist

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Aug 122008
 

Howdy,

I’m hosting the Taproot Radio show live tonight from 9-11pm on WCOM. The second hour of the show tonight is dedicated to the songs written by Isaac Hayes, RIP, focusing on his Stax years.

Tune into the web cast at http://communityradio.coop/

Calvin

Hour 1
Drum And Bone / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / Momofuku / 2:36
Heartache By The #’s / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:48
Right Place, Wrong Time / Ray J / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / 2:55
You Don’t Have Far To Go / Candi Staton / His Hands / 4:16
Shout Out Loud / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 3:28
Baby Likes A Love Song / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 3:11
This Is A Good Street / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 1:54
Kilowatts / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 3:41
Jackson Station / Band Of Heathens / The Band Of Heathens / 3:51
She Ain’t Me / Carrie Rodriguez / She Ain’t Me / 3:41
Couple of Lies / Peter Cooper / Mission Door / 4:03
Velvet & Steel / Jessi Colter / Out Of The Ashes / 4:46
Fancy Funeral / Lucinda Williams / West / 4:15
Stepchild / Solomon Burke / Don’t Give Up On Me / 5:10

Hour 2 – Isaac Hayes Tribute
Do Your Thing / Isaac Hayes / Stax 1972-1975 #01 / 3:20
You Don’t Know Like I Know / Sam & Dave / Stax 1959-1968 #5 / 2:41
When You Move You Lose / Carla & Rufus / Stax 1959-1968 #5 / 2:50
Hold On! I’m Comin’ / Sam & Dave / Stax 1959-1968 #5 / 2:35
Never Like This Before / William Bell / Stax 1959-1968 #6 / 3:02
I Got to Love Somebody’s Baby / Johnnie Taylor / Stax 1959-1968 #6 / 2:55
When My Love Comes Down / Ruby Johnson / Stax 1959-1968 #6 / 2:48
Something Good(Is Going To Happen To You) / Carla Thomas / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:35
If I Ever Needed Love(I Sure Do Need It Now) / Ruby Johnson / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:24
When Something is Wrong With My Baby / Sam & Dave / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 3:19
When Tomorrow Comes / Carla Thomas / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:32
You’re Taking Up Another Man’s Place / Mable John / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:55
Soul Man / Sam & Dave / Stax 1959-1968 #8 / 2:41
I’m A Big Girl Now / Mable John / Stax 1959-1968 #8 / 2:31
You Can’t Run Away From Your Heart / Judy Clay / Stax 1959-1968 #8 / 2:57
I Thank You / Sam & Dave / Stax 1959-1968 #9 / 2:47
Ain’t That Loving You / Isaac Hayes / Stax 1972-1975 #02 / 4:26
Theme From ‘Shaft’ / Isaac Hayes / Stax 1968-1971 #9 / 3:18

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Taproot Radio News #164

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Aug 092008
 

Rotation #164 – August 10, 2008
read: http://www.taprootradio.com
listen: http://www.live365.com/stations/taprootradio

Howdy,

So my eye doctor tells me this week that my eyes are sunburned. Go figure. Not a permanent thing thank goodness. But hey I guess that means we’re in the middle of summer. And judging by my empty mailbox this week, I guess all the record labels are out on vacation or something. I didn’t receive a single CD in the mail this week. Meanwhile I’m still loving the new Eric Hisaw CD. His brand of blues hits just the right spot for me. And I continue to be impressed with Peter Cooper’s songwriting. But the CD that seems stuck in my Car Player right now is Andre Williams and the New Orleans Hell Hounds. Been a long time since I’ve heard punk-blues this good. Cleans out the psychic mud from your system, that’s for sure.

Stay cool. Wear your sunglasses!

Dig Deep,
Calvin

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Recent Adds:

None this week.

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Heaven On The Radio / Patrick Bloom / Moses / 4:40
She Ain’t Me / Carrie Rodriguez / She Ain’t Me / 3:41
Shout Out Loud / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 3:28
Staying With Me / Los Lonely Boys / Forgiven / 4:01
Love In Her Eyes / Reckless Kelly / Bulletproof / 3:35
Psychotic Girl / The Black Keys / Attack & Release / 4:11
Chelsea Hotel ’78 / Alejandro Escovedo / Real Animal / 3:31
I’ll Be There / Franciene Thomas / Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels / 2:05
Use To The Pain / Hacienda Brothers / Arizona Motel / 3:45
Never Had A Problem / Andre Williams and the New Orleans Hellhounds / Can You Deal With It? / 2:29
Yard Cars / Collin Herring / Past Life Crashing / 3:09
Dance With Me / Old 97’s / Blame It On Gravity / 2:39
Couple of Lies / Peter Cooper / Mission Door / 4:03
Jackson Station / Band Of Heathens / The Band Of Heathens / 3:51
Drum And Bone / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / Momofuku / 2:36
Right Place, Wrong Time / Ray J / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / 2:55
Shining Like A Sun / Kimmie Rhodes / Walls Fall Down / 2:25
Tough Guy Blues / Woodbox Gang / Drunk As Dragons / 3:45
I’ve Got Reasons / Mary Jane Hooper / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / 2:34
Ridin’ With The Blues / Ry Cooder / I, Flathead / 3:01
Her Lonely Forgotten / Paul Evans / Agua Noir / 3:59
Beyond The Great Divide / Emmylou Harris / All I Intended To Be / 4:26
This Is A Good Street / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 1:54
Too Proud / R.G. Stark / Not Crazy Tonight / 3:56
Tattletale / Guy Forsyth / Calico Girl / 3:57
Listen Up Sweetheart / Yarn / Yarn / 2:38
Carbon Dated Love / I See Hawks In L.A. / Hallowed Ground / 3:51
Colette / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:47
Just A Little Lovin’ / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 5:21
Drunken Poet’s Dream / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 3:29

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Soul Sisters / Rebecca Lynn Howard / No Rules / 3:36
667 / Girls Guns And Glory / Inverted Valentine / 3:20
I’LL Stand in Line / Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers / Between the Whiskey and the Wine / 3:02
Stormy Monday / The Kent McDaniel Band / Live At Customer Street / 4:17
You Can Leave Your Hat On / Lin McEwan / Lin McEwan / 3:09
Ramblin’ Round/Goodnight Irene / Woody Guthrie (Various) / The Woody Guthrie Tribute Tour: Ribbon Of Highway, Endless Skyway (Disc 2) / 9:42
Faraway You / Marah / Kids in Philly / 3:31
Blue Sedan / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:59
Shindig With The Lord / Kevn Kinney / Down Out Law / 2:34
Soul Typecast / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Extra Width / 6:07

Backfill:

High On A Mountain Top / Loretta Lynn / Van Lear Rose / 2:44
Unchain My Heart / Ray Charles / Anthology / 2:53
Shotgun / Southern Culture On The Skids / Plastic Seat Sweat / 3:19
Deep Elm Blues / Charlie Feathers / Get With It: Essential Recordings (1954-69) [Disc 1] / 2:37
Can’t Do Sixty No More / DuDroppers / The Fire And Fury Story (Disc 1) / 2:52
Diamond Shoes / Tift Merritt / Bramble Rose / 4:48
Loretta Lee Jones / Langhorne Slim / The Electric Love Letter / 2:27
Ain’t Got No Home / The Band / Greatest Hits / 3:25
Just Like California / Old 97’s / Too Far To Care / 2:34
The Lord Is Coming Soon / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 1:48
Bedlam / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / The Delivery Man / 4:49
The Loveless / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 2:38
Grits Ain’t Groceries / Little Milton / Oxford American 2003 (#6) / 2:39
Dog Star / Mercury Dime / Baffled Ghosts / 4:13
Cactus And Caliche / South Austin Jug Band / South Austin Jug Band / 3:54
The End / Peter Case / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / 3:41
Have You Ever Loved Someone? / Ernie Williams & Cool John Ferguson / Songs From The Roots Of America II / 6:01
Dirt Road / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 4:01
Lean In A Little Closer / Charlie Sohmer / Dying To Have A Good Time / 3:21
It’ll Be Me (with Dave Alvin) / Wanda Jackson / Heart Trouble / 2:47

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Queen Of Oklahoma / Patrick Bloom / Moses / 4:00
Infinite Night / Carrie Rodriguez / She Ain’t Me / 3:43
Cheap Living / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 3:40
Heart Won’t Tell A Lie / Los Lonely Boys / Forgiven / 3:50
Ragged As The Road / Reckless Kelly / Bulletproof / 3:33
All You Ever Wanted / The Black Keys / Attack & Release / 2:56
Always A Friend / Alejandro Escovedo / Real Animal / 3:36
Down In The Country / Tee Fletcher / Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels / 2:22
A Lot Of Days Are Gone / Hacienda Brothers / Arizona Motel / 3:09
Can You Deal With It / Andre Williams and the New Orleans Hellhounds / Can You Deal With It? / 2:34
Cellophane / Collin Herring / Past Life Crashing / 3:58
Cop Light Parade / High on Stress / Cop Light Parade / 4:31
The Fool / Old 97’s / Blame It On Gravity / 4:17
Boy Genius / Peter Cooper / Mission Door / 3:31
Don’t Call On Me / Band Of Heathens / The Band Of Heathens / 5:16
American Gangster Time / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / Momofuku / 3:47
If It’s Good For You (It’s Good For You) / Eddie Bo / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / 2:29
If I Needed You / Kimmie Rhodes / Walls Fall Down / 4:21
Drunk As Dragons / Woodbox Gang / Drunk As Dragons / 3:15
Hercules / Aaron Neville / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / 4:12
Johnny Cash / Ry Cooder / I, Flathead / 3:09
It’s All Or Nothin’ / Paul Evans / Agua Noir / 3:40
Old Five And Dimers Like Me / Emmylou Harris / All I Intended To Be / 4:17
Crystal River / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 9:29
Come A Little Bit Closer / Jim Stringer & The AM Band / Triskaidekaphilia / 2:49
Monterrey / R.G. Stark / Not Crazy Tonight / 2:42
Everybody’s Looking For A Meal / Blind Willies / Everybody’s Looking For A Meal / 4:59
Faith / Guy Forsyth / Calico Girl / 3:03
Cat And Mouse / Yarn / Yarn / 3:03
Tipping Point / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:07

Archive:

Girl From A Pawnshop / The Black Crowes / Three Snakes And One Charm / 6:18
Fancy Funeral / Lucinda Williams / West / 4:15
Daughter / Loudon Wainwright III / Strange Weirdos: Music From and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up / 3:34
You Don’t Have Far To Go / Candi Staton / His Hands / 4:16
Trust In Me / Etta James / Gold / 3:00
Paper Wings / Gillian Welch / Revival / 3:58
Kilowatts / Ray Wylie Hubbard / Snake Farm / 3:41
Undone / Robert Earl Keen / Picnic / 3:49
Minglewood Blues / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World / 2:51
Can You Deal With It / Andre Williams and the New Orleans Hellhounds / Can You Deal With It? / 2:34
The Sky is Crying / Elmore James / Shake Your Moneymaker – The Best of the Fire Sessions / 2:49
If I Ever Saw A Good Thing / Tony Joe White / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / 3:22
Zero Hour from Let Us No Prais Sleepy John Bonus Tracks / Peter Case / Misc MP3s #1 / 2:40
Ever Since The Grid Went Down / I See Hawks In L.A. / Hallowed Ground / 4:33
Hawks and Doves / Scott Miller / Citation / 3:20
Hankerin’ / The Yayhoos / Fear Not The Obvious / 3:48
Rebel Rock Armageddon / Riptones / Buckshot / 2:52
Velvet & Steel / Jessi Colter / Out Of The Ashes / 4:46
Watch Yourself / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 4:08
Red Blooded Blues / Joe Louis Walker / Red Blooded Blues / 5:02
Workingman’s Blues #2 / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 6:07
Rockin’ Spot / The Sundowners / For a Life of Sin: A Compilation of Insurgent Chicago Country / 2:06
Baby Likes A Love Song / Malcolm Holcombe / Gamblin’ House / 3:11
Blue Moon Revisited (Song For Elvis) / Cowboy Junkies / The Trinity Session / 4:28
Heartache By The #’s / Sodajerk / Sodajerk / 2:48
11 Months And 29 Days / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 3:46
Lights Go Out / Deadstring Brothers / Starving Winter Report / 4:45
Touch, Feel, & Lose / Ryan Adams / Gold / 4:17
Run On for a Long Time / The Blind Boys Of Alabama / Oxford American 2003 (#6) / 3:23
Folks Back Home / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / Down South…In The Bayou Country / 3:23
Burn Down This Town / Rosanne Cash / Black Cadillac / 3:11
Out Of Control / Miller Brothers Band / Tales From Foundry Town / 3:29
Riding With The King / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 4:19
Down to the Well / Kevin Gordon / Oxford American 2001 / 4:08
Change Your Mind / The Kickin Grass Band / On The Short Rows / 3:19
Back Slider / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / Extra Width / 3:00
Trouble Over Me / Tift Merritt / Bramble Rose / 5:09
Every Rose Has Its Thorn / Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys / Making Singles Drinking Doubles / 4:21
Old Time Tickin’ Away / Marah / Angels Of Destruction / 2:38
Promises / Eric Clapton / 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric Clapton / 3:04
A Few Minutes Of Silence / Paul Westerberg / 14 Songs / 3:18
Roll On / The Little Willies / The Little Willies / 3:07
Prisoner Of Love / James Brown / The Best Of James Brown / 2:24
Chokin’ Kind / Captain Luke and Cool John / Outsider Lounge Music / 2:47
You’re Out Walking The Street Tonight / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 2:18
Chattachoochie Coochie Man / Kevn Kinney / Down Out Law / 3:49
Don’t Let It Go To Waste / Greg Trooper / Make It Through This World / 3:05
There’s A Black Horse / John Doe / Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet / 2:21
Distraction #74 / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:28
Nobody’s Baby / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights / 2:28
634-5789 / Wilson Pickett / ARB 6: 1965-1967 / 2:59
Stepchild / Solomon Burke / Don’t Give Up On Me / 5:10
Dark As The Night / The Weary Boys / The Weary Boys / 2:44
What Do You Do/The Glory Of Love / Lyle Lovett / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / 3:09
I Don’t Wanna Be The One / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 3:09
Midnight Dream / Hacienda Brothers / What’s Wrong With Right / 4:09
All Shook Up / Ry Cooder / Get Rhythm / 3:31
Little Hitler / Nick Lowe / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / 3:00
Stop, Drop And Rock ‘n’ Roll / The Javelinas / Dirtbath / 2:29
There’s A Story In Your Voice / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / The Delivery Man / 3:43
Your Cheatin’ Heart / Van Morrison / Pay The Devil / 2:32

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Taproot Top 20 for July 2008

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01 The Black Crowes: Warpaint
02 Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Raising Sand
03 Eden Brent: Mississippi Number One
04 Hayes Carll: Trouble In Mind
05 Flat Duo Jets: Two Headed Cow
06 Shelby Lynne: Just A Little Lovin’
07 The Mountain Firework Company: Samurai
08 Mike Zito: Today
09 Eliza Gilkyson: Beautiful World
10 The Loose Acoustic Trio: Sorrow Be Gone
11 Tab Benoit: Night Train To Nashville
12 I See Hawks In L.A.: Hallowed Ground
13 Langhorne Slim: Langhorne Slim
14 Kelly Willis: Translated From Love
15 The Wilders: Someone’s Got To Pay
16 Flogging Molly: Float
17 James McMurtry: Just Us Kids
18 Guy Forsyth: Calico Girl
19 Yarn: Yarn
20 The U-Liners: The U-Liners

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