Taproot Radio News #177

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Nov 292008
 

Rotation #177, December 1, 2008
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Howdy,

This week I added Ray LaMontagne’s new CD, Gossip In The Grain, into rotation. About half the songs on the CD are the sensitive folk-singer songs which don’t do much for me. But the rest of the tracks are blue-eyed soul with a touch of twang that’s pretty darn good.

Also this week, I received an apparently self-released CD from a group called Country Boy Rolling Stone which kinda reminds me of Jimmy Buffett (in a good way) and John Prine mixed together. I love it when I get good surprises in the mail. It’s what keeps me keeping on in the radio show bidness.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Recent Adds:

You Are The Best Thing / Gossip In The Grain / Ray LaMontagne / 3:55
Hey Me, Hey Mama / Gossip In The Grain / Ray LaMontagne / 4:27
Henry Nearly Killed Me (It’s A Shame) / Gossip In The Grain / Ray LaMontagne / 4:25

Coward’s Game / Calico Heart / Houston Jones / 3:37
Sleepy Armadillo / Calico Heart / Houston Jones / 3:29
Bedlam Road / Three Crow Town / Houston Jones / 4:07
All I Want Is You / Three Crow Town / Houston Jones / 4:10
Can’t Keep A Good Man Down / Three Crow Town / Houston Jones / 4:32

54 Ford / Hitchhiking From Memphis To Mars / Country Boy Rolling Stone / 2:11
Country Boy Rolling Stone / Hitchhiking From Memphis To Mars / Country Boy Rolling Stone / 3:25
Take Me Back To Birmingham / Hitchhiking From Memphis To Mars / Country Boy Rolling Stone / 2:08
Guardian Angel Of The Honky Tonk Life / Hitchhiking From Memphis To Mars / Country Boy Rolling Stone / 2:39

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

54 Ford / Hitchhiking From Memphis To Mars / Country Boy Rolling Stone / 2:11
You Are The Best Thing / Gossip In The Grain / Ray LaMontagne / 3:55
Hobo Love Song / I’ll Be Around / Split Lip Rayfield / 2:14
Grinnin’ in Your Face / Thunder’s Mouth / Scott Ainslie / 2:05
Waiting / Songs / Jack Tempchin / 4:46
Broken Hearted, Lovesick and Blue / Still Your Fool / The Dixons / 2:05
Give Yourself To Me / First Rodeo / Honeyhoney / 2:34
Who Were You Thinkin’ Of / Coming Home / Jim Livermore / 3:09
Let Us Down Easy / Cardinology / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 4:21
Blue Prelude / What? And Give Up Show Biz? / Asylum Street Spankers / 5:41
Fins On A Cadillac / The Last CD / Lonesome Brothers / 3:03
Knowing / Little Honey / Lucinda Williams / 6:01
I Cover The Waterfront / Trunk Songs / Greg Humphreys / 2:49
Heads Up Heels Down / Bar Band Americanus / Charlie Pickett / 3:35
Northeast Kingdom / The Northeast Kingdom / Cheri Knight / 4:56
Fire & Fast Bullets / Furr / Blitzen Trapper / 2:51
Man For Life / Keep Coming Back / Marc Broussard / 3:27
Please Help Me, I’m Falling / Sleepless Nights / Patty Loveless / 2:40
Fire In The Kitchen / Zebulon / Don Chambers / 3:37
Everything Good Is Bad / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 3:41
Shout Out Loud / Nature Of The Blues / Eric Hisaw / 3:28
Smoke / Real Animal / Alejandro Escovedo / 3:54
Somebody Got’A Help Me / Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels / Richard Cook / 2:15
The Easy Way / Blame It On Gravity / Old 97’s / 4:27
Don’t Call On Me / The Band Of Heathens / Band Of Heathens / 5:16
Flutter And Wow / Momofuku / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / 4:24
Natural Soul Brother / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / Danny White / 2:20
Johnny Cash / I, Flathead / Ry Cooder / 3:09
Scare Easy / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 4:36
She’s Gone / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:19

DJ/Promo Tracks:

I’ve Got Something In My Eye / American Songbag / The Jonah Kit / 3:07
It’s Your Lie / Southern Thang / Tom Jackson / 3:10
Poison / Clear Blue / Paul Turner / 2:45
The Only Home I’ve Ever Known / From One To Another / Darling Down / 2:25
Just One Man / Death Must Be a Woman / Dead Men’s Hollow / 3:37
She Don’t Live Here No More / Live At Charlie-O’s World Famous / The Starline Rhythm Boys / 3:15
Shell Game / Vaporizer / Jason Morphew / 4:01
Bedlam Road / Three Crow Town / Houston Jones / 4:07
It’ll Be Me (with Dave Alvin) / Heart Trouble / Wanda Jackson / 2:47
Down In Texas / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 1-Tear Stained Soul / Don Varner / 3:06

Backfill:

Good Hearted Woman / Willie & Family Live / Willie Nelson / 2:59
Cruel Lips / Your Country / Graham Parker / 4:04
Sweet Mama / Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver 1973-1987 / Billy Joe Shaver / 3:23
Back Streets Of Tokyo / 13 [Bonus Track] / Brian Setzer / 4:48
Was It Love? / Payin’ The Price / The Two Timin’ Three / 2:31
Security / Gold / Etta James / 2:29
Pushed Her Down / Stadium Blitzer / The Gourds / 3:12
Vampires & Failures / Dead Man Shake / Grandpaboy / 3:32
Mary’s Getting Married / Cuba / The Silos / 3:53
7 Nights To Rock / Basher -The Best of Nick Lowe / Nick Lowe / 2:47
Love Like The Movies / A Carolina Jubilee / The Avett Brothers / 3:31
Corona / Convict Pool / Calexico / 3:22
Runaway Life / Lafayette Marquis / C. C. Adcock / 2:56
No Place Like The Right Time / Positive Friction / Donna The Buffalo / 4:22
Swan Blues / Oxford American 2003 (#6) / King Pleasure / 3:58
I Met Her In Church (Live) / Moments From This Theatre / Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham / 2:55
Heartless / Forever Hasn’t Happened Yet / John Doe / 2:29
Roundtrip Kiss / Elsewhere Bound / The Very Girls / 3:20
Don’t Be Wasting My Time / Beauty Of A Heart / Coming Grass / 4:25
Jesus Is On The Mainline / The Funk Rehearsals / Choosy Beggars / 3:13

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Rig Or Cross / I’ll Be Around / Split Lip Rayfield / 2:32
Down in Mississippi / Thunder’s Mouth / Scott Ainslie / 5:26
Out In the Desert / Songs / Jack Tempchin / 4:33
Please Don’t Stop Lovin’ Me / Still Your Fool / The Dixons / 3:03
Little Toy Gun / First Rodeo / Honeyhoney / 2:38
Swinging Doors / Coming Home / Jim Livermore / 2:59
Cobwebs / Cardinology / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 3:57
Everybody Loves My Baby / What? And Give Up Show Biz? / Asylum Street Spankers / 3:20
Hey, Jane / The Last CD / Lonesome Brothers / 4:40
If Wishes Were Horses / Little Honey / Lucinda Williams / 5:41
Crazy As A Loon / Trunk Songs / Greg Humphreys / 2:43
Death Letter / Bar Band Americanus / Charlie Pickett / 3:58
If Wishes Were Horses / The Northeast Kingdom / Cheri Knight / 4:30
Gold for Bread / Furr / Blitzen Trapper / 2:47
When It’s Good (feat. Leann Rimes) / Keep Coming Back / Marc Broussard / 4:12
Don’t Let Me Cross Over / Sleepless Nights / Patty Loveless / 3:23
Highwater / Zebulon / Don Chambers / 4:41
The Devil You Know / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 3:35
Cheap Living / Nature Of The Blues / Eric Hisaw / 3:40
Chelsea Hotel ’78 / Real Animal / Alejandro Escovedo / 3:31
What Can The Matter Be / Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels / Tokay Lewis / 2:27
Early Morning / Blame It On Gravity / Old 97’s / 2:51
Second Line / The Band Of Heathens / Band Of Heathens / 3:45
Drum And Bone / Momofuku / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / 2:36
Mama Roux / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / Dr. John / 2:59
Waitin’ For Some Girl / I, Flathead / Ry Cooder / 3:49
Bootleg Flyer / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 3:49
Bad Bad Man / Yarn / Yarn / 2:36
Sometimes / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:07
Breakfast In Bed / Just A Little Lovin’ / Shelby Lynne / 3:23

Archive:

Magnolia Mountain / Cold Roses / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 5:53
Street Parade / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / Earl King / 3:13
It Was Fun While It Lasted / Restless Wind: The Legendary Billy Joe Shaver 1973-1987 / Billy Joe Shaver / 3:41
Food, Water, Shelter & Love / Diamonds To Dust / Gurf Morlix / 5:11
In The Midnight / When The Sun’s Gone Down / Langhorne Slim / 2:10
Station Grey / Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls Of The Soul / Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter / 5:04
Gone To Carolina / Electric Rodeo / Shooter Jennings / 4:07
Chokin’ Kind / Outsider Lounge Music / Captain Luke and Cool John / 2:47
A Little Blues / Hello Love / The Be Good Tanyas / 2:42
The Weight / Endless Highway: The Music Of The Band / Lee Ann Womack / 4:48
One Day When The Weather Is Warm / Kindness Of The World / Joe Henry / 5:06
Can You Dig It / Can You Dig It / Blue Plate Special / 4:08
Last Fair Deal Gone Down / Hop High / Crooked Still / 4:29
Frying Pan Eyes / Another Fine Day / Golden Smog / 4:23
Rich Man’s World / Letters From Sinners & Strangers / Eilen Jewell / 2:55
Buddha Buddha / Songs For Sixty Five Roses / Sledge, Maxwell & Mosher / 3:34
Crooked Woman / Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label / Edd Henry / 2:54
Funky Freeze / The Soul Side Of The Street – The Hadley Murrell Story: 1964-1972 / Bobby Soul / 2:43
Words, Names, Faces / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / Jeannie C. Riley / 1:59
The Unreliable Taxi / Tulips For Lunch / Chuck Brodsky / 4:04
Red River Valley / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 1) / Shelley Miller / 4:09
Who You Be / Peddler In Babylon / Bobby Sichran / 2:32
Gypsy / Mudtown / Jim Armstrong / 3:28
Hittin’ On Nothin’ / Doublewide and Live / Southern Culture On The Skids / 2:10
Sway / Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / 2:57
Mrs. Leroy Brown / Van Lear Rose / Loretta Lynn / 3:39
Pass You By / Revival / Gillian Welch / 3:57
Little Talk With Jesus / Bring It Back Alive / The Brothers In The Kitchen / 3:03
Where The Devil Don’t Stay / The Dirty South / Drive-By Truckers / 5:19
This Is What I Do / The Instigator / Rhett Miller / 3:10
One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / John Lee Hooker / 2:54
Dog Star – Mercury Dime / Revival: Brunswick Stew & Pig Pickin’ / Mercury Dime / 4:09
Best Low / Nothing Left To Hide / Cory Morrow / 4:23
Whole Lotta Loving / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / Lenny Kravitz with Rebirth Brass Band, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis & Maceo Parker / 4:20
Walls Fall Down / Walls Fall Down / Kimmie Rhodes / 4:20
Bend Over Backwards / Take A Ride / George Soule / 2:53
Aint It Somethin / I Love Everybody / Lyle Lovett / 2:15
On The Short Rows / On The Short Rows / The Kickin Grass Band / 3:10
Hundred Dollar Bill / Should Have Seen It Coming / Split Lip Rayfield / 2:21
The Gravedigger / Honey Slides / The Bluerunners / 6:58
Juke Joints & Honkytonks / Papa Mojo’s Roadhouse / Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos / 4:47
Early In The Morning / Blues Guitar Heaven / Jr Wells/ Buddy Guy / 4:46
What Would It Take / Oxford American 2001 / Delta Rhythm Boys / 2:55
Summer Of Love / Revival / John Fogerty / 3:20
Wild Old Nory / Someone’s Got To Pay / The Wilders / 3:31
Highways And Cigarettes / The Search / Son Volt / 3:55
Baby Can I Crawl Back to You? / Cold, Cold Wold / Blaze Foley / 2:09
Zero Hour from Let Us No Prais Sleepy John Bonus Tracks / Misc MP3s #1 / Peter Case / 2:40
Dap Walk / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / Ernie & The Top Notes / 3:09
I’ll Run Your Hurt Away / I’ll Run Your Hurt Away / Ruby Johnson / 3:08
Bring The Heartbreak / Step Right Up / Two Dollar Pistols / 2:21
Girls Talk / Repeat When Necessary / Dave Edmunds / 3:29
Not The Crying Kind / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 4:11
Money’s Moving Up / Nancy McCallion / Nancy McCallion / 3:46
My Ol’ Radio / Gamblin’ House / Malcolm Holcombe / 2:34
Love Is So Mean / Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels / Richard Cook / 2:42
It’s So Easy / From The Original Master Tapes / Buddy Holly & The Crickets / 2:13
Time Alone With You / Cowpunk! / Joe Swank and the Mule Skinner Band / 2:34
If I Ever Saw A Good Thing / The Best Of Tony Joe White (Featuring Polk Salad Annie) / Tony Joe White / 3:22
Lesson Learned / Till The Sun Turns Black / Ray LaMontagne / 4:40

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Gossip In The Grain

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Nov 292008
 


Ray LaMontagne seems to insist on being called a folk singer. And it’s true that his heartfelt style is something you usually associate with angsty, earnest folk singers. And several of the tracks on this CD have that extreme sensitive touchy-feely folk vibe to them. But his best songs have a bubbling energy that feels more like the blues or blue-eyed soul. Highlights for me are “You Are The Best Thing,” “Hey Me, Hey Mama,” and “Henry Nearly Killed Me (It’s A Shame)”

WCOM Playlist for November 17, 2008

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Nov 182008
 

Hour 1
Cheap Living / Nature Of The Blues / Eric Hisaw / 3:40
My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It / Pay The Devil / Van Morrison / 2:22
Down in Mississippi / Thunder’s Mouth / Scott Ainslie / 5:26
Mama Roux / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / Dr. John / 2:59
Please Don’t Stop Lovin’ Me / Still Your Fool / The Dixons / 3:03
Don’t Let Me Cross Over / Sleepless Nights / Patty Loveless / 3:23
Hey, Jane / The Last CD / Lonesome Brothers / 4:40
Gold for Bread / Furr / Blitzen Trapper / 2:47
Hate It Here / Sky Blue Sky / Wilco / 4:34
Little Toy Gun / First Rodeo / Honeyhoney / 2:38
Drum And Bone / Momofuku / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / 2:36
What Can The Matter Be / Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels / Tokay Lewis / 2:27
If Wishes Were Horses / The Northeast Kingdom / Cheri Knight / 4:30
Breakfast In Bed / Just A Little Lovin’ / Shelby Lynne / 3:23
Cobwebs / Cardinology / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 3:57

Hour 2
Bootleg Flyer / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 3:49
Highwater / Zebulon / Don Chambers / 4:41
Out In the Desert / Songs / Jack Tempchin / 4:33
Swinging Doors / Coming Home / Jim Livermore / 2:59
Early Morning / Blame It On Gravity / Old 97’s / 2:51
Death Letter / Bar Band Americanus / Charlie Pickett / 3:58
The Devil You Know / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 3:35
Rig Or Cross / I’ll Be Around / Split Lip Rayfield / 2:32
Sometimes / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:07
When It’s Good (feat. Leann Rimes) / Keep Coming Back / Marc Broussard / 4:12
Second Line / The Band Of Heathens / Band Of Heathens / 3:45
Sweet Jane / The Trinity Session / Cowboy Junkies / 3:35
If Wishes Were Horses / Little Honey / Lucinda Williams / 5:41
Crazy Pritty Baby / Going Way Out / Heavy Trash / 2:47

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I’ll Be Around by Split Lip Rayfield

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Nov 152008
 


I’m pretty sure that Split Lip Rayfield is the only band out there claiming to be a progressive/bluegrass/metal band and on their latest CD, I’ll Be Around, they put a little more emphasis on the bluegrass than the metal. But there’s still a sharp edge in their music.

Reeling from the loss of band-mate Kirk Rundstrom to cancer in 2007, I guess you could say this is a rebuilding CD from Split Lip Rayfield. We hear fewer walls of sound on this CD than you’d normally expect from the band, but it gives us a chance to appreciate their musicianship and songwriting talents. While they can keep up on those traditional bluegrass song forms with the best of them, the band seems at their best when they are doing their own thing. Highlights for me include, “Rig Or Cross,” “Heart Of Darkness,” “Hobo Love Song,” “Devil Lies,” “It’s Been So Long,” and “Sin River.”

WCOM Playlist for November 10, 2008

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Nov 112008
 

Hour 1
I Will Remain / Old 97’s / Blame It On Gravity / 3:12 /
Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down / Jim Livermore / Coming Home / 2:38 /
Mardi Gras – Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / Revival: Brunswick Stew & Pig Pickin’ / 3:32 /
Cornbread / Band Of Heathens / The Band Of Heathens / 4:43 /
Go Easy / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cardinology / 2:56 /
You’Ve Got The Papers(I’Ve Got The Man) / Ann Peebles / Handwriting Is On The Wall / 2:57 /
Seated At The Devil’s Table / Lonesome Brothers / The Last CD / 3:53 /
Tears Of Joy / Lucinda Williams / Little Honey / 4:28 /
Since I Met You Baby / Asylum Street Spankers / What? And Give Up Show Biz? / 6:26 /
My Dwarf Is Getting Tired / Ry Cooder / I, Flathead / 4:00 /
This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / The Dirty Boogie / 2:19 /
War on Machines / Blitzen Trapper / Furr / 3:20 /
Six Days On The Road / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 3:28 /
On The River In ’59 / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 3:20 /

Hour 2
Jake / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 3:50 /
American Gangster Time / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / Momofuku / 3:47 /
Sweet Hitch-Hiker / Creedence Clearwater Revival / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / 2:55 /
Fever For The Bayou / Tab Benoit / Night Train To Nashville / 3:35 /
Black Crows / Honeyhoney / First Rodeo / 3:25 /
Restless / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:18 /
Off With Your Head – G String Drag / 6 String Drag / Revival: Brunswick Stew & Pig Pickin’ / 2:33 /
Cold, Cold Heart / Patty Loveless / Sleepless Nights / 2:54 /
If You Don’t Love Me, Would You Fool Me Good ? / Precious Bryant / Sisters Of The South / 2:43 /
Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / Orange Blossoms / 4:41 /
For A While / The Loose Acoustic Trio / Sorrow Be Gone / 2:43 /
Cat And Mouse / Yarn / Yarn / 3:03 /
Keep Coming Back / Marc Broussard / Keep Coming Back / 3:34 /
All I Need Is You / Asie Payton / Worried / 4:16 /
Little Sparrow / Bettye LaVette / I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise / 4:41 /

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Taproot Radio News #175

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Nov 082008
 

Rotation #175, November 10, 2008
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Howdy,

New music this week from a band called Honeyhoney, which I gather is a duo group consisting of Suzanne Santo and Ben Jaffe. The bill themselves as an alt.country band, but they strike me as more of jazs duo with a bit of a twangy facade. That’s not abad thing. Just not quite what I was expecting. Many reviewers compare Santo to Amy Winehouse, which, mmm, isn’t exactly a compliment in my book, but it does give you and idea of the music.

Caught up on a big back log of CDs from emerging artists this week, including Tom Jackson, the Starline Rhythm Boys, Darling Down, Dead Men’s Hallow, Threadbare Heart, and The Jonah Kit. I especially liked The Jonah Kit, which I gather is the new project from the former front man of the Blind Willies.

Update: Turns out I was wrong about the Jonah Kit. It’s actually fronted by Jonah Watchman and they describe their music as folk music that’s “just as at home in a raunchy barroom as it is in an intimate coffeehouse” and I can agree with that.

Also added some backfill from The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the Black Keys because sometimes you just gotta rock.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Recent Adds:

Black Crows / First Rodeo / Honeyhoney / 3:25
Little Toy Gun / First Rodeo / Honeyhoney / 2:38
Give Yourself To Me / First Rodeo / Honeyhoney / 2:34

Uncle Cadillac / American Songbag / The Jonah Kit / 2:33
I’ve Got Something In My Eye / American Songbag / The Jonah Kit / 3:07
Amarillo Girl / American Songbag / The Jonah Kit / 4:42

Written In The Scars / Great Big Gone / Thredbare Heart / 3:40
Can’t Go Back / Great Big Gone / Thredbare Heart / 4:57
Old Gravel Road / Great Big Gone / Thredbare Heart / 3:25
Too Much Me (Not Enough You) / Great Big Gone / Thredbare Heart / 3:03

Hang On St. Christopher / Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years / Tom Waits / 2:45
Jockey Full Of Bourbon / Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years / Tom Waits / 2:47
Innocent When You Dream (78) / Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years / Tom Waits / 3:10
Downtown Train / Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years / Tom Waits / 3:52
16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six / Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years / Tom Waits / 4:33

Sweet N Sour / Plastic Fang / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / 3:15
She Said / Plastic Fang / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / 4:18
Money Rock’n’Roll / Plastic Fang / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / 3:02
Hold On / Plastic Fang / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / 4:54
Shakin’ Rock’n’Roll Tonight / Plastic Fang / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / 2:53
Mean Heart / Plastic Fang / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion / 4:26

Southern Thang / Southern Thang / Tom Jackson / 4:39
It’s Your Lie / Southern Thang / Tom Jackson / 3:10
In The Sticks / Southern Thang / Tom Jackson / 3:23
Swamp Justice / Southern Thang / Tom Jackson / 2:54

Poison / Clear Blue / Paul Turner / 2:45
City Lights / Clear Blue / Paul Turner / 2:59

There’s A Light Part 2 / From One To Another / Darling Down / 3:55
The Only Home I’ve Ever Known / From One To Another / Darling Down / 2:25
Lately / From One To Another / Darling Down / 2:04
Circa ’65 / From One To Another / Darling Down / 3:33

Until the End of Time / Death Must Be a Woman / Dead Men’s Hollow / 4:23
Just One Man / Death Must Be a Woman / Dead Men’s Hollow / 3:37
Don’t Break My Heart / Death Must Be a Woman / Dead Men’s Hollow / 2:52
Death Must Be a Woman / Death Must Be a Woman / Dead Men’s Hollow / 3:49

You’re Still On My Mind / Live At Charlie-O’s World Famous / The Starline Rhythm Boys / 2:20
Wine Me Up / Live At Charlie-O’s World Famous / The Starline Rhythm Boys / 3:39
She Don’t Live Here No More / Live At Charlie-O’s World Famous / The Starline Rhythm Boys / 3:15
Lonesome, On’ry And Mean / Live At Charlie-O’s World Famous / The Starline Rhythm Boys / 4:13
Life Begins At 4 O’Clock / Live At Charlie-O’s World Famous / The Starline Rhythm Boys / 2:53

This Week’s Focus Tracks:

Black Crows / First Rodeo / Honeyhoney / 3:25
Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down / Coming Home / Jim Livermore / 2:38
Go Easy / Cardinology / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 2:56
Since I Met You Baby / What? And Give Up Show Biz? / Asylum Street Spankers / 6:26
Seated At The Devil’s Table / The Last CD / Lonesome Brothers / 3:53
Tears Of Joy / Little Honey / Lucinda Williams / 4:28
I Cover The Waterfront / Trunk Songs / Greg Humphreys / 2:49
On The River In ’59 / Bar Band Americanus / Charlie Pickett / 3:20
Sweetheart / The Northeast Kingdom / Cheri Knight / 5:13
War on Machines / Furr / Blitzen Trapper / 3:20
Keep Coming Back / Keep Coming Back / Marc Broussard / 3:34
Cold, Cold Heart / Sleepless Nights / Patty Loveless / 2:54
Open The Gates / Zebulon / Don Chambers / 3:15
Orange Blossoms / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 4:41
When She Leaves / Woodshed’n / Earl Musick and Mark Merritt / 3:17
Jake / Nature Of The Blues / Eric Hisaw / 3:50
Always A Friend / Real Animal / Alejandro Escovedo / 3:36
Love Is So Mean / Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels / Richard Cook / 2:42
Sandstorm / Past Life Crashing / Collin Herring / 3:23
I Will Remain / Blame It On Gravity / Old 97’s / 3:12
Cornbread / The Band Of Heathens / Band Of Heathens / 4:43
American Gangster Time / Momofuku / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / 3:47
Hook ‘N’ Sling, Pt. 2 / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / Eddie Bo / 2:20
My Dwarf Is Getting Tired / I, Flathead / Ry Cooder / 4:00
Six Days On The Road / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 3:28
New Monkey King / Calico Girl / Guy Forsyth / 5:02
Cat And Mouse / Yarn / Yarn / 3:03
For A While / Sorrow Be Gone / The Loose Acoustic Trio / 2:43
Fever For The Bayou / Night Train To Nashville / Tab Benoit / 3:35
Restless / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:18

DJ/Promo Tracks:

Texasee / Texasee / Luke Powers / 2:58
Amarillo Girl / American Songbag / The Jonah Kit / 4:42
Swamp Justice / Southern Thang / Tom Jackson / 2:54
City Lights / Clear Blue / Paul Turner / 2:59
Circa ’65 / From One To Another / Darling Down / 3:33
Death Must Be a Woman / Death Must Be a Woman / Dead Men’s Hollow / 3:49
Life Begins At 4 O’Clock / Live At Charlie-O’s World Famous / The Starline Rhythm Boys / 2:53
In The Middle Of A Heartache / Hard-Headed Woman / Rosie Flores / 2:39
Boogie Chillen / House of Blues: Essential Blues (Disc 1) / John Lee Hooker / 3:06
Pretend Love / Four Thieves Gone / The Avett Brothers / 3:59

Backfill:

Honey Dope / FALLIN’ OFF THE REEL Truth&Soul Singles Collection Vol.1 / Lee Fields ft. The Expressions / 3:41
All I Need Is You / Worried / Asie Payton / 4:16
You’Ve Got The Papers(I’Ve Got The Man) / Handwriting Is On The Wall / Ann Peebles / 2:57
Sweet Hitch-Hiker / Chronicle, Vol. 1 / Creedence Clearwater Revival / 2:55
Mardi Gras – Trailer Bride / Revival: Brunswick Stew & Pig Pickin’ / Trailer Bride / 3:32
Off With Your Head – G String Drag / Revival: Brunswick Stew & Pig Pickin’ / 6 String Drag / 2:33
Rhapsody / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / Tres Chicas / 4:00
Philadelphia Lawyer / The Johnny Cash Show – March 14, 1961 / Rose Maddox / 4:15
Little Sparrow / I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise / Bettye LaVette / 4:41
Tired Skin – Bonus Track / Gravity (1) / Alejandro Escovedo / 4:07
Put Your Love In Cider / Best Of The Boots 2004 #3 / The Gourds / 4:08
I’m Sorry I Hurt You / Deep Soul Treasures 2 / Nat Phillips / 2:50
Day Drinkin’ / New West Records 1 / Stephen Bruton / 5:21
Just Some Girl / You Should Have Known Me Then / Phil Lee / 4:04
Tornadoes / The Dirty South / Drive-By Truckers / 4:16
You Are My Sunshine / Anthology / Ray Charles / 3:02
If You Don’t Love Me, Would You Fool Me Good ? / Sisters Of The South / Precious Bryant / 2:43
Well Alright / See The Lovers Right On Time / Choosy Beggars / 2:27
Getting By / Buckshot / Riptones / 3:05
This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof / The Dirty Boogie / The Brian Setzer Orchestra / 2:19

Last Week’s Focus Tracks:

Fourth Of July / Coming Home / Jim Livermore / 4:40
Born Into A Light / Cardinology / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 2:17
Blue Prelude / What? And Give Up Show Biz? / Asylum Street Spankers / 5:41
Amy Cincinnati / The Last CD / Lonesome Brothers / 3:10
Circles And X’s / Little Honey / Lucinda Williams / 3:41
Buttons And Strings / Trunk Songs / Greg Humphreys / 4:47
Overtown / Bar Band Americanus / Charlie Pickett / 4:31
White Lies / The Northeast Kingdom / Cheri Knight / 3:30
Black River Killer / Furr / Blitzen Trapper / 3:28
Man For Life / Keep Coming Back / Marc Broussard / 3:27
Color Of The Blues / Sleepless Nights / Patty Loveless / 3:06
Falling Off The Edge Of The World / Zebulon / Don Chambers / 4:02
Ybor City / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 4:25
Take A Number / Woodshed’n / Earl Musick and Mark Merritt / 3:03
Tomorrow / Nature Of The Blues / Eric Hisaw / 4:11
Make It Better / Forgiven / Los Lonely Boys / 3:27
Chip N’ Tony / Real Animal / Alejandro Escovedo / 2:41
That’s How Much I Love You / Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels / Eula Cooper / 2:35
When You’re Tired Of Breaking Other Hearts / Arizona Motel / Hacienda Brothers / 2:48
Your Woman / Can You Deal With It? / Andre Williams and the New Orleans Hellhounds / 3:47
One Last Morning / Past Life Crashing / Collin Herring / 4:11
Ride / Blame It On Gravity / Old 97’s / 3:30
They Hate Me / Mission Door / Peter Cooper / 3:25
Unsleeping Eye / The Band Of Heathens / Band Of Heathens / 4:48
No Hiding Place / Momofuku / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / 4:00
Bo Diddley / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / Art Neville / 2:42
Drive Like I Never Been Hurt / I, Flathead / Ry Cooder / 4:08
Lover Of The Bayou / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 4:33
Don’t You Mind People Grinnin’ In Your Face / Calico Girl / Guy Forsyth / 2:22
Woman On The Interstate / Yarn / Yarn / 3:42

Archive:

Love-A-Rama / Plastic Seat Sweat / Southern Culture On The Skids / 2:07
10 Miles Deep / Rollercoaster / Randy Rogers / 3:20
Two Trains / Rock And Roll Doctor – A Tribute To Lowell George / Allen Toussaint and Leo Nocentelli / 3:39
The Other Side / Mescalito / Ryan Bingham / 2:11
Sweet Memories / Last Of The Breed [Disc 2] / Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Ray Price / 3:24
Lean In A Little Closer / Dying To Have A Good Time / Charlie Sohmer / 3:21
The More That I’m Around You / Translated From Love / Kelly Willis / 3:35
Know What I’m Sayin’ / Ride With The Wind / Big Shanty / 4:27
Cellophane / Past Life Crashing / Collin Herring / 3:58
Ghost Of A Bad Idea / Debut (Cages And Quivers?) / Birds And Arrows / 2:38
Postcard From Kentucky / The Brag & Cuss / Rocky Votolato / 2:56
Iron Out The Rough Spots / Mercy/See-Saw / Don Covay / 2:57
Little Boy Sad / Oxford American 2001 / The Gants / 2:09
Peace In Here / New West Records 1 / Randall Bramblett / 3:42
Simple Gifts / Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook Volume Two & Three (Disc 1) / The Zincs / 3:39
My Baby’s Gone / Throwin’ Rocks At The Moon / The Backsliders / 3:16
I Got Mine / Songs For Rosetta / James Mathus & His Knockdown Society / 2:35
Long Way to Hollywood / Oxford American 2001 / Steve Young / 3:59
The Demon of White Sadness / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / Marah / 3:51
I Really Don’t Want To Know / If You Need Me – Rock ‘n’ Soul / Solomon Burke / 3:33
Take My Hand / There Will Be A Light / Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama / 3:55
It Ain’t Me Babe / Bob Dylan The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration / Johnny Cash / 3:50
You Gonna Miss Me / Lucky 13 / Fiona Boyes And The Fortune Tellers / 3:20
Billy The Kid / Oxford American 2000 / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / 4:10
Doreen / Wreck Your Life / Old 97’s / 3:43
Hooky Junk / Heavy Ornamentals / The Gourds / 4:44
Blacktop Tar / Late Show At The Cave / The Brown Mountain Lights / 4:21
The Heart You Left Behind / More A Legend Than A Band / The Flatlanders / 2:22
Sweet Illusions / Cold Roses / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 5:02
Never Like This Before / Sleepless / Peter Wolf / 3:22
Animal Farm / Mississippi Delta Dues / McHouston Baker / 3:34
Ghost On A Roll / Tales From Foundry Town / Miller Brothers Band / 3:58
I Can Love You / See The Lovers Right On Time / Choosy Beggars / 2:35
Ev’ry Wind (In The River) / Like Never Before / Taj Mahal / 4:54
Jesus Drives A Ford / Johnson County / Johnson County / 3:28
Foot Of The Bed / Sweetwater / Tres Chicas / 4:04
The Change Is In The City / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / Sir Douglas Quintet / 3:07
Baby, Baby, Baby / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Brothers / Percy Sledge / 3:08
Sugar Daddy / Bullet/Sur-Speed Soul:Music City Blues & Soul 1960’s / Levert Allison / 2:45
I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight / Picnic / Robert Earl Keen / 4:10
California Rose / Laura Cantrell-2005-Humming By The Flowered Vine / Laura Cantrell / 2:52
Bring On, Bring On / Three Snakes And One Charm / The Black Crowes / 3:57
Words, Names, Faces / Oxford American 2006 Sampler / Jeannie C. Riley / 1:59
Ramblin’ Heart / Working The Angels For Handouts / Gravy Boys / 3:26
Pocketful Of Rain / KGSR Broadcasts Volume 12 / Michael Fracasso / 3:13
I’m Talking About You / The Definitive Collection / Chuck Berry / 1:51
Room Eleven / Not Forgotten / Malcolm Holcombe / 3:44
Starman / Out Of The Ashes / Jessi Colter / 4:38
Worried Life / Worried / Asie Payton / 4:05
Up In Indiana / It’s Not Big It’s Large / Lyle Lovett & His Large Band / 4:36
White Tooth Man / The Shepherd’s Dog / Iron & Wine / 3:57
Borderline / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 2) / Eliza Gilkyson / 2:39
That’s What She Said Last Night / Freedom’s Child / Billy Joe Shaver / 3:52
Voodoo Train / Dirtbath / The Javelinas / 2:11
Two Lovers / The Ultimate collection / Mary Wells / 2:47
Ready And Red-Eye / Dear Life / Bill Mallonee / 2:55
Follow You Down / A Man Under The Influence / Alejandro Escovedo / 4:05
I Got To Love Somebody’s Baby / Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters / Judy Clay / 3:30
Hole In The Wall-(w Bill Wyan’s Rhythm Kings) / From Clarksdale to Cleveland Vol.1 The Roadhouse / Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings / 2:17
Mississippi Flatland Blues / Mississippi Number One / Eden Brent / 3:14

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WCOM Playlist for November 3, 2008

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Nov 042008
 

Hour 1
Ybor City / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 4:25
Bo Diddley / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / Art Neville / 2:42
The Hump / Heavy Trash / Heavy Trash / 3:15
Madalyn’s Bones / Diamonds To Dust / Gurf Morlix / 3:33
Color Of The Blues / Sleepless Nights / Patty Loveless / 3:06
Blue Prelude / What? And Give Up Show Biz? / Asylum Street Spankers / 5:41
Buttons And Strings / Trunk Songs / Greg Humphreys / 4:47
Born Into A Light / Cardinology / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 2:17
Amy Cincinnati / The Last CD / Lonesome Brothers / 3:10
Black River Killer / Furr / Blitzen Trapper / 3:28
Fourth Of July / Coming Home / Jim Livermore / 4:40
No Hiding Place / Momofuku / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / 4:00
I Thank the Lord / Eccentric Soul: Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal / Mighty Voices Of Wonder / 3:17
Don’t You Throw That Mojo On Me / More Storms Comin’ / Mark Selby / 4:07

Hour 2
Unsleeping Eye / The Band Of Heathens / Band Of Heathens / 4:48
Flavor on the Tongue / Noble Bonus Tracks / The Gourds / 4:22
Mt Man And I / The Gospel Of The Blues / Sister Rosetta Tharpe / 2:58
The Girl That I Ain’t Got / Roscoe’s Gang / Eric Ambel / 2:51
Overtown / Bar Band Americanus / Charlie Pickett / 4:31
White Lies / The Northeast Kingdom / Cheri Knight / 3:30
Ride / Blame It On Gravity / Old 97’s / 3:30
Circles And X’s / Little Honey / Lucinda Williams / 3:41
Falling Off The Edge Of The World / Zebulon / Don Chambers / 4:02
Chip N’ Tony / Real Animal / Alejandro Escovedo / 2:41
I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You / Lyle Lovett and his Large Band / Lyle Lovett / 3:14
Tomorrow / Nature Of The Blues / Eric Hisaw / 4:11
Before The Revolution / Ammunition / Tim Easton / 2:40
Lover Of The Bayou / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 4:33

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Coming Home by Jim Livermore

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Nov 022008
 


From Portland Oregon, Jim Livermore and his backing band, Bingotherapy, serve up a CD full of covers from the likes of Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, John Prine and many other. These songs are delivered in a traditional honky-tonk vibe that is infused with a deep authenticity in Jim’s twangy vocals. While very much into his covers of Dave Alvin’s “Fourth of July,” Merle Haggard’s “The Bottle Let Me Down” and “Swinging Doors,” and “Who Were You Thinking Of” from a honkytonk perspective, I’m also into his cover of Johnny Horton’s “I’m Coming Home,” which he knocks out of the park with surprisingly intense blues-rock jam.