Mar 212009
 

Rotation #187 – March 23, 2009

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Howdy,

Don’t forget, Taproot Radio is running a theme contest. $200 cash prize to the musician/band that submits the best theme music. Deadline is April 12th. Check out the theme contest website for more details. 

Finally got a listen to Dodd Ferrelle’s latest, Lonely Parades. Kinda reminds me of the rock and roll days of REM, but with a little more twang and a lot more heart. 

The big surprise for me has been Black Joe Lewis. Think an edgier version of Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. Think Scott H. Biram in a Soul mood. Think, god help us, James Brown for the New Millennium. I hear tell he tore it up at SXSW. I wasn’t there. But as a consolation prize I did post one of his videos to the web site. I’m putting 5 tracks from his latest CD, Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is, into rotation. 

With this CD, the Dirty Laundry CDs, and the New Orleans Funk CDs, I’m flush with Soul music at Taproot Radio and this is a very good thing. 

Dig Deep,
Calvin

 

This Week’s Rotation

Gunpowder / Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / 2:10
Lonesome / Ruins Of Berlin / Dex Romweber Duo / 2:25
Chokin’ Kind / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Joe Simon / 2:40
Hell, Yes I Cheated / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Johnny Adams / 3:33
Boogie Woogie Mamacita / Tejas Brothers / Tejas Brothers / 2:26
Roads And Rails / On The Waiting List / Dave Sutherland / 3:32
Luddite / Haymaker! / The Gourds / 3:38
(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 16 (Disc 2) / Asleep At The Wheel / 3:17
Falling Down / The Spirit, The Water, And The Blood / Ryan Delmore / 5:02
Big Shanty, From Lower Alabama to Hollywood / Sold Out / Big Shanty / 4:40
Am I Wasting My Time / Roll With You / Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves / 3:29
For a Time / Deadstring Brothers (2001) / Deadstring Brothers / 3:58
I See The Light/What’s His Name? / The Dirty Old One Man Band / Scott H. Biram / 7:13
Country Boy Rolling Stone / Hitchhiking From Memphis To Mars / Country Boy Rolling Stone / 3:25
Rig Or Cross / I’ll Be Around / Split Lip Rayfield / 2:32
Broken Hearted, Lovesick and Blue / Still Your Fool / The Dixons / 2:05
Swinging Doors / Coming Home / Jim Livermore / 2:59
Cobwebs / Cardinology / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 3:57
Hey, Jane / The Last CD / Lonesome Brothers / 4:40
Real Love / Little Honey / Lucinda Williams / 3:45
Cowboy No 77 / Bar Band Americanus / Charlie Pickett / 3:45
Black-Eyed Susie / The Northeast Kingdom / Cheri Knight / 4:39
Fire & Fast Bullets / Furr / Blitzen Trapper / 2:51
Color Of The Blues / Sleepless Nights / Patty Loveless / 3:06
Ybor City / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 4:25
Ride / Blame It On Gravity / Old 97′s / 3:30
Cornbread / The Band Of Heathens / Band Of Heathens / 4:43
Show It / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / Betty Harris / 2:55
Filipino Dance Hall Girl / I, Flathead / Ry Cooder / 3:54
Lover Of The Bayou / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 4:33

DJ Tracks

The Grammar Of A Sinking Ship / Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up / Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays / 2:49
Circle Of Your Arms / Chameleon / Jack Remington / Dollie McFarland / 2:55
The Disappear / Walk on Thin Air / The Old Ceremony / 4:23
Miss Bliss / Lonely Parades / Dodd Ferrelle / 3:29
Colette / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 3:47
Somethin’ In The Water / Pandelirium / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / 2:49
What If I Showed Up At Your Door / Cowpunk! / Joe Swank and the Mule Skinner Band / 4:16
Crazy Pritty Baby / Going Way Out / Heavy Trash / 2:47
One More Saturday Night / Step Right Up / The Turnstiles / 2:28
Let’s Be Mad / Meet John Doe / John Doe / 3:44

Recent Adds

Miss Bliss / Lonely Parades / Dodd Ferrelle / 3:29
If You Could Live Another Life… / Lonely Parades / Dodd Ferrelle / 3:54
What’s Another Broken Heart? / Lonely Parades / Dodd Ferrelle / 5:26

Gunpowder / Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / 2:10
Sugarfoot / Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / 3:18
Big Booty Woman / Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / 3:06
Boogie / Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / 3:17
Get Yo Shit / Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / 2:49 

 Posted by at 3:46 pm
Mar 212009
 


Aggressive, hard hitting soul music. Where have they been hiding this stuff? Think Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings but edgier. Think Scott H. Biram in a soul mood. Think, god help us, James Brown for the new Millennium. Think Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears’ new CD, Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is. Not a bad track on the CD. But start with “Get Yo Shit,” “Big Booty Woman,” “Sugarfoot,” and best of all, the opener “Gunpowder”.

Mar 172009
 

Hour 1
Crawfish Pie / Extra Sauce / Riptones / 3:00
Big Red Rocket Of Love / Holy Roller / Reverend Horton Heat / 3:04
Overtown / Bar Band Americanus / Charlie Pickett / 4:31
Color Of A Lonely Heart Is Blue / Blame It On Gravity / Old 97′s / 5:52
Love Letters / Ruins Of Berlin / Dex Romweber Duo / 2:52
Honey I’m Home / On The Waiting List / Dave Sutherland / 4:28
Blues Are Killin’ Me / Nashville’s Got The Beat / Sam Baker / 3:24
Stake Your Claim / Roll With You / Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves / 2:48
Puppet On A String / Tied & True / The Detroit Cobras / 2:08
Kiss the Eight Ball / Sold Out / Big Shanty / 4:08
Turn That Chicken Down / Dial ‘w’ For Watkins / Geraint Watkins / 3:17
Dead To The World / Kindness Of The World / Joe Henry / 3:36
Wedding Day / Por Vida: A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo / Ian McLagan & The Bump Band / 4:08
I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory / Asking For Flowers / Kathleen Edwards / 4:37

Hour 2
Shreveport / Haymaker! / The Gourds / 4:10
You Got the Silver / Let It Bleed / The Rolling Stones / 2:55
Let It Go / The Last CD / Lonesome Brothers / 4:09
On Fire / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 4:27
Christian St. / Kids in Philly / Marah / 3:21
Sweet Lolita / Tejas Brothers / Tejas Brothers / 3:07
Little Rock / Little Rock / Hayes Carll / 3:05
He Called Me Baby / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Ella Washington / 3:02
Black Spider Blues / When The Levee Breaks (Disc A) / Robert Lockwood, Jr. / 3:01
the Long Black Veil / Deadstring Brothers (2001) / Deadstring Brothers / 3:47
Henry Nearly Killed Me (It’s A Shame) / Gossip In The Grain / Ray LaMontagne / 4:25
Hang On St. Christopher / Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years / Tom Waits / 2:45
Lonely Pair / Make It Through This World / Greg Trooper / 3:35
Sin River / I’ll Be Around / Split Lip Rayfield / 1:46
It’s A Long Way To The Top / Little Honey / Lucinda Williams / 4:56

 Posted by at 12:45 am
Mar 172009
 

Building on his Murder of Love CD, Dodd Ferrelle has released Lonely Parades, often sounding like early REM but with a little more twang and a lot more heart. Highlights for me are “Miss Bliss,” “If You Could Live Another Life..,” and “What’s Another Broken Heart?”

Mar 142009
 

Rotation #186 – March 16, 2009

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Howdy,

I’m catching up on a huge backlog of new music at Taproot Radio. Too much music to call out individually. See the recent adds list below. I will note that I followed Rick Cornell’s lead and bought both of the Dirty Laundry compilation CDs. Unbelievably good music. My teeth almost fell out when I heard Jame’s Brown’s cover of “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and Candi Staton’s cover of “Stand By Your Man.” 

I also want to announce that I am holding a contest to create theme music for Taproot Radio. So if you are an artist/band that could use some extra cash, check out the Taproot Theme Contest site. Deadline for entries is April 12th, so you better get busy! 
Dig Deep,
Calvin 

This Week’s Rotation

Love Letters / Ruins Of Berlin / Dex Romweber Duo / 2:52
He Called Me Baby / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Ella Washington / 3:02
Trying To Win Your Love / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Joe Tex / 2:28
Sweet Lolita / Tejas Brothers / Tejas Brothers / 3:07
Honey I’m Home / On The Waiting List / Dave Sutherland / 4:28
Davy Brown / The Last Pale Light in the West / Ben Nichols / 3:21
I Make The Dough, You Get The Glory / Asking For Flowers / Kathleen Edwards / 4:37
Shreveport / Haymaker! / The Gourds / 4:10
Hideaway Girl / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 16 (Disc 1) / Jimmy LaFave / 4:13
Sing Like Mary Sang / The Spirit, The Water, And The Blood / Ryan Delmore / 7:18
Kiss the Eight Ball / Sold Out / Big Shanty / 4:08
Stake Your Claim / Roll With You / Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves / 2:48
Victoria / Blooshot Records Sampler #8 / Old 97′s / 3:52
Been Down Too Long / Blooshot Records Sampler #8 / Scott H. Biram / 3:45
the Long Black Veil / Deadstring Brothers (2001) / Deadstring Brothers / 3:47
54 Ford / Hitchhiking From Memphis To Mars / Country Boy Rolling Stone / 2:11
Henry Nearly Killed Me (It’s A Shame) / Gossip In The Grain / Ray LaMontagne / 4:25
Sin River / I’ll Be Around / Split Lip Rayfield / 1:46
Still Your Fool / Still Your Fool / The Dixons / 2:27
Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down / Coming Home / Jim Livermore / 2:38
Evergreen / Cardinology / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / 3:35
Let It Go / The Last CD / Lonesome Brothers / 4:09
It’s A Long Way To The Top / Little Honey / Lucinda Williams / 4:56
Overtown / Bar Band Americanus / Charlie Pickett / 4:31
Northeast Kingdom / The Northeast Kingdom / Cheri Knight / 4:56
Furr / Furr / Blitzen Trapper / 4:08
Cold, Cold Heart / Sleepless Nights / Patty Loveless / 2:54
On Fire / Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / 4:27
Color Of A Lonely Heart Is Blue / Blame It On Gravity / Old 97′s / 5:52
Crystal River / Mudcrutch / Mudcrutch / 9:29

DJ Tracks

Split Whiskey / American Holly / J Shogren / 3:31

Highway of Life / Tecumseh / Kensington Hillbillys / 2:40

Roll Over Beethovin / One Man’s Rock and Roll / Andy Anderson / 2:07
Drowning In Amsterdam / Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up / Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays / 3:56
Too Many Nights / Chameleon / Jack Remington / Dollie McFarland / 2:27
Til My Voice is Gone / Walk on Thin Air / The Old Ceremony / 4:38
Blues Are Killin’ Me / Nashville’s Got The Beat / Sam Baker / 3:24
Big Red Rocket Of Love / Holy Roller / Reverend Horton Heat / 3:04
Modelo / Camelot Falling / Mike McClure Band / 3:14
Funny How Time Slips Away / Rhythm Country & Blues / Al Green And Lyle Lovett / 4:34

Recent Adds

I Can’t Sleep / Tejas Brothers / Tejas Brothers / 2:55
Love Me or Leave Me Alone / Tejas Brothers / Tejas Brothers / 3:40
Sweet Lolita / Tejas Brothers / Tejas Brothers / 3:07
Boogie Woogie Mamacita / Tejas Brothers / Tejas Brothers / 2:26

Even the Good Times Are Bad / Tecumseh / Kensington Hillbillys / 4:45
Lonely At the Bottom / Tecumseh / Kensington Hillbillys / 3:32
Highway of Life / Tecumseh / Kensington Hillbillys / 2:40

Rock and Roll Medley / One Man’s Rock and Roll / Andy Anderson / 2:27
Roll Over Beethovin / One Man’s Rock and Roll / Andy Anderson / 2:07
Tough, Tough, Tough / One Man’s Rock and Roll / Andy Anderson / 2:11

Good News / Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up / Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays / 4:21
Drowning In Amsterdam / Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up / Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays / 3:56
The Grammar Of A Sinking Ship / Sweetheart, Keep Your Chin Up / Vanessa Peters & Ice Cream On Mondays / 2:49

Love Letters / Ruins Of Berlin / Dex Romweber Duo / 2:52
Lonesome / Ruins Of Berlin / Dex Romweber Duo / 2:25
Still Around / Ruins Of Berlin / Dex Romweber Duo / 3:36
Ruin’s Of Berlin / Ruins Of Berlin / Dex Romweber Duo / 2:33
Grey Skies / Ruins Of Berlin / Dex Romweber Duo / 4:44

Til My Voice is Gone / Walk on Thin Air / The Old Ceremony / 4:38
The Disappear / Walk on Thin Air / The Old Ceremony / 4:23
Same Difference / Walk on Thin Air / The Old Ceremony / 3:53
Ready to Go / Walk on Thin Air / The Old Ceremony / 3:44

He Called Me Baby / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Ella Washington / 3:02
Chokin’ Kind / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Joe Simon / 2:40
Your Cheating Heart / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Bobby Powell / 2:36
Love’s Where Life Begins / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Arthur Alexander / 2:28
Stand By Your Man / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Candi Staton / 2:54
What Condition My Condition Is In / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Bettye LaVette / 2:36
There’s A Heartbreak Somewhere / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Roscoe Shelton / 3:01
She’s My Rock / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Stoney Edwards / 2:26
Mama Mambo / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / 2:18
You Are My Sunshine / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Earl Gaines / 2:41
Almost Persuaded / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Etta James / 3:22
Bouquet Of Roses / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Bobby Womack / 2:47
In A Moment Of Weakness / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Johnny Adams / 2:35
Just Because You Can’t Be Mine / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Bettye Swann / 2:35
Don’t Take Her She’s All I Got / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Freddie North / 2:43
Shutters & Boards / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Otis Williams / 2:25
Snap Your Fingers / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Bobby Jonz / 3:01
Jet Black Daddy Lilly White Mama / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Andre Williams & 2 Star Tabernacle / 4:33
Fairy Tale / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / The Pointer Sisters / 5:06
Sixteen Tons / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / James & Bobby Purify / 2:27
Your Cheating Heart / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / James Brown / 2:58
Till I Get It Right / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Willie Hobbs / 2:41
Dirty Laundry / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Curtis Mayfield / 4:08
I Can’t Stop Loving You / Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country / Solomon Burke / 5:25

Hell, Yes I Cheated / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Johnny Adams / 3:33
If Loving You Is Wrong / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / O.B. McClinton / 2:53
She Thinks I Still Care / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Lou Johnson / 3:13
Touch Your Woman / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Margie Joseph / 3:12
Trying To Win Your Love / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Joe Tex / 2:28
You Must Think My Heart Has Swinging Doors / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Vicki Vann / 2:55
Don’t Believe Nothing / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Ike & Tina Turner / 3:16
I Told My Pillow / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Clarence “Frogman” Henry / 2:15
King Of The Road / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Joe Tex / 2:12
Smoke Smoke Smoke / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Sammy Davis Jr. / 3:03
I’m Movin’ On / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Clyde McPhatter / 1:57
Tennessee Waltz / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Ruth Brown / 4:15
He’ll Have To Go / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Solomon Burke / 3:19
Three Hearts In A Tangle / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / James Brown / 2:53
Someone To Give My Love To / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Joe Simon / 3:08
Amos Moses / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / 3:25
Pardon Me (I’ve Got Someone To Kill) / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / Andre Williams / 2:42

Dollie’s Song / Jack Remington / Dollie McFarland / Chameleon / 2:52
Too Many Nights / Jack Remington / Dollie McFarland / Chameleon / 2:27
Circle Of Your Arms / Jack Remington / Dollie McFarland / Chameleon / 2:55

 Posted by at 2:59 pm
Mar 142009
 

Dex Romweber, in his many incarnations, first as front man for the Flat Duo Jets, then as a solo artist and now as front man for the Dex Romweber Duo, has always explored the darker side of rockabilly creating a sound that’s both retro-rock and more than a bit grungy all at the same time. On the debut CD from The Dex Romweber Duo, he collaborates with guests artists, Cat Power, Neko Case, Exene Cervenka, and Rick Miller of Southern Culture On The Skids. The result is a mashup of sound that still, underneath all the angst and modern edginess, has a rockabilly soul. Highlights include “Love Letters,” “Lonesome,” “Still Around,” and “Ruins of Berlin”.