Oh Mary J.J. Cale Roll On 3:35
Food, Water, Shelter & Love Gurf Morlix Diamonds To Dust 5:11
Get Off Of Your Porch Charlie Pickett Bar Band Americanus 4:00
Honey I’m Home Dave Sutherland On The Waiting List 4:28
Bring Me Sunshine Willie Nelson Naked Willie 2:13
The Long Drive Sodajerk Sodajerk 3:44
Someone To Give My Love To Joe Simon More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country 3:08
O.D. Blues Grandpaboy Dead Man Shake 4:33
Second Line Band Of Heathens The Band Of Heathens 3:45
All 4 The Betta C. C. Adcock Lafayette Marquis 4:24
Piece Of My Heart Erma Franklin Oxford American 2005 2:37
Tex-Mex Mile The Gourds Haymaker! 3:20
He Tells All The Girls He’s A Cowboy Byrd and Street Love Broke The Fall 3:09
Dirty Laundry Curtis Mayfield Dirty Laundry – The Soul Of Black Country 4:08
Jump the Blues Wayne Hancock Viper of Melody 2:19
Cat And Mouse Yarn Yarn 3:03
Stop And Think About It Chris James And Patrick Rynn Stop and Think About It 4:46
Neon Tombstone Phil Lee So Long, It’s Been Good To Know You 3:42
Shake Your Moneymaker Elmore James Essential Blues 2 (Disc 2) 2:50
Don’t Say You Love Me Brian Setzer 13 [Bonus Track] 3:19
BIGGELOW 6200 Brenda Lee EARLY FEMALE ROCKBILLY 2:19
Were You There The Gospel Playboys Known On The Underground 6:39
After Eilen Jewel, there weren’t any acts that really interested us until the closing act, Donna The buffalo. So we wandered around watching the hippies do their thing. We stacked rocks, we played with fire. We walked the nature trails.
The dance tent had dance lessons every couple of ours or so. Swing, two-step, contra, aand I don’t know what all else. I didn’t have my nerve up to try it this time, But I’m getting sold on the idea that it could be fun. The bands they had playing at the dance tent were mostly amateur bands but they sounded really good and they had a good enthusiastic vibe.
Quite by accident, we discovered that this one tent had a whole series of blues muscians lined up from the Music Maker Relief Foundation. I don’t think they were even on the official schedule of the event. And it amazed me because they had John Dee Holeman, Captain Luke (whose “Outsider Lounge” CD I play alot on my show). We also saw Abe Reid, but we didn’t get a chance to hang around and see if he played or not. But we did get a great recording of John Dee Holeman singing “Hoochie Coochie Man,” which I’ve uploaded here.
So then we wandered back to where we’d staked our claim at the main stage. We had several hours to go still until Donna The Buffalo came on. But we were tired of walking around.
Good God, the acts that they had lined up for the evening at the main stage were awful. A rap artist from Durham who spewed every politically correct buzz phrase all at once. A very self-absorbed valley girl-esque singer songwriter type who spend more time talking to the audience than, you know, actually playing music, but like you know, it’s just as much fun to, like, you know chat with the audience and not worry about talent and stuff. And then there was a trippy band from up north who had this middle eastern/folk/electric fusion thing going on. Which I grant was kinda cool for, i dunno, the first 5-10 minutes. But after that you began to realize all oftheir songs had exactly the same rhythm over and over and over again.
So I was NOT impressed with whoever did the bookings for the main stage. To think that Eilen Jewel had to go on before these turkeys really made me mad. And to think that these acts got billing on the main stage while some very well resected Blues legends were shuttled off to a secondary tent and not even properly put on the schedule so that people could know they were there was just a crying shame.
Right Now / Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris / All The Roadrunning / 3:33
Wild Wild Lover / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 3:00
Cowboy No 77 / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 3:45
Oceans & Streams / The Black Keys / Attack & Release / 3:26
Cherry Street / J.J. Cale / Roll On / 3:44
Amos Moses / Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown / More Dirty Laundry: The Soul Of Black Country / 3:25
Moonlight Kiss / Raul Malo / Lucky One / 4:16
Gunpowder / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is! / 2:10
I Need Some Money / John Lee Hooker / Anthology: 50 Years / 2:29
Grey Skies / Dex Romweber Duo / Ruins Of Berlin / 4:44
Orange Blossoms / JJ Grey & Mofro / Orange Blossoms / 4:41
When It’s Over / Don Varner / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 1-Tear Stained Soul / 2:12
Mr. Freddie’s Kokomo Blues / Freddie Spruell / When The Levee Breaks (Disc C) / 3:06
Seated At The Devil’s Table / Lonesome Brothers / The Last CD / 3:53
So Far Gone / Lou Ford / Sad, But Familiar / 3:52
You Talk Too Much / George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock / 4:35 /
At The Mercy Of A Man / Bettye LaVette / Do Your Duty / 2:29 /
Good Deal Lucille / The Mystix / Down To The Shore / 3:36 /
Warm Love / Van Morrison / Best Of Van Morrison / 3:23 /
Broken Wings / The Backsliders / Throwin’ Rocks At The Moon / 5:03 /
Sweet Lolita / Tejas Brothers / Tejas Brothers / 3:07 /
Back To Blue / Bobby Bare Jr’s Young Criminals’ Starvation League / The Longest Meow / 3:51 /
Whatever Gets You Through The Night / Etta James / Red Blooded Blues / 3:50 /
Funky Bell / Warren Lee / New Orleans Funk Vol.2 / 3:03 /
I’ll Roll With You / Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves / Roll With You / 3:33 /
Seven Bridges Road / Dolly Parton / Oxford American 2001 / 3:29 /
What Am I Doin’ / Mark Selby / More Storms Comin’ / 3:42 /
Falling / Bourgeois Gypsies / Faulty Fairytales / 4:02 /
Ain’t Got You / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 4:09 /
This is a compilation of Ray Smiths’ work with the Sun years in the early days of rock, back when they were still calling it rockabilly. You can hear in this music the early hints of pop rock. SOngs about dating, and disapproving parents and high school. Kinda makes you want to grease back your hair. The thing I like about these tracks the best is the stinging electric guitar licks which became the key element in most roots rock. This CD is a great slice of musical history.
During her years with the SSS label, Bettye LaVette recorded a bunch of songs and released some of them as singles but the record label never put them out as an album. This CD collects both the released and unreleased singles from that era. These songs fall into the tough-woman-of-soul category. Hard as nails, edgy, and beautiful all at the same time. Honestly there’s not a bad track on this CD. In addition to her well known classics, “Do Your Duty,” and “He Made A Man Out Of Me” there’s also a good cover of “Piece of My Heart,” “My Train’s Comin’ In,” “Love Made A Fool Out Of Me,” and “Games People Play.”
John Doe and the Sadies cover a bunch of twangy classics including “Night Life,, “‘Til I Get It Right,” “Detroit City,” “Take These Chains From My Heart” and many others in a style has that “Nash Vegas” feel too it. The music’s kinda showy but John Does’ vocal style keeps it grounded. What’s impressive is how they take these songs you’ve heard a thouand times before and turned them into something new you want to hear again. Highlights for me are “Stop The World And Let Me Off,” “‘Til I Get It Right,” “Night Life,” “Before I Wake,” and “Help Me Make It Through The Night.”
Howlin Wolf followed by a Rolling Stones Interview followed by ?? covering “Honky Tonk Woman”. Is that Tina Turner??