Dec 302010
 

Rotation #248, January 3rd, 2010
read: http://www.taprootradio.com
listen: http://www.live365.com/stations/cspowers?play=1
live: Monday nights at 9pm eastern on WCOM: http://www.wcomfm.org

Howdy,

Gurf Morlix’s tribute to Blaze Foley starts off 2011 with a bang. And I’d never heard of Bow Thayer before so not sure if he’s a newcomer or not. But I sure enjoyed his recent release. So the new year is off to a reat start music wise.

Don’t forget to check out episode 20  of the Taproot Radio Podcast featuring Rick Cornell interviewing Dan Montgomery.

Dig Deep,
Calvin 

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 16 – Mike Barfield from Stone River Boys
Episode 17 – AJ Downing
Episode 18 – Greg Humphreys
Episode 19 – Whitey Morgan
Episode 20 – Dan Montgomery

This Week’s Rotation

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Livin’ In, Lovin’ Out / Ann Peebles / Handwriting Is On The Wall / 2:57
Crazy Wind / The Backsliders / Throwin’ Rocks At The Moon / 4:32
Handa Wanda / Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / 3:17
Later Alligator (See You Later, Alligator) / Bobby Charles / See You Later, Alligator / 3:45
Low Tolerance For High Maintenance / The Bourbon Dynasty / The Bourbon Dynasty / 3:42
Dawning / Bow Thayer And Perfect Trainwreck / Bottom Of The Sky / 4:25
My Time Is Gonna Come / Caleb Klauder / Western Country / 3:23
American Made Machine / Cary Ann Hearst / Are You Ready To Die / 2:39
Devil’s Best Dress / Corb Lund / Americana Music Awards Sampler / 2:30
My Baby Likes The Hi-Life / Country Boy Rolling Stone / Honky Tonking Too Long / 2:35
Mama’s Boy Blues / Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks / Selected Shorts / 3:14
Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand / Davis Coen / Blues Lights for Yours and Mine / 2:53
(If You Don’t Think)-You Better Change / The Detroit Cobras / Tied & True / 1:42
The Sands Of Iwo Jima / Drive-By Truckers / The Dirty South / 4:12
The Broom / Earl Pickens & Family / Gathering / 3:09
Let’s Boogie-Woogie / Eden Brent / Ain’t Got No Troubles / 4:35
If It Wasn’t For Bad / Elton John & Leon Russell / The Union / 3:43
Nearer To You / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 3:32
The Name Of This Thing Is Not Love / Elvis Costello & The Imposters / The Delivery Man / 2:51
Tomorrow / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 4:11
Baby, What You Want Me To Do / Etta James / Gold / 4:17
All In The Pack / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 2:53
Red Piedmont Soil / Gravy Boys / Working The Angels For Handouts / 2:33
Baby Can I Crawl Back To You? / Gurf Morlix / Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream / 2:26
Whippoorwill / Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams / Sinners & Saints / 3:28
I’m Not Broken / Jesse Brewster / Wrecking Ball At The Concert Hall / 4:25
It Just Dawned On Me / John Doe and The Sadies / Best Of Yep Roc Singles / 2:34
Tuned To Love / The Loose Salute / Tuned To Love / 3:04
Reason To Cry / Lucinda Williams / Essence / 3:44
Shake It Baby / Lynwood Slim And The Igor Prado Band / Brazilian Kicks / 3:18
Get A Little Goner / Marti Brom / Not For Nothin’ / 2:39
It Ain’t The Wind, It’s The Rain / Mary Gauthier / Mercy Now / 4:03
Jesus Is On The Main Line / Mavis Staples / We’ll Never Turn Back / 6:32
I Belong To The Band / Mavis Staples / You Are Not Alone / 3:31
I’d Be Lonsesome / Old 97′s / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 2:57
Two Timer / Pappy / Pappy Time / 3:42
Pimps & Preachers / Paul Thorn / Pimps & Preachers / 4:09
Prairie Girl Gone / Po’ Girl / Vagabond Lullabies / 6:22
Falling Up / Rickie Lee Jones / Best Of The ArtsCenter’s American Roots Series: 2004-2007 / 4:44
Monkey / Robert Plant / Band of Joy / 4:58
Touch, Feel, & Lose / Ryan Adams / Gold / 4:17
Junky Star / Ryan Bingham / Junky Star / 4:49
Another Year Again / The Sadies / Darker Circles / 3:18
The Only Road / Scott Miller / Citation / 3:35
Been Set Free / Son Volt / Straightaways / 4:34
Ta Bueno Compadre (It’s OK Friend) / The Texas Tornados / The Nada Mixes / 2:54
I’ll Find The One / Walt Cronin / California I Gotta Run / 4:30
Goodbye (I’ve Seen It All) / The Wilders / Someone’s Got To Pay / 2:53
Man With the Blues / Willie Nelson / Country Music / 2:23
Blue Moon Girl / Yvette Landry / Should Have Known / 1:56

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Clay Pigeons / Blaze Foley’s 113th Wet Dream / Gurf Morlix / 3:26
Dawning / Bottom Of The Sky / Bow Thayer And Perfect Trainwreck / 4:25
Suicide Kings / Bottom Of The Sky / Bow Thayer And Perfect Trainwreck / 2:54
Lying Awake / Bottom Of The Sky / Bow Thayer And Perfect Trainwreck / 3:01
Your Heart Is Not Your First Car / Bottom Of The Sky / Bow Thayer And Perfect Trainwreck / 3:34

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Dec 272010
 

Howdy all,

Here’s the play list for Taproot Radio / Dirty Laundry this week. For the first hour,  I’ll be playing the Taproot Top 20 of 2010.

As always locals can tune in to WCOM 103.5 FM and everyone else can tune into the webcast. So tune in from 9-11pm Eastern time Monday night!

Hour 1 – 9-10 Taproot Top 20 of 2010
16) Get Downtown / Drive-By Truckers / The Big To-Do / 3:13
15) Should Have Known / Yvette Landry / Should Have Known / 3:29
14) She Ain’t a Child No More / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kin… / I Learned the Hard Way (Bonus Version) / 2:35
13) Way Back Home / AJ Downing And The Buick / Way Back Home / 2:25
12) The Storm That Never Was / Earl Pickens & Family / Gathering / 2:58
11) Bird Bones & Muscle / J. Shogren / Bird Bones & Muscle / 2:30
10) East TX Rust / Shinyribs / Well After Awhile / 3:24
9) Don’t Knock / Mavis Staples / You Are Not Alone / 2:30
8) The Sweetest Thing / JJ Grey & Mofro / Georgia Warhorse / 4:28
7) Bluebonnet Blue / Stone River Boys / Love On The Dial / 3:01
6) Houston / Deadstring Brothers / Sao Paulo / 3:49
5) Down Home Country Blues (Radio Edit) / Ray Wylie Hubbard / A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) / 3:02
4) Let’s Boogie-Woogie / Eden Brent / Ain’t Got No Troubles / 4:35
3) Worn Out Shoes / Caleb Klauder / Western Country / 2:50
2) Eyes on the Prize / Carrie Rodriguez / Love and Circumstance / 2:51
1) I Want To Do Everything For You / Janiva Magness / The Devil Is An Angel Too / 3:28

Hour 2 – 10-11pm
Faraway You / Marah / Kids in Philly / 3:31
Black-Eyed Susie / Cheri Knight / The Northeast Kingdom / 4:39
Downtown Train / Tom Waits / Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years / 3:52
Hard Time Killing Floor / R.L. Burnside / Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting D / 5:09
Losing You / Mavis Staples / You Are Not Alone / 2:52
I Don’t Hurt Anymore / Johnny Cash / American VI: Ain’t No Grave / 2:45
Weeds In My Roses / Paul Thorn / Pimps & Preachers / 3:05
7 Months, 39 Days / Hank Williams III / Lovesick, Broke And Driftin’ / 3:27
HELLO BABY / Charline Arthur / EARLY FEMALE ROCKBILLY / 2:20
Mauvais Sang / Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams / Sinners & Saints / 4:25
You Got a Man Like Me Loving You / Dave Sutherland / On The Waiting List / 4:16
One More Cowboy / Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks / Selected Shorts / 4:03
Peepin’ Eyes / Charlie Feathers / Get With It: Essential Recordings (1954-69) [Disc 1] / 2:16
Buick City / Whitey Morgan / Whitey Morgan & The 78s / 3:12
Dig / Woodbrain / Swimming In Turpentine / 4:54

 Posted by at 10:24 pm
Dec 202010
 

Howdy all,

Here’s the play list for Taproot Radio / Dirty Laundry this week. Rick is doing a special Christmas Music Show and I’ll be playing the Taproot Top 20 of 2010.

As always locals can tune in to WCOM 103.5 FM and everyone else can tune into the webcast. So tune in from 9-11pm Eastern time Monday night!

Calvin – 9-10pm – Taproot Radio 
Starting at the bottom…….
16) Get Downtown / Drive-By Truckers / The Big To-Do / 3:13
15) Should Have Known / Yvette Landry / Should Have Known / 3:29
14) She Ain’t a Child No More / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kin… / I Learned the Hard Way (Bonus Version) / 2:35
13) Way Back Home / AJ Downing And The Buick / Way Back Home / 2:25
12) The Storm That Never Was / Earl Pickens & Family / Gathering / 2:58
11) Bird Bones & Muscle / J. Shogren / Bird Bones & Muscle / 2:30
10) East TX Rust / Shinyribs / Well After Awhile / 3:24
9) Don’t Knock / Mavis Staples / You Are Not Alone / 2:30
8) The Sweetest Thing / JJ Grey & Mofro / Georgia Warhorse / 4:28
7) Bluebonnet Blue / Stone River Boys / Love On The Dial / 3:01
6) Houston / Deadstring Brothers / Sao Paulo / 3:49
5) Down Home Country Blues (Radio Edit) / Ray Wylie Hubbard / A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C) / 3:02
4) Let’s Boogie-Woogie / Eden Brent / Ain’t Got No Troubles / 4:35
3) Worn Out Shoes / Caleb Klauder / Western Country / 2:50
2) Eyes on the Prize / Carrie Rodriguez / Love and Circumstance / 2:51
and the number on CD of 201 from Taproot Radio…..
1) I Want To Do Everything For You / Janiva Magness / The Devil Is An Angel Too / 3:28
 
Rick – 10-11pm – Dirty Laundry Old Toy Trains / Roger Miller / The Best of Roger Miller, Volume 1: Country Tunesmith / 2:03
Mary Had a Baby / Bruce Cockburn / A Different Kind of Christmas / 4:43
Notes:A couple of my family’s favorites…

Santa’s Gonna Party / The Incredible Casuals / Another Christmas Gift for You / 2:06
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus / Mabel Scott / Hipster’s Holiday / 2:20
O! Santa / Chatham County Line / Oh Santa! / 3:06
Mr. Santa Claus / Nathaniel Mayer / Village of Love / 2:21
Notes: Santa gets his set in the spotlight.

Merry Christmas from a Bar / Mike Ireland & Holler / Christmas Past single / 2:45
The Day It Snows on Christmas / Allen Toussaint / Christmas Gumbo / 3:16
Christmas Is A-Coming / Lead Belly / Where Will You Be Christmas Day? / 1:05
Winter Wonderland / Byron Lee and the Dragonaires / Christmas Party with Eddie G / 2:33
It’s Not the Presents Under My Tree (It’s Your Presence Right Here Next to Me) / Narvel Felts / Season’s Greetings / 3:12

How to Make Gravy / Rough Shop / Just Because It Was Christmas / 4:58
Christmas Must Be Tonight / Paul Kelly / Won’t You Come Around EP / 4:11

All I Want for Christmas Is You / Carla Thomas / The Original Soul Christmas / 1:51
Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas / The Staple Singers / A Soulful Christmas / 2:32
Christmas (Please Come Home) / Darlene Love / A Christmas Gift for You
I Wish You a Merry Christmas / Big Dee Irwin with Little Eva / A John Waters Christmas / 2:29

Old Toy Trains / Scott Miller / Christmas Gift EP / 2:12

 Posted by at 9:00 pm
Dec 132010
 

Howdy all,

Here’s the play list for Taproot Radio / Dirty Laundry this week. Rick is doing a special “Holy Laundry” show this week featuring an hour of the finest gospel music you’ll find. So put your hands on the speakers and feel the power coming through.

As always locals can tune in to WCOM 103.5 FM and everyone else can tune into the webcast. So tune in from 9-11pm Eastern time Monday night!

Taproot Radio – Calvin – 9-10pm


Bad Liver And A Broken Heart / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 4:23
Walkin’ In The Sun / Janiva Magness / The Devil Is An Angel Too / 3:56
Poor People’s Store / Shinyribs / Well After Awhile / 2:35
The Storm That Never Was / Earl Pickens & Family / Gathering / 2:58
Voodoo Mens And Voodoo Dolls / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 4:31
Hollowpoint Blues / Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent / Shovels & Rope / 3:43
Side With The Seeds / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:16
Life is Hard & Love’s Unfair / Kieran Ridge Band / Already Gone / 4:17
The Wandering / Ryan Bingham / Junky Star / 3:09
Gimmeakiss / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:14
A Kiss Before I Go / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 2:06
Down To The Wire / Son Volt / American Central Dust (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) / 4:20
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight [2010 mono version] / Bob Dylan / The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings / 2:39
Leave Me Alone / Eden Brent / Ain’t Got No Troubles / 3:53
Satisfied Mind / Caleb Klauder / Western Country / 3:30
Gloria / Van Morrison / Best Of Van Morrison / 2:38
Razz / Kings Of Leon / Aha Shake Heartbreak / 2:16
What More Can I Do? / Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens / What Have You Done, My Brother? / 4:23

Dirty Laundry – Rick – 10-11pm

How to Make Gravy / Paul Kelly / Words and Music / 4:35
If Sugar Was as Sweet as You / Joe Tex / Testifyin’: The Essential Joe Tex / 2:54
Knockin’ Lost John / Great Big Sea / A Canadian Celebration of The Band / 3:11
Notes: The set recipe this week: one roots song (typically new), one soul song, and one holiday song. A Canadian Celebration of The Band was overseen by Garth Hudson, and he plays on every cut alongside the likes of Neil Young, the Sadies, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Cowboy Junkies, and Mary Margaret O’Hara.

Walls / Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby / Two-Way Family Favorites / 4:17
Hard to Handle / Toots Hibbert / Toots in Memphis / 3:05
Merry Christmas, Baby (alternate take) / Otis Redding / Up with K-yule 2007 / 2:35
Notes: K-yule is an annual Christmas songs comp created by John Wendland of KDHX (the Memphis to Manchester show) in St. Louis and his friend Roy Kasten. Expect a track or two from the latest installment on next week’s all-Christmas-song episode of Dirty Laundry — Holly Laundry.

Graveyard Fields / Brian McGee / The Taking or the Leaving / 2:16
Yes, Virginia / Scott Miller / Christmas Gift EP / 2:35
Piece of My Heart / Eddie Floyd & Mavis Staples / Boy Meets Girl: Classic Soul Duets / 2:58
Notes: New Christmas EP from Scott Miller also includes takes on Roger Miller’s “Old Toy Trains,” John Prine’s “Christmas in Prison,” and Neil Young’s “Star of Bethlehem.”

You Can Give But You Can’t Take / Aaron Neville / Looking for My Baby! / 3:45
Presents for Christmas / Solomon Burke / The Original Soul Christmas / 3:13
Pooreyes / Puritan Rodeo / Puritan Rodeo / 4:09

Why Not Give Me a Chance / O.V. Wright / Nucleus of Soul / 2:47
Powderfinger / The Beat Farmers / Glad ‘n’ Greasy / 3:40
Luigi, the Lonely Christmas Bear / Tommy Womack / 35 Years!!! Bear Family Records / 4:11
Notes: Recently out: 35 Years!!! Bear Family Records, a three-disc box set with — why not? — songs about bears (although there are some borderline cheaters like “Can’t Bear the Pain”) and an accompanying book that can serve as a dining room table for a family of four.

We Wanna See Santa Do the Mambo / Big John Greer / Hipsters’ Holiday / 2:34

 Posted by at 9:00 pm
Dec 112010
 

Wow! 3 of the top 5 this year for me were women. I believe that’s a first ever since I began tracking best of the year lists. And believe me, these are some fine CDs by some amazingly talented women. Don’t forget, you can preview the Taproot Top 20 on iTunes.

 1. Janiva Magness – The Devil Is An Angel Too
2. Carrie Rodriguez – Love and Circumstance
3. Caleb Klauder – Western Country
4. Eden Brent – Ain’t Got No Troubles
5. Ray Wylie Hubbard – A.) Enlightenment
6. Deadstring Brothers – Sao Palo
7. Stone River Boys – Love On The Dial
8. JJ Grey – Georgia Warhorse
9. Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
10. Shinyribs – Well After Awhile
11. J Shogren – Bird Bones and Muscle
12. Earl Pickens and Family – Gathering
13. AJ Downing and the Buick 6 – Way Back Home
14. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – I Learned The Hard Way
15. Yvette Landry – Should Have Known
16. Drive-By Truckers – The Big To Do
17. Reckless Kelly – Somewhere In Time
18. Peter Wolf – Midnight Souvenirs
19. Patty Griffin – Downtown Church
20. Andre Williams – That’s All I Need

Honorable Mentions:
Elvin Bishop – Red Dog Speaks
Brian Setzer – Don’t Mess With A Big Band
Ryan Bingham – Junky Star
The Sadies – Darker Circles
Shelby Lynne – Tears, Lies and Alibis
New Heathens – Hello Disaster
Water Tower Bucket Boys – Sole Kitchen
Tokyo Rosenthal – Ghosts
Lynne Hansone – Once The Sun Goes Down
Bettye LaVette – British Rock Songbook
Robert Plant – Band of Joy
The Black Keys – Brothers
Johnny Cash – American VI Ain’t No Grave

Dec 112010
 

Rotation #247 December 13, 2010
read: http://www.taprootradio.com
listen: http://www.live365.com/stations/cspowers?play=1
live: Monday nights at 9pm eastern on WCOM: http://www.wcomfm.org

Howdy,

This week’s new addition is the new CD, Gathering,  from Earl Pickens and Family. I’d put it in the category of New Grass or String Band music. But my favorite track is a southern rock with banjo number called “The Storm That Never Was.” Anyway, I’ll be playing several tracks from that CD over the next few weeks.

I’m happy to announce the publication of episode 20  of the Taproot Radio Podcast featuring Rick Cornell interviewing Dan Montgomery.

Dig Deep,
Calvin 

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 16 – Mike Barfield from Stone River Boys
Episode 17 – AJ Downing
Episode 18 – Greg Humphreys
Episode 19 – Whitey Morgan
Episode 20 – Dan Montgomery

This Week’s Rotation

rotation 247 on iTunes

(alphabetically by Artist)
Old Ways / AJ Downing And The Buick / Way Back Home / 4:50
Gimmeakiss / The Avett Brothers / Four Thieves Gone / 2:14
Voodoo Mens And Voodoo Dolls / The Bluerunners / Honey Slides / 4:31
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight [2010 mono version] / Bob Dylan / The Best Of The Original Mono Recordings / 2:39
Satisfied Mind / Caleb Klauder / Western Country / 3:30
Hollowpoint Blues / Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent / Shovels & Rope / 3:43
Peepin’ Eyes / Charlie Feathers / Get With It: Essential Recordings (1954-69) [Disc 1] / 2:16
HELLO BABY / Charline Arthur / EARLY FEMALE ROCKBILLY / 2:20
Black-Eyed Susie / Cheri Knight / The Northeast Kingdom / 4:39
One More Cowboy / Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks / Selected Shorts / 4:03
You Got a Man Like Me Loving You / Dave Sutherland / On The Waiting List / 4:16
Sugar for Sugar / David Johansen and the Harry Smiths / Oxford American 2001 / 3:28
The Storm That Never Was / Earl Pickens & Family / Gathering / 2:58
Leave Me Alone / Eden Brent / Ain’t Got No Troubles / 3:53
Nearer To You / Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint / The River In Reverse / 3:32
Omaha / The Gourds / Shinebox / 3:15
Mauvais Sang / Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams / Sinners & Saints / 4:25
7 Months, 39 Days / Hank Williams III / Lovesick, Broke And Driftin’ / 3:27
Bad Liver And A Broken Heart / Hayes Carll / Trouble In Mind / 4:23
Crying Tramp / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:28
Walkin’ In The Sun / Janiva Magness / The Devil Is An Angel Too / 3:56
Diyo Dayo / JJ Grey & Mofro / Georgia Warhorse / 3:59
I Don’t Hurt Anymore / Johnny Cash / American VI: Ain’t No Grave / 2:45
Life is Hard & Love’s Unfair / Kieran Ridge Band / Already Gone / 4:17
Razz / Kings Of Leon / Aha Shake Heartbreak / 2:16
Remember The Day / Lucky Peterson / Get the Blues! / 3:14
Faraway You / Marah / Kids in Philly / 3:31
Losing You / Mavis Staples / You Are Not Alone / 2:52
I’d Rather Go Blind / Mickey Thomas / The Bluesmasters Featuring Mickey Thomas / 2:46
What More Can I Do? / Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens / What Have You Done, My Brother? / 4:23
Pig Pen / New Heathens / Hello Disaster / 3:36
Weeds In My Roses / Paul Thorn / Pimps & Preachers / 3:05
Tragedy / Peter Wolf / Midnight Souvenirs / 4:31
Hard Time Killing Floor / R.L. Burnside / Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting D / 5:09
House Of Cards / Robert Plant / Band of Joy / 3:13
A Kiss Before I Go / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Jacksonville City Nights / 2:06
The Wandering / Ryan Bingham / Junky Star / 3:09
Postcards / The Sadies / Darker Circles / 2:41
Old #7 / Shelby Lynne / Tears, Lies, And Alibis / 3:32
Poor People’s Store / Shinyribs / Well After Awhile / 2:35
Down To The Wire / Son Volt / American Central Dust (Amazon MP3 Exclusive Version) / 4:20
Honey Bee / Tom Petty / Wildflowers / 4:59
Downtown Train / Tom Waits / Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years / 3:52
Gloria / Van Morrison / Best Of Van Morrison / 2:38
I’ll Find The One / Walt Cronin / California I Gotta Run / 4:30
Buick City / Whitey Morgan / Whitey Morgan & The 78s / 3:12
Side With The Seeds / Wilco / Sky Blue Sky / 4:16
If You Could Touch Her At All / Willie Nelson / Willie & Family Live / 2:59
Dig / Woodbrain / Swimming In Turpentine / 4:54
Should Have Known / Yvette Landry / Should Have Known / 3:29

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