Taproot Radio News #263

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Apr 302011
 

Rotation #263, May 2, 2011
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live: Monday nights at 9pm eastern on WCOM: http://www.wcomfm.org

Howdy,

This week I added several tracks from the Robert Johnson Centennial collection to rotation. To be honest, many of his early recordings are interesting only as historical archives of early music. A lot of the tracks kinda start sounding all the same after a while. On the other hand, there are a handful of amazing tracks which you’ll recognize as the classic covers from rock and roll bands. For those tracks, it’s really mind boggling to hear the original stripped down blues tune.

Four new episodes out since my last newsletter!
Episode 35 – The Great Recession Orchestra – To help us through these hard economic times, The Great Recession Orchestra revives Texas Swing!
Episode 36 – Left Lane Cruiser – Freddie Joe Evans talks about heavy metal blues, touring with Scott H. Biram, and falling in love at Denny’s.
Episode 37 – Time Lee Three – Tim Lee talks about his veteran musician status, “the BBQ circuit,” and his North Carolina connections.
Episode 38 – Southeast Engine – Adam Remnant from Southeast Engine talks to Rick Cornell about their concept album, Canary.

Dig Deep,
Calvin 

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 34 – Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy, and The Cajun Country Revival
Episode 35 – The Great Recession Orchestra – To help us through these hard economic times, The Great Recession Orchestra revives Texas Swing!
Episode 36 – Left Lane Cruiser – Freddie Joe Evans talks about heavy metal blues, touring with Scott H. Biram, and falling in love at Denny’s.
Episode 37 – Time Lee Three – Tim Lee talks about his veteran musician status, “the BBQ circuit,” and his North Carolina connections.
Episode 38 – Southeast Engine – Adam Remnant from Saoutheast Engine talks to Rick Cornell about their concept album, Canary.

This Week’s Rotation

Livin’ In The Jungle / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / Scandalous / 3:23
Living without You / Blame Sally / Speeding Ticket and a Valentine / 3:35
The Levee’s Gonna Break / Bob Dylan / Modern Times / 5:43
Dead and Done / Bobby Long / A Winter Tale / 4:02
Don’t Give Up On Me / Brenda Varner / Sweet Sounds Of Muscle Shoa : Vol. 1-Tear Stained Soul / 2:38
Everybody’s Up To Somethin’ / Brian Setzer / 13 [Bonus Track] / 2:47
Livin’ Ain’t Easy / Buddy Flett / Louisiana Swamp Stomp / 3:27
Dang Me (Featuring Chocolate Genius) / Buddy Miller;Chocolate Genius / The Majestic Silver Strings / 5:02
He Called Me Baby / Candi Staton / The Ultimate Fame Years Collection / 3:29
Get Off Of Your Porch / Charlie Pickett / Bar Band Americanus / 4:00
Good Times, They Disappear / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:29
Pontiac Flanagan / Churchwood / Churchwood / 4:45
Midnight Communion / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:11
Brand New Day / Dennis Jones / Pleasure & Pain / 3:15
Seven Bridges Road / Dolly Parton / Oxford American 2001 / 3:29
Traveling Bird / Earl Musick / Eden Avenue / 4:26
Howlin’ At Your Door / Fiona Boyes / Blues Woman / 3:53
Turn That Chicken Down / Geraint Watkins / Dial ‘w’ For Watkins / 3:17
Moon Gone Down / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 3:43
Last Great Buffalo Hunt / Grant Peeples / Okra And Ecclesiastes / 2:47
Monkey Wrench / Guthrie Kennard / Unmade Beds / 3:52
Made Example Of (Album) / Ha Ha Tonka / Death Of A Decade / 3:29
She Baby / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 2:58
Take Me With You (When You Go) [Album Version] / The Jayhawks / Hollywood Town Hall / 4:51
I Walk The Line [Early Demo] / Johnny Cash / Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood [Disc 1] / 3:05
It’s Me / k.d. lang / Absolute Torch And Twang / 2:20
Back Again / Lawn Chair Kings / Lawn Chair Kings II / 5:39
Shine / Left Lane Cruiser / Junkyard Speed Ball / 4:05
Gunslinger Man / The Long Ryders / The Long Ryders Anthology: Looking for Lewis and Clark [Disc 2] / 3:22
Keep a Knockin’ / Los Fabulocos / Dos / 3:45
Changed The Locks / Lucinda Williams / Lucinda Williams / 3:45
Down In The Woods / Malcolm Holcombe / To Drink The Rain / 3:24
Bottom of the Bottle / Marc Douglas Berardo / Downhauler / 4:16
Wasn’t Thinking / Mark Jungers / More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat / 3:00
She’s Like Mercury / Mark Selby / More Storms Comin’ / 3:45
Cold Company / Mary Lou Lord / For A Decade Of Sin: 11 Years Of Bloodshot Records / 4:07
Branded Man / Merle Haggard / Greatest Hits Finest Performances / 3:13
Sigh No More / Mumford & Sons / Sigh No More / 3:28
Prince Of Peace / Owen Temple / Mountain Home / 3:58
The Blue Side Of Town / Patty Loveless / The Best Of Austin City Limits: Country Music’s Finest Hour / 3:34
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day / Robert Johnson / The Centennial Collection / 2:35
That’s How I Got To Memphis / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:20
1933 (Great Depression) (Album) / Southeast Engine / Canary / 4:28
All I Ever Need / Tara Nevins / Wood And Stone / 3:46
What Happens Next / Tim Lee 3 / Raucous Americanus / 3:41
Jack / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 2:29
The Pugilist At 59 / Tom Russell / Broadcasts Vol. 14 (Disc 2) / 4:01
Arkansas Dirtweed / Tommy Lee Cook / Outside Looking / 4:47
Baby Please Don’t Go / Van Morrison / Best Of Van Morrison / 2:43
One Day At A Time / Willie Nelson / Willie And Family Live – # 2 / 2:02

Recent Adds

Steady Rollin’ Man / The Centennial Collection / Robert Johnson / 2:37
When You Got A Good Friend / The Centennial Collection / Robert Johnson / 2:38
They’re Red Hot / The Centennial Collection / Robert Johnson / 2:59
Cross Road Blues / The Centennial Collection / Robert Johnson / 2:41
Walkin’ Blues / The Centennial Collection / Robert Johnson / 2:30
Last Fair Deal Gone Down / Hop High / Crooked Still / 4:29
Preachin’ Blues (Up Jumped The Devil) / The Centennial Collection / Robert Johnson / 2:52
If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day / The Centennial Collection / Robert Johnson / 2:35
Traveling Riverside Blues / The Centennial Collection / Robert Johnson / 2:40
1933 (Great Depression) (Album) / Southeast Engine / Canary / 4:28
Adeline of the Appalachian Mountains (Album) / Southeast Engine / Canary / 5:09
Summer and Her Ferris Wheel (Album) / Southeast Engine / Canary / 3:00

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TPR#38 Southeast Engine – Interview and Music

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Apr 242011
 

Adam Remnant from Southeast Engine talks to Rick Cornell about their concept album, Canary.
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photo credit Noah Rabinowitz
 Southeast Engine

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The Taproot Radio Podcast is copyright 2011 by Taproot Media. The music and interviews in this episode are used with permission of the artists. The Taproot Theme music is called “Meltdown Man” by Derek K. Miller of Penmachine.com. The episode as a whole is copyright 2011 by Taproot Media.

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TPR#37 Tim Lee Three – Interview and Music

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Apr 192011
 

Tim Lee talks about his veteran musician status, “the BBQ circuit,” and his North Carolina connections.
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Show Notes

Tim Lee Three

Tim Lee Three on iTunes
Tim Lee Three web site

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Legal

The Taproot Radio Podcast is copyright 2011 by Taproot Media. The music and interviews in this episode are used with permission of the artists. The Taproot Theme music is called “Meltdown Man” by Derek K. Miller of Penmachine.com. The episode as a whole is copyright 2011 by Taproot Media.

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Taproot Radio / Dirty Laundry Play List

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Apr 182011
 

Greetings,

Got two interviews this week. During the 9:00 hour I’ll be interviewing Tim Lee from Let’s Active fame and lately The Time Lee Three. During the 10:00 hour, Rick will be interviewing Adam Remnant of Southeast Engine.

I’ll also be playing new music from Mark Jungers, Tara Nevins, Buddy Miller and Church Wood. Rick will be playins a Allen Toussaint covers, some great soul music and I don’t know what all else but I know it will be good.

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
Show Me A Sign / Mark Jungers / More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat / 4:34
You’re Still Driving That Truck / Tara Nevins / Wood And Stone / 3:16
Memphis In The Meantime / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 3:59
No Good Lover (Featuring Ann McCrary) / Buddy Miller;Ann McCrary / The Majestic Silver Strings / 4:58

*** Special Guest Time Lee ***

It’s Killing Me / Larry Garner (featuring Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr.) / Louisiana Swamp Stomp / 4:51
Cadillac Sheryl / Guthrie Kennard / Unmade Beds / 4:03
Wolverton Mountain / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 4:01
Special 20 / Tim Easton / New West Records 1 / 4:12
Leave That Junk Alone / Johnny Cash / Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood [Disc 1] / 1:29
I’m Gonna Leave You / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / Scandalous / 3:51
Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow? / Hickoids / Kicking It With The Twits / 2:32
You Think You’re Hot Stuff / Jean Knight / Stax 1968-1971 #9 / 2:29
Can O’ Worms / Churchwood / Churchwood / 3:54
The Mountain / Heartless Bastards / The Mountain / 5:19
 

Dirty Laundry – Rick 10-11pm 
 What Do You Want the Girl to Do? / Allen Toussaint / The Complete Warner Recordings / 3:40
I Can’t Stand the Rain / Lowell George / Thanks I’ll Eat It Here / 3:21
Detroit or Buffalo / Amanda Shires / Carrying Lightning / 4:06
Notes: Some soul, roots-soul (or soul-roots – your call), and roots to start things off. And the songs are connected, something I’ll unravel during the talk set. No sense making you suffer through the explanation here.

Cold Front Blues / Southeast Engine / Canary
/ 3:40

***Phone interview with Adam Remnant of Southeast Engine, whose new album Canary is out on the Durham-based Misra label. The record tells the stories of an Appalachian family getting by as best it can through the Great Depression. In addition to talking with Adam, I’ll be playing two or three additional songs from Canary.***

Eloise / Michael Fracasso / Saint Monday / 2:32
Darlene / Ben Vaughn / Ben Vaughn Blows Your Mind / 2:03
Cynical Girl / Marshall Crenshaw / Marshall Crenshaw / 2:46
Let Her Dance / The Bobby Fuller Four / The Bobby Fuller Four / 2:32
Notes: Some girl-conscious roots-pop through the years, starting with the fabulous new one from Michael Fracasso.

Break in the Road / Betty Harris / Saturday Night Fish Fry / 2:48
Notes: Wrapping up where we started: with a song from the pen of Allen Toussaint.

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TPR#36 Left Lane Cruiser – Interview and Music

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Apr 162011
 

Freddie Joe Evans talks about heavy metal blues, touring with Scott H. Biram, and falling in love at Denny’s.
Listen Online
Download episode 36 to listen offline or click the player below.

Show Notes

Left Lane Cruiser

Left Lane Crusier on iTunes
Left Lane Cruiser Web Site

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Legal

The Taproot Radio Podcast is copyright 2011 by Taproot Media. The music and interviews in this episode are used with permission of the artists. The Taproot Theme music is called “Meltdown Man” by Derek K. Miller of Penmachine.com. The episode as a whole is copyright 2011 by Taproot Media.

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TPR#35 Great Recession Orchestra – Interview and Music

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Apr 162011
 

To help us through these hard economic times, The Great Recession Orchestra revives Texas Swing!
Listen Online
Download episode 35 and listen offline or click the player below.

Show Notes

The Great Recession Orchestra

Great Recession Orchestra on iTunes
The Great Recession Orchestra Web Site

Get More!

Legal

The Taproot Radio Podcast is copyright 2011 by Taproot Media. The music and interviews in this episode are used with permission of the artists. The Taproot Theme music is called “Meltdown Man” by Derek K. Miller of Penmachine.com. The episode as a whole is copyright 2011 by Taproot Media.

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Taproot Radio News #262

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Apr 162011
 

Taproot Radio News #262

Rotation #262, April 18, 2011
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,

I knew when I saw the title of Mark Jungers’ new CD I was gonna like it. More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat didn’t disappoint, filled with gritty blues rock with some spine. This one’s been at the top of my personal play list all week. The other CD that caught my attention this week is Lauren Sheehan’s Rose City Ramble. She does traditional blues and folk tunes mostly with a few originals sprinkled in. She’s got a beautiful earthy voice which brings life to whatver she’s singing.

I’m way behind in podcast publishing, but stay tuned. I’ve got two eps in the pipeline so to speak.

Dig Deep,
Calvin 

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 30 – The Lawn Chair Kings
Episode 31 – Grant Peeples
Episode 32 – Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck
Episode 33 – Lynn Blakey and Ecki Heins
Episode 34 – Jesse Lege, Joel Savoy, and The Cajun Country Revival

This Week’s Rotation

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Hercules / Aaron Neville / New Orleans Funk: New Orleans – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960-75 / 4:12
Joy / Bettye LaVette / I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise / 3:56
That’s What She Said Last Night / Billy Joe Shaver / Freedom’s Child / 3:52
I’m Gonna Leave You / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / Scandalous / 3:51
Big Big Bed / Blame Sally / Speeding Ticket and a Valentine / 3:19
Lying Awake / Bow Thayer And Perfect Trainwreck / Bottom Of The Sky / 3:01
Since You Been Gone / Bucktown Kickback / Speakeasy / 5:59
No Good Lover (Featuring Ann McCrary) / Buddy Miller;Ann McCrary / The Majestic Silver Strings / 4:58
Walkin’ / Buffalo Nickel / Noise And Conversation / 3:57
Wild Side Of Life [Version 2] / Charlie Feathers / Get With It: Essential Recordings (1954-69) [Disc 2] / 2:05
Army Of The Lord / Choosy Beggars / Bring It Back Alive / 4:08
Sweet Little Rock & Roller / Chuck Berry / The Definitive Collection / 2:23
Can O’ Worms / Churchwood / Churchwood / 3:54
Let’s Say Goodbye (Like We Said Hello) / The Coal Porters / Durango / 2:16
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (Live) / Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham / Moments From This Theatre / 4:48
Toe The Line / Deadstring Brothers / Starving Winter Report / 3:42
Do You Have A Secret? / Earl Pickens & Family / Gathering / 5:18
Invitation To The Blues / Girl Howdy / Honky Tonk Hair / 2:46
Ziggy Stardust / The Gourds / Shinebox / 2:53
Down Here In The County / Grant Peeples / Okra And Ecclesiastes / 3:51
Cadillac Sheryl / Guthrie Kennard / Unmade Beds / 4:03
Usual Suspects (Album) / Ha Ha Tonka / Death Of A Decade / 3:33
Walkin’ With Sorrow / Hank Williams III / Lovesick, Broke And Driftin’ / 2:57
The Mountain / Heartless Bastards / The Mountain / 5:19
Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow? / Hickoids / Kicking It With The Twits / 2:32
Leave No Cold / The Jayhawks / Hollywood Town Hall / 5:50
You Think You’re Hot Stuff / Jean Knight / Stax 1968-1971 #9 / 2:29
Memphis In The Meantime / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 3:59
Leave That Junk Alone / Johnny Cash / Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood [Disc 1] / 1:29
It’s Killing Me / Larry Garner (featuring Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr.) / Louisiana Swamp Stomp / 4:51
Plastic / Lawn Chair Kings / Lawn Chair Kings II / 1:52
Giving Tree / Left Lane Cruiser / Junkyard Speed Ball / 4:19
Ivory Tower / The Long Ryders / The Long Ryders Anthology: Looking for Lewis and Clark [Disc 1] / 3:03
Una Pura Y Dos Con Sal / Los Fabulocos / Dos / 3:12
Crazy Dream / Los Lonely Boys / Los Lonely Boys / 4:48
San Francisco / Lucero / Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers / 4:01
Pantry (Album Version) / Lyle Lovett / Natural Forces / 4:09
One Leg At A Time / Malcolm Holcombe / To Drink The Rain / 3:48
Show Me A Sign / Mark Jungers / More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat / 4:34
Lost John / Mark Lucas / Dust / 2:08
Losing You / Mavis Staples / You Are Not Alone / 2:52
Sigh No More / Mumford & Sons / Sigh No More / 3:28
Penny Candy / Neil Getz / Factory Second / 3:12
Magick / Ryan Adams & The Cardinals / Cardinology / 2:18
Wolverton Mountain / Sir Douglas Quintet / The Prime of Sir Douglas Quintet / 4:01
4 Or 5 Times / Steve James / Fast Texas / 2:27
You’re Still Driving That Truck / Tara Nevins / Wood And Stone / 3:16
Special 20 / Tim Easton / New West Records 1 / 4:12
God’s Little Acre / Tommy Lee Cook / Outside Looking / 4:38
Bloody Mary Morning / Willie Nelson / Willie And Family Live – # 2 / 3:33

Recent Adds

Usual Suspects (Album) / Ha Ha Tonka / Death Of A Decade / 3:33
Made Example Of (Album) / Ha Ha Tonka / Death Of A Decade / 3:29
Dead Man’s Hand (Album) / Ha Ha Tonka / Death Of A Decade / 2:58
Problem Solver (Album) / Ha Ha Tonka / Death Of A Decade / 3:50
Show Me A Sign / Mark Jungers / More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat / 4:34
Wasn’t Thinking / Mark Jungers / More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat / 3:00
50 Head / Mark Jungers / More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat / 3:37
Drive / Mark Jungers / More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat / 4:59
Can’t Take It With You / Mark Jungers / More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat / 3:31
Bottom of the Bottle / Marc Douglas Berardo / Downhauler / 4:16
Better Days / Marc Douglas Berardo / Downhauler / 3:34
Ada, OK / Michael Fracasso / Saint Monday / 3:32
Gypsy Moth / Michael Fracasso / Saint Monday / 4:34
Can’t Afford To Lose My Man / Lauren Sheehan / Rose City Ramble / 3:00
The Memory Of Your Smile / Lauren Sheehan / Rose City Ramble / 3:09
Grandma / David Williams / Chocolate Bar / 3:20

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