“How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart?” by Norah Jones / Hank Williams

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Nora Jones’ contribution to The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams project in which current songwriters set previously unpublished Hank Williams to music. Hear the story of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams on episode 68 of the Taproot Podcast.

Taproot Radio News #293

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Rotation #293, January 2, 2012

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Howdy,

2011 was the best year ever for Taproot Radio the site continues to grow and the music is pouring in like never before. I’m excited to jump in to 2012 with both feet.

Alas, not much music has come in this week between Christmas and New Years. So I added a few CDs that fell through the cracks in 2011, including the new Ryan Adam CD, Ashes and Fire, which I thought was a good solid new direction for Ryan Adams. He’s still go the songwriting chops that he’s always had. Also added the new Jakob Dylan CD, Women and Country, which reminds be of the Robert Palmer/Alison Krauss collaboration from a few years back.

I’m starting a new feature for 2012, the Taproot Road Song of the week. Yeah, it’s like you think. Songs that are great tunes to listen while speeding down the road at full blast with the radio turned up. The inaugural Road Song is “Whammer Jammer” and extremely well known and and great example of what I’ll be aiming for. Oh, and it happens to be one of my wife’s favorite tunes.  Read below for more details. In future weeks, I’ll be bringing you road songs that are less well known, but just as good. So stay tuned.  Got a suggestion for a great road song? Send mail to director@taprootradio.com.

On episode 68 of the Taproot Podcast, we feature a special audio show about the making of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. 13 singer/songwriters were given the opportunity to set lyrics from Hank Williams’ notebooks to music and perform them on the CD. On this show hosted by Alejandro Escovedo, we hear the artists such as Jack White, Rodney Crowell, and Alan Jackson talk about what it was like to “collaborate” with Hank Williams.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 64 – Todd Jagger and JR Harrell from The Border Blasters talk about listening to border radio stations when they were kids, their own radio show, the joys of Texas swing, and their experience recording in Sun Studios with ghosts looking over their shoulder.

Episode 65 – Mary Flower talks about the Piedmont blues as “band in a hand,” how she met Elizabeth Cotten, her square-necked Gibson and when she works it into her shows, playing everywhere from bars to Merlefest, and talks about three tracks from her Misery Loves Company CD.

Episode 66 – Ted Hefko talks about the extremely competitive music scene in NYC and how that’s a positive influence on artists, how Dylan’s early work was a huge inspiration for him, riding the Greyhound Bus to move to New Orleans when he was just out of high school, and learning to “fix his face.”

Episode 67 – Jonathan Harkham from the band Paladino, talks about trying to capture the textures of the southern California landscape and latino culture, listening to his mother’s country music while growing up in Los Angeles, and why he chose to cover “Green Green Grass of Home.”

Episode 68 – We feature a special audio show about the making of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. 13 singer/songwriters were given the opportunity to set lyrics from Hank Williams’ notebooks to music and perform them on the CD. On this show hosted by Alejandro Escovedo, we hear the artists such as Jack White, Rodney Crowell, and Alan Jackson talk about what it was like to “collaborate” with Hank Williams.

Taproot Road Song

The first Taproot Road Song is “Whammer Jammer” by J. Geils Band. Read on for more details and enjoy.

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Anyhow, I Love You / Lyle Lovett / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 1] / 3:50
Broken Hearted People / Ron Sexsmith / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 1] / 4:20
Baby Took A Limo To Memphis / Rosie Flores / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 1] / 4:44
Homegrown Tomatoes / Ray Wylie Hubbard / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 1] / 3:30
Cold Dog Soup / James McMurtry / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 1] / 3:48
Worry B Gone / Hayes Carll / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 1] / 3:49
Dublin Blues / Joe Ely / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 4:24
Magnolia Wind / Emmylou Harris & John Prine / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 4:23
The Cape / Patty Griffin / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 3:27
Stuff That Works / Jack Ingram / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 4:49
Randall Knife / Vince Gill / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 4:34
Texas 1947 / Robert Earl Keen / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 3:58
My Favorite Picture Of You / Jerry Jeff Walker / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 2] / 3:44
Anchor / Alejandro Escovedo / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 3:22
I And Love And You / The Avett Brothers / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 5:08
No Place Like Home / Charlie Mars / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 3:04
Midnight Train / Joe Ely / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 3:32
Village Inn / Robert Earl Keen / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 2:47
Black River Killer / Blitzen Trapper / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 3:08
When My Time Comes / Dawes / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 5:43
Living For Today / Raul Malo / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 3:39
The Bringdown / Bob Schneider / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 3:40
Written In Reverse / Spoon / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 1) / 4:16
The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart) / Ryan Bingham / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 2) / 4:04
Thieves / She & Him / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 2) / 4:04
Sugarfoot / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 2) / 3:19
(Hey Baby) Que Paso / The Texas Tornados / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 2) / 3:33
Natural Forces / Lyle Lovett / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 2) / 5:49
Laredo / Band Of Horses / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 1) / 3:15
Come Around / Sarah Jarosz / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 1) / 3:33
Tree By The River / Iron & Wine / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 1) / 3:34
Let The Light In / Bob Schneider / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 1) / 3:34
Back Of The Room / Charlie Mars / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 1) / 3:45
If I Wanted Someone / Dawes / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 1) / 4:19
Kmag Yoyo / Hayes Carll / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 1) / 3:43
Louder Than Ever / Cold War Kids / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 1) / 2:43
Booty City / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 1) / 2:50
Beg, Steal Or Borrow / Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 4:34
Fade Like A Shadow / KT Tunstall / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 3:24
Stone Rollin’ / Rafael Saadiq / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 3:34
Hallelujah / Ryan Bingham / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 4:37
The Cave / Mumford & Sons / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 3:35
Fly Away / Los Lonely Boys / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 3:34
Adios To California / John Hiatt / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 3:53
Barton Hollow / The Civil Wars / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 3:19
Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You) / Old 97’s / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 2:54
Valentine / Willie Nelson / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 19 (Disc 2) / 3:07
Good To Hear Your Voice / Homespun Remedies / Great Depression / 4:10
Life On The Bayou / Louis Johnson / Old Friend / 3:43
Dirty Old Town / Katya Chorover / Big Big Love / 3:31
Down To My Last Dollar / Jason Arnold And The Stepsiders / Crazy Things / 2:03
Nothing But The Whole Wide World / Jakob Dylan / Women And Country / 3:48
We Don’t Live Here Anymore / Jakob Dylan / Women And Country / 4:24
Yonder Come The Blues / Jakob Dylan / Women And Country / 4:01
Ashes & Fire / Ryan Adams / Ashes & Fire / 3:49
Invisible Riverside / Ryan Adams / Ashes & Fire / 4:49

This Week’s Rotation

Taproot Play Lists on iTunes

This week’s play list on Live365

This week’s play list on Spotify

Just Someone I Used To Know / The Two Dollar Pistols & Tift Merrit / The Two Dollar Pistols With Tift Merritt / 2:56
Rubber Chicken Rag / Booka and the Flaming Geckos / The Not So Meaningful Songs In The Life Of Jeremy Fink / 1:47
Sugar And Riley / Ray Bonneville / Bad Man’s Blood / 3:34
Bone Colored Moon / Sassparilla / The Darndest Thing / 3:18
Booty City / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / Scandalous / 2:41
Carnival / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 4:43
Country Cool / Shinyribs / Well After Awhile / 3:37
Forever Friend / The Elders / Wanderin’ Life & Times / 3:46
Ain’t Much / Scotty Alan / Wreck And The Mess / 1:24
Mentone, Alabama / Sally Spring / Made Of Stars / 3:30
Rollin’and Tumblin’, Part 1 / Muddy Waters / His Best: 1947 To 1955 / 3:01
Mexicali Rainsong / Paladino / Paladino / 3:44
Rain Crow Bill / Grant Dermody / Lay Down My Burden / 2:17
Big Drops of Trouble / Arty Hill And The Long Gone Daddys / Another Lost Highway / 3:49
Bound to Lose / The Far West / The Far West / 2:41
Cave / Hymn For Her / Lucy & Wayne And The American Stream / 2:28
Gear Jammer / George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock / 4:34
If I Can’t Trust You With A Quarter (How Can I Trust You With My Heart?) / Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers / Starlight Hotel / 5:07
Step By Step / John Lilly / Cold Comfort / 2:32
You Got the Silver / The Rolling Stones / Let It Bleed / 2:55
You’re A Heartbreaker / Elvis Presley / The Sun Recordings / 2:12
Countdown / Blame Sally / Speeding Ticket and a Valentine / 3:54
We Don’t Run / Willie Nelson / Songbird / 4:20
Funky Broadway / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:37
Love Me Through The Pain / Marquise Knox / Here I Am  / 3:48
Marginalized / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 5:31
Snake Skin Belt / Girls Guns And Glory / Sweet Nothings / 3:32
Stop Breakin’ Down Blues / Robert Johnson / The Centennial Collection / 2:24
The Homeplace / Don Gallardo / When The Daylight Whispers Darling… / 3:10
The Honeymoon / Langhorne Slim / Langhorne Slim / 2:03
Walkin’ With Sorrow / Hank Williams III / Lovesick, Broke And Driftin’ / 2:57
Oh, Mama, Come Home / Jakob Dylan / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 2:26
Walt Whitman Bridge / Marah / If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry / 3:06
All In The Pack / The Gourds / Noble Creatures / 2:53
Long Tall Sally / Jerry Lee Lewis / Live At The Star-Club, Hamburg / 1:51
Plaid Coat / The Gourds / Shinebox / 2:09
Hang Your Head and Cry (Album) / Scott H. Biram / Bad Ingredients / 3:48
Rockabilly Fever (with Dave Alvin) / Wanda Jackson / Heart Trouble / 3:59
Rumble Strip / Reverend Horton Heat / Revival / 0:29
Caffeinated Heart / The Carrborators / Caffeinated Heart / 3:40
So Long Baby Goodbye / The Blasters / Trouble Bound / 3:58
Be With You / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:28
You Make Me / Jeff Gates Band / You Make Me / 2:46
Anyhow, I Love You / Lyle Lovett / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 1] / 3:50
Christine’s Tune (Devil In Disguise) / The Flying Burrito Brothers / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 1) / 3:05
About You and Me / Lin McEwan / When I Wake… / 3:09
Bad Way To Go / Lydia Loveless / Indestructible Machine – CLEAN / 2:59
Before The Next Teardrop Falls / The Texs Wranglers / Adios, Goodbye / 2:43
Cheap Living / Eric Hisaw / Nature Of The Blues / 3:40
Dear Someone / Red Molly / Light In The Sky / 2:01
So Long Honeybee, Goodbye / Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three / Middle of Everywhere / 3:07
Thirty Second Lover / Steve Cropper & Steve Winwood / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 3:55
A Song For You / Gram Parsons / Under Your Spell Again [Disc II] / 5:59
One More Time / Alejandro Escovedo / With These Hands (Expanded Edition) / 4:06
Ashes & Fire / Ryan Adams / Ashes & Fire / 3:49
Everything Will Be Fine / JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound / Want More / 3:30

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Dec 302011
 

This is the first of the weekly road song’s and hopefully of many to come. So why start at episode 293? Just because it’s part of the weekly rotation. I dunno. Maybe I should start with 1, but then I’d have to keep up with two sets of number. Too much trouble.

In any case, the first Taproot Road Song is “Whammer Jammer” by the J. Geils Band. One of the all time greatest live tunes and arguably one of the tunes that put The J. Geils Band on the map. I love the opening harmonica riff that sets the backbone for the whole thing. I love the acoustic piano riffs and how it builds into the quintessential roadhouse tune. Great tune for driving down the highway and a great tune to kick off the Taproot Road Song series

WCOM Play List for December 26, 2011

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Dec 262011
 

Two hour show this week, due to Rick being out sick. No interview guest this week, but I’ve got new music from The Far West, not to mention new music from Paladino, The Gourds, Pieta  Brown and much much more.

As usual, local listeners can tune into WCOM 103.5 FM and everyone else can tune into the WCOM webcast.

Hour 1
Bitter, Drunk & Cold / The Far West / The Far West / 2:32
Your Benefit / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 4:15
How Many Women / Lydia Loveless / Indestructible Machine – CLEAN / 3:45
You Got a Man Like Me Loving You / Dave Sutherland / On The Waiting List / 4:16
By the Riverside / Mark Viator & Susan Maxey / These Arms / 4:10
Blue Is My Heart / Holly Williams / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 2:43
Have You Ever Been Lonely / Paladino / Paladino / 2:16
She Baby / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 2:58
Sister Ray Charles / JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound / Want More / 3:25
C’mon / Hymn For Her / Lucy & Wayne And The American Stream / 3:13
So Many Miles / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 3:03
Water Or Gasoline / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 4:16
Fistwhistle Boogie / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Believe / 2:22
This Ain’t Love / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 4:23
I Don’t Like Half  The Folks I Love / Paul Thorn / Pimps & Preachers / 4:21

Hour 2

Hold On! I’m Comin’ / Sam & Dave / Stax 1959-1968 #5 / 2:35
Lonely Hearts / Raul Malo / Lucky One / 3:18
Ruby Elizabeth / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:18
Lisa’s Birthday / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 3:20
Let’s Get Shakin’ / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 3:52
Midnight Communion / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:11
Outlaw’s Prayer / Mike McClure / 50 Billion / 3:05
Say It / Steve Cropper & Bettye LaVette / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:25
If I Ever Needed Love(I Sure Do Need It Now) / Ruby Johnson / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:24
Peroxide Blonde In A Hopped Model Ford / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 3:16
Cold Comfort / John Lilly / Cold Comfort / 3:00
Angel / Danny Barnes / Rocket / 3:36
Stop&Go / Mark Lennon / Home Of The Wheel / 3:09
Whiskey Town / Biscuit Kings / Hambones & Trombones / 3:56
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind / Red Molly / Light In The Sky / 3:21
Work / Jeff Gates Band / You Make Me / 3:26

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Dec 262011
 

Special audio show about the making of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. 13 singer/songwriters were given the opportunity to set lyrics from Hank Williams’ notebooks to music and perform them on the CD. On this show hosted by Alejandro Escovedo, we hear the artists such as Jack White, Rodney Crowell, and Alan Jackson talk about what it was like to “collaborate” with Hank Williams.

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TPR#68 The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams – Radio Feature (MP3)

 

Show Notes

The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams on iTunes

Recap of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams Radio Feature

Alejandro Escovedo introduces the show:
Hank Williams wrote a lot of songs he never got to record. He kept notebooks of lyrics and song ideas. When Hank Williams died in 1953, the notebooks were locked away for many years. Now 13 accomplished singers and songwriters have been given the chance to complete a Hank Williams song.

Patty Loveless performs “ Your Through Fooling Me.”

There are more tributes to hank than there are Hank Williams recordings. When he died he had only released a few dozen singles. His notebooks contained lyrics for 66 more songs.

Michael McColl is a writer at the Country Music Hall of Fame. He says the Hank Williams notebooks are treated like the lost scrolls and treated with reverence.

Bob Dylan performs “The Love That Faded.”

Mary Martin is a country music industry exec. She felt that every participant in this project must be a songwriter because Hank Williams wrote both lyrics and melodies.

Peggy Lamb is a music publisher says they made sure they protected Hank’s legacy by ensuring that the collaborators didn’t change the idea of the song. They know each of the artists and trusted them but they also put it on paper of the agreement.

Rodney Crowell found a snippet of a gospel that was reminiscent of Hanks gospel alter ego, Luke The Drifter. Rodney found a couplet in the Notebooks called I hope you shed a million tears. He wrote an old style Sunday morning recitation to go with it. He worked with Vince Gil who put it to a Hank Williams waltz. They got Williams’s original steel player Don Helms to play on the session. It was his last session before he died.

Alan Jackson talks about what a thrill it was to be listed as a Hank Williams’ collaborator. He talks about how some of them were cool lyrics but didn’t have the structure of a song. He chose one that had a good lyric structure already.

Alan Jackson performs “You’ve Been Lonesome Too.”

[break]

Hank Williams started playing early. Had his first show at 14 with band the Drifting Cowboys until most of them were drafted into World War II. Michael McColl talks about Hank Williams starting out in Montgomery Alabama and publishing his first song with Acuff Rose Publishing. That was the first publishing company in Nashville. A few years later his wife sent several songs to Acuff Rose. Fred Rose saw the songs and recognized the talent Hank Williams had. Fred Rose became a mentor for Hank Williams and the reason we have Hank Williams songs is because of Fred Rost.

“Lovesick Blues” by Hank Williams

Hank Williams had one of his first hits wiith “Lovesick Blues.” That got him an invitation to the Grand Old Opry. On his first performance he got six encores that night. The Grand Old Opry was made more famous by Hank Williams. They sort of had a symbiotic relationship formany years until 1953 when he was fired for habitual drunkenness.

“You’ll Never Again Be Mine” performed by Levon Helm.

Jack White says Hank Williams represents all that is good about country music. Jack White says Hank Williams almost seems alien because everything about him is all so unbelievable. His looks, his delivery, the stories you hear about him all seem so exaggerated. And Hank Williams had a tendency for exaggeration. His alcoholism was probably due to a rare spine condition that kept him in pain a lot.

Rodney Crowell says there was something very worldly about the simplicity of his deep Alabama message. He was a voice that a son of a sharecropper could relate too.
Hank Williams was the soundtrack to poor Southerners’ lives

“You’re Cheatin’ Heart” by Hank Williams

Alan Jackson says it’s hard to sit down and write like Hank Williams did. He kept it simple, which is tough to do. Rodney Crowell says Hank Williams invented the “Saturday Night Sinning, Sunday Morning Redemption” style of country music that fit the times.

“Sermon On The Mount” by Merle Haggard

Rodney Crowell says no one is more natural in their delivery, and that Hank’s delivery influenced Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan.

Colin Ascott wrote a biography of Hank Williams. He says that when Hank Williams was alive, there were several country singers that were much bigger than Hank Williams was, including Eddie Arnold and Red Foley. They were more popular because they wrote for people who didn’t like country music. They smoothed over their sound to make it more appealing. On the other hand, Hank Williams kept the edge in his sound and that’s why his sound is still popular today while the other guys’ music sounds so dated.

“How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart” by Norah Jones.

Hand Williams’ influence has spread far and wide. Jack White has produced both rock music and country, including albums for Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn. Jack White says that when he signed up for this project, he just wanted to be an antenna for Hank Williams. Didn’t want any of himself in the song. He played it first for Bob Dylan who told him that it sounded like it came straight out of the 50’s and that’s how Jack White knew it was done.

“You Know That I Know” by Jack White

Holly Williams is Hank Williams’ Granddaughter. She is reminded at how prolific Hank Was at 29 compared to herself and most artists. She found that playing her grandfather’s music took a lot more than learning the parts. He didn’t do any crazy minor chords, but wrote melodies.

“Blue Is My Heart” by Holly Williams

Hank Williams Jr. says “It would be like we found more Shakespeare.” He says you could imagine every one of Hank Williams lyrics.

“I’m So Happy That I Found You” by Lucinda Williams

Hank Williams Jr talks about when they took him to Hollywood to sign a movie contract. He wasn’t impressed by the movie stars he saw at the studios and he made some disparaging remarks about the owner of the studios and that was the end of the movie contract.

“Angel Mine” by Sheryl Crow

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Taproot Radio News #292

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Dec 242011
 

Rotation #292, December 26, 2011

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listen: http://www.live365.com/stations/cspowers?play=1
live: Monday nights at 9pm eastern on WCOM: http://www.wcomfm.org

Howdy,

I’m excited to be putting into rotation this week a new band, well new to me anyway, called The Far West. They remind me of Charlotte’s Lou Ford quite a bit. Not a lot of flash and bling with these guys, but some fine heart-breaking twang. Several good sing-a-long tracks.

On episode 67 of the Taproot Podcast, Jonathan Harkham from the band Paladino, talks about trying to capture the textures of the southern California landscape and latino culture, listening to his mother’s country music while growing up in Los Angeles, and why he chose to cover “Green Green Grass of Home.”

Y’all have a Happy New Year and I’ll see ya in January. Lots of great podcast interviews lined up and I’m gonna be starting a new regular feature on the site. Stay tuned!

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 63Scotty Alan talks about living in the wilds of Michigan, his punk rock days, making music at home, how he found himself in Los Angeles to record his CD, Wreck and the Mess, and his “Irish roots.”

Episode 64 – Todd Jagger and JR Harrell from The Border Blasters talk about listening to border radio stations when they were kids, their own radio show, the joys of Texas swing, and their experience recording in Sun Studios with ghosts looking over their shoulder.

Episode 65 – Mary Flower talks about the Piedmont blues as “band in a hand,” how she met Elizabeth Cotten, her square-necked Gibson and when she works it into her shows, playing everywhere from bars to Merlefest, and talks about three tracks from her Misery Loves Company CD.

Episode 66 – Ted Hefko talks about the extremely competitive music scene in NYC and how that’s a positive influence on artists, how Dylan’s early work was a huge inspiration for him, riding the Greyhound Bus to move to New Orleans when he was just out of high school, and learning to “fix his face.”

Episode 67 – Jonathan Harkham from the band Paladino, talks about trying to capture the textures of the southern California landscape and latino culture, listening to his mother’s country music while growing up in Los Angeles, and why he chose to cover “Green Green Grass of Home.”

This Week’s Rotation

Taproot Play Lists on iTunes

This week’s play list on Live365

This week’s play list on Spotify

Singing With The Birds / Downtown Ramblers / On The Other Side Of The City / 3:04
This Ain’t Love / Shoestring Strap / Mudgrass / 4:23
Hearts On Fire / Gram Parsons / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 2) / 3:50
Cold Comfort / John Lilly / Cold Comfort / 3:00
Fighting / R. Mutt / Leash On Life / 3:04
Midnight Dream / Boz Skaggs / The Man Of Somebody’s Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney / 4:14
Ruby Elizabeth / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:18
Lucky Break / The Bottle Rockets / Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With … / 2:56
Rosalee / Don Gallardo / When The Daylight Whispers Darling… / 3:28
Sweet Home Chicago / Robert Johnson / The Centennial Collection / 2:59
Angel / Danny Barnes / Rocket / 3:36
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind / Red Molly / Light In The Sky / 3:21
Do Right Woman, Do Right Man (Live) / Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham / Moments From This Theatre / 4:48
How Many Women / Lydia Loveless / Indestructible Machine – CLEAN / 3:45
Hold On! I’m Comin’ / Sam & Dave / Stax 1959-1968 #5 / 2:35
Let’s Roll / Reed Turner / Side One: See How Far I Get / 3:20
You Got a Man Like Me Loving You / Dave Sutherland / On The Waiting List / 4:16
Bury Me Far (From My Uniform) / Joe Pug / Americana Music Awards Sampler / 4:08
If I Ever Needed Love(I Sure Do Need It Now) / Ruby Johnson / Stax 1959-1968 #7 / 2:24
Have You Ever Been Lonely / Paladino / Paladino / 2:16
Oh My Darling / Good Intentions / Someone Else’s Time / 4:29
Photograph / The Woodpickers / Down The Line / 3:01
Before The Next Teardrop Falls / Big John Hamilton / How Much Can A Man Take / 2:18
Empty Spaces / Mary Gauthier / Mercy Now / 3:44
Lonely Hearts / Raul Malo / Lucky One / 3:18
Peroxide Blonde In A Hopped Model Ford / Brian Setzer And The Nashvillains / Red Hot & Live! / 3:16
She Baby / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 2:58
Water Or Gasoline / Kevin Gordon / Down To The Well / 4:16
Blue Is My Heart / Holly Williams / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 2:43
C’mon / Hymn For Her / Lucy & Wayne And The American Stream / 3:13
Memories of You Sweetheart (Album) / Scott H. Biram / Bad Ingredients / 2:03
Outlaw’s Prayer / Mike McClure / 50 Billion / 3:05
Whiskey Town / Biscuit Kings / Hambones & Trombones / 3:56
Say It / Steve Cropper & Bettye LaVette / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:25
Sister Ray Charles / JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound / Want More / 3:25
Fistwhistle Boogie / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Believe / 2:22
I Don’t Like Half The Folks I Love / Paul Thorn / Pimps & Preachers / 4:21
Lisa’s Birthday / Drive-By Truckers / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark / 3:20
Midnight Communion / Delbert McClinton / Cost Of Living / 4:11
She’s Lookin’ Good / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:23
Stop&Go / Mark Lennon / Home Of The Wheel / 3:09
Mabellene / Johnny Paycheck / 16 Biggest Hits / 2:19
So Many Miles / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 3:03
Your Benefit / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 4:15
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