Dec 162011
 

Rotation #291, December 19, 2011

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Howdy,

I’m happy to announce the Taproot Radio Best of 2011. This marks the best of what’s been submitted to Taproot Radio and I’m very happy to share these CDs with you. I can honestly say every one of them is worth the money in their own way. There’s quite a few new and emerging artists as well as a few familiar names.

I’ll be playing music from the Best Of 2011 list on this week’s show. So it’s gonna be a good one.

On episode 66 of the Taproot Podcast, 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.”

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Recent Podcast Episodes

Episode 61 –  Tilford Sellers talks about his roots music inspirations on his most recent release, What You’re Doing To Me, how he writes smooth sounding lyrics, and shares a cut from his most recent recording session.

Episode 62Ernie Hawkins talks about the influence The Rev Gary Davis’s early days in Durham, the influence Davis has had on his own music, the technique of playing guitar riffs as if they are piano or horm lines, and his upcoming show at the University of North Carolina’s Southern Folklife Center.

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.”

This Week’s Rotation

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This week’s play list on Live365

This week’s play list on Spotify

Poison / Danny Barnes / Rocket / 4:39
That’s How I Got To Memphis / Solomon Burke / Nashville / 3:20
How Much I’ve Lied / Gram Parsons / Sacred Hearts And Fallen Angels: The Gram Parsons Anthology (Disc 2) / 2:29
Song Of The Old Rake / Paul Kelly / Paul Kelly’s Greatest Hits: Songs From The South: Volume 1 & 2 / 2:49
Black Diamond / Mike McClure / 50 Billion / 4:24
Everything Will Be Fine / JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound / Want More / 3:30
Home / Don Gallardo / When The Daylight Whispers Darling… / 3:09
Hot Barbecue / Biscuit Kings / Hambones & Trombones / 4:14
Lost John (Live) / Van Morrison, Lonnie Donegan & Chris Barber / The Skiffle Sessions: Live In Belfast 1998 / 3:33
Sing Like Mary Sang / Ryan Delmore / The Spirit, The Water, And The Blood / 7:18
Snow Deer / Paladino / Paladino / 2:29
What Can a Mother Do / Chuck Prophet / ¡Let Freedom Ring! / 3:08
You Better Pray / Marquise Knox / Here I Am / 4:45
California Calling / Mark Lennon / Home Of The Wheel / 3:02
Come On In My Kitchen / Red Molly / Light In The Sky / 3:24
Double Line / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:03
I Want To Go / Fiona Boyes / Blues Woman / 2:46
Long Ways From Laughin’ / Scotty Alan / Wreck And The Mess / 3:55
Sounds Of The City / Lucero / 1372 Overton Park / 3:13
Perfect Far Away / The Bottle Rockets / Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With … / 5:21
Somebody’s Been Using That Thing / The Great Recession Orchestra / Have You Ever Even Heard Of Milton Brown / 2:36
You Know That I Know / Jack White / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 3:53
Big Things / R. Mutt / Leash On Life / 4:03
Haunted / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 3:49
I Never Planned / Downtown Ramblers / On The Other Side Of The City / 2:56
I’m Gone / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:21
Inside Out / Blue Moon Harem / Finland / 3:22
One More Dollar / Gillian Welch / Revival / 4:35
SSA / Javelinas / Seven Sisters / 3:38
Can´t Be Satisfied / Asie Payton / Worried / 3:09
Cleaning House / Grandpaboy / Dead Man Shake / 2:32
Kept My Soul / The Black Crowes / Before The Frost…Until The Freeze / 5:21
Montana / Hymn For Her / Lucy & Wayne And The American Stream / 3:37
Milk And Honey / Gene And Gayla Mills / If Stones Could Talk / 3:05
People Just Love To Talk / Delbert McClinton / Acquired Taste / 3:17
Step By Step / John Lilly / Cold Comfort / 2:32
Terraplane Blues / Robert Johnson / The Centennial Collection / 3:01
Blonde Of Mine / Ray Bonneville / Bad Man’s Blood / 4:36
Do Right / Lydia Loveless / Indestructible Machine – CLEAN / 3:51
For a Time / Deadstring Brothers / Deadstring Brothers (2001) / 3:58
Staring Back At Blue / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:44
Devil’s Night Auction / Th’ Legendary Shack Shakers / Cockadoodledon’t / 2:12
Higher You Climb / JJ Grey & Mofro / Orange Blossoms / 4:09
It Ain’t Right / John Fogerty / Revival / 1:50
Two Clouds / Angela Easterling / Beguiler / 3:44
A Hundred Proof Heartache / Loretta Lynn / Sings LP / 2:27
In My Heart I Love You Yet / Caleb Klauder / Western Country / 2:52
Black Creek Risin’ (Album) / Scott H. Biram / Bad Ingredients / 2:53
White Lines / T Jarrad Banta / White Lines / 3:25
Reflecting Light / Sam Phillips / Crazy Heart: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / 3:22
A Man And A Half / Wilson Pickett / Greatest Hits / 2:52
When I Get Like This / Steve Cropper & Lucinda Williams / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:29
Smokey Joe’s Cafe / The V-Roys / Sooner Or Later / 2:34
I’m Depending On You / Otis Redding / Live On The Sunset Strip / 4:47
I Can’t Sleep / Tejas Brothers / Tejas Brothers / 2:55

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