Jan 152012
 

Rotation #295, January 16, 2012

Howdy,
The big music news for me this week is the new CD from Lincoln Durham. He’s got that distorted, heavy, electric, one man blues band sound down pat and some creepy, cathartic, southern rock lyrics to go with it. I’m adding 4 tracks into rotation this week and listing his “Reckoning Lament” as the road song of the week. According to the web site it’s not in stores until Jan 30th. But you can listen to tracks from his CD on the webcast and on the web site.

In other music news this week, I direct your attention to the amazing three disc box set, The Fame Studios Story: 1963-1971. I doubt you’ll ever find a better anthology of the Muscle Shoals Sound than this. Thanks to Rick Cornell for pointing me to it. I’ll be adding virtually every one of the 75 tracks into rotation over the next few months.

On episode 70 of the Taproot Podcast, Lydia Loveless talks about how much she enjoyed going into the sound booth to “scream until I almost passed out” when recording her CD, Indestructible Machine; her admiration for the songwriting of Sunny Sweeney and the guitar work of James Wilsey; her advice to aspiring artists; and why punk rock wasn’t a rebellion for her.

Lastly, I wanted to put in a plug for The Future of Music Coalition.  They are a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists flourish, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want. One of their more interesting projects is a research survey to identify how artists are currently making music today. Thanks to Dr. Hugh Turner for pointing it out to me.

Dig Deep,
Calvin

Taproot Road Song 295

As mentioned earlier, Lincoln Durham’s “Reckoning Lament” is this week’s road song. Check out the video at the link.

Recent Podcast Episodes

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.

Episode 69 –  Cam Penner talks about his motivation for writing songs when he was younger, his roadtrip across North America, getting stopped by the police, his time with Jesus People USA, and how he set up the recording of his latest CD, Gypsy Summer.

Episode 70 – Lydia Loveless talks about how much she enjoyed going into the sound booth to “scream until I almost passed out” when recording her CD, Indestructible Machine; her admiration for the songwriting of Sunny Sweeney and the guitar work of James Wilsey; her advice to aspiring artists; and why punk rock wasn’t a rebellion for her.

Recent Adds

  • Clementine / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 3:23
  • Reckoning Lament / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 3:11
  • How Does A Crow Fly / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 2:36
  • Love Letters / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 2:58

This Week’s Rotation

  • Breathin’ / Asylum Street Spankers / It’s All Connected / 2:42
  • Throwin’ Rocks At The Moon / The Backsliders / Throwin’ Rocks At The Moon / 3:51
  • Houston Don’t Dream About Me / The Black Crowes / Before The Frost…Until The Freeze / 5:04
  • Smokin’ 100′s Alone / The Bottle Rockets / Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With … / 3:24
  • One Way Through The Door 3:34 / Brian Molnar & The Naked Hearts / Of The Fall / 3:34
  • 03-Can’t Say Goodbye / Cary Ann Hearst / Lions and Lambs / 3:04
  • No Use In Tryin’ / Choosy Beggars / See The Lovers Right On Time / 3:52
  • Wine / Danny Barnes / Rocket / 5:08
  • Nana and Jimi / Dave Alvin / Best Of Yep Roc Singles / 3:22
  • Evening Blues / Dave Alvin / Blackjack David / 5:33
  • Bitter, Drunk & Cold. mp3 / The Far West / The Far West / 2:32
  • No One Knows My Name / Gillian Welch / Soul Journey / 3:16
  • Drop What I’m Doing / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 4:17
  • Walking On The Devils Backbone / Ha Ha Tonka / Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South / 3:53
  • So Heavy / HalleyAnna / The Country / 3:32
  • That Ain’t Right / Heavy Trash / Going Way Out / 3:21
  • Bumble Bee / Heavy Trash / Midnight Soul Serenade / 1:58
  • Good To Hear Your Voice / Homespun Remedies / Great Depression / 4:10
  • Slips / Hymn For Her / Lucy & Wayne And The American Stream / 2:41
  • You Know That I Know / Jack White / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 3:53
  • Nothing But The Whole Wide World / Jakob Dylan / Women And Country / 3:48
  • The Stars Don’t Care / The James Low Western Front / Whiskey Farmer / 4:03
  • Calling All Angels / Jane Siberry / When I Was A Boy / 5:21
  • Down To My Last Dollar / Jason Arnold And The Stepsiders / Crazy Things / 2:03
  • I Am Trying To Break Your Heart  / JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound / Want More / 3:34
  • Come And Go / John Lilly / Cold Comfort / 4:23
  • The Electric Love Letter / Langhorne Slim / When The Sun’s Gone Down / 3:56
  • Carolina Dreams / Lee Marcus / Grandpa’s Pond / 3:12
  • Reckoning Lament / Lincoln Durham / The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones / 3:11
  • Life On The Bayou / Louis Johnson / Old Friend / 3:43
  • Passionate Kisses / Lucinda Williams / Lucinda Williams / 2:39
  • How Many Women / Lydia Loveless / Indestructible Machine – CLEAN / 3:45
  • Natural Forces / Lyle Lovett / KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 18 (Disc 2) / 5:49
  • Bigtime Blues / Malcolm Holcombe / For The Mission Baby / 4:44
  • Can A Young Man Play The Blues? / Marquise Knox / Here I Am  / 6:10
  • Once Upon A Time / Mary Wells / The Ultimate collection / 2:29
  • Goin’ Down / Michael Powers / Prodigal Son / 3:46
  • New River / The New Familiars / Between The Moon And The Morning Light / 3:25
  • These Arms Of Mine / Otis Redding / ARB 5: 1961-1965 / 2:32
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way / Otis Redding / Stax 1959-1968 #3 / 2:58
  • Lonely Mountain / Paladino / Paladino / 4:01
  • I’m Gone / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:21
  • Ol’ 97 / Randy Thompson / Collected / 4:12
  • Sugar And Riley / Ray Bonneville / Bad Man’s Blood / 3:34
  • Come On In My Kitchen / Red Molly / Light In The Sky / 3:24
  • Baby Took A Limo To Memphis / Rosie Flores / This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark [Disc 1] / 4:44
  • Invisible Riverside / Ryan Adams / Ashes & Fire / 4:49
  • Your Hero? / Scotty Alan / Wreck And The Mess / 3:07
  • Willie And Laura Mae Jones / Shelby Lynne / Just A Little Lovin’ / 4:10
  • Shores of Galilee / Shinyribs / Well After Awhile / 4:44
  • Right Around The Corner / Steve Cropper & Delbert McClinton / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:36
  • Save My Soul / Thieving Birds / Thieving Birds / 4:45
  • Let’s Have A Party / Wayne Hancock / Hard-Headed Woman / 3:00
  • Houses On The Hill / Whiskeytown / Strangers Almanac / 2:38
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