Nov 152011
 

Ernie Hawkins on vocals and guitar, Joe Dallas on trombone, and George Heid on washboard. This is a gospel song written by famous Durham blues man Rev. Gary Davis and arranged by Ernie Hawkins who studied under the Rev. Gary Davis. Note the Piedmont blues style of finger picking which is characteristic of Davis’ style of music. You can hear Ernie Hawkins talk about the history of this song on episode 62 of the Taproot Podcast.

Nov 142011
 

Greetings,

No interview guest tonight, just lot’s of great music. But I do want to call your attention to the Ernie Hawkins show on UNC Campus on November 17th where he’ll be participating in a tribute to the Rev. Gary Davis. You won’t hear a better Piedmont Blues guitarist than Ernie Hawkins.

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

Taproot Radio on WCOM Play List for November 17, 2011

Drop What I’m Doing / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 4:17
American Made / George Thorogood & The Destroyers / Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock / 4:07
Memories of You Sweetheart (Album) / Scott H. Biram / Bad Ingredients / 2:03
You’ve Been Lonesome, Too / Alan Jackson / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 3:23
Satisfaction / Otis Redding / Live On The Sunset Strip (disc 2) / 5:02
Hey My My My / Cam Penner / Cam Penner – Gypsy Summer / 4:30
Her Love / Dale Watson / The Sun Sessions / 2:42
Fast Train / HalleyAnna / The Country / 2:41
Jack / Tom Petty / Highway Companion / 2:29
Wylf / JJ Grey & Mofro / Orange Blossoms / 4:17
Glory to Glory / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 3:23
Youngblood / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:04
Do It Alone / Scotty Alan / Wreck And The Mess / 1:39
Snow Deer / Paladino / Paladino / 2:29
It’s Cold In Here / Ted Hefko And The Thousandaires / If I Walked on Water / 3:18
Even The Dogs / Choosy Beggars / Choosy Beggars / 4:48

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Nov 132011
 

Rev. Gary DavisI wanted to make sure everyone knows about the upcoming Tribute To The Rev. Gary Davis at UNC on November 17th. The show is sponsored by the Southern Folklife Center and will feature a discussion about the legendary Durham bluesman and then musical performances including non other than Ernie Hawkins.

 

Ernie Ernie HawkinsHawkins is a master blues man in his own right and was my featured guest on episode 62 of the Taproot Podcast. So listen to the episode to hear some of his music and to hear some of what he has to say about the Rev. Gary Davis.

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Nov 022011
 

Ted Hefko and The Thousandaires perform “Margie” written (by Con Conrad and ragtime pianist J. Russel Robinson, Lyrics by Benny Davis) at Spike Hill in Williamsburg Brooklyn, Tuesday, May 11th 2010. Personnel: Ted Hefko, Tenor Sax and Vocals, Luca Benedetti, Telecaster Electric Guitar, Scott Ritchie, Upright Acoustic Bass, Moses Patrou, Drums. Video by Dave Orsborn.

Hear Ted Hefko talk about the NYC music scene and his New Orleans inspirations on episode 66 of the Taproot Podcast.

Oct 312011
 

Howdy,

I don’t have an interview this week, but got lots of good music this week, includeing some blues from Aretha, soul from JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Patty Loveless’ contribution to the Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams, new thumping blues from Scott H Biram, rag time music from Ernie Hawkins, rock from the Gourds, swing from Ted Hefko, and honky tonk from Dale Watson.

Rick will be closing out “Songwritober” with a tribute to the music of Eddie Hinton.

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

Taproot Radio Play List for October 31, 2011 – 9-10pm – Calvin

Your Hero? / Scotty Alan / Wreck And The Mess / 3:07
You’re Through Fooling Me / Patty Loveless / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 2:06
Look For The Walls / Mark Lennon / Home Of The Wheel / 2:34
Angel / Danny Barnes / Rocket / 3:36
I’m Walkin’ / Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers / Goin’ Home: A Tribute To Fats Domino (Disc 1) / 2:47
It’s Cold In Here / Ted Hefko And The Thousandaires / If I Walked on Water / 3:18
Basin Street Blues / Ernie Hawkins / Whinin’ Boy / 3:58
Melchert / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 2:55
Stay A Little Longer / Glambilly / White BBQ Sause / 3:45
Dontcha Lie to Me Baby (Album) / Scott H. Biram / Bad Ingredients / 1:54
Mississippi / Ray Bonneville / Bad Man’s Blood / 2:33
Muddy Water / Aretha Franklin / Aretha Sings The Blues / 2:32
Everything Will Be Fine / JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound / Want More / 3:30
My Baby Makes Me Gravy / Dale Watson / The Sun Sessions / 2:45
Everything’s Alright / The O’s / Between The Two / 2:21
Carrying This Heartache / Hooverville / Follow That Trail Of Dust Back Home / 3:14
I Do / Steve Cropper & Brian May / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:48
Blue Rider / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 2:57

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Oct 242011
 

Greetings,

Tonight, I’ll be playing new music from Danny Barnes and Levon Helms’ contribution to The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. My interview guest will be Arty Hill! Can’t wait.

Tonght’s Dirty Laundry: Session #4 of Songwritober highlights the work of Harlan Howard, a gentleman once (and perhaps for always) considered the dean of country music songwriters and the person frequently credited with the “three chords and the truth” description of country songwriting. So, yes, you’ll hear Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings on tonight’s episode, but — thanks to Howard’s wide-ranging appeal — you’ll also hear Mavis Staples, James Carr, Allen Toussaint, and Candi Staton.

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

Taproot Radio Play List for October 24, 2011 – Calvin- 9-10pm

Good-Bye / Scotty Alan / Wreck And The Mess / 2:33
Youngblood / Parker Roads / Youngblood / 2:04
Best Ex I Ever Had / Stephen David Austin / A Bakersfield Dozen / 3:59
You’ll Never Again Be Mine / Levon Helm / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 3:10
*** Special guest – Arty Hill ***
Peace is Lonely, Love is War / HalleyAnna / The Country / 2:57
Poison / Danny Barnes / Rocket / 4:39
Thing Called Love / John Hiatt / The Best Of John Hiatt / 4:12
Stumbling Block / Champion Jack Dupree / The Fire And Fury Story (Disc 1) / 2:48
Sorry Times / Trailer Bride / Trailer Bride / 3:12
Unhinged / Drams / Jubilee Dive / 4:38
A Simple Aspiration / The Sadies / New Seasons / 2:34
Let’s Get Shakin’ / Dave Fields / Time’s A Wastin’ / 3:52
If I Walked On Water / Ted Hefko And The Thousandaires / If I Walked on Water / 4:18
Come On & Save Me / Steve Cropper, Dylan Leblanc & Sharon Jones / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 2:58
Glory to Glory / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 3:23
Black Creek Risin’ (Album) / Scott H. Biram / Bad Ingredients / 2:53

Dirty Laundry Play List for October 24, 2011 – Rick – 10-11pm

The songs of Harlan Howard.

 

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Oct 172011
 

Howdy,

This week I’m highlighting new music from the Gourds and “new’ music from Hank Williams off The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams CD.

My guest this week is Parker Roads. We’ll be talking about his various romps across the midwest and his new CD, Youngblood

Rick continues “songwriteober” with a tribute to Nick Lowe.

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 Play List- Calvin – 9-10pm

The Love That Faded / Bob Dylan / The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams / 2:30
Burned / The V-Roys / Sooner Or Later / 2:21
Your Benefit / The Gourds / Old Mad Joy / 4:15
King of That Thing / Arty Hill And The Long Gone Daddys / Another Lost Highway / 3:59
Down Home Girl / Old Crow Medicine Show / Old Crow Medicine Show – Big Iron World / 3:48
Early Morning / Old 97′s / Blame It On Gravity / 2:51
So Many Miles / Pieta Brown / Mercury / 3:03
Sweet Nothings / Girls Guns And Glory / Sweet Nothings / 2:32
Messin Up / Steve Cropper & Sharon Jones / Dedicated – A Salute To The 5 Royales / 3:05
Down Down Down Down Down / Dale Watson / The Sun Sessions / 2:37
So Heavy / HalleyAnna / The Country / 3:32
Kerosene / The Bottle Rockets / Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With … / 3:38
Death Letter Blues / Mary Flower / Misery Loves Company / 6:13
Two Can Play Your Game / Marquise Knox / Here I Am  / 4:06
Whinin’ Boy / Ernie Hawkins / Whinin’ Boy / 4:50

Dirty Laundry Play List  – Rick – 10-11

Homewrecker / Janiva Magness / The Devil Is an Angel Too
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding / Teddy Morgan & the Pistolas / Live @ 7 Black Cats
Rose of England / The Oyster Band / Wide Blue Yonder

Without Love / Johnny Cash / Rockabilly Blues
Do It in a Heartbeat / Carlene Carter / Two Sides to Every Woman
Mary Provost / J Church / Nostalgic for Nothing
I Love My Label / Wilco / The Whole Love (deluxe edition)

There’s a Cloud in My Heart / Walter Clevenger & the Dairy Kings / Lowe Profile: A Tribute to Nick Lowe
Half a Boy and Half a Man / Sleepy LaBeef / Labour of Love: The Music of Nick Lowe
I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass / Pat Buchanan and Thundermug / The Stiff Generation
When I Write the Book / Elizabeth McQueen and the Firebrands / Happy Doing What We’re Doing

The Other Side of the Coin / Solomon Burke / Don’t Give Up on Me
Lucky Dog / The Ignitors / Speedway Sounds
Never Been in Love / Rick Shea & the Losin’ End w/ Christy McWilson / Bound for Trouble
Lately I’ve Let Things Slide / Seth Walker / Leap of Faith

Checkout Time / Nick Lowe / The Old Magic

 Posted by at 5:00 pm
Oct 162011
 

Greetings,

I am in the process of migrating taproot radio from blogger to wordpress. For a while some of the old links to pages on the site will not work until we get all the necessary redirects in place. No need to update your links. I’ll eventually get all the redirects in place. Just bear with me during this transition period.

If you have any questions or concerns, send an email to director@taprootradio.com.

 Posted by at 3:04 pm