Sunday, May 27, 2007

May 27th, 2007

Hey Everybody,

Today's featured cd was John Prine and Mac Wiseman's "Standard Songs for Average People". Also discussed on the program was a fine new book about working-class Duluth, Minnesota, "By the Ore Docks: A Working People's History of Duluth."

The playlist for the 27th...

1) Warren Zevon; Stop Rainin' Lord; Preludes

2) John Prine & Mac Wiseman; Pistol Packin' Mama; Standard Songs for Average People
3) Loudon Wainwright III; Nanny; Here Come the Choppers
4) John Hiatt; Lipstick Sunset; The John Hiatt Anthology

5) Heartless Bastards; Searching for the Ghost; All This Time
**The Heartless Bastards are in Minneapolis on Friday, June 1st (at the 400 Bar)...check their website for more info
6) Mary Lou Lord; Thunder Road; Thunder Road: Tracks Inspired by the Boss
7) John Mellencamp; Lafayette; Trouble No More

8) John Prine & Mac Wiseman; Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age; Standard Songs...
9) The Skylighters; See What Love Can Do; The Skylighters
10) Joe West; Anita Pita; The Human Cannonball
11) Marion Wade; Put It On the Ground; IWW Rebel Voices

12) Alejandro Escovedo; Five Hearts Breaking; Gravity
13) Peter Case; The End; Por Vida: A Tribute to Alejandro Escovedo
14) John Langford & Sally Tims; Broken Bottle; Por Vida
15) John Prine & Mac Wiseman; Cape Cod; Standard Songs...

Closing instrumental...

Bryan Sutton; Give Me the Roses; Not Too Far From the Tree

Sunday, May 20, 2007

May 20th, 2007

Hi All,

The playlist for the 20th went like this...

1) Peter Case; Down the Line; Peter Case Sings Like Hell

2) Chris Smither; Origin of Species; Leave the Light On
3) Leon Redbone & Merle Haggard; Settin' by the Fire
4) Asleep at the Wheel (with the Dixie Chicks); Roly Poly; Ride with Bob--A Tribute to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys

5) Riley Baugus; What Are They Doing in Heaven; Long Steel Rail
6) Doc Watson; Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms; Merlefest Live--2003
7) Jim Lauderdale; Trashcan Tomcat; Headed for the Hills

8) The Nightwatchman; California's Dark; One Man Revolution
9) Warren Zevon; Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner; Uncut Magazine Sampler--May 2007
10) Dinosaur Jr.; We Are Not Alone; Uncut Sampler--May 2007

11) Lucinda Williams; Mama You Sweet; West
12) Kate Campbell; Miles of Blues; bluesandlamenations
13) Linda Thompson; Dear Mary; Fashionably Late

14) Chris Smither; Leave the Light On; Leave the Light On

By the way...Rhino Records has just released some re-mastered Warren Zevon. Well worth a look. Here's an audio interview with Crystal Zevon, author of the new Zevon bio.

Thanks for listening...

Sunday, May 13, 2007

May 13th, 2007

Hey All,

On today's show I mentioned the mystery writer C.J. Box. His stuff really does make for fun summer reading.

The playlist for the 13th...

1) Rambling Jack Elliott; Will the Circle Be Unbroken; The Essential Ramblin Jack Elliott

2) Reverend Gary Davis; If I Had My Way; There is No Eye: Music For Photographs
3) Bob Dylan; Roll on John; There is No Eye
3) Mavis Staples; This Little Light of Mine; We'll Never Turn Back

4) Guy Clark; Indian Head Penny; Cold Dog Soup
5) Guy Clark; She Ain't Goin' Nowhere; Keepers
6) Guy Clark; Hangin' Your Life on the Wall; Dublin Blues

7) Dirt in the Whiskey; Democracy is Dangerous; Dirt in the Whiskey
8) Tom Paxton; What Did You Learn In School Today; The Best of Tom Paxton
9) Greg Brown and Bill Morrissey; Ain't Life a Brook
10) Greg Brown and Bill Morrissey; Fishin' With Bill

11) Keb Mo; Let Your Light Shine; Keep It Simple
12) Mustard's Retreat; Hard Times Come Again No More; Back to Back
13) Mustard's Retreat; Powerline Trails; Back to Back

14) Howlin Wolf; Smokestack Lightinin; from a compilation of train songs--the name of which escapes me

Sunday, May 06, 2007

May 6th, 2007

Hey All,

A day full of Richard Thompson...thanks again to Matt Carlson for sitting in as co-host.

1) Richard Thompson; Bad News Is All the Wind Can Carry; Something Here Worth More than Gold, 2006

2) Richard Thompson; Willy O' Winsbury; Walking the Long Miles Home, 2006
3) Fairport Convention; Farewell, Farwell; Liege & Lief
4) Richard Thompson; Albion Sunrise; Something Here Worth More Than Gold, 2006

5) Richard and Linda Thompson; Down Where the Drunkards Roll; I Want To See the Bright Lights Tonight
6) Richard Thompson Band; Turning of the Tide; Celtschmerz--Live UK '98
7) Richard Thompson Band; Crawl Back; Mock Tudor
8) Richard Thompson; Job of the Journeywork; Songs Pour Down Like Silver, 2006

9) Richard Thompson Band; Miss Patsy; Front Parlour Ballads
10) Richard Thompson Band; Two Faced Love; Semi-Detached Mock Tudor, 2002
11) Richard Thompson; Opps I Did It Again; Songs Pour Down Like Silver, 2006

12) Richard Thompson Band; Dad's Gonna Kill Me; Sweet Warrior
13) Richard Thompson; Job of the Journeywork; Songs Pour Down Like Silver, 2006

Friday, May 04, 2007

A couple things...

Hey Folks,

Two quick things...first, Richard Thompson tickets went on sale today (May 4th) for his show up at the Fitzgerald in St. Paul on June 11th (a Monday night). Should be a great show.

And speaking of Richard Thompson--This Sunday's show will include nothing but RT. Matt Carlson (the smart guy from the dog show a month ago) sits in as the co-host and local Richard Thompson expert (or crazed fan depending on your perspective). Hope you'll tune in.

Have a great weekend,