Sunday, July 29, 2007

July 29th, 2007

Hey Folks,

Today's show featured a couple truckin' songs...which led to a discussion of John McPhee's fairly new book, Uncommon Carriers--a really nice book about the people who bring us our stuff.

The playlist for the 29th went like this...

1) Son Volt; Lookin' at the World Through a Windshield; Rig Rock Deluxe

2) Lyle Lovett; Private Conversation; Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 8
3) Townes Van Zandt; Nothin'; Oxford American Music Sampler 2006
4) Jerry Jeff Walker; L.A. Freeway; Great Gonzos

5) Chris Smither; Real Fine Love; Rollin' into Memphis: The Songs of John Hiatt
6) Uncle Earl; The Last Goodbye; Waterloo, Tennessee
7) EmmyLou Harris; Allison Krauss; Gillian Welch; Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby; Oh Brother Soundtrack
8) Bob Dylan; Mutineer; Enjoy Every Sandwich

9) Johnny Cash; Sam Stone; Live in Austin
10) Old Crow Medicine Show; We're All in This Together; Transamerica Soundtrack
11) Stan Rogers; A Matter of Heart; From Coffee House to Concert Hall
12) Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver; Wings of Love; Gospel Radio Gems

13) Buck Owens & His Buckaroos; Will There be Big Rigs in Heaven; Rig Rock Deluxe
14) Fred Eaglesmith; Millie's Cafe; Millie's Cafe

Monday, July 23, 2007

July 22nd, 2007

Hi All,

Today's show featured nothing but songs about boxing--not the world's easiest things to find, I might add. On the show I mentioned the book On Boxing by Joyce Carol Oats--it's an awfully good read.

The playlist went like this...

1) Memphis Minnie; Joe Louis Strut; Memphis Minnie Vol. 1

2) Tom Russell; Muhammad Ali; Modern Art
3) Cassius Clay; Funny You Should Ask; I am the Greatest
4) Greg Trooper; Muhammad Ali (The meaning of Christmas); Floating

5) Warren Zevon; Boom Boom Mancini; Learning to Flinch
6) Tom Russell; The Eyes of Roberto Duran; The Long Way Around
7) Pete Seeger; Who Killed Davey Moore; The Carnegie Hall Concert

8) Bob Dylan; Hurricane; Greatest Hits Vol. 3
9) EmmyLou Harris; The Boxer; Roses in the Snow
10) Joe Pullman; Joe Louis is the Man; Joe Pullman Vol. 3

11) Kate Cambell; Joe Louis' Furniture; Monuments
12) Stephen Kellog & The Sixers; Glassjaw Boxer; Glassjaw Boxer
13) Mark Knopfler; Song for Sonny Liston

14) Cassius Clay; The Gang's All Here; I Am the Greatest

Monday, July 16, 2007

July 15th, 2007

Hi All,

On today's show I mentioned the book Deer Hunting with Jesus--it's a pretty thought-provoking read, one that inspired a couple of slightly angry songs on today's program.

The playlist for the 15th...

1) Todd Snider; Looking for a Job; The Devil You Know

2) Chris Smither; Origin of Species; Leave the Light On
3) Wilco; Casino Queen; A.M.
4) Eric Bibb; The Cape; Friends

5) Portor Wagner; Albert Erving; Wagonmaster
6) Portor Wagner; Southern Trips; Wagonmaster
7) John Prine; Clay Pigeons; Fair & Square

8) James McMurtry; We Can't Make it Here; Childish Things
9) Bruce Springsteen; Long Time Comin'; Live in Dublin
10) Jimmy LaFave; This Land; Cimarron Manifesto

11) Marie Macleod & Kristen Mooney; Follow Me; Minneapolis Does Denver
12) Fred Eaglesmith; Time to Get a Gun; Lipstick, Lies, and Gasoline
13) Bruce Springsteen; When the Saints Go Marching In; Live in Dublin

Sunday, July 08, 2007

July 8th, 2007

Hey Folks,

Today's program originally aired on July 16th, 2006. I'll be back next week with a new show.

Here's some Jon Hassler stuff I talked about on the show.

Jon Hassler's Homepage

The Jon Hassler Theatre

Now the playlist for the 8th...

1) Becky Buller; On the South Dakota Wind; Little Bird
2) Peter Rowan & Tony Rice; Come Back to Old Sante Fe; You Were There for Me
3) Dolly Parton; Tavelin' Thru; TransAmerica Soundtrack

4) Richard Thompson; Miss Patsy; Front Parlour Ballads
5) Richard Thompson; A Solitary Life; Front Parlour Ballads
6) Los Lobos; Down Where the Drunkards Roll; Beat the Retreat

7) Neko Case; John Saw That Number; Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
8) Sahra Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion; Holdin' Back; Exploration
9) Fred Eaglesmith; Carmelita; Ralph's Last Show

10) John Hiatt; Drive South; John Hiatt Anthology
11) Bobby Bare, Radney Foster, Buck Owens & Jeff Tweedy; Take This Job and Shove It; Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck
12) The Derailers; Bar Exam; Brewed in Texas (vol. 2)
13) Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Saginaw Michigan; Come on Back