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Options July 9, 2007: The World is a Little Bit Under the Weather (& I'm Not Feeling Too Good Myself)

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Big Guitars from Texas  Bulldoggin' Boogie   Options Let's start this show with some rousing twang for a summer afternoon 
Bill Kirchen  Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods   Options Kirchen, former guitarist for Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen, wrote this tribute-- the title cut to his 2006 CD-- to the Telecaster, his guitar of choice 
Southern Culture on the Skids  Tobacco Road   Options Who would have thought this twangy punky trio would still be making great rock & roll more than two decades later!? 
Del McCoury Band  1952 Vincent Black Lightening   Options Bluegrass version of a great Richard Thompson tune. Nice. 
Jack Scott  Goodbye Baby   Options Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, raised in Detroit, Scott had a hit with this tune in 1958 
Johnny Horton  Honky Tonk Man   Options Jack Scott-- like everyone else who heard this 1956 rockabilly classic-- dug the vibe 
Roy Acuff  Wabash Cannonball   Options Richard Nixon's favorite country musician does a great job with this AP Carter song-- written in the 1930s, done here in 1947 
Big Lazy  Pulsacion #4   Options NYC instrumental band does Astor Piazolla, on their "Postcards from X" CD 
The Jim Sullivan Sound  She Walks Through the Fair   Options Session guitarist Sullivan-- playing sitar here-- joins other UK musicians on this compilation: "On the Brink: Return of the Instro-Hipsters" 
Bill Kirchen  Get A Little Goner   Options Chris Gaffney & Dave Gonzales (the Hacienda Brothers) and old pal Nick Lowe help out on BK's "Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods" album 
Sleepy La Beef  Sittin' on Top of the World   Options After decades of playing-- from Little Rock to Boston and all around the world-- this rockabilly pioneer still tours and still rocks 
Jimmy Dale Gilmore  Don't Worry Bout Me   Options Jimmy covers Marty Robbins-- and others-- on his 2005 "Come On Back" album, playing all his dad's favorite songs 
Alejandro Escovedo  Crooked Frame   Options This guy has a pile of CDs with great songs on every one; this song is from his 1996 "With These Hands" CD on Rykodisc 
Mavis Staples  Hard Times Come Again No More   Options It's hard to believe that Stephen Foster wrote this 150 years ago; from "Beautiful Dreamer"-- a magnificent tribute album with 18 of Foster's songs, by some of the best musicians of our time 
Neko Case  Honky Tonk Hiccups   Options Neko Case & Her Boyfriends is the band; the song comes from their first (1998) Bloodshot album 
John Doe  The Golden State   Options Fine new music from John Doe, with vocal help from Kathleen Edwards, on "A Year in the Wilderness" (Yep Roc, 2007) 
Joh Dee Graham  Faithless   Options Austin songwriter, from "Escape from Monster Island" (New West, 2002) 
Hot Tuna  Winin' Boy Blues   Options Jorma & Jack do a fine acoustic version of this Jelly Roll Morton tune on their first post-Jefferson Airplane album 
Roxanne Beck  Baby I Do   Options Roxanne left NYC for Los Angeles; find out more at roxannebeck@juno.com 
Rufus Wainwright  Do I Disappoint You   Options The song does. Overproduced. Sorry. 
Rufus Thomas  Juanita   Options Let's try another Rufus: this one the Memphis DJ-turned-R&B-patriarch; from the Roots & Rumors: Elvis collection 
Buddy & Bob  Down the Line   Options Another song from Rev-Ola's Roots of Elvis CD 
Art Tatum  Tatum Pole Boogie   Options Some say this guy was the best jazz pianist ever! 
Lonnie Johnson  He's a Jelly Roll Baker   Options This is the title cut to an excellent collection of Johnson's early 1940 work, available on CD from Bluebird (RCA? BMG?) 
Baby Dodds  Spooky Drums #1   Options New Orleans jazz drummer Warren 'Baby' Dodds (1898-1959) played on the riverboats, worked with Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and brother Johnny Dodds. This 1946 recording shares a CD with "Country Brass Bands" from 1954 
Rene Thomas w/ Henri Renaud Sextet  Guitaristic   Options Born in Belgium, this fine jazz guitarist played with Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz and other until his death in 1975 at age 47 
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes  I Don't Wanna Go Home   Options This Steve Van Zandt tune is the title cut to a scratchy but great record of Jersey Shore R&B at its best, from 1976 
The Mighty Diamonds  Pass the Kutchie   Options This song is from a live recording from 1992 Reggae Sunsplash, on a CD shared with with Mutabaruka. An altered version of this song was a hit for Musical Youth, a group of kid musicians in London 
Percussion Discussion Africa  Makawunde   Options The soundtrack to the "Last King of Scotland" includes some great African music; this group is from Uganda 
Tony Allen  Afro Disco Beat   Options Fela's drummer and music director continues to produce hot afrobeat 
The Meters  Little Bit Under the Weather   Options New Orleans funk pioneers say it well: "The World is a Little Bit Under the Weather (and I'm Not Feeling Too Good Myself)" 
Charlie Hunter  Rendevous Avec La Verite   Options San Francisco based jazz/jam guitarist, on Blue Note in 2000 
Adrian Legg  Brooklyn Blossom   Options Solo guitar from 1992, on 'Mrs. Crowe's Blue Waltz" on Relativity Records 
Bill Morrissey  Shake That Thing   Options Bill Morrissey writes great songs but this CD is entirely versions of Mississippi John Hurt songs (Philo, 1999) 
Mississippi John Hurt  Got the Blues (Can't Be Satisfied)   Options Sweet Delta blues guitar & vocals-- despite the rough & tumble lyrics 
Ian & Sylvia  90 x 90   Options Degrees, that is. I can't find the right symbol on my keyboard to help this Canadian duo get their title right 
Rosalie Sorrels  Going Away Party/Looking for Lew   Options I hope RS is still out there, making great music and cracking jokes and being cool. This is from a 1995 Green Linnet album called "Borderline Heart" 
Michelle Shocked  Come A Long Way   Options In 1992-- a while ago-- MS put out "Arkansas Traveler" with mostly odd takes on old folk songs. But this song rocks in its own way..."and never even left L.A." 
Buffalo Springfield  Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing   Options December 1966. These guys created cool cryptic compositions; still gives me a chill. Who the hell is Clancy? 
Cesar Rosas  Struck   Options Los Lobo singer goes solo; from "Soul Disguise" (Rykodisc, 1999) 
Ned Sublette  Not Fade Away   Options Con lost Munquitos de Matanzas. A great take on Buddy Holly. From "Cowboy Rumba"-- an incredible CD that mixes Cuba & cowboys 
Los Super Seven  Cupido   Options Freddy Fender & Rick Trevino do this on "I Heard It Through the X" (Telarc, 2005) 
Willl Rigby  Ricky Scaggs Tonight   Options Cute...but doesn't fit here. Sorry. 
Angel Dean & the Zephyrs  Second Best   Options Like the song before it, this one can be found on "Rig Rock Truck Stop"-- the great collections of nouveau country music from Diesel Only (1993) 
Spade Cooley & his Orchestra  Three Way Boogie   Options Great instrumental from a guy who could have been the king of Western Swing or the duke of Hillbilly Boogie. But he blew it 
Al Dexter & His Troopers  New Broom Boogie   Options The false start was part of the song. Really. A few years ago, Columbia put out a collection called "Hillbilly Boogie" that includes some of the greatest cornball tunes of this style 
Smiley Maxedon  Give Me a Red Hot Mama & an Ice Cold Beer   Options More cool hillbilly boogie for a hot summer day 
Rothenberg/Buck/Takeishi/Tronzo  Paint Drum   Options Ned/Tony/Stomu/(formerly) David. Outro/fades/next show starts/seeya 
     

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