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Options March 26, 2003: Strange Fruit

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Big Guitars from Texas  The Absorber   Options Jesse Taylor, who played in Joe Ely's band in 70s along with Lloyd Maines, wrote this tune and plays lead guitar 
Hot Club of Cowtown  Tchavolo Swing   Options Hot instrumental from this fine Austin band, produced by Lloyd Maines 
Hot Club of Cowtown  It's My Lazy Day   Options Cover of the Smiley Burnette's western classic 
Uncle Tupelo  We've Been Had   Options Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy together on guitars and vocals before they split up to form Son Volt and WIlco 
Ned Sublette  Oil and Water   Options From 1997 "Monsters of the Deep" with Lawrence Weiner-- and Lloyd Maines on pedal steel guitar. Ned Sublette is from Lubbock too. 
Texana Dames  You Don't Know (How Much I Love You)   Options This trio consists of Charlene Hancock (wife of West Texas wildman Tommy) and daughters Charlene and Traci, with Tomas Ramirez on saxophone and Lloyd Maines on pedal steel 
Flatlanders  South Wind of Summer   Options These Lubbock boys still can play! 
Maines Brothers  Amarillo Highway   Options Lloyd Maines-- producer, musician, dad of Dixie Chick Natalie-- covers Terry Allen's West Texas anthem. The Maines Brothers have 8 albums; this song is from their first, "High Rollin'" (1984) 
Joe Ely  Ranches and Rivers   Options from his 1995 "Letter to Laredo" album 
Loose Diamonds  Ruby   Options Doesn't this tune have that George Jones feel? From "Across the Great Divide" album where Austin musicians cover songs by Jo Carol Pierce 
George Jones  I Heard You Crying in Your Sleep   Options A Hank Williams tune 
Doyle Bramhall  I'd Rather Be (Blind, Crippled & Crazy)   Options Solid cover of OV Wright song, from Bramhall's new Texas blues album "Fitchburg Street" 
Sir Charles Thompson  Mister Boogie   Options Jazz pianist played with Lester Young and Bird in the 40s. This boogie woogie solo organ number was recorded in Paris in 1961 
King Coleman  Bulldog   Options from "It's Dance Time" (Norton, 2002) 
Sidney Bechet  Texas Moan Blues   Options New Orleans jazz clarinet at its best 
Sidney Bechet  Strange Fruit   Options Willie the Lion Smith on piano 
    Conversation with Joel Katz, producer of a new film on the anti-lyncing song "Strange Fruit" which will be show on PBS stations on 4/8, the day after Billie Holiday's birthday. 
Billie Holiday  Strange Fruit   Options Recorded live in California in 1951 
    Joel Katz describes the 1939 meeting between Billie Holiday and "Strange Fruit" composer Abel Meeropol 
Don Byron  Monroe, GA Lynching   Options From original soundtrack to "Strange Fruit" documentary, composed and performed by Don Byron 
    Joel Katz on the the role of music in the anti-lynching movement of the 1930s and 40s 
Marcus Miller  Strange Fruit   Options Contemporary jazz instrumental version from 1995 
    Joel Katz talks about blacks and Jews working together to fight racism 
Josh White  Strange Fruit   Options 1950s version done by bluesman Josh White, an outspoken anti-racist. White was later called before House Un-American Activities Committee where he read the lyrics of "Strange Fruit" into the Congressional Record 
    Joel Katz tells how his film relates "Strange Fruit" to modern times 
UB40  Strange Fruit   Options Multiracial British ska band sang "Strange Fruit" at Rock Against Racism concerts in 1980s 
Max Roach with JC White Singers  Let The People Go   Options from "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (1971) 
Charles "Soul" Brown  Standing on the Outside   Options from "60s Soul Senders" compilation of R&B produced by New Orleans Wardell Quezergue 
Alvin Robinson  Something You Got   Options Superb 1964 New Orleans R&B tune, from "Lieber & Stoller Present the Daisy/Tiger Records Story" 
Buckwheat Zydeco w/ Sonny Landreth & Little Buck Sinegal    from "Boozoo Hoodoo" tribute album to zydeco star Boozoo Chavis 
Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls  Jivin' Me   Options Hot midwestern rockabilly R&B band 
The Angels  Buck Shot   Options from "Raging Teens (Volume 4): Wild New England Rock & Roll)" on Norton Records 
Friends of Dean Martinez  On the Shore   Options Soundtrack music from unknown movie 
Victoria Williams w/ Don Heffington & Mark Olson  Early   Options from "Going Driftless" tribute to Greg Brown 
Reverend Gary Davis  12 Gates to the City   Options Blues guitar master. Listen to him pick. 
Charlie Hunter Trio  Fables of Faubus   Options Short snippet of Mingus clever classic 
Charlie Hunter Trio  Funky Niblets   Options Great guitar from 1994 

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