Thursday, September 29, 2016

All in the Drive-By Truckers Family

           I only found out a couple of weeks ago that the Drive-By Truckers have a new cd coming out Sept 30 (i.e. in a few hours).  I'd pretty much finished making the two cd comp so let this serve  as a little reminder to go out and get their new album and to go see them when they come to your town.  I presume most DBT fans have heard Jason Isbell's solo stuff, but  I would also encourage folks to get Shonna Tucker's (the former bassist) solo cd (I wasn't aware of it until a few months ago.)

Disc One

The Southern Thing Drive-By Truckers
Fifteen Days (Leaving Time Again) Patterson Hood
24 Frames Jason Isbell
Made Up English Oceans Drive-By Truckers
Daddy's Little Pumpkin Drive-By Truckers
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love Drive-By Truckers
Pound It Out Booker T.
Heavy and Hanging Patterson Hood
Goddamn Lonely Love Drive-By Truckers
The Devil Is My Running Mate Jason Isbell
Everywhere with Helicopter Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Cottonseed Mike Cooley
Too Much Sex (Too Little Jesus) Drive-By Truckers
Burning Hell (Live) Patterson Hood
(It's Gonna Be) / I Told You So Drive-By Truckers

Disc Two

Alabama Pines Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Gravity's Gone Drive-By Truckers
My Sweet Annette Drive-By Truckers
People Who Died Drive-By Truckers
Hate This Town Patterson Hood & The Downtown Rumblers
The Home Front Drive-By Truckers
Lonely People Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy
Elephant Jason Isbell
Adam Raised A Cain Patterson Hood
Moonlight Mile Drive-By Truckers
Fire Patterson Hood
Sunstroke Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit
Cartoon Gold Drive-By Truckers
George Jones Talkin' Cell Phone Blues Drive-By Truckers
The Living Bubba Drive-By Truckers

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Saluting the 70's Singer Songwriters - Volume 3

     It's been a long day and I think I've kind of exhausted talking about the wonders of the music of the 1970's anyway.  But I will note that all of the "Sucking in the 1970s" comps have been re-upped along with the two previous "Saluting the 70's Singer Songwriters" comps.  Hope folks like this one as well.


Biloxi Jesse Winchester
Defying Gravity Jesse Winchester
Dedication Mary Perrin
Commencement Chuck and Mary Perrin
Running Away (London Version) Bob Marley
Waiting In Vain (Advert Mix) Bob Marley
Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying Labi Siffre
A Little More Line Labi Siffre
Louisiana 1927 Randy Newman
God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) Randy Newman
Shadow Of Her Mind Kris Kristofferson
From The Bottle To The Bottom Kris Kristofferson
I Miss A Lot Of Trains Tom T. Hall
I Hope It Rains At My Funeral Tom T. Hall
Buckets Of Rain Bob Dylan
Oh Sister Bob Dylan
The Future's Not What it Used to Be Mickey Newbury
San Francisco Mabel Joy Mickey Newbury

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Those Irresistible Red Hots

    I confess to feeling a little bit ambivalent about posting a compilation of songs from the Red Hot collection since all the money from sales of the cds/mp3s/vinyl goes to fight AIDS.  I would, however, like to think that some folks will go and seek out some of the releases that the songs come from (I would especially recommend Dark Was the Night, Red Hot & Rio, and Red Hot & Riot.) Plus, I didn't include any cuts from the most recent Day of the Dead.  I'm not a deadhead so there's a fair amount of stuff which holds little appeal for me.  But there's a bunch of interesting stuff that I really like and I think most deadheads would appreciate the variety of ways that the Dead tunes are interpreted. So enjoy the comp below and then go buy one of the Red Hot releases that you don't already have.


The Hustle  De La Soul And Da Beatminerz
The Giant Of Illinois Andrew Bird
This Is How We Walk On The Moon Jose Gonzalez
Effigy Uncle Tupelo
Looking For The Jackalope Laika
Sem Você Arto Lindsay/Arnaldo Antunes/Davi Moraes
Baby Alice Smith
Jardim do Amor Mia Doi Todd
Love For Sale Fine Young Cannibals
Mainland China Juicy
When I Reach The Place I'm Going Patty Loveless
Lady tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo +Akua Naru
Creole Love Call Art Baron
Pepe & Irene Los Lobos & Money Mark
Embraceable You Duncan Sheik
Dancing Milton Nascimento
Water No Get Enemy D'Angelo, Femi Kuti + Macy Gray
Time Is Moving On Donald Byrd With Guru And Ronny Jordon

Friday, July 1, 2016

Tributes to Bruce Springsteen and Fred Eaglesmith

         With July 4th soon upon us, I thought it appropriate to put together a compilation of Bruce Springsteen covers.  After all, for folks of a certain age, he embodies a certain kind of ragged, authentic Americana.  In the spirit of comity with our neighbors to the North, I thought it only fair to also put together a compilation of Fred Eaglesmith covers as he seems to embody a similar version of Canadiana, if you will.  In doing so, I owe a debt of gratitude to blog reader KevinPat who sent me a great bunch of Fred Eaglesmith covers that make up the majority of the compilation.

Some Boss Covers

Dancing In The Dark Tegan and Sara
Open All Night Son Volt
Highway Patrolman Johnny Cash
State Trooper Deanna Carter
Badlands Patterson Hood
Downbound Train Kurt Vile
Atlantic City Hank III
Tiger Rose Sonny Burgess
Pink Cadillac Graham Parker
The Price You Pay Emmylou Harris
Wreck On The Highway Nils Lofgren
Tougher Than The Rest Everything But The Girl
I'm On Fire Bat For Lashes
Brilliant Disguise Elvis Costello
Valentine's Day Hem

Wish I Was a Freight Train

He's a Good Dog Audrey Auld
White Rose Slaid Cleaves
Harold Wilson John D. Hale Band
Freight Train Heather Waters
Thirty Years of Farming James King
Bell Teddy Morgan
Pontiac Rod Picott
Carmelita Cowboy Junkies
A Pretty Good Guy Chris Knight
Time to Get a Gun Miranda Lambert
Gettin' to Me Rod Picott
Spookin' the Horses Tamara Williamson
Cigarette Machine Mary Gauthier
Carter Bill & Kasey Chambers
Flowers in the Dell Robbie Fulks

Thursday, May 26, 2016

We're All Fans of Uncle Walt's Band (and Walter Hyatt)

   It was 20 years ago this month (May 11, 1996) that Walter Hyatt died in a plane crash.  Hyatt was the founding member of Uncle Walt's Band in the 70s and 80s, then went on to a solo career in the 1990s. All three of his solo albums, including the posthumously released Some Unfinished Business, are still available, but both of his Uncle Walt's Band cd releases are out of print, so I thought I'd right that wrong and post them here tonight.  I should also mention just how sublime his first solo release King Tears is - still one of my top ten albums from the 90s.

An American in Texas Revisited

As The Crow Flies
Don't You Know, Can't You See
Walking Angel
Deeper Than Love
An America In Texas
Sad As It Seems
Too Far To Fall
The Last One To Know
Green Tree
Motor City Man
Love Has Laid Me Down
If I Don't Stop Crying
The More I See You
Outside Looking Out
Mock, Mock, Mockingbird

The Girl on the Sunny Shore

Seat Of Logic
Don't You Think I Feel It Too
High Hill
Dish Wiped Clean
Playing The Fool
So Long Baby
Stay With The One Who Loves You
Open Up Your Heart
For The First Time
Lean On Your Mind
At Least Two Ways
Shine On
You Keep Me Holding On
Hard To Bear
All I Need Is You
To Make You Believe

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Riding in My Car With NRBQ

        While I always winced a little bit at those who would call NRBQ the greatest bar band ever as it seemed like damning them with faint praise, there's no denying they were a great live band, especially when Al Anderson was playing guitar. For those who need documentation of this, look no further than their official 1987 live release God Bless Us All.  But, hopefully, this two disc set does also does justice to their songwriting chops.  (And if you need any further demonstration of this, look no further than their 1989 release Wild Weekend.)

Disc One

It's A Wild Weekend
Don't She Look Good
Get That Gasoline Blues
It Comes to Me Naturally
Mule in the Corn
Music, Music, Music 
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
Next Stop Brattleboro
All That's Left To Say Is Goodbye
I Don't Think of...
Ain't It Alright
Ain't No Horse
She Got the House
Disc Two
Over Your Head
Don't Talk About My Music
Music Goes 'Round And Around
Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Rats in My Room
You Were The One
Ain't Nice to Talk Like That
Green Lights
Little Rootie Tootie
Whistle While You Work
Captain Lou
Ridin' In My Car

Thursday, March 31, 2016

My Heart Cries Oh: Volumes III and IV

         As promised, here's Volumes III and IV of rare 60s and 70s soul.  I would be remiss if I didn't mention that I used numerous selections from the great blog  I also used a bunch of tracks from the multi volume Numero Uno Eccentric Soul compilations - in particular, I recommend the Nickel and Penny and Way Out label compilations.

Volume III

We Have Love Arrows
Oh What I'd Give Tommy Collins
Forgive Then Forget Jay Wiggins
A Lifetime Brothers of Soul
Let Yourself Go Syl Johnson
Deep Inside of You (12" Version) Gloria Ann Taylor
Good Thing Sweet Breeze
Gangster Of Love (Pts. 1 & 2) Jimmy Norman
Lonely For You Baby Sam Dees
Lunar Invasion The Silhouettes
Really Really Love You Ronnie Walker
Lonely Girl Andrea Davis
There's Got To Be Rain In Your Life (To Appreciate The Sunshine) Dorothy Norwood
Play with Fire Rollers
Sad Shade Of Blue Geater Davis
It Must Be Love The Exceptions
Take This Hurt Off Me Big John Hamilton
Tell Her Fred Williams
Baby One More Time Jimmy Garland
Cheaters Never Win Tony Borders

Volume IV

I Wanna Know Who The Keynoters
I Am A Member of the club Titus Turner
I Got Everything I Need The Soul Notes
It Must Be Love Full Speed
Hard Times Baby Huey & The Babysitters
Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards Lou Bond
Go To Work (Alt.) Revolution Compared To What
Can You Dig It? Chico & Buddy
Strain On My Heart Roscoe Shelton
Baby Baby Please Timothy Wilson
You're My Everything Joe King
I'm Tired Of What People Say Or Do Bruce Griffith
Still My Life Through Billy Young
Back Road Into Town Willie Hightower
Fine Time Genie Brooks
Save My Love Billy Cee & The Freedom Express
This Heart Is Haunted Lee Jones & The Sounds Of Soul (The Masqueraders)
My Faith in You Eddie Billups & The Gigs
Powerful Love Chuck & Mac
A Soldier's Sad Story Tiny Watkins

Friday, February 26, 2016

My Heart Cries Oh: Rare Soul from the 60s and 70s

       In the liner notes to the cd (see my post from several years back)  that accompanied the publication of his sublime book Sweet Soul Music, Gurlanick talks about interviewing a dj named Skippy White who told Guralnick not to overlook all of the less well-know soul acts in his book, as they were an equally important part of the history of soul music.  Now, I realize there are a lot of folks who know are far more knowledgeable about soul music, especially the rare stuff.  But, that's never stopped me before and more importantly, there's so much great overlooked material from the 60s and 70s.   And even if some of the acts were just one hit (well non-hit), there's a lot more folks who were just victims of bad luck, bad deals, historical circumstances like Little Ben of Little Ben and the Cheers (pictured at the left) going to fight in Vietnam.   So here's the first two volumes of my four volume set.

Volume I

Beggar of Love Little Ben and the Cheers
Too Late to Cry The Commands
Love Don't Love Nobody Ella Brown
I Am Controlled By Your Love Helene Smith
Trying My Best To Find Her The Notations
Sweatin'  Alvin Cash & The Crawlers
Go Go Train  Eddy G. Giles
Bui Bui L. Hollis & the Mackadoos
Groove Me Mamma Eddie Steele
Gotta Find My Man Linda Mackey
Girls Girls Girls The Young Disciples Co.
One Heart The Emanons
A Woman's Love Joe Valentine
Have Fun Ann Cole
I've Lived The Life Marva W. Taylor
Love Game (From A To Z) The Royal Jokers
Can't See Myself Doing You Wrong Milt Matthews Inc
I've Got To Cry Chris Hamilton
Darling Please Do Not Take My Love Moody Scott
Self Preservation Bill Brandon

 Volume II

There's Gonna Be Some Crying Small Paul
Count to Ten Frankie & The Spindles
Smalltown Girl Jimmy Tig & The Rounders
My Heart Cries Oh Fred Hughes
A Lady's Man The Volcanos
I'm Gone Eddie Parker
Instrumental #1 Richard Terry & Company
The Funky Judge Bull & the Matadors
Wait Bobbie Smith
Caught Making Love Roger Hatcher
Sam Stone Swamp Dogg
I Paid For The Party The Enchanters
Meet Me In Church Don Varner
Wouldn't It Be A Pleasure Jay Rhythm
Down In the Country Tee Fletcher
Bold Soul Sister, Bold Soul Brother Black On White Affair
That Thing Is Green Bob Smith and the Boo-Koos
Say You Will Willie Small
When a Boy Loves a Girl The Vows
Dreamers Hall of Fame Jeb Stuart

Thursday, January 28, 2016

3 Parts Piss, 2 Parts Vinegar: The Mekons and The Pogues

        Seeing the Mekons (they were really awesome, btw) and watching The Wire again (and the several scenes where they play The Pogues' "The Body of an American" following the death of a police officer) last summer, I thought it only appropriate to make a compilation featuring the two legendary bands (and couldn't resist adding a solo track from Shane MacGowan.) 


Authority The Mekons
Mountain Dew The Pogues with The Dubliners
Machine Mekons
Rake At The Gates Of Hell Shane MacGowan & The Popes
Boys From The County Hell The Pogues
Wicked Midnight Mekons
Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do The Pogues
Memphis Egypt Mekons
Sayonara The Pogues
Space in Your Face Mekons
Country Mekons
I'm A Man You Don't Meet Every Day The Pogues
Born To Choose The Mekons
Down All The Days The Pogues
Spit The Mekons
The Body of an American The Pogues

Friday, January 1, 2016

On the Right Side of 2015

     I meant to put this up on Wed night, but my itunes was playing up (after I had to reinstall Windows on my computer). Anyway, I'm still working my way through some of the albums that I got this year, so I can't really name my definitive top ten albums of 2015 yet, but right now, I really like the Father John Misty and Rayland Baxter albums.  Here's to a great 2016, musically and otherwise.

Disc One

Seven Wonders Holly Golightly
Love Is Where It Is Robert Forster
The Last Pharaoh Dave Rawlings Machine
Boys Can Never Tell (feat. J. Roddy Walston) Shovels & Rope
Something Soon Car Seat Headrest
With Davey La Luz
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra
King Kunta Kendrick Lamar
Head Over Heels JD McPherson
Rio Grande Eilen Jewell
Old Lady Eleni Mandell
My Heart's Not In It Yo La Tengo
Don't Make It Easy Isobel Campbell
A Human Being Ryan Sambol
what's normal anyway Miguel
I Love You, Honeybear Father John Misty

Disc Two

Just Like Blood Sharon Van Etten
Grace Patrick Watson
Cheap Extensions Sonny & The Sunsets
Depreston Courtney Barnett
Nobody Knows My Trouble Ryan Bingham
Fond Farewell Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield
The High Road Ryley Walker
Lungs Jessie Baylin
An Incident Off St. Kitt's Mekons and Robbie Fulks
Malukayi (feat. Konono No. 1) Mbongwana Star
My Armour Kathryn Calder
Our Way Free Mac McCaughan
Shoegaze Alabama Shakes
Shine Leon Bridges
Your Love Rayland Baxter
Let Me Sleep (At The End Of A Dream) Daniel Romano

Saturday, November 28, 2015

On the Right Side of Christmas

   Yes, it's time for another Christmas compilation. I've also reupped all the previous Xmas compilations for the new visitors to the website.  

Christmas Day Detroit Junior
Christmas On Riverside Drive August Darnell
Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
I Love The Holidays Office Romance
Blue Christmas Tristen
Thank You For Christmas The Bee Gees
O Come, O Come Emmanuel Belle & Sebastian
Christmas In Jail - Ain't That A Pain Leroy Carr
White Christmas Makes Me Blue Randy Travis
Blue Christmas Lights Chris Hillman & Herb Pederson
The Sound of Christmas Ramsey Lewis Trio
Louisiana Christmas Day Aaron Neville
Mary Xmess Sun 60
White Christmas Allen Toussaint
Christmas Time and a Half Paul Burch
Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
Eggnog Luna
Purple Snowflakes Jessie Baylin
The Mistletoe And Me Isaac Hayes
Silent Night Odessa
I Believe in Father Christmas Mark Kozelek
Rebel Jesus The McGarrigle Family
Christmas Is For Mugs Graham Parker
Auld Lang Syne  Jimi Hendrix

Saturday, October 31, 2015

I Heart Heartland Rock

    I realize that when most Americans think of the American "heartland", they're likely to think of the midwest,  But when it comes to heartland rock, at least to my East Coast mind, it's more about a heart on the sleeve emotionalism associated with the Midwest and East Coast, most notably Bruce Springsteen.  Now I was going to write something else about the music' venerability, but it's late and my old brain just isn't up to the task so you'll just have to make up your own mind.

Bastards of Young The Replacements
Stay Lucky The Gaslight Anthem
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live? The Del-Lords
Big Tornado Hadacol
Mad Old Lady The Skeletons
Still Sober (After All These Beers) Banditos
Firecracker Marah
Indian Motorcycles Fred Eaglesmith
Rain On The Scarecrow John Mellencamp
St Claire Of Cedar Rapids The Hangdogs
Song for the Walls Eric Ambel & Roscoe's Gang
They Will Bury You Tim Easton
She's A Runaway BoDeans
Don't Run Wild The Del Fuegos
Teddy Got Rolled Go to Blazes
Good Ol' Boy (Gettin' Tough) Steve Earle & the Dukes
I Wanna Come Home The Bottle Rockets
Born in the U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen

Thursday, September 24, 2015

50,000 Obsessive Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong (i.e. more Elvis Costello obscurities)

      I put together a compilation of Elvis Costello obscurities almost three years ago (you can download it here.)  At the time, I said there was a lot of other good stuff that wasn't on the compilation so there might be another volume in the future.  Well, I finally got my nondescript ass in gear and the future is here!  And because Elvis has put out a seemingly endless amount of worthwhile rarities, there's a second and third volume.   

Disc 2

A Drunken Man's Praise of Sobriety
That's How You Got Killed Before (w The Dirty Dozen Brass Band)
You Gotta Lose (Live at CBGB's)
Baby's Got A Brand New Hairdo
I Don't Wanna Go Home
We Oughta Be Ashamed (w/Johnny Cash)
Wave A White Flag
World's Greatest Optimist (Demo)
Love That Burns (live)
Tomorrow's (Just Another Day) (with Madness)
Mischievous Ghost (with Mary Coughlan)
My Resistance is Low
Party Party
Night Time
Almost Ideal Eyes
Monsters of the Id (feat. Elvis Costello)
A Town Called Big Nothing
Baby It's You (with Nick Lowe)

Disc 3
Whole Wide World
The Great Unknown (Demo)
God Only Knows (Live)
Danger Zone (BBC Session)
Lonely Blue Boy
Poisoned Letter
Sticks And Stones
Really Mystified
The End Of The Rainbow
My Dark Life (With Brian Eno)
Everybody's Crying Mercy
Cheap Reward (Honky Tonk Demo)
Poor Borrowed Dress
The People's Limousine
Honky Tonk Girl
Out Of Time
She Loves The Jerk (Demo)
Medley - Alison/Living a Little, Laughing a Little/Tracks of My Tears/Tears of a Clown/No More Tear Stained Make-Up/Clowntime is Over

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Saluting 70's Singer Songwriters - Volume 2

  I know I promised that I wouldn't do any more Sucking in the 70's comps, but I never promised not do another 70s singer songwriter comp.  And it's just too hard to resist the many great singer songwriters from that wild decade.  I've also re-upped the first 70's singer songwriter comp I made
several years back.


Which Will Nick Drake
River Man Nick Drake
I'll Be Your Lover, Too Van Morrison
Into The Mystic  Van Morrison
Águas De Março Antonio Carlos Jobim
Children's Games Antonio Carlos Jobim
Lullaby Loudon Wainwright III
Dead Skunk Loudon Wainwright III
Any Old Wind Jim Ringer
Waitin' for the Hard Times to Go Jim Ringer
Simply Beautiful Al Green
Take Me to the River Al Green
I Still Can't Believe You're Gone Willie Nelson
You Left A Long, Long Time Ago Willie Nelson
Don't You Take it Too Bad Townes Van Zandt
To Live Is To Fly Townes Van Zandt
Like an Old Fashioned Waltz Sandy Denny
It'll Take a Long Time Sandy Denny

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Let's Flat Get On It: West Coast Roots Revivalists

      It's around that time of year when I seem to feel compelled to put together a West Coast themed compilation (or two).  This time, it's a mix of rockabilly and western swing acts from the last 20-25 years.  Deke Dickerson is the central act on the two comps and if you're looking for more Deke (as you should be), this greatest hits is a good start.  And if you live on the West Coast, I'm pretty sure he still holds a pretty big Guitar Geek concert every year.

Download Both Discs

Disc One

Let's Flat Get On It The Dave & Deke Combo
Red Rose Josie Kreuzer/Hot Rod Lincoln
Mercy The Paladins
Dancin' With Leela The Paladins
Don't Push Me Too Far Deke Dickerson & The Eccofonics
Chisel to My Heart The Lucky Stars
Delaware Drive Jeremy Wakefield
I've Got My Pride Susanna & The Golden West Playboys
The Swing Kim Lenz & the Jaguars
Asphalt Aisle Deke Dickerson
I'm a Wreck Deke Dickerson & The Eccofonics
(You've Got Me) Dreaming Again Jeff Bright & The Sunshine Boys
No More Nuthin' The Lucky Stars
Can't See the Forest for the Trees Deke Dickerson & The Eccofonics
Juiced Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Disc Two

You Drive Me Wild Russell Scott & His Red Hots
Little Innocent Deke Dickerson
Girlie Jennifer Quinn
Stay Out Late Lucky Stars
Someone Used to Love Me Deke Dickerson
Laurie Ann Dave & Deke Combo
If You Don't Like My Peached (Don't Shake My Tree) Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars
He's All Mine Kim Lenz and the Jaguars
Torture Deke Dickerson and the Trashmen
Blue And Lonesome The Loved Ones
Lil' Irene The Paladins
Ball That Jack Josie Kreuzer
Hog Tied Over You Billy Bacon and the Forbidden Pigs.
Whose Honey Are You? Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang
Where Am I Goin'? Deke Dickerson & The Eccofonics

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Austin-tatious in the 90s: Damon Bramblett, The Hollisters and Travis County Pickin'


     I posted several Carol Pierce related cds around this time last year.  My choice of 1990s Austin-centric alt-country cds doesn't have a unifying theme this year, but they'r all out of print (and shouldn't be.)  I'd also add that it's really a shame that Damon Bramblett never made another record, though I'm pretty sure he still plays fairly regularly around Austin. (And he's a dynamite live act.)

Damon Bramblett: Damon Bramblett:

Tear Him Down
Heaven Bound
Falling Apart
Nobody Wants To Go To The Moon Anymore
Waiting For The Mail
1000 Hearts
Today I Started Drinking Again
When I Was Blind
Champaign, IL.
Devil On Your Side
Wouldn´t Have It Any Other Way

The Hollisters: The Land of Rhythm and Pleasure 

East Texas Pines
Good For The Blues
Better Slow Down
Sun Will Shine
Goldbrick Wheeler
Pike County Blues
Deacon Brown
Without Love
I Don't Need No Woman
Pink Adobe Hacienda

Various Artists: Travis County Pickin'

Austin-Tatious Dave Biller
April In Paris, Texas Jim Stringer
White Corn Rick "Casper" Rawls
The Creeper Brian Hofeldt
House of Cards Sean Mencher
Oreo Swing Joel Hamilton
Travis County Pickin' Jim Stringer
Stranger Pickin' Dave Biller
Danny's Boogie Joel Hamilton
Liar's Poker Jim Stringer
Your New Flame (Is Burnin' Me) Sean Mencher
Ellen Brian Hofeldt
Special K Dave Biller
Buckaroo 2002 Rick "Casper" Rawls
The Fifth Set Scott Wall

Thursday, May 28, 2015

I Never Go Out Without My Morning Jacket

     I don't know why, but it took me an overly long time to discover My Morning Jacket.  And I doubt I'll ever see them live - where they really shine - as I don't really go to arena shows any more.  But, as they say, better late than never. And you don't need to see Jim James live to appreciate what a great singer he is.  With that in mind, here's two comps featuring the usual mix of obscurities, live tracks, as well as several cuts from Jim James' various side projects.  

Volume One

You're A Big Girl Now My Morning Jacket
Across 110th Street My Morning Jacket
Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.) Monsters Of Folk
The Day Is Coming My Morning Jacket
Thank You Too! My Morning Jacket
Chills (demo) My Morning Jacket
Hot Burrito #1 (Flying Burrito Brothers Cover) My Morning Jacket
Wear Your Love Like Heaven My Morning Jacket
True Love Ways My Morning Jacket
Dream A Lil Dream O' Me My Morning Jacket
Carnival Time (feat. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band) My Morning Jacket
State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.) Jim James
Evelyn Is Not Real My Morning Jacket
Down On the Bottom Jim James
Volume Two
My Sweet Lord Yim Yames
Lowdown My Morning Jacket
It Makes No Difference My Morning Jacket 
Golden My Morning Jacket
Almost Was Good Enough Jim James, Bro Stephen
My Revolutionary Mind New Multitudes
Lullabys, Legends & Lies My Morning Jacket
Leaving on a Jet Plane My Morning Jacket
Like a River My Morning Jacket
Knot Comes Loose My Morning Jacket
Come Closer My Morning Jacket
Sooner My Morning Jacket
Behind That Locked Door My Morning Jacket
Oh! Sweet Nuthin' [6.14.08] My Morning Jacket