Thursday, September 24, 2009

Funny How the Circle is a Wheel

Back in the late 90s when I was doing my alt-country radio show, I acquired a tape of someone else's radio show (I kinda forget exactly how). Anyway, it became a mainstay in the box of cassettes I kept in my car. Due to the 60s-70s country vibe of many of the songs, I especially found myself listening to it anytime I found myself driving around on back roads on fall afternoons. So since the cassette got kinda worn out, I thought I'd take some of my faves from the tape and add some like-minded songs.


I'll Be Around Bobby Bare Jr.
Pack Up Your Sorrows Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
I Turned a Corner Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub
I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am Merle Haggard
Mountain Girl Blue Mountain
Me And Paul Willie Nelson
Warmth & Beauty Thad Cockrell
Where Have All The Average People Gone Roger Miller
We Go Together Tammy Wynette & George Jones
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Emmylou Harris
It's Alright Bobby Bare
Take Me Home, Country Roads Lynn Anderson
1970 #1 Song Cadillac Terry Radigan
Two Angels The Jayhawks
Full Circle Song Gene Clark
Sneaky Snake Tom T. Hall
Jennifer Johnson and Me Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
Forever and Ever, Amen Randy Travis
No Depression Uncle Tupelo
Blanket on the Ground Billie Jo Spears

4 comments:

halfhearteddude said...

That is a fantastic compilation. I suspect it'll get loads of spin time on the iPod. Thank you.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@hhdude - Hope you enjoy it! And I'm looking forward to listening the 76-77 soul comp (great idea) you posted on your site.

Vaughn said...

Nice one here, of course anything with Gene Clark (and the title cut no less) gets high marks from me. Thanks!
By the way the Syd Straw comp is still in strong rotation. Her stuff is timeless.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@Vaughn,
You're right - hard to go wrong with Gene Clark. I'm still hoping that one of these days Kelly Willis will do an album of Gene Clark songs.