Wednesday, November 25, 2009

On the Right Side of Christmas

Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot more Christmas albums than there used to be? And if so, why is that? (Not that I'm complaining, mind you.) Anyway, enough with the questions without a real answer - here's an Xmas music compilation for everybody.

Cool Yule Louis Armstrong
To Heck With Ole Santa Claus Loretta Lynn
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Darlene Love
The Christmas Song The Raveonettes
I'd Like You For Christmas Julie London
World of Love Binky Griptite & the Dee-Kay's
Merry Christmas Baby James Brown
Christmas Lullaby Shane MacGowan & The Popes
Dashing Through the Snow Duke Ellington
Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas The Staple Singers
Christmas Tree On Fire Holly Golightly
What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everybody Swinging) Louis Prima
Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me) Elvis Presley
Spotlight on Christmas Rufus Wainwright
Christmas Is Lou Rawls
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Ella Fitzgerald
Santa Will Find You Mindy Smith
Dark Christmas Dex Romweber Duo
We Wish You A Merry Christmas Kim Weston
Thanks For Christmas The Three Wise Men (aka XTC)
Just Like Christmas Low
All I Want For Christmas Is You Carla Thomas
Lonely Christmas Call George Jones
Make It Home Juliana Hatfield

Friday, November 20, 2009

Another Trip Back to Alternative Country

Well, you didn't think I would just make two 90s alt-country compilations, did ya? I mean, there was a LOT of good alt-country music in the 90s. So I give you Volume 3 (late night driving music) and Volume 4 (Texas artists).

Dreaming Cowboy Sally Timms
I'm So Lonesome Without You Hazeldine
Safe Within Your Arms Greg Garing
Heart, I Wish You Were Here Robbie Fulks
Holy Ghost Scud MountainBoys
Broke Down One Fell Swoop
All God's Children Simon Bonney
Halfway To Madness Tarnation
The Best I Can Do Dirtball
Withered and Died Caitlin Cary
The Man Of Somebody's Dream Chris Gaffney
Two Seconds The Volebeats
Halogen D. Braxton Harris
Thief Blood Oranges
Leaving Angel Dean & The Zephyrs
If I Were You Tom Leach
Cheater's World Amy Allison
Burning Memories Katy Moffatt
Sudden Stop Kelly Hogan & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
Cry Mike Ireland And Holler

Download Volume 4

Clay Pigeons Blaze Foley
Horseshoe Lounge Slaid Cleaves
Wild Things Gurf Morlix
Forget Thinkin' Beaver Nelson
Cowboy Ramsey Don Walser
White Corn Casper Rawls
Shadows Where The Magic Was James Hand
Tucumcari, Here I Come Dale Watson
Bandera Highway Ray Campi & Rosie Flores
West Texas Heaven Kimmie Rhodes
$100 Bill Jon Dee Graham
Polkadots And Moonbeams The Hot Club Of Cowtown
The Lay of the Land Lisa Mednick
Rear View Mirror Bobby Earl Smith
Heaven Bound Damon Bramblett
All Right I'll Sign The Papers Justin Trevino
Blue Tatoo Marti Brom
Spit and Tears The Damnations TX
One by One Michael Fracasso
Loose Diamond David Halley & Rich & Katy Brotherton

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Trip Back to Alternative Country

I realize the 2010s are almost upon us and at some point I may make a best of 2009 compilation, but tonight's post is devoted to alternative country from the 1990s - specifically, the alt-country artists and bands from the 90s that didn't receive the attention of Wilco, Whiskeytown, Old 97s, etc.

Long Time A Comin' Bap Kennedy
The Calm Comes After Kate Jacobs
A Little Bluer Than That Irene Kelley
On The Streets Rico Bell
Monterey Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub
Blue Stranger Paul Kelly & the Messengers
Love Is Not Blind Lonesome Bob
Lie, Memory, Lie Dallas Wayne
Pictures Of China Tandy
Cycle Of Days The Schramms
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For Dale Ann Bradley
Weight Of The World Christy McWilson
Big Time Broken Heart Terry Anderson
Jealous of the River Pat Haney
Songs Bottles Are Broken To Forever Goldrush
Link Of Chain Chris Smither
Try It Again Royann Calvin
Hands Off Courtney & Western
Highway Junkie Chris Knight
Can't Let Go Randy Weeks

Disc Two

County Fair Phil Alvin
Red, Red Wine And Cheatin' Songs Marty Stuart
Red Headed Woman Deke Dickerson & The Eccofonics
It's a Mystery to Me Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
Kansas City Kitty Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang
Oh Lonesome Me Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel
Wake Up Screaming Jim Lauderdale
Must've Been High Supersuckers
George's Bad Day Biller & Wakefield
Big Black Cadillac Sonny Burgess
Fool on a Stool Bill Kirchen
King of the Blues Dick Curless
Gastonia The Starroom Boys
Bustin' Up Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cats
She's A Nail In My Heart Jeff Bright & The Sunshine Boys
Lester Leaps In Ray Condo & His Ricochets
Blue Moon Blue Neil Mooney
Little M Flat Duo Jets
I Don't Do Floors Jann Browne
Your Old Used To Be Souvenirs

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More Kirsty Kronikles

Since Kirsty Maccoll put out so much good stuff that wasn't on her formal releases (I mean, how could I make a Kirsty comp without There's a Guy Works Down the Cornershop or her covers of Train in Vain, Walk Right Back, etc) , here's Volume III of The Kirsty Kronikles. Oh Kirsty, we really miss you.

A New England
Train in Vain
Teenager In Love
Miss Otis Regrets/Just One Of Those Things [feat. The Pogues]
King Kong
They Don't Know
Sail Away [Ghostland & Kirsty]
Other People's Hearts
There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis
Closer To God
Hard To Believe
The Butcher Boy
Walk Right Back
Manhattan Moon