"DOWN HOME" #163
Saturday, March 31, 2001
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DEJAN'S OLYMPIA BRASS BAND - New Second Line [MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS, VOLUME 2/Mardi Gras Records] DEJAN'S OLYMPIA BRASS BAND - Just A Closer Walk With Thee [BEST OF NEW ORLEANS JAZZ/Mardi Gras Records] In memory of O.B.B. trumpeter and leader Milton Batiste, who passed away on Thursday. RED MEAT - That's What I'm Here For [ALAMEDA COUNTY LINE/Ranchero] Their brand-new third album, produced once again by Dave Alvin. This is honky-tonk! SEAN WATKINS with GLEN PHILLIPS - Let It Fall [LET IT FALL/Sugar Hill] First solo album from Nickel Creek guitarist/songwriter. Sean had written this song for Glen (of Toad the Wet Sprocket) long before he had ever met him; Nickel Creek and Glen will be releasing an entire album together later this year. JOHN WESLEY HARDING - Little Musgrave [TRAD ARR JONES/Appleseed] Appleseed re-released this album with four new songs, all of which have more uptempo "glam-folk" arrangements. CHRIS SMITHER - Friend of the Devil [DON'T DRAG IT ON/Collectables] Cover of the Garcia/Hunter classic, from 1971. MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL - I Walked All the Way from East St. Louis [GOOD MORNING, LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL/Arhoolie] ANDREW & JIM BAXTER - Operator Blues [BLACK FIDDLERS, 1929-1970/ Docment] MORRIS & DEXTER ARDOIN - Jolie Bassette [LOUISIANA CAJUN AND CREOLE MUSIC/Playa Sound] The son and grandson of the legendary Bois-Sec Ardoin, recorded on location in l'Anse Prien Noir and in Basile, Louisiana by guitarist/accompanist Bobby Michot. French import. KEITH FRANK AND THE SOILEAU ZYDECO BAND - I Got Loaded [READY OR NOT/ Shanachie] STEVE LEWIS - Molly Put the Kettle On [THE BEST OF THE 40TH ANNUAL TOPANGA BANJO FIDDLE CONTEST/Old Topanga Music] First place winner in the advanced traditional banjo category, accompanied by Joe Wack on guitar. BRUCE MOLSKY - Callahan [POOR MAN'S TROUBLES/Rounder] Bruce on fiddle, Paul Brown on banjo. I'm bummed that I had to miss his solo concert last week. JIMMIE NOONE'S APEX CLUB ORCHESTRA - Blues my Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me [THE APEX OF NEW ORLEANS JAZZ/ASV Ltd.] ReBIRTH BRASS BAND - Glory, Glory/Jesus on the Mainline [WE COME TO PARTY/Shanachie] THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA - Dimming of the Day [BEAT THE RETREAT: SONGS OF RICHARD THOMPSON/Capitol] From an RT covers compilation, ALIAS RON KAVANA - Galway to Graceland Medley (Nora Lee/From Galway to Graceland/Are You Lonesome Tonight?) [GALWAY TO GRACELAND/ Alias Records] RICHARD THOMPSON - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning [RUMOUR AND SIGH/Capitol] Richard performed solo acoustic at the Troubadour in West Hollywood last Thursday. My scalp is still tingling. MILLADOIRO - Muñeiras de Poio e de Manuel Dopazo [AUGA DA MAIO/ Green Linnet] Celtic music from Galicia in northwestern Spain. [WRITER'S ALMANAC, with Garrison Keillor] ALASDAIR FRASER & TONY McMANUS - Ross' Reel No. 4/Reichswall Forest [RETURN TO KINTAIL/Culburnie] The first tunes comes from the New England fiddle tradtion, the second from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Alasdair and Tony will be performing at the Cal State Northridge Performing Arts Center next Saturday, April 7, at 8pm. GENERAL HUMBERT - St. Helena [GENERAL HUMBERT II/Gael-Linn] Lead vocals by Mary Black, back from her traditional singing days. LAURENCE NUGENT - The Ash Plant/The Merry Harriers/Galway Rambler [THE WINDY GAP/Shanachie] A flute duet with Laurence and legendary flutist Kevin Henry of Tubercurry, Co. Sligo. BOURQUE, BERNARD et LEPAGE - La suite des rubans [MATAPAT: MUSIQUE TRADITIONNELLE DU QUÉBEC/Borealis] ZACHARY RICHARD - Hootchie Kootchie Pour Toi [COEUR FIDÈLE/ AudioGram] RALPH STANLEY - Man of Constant Sorrow [MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW/Rebel] A new compilation meant to capitalize on the success of the songs (including those actually sung by Ralph) from the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" S'okay, I'll listen to Ralph anywhere, anytime from any record.
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