"DOWN HOME" #179
Saturday, July 21, 2001
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ERNIE K-DOE - Mother-in-Law [MARDI 'TIL YOU DROP/Rhino] ERNIE K-DOE - Mother-in-Law [MARDI 'TIL YOU DROP/Rhino] "As far as I'm concerned, there are only two songs -- 'Mother-in-Law' and 'The Star-Spangled Banner!'" Ernie K-Doe, Emperor of the Universe, 1936-2001 Played twice in a row, by request. MUDDY WATERS - Good Morning, Little School Girl [HIS BEST, 1956-1964/ MCA-Chess] ELMO WILLIAMS & HEZEKIAH EARLY - Blue Jumped the Rabbit [TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE/Fat Possum] BUKKA WHITE - Parchman Farm Blues [HARRY SMITH'S ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC, VOLUME 4/Revenant] TERRY EVANS - Where the Southern Crosses the Dog [MISSISSIPPI MAGIC/ Audioquest] THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA - Way Down in the Hole [SPIRIT OF THE CENTURY/ RealWorld] Song composed by Tom Waits ONE A-CHORD - His Eye is on the Sparrow [BOUND FOR GLORY/Spirit] One of New Orleans' premier gospel groups, always a big hit in the Gospel Tent at Jazzfest. SPENCER BOHREN - Samson and Delilah [CARRY THE WORD/Zephyr] By request; Rev. Gary Davis' song, from Spencer's brilliant all-acoustic, all-gospel album, self-released. BILL MONROE & HIS BLUEGRASS BOYS - Blue Yodel #4 [NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL: BEST OF BLUEGRASS, 1959-66/Vanguard] HAZEL DICKENS, CAROL ELIZABETH JONES & GINNY HAWKER - I Can't Find Your Love Anymore [HEART OF A SINGER/Rounder] Hazel's on lead vocals on this one. JONES & LEVA - Vertie's Dream [VERTIE'S DREAM/Copper Creek] JIM MILLS - Bear Tracks [BOUND TO RIDE/Sugar Hill] Some firey banjo, fiddle and mandolin to bring up the rear of this set and kick it up a bit. TIM ERIKSEN - Boston [TIM ERIKSEN/Appleseed] Peter Irvine says this record is "intensely good". He's right. KEN BLOOM & HARRY BOLICK - Texas Rangers [THAT BANJO FROM HELL/ NewTimey] DIRK POWELL - Western Country [HAND ME DOWN/Rounder] Jim Miller on vocals, and everyone else tearin' it up! ERNIE K-DOE - Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta ERNIE K-DOE - I Cried My Last Tear [IT WILL STAND: THE SOUL OF NEW ORLEANS, VOLUME 2/Charly] ERNIE K-DOE - A Certain Girl [THE NEW ORLEANS SOUND/Time-Life] R.I.P., Emperor of the Universe, 1936-2001 VERNEL BAGNERIS - Down in Honky-Tonk Town [ONE MO' TIME: AN EVENING OF 1920s BLACK VAUDEVILLE/Warner Bros.] This long-running show from New Orleans is being revived off- Broadway. I loved it when I saw it back home, so see it if you're in the area. JAMES P. JOHNSON - Nervous Blues [CAROLINA SHOUT/Biograph] A little stride piano from 1923, played from piano rolls recorded direct to digital. SYLVIA "KUUMBA" WILLIAMS - Kitchen Man [ONE MO' TIME: AN EVENING OF 1920s BLACK VAUDEVILLE/Warner Bros.] The best and most delightfully filthy version of this song I've ever heard (with apologies to Bessie Smith). GILLIAN WELCH - Revelator [TIME (THE REVELATOR)/Acony] Jeez! This'll teach me to open my mail BEFORE my show, instead of during. Just got this in the mail, and didn't even know it until the show was 3/4 done. Let's listen to it together, shall we? (Boy, is it good.) THE OLD 97s - Up the Devil's Pay [SATELLITE RIDES/Elektra] THAD COCKRELL & THE STARLITE COUNTRY BAND - Vacancy [STACK OF DREAMS/Miles of Music] EVANGELINE - Train Never Came [FELT LIKE HOME/Squatch on the Rocks] RED MEAT - Under the Wrench [ALAMEDA COUNTY LINE/Ranchero] Performing at The Mint next Saturday night at 10pm, and before that as my guests on "Down Home", around 4pm. BALFA TOUJOURS - Tow Truck Blues [LIVE FROM WHISKEY RIVER LANDING/Rounder] The Tow Truck Blues being what you have before your 1964 Dodge Dart goes under the wrench...
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