Bittersweet Melody (Music)
Wed Aug 11th 2010 5.00am–7.00am
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John Hiatt “Memphis In the Meantime” from Bring the Family (A&M 1987) —Funny story about this album. A record exec asked John Hiatt if he could have his dream band, who would it be. John Hiatt answered Ry Cooder on guitar, Nick Lowe on bass and Jim Keltner on drums. Lo and behold all were available and Bring the Family wasBuy it!
Charlie Rich “There's Another Place I Can't Go” from Feel Like Going Home - The Essential Charlie Rich (EPIC/LEGACY 1997)Buy it!
Howe Gelb & a Band of Gypsies “Uneven Light of Day” from Alegrias (Eureka 2011) N Buy it!
Justin Townes Earle “Can't Hardly Wait” from Midnight At the Movies (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2009) —I absolutely love this cover of the Replacements classic.Buy it!
Band of Heathens “Right Here With Me” from One Foot In the Ether (BOH www.bohrecords.com 2009) —BOH will be playing a show on Halloween at Off Broadway.Buy it!
The Mother Hips “One Way Out” from Pacific Dust (Camera Records 2009)Buy it!
Drive-by Truckers “Birthday Boy” from Big To-Do (ATO 2010) N —DBTs will be playing a show at the Pageant on October 2.Buy it!
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin “Critical Drain” from Let It Sway MP3/FILE ALBUM (Polyvinyl 2010) N —From Springfield, MO, SSLYBY will be at the Firebird with Telekinesis! (another great band) on August 31.Buy it!
Field Music “Them That Do Nothing” from Field Music (Measure) (Memphis Industries 2010) N Buy it!
The Walkmen “Angela Surf City” from Lisbon (Fat Possum 2010) N —The Walkmen will be playing a show with Japandroids at Off Broadway on October 20. The new album, Lisbon, is due in stores on September 14.Buy it!
Bishop Allen “Oklahoma” from Grrr... (Dead Oceans 2009)Buy it!
The New Pornographers “Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk” from Together CD ALBUM (Matador 2010) N Buy it!
Richard and Linda Thompson “Night Comes In” from Walking on a Wire (1968 - 2009) (Shout! 2009)Buy it!
Richard Hawley “The Ellan Vannin Tragedy (Feat. Smoke Fairies)” from False Lights from the Land (EP) (Mute 2010) N —Every time I hear Richard Hawley's voice, I think of winter. All of his albums have this timeless, winter feel.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Down in the Bowery” from Street Songs of Love CD ALBUM (Fantasy 2009) N —** Artist of the Week ** - Two songs from the new Alejandro Escovedo album, both co-written with Chuck Prophet.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Faith” from Street Songs of Love CD ALBUM (Fantasy 2009) N —with Bruce Springsteen ...Buy it!
Chuck Prophet “You and Me Baby (Holding On)” from ¡Let Freedom Ring! (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2009) —The totally underrated Chuck Prophet will be at Off Broadway on October 23.Buy it!
Hayes Carll “Knockin' Over Whiskeys” from Trouble In Mind (Lost Highway 2008) —Hayes Carll will be at the Duck Room on Friday, September 10.Buy it!
Elizabeth Cook “All the Time” from Welder CD ALBUM (31 Tigers 2010) N —Elizabeth Cook will be at Off Broadway tomorrow night, August 12.Buy it!
Dolly Parton “Daddy's Moonshine Still” from Dolly (Box Set) (X5 Music Group 2009)Buy it!
Sarah Harmer “One Match” from Oh Little Fire (Cold Snap 2010) N Buy it!
Rogue Valley “Rockaway” from The Bookseller's House (self 2010) N Buy it!
Violent Femmes “Country Death Song” from Hallowed Ground (Rhino/Slash 1984) R —By request from last week ...Buy it!
Dan Mangan “Tina's Glorious Comeback” from Nice, Nice, Very Nice (Arts and Crafts 2010) N —I love this Canadian singer/songwriter. He'll be opening for The Wooden Birds at the Old Rockhouse on August 22.Buy it!
Crosby, Stills & Nash “Wooden Ships [Remastered LP Version]” from Crosby, Stills & Nash (Remastered) (Rhino Atlantic 1969)Buy it!
Lou Barlow “Too Much Freedom” from Goodnight Unknown (Merge Records 2009) —Lou Barlow, leader of Sebadoh and a current and former member of Dinosaur, Jr, will be coming to Off Broadway on August 22. Wye Oak opens.Buy it!
Sebadoh “Together or Alone” from Bakesale (Sub Pop www.subpop.com 1994) —A seminal album in my conversion from Top 40 and hair bands to indie music back in the 80's. Still a timeless album to me.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “If You See Her, Say Hello” from Blood on the Tracks (Columbia 1975) —Look up the word 'wistful' in the dictionary and you just may see a reference to this song. Have a great Wednesday! See you next week! -- AllenBuy it!
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