Ry Cooder “Dark End Of The Street” from Boomer's Story (Warner Brothers 1972) —John is filling in for Stacy this morning. - Instrumental version of the Dan Penn/Spooner Oldham cheating soul classic. Also featuring Jim Dickinson on piano.Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Why Don't You Do Right?” from Daytrotter Studio 05/19/11 (n/a 2011) N —Live-studio performance recorded a couple weeks back & available on www.daytrotter.com. Written by Kansas Joe McCoy with vocals by Rhiannon Giddens.Buy it!
John Hiatt “Icy Blue Heart” from Slow Turning (A & M 1987) —He said, "'Girl, you're a beauty like I've never witnessed / And I've seen the Northern Lights dance on the air / But I've felt the cold that can follow the first kiss / And there's not enough heat in the fires burning there."Buy it!
Lucy Kaplansky “Every Grain of Sand” from A Nod to Bob 2 (Red House 2011) N —New compilation of Bob Dylan songs performed by various artists just released last week on Bob Dylan's 70th birthday.Buy it!
Neko Case “Buckets Of Rain” from Sweetheart (Hear Music 2005) —Bob Dylan cover from 2005 .Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Most Of The Time (Alternate Version)” from Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8 - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 (Columbia 2008) —Stripped-down version with just acoustic guitar & harmonica recorded in New Orleans in 1989.Buy it!
Eliza Gilkyson “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” from Roses At The End of Time (Red House 2011) N —New release from the Austin based artist. Fun fact - her father wrote "The Bare Necessities."Buy it!
Slaid Cleaves “Cry” from Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away (Music Road 2009) —At Off Broadway on Thursday, 06/22/11. Doors 7:00 p.m. Show 7:30 p.m. Go to www.offbroadwaystl.com or www.slaidcleaves.com for more info.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Irene Wilde (live)” from Por Vida (Fan Club Release) (More Miles Than Money 2004) —Fan club release made up of various live recordings. This Ian Hunter song was recorded in 1999. Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys will be at the Old Rock House this Sunday (6/5).Buy it!
Jack Williams “Bad Feeling” from The High Road Home (Wind River Records 2010) —Appearing at the Focal Point on Friday, June 10. Show begins at 8 PM. Go to www.thefocalpoint.org for ticket information.Buy it!
Peter Case “Lakes Of Ponchartrain” from Sings Like Hell (Vanguard 1993) —Really affecting version of this traditional song.Buy it!
Sarah Jarosz “Ring Them Bells” from Follow Me Down (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) N —Bob Dylan cover from her new release.Buy it!
Gillian Welch “Annabelle” from Revival (Acony 1996) —Written by Gillian Welch & produced by T-Bone Burnett. Look for a new release by Gillian Welch on June 28.Buy it!
Kelly Willis “Translated from Love” (Ryko/WEA 2007) —Appearing at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room as part of Twangfest with Bruce Robison this Thursday (6/9). Also on the bill is Cassie Morgan & The Lonely Pine, Eileen Rose & Jill Andrews.Buy it!
Solomon Burke “That's How I Got To Memphis” from Nashville (Shout! Factory Records 2006) —Can't go wrong with a vocal by Solomon Burke, acoustic guitar by Buddy Miller and a song by Tom T. Hall.Buy it!
Buddy Miller “That's How Strong My Love Is” from Poison Love (Hightone 1997) —Soul song written by Roosevelt Jamison & sung beautifully by Buddy Miller. Look for Buddy Miller in the Band of Joy when Robert Plant plays the Fox Theatre on Wednesday (June 15).Buy it!
Patty Griffin “I Love” from I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2011) N —New release featuring various artists singing songs from Tom T. Hall's 1974 release, Songs of Fox Hollow. Patty Griffin will also be part of the Band of Joy in the aforementioned Robert Plant show.Buy it!
Robbie Fulks “Barely Human” from Country Love Songs CD ALBUM (Bloodshot Records 1996) —Appearing at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room as part of Twangfest with Nora O' Connor this Friday (6/10). Also on the bill are Cumberland Gap, Frontier Ruckus & Chatham County Line.Buy it!
Neil Young “Lookin' For A Love” from Zuma (Columbia 1975)Buy it!
Warren Zevon “Carmelita” from Genius: The Best Of Warren Zevon (Elektra / Rhino 2002) —Originally released in 1976 on his debut album.Buy it!
Blackie and the Radio Kings “Got You Covered” from Kings and Queens (Dramatico 2011) N R —From their forthcoming 6/14 release featuring all duets with some of their favorite female vocalists. This track features Rosanne Cash.Buy it!
Laura Cantrell “Kitty Wells Dresses” (Diesel Only 2011) N —Written by Laura Cantrell & the only original song on this new release made up of Kitty Wells songs.Buy it!
Kate Rusby “Village Green Preservation Society” from Awkward Annie (Pure Records 2007) —Kinks cover from 2007.Buy it!
Kirsty Maccoll “Days” from Kite (Virgin 1989) —Written by Ray Davies & featuring Johnny Marr on guitar.Buy it!
Camera Obscura “Tougher Than The Rest” from The Sweetest Thing/Tougher Than the Rest (4AD 2009) —2009 cover of a Bruce Springsteen song by the band based out of Glasgow, Scotland.Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen “One Step Up” from Tunnel of Love (Columbia 1987)Buy it!
Chatham County Line “Wildwood” CD SINGLE (YepRoc 2010) —Appearing at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room as part of Twangfest this Friday (6/10). Also on the bill are Cumberland Gap, Frontier Ruckus & Robbie Fulks with Nora O' Connor.Buy it!
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