Link Wray “Batman (Theme)” from The Original Rumble (Ace 1989) —Link Wray and company having some crazy fun one night back in 1966.Buy it!
Amy Gore & Her Valentines “Diana” from In Love (Amy Gore 2012) —Wonderful pop song - should be a modern classic.Buy it!
The Pretenders “Break Up the Concrete” (Shangri-La 2008) —You can't go wrong with extra reverb and that Bo Diddley beat.Buy it!
Sleepy Kitty “School's Out” from Infinity City (Euclid Records 2011) L —Their follow-up album is close to being ready - but we can still enjoy the very cool debut.Buy it!
Tea Leaf Green “We Aren't Done” from In The Wake (Greenhouse 2013) N —For a jam band, these guys are pretty tuneful.Buy it!
Grace Basement “Chasing Light” from Wheel Within A Wheel (Avonmore www.gracebasement.com 2013) N L —St. Louis's own Kevin Buckley - man, that guy is good.Buy it!
The Proclaimers “Spinning Around in the Air” from Like Comedy (429 2013) N —Are you happy now? Say yeah, yeah, yeah!Buy it!
Rufus Wainwright “Going To a Town” from Release the Stars (Geffen 2007) —As great a songwriter as we've heard this century.Buy it!
Punch Brothers “Another New World” from Ahoy! (Nonesuch 2012) —So gorgeous.Buy it!
Billy Bragg & Wilco “Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key” from Mermaid Avenue (Ekektra 1998) —I can't believe this came out 15 years ago! Time just seems to keep accelerating.Buy it!
The Byrds “Why (Alternate RCA Version)” from Fifth Dimension (Columbia 1966) —A great song in every version!Buy it!
Jefferson Airplane “Young Girl Sunday Blues” from After Bathing At Baxter's (RCA 1967) —What do you suppose made them laugh so hard at the beginning of this cut?Buy it!
The Left Banke “Pretty Ballerina” from There's Gonna Be a Storm: The Complete Recordings 1966-1969 (Mercury 1992) —I'm hard pressed to think of too many records more gently perfect than this one.Buy it!
The Del-Lords “You Can Make a Mistake One Time” from Elvis Club (GB Music www.gbmusic.com 2013) N —That's some deep, dirty blues there. Man, it's great to have these guys back!Buy it!
Asleep at The Wheel “That's Your Red Wagon” from 35 Years of Stony Plain (stony plain 2012) —Headlining the sold-out Twangfest show at the Duck Room tonight.Buy it!
The Time Jumpers “Texoma Bound” from The Time Jumpers (Rounder 2012) —Man, this song swings hard.Buy it!
Vince Gill “The Old Lucky Diamond Motel” from Guitar Slinger (MCA NASHVILLE 2011) —Vince Gill put the Time Jumpers project together, so I figured it's only fair to let him sing next.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Sister's Coming Home / Down at the Corner Beer Joint” from Phases and Stages (Atlantic 1974) —It would take a long time to hear every great recording by Willie Nelson. Love this man.Buy it!
The Slide Brothers “Catch That Train” from Robert Randolph Presents The Slide Brothers (Concord 2013) N —Four sacred steel-styled slide guitarists playing at once. Oh, that's some joyful noise.Buy it!
James Cotton “Blues Is Good For You” from Cotton Mouth Man (Alligator 2013) N —Darrell Nulisch provides the singing that Cotton can't do anymore, but Cotton provides the power through that amazing harp playing.Buy it!
Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools “So Good” from Songs from the Barn (Leroy Records 2013) N —I seem to be the only KDHX DJ digging this new record by the man who knows how to sing even with diminished chops.Buy it!
Dolly Varden “Done (Done)” from For a While (Mid-Fi 2012) N —They're playing tomorrow night at the Duck Room on the sold-out last night of Twangfest. But they'll be free at Euclid Records at 2:30, too.Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Where's Home?” from Electric (New West 2013) N —There really aren't any lapses on this new Richard Thompson record.Buy it!
The Blazers “And I Feel It” from Seventeen Jewels (Little Dog 2003) —Just a good solid little rocker.Buy it!
Ann Peebles “You Got to Feed the Fire” from I Can't Stand the Rain (Hi Records www.fatpossum.com 1974) —One of the most talented exports from the St. Louis area.Buy it!
Bettye Lavette “I'm In Love” from Take Another Little Piece of My Heart (Varese Sarabande 2006) —Recorded in Memphis back in 1969 or 1970, with Jim Dickinson on keyboards.Buy it!
Jesse Dee “I Won't Forget About You” from On My Mind/In My Heart (Alligator Records 2013) —This kid knows how to sing in the pocket of a sharp groove.Buy it!
Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends “After Hours Waltz” from Kansas City Blues 1944-49 (CAPITOL 1997) —You don't hear a lot of blues waltzes, but this works.Buy it!
Skeeter Davis “Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now” from The Essential Skeeter Davis (RCA 1995) —How can you resist such a chipper song about loss?Buy it!
Steve Cropper & Buddy Miller “The Slummer The Slum” from Dedicated - a Salute to the 5 Royales (429 2011) —I could listen to a whole album with these two guys together - how about it?Buy it!
Buddy Miller “I Believe In You” from Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us (Mercyland 2012) —Love song to God or a woman - not that different, in this case.Buy it!
Tommy Emmanuel & Martin Taylor “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” from The Colonel & the Governor (bluemoon 2013) N —Spiffy twin acoustic guitars here.Buy it!
John Fahey “Blueberry Hill” from Old Girlfriends and Other Horrible Memories (Varrick www.sixstringtheory.com 1992) —Beautiful version of this classic in a way only Fahey could have imagined.Buy it!
Bill Frisell “Goin' Out of My Head” from Beautiful Dreamers (Savoy 2010) —Beautiful take from a man who never makes mistakes.Buy it!
Jerry Miller “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” from New Road Under My Wheels (Signature Sounds 2013) N —Eilen Jewell's lead guitarist has his own album & she sings this standard for him. She's at Twangfest tonight, presumably with him aboard.Buy it!
Kelly Hogan “Golden” from I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) —I want to hear your voice coming out of my radio and I want to see your face on the Billboard signs.Buy it!
The Kinks “Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues” from Everybody's In Show-Biz (Velvel 1972) —A really heavy, heavy number.Buy it!
The Kinks “Good Day (Extended Mix)” from Word Of Mouth (Velvel 1984) —I often forget there are some really good songs on this record.Buy it!
The Turtles “The Story of Rock and Roll” from Solid Zinc: The Turtles Anthology (Rhino 2002) —An early musical history lesson.Buy it!
Richard Barone “Tangled In Your Web” from Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert (RBM 2012) —Fingers crossed, Richard Barone might actually finally play St. Louis later this year.Buy it!
Paul Kelly “From Little Things Big Things Grow” from Songs From the South: The Best of Paul Kelly (Gawdaggie 2011) —A long but enjoyable tale.Buy it!
Della Mae “Heaven's Gate” from This World Oft Can Be (Rounder 2013) N —Good singing, good playing, I'm happy.Buy it!
Like everything else, times are approximate.
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