Sunday, August 14, 2011

B.W.'s PLAYLIST/ KHSU, 90.5/ SAT., 13 AUG. 2011

Linda Martell was the first African-American female performer to play Nashville's Grand Ole Opry stage, initially in 1969, then subsequently in the early '70s. Here's a great article on her from Oxford American magazine. Possibly she still may be one of the few African-American singers to perform there. Some things change very this country. Regardless, it's a beautiful song by a beautiful singer.

Color Him Father/ LINDA MARTELL (’70, Color Me Country)

Hickory Wind/ THE BYRDS (’68, Sweetheart of the Rodeo)

I Miss a Lot of Trains [Tom T. Hall]/ IRIS DEMENT (’98, Real: The Tom T. Hall Project)

Bad News/ WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78’S (’10, self titled)

Johnny Ace is Dead/ DAVE ALVIN (’11, Eleven Eleven)*

Black Eyed Susan/ CHERI KNIGHT (’98, The Northeast Kingdom)

Transcendental Blues/ STEVE EARLE (’00, Transcendental Blues)

I Love My Label/ WILCO (’11, single b/w "I Might")*

Mermaid Parade/ PHOSPHORESCENT (’10, Here’s to Taking It Easy)

The Least I Could Do/ SUPERSUCKERS w/ AMY NELSON (’00, Down the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records)

The Night Life/ JOHN DOE & THE SADIES (’09, Country Club)

Burning House of Love (live)/ X (’95, Unclogged)

The Way It Goes/ GILLIAN WELCH (’11, The Harrow & The Harvest)*

I Dreamed I Saw Jesse James Last Night/ CHARLIE PARR (’10, When the Devil Goes Blind)

Texas Farewell/ FRANK FAIRFIELD (’11, Out on the Open West)*

Drunkard’s Special/ COLEY JONES (’29, ’52 collection, Anthology of American Folk Music)

Frankie/ MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT (’28, ’52 collection, Anthology of American Folk Music)

Coffee Pot Blues/ POKEY LaFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE (’11, Middle of Everywhere)*

Get Out of My House/ HOLLY GOLIGHTLY AND THE BROKEOFFS (’11, No Help Coming) [Transdreamer]

Old Fashioned/ FRIGHTEND RABBIT (’08, The Midnight Organ Fight)

Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues/ THE KINKS (’71, Muswell Hillbillies)

Western Sky (live)/ FREEDY JOHNSTON (’00, Live at 33 1/3)

I Must Be in a Good Place Now/ BOBBY CHARLES (’72, self titled)

Willie/ CAT POWER (’06, The Greatest)

You Are Not Alone/ MAVIS STAPLES (’10, You Are Not Alone)

Jersey Girl/ TOM WAITS ('80, Heartattack and Vine)

*new or recent release

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