Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 01/27/2022

The Boudin Barndance: 01/27/22
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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Nothing special.

First off, tonight’s show was dedicated to friend and fan of the program, Ric Saborio, who left us too soon just before the end of 2021. His M.O. was to sit out in his vintage VW Beetle to listen in on Thursdays. How great. As for tonight’s show, we spent the first hour focusing primarily on new releases before moving into our weekly C&W segment. We offered up a set of Louisiana and Cajun music before closing out with a last hour dedicated to blues, R&B, gospel, and soul. New albums and singles making the Barndance hit parade for the first time tonight included music from The Whitmore Sisters, Julie Christensen, Anna Ash, Steve Poltz (single), Sad Daddy, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys (single), Louise Kirchen, and Loney Hutchins. Buttshaker of the week???? From 1962, B.B. King with the “Hully Gully Twist.” Now let’s all grab a cold one or three, and get to the goods….

Buck Owens, et al – Buckaroo / Box Set / Rhino (intro)

Anais Mitchell – Brooklyn Bridge / s/t (BMG, 2022)
Jake Xerxes Fussell – Breast of Glass / Good & Green Again (Paradise of Bachelors, 2022)
Anna Ash – Popularity / Sleeper (Black Mesa, 2021)
The Whitmore Sisters – Learning to Fly / Ghost Stories (Red House, 2022)
Julie Christensen – Gatling Gun / 11 From Kevin (Wirebird, 2022)
Charles Wesley Godwin – Strong / How the Mighty Fall (2021)
Jamestown Revival – These Days / Young Man (TT, 2022)

Wood Bros – River Takes the Town / One Drop of Truth (Honey Jar/TT)
Steve Poltz – Can O’ Pop / single (2022)
Eliza Gilkyson – Wanderin’ / Songs from the River Wind (Howlin’ Dog, 2022)
Sad Daddy – Arkansas Bound / Way Up in the Hills (2022)
Po’ Ramblin’ Boys – The Blues are Close at Hand / single (Smithsonian, 2022)
Louise Kirchen – Consolation Prize / The Waiting Game (2022)

Buck Owens – Big in Vegas / Buck ‘Em Vol. 2 (Omnivore)
Loney Hutchins – Pinball King / Buried Loot (Appalachian, 2021)
Cherokee – Cherry Red Wine / 7” (Lucky Gamble)
Connie Smith – I Got a Lot of Hurtin’ Done Today / 7” (Columbia)
Norma Jean – All I’ve Got Left / I Guess That Comes With Being Poor (Omni)
Buddy Emmons – Blue Wind / The Buddy Emmons Collection (R&T)
Willie Nelson – My Window Faces the South / Country Favorites Willie Nelson-Style (RCA)
Speedy West – Speedy’s Special / Guitar Spectacular (Capitol/Sundazed)
Jimmy Wyble & His Rifftette – No More Blues / Shuffletown (Westside)
Bill Goodwin – The Shoes of a Fool / Shoes of a Fool (LB)
Speedy West – This Ain’t the Blues / Steel Guitar (Capitol/Sundazed)
Intermission backdrop:
The Ventures – Play the Country Classics (One-Way) —> R.I.P. Don Wilson of The Ventures
Doug Kershaw – Cajun Stripper / Spanish Moss (WB)
Kershaw Bros – Hey You There / More Cajun Country Rock (Bear Family)
Nathan Abshire – Pine Grove Blues / Best of (Swallow)
Chuck Guillory – Grand Texas / same (Arhoolie)
Hackberry Ramblers – Black Bayou Rag / Jolie Blonde (Arhoolie)
Dennis McGee – Happy One-Step / J’ai Ete Au Bal (Arhoolie)
Leo Soileau – Easy Rider Blues / Early Recordings of Leo Soileau (Yazoo)

Tuts Washington – Arkansas Blues / New Orleans Piano Professor (Rounder)
Snooks Eaglin – Country Boy Down in New Orleans / same (Arhoolie)
Huey Piano Smith – Just a Lonely Clown / Rockin’ Pneumonia (Jax)
Johnny Adams – You Can Make It If You Try / I Won’t Cry (Rounder)
Bobby Blue Bland – No Blow No Show / I Pity the Fool (MCA/Duke)
Kelly Bros – Got the Feeling / Sanctified Southern Soul (Excello)
The Calvary Nightingales – Keep on Pushing / JCR Records Story Vol. 1 (Bible & Tire, 2021)

Slim Harpo – I Got Love If You Want It / The Scratch (Excello)
Elmore James – It Hurts Me Too / Fire,Fury,Enjoy Recordings (Capricorn)
BB King – Hully Gully Twist / 7” (Kent)
Etta James – A Sunday Kind of Love / At Her Best (Telstar)
James Carr – That’s the Way Love Turned Out for Me / The Complete Goldwax Singles (Kent)
Robert Finley – Honey, Let Me Stay the Night / Goin’ Platinum (Easy Eye Sound)
Lead Belly – Let It Shine On Me / Where Did You Sleep Last Night (Smithsonian)
Mississippi Fred McDowell – The Lovin’ Blues / Shake’ em On Down (Fat Possum)
Sister Jessie Mae Sherley – Know I’ve Been Changed / Sacred Soul: The D-Vine Spirituals Story (B&T, 2022)

Burton & Mooney – Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan