Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 02/17/2022

The Boudin Barndance: 02/17/22
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
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2/24 – Mid-Winter surf & roll spectacular

The centerpiece of this evening’s Boudin Barndance was a remembrance of soul singer Syl Johnson who passed on February 6. A favorite of the Boudin Barndance over the years, as I said on the show if I had to pick one soul artist for my desert island, it would be the music of Syl. Kicked off the show with an hour of primarily new releases before moving into our weekly C&W segment which began on a hard rockabilly note. A set of Louisiana stuff and then some blues followed after the midpoint before diving into a slew of Syl to close things out. New albums and singles making their Barndance debut tonight included albums from Steve Poltz, The Del McCoury Band, The Pine Hearts, Phil Lee, Sophie & The Broken Things, and Sarah Borges and singles from Triptides and Courtney Barnett. Buttshaker of the week???? Syl Johnson, of course, with “Come On Sock It to Me.” Now let’s all grab a cold one or three, and get to the goods….

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

Steve Poltz – Wrong Town / Stardust & Satellites (Red House, 2022)
The Del McCoury Band – Almost Proud / same (McCoury Music, 2022)
The Pine Hearts – Mary the Night’s On Fire / Lost Love Songs (2022)
Phil Lee – Wake Up Crying / & Other Old Time Favorites (Palookaville, 2022)
Sophie & The Broken Things – Heavy Metal / Delusions of Grandeur (Petaluma, 2022)
Sarah Borges – You Got Me On the Boat / Together Alone (Blue Corn Music, 2022)

Triptides – Highway Sun / So Many Days (2022)
The Cactus Blossoms – Runaway / One Day (Walkie Talkie, 2022)
Carson McHone – Only Love / Still Life (Merge, 2022)
Anais Mitchell – Little Big Girl / s/t (BMG, 2022)
Jake Xerxes Fussell – Rolling Mills Are Burning Down / Good & Green (Paradise of Bachelors, 2022)
Courtney Barnett – If I Don’t Hear from You Tonight / Things Take Time, Take Time (M+P, 2021)
Erin Rae – True Love’s Face / Lighten Up (Good Memory/TT, 2022)

Warren Smith – Red Cadillac & a Black Mustache / Uranium Rock (AVI)
Bill Woods – Phone Me Baby / 30 Original Historic Rockabilly Classics (Lost Gold)
Sonny George – The Lone Masked Trucker / Truckin’ Country (Spinout)
Gene Vincent – Cruisin’ / The Screamin’ End (R&T)
York Bros – 60-Minute Man / Best of (Collector)
Pee Wee King – Western Limited / Country Hoedown (Bloodshot)
Jerry Lynn – Queen of the Moon / D Singles Story Vol. 1 (Bear Family)
Johnny Bush – I Just Destroyed the World / Greatest Hits (RCA)
Willie Nelson – Heartaches By the Numbers / Country Favorites Willie Nelson Style (RCA)
Owens & Raye – Looking Back to See / Together Again (Omnivore)
Owens & Raye – The Good Old Days are Here Again / Together Again (Omnivore)
Intermission backdrop:
Los Straitjackets – Supersonic Guitars in 3D (Yep Roc)
Michael Doucet – Two-Step a Will Balfa / Dit Beaousoleil (Arhoolie)
Aldus Roger – Hicks Wagon Wheel Special / A Cajun Legend (La Louisianne)
Warren Storm – Four Dried Beans / King of the Dancehalls (Edsel)
Bobby Charles – Long Face / s/t (Bearsville)
Irma Thomas – Gone / Ruler of Hearts (Charly)
Lucinda Williams – Crescent City / s/t (Chameleon)
Warren Storm – Love Rules the Heart / King of the Dancehalls (Edsel)
Irma Thomas – Cry On / Ruler of Hearts (Charly)

Magic Sam – Love Me With a Feeling / 1957-66 West Side Guitar (Paula)
Johnny Guitar Watson – Broke & Lonely / Untouchable (Ace)
Chuck Willis – My Story / Let’s Jump Tonight (Okeh)
The Gospel Four – The Devil Don’t Like It / Sacred Soul: D-Vine Spirituals (Bible & Tire, 2022)

………………..r.i.p. syl johnson ………………………
Syl Johnson – Teardrops / Complete Mythology (Numero Group)
Syl Johnson – I’ve Got to Find My Baby / Complete Mythology (Numero Group)
Syl Johnson – She’s So Fine / Complete Mythology (Numero Group)
Syl Johnson – I Resign From Your Love / Complete Mythology (Numero Group)

Syl Johnson – Straight Love, No Chaser / Complete Mythology (Numero Group)
Syl Johnson – Come On Sock It to Me / Complete Mythology (Numero Group)
Syl Johnson – Straight Love No Chaser / Complete Mythology (Numero Group)
Syl Johnson – Is It Because I’m Black / Complete Mythology (Numero Group)
Syl Johnson – Let Yourself Go / Diamond in the Rough (Hi)
Syl Johnson – Don’t Do It / Diamond in the Rough (Hi)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan