Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 04/13/2023

The Boudin Barndance: 04/13/2023
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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Well, we kicked off a brand new feature on The Boudin Barndance this evening and wouldn’t you know it, our stream was kaput. The feature is something we’re calling “Alt Country: A to Z” which will focus on the prime period of the era from the late 1980s into the early aughts. I lived and DJ-ed through it all, so my library is pretty extensive. We’ll present it on a somewhat periodic basis (monthly, perhaps?) during the 8-9 pm segment of the show and began this week with the A’s. Whereas the stream was down, you can check out the archive of tonight’s show at:

As for the rest of the show, it was primarily new stuff the first hour before moving to our C&W segment. Kicked off the 2nd half of the program with a birthday remembrance of the late Loretta Lynn and then dove into Alt Country: A to Z. Albums and singles making their Barndance debut tonight came from Fred Davis, Lucinda Williams (single), Tanya Tucker (single), Jake Ybarra, and Wednesday. Buttshaker of the week???? Malcolm Yelvington with “Yakety Yak.” Now let’s all grab a cold one or three, and get to the goods….

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

Fred Davis – Piano Boogie / Cleveland Blues (Colemine, 2023)
Lucinda Williams – New York Comeback / single (Highway 20/TT, 2023)
Tanya Tucker – Kindness / single (Fantasy, 2023)
Shiny Ribs – My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys / One Night in Texas (The Next Waltz, 2023)
Mighty Poplar – Let Him Go Mama / s/t (Free Dirt, 2023)
Robbie Fulks – Nashville Blues / Bluegrass Vacation (Compass, 2023)
Andrew Gabbard – Get Blue / Cedar City Sweetheart (Karma Chief, 2023)

David Ramirez – Telephone Lovers / We’re Not Going Anywhere (TT)
Jake Ybarra – Long Winter / Something in the Water (CEN, 2023)
Carson McHone – Dram Shop Girl / Carousel (Nine Mile)
Wednesday – Quarry / Rat Saw God (Dead Oceans, 2023)
Charlotte Cornfield – Cut & Dry / single (Polyvinyl, 2023)
Good Looks – Almost Automatic / Bummer Year (Keeled Scales)
JD McPherson – Crying’s Just a Thing That You Do / Undivided R&R (New West)

Jim Lauderdale – King of Broken Hearts / Planet of Love (Reprise)
Carter & Edmunds – Baby Ride Easy / Musical Shapes (Demon)
Jimmy C. Newman – Blue Darlin’ / Bop-a-Hula (Bear Family)
D.L. Menard – Un Mauvais Barguine / Happy Go Lucky (Swallow)
Roy Clark – Dented Fender / The Lightning Fingers of Roy Clark (R&T)
Johnny Cash – Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright / Orange Blossom Special (Columbia)
Malcolm Yelvington – Yakety Yak / Baby, It’s Me (Bear Family)
Floyd Tillman – Don’t Be Blue / I Love You So Much It Hurts (Bear Family)
George Jones – Things Have Gone to Pieces / Sings the Great Songs of Leon Payne (Hollywood)
Intermission backdrop:
Roy Clark – The Lightning Fingers of … (R&T)
Loretta Lynn – Hey Loretta / The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA)
Loretta Lynn – The Pill / The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA)
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty – Backstreet Affair / The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA)
Loretta Lynn – You Ain’t Woman Enough / The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA)
Loretta Lynn – Happy Birthday / The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA)
Neko Case & The Sadies – Rated X / 7” (Bloodshot)
Loretta Lynn – Deep As Your Pocket / The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA)

…………Alt Country A to Z: “A”…………….
Terry Allen – Gone to Texas / Human Remains (Sugar Hill)
Ass Ponys – Stupid / Grim (Safe House)
Ass Ponys – Your Amazing Life / Some Stupid With a Flare Gun (Checkered Past)
Ryan Adams – Come Pick Me Up / Heartbreaker (Bloodshot)

Dave Alvin – Blue Boulvard / same (HighTone)
Eric Ambel & Roscoe’s Gang – Three Feet Under / Loud & Lonesome (ESD)
Amy Allison – Everybody Thinks You’re An Angel / Sad Girl (Diesel Only)
Tom Armstrong – See the sun Again / Sings Heartsongs (Carswell)
Hasil Adkins – It’ll Be Me / Achy Breaky Ha Ha Ha (Norton)
Ryan Adams – To Be Young / Heartbreaker (Bloodshot)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan