Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 04/20/2023

The Boudin Barndance: 04/20/2023
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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What with our WRIU stream down, the 90.3 over-air broadcast signal almost nil, and the archive of the show getting chopped, last week’s Boudin Barndance radio show was heard by next to no one. All was back to normal this week and we mostly recreated last week’s program including a slightly modified repeat of the 1st installment of our new semi-regular “Alt Country: A to Z” feature during the 8-9 segment with a focus on “A” artists. Its focus will be on the prime period of the alt country 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 regular basis (monthly, perhaps?) during the 8-9 pm segment of the show. As for the rest of the show, it was lots of 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), Wednesday, Caroline Rose, and Rudy De Anda. 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)

Nora O’Connor – My Backyard / Til the Dawn (Bloodshot)
John Doe – Never Coming Back / Fables in a Foreign Land (Fat Possum)
Wednesday – Quarry / Rat Saw God (Dead Oceans, 2023)
Nora O’Connor – Cambridge Cold / My Heart (Pravda)
Charlotte Cornfield – Cut & Dry / single (Polyvinyl, 2023)
The Lost Days – In the Store / same (Speakeasy SF, 2023)
Caroline Rose – Everywhere I Go / The Art of Forgetting (New West, 2023)
Rudy De Anda – June Gloom (Smilin’) / Closet Botanist (Colemine, 2023)

Jim Lauderdale – King of Broken Hearts / Planet of Love (Reprise)
Carter & Edmunds – Baby Ride Easy / Musical Shapes (Demon)
Louvin Bros – Don’t Laugh / Close Harmony (Bear Family)
D.L. Menard – Where the Money Goes / Cajun Memories (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)
Ray Campi – Waffle Stompin’ Mama / The Eager Beaver Boy (Bear Family)
George Jones – Things Have Gone to Pieces / Sings the Great Songs of Leon Payne (Hollywood)
Roy Orbison – Blue Avenue / Lonely & Blue (Monument)
Intermission backdrop:
Rose City Band – Garden Party (Thrill Jockey)
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)
Neko Case & The Sadies – Rated X / 7” (Bloodshot)
Loretta Lynn – Talking to the Wall / The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA)

…………Alt Country A to Z: “A”…………….
Terry Allen – Flatland Boogie / Human Remains (Sugar Hill)
Ass Ponys – Stupid / Grim (Safe House)
Ass Ponys – Kung Fu Reference / Lohio (Checkered Past)
Ryan Adams – Come Pick Me Up / Heartbreaker (Bloodshot)
Terry Anderson – Yesterday Clyde Virginia / You Don’t Like Me (ESD)

Dave Alvin – Blue Boulevard / 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)
Bill & Audrey (Auld) – Road of Regret / Looking Back to See (Reckless)
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