Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 05/02/2024 (Remembering Chuck Wentworth)

The Boudin Barndance: 05/02/2024
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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Tonight’s Boudin Barndance was a tough one as I remembered former fellow RIU DJ and station Folk & Roots director and the fellow who gave me a chance on the air almost 37 years ago and became a great friend in the process, Chuck Wentworth. Chuck passed away last Thursday and it is almost impossible to describe in brief fashion what he meant to the music scene here in Rhode island and New England and beyond. His influence was vast and he will be sorely missed. As it is, we devoted tonight’s program to him and I presented a personal remembrance during the last 75 minutes telling stories and playing a whole bunch of stuff he loved and turned me onto. Prior to that, we offered up our usual mix of mostly new stuff during the first hour followed by our weekly C&W segment with a salute to Willie Nelson as part of that. New albums and singles making their Barndance debut this evening came from Connie Smith, Noelle & The Deserters, Allison Brown & Steve Martin, Jesse Dayton, and Keegan McInroe. Buttshaker of the week???? In honor of Chuck, the late Boozoo Chavis with “Paper in My Shoe.” Now let’s all grab a cold one or three, and get to the goods….

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

Willie Nelson – The Border / same (Legacy, 2024)
Connie Smith – Drifting & Dreaming of You / Love, Prison, Wisdom & Heartaches (Fat Possum, 2024)
Noelle & The Deserters – Born in the Morning / High Desert Daydream (Speakeasy SF, 2024)
Allison Brown & Steve Martin – Bluegrass Radio / single (Compass, 2024)
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Give You All My Love / Revelations (TT, 2024)
The Secret Sisters – Paperweight / Mind, Man, Medicine (New West, 2024)
Ann Savoy – Something’s Got a Hold On Me / Another Heart (Smithsonian, 2024)

Jesse Dayton – Baby’s Long Gone / The Hard Way Blues (Blue Elan, 2024)
Charley Crockett – Hard Luck & Circumstances / $10 Cowboy (Son of Davy/TT, 2024)
Keegan McInroe – John’s Songs / Dusty Passport & Empty Beds (MM, 2024)
Johnny Dowd – Another Mule / Is Heaven Real? How Would I Know (2023)
Old 97s – Western Stars / American Primitive (ATO, 2024)
Lee Hazlewood – LA Lady / LH Industries (LITA)
Gene Clark – Some Misunderstanding / No Other (4AD)

Willie Nelson – Touch Me / And Then I Wrote (Capitol)
Willie Nelson – Country Willie / Nashville Was the Roughest (Bear Family)
Al Dexter – You’ve Got Love in Your Heart / Honky Tonk Blues 1936-40 (Jasmine)
Wayne Hancock – Viper of Melody / same (Bloodshot)
Eddie Noack – Two Hot to Handle / The End of the Line (LB)
Dave Dudley – Six Days on the Road / Truck Driver’s Boogie (CMF)
Johnny Horton – Lost Highway / The Spectacular … (Legacy)
Merle & Bonnie – I’ll Take a Chance / Just Between the Two of Us
Tammy Wynette – Cry / Take Me to Your World (Koch)
Sonny James – I’ll Never Find Another You / Young Love (R&T)
Buck Owens – Ain’t It Amazing, Gracie / same (Omnivore)
Intermission backdrop:
(r.i.p) Duane Eddy – That Classic Twang (Bear Family)
………….remembering chuck wentworth playing some of his favorites & all memories galore for me…………..
Seldom Scene – Old Train / same (Rebel)
Tony Rice – Cold On the Shoulder / same (Rounder)
Nashville Bluegrass Band – Blue & Lonesome / My Native Home (Rounder)
John Starling – Long Time Gone / same (Sugar Hill)

Alison Krauss – Too Late to Cry / same (Rounder)
Dry Branch Fire Squad – Down South in New Orleans / Fannin’ the Flames (Rounder)
Hot Rize – Hard Pressed / Traditional Ties (Sugar Hill)
Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers – Theme and Always Late / Hot Rize Presents …. (Flying Fish)

Michael Doucet – Acadian Blues / Dit Beausoleil (Arhoolie)
Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band – Bosco Stomp / Home Music With Spirits (Arhoolie)
D.L. Menard – Letters Have No Arms / Cajun Saturday Night (Rounder)
Balfa Brothers – Ti Galop Por Mamou / Play More Traditional Music(Swallow)

Boozoo Chavis – Paper in My Shoe / Louisiana Zydeco Music (Maison de Soul)
Clifton Chenier – Ain’t No Need of Cryin’ / Sings the Blues (Arhoolie)
Queens Ida & Bon Temps Zydeco Band – Chopique Two-Step / On a Saturday Night (Sonet)

Paul Geremia – Cocaine Princess / Gambling Woman Blues (Red House)
Holy Modal Rounders – I’m Getting’ Ready to Go / Heritage Series (Rounder)
Holy Modal Rounders – Sweet Lucy/ Heritage Series (Rounder)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan