Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 06/03/21

The Boudin Barndance: 06/03/21
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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Our first Boudin Barndance of June was a playin’-the-field affair where we featured new and old stuff, saluted some birthdays (most prominently Johnny Paycheck) and remembered a departed folk hero (Patrick Sky who lived in R.I. for a time), and had a bunch of fun doing it. If you missed, check out the archive at the link above. New albums and singles making the Barndance hit parade for the first time came from Gary Louris of The Jayhawks, Molly Tuttle, Shay Martin Lovette, The Steel Woods, legendary producer David Ferguson, Vincent Neil Emerson, Cedric Burnside and the Sweet Relief tribute to Joey Spampinato of NRBQ fame. Buttshaker of the week???? Listener Glenn suggested Tony Joe White with “Bubba Jones.” We concur. Now let’s all grab a cold one, or three, and get to the goods….

WATCH the BOUDIN BARNDANCE profile that aired on Jan. 20 on R.I. Public TV right here:
Watch the Boudin origin story circa-1988 from Eunice, LA:

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

Gary Louris Follow / Jump for Joy (Sham/T, 2021)
Molly Tuttle – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around / …but I’d rather be with you, too (Compass, 2021)
Lula Wiles – The Way That It Is / Shame & Sedition (Smithsonian, 2021)
Shay Martin Lovette – Upstate / Scatter & Gather (2021)
Matt Sweeney & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – These Mut Be a Someone / Superwolves (Drag City, 2021)
Janet Simpson – Reno / Safe Distance (Cornelius Chapel, 2021)
Deer Tick – That I Get Back to You / A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato (True North, 2021)
Robbie Fulks – Chores / A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato (True North, 2021)

The Steel Woods – Ole Pal / All of Your Stones (WM/TT, 2021)
Waylon Payne – Sins of the Father / Blue Eyes, The Harlot… (Carnival, 2020)
Charlie Marie – Ramble On Man / Ramble On (Soundly, 2021)
Riley Downing – Doing It Wrong / Start It Over (New West, 2021)
Watchhouse – New Star / single (TT, 2021)
David Ferguson – Knocking Around Nashville / single (Fat Possum, 2021)
Vincent Neil Emerson – Texas Moon / same (LaHonda/TT, 2021)

Johnny Carroll – Crazy, Crazy Lovin’ / Rock Baby Rock It (Bear Family)
Art Adams – Rock Crazy Baby / R&R Orgy Vol 3 (Flesh Den)
Johnny Paycheck – The Cave / The Real Mr Heartache (CMF)
Johnny Paycheck – On This Mountain Top / Shakin’ the Blues (Bear Family)
Johnny Paycheck – I’m Barely Hangin’ On to Me / The Real Mr Heartache (CMF)
Carl & Pearl Butler – Fools Like Me / Crying My Heart Out Over You (Bear Family)
Johnny Bond – Old Couch / The Very Best of (Varese Sarabande)
Joe Stampley – Take Me Home to Somewhere / Best of (Varese Sarabande)
Johnny Seay – Standing Room Only / Blue Moon of Kentucky (Bear Family)
Skillet Lickers – Leather Breeches / Vol. 1 (County)
Intermission backdrop:
Tom Brumley & Buckaroos – Steelin’ the Show (Omnivore)
Cedric Burnside – Step In / single (Single Lock, 2021)
Allison Russell – 4th Day Prayer / Outside Child (Fantasy, 2021)
Robert Finley – Country Boy / Sharecropper’s Son (Easy Eye Sound, 2021)
The Black Keys – Mellow Peaches / Delta Kream (Nonesuch, 2021)
Tony Joe White – Bubba Jones / Smoke From the Chimney (Easy Eye Sound, 2021)
Reigning Sound – Christine / A Little More Time With (Merge, 2021)

Patrick Sky – Separation Blues / s/t (Vanguard)
Sid Selvidge – Many a Mile / The Cold of the Morning (Omnivore)
Hazel Dickens – Here Today Gone Tomorrow / It’s Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song (Rounder)
Hazel Dickens – It’s Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song / It’s Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song (Rounder)
Michael Nesmith & First National Band – Renee / Different Drum (Real Gone, 2021)

The Bellfuries – Loving Arms / Workingman’s Bellfuries (Hi Style)
Deadstring Bros – Toe the Line / Starving Winter Report (Bloodshot)
Nick Lowe – Trail of Tears / Impossible Bird (Upstart)
Star Room Boys – Souvenir / Why Do Lonely Men … (Strictly Bush)
Pink Stones – Let’s Sit Down / Introducing (Normaltown, 2021)
Doug Sahm & SDQ – Sir Doug’s Recording Trip / Rough Edges (Mercury)
Freddy Fender – Vaya Con Dios / Best of (MCA)
Lydia Mendoza – Amor Bonito / First Queen of Tejano Music (Arhoolie)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan