Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 06/24/21

The Boudin Barndance: 06/24/21
Dan Ferguson
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The last Boudin Barndance of June and the 1st of the summer was the usual fun time on this sparkling day here in Southern Rhode Island. Our main feature tonight was a closing set of music from the late king of zydeco, Clifton Chenier, in honor of his birthday this week. Prior to that it was our usual menu of goods. New singles and albums making the Barndance hit parade for the initial time came from Amythyst Kiah, Heartless Bastards, The Artisanals, Megan & Shane, The Wild Earp & The Free for Alls, Jimmy Dale Richardson, Jack Grace Band, Lukas Nelson & POTR, Vince Neil Emerson, Bloodkin, and the newest That’ll Flat Git It collection from Bear Family Records focusing on the TNT and Marathon labels. Buttshaker of the week???? TNT power from Bill Morrison & Band from 1960 with “Set Me Free.” 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)

Amythyst Kiah – Black Myself / Wary + Strange (Fantasy, 2021)
Amythyst Kiah – Hangover Blues / Wary + Strange (Fantasy, 2021)
Heartless Bastards – How Low / single from A Beautiful Life (Sweet Unknown/TT, 2021)
K.C. Jones – Heat Rises / Queen of the In Between (2021)
The Artisanals – The Road / ZIA (Artisanal, 2021)
Cooley-Hood-Isbell – The Living Bubba / Live at the Shoals Theatre (Southeastern/TT, 2021)
Ben Harper, et al – Like a Locomotive / Party for Joey: A Sweet Relief Tribute to Joey Spampinato (True North, 2021)

Megan & Shane – Alone / single from Daughter of Country (2021)
The Wild Earp & The Free for Alls – Aint It a Shame / Dyin’ for Easy Livin’ (Western Myth, 2021)
Jimmy Dale Richardson – ‘58 Buick / single (Fun-Guy, 2021)
Mac Leaphart – Music City Joke / same (2021)
Tim O’Biren – Nervous / He Walked On (Howdy Skies, 2021)
Jack Grace Band – You’d Be Disappointed / WHat a Way to Spend a Night (Radia, 2021)
Scott H. Biram – Can’t Stay Long / Fever Dreams (Bloodshot, 2020)

Little Roy Wiggins – Ting-a-Ling / Nashville Steel Guitar (Nashville)
Doc Williams – Cadillac Jack / Wheeling Back to Wheeling (Wheeling)
Jimmy Work – Southern Fried Chicken / Making Believe (Bear Family)
Zeb Turner – I Got Loaded / Tennessee Boogie & Jersey Rock (Westside)
Dub Dickerson – Look, Look, Look / Boppin’ in the Dark (Bear Family)
Bill Morrison & Band – Set Me Free / That’ll Flat Git It Vol. 36 (Bear Family)
Roy Hogsed – She’s a Mean Mean Woman / Cocaine Blues (Bear Family0
June Carter & Carter Sisters – He’s Solid Gone / Keep on the Sunnyside (Legacy)
June Carter – No Swallerin’ Place / Keep on the Sunnyside (Legacy)
Kris Kristofferson – To Beat the Devil / Kristofferson (Monument/Legacy)
Intermission backdrop:
Green & Maness – Journey to the Beginning (Coastal Bend)
Jake Xerxes Fussell – St. Brendan’s Isle / What in the Natural World (Paradise of Bachelors)
Vince Neil Emerson – High on the Mountain / s/t (La Honda/TT, 2021)
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Leave ‘em Behind / A Few Stars Apart (Fantasy, 2021)
Kelly Hogan – Daddy’s Little Girl / I Like to Keep Myself in Pain (Anti)
Puss N’ Boots – Jamola / Sister (VF, 2020)
Hyways – Ride Out of Here / s/t
Dinosaur Jr – I Ran Away / Sweep It Into Space (Jagjaguwar, 2021)
Dylan LeBlanc – Expecting to Fly / Pastimes (ATO, 2021)

Nathan Abshire – Choupique Two-Step / A Cajun Legend (Swallow)
Lester Williams – Crawlin’ Blues / I Can’t Lose w/ the Stuff I Lose (Specialty)
Eddie Floyd – Close to You / Eddie Loves You So (Stax)
Robert Finley – Country Boy / Sharecropper’s Son (Easy Eye Sound, 2021)
Bloodkin – Cantina Fever / Black Market Tango (Cosmic Sex School, 2021)

Clifton Chenier – Monifique / Black Snake Blues (Arhoolie)
Clifton Chenier – Opelousas Hop / Zodico Blues & Boogie (Specialty)
Clifton Chenier – Ain’t No Need of Cryin’ / Sings the Blues (Arhoolie)
Clifton Chenier – Zydeco Sont Pas Sale / Louisiana Blues & Zydeco (Arhoolie)
Clifton Chenier – Bogalusa Boogie / same (Arhoolie)
Clifton Chenier – Boppin’ the Rock / Zodico Blues & Boogie (Specialty)
Clifton Chenier – Blues de Ma Negresse / Bon Ton Roulet (Arhoolie)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan