Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 09/02/21

The Boudin Barndance: 09/02/21
Dan Ferguson
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Two Boudin Barndance’s for the price of one tonight with the first half our usual mix of mostly new releases the first hour followed by our weekly C&W set. The 2nd half of the program? Well, we zeroed in primarily on artists performing at the Rhythm & Roots Festival happening tomorrow through Sunday at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI (we did sneak in a couple of Louisiana-related stuff, too). Visit for the complete skinny on tickets and all. New albums and/or singles making their debut tonight included music from Wanda Jackson, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Cilker, Summer Dean, and Sean Devine. Buttshaker of the week???? We give it to the late John Delafose & the Eunice Playboys with “Oh, Negresse.” Now let’s all grab a cold one, or three, and get to the goods….

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

Wanda Jackson – We Gotta Stop / Encore (Big Machine, 2021)
Puss n Boots – It’s a Wonderful Life / Sister (Blue Note, 2020)
Charlie Marie – El Paso / Ramble On (Soundly, 2021)
Rachel Baiman – Joke’s On Me / Cycle (Signature Sounds, 2021)
Sierra Ferrell – Silver Dollar / Long Time Coming (Rounder, 2021)
Sturgill Simpson – Shamrock / The Ballad of Dood & Juanita (HTM/TT, 2021)
Lilly Bros & Don Stover – Why Don’t You Tell Me So / On the Radio 1952-53 (Rounder)
Glen Campbell – Truck Driving Man / Big Bluegrass Special (Capitol)

Giddens & Turrisi – Calling Me Home / They’re Calling Me Home (Nonesuch, 2021)
Matt Sweeny & Bonnie Price Billy – Hall of Death / Superwolves (Drag City, 2021)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Quietly Blowing It / same (Merge)
James McMurtry – Decent Man / The Horse & the Hounds (New West, 2021)
Margo Cilker – Barbed Wire (Belly Crawl) / single (Fluff & Gravy, 2021)
Summer Dean – You’re Lucky She’s Lonely / Bad Romantic (2021)
Sean Devine – Here For It All / same (Crazy Mt, 2021)

Conway Twitty – Baby’s Gone / The Conway Twitty Collection (MCA)
Ferlin Husky – Walkin’ On New Grass / What Am I Gonna Do Now (Capitol)
Carl Butler – If I’d Only Met You First / Our Country World
Dottie West – Before the Ring On Your Finger Turns Green / RCA Country Legends (Buddha)
Hank Thompson – Breakin’ in Another Heart / Collector Series (Capitol)
Kitty Wells – It Wasn’t God … / Hall of Fame (MCA)
Freddie Hart – Heart Trouble / Juke Joint Boogie (Bear Family)
Lawrence Walker – Mamou Two-Step / Cajun Honky Tonk (Arhoolie)
The Breaux Brothers – Hey Mom / Cajun Fais Do Do (Arhoolie)
Kershaw Bros – Louisiana Man / Louisiana Saturday Night (Ace)
Johnnie Allan – I Cried / Louisiana Saturday Night (Ace)
Intermission backdrop:
Los Straitjackets – Viva (Upstart)
………..rhythm & roots 2021 preview…………..
Ward Hayden & Outliers – I’d Die for You / Free Country (2021)
Dirk Powell – The Bright Light of the Day / When I Wait for You (Vertical, 2020)
Donna the Buffalo – Broken Records / Silverlined (Sugar Hill)
Trigger Hippy – Don’t Wanna Bring You Down / Full Circle & Then Some (Turkey Grass/TT)
Rose & the Bros – Co Fa / s/t
Pine Leaf Boys – I’d Like to Try Again / Back Home (Valcour)

Veronica Lewis – You Ain’t Unlucky / same (Blue Heart, 2021)
Richie & Rosie – No Longer Lonely / Nowhere in Time
John Hiatt – Cold River / Master of Disaster (New West)
Richard Thompson – For the Sake of Mary / Mirror Blue (Capitol)
Rhiannon Giddens – The Angels Laid Him Away / Freedom Highway (Nonesuch)
The Revelers – Bonsoir, Petit Monde

Charlie Marie – Kiss My Boots / Ramble On (Soundly, 2021)
Jeffrey Broussard & Creole Cowboys – I Love Big Fat Women / Return of the Creole (Maison de Soul)
Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys – Eunice Waltz / s/t (Rounder)
John Delafose & Eunice Playboys – Oh, Negresse / Joe Pete Got Two Women (Arhoolie)
John Mooney – I Plead Guilty / Testimony (Domino)
Slim Harpo – Strange Love / The Scratch (AVI)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan