Playlist: The Boudin Barndance – 09/23/2021

The Boudin Barndance: 09/23/21
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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BOUDIN BARNDANCE ALERT: Jack Smith of Jack Smith & Rockabilly Planet fame will join us on the show on September 30th to talk about his upcoming reunion gig at The Met Café on October 9th!


A little change of pace for a portion of The Boudin Barndance with a shift to some jazz via a focus on the recent reissue of Nina Simone’s 1959 debut album Little Girl Blue. It is truly some beautiful stuff. Prior to that, it was our usual mix of primarily new releases during the first hour followed by our weekly hillbilly set, an odds & end set, the Simone feature, and closing down in New Orleans and Louisiana. New albums and/or singles making the Barndance hit parade for the first time included music from Jeremy Pinnell, Side Pony, Pony Bradshaw, Aaron Lee Tasjan (from upcoming Neal Casal tribute), Kaley Rutledge, Tony Kamel, and Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen. Buttshaker of the week???? Let’s give it to Ernie K-Doe with “Make You Love Me.” 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)

Charley Crockett – Music City USA / Music City USA (Son of Davy/TT, 2021)
Jeremy Pinnell – Wanna Do Something / Goodbye LA (Sofaburn, 2021)
Summer Dean – You’re Lucky She’s Lonely / Bad Romantic (SDM, 2021)
Riddy Armen – Too Late to Write a Love Song / s/t (LaHonda/TT, 2021)
Emmylou Harris & Nash Ramblers – If I Needed You / Music City Ramble (Nonesuch, 2021)
Emmylou Harris & Nash Ramblers – Two More Bottles of Wine / Music City Ramble (Nonesuch, 2021)
Wanda Jackson – Two Shots / Encore (Big Machine, 2021)
Side Pony – Bad Ideas / Lucky Break (Mule Kick, 2021)

The Felice Brothers – Inferno/ From Diamonds to Dust (Yep Roc, 2021)
Pony Bradshaw – Plain Dealing / single (2021)
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Traveling After Dark / Highway Butterfly (2021)
Kaley Rutledge – Ask Me a Question / Tender Heart (2021)
GA-20 – Phillips Goes Bananas / Try It.. You Might Like It (Karma Chief, 2021)
Tony Kamel – Slow on the Gulf / Back Down Home (The Next Waltz, 2021)
Eric Taylor – Prison Movies / s/t (Watermelon)
Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen – Like I Used To / single (Jagjaguwar, 2021)

Tommy Scott – Been Gone a Long Time / s/t (Collector)
Ted Daffan & Texans – Crying the Blues Again / Born to Lose (Jasmine)
Charlie Adam & Lone Star Playboys – My Blue Monday / Cattin’ Around (Bear Family)
Marty Robbins – Devil Woman / Essential (Legacy)
Lynn Anderson – All Day Sucker / No Love at All (Columbia)
The Kendalls – Heaven’s Just a Sin Away / Best of (Ovation)
Bill Monroe, et al – Used to Be / The Music of Bill Monroe (MCA)
Bill Monroe, et al – A God Woman’s Love / The Music of Bill Monroe (MCA)
James King – Leavin’ / These Old Pictures (Rounder)
Jack Smith & Rockabilly Planet – The Only One / Can’t Help Myself (Run Wild)
Intermission backdrop:
Lloyd Green – The Little Darlin’ Sound of (LD)
Gram Parsons – Return of the Grievous Angel / Grievous Angel (Reprise)
The Byrds – Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man / Dr Byrds & Mr Hyde (Columbia)
Charlie Pickett – Get Off On Your Porch / Bar Band Americanus (Bloodshot)
Son Volt – Livin’ in the USA / Electro Melodier (Transmit Sound/TT, 2021)
Carolyn Mark & NQ Arbuckle – Officer Down / Let’s Just Stay Here (Mint)
Charlie Robison – Desperate Times / Bandera (Vireo)
Carlene Carter – You’ll Be the One / Little Acts of Treason (Giant)

Nina Simone – Mood Indigo / Little Girl Blues (BMG, 2021)
Nina Simone – Love Me or Leave Me / Little Girl Blues (BMG, 2021)
Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares for Me / Little Girl Blues (BMG, 2021)
Nina Simone – Central Park Blues / Little Girl Blues (BMG, 2021)

Smiley Lewis – Lillie Mae / Vol. 1 (KC)
Smiley Lewis – Gypsy Blues / Vol. 1 (KC)
Dr. John – Blues in the Night / Mercernary (EMI)
Johnny Adams – One Foot in the Blues / same (Rounder)
Ernie K-Doe – Make You Love Me / Absolutely His Best (Fuel 2000)
Willis Prudhomme & Zydeco Express – It’s Alright / s/t (Maison de Soul)

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

Comments welcome.
Boudin Dan