The Boudin Barndance – 01/09/09 (Best of 2008)

The Boudin Barndance – 01/08/2009
Dan Ferguson
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Recent reviews include Best of 2008, Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, the three-volume
compilation Mad Mike Monsters, The Cornell Hurd Band, The Bouchards,
Fingerpistol, The Reducers, Lonesome Brothers, the Como Now! a capella
gospel collection, Menahan Street Band, & Johnny Cash.

Other than a quick preview of the Bettye LaVette show at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA on Friday night, this evening’s Boudin Barndance consisted of a look back at some favorite releases of 2008 with the last hour pretty much devoted to the top dozen. We’ll continue things next week with some other 2008 releases that we couldn’t get to this evening. By the way, Nashville-based singer & songwriter Phil Lee will be a guest on the Barndance on January 22, so mark your calendars. Buttshaker of the week???? Andre Williams’ 2008 release “Can You Deal With It?” takes the award. Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods……

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

The Steeldrivers – Drinkin’ Dark Whiskey / self-titled (Rounder)
Jamey Johnson – Mowin’ Down the Roses / That Lonesome Song (Mercury)
Mother Truckers – Quiet Night / Let’s All Go to Bed (Funzalo)
Chris Knight – Another Dollar / Heart of Stone (Drifter’s Church)
Tift Merritt – Broken / Another Country (Fantasy)
Hayes Carrl – Beaumont / Trouble In Mind (Lost Highway)

I’m Not Jim – Mr. October / You Are All My People (Bloodshot)
Drive-By Truckers – Two Daughters & a Beautiful Wife / Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (New West)
Chatham County Line – Chip of a Star / IV (Yep Roc)
Brothers & Sisters – The Air is Getting Thicker / Fortunately (Cala Lilly)
Caitlin Rose – Shotgun Wedding / Dead Flowers (Theory 8)
Reckless Kelly – American Blood / Bullet Proof (Yep Roc)

Mark Pickerel – Cherokee Grove / Cody’s Dream (Bloodshot)
Kathleen Edwards – I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory / Asking For Flowers (Zoe)
Watson Twins – Bar Woman Blues / Fire Songs (Vanguard)

Bruce Robison – She Don’t Care / The New World (Premium)
Jim Stringer – Write About Stars / Triskadekaphilia (Music Room)
The Dixons – Please Don’t Stop Loving Me / Still Your Fool (Cow Island)
Cornell Hurd Band – Keep a Light In the Window / American Shadows (Behemoth)
Miss Lauren Marie – Nobody Buys Your Alibis / I’m No Good Without You (Texas Jamboree)
club listings backdrop:
Menahan Street Band – “Make the Road By Walking” (Dunham)
Bettye LaVette – Joy / I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise (Anti)
Bettye LaVette – Choices / The Scene of the Crime (Anti)

Al Green – All I Need / Lay It Down (Blue Note)
Eddie Floyd – You’re So Fine / Eddie Loves You So (Stax)
Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash / The Way I See It (Columbia)

…………….top dozen as of tonight…………
Andre Williams Can You Deal With It / Can You Deal With It (Bloodshot)
Malcolm Holcombe – Evelyn / Gamblin’ House (Echo Mountain)
Blue Mountain – Skinny Dipping / Midnight In Mississippi (Broadmoor)
Charlie Pickett – Death Letter / Bar Band Americanus (Bloodshot)
The Tough & Lovely – Not Gettin’ Forgotten / Teardrops (Spoonful)
Justin Townes Earle – Ain’t Glad I’m Leaving / The Good Life (Bloodshot)

Caroline Herring – Paper Gown / Lantana (Signature Sounds)
Chambers & Nicholson – Wildflower / Rattlin Bones (Sugar Hill)
Angela Desveaux – Shape You / The Mighty Ship (Thrill Jockey)
James McMurtry – Just Us Kids / same (Lightnon’ Rod)

……………top 2………………
She & Him – This Is Not a Test / Volume 1 (Merge)
She & Him – I Was Made For You / Volume 1 (Merge)
Alejandro Escovedo – Sister Lost Soul / Real Animal (Back Porch)
Alejandro Escovedo – Swallows of San Juan / Real Animal (Back Porch)

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

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