The Boudin Barndance – 02/23/06

The Boudin Barndance – 02/23/2006
Dan Ferguson
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A full plate on the Boudin Barndance this evening. We welcomed U.K. based singer/songwriter Michael Weston King into the studio this evening for his 1st stop on a month-long tour of the U.S. (Michael was also scheduled to play a house concert hosted by yours truly the following evening.) Michael was joined by pedal steel guitar player Alan Cooke. What with Mardi Gras just around the corner, we kicked the show off with some soul and R&B sounds of New Orleans. Also on the agenda was a set of music in memory of the late Johnny Cash who would’ve celebrated his birthday this Sunday. New releases making the Barndance hit parade for the first time included albums from Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, James Hand, Ray Davies, and Porter Wagoner. Buttshaker of the night????? Why “Mardi Gras Mambo” from the Hawkettes. Now onto the goods…..

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

L’il Queenie & Percolators – My Darlin’ New Orleans / 7″ (Great Southern)
Art Neville – Bo Diddley / Get Low Down (Sundazed)
Earl King – Trick Bag / Best of New Orleans R&B V1 (Rhino)
Professor Longhair – No Buts, No Maybes / Ebb Records Story (Specialty)
Hawkettes – Mardi Gras Mambo / Best of New Orleans R&B V1 (Rhino)
Benny Spellman – Sinner Girl / Get Low Down (Sundazed)
Irma Thomas – Wish Someone Would Care / Best of New Orleans R&B V1 (Rhino)

Johnny Cash – Man In Black / The Legend (Legacy)
Johnny Cash – Understand Your Man / The Legend (Legacy)
Johnny Cash – Big River / The Legend (Legacy)
Johnny Cash – Doin’ My Time / The Legend (Legacy)
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash – Long Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man / The Hits (Legacy)
Johnny Cash – Wabash Cannonball / The Legend (Legacy)

Taylor & Reed – Don’t Give Up / South Side Guitar (South Congress)
Deadstring Brothers – Sacred Heart / Starving Winter Report (Bloodshot)
Jason & Scorchers – Window Town / Wildfires & Misfires (Yep Roc)
Heather Myles – Make a Fool Out of Me / Just Like Old Times (HighTone)
James Hand – Just an Old Man With An Old Song / The Truth Will Set You Free (ROunder)
Mike Stinson – Can’t Go Out Anymore / Last Fool at the Bar (Boronda)

…………….a visit from michael weston king …………..
Michael Weston King – A Decent Man / A Decent Man (Floating World)
Michael Weston King – Lay Me Down (live)
Michael Weston King – Always the Bridesmaid (live)
Michael Weston King – Tim Hardin ’65 (live)
Michael Weston King – From Out of the Blue / A New Kind of Loneliness (unreleased)
Michael Weston King – My Heart Stopped Today / A New Kind of Loneliness (unreleased)
Michael Weston King – Celestial City (live)

Steve Wynn & Miracle 3 – The Deep End / Tick Tick Tick… (Down There)
Kevin Gordon – Watching the Sun Go Down / O Come Look at the Burning (Crowville)
Johnny Cash – Old Shep / The Legend (Legacy)
Johnny Cash – The Big Light / The Legend (Legacy)
Ray Davies – Yours Truly Confused / Other People’s Lives (V2)
Johnny Burnette – How Do You Rock / Crazy Date (Norton)

Don Stover – Done Gone / Things In Life (Rounder)
Porter Wagoner – The Dream / A True Story (Gusto)

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