The Boudin Barndance – 05/03/12

The Boudin Barndance – 05/03/2012
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
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The first Boudin Barndance of May was a dandy. At least, it felt like a dandy as we head into the 25-year anniversary month of the program. Loads of honky tonk-and-then-some birthday salutes. We remembered a honky tonk hero of the New England variety who left us this past weekend, yodelin’ Kenny Roberts, with a triple spin of songs. Featured a few tunes from folk and blues guitar stylist Steve James from Austin who plays a house show hosted by yours truly this Saturday. We also concluded our two-part look at a bunch of 45s from a special Record Store Day 45-RPM box set of recordings from the vaults of Ric Records. It’s a highly recommended set. A mess of new albums making their Barndance debuts this evening including records from Luther Dickinson, Chelle Rose, Turnpike Troubadours, Chris Erikson, and the Sons of Bill. Buttshaker of the week???? Edgar Blanchard & the Gondoliers with “Bopsody in Blue” from a Ric 45. Priceless. Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

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

Luther Dickinson – Arkabutla / Hambone’s Meditations (Songs of the South)
The Wandering – If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day / Go On Now, You Can’t Sing Here (Songs of the South)
Wrong reasons – A Better Place / Bury Your Problems (WR)
John Fullbright – Moving / From the Ground Up (Blue Dirt)
Chelle Rose – Rufus Morgan / Ghost of Browder Holler (Li’l Damsel)
Michael Rank & Stag – Pilgrims / Kin (Louds Hymn)
The Mastersons – Birds Fly South / same (New West)

Turnpike Troubadours – Wrecked / Goodbye Normal Street (Bossier City)
J.P. Harris & Tough Choices – The Day You Put Me Out / I’ll Keep Calling (Cow Island)
Cornell Hurd Band – Out Past Abilene / Drop In On My Dream (Behemoth)
Chuck Mead & Grassy Knoll Boys – Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor (Ramseur)
Jason Eady – Wishful Drinking / AM Country Heaven (Underground Sound)
Chris Erikson – Was That Me / Lost Track of the Time (Nothing Flat)

…………….r.i.p. kenny roberts………………….
Kenny Roberts – I Never See Maggie Alone / Jumpin’ & Yodelin’ (Bear Family)
Kenny Roberts – Hillbilly Style / Jumpin’ & Yodelin’ (Bear Family)
Kenny Roberts – She Taught Me How to Yodel / Jumpin’ & Yodelin’ (Bear Family)
Al Dexter – & his Troopers – I’m Startin’ Sweetheart Again / Pistol Packin’ Mama (ASV)
Willie Nelson – Did I Ever Love You / Nashville Was the Roughest (Bear Family)
Wayne Hancock – Sands of Time / A Town Blues (Bloodshot)
Dave Dudley – Speed Traps, Weight Stations, & Detour Signs / Truck Drivin’ Son of a Gun (Mercury)
Sonny James – For rent / Young Love (R&T)
Tammy Wynette – My Arms Stay Open Late / Stand By Your Man (Epic)
club listings backdrop:
Don Helms – Steel Guitar (Smash)
Bruce Molsky – Grigsby’s Hornpipe / live at KDHX
The Honey Dewdrops – Blue Eyes
Steve James – The Original High-Low Stomp / Short Blue Stories (Hobemia)
Steve James – Worried Blues / Short Blue Stories (Hobemia)

Eilen Jewell – Rain Roll In / Sea of Tears (Signature Sounds)
Bottle Rockets – Indianapolis / 24 Hours a Day (Atlantic)
Have Gun Will Travel – Time Machine / Mergers & Acquisitions (Suburban Home)
Sons of Bill – Angry Eyes / Sirens (Thirty Tigers)
Waco Bros & Paul Burch – Give In / Great Chicago Fire (Bloodshot)
Tom House – Long Hard Drinking / ’til You’ve Seen Mine (Catamount)
Megan Reilly – Throw It Out / The Well (Carrot Top)

Hasil Adkins – It’ll Be Me / Achy Breaky Hah Ha Ha (Norton)
Los Caminantes – Los Complicada / San Antonio Conjunto’s in the 1950s (Arhoolie)
Almada Almendarez – Boppin’ the Rock / San Antonio Conjunto’s in the 1950s (Arhoolie)
Jimmy Gilmer & Fireballs – Linda Lu / Sugar Shack (Ace)
Dick Dale – Eseranza / Tribal thunder (HighTone)

Al Johnson – Carnival Time / 7” (Ric)
Johnny Adams – No Way Out for Me / 7” (Ric)
Edgar Blanchard & Gondoliers – Bopsody in Blues / 7” (Ric)
Eddie Bo – Every Doh Has Its Day / 7” (Ric)
Barbara Lynn – Found My Good Thing / 7” (Ric)

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

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