The Boudin Barndance – 05/07/09

The Boudin Barndance – 05/07/2009
Dan Ferguson
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Well, we’ve had some form of rain in these parts each of the last seven days, so suffice to say it’s been a bit gloomy in Southeastern New England. The M.O. of the Boudin Barndance this evening? To perk people up. Lots on the Barndance plate this evening. First up, we commemorated the late Mississippi Fred McDowell who was honored today in Como, MS with a marker on the Mississippi blues trail. Next, we remembered “The Voice”, Mr. Vern Gosdin, who passed away last week. We featured music from country singer Jamey Johnson who plays a free show at the Mohegan Sun Casino Wolf Den tomorrow evening. Also, we shined the spotlight on the latest release from The Numero Group called “Smart’s Palace” featuring recordings from artists who frequented that soul joint located in Wichita, Kansas durng the 1965-73 time period. Finally, a bunch of releases making their Barndance debut tonight including new ones from John Paul Keith & the 145s, Booker T., Olympic Ass Kickin’ Team, Willem Maker, Scott H. Biram (bug thumbs up!), Amy Speace, New York Dolls, Missy Higgins, and the aforementioned Smart’s Palace collection. Buttshaker of the week???? No brainer. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings with “The Dap Dip”. Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods….

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

Mississippi Fred McDowell – Worried Now, Won’t Be Worried Long / This Ain’t No Rock & Roll (Arhoolie)
Mississippi Fred McDowell – My Baby / This Ain’t No Rock & Roll (Arhoolie)
Como Mamas – Trouble In My Way / Como Now! (Daptone)
James Carr – These Ain’t Raindrops / Complete Goldwax Singles (Kent)
Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign / same (Stax)
Booker T & MGs – Time is Tight / Complete Stax/Volt Singles (Stax)
Sharon Jones & Dap Kings – The Dap Dip / Dip Dappin’ With (Daptone)
Ruby Johnson – Need Your Love So bad / I’ll Run You Away (Stax)

John Paul Keith & the 145s – Lookin’ For a Thrill / Spills & Thrills (Big Legal Mess)
Booker T. – Get Behind the Mule / Potato Hole (Anti)
Olympic Ass Kickin’ Team – Is We or Ain’t We / National Champions (Doublenaught)
Sonny Treadway – Jesus Will Fix For You / Sacred Steel Instrumentals (Arhoolie)
Warren Storm – Daydreamin’ / King of the Dance Halls (Edsel)
The Cookies – Chains / Dimension Dolls (Sundazed)

Bobby Charles – Why Are People Like That? / Secrets of the Heart (Stony Plain)
Black Joe Lewis & Honeybears – I’m Broke / Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is (Lost Highway)
Dan Auerbach – Whispered Words / Keep It Hid (Nonesuch)
Willem Maker – Hex Blues / New Moon Hand (Big Legal Mess)
Neko Case – Prison Girls / Middle Cyclone (Anti)
John Doe & Sadies – Detroit City / Country Club (Yep Roc)

……….r.i.p. vern gosdin…………….
Vern Gosdin – Bury Me In a Jukebox / Nickels & Dimes & Love (Columbia)
Vern Gosdin – This Ain’t My First Rodeo / 10 Years of Greatest Hits (Columbia)
club listings backdrop:
Los Straitjackets – The Further Adventures of (Yep Roc)
Jamey Johnson – High Cost of Living / That Lonesome Song (Mercury)
Jamey Johnson – Angel / That Lonesome Song (Mercury)
Jamey Johnson – The Door Is Always Open / That Lonesome Song (Mercury)

Scott H. Biram – Draggin’ Down the Line / Something’s Wrong – Lost Forever (Bloodshot)
$2 Pistols & Tift Merritt – Counting the Hours / self titled (Yep Roc)
Li’l Mo & the Monicats – I’ve Got a New Heartache / On the Moon (Cow Island)
Jimmie Vaughan – Why Why Why / Keep Your Soul (Vanguard)
Sid Morris – One For the Highway / Take Me Back (Greaseland)

Amy Speace – The Killer In Me / same (Wildflower)
New York Dolls – Lonely So Long / ‘Cause I Said So (ATCO)
Richard Buckner – A Goodbye Rye / Devotion+Doubt (MCA)
Missy Higgins – Secret / On a Clear Night (Reprise)
The Sound Extraction – I Feel Like Crying / You Treated Me Bad (Teenage Shutdown)

Baby Neal & Smart Bros – I’m Not Ashamed / Smart’s Palace (Numero Group)
Theron & Darrell – I Was Made to Love Her / Smart’s Palace (Numero Group)
Fred Williams & Jewels Band – Tell Her / Smart’s Palace (Numero Group)
Fred Williams & Jewels Band – The Dancer Got Old / Smart’s Palace (Numero Group)
Fred Williams & Jewels Band – Herbi’s Dog / Smart’s Palace (Numero Group)

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

Boudin Dan