The Boudin Barndance – 09/01/05

The Boudin Barndance – 09/01/2005
Dan Ferguson
WRIU-FM, 90.3 Kingston, RI
Thursdays 6-9 pm
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With New Orleans & the Gulf Coast very much on everyone’s mind, it only seemed
fitting to dip into some of the great sounds from the Crescent City this evening
on the Boudin Barndance. (The fact that folks like Irma Thomas and Fats Domino
are among the missing is very unsettling.) We spent the last 40 minutes or so
delving into a variety of tunes from Irma to Benny Spellman. Our prayers go out
to all down there. Also featured tunes from some of the folks playing the
Rhythm & Roots Music Festival happening spitting distance from here in
Charlestown, RI.
It all begins tomorrow evening and runs through Sunday and has a definite
Louisiana flavor running through it. Check out
Birthday salutes/remembrances of Kitty Wells and the late Conway Twitty. New
releases making the Barndance hit parade for the first time included releases
from the Blasters, Evan Johns & the H Bombs with Danny Gatton, Deke Dickerson,
Marty Stuart & the Fabulous Superlatives, Porter Wagoner, Carl & Pearl Butler,
and the Magnolia Electric Company. Buttshaker of the night???? Benny Spellman
with the classic “Fortune Teller”. Now onto the goods…..

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

Blasters – Daddy Rollin’ Stone / 4-11-44 (Rainman)
Deke Dickerson – Waitin’ On My Baby / The Melody (Major Label)
Ike Turner – Twistin’ the Strings / Ike’s Instrumentals (Ace)
Davie Allan & the Arrows – Blue Guitar / Apache ’65 (Sundazed)
Johnny Ace – Don’t You Know / Memorial Album (Hip-O)
Marcia Ball – Dance With Me / So Many Rivers (Alligator) **@ Rhythm & Roots***

Delbert McClinton – One of the Fortunate Few / Cost of Living (New West)
Sonny Landreth – Natural World / The Road We’re On (Sugar Hill) **@ Rhythm &
Clifton Chenier – New Orleans Beat / Live! (Arhoolie)
Bobby Purify – The Pond / Better to Have It (Proper)
Jimmie Vaughan – Like a King / Out There (Epic)
Barfield – The Solution / The Tyrant (Tater Tot)

Robbie Fulks – Georgia Hard / Georgia Hard (Yep Roc) **@ Rhythm & Roots***
Marty Stuart – Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time / Soul’s Chapel
Frank Black – Go Find Your Saint / Honeycomb (Back Porch)
Shannon McNally – Geronimo / same (Back Porch)
Backsliders – The Lonely One / Southern Lines (Mammoth)
Robbie Fulks – Each Night I Try / Georgia Hard (Yep Roc) **@ Rhythm & Roots***

Kitty Wells – A Woman Half My Age / Hall of Fame (MCA)
Porter Wagoner – Sorrow on the Rocks / 20 All-Time Greatest Hits (Gusto)
Bobby Flores – Big Shoes / Too Many Rivers (Yellow Rose)
club listings backdrop:
Jeremey Wakefield – Steel Guitar Caviar (Ecco-Fonic)
Marti Brom – Three Hearts Later / Heartache Numbers (Goofin)
Carl & Pearl Butler – I’m Hanging Up the Phone / Best of – A Family Affair (Koch
Frankie Miller – Paint, Powder & Perfume / Sugar Coated Baby (Bear Family)
Skeets McDonald – Call Me Mr. Brown / Honky Tonk Heaven #10 (LB)
Conway Twitty – Lonely Blue Boy / Rockin’ Years (Mercury)
Conway Twitty – Long Black Train / Rockin’ Years (Mercury)

Waco Bros – On the Sly / Freedom & Weep (Bloodshot)
Volebeats – In the Garden / Like Her (Turquoise Mt)
Magnolia Electric Co – The Night Shift Lullaby / What Comes After the Blues
(Secretly Canadian)
Nora O’Connor – Nightingale / Til the Dawn (Bloodshot)

….new orleans………….
Evan Johns & the H Bombs – Oh! New Orleans / Bombs Away (Speedo)
Evan Johns & the H Bombs w/ Danny Gatton – Day Go By / Showdown at the Hoedown
(Jelly Roll)
Irma Thomas – Ruler of My Heart / Ruler of My Heart (Charly)
Rebirth Brass Band – Kidd Jordan’s 2nd Line / Kickin’ It Live (Rounder)
Lee Dorsey – Ride Your Pony / Best of N.O. R&B Vol. 2 (Rhino)

Fats Domino – Ain’t It a Shame / Spirit of N.O. (EMI)
Aaron Neville – You Can Give But You Can’t Take / Looking For My Baby (Sundazed)
Tommy Ridgely – Shrewsbury Blues / Spirit of N.O. (EMI)
Benny Spellman – Fortune Teller / Best of N.O. R&B Vol. 2 (Rhino)
Art Neville – Bo Diddley / Get Low Down! (Sundazed)
Smiley Lewis – Blue Monday / Spirit of N.O. (EMI)
Irma Thomas – It’s Raining / Ruler of My Heart (Charly)

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