The Boudin Barndance – 12/04/08

The Boudin Barndance – 12/04/2008
Dan Ferguson
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Mostly an odds & ends Boudin Barndance program this evening with threads galore. Featured a couple from the Eilen Jewel Band and their gospel spinoff The Sacred Shakers each of whom play in the area this weekend.  The Eilen Jewel Band is at the Narrows in Fall River on Saturday night ( while The Sacred Shakers play a house cocnert hosted by yours truly on Sunday afternoon. Inspired by a song from the recent Ry Cooder release “Steel Guitar Heaven”, we featured a set from some of the legendary players he namedrops in that song. Lone yuletide song of the night, The Black Lips from a Norton single with “Xmas in Bagdad”. Releases making the Barndance hit parade for the first time included new stuff from the Wee Hairy Beasties, Patty Loveless, Amber Digby, Leona Williams, the terrific new one from Steve Wynn, Spindrift, and the highly recommended “Texas nuggets” compilation “Never Ever Land”.  Buttshaker of the week???? I’m thinkin’ Heavy Trash with “She Baby”.  Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods……

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

Wee Hairy Beasties – Holidays Gone Crazy / same (Wee Beatz) Tom Waits – Long Way Home / Orphans (Anti) Pops Staples – Down Mississippi / Peace to the Neighborhood (Point Blank) Jimmy Hughes – Steal Away / The Muscle Shoals Sound / Rhino) Otis Clay – She’s About a Mover / Sweet Soul Music (Sire) Raphael Saadiq – 100 Yard Dash / The Way I See It (Columbia) Â Sacred Shakers – Taggin’ Along With Jesus / self-titled (Signature Sounds) Eilen Jewel – Fourth Degree / Boundary County Shelby Lynne – I Don’t Want to Hear It Anymore / Just a Little Lovin’ (Lost Highway) George Jones – She Knows What She’s Crying About / A Picture of Me (Koch) Patty Loveless – Color of the Blues / Sleepless Nights (Saguaro Road) Charlie Haden, et al – Road of Broken Hearts / Rambling Boy (Decca) Â Amber Digby – How Do You Drink the Wine / Passion, Pride & What Might Have Been (Heart of Texas) Leona Williams – New Patches / same (Heart of Texas) Merle Haggard – Swinging Doors / same (Koch) Merle Haggard – Where Does the Good Times Go / Sing Me Back Home (Koch) The Dixons – Barely Hangin’ On / Still Your Fool (Cow Island)
Harris & Jackson – Highway of Heartache / Songbird (Rhino) Â Cornell Hurd Band – Introduction / American Shadows (Behemoth)
Cornell Hurd Band – Fools Like Me / American Shadows (Behemoth)
Cornell Hurd Band – Don’t Ever Take My Picture Down / American Shadows(Behemoth)
Cornell Hurd Band – Keep a Light in the Window / American Shadows (Behemoth)
club listings backdrop:
Booker T. & the MGs – “Soul Men” (Stax)
Ry Cooder – Steel Guitar Heaven / I, Flathead (Nonesuch) Spade Cooley (Joaquin Murphy) – Three Way Boogie / Spadella (Legacy) Jimmy Day – Coconut Grove / Golden Steel Guitar Hits (Bear Family) Speedy West – Flippin’ the Lid / Steel Guitar (Capitol) Jimmie Rivers & Cherokees – How High the Moon / Brisbane Bop (Joaquin) Ry Cooder – Spayed Cooley / I, Flathead (Nonesuch)  The ‘mericans – Hey, Driver / Where All Dead Leaves Go (75orLess) Steve Wynn – Annie & Me / Crossing Dragon Bridge (Rock Ridge) Jennifer O’Connor – Next to Mine / Here With Me (Matador) Carrie Rodriguez – The Big Mistake / She Ain’t Me (Manhattan) She & Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? / Volume 1 (Merge) Centro-Matic – Twenty-Four / Dual Hawks (Misra)  Heavy Trash – She Baby / Going Out With (Yep Roc) Holly Golightly & Brokeoffs I Wanna Hug Ya, Squeeze Ya, Kiss Ya / Dirt Don;t Hurt (Transdreamer) I’m Not Jim – Tow Truck / You Are All My People (Bloodshot) Spindrift – La Noche Mas Oscura / The West (Beat the World) Calexico – Inspiracion / Carried to Dust (1/4 stick)  Black Lips – Xmas in Bagdad / 7″ (Norton) Mary Weiss – I Don’t Want to Know / 7″ (Norton) The Chaparrels – I Tried So Hard / Never Ever Land (Charly) The Chayns – See It Through / Never Ever Land (Charly)
Burton & Mooney / Corn Pickin’ / Legends of Country Guitar / Rhino (outro)

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