The Boudin Barndance – 12/27/07 (Best of 2007)

The Boudin Barndance – 12/27/2007
Dan Ferguson
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As is customary for the last Boudin Barndance of the year, we took a look back at releases from 2007 that hit the Barndance sweet spot. The last three sets zeroed in on the dozen favorites of 2007 with Mary Weiss’s comeback release for Norton Records called “Dangerous Game” leading the charge. By the way, those dozen favorites are:

1) Mary Weiss, Dangerous Game (Norton)
2) Detroit Cobras, Tied & True (Bloodshot)

3) Amy LaVere, Anchors & Anvils (Archer)
4) Amy Winehouse, Back to Black (Universal)
5) Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone)

6) Jon Byrd, Byrd’s Auto Parts (Longleaf Pine)
7) Nick Lowe, At My Age (Yep Roc)
8) Porter Wagoner, Wagonmaster (Anti)
9) Dolly Varden, The Panic Bell (Undertow)
10) Bettye LaVette, The Scene of the Crime (Anti)
11) Jason Isbell, Sirens of the Ditch (New West)
12) Eilen Jewell, Letters From Sinners & Strangers (Signature Sounds)

Buttshaker of the night????? Sharon Jones & those Dap Kings with “100 Days, 100 Nights”. Now let’s all grab a cold one and get to the goods…

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

Jon Rauhouse – Idaho / Steel Guitar Heart Attack (Bloodshot)
Dale Watson – Time Without You / From the Cradle to the Grave (Hyena)
Roger Wallace – Give Me a Reason / It’s About Time (Natchez Street)
Cornell Hurd Band – Come On Home to Houston / Beyond the Purple Hills (Behemoth)
Deraielrs – Vegas / Under the Influence of Buck (Palo Duro)
Dwight Yoakam – Above & Beyond / Dwight Sings Buck (New West)

Elisabeth Ames & Countrypolitans – Genessee / Anytime (Ultrapolitan)
Elizabeth Cook – Mama’s Prayers / Balls (31 Tigers)
Bill Kirchen – Get a Little Goner / Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods (Proper American)
Johnny Bush – Kashmere Gardens Mud / same (Icehouse)
Dayton & Leigh – Holdin’ Our Own / same (Stag)
SCOTS – Muswell Hillbilly / Countrypolitan Favorites (Yep Roc)

Tommy Womack – If That’s All There Is to See / There, I Said It! (Cedar Creek)
John Doe – Golden State / A Year In the Wilderness (Yep Roc)
Dollar Store – One Thin Dime, One Red Cent (Bloodshot)
$2 Pistols – Stranger Things Have Happened / Here Tomorrow Gone Today (8th House)
Sarah Borges – False Eyelashes / Diamonds In the Dark (Sugar Hill)

Variosu Artists (Cary Hudson) – Song in C / Just One More (Larry Brown tribute) (Bloodshot)
Mavis Staples – This Little Light of Mine / We’ll Never Turn Back (Anti)
Levon Helm – Feelin’ Good / Dirt Farmer (Vanguard)
Gurf Morlix – Madalyn’s Bones / Diamonds to Dust (Blue Corn)
Son Volt – Beacon Soul / The Search (Transmit Sound)
Wilco – Sky Blue Sky / same (Nonesuch)

Li’l Cap’n Travis – Cherry Chapstick / In All Their Splendor (Glurp)
Toni Price – Sunflower / Talk Memphis (Antone’s)
Wussy – Sun Giant Syas Hey / Left For Dead (Shake It)
The Tripwires – Big Electric Light / Makes You Look Around (Paisley Pop)
Chuck Prophet – The Freckle Song / Soap & Water (Yep Roc)

………….zeroing in………….
Eilen Jewell – If You Catch Me Stealing / Letters From Sinners & Strangers (Signature Sounds0
Jason Isbell – Grown / Sirens of the Ditch (New West)
Dolly Varden – All Gonna Change / The Panic Bell (Undertow)
Nick Lowe – I Trained Her to Love Me / At My Age (Yep Roc)
Jon Byrd – Reputation / Byrd’s Auto Parts (Longleaf Pine)
Porter Wagoner – Be A Little Quieter / Wagonmaster (Anti)

Bettye LaVette – I Still Want You To Be My Baby / Scene Of the Crime (Anti)
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black / same (Universal Republic)
Sharon Jones & Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights / same (Dap Tone)

………………top three………..
Amy LaVere – Killing Him / Anchors & Anvils (Archer)
Detroit Cobras – As Long As I Have You / Tied & True (Bloodshot)
Mary Weiss – Tell Me What You Want Me to Do / Dangerous Game (Norton)
Amy LaVere – Cupid’s Arrow / Anchors & Anvils (Archer)
Detroit Cobras – Try Love / Tied & True (Bloodshot)
Mary Weiss – Bring It One More Time / Dangerous Game (Norton)
Mary Weiss – You’re Never Gonna See Me Cry / Dangerous Game (Norton)

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

Boudin Dan