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December 2008 Blog Posts (10)

Tony Joe White: Deep Cuts (Munich Records MRCD 295)

Tony Joe White: Deep Cuts (Munich Records MRCD 295)





Revisiting old favourites from early in his career, Deep Cuts is a record of startlingly new versions, an extra layer of 21st century electronics and production providing extra swamp and menace to the famous Tony Joe sound. If that sounds like a desperate attempt to revive a stuttering career, then think again, because this is vital, interesting stuff as those deep, deep vocals and… Continue

Added by flyinshoes review on December 22, 2008 at 17:00 — No Comments

Mark Norris & The Backpeddlars

http://www.myspace.com/marknorrisandthebackpeddlers



I just love finding great stuff by chance and I already forgotten how I found my way to this but who cares..sweet recording..lovely feel









Stranded Between Stations, the debut CD from Mark Norris and the Backpeddlers, answers the age-old question: “What does an album recorded in a barn in the dead of… Continue

Added by flyinshoes review on December 1, 2008 at 9:45 — No Comments

Adam Puddington

Lovely record a bit Ron Sexsmith in tone...superb..friend of The Guthries...or Minnikins as now are...

http://www.adampuddington.com/



Adam Puddington is one of Almonte, Ontario's golden sons, and he wears the legacy proudly. Rural Canadiana seeps into his songs, bringing the curious beauty of rivers, wildlife, rosaries and trains. Especially rivers and trains,… Continue

Added by flyinshoes review on December 1, 2008 at 9:44 — No Comments

Michael Fracasso: Red Dog Blues





A true songwriter's writer....I have his When I Lived in the Wild Cd and this stream is tracks from new CD Red Dog Blues...



Superb stuff a bit like Randy Newman and Michael Marra (The Scottish Randy Newman)....recommended



He used to support his friend Patty Griffin...no slouch either in the writer stakes..



Listen to more at CD Baby…

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Added by flyinshoes review on December 1, 2008 at 9:41 — No Comments

Willie P. Bennet R.I.P.

Sadly since I first published this evocative track Mr Bennett has passed away..



I publish this again as a tribute...



A fine Canadian artist.







Glowing Hearts Music proudly presents, in commemoration of Remembrance Day (Veterans Day, Armistice Day) on November 11th, Juno Award Winner, Willie P. Bennett’s new recording of Black Against The Wall.



The song, written by Charlie Sohmer (recent winner of the Grand Prize 2007 OCFF Songs… Continue

Added by flyinshoes review on December 1, 2008 at 9:06 — No Comments

Micah B. Smaldone



Red River Rough Cut





Red River Rough Cut is intended as a sampler for a new album that Micah is working on. The 5 untitled pieces on the CDR are simply great songs and remind me of the best work of Jimmy Webb or Townes Van Zandt while sounding nothing like either. The songs are stripped bare and every note and word is neccesary with nothing out of place.





Currently Micah is touring in the UK and Europe. Below are… Continue

Added by flyinshoes review on December 1, 2008 at 9:04 — No Comments

John Train - Leachman's Ghost

At the Triumph Leader Museum, which houses a collection of gifts given to Saddam Hussein over the years, curators had removed things from the display cases and squirrelled them away for safekeeping, although it was doubtful how safe anything would be anywhere in Baghdad once the bombs began to fall. I went to the museum to take another look at the gun that had been used in 1920 to assassinate Colonel Gerard Leachman, a British officer who spent the First World War in the deserts of what was… Continue

Added by flyinshoes review on December 1, 2008 at 9:03 — No Comments

Lou Vargo - American Disaster





Received this E.P. through the mail and despite the usual huff n' puff it had some quality graphics and so I gave it a spin. Frank and honest recordings with an amiable straightforwardness that refreshing. Jack Hale ( erstwhile J.Cash producer) says..



"It is Lou Vargo...the look, the person, the song, the voice, the guitar, it is his persona. He wakes up and goes to sleep being this person...it is something you have or don't have...very hard to fake it in… Continue

Added by flyinshoes review on December 1, 2008 at 9:01 — No Comments

A.J.Downing - River of Life

Great record....guy who met Earle in Copperhead Road days and it filtered through twenty years of being a electrician...real songs, real playing, real sweet....



http://www.ajdowning.com





Artists Development COOP page




from website...



Well I'd seen every episode of Forensic… Continue

Added by flyinshoes review on December 1, 2008 at 9:00 — No Comments

Peter Case on Ralph McTell Show!





Live tracks and interview from Ralph McTell show BBC Radio 2… Continue

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1 1 108
HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *MM, *SZ
2 -- 66
DANNY SCHMIDT / Standard Deviation / Live Once Records *JJ, *HdB,
*TK, *AN, *GS, *MF, *SP
3 2 53
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *MP,
*PvG, *ME
4 -- 49
MERCY JOHN / Let It Go Easy / Butler *LK, *JD
5 3 45
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *FSch
6 4 44
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent
7 -- 42
RYAN BINGHAM / American Love Song / Thirty Tigers *HB
8 6 36
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *CRS
9 24 35
KALYN FAY / Good Company / Horton *JV, *JBo
11 35
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc Records
11 -- 34
VARIOUS / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
*FCe, *PJ, *PK
12 8 28
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *FB
-- 28
J.S. ONDARA / Tales of America / Verve Records *AL, *WV
14 -- 28
MADELEINE ROGER / Cottonwood / Independent *LM
15 -- 24
KIM LENZ / Slowly Speeding / Blue Star *MvP
-- 24
LILY & MADELEINE / Canterbury Girls / New West *TJ
17 12 23
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH, *BH
18 -- 22
ETHAN JOHNS with The Black Eyed Dogs, Anamnesis, Three
Crows/Proper *RK, *JB
-- 22
LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
20 5 19
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
-- 18
KERRI POWERS / Starseeds / Continental
23 -- 17
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS / Easy Way / Walkie Talkie *KG
24 -- 16
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *PR
-- 16
MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

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