Monday Morning Blues : Louvin Brothers Undercover

July 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Reviving the popular but sporadic Monday Morning Blues feature today with some Louvin Brothers songs and cover versions. The Lemonheads and Uncle Tupelo covering a couple of Louvin classics and bringing the circle all the way around with The Louvins covering the Carter Family as also covered by Johnny Cash.

If anyone has any suggestions, musical or otherwise, to help make the Monday Morning Blues a less sporadic feature here, feel free to send them my way at

The Louvin Brothers – Knoxville Girl
Buy When I Stop Dreaming : The Best Of
The Lemonheads – Knoxville Girl

Buy Car Button Cloth

The Louvin Brothers – The Great Atomic Power
Buy When I Stop Dreaming : The Best Of
Uncle Tupelo – The Great Atomic Power

Buy March 16-20, 1992

The Louvin Brothers – The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea
Buy When I Stop Dreaming : The Best Of
Johnny Cash – The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea

Buy Unchained

5.4 On A Friday : Earthquake

April 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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Taking some loose inspiration from the news this morning that a 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook the midwestern US overnight. In the winter of 1811/1812, the New Madrid faultline was hit by three magnitude 8 earthquakes, some of the most powerful quakes in US History.

1: Uncle Tupelo – New Madrid
Buy Anodyne
2: Beck – Earthquake Weather
Buy Guero
3: Black Mountain -Faulty Times
Buy Black Mountain
4: Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes
Buy Little Earthquakes
5.4: John Wesley Harding – It’s All My Fault
Buy Awake

Monday Morning Blues : Drinking Away Your St Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2008 by · 3 Comments
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What originally started as an Irish religious holiday back in the 17th century has now become one largest worldwide holiday celebrations of the year. St Patrick’s Day is when everyone gets to be Irish for a day, so put on your best green shirt, pour yourself a pint of Guinness and a shot of whiskey and join the party. Have fun and be safe.

John Lee Hooker – One Bourbon, One Scotch, And One Beer
Buy The Very Best Of
Slaid Cleaves – Horseshoe Lounge
Buy Broke Down
Memphis – Incredibly Drunk On Whiskey
Buy A Little Place In The Wilderness
Richard And Linda Thompson – Down Where The Drunkards Roll
Buy I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Chelsea Taube – Drunk And Not Not Married
More Chelsea Taube
Hogan’s Goat – Whiskey
Buy Good Intention Road
Uncle Tupelo – Whiskey Bottle
Buy No Depression
Theolonius Monk Straight, No Chaser
Buy Straight, No Chaser
Gillian Welch – Whiskey Girl
Buy Hell Among The Yearlings