As The Sparks Fly On The Fourth Of July

July 4, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Happy Fourth Of July everyone. Here’s four versions of the Elvis Costello classic, Indoor Fireworks, from his King Of America album, about one of the more dangerous types of pyrotechnic displays. Celebrate safely today.

Laura Cantrell – Indoor Fireworks
Live On World Cafe
Nick Lowe – Indoor Fireworks
Buy The Rose Of England
Cold War Kids – Indoor Fireworks
Benefit At The District
Elvis Costello & Lucinda Williams – Indoor Fireworks
Live On CMT Crossroads

Happy Mothers Day !

May 11, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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A little Mothers’ Day mix for you today. And don’t forget to visit or call your mother today, remember, you wouldn’t be here without her.

Merle Haggard – Mama Tried
Buy Mama Tried
Joni Mitchell – Songs To Aging Children Come
Buy Clouds
Neil Young – I Am A Child
Buy Decade
Beach House – Childhood
Buy Beach House
Liz Phair Mother’s Little Helper
Buy Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives
Lucinda Williams – Motherless Children
Buy Ramblin’
Miranda Lambert – Mama I’m Alright
Buy Kerosene
Nellie McKay – Mama And Me
Buy Pretty Little Head
Kanye West – Hey Mama
Buy Late Registration
The Supremes – Love Child
Buy Hitsville USA
Jimmy Castor – Hey Leroy, Your Mamma’s Callin You
Buy Soul Power Instrumentals

5 On A Friday : Memphis

November 9, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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A small tribute in song today to the city of Memphis, Tennessee. Good friends and good times.

1: Chuck Berry – Memphis
Buy The Great Twenty Eight
2: Marc Cohn – Walking In Memphis
Buy Marc Cohn
3: Bob Dylan – Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Buy Blonde On Blonde
4: John Hiatt – Memphis In The Meantime
Buy Bring The Family
5: Lucinda Williams – Memphis Pearl
Buy Sweet Old World

[Photo Credit]

Monday Morning Blues

July 16, 2007 by · 1 Comment
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Thought I’d try a out a new feature for you today, a dose of the blues to start your work week.
Misery loves company, right ? Leave a comment, let me know what you think.

MP3: Muddy Waters – Got My Mojo Workin’
Buy The Chess Box
MP3: Howling Wolf – Killing Floor
Buy Howlin’ Wolf: His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)
MP3: Lucinda Williams – You’re Gonna Need That Pure Religion
Buy Ramblin’

[Muddy Waters Photo By Paul Natkin]

Lucinda Williams Rarities

January 10, 2007 by · 3 Comments
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Inspired by Heather’s great post and contest involving the newly remastered Lucinda Williams Car Wheels On A Gravel Road disc I thought I’d bring you all a batch of my favorite Lucinda Williams rarities from various tribute albums and compilations. Many of them are out of print but, I’ve also listed the discs they come from if you want to try and track them down yourself.

Many of these songs are covers, just listen to the way Lucinda pours the emotion and soul into each one and makes it her own.

Also coming in early February is Lucinda’s brand new album West. If you caught her recently on tour you may have had the privilege of hearing some of the new tunes. Check out a couple of those live tunes at There’s Always Someone Cooler Than You

MP3: Lucinda Williams – Dark Side Of Life
A TOWN SOUTH OF BAKERSFIELD (1988) – Enigma D2-73302-A
Lucinda Williams – Pancakes
BORN TO CHOOSE (1993) – Rykodisc RCD 10256
Lucinda Williams – Main Road
SWEET RELIEF – A Benefit For Victoria Williams (1993) – Chaos OK 57134
Lucinda Williams – You Don’t Have Very Far To Go
TULARE DUST: A Songwriters’ Tribute To Merle Haggard (1994) – Hightone HCD 8058
Lucinda Williams – Positively 4th Street
Lucinda Williams – Come To Me Baby
TRIBUTE TO HOWLIN’ WOLF – (1998) – Telarc 83427
Lucinda Williams – Here In California
TREASURES LEFT BEHIND: Remembering Kate Wolf – (1998) – Red House RHR CD 114
Lucinda Williams – Cold Cold Heart
TIMELESS – Hank Williams Tribute (2001) – Lost Highway Records 088 170 239-2
Lucinda Williams – Angels Laid Him Away
AVALON BLUES: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt (2001) Vanguard 79582-2
Lucinda Williams – Nothin’
POET: a Tribute to Townes Van Zandt (2002) – Free Falls FFE-7019-2

Zipfile of all the songs here