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We move confidently into the middle of the week, and step one day further into this September.
"You're a Whole Different Person When You're Scared" by Warren Zevon
How about we start off the mid-week shuffle with some Warren Zevon doing a song co-written with Hunter S. Thompson. Yeah, sounds good to me, too.
"The Bountiful Child" by Atticus Floyd
0:39 seconds of cool stuff from Atticus Floyd's We'll All Come Down 7 song EP.
"Chinese Dogs" by Mothers
The New York band Mothers' album Panamanian Times has been in our playlist for a while now. This is the second to last song for us to feature. The band has an awesomely original punk rock sound.
"Damballah-Wedo" by The Shakers
A beautiful instrumental from Songs from Beneath the Lake. One of my favorite albums.
"If I Could" by John Prine
John Prine is one of our greatest living songwriters, and so if he covers a song, you know it has to be really, really good. From Prine's 1997 Live on Tour album, this is Tim Carroll's "If I Could" (You may remember Tim Carroll was our 300th "Like" on Facebook.) It is, by the way, the only cover song on that album.
"High Steppin' Mama" by Clyde Langford
Clyde Langford was born in Centerville, Texas in 1934. He learned guitar from Joel "Thunder" Hopkins as a boy. As a young person, he would listen to the radio and imitate the songs he heard on his guitar, and he added his own spin to the songs. He never stopped making music, and the Music Maker Relief Foundation helped him to record an album (of which this is the title track) as well as helping him with medical and other expenses. This is the real deal blues, ya'll.
"Beggin' Jesus" by Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen
Speaking of the Blues. We have another track from Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen from their album Love and Life. As luck would have it, I used the video for this song in the video playlist yesterday (substituting for a song that didn't have a video), but you know what - it's a really cool video so watch it again today!
"Cash" by APE|MEN
From their debut EP Zero - APE MEN make "edgy inditronica from the Iron Curtain fringe of the European Union." This is good stuff.
"Ball and Chain" by Ted Zmaster and the Wranglers
Ted Z and the Wranglers are a Southern California band that play some pretty fine roots based, indie rock and roll. This was my first listen, and I like what I heard.
"Honky Tonk Blues" (Live) by Jason and the Scorchers
A live version of the Scorchers cover of the Hank Williams classic... Lord, I got 'em...
"Pretty Girls" by Joe Jackson
Another track from the Joe Jackson's Look Sharp! album... a song about being distracted by the scenery.