Hadn't heard it before either. It's nothing like the Blasters or his County Fair 2000 record. On a few tunes it's just him and a guitar, very tastefully played. The tunes with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band were as you'd expect, jazzy, bluesy, rollicking in parts. Sun Ra's piano and band did this record great favors too. There's a semi acoustic, slowed down version of Daddy Rolling Stone (as compared to the revved up version the Blasters recorded and play live). He varied his singing style here and there and on one tune it almost sounded like a guest vocalist. His ability to choose covers is well documented and his selections here make for a great record. Great roots music.
Great album. Had the lp and replaced it with the cd.
Jaimoe's Jasssz Band
Listening to Will Hoge right now. Just starting to dig into his work after falling for "When I Get My Wings". Hoping to find some more I like and if I don't... at least I have one new song.
Elvyn - early Crazy Horse meets Wilco
Hugh Cornwell - Hooverdam. I saw him last year and picked it up at the show. It just made its way to the top of my rotation and I love it. Wish I'd listen to it sooner.
Booker T. Jones; The road From Memphis
Why is this man not at JazzFest?
George Jones "Mr. Country and Western"
Laugh Till You Cry- Terri Hendrix. Terri is an amazing performer and songwriter.
Two new releases are knocking me out:
Ray Wylie Hubbard - The Grifter's Hymnal
Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
I'm enjoy the JTE one and looking for to the RWH ! Out in a month over here i think.
For me it's New Multitudes this week , a superb effort from Jay Farrar. Jim James, Anders Parker and , erm, some other guy. Forgot his name , from Centromatic. I think. Anyway , he's good on it as well and it's a brilliant album.
Will Johnson , i just remembered !