Monday, August 29, 2011

JJ Grey & Mofro Adds


This afternoon I am adding the Live record from Mofro recorded in Atlanta at The Variety Playhouse. CAR listeners know by now that Georgia Warhorse is one of my favorite funky records and this live record is even funkier. If you can't dig it then you've got no spirit. I only wish that I had been in the audience. Giving "Crackers" a good name.

If "Ho Cake" don't make you hungry - you ain't from around here!




Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jackson & Bruce!

If this doesn't do it for you you need to pack it in and just give up. Thanks to Birmingham Steve for sharing.

Top 20 Tracks Last Week

Based on listener purchases, wishlists, and track ratings.

1. Johnny Cash - I Wanted So - Personal File I
2. Sloan - Down In The Basement - Sloan - Parallel Play
3. Parsons, Gram; & The Fallen Angels - Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man - Live 1973
4. Old 97's - Mama Tried - Alive & Wired (Disc 2)
5. Ricky Nelson - Mystery Train - Bright Lights & Country Fever
6. New Riders of The Purple Sage - Whatcha Gonna Do - New Riders Of The Purple Sage
7. Billy Joe Shaver - Honky Tonk Heroes (Like Me) - Storytellers - Live At The Bluebird 1992
8. 77 El Deora - Bad Boy
9. Hayes Carll - Little Rock - Little Rock
10. Hayes Carll - Down The Road Tonight - Little Rock
11. Yo La Tengo - Little Honda - Compilation
12. Willie Nelson - Blowing In The Wind - Coal Country Music
13. Will & The Bushmen - Neil Young - Gawk
14. WILCO - Who Were You Thinkin' Of? - All Over The Demos
15. WILCO - Thirteen - All Over The Demos

16. Whiskeytown - Inn Town - Strangers Almanac
17. Whiskeytown - Under Your Breath - Pneumonia
18. Whiskeytown - Reasons To Lie - Pneumonia
19. Whiskeytown - Mirror, Mirror - Lost Highway New Music Sampler Volume 3
20. Whiskeytown - Crazy About You - Goodbye Music

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Nick Ashford - Doing It His Way - All The Way From Fairfield, SC

To list all of the songs he penned both by himself and with his wife would take a long time. It's kind of odd that he passes right after Amy Winehouse for whom Ashford and Simpson wrote "Tears Dry On Their Own". Let's just say he was doing it from "I Don't Need No Doctor" to Miss Winehouse and now heaven really has a helluva band.

Watch George Harrison Trailer Now

Listen to a New Ryan Adams Song From "Ashes & Fire"

Listen to a New Ryan Adams Song :: Music :: News :: Paste

Monday, August 15, 2011

Top 20 Tracks Last Week

Here they are based on listener purchases, wishlists, and track ratings.

1. Steve Earle - Oxycontin Blues - Washington Square Serenade
2. Palace Music - Old Jerusalem - Viva Last Blues
3. Olav Larsen & The Alabama Rodeo Stars - Atomic Bombs & Wine - Love's Come To Town
4. Kasey Chambers - Train Wreck - Little Bird [Disc 1]
5. Faces - My Fault - The Definitive Rock Collection - Disc 2
6. Emmylou Harris - Wheels - Spyboy
7. AC/DC - Live Wire
8. The Pretenders / Emmylou Harris - She - Return Of The Grievous Angel - A Tribute To Gram Parsons
9. Shooter Jennings - Higher - The Wolf

10. Robbie Fulks - The Buck Starts Here - The Bloodshot Highlights
11. Elvis Costello - Alison - The Bridge School Concerts Vol. 1
12. Steve Earle - Way Down In The Hold (Live) - DK Sampler
13. The Zutons - Valerie - Paste Magazine Sampler 26
14. The Windbreakers - New Red Shoes - Time Machine
15. The Windbreakers - Girl From Washington - Time Machine
16. Willie Nelson - Blowing In The Wind - Coal Country Music
17. Will Kimbrough - I Don't Like It
18. Will & The Bushmen - Neil Young - Gawk
19. WILCO - Who Were You Thinkin' Of ? - All Over The Demos
20. WILCO - Thirteen - All Over The Demos

Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes

I do believe that is guitar God of the Alabama Delta Corky Hughes on that Fender. I remember when he had hair like Grayson's. Good stuff.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Grayson Capps - Eddie's Attic - 08-13-2011


Grayson Capps played as part of a three person "in the round" show at Eddie's last night and stole the show from two other very talented singers, songwriters, and musicians (Caroline Pond & Ralph Roddenberry). Caroline's violin (fiddle) playing is superb and she seems like she would be a lot of fun to hang around. A few ex-pat Fairhopians were in the crowd in support of Grayson who recently moved back to the Gulf Coast.


Grayson played every third song and offered up Highway42, Rock'nRoll, I See You, Poison, several others and one of my favorites from the "Love Song for Bobby Long" soundtrack Lorraine's Song (see below).




I have a couple of "Live At The Paradiso DVDs" and copies of the current record as well as "Wail & Ride" to give away to some lucky Cosmic American Radio fan. Just drop me an email (cosmicamericanradio@gmail.com) and tell my why you either like CAR or Grayson or both and if it is postable then I'll fire you one off via snail mail. I also have a couple of Kasey Chambers and Jeff Bridges singles to give away if you would like one of those. Enjoy.

Check out his new record The Lost Cause Minstrels and thanks to Leslie & Songlines - the place for everything good.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Musicians unite to help Easter find stolen guitars

Musicians unite to help Easter find stolen guitars

Jimmie Dale Gilmore Adds Today






I finished listening to Heirloom Music from The Wronglers yesterday and loved it! While Jimmie's "quirky" voice is an acquired taste (and I have not really acquired a taste for it) it is not as quirky on this record. They do some nice covers of classics from A.P. Carter (I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes & Foggy Mountain Top), Jimmie Davis (Columbus Stockade Blues - though my favorite version of this classic is by Rick Nelson), and Flat & Scruggs (If I Should Wander Back).





They do 14 tracks in all and I added all of them with the exception of the last one which I even found too quirky. The release is on Neanderthal Records so listen for it and if you like it - go buy you a copy.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Top 20 Tracks Last Week

1. Old 97's - Stoned - Alive & Wired (Disc 2)
2. Elvis Costello - Knocking on Heaven's Door - Stiffed Again
3. Johnny Cash - Rusty Cage - Unchained
4. Sloan - Down In The Basement - Sloan - Parallel Play
5. Neil Young International Harvesters - Let Your Fingers Do The Walking - A Treasure
6. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Magick - Cardinology
7. Shooter Jennings - Gone to Carolina - Electric Rodeo
8. Robbie Fulks - The Buck Starts Here - The Bloodshot Highlights
9. The Pernice Brothers - Somerville - Paste Magazine Sampler 26
10. NEIL YOUNG - SEE THE SKY ABOUT TO RAIN - NEIL YOUNG - LIVE AT MASSEY HALL 1971
11. Motorhead - Shine
12. The Derailers - I've Got A Tiger By The Tail - Under The Influence Of Buck

13. The Black Keys - Thickfreakness
14. Eddie Vedder - Sleepless Nights - Ukulele Songs
15. Kasey Chambers - Georgia Brown - Little Bird [Disc 1]
16. Hayes Carll - Beyond the Blues - A Case for Case: A Tribute to the Songs of Peter Case (CD1)
17. Big Star - Mod Lang - #1 Record - Radio City
18. The Zutons - Valerie - Paste Magazine Sampler 26
19. The Windbreakers - Time Machine - Time Machine
20. The Windbreakers - New Red Shoes - Time Machine

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Hank Williams Tribute Album Gets a Release Date, Track List :: Music :: News :: Paste

Hank Williams Tribute Album Gets a Release Date, Track List :: Music :: News :: Paste

Alabama Theme Adds Today




Having just returned from the Alabama Gulf Coast I thought I would add some Alabama-centric tracks to the Cosmic American Radio playlist. The artists in this collection include Amanda Shaw, The Bis-Quits, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Daddy, Drive By Truckers, Emmylou Harris, Faces, John P. Strohm, Old Crow, The Rolling Stones, Justin Townes Earle, Wet Willie, Randy Newman and dozens more. Enjoy.




Here's the DBTs (Jason Isbell version) doing one at the 40 Watt in Athens, GA.