Tuesday, May 4, 2010

April Feel Bad For You

I forgot to post this last month, so here you go...from our friends at AltCountryTab.ca, the monthly Feel Bad For You comp. Download the zipped file here for one week only.

1. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Hit 'Em Up Style.mp3
Buy: Genuine Negro Jig (2010)
Comment: Rootsy 3 piece band out of Durham, NC

2. Jeffrey Foucault and Mark Erelli - "Tom Merritt"
Seven Curses (2010)
Comment: New from JF teamed up with Mark Erelli to record an album of murder ballads.

3. Camille Yarbrough - "Take Yo' Praise"
Iron Pot Cooker (1975)
Comment: Love discovering these old tunes that I know from the modern use of samples.

4. Otis Gibbs - "Joe Hill's Ashes"
Joe Hill's Ashes (2010)

5. Gram Rabbit - "Dirty Horse"
Albion Records compilation (2004)
Comment: Mojave Desert weirdness from Jessika Von Rabbitt and her gang.

6. Jean Shepard and Ferlin Huskey - "Forgive Me, John"
Single (1953)
Comment: Korean War love triangle melodrama, follow-up to "A Dear John Letter." No apologies I love this stuff.  Shepard's husband, the splendidly named Hawkshaw Hawkins, died with Patsy Cline in that tragic plane crash.

7. The Shadows - F.B.I.mp3
Single (1961)
Comment: This is the sound of the first Fender Stratocaster ever imported into the UK by Hank Marvin in 1959. Before the Beatles, the Shadows ruled the UK charts as well as other Anglosphere ex-colonies like Canada, where Neil Young copied Hank Marvin's tremolo action for The Squires. Lennon also acknowledged Hank Marvin as an inspiration...an English four man lead/rythmn/bass/drums format that rocked and sold millions.

8. DeYarmond Edison - "As Long As I Can Go"
DeYarmond Edison (2004)
Comments: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver's prior band.

9. Romantica - Lonely Star.mp3
Buy: Control Alt Country Delete (2009)

10. Austin Collins - "Conventional Lust"
Wrong Control (2010)

11. Nightjar - Check Your Mirrors.mp3
Buy: Hometown Stranger (2010)

12. Dirty Sweet - "Isabel"
Of Monarchs and Beggars (2007)

13. Graham Parker - "Weather Report"
Imaginary Television (2010)
Comment: The rumour has it that one of these TV Shows will make to Prime Time in 2011.

14. Frank Turner - Sons of Liberty.mp3
Buy: Poetry of the Deed (2009)
Comment: This guy has grown on me big time...this song didn't need time to grow...best when played loud.

15. Miracle Fortress - "Have You Seen In Your Dreams"
Five Roses (2007)
Comment: I'm not familiar with the Beach Boys, but I've been told Miracle Fortress sound like them. My #5 album in the legendary music year of 2007.

16. Miracle Fortress - Hold Your Secrets To Your Heart.mp3
Buy: Five Roses (2007)
Comment: Warm, swirling, psychedelic-pop goodness.

17. Whitey Morgan and the 78s - "Another Round"
Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels (2008)
Comment: I heard this song on Autopsy IV's (ninebullets.net) March podcast and thought it was bad ass. How many country musicians come out of the Flint/Detroit area?

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