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Monday, December 21, 2009

December 17, 2009
Scott Foley

Just a week past my Favorite Songs program and I already feel like appending my list. Word has it that the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Crazy Heart will be landing in my in-box very soon. Produced by TBone Burnett, many of the album's songs were written by the late Stephen Bruton. The film stars Jeff Bridges as a down-and-out country star who looks and sounds remarkably like Kris Kristofferson ... Oh, and Ryan Bingham's contribution to the soundtrack, "The Weary Kind" is a starmaking moment, already hinted as a possible nominee for an Oscar for best song. By my book, it's as good as almost anything on Roadhouse Sun.

Also on this Episode, an early glimpse into Allison Moorer's new project, Crows, as well as a double-dip into a strong tribute to EC and Orna Ball.

Audra Mae “Cliche” from Revival Tour Fall 2009 Collection (2009) on Ten Four

Monsters of Folk “Man Named Truth” from Monsters of Folk (2009) on Shangri-La

Mark Erelli “Ain't No Time of the Year To Be Alone” from Hillbilly Pilgrim (2004) on Signature Sounds

Greg Trooper “Angel” from Williamsburg Affair (2009) on 52 Shakes

Allison MoorerBroken Girl” from Crows (2010) on Ryko

The Jayhawks “Save It For a Rainy Day” from Music From the North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology (2009) on Sony

Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams “Roll On” from Grade A Country Music (2003) on self

Jon LangfordWhen I Get Home I'm Gonna Be Satisfied” from Face a Frowning World: An EC Ball Memorial Album (2009) on Tompkins Square

Buddy Miller “Away In a Manger” from To Kate: Benefit For Kate's Sake (2005) on Western Beat

Ryan Bingham “The Weary Kind” from Crazy Heart (2009) on New West

The Beautiful Loser SocietyHair of the Dog” from The Long Slow Decline (2010) on Beautiful Loser Society

Justin Townes Earle “Poor Fool” from Midnight At the Movies (2009) on Bloodshot

Honeycutters “Better Woman” from Irene (2009) on Buttons Down

Chuck ProphetSonny Liston's Blues” from Let Freedom Ring (2009) on Yep Roc

Merle HaggardIf We Make It Through December” from If We Make It Through December on self

Pieta Brown “Hey Joey” from Shimmer (2009) on Red House

Chip Taylor “Without Horses” from Yonkers, NY (2009) on Train Wreck

Hacienda Brothers “A Lot of Days Are Gone” from Arizona Motel (2008) on Proper

Blitzen Trapper “Silver Moon” from Black River Killer (2009) on Sub Pop

John CowanChristmas Everyday” from Comfort & Joy (2009) on E1

Shannon McNally “Lonesome Ornery and Mean” from Coldwater (2009) on Shannon McNally

Lucero “Sixes and Sevens” from 1372 Overton Park (2009) on Universal

Bonnie "Prince" BillyBeautiful Star of Bethlehem” from Face a Frowning World: An EC Ball Memorial Album (2009) on Tompkins Square

Chris ScruggsIt Ain't Right” from Anthem (2009) on Cogent

Kasey Chambers “Sometimes” from Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill and the Little Hillbillies (2009) on Liberation

Rosie Flores “Little Bells” from Girl of the Century (2009) on Bloodshot

Reckless Kelly “Love In Her Eyes” from Bulletproof (2008) on Yep Roc Records

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