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Sunday, November 27, 2011

ROUTES & BRANCHES
November 26, 2011
Scott Foley

 It's probably no secret that I'm a fan of the music of Alejandro Escovedo.  He's a writer of uncommon depth who is also able to work in the superficialities of the rock genre.  Been a long while since I played something from this excellent sampler that plays tribute to his songs.  I'd be hard pressed to name a better tribute album - 2 discs packed with quality artists doing justice to great songs.  Calexico ("Wave"), Lucinda Williams ("Pyramid Of Tears"), Jayhawks ("Last To Know").  Los Lonely Boys' take on "Castanets" is my favorite of the bunch.  It's presently out of print, altho used copies are readily available online. 

Time will tell if I'm back in the studios for the Wednesday Morning Mix (8-10).  If not, we'll see you next weekend. 


*  Bonnie "Prince" Billy, "Easy Does It"  Lie Down In the Light  (Drag City, 08)
*  Madison Violet, "Goin' Away"  Good In Goodbye  (True North, 11)
*  Jon Snodgrass, "Campaign Song 93"  Tri-State Record  (Paper & Plastick, 11)
*  Pert Near Sandstone, "All Night Long"  Paradise Hop  (Self, 11)
*  Doop & the Inside Outlaws, "Not Too Late"  What Am I Supposed To Do  (Blood River, 11)
*  Secret Sisters, "I've Got a Feeling"  Secret Sisters  (Beladroit, 10)
*  Sons Of Fathers, "Flatland"  Sons Of Fathers  (Self, 11)
*  Lyle Lovett, "Girl With the Holiday Smile"  Songs For the Season  (Curb, 11)
*  Turn 4, "Cheap Guitar"  What You Do About It  (Fuck All Y'all, 11)
*  Kasey Chambers, "Down Here On Earth"  Little Bird  (Essence, 11)
*  Candi Staton, "Cry Baby Cry"  Who's Hurting Now  (Honest Jons, 11)
*  Iris DeMent, "Quality Time"  Way I Should  (Warner, 96)
*  Wilco, "Born Alone"  Whole Love  (DBPM, 11)
*  Calexico, "Man Made Lake"  Road Atlas  (QuarterStick, 11)
*  Great American Taxi, "AM Radio"  Paradise Lost  (Self, 11)
*  Deep Dark Woods, "Back Alley Blues"  Place I Left Behind  (Sugar Hill, 11)
*  Lizzie Huffman, "Heavy Hearts"  Pretty Old Soul  (Suburban Home, 11)
*  Little Willies, "Jolene"  For the Good Times  (Milking Bull, 12)
^  Son Volt, "Sometimes"  Por Vida: Tribute To the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo  (Or, 04)
*  Robert Earl Keen, "Lay Down My Brother"  Ready For Confetti  (Lost Hwy, 11)
*  Ken Will Morton, "Rough & Tumble"  Contenders  (Ghostmeat, 11)
*  Kathleen Edwards, "Empty Threat"  Voyageur  (Rounder, 12)
*  Girls Guns & Glory, "Root Cellar"  Sweet Nothings  (Lonesome Day, 11)
*  Rhett Miller, "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome (live)"  Interpreter Live At Largo  (Max Sun, 11)
*  Deer Tick, "The Bump"  Divine Providence  (Partisan, 11)
*  Gurf Morlix, "Madalyn's Bones"  Diamonds To Dust  (Blue Corn, 07)
*  Willie Nelson, "I'm Movin' On"  Remember Me Vol 1  (R&J, 11)

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