|track artist, song-label, format|
Tupelo, I Want To Destroy You
02 Neal Merritt & The Longhorn Brothers, I Got Fooled-Sarg Records, CD
03 Eddy Arnold, Bouquet Of Roses-ASV, CD
- break 1
04 Dock Boggs, Pretty Polly-Smithsonian/Folkways, CD
05 Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Man Of Constant Sorrow
- break 2
06 Lloyd Chandler, Conversation With Death-Rounder, CD (By High Atmosphere)
07 Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys, I Ain't Broke, But I'm Badly Bent-CD
08 Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, My Dear Clamintine-CD (went fuzzy)
- break 3
09 The Louvin Brothers, Satan Is Real-Capitol, CD
10 The Delmore Brothers, Raining On The Mountain-Old Homestead Records, LP
- break 4
11 Luther Wright & the Wrongs, Goodbye Blue Sky
12 The Byrds, Hickory Wind
- break 5
13 Louvin Brothers, Kentucky-Rounder, LP
14 Charlie Poole & the North Country Ramblers, Can I Sleep In Your Barn
Country Recordings, LP
- break 6
15 Ennio Morricone, Il Brutto Il Cattivo (Titoli, Insegumento)-Dagored, LP
16 The Atlantics, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly-Dancing Bear, CD
From For A Few Guitars More, A Tribute to Morricone's Spaghetti Western Themes
17 The Challengers, Mark Of Zorro-Vault Records, LP
- break 7
18 Eric Shively, Pulling Out The Stars-Demo from "The Way It's Going To Be"
19 Kelly Willis, What I Deserve-Rykodisc, CD
- break 8
20 Kasey Chambers, Not Pretty Enough-Warner, CD
21 Lucinda Williams, American Dream-Lost Highway, CD
22 Songs: Ohia, Hold On Magnolia
- break 9
23 Ryan Adams, Wild Flowers (from recent projects)
24 Bruce Springsteen, Randolph Street, Pony Express Records, CD
- break 10
25 Tim Buckley, Morning Glory-Fuel Records (BBC Worldwide), CD
26 Bruce Springsteen, Camilla Horn, Pony Express Records, CD
27 Richmond Fontaine, Western Skyline-CD
|Notes:||Musical allegory ran amok
and at times the conversation headed to never never land, but the saving
grace was Banjo 101 by Route 78 West guest Mike. Dock Boggs' "Pretty
Polly" was an example of the 1920's open back claw hammer style banjo.
A discussion ensued of Bluegrass vs Old Timey styles. Loki made an on-the-air
confession that he can't stand Bluegrass... but he really didn't know why.
Bluegrass musicians are nice people, Loki just doesn't connect with the
genre. This raised the hair (yep, it's pretty thick) on Uncle Jeff's back,
so Mike quickly offered up that Bluegrass is a flashy, commercialized sound
while Old Time Banjo is more of a playin' on the front porch style. An old
style banjo is open backed (no resonator) and played without finger picks,
which results in warmer tones. After Mike's great description Loki had a
new understanding of these musical styles. Mike plays "old style"
on an open back banjo and describes himself as a performing poet. Loki invited
Mike to perform on a future installment of Route 78 West... and he accepted!
Loki heckled Jeff with a threat to slam Bluegrass while he is on the big
camping trip. Hey, it's all in fun and no one was hurt in the process.
Vintage music continued until the Ennio Morricone Spaghetti Western. A big "fix" of surf was then injected, followed by the warm flow of traks by our favorite female artists including Lucinda Williams. Lucinda was officially dubbed the female "Kerouac" by our web master, while Mike classified her style as Country Hip Hop.
The show phased out on the Alt-Country side with a mix of little heard Springsteen and a Route 78 West favorite, "Richmond Fontaine". Tune in next week for guest DJ's Danny and Doc Martin... along with the ever color coordinated Loki.