|track artist, song-label, format|
| 01 Pure Prairie League,
Early Morning Riser-RCA, LP
02 The Blue Sky Boys, Take Up Thy Cross-Bear Family, CD
03 Hank Penny, I Want My Rib Back-Cow Girl Boy, LP
04 Big Bill Lister, Beer Drinkin' Blues-Bear Family, CD
- break 5:13 pm
05 Eagles, What Ever Happened To Saturday Night-Asylum, LP
06 Lovin' Spoonful, Nashville Cats-Kama Sutra, LP
07 Webb Pierce, Steeling The Mood-Krazy Kat, CD
- break 5:24 pm
08 Bob Dylan, He Was A Friend of Mine-Columbia, CD (1961)
09 Byrds, He Was A Friend of Mine (1970)
10 Lynard Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama
11 Drive-By Truckers, Days Of Graduation-Lost Highway, CD
12 Neil Young,Alabama-Reprise, LP
- break 5:49 pm
13 John Prine, Souvenirs-Atlantic, LP
14 Richmond Fontaine, Barely Losing-El Cortez, CD
15 Ian Tyson, Navajo Rug-Stony Plain, CD
16 Jimmy Revard & His Oklahoma Boys, Spanish Medley of Waltzs-Bluebird, 78 Rpm
- break 6:04 pm
17 Hank Penny, Formal Wedding White Shotgun
18 Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti, Four String Joe-Jsp Records, CD 1928
19 Lovin' Spoonful, Jug Band Music-Kama Sutra, LP
20 Hi Neighbor Boys, Zeke Terney's Stomp-Okeh, LP (a mountaineer swing)
21 Eddy Arnold, Don't Rob Another Man's Castle-ASV Mono, CD
22 32-20 Jug Band,Pick Poor Robin Clean-1999
- break 6:24 pm
23 Kinks, People Take Pictures Of Each Other-Reprise, CD
24 Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets, The Love That Used To Be-Decca, 78
25 V Cekai, Sweet Potato Polka-Mercury, 78 (w/ocarina)
- break 6:35 pm
26 Bob Skyles & His Skyrockets, Lovely Veil Of White-Decca, 78
27 Scud Mountain Boys,In A Ditch
28 Lovin' Spoonful, Didn't Want To Have To Do It-Kama Sutra, LP
29 Ted Sturgeon, Delay of Game
30 Gillian Welch,Make Me A Pallet-Acony, CD
- break 6:51 pm
31 Bob Dylan, The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll-Columbia, LP
was the first time in a while Uncle Jeff had got to the studio before me.
And if that wasn't strange enough I glanced over to see a Pure Prairie League
LP leaning against the wall as if Jeff planned to open the show with it.
I made a comment and looked for a response, but a sticker on the wall, "Cigar
Smokin' Capitalists," distracted me and I let it go. After some typical
traks including, "Take Up Thy Cross," the first break came and Loki rolled
into the studio. I looked up from my notes and eyed "Desperado" near turntable
"Has Route 78 West gone commercial?" I said. Jeff replied with a defense for his choices and I thought this odd for a guy who predicts future musical trends before any local paper can. Anyway, as a kid I enjoyed the Eagles and Pure Prarie League, but it is not something comfortable to admit. Nashville Cats got a universal thumbs up response and cultivated the balance of tonight's show.
Neil Young's, "Alabama" from the Journey Through The Past Sound Track (1972) was interesting in that half way through the tune Neil talks with his band about how to develop the song. The way this trak cuts back and forth from studio recorded music to Neil bantering with his band gives the listener a taste of how a trak is developed. I asked Jeff if he would lend me the record and a monotone, "no" crossed the room. Quickly I deducted the LP was rare.
Standout traks of tonight's show were Hank Penny's up tempo two step, "Formal Wedding White Shotgun" and a white hot (circa 1928) "Four String Joe" by Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti. V Cekai's "Sweet Potato Polka" took the top honors tonight. Doc found it at a garage sale. Amazing!
I enjoyed the jug band traks and heard a number of new traks tonight. Uncle Jeff commented, "It's hard to believe some of the stuff that's happened in our time," and that made me feel good for some odd reason. Maybe it had to do with how music has delivered stories of social events that reminds me of when and where I was as it happened. That is a sobering and soothing thought.
Post show was at Tom's Tavern. Burger's and a round of "Uncle Jeff's Wholesome Milkshakes" supplied energy for more conversation before we all headed off to the 4 corners of the planet.
Shows to see include Steve Earle, Jan 20 at the Boulder Theater, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Jan 29 at The World Arena and Drive-By Truckers, Feb 18 at the Bluebird. Richmond Fontaine will be at the Larimer Lounge March 5th. Look for the Hackensaw Boys on Jan 24 at the Brewgrass Jamboree, Boulder Theater.