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Options October 16, 2004: Steel for Sunrise

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Big Guitars from Texas  Ride of the Ruthless   Options Not steel but pretty good guitar to get us started! 
Debashish Bhattacharya  Gat in Teentala   Options Brilliant Indian guitar from "Trinity of Guitars" on P&M Records, Kolkata (2003)-- with brother Subhasis on tablas. Debashish makes hybrid guitars, adds Hawaiian rhythms and often plays (and records) with American musicians, like Kenny Wessel and Bob Brozman. 
Ken Wessel, Badal Roy, Stomu Takeishi  Testimony   Options Kenny & Badal played together in Ornette Coleman's Prime Time Band. This trio-- with Stomu on bass-- mixes Indian rhythms with jazz. From "Daybreak" on Igmod (1998). 
Don Tyack & Chuck Campbell  "Amazing Grace"   Options Recorded at the Sacred Steel Convention in March 2001, at Sanford (FL) Civic Center. On Arhoolie Records. 
Johnny Bellar w/ Linda & David Lay  Aloha Oe   Options Lap steel plus rhythm and bass; from "Masters of the Steel String Guitar" (Arhoolie, 2000) 
Bob Brozman  Paauau Waltz   Options Cool steel guitar instrumental, from "Blue Hula Stomp (Kicking Mule Records, 1981) 
Sol K Bright's Hollywaiians  Hawaiian Cowboy   Options Isn't this a killer tune? From "Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics: 1927-1938" on Arhoolie (2002). 
Sol Hoopii Trio  Palolo   Options The All Music Guide describes Sol Hoopii as "the most celebrated steel guitarist of the Hawaiian golden age." He first came to the mainland as a stowaway in 1919, recorded hundreds of tune in Los Angeles and was a huge influence on country & western music. 
The Pahinui Brothers w/ Ry Cooder  Jealous Guy   Options Listen to this mix: 3 Hawaiian brothers with Ry, David Lindley on steel, Dwight Yoakam on vocals-- doing a John Lennon tune. Check out their 1992 self-titled album on Private Music. 
Ry Cooder  Sountrack to Johnny Handsome   Options Cool movie music as talkover bed. 
Herb Pederson  Can't You Hear Me Calling   Options Title cut for 4 CD bluegrass collection on Columbia/Legacy (2004). 
Don Reno, Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Strings  Choking the Strings   Options Bluegrass instrumental from same CD collection, subtitled "80 Years of American Music" 
Byrds  Bristol Steam Convention Blues   Options These Byrds were the Gene Parsons & Clarence White Byrds-- and they sure could pick. More bluegass, I guess. 
Dixie Chicks  Tortured, Tangled Hearts   Options The last of four tunes from the "Can't You Hear Me Calling" collection, from these righteous country gals. 
Bill Monroe  Summertime is Past and Gone   Options Something from the "father" of modern bluegrass, with Lester Flatt on lead guitar and vocals; recorded in 1946. 
Tony Joe White  Gabriella   Options Fine new album from country singer-songwriter ("Polk Salad Annie" "Rainy Night in Georgia") White. 
Tony Joe White w/ Shelby Lynn  Can't Go Back Home   Options The new CD-- "The Heroines" on Sanctuary (2004)-- has nice duets with Jessi Colter, Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams plus Shelby Lynn and White's daughter Michelle. 
Nora O'Connor  My Backyard   Options Is this a great song? From "til the dawn" on Bloodshot (2004) 
Buddy Miller  Don't Wait   Options This guy should be our next rock & roll hero! He writes great songs and plays as well as anyone. What are we waiting for? 
Madeleine Peyroux  Lonesome Road   Options Eight years after we first heard of her, Madeleine Peyroux puts out a new CD on Rounder-- "Careless Love"-- filled with cool smokey covers. 
Elizabeth Cotton  Fox Chase   Options Cotton won a Grammy at age 90. A great guitar picker until she died in 1987, this tune is from the "Shake Sugaree" collection from 1965-66 on Smithsonian Folkways. 
Bill Morrissey  Coffee Blues   Options Cover of Mississippi John Hurt song, aka the Maxwell House coffee song, from an album of John Hurt covers by NH singer-songwriter Morrissey. 
Mississippi John Hurt  Farther Along   Options When he was re-discovered in the 1960s, he could sing and play as well as he ever did. This tune is from "Last Sessions" on Vanguard (1966), produced by Patrick Sky. 
Lttle Axe  The Way I See It   Options Short instrumental from "Champaigne & Grits" on Real World (2000). 
Little Axe  Walk on Water   Options Little Axe-- Skip McDonald, working with pals Doug Wimbish, Keith LeBlanc and producer Adrian Sherwood-- combine real blues with audio bits. Listen for Howlin' Wolf and Leadbelly in the mix. 
Moms Mabley & the Orioles  Yes, Indeed   Options Moms Mabley was a Harlem fixture from the 30s to the 60s, mostly doing standup. But she sang too! Check out "Step It Up & Go! Tearing Up the Roots of Rock n Roll" 
Annie Laurie & Paul Gayten  One Sweet Letter from You   Options Classy New Orleans R&B, also from "Step It Up & Go!" (President Records, 2004) 
Ted Hawkins  Long As I Can See the Light   Options Hawkins was a street musician in Venice, California, for years, until he was discovered in the 1980s. He recorded a couple of strong albums, then he died. 
Eddie Hinton  Too Much Monkey Business   Options White soulster covers Chuck Berry, from "Playing Around: The Songwriting Sessions, Vol.2" (2004) 
James Cotton w/ Dave Alvin  Stealin' Stealin'   Options One of the last of the great Chicago blues greats recently put out a nice album of duets; here he plays with Dave Alvin and guitar pal Chris Gaffney. 
Kris Kristofferson  The Law is For Protection of the People   Options Early clever Kristofferson, when he was still pushing a broom in Nashville. 
Bushspeak  On the Environment   Options Well, it looks like we can use this CD-- "Bushspeak: The Curious Wit and WIsdom"-- for years to come. So sad. 
Carol Lester  Shine (Feed the Love)   Options Jersey City singer-songwriter. For more info, email her at SongFull@aol.com 
Leon Rosselson  Harry's Gone Fishing   Options Great tune about fighting the power, from fine British songwriter. Title cut to his 2000 CD, available on Gadfly Records in Burlington, VT 
Big City Orchestra  Welkevil   Options "Smirky" is the CD title. More cutups, Bush and Welk and others. 
Beach Boys  Old Man River   Options No comment 
Chandler Travis  I Threw Some Meat into the Pond   Options Singer/Songwriter/Poet?? You can see home every Sunday in the summer at the Beachcomber on Cape Cod 
Chandler Travis  With My Feet Planted Firmly in the Air   Options To hear this witty fellow rock & roll, check out his "Writer-Songsinger" CD on Sonic Trout" (1992) or his more recent stuff. 
Michael Fracasso  When I Lived in the Wild   Options NYC singer-songwriter moved to Austin, put out some fine work. This tune is the title cut to his 1995 album on Bohemia Beat Records. 
Big City Orchestra  Hidden2   Options More "Smirky" 
Phil Ochs  Power & the Glory   Options A tune that fights back! 
Joe Val  Long Lonesome Road   Options A one-time member of the Charles River Valley Boys, Joe Val was the best of the Boston bluegrass guys in the 60s. Listen to the great compilation album on Rounder Records called "Diamond Joe." 
Woody Guthrie  Going Down the Road Feeling Bad   Options Ending a show with a Woody Guthrie song is always a positive move! "I ain't gonna be treated this a way." 

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