Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Trains'n' tracks: Bluegrass & alternative countrymusic

[In 1998 had Transkul een tijdje gastoptredens van LJB, bluegrassliefhebber. De pagina gewijd aan zijn bijdragen, vooralsnog ongecorrigeerd.]

LJB's Playlists







Transkul, Radio 100, 98.3 MHz FM, Amsterdam:


September 1997: In the twilightzone of alternative, acoustical country


  • Uncle Tupelo: Warfare (cd March 16-20, 1992, 1992)

  • Son Volt: Ten second news (cd Trace, 1995)

  • Steve Earle: Train a comin' (gelijknamige cd, 1995)

  • Del McCoury: How long blues (cd A deeper shade of blue, 1993)

  • Rob Ickes: Flatt lonesome (cd Hard times, 1997).

11 Nov. 1997

  • Freakwater : Gravity
    album: Old paint; label: City Slang; year: 1995

  • Gillian Welch : Annabelle
    Revival / Almo Sounds / 1996

  • Ginny Hawker & Kay Justice : Sweet Sunny South
    Come all you tenderhearted / June Appal / 1993

  • Steve Earle : I carry you along
    (with the Del McCoury Band)
    El Corazon / ... / 1997

Playlist LJB 27-1-1998

  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Martin : Grand Ole Opry Song

    - Will the Circle Be Unbroken (original 3-records-album in 1972 / EMI)


  • The Johnson Mountain Boys : 2a. Highway of Sorrow; 2b I'm Dying A Sinner's Death

    - Live at the Birchmere (Rounder CD 0191, 1994)


  • Dry Branch Fire Squad : 3a. Late Last Night; 3b. True Historia; 3c. Housework Is My Life; 3d. Red Rocking Chair

    - Live! At Last (Rounder CD 0339, 1996)


  • J.D. Crowe & The New South : 4a. The Martha White Theme; 4b. Ballad of Jed Clampett

    - Live in Japan (Rounder CD 0159, 1997)


  • Austin Lounge Lizards : Jesus Loves Me (But He Can't Stand You)

    - Lizard Vision (Flying Fish Records, 1991)



    Playlist LJB 24-3-1998: An Uncle Tupelo-special




  • Uncle Tupelo: We've been had (Anodyne - Sire Records 1993)


  • Uncle Tupelo: Fifteen keys (Anodyne - Sire Records 1993)


  • Uncle Tupelo: Wait up (March 16-20, 1992 - Rockville Records 1992)


  • Uncle Tupelo: Moonshiner (March 16-20, 1992 - Rockville Records 1992)


  • Wilco: Forget the flower (Being there - Reprise Records 1996)


  • Son Volt: Creosote (Straightaways - Warner Bros. Records 1997)


  • Wilco: Far, far away (Being there - Reprise Records 1996)


  • Son Volt Tear stained eye (Trace - Warner Bros. Records 1995)


  • Uncle Tupelo: Sandusky (March 16-20, 1992 - Rockville Records 1992)


    19-5-1998

    Dit is de website van de Nederlandse Bluegrass Muziek Associatie.

    Het European World of Bluegrass Festival vindt plaats van 22 t/m 24 mei in Hotel 't Swaentje in Lichtenvoorde. Het is vooral bedoeld om Europese muzikanten bij elkaar te brengen, maar er komen ook wel wat echte Amerikanen.
    In de week erna is er nog het een en ander te doen in den lande. Een aantal bands treedt her en der op. Op donderdag 28 mei is er bijvoorbeeld een bluegrass dag in Kampen waaraan een tiental caf├ęs meedoen.

    Playlist LJB 18th of August



    Following the May-June-issue (nr 15) of the 'alternative country bi-monthly' No Depression, this playlist was selected:



  • Lucinda Williams: Right in time


  • Lucinda Williams: Car wheels on a gravel road (title song of her new cd)


  • Billy Bragg & Wilco: One by one (sung by Jeff Tweedy from Wilco, the band that originated from Uncle Tupelo)


    In the concertreviews:

  • Victoria Williams & The original harmony ridge creekdippers: Be on my way


  • Idem: Hummingbird


  • Robbie Fulks: The buck starts here

    A real retro-country artist in Hank Williamstradition, this song, and the next are from the cd Uprooted


  • Kelly Willis: He don't care about me


  • The handsome family: Weightless again

    This is a post-modern couple who sing songs with lyrics of commitment, 'urban country from Chicago'


  • Idem: The woman downstairs


  • Ralph Stanley, the last Stanley Brother, has a cd out called Clinch Mountain Country, on which he sings with other artists well-known songs of the Stanley Brothers:

    with Vince Gill and Patty Loveless: If that's the way you feel


    With Bob Dylan: The lonesome river


  • Red Cravens & the Bray Brothers, radiorecordings of 1960-'63 by John Hartford: East Virginia Blues


  • John Hartford: Aerio-Plain


  • Moonshine Willy, country-punk from Chicago: Roulette wheel


    Nr 1 in the No Depression-top 40 is: Bob Dylan, Standing in the doorway...






    Links to other sites on the Web

    The Bo-man


    Jon 'Chip' Colcord - WNEC FM: a folkshow -and- 'Music For The Mountain'


    South Carolina Educational Radio Network


    BlueGrassRoots/Radio Tallinn, Estonia


    Broadcaster of the Year - Bill Knowlton

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