6/10/2008 Dig Up The Roots

 

There were some real cowboys in this show, but it seemed to end up more of the essence of cowboy (not something you would want to be down wind from).

What is it about this hard, bleak and lonely life that we find so captivating and mythological? I certainly don't know, but I like to listen in.

Drugstore and movie cowboys; bandits, gamblers and all kinds of losers; new material, old field recordings and various twists made for an enjoyable two hour sample of the Mild West.

Playlist Tracks: 
Ella Fitzgerald - Don't Fence Me In
Album: Ella Sings The Cole Porter Songbook; Label: Verve
Emmylou Harris - Hobo's Lullaby
Album: A Vision Shared: A Tribut to Woody Guthrie Leadbelly; Label: Columbia
Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys - Railroad Boomer
Album: Country Music South and West; Label: New World Records
The Pogues - Navigator
Album: Rum, Sodomy and the Lash; Label: Stiff
Jack Elliot - Jessie James
Album: The Folk Box; Label: Elektra
Woody Guthrie - Jessie James (Leadbelly's version)
Album: Cowboy Songs on Folkways; Label: Smithsonian
The Pogues - Jessie James
Album: Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash; Label: Stiff
Ed McCurdy - Sacramento
Album: Folk, Pops 'n Jazz Sampler no 3; Label: Elektra
Koerner, Ray Glover - Linin' Track
Album: The Folk Box; Label: Elektra
The Ho'Opi'I Brothers - Hawaiin Cowboy
Album: The Rough Guide To Yodel; Label: Rough Guide
Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers - I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Album: Country Music South and West; Label: New World Records
Mike Johnson - Yeah, I'm A Cowboy
Album: The Rough Guide To Yodel; Label: Rough Guide
Johnny Cash - Bonanza!
Album: Ring Of Fire; Label: Columbia
Terra Incognita - Rank Stranger
Album: Potatoes: A Collection of Folk Songs From Ralph Records; Label: Ralph
Willie Nelson - Philadelphia Lawyer
Album: A Vision Shared: A Tribut to Woody Guthrie Leadbelly; Label: Columbia
Handsome Family - Blackwater Town
Album: The Roses and The Briar; Label: Columbia
Rank and File - Sundown / I Went Walking
Album: Sundown; Label: Slash
Various - The Cowboy
Album: Frontiers; Label: Folkways
Elton John - Excerpt of Roy Rodgers
Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road; Label: MCA
Harry Jackson - Brag Talk
Album: Cowboy Songs on Folkways; Label: Smithsonian
Peter LaFarge - Trial To Mexico
Album: Cowboy Songs on Folkways; Label: Smithsonian
Beat Farmers - California Kid
Album: Tales of the New West; Label: Rhino
Wall of Voodoo - On Interstate 15
Album: Call of the West; Label: IRS
Arlo Guthrie - East Texas Red
Album: A Vision Shared: A Tribut to Woody Guthrie Leadbelly; Label: Columbia
Tex-I-An Boys - Put Your Little Foot
Album: Cowboy Songs on Folkways; Label: Smithsonian
Harry McKlintock - Utah Carl
Album: Cowboy Songs on Folkways; Label: Smithsonian
Curly Gribbs - Heartbreak Trial
Album: Showcase Of Country Stars; Label: Guest Star Records
Syd Straw - Blue Shadows On The Trial
Album: Stay Awake: Various Interpretations Of Music From Vintage Disney Films; Label:
Air Date: 
June 10, 2008

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