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Favoriting December 18, 2010: Boomerang
Part of the charm of freeform radio is the serendipity. I'm always keeping an ear out for music but sometimes it just falls in my lap. Much of this show--and next week's-- comes from albums people gave me or that I bought/found in stoop sales & record fairs. To top it off, I've been playing Big Guitars from Texas as my theme for 20 years but only today noticed that they had the perfect song for my Aussie opening set!

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Big Guitars from Texas  Boomerang   Favoriting Our twang theme album has a slight Aussie flavor on this tune 
Wirra Birra  A Forest of Gum Trees & Running Water   Favoriting From "Digeridoos: Sounds of the Aborigine." This song uses rhythm sticks to make the sounds of the forest: "The kookaburra laughs from the trees. 
Nomad  Nomad   Favoriting An odd album of digeridoo & Aborigine vocals/sounds from 1994. Some cuts have Mor Thiam from Senegal & Native American Robert Mirabal. Does anyone know: Is Nomad a person or a band? 
Marc Ribot  Fat Man Blues   Favoriting Solo guitar, from new CD: "Silent Movies" (Pi, 2010) 
Davy Spillane  River of Gems   Favoriting Cool Celtic piper, formerly of Moving Hearts 
Katie's Quartet  Duke of Cornwall's Reel   Favoriting A ceilidh band. On the web, says they are an English dance band. When I first looked, I got them mixed up with a group from Katy, Texas. 
Davy Graham and Holly  Round Midnight   Favoriting This fine British guitarist died in 2008; this music comes from a 1970 album. He usually plays Celtic guitar but, as this number shows, he can certainly stretch! 

Music behind DJ:
Duncan King-Smith 

Spirit Earth   Favoriting

Ambient music from Australia 
Edward II  Wild Mountain Thyme   Favoriting From a fRoots collection (#8)-- from Folk Roots magazine, a fine English journal that puts out CDs with each issue. Thanks to Mike Locicero for giving me this-- and lotsa CDs 
Dick Gaughan  Let It Be Me   Favoriting Cover of an Everly Brothers song, from Scottish political folkie. On Appleseed Recordings, 1998. 
Billy Bragg & Wilco  Walt Whitman's Niece   Favoriting One more Brit, sorta. What these guys did with lost Woody Guthrie songs is just amazing! 
Tom Waits  Down in the Hole   Favoriting This song-- in many versions-- was the theme to the Wire, that great & gritty TV series from a few years back. 
Darrell Nulisch & Texas Heat  Orange Soda   Favoriting From a blues harp collection on Rounder, from 1997 
Shawn Colvin  Viva Las Vegas   Favoriting From "Till the Night is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus" 
Duane & Miriam Eddy  Guitar on my Mind   Favoriting Another tribute album, this one for Lee Hazlewood, new from Ace. 
Al Casey with the K-C-Ettes  Guitars, Guitars, Guitars   Favoriting Wow!! More Lee Hazlewood. I've played this before but too much ain't enough, as they say. 

Music behind DJ:
Marc Ribot 


Eric Clapton  Don't Think Twice, It's All Right   Favoriting This is why he is considered the guitar god. Clapton joined a bunch of other heavies in the 90s for a Bob Dylan tribute at Madison Square Garden. 
John Mayall  Jacksboro Highway   Favoriting Clapton's former boss, from 1990. A nice album: "A Sense of Place" (Island) 
Pancho Villa & the Bandits  Ain't That Bad   Favoriting A vinyl collection called "Whip It On 'Em" on Candy Records, from 1990. 
Bobby Davis  Damper Down   Favoriting  
Deanna Rocket  When Your World Comes Tumbling Down   Favoriting A wild new collection just arrived: "Beehives & Bumper Bullets: Country Girls of the 1960s" (Tbird Records) 
Bill Neely  Austin Breakdown   Favoriting I used to see Bill play when I lived in Austin in the early 70s, mostly a parties; this album was recorded in 1974 and released on CD 2001 (Arhoolie) 
Bill Neely w/ R Powell St. John  Deep Elm Blues   Favoriting A blues classic about the red light district of old Dallas; RP St John was a charter member of Mother Earth, the Austin-to-San Francisco band that spawned Tracy Nelson 
Jimmie Dale Gilmore  Deep Eddy Blues   Favoriting Similar title but Jimmie wrote this. Deep Eddy is a neighborhood in Austin with a great swimming hole. 
Jimmie Dale Gilmore  So I'll Run   Favoriting Written by another Lubbock guy, Al Strehli. The Flatlanders-- Jimmie's band with Joe Ely & Butch Hancock-- do another Al Strehli song on the their 1972 debut album. Should I play it? 
The Flatlanders  Keeper of the Mountain   Favoriting Okay, you twisted my arm. Another Al Strehli tune. This original Jimmie Dale & the Flatlanders album is out of CD on, get this, Sun Records. 
Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin  Rex's Blues   Favoriting Another pretty good Texas songwriter. From "Riding the Range: The Songs of Townes Van Zandt" (Righteous Records, 2010) 
Rob Dunford  Two Girls   Favoriting Another Townes cover. This CD is a benefit for the QE2 Activity Centre in London 
Giant Sand  Ride the Rail   Favoriting Song salutes the Molly McGuires, the radical Irish coalminers from Pennsylvania. New CD is "Blurry Blue Mountain" on Fire 
Jon Langford & Skull Orchard  Strange Ways to Win Wars   Favoriting Former Mekons player has a nice new album on Bloodshot: "Old Devils" 
Jimmie Rodgers  Waiting for a Train   Favoriting "I left my home in Texas, a state I dearly love." The Singing Brakeman was from Mississippi but my Texas friends took as one of their own. 
Merle Haggard  California Blues   Favoriting Merle recorded this in 1968 & 1969, a superb tribute to a great country songwriter: "Same Train, A Different Time: Merle Sings the Great Songs of Jimmie Rodgers" 
Merle Haggard  Narration #1   Favoriting I could listen to Merle talk for hours! 
Merle Haggard  Hobo's Meditation   Favoriting "Will the hobo chum with the rich man?" Heaven to the hobo=No tough cops or brakemen. I used to think he was saying "tough cops for breakfast." 
Iris DeMent  Hobo Bill's Last Ride   Favoriting This sweet tribute to Jimmie Rodgers has Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Van Morrison, Aaron Neville and lots more 
Porter Wagoner  Lonely Coming Down   Favoriting Despite his sequined suits, his production excess, his corny shtick, this could write and sings songs. 
Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra  What's New Pussycat?   Favoriting His slogan-- an early album title-- used to be "Swing & Sway with Sammy Kaye." This album, a vinyl find, is "Swing & Sawy Au Go Go". . 
Glen Velez  Inner Smile   Favoriting This is from a 1995 CD called "Pan Eros" (CMP) 
Tom Ze  O Ceu Desabou   Favoriting Great music still comes out of Brazil via Tom Ze. From his new CD: "Estudando A Bossa: Nordeste Plaza" (Luaka Bop, 2010). This song, its says, is "inspired by The Perisans by Aeschylus" 
Tom Ze  Sincope Jaobim   Favoriting I don't know Portuguese but I'm pretty sure Tom Jobim would have appreciated this. 
Caetano Veloso  Cry Me A River   Favoriting The first time I heard this album-- Veloso singing pop tunes in English-- I thought it was (mostly) embarrassing. But there are some good ones. I loaned my copy of this to someone and want it back. Who has it? 
Afrocubism  Mali Cuba   Favoriting This is the collaboration between African & Cuban musicians that was supposed to happen a while back. It's worth the wait. This tune by Toumani Diabate celebrates the independence of Mali, although we are hearing the instrumental version 
Afrocubism  Bensema   Favoriting Buena Vista Social Club alum Eliades Ochoa plays great guitar on this one. The CD is on World Circuit/Nonesuch. 
Blood Sweat & Tears  Overture   Favoriting The original band, with Al Kooper & Steve Katz:, with that great cover: "Child Is the Father to Man" 
Blood Sweat & Tears  I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know   Favoriting Randy Brecker plays sax. Watta band!! 

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Listener comments!


steve, i'm so glad i saved your email reminder!

kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bushes, he! laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra. gay your life must be!

Hi Steve, great music. Davy Spillane is Irish
steve krinsky:

Thanks, Larry. G'morning all.

deep eddy blues? love the flatlanders.. all together and separately.

thx.... :)

i was turned on to mr gilmore waay back long ago and have, in turn, shared the love to many.. this voice. .aahh.

That sounds about right, Annie

man, these guys could write a tune!

soo... some townes himself?

as with jerry jeff and james macmurtry
James Bond:

Are you Richard Burton?

this has been a most edifying and satisfying show! thanks so much, so excited about next week.!

just to say hi from a very snowy London U.K thanks for the great music
just right for watching people on hampstead heath
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