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"Back Up & Push" with mark (archive)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 10:00 to 12:00 | Playlist

New Artist Song Album Label Comments
Sly Dunbar River Niger (VA) Funky Nassau: The Compass Point Story 1980-1986 Strut
Martha Wainwright Niger River I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too Zoƫ
* Phillip Johnston The Dancer Page Of Madness Asynchronous An album of compositions from a 1998 screening of the 1927 silent film by Teinosuke Kinugasa, Kurutta Ippeiji (A Page Of Madness)
Caltrop Bloodroot World Class Holidays For Quince Last year's release from local sludge rockers
* Crystal Stilts Crippled Croon Crystal Stilts Woodsist
* Super Furry Animals Moped Eyes Dark Days/Light Years Rough Trade new
* Mika Miko I Got A Lot (New New New) We Be Xuxa Post Present Medium
Levon Helm The Mountain Dirt Farmer Vanguard Incredible 2007 by the drummer of The Band
The Terem Quartet Valenki Terem Real World from St. Petersburg, Russia
The Dead Milkmen Brat In The Frat Beelzebubba Enigma #73 on WXDU's list of top 100 albums of 1988
John Prine w/Iris DeMent (We're Not) The Jet Set In Spite Of Ourselves Oh Boy
Ed Askew The Accordion Man Little Eyes De Stijl bonus track from the CD re-reissue of this 1970 album.
Gipsy.cz Barvoslepej Svet Reprezent Indies Scope Czech romano hip hop
* Tambouredji Osman Pehlivan Anadol Kachik Havassi (VA) Open Strings: 1920s Middle Eastern Recordings - New Responses Honest Jons no liner notes :( Dunno where this is from
* James Asher Liquid Gold (VA) G-Spots: The Spacey Folk Electro-Horror Sounds of the Studio G Library Trunk instro stuff from London, used in radio spots 'n' stuff
* Dale Watson Truckin' Queen The Truckin' Sessions vol. 2 Hyena
* Wayne Hancock Moving On #3 Viper Of Melody Bloodshot new
* Danny Verne Red Hot Car (VA) Dr. Boogie presents 26 Deranged & Smokin' Cool Cats Sub Rosa Fine new comp of rockabilly stuff
Eddie Cash Doin' Alright (VA) Dr. Boogie presents 26 Deranged & Smokin' Cool Cats Sub Rosa just had to play another...
* The Ramblers Just For Chicks (VA) An Outbreak of Twangin': Phantom Guitars Vol. Two - 26 Cool Early 60s Guitar Instrumentals Psychic Circle
* Tim Easton The Young Girls Porcupine New West excellent new roots-rock record
* The Mighty Gospel Inspirations Glory Glory In Black And White self-released Fine a cappella old-style gospel from RIGHT HERE IN DURHAM so GO BUY IT
Rev. Charlie Jackson Morning Train God's Got It: The Legendary Booker and Jackson Singles Casequarter great archival release from '03. Recorded early 70s.
Son House Louise McGhee Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions Legacy
Moses Williams Which Way Did My Baby Go (VA) Dr. Boogie presents Shim Sham Shimmy Sub Rosa
Ramblin' Jack Elliott Rambler's Blues A Stranger Here Anti- new. great.
* Soul Exotics Nobody Could Ever Love You The Emperors: Karate Funkadelphia Reissue of the 60s album "Karate" by The Emperors. It has bonus cuts of off-shoot groups like Soul Exotics.
* Cody Michaels Seven Days Fifty Two Weeks (VA) The Best of Kayden & Merben Records Funkadelphia ?60s Philly labels
* Joe Bataan Call Me (VA) Latin Disco: Dancefloor Grooves with a Latin Touch Fania
* Mocky Birds Of A Feather Saskamodie Crammed Discs Thanks for the phone request. This dude is from Saskatchewan.