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December 2005 +NEW+

Artist  

   Album       Label 
Sweet Sunny South 
   Bell Creek Dance Club self released
Deidre Randall 
   Passport All Heart
Nancy Apple & Rob McNurlin 
   River Road Or Rail Ringo
Bobby Earl Smith 
   Turn Row Blues Muleshoe Record Co.
Mike McClure 
   Camelot Falling Smith Entertainment
Lauren Ellis 
   Feels Like Family Silverline
Various 
   For A Decade Of Sin Bloodshot
Martí Brom 
   Sings Heartache Numbers Goofin
Randy Rogers Band 
   Live At Billy Bob's Texas Smith Music Group
Doctor G 
   Mudcat Cheatham Street
Shaun Young 
   Wiggle Walk Goofin
Johnny Adams 
   The Great Johnny Adams Blues Album Rounder
Smokin' Joe Kubek Band 
   Served Up Texas Style Bullseye Blues
Maria Muldaur 
   Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul Stony Plain
Maria Aurigema 
   take me Silvacity
John "Juke" Logan
   The Truth Will Rock You Mocombo
Lauren Sheehan 
Two Wings Wilson River
Leon Chavis 
  The Heat Is On self released
Charivari 
  A Trip to the Holiday Lounge Rounder

November 2005

Artist  

   Album       Label 
Mary Flower
   Bywater Dance Yellow Dog
Johnny Nicholas
   Livin' with the Blues Topcat
Tab Benoit
   Voice Of the Wetlands Rykodisc
Marty Stuart
  

Badlands

Superlatone
Jerry Douglas
   The Best Kept Secret Koch
Merle Haggard
   Chicago Wind Capitol
David Holt
   Let It Slide High Windy Audio
Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham
   Moments From This Theatre Proper
Dean Miller
   Platinum Koch
Various
   Four Dead Batteries Soundtrack Hightone
Frank Carillo & The Bandoleros
   Bad Out There Jezebel
Cross Canadian Ragweed
   Garage Universal South
Stoney Larue
   The Red Dirt Album Smith Entertainment
Various 
   Rockabilly Lives Hightone
Swinging Steaks
   Sunday Best First National
Jim Wilson
   This Old House Ringo
Various
   A Celebration Of New Orleans Music Rounder   
Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys
   Dominos Rounder   
Same Ol ' 2 Step
Something For The Young And Old Self Released

 

October 2005

Artist  

   Album       Label 
Junior Brown
   The Austin Experience Telarc
Cary Swinney
   Big Shots Johnson Grass
Patty Loveless
   Dreamin' My Dreams Epic
Arlo Guthrie
   Live In Sydney Rising Son
Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash
   Mile Markers Texacali
Bob Dylan
   No Direction Home Columbia/Legacy
Tom Russell
   Raw Vision Philo 
Uncle Earl
   She Waits For Night Rounder
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
   Souls' Chapel Superlatone/Universal South
Bobby Bare
   The Moon Was Blue Dualtone
Freddy Fender & Flaco Jimenez
   Dos Amigos Back Porch
Daddy
   At The Women's Club   Cedar Creek Music
Detroit Cobras
   Baby Bloodshot
North Mississippi All-Stars
   Electric Blue Watermelon ATO Records
Waco Brothers
   Freedom & Weep Bloodshot
Mark Lemhouse
   The Great American Yard Sale Yellow Dog
Darryl Lee Rush
   Llano Ave. Palo Duro
Chris Whitley
   Soft Dangerous Shores Messenger
Nels Andrews
Sunday Shoes Catamount
Li'l Bit & The Customatics
Whiskey Nights Tomcattin' Round
Buddy Guy
Bring 'Em In Silvertone
Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
For The Chosen Who Delta Groove
Susan Tedeschi
Hope & Desire Verve Forecast
Hillstomp
The Woman That Ended The World Self Released

 

September 2005

Artist  

   Album       Label 
Janet Beazley
   5 South Backcountry Music
Kate Campbell
   Blues and Lamentations Large River Music
Tim O'Brien
   Cornbread Nation Sugar Hill
South Austin Jug Band
   Dark and Weary World Blue Corn Music
Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers
   Honky Tonk Revival Zero Label
Hackensaw Boys
   Love What You Do Nettwerk
Dana Cooper
   Made of Mud King Easy
Billy Joe Shaver
   The Real Deal Compadre
Wayne Scott
   This Weary Way Full Light
Jamie Oldaker & Various
   Mad Dogs & Okies Concord
Blasters
   4-11-44 Rainman
Black Water Gospel
   Black Water Gospel Fat Caddy
James McMurtry
   Childish Things Compadre
Pieta Brown
In the Cool Valley Entertainment
Fabulous Thunderbirds
Painted On Tone-Cool/Artemis
Angela Strehli
Blue Highway M.C.
Elvin Bishop
Gettin' My Groove Back Blind Pig
Guy Forsyth
Love Songs: For and Against Small And Nimble

August 2005

Artist  

   Album       Label 
Arthur Godfrey
    Amen    Stampman
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
    Come on Back  Rounder
Susan Gibson
    Outerspace    For The Records
Rodney Crowell
    The Outsider  Columbia
Eliza Gilkyson
    Paradise Hotel  Red House
Terry Allen
     The Silent Majority: Terry Allen's Greatest Missed Hits  Sugar Hill
Banjo & Sullivan
     Banjo & Sullivan: The Ultimate Collection  Hip-O
Hot Strings
     Uncharted  self-released
Various
   Brewed in Texas, Vol. 2  Compadre
Delbert McClinton
   Cost of Living  New West
Stephen Bruton
   From the Five  New West
Knitters
  The Modern Sounds of the Knitters  Zoe
Kevin Gordon
  O Come Look At The Burning    Crowville Collective
Various
  Night Train to Nashville, Vol. 2  Lost Highway
Various
  The Rough Guide to Bottleneck Blues  Rough Guide
River City Slim & The Rhythm Kings
  Some Kinda Lovin    Self-released
Shemekia Copeland
  The Soul Truth  Alligator
Candye Kayne
  White Trash Girl  Ruf

 

July 2005

Artist  

   Album     Label 
Rosie Ledet
   Pick It Up Maison de Soul
Chicago Blues Reunion
   Buried Alive In The Blues Out The Box
Bel Airs
   Got Love Hightone
Rusty Zinn
   Zinfidelity Vol. 1 Bad Daddy
Adrienne Young & Little Sadie
   The Art Of Virtue Addiebelle Music
Sara Hamilton
   Call My Name Stag
Willie Nelson
   Countryman Lost Highway
Folk Uke
   Folk Uke Self-Released
Laura Cantrell
   Humming By The Flowered Vine Matador
Terence Martin
   Lost Hills Good Dog Music
Kinky Friedman
   Mayhem Aforethought Sphincter
George Jones
   My Very Special Guests Epic/Legacy
Domino Kings
   Some Kind Of Sign Hightone
Brian Capps
   Walk Through Walls Hightone
Greencards
   Weather And Water Dualtone
  
Michelle Shocked
   Don't Ask Don't Tell Mighty Sound
Shannon McNally
   Geronimo Back Porch
Jimmy Ryan & Hayride
   Gospel Shirt Hi-N-Dry
Robert Gordon
   Satisfied Mind Koch
Two Tons of Steel
   Vegas Palo Duro

 

June 2005

Artist  

   Album     Label 
Buckwheat Zydeco
   Jackpot! Tomorrow Recordings
Harper
   Down To The Rhythm Blind Pig
Tinsley Ellis
   Live- Highwayman Alligator
Adam Carroll
   Far Away Blues Blue Corn Music
Dwight Yoakam 
   Blame The Vain New West
Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell 
   Begonias Yep Roc
Ron Knuth & David Zettner  
   Out On A Mesa Self-Released
Woody Guthrie & Leadbelly
   Folkways: The Original Vision Smithsonian Folkways
Malcolm Holcombe
   I Never Heard You Knockin' Self-Released
Various
   Fins, Chrome & The Open Road: Cadillac Tribute 95 North
Two Hoots & A Holler
   Rick Broussard's Two Hoots & A Holler Stag
Nancy McCallion
   Nancy McCallion Taller Dog
Clumsy Lovers
   Smart Kid Nettwerk
Grayson Capps
   If You Knew My Mind Hyena
John Hiatt
   Master Of Disaster New West
Brian Keane
   I Ain't Even Lonely Mix-O-Rama
The Doc Marshalls
   No Kind Of Life Self-Released
Bruce Springsteen
   Devils & Dust Columbia
Dawn Shipley & The Sharp Shooters
   Step It Up Shot-O-Clock

May 2005

Artist  

   Album     Label 
Kermit Ruffins & The Rebirth Brass Band
   Throwback Basin Street
Mem Shannon
   I'm From Phunkville Northern Blues
Marcia Ball
   Live! Down The Road Alligator
Little Charlie & the Nightcats
   Nine Lives Alligator
Robbie Fulks
   Georgia Hard Yep Roc
Lucinda Williams
   Live At The Fillmore Lost Highway
Woodpickers
   Me & Ned Kelly Self-Released
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez
   Red Dog Tracks Back Porch
Robert Earl Keen
   What I Really Mean Koch
Red Stick Ramblers
   Right Key, Wrong Keyhole Memphis International
Various
   Texas Music History Unplugged 2004 Self-Released
John Evans Band
   Circling The Drain Self-Released
True Stories
   Estilo San Antonio Self-Released
Donna The Buffalo
   Life's A Ride Wildlife
Mississippi Hippies
   Mississippi Hippies Big Smoke
Jeffrey Halford & The Healers
   Railbirds Shoeless

April 2005

Artist  

   Album     Label 
        
Chris Cotton
   I Watched The Devil Die Yellow Dog
Solomon Burke
   Make Do With What You Got Shout Factory
Jerome Godboo
   Pain & The Glory Self-Released
Jimmy Bowskill Band
   Soap Bars & Dog Ears Self-Released
Johnny Bush
   Devil's Disciple BGM
John Prine
   Fair & Square Oh Boy
Tish Hinojosa
   A Heart Wide Open Valley Entertainment
Hayes Carll
   Little Rock Highway 87 Music
Willie Nelson
   Songs For Tsunami Relief Texas Roadhouse
Various
   A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver - Live Compadre
Joel Rafael Band
   Woodyboye Appleseed
The Blind Boys of Alabama
   Atom Bomb Real World
Los Super Seven
   Heard It On The X Telarc
Webb Wilder
   About Time Landslide
Last Train Home
   Bound Away Bluebuffalo
The Believers
   Crashyertown Bona Fide
Frank Meyer
   Dagnabit Thangmaker
Greg Trooper
   Make It Through This World Sugar Hill
David Olney
   Migration Loudhouse
Sarah Borges
   Silver City Blue Corn Music

March 2005

Artist  

   Album     Label 
Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys
   Never Satisfied Swallow
Dave Hannon
   Blues Canon Damasaca
Mike Clark Band
   Clarkology Self-Released
Li'l Ronnie & The Grand Dukes
   Do What'cha Do Trust Me Baby
Hillstomp
   One Word Self-Released
Ray Charles
   Ray Soundtrack Warner
Harrison Kennedy
   Sweet Taste Label Group
Erica Wheeler
   Almost Like Tonight Live Blue Pie Music
Radney Foster
   And Then There's Me Self-Released
Kathleen Edwards
   Back To Me Zoe
Dave Insley
   Call Me Lonesome Self-Released
Rex Hobart & the Misery Boys
   Empty House Bloodshot
Tom Russell
   Hotwalker Hightone
Dallas Wayne
   I'm Your Biggest Fan Koch
Erin Condo
   Leaving Songs Joyland Music
Mary Gauthier
   Mercy Now Lost Highway
Buffalo Nickel
   Noise & Conversation Plowhandle
Redbird
   Redbird Signature Sounds
Heather Myles
   Rum & Rodeo Hightone
Audrey Auld
   Mezera Texas Reckless
Clay Dubose
   These Days Lazy River
Various
   Because Of Winn-Dixie Soundtrack Nettwerk
Steve Coffey & The Lokels
   32 Below Sessions Whoop-De-Do
Tony Furtado
   Bare Bones Funzalo
Jimmy LaFave
   Blue Nightfall Red House
The Waifs
   A Brief History Jarrah
Stuart McNair
   Building A Fire Self-Released
Patricia Vonne
   Guitars & Castanets Bandolera
Jimbo Mathus
   Knockdown South Knockdown South
Queen Esther
   Talkin' Fishbowl Blues EL Recordings

February 2005

Artist  

   Album     Label 
Corey Ledet
   3 Years 2 Late Self Released
Bluerunners
   Honey Slides Bayou Vista
Kermit Ruffins
   Putamayo Presents Kermit Ruffins Putamayo
Marce Lacouture
   La Joie Cadienne Cut Up
Various
   Putamayo Presents New Orleans Putamyo
Prof. Louie & The Crowmatix
   Century Of The Blues Woodstock
Charlie Musselwhite
   Deluxe Edition Alligator
John Hammond
   In Your Arms Again Back Porch
David Maxwell
   Max Attack 95 North
Roomful Of Blues
   Standing Room Only Alligator
Precious Bryant
   The Truth Terminus
Ray Wylie Hubbard
   Delirium Tremolos Philo   
The Duhks
   The Duhks Sugar Hill
Gene Autry
   The Essential Gene Autry Sony Legacy
Hacienda Brothers
   Hacienda Brothers Koch
Dylan-Thomas Vance & Griff Bear
   Live At Biddy McGraw's Triple M
Joe Paquin & Brent Harding
   Mostly Live In Monterey Parhelion
David Francey
   The Waking Hour Red House
Conjunto Aztlan
   From Aztlan With Love Self Released
Brave Combo
   Let's Kiss DenTone
Elizabeth McQueen & The Firebrands
   Happy Doing What We're Doing Freedom
The Sloe Guns
   Last Will & Testament Self Released
Forty Twenty
   Sober & Stupid Slack Jaw
Reckless Kelly
   Wicked Twisted Road Sugar Hill

January 2005

Artist  

   Album     Label 
  
  
Jackie Callier & Ivy Dugas
   A Bit Of Two Worlds Swallow
Mando Saenz
   Watertown Carnival
Justin Trevino
   Too Many Heartaches Heart Of Texas
Cornell Hurd Band
   Fanmail: From The Lost Planet Behemoth
Sonny Landreth
   Grant Street" Sugar Hill
db Harris
   Contagious Heartache NightTime


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Regarding the colored bars: The library is color-coded.
Orange = singer/songwriter and real-deal country
Red = rock 'n' roll, rockabilly
Blue = blues
Green = Louisiana music: Cajun, zydeco, brass bands, swamp pop
White = compilations and music that doesn't conveniently fit in other categories, i.e., conjunto, Gospel, Brave Combo

While there's always room for some quibbling about who goes in what category, that's part of the fun. Also, we allegedly use a color wheel, a wheel that's divided into library color-coded segments to correspond with the divisions of the hour so we don't do an entire show of, say, orange songs. That works better with some jocks than others.

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