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December 2011
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WILLIE NELSON Remember Me Vol. 1 R & J
JOHN LILLY
Cold Comfort self
LITTLE WILLIES For The Good Times Milking Bull
VARIOUS This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Music Road

DREW LANDRY BAND

Sharecropper's Whine self
BILL CARTER
Behind The Barn Lowdown
DAMN QUAILS
Down The Hatch 598

SONS OF FATHERS

Sons of Fathers Blanco River
NICKY ESTOR
Blues and Friends Iguane
LITTLE G WEEVIL
The Teaser Apic
SHOTGUN PARTY Here's What You're Gettin' self

C.J. CHENIER

Can't Sit Down World Village

November 2011
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CARPER FAMILY Back When self
RED MOLLY Light In The Sky self
DANNY BARNES Rocket ATO
AMY FRANCIS Balladacious Cherry Ridge
WENDY COLONNA & THE LAZYBONES Barefoot In Belgium Pourquoi Pas
SHANE DWIGHT A Hundred White Lies R-Tist
KEVIN DOOLEY Moonlight Highway self
GREAT AMERICAN TAXI Paradise Lost self
CHRIS ISAAK Beyond The Sun Vanguard
JERRY GIDDENS Little Demons Sputnik
PAUL GEREMIA Love My Stuff Red House
FIONA BOYES Blues For The Hard Times Blue Empress
ETTA JAMES The Dreamer Verve Forecast
     
DWAYNE DOPSIE & THE ZYDECO HELLRAISERS The One SONO
CEDRIC WATSON et BIJOU CREOLE Le Soleil Est Leve Lache Pas

October 2011
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STEVE PARRY The Fight Left In Me self
NATHAN HAMILTON Beauty Wit and Speed Irondust
VARIOUS The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams Egyptian/CMF/Columbia
TOM RUSSELL Mesabi Shout Factory
DALE WATSON The Sun Sessions Red House
MERLE HAGGARD Working In Tennessee Vanguard
CHEATS French, Navidad & Zarzamora self
PIETA BROWN Mercury Red House
COLIN LAKE The Ones I Love self
V-ROYS Sooner Or Later F.A.Y.
KENNY VAUGHAN V Sugar Hill
WHITEHORSE Whitehorse Six Shooter
JOSH GARRETT BAND String of Problems Vision Wall
SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS Zombified Kudzu
KEITH SYKES Bucksnort Blues KSM Entertainment
MATT ANDERSEN Coal Mining Blues Busted Flat
RICK BROUSSARD'S TWO HOOTS & A HOLLER Come And Take It Rick Broussard
CASH BOX KINGS Holler and Stomp Blind Pig
CAROLYN WONDERLAND Peace Meal Bismeaux
TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU Don't Fight It Parhelion
JIMMIE VAUGHAN Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites Shout Factory
ANDRE THIERRY & ZYDECO MAGIC Live At The Woodshop self

September 2011
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RITA HOSKING Burn self
CONNIE SMITH Long Line Of Heartaches Sugar Hill
BEARFOOT American Story Compass
GWENDOLYN Bright Light Whispersquish
COW BOP Too Hick For The Room B4Man Music
JOHNNY BUSH Who'll Buy My Memories Heart of Texas
ANGELA EASTERLING Beguiler De L'Est
STEVE CROPPER Dedicated 429
VARIOUS Listen To Me: Buddy Holly Verve Forecast
RY COODER Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down Nonesuch
BILLY BURNETTE Rock n Roll With It Rock n Roll With It
GOURDS Old Mad Joy Vanguard
MORELAND & ARBUCKLE Just A Dream Telarc
JOHNNY WINTER Roots Megaforce

August 2011
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STEPHEN SIMMONS The Big Show Lower 40 / Locke Creek
MALPASS BROTHERS Memory That Bad Hag
OLLABELLE Neon Blue Bird Thirty Tigers
ROBERT EARL KEEN Ready For Confetti Lost Highway
ARTY HILL Another Lost Highway self
SLIM BAWB Boo Dan Swampgrass
GILLIAN WELCH The Harrow & The Harvest Acony
GUY CLARK Songs and Stories Dualtone
SLAID CLEAVES Sorrow & Smoke Music Road
JD MALONE & THE EXPERTS Avalon It's About Music
IMELDA MAY Mayhem Decca
MICHAEL O'CONNOR Devil Stole The Moon Bare Knuckle
ERIC HISAW Ghost Stories self
RAY BONNEVILLE Bad Man's Blood Red House
BOTTLE ROCKETS Not So Loud Bloodshot
GIRLS GUNS AND GLORY Sweet Nothings Lonesome Day
TERRY HANCK Look Out! Delta Groove
PAT DONOHUE Nobody's Fault Bluesky
CANDYE KANE Sister Vagabond Delta Groove
REBIRTH BRASS BAND Rebirth of New Orleans Basin Street
JOE HALL & THE LOUISIANA CANE CUTTERS Thirty Dobb Special Fruge


July 2011
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EILEN JEWELL Queen of the Minor Key Signature Sounds
KNUT BELL Wicked, Ornry, Mean and Nasty Marlingspike Music
KASEY CHAMBERS
Little Bird Sugar Hill/Essence
LESLIE KRAFKA The White Cat Sessions self
OLD 97'S The Grand Theatre Vol. 2 New West
CODY CANADA & THE DEPARTED This Is Indian Land Thirty Tigers
NEIL YOUNG & THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTERS A Treasure Reprise
GRAYSON CAPPS The Lost Cause Minstrels Royal Potato Family
DAVID BROMBERG Use Me Appleseed
GARY NICHOLSON Texas Songbook Bismeaux
JOHN HIATT Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns New West
JEFF STRAHAN Wayward Son self
44's Boogie Disease Rip Cat
MATT SCHOFIELD Anything But Time Nugene
JOHNNY NICHOLAS Future Blues Peoples
POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE Middle of Everywhere Free Dirt
     

June 2011
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SWEETBACK SISTERS Looking For A Fight Signature Sounds
BETTYSOO AND DOUG COX
Across The Borderline: Lie To Me Borderline Talent
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS
Kings and Queens File Under Music
JOHN PAUL KEITH
The Man That Time Forgot Big Legal Mess
LEVON HELM Ramble At The Ryman Vanguard
JOE ELY Satisfied At Last Rack 'Em
GREG BROWN Freak Flag Yep Roc
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND Revelator Sony Masterworks
DAVE ALVIN Eleven Eleven Yep Roc
LARRY LANGE & HIS LONELY KNIGHTS Wiggle Room Steady Boy
SHAWN PITTMAN Edge Of The World Delta Groove
HADDEN SAYERS Hard Dollar Blue Corn Music
VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILDROOTS Lit Up! Wildroots
HORACE TRAHAN Keep Walking s/r

May 2011
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AMANDA SHIRES Carrying Lightning s/r
HEATHER MYLES In The Wind Ah-Ha Music Group
GARY FLOATER Floater Rising - The Songs of Gary Floater s/r
LARRY CORDLE Pud Marcum's Hangin' Mighty Cord
RENEE WAHL
Cumberland Moonshine s/r
EMMYLOU HARRIS Hard Bargain Nonesuch
J.W.W. & THE PROSPECTORS It's High Past Time s/r
MICHAEL FRACASSO Saint Monday Little Fuji
MATRACA BERG The Dreaming Fields Dualtone
FOSTER AND LLOYD It's Already Tomorrow 'Effin 'Ell
ROD PICOTT Welding Burns s/r
MITCH WEBB & THE SWINDLES Live At Roadhouse Rags s/r
SHANNON MCNALLY Western Ballad Sacred Sumac
CHURCHWOOD Churchwood Saustex
ANTSY MCCLAIN & THE TRAILER PARK TROUBADOURS Heroes Last Forever DPR
BRIAN WRIGHT House On Fire Sugar Hill
DAVID OLNEY Film Noir Deadbeet
TARA NEVINS Wood and Stone Sugar Hill
ABBIE GARDNER Hope s/r
TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT
Wrong Side Of The Blues Tuf / VizzTone
HENRY GRAY
Lucky Man Blind Pig
LAUREN SHEEHAN Rose City Ramble self
BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Take The High Road Saguaro Road
D.L. MENARD Happy Go Lucky Swallow
JEFFERY BROUSSARD & THE CREOLE COWBOYS Return Of The Creole Maison de Soul

April 2011
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BLACK LILLIES 100 Miles of Wreckage Attack Monkey Productions
MARK JUNGERS More Like A Good Dog Than A Bad Cat American Rural
AMY BLACK
One Time Reuben
ZOE MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS Starlight Hotel Signature Sounds
KASEY ANDERSON & THE HONKIES Heart Of A Dog Red River
JALAN CROSSLAND Driftwood Souls s/r
HONEY ISLAND SWAMP BAND Good To You Threadhead
STEVE EARLE I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive New West
JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT Here We Rest Lightning Rod
KRAYOLAS Tipsy Topsy Turvy Box
TRACY NELSON Victim Of The Blues Delta Groove
YANK RACHELL Blues Mandolin Man Blind Pig
SOLOMON BURKE & DE DIJK Hold On Tight Verve Forecast
DIGNEY FIGNUS Last Planet On The Left Figtone Music
COREY LEDET
Do You Want More? s/r

March 2011
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LUCINDA WILLIAMS Blessed Lost Highway
JOHNNY CASH Bootleg Vol 2 Columbia/Legacy
BRENNEN LEIGH The Box s/r
GRANT PEEPLES Okra and Ecclesiastes Gatorbone
DALE WATSON
Carryin' On E1
RACHEL HARRINGTON Celilo Falls Skinny Dennis
BONNIE WHITMORE Embers To Ashes s/r
BUDDY MILLER The Majestic Silver Strings New West
TODD SNIDER Live: The Storyteller Aimless
BAND OF HEATHENS Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son BOH
MARCIA BALL Roadside Attractions Alligator
KEVIN NAQUIN & THE OSSUN PLAYBOYS
Cravin' Cajun Swallow

February 2011
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MALCOLM HOLCOMBE To Drink The Rain Music Road
CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS Carolina Chocolate Drops / Luminescent Orchestrii Nonesuch
WILL TAYLOR & STRINGS ATTACHED House Of Wills s/r
JEFF TALMADGE Kind Of Everything Berkalin
SUSAN GIBSON Tightrope For The Records
CARRIE ELKIN Call It My Garden  Red House
LYNN MILES Fall For Beauty True North
FLYIN' A's 'Til They Shut It Down  s/r
WILL WHITE Rise Above Whippoorwill Music
NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Keys To The Kingdom Songs of the South
BROCK ZEMAN Ya Ain't Crazy Henny Penny Mud Music
 BOW THAYER & PERFECT TRAINWRECK Bottom Of The Sky Tweed River
BRIDGE National Bohemian Woodberry
LOS FABULOCOS Dos Delta Groove
GREG TROOPER Upside-Down Town 52 Shakes
 WANDA JACKSON  The Party Ain't Over Third Man
 JEFF BECK  Rock 'n Roll Party Atco
REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKIN' ALTAR BOYS
Shake Your Boogie Nevermore
GUY FORSYTH Live At Gruene Hall Small & Nimble
BIG HEAD BLUES CLUB 100 Years of Robert Johnson Ryko/Big

January 2011
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Album    

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BRAD BOYER
I Sat Down and Wrote You A Song s/r
LISA MORALES
Beautiful Mistake Zaino
SLIM BAWB
Calexiana Swampgrass
HAYES CARLL
KMAG YOYO Lost Highway
CARRIE RODRIGUEZ & BEN KYLE
We Still Love Our Country Ninth Street Opus
HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
What Makes Bob Holler Proper American
GURF MORLIX
Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream Rootball
CHRIS JAMES & PATRICK RYNN
Gonna Boogie Anyway Earwig
GREGG ALLMAN
Low Country Blues Rounder
ROOMFUL OF BLUES
Hook, Line & Sinker Alligator


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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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