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November-December 2014
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WHITEY MORGAN & THE 78'S

Born, Raised & Live From Flint Bloodshot
ARTY HILL Heart On My Dirty Sleeve Self Released
CAHALEN MORRISON & COUNTRY HAMMER The Flower Of Muscle Shoals Free Dirt
LOS STRAITJACKETS Deke Dickerson Sings The Great Instrumental Hits Yep Roc
SHELLEY KING Building A Fire Lemonade
40 WATT DREAMS After The Show Squirrel
TAMMY LYNN & MYLES HIGH Turn My Music On Self Released
KELLEY MICKWEE   You Used To Live Here Self Released
BLUE LUNCH Above The Fold Rip Cat
       
       

October 2014
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TRUE NORTH Elsebound Self Released
LEW CARD Low Country Hi-Fi Self Released
the WHISKEY GENTRY Live From Georgia Goose Creek Music
JONATHAN BYRD You Can't Outrun The Radio Waterbug
JP HARRIS AND THE TOUGH CHOICES Home Is Where The Hurt Is Cow Island
JAMES HAND Stormclouds In Heaven Self Released
JERRY LEE LEWIS Rock & Roll Time Vanguard
JOHN MELLENCAMP
Plain Spoken Republic
LESTI HUFF BAND   Reckless One Self Released
MARCIA BALL The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man Alligator
GARY CLARK JR. Live Warner Brothers
AUGIE MEYERS Santa Fe El Sendero
       
       

September 2014
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MALCOLM HOLCOMBE Pitiful Blues Gypsy Eyes Music
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE Single Mothers Vagrant
MARK ERELLI Milltowns Self Released
DALE WATSON Truckin' Sessions III Red River Entertainment
LUCINDA WILLIAMS Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone Highway 20

MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES

Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Superlatone
ERIC CLAPTON & FRIENDS The Breeze: An Appreciation Of JJ Cale BushBranch/Surfdog
JASON D. WILLIAMS   "Hillbillies And Holy Rollers Rockabilly
ELVIN BISHOP Can't Even Do Wrong Right Alligator
TERRY HANCK BAND & FRIENDS Gotta Bring It On Home To You Delta Groove
BOB CORRITORE Taboo Delta Groove
KEB' MO' BLUESAmericana Kind Of Blue Music
MIKE FARRIS   Shine For All The People Compass
       

August 2014
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OTIS GIBBS Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth Wannamaker
PUSS N BOOTS No Fools, No Fun Blue Note
SWAMP CABBAGE Jive Self Released
PAUL THORN   Too Blessed To Be Stressed Perpetual Obscurity
DOUG MACLEOD There's A Time Reference Recordings
RUTHIE FOSTER Promise Of A Brand New Day Blue Corn Music
JANIVA MAGNESS Original Fathead
HILLSTOMP Portland, Ore Fluff & Gravy
       
DR. JOHN   Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch Proper

July 2014
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OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW Remedy ATO
BILLY JOE SHAVER Long In The Tooth Lightning Rod
the GOURDS All The Labor (MVD Audio
ERIC HISAW
Eric Hisaw self released
JEFFREY HALFORD & THE HEALERS Rainmaker Shoeless
SHOVELS & ROPE Swimmin' Time Dualtone
JOE ELY B484 Rack'em
the LEVON HELM BAND
The Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol. 3 Vanguard
JOHN HIATT   Terms Of My Surrender New West
EDEN BRENT Jigsaw Heart Yellow Dog
MIKEY JUNIOR Traveling South SwingNation / Vizztone
the 23 STRING BAND   Bangin' And Clangin' self released
the CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS   Like You Mean It! Tubtone
BUMPER JACKSONS   Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In self released
       

June 2014
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RED MOLLY The Red Album self released
ZOE MUTH World Of Strangers Signature Sounds
SLIM BAWB and the FABULOUS STUMPGRINDERS Gristle & Guts Swampgrass
MARK JUNGERS I'll See You Again American Rural
YVETTE LANDRY Me & T-Coe's Country Soko Music
MATT HARLAN   Raven Hotel Berkalin
the FAR WEST   Any Day Now Medina River
WILLIE NELSON   Band Of Brothers Legacy
the AMIGOS
Diner In The Sky self released
JAY BOY ADAMS   Let It Go Rockin' Heart
the HOLMES BROTHERS Brotherhood Alligator
SETH WALKER Sky Still Blue Royal Potato Family
       
BONSOIR CATIN   Light The Stars Valcour

May 2014
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RADNEY FOSTER Everything I Should Have Said Devil's River
LESLIE KRAFKA On*ward Smallz
BRUCE ROBISON & KELLY WILLIS Our Year Premium
the SECRET SISTERS Put Your Needle Down Republic
JOHN FULLBRIGHT   Songs Blue Dirt
the HOWLIN' BROTHERS   Trouble Readymade
MARY GAUTHIER   Trouble & Love In The Black
TOMMY MALONE Poor Boy M.C.
DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN   Common Ground Yep Roc
JOE KING CARRASCO Y EL MOLINO   Rucca Anaconda
BOBBY RUSH w/ BLINDDOG SMOKIN'
Decisions Silver Talon
VARIOUS
All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman Rounder
ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS   The Last Laugh Yellow Dog
       
       

April 2014
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ADAM CARROLL Let It Choose You self released
BASTARD SONS OF JOHNNY CASH New Old Story Randm
DON WILLIAMS Reflections Sugar Hill
MICHAELA ANNE Ease My Mind Georgia June
CARLENE CARTER Carter Girl Rounder
JOHNNY CASH Out Among The Stars Columbia/Legacy
DEL BARBER Prairieography True North
SUSAN GIBSON The Second Hand For The
RODNEY CROWELL Tarpaper Sky New West
NIKKI HILL Here's Nikki Hill Deep Fryed
WENDY COLONNA Nectar Pourqoui Pas
RAY BONNEVILLE Easy Gone Red House
NICK WATERHOUSE Holly Innovative Leisure
TRUCKSTOP HONEYMOON The Madness Of Happiness Squirrel
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF Small Town Heroes ATO
VARIOUS Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne Music Road
JOHN NEMETH Memphis Grease Blue Corn Music
the ROBERT CRAY BAND In My Soul Provogue
ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA Laying It Down Hobemian
RUSTY METOYER AND THE ZYDECO KRUSH Take My Hand Back Porch Entertainment
KEVIN NAQUIN & THE OSSUN PLAYBOYS   No Guarantee Swallow

March 2014
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HONEY DON'T Heart Like A Wheel 2Dolla Reccas
he HOWLIN' BROTHERS The Sun Studio Session Readymade
the CAROLYN SILLS COMBO The Carolyn Sills Combo self released
the STRAY BIRDS Echo Sessions self released
CHUCK MEAD Free State Serenade Plowboy
GRANT PEEPLES Punishing The Myth GatorBone
RAY CAMPI The Rollin' Rock Recordings Vol. 1 Part
MATT SCHOFIELD Far As I Can See Provogue
BLUE LUNCH Special 30th Anniversary Rip Cat
FLACO JIMENEZ & MAX BACA Flaco & Max: Legends & Legacies Smithsonian Folkways
REGINA CARTER Southern Comfort Sony Music Masterworks
PINE LEAF BOYS   Danser Valcour

February 2014
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LAURA CANTRELL No Way There From Here Thrift Shop

JEFF WHITEHEAD

Bloodhound Heart self released
WYLIE AND THE WILD WEST Relic Hi-Line
SUZY BOGGUS Lucky Loyal Dutchess
LUCINDA WILLIAMS Lucinda Williams (Reissue) Lucinda Williams Music

SCOTT H. BIRAM

Nothin' But Blood Bloodshot

PARKER MILLSAP

Parker Millsap Okra Homa
CLAY MCCLINTON Bitin' At The Bit Red Chili
AMY BLACK This Is Home Reuben
SMOOTH HOUND SMITH Smooth Hound Smith self released
JOHN HAMMOND Timeless Palmetto

BILLY BRANCH & THE SONS OF BLUES

Blues Shock Blind Pig
the SACRED SHAKERS Live Signature Sounds

ROOSEVELT DIME

Full Head Of Steam self released
BOOZOO CHAVIS   Festival Stage 1989 Valcour

January 2014
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IRENE KELLEY

Pennsylvania Coal Patio
REAGAN BOGGS Quicksand Reckless Bess
ROD PICOTT Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail Welding Rod
JOHN MORELAND In The Throes Last Chance
RON YOUNG
The Big Picture Wild Dreams
SUSAN CATTANEO
Haunted Heart Jersey Girl Music
FRED EAGLESMITH
Tambourine Entertainment One
MOLLIE O'BRIEN & RICH MOORE Love Runner Remington Road
BLACKIE AND THE RODEO KINGS South File Under: Music

TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS

The Devil You Know Alligator
     
CHUBBY CARRIER   Back To My Roots Swampadellic

 


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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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