Friday, May 30, 2008

Songs of Jimmie Rodgers- A Tribute

Here is a nice collection of covers for your listening pleasure. Plenty of good tunes and fine artists featured on this tribute album.

"Jimmie Rodgers cast a huge shadow. Taking what was then called "hillbilly music" and making it accessible to the general public, Rodgers created an influential new style that merged folk and blues in a precursor to today's popular country music. Troubled times. Rodgers championed the common man against a backdrop of rapid economic and technological change: he focused with humanity on colorful characters who lived with bravado and self-reliance."
Robert Christgau

Jimmie Rodgers was born in Mississippi and grew up loving the railroad, his father's profession. He became a brakeman, one of the more dangerous jobs that required great skill. His job required that he run on the top of each car setting the brakes by hand. At a young age he had to leave the railroad because he acquired tuberculosis. He had several jobs and finally landed a job recording for Victrola records. His short career of six years writing and singing songs, made more of a dent in the soul of American music than any other musician of the time. He died at the age of 36 after singing and writing 113 songs. He forever influenced country music. He was one of four to be inducted into the first Country Music Hall of Fame.

Bob Dylan garnered his influence and brought together 13 other musicians to pay homage to Jimmie Rodgers. Dylan said, "Jimmie Rodgers, of course, is one of the guiding lights of the Twentieth Century, whose way with song has always been an inspiration to those of us who have followed the path....He was a performer of force without precedent with a sound as lonesome and mystical as it was dynamic. He gives hope to the vanquished and humility to the mighty."

"Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes"- Bono, guileless and without his usual backdrop sings a simply lovely tune.

"Waiting For A Train" Dickey Betts has an earthy swing to a Rodgers favorite song; The Allman Bandsman comes with the yodels intact.

"Somewhere Down Below The Mason Dixon Line" Mary Chapin Carpenter floats and echoes the rural 20th century times

"Miss The Mississippi And You" David Ball does credence to this sad song- bringing the old tempo to life. Wonderful yodeling.

"My Blue Eyed Jane" Bob Dylan's effortless rawness is a labor of love to a man who he reveres.

"Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia" Willie Nelson gives us the loose rambling song with simplicity and love.

"In The Jailhouse Now" Steve Earle has a raw and lively sense of timing. He is always the true picker and singer.

"Hobo Bill's Last Ride" Iris Dement's voice is true country, and she sings a riveting old fashioned account of the hoboes' life.

"Gambling Bar Room Blues" John Mellencamp brings to life his rough and tumble persona in a guitar and drumbeat tempo. "Hey, Hey, hey, hey"

"Why Should I Be Lonely" Aaron Neville brings his high-pitched, dramatic sweetness with his rendition. "Best Pal I've Ever Had".

This CD was released in 1997 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of Jimmie Rodgers birth. "Songs of Jimmie Rodgers" is an understated collection that moves from Dixieland to country and lets the songs take center stage.

1. Dreaming with Tears in My Eyes - Bono
2. Any Old Time - Alison Krauss
3. Waiting for a Train - Dickey Betts
4. Somewhere Down Below the Mason Dixon Line - Dickey Betts
5. Miss the Mississippi and You - David Ball
6. My Blue-Eyed Jane - Bob Dylan
7. Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia - Willie Nelson
8. In the Jailhouse Now - Steve Earle, The V-Roys
9. Standin' on the Corner [Blue Yodel No. 9] - Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, John Kahn
10. Hobo Bill's Last Ride - Iris DeMent
11. Gambling Bar Room Blues - John Mellencamp
12. Mule Skinner Blues - Van Morrison
13. Why Should I Be Lonely? - Aaron Neville
14. T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1) - Dwight Yoakam

38MB, WMA VBR, 53 Minutes

Songs of Elvis Costello- Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous

Here's a pretty good tribute CD from my collection.

1. Girls Talk - Dave Edmunds
2. Unwanted Number - For Real
3. My Brave Face - Paul McCartney
4. Hidden Shame - Johnny Cash
5. All Grown Up - Tasmin Archer
6. Miss Mary - Zucchero
7. Shadow & Jimmy - Was (Not Was)
8. Upon A Veil Of Midnight Blue - Mary Coughlan
9. Deep Dead Blue - Anuna
10. The Comedians - Roy Orbison
11. The Deportees Club - Christy Moore
12. Punishing Kiss - Annie Ross & The Low Note Quintet
13. Shamed Into Love - Ruben Blades
14. Shatterproof - Billy Bremner
15. Dirty Rotten Shame - Ronnie Drew
16. Shipbuilding - Robert Wyatt
17. The Birds Will Still Be Singing - Norma Waterson
18. I Want To Vanish - June Tabor
19. The Other End (Of The Telescope) - 'Til Tuesday
20. Indoor Fireworks - Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit
21. Almost Blue - Chet Baker

38MB, WMA CBR, 79 Minutes

Songs of Janis Joplin- Blues Down Deep

This is one awesome Tribute CD from my collection. The title says it all. So many great Blues artists. The whole CD is great!

1. What Good Can Drinkin' Do - Tracy Nelson
2. Move Over - Tad Robinson
3. Ball And Chain - Etta James
4. Piece Of My Heart - Otis Clay
5. Maybe - Lonnie Brooks
6. One Good Man - Lou Ann Barton
7. Down On Me - Paul Black
8. Get It While You Can - Koko Taylor
9. Trouble In Mind - Willie Kent
10. Turtle Blues - Lynne Jordan
11. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder) - Cathy Richardson
12. Me And Bobby McGee - Syl Johnson
13. Mercedes Benz - Taj Mahal

38MB, WMA VBR, 56 Minutes

Beat the Retreat- Songs by Richard Thompson

This is a great Richard Thompson tribute album from my CD collection. Several awesome versions from some great artists!

1. Shoot out the Lights - X
2. Wall of Death - R.E.M.
3. When the Spell Is Broken - Bonnie Raitt
4. Turning of the Tide - Bob Mould
5. For Shame of Doing Wrong - Evan Dando, Syd Straw
6. Down Where the Drunkards Roll - Los Lobos
7. Beat the Retreat - June Tabor
8. Genesis Hall - June Tabor
9. I Misunderstood - Dinosaur Jr.
10. Madness of Love - Graham Parker
11. Just the Motion - David Byrne
12. Valerie - Beausoleil
13. Heart Needs a Home - Shawn Colvin, Loudon Wainwright III
14. Dimming of the Day - The Five Blind Boys of Alabama
15. Farewell, Farewell - Martin Carthy, Maddy Prior
16. Great Valerio - Martin Carthy, Maddy Prior

WMA VBR, 45MB, 67 Minutes

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WHFS Shared By Bob CD 16

Thank Bob for sharing these WHFS Tapes!

CD 16 Part 1, Diane and Jim Dunbar 1983 and 1984
315MB, MP3@160

CD 16 Part 2, Mark, Sarah and Weasel 1983 and 1984
365MB, MP3@160

Sunday, May 18, 2008

WHFS Mark: After Midnight, Wed Morning 04-23-1983, Shared by Robbie

It's another rainy Sunday here in beautiful Downtown Bowie. A perfect day to rip some good music from our favorite radio station and get it out there for you old timers.

This an overnight show from Mark that went all over the place. Pretty wide variety of great music here. Ripped from three 90 Minute Maxell UDXLIIS90 Cassette tapes. I edited out some stuff. Hope Robbie doesn't mind. Half a tape of "Disco" and another half of "smooth" Jazz. I'm not much of a fusion guy, but I left most it on here because it was actually pretty awesome.
This may be the last post from Robbie's tapes. The last tape left is labeled the last show. I have already posted the last 3 hours of 'HFS in Bethesda from an open reel tape.
So thanks again to Robbie for an awesome share of high quality WHFS from 1983.

Kate Bush, Toya, Joan Armatradding, Joni Mitchell, Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, The Meters, Steve Miller, The James Gang, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa Station I.D., King Crimson, True Vougue, Shriekback, The Eurythmics, Voice Farm, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Gang Of Four, Personal Effects, Little Feat, Edgar Winter, J Geils, Paul Butterfield, Duke Williams, Eric Clapton, Dave Edmunds, Delbert McClinton, Tear Drop Explodes, Modern English, XTC, Captain Beefheart, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Oregon ,The Cure, U2, The Fixx, The Stones, Blancmange

392MB, MP3@320, 204 Minutes

Saturday, May 17, 2008

WHFS Jim Dunbar Early Feb 1983 Shared By Robbie

Here is a great show from Jim full of punk and other fine music! Don't know the exact date but the concert run down has show dates in Feb....Enjoy

Simple Minds, China Crisis, Ultravox, New Order, Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Public Image, Flipper, Bartalk, In Camera, Nexta, It's Immaterial, The Modern Lovers, Lou Reed, Lee Fardon, Gladys Night, The Sluts, The Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, The Weirdos, Scream, Circle Jerks, The Minute Men, Hybrid Kids, Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Chance 69, D.O.A, The Dills, BTeam, Smegma, The Sex Pistols

340MB, WMA, 184 Minutes

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Friday, May 16, 2008

WHFS 102.3, David: Friday January 28th 1983, From Robbie

Here's a great set of DJ David Einstein from the stack of tapes sent in from Robbie. Two 90 Minute Maxell UDXLII90 cassettes.

Simple Minds, Roxy Music, U2, Echo and the Bunnymen, Disconnection, Dollar, Poly Rock, Rick Okasek, The Eurythmics, The Bangals, R.E.M., B-Movie, Flock Of Seagulls, Thomas Dolby, The Cameleans, Trash, Billy Idol, The Clash, The Jam, Tommy Keene, Echo and The Bunnymen, David Bowie, Comsat Angels, Teardrop Explodes, Peter Tosh, The Gladiators, The Members, Heaven 17, Prince, Devo, U2, The Jam, King Sunny Adé, The Police, Rockpile, George Thorogood, The Ramones

340 MB, MP3@320, 181 Minutes

What This Is All About

I've been collecting live music from various sources since the mid to late 70's. Radio shows, TV broadcasts, radio show pre-FM CD's and vinyl LP's and some trades. Most of the shows posted here, I recorded and ripped myself. I always had top of the line stereo equipment and cassette and open reel recorders for those on air broadcasts.

I've downloaded plenty of bootlegged concerts from various blogs. As a rule I will only post stuff from my collection and not what is already available out there.

I also post out of print CDs and LPs from my collection.
I will repost from my readers anything someone sends me as long as it is either out of print or something that's not from someone else's blog. If you want to share a link for a cool item on your blog, or someone else's, please feel free to post it in the comments........

Enjoy and please leave a comment and pass this blog along.

Can you believe that so many out there are starving for the old WHFS? Amazing!

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