X-Roads schenkt wöchentlich eine Stunde lang den missverstandenen Poeten, den einsamen Cowboys, den gescheiterten Baumwollpflückern, den heiseren Protestsängern und den betrunkenen Alleinunterhaltern Gehör.

X-Roads: Jeden Sonntag von sechs bis sieben auf Radio X.


Sonntag, 26. Dezember 2010

Sendung vom 26.12.2010 - Best of 2010

- Superstar - Raul Malo (Sinners & Saints)
- Hold On You - Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart O.S.T.)
- Junky Star - Ryan Bingham (Junky Star)
- Tombstone Blues - Bob Dylan (The Best of Original Recordings)
- They've Trapped Us Boys - Jakob Dylan (Women + Country)
- Working for the MTA - Justin Townes Earle (Harlem River Blues)
- Pretty When It's New - Merle Haggard (I Am What I Am)
- Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line - Mark Chesnutt (Outlaw)
- Adventures of Isabel - Natalie Merchant (Leave You Sleep)
- Sideshow - Mary Gauthier (The Foundling)
- Loretta - Norah Jones featuring Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings (... Featuring Norah Jones)
- Swinging Doors - Jerry Lee Lewis featuring Merle Haggard and James Burton (Men Old Men)
- This Guitar is for Sale - John Prine (Twistable, Turnable Man - A Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein)
- Right Behind Me - John Mellencamp (No Better Than This)
- A Slow Drag With Josephine - Elvis Costello (National Ransom)
- Bottle to the Bottom - Dierks Bentley featuring Kris Kristofferson (Up On the Ridge)
- Class of '57 - Dailey & Vincent (Sing the Statler Brothers)
- Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down - Willie Nelson (Country Music)
- The One I Love Is Gone - The Secret Sisters (The Secret Sisters)
- Mujer Ingrata - Los Lobos (Tin Can Trust)
- Homeland - John Hiatt (The Open Road)
- Aloha Oe - Johnny Cash (American VO: Ain't No Grave)
- North to Alaska - Johnny Horton (Country & Western Hit Parade 1960)
- Spanish Pipedream - The Avett Brothers (Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: The Songs of John Prine)
- Southern Filibuster - Jerry Douglas (Southern Filibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor)
- Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday - Robert Plant (Band of Joy)
- Coming Home to Me - Patty Griffin featuring Julie Miller (Downtown Church)
- Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn featuring Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert (Coal Mine's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn)
- Worry 'Bout Your Own Backyard - South Memphis String Band (Home Sweet Home)

Sendung vom 19.12.2010 - X-Mas Special

- Christmas Time's A-Comin' - Patty Loveless (Bluegrass and White Snow) - Let It Snow - Leon Redbone (Christmas Island) - Winter Wonderland - Merle Haggard (A Christmas Present) - Hot Texas Christmas Day - Dale Watson (Christmas Time in Texas) - Silver Bells - Bob Dylan (Christmas in the Heart) - Jingle Bells - The Blue Hawaiians (Christmas on Big Island) - Mele Kalikimaka - The Krüger Brothers (Christmas with the Krüger Brothers) - Here Comes Santa Claus - Dwight Yoakam (Come on Christmas) - Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy - Buck Owens (Open Up Your Heart) - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Ernest Tubb (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) - Nester the Long Eared Christmas Donkey - Hank Snow (The Singing Ranger, Vol. 3) - Fairytale of New York - The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl (If I Should Fall in Grace with God) - No Place Like Home on Christmas - Little Jimmie Dickens (Country Boy) - Beautiful Star of Bethlehem - Emmylou Harris (Light of the Stable) - Jesus Was a Capricorn - Kris Kristofferson (Jesus Was a Capricorn) - Blue Christmas - Johnny Cash (Christmas with Johnny Cash) - Lonely Christmas Call - George Jones (A Good Year for the Roses) - The Little Drummer Boy - Michael Doucet (Alligator Stomp, Vol. 4: Cajun Christmas) - Christmas Blues - Canned Heat (Christmas Album)

Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2010

Sendung vom 12.12.2010 - Louisiana Special

- Eh, petite fille - Clifton Chenier (Zydeco Dynamite: The Clifton Chenier Anthology)
- Zydeco sont pas sale - Clifton Chenier (Zydeco Dynamite: The Clifton Chenier Anthology)
- My Toot Toot - Rockin' Sidney (The Rough Guide to Zydeco)
- That Was Your Mother - Paul Simon (Graceland)
- Hey Good Lookin' - Buckwheat Zydeco (Where There's Smoke There's Fire)
- Louisiana Man - Dave Edmunds (D.E. 7th)
- Rosita - Paul Mac Bonvin (On the Boulevard)
- Lacassine Special - Jo-El Sonnier (Cajun Life)
- Levee Town - Sonny Landreth (Leeve Town)
- The Flame Will Never Die - Beausoleil (Bayou Boogie)
- Down at the Twist and Shout - Mary Chapin Carpenter (Shooting Straight in the Dark)
- Back Door - Queen Ida and her Zydeco Band (Alligator Stomp: Cajun and Zydeco Classics)
- Bon Ton Rouler - Clifton Chenier (Zydeco Dynamite: The Clifton Chenier Anthology)
- Jolie Blond - The Balfa Brothers (Alligator Stomp, Vol. 2: Cajun and Zydeco Classics)
- La Valse du Regret - Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (Alligator Stomp, Vol. 5: Cajun and Zydeco - The Next Generation)
- Erosion - Giant Sand (Blurry Blue Mountain)

Samstag, 11. Dezember 2010

Sendung vom 5.12.2010 - Sven Regener & J.J. Cale

- Leise rieselt der Schnee - Element of Crime (Fremde Federn)
- Motorcycle Song - Element of Crime (Fremde Federn)
- Über Nacht - Element of Crime (Die schönen Rosen)
- Crazy Mama - J.J. Cale (Naturally)
- If You're Ever in Oklahoma - J.J. Cale (Really)
- I'll Be There - J.J. Cale (Okie)
- Clyde - Waylon Jennings (Music Man)
- Precious Memories - J.J. Cale (Okie)
- I'll Make Love to You Anytime - Eric Clapton (Backless)
- Fate of a Fool - J.J. Cale (5)
- Mona - Hank Shizzoe (Low Budget)
- Ain't Love Funny - J.J. Cale (Closer to You)
- Tijuana - David Lindley and Hani Naser (Playing Even Better)

Sendung vom 28.11.2010 - Randy Newman & Loretta Lynn

- Crazy Arms - Marty Stuart feat. Ralph Mooney (Ghost Train: The Studio Sessions)
- A Two-Step Away - Gary P. Nunn (Taking Texas to the Country)
- Worn Out Shoes - Caleb Klauder (Western Country)
- Old Kentucky Home - Randy Newman (12 Songs)
- Birmingham - The Del McCoury Band (Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman)
- Rider in the Rain - Randy Newman (Little Criminals)
- Mr. President - Sam Bush (Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman)
- Big Hat, No Cattle - Randy Newman (Bad Love)
- You Cared Enough to Lie - Reckless Kelly (Somewhere in Time by Pinot Bennett)
- After the Fire is Gone - Steve Earle and Allison Moorer (Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn)
- Success - Loretta Lynn (Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- Somebody, Somewhere - Lucinda Williams (Coal Miner's Daughter)
- Heaven, Sittin' Down - Phosphorescent (Here's to Taking It Easy)
- Like a Broken Record - Lloyd Cole (Broken Record)
- Jimmie Rodger's Dream - Elton John feat. Leon Russell (The Union)
- Yesterday's Blues - Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses (Junky Star)
- Hummingbyrd - Marty Stuart (Ghost Train: The Studio Sessions)

Freitag, 3. Dezember 2010

Sendung vom 21.11.2010 - Dr. John is 70! / Bluegrass in Basel

- Feel Good Music - Dr. John and the Lower 911 (Tribal)
- Tipitina - Dr. John (Gumbo)
- Iko Iko - Dr. John (Gumbo)
- Memories of Professor Longhair - Dr. John (Dr. John Plays Mac Rebenack)
- Kickin' Back - Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper (Leavin' Town)
- Dankeschön, Bitteschön, Wiedersehen - Eddie Wilson (Dankeschön, Bitteschön, Wiedersehen)
- Jesse's Daybreak - Country Pickers (Swiss Country Music Awards 1993)
- Evelina - The Country Pickers (East to West)
- Toscana - Sunny Mountain Grass (Still Going Strong)
- Let those Brown Eyes Smile at Me - The Country Pickers (East to West)
- What Will Become of Me - Special Consensus (Everything's Alright)
- John Henry - Chris Jones (Blinded by the Rose)
- Without You - Carmel Sheerin and the Ravens (European World of Bluegrass 2005)
- A Broken Heart - Four Wheel Drive (Another Town)
- I Must Be Someone Else You've Known - Steep Canyon Rangers (Deep in the Shade)
- I'm Riding This Train - Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper (Leavin' Town)
- Sarah - Krüger Brothers (Up 18 North)

Sendung vom 14.11.2010 - Fifty Years Ago Today

- The Story of a Broken Heart - Johnny Cash (Sun: The Singles Collection)
- A Six Pack to Go - Hank Thompson (Honky Tonkin')
- Who Will Buy the Wine - Charlie Walker (Pick Me Up On Your Way Down)
- Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- The Walkin' Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins (The Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings)
- No Shoes - John Lee Hooker (Hooker)
- Hush Hush - Jimmy Reed (His Greatest Recordings)
- Excuse Me (I Think I've Got a Heartache) - Buck Owens (Act Naturally)
- Wishful Thinking - Wynn Stewart (Wishfull Thinking)
- Mule Skinner Blues - The Fendermen (Golden Age of American Rock 'n' Roll)
- Let's Think About Living - Bob Luman (Let's Think About Living)
- Bir Iron - Marty Robbins (The Story of My Life: The Best of Marty Robbins)
- O'Leary's Cow - Johnny Horton (1956-1960)
- Everglades - The Kingston Trio (The Guard Years)
- Please Help Me, I'm Falling - Hank Locklin (... and the Answer Is)
- (I Can't Help You) I'm Fallin' Too - Skeeter Davies (... and the Answer Is)
- Honky Tonk Girl - Loretta Lynn (Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- Crying My Heart Out Over You - Flatt and Scruggs (1948-1959)
- How Far to Little Rock - The Stanley Brothers (The Definitive Collection 1947-1966)
- Basile Waltz - Harry Choates (The 'D' Singles)
- The Smoke, the Bottle, the Wine - Bill Mack (The 'D' Singles)
- My Walking Shoes - Jimmy Martin (1954-1974)

Sendung vom 7.11.2010 - Joni and Mary

- Going Up Home - Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen (At Edwards Barn)
- God's Own Child - Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band (Legacy)
- God Is Watching - Rhonda Vincent (Taken)
- Saturday Nite Special - The Sundown Playboys (Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records)
- Circus Song - Maria Muldaur (Maria Muldaur's Barnyard Dance)
- Puff the Magic Dragon - Peter, Paul and Mary (Carry It On)
- Lemon Tree - Peter, Paul and Mary (Carry It On)
- It Takes a lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry - Bob Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited)
- Both Sides Now - Rachel Yamagata (The Village: A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village)
- You Turn Me On I'm a Radio - Joni Mitchell (For the Roses)
- Urge for Going - George Hamilton IV. (Country Boy ... Best of)
- Circle Game - Ian and Sylvia (So much for Dreaming)
- If I Had a Heart - Joni Mitchell (Shine)
- Ride the Rail - Giant Sand (Blurry Blue Mountain)
- New York - Caitlin Rose (Own Side Now)

Freitag, 5. November 2010

Sendung vom 31.10.2010 - Sheryl & Co.

- Stay Around a Little Longer - Buddy Guy feat. B.B. King (Living Proof)
- With the Quickness - James Cotton (Giant)
- A Gift in Return - Roli Frei and the Soulful Desert (Strong)
- Detours - Sheryl Crow (Detours)
- Piece of Clay - Marvin Gaye (Marvin Gaye: The Complete Collection)
- They Don't Make 'em Like My Daddy Anymore - Loretta Lynn (Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- The Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore - Kinky Friedman (Kinky Friedman)
- Wild Man From Borneo - Guy Clark (Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman)
- Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed - Kinky Friedman (Sold American)
- The Last Thing on my Mind - Tom Paxton (Ramblin' Boy)
- Bottle of Wine - The Kingston Trio (The Kingston Trio)
- Ramblin' Boy - Tom Paxton (Ramblin' Boy)
- Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound - Johnny Cash (American VI: Ain't No Grave)
- Muswell Hillbilly - Tim O'Brien (This Is Where I Belong: The Songs of Ray Davies and the Kinks)

Sendung vom 17.10.2010 - Two Years @ the X-Roads

- Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson (The Complete Recordings Disk)
- Satisfied Mind - The Walkabouts - Satisfied Mind
- Is Anybody Going to San Antone - Texas Tornados (Zone of Our Own)
- I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) - John Fogerty (The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again)
- Pallet on Your Floor - Mojo Swamp & Little Chevy (Live @ the X-Roads)
- Black Crow Blues - Jari Antti (Live @ the X-Roads)
- Voralpeglüe - Max Lässer (Überland)
- Jockey Full of Bourbon - John Hammond (Wicked Grin)
- Girl from the North Country - Rosanne Cash (The List)
- Loving You Was Easier - Kris Kristofferson feat. Rosanne Cash (Live @ AVO-Session)
- You Done Me Wrong - Willie Nelson (Country Music)
- Complainte pour Ste. Catherine - Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Kate & Anna McGarrigle)
- Hey Joe - Willy DeVille (Backstreets of Desire)
- Dueling Banjos - The Country Pickers (East to West)
- Tomorrow Is a Long Time - Bob Dylan (The Bootleg Series Vol. 9: The Witmark Demis 1932-1964)

Sendung vom 24.10.2010 - AVO A-comin'

- Harm's Swift Way- Robert Plant (Band of Joy)
- Please Read the Letter - Robert Plant feat. Alison Krauss (Raising Sand)
- Cindy I'll Marry You Someday - Robert Plant (Band of Joy)
- Poison Love - Buddy Miller (Poison Love)
- Chalk - Buddy Miller feat. Patty Griffin (Written in Chalk)
- Stolen Car - Patty Griffin (Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen)
- Beyond the Blue - Emmylou Harris feat. Patty Griffin (Songbird)
- A Crooked Road - Darrell Scott (A Crooked Road)
- No Lonesome Tune - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (One Endless Night)
- Love Spoken Here - Soulful Desert (Floating Awake)
- Lone Gone Lonesome Blues - Sheryl Crow (Timeless)
- Muswell Hillbilly - The Kinks (Muswell Hillbillies)
- Robert Zimmermann - Element of Crime (Robert Zimmermann wundert sich über die Liebe)

Sendungen vom 3. und 10.10.2010

Die zwei Sendungen sind leider während dem Studioumzug verloren gegangen. Deeply sorry.

Montag, 20. September 2010

Sendung vom 19.9.2010 - Mixed

- The Weight - Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings & The Old Crow Medicine Show (Live @ BBC)
- Wonderful Life - The Felice Brothers (The Felice Brothers)
- I Hear Them All - Old Crow Medicine Show (Big Iron World)
- Monkey and the Engineer - Dave Rawlings Machine (A Friend of a Friend)
- Highway Halo - Old Crow Medicine Show (Tennessee Pusher)
- Look at Miss Ohio - Gillian Welch(Soul Journey)
- Please Release Me - Jerry Lee Lewis feat. Gillian Welch (Mean Old Man)
- Central Two-O-Nine - Robert Plant (Band of Joy)
- A Ride Back Home - John Mellencamp (On the Rural Road 7609)
- Don't Knock - Mavis Staples (You Are Not Alone)
- Avenue of the Indians - Susan Cowsill (Lighthouse)
- Flowers on the Wall - Dailey & Vincent (Flowers on the Wall)
- Acoustic Toothpick - Phil Leadbetter (Southern Filibuster: A Tribute to Tut Taylor)
- Devil's in the Jukebox - Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs (God Willin' & the Greek Don't Rise)
- Swampsnake - Gemma Ray (It's a Shame About Gemma Ray)

Sendung vom 12.9.2010 - Next Stop Vietnam

- Why Baby Why - Patty Loveless (Sleepless Nights)
- Color of the Blues - George Jones (The Spirit of the Century)
- The Race Is On - George Jones (She Thinks I Still Care)
- What Did You Learn In School Today - Tom Paxton (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- Hello Vietnam - Johnnie Wright (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- The Draft Dodger Rag - Phil Ochs (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- I-feel-like-I'm-fixin'-to-die Rag - Country Joe and the Fish (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- The Fightin' Side of Me - Merle Haggard and the Strangers (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- The War Keeps Draggin' On - Wilburn Brothers (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- Singing in Viet Nam Talking Blues - Johnny Cash (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- Please Settle in Vietnam -Lightning Hopkins (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- Sam Stone - John Prine (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- Copperhead Road - Steve Earle (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- Luang Prabang - Patrick Sky (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- Leroy's Song - Chuck Price (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- I Didn't Go to 'Nam But Do Give a Damn - Bobby Lee Jones (... Next Stop Is Vietnam)
- Big Time in the Jungle - Old Crow Medicine Show (O.C.M.S.)
- Why Baby Why - George Jones (The Spirit of Country)

Dienstag, 7. September 2010

Sendung vom 5.9.2010 - Back on the Track

- Mujer ingrata - Los Lobos (Tin Can Trust)
- A mover el bote - Los Texmaniacs (Borders y Bailers)
- Luckenbach - Bob Cheevers (Tall Texas Tales)
- Luckenbach, Texas - Waylon Jenning (Ol' Waylon)
- Truck Driver's Blues - Asleep at the Wheel and Leon Rausch (It's a Good Day)
- Sad and Beautiful World - Charlie Musselwhite (The Well)
- Sweet Dreams Will Come - John Stewart feat. Nancy Griffith (Gold)
- East Virginia Blues - Jack Elliot feat. Derroll Adams (At Lansdowne Studios, London)
- Don't Forget About Me - John Mellencamp (No Better Than This)
- I Wanna Go Home Song - Dale Watson (Carryin' On)
- Goodbye Booze - Loudon Wainwright III (High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project)
- Dead Skunk - Loudon Wainwright III (Album III)
- Thibodaux - Claire Lynch (Moonlighter)
- The Boys Are Back In Town - Patty Loveless (Mountain Soul)
- Spanish Pipedream - John Prine (In Person and on Stage)
- Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye - Leonard Cohen (Live in London)

Dienstag, 15. Juni 2010

Sendung vom 13.6.2010 - WM-Special

- Vorem Chaschte - Tinu Heiniger (Bärg U Talsänger)
- La porte est toujours ouverte - Paul Mac Bonvin (Mais Yeah)
- Nobody Wins - Kris Kristofferson (Jesus Was A Capricorn)
- I Love It Loud - Hayseed Dixie (Kiss My Grass)
- Why Not Me - The Judds (Number One Hits)
- I'm Lost and I'll never Find the Way - 4 Wheel Drive (No Doubt About It)
- I Don't Hurt Anymore - Johnny Cash (American VI: Ain't No Grave)
- Cheaters Never Win - Charlie Walker (Pick Me Up on Your Way Down)
- Hands Off - Rory Gallagher (Blueprint)
- Playing in the Dirt - Heather Myles (Just Like Old Times)
- Men Will Be Boys - Guy Clark (Cold Dog Soup)
- Bad Actor - Merle Haggard (I Am What I Am)
- He'll Have to Go - Glaco Jimenez (He'll Have to Go)
- The Master Game - Butch Hancock (War and Peace)
- Under African Skies - Paul Simon (Graceland)
- Sie Schutte - Tinu Heiniger (Bärg U Talsänger)
- The World's Greatest - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (Ask Forgiveness)

Mittwoch, 9. Juni 2010

Sendung vom 6.6.2010 - Howlin' Wolf

- The Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- Blue Yodel #9 - Jimmie Rodgers (Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman)
- Moon Goin' Down - Charley Patton (Po' Boy)
- Sittin' on Top of the World - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- The Clown of the Town - Reverend Beat-Man (Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash Vol. 1)
- Too Drunk to Truck - Sixtyniners (Too Drunk to Truck)
- Dr Stadtgieleblues - Markus Traber (Berner Troubadours Live)
- I Feel Bad - Andy Martin (Eleven)
- March 11, 1962 - Mary Gauthier (The Foundling)
- Adventures of Isabel - Natalie Merchant (Leave Your Sleep)
- I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome - The Grascals feat. Hank Williams Jr. (The Famous Lefty Flynn's)
- Cowboys Are Common as Sin - Watermelon Slim (Ringers)
- Right Were You Are - Lilium (Felt)

Montag, 31. Mai 2010

Sendung vom 30.5.2010 - Augie & News

- Wasn't Born to Follow - The Byrds (O.S.T. Easy Rider)
- Texas Me - Sir Douglas Quintet (Mendocino)
- Que Paso - Texas Tornados (Los Texas Tornados)
- Sometimes - Augie Meyers (Country)
- If Only You Could See Me Today - Gene Vincent (The Road Is Rocky)
- Shore Leave - John Hammond (Wicked Grin)
- Dirty Road Blues - Bob Dylan (Time Out of Mind)
- Esta Bueno - Texas Tornados (Esta Bueno)
- Cut Corners - The Sadies (Darker Circles)
- Ft. Wayne Zoo - The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (The Wages)
- The Coast - Court Yard Hounds (Court Yard Hounds)
- I'll Never Know - Elisabeth Cook (Welder)
- Between Your Heart and Mine - Jim Lauderdale (Patchwork River)
- Love's Gonna Live Here - The Chapmans (Grown Up)
- Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass - Buck Owens (Open Up Your Heart)
- If You Don't Like Hank Williams - Kris Kristofferson (Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-1972)
- Gettin' Drunk and Fallin' Down - Hank Williams III (Rebel Within)
- Bring Back the Past - Roky Erickson with Okkervil River (True Love Cast Out All Evil)

Sendung vom 23.5.2010 - John Fogerty

- Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival (Green River)
- Cotton Fields - Creedence Clearwater Revival (Willy and the Poor Boys)
- Midnight Special - Leadbelly (Goodnight Irene)
- Blue Ridge Mountain Boys - John Fogerty (The Blue Ridge Rangers)
- Garden Party - John Fogerty (The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again)
- Bad Moon Rising - The Holmes Brothers (State of Grace)
- Big Train from Memphis - The Seldom Scene (15th Anniversary Celebration)
- Joy of My Life - John Fogerty (Blue Moon Swamp)
- Proud Mary - John Fogerty (Premonition)
- My Name Is Digger - Digger Barnes (Time Has Come)
- Adam - K.C. McKanzie (Hammer & Nails)
- Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton (Unplugged)
- Long As I Can See the Light - Ted Hawkins (The Next Hundred Years)
- Heaven's Just a Sin Away - John Fogerty (The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again)
- Cross-Tie Walker - Creedence Clearwater Revival (Green River)
- Lodi - Emmylou Harris and the Nash Ramblers (At the Ryman)

Dienstag, 18. Mai 2010

Sendung vom 16.5.2010 - Taj Me

- Corrin, Corrina - Rising Sons feat. Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder (Legendary... Historical... Collectable... Unreleased... Until Now!)
- Take a Giant Step - Taj Mahal (Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home)
- Stagger Lee -
- Taj Mahal (Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home)
- Sitting on Top of the World - Taj Mahal (Dancing the Blues)
- Cakewalk into Town - Taj Mahal (Like Never Before)
- The New Hula Blues - Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues (Taj Mahal and the Hula Blues)
- Livin' On Easy - Taj Mahal and the Hulas Blues (Hanapepe Dream)
- She Caught the Katy - Taj Mahal (The Natch'l Blues)
- El Rayo X - Jackson Browne and David Lindley (Love Is Strange)
- Devil of the Trail - Randy Kohrs (Quicksand)
- Panhandle Rag - Kathy Kallick Band (Between the Hollow and the High-Rise)
- Eyes on the Prize - Carrie Rodriguez (Love and Circumstance)
- Old # 7 - Shelby Lynne (Tears, Lies and Alibis)
- The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Ray Willie Hubbard (A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment)
- Fishin' Blues
- Taj Mahal (Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home)

Sendung vom 9.5.2010 - Hank, Shel & Fritz

- Use a Napkin (Not Your Mom) - Kathy Kallick (Use a Napkin)
- Meeden Station - The Bowmans (The Bowmans)
- Me and Leah - The Bowmans (The Bowmans)
- I'm Moving On - Hank Snow (The Singing Ranger)
- The Gold Rush Is Over -
Hank Snow (The Singing Ranger)
- The Rhumba Boogie -
Hank Snow (The Singing Ranger)
- A Fool Such As I -
Hank Snow (The Singing Ranger)
- I Don't Hurt Anymore -
Hank Snow (The Singing Ranger)
- I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash (Unchained)
- A Boy Named Sue - Johnny Cash (At San Quentin)
- Don't Go to Sleep on the Road - Shel Silverstein (The Great Conch Train Robbery)
- I Got Stoned and Missed It - Shel Silverstein (Freakin' at the Freakers Ball)
- A Couple More Years - Willie Nelson (Waylon and Willie)
- Servela - Fritz Widmer (Mängisch brönnt's)
- One Meat Ball - Ry Cooder (Ry Cooder)
- Ballade vo der Hauptüebig vo dr Fürwehr vo Oberglunggewil - Fritz Widmer (Berner Troubadours Live)
- Dä vo de Fische - Fritz Widmer (Mängisch brönnt's)
- Talking Rag für Husmanne - Fritz Widmer (24 Lieder us 25 Jahr)

Mittwoch, 12. Mai 2010

Sendung vom 6.5.2010 - Jimmie Dale Gimore

- Dallas - The Flatlander (More a Legend than a Band)
- Tonight I think I'm Gonna Go Downtown - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (After Awhile)
- Reunion - Jimmie Dale Gilmore feat. Lucinda Williams (Spinning Around the Sun)
- Banks of the Guadalupe - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (One Endless Night)
- Saginaw Michigan - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Come on Back)
- L.A. County Blues - Band of Heathens (One Foot in the Ether)
- Shine A Light - Band of Heathens (One Foot in the Ether)
- You Ain't Like You Used to Be - Mike Morgan and the Crawl (Mighty Fine Dancin')
- Love Struck baby - Stevie Ray Vaughan (Texas Flood)
- Wallflower - Uncle Earl (Waterloo, Tennessee)
- Big Round Moon - Red Grass (On that Good Road)
- Gold Road - Viper Central (The Devil Sure Is Hard to Please)
- This Last Request - Kathy Kallick Band (Warmer Kind of Blue)
- I Have a Need for Solitude - Mary Chapin Carpenter (The Age of Miracles)
- Garden Party - Rick Nelson (Legacy)
- Houston Again - David Ball (Sparkle City)
- Gotta Travel On - Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Come on Back)

Dienstag, 11. Mai 2010

Interview Merle Haggard

Nachtrag zu unserer Sendung auf Popmatters.com

Dienstag, 27. April 2010

Sendung vom 25.4.2010 - Merle & Willie

- Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (Pancho and Lefty)
- Man With the Blues - Willie Nelson (Country Music)
- Oil Tanker Train - Merle Haggard (I Am What I Am)
- Okie from Muskogee - Merle Haggard (Down Every Road)
- The Bottle Let Me Down - Merle Haggard (Down Every Road)
- Whiskey River - Willie Nelson (One Hell of a Ride)
- Me and Paul - Willie Nelson (One Hell of a Ride)
- Satisfied Mind - Porter Wagoner (The Essential)
- Dark as A Dungeon - Merle Travis (Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past)
- I'm a Lonesome Fugitive - Henry Kaiser and David Lindley (A World Out of Time, Vol. 2)
- Girl Haggard - Rosie Flores (Once More With Feeling)
- Live and Love Always - Merle Haggard (I Am What I Am)
- You Done Me Wrong - Willie Nelson (Country Music)
- Goodhearted Woman - Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings (One Hell of a Ride)
- Yesterday's Wine - Merle Haggard and George Jones (A Taste of Yesterday's Wine)
- Man and Dad's Waltz - Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard (Last of the Breed)

Montag, 19. April 2010

Sendung vom 18.4.2010 - Dirty Laundry

- Waschsalon - BAP (Für usszeschnigge)
- (Good Old Electric) Washing Machine - John Hartford (RCA Country Legends)
- Wash, Mama, Wash - Dr. John (The Dr. John Anthology)
- Portugese Washwomen - Chet Atkins (Hi-Fi in Focus)
- Dirty Rag - Justin Townes Earle (Midnight at the Movies)
- Clothes Line Saga - Suzzy & Maggie Roche (A Nod to Bob)
- It's Hard to Keep a White Shirt Clean - Corb Lund (Losin' Lately Gambler)
- Big Legs Tight Skirt - John Lee Hooker (Hooker)
- Red Necks, White Socks, Blue Ribbon Beer - Johnny Russel (The Country Store Collection)
- Keep It Clean - Charley Jordan (Charley Jordan, Vol. 1, 1930-1931)
- Soap and Water Blues - Washboard Sam (When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 4: That's All Right)
- One Blue Dress on the Line - Kendel Carson (Alright Dynamite)
- Brand New Pair of Britches - Sawmill Road (One)
- Two Coats - Patty Loveless (Mountain Soul)
- The Man in the Little White Suit - Charlie Walker (Pick Me Up on Your Way Down)
- Red Bandana - Merle Haggard (Down Every Road)

Mittwoch, 14. April 2010

Sendung vom 11.4.2010 - Loretta and Jim

- Blue Kentucky Girl - Loretta Lynn (Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- Honky Tonk Girl - Loretta Lynn (Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- Your Squaw Is on the War Path - Loretta Lynn (Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn (Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- One's on the Way - Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner's Daughter)
- The Pill - Loretta Lynn (Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- Out of my Head and Back in my Bed - Loretta Lynn (Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- You're the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly - Loretta Lynn feat. Conway Twitty (Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection)
- Silver Threads and Golden Needles - Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette (Honky Tonk Angels)
- Wrong Road Again - Crystal Gayle (The Best of Crystal Gayle)
- Country in my Genes - Loretta Lynn (Still Country)
- Story of my Life - Loretta Lynn (Van Lear Rose)
- You Don't Seem to Miss Me - Patty Loveless feat. George Jones (Long Stretch of Lonesome)
- Point of No Return - Jim Lauderdale (Point of No Return)
- Gonna Get a Life - Mark Chesnutt (What a Way to Live)
- I'll Lead You Home - Jim Lauderdale feat. Ralph Stanley and the Clich Mountain Boys (Whisper)
- Highway Through my Home - Jim Lauderdale feat Ralph Stanley (I Feel Like Singing Today)
- Tennessee Dawn - Jim Lauderdale (Could We Get Any Closer?)

Sendung vom 4.4.2010 - New Stuff

- Rollin' And Tumblin' - Muddy Waters (The Chess Box)
- Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters (The Chess Box)
- Everyday's Been Sunday - Eric Bibb (Booker's Guitar)
- Cornbread and Butterbeans - Carolina Chocolate Drops (Genuine Negro Jig)
- Home Made Lemonade - Black Prairie (Feast of the Hunter's Moon)
- In Heaven There Is No Beer - Texas Tornados (Esta Bueno)
- Pirkin Country Turnaround - Steve Martin (Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Celebration)
- The Plan - The Krueger Brothers (Forever and a Day)
- I and Love and You - The Avett Brothers (I and Love and You)
- With Cornstalks of Among Them - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang (The Wonder Show of the World)
- Carry the Lone - Fredy Rotten (Even If We Sleep)
- Holy Rollers for Love - Jakob Dylan (Women + Country)
- Detroit City - Bobby Bare (The All-American Boy)
- Mama Bake a Pie (Papa Killed a Chicken) - Bobby Bare (The Mercury Years)
- Numbers - Bobby Bare (All American Boy)

Montag, 12. April 2010

Not guilty

Billy Joe Shaver ist ein freier Mann. Merke: in Texas ist es okay, einem Mann in die Fresse zu schiessen, wenn er deine Frau dumm begafft. Shavers Kommentar: "I could have just left the bar, but that would have been chicken shit." Die ganze Story hier

Montag, 29. März 2010

Sendung vom 28.3.2010 - Eric Clapton

- Boom Boom - The Yardbirds (Crossroads)
- Baby Don't Worry - Sonny Boy Williamson & The Yardbirds (Live at the Crow-Daddy Club)
- Bernard Jenkins - John Mayall & Eric Clapton (Crossroads)
- Crossroads - Cream
- Sleeping in the Ground - Blind Faith (Blind Faith)
- May You Never - John Martin (Solid Air)
- Mean Old Frisco - Derek and the Dominos
- Sign Language - Eric Clapton (No Reason to Cry)
- We're All the Way - Eric Clapton (Slowhand)
- After Midnight - J.J. Cale (Naturally)
- Golden Ring - The Krüger Brothers (Access All Areas)
- Blues Before Sunrise - Eric Clapton (From the Cradle)
- It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James (King of the Slide Guitar)
- Riding With the King - Eric Clapton & B.B. King (Riding With the King)
- Ride the River - J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton (The Road to Escondido)

Sendung vom 21.3.2010 - All this Blues

- Preachin' Blues - Son House (Father of the Delta Blues)
- I Shall Not Be Moved - Paul Rishell & Anne Raines (Down the Dirt Road: The Songs of Charley Patton)
- Lay Your Burdens Down - Mojo Swamp (Lay Your Burdens Down)
- Pallet on Your Floor - Mojo Swamp & the Little Chevy (Live @ the X-Roads)
- Memphis Has Got the Blues - Rita Chiarelli (Breakfast at Midnight)
- Blues for Yesterday - Charlie Musslewhite (Delta Hardware)
- Colour of the Blues - John Hammond (Ready for Love)
- It Must Have Been the Devil - Otis Spann (The Chess Story)
- Baby Please Don't Go - Muddy Waters (Fathers and Sons)
- Rock Me Baby - Fleetwood Mac & Otis Spann (Blues Jam in Chicago Vol. 2)
- Death Letter - John Mellencamp (Trouble No More)

Donnerstag, 18. März 2010

Sendung vom 14.3.2010 - Buena Vista Social Pub

- Fallin' & Flyin' - Colin Farrell & Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart O.S.T)
- Fireball Roberts - John Hiatt (The Open Road)
- Crossing Muddy Waters - John Hiatt (Crossing Muddy Waters)
- Homeland - John Hiatt (The Open Road)
- The Most Original Sin - Willie Nelson (Across the Borderline)
- Rounding Third - The Holmes Brothers (Feed my Soul)
- Like a Hurricane - The Coal Porters (Duranga)
- Dixie Darling - South Memphis String Band (Home Sweet Home)
- Recession Blues - Hank Shizzoe (Breather)
- Mr. Porter - The Sad Riders (In the End We Always Win)
- March to Battle - The Chieftains feat. Liam Neeson (San Patricio)
- Guadalupe - The Chieftains feat. Linda Ronstadt and Los Lobos (Santiago)
- Cancion Mixteca - The Chieftains feat. Los Tigres Del Norte (San Patricio)
- Jordan Is a Hard Road to Travel - The Chieftains with John Hiatt (Further Down the Old Plank Road)

Donnerstag, 11. März 2010

Red-Headed Stranger On The Way

Nach Kris Kristofferson kommt auch der zweite noch lebende Highwayman nach Basel. Willie Nelson spielt am 23.6. im grossen Festsaal der Messe.

Dienstag, 9. März 2010

Sendung vom 7.3.2010 - Townes Van Zandt

- Waitin' Around to Die - Townes Van Zandt (For the Sake of the Song)
- To Live Is to Fly - Townes Van Zandt (High, Low and in Between)
- Rex's Blues - David Onley (Roses)
- I'll Be Here in the Morning - Townes Van Zandt feat. Barb Donovan (Angelina)
- White Freightliner Blues - Jon Langford, Sally Timms & John Rce (There's a Hole in Heaven Where Some Sin Slips Through
- Racing in the Streets - Townes Van Zandt (Roadsongs)
- Black Widow Blues - Townes Van Zandt (In the Beginning)
- Hunger Child Blues - Navel (Neonoir)
- Black Crow Blues - Jari Antti (Live @ the X-Roads)
- The Hole - Townes Van Zandt (No Deeper Blues)
- Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson feat. Bob Dylan (Live Recording)
- St. John the Gambler - Townes Van Zandt (Our Mother the Mountain)
- If I Was Washington - Townes Van Zandt (No Deeper Blue)
- Flyin' Shoes - Townes Van Zandt (Flyin' Shoes)

Montag, 8. März 2010

Sendung vom 28.2.2010 - The Man in Black Comes Around

- Ain't No Grave - Johnny Cash (American VI: Ain't No Grave)
- For the Good Times - Johnny Cash (American VI: Ain't No Grave)
- Why Me Lord - Kris Kristofferson (Jesus Was A Capricorn)
- Let the Train Blow the Whistle - Johnny Cash (American Recordings)
- The Beast in Me - Nick Lowe (The Impossible Bird)
- Kneeling Drunkard's Plea - Johnny Cash (American II: Unchained)
- I've Been Everywhere - Hank Snow (The Singing Ranger Vol. 3)
- One - Johnny Cash (American III: Solitary Man)
- I See A Darkness - Bonnie Prince Billy (I See A Darkness)
- The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash (American IV: The Man Comes Around)
- Sam Hall - Text Ritter (Deep Roots of Johnny Cash)
- God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash (American V: A Hundred Highways)
- Four Strong Winds - Ian & Sylvia (The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings)
- The Wonder of You - Johnny Cash (American Outtakes)
- Redemption Song - Johnny Cash feat. Joe Strummer (Unearthed III: Redemption Songs)
- Aloah Oe - Johnny Cash (American VI: Ain't No Grave)

Sendung vom 21.2.2010 - The Man in Black

- There You Go - Johnny Cash (The Man in Black 1954-1958)
- I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash (The Man in Black 1954-1958)
- Train of Love - Laurie Lewis (Cash on Delivery - A Tribute)
- Home of the Blues - Johnny Cash (The Man in black 1954-1958)
- Ballad of a Teenage Queen - Johnny Cash feat. Rosanne Cash & The Everly Brothers (Water from the Wells of Home)
- I Still Miss Someone - Flatt & Scruggs (Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, 1964-1969, plus)
- One More Ride - Marty Stuart feat. Johnny Cash (Busy Bee Cafe)
- Thanks a lot - Johnny Cash (The Man in Black 1954-1958)
- Five Feet High and Rising - Johnny Cash (Songs of Our Soil)
- Busted - Johnny Cash (Blood, Sweat and Tears)
- Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash (The Man in Black 1963-1969, plus)
- Understand Your Man - Johnny Cash (The Man in Black 1963-1969, plus)
- The One on the Right Is on the Left -
Johnny Cash (The Man in Black 1963-1969, plus)
- Daddy Sang Bass - Johnny Cash (The Legend)
- Man in Black - Johnny Cash (The Legend)
- A Thing Called Love - Johnny Cash (The Legend)
- Cry Cry Cry - Sally Timms ('Til Things Are Brighter - A Tribute to Johnny Cash)
- The Wanderer - U2 feat. Johnny Cash (Zooropa)
- I Walk the Line (Revisited) - Rodney Crowell feat. Johnny Cash (The Houston Kid)

Sendung vom 14.2.2010 - Valentine's Day & New Lovers

- Valentine's Day - Lucky 7 (Light of Day - A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen)
- Valentine's Day - Palace Music (Lost Blues and Other Songs)
- Valentine - Billy Joe Shaver feat. Nanci Griffith (The Real Deal)
- Valentine - Willie Nelson (Across the Borderline)
- Valentine's Day - Steve Earle (I Feel Alright)
- The Stars & I - Allison Moorer (Crows)
- Western Stars - k.d. lang (recollection)
- Hold On You - Jeff Bridges (O.S.T. Crazy Heart)
- Constant Waiting - The Sadies (We Are Only Riders - The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project)
- Ramblin' Mind - David Eugene Edwards (We Are Only Riders ...)
- She Is - Sufjan Stevens (Dream Brothers - The Songs of Tim and Jeff Buckley)
- Morning Glory - Tim Buckley (Good Bye and Hello)
- Eyes of the Immigrant - Eric Andersen (You Can't Relive the Past)
- Dusty Boxcar Wall - Eric Andersen (Today Is the Highway)
- Valentine - Old 97's (Hit By a Train - The Best of)
- Valentine - Hazeldine (Double Back)

Sendung vom 7.2.2010 - Aufmüpfige Damen

... ist wegen einem technischen Defekt leider irgendwo auf der Strecke verschollen.

Sendung vom 31.1.2010 - Kate, Howe and some Blues Harp

- Matapedia - Kate and Anna McGarrigle (Matapedia)
- Complainte pour Ste Catherine - Kate and Anna McGarrigle (Kate and Anna McGarrigle)
- NaCl - Kate and Anna McGarrigle (Pronto Monto)
- I'm a King Bee - Slim Harpo (Blowing the Fuse: 31 R 'n B Classics 1957)
- Juke - Little Walter (The Essential Little Walter)
- Blues with a Feeling - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (The Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
- Baby Will You Please Help Me - Charley Musslewhite (Stand Back)
- Valley of Rain - Giant Sand (Valley of Rain)
- Sand - OP 8 feat. Lisa Germano (Slush)
- Mope-a-long Rides Again - The Band of ... Blacky Ranchette (Still Lookin' Good to Me)
- Flying Around the Sund ar Remarkable Speed - Giant Sand (Giant Sand is all over the Map)
- Stranded Pearl - Giant Sand (Provisions)
- Schooldays - Kate, Anna, Rufus, Marha, Loudon, Chaim (The McGarrigle Hour)
- Prend ton manteau - Kate and Anna McGarrigle (Pronto Monto)
- Petite annonce amoureuse - Kate and Anna McGarrigle (La vache qui pleure)

Donnerstag, 28. Januar 2010

Sendung vom 24.1.2010 - Birthdays & Obits

- Dirty Life and Times - Warren Zevon (The Wind)
- Carmelita - Warren Zevon (Warren Zevon)
- Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner - Warren Zevon (Excitable Boy)
- Monkey Wash Donkey Rinse - Warren Zevon (Mutineer)
- Louisiana Man - Rusty and Doug (Alligator Stomp Vol. 2 - Cajun and Zydeco Classics)
- Li'l Cajun - Bobby Charles (Clean Water)
- Promises, Promises - Bobby Charles (Wish You Were Here Right Now)
- Party Town - Bobby Charles (Clean Water)
- I'm Waiting at the Station - Aaron Neville (A History of the Nevilles)
- Love Oh Crazy Love - Carl Smith and June Carter (Satisfaction Guaranteed)
- Loose Talk - Carlene Carter and Carl Smith (Little Acts of Treason)
- I Was in the House When the House Burned Down - Warren Zevon (Life'll Kill You)
- My Ride's Here - Bruce Springsteen (Enjoy Every Sandwich - The Songs of Warren Zevon)
- Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Warren Zevon (The Wind)
- Keep Me in Your Heart - Jorge Calderon and Jennifer Warnes (Enjoy Every Sandwich - The Songs of Warren Zevon)

Mittwoch, 20. Januar 2010

Sendung vom 17.1.2010 - Steve Earle

- Johnny Come Lately - Steve Earle & the Pogues (Copperhead Road)
- Guitar Town - Steve Earle (Guitar Town)
- My Old Friend the Blues - The Pahinui Bros. (The Pahinui Bros.)
- Copperhead Road - Steve Earle (Copperhead Road)
- Hopeless Romantics - Steve Earle and the Dukes (The Hard Way)
- In the Jailhouse Now - Steve Earle & the V-Roys (The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers - A Tribute)
- I'm Nothing Without You - Steve Earle (Train A-Comin')
- Poor Boy - Steve Earle (I Feel Alright)
- You Know the Rest - Steve Earle (El Corazon)
- Fort Worth Blues - Guy Clark (Cold Dog Soup)
- Simple Gearle - Stacy Earle (Simple Gearle)
- Connemara Breakdown - Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band (The Mountain)
- John Walker's Blues - Steve Earle (Jerusalem)
- A Soft Place to Fall - Allison Moorer (Alabama Song)
- Walk Out - Justin Townes Earle (Midnight at the Movies)
- Tecumseh Valley - Townes Van Zandt (For the Sake of the Song)
- No Place to Fall - Steve Earle (Townes)

Freitag, 15. Januar 2010

Interview Kris Kristofferson an der AVO-Session 09

Viele der Songs auf Ihrer neuen Platte “Closer to the Bone” beziehen sich auf Ereignisse, die zum Teil Jahre, wenn nicht Jahrzehnte zurückliegen. Weshalb erscheinen diese Songs erst jetzt?

Ich schätze, ich brauchte so lange, bis ich wirklich damit zufrieden war. Einige Songs wie beispielsweise “Sister Sinead” (das Bezug nimmt auf den Skandal, den Sinead O’Connor hervorrief als sie 1992 ein Bild von Papst Johannes Paul II. vor laufender Kamera zerriss, Anm. d. Verf.) oder “Hall of Angels” (welcher dem Sohn von Countrysänger Eddie Rabbit gewidmet ist, der 1985 im Alter von zwei Jahren an einem Geburtsfehler starb, Anm. d. Verf.) habe ich gerade aus dem Impuls heraus geschrieben. Sie waren damals sehr persönlich ­– der Song für Eddie war für ihn und seinen Sohn. Ich habe lange nicht daran gedacht, sie auf eine Platte zu tun.

Also kannten sie die Songs?

Oh ja. Das Gleiche bei “Good Morning John”. Ich habe den Song damals John (Johnny Cash, Anm. d. Verf.) vorgesungen. Das war nur ein Song für ihn. Aber er ist nicht mehr länger bei uns und viele Leute mochten den Song. Also hab ich beschlossen, ihn aufzunehmen.

Ich habe gehört, Willie Nelson sollte mitsingen.

Ja, das war einmal vor einigen Jahren, als ich den ersten Versuch gemacht habe, den Song aufzunehmen. Willie sollte mit meiner Band im Backgroundchor singen. Die Idee war, dass sie meine Zeilen als Echo wiederholten. Alles lief gut, bis zur Stelle, wo es heisst: „I love you John“. Wille sang einfach „He loves you John“. Ich musste lachen. Ich konnte ihn einfach nicht dazu bringen, den Text zu singen. Ich glaube, es war ihm peinlich. Ich glaube, es war auch John peinlich, als ich den Song mal sang.

Apropos Johnny Cash. Viele Leute vergleichen „Closer to the Bone“ und die Platte zuvor „This Old Road“ mit den American Recordings von Johnny Cash.

Möglich, dass Don Was (der Produzent der beiden Alben, Anm. d. Verf.) die Idee von dort hatte. Er kam zu mir, erzählte mir, was er sich vorstelle. Wir gingen ins Studio und nahmen “This Old Road” in etwa eineinhalb Stunden auf. Ich dachte erst gar nicht an ein Album. Er versuchte irgend eine neue Art von Aufnahmetechnik und umstellte mich mit Mikrofonen. Dann war ich da ganz alleine. Er gab mir einen Titel und ich legte los. Und irgendwie funktionierte das. Die Platte war erfolgreich – ich glaube, weil sie sehr intim ist. Aber ich habe nicht versucht, John zu kopieren. Das würde ich nie tun.

Ihre Auftritte sind ähnlich: Nur Sie mit einer Gitarre und ein paar Mundharmonikas. Spielen Sie ab und zu mit dem Gedanken, sich eine Band zu nehmen und das Ganze ein bisschen lockerer anzugehen?

Naja, es funktioniert ja. Und die direkte Kommunikation zum Publikum ohne eine Band zu hinter der man sich verstecken kann, hat was für sich. Ausserdem ist das Konzept erfolgreich. Ich habe jetzt mehr Zuschauer, als früher als ich noch mit einer Band unterwegs war. Sicherlich könnte ich wieder mit einer Band arbeiten, aber momentan geniesse ich meine Freiheit. Ich kann auf der Bühne einen Fehler machen und löse nicht gerade eine Massenkarambolage aus. Das war eine gute Erfahrung für mich.

Wechseln wir das Thema: Sie sind ein grosser Unterstützer von Barack Obama.

Ja und es schien mir, wenn ich ihn in Shows erwähnte, dass man hierzulande schon viel früher wusste, wer Obama ist als in den Staaten.

Sind Sie immer noch überzeugt von ihm nach seinem ersten Jahr?

Oh ja. Er ist das Nächste zu den Kennedys seit den Kennedys. Vor allem seine Auffassung, dass wir statt einer rein militärischen Beziehung mit auch mit denen den Dialog suchen sollten, die eigentlich als unsere Feinde wahrgenommen werden. Daran glaube ich stark.

Dabei sind sie selber auf einer Militärbasis aufgewachsen.

Nicht direkt auf einer Basis. Aber mein Vater war in der U.S. Air Force und ich war auch im Militär. Ich war drei Jahre in Deutschland stationiert, aber eine Militärkarriere war nicht mein Schicksal. Diese Athmosphäre ist nicht sehr kreativ. Und nun versuch ich, dass auch meinen Kindern klar zu machen.

© Jonas Hoskyn

Danke ans AVO Session Team

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A lot of songs on your new record „Closer to the Bone“ a lot of songs refer to occurrences that happened more than a decade ago. Did you hold them back or did they need such a long time to grow?

Maybe it took that long for me to have it confident. Some songs like “Sister Sinead” (which refers to the stir Sinead O’Connors caused in 1992 when she tore o photo of Pope John Paul II, A/N) or “Hall of Angels” (which is dedicated to the son of country singer Eddie Rabbit who died at the age of 2 from a rare congenital defect in 1985, A/N) I wrote really just on impulse as a reaction to something that had happened. They were more personal then –the one for Eddie was for him and for his son. I never felt like putting them on a record.

So they have known the songs?

Oh yeah. The same with “Good Morning John”. I have sung that to John (Johnny Cash, A/N) way back then, but for some reasons that was a song for John, it wasn’t for everybody. But he’s no longer with us and people liked the song, so I decided to record it.

Is it true that Willie Nelson should have sung it with you?

Yeah, that was one time years ago, when I first tried to record it. Willie was singing in the background group with my band. They would echo when I sing “Good morning John”. It all went fine until I got to the line, where it sais “I love you John” and Willie sang “He loves you John”. I was laughing, I just couldn’t get him to say that. It embarrassed him, I think it embarrassed John as well when I did the song.

Speaking of Johnny Cash. A lot of people compare “Closer to the Bone” and the album before “This Old Road” to the American Recordings of Johnny Cash.

Well maybe that’s where Don Was (the producer of the two records, A/N) got the idea. And then he came to me. We went in and cut “This Old Road” in about an hour and a half. I didn’t even think it was an album. He was trying a new kind of recording and they had microphones surrounding me and I was just by myself. He would give me a title of a song and I would sing it. And for some reasons it worked. The record was successful. I think it might be because there’s some sort of intimacy. But I wasn’t trying to copy John. I never would.

Your live shows are similar. Just you, a guitar and a few harmonicas. You never thought of taking yourself a band and taking it the easy way?

Well it’s still working. There’s something about the directness of communication without having a band to hide behind. It has been successful. I have bigger crowds now than I used to have when I played with a band. I could work again with one, but now I’m just enjoying the freedom. I can make a mistake on stage and I don’t cause a train wreck. It’s been a good experience for me.

Let’s just talk about politics for a moment. You are a big supporter of Barack Obama.

Yes. It seemed they would knew who Obama was, when I mentioned him in shows in Europe more than back in the States.

Are you still with him after his first year?

Oh yeah, he’s the closest thing to the Kennedys since the Kennedys. Particularly his notion that we have to have dialogue even with the people who are perceived as enemies rather than military relations. And that’s what I believe in.

You grew up on a military base yourself.

Well not on a base. My father was in the U.S. Air Force and I was in military as well. I was stationed in Germany for three years but I wasn’t destined to be in the military. That kind of atmosphere is not very creative. And I’m trying to talk my kids out of it too.

© Jonas Hoskyn

Thanks to the AVO Session Team

Dienstag, 12. Januar 2010

Sendung vom 10.1.2010 - 60 Years Ago

- I got a Name - Jim Croce (The Complete Collection)
- Operator - Jim Croce (The Complete Collection)
- Alabama Rain - Jim Croce (The Complete Collection)
- Long Gone Lonesome Blues - Hank Williams (The Original Singles Collection ...Plus)
- Chattanoogie Show Shine Boy - Red Foley (Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillybilly Music: Country & Western Hitparade 1950)
- If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time - Lefty Frizzell (Life's Like Poetry)
- I'll Sail My Ship Alone - Moon Mullican (The E.P. Collection)
- I'm Movin' On - Hank Snow (The Singing Ranger)
- Blues Stay Away From Me - Delmore Brothers (Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillybilly Music: Country & Western Hitparade 1949)
- Moanin' at Midnight - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- Backdoor Man - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- The Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf (The Chess Box)
- Please Send Me Someone to Love - Percy Mayfield (Blowing the Fuse: 28 R&B Classics that rocked the Jukebox in 1950)
- Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins (Blowing the Fuse: 28 R&B Classics that rocked the Jukebox in 1950)
- Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Professor Longhair (Blowing the Fuse: 28 R&B Classics that rocked the Jukebox in 1950)
- Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Flatt & Scruggs (Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs: 1948-1959)

Freitag, 8. Januar 2010

Interview Rosanne Cash an der AVO-Session 09

Als Teenager haben Sie Countrymusik gehasst. Wann hat sich das geändert?

Ich habe die Musik meines Vaters immer geliebt. Aber als Ganzes hat mich Countrymusik nicht sonderlich interessiert. Doch dann machte mir mein Vater 1973 eine Liste mit einhundert grundlegenden Countrysongs schrieb. Ich hatte gerade die High School abgeschlossen und begleitete ihn auf seiner Tour. Wir fingen an über Musik zu reden und er erschrak, weil ich kaum einen Song kannte, den er erwähnte. Also sass er hin, schrieb mir die Liste und gab sie mir mit den Worten: „Das gehört zu deiner Erziehung.“

Wie haben Sie darauf reagiert?

Ich nahm es mir zu Herzen. Noch zwei Jahre früher, hätte es mich wohl genervt. Aber ich war achtzehn und ich wollte mit meinem Vater zusammen sein. Ich sah ihn und die Carter Family jeden Abend auftreten. Und anschliessend zeigte mir Helen Carter, wie man die Songs spielt. Es war wie eine grosse Tür, die plötzlich für mich öffnete.

Aber dann haben Sie die Liste für Jahre weggelegt.

Ja, doch Gottseidank habe ich sie all die Jahre irgendwo behalten. Jemand hat mir kürzlich erzählt, dass ich die Liste 1978 in einem Interview erwähnt hätte und ich konnte mich nicht mehr daran erinnern. Aber offenbar hatte ich sie nie ganz vergessen.

Und nun diente Ihnen eben jene Liste als Grundlage für Ihr neues Album „The List“.

Lange Zeit hatte ich Hemmungen meinen Vater in irgendeiner Art zu benutzen. Aber mein Ehemann sagte mir: „Das sagst du jetzt schon seit dreissig Jahren und die Liste gehört dir.“ Als wir dann mit den Aufnahmen starteten, waren all die schlechten Gefühle weg.

Nach welchen Kriterien haben Sie die Songs ausgesucht?

Wenn das Album eine Mini-Übersicht der Liste werden sollte, musste Jimmie Rodgers einfach mit drauf, ebenso Hank Williams und natürlich die Carter Family. „Long Black Veil“ war auch klar ­– für mich ist das Herzstück der Platte. Dann haben wir geschaut, zu welchen Songs meine Stimme gut passt. Einige von ihnen singe ich schon seit dreissig Jahren. „Silver Wings“ war lange mein Duschsong.

Gab es Songs, die von Anfang an wegfielen?

Nicht weil ich sie nicht gemocht hätte. Aber auf ein Song wie „Battle of New Orleans“ – warum sollte ich so was singen? Das macht keinen Sinn.

Was ist sonst noch auf der Liste?

Ich will noch nicht allzu viel verraten. Aber um einen Eindruck zu geben: Es hat „History Songs“ drauf wie eben „Battle of New Orleans“, frühe Protestsongs – Woody Guthrie, alte Folksongs, Southern Gospel, Delta Blues. Es war nicht nur Countrymusik, aber all das, was zur modernen Countrymusik führte. Eigentlich hätte er die Liste „Einhundert amerikanische Songs“ nennen sollen.

Ihr Vater hat die Liste 1973 geschrieben. Wenn er dreissig Jahre später eine zweite Version verfasst hätte, war wäre da Ihrer Meinung nach drauf gewesen?

Daran habe ich auch schon gedacht. Ich glaube, es ist problematisch, nun zu spekulieren. Man kann sich aber sicher daran orientieren, was er in dieser Zeit aufgenommen hat, wie beispielsweise Springsteens „Highway Patrolman“ oder George Jones’ „He Stopped Loving Her Today“.

Wenn Sie nun so eine Liste verfassen würden, wie sehr würde sie sich von derjenigen Ihres Vaters unterscheiden?

Es gäbe sicherlich einige Überschneidungen, aber natürlich wäre es eine völlig andere Liste. Ich wuchs im Süden Kaliforniens auf in einer komplett anderen Generation. Unsere kulturellen Bezüge sind völlig verschieden. Andererseits wären sicher viele Songs, wie beispielsweise Hank Williams, die Carter Family oder Dylan auch auf meiner Liste. Aber ich müsste wohl noch ein paar Springsteen Songs auf die Liste hinzufügen. Auch Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, die Beatles wären noch drauf

Als Ihr Vater die American Recordings aufnahm war’s gerade andersrum. Er kriegte eine Liste mit Songs von Rick Rubin. Haben Sie auch mal dran gedacht, sich für seinen Gefallen zu revanchieren.

Eine Liste hab ich ihm nie geschrieben, aber ich habe ihm immer wieder Platten geschickt, so Springsteens „Nebraska“. Ich sagte: „Dad, du wirst diese Songs lieben“ und schlussendlich nahm er zwar davon auf. Wir redeten sehr oft über Musik.

Ihr Vater ist vor sechs Jahren gestorben. Und ich bin immer wieder erstaunt, wer seither auf ihn Bezug genommen hat und wie unterschiedlich sein Werk interpretiert wird.

Es soll ja nicht etwas Untastbares sein. Aber einige Sachen haben mich stinksauer gemacht. Wie zum Beispiel als John Rich ihn letztes Jahr benutzt hat, um im Wahlkampf für McCain zu werben.

Werden Sie oft mit falschen Vorstellungen über Ihren Vater konfrontiert?

Die ganze Zeit! Ideen wie, dass er nicht menschlich sei sondern vielmehr irgendeine Form von Kult- oder gar religiöser Figur. Mit dieser Vergötterung kann ich einfach nichts anfangen. In Wirklichkeit war er sogar sehr menschlich, mit vielen Fehlern. Er war ein Drogensüchtiger, der sein Leben lang mit seinen Dämonen käpfen musste. Aber das heisst nicht, dass er kein grosser Künstler gewesen ist. Er war einer der grössten Künstler des 20. Jahrhunderts. Und er dachte auch wie ein Künstler bei allem, was er tat. Die Art, wie er die Welt hat, ist für mich etwas vom Eindrücklichsten seiner Person. Und dieser Versuch, ihn zu einer eindimensionalen Figur zu machen, auf die man all diese patriotischen Ideen projiziert, ist für mich äusserst frustrierend. Und dazu kommen noch die Ideen, ihn zu einer Cartoonfigur zu reduzieren.

Ich weiss, was Sie meinen. Es gibt wirklich jede Menge Johnny Cash-Accessoires zu kaufen. Kürzlich habe ich sogar eine Actionfigur gesehen.

Damit habe ich nichts zu tun, das können Sie mir glauben. Wenn’s nach mir ginge, gäbe es nichts von dem. Ich hasse es. Er verdient die Würde eines grossen Künstlers. Schliesslich käme auch niemand auf die Idee, aus Picasso ein Spielzeug zu machen.

Letzte Frage: Ich habe gehört, dass Sie mit Kris Kristofferson im Studio waren?

Ja, mit ihm und Elvis Costello. Wir machen ein Projekt zusammen. Wir haben zwei Songs geschrieben und aufgenommen. Einen davon “April 5th” (anhören) haben wir in Elvis’ Fernsehshow “Spectacle” aufgeführt. Es hat so viel Spass gemacht. Aber das Problem ist, dass wir drei nie zur gleichen Zeit am gleichen Ort sind. Aber in den nächsten fünf Jahren kriegen wir hoffentlich eine Platte zusammen.

© Jonas Hoskyn

Danke ans AVO Session Team

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As a teenager you hated country music. When did that change?

I always loved my father’s music. But in whole I wasn’t interested in country music. But that changed when my dad gave me a list of one hundred essential country songs back in 1973. I just graduated from high school and went on the road with my dad. We started talking about music and he became alarmed because I hardly knew any of the songs he mentioned. So he sat down and wrote me that list and said this is your education.

How did you react when he gave you that list?

I took that to heart. Even two years earlier it would have probably bored me. But I was eighteen; I wanted to be with my dad. I was watching him and the Carter Family perform every night. And afterwards Helen Carter showed me how to play the songs. It was like a big door that he opened to me.

But then you put the list away for years.

Yes, and thank God I saved it all this years. Somebody recently told me that I talked about the list in an interview in 1987 and I don’t remember this. But obviously I hadn’t forgot about it completely.

You just released your new album “The List” which contains twelve songs from your father’s list.

Well for a long time I had inhibitions to use my father in any way. But my husband said: “You’ve been doing this over thirty years, and this is your list.” Then once we started the recording all these feelings were gone.

How did you choose which songs to record?

If my album is a mini-overview of the list then Jimmie Rodgers had to be represented. Hank Williams had to be on it. Of course the Carter Family, “Long Black Veil” had to be there – to me that’s kind of the centerpiece. Then we filled it out and looked on which songs my voice sounds the best. Which had I been singing for myself in this thirty years. Like “Silver Wings” that had been my shower song.

Where there any songs on the list that dropped out from the start?

Not that I don’t like them. But there are songs like “Battle of New Orleans” – why should I do that. It doesn’t make sense for me.

What else is on the list?

Well I don’t want to tell yet. But to give you an impression: There were history songs, like “Battle of New Orleans”, there were early protest songs – Woody Guthrie. There were early folk songs, southern gospel, delta blues. It wasn’t just country. The list should have been called one hundred American songs. All of the feeders of what became modern country music.

Your father wrote that list back in 1973. If he would have done a second version thirty years later, what do you think he would have added?

I thought about that. I think it’s dangerous to try to anticipate what he would have thought. I would have to look at what he recorded of other people, like maybe Springsteen’s “Highway Patrolman” or George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today”.

If you put together such a list, how different would it be from your fathers?

I think there would be some overlap, but of course it would be a different list. I grew up in Southern California in a completely different generation. My cultural references are very different. The same time, a lot of songs like Hank Williams, the Carter Family would still be on my list. So would Dylan. But I think I would have to put a couple of Springsteen songs on the list and some Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Beatles…

When your father recorded the American Recordings it was kind of the other way. He got a list of songs from Rick Rubin to listen to. Did you ever think about returning his favor?

Not really a list. But I used to send him records, for instance Springsteen’s “Nebraska”. I said: “Dad you’re gonna love these songs” and he ended up recording two of them. We were talking about music as any people who love music do.

It’s been sex years since your father passed away and I’m always astonished how many completely different people refer to his legacy.

Well you know, it’s not supposed to be a religion. But there were some things that really pissed me of. Like when John Rich used him to campaign for John McCain last year.

Do you think that there are false images of your father?

Of course. Things like, that he’s not human, that he’s a cult, some kind of religious figure. I just can’t participate in that kind of deification. In fact he was very human with a lot of faults. He was a drug addict. He wrestled with those demons for his entire life. But that doesn’t mean that he wasn’t a great artist. He was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. And he thought like an artist in everything he did. That was to me one of the most compelling things about him, the way he saw the world. So this attempt to make him this one-dimensional figure that you project all of these patriotic ideals on to is very frustrating to me. And on the other hand there are these attempts to reduce him to a cartoon figure.

I know what you mean. There’s really a lot of Johnny Cash stuff out there. Just recently I saw an action figure.

That’s not my doing, believe me. If it was up to me, none of that would exist. I can’t stand it. He deserves the dignity of a great artist. You don’t see Picasso-toys as well. Nobody would think about doing something like that.

Last question: I heard that you have recently recorded with Kris Kristofferson?

Yeah with him and Elvis Costello. We are doing a project together. We wrote and recorded two songs. One of the songs “April 5th” (listen) we performed on Elvis’ TV-show “Spectacle”. It was so much fun. But the problem is that the three of us are never in the same city at the same time. But hopefully for the next five years we could get a record done.

© Jonas Hoskyn

Thanks to the AVO Session Team