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Take a look at the first four album titles below. Notice a theme? Now, look at these song titles, all from discs vouched for below that contain new music: “Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do” (one of 2005’s best singles, by the way), “Leaving Song,” “Joe’s Gone Ridin’,” “Lonesome Rider,” “Love and Gasoline,” “Temporary Town,” “Away From Me,” “Trying to Find Atlantis.” Now look at these, all from sets below where the music is three-quarters of a century old: “I’m Going Away Blues,” “Memphis Rounders Blues,” “Running Wild Blues,” “Some of These Days I’ll Be Gone,” “Moving Day,” “He Rambled.” Charlie Poole’s band was even called the Ramblers. Sometimes things change less than you’d think.


DIERKS BENTLEY

Modern Day Drifter

(Capitol country-rock album)

Stream Album


ERIN CONDO

Leaving Songs

(Joyland Music country-rock album)

Download “Nothin’ New” (MP3)


DONNA THE BUFFALO

Life’s a Ride
(Reincarnate Music zydeco-and-reggae-jamming Deadhead bluegrass album)

Download “These Are Better Days” (MP3) Live at The Bowery Ballroom 5/13/2005

Download “Everyday” (MP3) Live at The Bowery Ballroom 5/13/2005


SHELLY FAIRCHILD

Ride
(Columbia country-rock album)

View “You Don’t Lie Here Anymore” Video (Windows Media)


JOSEPHINE FOSTER AND THE SUPPOSED

All the Leaves Are Gone

(Locust Music acid-folk album)

Download “Jailbird (Hero of the Sorrow)” (MP3)

Download “Who Will Feel Bitter At The Days End?” (MP3)


JAMIE O’NEAL

Brave

(EMI Australian semi-dance-oriented country album)

View “Somebody’s Hero” Video (Flash)

View “Trying To Find Atlantis” Video (Real Audio)


CHARLIE PATTON

Primeval Blues, Rags, and Gospel Songs

(Yazoo ’20s-’30s Delta blues reissue)

Stream “Revenue Man Blues” (Real Audio)

Stream “Hang It On the Wall” (Real Audio)

Stream “Prayer of Death – Part 1” (Real Audio)


WASHINGTON PHILLIPS

The Key to the Kingdom

(Yazoo ’20s rural zither-blues gospel-preaching reissue)

Stream “Lift Him Up That’s All” (Real Audio)

Stream “Paul and Silas In Jail” (Real Audio)

Stream “Mother’s Last Word To Her Son” (Real Audio)


FRANK STOKES

The Best of Frank Stokes

(Yazoo ’20s “blues, rags, and breakdowns” reissue)

Stream “Take Me
Back
” (Real Audio)

Stream “Mistreatin’
Blues
” (Real Audio)

Stream “You
Shall
” (Real Audio)


VAN ZANT

Get Right With the Man

(Columbia country-leaning
Southern rock album)

Sample Album


PATRICIA VONNE

Guitars & Castanets

(CoraZong/Bandolera Tex-Mex gypsy
goth-blues country album)

Stream “Joe’s Gone Ridin’” (Windows Media)

Stream “Texas
Burning
” (Windows Media)

Stream “La Gitana de
Triana
” (Windows Media)


YOU AIN’T TALKIN TO ME: CHARLIE POOLE AND THE ROOTS OF COUNTRY MUSIC

(Columbia/Legacy three-disc ’20s-’30s
old-timey white country-blues reissue compilation)

Stream “Shootin’
Creek
” (Windows Media)

Stream “Girl
I Left in Sunny Tennessee
” (Windows Media)

Stream “If
I Lose, I Don’t Care
” (Windows Media)

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