Episode 271

Episode 271 – Sept 10, 2020

Vote early! And, according to Fearless Leader, vote often! Call this our gritty city episode here on Blue Moon Americana. This week’s show features a collection of blues and soul infused sounds that are informed by city living from a point of poverty and social pains. That’s our vintage theme and we’ll have Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Elvis, Rodriguez, and Randy Newman to tell their stories. And wow…some great new sounds to complete the two hour festivities including new tracks from Chris Stapleton, Colter Wall, Patrick Sweany, and Black Pumas (who will cover the aforementioned Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland). Labor Day’s past us already and the color of the leaves on the trees are turning. We don’t know what the fall and winter brings with flu season and a massive pandemic sweeping the world but we do know that our cult of Trump has only one thing in mind…self promotion. Imagine that. Tune in this week here on KOWS Community Radio, 92.5 FM or streaming to the world at kowsfm.com/listen.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Heidi Newfield Wrong Side Of The Bottle The Barfly Sessions Vol. 1 Amazon
3North Mississippi Allstars Meet Me In The City Polaris Amazon
4Bobby "Blue" Bland Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City Greatest Hits, Vol. 2: The ABC-Dunhill / MCA Recordings Amazon
5Black Pumas Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City I'm Ready Amazon
6Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) Burnin' It Down The Low Highway [+digital booklet] Amazon
7Charley Crockett Don't Cry Welcome To Hard Times Amazon
8Willie Nelson Blue Star First Rose of Spring Amazon
9The Avett Brothers Prison To Heaven The Third Gleam Amazon
10Los Lobos Angels With Dirty Faces Just Another Band From East L.A. Amazon
11Elvis Presley In The Ghetto Elvis By The Presleys [Disc 1] Amazon
12Beaux Gris Gris & the Apocalypse Bungalo Paradise Bungalow Paradise (Single) Amazon
13Margo Price Prisoner Of The Highway That's How Rumors Get Started Amazon
14Chris Stapleton Starting Over Starting Over (Single) Amazon
15Robert Plant Too Much Alike (with Patty Griffin) Digging Deep: Subterranea Amazon
16Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) The Promised Land – Original Soundtrack [Disc 2] Amazon
17Randy Newman Baltimore The Randy Newman Songbook Vol. 2 Amazon
18Colter Wall Cowpoke Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs Amazon
19Elton Britt Cowpoke Yodelling Hillbilly, Vol. 1 Amazon
20Wayne Hancock Johnson City That's What Daddy Wants Amazon
21Sir Douglas Quintet Lawd, I'm Just A Country Boy In This Great Big Freaky City Mono Singles '68-'72 Amazon
22Rodriguez Inner City Blues Cold Fact Amazon
23Josh Ritter Time Is Wasting See Here, I Have Built You a Mansion (Rare and Unreleased) Amazon
24Chuck Prophet Hot Talk Let Freedom Ring Amazon
25Patrick Sweany Wastin' Time Get That Feeling Vol. 1 – EP Amazon
26Billy Joel Allentown [Death of a town~Unemployment] Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 (1973-1985) Disc 2 Amazon
27Stevie Wonder Living for the City Innervisions Amazon

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