This choked me up, I have to admit
Full track listing for last night’s show will be up later.
Hey friends, how y’all been? Things been a little quiet over at Mumblin’ Earl’s Mixcloud for some time now but all that’s a-changin’. I’ve lately gots around to uploadin a couple of old mixes that weren’t there for whatever reason and a new 2 hour long set made up of Gospel Revue shows from last year. Nothing actually new as such I grant you but that’s a comin sometime, don’t rush me ya hear? Speaking of which, my first ever Randy & Earl mix – the ‘Procrastinatin’ mix’ is one of them what I’ve dug up and dusted off the other bein’ the ‘Original Gumbo’ mix from a good while back, just in time for the Mardi Gras y’all. All now there for your streaming convenience or whatever. Also don’t forget Ol’ Randy be along with a new ‘Sweethearts…’ show tonight at 10 on basic.fm. Gonna have him some Sparklehorse on it too.
Well now, some kind of mix up down at the radiatin’ station led to this show being delayed by a week. All the fault of Brother Earl’s poor book learnin’ or ‘satan twistin my words agin me’ as he claims. but here we go now friends, half hour of soul savin goodness in a variety of downhome country flavours. Pass the biscuits please.
The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys – How Can We Thank Him For What He Has Done
The Buchanan Brothers – Singing An Old Hymn
Louvin Brothers – There’s A Higher Power
Larry Sparks – Gospel Train
Sons Of The Pioneers – The Heavenly Airplane
Carl Story & His Ramblin’ Mountaineers – Are You Walkin’ And A Talkin’ For The Lord
Hank Snow – The Prisoner’s Prayer
Dick Curless – The Old Rugged Cross
Loretta Lynn – Are You Washed in the Blood
Porter Wagoner & The Blackwood Brothers Quartet – On The Wings Of A Dove
Dolly Parton – Shine On
Sweethearts Of The Radio #7: The Wild Side Of Life manages to cover the dusty ground between the Muppets (performing The Weight on the last Jimmy Fallon show) to the velvetty anguish of Roy Orbison without ever skipping a beat.
There’s a four-track tribute to the criminally underrated Evan Dando (too many people remember him as the teen dream purveyor of throwaway cover versions rather than the brilliant songwriter and song interpreter that he is), a couple of recent-ish tracks from the ever reliable Loose Music stable, the motherlode of heartbreak from George Jones and a Thin Lizzy song just because.
There’s a Lambchop classic from before they became terrible, Bobbie Gentry’s first record and Billie Joe & Norah Jones covering the Everlys and somehow not fucking it up.
Oh, and *that* Hank Thompson / Kitty Wells showdown… Kitty and Hank got beef, yo?