The Wild Side Of Life

Sweethearts 7

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?

download Sweethearts Of The Radio #7 here or stream it here

01 David Mansfield – Village Dance

02 Lambchop – Your Fucking Sunny Day

03 Danny & The Champions Of The World – Breaking Out

04 Jimmy Fallon & The Muppets – The Weight

05 The Weakerthans – Reconstruction Site

06 Billie Joe & Norah Jones – Kentucky

07 Hank Thompson – The Wild Side Of Life

08 Kitty Wells – It Wasn’t God Made Honky Tonk Angels

09 The Cox Family – In The Highways

10 Ralph Stanley – Poor Rambler

11 The Dillards – Rainmaker

12 Rosie Flores Ft Jon Langford – Who’s Gonna Take Your Garbage Out?

13 Lydia Loveless – Steve Earle

14 The Pine Hill Haints – You Were Born To Suffer

15 The Bookhouse Boys – Mariachi La

16 Old Crow Medicine Show – Hard To Love

17 The Duke & The King – No Easy Way Out

18 Sturgill Simpson – Railroad Of Sin

19 Those Darlin’s – That Man

20 Silver Jews – Wild Kindness

21 The Lemonheads – Brass Buttons

22 Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield – My Drug Buddy (acoustic)

23 Evan Dando – In The Grass All Wine Coloured

24 The Lemonheads – Big Gay Heart

24 Thin Lizzy – Cowboy Song

25 Bloody Ol Mule – Holy Ghost Power

26 Tarnation – Big O Motel

27 Faron Young – Sweet Dreams

28 Jody Reynolds With Bobbie Gentry – Requiem For Love

29 George Jones – He Stopped Loving Her Today

30 Roy Orbison – Love Hurts

31 Johnny Dowd & Maggie Brown – First There Was

32 Jim O’Rourke – Women Of The World

33 Karen Dalton – Are You Leaving For The Country?

34 Cat Power – Sea Of Love

35 Smog – I Break Horses

36 Hank Williams – If You’ll Be A Baby To Me

~ by stagger lee on February 15, 2014.

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