The Wild Side Of Life
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?
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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