Playlist: Episode #675, January 1, 2017

The latest in our annual series of holiday marathons where we take over some of the extra time in the schedule and stretch out and get deep into some themes and songs we don’t listen to often. It’s January 1, and the anniversary of the deaths of two of the most significant writers of all time, so tributes to Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt to start things off. 2016 was a pretty ruthless year when it came to killing off a lot of important artists, so we take time to remember a few of those who might have been overshadowed by bigger names. We’re also working hard, trying to narrow down the Best of 2016 list, so we listen to some favourites from the year and continue to shape the official list.

Artist – Song title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB = Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Hank Done It this Way:
Hank Williams – I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive – The Ultimate Collection
Paul Kelly and Charlie Owen – Angel of Death – Death’s Dateless Night
Neko Case – Alone and Forsaken – Canadian Amp
Hank Williams – I’m so Lonesome I could Cry – The Ultimate Collection
Ryan Adams – Lovesick Blues – Hank Williams: Timeless
Mary Gauthier – Lost Highway – Live on the Air: 1998-2004
Buck Owens – Hey, Good Lookin’ – Honky Tonk Man: Buck Sings Country Classics
Serena Ryder and the Beauties – Ramblin’ Man – Serena Ryder and the Beauties – CDN
The Secret Sisters – Why Don’t You Love Me – The Secret Sisters

1:00 – 1:30 pm

The Co-Dependents – Long Gone Lonesome Blues – Live Recording Event – CDN
Billy Cowsill – Your Cheatin’ Heart – Sorrow Bound: Hank Williams Re-Examined
Jerry Jeff Walker – I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight – Live at Gruene Hall
Kris Kristofferson – If You Don’t Like Hank Williams – The Essential
Johnny Cash – The Night Hank Williams Came to Town – The Legend
The Roadside Graves – Hank Williams – We Can Take Care of Ourselves
Guy Clark – Hank Williams Said It Best – Dublin Blues

1:30 – 2:00 pm

A Tribute to Townes:
Guy Clark – To Live’s to Fly – Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt – Pancho and Lefty – The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Shannon Lyon – If I Needed You – Sorrow & Solitude – CDN
The Lemonheads – Waitin’ Around to Die – Varshons
Steve Earle – Tecumseh Valley – Train a Comin’
Kate Maki – I’ll Be Here in the Morning – Introducing Townes Van Zandt Via The Great Unknown – CDN
Townes Van Zandt – Rake – Delta Momma Blues

2:00 – 2:30 pm

The 2016 Death Toll:
Guy Clark – Let Him Roll – Old No. 1
The Snakehandlers – People who Died – Country Rock is Neither
Lonnie Mack – Wham! – The Wham of that Memphis Man!
Lonnie Mack – Why – The Wham of that Memphis Man!
Scott Nolan – One Little Spark – Silverhill – CDN

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Paul MacLeod – Cruelty – Tell the Band to Go Home – CDN
Paul MacLeod – Ghosts – Close and Play – CDN
Paul MacLeod – Lies – Bright Eyes Fade – CDN
Paul MacLeod – Another White Band – Gauge – CDN
Penny Lang – Where Will You Be? – Somebody Else – CDN
Energy Orchard – The House Must Fall – Energy Orchard
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – How Long Do I Have to Wait for You? – Naturally

3:00 – 3:30 pm

2016 in review:
Liam Corcoran – Hand It to You – Behind that big red Curtain: A Tribute to Al Tuck – CDN
Al Tuck – Chancellor – single – CDN
Buddy Miller – One of these Days – The Life & Songs of Emmylou Harris
Alejandro Escovedo – Sunday Morning Feeling – Burn Something Beautiful
Amanda Shires – My Love (The Storm) – My Piece of Land
Jason Isbell – God Is a working Man – Southern Family

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – Live by the Song (with Rodney Crowell) – Kings and Kings – CDN
Brock Zeman – Drinks (the Clown) – The Carnival Is back in Town – CDN
Mayhemingways – Hunter St. Blues – Hunter St. Blues – CDN
Corin Raymond – Under the Belly of the Night – Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams – CDN
Colleen Brown – I Can’t Wrap my Heart around It – Seasons are Circling – CDN
Alex Dezen – A Little less like Hell – Alex Dezen


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