Over the Edge of the Pop Narcotic presents:

Tonight is the second of two Best of 2017 shows for OTEOPN, this one focusing prmarily on the “Americana” artists whose song and/or album struck me this year. In many caases these songs just didn’t fit into the vibe of last week’s more international and “experimental” best of show, but these tracks are just too good to let slide. An alternative title for the show could be “Tuesday Night Radio Takes Over OTEOPN”. As a side note, and with apologies to Josh, I hate the term “Americana”. Now in Josh’s defense, he isn’t a fan of the term either and his show is the “Edge” of Americana, but “Americana” gets at those “popular” artists who do any of the following, (i) use stringed instruments, (ii) are singer songwriters, or (iii) otherwise reference a “folk” or country idiom in their music. That pretty much sums up the artists tonight.

No Top 10 lists this time. The albums that really grabbed me this year were all listed in last week’s blog, but tonight’s playlist is full of rousing or affecting performances and great, and in some cases, classic, song-writing.

Enjoy. DJottoJD

Playlist:

    Time: January 3 - 3:00:00 pm
  • Dar Williams, “Johnny Appleseed”

    from Emerald

    2015

  • Time: January 3 - 3:03:54 pm
  • Old 97's, “Irish Whiskey Pretty Girls”

    from Graveyard Whistling

    ATO Records (AT0) - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:08:13 pm
  • Dori Freeman, “Yonder Comes A Sucker”

    from Letters Never Read

    Free Dirt - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:10:22 pm
  • The Hot 8 Brass Band, “Keepin' It Funky”

    from New Orleans Brass Bands: Through the Streets of the City

    2015

  • Time: January 3 - 3:17:04 pm
  • Colter Wall, “Motorcycle”

    from Colter Wall

    Young Mary's Record Co. - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:19:21 pm
  • The Secret Sisters, “Tennessee River Runs Low”

    from You Don't Own Me Anymore

    New West Records - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:23:02 pm
  • Willie Watson, “Samson and Delilah”

    from Folksinger Vol. 2

    Acony Records - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:26:05 pm
  • Willie Watson, “Dry Bones”

    from Folksinger Vol. 2

    Acony Records - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:29:49 pm
  • David Rawlings, “Money Is the Meat In the Coconut”

    from Poor David's Almanack

    Acony Records - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:32:12 pm
  • Jason and Pharis Romero and Friends, “Billy In The Lowground”

    from Back Up And Push

    Lula Records - 2010

  • Time: January 3 - 3:35:17 pm
  • Rhiannon Giddens, “The Angels Laid Him Away”

    from Freedom Highway

    Nonesuch - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:37:49 pm
  • Old Heavy Hands, “Lean Into Me”

    from Old Heavy Hands

    self-released - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:41:30 pm
  • Son Volt, “Promise The World”

    from Notes of Blue

    Transmit Sound - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:44:52 pm
  • Nick Drake, “Introduction”

    from Bryter Layter

    Universal-Island Records Ltd. - 1970

  • Time: January 3 - 3:46:24 pm
  • James Elkington, “Make It Up”

    from Wintres Woma

    Paradise of Bachelors - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:49:42 pm
  • Josh Ritter, “Shaker Love Song (Leah)”

    from Gathering

    Pytheas / Thirty Tigers - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:50:45 pm
  • Josh Ritter, “Showboat”

    from Gathering

    Pytheas / Thirty Tigers - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:55:07 pm
  • The Rural Alberta Advantage, “Beacon Hill”

    from The Wild

    Saddle Creek - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 3:57:58 pm
  • Langhorne Slim, “Zombie”

    from Lost at Last, Vol. 1

    Dualtone Music Group, Inc. - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:00:59 pm
  • The Mountain Goats, “Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back To Leeds”

    from Goths

    Merge - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:05:17 pm
  • Alexandre Desplat, “Elisa's Theme”

    from The Shape of Water (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Decca - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:07:53 pm
  • Randy Newman, “She Chose Me”

    from Dark Matter

    Nonesuch - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:11:05 pm
  • Ray Davies, “I've Heard That Beat Before”

    from Americana

    Legacy - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:15:08 pm
  • Mose Allison, “I Know You Didn't Mean It”

    from The Way Of The World

    2010

  • Time: January 3 - 4:18:36 pm
  • Mavis Staples, “Peaceful Dream”

    from If All I Was Was Black

    Anti/Epitaph - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:21:56 pm
  • The Como Mamas, “Count Your Blessings”

    from Move Upstairs

    Daptone Records - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:26:51 pm
  • Ken Lupper, “Organ Introduction (On Our Way)”

    from Amazing Grace (The Complete Recordings) [Disc 1]

    1972

  • Time: January 3 - 4:28:25 pm
  • Kasey Chambers, “Dragonfly”

    from Dragonfly

    Essence Group - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:31:19 pm
  • Alison Krauss, “Gentle On My Mind”

    from Windy City

    Capitol - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:34:53 pm
  • Judee Sill, “There's A Rugged Road”

    from Heart Food

    Rhino - 1973

  • Time: January 3 - 4:38:38 pm
  • Joan Shelley, “The Push And Pull”

    from Joan Shelley

    No Quarter - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:41:11 pm
  • Chuck Berry, “How High the Moon (Instrumental)”

    from Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings

    2007

  • Time: January 3 - 4:44:18 pm
  • Dar Williams, “FM Radio”

    from Emerald

    2015

  • Time: January 3 - 4:48:21 pm
  • Allison Crutchfield, “Dean's Room”

    from Merge Records 2017 Spring Sampler

    Merge - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 4:52:39 pm
  • The Cure, “Just Like Heaven (Instrumental) [Jean Costas Studio Demo 8/86]”

    from Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (Remastered) [Bonus Version]

    Rhino/Elektra - 2006

  • Time: January 3 - 4:56:03 pm
  • Dressy Bessy, “Say Goodbye”

    from Kingsized

    Yep Roc - 2016

  • Time: January 3 - 4:59:29 pm
  • Kesha, “Godzilla”

    from Rainbow

    Kemosabe / RCA - 2017

  • Time: January 3 - 5:01:37 pm
  • St. Vincent, “New York”

    from MASSEDUCTION

    Loma Vista - 2017

150 January 3rd, 2018

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