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-of music in 2008; ted by jgrimsrud
Monday, 19 January 2009, 2:52
Filed under: -of jgrimsrud, -of sound, -of the new year

i sat down w/ ted grimsrud (you can hear him on wavelength, saturdays 3-6 on 91.7 wemc, read him at peacetheology the blog, and even learn from him at eastern mennonite university) & asked if ¿2008 was a year for new music?

“it was, but it was also a year for discovering old things.”

so here’s ted’s list (& “top 10” is a guideline, not a rule):

new in 2008

drive by truckers: brighter than creation’s dark

slim cessna’s auto club: cipher

cat power: jukebox

james mcmurtry: just us kids

danny schmidt: little grey sheep

joan baez: day after tomorrow

mavis staples: live–hope at the hideout

teddy thompson: a piece of what you need

alejandro escovedo: real animal

t-bone burnett: tooth of crime

old music newly discovered (soul)

sam cooke: night beat

james carr: the complete goldwax singles

gil scott-heron: the revolution will not be televised

william bell: soul of a bell

o.v. wright: the soul of o.v. wright

sterling harrison: south of the snooty fox

old music newly discovered (other)

john trudell: aka grafitti man

jim page: head full of pictures

lefty frizzell: the legendary lefty frizzell–his last recordings

blaze foley: live at the austin outhouse

kimmie rhodes and willie nelson: picture in a frame

archie roach & ruby hunter: ruby

leonard cohen: songs of leonard cohen

warren zevon: stand in the fire


tom waits: glitter and doom–live in atlanta

[& since you got me going:]

thanks, tim.


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