Sunday, February 22, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 02/21/09

This week I had the opportunity to check out JJ Cale's new album "Roll On".I like the whole album so I made it my feature disk for this week's show.
Parts of this album sound like classic Cale and could have come out 30 years ago while other songs find him traveling in completely new directions. I read that his recording process for Roll On followed the same general path Cale has used throughout his career. He starts by reviving old songs from previous sessions, writes some new ones and lays down way more material than he can put out. Then he whittles it all down to the strongest set of songs. The new CD finds Cale playing guitars, pedal steel, bass, drums, synthesizers, singing lead, backup, harmonizing with himself and then producing and engineering the whole thing.


JJ Cale - Who Knew - Roll On
JJ Cale - Where the Sun Don't Shine - Roll On
Brigitte DeMeyer - Sweet Lady Rosa - Red River Flower
Ashleigh Flynn - Last Chance Saloon - American Dream
The Bridge - Born Ramblin' - Blind Mans Hill
The Resentments - Where Did The Time Go - Roselight
Chuckanut Drive - Warm It Up - Fidelity Grange
Mudcrutch - Six Days On The Road - Mudcrutch
Steve Earle - Everyone's In Love With You - Transcendetal Blues
The Drive By Truckers - Self Destructive Zones - Brighter Than Creations Dark
JJ Cale - Roll On - Roll On
Slaid Cleaves - This Morning I Am Born Again - Broke Down
Darryl Holter - Gambler's Holiday - Darryl Holter
Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell - Blue Mountains Of Mexico - One To The Heart, One To The Head
Susan Tedeschi - Can't Sleep At Night - Back To The River

Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers - Songs In The night - Songs In The night
Ruthie Foster - I Really Love you - The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
JJ Cale - Strange Days - Roll On
Jorma Kaukonen - Trouble In Mind - River Of Time
The Derek Trucks Band - Maybe This Time - Already Free
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge - Bluegrass In The Backwoods - Backwoods
Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel - I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World - Willie And The Wheel
JJ Cale - Leaving In The Morning - Roll On
Sara Cox - Busted Sympathy - Crowded Is The New Lonely
Jessica Stiles - I Never Had The One I Wanted - Jessica Stiles
Natasha James - Get Out Of The Way - Tequila Time
Cindy Kalmenson - Precious Things - I'm Not Leaving
Don Tolle - James Duane - Night Flight
JJ Cale - Down To Memphis - Roll On

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