GoodSongs: Alt. Country Reprise

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As a part of my online simplification and consolidation project (more on this later), I am moving our music recommendation blog, GoodSongs.Com, to the Music category here at Newsome.Org.  We’ll post a GoodSongs music recommendation list no more than once a week, where we’ll feature a wide variety of off-the-beaten path music.

Here’s the second installment of our hand-picked music recommendations.

Purchase links are at Amazon unless otherwise noted.

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Drag the River – Indianapolis.  Superb cover of the Bottle Rockets gem, off of Live at the Starlight.

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Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey, off the excellent 2001 album Southern Rock Opera.  When someone gives me shit about being Southern, I pour a pint of Maker’s Mark down their throat and make them listen to this record.  Loud.

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6 String Drag – Gasoline Maybelline, from their 1997 record High Hat.

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Deadstring Brothers – 27 Hours.  This is the song that first turned me on to this excellent band.  From 2003’s self titled album.

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Southern Culture on the Skids – Funnel of Love.  SCOTS channel Wanda Jackson, from their mandatory 2007 album Countrypolitan Favorites.  An awesome collection of country covers, done in kick-ass SCOTS style.

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J.J. Schultz Band – Speedtrain, from their 2005 record Something to Me.  This is a perfect alt. country song.

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Baker Maultsby – Pee Dee Man, from his 1998 record Bingo = Sin.  This fantastic song by a buddy of mine mentions my hometown, Cheraw, SC.  More Baker Maultsby at his MySpace page.

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Seigel-Schwall Band – Corrina.  Excellent version by this excellent blues band, from their The Wooden Nickel Years (1971-1974) compilation.  If you look for this excellent record, be sure to buy the one with Corrina as the first track, and not the other, lesser version that has the same cover and title.

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JT and the Clouds – Scattered Leaves.  Jeremy Lindsay’s band does his excellent song, from the album Delilah.  The best version, of course, being by the Be Good Tanyas.

These are great records, by some fantastic bands.  Go buy these records and support people who make this great music.

Artist Notice: I am a musician and songwriter.  I do these posts to draw attention to great music in the hopes that our readers will buy these records and allow these artists to continue making great music.  If you don’t want us to feature your music, let us know and we’ll take the song file down immediately.  On the other hand, if you are an artist who does the sort of music we feature, let us know.  We’re always looking for new artists to feature.

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