Saturday, May 23, 2015

Day Dream Albums- Whitey Morgan

Note: if you want to know what this is all about check out my intro post

I have been following the work of Whitey Morgan for a couple of years and he's got a new album out, Sonic Ranch, that is one of the best new things I have heard this year. I like that he's got that old school Waylon Jennings / 70s Outlaw country feel and his Michigan roots appeal to me. His music is what I want to put in the hands of everyone who laments that the modern country has become so pop and bland... anyway you can check him out here

so as with the rest of the posts in this series if I was able to sit down and plan out a cover's album with Whitey here is the songs I would bring to the table...

Nolan McKelvey- Michigan

- there is no video for this one, but you can hear a sample on the above link at CD baby and here is the link for Nolan's youtube channel where you can hear the rest of his work (youtube link)

Waylon Jennings- Omaha

Johnny Cash- You Wild Colorado 

Hoyt Axton- The Devil

Stompin Tom Connors- I Don't Know How Fix the Damn Things Blues (Handy Man Blues)

Blood on the Saddle- Police Siren

The Jet Black Berries- Lonesome Code

Legal Weapon- City in Tears
another one with no video...  so here's where you can get the info on the album it came from

Drivin’n’Cryin- Detroit City

The Divine Horsemen- What is Red
No video on this one either... 
but here's more info on the album 

The Gun Club- Devil in the Woods

Guadalcanal Diary- Dead Eyes

The Coffinshakers- Pale Man in Black

The Flamin’ Sideburns- Lonesome Rain
another one I couldn't find the video for ... but here's the more info link 

Color Me Psycho- 13 is my Lucky Number

shocking I know but also no video...  but you can hear it here

Roy and the Devils Motorcycle- Dark Sunday Evening

Simon Stokes- Amazons and Coyotes

and a last one without a video... but well you know the drill by now..

so there it is the list

Disclaimer: this is all a album I day dream about making, there is no plans or talks of any of this happening...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Day Dream Albums- Eilen Jewell

Note: if you want to know what this is all about check out my intro post

 I am a fan of Eilen’s work and have been for a couple of years. I think she’s got a great dusty voice and knows how to mix the 50s rock, the country and the folk.. I have seen her play live a couple times and she also puts on a great show. She has a new record coming out at the end of this month…  it’s called  SUNDOWN OVER GHOST TOWN  and you can find out about it here…. You can find out about Eilen on the web at

Ok on with the show, if I could pitch a bunch of songs to her for a covers album these are what I would go with…

Legal Weapon - Indigo Blue (no video found.. someone needs to get on that.)

Rank and File - I Went Walking 

Divine Horsemen - Tenderest Kiss

Jody Reynolds - Fire of Love

Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep

Jet Black Berries - Color Of Your Name 

Drivin’nCryin - Saddle On The Side Of The Road

Blood on the Saddle - Steal You Away

The Groovie Ghoulies  -  Are You Passionate?

Cowboy Nation - Full Fathom 5
(No video…. What gives there’s next to nothing on this band and they are from an era where video equipment was pretty much everywhere… oh well)

that dog - Minneapolis

The Dark Fantastic - The Girl With the Cross in Her Car
(I think I like the Mark Pickerel solo version better but this is what I could find)

Townes Van Zandt - Silver Ships of Andilar

Thee Ultra Bimboos - Mars is Rising
(No video…. No video… were on a video rage..)

Dave Vanian and The Phantom Chords - Chase the Wild Wind

The Forbidden Dimension – Sinner Take All
(also no video… to bad… it’s a great song.. and there is a movie with the same title) 

The Troggs - Night of the Long Grass

now I am off to check out more Jody Reynolds and wait for the new album... 

Disclaimer: this is all a album I day dream about making, there is no plans or talks of any of this happening...