Remembering Little Jimmy Dickens, Jeff Golub, And Another Vinyl Friday
Friday, January 9: We remember beloved country music legend Little Jimmy Dickens, who died on January 2 at the age of 94. Dickens is best known for songs such as “Country Boy” and “I’m Little But I’m Loud.” We also remember guitarist Jeff Golub, who died on January 1 at age 59. Golub recorded a number of records in the blues and jazz genres but also collaborated with rock artists such as Rod Stewart, Peter Wolf and Billy Squier.
Saturday, January 10: Listen for selections from Terms of My Surrender, the 2014 album from acclaimed singer-songwriter John Hiatt as well as selections from Common Ground by Dave and Phil Alvin. The feuding brothers teamed up in 2014 to release this album which serves as a tribute to one of their musical heroes, blues great Big Bill Broonzy.
Monday, January 12: We’ll hear selections from Rock & Roll Time, the latest release from rock music legend Jerry Lee Lewis plus more of our Best of 2014 feature with John Mellencamp from his 2014 album Plain Spoken.
Tuesday, January 13: Mathmagicians is the latest release from Japanese Game Show we’ll hear selections from that recording and from The Trail of Your Blood In The Snow from Deathblack Flowers.
Wednesday, January 14: English Oceans is the tenth studio album from Drive-By Truckers. The acclaimed Georgia-based band’s 2014 release features a number of new high watermarks including “Grand Canyon,” “First Air of Autumn” and “Paulin Hawkins.” We’ll hear from that recording as well as from Red Metal, the latest release from Dallas Fort Worth Texas’ Oil Boom.
Thursday, January 15: Holy Ghost is the latest album from former Black Crowes guitarist Marc Ford. We’ll hear from that album as well as from Songs of Innocence, the highly controversial 2014 album from U2.
Friday, January 16: It’s the return of Vinyl Friday with selections from Don “Sugarcane” Harris’ 1972 live album Cane’s Got The Blues. Harris, a remarkable violinist, collaborated with a number of major artists during his career, including John Mayall, Frank Zappa, and Johnny Otis. We’ll also hear selections from the 1984 self-titled release by Liverpool’s Icicle Works, perhaps best known for the song “Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream).”