Friday, March 13, 2009

DBT Week in Review - 3/13/09


9th cede DBT pulled out a win over 8th cede Hugh Martin.

Up next is Hank Williams. Now, who don't love some Hank, but if you need a reason to vote for DBT over Hank, here it is.... Hank Williams spawned Hank Jr. (who got knocked out of the first round by Bo Bice. HA!)

Unfortunately, Jason Isbell got knocked out by Florence, AL native W.C. Handy (I grew up a couple of blocks from Handy's log cabin home). If you're gonna get knocked out, it ain't too bad to be knocked out by Handy.

Vote in Round 2 for Alabama's Top Music Icon - Reports from The Birmingham News -

You'll have until 11 p.m. Sunday to cast your votes in this round, which will narrow the field to the Sweet 16. The second-round winners will be revealed Tuesday, March 17, at

Check out the competitors with our YouTube and iTunes playlists.

The tournament will play out like the upcoming NCAA basketball brackets. Here are the results from your votes in Round 1:


1) Hank Williams 91%, 16) Willie King 9%
8) Hugh Martin 25%, 9) Drive By-Truckers 75%
5) Jim Nabors 75%, 12) Vestal Goodman 25%
4) Wilson Pickett 89%, 13) Ray Sawyer 11%
2) Jimmy Buffett 90%, 15) Justin Brown 10%
7) Dorothy Love Coates 28% 10) Taylor Hicks 72%
3) Sun Ra 48%, 14) Razzy Bailey 52%
6) Nell Carter 75%, 11) Delmore Brothers 25%


1) Alabama 90% 16) Henry Panion 10%
8) Tommy Shaw 46%, 9) Little Big Town 54%
5) Odetta 66%, 12) Claire Lynch 34%
4) Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section 73% 13) Jamey Johnson 27%
2) Lionel Richie 81%, 15) "Country Boy" Eddie 19%
7) Sonny James 55%, 10) Ruben Studdard 45%
3) Hank Williams Jr. 40%, 14) Bo Bice 60%
6) Louvin Brothers 48%, 11) Eddie Floyd 52%


1) Tammy Wynette 86%, 16) Hotel 14%
8) Bobby Goldsboro 50% (1,233 votes), 9) Martha Reeves 50% (1,246 votes)
5) Percy Sledge 86%, 12) Mac McAnally 14%
4) W.C. Handy 65%, 13) Jason Isbell 35%
2) The Temptations 93%, 15) Damon Johnson 7%
7) Erskine Hawkins 53%, 10) Rick Carter 47%
3) Sam Phillips 75%, 14) Take 6 25%
6) Vern Gosdin 67%, 11) Rebecca Luker 33%


1) Nat King Cole 91%, 16) Baker Knight 9%
8) "Big Mama" Thornton 31%, 9) Clarence Carter 69%
5) Blind Boys of Alabama 76%, 2) Chuck Leavell 24%
4) Commodores 91%, 13) Alan Hunter 9%
2) Emmylou Harris 92%, 15) Oteil Burbridge 8%
7) Wet Willie 54%, 10) Shelby Lynne 46%
3) Dinah Washington 55%, 14) Bobby Horton 45%
6) Toni Tennille 64%, 11) Ty Herndon 36%


This is pretty cool. I believe the only 21st century albums listed is DBT's BTCD.

Best Music Albums Ever - 75 Albums Every Man Should Own - Esquire

Kick off's Music Week with our unranked, incomplete, yet highly tasteful and informative list of the records your music collection requires. How many have you listened to?

The list (in alphatetical order):

AC/DC - Highway to Hell

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

The Beatles - Rubber Soul

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

James Brown - Live at the Apollo

Jeff Buckley - Grace

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

Bill Callahan - Woke on a Whaleheart

The Cars - The Cars

Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison

Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western

Cody Chestnut - The Headphone Masterpiece

Vic Chestnutt - Left To His Own Devices

The Clash - Combat Rock

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen

Sam Cooke - Night Beat

Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom

Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

Drive-By Truckers - Brighter than Creation's Dark

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

Marvin Gaye - What's Goin On

The Grateful Dead - American Beauty

Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsys

Iggy Pop - Lust For Life

Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!

Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

Kiss - Destroyer

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

Luna - Penthouse

Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5

Bob Marley - Catch a Fire

Metallica - ...And Justice For All

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

Minor Threat - Out of Step

Mississippi John Hurt - The Best of Mississippi John Hurt

Ennio Morricone - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly OST

Nas - Illmatic

Willie Nelson - Phases and Stages

Nirvana - Unplugged

The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

Pearl Jam - Ten

Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville

Pink Floyd - Animals

Pixies - Doolittle

Pulp - This Is Hardcore

Radiohead - The Bends

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

Ramones - Road To Ruin

Otis Redding - The Dictionary Of Soul

Slick Rick - The Great Adventures Of...

The Rolling Stones - Aftermath

Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours

Bruce Springsteen - Darkness of the Edge of Town

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

Taj Mahal - Take A Giant Step/De Ole Folks at Home
Talking Heads - True Stories

Television - Marquee Moon

The Temptations - Gettin' Ready

The Travelling Wilburys - The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1

Ike and Tina Turner - Workin' Together

Van Halen - Fair Warning

Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico

Tom Waits - Small Change

The Who - Who's Next

Wilco - Being There

Hank Williams - The Unreleased Recordings

Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life

Neil Young - Harvest

And before you guys get your boxers all twisted up, Esquire also added a list of 30 more albums that just missed the cut:

Beck - Odelay

Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty-Eight

The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo

The Cure - Disintegration

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

The Doors - The Doors

Four Tops - Reach Out

Green Day - Dookie

Buddy Holly - 20 Golden Greats

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 1

Joy Division - Closer

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls

My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves

Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions

The Pretenders - The Pretenders
Prince - Purple Rain

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

R.E.M. - Murmur

Anything by Little Richard
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bullocks

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Sly and the Family Stone - Greatest Hits

The Stooges - The Stooges

Jackie Wilson - Mr. Excitement!

U2 - The Joshua Tree

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Blogs - Stream World Cafe Live Show - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit MySpace Blog



Dexateens getting some love from one of the top trafficked political blogs.

C&L's Late Nite Music Club: The 50 State Strategy with The Dexateens (Alabama) | Late Nite Music Club


Glossary Blogs - SXSW 2009 Schedule - GLOSSARY MySpace Blog


Muscle Shoals Sound

Engineers make the music sound right | | Florence, AL:

"Be honest. When you listen to an album by your favorite artist, you really only pay attention to the music.

The more avid fan might check the liner notes to see who wrote the songs, maybe even where the CD was recorded.

But who really pays attention to the names of the engineers who tracked, mixed and mastered the album?"

Exhibits pay homage to music culture | | Florence, AL:

"TUSCUMBIA - The Tennessee River, Natchez Trace and Jackson Military Road played a major role in travel and commerce during Alabama's early development as a state.

But those same passageways served as inlets to welcome an array of music and sounds from settlers and visitors from throughout America.

To pay homage to the state's rich music culture, The Smithsonian Institution has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art for 'New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music."


Jack White Forms Band #3:

"NASHVILLE, Tenn. — No one can accuse Jack White of being lazy.

The rocker is already a member of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, and now White says he's formed a third band, The Dead Weather."


Remind me not to go to a Phish concert.

Police Seize Over $1 Million From Phish Fans, Arrest 194:

"HAMPTON, Va. — Some Phish fans are leaving Hampton a little lighter than when they arrived for the band's weekend reunion.

Police said Monday they confiscated about $1.2 million in illegal drugs and more than $68,000 in cash from concertgoers. Authorities also arrested 194 Phish fans during the three-night celebration of the band's return to the stage after a nearly five-year absence."

The Raw Story | Phish bankrolled 200 cops, including feds, for reunion 'security'


Bay Area band update: Whatever happened to ...:

"Last month, we got word that Faith No More is reuniting for a European tour this summer. But what about the other major Bay Area rock acts from the '90s that somehow slipped off the radar? We tracked them down at the arenas and county fairs to get status updates."

Australian Minister Joins Midnight Oil Rock Band | The Seferm Post:

"Peter Garrett, the towering, shaven-headed frontman for Midnight Oil, broke up the band in 2002 and pursued a career in politics that brought him into government less than two years ago.

But band members will come together to perform at a concert to raise funds for victims of Australia's worst wildfires, which killed more than 210 and destroyed thousands of homes in southern Victoria state last month.

Once known as champions of Aboriginal rights and the environment, Midnight Oil has not played a gig since their singer became a minister. Garrett has toed his Labor Party's center-left policy line, and tries to avoid questions about his former views.

Now, Garrett may have a dilemma on his hands because lyrics in some of the band's most popular songs do not fit comfortably within the political mainstream.

'Can Midnight Oil field 20 whole minutes of material that wouldn't get Mr. Garrett sacked if he were to read it out in Parliament rather than shrieking it while twitching violently to guitar music?' Sydney Morning Herald columnist Annabel Crabb wrote recently."

Neil Young: HuffPost Video Premiere: "Johnny Magic":

"This is a song about people and heroes and change. Life in America. I hope you enjoy it as much as my dog. He is usually very camera shy but not in this video. Featuring Shakey Pictures' new 'economy look' to go with the times!

Let's send Johnny to Detroit!


Joe the Rock Star"

I would never, ever unleash any Britney crappiness on you unless some hilarity is involved.

32 second mark. Talk about a wardrobe malfunction.

I want a t-shirt that says what Brit-brit said.

You can take the girl out of Louisiana.....



Here's the Mother of all Funk chords to wash that Britney nastiness from your mouth:



Anthony Whitehead said...

Good stuff as usual. I'm just glad my pussy was not hanging out!

JPW said...

If it was, Ant, you'd know it. You'd be tripping all over that thing.


David Johnsen said...

Have you ever heard "Monkey With a Gun" by the Yayhoos? It's about Hank Jr.

The Esquire list has most of the expected artists but some odd albums such as Aftermath (Stones), Animals (Floyd), and True Stories (Heads). I can name at least three better choices from each band. For that matter, although I like BTCD, I think The Dirty South is more essential -- my pick for best album of the 21st century so far.

Visit The Smoking Gun to see mug shots of Phish fans.

JPW said...

Haven't ever heard 'Monkey', David. I'll dig it up and check it out.

I agree with the odd albums especially with the Clash.

It is pretty cool that BTCD is the only 21st century album listed though.

Great mug shots!