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Nothing Lasts

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Link Wray – Girl From North Country
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Helpless
Freddie Scott – I’ll Be Leaving Her Tommorow
Dave Van Ronk – Clouds (From Both Sides Now)
Dion – Knowing I Won’t Go Back There
Incredible String Band – excerpt from A Very Cellular Song
Karen Beth – Nothing Lasts
Majestic Arrows – If I Had A Little Love
PP Arnold – Do You Believe?
Vashti Bunyan – Coldest Night Of The Year
Everly Brothers – Christmas Eve Can Kill You

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Someday I’ll Be A Farmer

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Melanie – Someday I’ll Be A Farmer
Paul & Linda McCartney – Ram On
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Monkberry Moon Delight
Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo – Rocky Raccoon
Sir Douglas Quintet – I Don’t Want To Go Home
Terry Allen – Cortez Sail
Oscar Benton – Bensonhurst Blues
John Cale – Cable Hogue
Prelude – After The Gold Rush
Nina Simone – The Desperate Ones
Kim Jung Mi – Haenim

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Day 273: Merle Haggard – If We Make It Through December

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Winter isn’t so hard down here in Louisiana. But this is apropos nonetheless.

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Day 272: Cowboy – Opening

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Great bootcut anthem with mellow tones and rusted edges.

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Day 271: Sandy Denny – Crazy Lady Blues

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Sandy and Fairport will never outstay their welcome in my list here.

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Day 270: Judee Sill – Down Where The Valleys Are Low

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A beautiful, organ-soaked, multi-tonal number from Judee.

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Day 269: Ian Matthews – Do I Still Figure In Your Life

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Currently obsessed with the Honeybus original but was excited I had this.

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Day 268: John Angaiak – I’ll Rock You To The Rhythm Of The Ocean

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One of many gems on the Native North America Vol.1 comp.

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Day 267: Crispian St. Peters – You Were On My Mind

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Great organ-drenched, jangly tune to follow up the Link Wray.

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Day 266: Link Wray – You Hurt Me So

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Both were recorded in 1965 so I’m not sure which came first but this and The Beatles’ “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” bear a striking resemblance. At least the opening does.

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Day 265: Nina Simone – O-o-h Child

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Nothing but comfort comes from this song.

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Day 264: Kim Jung Mi – Your Dream

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Another gem from the Korean Rock Goddess. Check her out on the November Mix.

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Day 263: Eric Anderson – Thirsty Boots

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Introduced to this folk gem by Dylan’s cover from the recent bootleg series.

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Day 262: Jackson C. Frank – Blues Run The Game

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Nothing like a nice frosty folk song for your December day.

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Day 261: Buffy Sainte-Marie – She Used To Want To Be A Ballerina

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Start to freakin’ finish.

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Day 260: Joe Dassin – Les Champs-Elysees

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A nice French song that always puts me in a good mood.

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Day 259: John Cale – Child’s Christmas in Wales

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Sure, a small part of me is including this in December because “Christmas” is in the title, but a much larger part of me is including it because the winter of 2011 is when I found this record and grew obsessed with it. Out of all the records I have, this one gives me the most nostalgic wintry feelings.

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Day 258: Hazel & Alice – My Better Years

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Now a little timeless Americana for your Turkey Day. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Day 257: Jerry Jeff Walker – Well of the Blues

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Jerry Jeff goin’ deep as the well he’s singin’ of.

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Day 257: The Byrds – Oil In My Lamp

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One of my least rotated Byrds records has been getting a lot of spins later.

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Day 256: Small Faces – Stone

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A little bit of British Americana from the mind of Ronnie Lane.

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Day 255: Bee Gees – You’ll Never See My Face Again

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Incredibly smooth Bee Gees gem to close out the week.

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Day 254: Fairport Convention – I’ll Keep It With Mine

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The beautiful combination of Sandy Denny’s vocals back by Fairport with the words of Dylan.

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Day 252: John Cale – Buffalo Ballet

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John Cale’s story of a small western town from 1974′s Fear.

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Day 251: Melanie – Leftover Wine

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Not much to say about this one. Just very chilling. A spot on portrait of the fear of being alone.

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Day 250: Dion – Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever

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Here Dion takes the Motown hit and makes it smoother than ever.

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Day 250: Tom Waits – In Between Love

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And now a sad rarity by Waits.

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Day 249: Kevin Ayers – Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her)

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This one is out of this world. Ayers isn’t always on but when he is it is this great. This is lullaby stuff.

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Day 248: The Rolling Stones – Backstreet Girl

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This one first appeared on the UK version of Between The Buttons but not the US version. It wasn’t until 1967′s Flowers that we got it.

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Day 247: Steve Young – Seven Bridges Road

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Once I came to the heartbreaking conclusion that I’d never be able to afford a copy of 1969′s Rock Salt & Nails I decided to post up this 1972 version which isn’t very far off from the original and just as magical.

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Day 246: Buffalo Springfield – On The Way Home

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Something about this song brings on waves of nostalgia that I feel I’m not old enough to deserve.

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Day 245: Alex Chilton – All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain

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Switching over to the other side of the post- Big Star output.

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Day 244: Chris Bell – Look Up

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It took me a while to dig this one. It wasn’t until I heard it in a mix that I did a double take. It is super Christian but that was Bell doing his thing. Still very Big Star-esque.

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Day 243: Karen Dalton – Are You Leaving For The Country?

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…dripping with autumn tones.

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Day 242: Phil Ochs – Half A Century High

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Though it was slow coming at first, I’ve been coming around to Phil Ochs lately. And it’s definitely songs like this lo-fi, personal song that warms me up.

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Day 241: Odetta – Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right

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What a fine example of the teacher learning from the student.

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Day 240: Bob Dylan – Oh, Sister

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Another one of my favorite songs that was used beautifully in Transparent.

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Day 239: Ted Lucas – It Is So Nice To Get Stoned

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Not a lot of complexity to this one and nor should there have to be. A song whose melody and tone are perfectly representative of it’s subject.

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Day 238: Loudon Wainwright III – Come A Long Way

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Just a perfectly paced song from a musician whose words have dug deep his whole career.

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Day 237: David Blue – The Grand Hotel

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Here’s a little treat from one of Dylan’s contemporaries in the Greenwich Folk scene.  Originally released in a stripped down version in 1966, this song was revamped two years later and featured on These 23 Days in Semptember.

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Day 236: Ralph McTell – First Song

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After flipping past this record for years, I decided to pick it up for a buck this weekend. Sure enough, it’s got a couple of really strong folk songs on it. British folk/blues that’d interest fans of Bert Jansch and Nick Drake.

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