Mystery Train playlist for 12/08/2017

ArtistTitleAlbum (* = New Release)
Darden SmithSoul SearchingEverything*
Mystery TrainThe Band w/Paul Butterfield
Sallie FordScrew UpSoul Sick*
Carolyn Wonderland feat. Guy ForsythLeopard Skin Pillbox HatMoon Goes Missing*
Joan OsborneTangled Up in BlueSongs of Bob Dylan*
The NationalDay I DieSleep Well Beast*
Old 97'sGood With GodGraveyard Whistling*
Carolyn WonderlandCan't Nobody Hide from GodMoon Goes Missing*
Aimee MannGoose Snow ConeMental Illness*
Father John MistyBallad of the Dying ManPure Comedy*
Flo Morrissey & Matthew WhiteSunday MorningGentlewoman, Ruby Man*
Noel GallagherDead in the WaterWho Built the Moon*
Ryan AdamsDoomsdayPrisoner*
WaxahatcheeNever Been WrongOut in the Storm*
Bash & PopAnything Could HappenAnything Could Happen*
Jason Isbell & the 400 UnitCumberland GapThe Nashville Sound*
Son LittleYour Love Will Blow Me Away When My Heart AchesThings I Forgot*
SpoonDo I Have To Talk You Into ItHot Thoughts*
Real EstateServe the SongIn Mind*
Courtney Barnett & Kurt VileOver EverythingLotta Sea Lice*
Carolyn Wonderland w/Ty TaylorHellfire BittersMoon Goes Missing*
Craig FinnGod in ChicagoWe All Want the Same Things*
The Rural Alberta AdvantageBad Luck AgainThe Wild*
Rhiannon Giddens (feat. Bhi Bhiman)Freedom HighwayFreedom Highway*
Jeff TweedyVia ChicagoTogether At Last*
Mavis StapleLittle BitYou Are Not Alone*

You won't hear any sleigh bells on this Friday's Mystery Train, which instead favors lyrics such as "Why don't you open your eyes and shut your mouth" by featured artist Carolyn Wonderland, a blues singer-songwriter-killer guitarist whose album Moon Goes Missing is one of my favorites of 2017.

The rest of the show is packed with other Songs of the Year, as determined by an extremely fallible, unscientific, non-peer-reviewed, opinion poll conducted by me.*

* So far, I'm the only one who voted. Come on, guys: PAZZ & JOP ME!