Mystery Train playlist for 12/22/2017

ArtistTitleAlbum (* = New Release)
MavericksBrand New DaysBrand New Day*
Joan OsborneDark EyesSongs of Bob Dylan*
The SmithereensChristmasThe Smithereens Play Tommy
Hiss Golden MessengerDomino (Time Will Tell)Hallelujah Anyhow*
The BreedersWait in the Car(single)*
Bash & PopOn the RocksAnything Could Happen*
Son LittleO Me O MyNew Magic*
Ryan AdamsShiver and ShakePrisoner*
Sallie FordLoneliness Is PowerSoul Sick*
Fleet FoxesFool's ErrandCrack Up*
The MavericksDamned (If You Do)Brand New Day*
Sharon Jones & the Dap KingsMatter of TimeSoul of a Woman*
Son LittleAliceNew Magic*
WeavesSlickedWide Open*
The Lone BellowTime's Always LeavingWalk into a Storm*
Nicole AtkinsBrokedown LuckGoodnight Rhonda Lee*
Leon RussellA Song For You
Jimmy LaFaveThis Glorious DayTexoma
Craig FinnTracking ShotsWe All Want the Same Things*
AntibalasGold RushWhere The Gods Are In Peace*
Boss Hog17Brood X*
Chuck Berry & John LennonJohnny B. GoodChuck Berry Is on Top
Benjamin BookerBelieveWitness*
Real EstateServe The SongIn Mind*
Jason Isbell & the 400 UnitAnxietyThe Nashville Sound*
Randy NewmanWandering BoyDark Matter*
Craig FinnGod in ChicagoWe All Want the Same Things*

Last show of the year today, and we (who’m I kidding with the royal “we”... like there’s a big crew getting this puppy to air. This holiday party is me, playing tunes for you guys) and I’ll finish what I started last show — my personal Pazz & Jop* — playing my favorites of 2017. Last week I played Carolyn Wonderland, Aimee Mann, Rhiannon Giddens, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Spoon... This week? Nothing but Humperdinck.

OK, that’s a lie. Listen and see. But Son Little is in there, because I’m somewhat obsessed. The Mavericks. Also: music by some wonderful people we lost in 2017. And only one "Christmas" song (of a sort), but I’ve got a reason.

* Sigh. You could’ve googled it, young person who asked, but it was the end of year musical “Best Of” compiled and published (on paper!) in The Village Voice.


Pazz & Jop? It was a spoonerism of Jazz & Pop.
Huh?? Oh, It was a counter-cultural newsp... just Google it. Happy New Year. We deserve it.