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 The Haberdasher
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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Show - A musical mid-life crisis -- a late-night search for meaning and happiness airs on WRIR LP Monday nights from 9 PM to 11 PM. Stream the show @ www.wrir.org
Hey Listeners,

I didn’t feel it was appropriate to use the words “best” and “2020” in the same sentence. So instead of a “best of” show, tonight we’ll just look back at some great tracks that were released in 2020.

I will say that music helped keep me sane in the months after the pandemic began. Though it interrupted my normal schedule and way of doing my show, I listened to a lot more music this past year than I had in the last several years. I bought more music, downloaded more music, shared more music with friends, and engaged in conversations about music more in 2020 than I had since I was a younger man. I reached out to old friends and sent them mixed tape CDs. I sent some old roomies surprise XMAS gifts of CDs. I read a number of books about bands and artists I love including ones about Guy Clark, Jeff Tweedy, and the band.

I checked out quite a number of rock docs including ones about Laurel Canyon, Other Music, NOLA, Creem Magazine and several others. I watched a number of artists sing tin their living rooms. I donated and purchased music to support our country’s music venues.

It was a year like no other and there may not have been a lot of “bests” associated with it, but thank goodness there as music and plenty of it. Tonight’s show is some tracks mostly new and some just new to me that made the year and life more bearable.

The Haberdasher

Abandoned Love All the Good Times Acony Records
Boots of Spanish Leather Cover Charge: NC Artists Go Under Cover For Cat's Cradle Cover Charge
Crossing the Rubicon Rough and Rowdy Ways Columbia
Highway 61 Revisited From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings Yep Roc Records
Me and the Devil We're New Again: A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven XL Recordings
Right On What's Going On Capitol Records
Strange Fruit Blackbirds Verve
Maggie Sam Amidon Nonesuch
Sweet Mama The Harry Smith B-Sides Dust to Digital
Tennessee Politics The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Vol. 1 Stuffworks Recordings / John Hartford Enterprises
Life's A Gas Angelhead Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T-Rex BMG Rights Management
Big Rotator Good Souls Better Angels Highway 20 Records
My City of Ruins Vignettes Decca (UMO)
Burnin' Train Letter To You Columbia
Texas Woman Hard Workin' Man Ellersoul
Walking On Sunset Blues From Laurel Canyon (Remastered) UMC-Decca
So Many Roads So Many Trains So Many Roads Vanguard Records
That's Alright Charlottesville Charlie Pastorfield
Blue Ocean Tilt-A-Whirl Walrus Records
Stay Classy Smoke & Cinder Who Are These Guys? Records
American Crisis Blue Hearts Merge Records
Prisoners The Universal Want Heavenly Recordings
Letting You Go Reunions Southeastern Records
Slayer For the Birds and Children Orphan Field Recordings
Hey Baby Spyboy Upt Music
Wax the Van The World of Arthur Russell Soul Jazz

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