Welcome to another installment of Mixed Tape Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend and remembered to call, visit, or at least think about your dear old mom.
Today’s topic is Colors:
Song: Orange Sky
Artist: Alexi Murdoch
Album: Time Without Consequence
Song: Back In Black
Album: Back In Black
Song: Blue Sky
Artist: The Allman Brothers Band
Album: Eat A Peach
Song: Black Tambourine
Song: Brown Eyed Blues
Artist: Ben Harper
Album: Diamonds On the Inside
Song: Gary Indiana Blues
Artist: Big Head Todd & the Monsters
Song: Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
Artist: The Black Crowes
Album: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
Song: Big Blue Sea
Artist: Bob Schneider
Album: Songs Sung and Played on Guitar at the Same Time
Song: Black Cowboys
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Devils & Dust
Song: Red Dust
Artist: Calexico & Iron & Wine
Album: In the Reins
Artists: Charlie Robison
Album: Beautiful Day
Song: Soldier Blue
Artist: The Cult
Album: Sonic Temple
Song: Green Light Girl
Artist: Doyle Bramhall II & Smokestack
Song: The Deepest Blues Are Black
Artist: Foo Fighters
Album: In Your Honor
Artist: Gin Blossoms
Album: Congratulations…I’m Sorry
Song: Mr. Brownstone
Artist: Guns ’N’ Roses
Album: Appetite for Destruction
Song: Dress Blues
Artist: Jason Isbell
Album: Sirens of the Ditch
Song: Far Away Blues
Artist: Joe Purdy
Album: Julie Blue
Song: Pink House
Artist: John Mellencamp
Album: Uh Huh
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Jason Isbell is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Alabama who was an integral part of the Drive-By Truckers for 6 years and three albums. He was with the Truckers from 2001 -2007 and released his first solo album “Sirens of the Ditch” in 2007. Since his debut release, Jason formed a band comprised of Matt Pence of Centro-Matic and some other Alabama musicians. The band is dubbed “The 400 Unit” which is a reference to the psyche ward of an Alabama hospital. Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit released a self title album in 2009.
For fans of Drive-By Truckers, rest assured Isbell’s distinguishing voice is there, his gift to write significant lyrics remains, and his commanding guitar playing is just as unmistakable. His solo album and his work with the new band is not a dramatic musical departure for Isbell. Yet the albums are slight exodus from the Truckers musically, as the songs are shorter, more compressed with a touch of old school pop.
Lyrically, the albums are more wide-ranging topically than his work with the Truckers and less narrative stories with a more casual approach, the subject matter is less southern and more diverse.
Jason Isbell Discography
- Sirens of the Ditch
- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Top 5 Jason Isbell Songs according to Butler (Albums listed to right of song):
- The Devil Is My Running Mate (Sirens of the Ditch)
- Cigarettes and Wine (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit)
- Chicago Promenade (Sirens of the Ditch)
- In a Razor Town (Sirens of the Ditch)
- Dress Blues (Sirens of the Ditch)
Check out Jason Isbell at www.jasonisbell.com and let me know what you think.
Jason Isbell’s music is available on iTunes, record stores, and www.jasonisbell.com.
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