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What I'm listening to this week.

Playlist

by JEFFREY ST. CLAIR

What I’m listening to this week.

Doug Sahm– The Return of Wayne Douglas (Tornado 2000)

Wynton Kelly Trio–Kelly Blue (Riverside 1959)

Drive By Truckers–Decoration Day (New West 2003)

Merle Haggard–Chicago Wind (Capitol 2005)

James McMurtry–Too Long in the Wasteland (CBS 1989)

Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi Rollers– Gonna Take You Downtown (Rounder 1996)

Rodney Crowell–Small Worlds (Raven 2002)

Ozomatli –Street Signs (Concord 2004)

Roy Hargrove — RH Factor: Hard Groove (Verve 2003)

Melba Montgomery — Golden Moments (Classic World 2001)