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The Other Side: Music From East Nashville

Compilations

At Red Beet, we love to share the astonishingly good music that comes from our neighborhood. We stand by our assertion - made on Vol. 1 of this ongoing series - that East Nashville produces more great music per square foot than any other part of the country.

East Nashville Vol. 3: More Music from the Other Side (2009)

Yuletide from the Other Side (2007)

The Other Side: Music from East Nashville (2006)

Tomato Songs, compiled for East Nashville's Tomato Art Fest (2007)

The Other Side: Music From East Nashville

The Other Side: Music From East Nashville
1. Some Things Are

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TODD SNIDER Some Things Are (by T. Snider, BMI) East Nashville's "Tipsy Gypsy," Todd has earned praise from Kristofferson, Prine, Shaver and other luminaries, and his latest album, 'The Devil You Know,' is getting rave reviews. This previously unreleased track is based on a story Todd heard. He admits the true tale might have unfolded differently, "but I think there's truth behind the story, no matter how it happened exactly," he says, "and I wanted people to hear that truth." www.toddsnider.net

2. Last Good Kiss

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LAST TRAIN HOME Last Good Kiss (by E. Brace, Dry Diggings Tunes, BMI). Now in their tenth year, LTH moved to Nashville from D.C. in 2003. This song—which steals its title from a James Crumley mystery--will appear on their fifth full-length CD in January 2007, a Red Beet Records release. (Photo by Matthew Worden.)www.lasttrainhome.com

3. Rewind

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CLAIRE SMALL Rewind (by C. Small, Hotspell Music, BMI). Claire grew up in Nashville, soaking up the sounds of Music City. In "Rewind" (produced by Joe McMahan), she sings about the darker side of life that tempts her to go against her heart. This is the opening track of Claire's 2006 release, Ledger. www.clairesmall.com

4. Poem

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JON LANGFORD Poem, John Peel (by J. Langford). Leader of the Mekons and the Waco Bros., Jon Langford pays homage to his friend, British radio DJ John Peel, in this short poem, a prelude to Paul Burch's song. www.jonlangford.de

5. John Peel

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PAUL BURCH John Peel (by P. Burch, Borrowed & Broke Music, BMI, administered by Bug Music). Paul wrote this tribute to the legendary BBC DJ after meeting Peel in London soon before he passed away. It’s also found on Paul's new Bloodshot release, East to West. (Courtesy Paul Burch and Bloodshot Records.) www.paulburch.com

6. Closing Door

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DAVE COLEMAN Closing Door (by L. Newgent, ASCAP). Tennessee native Dave Coleman, usually found with his band The Coal Men, borrowed this song—one that’s haunted him for years--from an old Cookeville friend, Warren Gently (nom de plume: Larry Newgent) www.thecoalmen.com

7. Don't Bother Me
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ELIZABETH COOK Don't Bother Me (by E. Cook, Sis N Bro Music, ASCAP; H. McGehee, Bro N Sis Music, BMI). An internationally known country singer withdozens of Grand Ole Opry appearances to her credit, Elizabeth sings here of a girl seeking solitude in a bar while drinking away her latest heartache. This track comes from Elizabeth's self-titled independent record. www.myspace.com/elizabethcook

8. Jackknife
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JON BYRD Jackknife (by J. Byrd). Originally from Alabama, Jon makes East Nashville his home, and plays his Tele with all kinds of folks. This is a little taste of Jon Byrd's debut CD, 'Byrd's Auto Parts,' coming soon. www.myspace.com/byrdsautoparts

9. Black Doves
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AMELIA WHITE Black Doves (by A. White, Mike's Management, BMI). This song came out quickly one night while Amelia watched the TV news shortly after the "war against terror" began. It goes out to all those left behind in wartime. "Black Doves" is the title track of her 2006 Funzalo Records release. www.ameliawhite.com

10. 24 Diamonds
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KEVIN GORDON 24 Diamonds (by K. Gordon, Little Rain Music, BMI). A Louisiana boy, Kevin's a longtime East Nashvillian whose songs have been cut by the likes of Keith Richards, Levon Helm, and Lucinda Williams. He’s got a string of recordings under his own name, and this song--an elegy to a friend--comes from his 2006 release, 'O Come Look at the Burning…' www.myspace.com/kevingordonmusic

11. Ol' Strom
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PETER COOPER Ol' Strom (by P. Cooper, Full Grown Music, SESAC). A South Carolina native, Peter composed this ode to the finally departed senator. Peter writes about music for The Tennessean and tours the country playing shows. (Photo by Deone Jahnke.) www.myspace.com/petercoopermusic

12. Senselessly Blue
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THAD COCKRELL Senselessly Blue (by T. Cockrell, Little Hoss Publishing, SESAC). From North Carolina, Thad has been in Nashville since 2003, and has released several award-winning recordings. This song is from the unreleased live CD, 'Exiled on Main Street,' recorded in Chapel Hill with the band Roman Candle. (Photo by Scott Simantochi.) www.thadcockrell.com

13. Wish Me Away
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CHELY WRIGHT Wish Me Away (by C. Wright, Painted Red Music Group, BMI). Known for contemporary country hits such as "Single White Female," Chely’s newest material has taken a more contemplative turn. Here is a spare and lovely recording, featuring the great Lloyd Green on steel guitar. (Spend a little time on Lloyd's outtro solo. You'll be glad you did.) www.chely.com

14. Orphan
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MACK STARKS Orphan (by M. Starks, Visitor Forty Seven Music, BMI). Mack, the former Farmer Not So John front man, wrote this eerie death ballad to impress a girl. That plan backfired for obvious easons, but the song ended up on Mack's second solo album, 'BlindSpot.' http://www.mackstarks.com

15. Misundercould
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MATTHEW RYAN Misundercould (by M. Ryan, Plastic Violin, BMI). This is from Matthew's next solo record. After doing Strays Don't Sleep (his ambient folk side project with Neilson Hubbard) for two years, he apparently wanted to hear an electric guitar really bad. www.matthewryanonline.com

16. Drink Ring Jesus
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STEPHEN SIMMONS & ERIC FRITSCH Drink Ring Jesus (Remix) (by S. Simmons, Downguy Music, ASCAP). Tennessee native Simmons has two CDs with a third on the way. This is the title track to his second, remixed by engineer Eric Fritsch at his Eastwood Studios in East Nashville. www.StephenSimmonsMusic.com

17. Hysteria
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KIERAN KANE Hysteria (by K. Kane and Andy White, Little Duck Music, SESAC; Mushroom Music). A celebrated songwriter and performer, Kieran recorded this song in a hotel room in Ireland. It first appeared on his 'Six Months, No Sun' release on Dead Reckoning records. www.kierankane.org

18. Five Year Town
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TIM CARROLL Five Year Town (by T. Carroll, Tim Carroll Music, BMI). From Indiana punk bands to New York City bar bands to Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Tim’s got tales to tell. This tune, from his CD, 'Not For Sale,' is a rocking dose of reality for all the folks who pour into Music city with their dreams on their sleeves. http://www.myspace.com/timcarrollmusic

19. Try
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GARRISON STARR Try (by G. Starr, BMI). Originally from Hernando, MS, Garrison moved to East Nashville in 2005, after spending the between years in Memphis and L.A. This track is an unreleased duet with her frequent collaborator Neilson Hubbard. www.garrisonstarr.com

20. Matchbox of Promises
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STEVE WEDEMEYER Matchbox of Promises (by S. Wedemeyer, BMI). A native of Houston who spent time in Austin, Steve moved to Nashville in late 2005 to play lead guitar with Last Train Home. This song is on his 2005 EP, 'Steve Wedemeyer & the Irenes.' (Photo by Amy Dickerson.) www.myspace.com/stevewedemeyer

21. Ramblin'
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TOM MASON Ramblin’ (by T. Mason, Gas Station Music, BMI). Tom borrowed the hook for this song from Robert Johnson, whose portrait hung for a long while at The Family Wash in East Nashville. Tom plays Dobro and trombone here, among other instruments. www.myspace.com/tommasonmusic

22. A Better Place to Be
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SERGIO WEBB A Better Place to Be (by M. Webb, My Mexia Music, BMI). A former Texan who’s lived in East Nashville since 1995, Sergio plays guitar with Gail Davies, David Olney, and others. This song, from his 'Long Green Hour' CD, is about friends who have gone: Walter Hyatt, Lefty O’Connell, Roxy Gordon, Townes Van Zandt, and Skip Litz

23. Crack in the Sky
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RICK CLARK Crack in the Sky (by R. Clark, Rick Clark Music, ASCAP). Widely known for his production skills (Death Cab For Cutie, Los Super Seven) and his work on the Oxford American's "Southern Music Sampler" CDs, Rick steps front and center for the first time, with this song about a dead Memphis drug dealer. www.myspace.com/mrblurge

24. Nightwalk
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JENNIFER NICELEY Nightwalk (by J. Niceley, BMI). Born and raised on on a Tennessee farm, Jennifer writes with a deep sense of place. This track, produced by Joe McMahan, will appear on the follow-up to her 2004 debut, 'Seven Songs.' (Photo by Deone Jahnke.) www.myspace.com/jenniferniceley

25. The Confusion Before Dreams
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CASEY DRIESSEN The Confusion Before Dreams (by C. Driessen, C-String Tunes, ASCAP). Casey is an acclaimed fiddler who plays with Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, Steve Earle's Bluegrass Dukes, and his own band, Casey Driessen & the Colorfools. This track is from his 2006 Sugar Hill Records debut, '3D.' www.caseydriessen.com

26. Nothing is Wrong
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CIRCUS DOG SERENADE Nothing is Wrong (by J. Rubin, Sammys Grandsons Music, ASCAP). Circus Dog Serenade is led by James Rubin, a Boston transplant and co-owner of one of the epicenters of the East Nashville music scene, The Family Wash. This will appear on his CD, 'Seven Year Story.' www.myspace.com/circusdogserenade

27. Dead Language
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K.S. RHOADS Dead Language (by K.S. Rhoads, Grey Fedora Publishing, ASCAP). K.S. landed in Nashville in 2000, becoming a go-to guy for his multi-instrumental talents. He wrote, arranged, and recorded this in his East Nashville living room. Look for it soon on his debut CD. www.myspace.com/ksrhoads

28. A Birthday in the Pawn Shop
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MEGHAN HAYES A Birthday in the Pawn Shop (by M. Hayes, Cranky Heartburn Music, BMI). Recently arrived from D.C., Meghan recorded this at Eric Fritsch's studios. This track is slated for Meghan's third album. www.meghanhayes.com

29. 400 Miles to Go
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RICH GILBERT 400 Miles to Go (by R. Gilbert). The theme music for a Spaghetti Surf Western that never was, this was recorded at Rich's house. A guitarist known for work with Frank Black, among many others, Rich also plays pedal steel with several Nashville bands. From the upcoming CD release 'Stereo Action Music.' www.myspace.com/richgilbertmusic

30. Nevertheless

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THE SKYLIGHTERS Nevertheless (by H. Ruby, Ruby Harry Music Co., ASCAP; and B. Kalmar, Chappell & Co., Inc, ASCAP). This 1931 song was a hit for the Mills Brothers in 1950. The Skylighters are Eric Brace, Jim Gray, and Martin Lynds from East Nashville's Last Train Home plus Washington D.C. bluegrass legends Mike Auldridge and Jimmy Gaudreau. Their 2006 debut is a Red Beet Records release. (Photo by Matthew Worden.) www.redbeetrecords.com

31. From a Rooftop
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TODD SNIDER From a Rooftop (T. Snider, BMI). Composed especially for this compilation, here’s Todd's loving postcard from the right side of town. Recorded at Peter Cooper's Fatherland Street Studio, with the help of Russell the dachshund. Skip Litz, R.I.P. Hey, somebody play a train song.

Compilations

At Red Beet, we love to share the astonishingly good music that comes from our neighborhood. We stand by our assertion - made on Vol. 1 of this ongoing series - that East Nashville produces more great music per square foot than any other part of the country.

East Nashville Vol. 3: More Music from the Other Side (2009)

Yuletide from the Other Side (2007)

The Other Side: Music from East Nashville (2006)

Tomato Songs, compiled for East Nashville's Tomato Art Fest (2007)

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