Neko Case / Willis Alan Ramsey


July 27th, 2005 ~ In addition to American Routes' weekly mix of enduring and eclectic musical styles, we interview old- and new-school alternative country artists. Willis Alan Ramsey, the cult musical hero from Austin, Texas who wrote "Muskrat Love," released one very successful country folk album in the '70s -- then all but disappeared from the music scene. Neko Case, a former punk drummer turned country chanteuse, serenades us in the studio, and talks about her atmospheric recent album "Blacklisted."

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  • Open Bed: Strollin' Home King Curtis
    The Capitol Years, 1962-1965, Bear Family
  • Feel So Good Shirley and Lee
    Let the Good Times Roll, ACE
  • Let the Good Times Roll Derrick and Patsy with Drumbago and His Harmonizers
    Trojan Jamaican R&B Box Set, Trojan
  • Carmencita Lionel Belasco
    Goodnight Ladies and Gents: Creole Music of Lionel Belasco, Rounder
  • Salee Dame Baby Dodds Trio
    Jazz a La Creole, GHB
  • Instrumental: Rockin' At Cosmo's Lee Allen
    The Aladdin Records Story, EMI
  • I'm A Mojo Man Lonesome Sundown
    I'm A Mojo Man: The Best of The Excello Singles, Excello
  • Maybe Baby Buddy Holly
    Buddy Holly Collection: 50 Classic Recordings, MCA
  • When Will I Be Loved Everly Brothers
    Classic Everly Brothers, Bear Family
  • Tightly Neko Case
    Blacklisted, Bloodshot
  • INTERVIEW: Neko Case
  • Darlin' Companion The Lovin' Spoonful
    Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, Buddha
  • Louisiana Man Lonnie Donegan
    More Than 'Pye in the Sky', Bear Family
  • Chicken Hop Hasil Adkins
    Poultry in Motion: The Hasil Adkins Chicken Collection, Norton
  • Polk Salad Annie Sleepy LaBeef
    Larger Than Life, Bear Family
  • Alligator Boogaloo Lou Donaldson
    The Blue Note Years, Vol. 3, Blue Note
  • Call of the Gators Willis 'Gator' Jackson
    Call of the Gators, Delmark
  • See You Later Alligator Bobby Charles
    Chess New Orleans, MCA
  • Alligator Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Cha's
    Creole Crossroads, Rounder
  • Open Bed: Remington Ride Freddy King
    Hide Away: The Best of Freddy King, Rhino
  • Feel So Bad Otis Rush
    Mourning in the Morning, Sundazed
  • Lonesome, On'ry and Mean Waylon Jennings
    Lonesome, On'ry and Mean, RCA
  • Satin Sheets Waylon Jennings
    Ol' Waylon, RCA
  • Wurlitzer Prize (I Don't Want to Get Over You) Norah Jones
    Lonesome, On'ry and Mean: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings, Dualtone
  • Instrumental: Sun Valley Walk Merrill Moore
    Boogie My Blues Away BOX, Bear Family
  • INTERVIEW: Willis Alan Ramsey
  • I've Been to Memphis Lyle Lovett
    Joshua Judges Ruth, Curb
  • Don't Be Cruel Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic, Bear Family
  • Great Balls of Fire Otis Blackwell
    They Called It Rock 'N' Roll, BMG
  • Son of a Preacher Man Bobbie Gentry
    The Capitol Years: Ode to Bobbie Gentry, EMI
  • Instrumental: Coolidge Rising Leo Kottke
    6 and 12 String Guitar, Takoma
  • A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall Bob Dylan
    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Columbia
  • For What It's Worth The Staple Singers
    Freedom Highway, Columbia
  • Glory, Glory Hallelujah Otha Turner
    From Senegal to Senatobia, Birdman
  • Just a Closer Walk With Thee Donald Harrison & The New Orleans Legacy Ensemble
    Spirits of Congo Square, Candid
  • End Bed: Glory, Glory / Jesus On The Mainline Rebirth Brass Band
    We Come To Party, Shanachie