Neko Case / Willis Alan Ramsey


April 9th, 2003 ~ 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
  • Instrumental: 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, 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