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The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week created an obvious opportunity for The Ledge to celebrate his almost 60 years of playing behind fellow Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. But, of course, I didn’t go the obvious route. You don’t get two hours of the band’s greatest hits. You don’t even get the most well known covers of the band. No, instead this tribute consists primarily of bands that fit the true spirit of the “Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World”. The tracks consist of a ton of live encores of Americana artists, garage rock versions recorded for various tribute albums, and a handful of B-sides and other bonus material. Oh yes, and a drunken cover or three found on Replacements’ bootlegs. Rest in peace, Charlie. You will be missed. I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let […]

The Ledge #466: Home Plays

The Ledge #466: Home Plays

I have to admit that I get too hung up on themes. Obviously, the new release episode is always going to be a part of the lineup, but I really don’t have to create a basis for my weekly music choices. I actually wish that I could think in terms of just randomly airing songs that fir my mood for the day. This week I actually attempt such a show, but there’s still sort of a theme. These are all records that I’ve been listening to in my spare time. One is a newly-unearthed Rolling Stones bootleg. There’s tracks from a great compilation of late 60’s rockers from The Dakotas. There’s a new Neil Young live album from his vast archives. But the freedom of this loose theme is that I did throw in some songs that I have never aired before. That Soiuxsie and the Banshees album that I happened to grab at the record store a few weeks ago? Sure, why not. The Lloyd Cole track from the box set I ordered directly from Lloyd? Yep. A great 2018 album by The Conquerors that my friend Dan recommended? Of course. And I just had to air a couple […]

The Ledge #448: Reissues

The Ledge #448: Reissues

The Ledge isn’t all about new music, obviously. And with the record companies constantly repackaging old material with bonus demos, outtakes, and live takes my collection just continues to grow.
Tonight’s show is a look at some of these spe…

The Ledge #417: Live Albums, Vol. 1

The Ledge #417: Live Albums, Vol. 1

A few days ago I started a thread on my Facebook page asking for favorite live albums. The response I received was amazing, as close to 150 people responded with a wide range of suggestions. Obviously the question was raised in order to put together a Ledge episode, and the response was so overwhelming that tonight’s show is the first of two dedicated to the topic. This week’s broadcast consists of the choices I would have picked anyway but I still give credit to those who are so likeminded. It’s a collection of legendary classic recordings (Jerry Lee Lewis, Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke, etc.), recordings that were initially bootlegged before getting an official release (Iggy & The Stooges, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, The Replacements), and quite a few others that have had a place in my collection for decades. Part two, which will be broadcast in two weeks, will focus more on material that others have picked. Some of them are records I’ve forgotten about, others come from my youth, but quite a few are releases you probably would never expect to hear on The Ledge. And, of course, I have to thank everybody for their picks. It’s been a […]

Live Ledge #356: 1968

Live Ledge #356: 1968

An extended episode taking a look at some of the classic music celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Live Ledge #330: Numerology

Live Ledge #330: Numerology

With tax day approaching, host Scott Hudson as picked a playlist of tracks with numbers in the titles.

Live Ledge #267: New Releases

Live Ledge #267: New Releases

After a one-week delay, Hudson finally presents his final New Release episode of 2016!

Live Ledge #245: 1976

Live Ledge #245: 1976

We go back 40 years for some of the best rock and punk from 1976.

Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends

Live Ledge #219: Thank You Friends

A post-Thanksgiving episode celebrating just a few of the artists I’m thankful to have in my life.

Live Ledge #213: Number Ten

Live Ledge #213: Number Ten

Continuing the series of shows devoted to track numbers, tonight’s show is nothing but the tenth tune off favorite old and new releases.

Live Ledge #208: Number Eight

Live Ledge #208: Number Eight

Nothing but track eight’s to commemorate that we still have a couple days left in the eighth month of the year.

Live Ledge #207: The Good Life

Live Ledge #207: The Good Life

Tim Kasher from The Good Life is tonight’s special guest.

Live Ledge #201: Track Six

Live Ledge #201: Track Six

To celebrate the sixth month of the year, tonight’s show is nothing but the sixth tracks of fantastic albums.

Live Ledge #187: Freedom

Live Ledge #187: Freedom

Nothing but songs about freedom and employment, and freedom from employment!

Live Ledge #178: Flogging Molly

Live Ledge #178: Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly multi-instrumentalist Bob Schmidt is tonight’s special guest.

Live Ledge #157: Threesomes

Live Ledge #157: Threesomes

In order to prove the theory that to be a great band you have to have a run of three classic albums, tonight’s show is nothing but trios of greatness!

Live Ledge #146: Blog Finds

Live Ledge #146: Blog Finds

Two hours of rare music found on various blogs.

Live Ledge #140: Winter

Live Ledge #140: Winter

Host Scott Hudson “celebrates” what is starting to seem like the longest, coldest winter ever.

Rural Ledge-ucation #98: Record Store Day

The 3rd annual Record Store Day show includes not only some of the great music released yesterday but commentary on some of the issues that should be addressed.

Rural Ledge-ucation #94: Country

A companion piece of sorts to Friday’s “rock” show. Nothing but songs about country music. Or almost nothing but.

Live Ledge #104: Rock!

It’s an obvious topic that should have been explored years before, but tonight’s show is all songs about “Rock”!

Rural Ledge-ucation #90: Nicky Hopkins

Rural Ledge-ucation #90: Nicky Hopkins

Legendary session pianist Nicky Hopkins would have been 69 today, so today’s show includes some of the classic songs that features his work.

Rural Ledge-ucation #89: Bitter Tears

Rural Ledge-ucation #89: Bitter Tears

A companion piece to Friday’s “lonely” episode, this morning is nothing but “bitter” tunes.

Rural Ledge-ucation #83: Brand New Year

Here’s your soundtrack to your New Year’s Eve festivities!

Rural Ledge-ucation #81: Best Reissues of 2012

Friday night, I unveiled my list of best 2012 albums. This morning, it’s all about the reissues, box sets, and other compilations of the past 12 months.

Live Ledge #91: Gorman Bechard Interview

Director Gorman Bechard returns to Live Ledge to discuss the DVD releases of Color Me Obsessed and What Did You Expect?, and to also talk about his next project, A Dog Named Gucci.

Live Ledge #90: New Finds

It’s become a monthly feature for Hudson to showcase almost an entire show of new releases and blog finds. This is one of those episodes.

Live Ledge #88: The In Crowd

A jam-packed show tonight, full of new tunes, blog finds, and discussions of the Hostess situation and the new Rolling Stones documentary, Crossfire Hurricane.

Rural Ledge-ucation #77: Even More New Finds!

Carrying on from Friday’s show, Hudson shares some of his quieter new discoveries.

Live Ledge #87: More New Finds

Lots and lots of new releases and blog finds, plus Siri co-hosts a segment and picks a song.

Live Ledge #86: Chuck Berry’s Belated Birthday

Health issues prevented me from celebrating Chuck Berry’s 86th birthday on October 18, so we celebrated it tonight with rarities and great cover versions.

Live Ledge #84: Anniversaries

This week marked plenty of rock ‘n’ roll anniversaries, both good and bad. We plow through them all.

Rural Ledge-ucation #72: 1st World Problems

Scott has plenty of things to whine about today, but also some great recent releases.

Live Ledge #81: Family Tree

Besides the usual new releases, blog finds, and old faves, tonight’s show features a number of “family trees” – sets that include spinoffs and solo projects of some of my fave bands.

Live Ledge #80: Life Story (Pt. 1)

With a big day coming up this week, host Scott Hudson has selected one song per year that he has been alive. Sunday’s Rural Ledge-ucation will conclude the series.

Rural Ledge-ucation #63: New Releases

Having missed a few Rural Ledge timeslots, new material has piled up. Today we preview quite a few of them.

Live Ledge #74: London’s Burning!

A show dedicated to our fine comrades across the pond, along with a celebration of one of their prime exports, Sir Michael Phillip “Mick” Jagger!

Rural Ledge-ucation #57: 3 Anniversaries & a Mick

We celebrate the anniversaries of 3 of R&R’s greatest albums, along with a discussion of Mick Jagger’s appearance on last night’s SNL.

Live Ledge #66: Heather Hellkitten

Heather Hellkitten, host of RPR’s Morning Poo and Happy Hour With Heather Hellkitten, sits in for two hours of music and talk…and more talk!

Rural Ledge-ucation #56: Happy Mother’s Day

Besides a bunch of tunes about mommy’s, there’s a little set to commemorate my sister’s birthday. Happy birthday, Dawn!  

Live Ledge #61: Silly Rock News

This was one strange week in rock news, and host Scott Hudson covered them all!

Rural Ledge-ucation #47: Daylight Savings Time

The angriest Sunday show to date, as Scott not only hates daylight savings time but technology!

Rural Ledge-ucation #43: Keith and Friends

Inspired by Drazzle’s Coffee Time episode of Stones covers, today’s episode features Keith Richards collaborations and obscurities.