March 12, 2013 with the Codgers

Being the Tuesday before St. Patrick’s Day, I was very fortunate to have the Codgers as my special guests in the forest.  The self-described “Celtic-Americana” band, who plays the majority of their shows in the Corktown neighborhood, made a rare appearance in Ferndale, along with guest fiddle player Alison Perkins. Alison also plays on their brand new record, which I actually recorded. You can check it out here.

Below you can hear our DJ set, which had me trading songs with Matt, Steve, and Patrick throughout the night. There was a decent sprinkling of Irish music throughout the night, but we didn’t stick to the theme exclusively. Since the last two Tuesdays had been exclusive themes, I was able to debut a few of the many great records I’ve acquired over the past six weeks. I also made an audience recording of the Codgers live set, which can be enjoyed at the link below.

DJs: Dave Lawson (D) with Matt (M), Steve (S), and Patrick (P) from The Codgers

Van Morrison – Eternal Kansas City (D)
Faces – Glad and Sorry (D)
Jerry Butler – Aware of Love (D)
Billy Butler – I Can’t Work No Longer (D)
Elvis Costello – Watching the Detectives [live] (M)
Ernie K-Doe – A Certain Girl (D)
Barrett Strong – Misery (D)
Caveman – My Room (P)
Leonard Nimoy – Gentle on My Mind (D)
Bothy Band – Fionnghuala / Old Hag You Have Killed Me (S)
Van Morrison – When that Evening Sun Goes Down (D)codgers-tapeonly Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays (M)
Hot Snakes – Light Up the Stars (P)
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (D)
Dillinger Four – Sally McLennane (P)
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Let’s Make This Precious (D)
Crooked Fingers – Bad Blood (S)
Waterboys – We Will Not Be Lovers (M)
Nilsson – Jump Into the Fire (P)
Them – Bright Lights Big City (S)
The Olympics – Good Lovin’ (D)
Kingston Trio – The MTA (M)
The Standells – Dirty Water (D)
Elmore James – Shake Your Money Maker (D)
Lou Johnson – Unsatisfied (D)
Irma Thomas – Some Things You Never Get Used To (D)


Paul McCartney – Give Ireland Back to the Irish (D)
Irish Rovers – Nancy Whiskey (D)
The Vibrations – My Girl Sloopy (D)
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Celtic Soul Brothers (D)
U2 – Pride (In the Name of Love) (M)
Lindsay Buckingham – Trouble (D)
The Pogus – If I Should Fall from the Grace of God (M)
Van Morrison and the Band – Tura Lura Lura (D)


Negative Approach – Hypocrite (P)
Sebadoh – Prince-S (D)
The Zombies – Indication (D)
Denny Laine – Say You Don’t Mind (D)
Gilberto Gil – Frevo Rasgado (D)
Jerry Butler – Isle of Sirens (D)
Rich Kids – Bullet Proof Loser (P)
The Who – The Kids Are Alright (D)
Percy Mayfield – Hit the Road Jack [demo] (D)
The Chantels – Well I Told You (D)
David Bowie – Modern Love (D)
Neko Case – Dreamin’ Man (S)
Kate Bush – Hounds of Love (D)
Donovan – Season of the Witch (M)
Belle and Sebastian – Like Dylan in the Movies (D)
Caveman – My Country’s King of Dreams (P)
Steve Earle – Devil’s Right Hand (M)
Flying Burrito Brothers – Older Guys (D)
Drive By Truckers – Hell No I Ain’t Happy (S)
Crazy Horse – Downtown (D)
Neil Young – Words (Between the Lines of Age) (S)
The Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies (M)

Van Morrison – Young Lovers Do (D)
Elliott Smith – Pretty (Ugly Before) (D)
The Rolling Stones – No Expectations (S)
Ryan Adams – Chin Up, Cheer Up (M)
Ben E King – Let the Water Run Down (D)
Marga Benitez – Geechie Goomie (D)
R.L. Burnside – Shake ‘Em on Down (J)
CCR – Long As I Can See the Light (M)
Them – Go on Home Baby (D)
Betty Harris – It’s Dark Outside (D)
Bessie Banks – Go Now (D)


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