November 29, 2009 – 4:24 am

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St Ann’s Warehouse 2009 [no label, 2CD]

Live at St Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY, October 9, 2009. Very good soundboard.

On October 9, 2009, Rosanne Cash presented the World Premiere concert of her new album, The List, the first album culled from a list of “100 Essential Country Songs” that Johnny Cash created for his daughter when she was 18. Alarmed that Rosanne lacked a deep understanding of country music, Johnny gave her the list and insisted she learn them all.

Rosanne noted: “If my father had been a martial arts master, he might have passed a martial arts ‘secret’ on to me, his oldest child. If he had been a surgeon, he might have taken me into his operating room and pointed out the arteries and organs. If he were a robber baron, he might have surveyed his empire and said, ‘Honey, some day this will all be yours!’ But he was a musician and a songwriter, and he gave me The List.”

“The List (the album) was far-ranging and thorough,” Cash said. “It was assembled from my father’s intuitive understanding of each critical juncture in the evolution of country music. There were old Appalachian folk ballads, and the songs of Jimmie Rodgers and Woody Guthrie. The influence of gospel and Southern blues were crucial. Then he segued into rockabilly and the birth of modern country music by way of Hank Williams, and up to the present, which was then 1973. He also included a couple of his own songs. I endeavored to learn them all and it was an education,” she said.

“I looked to that list as a standard of excellence, and to remind myself of the tradition from which I come. This album enables me to validate the connection to my heritage rather than run away from it, and to tie all the threads together: past and future, legacy and youth, tradition the timelessness.”

Reviewing the show in The New York Times, Nate Chinen wrote: “During the final moments of her sold-out concert at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn on Friday night, Rosanne Cash stood beneath an image of her with her father, Johnny Cash. It was a photograph projected on a backdrop, and it faded soon enough to feel like a mirage. Given that Ms. Cash had just sung Sweet Memories, a country ballad of haunted remembrance, that apparitional suggestion was on the mark.

“The World Unseen came about as close as possible to illuminating the evening’s purpose. Over a bittersweet country-rock groove, Ms. Cash created an evocative scene: an empty room, a night sky, the distant sound of a guitar. ‘So I will look for you,’ she sighed, ‘between the grooves of songs we sing’.”

A crisp and clear recording, this is truly heartfelt by the numbers and thanks to Evil Dr Louie for sharing the lossless tracks.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 101. I’m Movin’ On (Hank Snow) (6.1MB)
Track 102. Miss the Mississippi and You (William Heagney; Jimmie Rodgers) (6.1MB)
Track 103. She’s Got You (Hank Cochran; Patsy Cline) (5.1MB)
Track 104. 500 Miles (Hedy West) (5.1MB)
Track 105. Heartaches by the Number (Harlan Howard) (5.5MB)
Track 106. Sea of Heartbreak (Hal David & Paul Hampton) (6.8MB)
Track 107. Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow (Carter Family) (5.8MB)
Track 108. Girl from the North Country (Bob Dylan) (5.4MB)
Track 109. Long Black Veil (Danny Dill & Marijohn Wilkin) (5.9MB)
Track 110. Seven Year Ache (RC) (6.3MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Radio Operator (RC) (4.9MB)
Track 202. Blue Moon with Heartache (RC) (8.8MB)
Track 203. Wheel (RC) (7.6MB)
Track 204. The World Unseen (RC) (7.9MB)
Track 205. Ode To Billie Joe (Bobbie Gentry) (8.3MB)
Track 206. Take These Chains from My Heart (Hy Heath & Fred Rose; Hank Williams) (6.0MB)
Track 207. Motherless Children (Traditional) (5.0MB)
Track 208. Satisfied Mind (J.H. “Red” Hayes & Jack Rhodes) (6.7MB)
Track 209. Tennessee Flat Top Box (RC/JC) (7.0MB)
Track 210. Sweet Memories (Mickey Newbury) (5.3MB)

Rosanne Cash - guitar, vocal
John Leventhal - guitars, vocal
Richard Hinman - guitars
Jon Cowherd - keyboards
Tim Luntzel - bass
Dan Rieser - drums

Click here to order Rosanne Cash’s The List.

  1. 10 Responses to “ROSANNE CASH - BROOKLYN 2009”

  2. Another nice one.

    By Michael Kenward on Nov 29, 2009

  3. Many thanks for this, a great performance from Rosanne.

    By Jack on Nov 29, 2009

  4. Her new album “The List” is really good. I’ve been listening to it lately, so this show was a nice surprise. It sounds great. Thanks.

    By Dave C. on Nov 30, 2009

  5. wow..another great post…the hits just keep on coming..thanks bigo…

    By sluggo on Nov 30, 2009

  6. beautiful

    By walter on Nov 30, 2009

  7. The List is another awesome album by Rosanne! Many thanks for the show…looking forward to listening to it!!

    By Gabriel on Dec 2, 2009

  8. Wonderful performance by an underrated artist. You need to listen to the performance in this order because when she talks about the song she’s about to play, it’s on the track of the song she just finished.

    By Bob Sullivan on Jan 16, 2010

  9. Wow, just discovered this….thank you so much for providing this great show!

    By Ed on May 30, 2010

  10. Hi,
    Tracks 103/ 105/ 107/ 108/ 202/ 204/ 207/ 209 & 210 seems dead (or no more unavailable.
    If you can do something, thanks a lot.
    a friend from France

    By Alain on Apr 17, 2017

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