I Like It Better Here – Music From Home

I Like It Better Here | Music From Home
For the new album “I Like It Better Here – Music From Home”, several key figures from the U.S. Westcoast scene in the 70’s, join forces to celebrate the joy and magic ofhome.

The songs touch a wide pallet of subjects – From “a sense of home” to “afraid to go home“, from “longing for home” to “time to go home“, and from “feels like coming home” to “the places the devil calls home“.

Just like Plato said in ‘Allegory Of The Cave’; “When the two lovers are finally stripped, even of physical fire, humbling them to the realization that the love that binds them together is not merely romantic – It is elemental and inevitable. It is home.”

Opening the album, with a live version of the title-track from his latest album, Joel Rafael gets some help from David Crosby and Graham Nash.

Songwriter Jack Tempchin (Eagles, Glenn Frey) co-wrote his contribution with Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominoes).

Singer-songwriter Jeff Larson recruits his old pal Gerry Beckley (America) for assistance on production, percussion and back-up vocals.

Session-musican and songwriter Vince Melamed (Eagles, JD Souther, Dan Fogelberg) offers up an unreleased gem he nearly forgot about.

Anthony Crawford, who has worked with Neil Young, off and on, for more than 25 years, is half of new duo Sugarcane Jane.

Italian artist Francesco Lucarelli gets some serious assistance from Graham Nash and legendary producer Stephen Barncard.

I Like It Better Here | Music From Home
Jackson Browne’s mentor, Greg Copeland, contributes an unreleased gem from his latest, acclaimed album, “Diana & James”.

Steve Noonan sings about his time in New York City in the 60’s, spent with Jackson Browne, Greg Copeland and Adam Saylor.

Nashville singer-songwriter Keith Miles is joined by Jack Sundrud (Poco) and production wizard Bill Halverson.

Bob Cheevers gets three original members of Bread to join him for his contribution.

Reformed duo Batdorf & Rodney contributes a wonderful live version of “Home Again” recorded at Sirius XM Radio.

Closing (?) the set is Jackson Browne with a heartfelt rendition, recorded live, of his seasonal anthem “The Rebel Jesus”.


FULL TRACK-LISTING :

01. JOEL RAFAEL – THIS IS MY COUNTRY (LIVE)
02. JACK TEMPCHIN – MAKING MYSELF AT HOME
03. CITIZEN K – A PLACE TO CALL YOUR OWN
04. AMY RAASCH – WHEN THE CAVE GOES DARK
05. JEFF LARSON – THIS MORNING IN AMSTERDAM
06. VINCE MELAMED – FEELS LIKE COMING HOME
07. SUGARCANE JANE – HOME NIGHTS
08. FRANCESCO LUCARELLI – MR SUNSHINE (ALT MIX)
09. GREG COPELAND – 27 RED HOUSE RD
10. STEVE NOONAN – GOIN’ HOME
11. KEITH MILES – THE PLACES THE DEVIL CALLS HOME
12. BOB CHEEVERS – IF THIS OLD HOUSE COULD TALK
13. STEVE POSTELL – FOLLOW ME HOME
14. ROBBIN THOMPSON – I’M ALL IN
15. MIKAEL PERSSON – HOME SWEET HOME
16. BATDORF & RODNEY – HOME AGAIN (LIVE ON AIR)
17. JACKSON BROWNE – THE REBEL JESUS (LIVE)

Old Man Dreamin’ Reaches #1 Status on Roots Rock Charts!

Roots Rock Internet Radio Airplay Chart
TW LW Artist CD Title Label Location
1 2 JOHN BATDORF OLD MAN DREAMIN’ BAT MAC CA
2 3 MICHAEL MACRI’ I CAN’T DRINK WITH YOU SELF AUSTRALIA
3 4 GREAT AMERICAN TAXI RECKLESS HABITS N/A CO
4 1 JOHN HIATT OPEN ROAD NEW WEST US
5 5 JEREMY SERWER FM
6 7 DEBORAH CROOKS IT’S ALL UP TO YOU
7 6 REBECCA LOEBE MYSTERY PRIZE SELF GA
8 8 WANDA JACKSON I REMEMBER ELVIS GOLDENLANE OK
9 14 EDWIN MCCAIN THE BEST OF EDWIN MCCAIN SAGUARO ROAD
10 15 K.D.LANG RECOLLECTION NONESUCH RECORDS CANADA
11 16 JEFF BECK EMOTION & COMMOTION ATCO UK
12 22 MARTIN SEXTON SUGARCOATING KITCHEN TABLE
13 13 DAVID BYRNE HERE LIES LOVE NONESUCH NY
14 17 JASON EADY WHEN THE MONEY’S ALL GONE SMITH ENTERTAINMENT MS
15 10 DAVE ALVIN AND THE GUILTY WOMEN YEP ROC CA
16 12 JOHN FOGERTY RIDES AGAIN VERVE CA
17 19 JOHNNY RIVERS THE AMERICAN DREAM (SINGLE)SOUL CITY ENTERTAINMENT LA
18 11 NED VAN GO HEARTBROKE CITY SELF TN
19 9 ANDREA HARSELL ROCK & ROLL LOVE CHILD SELF MT
20 21 SID GRIFFIN AURORA SAMPLER VOL 1 AURORA UNITED KINGDOM
21 0 KATIE HUMBLE AURORA SAMPLER VOL 1 AURORA UNITED KINGDOM
22 18 JAMES MCMURTRY LIVE IN EUROPE LIGHTNING ROD TX
23 23 LOS SUPER SEVEN HEARD IT ON THE X TELARC CA
24 24 HAYES CARLL LITTLE ROCK HIGHWAY 87 AR
25 25 THE BELIEVERS CRASHYERTOWN BONA FIDE
26 26 ERICSON HOLT THE BLUE SIDE WATERMAN TN
27 27 LAST TRAIN HOME BOUND AWAY BLUEBUFFALO DC
28 28 RYAN ADAMS AND THE CARDINALS COLD ROSES LOST HIGHWAY NC
29 29 JACK JOHNSON IN BETWEEN DREAMS BRUSH FIRE HI
30 30 PETE BERWICK AIN’T NO TRAIN OUTTA NASHVILLE SHOTGUN IL
31 31 MOBY GRAPE LISTEN MY FRIENDS – THE BEST OF MOBY GRAPE COLUMBIA / LEGACY
32 32 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN DEVILS AND DUST COLUMBIA
33 33 RAY DARWIN BEST REGGAE HITS 2007 DASVIBES PRODUCTION JAMAICA
34 34 SARAH BORGES & THE BROKEN SINGLES DIAMONDS IN THE DARK SUGAR HILL MA
35 35 WILCO SKY BLUE SKY NONESUCH IL
36 36 STEPHEN KELLOGG AND THE SIXERS STEPHEN KELLOGG AND THE SIXERS UNIVERSAL ND
37 37 MOFRO LOCHLOSSA FOG WORLD FL
38 38 MIKE DOUGHTY HAUGHTY MELODIC ATO MN
39 39 CINDY BULLENS DREAM 29 BLUE LOBSTER MA
40 40 PETER CASE WHOS GONNA GO YOUR CROOKED MILE VANGUARD
41 41 DOORS LIVE IN BOSTON RHINO
42 42 TRAVELING WILBURYS TRAVELING WILBURYS COLLECTION RHINO
43 43 NRBQ PEEK-A-BOO, THE BEST OF NRBQ RHINO
44 44 VARIOUS ARTIST FROM CLARKSDALE TO HEAVEN EAGLE
45 45 FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS COLLECTION DISKY TX
46 46 THE GOURDS NOBLE CREATURES YEP ROC
47 47 MICHAEL PENN MR. HOLLYWOOD, JR. 1947 LEGACY CA
48 48 YARDBIRDS BIRDLAND FAVORED NATIONS UNITED KINGDOM
49 49 GRAHAM PARKER &THE FIGGS LIVE IN CHICAGO BLOODSHOT
50 50 BAND OF BEES OCTOPUS ASTRALWERKS
For the Week of May 04, 2010
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