Corin Raymond plays track from Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams and talks about giving songs a cinematic life, talking to ghosts, and travelling across the prairies of Canada.
Also on this week’s episode, I’ve got the new Hayes Carll album, the new rock & roll album from Rod Melancon, and a new country album from Cyndi Lauper. Yes, that Cyndi Lauper. Plus I’ve got more music from that live Allman Brothers Band album, another bluegrass track from Town Mountain, plus Luther Dickinson, Reagan Boggs, and Eric Ambel.
Gregory P Einhorn
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- Rats / Farmington Hill / More Rock Than Eagle Block / 04:24
- Night Life (Featuring Willie Nelson) / Cyndi Lauper / Detour / 02:59
- The Love That We Need / Hayes Carll / Lovers And Leavers / 04:09
- Big Talk / Anders Osborne / Spacedust & Ocean Views / 05:44
- Come As You Are Beach Bar (single mix) / Keith Sykes / SONGS FROM A LITTLE BEACH TOWN (EP) / 03:59
- Ain't Gonna Worry Me / Town Mountain / Southern Crescent / 03:30
- Perry / Rod Melancon / LA 14 / 03:30
- Statesboro Blues / The Allman Brothers Band / Live From A&R Studios, New York, August 26, 1971 / 04:30
- Dark Sea / Chris Meck & The Guilty Birds / It's 4 A.m. Somewhere / 03:41
- Shake (Yo Mama) / Luther Dickinson / Blues & Ballads (A Folksinger's Songbook) Volumes I & II / 03:20
- Hands Of Time / Margo Price / Midwest Farmer's Daughter / 06:09
- Win-Win Situation for Losers / Dave Insley / Just the Way That I Am / 03:48
- Empty Glasses / Reagan Boggs / Empty Glasses / 03:52
- Back Against The Wall / Matt Patershuk / I Was So Fond Of You / 04:31
- Red Dirt Road / Kelley McRae / The Wayside / 03:06
- Southern Man / Red Shahan / Men & Coyotes / 02:53
- Moon Madness / Blind Lemon Pledge / Pledge Drive / 04:28
- Ballad For a Friend / Josh Harty / Holding On / 04:07
- Poor Man's Son / Andy Ferrell / At Home And In Nashville / 05:37
- Buyback Blues / Eric Ambel / Lakeside / 04:57
About Corin Raymond
Corin Raymond interview recap
- Calvin asks Corin Raymond to tell us how he got interested in songwriting and how he has honed his craft over the years. He says in music it’s always been the lyrics that interested him the most as far back as he can remember. He says he grew up in a house “where words have a lot of value.” He says his father was a teacher and a librarian. He said his house had so many books in it they didn’t need wallpaper. He says his father used to read to him every night and as soon as he could write for himself he started messing around with words. He tells the story of how a buddy convinced him to start a band and they wrote a song together and Corin was hooked.
- Calvin asks about the album title, Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams. Corin Raymond says he played a song for Jonathan Byrd by Corin’s favorite Canadian songwriter Raghu Lokanathan. After hearing the song, Byrd described as a “hobo jungle fever dream.” Corin says he tucked that phrase away in the back of his brain. And he used that phrase in the song “Two Miles Of Train” that he wrote with Raghu. Corin says, “Once you’ve got a title like that for an album, it kind of leads the way, like a torch.”
- Calvin asks about the novel-sized liner notes booklet that comes with the CD package. He says it took a year to make the album and a year just to make the packaging and all the materials that went with it. He says he sees a lot of people running in the digital direction with download cards, etc., and he is running in the opposite directions.
- Corin Raymond sets up “Under The Belly Of The Night.” He says his cousin Ed always describes songs that really get to him as “talking to the ghosts.” Corin Raymond says “Under The Belly Of The Night” is like talking to ghosts and is about the power of radio. .
- Calvin plays “Under The Belly Of The Night” from Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams by Corin Raymond.
- Calvin asks about how Corin Raymond developed the soundscape. He says he wanted the stories on the album to have “a cinematic life.” He reached out to David Gillis who produced the album because he felt that Gillis would understand that.
- Corin Raymond sets up “Rainbed.” He says it’s one of his favorites. This is a song that he wrote with his buddy from High school, Shawn Cotton. He says the song started out as a 12 bar love letter to the rain.
- Corin Raymond sets up “Two Miles Of Train.” He says that song comes from three friends of his. He says it’s a song for hobos and travellers.
- Calvin plays “Two Miles Of Train” from Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams by Corin Raymond.
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