So after making my Best of… The Black Keys insert a few days ago I really wanted to do another one. This is an artist that I have been listening to a ton lately, William Elliott Whitmore. A musician like Whitmore doesn’t really have “hits” so I go by what songs I think are the best and his concert setlists. Whitmore has five proper records out now including a nice amount of supplemental stuff that is available, the most noteworthy being the album Magical Mind by his band Hallways of Always. Hallways places 2 songs on this 19 song compilation.
Animals In The Dark and Hymns for the Hopeless each have 4 songs while Whitmore’s latest album Field Songs has 3 including what may be his best song of his career; “Not Feeling Any Pain.” I took a couple songs form Whitmore’s excellent daytrotter sessions that can be had for a small fee on daytrotter.com.
Here is the list in a little easier to read form:
- Cold and Dead
- South Lee County Brew
- Black Iowa Dirt
- Old Devils
- Sometimes Our Dreams Float Like Anchors
- When Push Comes To Love
- Don’t Need It
- Lee County Flood
- Lift My Jug (Song For Hub Cale)
- Johnny Law
- Not Feeling Any Pain
- You’ve Already Gone
- Bury Your Burdens In The Ground
- Hell or High Water
- That Train That Carried Away My Girl
- Pine Box
- Hard Times
- Our Paths Will Cross Again
Awesome selections! I saw him open for a Chris Cornell acoustic show at the Sixth & I in Washington DC and I was blown away! Which tracks did you take from Daytrotter Sessions? I haven’ heard these sessions before, I’m eager to check them out!
They are “South Lee Country Brew” and “The Train That Carried My Girl Away” it is really a crime these aren’t on any records as they are both killer tracks.