The Ledge #487: Charlie Watts RIP

The death of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts earlier this week created an obvious opportunity for The Ledge to celebrate his almost 60 years of playing behind fellow Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.  

But, of course, I didn't go the obvious route. You don't get two hours of the band's greatest hits. You don't even get the most well known covers of the band. No, instead this tribute consists primarily of bands that fit the true spirit of the "Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World". The tracks consist of a ton of live encores of Americana artists, garage rock versions recorded for various tribute albums, and a handful of B-sides and other bonus material. Oh yes, and a drunken cover or three found on Replacements' bootlegs.

Rest in peace, Charlie. You will be missed.

I would love it if every listener bought at least one record I played on either of these shows. These great artists deserve to be compensated for their hard work, and every purchase surely helps not only pay their bills but fund their next set of wonderful songs. And if you buy these records directly from the artist or label, please let them know you heard these tunes on The Ledge! Let them know who is giving them promotion! You can find this show at almost any podcast site, including iTunes and Stitcher...or


1. The Exbats, I Got The Hots For Charlie Watts

2. Old 97'S, Rocks Off]

3. The Pogues, Honky Tonk Women

4. Buffalo Tom, The Spider And The Fly

5. Bill Janovitz, Shine A Light (w/Crown Victoria)

6. Tommy Keene, Ride On Baby

7. Son Volt, Monkey Man

8. Alejandro Escovedo, Sway

9. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Can't You Hear Me Knocking

10. Lucinda Williams, Moonlight Mile

11. The Dirtbombs, No Expectations

12. Black Lips, What To Do

13. The Swingin' Neckbreakers, It's Not Easy

14. The A-Bones, Miss Amanda Jones

15. The's, 19th Nervous Breakdown

16. Thee Headcoatees, Paint It Black

17. The Hydes, Have You Seen Your Mother

18. Knaughty Knights, Connection

19. The Pupils, Play With Fire

20. The Shop Assistants, Respectable

21. Dave Kusworth & The Bounty Hunters, Child Of The Moon

22. The Prudes, Sympathy For The Devil

23. The Waltones, As Tears Go By

24. The Replacements, 'Round And 'Round

25. The Replacements, Happy

26. The Replacements, The Last Time

27. Paul Westerberg, Jumpin' Jack Flash

28. Flamin' Groovies, Paint It Black

29. The Real Kids, Out Of Time

30. Allah-Las, Stoned

31. Avengers, Paint It, Black 


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