The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard “Montana Cowboy” from Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerard (Rounder 1998) —One of my favorite female duet acts of all time. You can neither buy nor rent the kind of authenticity heard in their voices.Buy it!
The David Bromberg Quartet “Dark Hollow” from FestivaLink presents The David Bromberg Quartet at MerleFest 4/29/06 (festivalink.net 2006) —Followed by one of my favorite musicians, helped out by Sam Bush, Jay Ungar, Tony Rice, et. al. I was lucky enough to be at MerleFest for this 2006 performance.Buy it!
Johnny and June Carter Cash “Jackson” from At Folsom Prison (Sony BMG 2008) —A 2-disc release of the classic live concert in the volatile year of 1968, it includes much previously unreleased material from the other show Johnny did that day.Buy it!
Jesse Dayton and Brennen Leigh “Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man” from Holding Our Own and Other Country Gold Duets (Stag 2007) —Johnny and June performed this at Folsom Prison and it's included in the second show material. This is a wonderful cover and Jesse's guitar is as hot as Carl Perkins.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “Understand Your Man” from Dwight's Used Records (Koch 2004) —One more great cover of a Cash tune. You gotta love the horns on this song.Buy it!
George Jones “If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong” from Hits I Missed….And One I Didn't (BANDIT RECORDS 2005)Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78s “Turn Up the Bottle” from Whitey Morgan and the 78s (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010)Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “Bob Wills is Still the King” from Waylon Live: The Expanded Edition (BMG 2003) R Buy it!
Bill Mounce and Sons of the South “What's Bob Done” from Western Swing Chronicles, Volume 5 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) —Another cut featuring the great Bob Dunn on steel guitar. The title of this one plays on Bob's name.Buy it!
The Lucky Stars “(Mama's Got) The Rundown Daddy Blues” from Stay Out Late With the Lucky Stars CD ALBUM (Fate Records 2005) —TLS is a great Western swing/honky tonk outfit from the LA area. I just wish they were a bit more prolific--two albums in 10 years.Buy it!
Asleep at the Wheel with Lyle Lovett “Blues for Dixie” from A Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys (Liberty 1993) —This is the first of the two Bob Wills tribute albums The Wheel put out; the second was 1999's Ride With Bob.Buy it!
Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris “Return of the Grievous Angel” from GP / Grievous Angel (Reprise 1990) —The title track, as it were, to Gram's posthumously-released 1974 album.Buy it!
The Highwaymen “The Highwayman” from The Essential Kris Kristofferson (Sony 2004 2004) —Recorded in 1984, this is a Jimmy Webb song. The Highwaymen were, of course, Cash, Kristofferson, Jennings and Nelson.Buy it!
Porter Wagoner “Eleven Cent Cotton” from Wagonmaster (Anti/Epitaph 2007) —Marty Stuart produced Porter's last album, wrote a song for him on his latest release and continues to pay homage to him by way of his weekly TV show on the RFD network.Buy it!
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives “Country Boy Rock 'n' Roll” from Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2010)Buy it!
Marty Robbins “Maybelline” from Country, 1951-1958 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1991) —Originally recorded for Columbia in 1955, this is the first cover of St. Louisan Charles Berry's classic.Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “White Freight Liner Blues” from Don't Look for a Heartache (Hightone 2004)Buy it!
Guy Clark “Broken Hearted People” from Old No.1 / Texas Cookin' (BMG 1997) —An early Guy Clark classic from 1976, with Emmylou Harris on the harmony vocal.Buy it!
Doug Sahm “Oh No! Not Another One” from The Return of Wayne Douglas (Tornado Records 2000)Buy it!
The Rockhouse Ramblers “Bottleneck Boogie” from Lies and Damn Lies CD ALBUM (Rockhouse Ramblers 2010) L —Gary Hunt wrote this one, plays lead guitar and takes the vocal.Buy it!
Miss Leslie “I Need Me (a Whole Lot More Than I Need You)” from Wrong Is What I Do Best (Zero Label Records 2009)Buy it!
Melba Montgomery “This is Your Dream” from Things That Keep You Going (RPM Music 2011) N —Another song co-written with Verlon Thompson, this is a fine new album by Melba Montgomery.Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “Wreck on the Highway” from When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie 1995) —Recorded for Capitol in 1962, this song is more closely associated with Roy Acuff. Players include Jimmy Capps, Cowboy Copas, Shot Jackson, Junior Huskey and Howdy Forrester.Buy it!
Merle Haggard & The Strangers “The Farmer's Daughter” from Down Every Road, Volume 3 (Capitol 1996 1996) —Originally recorded 40 years ago in 1971.Buy it!
k.d. Lang “I'm Down to My Last Cigarette” from Shadowland (Sire Records 1988)Buy it!
Willie Nelson and the Family Band “Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Live)” from The Troublemaker (Sony 2004) —Recorded forty years ago at the Texas Opry House, this is a bonus track on the cd version of this album, which was one of three produced while Willie was with the Atlantic label in the early '70sBuy it!
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