Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price “Pick Me Up on Your Way Down” from Last of the Breed (Lost Highway 2007) —A Harlan Howard song, released this week in 2007. 15 years ago this week Texas cops got tired of busting Willie for pot and busted Ray Price instead.Buy it!
Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels “Drug Store Truck Driving Man” from Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels: Live 1973 (Sierra 1973) —McGuinn and Parsons wrote this one after appearing on Ralph Emery's radio show during their 1968 Nashville visit. Joan Baez sang it at Woodstock.Buy it!
The Byrds “Hickory Wind” from Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia 1997) —Recorded for Columbia in 1968.Buy it!
Wylie and the Wild West “Big Whiskey” from Relic (Hi-Line Records 2014) N Buy it!
Charley Pride “Lovesick Blues” from Classics with Pride (Honest 1996) —Some fine yodeling by Charley here.Buy it!
Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins “Flying South” from Me and Chet/Me and Jerry (BMG 1998) —Recorded in 1972 on the RCA label, a Cindy Walker song.Buy it!
Dick Curless “Chick Inspector (That's Where My Money Goes)” from The Drag 'Em Off The Interstate, Sock It To 'Em Hits of Dick Curless (Razor and Tie 1998) —Recorded in 1973 for Capitol. Where are the job creators for this occupation?Buy it!
Carl Smith “There's a Bottle Where She Used to Be” from Satisfaction Guaranteed, Volume 3 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —Originally recorded in 1955 on the Columbia label.Buy it!
The Red-Headed Strangers “Waxie's Dargle” from Live at the Focal Point (RHS 2011) —More Sullivans than you can shake a shillelagh at.Buy it!
David Bromberg “Medley of Irish Fiddle Tunes” from Demon In Disguise CD ALBUM (Sony BMG 2005) —Originally released on Columbia in 1972.Buy it!
Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott “Mick Ryan's Lament” from We're Usually a Lot Better Than This (Full Light www.darrellscott.com 2012)Buy it!
The Chieftains with Lyle Lovett “Don't Let Your Deal Go Down” from Down the Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions (BMG 2002)Buy it!
Freda and the Firedogs “Be Real” from Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2009) —Freda is Marcia Ball and she and her Firedogs were a popular band in Austin in the early '70s.Buy it!
The Western Swing Authority “Barnyard Boogie” from All Dolled Up (The Western Swing Authority 2012) —A Louis Jordan tune. The WSA are a fine group out of Canada.Buy it!
Ry Cooder “Steel Guitar Heaven” from I, Flathead (Nonesuch 2008) —I understand Spade Cooley didn't make it.Buy it!
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Missouri Gal” from What a Dream It's Been (Cow Island Music 2013) —Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys return to St. Louis on Friday, March 28th at Beale on Broadway, 8PM show.Buy it!
John Hartford and the Hartford String Band “The Boys from North Carolina” from Goin' Back To Dixie (Small Dog a-Barkin' 1992) —Bob Carlin on banjo. Bob will be in town on April 4th for a show at Focal Point and two banjo workshops at the Folk School on April 5th.Buy it!
Ganey Arsement “Bayou Anglais” from Le Forgeron (Salty Bayou Music 2013)Buy it!
Dewey Balfa and Friends “La Reel de Joi” from Cajun Legend (Swallow www.swallowrecords.com 1991) —One of Dewey's compositions.Buy it!
Peter Rowan & Don Edwards “Trail to Mexico” from High Lonesome Cowboy (Shanachie 2002) —Tony Rice and Norman Blake are also featured on this release.Buy it!
Suzy Bogguss “I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink” from Lucky (Loyal Dutchess 2014) N —Suzy's new album features all songs written by Merle Haggard.Buy it!
Jerry Jeff Walker “Charlie Dunn” from Great Gonzos (MCA 1991) —Originally on Jerry Jeff's debut album for MCA in 1972.Buy it!
Moot Davis “Highway Kind” from Moot Davis (Little Dog 2003) —Moot Davis will be at Lemmons two weeks from tonight, March 29th. The Dock Ellis Band opens.Buy it!
RAy Benson “Killed by a .45” from A Little Piece (Bismeaux Records 2014) N Buy it!
Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time “Murder on Music Row” from Murder On Music Row (Shell Point Records 2000) R —CMA's Song of the Year in 2000, here performed by its author.Buy it!
Riders In the Sky “That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine” from Public Cowboy #1: A Centennial Salute to the Music of Gene Autry (Rounder 1996) R Buy it!
Loretta Lynn “Wine, Women and Song” from Honky Tonk Girl The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA NASHVILLE 1994) R —Originally recorded for the Decca label 50 years ago in 1964, going out to Frank Hollingsworth.Buy it!
The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
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