The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Gaither Carlton and Doc and Arnold Watson “Blue Ridge Mountain Blues” from The Essential Doc Watson (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 1986) R —Arnold is Doc's brother and Gaither Carlton is Rosa Lee's daddy, Doc's father-in-law.Buy it!
Darrell Scott and Tim O'Brien “Long Time Gone” from We're Usually a Lot Better Than This (Full Light Records 2012) N —"They sound tired but they don't sound Haggard, they've got money but they don't have Cash. They've got junior but they don't have Hank..."Buy it!
The Byrds “Blue Canadian Rockies” from Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Legacy Edition) (Columbia / Legacy 2003) —Written by the great Cindy Walker.Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothers “Sin City” from The Gilded Palace of Sin/Burrito Deluxe (A & M 1997) —A Parsons-Hillman composition.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris with the Desert Rose Band “The Price I Pay” from Duets (Reprise 1990) —The Desert Rose Band included J.D. Maness on pedal steel in its first years.Buy it!
Larry and Tony Rice, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen “Do Right Woman” from Out of the Woodwork (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 1997) —A classic from the pen of Dan Penn and Chips Moman.Buy it!
Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen “Wheels” from At Edwards Barn (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2010) —Another Parsons-Hillman song.Buy it!
Skeets Mcdonald “Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” from Heroes of Country Music, Vol. Four: Legends of the West Coast (Rhino 1996) —Originally recorded 60 years ago in 1952 for Capitol.Buy it!
Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton “The Last Thing on My Mind” from The Essential Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton (RCA 1996) —This Tom Paxson song was the first Porter and Dolly duet to make the charts, 45 years ago this week in 1967.Buy it!
Johnny Bush “The Same Ole Me” from Lost Highway Saloon (Texas Music Group 2000) —A remake of a classic Ray Price shuffle, featuring Buddy Emmons, Floyd Domino and our own, the late Bobby Caldwell on rhythm guitar.Buy it!
The Delmore Brothers “Blues Stay Away from Me” from Freight Train Boogie (Ace 1993) —Recorded for the King label 65 years ago in 1947.Buy it!
Kathy Mattea “The Wood Thrush's Song” from Calling Me Home (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) N —This is a beautiful song, written by Laurie Lewis.Buy it!
Jim Lauderdale “Fiddler's Heaven” from Carolina Moonrise (Sky Crunch 2012) N —Jim co-wrote all of the songs on this album with Robert Hunter, their third album collaboration.Buy it!
The HillBenders “Clutch” from Can You Hear Me? (self 2012) —From Springfield, MO, these boys are moving up fast.Buy it!
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson “Have Mercy on Me” from Wreck & Ruin (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) N —A fine new album by the husband/wife combo from Down Under.Buy it!
Terry Preston “China Doll” from Swing West!, Volume 1: Bakersfield (Razor and Tie 1999) —Ferlin Husky recorded early in his career under this name, taking the advice of a fellow musician that he'd never sell records under his own name.Buy it!
Ferlin Husky “Timber, I'm Falling” from By Request (CAPITOL 1964)Buy it!
Tish Hinojosa “Corazon Viajero” from Hills of Home: 25 Years of Folk Music on Rounder Records, Volume 1 (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 1995) —The title translates as "Wandering Heart".Buy it!
Iris DeMent “Living on the Inside” from Sing the Delta (Flariella Records 2012) N —Iris' first album of new material in seven years easily makes my 2012 Top Ten.Buy it!
The Red-Headed Strangers “Night Spots on the Town” from Live at the Focal Point (self 2011) L —The Red-Headed Strangers return to The Focal Point on Saturday, January 12th, and will feature some songs from "The Trio Project" as well.Buy it!
Billy Don Burns “It Would Kill Mama” from Nights When I'm Sober (Portrait of a Honky Tonk Singer) (Rusty Knuckles 2012) N Buy it!
Jamey Johnson and Ray Benson “I Don't Do Windows” from Living For a Song: Tribute To Hank Cochran (Mercury 2012) N Buy it!
George Worthmore “Bad Dream Blues” from Americana Symphonette (Little Dragon Records 2012) N —Thanks to George Worthmore for stopping by our studios and chatting for a few minutes. He's at The Focal Point tonight. and at The Stagger Inn Again in Edwardsville Thursday, December 6th.Buy it!
George Worthmore “Stagger Lee Blues” from Americana Symphonette (Little Dragon Records 2012) N Buy it!
Jack Grelle and the Johnson Family “Turnpike Boogie” from Jack Grelle And The Johnson Family (Big Muddy Records 2012) N L —Jack Grelle & the Johnson Family have an LP release show tomorrow night at Off Broadway. Ma & Little Rachel and the Dock Ellis Band are also on the bill, 7:30PMBuy it!
Boxcar Willie and the Skeletons “Sixteen Chickens and a Tambourine” from Rocky Box (K-Tel 1993) R —I know I've got a version of this somewhere by Roy Acuff but I sure couldn't find it.Buy it!
Loretta Lynn “One's on the Way” from Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA Records 1994) —From the fertile pen of the great Shel Silverstein.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “A Real Country Song” from Blessed or Damned (Hightone 1996) —Dale returns to St. Louis for a show at Off Broadway on December 20th.Buy it!
Chris Brashear “Listen to Me Mother” from Heart of the Country (Dog Boy 2012) N R Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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