The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Johnny Paycheck “He's in a Hurry (To Get Home to My Wife)” from The Real Mr. Heartache The Little Darlin' Years (Country Music Foundation 1996) —22 years ago today Johnny Paycheck was released from an Ohio prison after serving two years for shooting a man in a tavern.Buy it!
Bobby Bare, Radney Foster, Buck Owens & Jeff Tweedy “Take This Job And Shove It” from Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2004) —This week in 1978 saw this song top the charts to become Johnny's one and only #1 recording.Buy it!
Joe South “Games People Play” from Games People Play (LP) (CAPITOL 1969) R Buy it!
Merle Haggard “I'm a Lonesome Fugitive” from Down Every Road, Volume 1 (CAPITOL 1996) —Recorded for Capitol in 1966 and co-written by Liz Anderson and her husband, Casey. Many think Hag wrote this one.Buy it!
Steve Earle “Ben McCulloch” from Train a Comin' (Winter Entertainment 1995)Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Folsom Prison Blues” from At Folsom Prison (Legacy Edition) (Sire Records 2008) —45 years ago tomorrow The Johnny Cash Show recorded two shows at Folsom Prison. The pick of the lot was released in 1968 and this 2008 edition features the rest of the songs originally recorded but excluded.Buy it!
Ray Wylie Hubbard “Down Home Country Blues” from A: Enlightenment B: Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C) (Bordello Records 2010) R Buy it!
Patsy Cline “Honky Tonk Merry Go Around” from The Patsy Cline Collection, Volume 1 (MCA 1991) R —Originally recorded in 1955.Buy it!
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys “Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor” from Back At the Quonset Hut (Ramseur Records www.ramseurrecords.ocm 2012) —The one and only Pig Robbins on piano.Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Honky Tonk Song” from Don't Look for a Heartache (Hightone 2004)Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothers “Close Up the Honky Tonks” from Sleepless Nights (A & M 1976)Buy it!
Happy Fats & His Rayne-Bo Ramblers “Gran Prairie” from Cajun Capers: Cajun Music 1928-1954 (Proper 2005)Buy it!
The Hackberry Ramblers “Beaumont Rag” from Cajun Boogie (Flying Fish 1993) —An old Bob Wills number, Michael Doucet playing twin fiddles with Luderin Darbone.Buy it!
Cow Bop “Wahoo” from Cowlifornia Swing (self 2012) N Buy it!
Roy Lanham “A Smooth One” from Swing West!, Volume 2: Guitar Slingers (Razor and Tie 1999) —Recorded for Capitol in 1959, one written by Benny Goodman.Buy it!
The Red-Headed Strangers “Senorita” from none-live at KDHX 6.26.09 (none 2009) L —The Red-Headed Strangers are at The Focal Point tonight. The Trio Project opens at 8PM.Buy it!
Marty Robbins “El Paso” from Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (Sony 1999) —Recorded in 1959 and featuring the exquisite nylon-string guitar work of Grady Martin.Buy it!
The Lulus “I Wish I Was a Single Girl Again” from Folk School of St. Louis: Ten Years at Home (self 2011) R LBuy it!
The Steel Wheels “Nola's First Dance” from Lay Down, Lay Low (self-released 2012) —The Steel Wheels return to St. Louis at Off Broadway on Wednesday, January 23rd, 8PM show.Buy it!
Tony Trischka “Farewell Blues” from Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2007) —The late Earl Scruggs on this one, along with Barry Bales, Mike Compton, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan and David Grier.Buy it!
The Soggy Bottom Boys “I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow” from O Brother Where Art Thou? (Lost Highway 2000) —Perhaps T-Bone Burnett's most enduring contribution to American music.Buy it!
Bud Isaacs “Bud's Bounce” from The Swingin' Steel Guitar of Bud Isaacs (Bronco Buster 1997) R —Had a request last week for Mike Auldridge's version of Bud's composition but couldn't find it. Going out to the listener and his dog, Buddy.Buy it!
Red Foley “Hillbilly Fever #1” from Hot Country Boogies (Rockateer 1999) —Originally recorded in 1955 for RadiOzark Transcription Service.Buy it!
CIndy Cashdollar “Little Green Pill” from Southern Filibuster - A Tribute to Tut Taylor (E1 Music www.e1entertainment.com 2010)Buy it!
Levon Helm “White Dove” from Electric Dirt (Dirt Farmer Music www.vanguardrecords.com 2009) R —A classic from the pen of Carter Stanley.Buy it!
Ray Price “Weary Blues (From Waiting)” from Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys, Volume 1 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1995) —Recorded for Columbia in 1951, one written by Hank Williams for his roommate, Ray Price.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “Heartaches By The Number” from The Essential Ray Price, Volume 1 (Sony 2007) —Written by Harlan Howard, this Columbia classic was recorded in 1959--in the Ray Price shuffle style, of course.Buy it!
Ray Price “For the Good Times” from The Essential Ray Price, Volume 2 (Sony 2007) —From Ray's countrypolitan years, a great recording of the Kristofferson classic in 1970.Buy it!
Willie Nelson and Ray Price “Night Life” from Stars and Guitars: Willie Nelson & Friends (UMG 2002)Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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