Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost to Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Doc Watson “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” from Black Mountain Rag (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2006)Buy it!
Norman Blake, Nancy Blake & Tut Taylor “The Old Dobro Man” from Shacktown Road (Western Jubilee Recording Company, LLC 2006)Buy it!
Charlie Sizemore Band “Alison's Band” from Good News (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2007)Buy it!
Jimmie Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys “Oh Swing It” from Kings of Western Swing (Charly 2002) —Originally recorded in 1936 on Bluebird.Buy it!
Hot Club Of Cowtown “Columbus Stockade Blues” from Wishful Thinking (Proper 2009)Buy it!
Swing Deville “Fiddle Medley (Goodbye Liza Jane, Snowflake Reel, and Liberty)” from Salt Up The Dance Floor (self 2009) LBuy it!
Cumberland Gap “My Sweetie Went Away” from Dreams of Living (Cumberland Gap 2013) N L —One recorded by Bessie Smith back in the latter 1920s, Greg Silsby on the vocal.Buy it!
Dierks Bentley “Fiddlin' Around” from Up On the Ridge CD ALBUM (Capitol Records 2010) N —Dierks Bentley was born on November 20 1975 in Phoenix, AZ and is 35 years old today.Buy it!
Dennis McGee and Amede Ardoin “Two Step D'Elton” from Cajun Capers: Cajun Music 1928-1954 (Proper 2005) —These two pioneers of Cajun music recorded this at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans 80 years ago today for the Brunswick label.Buy it!
Claire Lynch “Thibodaux” from Moonlighter (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 1995)Buy it!
The Red Stick Ramblers “Made In the Shade” from Made in the Shade (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2007)Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “Somebody Somewhere (Don't Know What He's Missin' Tonight)” from Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn (Sony 2010) N —A fine version of this song from a new tribute album to Loretta Lynn.Buy it!
Doye O'Dell “Diesel Smoke (Dangerous Curves)” from Truck Driver's Boogie: Big Rig Hits, Vol. 1, 1939-1969 (Audium 2001) —Originally recorded in 1952 on the Intro label.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” from Waylon Live: The Expanded Edition (BMG 2003) —WAYLON JENNINGS was riding the top of the charts with this one 35 years ago this week in 1975.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson “Good Hearted Woman” from Wanted: The Outlaws, 20th Anniversary Edition (RCA 1996) —“Wanted: The Outlaws” was the first country music album to sell a million copies. Released in January 1976 it was certified platinum on November 24, 1976.Buy it!
James Hand “Floor to Crawl” from Shadow On the Ground (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2009)Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Understand Your Man” from The Essential Johnny Cash, 1955-1983 (Sony 1998) R Buy it!
Loudon Wainright III “High, Wide and Handsome” from High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sound 2009) —LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III will be in St. Louis Monday evening at the Old Rock House for an 8PM show. His 2009 release, “High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project”, won a Grammy in the traditional folk category and, of course, he had a big hit in 197Buy it!
Charlie Poole and The North Carolina Ramblers “Don't Let Your Deal Go Down” from The Best of Bluegrass: 80 Years of American Music (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2004) —Originally recorded in 1925 on Columbia.Buy it!
Ed Burleson “Dead Skunk” from Cold Hard Truth (Palo Duro Records 2007)Buy it!
Eck Robertson “Brilliancy Medley” from Old-Time Texas Fiddler (1922-1929) (Rebel Records www.rebelrecords.com 2007) —Originally recorded in 1929 on Victor.Buy it!
The Carter Family “Lonesome Pine Special” from Wildwood Flower: 25 Classics (Living Era www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/.../Living+Era/a/Living+Era 2000) —The Carter Family recorded “Lonesome Pine Special” in Memphis, TN on November 25, 1930, 80 years ago this week for the Victor label..Buy it!
George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today” from The Essential George Jones (Sony BMG 2006) —Originally recorded in 1980 on Epic.Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothers “Green Green Grass of Home” from Sleepless Nights (A & M 1976) R —Originally recorded ca. 1971.Buy it!
Jean Shepard & Ferlin Husky “A Dear John Letter” from The Melody Ranch Girl (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —Originally recorded in 1953 on the Capitol label.Buy it!
Jean Shepard “Girls In Disgrace” from The Melody Ranch Girl (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —Originally recorded in 1956 on Capitol.Buy it!
Elizabeth Cook and Dwight Yoakum “I'll Never Know” from Welder (Thirty One Tigers 2010) N R Buy it!
Brennen Leigh “The Box” (self 2010) N —We'll be sampling more of this fine release by Brennen Leigh in the weeks ahead.Buy it!
The Austin Lounge Lizards “When Drunks Go Bad” from HIghway Cafe of the Damned (Watermelon 1988) R Buy it!
Jason Ringenberg “Rainbow Stew” from Best Tracks and Side Tracks 1979-2007 (Yep Roc Records www.yeproc.com 2008) —Jason Ringenberg was born on November 22, 1958 in Kewanee, IL and will be 52 years old on Monday. Here he offers a fine cover of a Haggard song.Buy it!
Fiddle Fever “Ashokan Farewell” from Come to the Mountain: Old Time Music for Modern Times (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2004) —A couple of instrumentals to close out today's Back Country, reflections on the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Fiddle Fever includes Jay Ungar, who is the composer of this haunting piece, best known as the theme to Ken Burns' Civil War documentary. OrigBuy it!
Norman and Nancy Blake “The Fields of November” from Old Ties (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2002) —I have always loved this piece. It is so evocative of the withered and sere fields after the harvest. Norman on fiddle, Nancy on cello and I believe Charlie Collins on the guitar. Originally recorded in 1974 on Flying Fish.Buy it!
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