Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost to Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Joe Ely “Treat Me Like a Saturday Night” from Joe Ely (MCA NASHVILLE 2007) —Originally recorded in 1977 for MCA, a Jimmie Dale Gilmore song.Buy it!
Joe Ely and Joel Guzman “White Freightliner Blues” from LIVE Cactus (Rock 'Em Records 2008) —A Townes Van Zandt composition.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours “Soldier's Last Letter” from Country Music Foundation (MCA 1991) —Originally recorded in 1944 on Decca. This was his first #1 hit.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours “Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello” (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1991) —Originally recorded in 1948 on Decca.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb and Red Foley “It's the Mileage That's Slowin' Me Down” from Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1991) —Recorded in 1954 on Decca.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn “Who's Gonna Take the Garbage Out” from Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection (Box Set) (MCA NASHVILLE 1994) —Originally recorded in 1969 for Decca.Buy it!
The Texas Troubadors “Honey Fingers” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008) —Ca. 1965. There are several Leon Rhodes/Buddy Charleton videos up on YouTube, including "Honey Fingers".Buy it!
Bobby Caldwell and Buddy Charleton “Waltz Across Texas” from Bobby Caldwell and His Friends of Steel, Volume 1 (self 2003) L —One more by Buddy Charleton and the late Bobby Caldwell, from one of the Steel Guitar Convention shows.Buy it!
Roy Smeck's Serenaders “Slippery Fingers” from Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story (Proper 2008) —From the Decca label, 1936.Buy it!
Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn “After the Fire Is Gone” from Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn: The Definitive Collection (MCA NASHVILLE 2005) —CONWAY TWITTY and LORETTA LYNN’s first duet together was this gem, which debuted on the charts 30 years ago tomorrow on February 6, 1971. It stayed there for 14 weeks, two of which were at #1.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain” from Red Headed Stranger (Columbia 1975) —WILLIE NELSON recorded “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” this week in 1975 and it was released later that year on “The Red Headed Stranger”. Written by Fred Rose, it became Willie’s first #1 song and earned him a Grammy for Best Country Male Vocal.Buy it!
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies “Somebody's Been Using That Thing” from Daddy of Western Swing (Proper 2003) —Originally recorded in 1936 on the Decca label.Buy it!
The Rockhouse Ramblers “Bubbles in the Glass” from Lies and Damn Lies CD ALBUM (self 2010) N LBuy it!
Swing Deville “Salt Up The Dance Floor” (self 2009) LBuy it!
Hot Club Of Cowtown “It's All Your Fault” from What Makes Bob Holler (Proper Records 2010) N Buy it!
Loretta Lynn “Van Lear Rose” (Interscope 2004) R Buy it!
Rodney Crowell and Roseanne Cash “It's Such a Small World” from Diamonds & Dirt (Sony 2001) —Originally released in 1988, this album yielded five #1 songs. RODNEY CROWELL returns to St. Louis for an 8PM show at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room on Monday, February 28th.Buy it!
Fred J. Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels “Harold Wilson” from From the Paradise Motel (Barbe Wire 1994) —FRED J. EAGLESMITH returns to Off Broadway for an eight o’clock show next Friday, February 11th. The Ginn Sisters are also on the bill.Buy it!
Dock Boggs “Little Omie Wise” from His Folkways Years, 1963-1968 CD ALBUM (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings folkways.si.edu 1998)Buy it!
Doc and Merle Watson “Nine Pound Hammer” from Remembering Merle (Suger Hill Records 1992) —Doc and Merle show their more rare finger-style guitar on this one instead of the more common (if you can call their pickin' "common") flatpick style.Buy it!
Doc and Merle Watson “Sittin' Here Pickin' the Blues” from Watson Country (Flying Fish 1996) —Originally recorded in 1984.Buy it!
Joe Diffie “Hard to Handle” from Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album (Rounder 2010) N Buy it!
Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper “Johnny, My Love (Grandma's Diary)” from The Very Best of Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper and the Clinch Mountain Clan (Hickory 1956) —Originally recorded for the Hickory label in 1960 and written by Felice & Boudleaux Bryant, this goes out to Carole Brown in Golconda, who is editing her own "Grandma's Diary".Buy it!
Shaun Horton's Del Rio Ramblers “Railroad Daddy” from Go Away Hound Dog (Raucous Records 2010) N Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Dog House Blues” from Viper of Melody CD ALBUM (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2009) —WAYNE “THE TRAIN” HANCOCK returns to St. Louis for a show at Off Broadway two weeks from tonight. Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three open.Buy it!
Marti Brom and Bill Kirchen “Sweet Thang” from Not for Nothin' (Goofin' 2011) N —Ernest Tubb and Loretta Lynn recorded a version of this in the 60s. Marti Brom is a former St. Louisan.Buy it!
Merle Haggard & The Strangers “Please Mr. DJ” from Strangers/Swinging Doors (EMI 1998) R Buy it!
Brennen Leigh “Sleeping With the Devil” from The Box (self 2010) N Buy it!
Amber Digby and Justin Trevino “Kickin' Each Other's Hearts Around” from Keeping Up Appearances (Heart of Texas 2010) N —Written by Wanda Jackson, who has a new album out, produced by Jack White.Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78s “Meanest Jukebox in Town” from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) N —Whitey channels Johnny Paycheck himself for the vocal on this one.Buy it!
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives “Little Heartbreaker (The Likes of You)” from Ghost Train (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2010) N —Marty co-wrote this one with Ralph Mooney, who is featured here with his post-Bakersfield pedal steel sound, one more closely identified with Waylon.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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