The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
Carl Perkins “Blue Suede Shoes - Alternate” from The Classic Carl Perkins (Bear Family 1990)Buy it!
Elvis Presley “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” from The Tupelo Mississippi Flash (Proper 2008) —ELVIS PRESLEY’s recording of Charlie Feathers’ I Forgot to Remember to Forget” topped the country music chart this week in 1956.Buy it!
Merle Travis “So Firm, So Round, So Fully Packed” from Guitar Rags And A Too Fast Past (Bear Family 1994) —MERLE TRAVIS had the #1 country song this week in 1947, and it stayed at #1 for an amazing 14 weeks.Buy it!
Thom Bresh “Son of a Guitar Pickin' Man” from Bresh (Belle Meade 1995) —Thomas Charles “THOM” BRESH was born on February 23, 1946 in Hollywood, CA and will be 65 years old on Wednesday. Thom is the son of guitar great and entertainer Merle Travis.Buy it!
The Stanley Brothers “The Lonesome River” from The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers (Sony 1996) —Originally recorded in 1950.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley and Porter Wagoner “The White Dove” from Clinch Mountain Country (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1998)Buy it!
Reno and Smiley and the Tennessee Cut-Ups “Choking the String” from The Talk of the Town: The Definite '50s Masters (Westside 1999) —Originally recorded in 1953 on the King label.Buy it!
Chris Thile “Clear the Tracks” from Stealing Second (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1997)Buy it!
Faron Young “I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night” from The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (EMI-Capitol 2000) —Recorded on Capitol in 1956.Buy it!
Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel “Ode to Mel Bay” from The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World (Sony 1997) —One co-written by Supe Granda of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.Buy it!
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Together Again” (Sundazed 1997) —BUCK OWENS released “My Heart Skips a Beat” on the Capitol label on February 24, 1964. It was backed with “Together Again”, and it was a relatively rare instance of both singles reaching number one on the charts.Buy it!
Loretta Lynn “Fist City (Re-Recorded)” from Honky Tonk Girl: The Loretta Lynn Collection (MCA Records 1994) —LORETTA LYNN’s “Fist City” debuted at #1on the charts on February 24, 1968.Buy it!
FiddleBack “Chasing Charlotte” from FiddleBack (FiddleBack 2006) —FIDDLEBACK performs at The Jacoby Arts Center in downtown Alton next Saturday night, February 26th, at 7PM. Fiddleback consists of Victoria Brannum, Andrew Driscoll and Grant Krener.Buy it!
Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton “Making Plans” from The Essential Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton (RCA 1996) —On this day in 1974 PORTER WAGONER and DOLLY PARTON announced the breakup of their act. This song was recorded five years later but could have been appropriate for that moment in 1974.Buy it!
Michelle Shocked “Shaking Hands (Soldier's Joy)” from Arkansas Traveler (Polygram 1992) —Karen Michelle Johnston, aka MICHELLE SHOCKED, was born on February 24, 1962 and will be 49 years on Thursday. She performs here with Uncle Tupelo.Buy it!
Claire Lynch “Thibodaux” from Moonlighter (Rounder www.rounder.com 1995) —Bluegrass singer-songwriter CLAIRE LYNCH was born on February 20, 1954 in Kingston, NY and will be 57 years old tomorrow.Buy it!
Pete Wernick and Flexigrass “Air Mail Special” from What The (Niwot Records 2007)Buy it!
Charlie Louvin “Darling Cory” from Sings Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs (Tompkins Square 2009) R Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Going Where the Lonely Go” from The Essential Merle Haggard - The Epic Years (EPIC/LEGACY 2004) —MERLE HAGGARD and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON will be at the Fox Theater on Wednesday, March 9th.Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson “Here Comes That Rainbow Again” from The Essential Kris Kristofferson (Columbia/ Legacy 2004) —Originally recorded in 1982 on Columbia.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Jump the Blues” from Viper of Melody CD ALBUM (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2009) —There promises to be some serious Juke Joint Swing tonight at Off Broadway as WAYNE “THE TRAIN” HANCOCK returns to St. Louis. Pokey LaFarge and the South City 3 open and show time is 8:00PM.Buy it!
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys “Hey Good Lookin'” from The Unreleased Recordings, Volume 1 (Time Life 2008) —Part of the Mother's Best show recordings, done in 1951.Buy it!
The Notorious Cherry Bombs “It's Hard to Kiss the Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long” from The Notorious Cherry Bombs (Universal South 2004) —One member of the Notorious Cherry Bombs, RODNEY CROWELL, returns to St. Louis for a show at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room next Monday, February 28th. Rodney says in the song that “the radio won’t play it”, but it climbed to #47 on the charts.Buy it!
Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers “(I've Got My) Future on Ice” from Honky Tonk Revival (Zero 2005)Buy it!
The Great Recession Orchestra “Sadie Green” from Have You Ever Even Heard of Milton Brown (NewTex Records 2010) N Buy it!
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies “Yes Sir” from Daddy of Western Swing (Proper 2003) —Recorded in 1936 for Decca.Buy it!
Bill Mounce and Sons of the South “I Don't Get It” from Bob Dunn: Master of the Electric Steel Guitar 1935-1950 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) N —Originally recorded in 1941 on the Bluebird label.Buy it!
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys “Crippled Turkey” from San Antonio Rose, Volume 2 (Bear Family 2001) —Originally recorded in 1936 on Okeh.Buy it!
Hot Club Of Cowtown “Big Ball In Cowtown” from What Makes Bob Holler (Proper Records 2010) N Buy it!
Marti Brom “A Fool Such As I” from Not for Nothin' (Goofin' 2011) N Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “Lucky That Way” from Blame the Vain (New West Records www.newwestrecords.com 2005)Buy it!
Leona Williams “New Patches” (Heart of Texas Records 2008)Buy it!
Wynn Stewart “Three Cheers For The Loser” from The Very Best of Wynn Stewart 1958-1962 (Varese Sarabande 2000) 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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