Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost to Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
The Great Recession Orchestra “Somebody's Been Using That Thing” from Have You Ever Even Heard of Milton Brown (NewTex Records 2010) N Buy it!
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies “The Hesitation Blues” from Daddy of Western Swing (Proper 2003) —Recorded in 1936 for Decca.Buy it!
Bill Mounce and Sons of the South “I've Found a New Baby” from Western Swing Chronicles, Volume 5 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) N —Recorded 70 years ago for Bluebird.Buy it!
Hot Club Of Cowtown “What's The Matter With The Mill” from What Makes Bob Holler (Proper Records 2010) N Buy it!
Melba Montgomery “Honey Won't You Hang Around” from Things That Keep You Going (RPM Music 2011) N —This is a fine new album by Melba Montgomery, with 12 songs co-written with Guy Clark's longtime sideman, Verlon Thompson. Also adding to the musical mix on the release are folks like Buddy Emmons, the late John Huey and Glen Duncan.Buy it!
The Maddox Brothers and Rose “New Muleskinner Blues” from America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band, Volume 2 (Arhoolie 1995) —Recorded ca. 1947 on the 4 Star label.Buy it!
Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers “Heavy on the Lonesome” from Honky Tonk Revival (Zero 2005)Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “That Hardwood Floor” from Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Hightone 1989)Buy it!
Vernon Dalhart “The Prisoner's Song” from Best of the Best (Gusto 1999) —Recorded in 1924 for the Victor label.Buy it!
Grayson and Whitter “Tom Dooley” from The Recordings of Grayson & Whitter, 1928-1930 (County 1998) —Recorded in 1929 on the Victor label.Buy it!
Wade Ray “It's All Your Fault” from Idaho Red SINGLE (TRG 1996) —From the RCA label in 1953, a Cindy Walker composition featuring Noel Boggs on pedal steel guitar.Buy it!
Thumbs Carllile “Springfield Guitar Social” from Country Guitar (Nashville/Starday 1965) —This is a nice album featuring many of the guitar pickers Thumbs mentions in the song, as well as Joe Maphis, Jimmy Capps and Hardrock Gunter.Buy it!
Merle Haggard & The Strangers “Swinging Doors” from Strangers/Swinging Doors (EMI 1998) —Recorded in 1966 for Capitol, this song has one of the coolest guitar intros ever, courtesy of James Burton.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Honky Tonk Man” from Chicago Wind CD ALBUM (Capitol EMI 2005)Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Mexican Bands” from I Am What I Am (Hag Records 2010)Buy it!
Katy Moffatt “I Can't Be Myself” from Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 2014)Buy it!
Roger Miller “Lock, Stock and Teardrops (Single Version)” from King of the Road - The Genius of Roger Miller (Mercury Polygram 1995) R Buy it!
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real “Fathers and Mothers” from Promise of the Real (POTR Music, LLC 2010)Buy it!
Don Gibson “Sweet Dreams (Re-Recorded)” SINGLE (Bear Family 1991) —Originally released as a single on RCA in 1956.Buy it!
Hank Wilson “Oh Lonesome Me” from Hank Wilson, Volume II (Leon Russell Records 2001) —Claude Russell Bridges, aka LEON RUSSELL was born on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, OK and is 69 years old today.Buy it!
Bobby Bare “Detroit City” from The Essential Bobby Bare (RCA 1997) —Robert Joseph “BOBBY” BARE was born on April 7th, 1935 in Ironton, OH and will be 76 years old on Thursday. ONe written by Danny Dill and Mel Tillis, recorded in 1963 for RCA.Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothers “Dim Lights” from Sleepless Nights (A & M 1976) —One of the outtakes recorded in 1971, but not released until two years after Parsons' death.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris “How She Could Sing the Wildwood Flower” from All I Intended to Be (Nonesuch 2008)Buy it!
Emmylou Harris “New Cut Road” from Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town (Reprise 1978) —This is a bonus cut on the cd version of the album, recorded ca. 1978.Buy it!
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris “My Dear Companion” from Trio (Warner 1987) —A lovely version of the song by Jean Ritchie.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers “Smoke Along the Track” from At the Ryman (Reprise Records 1992) —A song co-written by Alan Rose and Don Helms, this was a hit for Stonewall Jackson in the late '50s.Buy it!
Guy Clark “Rita Ballou” from Old No.1 / Texas Cookin' (Camden 1997) R —Originally recorded in 1975 for RCA.Buy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis “What's Made Milwaukee Famous” from The Locust Years, Volume 4 (Bear Family 1994) —Recorded in 1968 on the Smash label.Buy it!
George Jones and Randy Travis “A Few Good Old Country Boys” from My Very Special Guests (Sony BMG 2005) —Originally recorded in 1990 on Columbia.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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