The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Chet Atkins “Galloping Guitar” (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1993) —Originally recorded in 1949 on RCA.Buy it!
Chet Atkins and Doc Watson “Flatt Did It” from Reflections (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1999) —A song they composed about Lester Flatt, from whom we'll hear later in the show.Buy it!
Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel “Ode to Mel Bay” from The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World (Sony 1997) —Mel Bay will get a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in the U. City Loop later this year.Buy it!
Merle Travis “Sixteen Tons” (ASV 2002) R —The listener wanted to hear Tennessee Ernie's version but I didn't have it. This is by the author and composer, recorded 65 years ago as part of Folk Music from the Hills.Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris “The Pilgrim, Chapter 33” from The Pilgrim - A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson (Emergent 2006) —This is a nice compilation of some of Kris' best-known songs by various artists.Buy it!
Roger Miller “Me and Bobbie McGee” from King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1966) —Recorded in 1969 for the Smash label, this version comes complete with horns and Mexican-style trilling.Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson “Sunday Morning Coming Down” from The Essential Kris Kristofferson (Sony 2004) —From the Monument label in 1969, IMO this is one of the great country songs of all time.Buy it!
Guy Clark “The Randall Knife” from Together at the Bluebird Cafe (American Originals 2001)Buy it!
Hal Ketchum “Yesterday's Gone” from Father Time (Curb 2008)Buy it!
John Prine and Iris DeMent “Unwed Fathers” from In Person & On Stage (Oh Boy 2010)Buy it!
Hank Williams “Lovesick Blues” from Hank Williams - Live at the Grand Ole Opry (Mercury Records 1999) —Recorded live on the Grand Ole Opry on this date in 1949.Buy it!
Zeb Turner “Tennessee Boogie” from Tennessee Boogie & Jersey Rock (Westside 2000) —A King label recording from 1949.Buy it!
Johnny Horton “The Battle Of New Orleans” from Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton, 1956-1960 (Columbia 1996) —Recorded in 1959.Buy it!
Doc Watson “Tennessee Stud” from Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 1 (EMI 1972)Buy it!
Webb Pierce “There Stands The Glass” from King of the Honky-Tonk: Decca Masters, 1952-1959 (Country Music Foundation 2000) R —From the Decca label in 1953. Some radio stations refused to play the song when it first came out, claiming it was too "graphic".Buy it!
June Carter “No Swallerin' Place” from Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music, Volume 1 (Sony 2005) —From the Columbia label in 1953, one June co-wrote with Frank Loesser.Buy it!
Johnny and June Carter Cash “Long Legged Guitar PIckin' Man” from At Folsom Prison (Sony BMG 2008) —First released with this 2008 2-disc package, this was part of the show performed on January 13, 1968. Carl Perkins plays lead guitar.Buy it!
Rosanne Cash “Wings of Angels” from Anchored in Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash (Dualtone 2007) —One written by June Carter Cash.Buy it!
Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys “Old Salty Dog Blues” from The Complete Mercury Sessions (Polygram 1994) —From 1950 on the Mercury label.Buy it!
Flatt and Scruggs “I'd Like to Have Papa Show me Around” from 20 Greatest Hits (Columbia 1986) —Ca. 1955.Buy it!
Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass “Don't Get Above Your Raisin'” from RCA Country Legends (BMG 2003) —From the RCA label in 1972, 14-year old Marty Stuart plays fiddle on this one. Roland White is on mandolin and left the band a little later.Buy it!
Tom T Hall “One of Those Days (When I Miss Lester Flatt)” from Tom T. Hall Sings Miss Dixie & Tom T. (Blue Circle 2007) —Earl Scruggs plays banjo on this one.Buy it!
Claude King “Wolverton Mountain” from ...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from the '60s and Their Original Versions (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —From the Columbia label in 1962.Buy it!
Jo Ann Campbell “(I'm The Girl From) Wolverton Mountain” from ...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from the '60s and their Original Versions (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) R —Same label, same year.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Here, There and Everywhere” from Elite Hotel (Warner 1975)Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “For No One” from Pieces of the Sky (Warner 1975)Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Going Where The Lonely Go” from The Essential Merle Haggard: The Epic Years (Legacy 2004) —Hag recorded this song 30 years ago this week.Buy it!
Kathy Mattea “Coal Tattoo” from Coal (R.E.D. 2008) —Kathleen Alice “KATHY” MATTEA was born on June 21, 1959 in Cross Lanes, WV and will be 52 years old on Tuesday. This fine release features a collection of classic coal mining songs, backed by some stellar musicians.Buy it!
Austin Lounge Lizards “Old Blevins” from Small Minds (Watermelon Records 1995) R —Going out to all those bartenders out there who earn their tips.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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