The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Richard Smith “Saturday Night Shuffle” from Slim Pickin' (self 2007)Buy it!
Merle Travis “That's All” from Guitar Rags And A Too Fast Past (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —MERLE TRAVIS recorded That’s All 65 years ago today for the Capitol label.Buy it!
Bobby Caldwell “Frankie and Johnny” from Finger Style Guitar, Volume 2 (self 2003)Buy it!
Connie Smith “The Hurtin's All Over” from The Essential Connie Smith CD ALBUM (BMG/RCA 1996) —From the RCA label in 1996.Buy it!
Connie Smith “Over the Next Hill We'll be Home” from Voice of the Spirit: The Gospel of the South (Dualtone 2006) —One written by John R. Cash.Buy it!
Miss Leslie and Her Juke Jointers “Cry, Cry, Cry” from Honky Tonk Happy Hour (Zero 2006) —Connie Smith is a big influence on Miss Leslie's vocal stylings.Buy it!
Sarah And The Tall Boys “Don't Make Your Heart Easy To Break” from A Lifetime Worth of Sin (self 2010)Buy it!
The Stanley Brothers “The Little Glass of Wine” from Earliest Recordings: The Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s (1947-1952) (Rounder 2005) —Recorded in 1948.Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “The Great Atomic Power” from When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie 1995) —From the Capitol label 50 years ago in 1961. The LOUVIN BROTHERS played their last show as a duo in Watseka, IL this week in 1963.Buy it!
The Gibson Brothers “He Can Be Found” from Help My Brother (Compass Records www.compassrecords.com 2011) N Buy it!
Bryan Bowers “Rufus and Beverly” from For You (Flying Fish 1990) —Autoharp master BRYAN Benson BOWERS was born on August 18, 1940 in Yorktown, VA and will be 71 years old on Thursday. This song was written by Mark Graham, from whom we hear later in the show.Buy it!
Wayne Raney “Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me” from That Real Hot Boogie Boy (Ace 2002) —From the King label in 1949. This is Wayne's best-known composition and was a big hit for The Maddox Brothers and Rose, among others.Buy it!
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper “Wait a Minute” from Master Sessions (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2010) R Buy it!
Ola Belle Reed “High On A Mountain” from Hills of Home: 25 Years of Folk Music on Rounder Records (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com)Buy it!
Joe Ely “I'm Gonna Live Forever” from Satisfied at Last (Rack 'Em 2011) N —A Billy Joe Shaver song, from whom we hear soon.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours “Waltz Across Texas” from Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA 1991) R —For the Decca label in 1965, when Leon Rhodes and Buddy Charleton were still working their Troubador magic.Buy it!
Billy Joe Shaver “Honky Tonk Heroes” from Storyteller - Live At the Bluebird 1992 (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2007)Buy it!
Dale Watson “You Asked Me To” from A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver LIve (Compadre 2005) —This was a get-together for Billy Joe's 65th birthday.Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78s “Where Do You Want It?” from Whitey Morgan and the 78s (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —Written by Dale Watson, the song narrates the Waco bar incident mentioned earlier.Buy it!
David Olney “Red Tail Hawk” from Dutchman's Curve (Deadbeat Records 2010) —DAVID OLNEY will be in town for a show at Off Broadway next Thursday, August 18th along with sideman Sergio Webb. Show time is 8 o’clock.Buy it!
The Red Headed Strangers “Hello Stranger” from Live at the Focal Point (RHS 2011) N —The first of two Carter Family songs in this set.Buy it!
Levon Helm with Sheryl Crow “No Depression In Heaven” from Ramble At the Ryman (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2011) N —And the second.Buy it!
The Kings of Mongrel Folk “Blueprint for the Blues” from Kings of Mongrel Folk (self 1996) —An original composition (and title track to one of his cds) from Orville Johnson. Rumor has it the Kings are working on another release.Buy it!
The Maddox Brothers and Rose “KTRB Theme/Regal Pale Beer Commercial” from On The Air (Arhoolie www.arhoolie.com 1996) —This intro and the next song were recorded on acetate transcriptions ca. 1949. The theme song was "I Want to Live and Love Always".Buy it!
The Maddox Brothers and Rose “The Gold Rush is Over” from On The Air (Arhoolie www.arhoolie.com 1996) —A Cindy Walker composition.Buy it!
Buck Owens and Rose Maddox “Loose Talk” from I Don't Care (Sundazed 1995) —Buck and Rose recorded this duet in 1961 but it wasn't released until 1964's I Dont Care album.Buy it!
Don Rich and the Buckaroos “I'm Laying It on the Line” from Country Pickin': The Don Rich Anthology CD ALBUM (Sundazed 1995) —Don's composition from the Capitol label in 1965.Buy it!
Jo-El Sonnier “Hadacol Train” from Where's That Music Coming From? (Musique de Jo-El 2011) N —New material from Jo-El, this one recapturing the halcyon days in country music of the Hadacol Caravan, last of the old time medicine shows.Buy it!
Johnny Paycheck “(Pardon Me) I've Got Someone to Kill” from The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darlin' Years (Country Music Foundation 1996) R —From Johnny's fabulous work for Little Darlin', this one recorded 45 years ago in 1966.Buy it!
Webb Pierce “Wondering” from King of the Honky-Tonk: Decca Masters, 1952-1959 (Country Music Foundation 2000)Buy it!
Hank Williams “Hey Good Lookin'” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1992) —From the MGM label in 1951.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Cajun Boy” from Elite Hotel (Expanded Edition) (Warner 2004) —Recorded ca. 1975, this is one of two bonus tracks on the expanded edition cd of Emmylou's second album for Warner. The other is a version of the Louvin Brothers' "You're Running Wild".Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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