The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
John Prine and Iris DeMent “In Spite of Ourselves” from In Person & On Stage (Oh Boy 2010) R Buy it!
John Cowan and Friends “A Good Woman's Love” from MerleFest LIve!: The 15th Anniversary Jam (Welk 2003) —Former Newgrass Revival bass man and vocalist extraordinaire JOHN COWAN was born on August 24, 1952 in Evansville, IN and will be 59 years old on Wednesday.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “I've Got a New Heartache” from The Essential Ray Price (Sony 1991) R —Recorded 55 years ago for Columbia in 1956, one written by Wayne Walker.Buy it!
Charlie Walker “Who Will Buy The Wine” from Greatest Honky Tonk Hits (Audium 2003) —A 1960 recording for Columbia.Buy it!
Carl Butler “Honky Tonkitis” from Walk Out Backwards: Classic Country Shuffles (self 2003) R —Yet another gem from the Columbia label, recorded 50 years ago in 1961.Buy it!
Amber Digby and Justin Trevino “Keeping Up Appearances” (Heart of Texas 2010) —One written by Liz Anderson.Buy it!
Wynn Stewart “Playboy” from The Very Best of Wynn Stewart, 1958-1962 CD ALBUM (Varese Sarabande 2001) —Recorded in 1960 for the Challenge label and featuring the one and only Ralph Mooney on pedal steel.Buy it!
Chris Thile and Michael Daves “It Takes One to Know One” from Sleep With One Eye Open (Nonesuch 2011) N —Written by Harlan Howard and Freddie Hart.Buy it!
Dehlia Low “What Do You Think of Her Now?” from Ravens & Crows (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 2011) N —A Hank Cochran-Willie Nelson composition.Buy it!
The Wilders “Riding On Your High Horse” from The Wilders (Free Dirt 2011) N —Our cross-state bluegrass friends from Kansas City, THE WILDERS, return to St. Louis on October 8th for a show at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder “Don't Get Above Your Raisin'” from Country Hits Bluegrass Style (Skaggs Family Records www.skaggsfamilyrecords.com 2011) N —One written by Lester Flatt.Buy it!
Norman Blake “Big Rock Candy Mountain” from O, Brother, Where Art Thou (Expanded Edition) (Lost Highway 2011) N —A 10th anniversary expanded edition of the mother of old-timey releases, with a second disc of outtakes and other unreleased material.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Icy Blue Heart” from Bluebird (Reprise 1989) —One written by songwriter and rocker JOHN HIATT, born on this day in 1952 and who is 59 years old today. Emmylou has always had the ability to recognize great songs and songwriters.Buy it!
Gram Parsons “Ooh Las Vegas” from GP / Grievous Angel (Reprise 1990) —"Pick it, James"! Co-written by Blind Faith bassist, Rik Grech.Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothes “Sing Me Back Home” from Sleepless Nights (A & M 1990) —One of a dozen country classics recorded in 1970 for A & M, but unreleased until after the death of Gram Parsons in 1974.Buy it!
The Lucky Tomblin Band “She Loves Anything That Swings” from Honky Tonk Merry Go Round (Texas World Records 2010) —One written by Redd Volkaert.Buy it!
The Lucky Stars “Rarin' To Go” from Stay Out Late With The Lucky Stars CD ALBUM (Fate Records 2005)Buy it!
Asleep at the Wheel with Willie Nelson “Sweet Jennie Lee” from Willie and the Wheel (Bismeaux 2009)Buy it!
Tex Williams with the Spade Cooley Orchestra “Detour” from That's What I Like about the West (ASV 2001) —Recorded 65 years ago in 1946 for Columbia, this recording features "Oakie, Arkie and Tex" on vocals (Smoky Rogers, Deuce Spriggins and Tex) and the great Joaquin Murphey on steel.Buy it!
Riders In the Sky “Compadres In the Old Sierra Madres” from Cowboy Jubilee (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 1993) —Paul Chrisman, aka “WOODY” PAUL from Riders in the Sky was born on August 23, 1949 in Nashville, TN and will be 62 years old on Tuesday. This song is one he wrote.Buy it!
The Red-Headed Strangers “That Kind of Fool” from Live at the Focal Point (self 2011) N LBuy it!
The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Deep Ellum Blues” from Heirloom Music (Neanderthal Records 2011) N —Deep Ellum (Deep Elem, Deep Elm, etc.) is an area of Dallas, TX (deep Elm Street) which had a reputation back in the day as a wide-open entertainment district replete with pigeon stoolers, reefer men and card sharps.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “I Love You So Much It Hurts” from The Peer Sessions (Audium 2002) R Buy it!
Merle Haggard & The Strangers “Swinging Doors” from Strangers/Swinging Doors (EMI 1998) R —From 45 years ago in 1966, James Burton's telecaster creates one of the memorable guitar intros of all time.Buy it!
Patsy Cline “Crazy (Single)” from The Patsy Cline Collection (MCA 1991) —PATSY CLINE recorded Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” 50 years ago tomorrow on August 21, 1961. It’s said to be the most requested juke box song in history.Buy it!
Kitty Wells “It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tong Angels” from Country Music Hall Of Fame (MCA 1991)Buy it!
Hot Club Of Cowtown “Deed I Do” from Continental Stomp (Hightone 2003)Buy it!
Roy Acuff and His Smokey Mountain Boys “Fireball Mail” from King of Country Music (Proper 2004) —Recorded in 1942 for Okeh.Buy it!
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys “A Mansion on the Hill” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1991) —From the MGM label in 1948.Buy it!
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys “Settin' the Woods on Fire” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1991) —From the same label in 1952.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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