The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Chet Atkins and Les Paul “Caravan” from Chester and Lester (BMG 2007) —Originally recorded in 1976 for RCA.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Home in San Antone” from Heroes (Legacy 2012) N —Willie's son, Lukas, is featured on harmony vocals on several cuts on Willie's newest, including this one.Buy it!
The Carper Family “Can't Shake the Sands of Texas From My Shoes” from Back When (self 2011) —I finally got to see these gals at Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club in Kansas City last weekend. Great show. Time for a St. Louis gig!Buy it!
The Derailers “Can't Stop a Train” from Reverb Deluxe (Sire/Watermelon 1997) R —For Dennis the Truck Driver. THE DERAILERS return to St. Louis for a 9PM show on Thursday, June 28th at Off Broadway. The DOCK ELLIS BAND opens.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Too Much Boogie Woogie” from Working in Tennessee (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2011) —MERLE HAGGARD and MARTY STUART AND HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES play the Family Arena in St. Charles on Sunday, June 24th. Show time is 7:30PMBuy it!
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives “Hard Workin' Man” from Ghost Train (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2010) —Marty Stuart--keeping the flame of country music brightly lit.Buy it!
The Rockhouse Ramblers “Bottleneck Boogie” from Lies & Damn Lies (Rockhouse Ramblers 2011) L —The Rockhouse Ramblers are at the Missouri Botanical Garden next Wednesday, June 20th, as part of the Whittaker Music Festival, show time 7:30PM.Buy it!
Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys “I'd Like to Have Papa Show Me Around” from 20 Greatest Hits (Highland 1988) —ca. 1968, not long before Lester and Earl parted ways.Buy it!
Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass “Don't Get Above Your Raisin'” from RCA Country Legends (BMG 2003) —Recorded 40 years ago in 1972 for the RCA label.Buy it!
The Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle “Root Hog or Die” from Keep on the Sunny Side: June Carter Cash, Her Life in Music (Sony 2005) —Originally recorded in 1949 on Columbia.Buy it!
The Carolina Chocolate Drops “Po' Black Sheep” from Leaving Eden (Nonesuch 2012) N —CCD continues to highlight the black stringband tradition in a glorious way.Buy it!
Red Foley “Midnight” from Tennessee Saturday Night CD ALBUM (Proper 2001) —Originally recorded for Decca 60 years ago in 1952.Buy it!
Leon Payne “Teach Me to Forget” from I Love You Because (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1999) —Originally recorded ca. 1950 for Capitol. Haggard later recorded this one.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “Slow Movin' Outlaws” from Wanted: The Outlaws, 20th Anniversary Edition (Sony BMG 1996) —Originally recorded for RCA in 1976.Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson “Sunday Morning Coming Down” from The Essential Kris Kristofferson (Sony 2004) —Originally recorded in 1969 for Monument.Buy it!
John Prine and Iris DeMent “Unwed Fathers” from In Person & On Stage (Oh Boy 2010) —Pretty easy to be a father, being a good parent not so much.Buy it!
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys “I'm a Ding Dong Daddy from Dumas” from San Antonio Rose, Volume 3 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2000) —Originally recorded in 1937 for Okeh.Buy it!
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies “Easy Ridin' Papa” from Daddy of Western Swing (Proper 2003) —Recorded in 1936 for the Decca label.Buy it!
Leon Chappel(ear) “I'm a Do-Right Daddy” from Automatic Mama (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1999) —Record for Capitol in 1951.Buy it!
Boots Woodall & His Radio Wranglers “Rattle Snakin' Daddy” from Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers: The Golden Years of Western Swing (Proper 2004) —Recorded 65 years ago in 1947 on the King label.Buy it!
Hank Williams III “I'm a Long Gone Daddy” from Long Gone Daddy (Curb 2012) N —From HWIII's latest, one recorded around 60 years ago by his grandfather.Buy it!
Doc and Merle Watson “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” from Black Mountain Rag (Rounder 2006) R —Recorded 30 years ago in 1982 for the Flying Fish label. Not a father's day song but going out to Andrea Riggins and her family in memory of her dad, Kenny Branson.Buy it!
Rhonda Vincent “Passing of the Train” from Back Home Again (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2000) R Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Daddy Frank” from Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994) —"It wasn't like no ordinary combo..."Buy it!
Vince Gill “The Randall Knife” from This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (Icehouse 2011) —A classic from the pen of Guy Clark.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line” from The Essential Waylon Jennings (Sony BMG 2007) —One written by Ivy "Jimmy" Bryant, whose Georgia Boogie closes out most Back Country shows.Buy it!
Hal Ketchum “Yesterday's Gone” from Father Time (Curb 2008) —A song about grandfathers, also part of Father's Day.Buy it!
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys “My Son Calls Another Man Daddy” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1991) R —Originally recorded in 1950 for MGMBuy it!
Darrell Scott “A Father's Song” from A Crooked Road (Full Light Records 2010) —A dad's song for his children.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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