The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
Sam Bush “Whayasay” from Glamour & Grits (SUGAR HILL 1996)Buy it!
Kate Wolf “Eyes of a Painter” from Close To You (Rhino 1982)Buy it!
John Prine “Grandpa Was a Carpenter” from Souvenirs (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 2000) —One of the hundreds of albums bearing the mark of Jim Rooney.Buy it!
The Lulus “Can't Live With 'Em” from Shout Lulu Shout (self-released 2012) LBuy it!
Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris “That's All It Took” from GP / Grievous Angel (Reprise 1990) R —For Al in Ladue.Buy it!
The Del McCoury Band “Nashville Cats” from The Family (Ceili 1999) —One from the gifted pen of John Sebastian.Buy it!
Del McCoury “You'll Find Her Name Written There” from High Lonesome and Blue (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2004)Buy it!
Janis Martin “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine” from The Blanco Sessions (Cow Island Music 2012)Buy it!
The Seldom Scene “Grandfather's Clock” from Live at The Cellar Door (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1994) —Originally recorded in 1974.Buy it!
Mandy Heinemann “Bound for Tennessee” from The Real Me (Right Side Up Records 2013) N L —Mandy Heinemann has a CD release house concert at Gary and Roberta Gordon's Civil War-era home in Sparta, IL. For tickets and information call Mandy at 618.708.0221.Buy it!
The Gordons “End of a Long Hard Day” (Reception 1997) L —The Gordons are at The Gathering Place in Sparta next Saturday, February 2nd, 6:30PM show, along with Mandy Heinemann. For more info, www.thegatheringplaceoffbroadway.com.Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “Like Strangers” from Heartaches and Harmonies (Rhino 1994) —Originally recorded in 1960 for the Cadence label.Buy it!
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers “She Left Me Standing on the Mountain” from They're Playing My Song (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 2012) N Buy it!
Rich Mahan “Tequila y Mota” from Blame Bobby Bare (Snortin Horse Records 2012) N Buy it!
Dennis McGee and Ernest Fruge “Two Step De La Ville Platte” from Cajun Capers: Cajun Music 1928-1954 (Proper 2005) —Recorded in 1929 for the Brunswick label.Buy it!
Amanda Shaw “McGee's Medley” from Pretty Runs Out (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2008)Buy it!
Jason Carter “Hiding in the Bayou” from On the Move (Rounder www.rounder.com 1997) —A David Grier composition.Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Fan It” from San Antonio Rose, Volume 2 (Bear Family 2000) —A Western swing classic written by Johnnie Lee Wills, who also has the lead vocal. From the Columbia label in 1936.Buy it!
Cowboy Jazz “Cow Cow Boogie” from That's What I Like about the West (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 1990) —Originally recorded in 1981, this Maryland-based group recorded two albums for Rounder in the 1980s. Thanks to Casey for this.Buy it!
Cow Bop “Them There Eyes” from Cowlifornia Swing (self 2012) N Buy it!
Junior Brown “Almost to Tulsa” from Volume Ten - EP (Junior Brown 2012) N —Written by Buddy Charlton and originally recorded by the Texas Troubadors with Leon Rhodes. Junior plays both parts on his guit-steel.Buy it!
The Texas Troubadors “This Ain't the Blues” from Almost To Tulsa: The Instrumentals (Bear Family 2008) —Buddy and Leon Rhodes are featured on this classic Texas Troubadors instrumental.Buy it!
Buddy Emmons “Any Time” from Amazing Steel Guitar: the Buddy Emmons Collection (Razor & Tie 1997) —Originally recorded in 1963 for the Mercury label and released as part of "Steel Guitar Jazz".Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “Born to Lose” from Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys, Volume 9 (Bear Family 1995) —Originally recorded in 1965 for Columbia, this was written by steel guitarist/bandleader Ted Daffan. Buddy Emmons on the steel here.Buy it!
Buddy Emmons with Lenny Breau “Minors Aloud” (Flying Fish 1978) —How wonderful was the Flying Fish label!Buy it!
Marty Robbins “Singing the Blues” from Country 1951-58 (Bear Family 1991) —Marty originally recorded this Melvin Endsley song for Columbia in 1956.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “I Lie When I Drink” from El Rancho Azul (Red House 2013) N —New music from Dale, who will be at Off Broadway on March 1st along with Sleepy LaBeef and Jason D. Williams.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Save the Last Dance for Me” from Blue Kentucky Girl (Warner 1979) —One of many great songs from Doc Pomus.Buy it!
Merle Haggard And The Strangers “I Started Loving You Again” from Down Every Road, Volume 2 (CAPITOL 1996) —Originally recorded 45 years ago this week in 1968 for the Capitol label. Chorus - verse - chorus, simple yet one of Hag's very best. All songwriters should practice such minimalist chops.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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