Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost to Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Tommy Collins “Whatcha Gonna Do Now” from Leonard (Bear 1992) R —Originally recorded in 1954 on Capitol.Buy it!
Red Foley “Square Dance Tennessee” from Hot Country Boogies (Rockateer 1999) —From a RadiOzark transcript ca. 1953.Buy it!
Red Foley “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” from Country Music Hall of Fame Series: Red Foley (MCA 1991) —Originally recorded in 1949 for Decca. This week in 1950 RED FOLEY’S “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy was atop the country charts. This was the first million-selling album produced in Nashville.Buy it!
Grady Martin and his Slewfoot Five “Pork Chop Stomp” from Country Guitar (Nashville Starday 1965) —Recorded in 1955 on Decca. Session guitar great Thomas GRADY MARTIN was born on January 17, 1929 in Marshall County, TN. Grady was one of the most in-demand session guitarists of the 1950s and 1960s, playing everything from jazz and swing to honky tonk.Buy it!
Merle Haggard & The Strangers “I Threw Away the Rose” from Untamed Hawk (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1995) —Originally recorded in 1967 on Capitol.Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “The First One to Love You” from When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie 1995) —From 1956 on the Capitol label. Helen Carter wrote this one.Buy it!
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “He Don't Deserve You Any More” from Roll Out the Red Carpet (Sundazed 1995) —Originally recorded on Capitol in 1966.Buy it!
Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys “Six Pack to Go” from Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys, 1946-1964 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —Recorded in 1960 on Capitol. This was the first live recording of a country music album, from a show at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Sunday Morning Coming Down” from The Essential Johnny Cash (Columbia Legacy 2002) R —Written by Kris Kristofferson, this was the CMA Song of the Year in 1970.Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson “Me and Bobby McGee” from The Essential Kris Kristofferson (Columbia/ Legacy 2004) —Recorded for the Monument label in 1969. Probably the two greatest living country music singer/songwriters, Merle Haggard and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON will appear in concert at the Fox Theater on Wednesday, March 2nd.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “I Hate These Songs” from Best of the Hightone Years (Hightone 2002) —DALE WATSON returns to St. Louis on Sunday, January 23rd at Off Broadway for an 8PM show. This is a benefit for KDHX, so come out and see one of the leading neo-traditionalists in country music today and support your favorite radio station.Buy it!
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys “Your Cheating Heart” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1991) —On this day in 1952 HANK WILLIAMS wrote “Your Cheatin’ Heart”. However, it wasn’t recorded until Hank’s very last recording session on September 23, 1952. Don Helms’ instantly recognizable intro and Hank’s heartfelt lyrics make this a classic.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Cryin' Time” from Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume 2 (monad 1997) —Recorded in 1965 for ABC Paramount. RAY CHARLES’ recording of Buck Owens’ “Crying Time” first hit the charts this week in 1965, eventually rising to the top.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours “You Nearly Lose Your Mind” from Country Music Foundation (MCA 1991) —Recorded in 1942 for Decca.Buy it!
George Jones “White Lightning” from Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years (Polygram 1994) —Recorded for the Mercury label in 1959 and written by J.P. Richardson, aka The Big Bopper.Buy it!
The Colin Sphincter Band “Gaggle of Love” from none-sampler (self-produced 2006) —The COLIN SPHINCTER BAND reunites for a show at The Focal Point tonight at 8PM.Buy it!
Chatham County Line “Whipping Boy” from IV (Yep Roc 2008) —CHATHAM COUNTY LINE will be in St. Louis on Saturday, February 5th for a 7PM show at Off Broadway. If you can’t wait that long to see them, drive up to Springfield, IL on Friday, the 4th, where they’ll be at the Hoogland Center.Buy it!
Fred J. Eaglesmith “Mrs. Hank Williams” from Milly's Cafe (Aml 2006) —FRED J. EAGLESMITH, returns to St. Louis on Friday, February 11th for an eight o’clock show at Off Broadway. It’s yet to be determined whether the Ginn Sisters will be appearing with him.Buy it!
Dolly Parton “Another Woman's Man” from Jolene (Buddha 1999) —Recorded for RCA in 1974.Buy it!
Dolly Parton “I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open” from The Grass Is Blue (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1999)Buy it!
Dolly Parton “My Tennessee Mountain Home” from Dolly Box Set Sampler (Sony 2009) —From the RCA label in 1973.Buy it!
Dolly Parton “Seven Bridges Road” from Little Sparrow (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2001)Buy it!
The Everly Brothers “Brand New Heartache” from Heartaches and Harmonies (Rhino 1994) —Originally recorded in 1960 for the Cadence label.Buy it!
Slim Whitman “Indian Love Call” from Greatest Hits (Curb 1990) —Recorded for the Imperial label in 1952.Buy it!
Lead Belly “John Hardy” from Hills of Home: 25 Years of Rounder Records (Rounder 1995)Buy it!
Happy Fats & Harry Choates “Gran Prairie” from Cajun Caper (Proper 2005) —Recorded in 1940 on the Bluebird label.Buy it!
The Okee Dokee Brothers “Bluegrass For Breakfast” from Take It Outside CD ALBUM (Okee Dokee Music LLC 2010)Buy it!
Tony Trischka “Farewell Blues” from Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular (Rounder 2007)Buy it!
Cumberland Gap “Freight Train Blues” from Cumberland Gap (Wildstone www.briantcurran.com 2002) LBuy it!
Steve Earle “Ben McCulloch” from Train a Comin' (Winter Harvest 1995)Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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