Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost to Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
Wynn Stewart “Falling for You” from The Very Best of Wynn Stewart 1958-1962 (Varese Sarabande 2000) —One that Moon wrote for Wynn Stewart and on which he plays, from the Challenge label in 1962.Buy it!
Smokehouse All-Stars “Drivin' Nails in My Coffin” from Blue Smoke RIsing (Smokehouse All-Stars 1994) R Buy it!
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith “No O'clock Jump” from Arthur Smith's Original Guitar Boogie (Bronco Buster 2006) —Recorded ca. 1947.Buy it!
Roy Newman & His Boys “She's Doggin' Me” from Western Swing Chronicles, Volume 5 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) N —Cecil Brower creates a wonderful intro to this song with a riff from Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, and Bob Dunn knew how to play the blues. Recorded in 1937 for Vocalion.Buy it!
The Lucky Stars “Look What The Cat Dragged In” from Hollywood & Western CD ALBUM (Ipecac 2000)Buy it!
The Lucky Stars “The Tattooed Lady” from Stay Out Late With The Lucky Stars CD ALBUM (Fate Records 2005) —First recorded in the 1950s by Skeets McDonald, steel player Jeremy Wakefield takes the lead vocal on this one. Jeremy wrote one of the essays in the new Bob Dunn release below.Buy it!
Cow Bop “Honeysuckle Rose” from Swingin' Out West (BluJazz 2004)Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “Always Late (With Your Kisses) [Digitally Remastered]” from Life's Like Poetry, Volume 1 (Bear Family) —Recorded 60 years ago for Columbia, this was one of Lefty's big 1951 hits, in part thanks to Curly Chalker's indelible steel guitar intro.Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “California Blues(Blue Yodel No 4)” from Life's Like Poetry, Volume 2 (Bear Family 1984) —From the Columbia label a couple of years later. Lefty recorded a number of songs written by one of his big influences, Jimmie Rodgers.Buy it!
George Jones and Merle Haggard “Sick, Sober, and Sorry” from Kickin' Out the Footlights Again (Bandit 2006) —Lefty recorded this one in the '50s and he was a major influence on Merle's early vocal stylingsBuy it!
Leona Williams “He's Just On My Mind Again” from New Patches (Heart of Texas Records 2008) —Leona Williams headlines the memorial show for Gene Roberts at the St. Charles Moose Lodge tomorrow afternoon from 2-6. Narvel Dollar, Nick Nixon and more will appear.Buy it!
Bruce Molsky “Georgia Belle” from Soon Be Time (Compass www.compassrecords.com 2006) —Bruce is over at The Focal Point tonight. I hope you heard him live on KDHX earlier in the day on Down Yonder.Buy it!
Trigger 5 “Who's That Man?” from Heartbreak and Regret (Self Release 2009) L —Mike Heeter from Trigger 5 will also be at the Gene Roberts show tomorrow afternoon.Buy it!
Wanda Jackson “Rip It Up” from The Party Ain't Over (Nonesuch / Third Man Records 2011) N —Wanda will be at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room tomorrow night for an 8PM show. The Dex Romweber Due will open.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “Lonesome, Ornery and Mean” from Waylon Live: The Expanded Edition (BMG 2003) —Recorded in 1974. Ralph Mooney played steel guitar with the Waylors for twenty years and shaped the definitive Waylon sound.Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78s “Hold Her When She Cries” from Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels (Small Stone 2008) —WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78s return to Off Broadway this evening. The Dock Ellis Band, Benjamin Riley Band and Doop and the Inside Outlaws are also on the bill. They were live on the Midday Jamboree earlier today.Buy it!
Merle Haggard & The Strangers “I Threw Away the Rose (Re-Recorded)” from Untamed Hawk, Volume 2 (Bear Family 1995) —From the Capitol label in 1966, probably one of the last songs Moon recorded as Haggard's steel player, as Norm Hamlett soon succeeded him.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “Crazy Arms” from The Essential Ray Price (Sony 1991) —From the Columbia label in 1956, a quintessential honky tonk song Moon co-wrote with Chuck Seals, essentially heralding the birth of the country shuffle.Buy it!
Moon Mullican “Wait A Minute” from Moon's Tunes (Demon Music Corporation 2003) —One from Moon's days with the King label back in 1948.Buy it!
Moon Mullican “She Once Lived Here” from Moon's Rock (Bear Family 1992) —Recorded in 1958 on the Coral label, George Jones had a hit with this one at about the same time.Buy it!
James Burton and Ralph Mooney “I'm a Lonesome Fugitive” from Corn Pickin' and Slick Slidin' (Sundazed 2005) —Recorded in 1968 on the Capitol label, this was a rare instance of a Ralph Mooney project outside the confines of his sideman role. This is one of my favorite country instrumental albums of all time, featuring two other-worldly guitarists.Buy it!
Brennen Leigh “Distracted” from The Box (self 2010)Buy it!
Miss Leslie “Let's Start Over” from Wrong's What I Do Best CD ALBUM (Zero 2009)Buy it!
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “Little Heartbreaker (The Likes of You)” from Ghost Train (SUGAR HILL 2010) —One Ralph Mooney co-wrote with Marty and he plays all over it.Buy it!
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Save the Last Dance for Me” from Together Again (Sundazed 1997) —From the Capitol label in 1962, Ralph plays pedal steel on this Doc Pomus-Mort Shulman classic.Buy it!
Leon McAulifffe “Steel Guitar Rag” from Steelin' It (Proper 2008) R —Since it was a version of Leon McAuliffe's Steel Guitar Rag that inspired Moon to take up the steel guitar, this request seems appropriate to end the show. This version is from a Tulsa radio broadcast in 1947.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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