The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Wil Maring “Black Snake of the Sky” SINGLE (Roan Pony 2006)Buy it!
Perfect Strangers “The Greatest Midwestern Fear” from Perfect Strangers (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 2003)Buy it!
Hazel Dickens “Mama's Hand” (Rounder 2002) —Originally recorded in 1987 on the Rounder release A Few Old MemoriesBuy it!
Hazel Dickens and the Johnson Mountain Boys “The Rebel Girl” from Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways www.folkways.si.edu 2002) —Originally recorded in 1987. Written by labor activist/martyr Joe Hill and featured in the film "With Banners and Babies".Buy it!
Hazel Dickens “It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song” (Rounder 1987) —Hazel's third and last solo album.Buy it!
Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard “West Virginia My Home” from Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard (Rounder 1998) R —Originally recorded in 1975 for Rounder, this is the last of the Hazel and Alice LP releasesBuy it!
John Hartford and the Hartford String Band “Hi Dad in the Morning” from Hamilton Ironworks (Rounder 2001) —Homer “POP” DILLARD was born 110 years ago tomorrow on May 1, 1901. He was the father of Douglas and Rodney Dillard and this Hartford composition is a fond remembrance from when the family lived in East St. Louis.Buy it!
Whiskey Folk Ramblers “River Song” from Midnight Drifter (self-released 2008) —WHISKEY FOLK RAMBLERS are out of Texas and they’ll join Kentucky Knife Fight for a show at Off Broadway next Saturday, May 7th. Their music has been described as Spaghetti Western meets Gypsy Jazz meets dark Texas Country.Buy it!
Flat River Band “Shine Down Upon Me” from High Roller (FRM 2011) —The Sitze Brothers out of Fredericktown and now Nashville release their debut cd.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “What Happened” from The Bluegrass Sessions (McCoury Music/Hag Records 2007) —“Everything Wal-Mart all the time, no more mom and pop five and dimes”. This song goes out to the three Village trustees and the mayor of Glen Carbon, who voted Tuesday against a deal to use $7M of tax money to bring a Sam’s Club to town. You rock!Buy it!
Darrell McCall “When Your House is not a Home” from Old Memories and Wine (Heart of Texas 2005)Buy it!
Dave Dudley “There Ain't No Easy Run (Re-Recorded)” from Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun: The Mercury Hit Singles, 1963-1973 (Edsel 2004) —Written by Dave and Tom T. Hall, this was originally recorded for Mercury in 1968.Buy it!
Tammy Wynette “It Keeps Slipping My Mind” from Stand By Your Man (Sony 1968) —This originally appeared on Tammy's Stand by Your Man release in 1968.Buy it!
Johnny Horton “Honky Tonk Man” from Rockin' Rollin' (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1990)Buy it!
Johnny Paycheck “I'm Barely Hanging on to Me” from The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darlin' Years (Country Music Foundation 1996) R —Originally recorded in 1966 on the Hilltop label.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “One Too Many Mornings” from Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood (Sony 2011) N R —From the latest Cash cache. A two-disc release of demos, radio programs, etc. from the 1950s and 1960s.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “That's What Daddy Wants” CD ALBUM (Ark 21 Records 1997) —WAYNE “THE TRAIN” HANCOCK returns to St. Louis for a show on Wednesday, May 4th at the Gramaphone. It’s a 9 o’clock show and Bob Wayne and The Outlaw Carnies are also on the bill.Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “That Hardwood Floor” from Don't Look for a Heartache (Hightone 2004) —JIMMIE DALE GILMORE was born on May 6, 1945 and will be 66 years old on Friday. I’m sending this one out to DENNIS, LIZ, STEVE and all the nice folks at Stovall’s Grove, A Home of Country Music Since 1935.Buy it!
George Jones “Family Bible” from Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years, Volume 2 (Polygram 1994) —When times were lean for Willie early in his Nashville period he sold the songwriting credit for this one to his friend, Paul Buskirk for fifty dollars. From the Mercury label, 1961.Buy it!
Ray Charles and Willie Nelson “Seven Spanish Angels” from Friendship (Sony Legacy 1984)Buy it!
Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Merle Haggard “Back to Earth” from Last of the Breed (Lost Highway 2007)Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson “One Paper Kid” from Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town (Rhino 2004) —Originally recorded in 1978.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson “Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys” from The Essential Waylon Jennings (Sony BMG 2007) —From the RCA label in 1977.Buy it!
Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson “Pancho And Lefty” from The Essential Merle Haggard: The Epic Years (Sony Legacy 2004) —Originally recorded in 1982 on Epic, another great Billy Sherrill production.Buy it!
Willie Nelson and the Family Band “Medley: Funny How Time Slips Away/Crazy/Night Life” from The Sound in Your Mind (Columbia 1976)Buy it!
Willie Nelson and the Family Band “Uncloudy Day” from The Troublemaker (Sony 2004) —Originally recorded for Atlantic in 1973 and first released on Columbia in 1976, Willie's first gospel album went to the top of the charts. It also features Jimmy Day, Larry Gatlin, Doug Sahm and Sammi Smith.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “That's the Way Love Goes” from To Lefty from Willie (Sony 1977) —A classic written by Lefty and Sanger ShaferBuy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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