The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
John Hartford and the Aereo Plain Band “Turn Your Radio On” from Steam Powered Aereo Plain (Rounder Select 2002) —On the Warner label in 1971.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys “Rank Stranger” from Classic Bluegrass (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1990) —From the Rebel label in 1972.Buy it!
Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch “I’ll Fly Away” from O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Lost Highway 2000)Buy it!
Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers “I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart” from Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing (Proper 1999) —Originally recorded for Vocalion in 1935 & also released on ARC, Okeh, Conqueror and Montgomery Ward.Buy it!
k.d. Lang “Big, Big Love” from Reintarnation (Rounder 2006) —k.d. lang was born on November 2, 1961 in Consort, Alberta, Canada and will be 50 years old on Wednesday. This is a nice compilation of her country and western material.Buy it!
Dale Watson & the Texas Two “My Baby Makes Me Gravy” from The Sun Sessions (Red House Records www.redhouserecords.com 2011) N —Dale conjures Johnny, Luther and Marshall and turns a busted gig into a new album, recorded at the fabled Sun Studios.Buy it!
Kenny Vaughn “Hot Like That” from Kenny Vaughn (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2011) N —A solo album by the lead guitarist of Marty Stuart's Fabulous Superlatives. The rest of the band supports Cousin Kenny on this release.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Working in Tennessee” (Vanguard 2011) N —Merle just keeps chuggin' along, doesn't he?Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothers “Christine's Tune (Devil In Disguise)” from The Gilded Palace of Sin and Burrito Deluxe (A & M 1997) R —The listener requested "Devil in Disguise" and the Burrito Brothers released this with the title "Christine's Tune" to avoid confusion with the Otis Blackwell composition that was a hit at the time.Buy it!
Tompall Glaser “Put Another Log on the Fire” from Wanted: The Outlaws (20th Anniversary Edition) (RCA 1996) R —Sometimes referred to as the Male Chauvinists' National Anthem.Buy it!
Charlie Walker “Who Will Buy the Wine (Single Version)” from Charlie Walker - Greatest Honky Tonk Hits (Audium 2003) —Released in 1960 on the Columbia label. Billy Mize wrote this one.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “City Lights” from The Essential Ray Price 1951-62 (Sony 1991) —Again from Columbia, this time in 1958.Buy it!
New Riders of the Purple Sage “Glendale Train” from NRPS (Columbia 1971) —NRPS was so inspired by the Cardinals' World Series championship win last night that they're staying over another night. They'll be down at 2720 Cherokee again this evening.Buy it!
Gene Autry “Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine” from The Essential Gene Autry (Columbia Legacy 2005) —Gene recorded this song 80 years ago today on October 29, 1931 on the Vocalion label, and it became his first hit.Buy it!
Jimmie Rodgers “Any Old Time” from RCA Country Legends (BMG Heritage 2002) —One of Jimmie's compositions that's been recorded by many artists, he recorded it in 1929 for the Victor label.Buy it!
Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys “Mind Your Own Business” from The Unreleased Recordings (time-life 2008) —From the Mother's Best radio shows on WSM, first aired 60 years ago in 1951. The second multi-disc set is now out and a third is in the works.Buy it!
Hot Club Of Cowtown “Deed I Do” from Best of the Hightone Years (Shout Factory 2008) —One written by the great Fred Rose.Buy it!
Kathy Mattea “The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore” from Coal (R.E.D. 2008) —KATHY MATTEA will be in our town next Friday, November 4th for an 8PM show at the Touhill Performing Arts CenterBuy it!
The Osborne Brothers “Beneath Still Waters” from Once More, Vols. 1 & 2 (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1971) —SONNY ROLAND OSBORNE was born on October 29, 1931 in Hyden, KY and is 80 years old today. Along with brother, Bobby, they formed the Osborne Brothers, a prominent bluegrass band of the late1950s and 1960s. Sonny quit playing professionally in 2005. ThBuy it!
The Dillards “The Old Home Place” from There Is a Time (1963-70) (Vanguard 1991) —Rodney Dillard and The Dillard Family will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Sunday, November 6th for a 3PM matinee show. We'll send this one out to Jim and Carla.Buy it!
Darrell Scott “With A Memory Like Mine” from Live in NC (Full Light www.darrellscott.com 2004) —Darrell Scott will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Friday, November 11th. I will host an in-studio session with Darrell on the day of the show and will broadcast it the next day on the Back Country.Buy it!
Lee Roy Parnell “Nashville Casualty and Life” from Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman (Kinkajou 1998)Buy it!
The Western Satellites “I Told You I Loved You (Now Get Out)” from Western Satellites (self 2011) N L —A new recording by Margaret Bianchetta, Bob Briedenbach, Jon Ferber and Vince Corkery.Buy it!
Lyle Lovett “That's Right (You're Not from Texas)” from The Road to Ensenada (Curb MCA 1996) —LYLE Pearce LOVETT was born on November 1, 1957 in Klein, TX and will be 54 years old on Tuesday.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Mrs. Hank Williams” from Milly's Café (Lonesome Day www.lonesomeday.com 2006) —FRED EAGLESMITH returns to St. Louis at Off Broadway tomorrow night, along with The Fabulous Ginn Sisters. Show time is 7PM.Buy it!
Delbert McClinton “Lone Star Blues” from The Imus Ranch Record II (New West www.newwest.com 2010) —DELBERT MCCLINTON was born on November 4, 1940 in Lubbock, TX and will be 71 years old on Friday. We’ll send this one out to the Texas Rangers baseball team, who probably have the Lone Star Blues today.Buy it!
Dolly Parton “Coat of Many Colors” (RCA 1971) —DOLLY PARTON’s composition Coat of Many Colors charted on this date 40 years ago in 1971, eventually reaching number 4.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb and His Texas Troubadours “Walking the Floor Over You” from Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA 1991) —ERNEST TUBB recorded this classic 70 years ago tomorrow in 1941. Fay “Smitty” Smith provided one of the first examples of lead electric guitar on a country recording here.Buy it!
Roy Acuff and His Smokey Mountain Boys “Great Speckle Bird” from The Essential Roy Acuff (Legacy 2005) R —Going out to Annabelle on her 76th birthday. This week in 1948 ROY ACUFF was defeated as the Republican candidate for Governor of the State of Tennessee as Gordon Brown was elected by a comfortable margin.Buy it!
Marty Robbins “Singing The Blues” from Country, 1951-1958 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1991) —MARTY ROBBINS recorded this Melvin Endsley song on November 3, 1955 and it became his fifth charted recording and his first to reach #1.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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