The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Vassar Clements et. al. “Lonesome Fiddle Blues” from Will The Circle Be Unbroken (EMI 1972) —Songwriting credit for this one goes to Vassar's wife, Millie.Buy it!
Hillbilly Jazz “Breakfast Feud” from Hillbilly Jazz (Flying Fish 1974) —A Benny Goodman number.Buy it!
Vassar Clements “Westport Drive” from Grass Routes (Rounder 1991) —A Vassar composition from his only all-bluegrass album.Buy it!
Old And In The Way “Kissimee Kid” from Breakdown (Acoustic Disc www.acousticdisc.com 1997) —Vassar called Kissimee, FL home and was known as the "Kissimee Kid".Buy it!
John Hartford and the Aereo Plain Band “Vamp In The Middle” from Steam Powered Aereo Plain (Rounder Select 2002) —"Playin' little runs and the funny little fills".Buy it!
Vassar Clements & Maria Muldaur “Honey Babe Blues” from Livin' With the Blues (Acoustic Disc www.acousticdisc.com 2004) —Doc Watson's song, done up as bluesy as it gets.Buy it!
Norman Blake and Tony Rice “Lincoln's Funeral Train” from Norman Blake and Tony Rice 2 (Rounder 1990) —It was 147 years ago today when Lincoln’s funeral train left Washington, D.C. on its mournful journey back to Springfield, IL and Norman Blake’s brilliant song captures all the pathos of the times.Buy it!
Jimmie Rodgers “In the Jailhouse Now” from The First Sessions, 1927-28 (Rounder 1992) R —Originally recorded for Victor in 1928.Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Run Mountain” from Leaving Eden (Nonesuch 2012) N —One written by J.E. Mainer.Buy it!
Chelle Rose “Caney Fork, Tennessee” from Ghost of Browder Holler (Lil' Damsel www.chellerose.com 2012) —Produced by Ray Wylie Hubbard, who will be at the Old Rock House next Saturday night.Buy it!
Herb Pedersen “Your Love Is Like A Flower” from Lonesome Feeling (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2006) —One from the catalog of Flatt & Sruggs.Buy it!
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper “Wait A Minute” from Master Sessions (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2010) —Terrific harmony vocals from Eric and Peter on this Pedersen song. Lloyd Green and Mike Auldridge aren't too shabby either.Buy it!
The Kentucky Colonels “Clinch Mountain Backstep” from Appalachian Swing! (Rounder 2004)Buy it!
The Kentucky Colonels “There Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone” from Long Journey Home (Vanguard Records vanguardrecords.com 1991) —From the 1964 Newport Folk Festival.Buy it!
Doc Watson “Windy And Warm” from The Vanguard Years: Sampler (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 1995) R —Doc will host the 25th MerleFest next week, April 26-29 in Wilkesboro, NC. Next week's Back Country will feature artists playing there this year.Buy it!
Levon Helm “Wide River to Cross” from Dirt Farmer (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2007)Buy it!
Levon Helm “When I Go Away” from Electric Dirt (Dirt Farmer Music www.vanguardrecords.com 2009)Buy it!
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Feelin' Kinda Lucky” CD ALBUM (Yep Roc 1997) —BIG SANDY & HIS FLY-RITE BOYS return to St. Louis tonight for a 10PM show at Beale on Broadway.Buy it!
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Rosetta” from Big Sandy Presents The Fly-Rite Boys (Hightone 1998) —A nice cover of Earl "Fatha" Hines' song about his daughter. This is an album of instrumentals from Big Sandy's band, with the exception of his vocal on this number.Buy it!
The Lucky Stars “Used To Be” from Stay Out Late With the Lucky Stars CD ALBUM (Fate Records 2005)Buy it!
Cliff Bruner and his Texas Wanderers “I'll Keep on Loving You” from Western Swing Chronicles, Volume 5: Bob Dunn, Master of the Electric Guitar, 1935-1950 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) —From the Decca label in 1938, a Floyd Tillman composition.Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “Satan's Jeweled Crown” from Satan Is Real CD ALBUM (CAPITOL) —One sacred song...Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “Knoxville Girl” from Close Harmony, Volume 2 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1992) —...and one profane, this one from the Capitol label in 1956.Buy it!
Roy Orbison “Claudette” from The Sun Years (Rhino 1989) —Written about Roy's first wife, who died in a motorcycle accident. The Everly Brothers had a hit with it too.Buy it!
Roy Orbison “Crying” from Live at the BBC (Master Tone/BBC Music 1998) —Recorded in 1968.Buy it!
John Prine and Connie Smith “So Sad ( To Watch Good Love Go Bad)” from In Spite of Ourselves (Oh Boy 1999) R —One written by Don Everly.Buy it!
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives “Sundown in Nashville” from Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) N Buy it!
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys “Apartment #9” from Back At the Quonset Hut (Ramseur Records 2012) N —A really fine cover of the old Paycheck classic. Chuck will be at the Old Rock House on May 3.Buy it!
The Misfits Classic Country Band “California Wine” from Always Welcome At Home (self 2012) N L —Local boys, mainly from Jefferson County, MO.Buy it!
JP Harris and the Tough Choices “I'll Keep Calling” (Cow Island 2012) N Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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