The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “The Great Atomic Power” from When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie 1995) —From the Capitol label in 1961.Buy it!
The Byrds “The Christian Life (Master Take)” from Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Sony 1990) —Originally released by Columbia in 1968 with McGuinn's lead vocal instead of Gram Parsons for contractual reasons.Buy it!
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks “Poor Ellen Smith” from The Best of Bluegrass: 80 Years of American Music (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2004) —Recorded in 1949 for Columbia.Buy it!
The Sons of the Pioneers “Cigareets and Whusky and Wild Wild Women” from Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys (Proper 2004) —Recorded 65 years ago for RCA Victor, written by Tim Spencer, and including Noel Boggs on steel guitar and Pat Brady--Whoa, Nellybelle--on bass.Buy it!
David Ball “Countryboy Boogie” from Sparkle City (Red Dirt 2010)Buy it!
Butch Hancock “Dry Land Farm” from West Texas Waltzes & Dust Blown Tractor Tunes CD ALBUM (Rainlight 1998) —Originally recorded in 1978.Buy it!
Dave Kirby “Sidewalks of Chicago” from Is Anybody Going to San Antone? (Heart of Texas 2005) —One which was also recorded by Haggard.Buy it!
Steve Young “Shopping for Dresses” from Tulare Dust - A Songwriters' Tribute to Merle Haggard (Shout! 1994) —A fine guitar player in addition to great vocal work.Buy it!
John McCutcheon “This Morning I Was Born Again” from This Land: Woody Guthrie's America (Appalsongs 2011) —Better get your tickets now for next Saturday at Off Broadway: Just One Big Soul: Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday Celebration & KDHX Benefit. www.offbroadwaystl.com.Buy it!
Penny Ney “Lonely Street” from The Hardest Truth - EP (Penny Ney 2012) N Buy it!
Chuck Schaeffer “Along These Lines” (Chuck Schaeffer 2012) N Buy it!
George Jones and James Taylor “Bartender's Blues” from My Very Special Guests (Sony/BMG 2005) —JAMES TAYLOR returns to St. Louis for a show at the Fox Theater on Friday, July 20th at 8PM. He is the author and composer of this song and here joins The Possum on harmony vocal.Buy it!
Les Paul and Mary Ford “How High the Moon” from The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection (Big Three 2010) —A #1 hit for Capitol in 1951, staying atop the charts for nine weeks.Buy it!
Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin “Don't Fence Me In” from Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin (Roan Pony Records 2010) L —WIL MARING and ROBERT BOWLIN will be at Bellerive Park in the Carondelet neighborhood on Monday, July 9th, show time is 7PM.Buy it!
Asleep at The Wheel “Miles and Miles of Texas” from The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel (Unknown 2001) —Originally recorded in 1974 on the Epic label. ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL is at the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville next Saturday, July 13th, for an 8PM show.Buy it!
Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks “Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy” from Beatin' The Heat (SURFDOG 2000) —DAN HICKS and HIS HOT LICKS will be at the Old Rock House next Wednesday, July 11th for an 8PM show.Buy it!
Jesse McReynolds “El Cumbanchero” from Bending the Rules (OMS Records 2004) —I swear I first heard this piece as music in a cartoon from TV's early '50s.Buy it!
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage “Missouri Moon” from Ragin Live' CD ALBUM (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2005) L —Recorded March 8, 2005 at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis.Buy it!
Old Crow Medicine Show “Union Maid” from Big Iron World CD ALBUM (Nettwerk Records 2006) —OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW returns to St. Louis on Friday, July 20th for an 8PM show at The Pageant. Here they cover a Woody Guthrie song.Buy it!
Johnny Paycheck “(Pardon Me) I've Got Someone To Kill” from The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darlin' Years (Country Music Foundation 1996) R Buy it!
Rodney Crowell and Kris Kristofferson “My Father's Advice” from KIN: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell COMP (Vanguard 2012) N Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Roll Me Up” from HEROES (Legacy 2012) N —With Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson & Kris KristoffersonBuy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Mrs. Hank Williams” from Milly's Café (Lonesome Day www.lonesomeday.com 2006)Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” from The Essential Waylon Jennings (Sony BMG 2007) R —Originally recorded in 1975 on the RCA label. I rarely play the same song two weeks in a row so I hope the guy who requested this is awake this week.Buy it!
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “Sundown In Nashville” from Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) N R —Going out to Annabelle and Bill in Farmington.Buy it!
Jeff Hanna and Friends “Honky Tonk Blues” from Will The Circle Be Unbroken (EMI 1972) —Jeff Hanna on the vocal, with Norman, Vassar, Junior Huskey, Jim Ibbotson and Bill McEuen.Buy it!
Béla Fleck “Major Honker” from The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Volume 2 (Warner Brothers 1999)Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Give My Love to Rose” from The Essential Johnny Cash, 1955-1983 (Sony 1998) —Originally recorded 55 years ago in 1957 for the Sun label.Buy it!
Miss Leslie “All You Do Is Make Me Cry” from Wrong Is What I Do Best (Zero Label Records 2009)Buy it!
Rev. Matt “Barn Swallow Boogie” from Still Fight Left In These Fists EP (Loud Label 2012) N L —Rev. Matt has an EP release party next Friday, July 13th, at the Gramaphone, featuring Liquid Gold.Buy it!
George Jones and Merle Haggard “Don't Get Around Much Anymore” from Kickin' Out the Footlights Again (Bandit 2006) —A classic from the pen of Mr. Ellington.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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