The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Cumberland Gap “Ribbon of Darkness” from Circle the Wagons (Wildstone Audio 2004) L —A set of Gordon Lightfoot compositions to kick off today's Back Country.Buy it!
Darrell Scott and Tim O'Brien “Early Morning Rain” from We're Usually a Lot Better Than This (Full Light Records 2012) N Buy it!
Norman Blake and Tony Rice “I'm Not Sayin'” from Blake & Rice (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 1987) —Gordon was a big influence on Tony Rice's musical development.Buy it!
Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys “The WIld Side of Life” from Vintage Collections (CAPITOL NASHVILLE 1996) —This week in 1952 saw the first DJ convention, held in Nashville. It's a pretty good bet they were spinning the #1 songs in this set that year.Buy it!
Kitty Wells “It Was'nt God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” from Country Music Hall Of Fame (MCA 1991) —Originally on Decca.Buy it!
Webb Pierce “Back Street Affair” from King of the Honky-Tonk: Decca Masters, 1952-1959 (Country Music Foundation 2000)Buy it!
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)” from The Original Singles Collection Plus, Volume Three (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1991) —Originally on the MGM label.Buy it!
Carl Smith “Are You Teasing Me ?” from Satisfaction Guaranteed, Volume 1 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —Originally recorded for Columbia.Buy it!
Eck Robertson “Texas Wagoner” from Old-Time Texas Fiddler (1922-1929) (Rebel Records www.rebelrecords.com 2007) —A real family affair recorded in 1929, wife Nettie on guitar, son Dueron on banjo and daughter Daphne on tenor guitar.Buy it!
Jim Lauderdale “Iodine” from Carolina Moonrise (Sky Crunch 2012) N Buy it!
The Charlie Sizemore Band “My Dying Day” from Good News (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2007) —One written by Hank Cochran.Buy it!
Chris Brashear “Silvery Colorado” from Heart of the Country (Dog Boy 2012) N —An A.P. Carter song.Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothers “Green Green Grass of Home” from Sleepless Nights (A & M 1976)Buy it!
George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today” from The Essential George Jones, Volume 2 (Sony 2008) —From the Epic label in 1980, a Billy Sherrill production, of course.Buy it!
Jean Shepard “Crying Steel Guitar Waltz” from The Melody Ranch Girl, Volume 1 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —Recorded 60 years ago in 1952 for the Capitol label.Buy it!
Jean Shepard “Cigarettes and Coffee Blues” from The Melody Ranch Girl, Volume 5 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —Recorded in 1964 for Capitol.Buy it!
Roger Miller “When A House Is Not A Home” from King of the Road - The Genius of Roger Miller (Box Set) (Polygram 1995) R Buy it!
New Riders of the Purple Sage “Henry” from The Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage (Sony BMG 2006) R —From 1971, Captain Trips on the pedal steel. Going out to Steve, who's back in STL for a visit but spends most of his year working in Belize.Buy it!
Dillard & Clark “Train Leaves Here This Mornin'” from The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark + Through the Morning Through the Night (A & M 1998) —From the A & M label in 1968., a classic from Gene Clark.Buy it!
The Flatlanders “Stars in My Life” from The Odessa Tapes (New West 2012) N —A Butch Hancock song.Buy it!
Wanda Jackson “The Graveyard Shift” from Unfinished Business (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) N —One written by Steve Earle. His son, Justin Townes produced the album.Buy it!
Rosie Flores “Too Much” from Working Girl's Guitar (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2012) N —One recorded by Elvis.Buy it!
JP Harris and the Tough Choices “Gear Jammin' Daddy” from I'll Keep Calling (Cow Island Music 2011) —Likely to make my Top Ten list for 2012, lots of pure honky tonk originals and an impressive debut album.Buy it!
Dale Watson “Texas Boogie” from The Truckin' Sessions, Vol. 2 (Hyena 2009) —Dale returns to Off Broadway on Thursday, December 20th.Buy it!
Katy Moffatt “The Evangeline Hotel” from The Greatest Show on Earth (Philo 1995) —A Tom Russell composition. This became the revised title track when Ringling Bros. sued Philo for the original album title, "The Greatest Show on Earth".Buy it!
Gillian Welch “Paper Wings” from Revival (Acony 1996) R Buy it!
Norman Blake, Tut Taylor, Sam Bush, Butch Robins, Vassar Clements, David Holland, Jethro Burns “Oconee” from Norman Blake, Tut Taylor, Sam Bush, Butch Robins, Vassar Clements, David Holland, Jethro Burns (Flying Fish 1974) —Tut wrote this one and plays some mandolin on it.Buy it!
Corb Lund “Cows Around” from Cabin Fever (New West 2012) N Buy it!
Billy Don Burns “Gaylor Creek Church” from Nights When I'm Sober (Portrait of a Honky Tonk Singer) (Rusty Knuckles 2012) N Buy it!
Jamey Johnson & Emmylou Harris “Don’t Touch Me” from Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Mercury 2012) N Buy it!
Norman and Nancy Blake with Charlie Collins “The Fields Of November” from Old Ties (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2002) —May you be where and with whom you want to be this Thanksgiving holiday.Buy it!
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