The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
Merle Travis “Three Times Seven” from Guitar Rags And A Too Fast Past, Vol. 2 (Bear Family 1994) —Recorded 65 years ago in 1947 on the Capitol label.Buy it!
Merle Travis “Merle's Boogie Woogie” from Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Volume 3 (Bear Family 1994) —Another one from 1947.Buy it!
Merle Travis “Re-Enlistment Blues” from Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol 5 (Bear Family 1994) —Travis had a bit part in the 1953 movie, "From Here to Eternity", and he composed this song for the movie.Buy it!
Merle Travis and Joe Maphis “Lonesome Road Blues” from Country Guitar Thunder (CMH 1991) —These songs were recorded between 1977-1981 and first released in 1983. Two of the best guitar players that ever was.Buy it!
Richard Smith “Saturday Night Shuffle” from Slim Pickin' (self 2007) —Richard is a terrific guitar player who is based out of Goodlettsville, TN and makes it through our town occasionally.Buy it!
Bobby Caldwell “Hey Good Lookin'” from Finger Style Guitar (self 2002) —We'll send this out to local picker, Brian Curran, who took lessons from Bobby in finger style guitar. Brian is at Civil Life Brewing from 8-10 tonight and at the Chandler Hill Winery tomorrow, 1-4PM.Buy it!
Chet Atkins “Rubber Doll Rag” from Galloping Guitar, Volume 3 (Bear Family 1995) —Originally recorded in 1960 for RCA.Buy it!
Travis County Pickin' “Travis County Pickin'” (Hightone 1997) —Six guitarists, in order of solos: Jim Stringer, Brian Hofeldt, Joel Hamilton, Casper Rawls, Boomer Norman and Dave Biller.Buy it!
Doc Watson and Friends “Your Lone Journey” from My Dear Old Southern Home (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1991) —Just learned this morning of the passing on Thanksgiving of Rosa Lee Carlton Watson, who is with Doc and Merle now. Rosa Lee wrote this one many years ago and Emmylou and countless others have recorded it as "Your Long Journey", but this is the title.Buy it!
Patty Loveless “Crazy Arms” from The Traditional Country Soul of Patty Loveless - Sleepless Nights (Saguaro 2008) —A slowed-down version of the great Ralph Mooney/Chuck Seals classic shuffle.Buy it!
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price “I Love You So Much” from Last of the Breed (Lost Highway 2007) —From the pen of Floyd Tillman.Buy it!
Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack “This Ain't My First Rodeo” from Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Mercury 2012) N Buy it!
George Jones “The Grand Tour” from The Essential George Jones, Volume 2 (Sony 2008) R —Recorded in 1974 for the Epic label.Buy it!
Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band “Old Five and Dimers Like Me” from Great Gonzos (MCA 1991) R —A Billy Joe Shaver number.Buy it!
The Five And Dimers “Drunken Smile” from Quarter of a Tank (The Five and Dimers New 2011) L —The Five and Dimers will be at the Schlafly Bottleworks next Thursday, November 29th, for a 7PM show.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “I Hate These Songs” (Hightone 1997) —Dale returns to Off Broadway on December 20th.Buy it!
The Ardoin Cajun/Creole Trio “Allons Danser” from Ardoin Cajun/Creole Trio (self 2002) —Morris Ardoin and Cajun/Creole Connection will be at The Focal Point on Wednesday, December 5th for a Holiday Cajun Dance, lessons at 7:30 and music at 8:15PM.Buy it!
The Hackberry Ramblers “Grand Texas” from Cajun Boogie (Flying Fish 1993) —As they explain in the intro to the song, Hank's "Jambalaya" took its melody from "Grand Texas", although some say Moon Mullican wrote it and gave it to Hank.Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” from Ramblin' (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings folkways.si.edu 1979) —Originally recorded in 1978 and released on the Malaco label in 1980.Buy it!
Lee Roy Parnell “Nashville Casualty and Life” from Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman (Kinkajou 1998) —It was the Nashville Life and Accident Insurance Company which started broadcasting on WSM ("We Shield Millions") in 1925. Kinky is at Off Broadway next Saturday, December 1st.Buy it!
George Worthmore “Black Mountain Rag” from live at kdhx 2.25.12 (none 2012) —George played guitar in Kinky's band way back in the day. George is also in town next Saturday, appearing at The Focal Point.Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “Promised Land” from Get Along Home (Green Strum 2011) LBuy it!
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three “Good Country Girls” from Middle of Everywhere (Free Dirt Records 2011) L —Ryan and Pokey are the headliners for the Folk School's Grand Celebration next Friday, November 30th, at The Sheldon. It's a benefit for The Sheldon and the Folk School of St. Louis, a service of KDHX.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakum “Long Way to Go” from 3 Pears (Warner 2012) N Buy it!
Peter Cooper “Here Comes That Rainbow Again” from The Lloyd Green Album (Red Beet Records 2010) —Written by Kris Kristofferson, who adapted the song from a scene in "The Grapes of Wrath".Buy it!
Sarah And The Tall Boys “The Mess You Made of Me” from Live in Chicago (self 2012) —Sarah and the Tall Boys played their last show as residents of the Windy City last night at Honky Tonk BBQ. Ian and Sarah are moving to Nashville, but look for them at Blues City Deli in February.Buy it!
Gary Nicholson with Jon Randall Stewart “Talkin' Texan” from Texas Songbook (Bismeaux 2011)Buy it!
Iris DeMent “If That Ain't Love” from Sing the Delta (Flariella Records 2012) N R Buy it!
Willie Nelson and Tom Petty “Goodnight Irene” from Will the Circle be Unbroken, Vol. III (CAPITOL 2002) R Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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