Texas Troubadours “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost to Tulsa (Bear Family 2003)Buy it!
Skeets Mcdonald “Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” from And The Answer Is...1950s (Bear Family 1994) —Originally recorded in 1952 on Capitol.Buy it!
Goldie Hill “I Let the Stars Get In My Eyes” from And The Answer Is...1950s (Bear Family 1994) —Originally recorded in 1952 on Decca.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys “Orange Blossom Special” from Live in Japan (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1997) —Originally recorded in 1971.Buy it!
Jimmie Rodgers “Why There's a Tear In My Eye” from RCA Country Legends (BMG Heritage 2002) R —Originally recorded in 1931 for Bluebird. Songwriting credit is given to A.P. Carter for this one. Sara Carter sings harmony vocal and Maybelle plays--what else--Carter Scratch-style guitar on her Gibson.Buy it!
Jerry Byrd “Beautiful Kahana” from Master of the Steel Guitar, Vol. One (Sony BMG 2005) R —Originally recorded in 1961 for the Monument label.Buy it!
George Jones “The Grand Tour” from Columbia Country Classics: The Nashville Sound (CBS 1990) R —Originally recorded in 1974 on Columbia.Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “I Want to Be With You Always” from Look What Thoughts Will Do (Sony 1997) —LEFTY FRIZZELL recorded I Want to Be With You Always 60 years ago this week in 1951. It became Lefty’s first number one single, a harbinger of the year to come when, in the words of the Haggard song “Hank and Lefty crowded every juke box”.Buy it!
Little Jimmy Dickens “A Sleepin' at the Foot of the Bed” from I'm Little But I'm Loud: The Little Jimmy Dickens Collection (Razor&Tie 1996) —Originally recorded in 1950 for Columbia. This LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS song first charted this week in 1950.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Snowin' on Raton” from Live From Austin Texas (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2008) —ROBERT EARL KEEN was born on January 11, 1956 in Houston, TX and will be 55 years old on Tuesday. This is a fine cover of a Townes Van Zandt song that was recorded in 2001 on Austin City Limits.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “The Bluegrass Widow” from The Party Never Ends: Songs You Know from the Times You Can't Remember (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2003) —Originally released on "The Live Album" in 1993.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “My Shoes Keep Walkin' Back to You” from The Essential Ray Price (Sony 1991) —Originally recorded in 1957 on Columbia.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “I've Just Destroyed the World (I'm Living In)” from Ray Price And The Cherokee Cowboys (Bear Family 1995) —One written by Willie and featuring Jimmy Day on steel guitar. Originally recorded in 1962 on Columbia.Buy it!
Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Merle Haggard “I Gotta Have My Baby Back” from Last of the Breed (Lost Highway 2007)Buy it!
Willie Nelson and the Offenders “I'm So Ashamed” from Me and the Drummer (Luck 2000) —Jimmy Day is also featured on steel guitar on this track, one of his last recordings.Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Cherokee Maiden” from Legends of Country Music: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (Sony 2006) R —One of the first of many Cindy Walker songs recorded by Bob, originally recorded in 1941 on Okeh.Buy it!
The Red Headed Strangers “Just for Tonight” from Come On In CD ALBUM (The Red Headed Strangers 2009) —The RED HEADED STRANGERS will be at The Focal Point next Friday for an 8 o’clock show.Buy it!
Dale Watson “Texas Boogie” from The Truckin' Sessions, Vol 2 (Hyena 2009) —DALE WATSON returns to St. Louis on Sunday, January 23rd, for an 8PM show at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Marshall Crenshaw “Silver Wings” from Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994) —MARSHALL CRENSHAW is at Off Broadway next Wednesday, January 19th, along with The Bottle Rockets. Show time is 8PM.Buy it!
Dailey & Vincent “You Oughta Be Here With Me” from Brothers from Different Mothers (Rounder www.rounder.com 2009) —DAILEY & VINCENT are at the Sheldon Concert Hall next Friday for an eight o’clock show. This is a Roger Miller composition.Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Time Changes Everything” from San Antonio Rose (Bear Family 2000) —Originally recorded in 1940 for the Okeh label.Buy it!
Al Dexter and His Troopers “Pistol Packin' Mama” from Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing (Proper unk 1999) —Originally recorded in 1942 for Okeh.Buy it!
Webb Pierce “There Stands the Glass” from King of the Honky-Tonk: Decca Masters, 1952-1959 (Country Music Foundation 2000) R —Originally recorded in 1953 for Decca.Buy it!
Elvis Presley “Heartbreak Hotel” from The Tupelo Mississippi Flash (Proper unk 2008)Buy it!
The Hackberry Ramblers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Deep Water” (Hot Biscuits 1997)Buy it!
Beausoleil “Little Darlin'” from Alligator Purse (Yep Roc 2009) —Written by Julie Miller, with Natalie Merchant on harmony vocal and John Sebastian on harmonica.Buy it!
The Red Stick Ramblers “Grand Texas” from Right Key, Wrong Keyhole (Memphis International 2005)Buy it!
Barry and Holly Tashian “Rockin' Little Country Girl” from Long Story Short (Rock-A-Lot Records 2008) —HOLLY TASHIAN was born Holly Paige Kimball on January 8 1946 and she’s 65 years old today.Buy it!
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two “Luther Played the Boogie” from The Essential Johnny Cash (1955-1983) (Sony 1998) —Originally recorded in 1955 on the Sun label.Buy it!
Johnny and June Carter Cash “Jackson” from The Essential Johnny Cash (1955-1983) (Sony 1998) —JOHNNY and JUNE recorded Jackson this week in 1967. It won them a Grammy for vocal duo. It was written by Jerry Lieber and Billy Edd Wheeler.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Folsom Prison Blues” from At Folsom Prison (Legacy Edition) (Sire Records 2008)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)Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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