Jeremiah Johnson Band with the Sliders “I Can Barely Breathe” from 9th & Russell (The Jeremiah Johnson Band With The Sliders 2010) L —This is Hound Dog Brown, honored to fill in for Pat Wolfe today on Interstate. Thanks, Pat, for tapping me to do it! I'm playing a whole bunch of Pat's usual musical suspects today.Buy it!
Legendary Shack Shakers “CB Song” from Bloodshot Records Sampler 7 (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com)Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “Rhapsody” from Bloodshot Records Sampler 7 (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com)Buy it!
Old 97s “Doreen” from Bloodshot Records Sampler 7 (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com)Buy it!
Mark Knopfler “The Ragpicker's Dream” (Warner Bros. 2002) —This cut by Mr. Knopfler even has a Christmas theme!Buy it!
James McMurtry “Sixty Acres” from It Had To Happen (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1997)Buy it!
John Hiatt & The Goners “How Bad's the Coffee?” from Beneath This Gruff Exterior (New West Records www.newwestrecords.com 2003) —Mr. Hiatt asks the essential question, exactly how bad IS the coffee? ; - ) This cut features Sonny Landreth on some percolatin' bottleneck slide guitar.Buy it!
Derek Hoke and the Hoke Ridge Boys “Live in the Kdhx studio” from Live in the KDHX Studio (KDHX www.kdhx.org) —We had a live performance by Derek Hoke and the Hoke Ridge Boys today, who have a new CD, and who are appearing at Off Broadway in St. Louis tonight.Buy it!
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “Never let the devil get the upper hand of you” from The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family (Dualtone Muusic Group) —This murder ballad is from the Carter Family songbook. It's so bonechilling because 1) A.P. Carter wrote the lyrics in the first person, and 2) Marty's vocal delievery, and his use of an electric sitar (!!) on this cut.Buy it!
Uncle Tupelo “No Depression” from Uncle Tupelo 89 /93 An Anthology (Columbia/Legacy. 2002) L —Another Carter Family song.Buy it!
Levon Helm “Single Girl, Married Girl” from Dirt Farmer (Dirt Farmer 2007) —Yet another Carter Family classic.Buy it!
John Prine “Bear Creek Blues” from The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family (Dualtone Music Group) —This makes four Carter Family songs in a row! Musicians of all stripes will be going back to the Carter songbook forever!Buy it!
Poco “Rocky Mountain Breakdown” from Poco Seven (Epic 1974) —I know that Pat Wolfe likes to play some Poco, so here's a Poco cut featuring Rusty Young on multiple instruments.Buy it!
John Hartford “Station Break” from Aereo-Plain (Rounder Select)Buy it!
John Hartford “Turn Your Radio On” from Aereo-Plain (Rounder Select) —Kicking off this hour with that ol' rascal, John Hartford. KDHX is having a big John Hartford tribute event at Off Broadway on Dec 29, which consists of two shows, with a whole gob of bands lined up to pay honors to Mr. Hartford.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Don't Think Twice, It's All Right” from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Vol. II (Columbia 1971) —Earlier this year, while listening to Jeff Corbin's Sat afternoon show "The Back Country", where he played "Understand your man" by Johhny Cash, it finally dawned on me that Mr. Cash used the chord structure from this tune by Bob Dylan as the basis.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Understand Your Man” from Johnny Cash - 16 Biggest Hits (Columbia Legacy 1979) —I searched Google and found a whole stack of web pages that confirm that, yep, Mr. Cash indeed used Dylan's "Don't think twice, it's all right" as the basis for "Understand your man". Mr. Cash reworked the sound with Mariachi trumpets, and voila!Buy it!
Levon Helm “A Train Robbery” from Dirt Farmer (Dirt Farmer 2007) —It's a wonderful story song, because it's a wonderful story with lots of imagery, about a train robbery that took place on Sept 7, 1881 in Missouri.Buy it!
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “Middle of nowhere.” from Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers (Continental Song City 2012) —An excellent piece of country music by this young lady and her band from the Seattle area, who appeared at Twangfest this year.Buy it!
Lacey J. Dalton and Bobby Bare “Beer drinkin' Christian” from Music From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Take This Job And Shove It (Epic) —This brilliant little number has never been released on CD, as far as I know, and can only be found on a couple of obscure LPs. It's heard during the end credits of the movie in which it appeared.Buy it!
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “Sundown In Nashville” from Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) N Buy it!
The Rockhouse Ramblers “Bubbles In The Glass” from Lies and Damn Lies CD ALBUM (self 2010) L —A fine cut from local good guys!Buy it!
The Derailers “Long On Love” from Full Western Dress (Sire Records Group 1999) —This album by The Derailers was produced by Dave Alvin.Buy it!
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men “Long white Cadillac” from Interstate City (Hightone) —Speaking of Dave Alvin, this is a live album by Mr Alvin and company. This cut features some fine lap steel guitar by Greg Leisz and piano by Rick Solem.Buy it!
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen “Armadillo stomp” from Live From Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Paramount Records 1974)Buy it!
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen “Mean woman blues” from Live From Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Paramount Records 1974) —Goin' out on a little from the king of cosmic-cowboy diesel-billy boogie-woogie rock and roll. Pat will be back in the chair next week.Buy it!
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