Lester Flatt “The Martha White Theme” from RCA Country Legends: Lester Flatt (RCA/BMG Heritage 2003) —This is Hound Dog Brown, filling in for Jeff Corbin today. Thanks, Jeff, for inviting me! ; - )Buy it!
Charlie McCoy “Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line” from The Real McCoy (Monument)Buy it!
Rhonda Vincent “Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem” from Beautiful Star: A Christmas Collection (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2006) —Kicking off the show with a few Christmasy tunes.Buy it!
Mollie O'Brien “In the bleak midwinter” from Tinsel Tunes - More Holiday Treats From Sugar Hill (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com) —Molly is backed up by Jerry Douglas on dobro.Buy it!
Jerry Jeff Walker “Frosty the snowman” from Christmas Gonzo Style (Rykodisc 1994)Buy it!
Jimmie Dolan & His Texas Ramblers “Tennessee baby” from Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys - The West Coast Indies (Proper Records) —Here are two classic hilbilly bop recordings. This one from Jimmie Dolan was recorded in 1947 and released originally on the Modern Records label.Buy it!
Jimmy Walker “High geared daddy” from Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys - The West Coast Indies (Proper Records) —This song was written by Webb Pierce. Jimmy recorded it in 1951, and it features Noel Boggs on steel guitar and Joe Maphis on guitar.Buy it!
The Carter Family “The Foggy Mountain Top” from The Carter Family 1927 - 1934 (JSP Records) R —Listener Jeff requested this original Carter Family recording.Buy it!
Chet Atkins “Deck the halls” from Country Christmas Favorites (KRB Music Companies/Sony BMG)Buy it!
Hank Williams “Thy burdens are greater than mine” from Hank Williams - Alone With His Guitar (Mercury Records) —The was a demo recording which Hank made circa 1951 of a song written by Pee Wee King and Redd Stewart.Buy it!
Herby Shozel & The Longhorn Playboys “I suppose” from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —Here's the first of two songs compiled by Bear Family Records of material released on the small South Texas record label, Sarg Records (pronounced "Sarge"). This was an early one, recorded in 1955.Buy it!
Neal Merritt “There's an hour to every day” from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —Charlie Fitch started Sarg Records when Neal Merritt had trouble getting major record labels interested in recording him. Charlie Fitch named the label Sarg, because everyone called Charlie "Sarge", since he had been a Tech Sergeant in the Air Force.Buy it!
Trigger 5 “Xmas With My Exes” from Three Cords (self-release 2011) L —This is an original song by local C&W band Trigger 5. "Three Cords" (yep, that's the way it's spelled ; - ) is an EP CD which they released within the past year.Buy it!
The Dave and Deke Combo “Hitch in my get-a-long” from Hollywood Barn Dance (Heyday Records) —Whee, this is fun! Dave Stuckey and Deke Dickerson had a retro hillbilly bop combo back in the 90s, and here's exactly how good they were!Buy it!
The Dave and Deke Combo “Right Behind Me” from Hollywood Barn Dance (Heyday Records) —More fun stuff from Dave and Deke. Dave wrote most of the material on this CD, and Deke played lead guitar.Buy it!
John Hartford “Station Break” from Aereo-Plain (Rounder Select)Buy it!
John Hartford “Turn Your Radio On” from Aereo-Plain (Rounder Select) —KDHX is hosting a big tribute event on Saturday Dec 29 at Off Broadway, honoring good ol' John Hartford. "Turn your radio on" is a classic Gospel piece written by the great Gospel songwriter, Albert Brumley, recorded by the King Gospel Quartet in 1947.Buy it!
The Carter Family “Wildwood Flower” from The Carter Family 1927 - 1934 (JSP Records) R —Listener Gary requested this original Carter Family recording.Buy it!
New Riders of the Purple Sage “She's No Angel” from Home, Home On The Road (CBS Inc. 1974) —Listener John in Columbia requested something from the New Riders. This album was issued in 1974, and is the first live LP they released. Buddy Cage does some very fine pedal steel guitar throughout.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Amen” from Orange Blossom Special (Columbia Legacy) —This album was originally released in 1965. Listener Joe requested something from Johnny Cash in memory of the children who recently died in the tragedy in Connecticut.Buy it!
The Derailers “Play Me the Waltz of the Angels (featuring Buck Owens)” from Full Western Dress (Sire Records Group 1999) —Here's a set of two songs by musicians who are deep admirers of Buck Owens. On this Derailers' cut, Buck himself sings the second vocal.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “Under Your Spell Again” from Dwight Sings Buck (New West 2007) —Another Buck Owens tune sung by a true admirer.Buy it!
Hank Williams “Weary Blues From Waitin'” from Hank Williams - Alone With His Guitar (Mercury Records) —Recorded as a demo tape circa 1951.Buy it!
Hank Williams “Alone & forsaken” from Hank Williams - Alone With His Guitar (Mercury Records) —Recorded between Jan and May 1949 for airing on a morning show on KWKH in Shreveport. These recordings on this CD are just Hank singing and accompanying himself on guitar, and are as simple and pure as it gets.Buy it!
Adolph Hofner & the Pearl Wranglers “The tickle-toe song” from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —Because Adolph Hofner was signed to Decca Records, this recording was originally made on the Sarg label as by Bash Hofner & the Pearl Wranglers. Bash was Adolph's brother.Buy it!
Al Urban “Lookin' for Money” from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —The last Sarg Records cut for today. Thanks to listeners Denny and Ken who called and told me they found out about Sarg Records from the same PBS documentary film that I saw earlier this year.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb “Blue Christmas” from Ernest Tubb - Vol. 2 1949 - 1951 (Castle Communications) —This is definitely classic Ernest Tubb Christmas music.Buy it!
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “If I Can't Trust You With a Quarter (How Can I Trust You With My Heart?)” from Starlight Hotel (Signature Sounds Recordings Company 2011) —More people can take lessons from Ms Muth about how a country song should sound.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley “That Wonderful Place” from A Mother's Prayer (Rebel Records www.rebelrecords.com 2011) —Sir Ralph is the last man standing of the pioneers of bluegrass. His voice has so much character and texture that it's as good as five people singing.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley “What Kind Of Man” from A Mother's Prayer (Rebel Records www.rebelrecords.com 2011) —I believe this is still the most recent release by Sir Ralph. Thanks for all the fine phone calls during today's show. It sure was fun!Buy it!
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