Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs “Martha White theme” from Martha White Bluegrass Reunion (EMI Capitol Music/Windmill Holding Corp) —Hound Dog Brown is filling in today for Jeff Corbin. Thanks, Jeff, for inviting me! ; - ) And it's a rainy St. Pat's Day in St. Louis.Buy it!
Charlie McCoy “The Real McCoy” (Monument)Buy it!
The Whites with Ricky Skaggs “Will My Mother Know Me There?” from The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family (Dualtone Music Group, Inc. 2004) —This and the next two cuts were all written by the great A.P. Carter.Buy it!
Marty Stuart & 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 Music Group, Inc.) —This is a blood curdling rendition of a bone chilling murder ballad!Buy it!
Sheryl Crow “No Depression In Heaven” from The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family (Dualtone Music Group, Inc. 2004)Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Real Old Mountain Dew” from Heritage (Dixiefrog 2007) —This is a song which Rhiannon Giddens found in a compilation of Irish American tunes. It was recorded in the 1920s by an Irish singer named John Griffin, who a a bus driver in NY City, thus is a good 'un for St. Pat's Day!Buy it!
Uncle Dave Macon “Over the Road I'm Bound to Go” from Go Long Mule (County Records 2007) —This and the next two cuts are by the pillars of country music......Uncle Dave Macon (1928), Jimmie Rodgers (1929), and the Carter Family (1930).Buy it!
Jimmie Rodgers “No Hard Times” from Country & Western (Membran/Documents)Buy it!
The Carter Family “John Hardy” from Country & Western (Membran/Documents 2008)Buy it!
Adolph Hofner & His Texans “I'll keep my old guitar” from Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys - The Golden Years Of Western Swing (Proper Records) —This and the following cut were both recorded in 1938 by some of the pioneers of western swing.Buy it!
W. Lee O'Daniel & His Hillbilly Boys “Lonesome Road Blues” from Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys - The Golden Years Of Western Swing (Proper Records) —Though W. Lee O'Daniel was the organizer and commercial backer of this band, he did not sing or play an instrument ; - )Buy it!
Hank Snow “Trouble in mind” from Blues For My Blue Eyes (Jasmine Records) —Here's a set of four honky tonk tunes.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb “Give me a little old fashioned love” from Ernest Tubb Vol. 2 1949 - 1951 (Castle Communications)Buy it!
Moon Mullican “Leaving You With a Worried Mind” from Moonshine Jamboree (Ace Records/G.M.L. Inc. 2010)Buy it!
Hank Williams “(Last night) I heard you crying in your sleep” from Hank Williams - The Original Singles Collection Plus (Mercury Nashville Records 1991)Buy it!
The Soggy Bottom Boys “In The Jailhouse Now (feat. Tim Blake Nelson)” from Soundtrack - O Brother Where Art Thou? (UMG Recordings) —I was thinking about former Illinois governor Rod Blagoyevich, who went to a federal slammer this week, and then I thought of this song (written by Jimmie Rodgers, of course!)Buy it!
King Sacred Quartet “Turn Your Radio On” from The Louisiana Hayride Story (Proper Records)Buy it!
The Notorious Cherry Bombs “Forever Someday” from The Notorious Cherry Bombs (Universal South 2004)Buy it!
The Cox Family “I Feel The Blues Moving In” from Just When We're Thinking It's Over (Asylum Records/Elektra 1996)Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothers “Colorado” from Hot Burritos! The Flying Burrito Brothers Anthology, 1969 - 1972 (A&M Records 2000) —Gram Parsons had left the group when this was recorded, so Rick Roberts is singing lead on this one.Buy it!
Slim and Zella Mae Cox “Find your way home” from Find Your Way Back Home (self-release) L —Here is a set of three Holy Country tunes.......Buy it!
Steep Canyon Rangers “Good Old Country Baptizing” from Mr. Taylor's New House (Bonfire Records 2002) —Lizzie Hamilton does some really sweet singing on this cut!Buy it!
The Happy Goodmans “When God's Chariot Comes” from Always (Spring Hill Music Group)Buy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis “What's Made Milwaukee Famous” from Killer - The Mercury Years Vol. One 1963 - 1968 (Polygram Records) —If you're hoisting a beer today in honor of St. Patrick, here's a set of three beer drinkin' beer tunes.Buy it!
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys “Bubbles In My Beer” from Take Me Back To Tulsa (Proper Records)Buy it!
The Rockhouse Ramblers “Bubbles In The Glass” from Lies and Damn Lies CD ALBUM (self 2010) L —Kip Loui, member of the Rockhouse Ramblers, was the host of The Back Country for several years.Buy it!
Werly Fairburn “Everybody's Rockin'” from Classic Rockabilly (Proper Records)Buy it!
Al Ferrier “My Baby Done Gone Away” from Classic Rockabilly (Proper Records)Buy it!
BR549 “I'm All Right (For the Shape I'm In)” from Tangled In The Pines (Dualtone 2005)Buy it!
BR549 “That's What I Get” from Tangled In The Pines (Dualtone 2005)Buy it!
Junior Brown “Doin' what comes easy to a fool” from Guit With It (Curb 1993) —Jeff Corbin will be back in the broadcast studio this Saturday. I hope your St. Pat's weekend is pleasant.Buy it!
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