The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
David Grisman “I'm Comin' Back, But I Don't Know When” from Home Is Where the Heart Is (Rounder www.rounder.com 1988)Buy it!
John Starling and Carolina Star “In My Hour Of Darkness (feat. Emmylou Harris)” from Slidin' Home (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 2007) —One written by Gram Parsons and Emmylou, with Mike Auldridge and Jon Stewart adding to the vocal mix.Buy it!
The Dillards “Hey Boys” from There Is a Time (1963-70) (Vanguard 1991) —Roy DEAN WEBB, mandolin player with second-generation bluegrass band, The Dillards, was born on March 28, 1937 in Independence, MO and will be 75 years old on Wednesday.Buy it!
Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys “Walkin' in My Sleep” from King of Country Music (Proper unk 2004) —Seventy three years ago tomorrow on March 25, 1939 Billboard published its first “Hillbilly Records” chart. It’s pretty likely this cut or another by Roy Acuff appeared there.Buy it!
Bascom Lamar Lunsford “I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground” from Ballads, Banjo Tunes and Sacred Songs of Western North Carolina (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings folkways.si.edu 1996)Buy it!
Dewey Balfa “La Mauvais Nouvelle (The Bad News)” from Dewey Balfa and Friends (Swallow www.swallowrecords.com 1991)Buy it!
Charlie Poole With the North Carolina Ramblers “There'll Come a Time” from The North Carolina Banjo Collection (Rounder www.rounder.com 1998) —Recorded in 1926 for the Columbia label.Buy it!
Dale Hannah “All Night Train” from Back in the Day (Fiddleosophy 2012) LBuy it!
The Gordons “Give Me Water, Lord” from Our Time (Inside Out 2008)Buy it!
David Llewellyn & Ida Kristin “Dancing” from Songs Around the Kitchen Table (Dubband Records 2011)Buy it!
Moon Mullican and His Showboys “Trouble, Trouble” from Moon's Tunes (Westside 2001) —Recorded 60 years ago in 1952 for the King label.Buy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis “What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Fool Out of Me” from The Locust Years...to the Promised Land, Volume 4 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —Recorded for the Smash label in 1968. Charlie McCoy on the harmonica.Buy it!
Charlie Pride “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)” from The Essential Charlie Pride (RCA Nashville/Legacy 1997) —This was the 1st record by an African-American artist to reach the top of the country charts in 25 years when it came out in 1969. The last was Louis Jordan's "Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?Buy it!
Jerry Reed “Lord, Mr. Ford” from RCA Country Legends (Buddha 2001) —Originally recorded in 1973 for RCA.Buy it!
Béla Fleck “Cheeseballs in Cowtown” from Tales from the Acoustic Planet (Warner 1061 1995) —BELA FLECK and the Flecktones will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall next Thursday, March 29th for an 8PM show. Howard Levy rejoins the band for the evening.Buy it!
Dailey & Vincent “You Oughta Be Here With Me” from Brothers from Different Mothers (Rounder www.rounder.com 2009) —DAILEY & VINCENT perform their Statler Brothers Tribute at the Falls Conference Center in Columbia, IL, also on March 29th, at 8PM. For information call 618.281.3255.Buy it!
Cumberland Gap “You're Still on My Mind” from Dreams of Living (Cumberland Gap 2013) L —Aaron Muskopf on the lead vocal. Local bluegrass and Americana favorites CUMBERLAND GAP will be at The Focal Point on Friday, March 30th along with the Foggy Memory Boys. Show time is 8PM.Buy it!
Rough Shop “Last Sad Song” from Beneath the South Side Bridge (Perdition 2012) N L —St. Louis band ROUGH SHOP has a cd release and star-studded revue taking place on Saturday, April 14th at B.B.’s Jazz, Blues and Soups, starting at 9PM. Their new release is ”Beneath the South Side Bridge”.Buy it!
Riders In the Sky “That's How the Yodel was Born” from Weeds and Water (Rounder www.rounder.com 1991) —One written by Ranger Doug and yodeled by him as well.Buy it!
The Carper Family “Can't Shake The Sands Of Texas From My Shoes” from Back When (self 2012) —A fine cover of an old Gene Autry song by three very talented ladies from Austin.Buy it!
Darrell Scott “Candle for a Cowboy” from Long Ride Home (Full Light www.darrellscott.com 2011)Buy it!
Willie Nelson “This Old House” from Remember Me Vol. 1 (R&J 2011) —WILLIE NELSON returns to St. Louis for an 8PM show at The Pageant on Tuesday, April 17th, opening act TBD.Buy it!
Robbie Fulks “Bury the Bottle with Me” from 13 Hillbilly Giants (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2001) —Country guitarist and singer Robert “ROBBIE” FULKS was born on March 25, 1963 in York, PA and will be 48 years old tomorrow. Here he performs a fine cover of a Hank Cochran song.Buy it!
Freda and the Firedogs “Be Real” from Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm (Vanguard 2009) —Long, tall MARCIA BALL was born on March 20, 1949 in Orange, TX and was 63 years old on Tuesday. Freda and the Firedogs were a popular Austin, Texas band back in the early ‘70s.Buy it!
Bud Isaacs “Two Out of Three” from The Swingin' Steel Guitar of Bud Isaacs (Bronco Buster 1997) —From a RadiOzark transcription, a rare track with Bud on the vocal.Buy it!
Red Foley “Peace in the Valley” from Country Music Hall of Fame Series: Red Foley (MCA 1991) —Red recorded this Thomas Dorsey classic this week in 1951 and it became gospel music's first million seller.Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Po' Black Sheep” from Leaving Eden (Nonesuch Records 2012) N Buy it!
John Lilly “I-95” from Cold Comfort (Javelina www.johnlillymusic.om 2012) —Bill Kirchen plays electric baritone guitar on this one.Buy it!
James Hand “Just a Heart” from Shadow On the Ground (Rounder www.rounder.com 2009)Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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