Lester Flatt and The Nasvhille Grass “The Martha White theme” from RCA Country Legends: Lester Flatt (RCA) —Hound Dog Brown is sitting in for Fred Gumaer today. Thanks, Fred, for inviting me! ; - )Buy it!
Charlie McCoy “Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line” from The Real McCoy (Monument)Buy it!
The Sons of the Pioneers “One More Ride” from The Sons Of The Pioneers - Ultimate Collection (Universal Music Enterprises) —Sending this cowboy classic out to Ursula and in memory of Arnie Krimmelman.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb “So round, so firm, so fully packed” from Ernest Tubb Vol. 1 1942 - 1949 (Castle Communications)Buy it!
The Stanley Brothers “The Lonesome River” from The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers (Sony 1996)Buy it!
John Prine “Bear Creek Blues” from The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family (Dualtone Music Group)Buy it!
Zydeco Crawdaddys “Boll Weevil” from Saint Louie Mardi Gras (Jake The Dog Records 2007) L —It is Fred Gumaer who is playing these fine drums!Buy it!
Gram Parsons (with Emmylou Harris) “Return Of The Grievous Angel” from GP/Grievous Angel (Reprise 1973)Buy it!
Roy Acuff “When I Lay My Burden Down” from Columbia Historic Edition (Columbia Nashville 1936)Buy it!
The Collins Kids (Lorrie & Larry) “Beetle-bug-bop” from Classic Rockabilly (Proper Records) —This sister and kid brother act, Lorrie & Larry Collins, appeared on a TV program in the 50s, and were precocious guitarists and vocalists. Little Larry grew up to be a successful songwriter, and co-wrote the following song....Buy it!
David Frizzell & Shelly West “You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma” from The Very Best of David Frizzell & Shelly West (Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc. 2009) —Written by Larry Collins and Felice & Boudleaux Bryant, this recording charted #1 on the country list in 1981. A gorgeous song! David Frizzell is one of Lefty's younger brothers, and Shelly is Dottie's daughter.Buy it!
David Frizzell “I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home” from The Very Best Of David Frizzell (Varèse Sarabande Records) —David scored a #1 country record with this in 1982.Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “My Baby's Just Like Money” from Hillbilly Boogie! (Legacy/Columbia) —And, here's two in a row from big brother Lefty.........Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)” from The Louisiana Hayride Story (Proper Records)Buy it!
The Carter Family “The East Virginia Blues” from The Carter Family 1927-1934 Disc E (JSP Records) —I think this pick shows off Maybelle's renowned guitar style very well. Guitarists have been studying her ever since!Buy it!
Hank Williams “Ramblin' Man” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (Polygram 1990) R Buy it!
Booker T. And The MGs “Hang 'Em High” from The Very Best of Booker T. And The MGs (Rhino Records) —I'm playing this cut as a background bed behind a few announcements in memory of Donald "Duck" Dunn, who died at age 70 a week ago.Buy it!
Patsy Cline “I'm moving along” from The Rockin' Side: Her First Recordings Vol. 3 (Rhino Records)Buy it!
Doc Watson “Beaumont Rag” from The Best of Doc Watson 1964 - 1968 (Vanguard 1999)Buy it!
Moon Mullican “It's a sin to love you like I do” from Moonshine Jamboree (Ace Records/G.M.L. Inc. 2010)Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man?” from Leaving Eden (Nonesuch Records 2012) N —A masterful cover of Cousin Emmy's classic, done more in keeping with Cousin Emmy's original recording.Buy it!
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Nashville blues” from Will The Circle Be Unbroken - The Trilogy (Capitol Records) —Features the master of bluegrass banjo, the great Earl Scruggs.Buy it!
Leon McAuliffe & His Western Swing Band “Take It Away, Leon” from Hillbilly Boogie! (Legacy/Columbia)Buy it!
BR5-49 “Honky Tonk Song” from BR5-49 CD ALBUM (Arista Records 1996)Buy it!
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant “Arkansas Traveler” from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars Of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie Music/CEMA Special Markets 2010)Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Poor boy blues” from Thunderstorms and Neon Signs (Ark21 1995)Buy it!
The Tractors “Tulsa Shuffle” from The Tractors (Arista Records 1994)Buy it!
The Byrds “The Christian Life” from Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Sony 1990)Buy it!
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs “Brother, I'm getting ready to go” from Foggy Mountain Gospel (Columbia Legacy)Buy it!
Johnny Cash “I Won't Back Down” from American III: Solitary Man (American 2000)Buy it!
Charlie Daniels “Uneasy Rider” from Honey In The Rock (Kama Sutra Records 1973) —From my old LP. This was issued on an obscure label in '73, and didn't get much notice until progressive rock radio stations started playing it. (Straight C&W stations weren't going to play it, were they? ; - ) Hope it brings back some memories!Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Train Of Love” from The Legend Of Johnny Cash - The First Original Recordings (K-tel Entertainment)Buy it!
Wanda Jackson “Man We Had A Party” from Wanda Rocks CD COMP (Bear Family 2002) —Fred will be back next week! Thanks for all the phone calls!Buy it!
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