The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Hearts-A-Bustin'” from A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver - Live (Compadre 2004) —Billy Joe Shaver will be in Perryville, MO next Wednesday, September 5th for a 7PM show. For more information call 636.608.2789.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Barbeque” from Gringo Honeymoon (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1994) —Originally recorded in 1994. Robert Earl Keen will be at Off Broadway on Wednesday, September 19th for a 9PM show.Buy it!
Boxcar Willie and the Skeletons “Pipeliner Blues” from Rocky Box (K-Tel 1993) —One written by Moon Mullican.Buy it!
Junior Brown “Guit-Steel Blues” from Guit With It (Curb www.bear-family.de 1993)Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Roly Poly” from San Antonio Rose, Volume 7 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2000) R —Recorded for Columbia in 1946.Buy it!
Johnnie Lee Wills & All His Boys “Milk Cow Blues” from Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers: More from the Golden Years of Western Swing (Proper 2004) —Written by Kokomo Arnold, this 1941 Decca recording features Junior Barnard on electric guitar.Buy it!
Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys “A Six Pack to Go” from At the Golden Nugget (CAPITOL 1961) —This was the first live recording of a country music album. Hank learned electronics in the Navy and put it to immediate use in his career.Buy it!
Shot Jackson “Steeling the Mood” from The Steel Guitar Story (Proper 2008) —From a 1951 transcript from KWKH in Shreveport, LA, Buddy Attaway on guitar and Tillman Franks on bass.Buy it!
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys “My Bucket's Got a Hole in It” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1991) R Buy it!
The Vespers “Grinning in Your Face” from The Fourth Wall (self-released 2012) N —A Son House classic. The Vespers consists of two sisters and two brothers and they'll be at Cicero's next Friday, September 7th, for a 7:30PM show.Buy it!
Rosco Beano “Back Door Man” from Fried Chicken $7.99 (self-released 2012) N —Rosco first recorded this for the Old Time Music Fete in Cahokia, which, unfortunately has fallen victim to these hard times and is on hiatus for at least this year.Buy it!
Tommy Emmanuel “Gameshow Rag / Cannonball Rag” from The Mystery (ABC Music 2006) —Tommy Emmanuel will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall next Thursday at 8PM. He wrote the first half of this, Merle Travis the second.Buy it!
Fred Eaglesmith “Alcohol & Pills” from Ralph's Last Show, Volume 2 (Signature Sounds www.signaturesounds.com 2001) —The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show Tin Can Caravan at Off Broadway Sunday, September 16th for a 7:30PM show.Buy it!
Tompall Glaser “Put Another Log On The Fire” from Wanted: The Outlaws (20th Anniversary Edition) (RCA 1996) —Alternately titled the "Male Chauvinist National Anthem", I understand the lyrics became part of the platform at the RNC earlier this week.Buy it!
Johnny Bush “Hands Can Say a Lot Beneath the Table” from Lost Highway Saloon (Texas Music Group 2000) —With Buddy Emmons, Tommy Jackson and Buddy Spicher on twin fiddles, and Junior Huskey on bass.Buy it!
Dallas Wayne with Sunny Sweeney “Straighten Up (and Lie Right)” from I'll Take the Fifth (Smith Entertainment www.twotons.com 2009) —Dallas co-wrote this one with Robbie Fulks.Buy it!
Leona Williams “New Patches” (Heart of Texas Records 2008) —One written by Leonard Sipes, aka Tommy Collins.Buy it!
Jerry Byrd “Theme for a DJ” from Master of the Steel Guitar, Volume 1 (Sony 2005) —Recorded in 1964 for the Mercury label.Buy it!
Buddy Emmons “Any Time” from Amazing Steel Guitar: the Buddy Emmons Collection (Razor & Tie 1997) —Originally recorded in 1963 for Mercury and titled Steel Guitar Jazz.Buy it!
The Lucky Stars “The Tattooed Lady” from Stay Out Late With The Lucky Stars CD ALBUM (Fate Records 2005) —Jeremy Wakefield takes the lead vocal and plays his steel guitar on this one, made known through Skeets McDonald in the '50s.Buy it!
Bobby Caldwell and Buddy Charleton “Waltz Across Texas” from Bobby Caldwell and His Friends of Steel, Volume 1 (self 2003) L —St. Louis' own, Bobby Caldwell, was the leader of the house band for steel guitar conventions for many years. This is from the 1993 convention.Buy it!
Ralph Mooney “Crazy Arms” from Ghost Train (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2010) —Recorded not too long before Moon's death in 2011.Buy it!
Walt Wilkins “Like Strother Martin” from Plenty (Ride Records 2012) N —I had to play this one if for nothing more than having one of my favorite character actors in the title.Buy it!
Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott “House Of Gold” from We're Usually a Lot Better Than This (Full Light www.darrellscott.com 2012) N —Release date in October.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “Long Way to Go” from 3 Pears (Warner Brothers 2012) N —Hitting the streets on 9/18.Buy it!
The Time Jumpers “Texas on a Saturday Night” from The Time Jumpers (Rounder 2012) N —From their debut album on the Rounder label.Buy it!
Charline Arthur “I'm Having a Party All by Myself” from The Gals of the Big "D" Jamboree (Dragon Street 2001) —From an appearance on the Midnight Jamboree in the late '70s, Justin Tubb the emcee.Buy it!
Conway Twitty “She Needs Someone to Hold Her (When She Cries)” from Hello Darlin': 15 #1 Hits (Dualtone 2003) —Recorded in 1972 for Decca.Buy it!
Vince Gill “Just Pleasing You” from Kin (Vanguard 2012) N Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78's “Turn Up The Bottle” from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —Whitey returns to Off Broadway on Saturday, September 22nd, 9PM show.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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