Betse Ellis “Long Time to Get There” from High Moon Order (Free Dirt www.freedirtrecords.com 2013) —Betse is part of the lineup next Friday at the Sheldon Concert Hall for the 3rd Annual Folk & Roots Festival. www.folkandrootsfestival.com.Buy it!
John McCutcheon et. al. “Black Waters” from Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie (Compass Records 2014) N —A glorious 2-disc release just out. Tim O'Brien, Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan and Bryn Davies play on this one.Buy it!
The Loot Rock Gang “Loot Rock Boogie” from That's Why I've Got to Sing (Big Muddy 2014) N L —Mat and Little Rachel and the gang have their debut cd out now.Buy it!
Merrill Moore “Fly-Rite Boogie” from Boogie My Blues Away, Volume 1 (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de 1990) —Recorded in 1953 for Capitol, and the source for Big Sandy's band name.Buy it!
Ted Daffan's Texans “Blue Steel Blues” from Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story (Proper 2008) —Recorded in 1941 for the Okeh label.Buy it!
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys “Take These Chains from My Heart” from The Original Singles Collection Plus, Volume Three (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1991) —One of three songs recorded at Hank's last session this week in 1952, that made it to #1 posthumously. The other two were "Kaw-Liga" and "You're Cheatin' Heart".Buy it!
Ray Charles “No Letter Today” from Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (Rhino 1998) —Recorded in 1962 for ABC-Paramount, one written by Ted Daffan.Buy it!
George Hamilton IV “Somewhere South of San Antone” from In the Heart of Texas (Heart of Texas 2011) —RIP, George Hamilton IVBuy it!
The David Bromberg Band “Summer Wages” from How Late'll Ya Play 'Til? (Fantasy 1989) —Originally released in 1976 on Columbia, this double album featured one studio and one live disc. A great version of the Ian Tyson song.Buy it!
Ian Tyson “Land of the Shining Mountains” from All the Good'uns, Vol. 2 (stony plain 2013) —A second compilation cd of Ian's best. What a wonderful 50+ year music career he's had.Buy it!
Zoe Muth “Mama Needs a Margarita” from World of Strangers (Signature Sounds www.signaturesounds.com 2014) N —Hoping Zoe gets back to St. Louis in the near future.Buy it!
The Levon Helm Band “Turn Around” from The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3 (Vanguard 2014) N —Teresa Williams on the lead vocal on this Carl Perkins tune.Buy it!
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome” from Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2014) N —Brand new music from Marty Stuart. He and his great band return to St. Louis two weeks from tonight, October 4th at the Sheldon Concert Hall.Buy it!
Merle Haggard & The Strangers “Everybody's Had the Blues” from Down Every Road, Volume 3 (CAPITOL 1996) —Hag will be at the River City Casino for two nights, October 7th and 8th. Come and see a true country music legend.Buy it!
Kimberly Murray “Feelin' Kinda Haggard” from A World Away (Heart of Texas Records 2014) N —Merle's name lends itself well to country lyrics.Buy it!
Bob Manning “Clownin' Around” from All Night Radio (Bourbon Haze Records 2013) —Bob is the husband of our next artist, Kimberly Murray.Buy it!
Jim Lauderdale “The King of Broken Hearts” from I'm a Song (Sky Crunch 2014) N —Jim is one of the busiest buys in country music these days.Buy it!
Shel Silverstein “A Front Row Seat to Hear Ole Johnny Sing” from The Best of Shel Silverstein - His Words His Songs His Friends (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2005) —Recorded around the time Johnny Cash had a big hit with Shel's "A Boy Named Sue".Buy it!
Moot Davis “I Wanna Go Back” from Goin' in Hot (Crow Town Records 2014) —Moot returns to St. Louis on Wednesday, October 1st at Plush. The Lonesome Threesome opens.Buy it!
John Cowan “Devil Woman” from Sixty (Compass Records 2014) N —John's latest album features a country shuffle version of Marty Robbins' classic song.Buy it!
Marty Robbins “I Couldn't Keep from Crying” from The Essential Marty Robbins (Columbia Legacy 2005) —Originally recorded in 1952 for Columbia.Buy it!
John Prine and Connie Smith “So Sad ( To Watch Good Love Go Bad)” from In Spite of Ourselves (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 1999) —John is at the Touhill Performing Arts Center next Friday along with Amanda Shires.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris “Ballad of a Runaway Horse” from Cowgirl's Prayer (Elektra 1993) —Written by the incomparable Leonard Cohen, whose 80th birthday is celebrated tonight at Off Broadway with another great KDHX Tribute Show.Buy it!
The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
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