The Texas Troubadours “Buddie's Boogie” from Almost to Tulsa: The Instrumentals (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Rosanne Cash “Tennessee Flat Top Box” from Hits 1979-1989 (CBS 1989) —Slim's favorite version of this tune; Roseanne recorded this in 1987.Buy it!
Joy Lynn White “Why Do I Love You” from The Lucky Few (Little Dog Records 1997) —this is a Jim Lauderdale tune, sung beautifully by Joy. Little Dog is/was Pete Anderson's label, and Pete, along with Dusty Wakeman, produced Ms. White's cd.Buy it!
Sarah And The Tall Boys “Most Days” from A Lifetime Worth of Sin (self 2010) —This is a fine young band of honky tonkers and bluesers. Sarah writes the majority of the lyrics, and the band was credited for most of the tunes on this album.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “Missing Heart” from 3 Pears (Warner Brothers 2012) N —Dwight's 1st album of new material since 2005. Dwight wrote or co-wrote 11 of 12 tunes, and played acoustic and electric guitar on most track (with electric leads from Eddie Perez.)Buy it!
Jim Lauderdale “If I Were You” from The Other Sessions (Dualtone Nashville 2001) —this song was co-written wtih Frank Dycus.Buy it!
The Derailers “No One To Talk To But The Blues” from Reverb Deluxe (Sire/Watermelon 1997) —This is the band that was my (East Side Slim) entry point to roadhouse honky tonky. Thanks, guys!Buy it!
Chuck Mead “Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries” from Back at the Quonset Hut (Ramseur 2012) N —Elizabeth Cook is the female vocalist heard on this cut.Buy it!
Gary Bennett “Human Condition” (Landslide Records 2005) —the band Gary used for these recordings includes Kenny Vaughan and Marty Stuart - not too bad, eh?Buy it!
Chris Scruggs “Where the Wind Might Blow” from Anthem (Cogent 2009) —Don Herron (from BR5) on fiddle, Chris is playing most everything else with strings. Chris came into BR5-49 upon the departure of Gary Bennett.Buy it!
BR5-49 “You're A Hum-dinger” from Coast To Coast (Arista 2000)Buy it!
Kenny Vaughan “Okolona Tennessee” from V (SUGAR HILL 2011) —Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives is the band. The Oak Ridge Boys (or is it the Okolona Ridge Boys?) sing on the cut heard here.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Frankie's Man, Johnny” from The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 (Sony 1998) —this song was recorded in 1958 with Luther Perkins, Marshall Grant and Buddy Harman!Buy it!
Wylie and the Wild West “Blue Yodel No. 1 - T For Texas” from Total Yodel! (Rounder www.rounder.com 1998) —Wylie Gustafson, a fine singer and darn good yodeler; he throws his own arrangement on this old classic. He has a new cd out per 2012. I found this disc as a Goodwill store a $2 bargain, worth 10 times as much. Good stuff on here.Buy it!
Freddy Fender “Come Back Home” from The Voice - The Crazy Cajun Recordings (Crimson Productions Ltd 1999) —Baldemar Huerta; tracks recorded with Huey Meaux from early 70s to early 80sBuy it!
Vassar's Jam “Orange Blossom Special” from MerleFest Live! The Best of 2003 (Welk Music 2004) —1st of a few MerleFest tracks today, sent out to Jeff Corbin. Band on this cut is Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Peter Rowan, Bryan Sutton and Mark Schatz.Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “Haley Mae” from Live at the Chapel (self 2010) L —St. Louis' own, recorded live in 2009.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Big City” from The Essential Merle Haggard - The Epic Years (EPIC/LEGACY 2004) —pay close attention to Merle's phrasing here - nobody does it better. Recorded in 1981Buy it!
Doc Watson “Make Me A Pallet On The Floor” from MerleFest Live! The Best of 2003 (Welk Music 2004) —ol' Doc was a bluesman at heart...he could play it all.Buy it!
Rockhouse Ramblers “Bar Time” (self 2000) —St. Louis' own! This song was written and sung by Rambler Dade Farrar.Buy it!
Charlie Rich “The Milky White Way” from Feels Like Going Home - The Essential Charlie Rich (EPIC/LEGACY 1997) —the incomparable Charlie Rich; this cut was recorded in 1975 for the Sliver Strings lp. Written by Charlie, along with Billy Sherrill.Buy it!
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “There's A Rainbow (At The End Of Every Storm)” from Soul's Chapel (Universal South Records 2005) —Soul's Chapel is one of the decade's most beautiful albums, regardless of genre.Buy it!
Hot Club Of Cowtown “It's My Lazy Day” from Dev'lish Mary (Hightone 2000) —The album was produced by Lloyd Maines.Buy it!
Patsy Cline “Imagine That” from The Definitive Collection (MCA 2004) —recorded back in February of 1962.Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78's “Buick City” from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —a tough young honky tonk band; thanks to Jeff Corbin for turning me on to this group.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Wake Me When It's Over” from The Early Years The Complete Liberty Recordings Plus More (Liberty Records 1994) —Willie's love of blues is very evident on these early-career recordings, most from the 1960s. This was a Liberty single back in 1962.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from The Fastest Guitar in the Country (Sundazed 1995) —lp originally released by Imperial Records in 1967. My copy is a 2012 180 gram vinyl release on Sundazed, made from the original Imperial Records master tapes.Buy it!
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