The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Charlie Louvin and Brennen Leigh “Robe Of White” from Voices of a Grateful Nation, Vol. 2 (Welcome Home Project 2008)Buy it!
James Hand and Lisa Hayes “Hey Soldier” from Voices of a Grateful Nation, Vol. 2 (Welcome Home Project 2008)Buy it!
Jessi Colter “Why You Been Gone So Long” from Wanted! The Outlaws (20th Anniversary Edition) (RCA 1996) —One written by Mickey Newbury. Jessi's son, Shooter Jennings is at the Atomic Cowboy tomorrow evening for a show.Buy it!
The Carper Family “Chevy Van” from Old-Fashioned Gal (self 2013) N —One written by Melissa Carper. Release date is next Tuesday, May 28th.Buy it!
Claire Lynch “I'll Be All Right Tomorrow” from Dear Sister (Compass www.compassrecords.com 2013) N —New music from Claire Lynch, with label executive Alison Brown on banjo on this track.Buy it!
Gary Stewart “Let's Go Jukin'” from Best of the Hightone Years (Hightone 2002)Buy it!
The Austin Lounge Lizards “Too Big to Fail” from Home and Deranged (Blue Corn Music 2013)Buy it!
Levon Helm “Anna Lee” from Dirt Farmer (Vanguard 2007) —A beautiful and simple rendition. Levon's voice has such old time soul.Buy it!
Texas Tornados “My Sugar Blue” from Esta Bueno CD ALBUM (Bismeaux Records 2010) —One written by Augie Meyer.Buy it!
Amando Cevallos “Texas Hold Him” from I'll Never Honky Tonk You (self 2012) —Augie Meyer plays the Farfisa organ on this one. Amanda is at Stovall's Grove next Saturday, June 1st and will stop by our performance studio on The Back Country.Buy it!
The Time Jumpers “Ridin' on the Rio” from The Time Jumpers (Rounder www.rounder.com 2012) —Written by "Ranger" Doug Green, who has the lead vocal as well.Buy it!
Ray Wylie Hubbard “Home Grown Tomatoes” from This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (Music Road Records 2011) —Ray is surely a deacon in the Church of the Texas Songwriters. At Plush Wednesday, June 5th, with Todd Snider and Stickey & Canan.Buy it!
Eilen Jewell “Long Road” from Queen of the Minor Key (Signature Sounds Recording Company 2011) —At the Duck Room Friday, June 7th, with Asleep at the Wheel and The Half Knots.Buy it!
Bottle Rockets “Early in the Morning” from Not So Loud: An Acoustic Evening With The Bottle Rockets (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) L —The Pride of Festus, MO, with Marshall Crenshaw and Dolly Varden closing out Twangfest on Saturday, June 8th at the Duck Room.Buy it!
Asleep at The Wheel “Big Balls in Cowtown” from The Very Best Of Asleep At The Wheel (Madacy 2001) —Originally recorded in 1994. Purveyors of Western swing since 1970, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel join Eilen Jewell and The Half Knots at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room Friday night, June 7th.Buy it!
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith “I Run To You” from Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2010) —Marty is part of the lineup for the Feed the Need concert on June 8th at the Alton Amphitheater, joining the Expedition Show, Marty Stuart and The Harmans. Tickets at seniorservicesplus.org.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “I'd Have to Be Crazy” from The Sound In Your Mind (Columbia 1976) —A Steve Fromholz composition. Sure sounds like Willie could have written this one: "I'd have to be weird to grow me a beard, just to see what the rednecks would do".Buy it!
Johnny Paycheck “The Real Mr. Heartache” from The Real Mr. Heartache: The Little Darling Years (Country Music Foundation 1996) —Originally recorded on the Hilltop label in 1966.Buy it!
Miss Leslie and Her Juke-Jointers “I'm Barely Holding on to Me” from Honky Tonk Happy Hour (Zero Records 2006) —One written by Groovy Joe Poovey, a labelmate of Paycheck's at Hilltop records.Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78's “Meanest Jukebox in Town” from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —Whitey vocal sound a whole lot like Paycheck on this one.Buy it!
Dave Alvin “11 Months and 29 Days” from Touch My Heart: A Tribute to Johnny Paycheck (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com) —Dave Alvin is at Off Broadway next Friday, May 31st.Buy it!
Johnny Paycheck “He's In A Hurry (To Get Home To My Wife)” SINGLE (Country Music Foundation 1996) —Another Joe Poovey song.Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “The End of the Line” from Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years, Vol. 1 (MERCURY NASHVILLE 2001) —Recorded in 1950 for MGM, Johnny Gimble on the lead vocal as well.Buy it!
Johnny Gimble and Dale Watson “I Needed You” from Celebrating with Friends (CMH 2010) —One that Johnny co-wrote with Bob Wills.Buy it!
Jerry Douglas and John Fogerty “Swing Blues No. 1” from The Best Kept Secret (Koch 2005) —A Bob Wills composition.Buy it!
Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel “News from the Outback” from The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World (Sony 1997) —Written by Chet, with Johnny Gimble on fiddle.Buy it!
Hot Club Of Cowtown “Crazy Rhythm” from Rendezvous in Rhythm (Gold Strike Records 2013) N —New music from Hot Club of Cowtown. This one was made famous by Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys in 1951.Buy it!
The Carter Family “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” from Gold Watch and Chain: Their Complete Victor Recordings, 1933-34 (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 1998) R —This is another one which can be thought of as a Decoration Day song.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “Crazy Arms” from The Essential Ray Price (Sony 1991) —Originally recorded for Columbia in 1956, this record charted this week, stayed at #1 for 20 weeks and on the charts for an amazing 45 weeks. Country music was forever changed with the advent of the "Ray Price Shuffle".Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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