The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Jan 8th 2011 3.00pm–5.00pm
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Time zone: central
Jimmie Rodgers “Why There's a Tear In My Eye”
from RCA Country Legends (BMG Heritage 2002) R —Originally recorded in 1931 for Bluebird. Songwriting credit is given to A.P. Carter for this one. Sara Carter sings harmony vocal and Maybelle plays--what else--Carter Scratch-style guitar on her Gibson.
Lefty Frizzell “I Want to Be With You Always”
from Look What Thoughts Will Do (Sony 1997) —LEFTY FRIZZELL recorded I Want to Be With You Always 60 years ago this week in 1951. It became Lefty’s first number one single, a harbinger of the year to come when, in the words of the Haggard song “Hank and Lefty crowded every juke box”.
Little Jimmy Dickens “A Sleepin' at the Foot of the Bed”
from I'm Little But I'm Loud: The Little Jimmy Dickens Collection (Razor&Tie 1996) —Originally recorded in 1950 for Columbia. This LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS song first charted this week in 1950.
Robert Earl Keen “Snowin' on Raton”
from Live From Austin Texas (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2008) —ROBERT EARL KEEN was born on January 11, 1956 in Houston, TX and will be 55 years old on Tuesday. This is a fine cover of a Townes Van Zandt song that was recorded in 2001 on Austin City Limits.
Robert Earl Keen “The Bluegrass Widow”
from The Party Never Ends: Songs You Know from the Times You Can't Remember (SUGAR HILL 2003) —Originally released on "The Live Album" in 1993.
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Cherokee Maiden”
from Legends of Country Music: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (Sony 2006) R —One of the first of many Cindy Walker songs recorded by Bob, originally recorded in 1941 on Okeh.
Marshall Crenshaw “Silver Wings”
from Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994) —MARSHALL CRENSHAW is at Off Broadway next Wednesday, January 19th, along with The Bottle Rockets. Show time is 8PM.
Al Dexter and His Troopers “Pistol Packin' Mama”
from Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing (Proper 1999) —Originally recorded in 1942 for Okeh.
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)”
from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)
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