The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Jun 18th 2011 3.00pm–5.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel “Ode to Mel Bay” from The Day Finger Pickers Took Over the World (Sony 1997) —Mel Bay will get a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in the U. City Loop later this year.Buy it!
Merle Travis “Sixteen Tons” (ASV 2002) R —The listener wanted to hear Tennessee Ernie's version but I didn't have it. This is by the author and composer, recorded 65 years ago as part of Folk Music from the Hills.Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson and Emmylou Harris “The Pilgrim, Chapter 33” from The Pilgrim - A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson (Emergent 2006) —This is a nice compilation of some of Kris' best-known songs by various artists.Buy it!
Roger Miller “Me and Bobbie McGee” from King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller (Polygram 1994) —Recorded in 1969 for the Smash label, this version comes complete with horns and Mexican-style trilling.Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson “Sunday Morning Coming Down” from The Essential Kris Kristofferson (Columbia/ Legacy 2004) —From the Monument label in 1969, IMO this is one of the great country songs of all time.Buy it!
Johnny Horton “The Battle Of New Orleans” from Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton, 1956-1960 (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 1996) —Recorded in 1959.Buy it!
Webb Pierce “There Stands The Glass” from King of the Honky-Tonk: Decca Masters, 1952-1959 (Country Music Foundation 2000) R —From the Decca label in 1953. Some radio stations refused to play the song when it first came out, claiming it was too "graphic".Buy it!
June Carter “No Swallerin' Place” from Keep on the Sunny Side: Her Life in Music, Volume 1 (Sony 2005) —From the Columbia label in 1953, one June co-wrote with Frank Loesser.Buy it!
Johnny and June Carter Cash “Long Legged Guitar PIckin' Man” from At Folsom Prison (Sony BMG 2008) —First released with this 2008 2-disc package, this was part of the show performed on January 13, 1968. Carl Perkins plays lead guitar.Buy it!
Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass “Don't Get Above Your Raisin'” from RCA Country Legends (BMG 2003) —From the RCA label in 1972, 14-year old Marty Stuart plays fiddle on this one. Roland White is on mandolin and left the band a little later.Buy it!
Claude King “Wolverton Mountain” from ...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from the '60s and Their Original Versions (Bear Family 1994) —From the Columbia label in 1962.Buy it!
Jo Ann Campbell “(I'm The Girl From) Wolverton Mountain” from ...And the Answer Is: Great Country Answer Discs from the '60s and their Original Versions (Bear Family 1994) R —Same label, same year.Buy it!
Kathy Mattea “Coal Tattoo” from Coal (R.E.D. 2008) —Kathleen Alice “KATHY” MATTEA was born on June 21, 1959 in Cross Lanes, WV and will be 52 years old on Tuesday. This fine release features a collection of classic coal mining songs, backed by some stellar musicians.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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