The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Jan 15th 2011 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Red Foley “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” from Country Music Hall of Fame Series: Red Foley (MCA 1991) —Originally recorded in 1949 for Decca. This week in 1950 RED FOLEY’S “Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy was atop the country charts. This was the first million-selling album produced in Nashville.Buy it!
Grady Martin and his Slewfoot Five “Pork Chop Stomp” from Country Guitar (Nashville Starday 1965) —Recorded in 1955 on Decca. Session guitar great Thomas GRADY MARTIN was born on January 17, 1929 in Marshall County, TN. Grady was one of the most in-demand session guitarists of the 1950s and 1960s, playing everything from jazz and swing to honky tonk.Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “The First One to Love You” from When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie 1995) —From 1956 on the Capitol label. Helen Carter wrote this one.Buy it!
Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys “Six Pack to Go” from Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys, 1946-1964 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —Recorded in 1960 on Capitol. This was the first live recording of a country music album, from a show at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas.Buy it!
Kris Kristofferson “Me and Bobby McGee” from The Essential Kris Kristofferson (Sony 2004) —Recorded for the Monument label in 1969. Probably the two greatest living country music singer/songwriters, Merle Haggard and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON will appear in concert at the Fox Theater on Wednesday, March 2nd.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “I Hate These Songs” from Best of the Hightone Years (Hightone 2002) —DALE WATSON returns to St. Louis on Sunday, January 23rd at Off Broadway for an 8PM show. This is a benefit for KDHX, so come out and see one of the leading neo-traditionalists in country music today and support your favorite radio station.Buy it!
Hank Williams and His Drifting Cowboys “Your Cheating Heart” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1991) —On this day in 1952 HANK WILLIAMS wrote “Your Cheatin’ Heart”. However, it wasn’t recorded until Hank’s very last recording session on September 23, 1952. Don Helms’ instantly recognizable intro and Hank’s heartfelt lyrics make this a classic.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Cryin' Time” from Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume 2 (monad 1997) —Recorded in 1965 for ABC Paramount. RAY CHARLES’ recording of Buck Owens’ “Crying Time” first hit the charts this week in 1965, eventually rising to the top.Buy it!
Chatham County Line “Whipping Boy” from IV (Yep Roc 2008) —CHATHAM COUNTY LINE will be in St. Louis on Saturday, February 5th for a 7PM show at Off Broadway. If you can’t wait that long to see them, drive up to Springfield, IL on Friday, the 4th, where they’ll be at the Hoogland Center.Buy it!
Fred J. Eaglesmith “Mrs. Hank Williams” from Milly's Cafe (Aml 2006) —FRED J. EAGLESMITH, returns to St. Louis on Friday, February 11th for an eight o’clock show at Off Broadway. It’s yet to be determined whether the Ginn Sisters will be appearing with him.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!