The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Feb 19th 2011 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Elvis Presley “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” from The Tupelo Mississippi Flash (Proper 2008) —ELVIS PRESLEY’s recording of Charlie Feathers’ I Forgot to Remember to Forget” topped the country music chart this week in 1956.Buy it!
Merle Travis “So Firm, So Round, So Fully Packed” from Guitar Rags And A Too Fast Past (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —MERLE TRAVIS had the #1 country song this week in 1947, and it stayed at #1 for an amazing 14 weeks.Buy it!
Thom Bresh “Son of a Guitar Pickin' Man” from Bresh (Belle Meade 1995) —Thomas Charles “THOM” BRESH was born on February 23, 1946 in Hollywood, CA and will be 65 years old on Wednesday. Thom is the son of guitar great and entertainer Merle Travis.Buy it!
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Together Again” (Sundazed 1997) —BUCK OWENS released “My Heart Skips a Beat” on the Capitol label on February 24, 1964. It was backed with “Together Again”, and it was a relatively rare instance of both singles reaching number one on the charts.Buy it!
FiddleBack “Chasing Charlotte” from FiddleBack (FiddleBack 2006) —FIDDLEBACK performs at The Jacoby Arts Center in downtown Alton next Saturday night, February 26th, at 7PM. Fiddleback consists of Victoria Brannum, Andrew Driscoll and Grant Krener.Buy it!
Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton “Making Plans” from The Essential Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton (RCA 1996) —On this day in 1974 PORTER WAGONER and DOLLY PARTON announced the breakup of their act. This song was recorded five years later but could have been appropriate for that moment in 1974.Buy it!
Michelle Shocked “Shaking Hands (Soldier's Joy)” from Arkansas Traveler (Polygram 1992) —Karen Michelle Johnston, aka MICHELLE SHOCKED, was born on February 24, 1962 and will be 49 years on Thursday. She performs here with Uncle Tupelo.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Going Where the Lonely Go” from The Essential Merle Haggard - The Epic Years (EPIC/LEGACY 2004) —MERLE HAGGARD and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON will be at the Fox Theater on Wednesday, March 9th.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Jump the Blues” from Viper of Melody CD ALBUM (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2009) —There promises to be some serious Juke Joint Swing tonight at Off Broadway as WAYNE “THE TRAIN” HANCOCK returns to St. Louis. Pokey LaFarge and the South City 3 open and show time is 8:00PM.Buy it!
The Notorious Cherry Bombs “It's Hard to Kiss the Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long” from The Notorious Cherry Bombs (Universal South 2004) —One member of the Notorious Cherry Bombs, RODNEY CROWELL, returns to St. Louis for a show at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room next Monday, February 28th. Rodney says in the song that “the radio won’t play it”, but it climbed to #47 on the charts.Buy it!
Bill Mounce and Sons of the South “I Don't Get It” from Bob Dunn: Master of the Electric Steel Guitar 1935-1950 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) N —Originally recorded in 1941 on the Bluebird label.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!