The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Apr 30th 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
Hazel Dickens and the Johnson Mountain Boys “The Rebel Girl” from Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways (Smithsonian Folkways 2002) —Originally recorded in 1987. Written by labor activist/martyr Joe Hill and featured in the film "With Banners and Babies".Buy it!
Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard “West Virginia My Home” from Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard (Rounder 1998) R —Originally recorded in 1975 for Rounder, this is the last of the Hazel and Alice LP releasesBuy it!
John Hartford and the Hartford Stringband “Hi Dad in the Morning” from Hamilton Ironworks (Rounder 2001) —Homer “POP” DILLARD was born 110 years ago tomorrow on May 1, 1901. He was the father of Douglas and Rodney Dillard and this Hartford composition is a fond remembrance from when the family lived in East St. Louis.Buy it!
Whiskey Folk Ramblers “River Song” from Midnight Drifter (self-released 2008) —WHISKEY FOLK RAMBLERS are out of Texas and they’ll join Kentucky Knife Fight for a show at Off Broadway next Saturday, May 7th. Their music has been described as Spaghetti Western meets Gypsy Jazz meets dark Texas Country.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “What Happened” from The Bluegrass Sessions (McCoury Music/Hag Records 2007) —“Everything Wal-Mart all the time, no more mom and pop five and dimes”. This song goes out to the three Village trustees and the mayor of Glen Carbon, who voted Tuesday against a deal to use $7M of tax money to bring a Sam’s Club to town. You rock!Buy it!
Dave Dudley “There Ain't No Easy Run (Re-Recorded)” from Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun: The Mercury Hit Singles, 1963-1973 (Edsel 2004) —Written by Dave and Tom T. Hall, this was originally recorded for Mercury in 1968.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “One Too Many Mornings” from Bootleg, Volume 2: From Memphis To Hollywood (Sony 2011) N R —From the latest Cash cache. A two-disc release of demos, radio programs, etc. from the 1950s and 1960s.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “That's What Daddy Wants” CD ALBUM (Ark 21 Records 1997) —WAYNE “THE TRAIN” HANCOCK returns to St. Louis for a show on Wednesday, May 4th at the Gramaphone. It’s a 9 o’clock show and Bob Wayne and The Outlaw Carnies are also on the bill.Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “That Hardwood Floor” from Don't Look for a Heartache (Hightone 2004) —JIMMIE DALE GILMORE was born on May 6, 1945 and will be 66 years old on Friday. I’m sending this one out to DENNIS, LIZ, STEVE and all the nice folks at Stovall’s Grove, A Home of Country Music Since 1935.Buy it!
George Jones “Family Bible” from Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years, Volume 2 (Polygram 1994) —When times were lean for Willie early in his Nashville period he sold the songwriting credit for this one to his friend, Paul Buskirk for fifty dollars. From the Mercury label, 1961.Buy it!
Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson “Pancho And Lefty” from The Essential Merle Haggard: The Epic Years (Sony Legacy 2004) —Originally recorded in 1982 on Epic, another great Billy Sherrill production.Buy it!
Willie Nelson and the Family Band “Uncloudy Day” from The Troublemaker (Sony 2004) —Originally recorded for Atlantic in 1973 and first released on Columbia in 1976, Willie's first gospel album went to the top of the charts. It also features Jimmy Day, Larry Gatlin, Doug Sahm and Sammi Smith.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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