The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Hank Snow “I'm Movin' On” from The Essential Hank Snow (RCA www.columbiarecords.com 1997) —Recorded in 1950 for RCA.Buy it!
Hank Snow “A Fool Such As I” from The Golden Rocket (BMG Australia 1994) —Recorded in 1952 for RCA.Buy it!
Hank Snow “I've Been Everywhere” from The Essential Hank Snow (RCA www.columbiarecords.com 1997) —One more from the RCA label, this time from 1962.Buy it!
The Carter Family “River Of Jordan” from Wildwood Flower: 25 Country Classics (ASV 2000) —Recorded for Victor in 1928, this one is a good example of Maybelle's guitar style.Buy it!
Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter Sisters “Fair and Tender Ladies” from Keep On the Sunny Side - June Carter Cash: Her Life In Music (Sony 2005) —From the Columbia label in 1954, here's Maybelle carrying on the Carter Family tradition with her daughters, Anita, Helen and June. Maybelle wrote this one.Buy it!
Mother Maybelle Carter et. al. “Will The Circle Be Unbroken ?” from Will the Circle Be Unbroken (EMI 1972) —The original Carter Family recording in 1935 was titled, "Can the Circle be Unbroken?". Maybelle and Roy Acuff trade verses on this classic.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Tears in the Holston River” from Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 3 (CAPITOL 2002) —A song about the deaths of Sara Carter Bayes and Maybelle Carter, roughly a year apart.Buy it!
Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother” from Viva Terlingua (MCA 1973) —The Ray Wylie Hubbard classic done up Gonzo style.Buy it!
David Allan Coe “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” from The Essential David Allan Coe (Sony 2004) —John Prine is an uncredited co-writer of this Steve Goodman classic, released on Columbia in 1974. "I was drunk the day that Mom got out of prison..."Buy it!
The Lucky Stars “(Mama's Got) The Rundown Daddy Blues” from Stay Out Late With The Lucky Stars CD ALBUM (Fate Records 2005)Buy it!
Bill Frisell “I can't Help It It ( If I Am StIll In Love With You)” from Disfarmer (Nonesuch 2009) —The BILL FRISELL QUARTET will be at The Old Rock House on Thursday, May 12th as part of the Listening Room Series. This is a terrific instrumental version of Hank's classic.Buy it!
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys “Papa's Jumpin'” from Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years (Mercury 2001)Buy it!
Cow Bop “Texafornia Breakdown” from Route 66 (BluJazz 2008)Buy it!
Cliff Bruner and his Texas Wanderers “San Antonio Blues” from Western Swing Chronicles, Volume 5 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) —Another one from the great 2-disc release of Bob Dunn's music.Buy it!
Hot Club Of Cowtown “Big Ball In Cow Town” from What Makes Bob Holler (Proper Records 2010) N Buy it!
Swing Deville “Salt Up the Dance Floor” from Salt Up The Dance Floor (self 2009) LBuy it!
Waylon Jennings “Honky Tonk Heroes” from Wanted: The Outlaws, 20th Anniversary Edition (RCA www.columbiarecords.com 1996) —Recorded for RCA in 1976.Buy it!
Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band “Jaded Lover” from Ridin' High (MCA 1975) —Originally recorded for MCA in 1975, Chuck Pyle wrote this one.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Me 'N' Paul” from Wanted!The Otlaws (RCA www.columbiarecords.com 1996) —We'll send this one out to the Paul of this song--Paul English--and hope he's feeling better these days.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Too Far Gone” from Pieces of the Sky (Warner 1975) —One written by Billy Sherrill.Buy it!
Sonny James “Bright Lights, Big City” from Capitol Collectors Series: Sonny James (Nashville Catalog 49pm 2006) R —Jimmy Reed had the big R & B hit with this song.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Still is Still Movin' To Me” from One Hell of a Ride Box Sampler (Sony BMG 2008) R —Originally recorded in 1992 for Columbia and released on "Across the Borderline".Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam & Buck Owens “Alright, I'm Wrong” from Tomorrow's Sounds Today (Reprise 2000) R Buy it!
Johnny and Jack “What About You?” from For Old Times Sake (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2003) —From the RCA label in 1949.Buy it!
Rick Nelson “You Win Again” from Bright Lights...and Country Fever (Ace 1998) —Recorded in 1967 for Decca.Buy it!
Melba Montgomery “On the Edge of Lonesome” from Things That Keep You Going (RPM Music 2011) N —This is a fine new album by one of the great female voices in country music. Check it out! J.D. Souther co-wrote this with Melba and duets on it also.Buy it!
Joe Maphis “Flying Fingers” from Fire On the Strings CD ALBUM (Sony 2001) —Recorded 55 years ago in 1956 for the Columbia label. Those fingers aren't just flying, they're being clocked around Mach 3.Buy it!
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