The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Aug 20th 2011 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
John Cowan and Friends “A Good Woman's Love” from MerleFest LIve!: The 15th Anniversary Jam (Welk 2003) —Former Newgrass Revival bass man and vocalist extraordinaire JOHN COWAN was born on August 24, 1952 in Evansville, IN and will be 59 years old on Wednesday.Buy it!
Wynn Stewart “Playboy” from The Very Best of Wynn Stewart, 1958-1962 CD ALBUM (Varese Sarabande 2001) —Recorded in 1960 for the Challenge label and featuring the one and only Ralph Mooney on pedal steel.Buy it!
The Wilders “Riding On Your High Horse” from The Wilders (Free Dirt www.freedirtrecords.com 2011) N —Our cross-state bluegrass friends from Kansas City, THE WILDERS, return to St. Louis on October 8th for a show at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Norman Blake “Big Rock Candy Mountain” from O, Brother, Where Art Thou (Expanded Edition) (Lost Highway 2011) N —A 10th anniversary expanded edition of the mother of old-timey releases, with a second disc of outtakes and other unreleased material.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Icy Blue Heart” from Bluebird (Reprise 1989) —One written by songwriter and rocker JOHN HIATT, born on this day in 1952 and who is 59 years old today. Emmylou has always had the ability to recognize great songs and songwriters.Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothes “Sing Me Back Home” from Sleepless Nights (A & M 1990) —One of a dozen country classics recorded in 1970 for A & M, but unreleased until after the death of Gram Parsons in 1974.Buy it!
Tex Williams with the Spade Cooley Orchestra “Detour” from That's What I Like about the West (ASV 2001) —Recorded 65 years ago in 1946 for Columbia, this recording features "Oakie, Arkie and Tex" on vocals (Smoky Rogers, Deuce Spriggins and Tex) and the great Joaquin Murphey on steel.Buy it!
Riders In the Sky “Compadres In the Old Sierra Madres” from Cowboy Jubilee (Rounder 1993) —Paul Chrisman, aka “WOODY” PAUL from Riders in the Sky was born on August 23, 1949 in Nashville, TN and will be 62 years old on Tuesday. This song is one he wrote.Buy it!
The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore “Deep Ellum Blues” from Heirloom Music (Neanderthal Records 2011) N —Deep Ellum (Deep Elem, Deep Elm, etc.) is an area of Dallas, TX (deep Elm Street) which had a reputation back in the day as a wide-open entertainment district replete with pigeon stoolers, reefer men and card sharps.Buy it!
Merle Haggard & The Strangers “Swinging Doors” from Strangers/Swinging Doors (EMI 1998) R —From 45 years ago in 1966, James Burton's telecaster creates one of the memorable guitar intros of all time.Buy it!
Patsy Cline “Crazy (Single)” from The Patsy Cline Collection (MCA 1991) —PATSY CLINE recorded Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” 50 years ago tomorrow on August 21, 1961. It’s said to be the most requested juke box song in history.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!