The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
The Sheppard Brothers “The Steppin' Out Kind” from Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol 1 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —From the King label in 1943.Buy it!
Brown's Ferry Four “Will the Circle be Unbroken” from Fine Singing of Wonderful Sacred Country Songs (Gusto 2008) —Recorded for King in 1950.Buy it!
The Delmore Brothers “Hillbilly Boogie” from Freight Train Boogie (Ace 1993) —Recorded 65 years ago in 1946 for the King label.Buy it!
Bobby Caldwell “Wildwood Flower” from Finger Style Guitar, Vol 1 (self 2000)Buy it!
Richard Smith “Saturday Night Shuffle” from Slim Pickin' (self 2007)Buy it!
Tin Ear Tanner and the Backroom Boys “I Used to Work in Chicago” from Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol 1 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —From 1945, the Backroom Boys included Tex Atchison and Cliffie Stone.Buy it!
Thom Bresh “Blue Smoke” from Bresh2 (Belle Meade 1995) —Bresh is the son of Merle Travis and that apple stayed real close to the tree.Buy it!
Merle Travis “So Firm, So Round, So Fully Packed” from Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol 2 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —From the Capitol label in 1946.Buy it!
Merle Travis “Walkin' the Strings” (CAPITOL 1996) —Some dazzling pickin' from this 1960 Capitol release.Buy it!
The Porky Freeman Trio “Boogie Woogie Boy” from Singing Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys (Proper 2004) —From 1945, Merle does the vocal and plays rhythm guitar here.Buy it!
Merle Travis “Re-Enlistment Blues” from Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol 5 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —From the Capitol label in 1953.Buy it!
Merle Travis and Joe Maphis “Mose Rager Blues” from Country Guitar Thunder (CMH 1991) —Two of the greatest guitar pickers ever on this one.Buy it!
Hank Penny and His Radio Cowboys “Steel Guitar Stomp” from Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story (Proper 2008) —Transcript from a KXLA appearance in September 1945.Buy it!
Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed “Cannonball Rag” from Me And Chet / Me And Jerry (BMG 1998) —Originally recorded in 1972 for RCA.Buy it!
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Dark as a Dungeon” from Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol 1 (EMI 1972)Buy it!
Merle Travis “I Am a Pilgrim” from In Boston, 1959 (Rounder 2003)Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “My Baby's Gone” from When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie 1995) —From the Capitol label in 1958. Paul Yandell plays lead guitar on this one.Buy it!
Chet Atkins and Paul Yandell “Maybelle” from The Essential Chet Atkins: The Columbia Years (Sony 2004) —Paul and Chet together from the Columbia label in 1996.Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “Promised Land” from Get Along Home (Green Strum 2011) N LBuy it!
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three “Drinkin' Whiskey Tonight” from Middle of Everywhere (Free Dirt Records 2011) N LBuy it!
The Wilders “Riding on Your High Horse” from The Wilders (Rural Grit www.freedirtrecords.com 2011) N Buy it!
Lyle Lovett “Sold American” from Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman (Kinkajou 1998) —Palestine, TX favorite son, KINKY FRIEDMAN, brings his Hanukkah Tour to Off Broadway next Friday, December 2nd for an 8PM show. This is the title track to his 1973 release on Vanguard, done here by fellow Texan, Lyle Lovett.Buy it!
John Prine and Iris DeMent “Unwed Fathers” from In Person and On Stage (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 2010) —JOHN PRINE will be at the Touhill Performing Arts Center on the UMSL campus next Saturday, December 3rd, along with Jason Isbell. Show time is 8PM.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry” from none-live at KDHX 10.18.08 (KDHX 2008) —WAYNE “THE TRAIN” HANCOCK brings his juke joint sound back to St. Louis one week from tomorrow, December 4th at Off Broadway. Also on the bill for the 8PM show is Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band.Buy it!
Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys “I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing” from The Unreleased Recordings, Volume 1 (time-life 2008) R Buy it!
Levon Helm “You'll Never Again Be Mine” from The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams (Columbia Records 2011) N Buy it!
Rev. Matt “I'll Fly Away” from Honkytonk Gospel Vol 1 (Loud Label 2011) N LBuy it!
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two “Get Rhythm” from Bootleg, Volume III: Live Around the World (Sony 2011) N —Recorded 55 years ago at the Sportatorium in Dallas, TX for the Big D Jamboree.Buy it!
Dale Watson and the Texas Two “Gothenburg Train” from The Sun Sessions (Red House Records www.redhouserecords.com 2011) N Buy it!
The Five And Dimers “Do You Think” from Quarter of a Tank (The Five and Dimers New 2011) N LBuy it!
Sam Bush “Mr. President (Have Pity On the Working Man)” from Sail Away: The Songs Of Randy Newman (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2006) —Brilliant songwriter, composer, arranger and recording artist Randall Stuart “RANDY NEWMAN” was born on November 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA and will be 68 years old on Monday. This is a fine tribute album of Randy’s songs performed by various artists.Buy it!
The Infamous Stringdusters “Long Lonesome Day” from We'll Do It Live (High Country Recordings www.highcountryrecordings.com 2011) N Buy it!
Red Molly “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” from Light In The Sky (Red Molly New 2011) N —Nice cover of a Dolly Parton song.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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