The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
Hank Snow and His Rainbow Ranch Boys “I Cried But My Tears Were Too Late” from I'm Movin' On, 1949-1953, Vol. 1 (Bear Family 1998) R —Originally recorded in 1950 for RCA.Buy it!
Marty Robbins “Mister Teardrop” from Country, 1951-1958, Vol. 2 (Bear Family 1996) R —From the Columbia label in 1956.Buy it!
New Riders of the Purple Sage “Panama Red” from The Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage (Sony BMG 2006) R —Going out to Dave the Repo Man, originally on the Columbia label from 1973.Buy it!
Jean Ritchie “Careless Love” from Field Trip (Greenhays 2001) —A reissue of Jean's 1954 recording based on her ethnomusicological work in England, Scotland and Ireland.Buy it!
Jean Ritchie “Gypsy Laddie” from Ballads from her Appalachian Family Tradition (Smithsonian Folkways 2003)Buy it!
Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson “Pretty Polly” from Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City (Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings www.folkways.si.edu 1992)Buy it!
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris “My Dear Companion” from Trio (Warner 1987)Buy it!
Jean Ritchie “West Virginia Mine Disaster” from The Appalachians (Dualtone 2005) —This is part of the soundtrack for the PBS series of the same name.Buy it!
A Country Band “Blue Diamond Mines” from Music by A Country Band (Golden Eagle 1970) —A Country Band featured players living around the Edwardsville, IL area, comprised of Orville Johnson, Larry Vanek, the late Mike Smith and Paul Akins.Buy it!
Michelle Shocked “The L & N Don't Stop Here Any More” from Short Sharp Shocked (Mighty Sound 2003) —Originally released in 1988.Buy it!
Kathy Mattea “Black Waters” from Calling Me Home (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2012)Buy it!
Kathy Mattea “Coal Tattoo” from Coal (R.E.D. 2008) —One more great coal mining song, from the pen of Billy Edd Wheeler.Buy it!
Floyd Tillman “Slippin' Around” from The Best Of Floyd Tillman (Sony 1996) —Recorded for Columbia in 1949 and considered by many to be the first "cheatin' song" in country music history. Plenty more followed.Buy it!
Little Jimmy Dickens “Country Boy” from I'm Little But I'm Loud: The Little Jimmy Dickens Collection (Razor&Tie 1996) —Also from the Columbia label in 1949.Buy it!
David Houston “Almost Persuaded” from Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 4 - The Nashville Sound (CBS 1990) —Originally recorded in 1966 for Columbia.Buy it!
George Worthmore “Fishin' Blues” from Americana Symphonette (Little Dragon Records 2012) N —This was the theme song (Taj's version) for Literature for the Halibut, co-hosted for 19 years on KDHX by Jane Ellen Ibur, who is accepting the Warrior Poet award from Word in Motion Monday night at the Maya Cafe.Buy it!
The Carter Family “Little Log Cabin by the Sea” from Anchored In Love: Their Complete Victor Recordings 1927-1928 (Rounder www.rounder.com 1993) —From the Victor label in 1928.Buy it!
Doc and Merle Watson “Walk On Boy” from Then and Now/Two Days in November (BGO 1996) —From the Poppy label ca. 1971, one of Wayne Walker's songwriting collaborations with Mel Tillis.Buy it!
The Whites “Texas to a "T"” from A Lifetime in the Making (Skaggs Family Records www.skaggsfamilyrecords.com 2000)Buy it!
Spade Cooley and His Orchestra “Riverside Drive” from Live at the Santa Monica Pier & Riverside Rancho (Country Routes 2001) —Recorded ca. 1945, Riverside Rancho was owned and operated by actor Martin Landau, a big Western swing and jazz fan. It boasted a 10K square foot dance floor and three bars.Buy it!
Wes Tuttle “Out on the Open Range” from Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys (Proper 2004) —Recorded for Capitol in 1945, with Merle Travis and Shug Fisher.Buy it!
Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks “Willie” from Selected Shorts (Surfdog Records 2004)Buy it!
Roy Orbison “You're My Baby” from The Sun Years (Rhino 1989) R —Recorded in1956 and written by label mate, Johnny Cash.Buy it!
Brenda Lee “Little Jonah (Rock On Your Steel Guitar)” from Anthology, Volume One, 1956-1961 (MCA 1991) —From the Decca label in 1958.Buy it!
Charlie Rich “Who Will the Next Fool Be?” from Lonely Weekends: The Sun Years, 1958-1962 (Bear Family 1998) —Recorded in 1961.Buy it!
Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes “Tear It Up” (Heroic Records 2002)Buy it!
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Steel Guitar Rag” from The Instrumental Hits of Buck Owens and his Buckaroos (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
The Carlisles “No Help Wanted” from Busy Body Boogie SINGLE (Bear Family 2005) —Originally recorded 60 years ago in 1952 for Mercury.Buy it!
Frankie Miller “Sugar Coated Baby” (Bear Family 1996) —Previously unissued, originally recorded in 1956.Buy it!
Johnny Rodriguez “Big Red Sun Blues” from You Can Say That Again (Hightone 1996) —A Lucinda Williams tune.Buy it!
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band “Some of Shelly's Blues” from Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy (Capitol/Nashville 2003) —Originally recorded in 1970 for Capitol, one written by Mike Nesmith.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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