The Back Country (Music)
Sat Dec 22nd 2012 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Mollie O'Brien “In the bleak midwinter”
from Tinsel Tunes - More Holiday Treats From Sugar Hill (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com) —Molly is backed up by Jerry Douglas on dobro.
Jimmie Dolan & His Texas Ramblers “Tennessee baby”
from Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys - The West Coast Indies (Proper Records) —Here are two classic hilbilly bop recordings. This one from Jimmie Dolan was recorded in 1947 and released originally on the Modern Records label.
Jimmy Walker “High geared daddy”
from Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys - The West Coast Indies (Proper Records) —This song was written by Webb Pierce. Jimmy recorded it in 1951, and it features Noel Boggs on steel guitar and Joe Maphis on guitar.
Herby Shozel & The Longhorn Playboys “I suppose”
from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —Here's the first of two songs compiled by Bear Family Records of material released on the small South Texas record label, Sarg Records (pronounced "Sarge"). This was an early one, recorded in 1955.
Neal Merritt “There's an hour to every day”
from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —Charlie Fitch started Sarg Records when Neal Merritt had trouble getting major record labels interested in recording him. Charlie Fitch named the label Sarg, because everyone called Charlie "Sarge", since he had been a Tech Sergeant in the Air Force.
John Hartford “Turn Your Radio On”
from Aereo-Plain (Rounder www.rounder.com 1971) —KDHX is hosting a big tribute event on Saturday Dec 29 at Off Broadway, honoring good ol' John Hartford. "Turn your radio on" is a classic Gospel piece written by the great Gospel songwriter, Albert Brumley, recorded by the King Gospel Quartet in 1947.
Hank Williams “Alone & forsaken”
from Hank Williams - Alone With His Guitar (Mercury Records) —Recorded between Jan and May 1949 for airing on a morning show on KWKH in Shreveport. These recordings on this CD are just Hank singing and accompanying himself on guitar, and are as simple and pure as it gets.
Adolph Hofner & the Pearl Wranglers “The tickle-toe song”
from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —Because Adolph Hofner was signed to Decca Records, this recording was originally made on the Sarg label as by Bash Hofner & the Pearl Wranglers. Bash was Adolph's brother.
Al Urban “Lookin' for Money”
from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —The last Sarg Records cut for today. Thanks to listeners Denny and Ken who called and told me they found out about Sarg Records from the same PBS documentary film that I saw earlier this year.