The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “(You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie” from Luxury Liner (Warner 2004) —Originally recorded in 1976. Who knew Chuck Berry was bilingual?Buy it!
Rodney Crowell “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight” from Collection (Warner 1989)Buy it!
Richard Thompson “Les Flammes D'Enfer” from Evangeline Made (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2002)Buy it!
Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet “Little Darlin'” from Alligator Purse (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2009) —Written by Julie Miller.Buy it!
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale “South in New Orleans” from Buddy and Jim (New West 2012) N Buy it!
Joni Harms “Louisiana Hot Sauce” from Let's Put The Western Back In The Country (Wildcatter 2003)Buy it!
Radney Foster “Louisiana Blue” from Del Rio, TX 1959 (Arista 1992)Buy it!
Jerry Reed “Amos Moses” from RCA Country Legends: Jerry Reed (Remastered) (Buddha Records 2001) —Originally released in 1970 on RCA.Buy it!
Harry Choates and His Melody Boys “Harry Choates Special” from The Fiddle King of Cajun Swing (Arhoolie 1993) —Originally recorded on the Gold Star label ca. 1946. Lots of Bob Wills' influence on display here.Buy it!
The Red Stick Ramblers “That's What I Like About the South” from Right Key, Wrong Keyhole (Memphis International Records 2005)Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Louisiana Blues” from Swing Time (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2003) —Recorded at the Continental Club in Austin, TX. Wayne has a new album on the cusp of being released.Buy it!
Ed Gary & The Louisiana Cajun Aces “Le Reve du Soulard (Drunkard's Dream)” from The Road Back to San Antone: 30 years (Lanor Records 2001) —Going out to all the folks down in the Soulard neighborhood who turned out for the Grand Parade.Buy it!
The Hackberry Ramblers “Grand Texas” from Cajun Boogie (Flying Fish 1993) —As the intro notes, this melody was appropriated for "Jambalaya".Buy it!
Moon Mullican “Jambalaya” from Cajun Capers: Cajun Music 1928-1954 (Proper 2005) —From Radio Recorders 1952, featuring Jimmy Bryant on lead guitar and Speedy West on the steel.There are some who say Moon wrote this and gave it to Hank.Buy it!
John Fogerty “Diggy Liggy Lo” from Evangeline Made (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2002) —J.D. Miller got some pretty substantial checks from this songwriting effort.Buy it!
Link Davis with Benny Leader's Bayou Billies “Big Mamou” from Cajun Capers: Cajun Music 1928-1954 (Proper 2005) —Recorded for the Okeh label in 1953.Buy it!
Johnny Horton “The Battle of New Orleans” from The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960: Honky Tonk Man, Vol. 2 (Sony 1996) —Recorded in 1959 for the Columbia label, one written by Jimmy Driftwood.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Big River” from The Essential Johnny Cash, 1955-1983, Volume 1 (Sony 1992) —Originally recorded in 1958 for the Columbia label.Buy it!
Jo-El Sonnier “The Real Deal” (Musique de Jo-El 2008) —Sunnyboy Mason from the Howzit Bayou show maintains that Jo-El is part of Superman's family (Kal-el, Jor-el, etc.) from the planet Krypton. Too much voodoo juice, Sunnyboy.Buy it!
The Zozo Sisters “Adieu False Heart” (Vanguard vanguardrecords.com 2006) —One written by Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, probably in the 1930s. The Zozo Sisters are Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy.Buy it!
Hadley J. Castille and the Louisiana Cajun Band “Making Whiskey” from Cajun Swamp Fiddler (Swallow www.swallowrecords.com 1993) —Hadley J. passed away late last year. He will be missed.Buy it!
Norman Blake, Nancy Blake and Tut Taylor “On the Banks of Lake Pontchartrain” from Shacktown Road (Plectrafone 2007)Buy it!
Delbert McClinton “Going Back to Louisiana” from Live from Austin (Alligator Records 1989) —One of the best live albums I believe I've ever heard, a recording of Austin City Limits.Buy it!
Levon Helm “Poor Old Dirt Farmer” from Dirt Farmer (Dirt Farmer 2007) —The first of several late-in-life, Grammy-winning albums from the late and definitely great Levon Helm.Buy it!
Maria Muldaur and Mavis Staples “Well, Well, Well” from Fanning the Flames (Telarc 1996) —Written by coon-ass Bob Dylan and Danny O'Keefe, Sonny Landreth playing wonderful electric slide and National steel guitars.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris “Evangeline” from Duets (Reprise 1990)Buy it!
New Grass Revival “Calling Baton Rouge” from Best of New Grass Revival (Liberty 1994)Buy it!
Jimmy Newman “Cry Cry Darling” from Cajun Capers: Cajun Music, 1928-1954 (Proper 2005) —This was before he added the "C" to his name. Recorded at Fred Rose's house ca. November 1953 with a few friends--Billy Byrd, Chet Atkins, Don Helms, Ernie Newton, Jerry Rivers and Fred himself on piano.Buy it!
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Louisiana Man” from I Don't Care (Sundazed 1995) —Doug Kershaw's classic, with Don Rich on the lead vocal. Originally recorded in 1964 for Capitol.Buy it!
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown “Breaux Bridge Rag” from Down South In the Bayou Country (Maison de Blues 2006) —Katrina spelled the end for Gatemouth. I sure do wish he were still with us.Buy it!
Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” from Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn: The Definitive Collection (MCA NASHVILLE 2005) —Recorded in 1973 for MCA.Buy it!
Marcia Ball “Daddy Said” from Gatorhythms (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 1989) —Always rely on the wisdom and experience of the paterfamilias.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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