The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Feb 23rd 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Tommy Jarrell “Greasy String” from The Legacy of Tommy Jarrell, Vol. 1: Sail Away Ladies (County 1999) —Recorded in the 1960s.Buy it!
The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys “Little Glass of Wine” from Live Again!: WCYB Bristol Farm and Fun Time (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1997) —Recorded ca. 1946. This was the Stanley Brothers' first regular gig.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys “The Fields Have Turned Brown” from Classic Bluegrass (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1990) —Originally recorded in 1973, John Duffey on the high baritone vocal.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley and Porter Wagoner “The White Dove” from Clinch Mountain Country (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1998) —This is a very fine 2-disc recording of Ralph singing duets with many country and bluegrass stars.Buy it!
Tom Hall “I Ain't No Banjo Player” from KDHX Music Sampler Volume 2 (KDHX www.kdhx.org 2004) R L —Pat Egan on guitar, the late Blake Travis on congas and a rare song when Tom Hall doesn't have his National steel guitar in hand, but a banjo instead.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Snowin' On Raton (Live)” from Live from Austin, TX: Robert Earl Keen (New West Records www.newwestrecords.com 2004) —From an August 22, 2001 recording of Austin City Limits, a fine cover of a Townes Van Zandt classic. REK returns to Off Broadway on Thursday, March 7th.Buy it!
Faron Young and the Deputies “I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night” from The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (EMI-Capitol 2000) —Originally recorded in 1956 and while it doesn't sound like much, $5 then is the equivalent of $42.84 today.Buy it!
Faron Young and the Deputies “Hello Walls” from The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (EMI-Capitol 2000) —Recorded in 1961, Faron's cover of this Willie Nelson song went to #1 on the charts and stayed there for 9 weeks.Buy it!
Hardrock Gunter “Blue Guitar” from Country Guitar: America's Foremost Guitar Stylists (Nashville/Starday 1965) —Recorded for Starday in 1962.Buy it!
Roger Knox and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts “Streets of Tamworth” from Stranger In My Land (Bloodshot 2012) N —Roger is an indigenous Australian known as the Black Elvis and Koori King of Country. Lots of guests on this release like Kelly Hogan, Dave Alvin and the late Charlie Louvin.Buy it!
Johnny Cash And June Carter Cash “Long Legged Guitar Pickin' Man” from At Folsom Prison (expanded edition) (Sony 2008) —One of the songs that didn't make it on to the original release in 1968, the great Carl Perkins on lead guitar. Jesse Dayton and Brennen Leigh did a fine cover is this.Buy it!
The Carolina Chocolate Drops “Jackson” from We Walk the LIne: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash (Legacy 2012) —An outstanding cover of a Billy Edd Wheeler classic.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “I Don't Hurt Anymore” from American VI: Ain't No Grave (American 2010) —Hank Snow had a #1 hit with this song in 1954. This was Johnny's last studio work but many albums have been released posthumously.Buy it!
Starline Rhythm Boys “Smart Thinkin'” from Honky Tonk Livin' (Cow Island Music 2007) —Originally recorded in 2002. Danny Coane, Al Lemery and Billy Bratcher are celebrating 15 years as SRB this year.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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