The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2008)Buy it!
Ryan Spearman “Pretty Polly” from Pain & Time (Green Strum 2013) N L —Ryan's cd release party is next Friday, March 8th, at The Focal Point, 8PM.Buy it!
Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys “True Life Blues” from Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys: Live Recordings1956-1969 Off the Record Vol 1 (Smithsonian Folkways 1993) R —With "Dale" McCoury on harmony vocal.Buy it!
The Country Gentlemen “Some Old Day” from John Duffey: The Rebel Years, 1962-1977 (Rebel Records www.rebelrecords.com 2011) —Writing credit to Louise Certain and Gladys Stacey, spouses of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.Buy it!
Townes Van Zandt et. al. “Pancho and Lefty” from Texas Rain - The Texas Hill Country Recordings (Tomato 2001) —with Freddy Fender, Rubin Ramos & the Texas Revolution and Doug Sahm and Augie Meyer.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and Don Williams “If I Needed You” from Duets (Reprise 1990)Buy it!
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “White Freight Liner Blues” from Don't Look for a Heartache (Hightone 2004)Buy it!
Townes Van Zandt “Tecumseh Valley” from Rear View Mirror (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1993) —Townes is in fine voice on this live album, with Danny Rowland (Guy Clark, Waylon Jennings) on guitar and Owen Cody (Billy Joe Shaver) on fiddle.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Tulare Dust/They're Tearin' The Labor Camps Down” from Veteran's Day: The Tom Russell Anthology, Volume 1 (Shout Factory 2008 2008) —Originally released on the Tom Russell/Dave Alvin-produced Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard in 1994.Buy it!
Tom Russell and Katy Moffatt “Mineral Wells” from The Long Way Around (Hightone 1997) —Recorded live in St. Louis at Off Broadway May 16 & 17, 1996.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Veteran's Day” from Wounded Heart of America (Tom Russell Songs) (Hightone 2007) —Lots of great artists covering Tom's songs on this release, including Doug Sahm, Iris DeMent, Jerry Jeff Walker and Joe Ely.Buy it!
Don Williams and Alison Krauss “I Just Come Here For The Music” from And So It Goes... (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2012) R —Don's fine 2012 release made my Top Ten list.Buy it!
Loretta Lynn “Van Lear Rose” (Interscope 2004) R —Jack White of the White Stripes produced this album for Loretta.Buy it!
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three “Drinkin' Whiskey Tonight” from Middle of Everywhere (Free Dirt Records 2011) R LBuy it!
Billy Bratcher “He Calls That Religion” from In the Lobby (Cow Island Music 2012) —Billy is a founding member of the Starline Rhythm Boys.Buy it!
Doc Watson “Blue Railroad Train” from The Essential Doc Watson (Vanguard 1986)Buy it!
Doc and Merle Watson “California Blues” from Watson Country (Flying Fish 1996) —Originally recorded in 1985.Buy it!
Doc and Merle Watson “Cotton Row” from Black Mountain Rag (Rounder 2006) —Originally recorded in 1982.Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Bring It on Down to My House” from San Antonio Rose, Volume 2 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2000) —Recorded in 1937 for Columbia.Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Take Me Back to Tulsa” SINGLE (Proper Records 2000) —Recorded at the Blackstone Hotel in Fort Worth, TX in 1941, although by this time the band was based in Tulsa. I can just picture some country siren hitting on a band member and Tommy Duncan's imaginative songwriting taking over.Buy it!
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys “Boot Heel Drag” from Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years (MERCURY NASHVILLE 2001) —A classic from Herb Remington, recorded for MGM in 1949.Buy it!
The Misfits Classic Country Band “California Wine” from Always Welcome At Home (self 2012) L —Going out to Misfit member Ivan Cash, who is having some medical problems. Get well soon, Ivan.Buy it!
Commander Cody And His Hot Lost Planet Airmen “Too Much Fun” from We've Got a Live One Here (Warner 1976) R —Going out to Steve. Recorded at various venues in the UK in 1976, one written by telecaster master Bill Kirchen.Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78's “Turn Up the Bottle” from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) R —Going out to Kay from her outlaw dancer. Whitey and the boys (and Tamineh) return to St. Louis Saturday, April 27th at Off Broadway.Buy it!
George Jones “The Grand Tour” from The Essential George Jones, Volume 2 (Sony 2008) —"...and turn up the Jones".Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line” from The Essential Waylon Jennings, Volume 1 (Sony BMG 2007) —Recorded in 1968 and written by Ivy J. "Jimmy" Bryant.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West “Pickin' Peppers” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant, Vol. 2 (Sundazed 2003) —Recorded ca. 1961.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Amarillo Highway” from Live At the Ryman (Koch 2006) —A Terry Allen song. REK and his terrific band are at Off Broadway Thursday, March 7th, getting underway around 9PM.Buy it!
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison “Waterfall” from Cheater's Game (Thirty Tigers 2013) N Buy it!
James Hand “My Witness” from Mighty Lonesome Man (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records 2012) N —Bobby Flores plays fiddle and steel guitar on this one.Buy it!
Son Volt “Hearts and MInds” from Honky Tonk (Rounder 2013) N L —Twin fiddles courtesy of Justin Branum and Gary Hunt.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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