The Back Country (Music)
Sat Mar 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
Dave Isbell & The Mission City Playboys “No Longer Afraid”
from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —This fine box set compiles material released on the tiny Sarg Records label in South Texas from 1954 to 1964, and is an excellent time capsule of music from this era and locale.
Neal Merritt & The Bandits “I gave you a ring”
from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —The orginal records pressed by the Sarg label were in low volumes, so these records arouse intense interest by collectors. Texas Public Television did a fascinating documentary film on the Sarg Records story. I'm playing two more cuts from this later in
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “Middle of nowhere.”
from Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers (Continental Song City 2012) —Poignant lyrics, superb vocal delivery, and not-one-note-wasted by her backing musicians make this a jaw-dropping cut by Zoe. She was in town last year for Twangfest, and has moved from Seattle to Austin Tx...I wish her success in this move!
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen “Wine do yer stuff”
from Lost in the Ozone (MCA Records 1971) —At their core, the old Commander Cody band was a top flight western swing, country, and jump blues outfit, and remains one of my all time faves for a damgood time! ; - ) They were the first band that hippies and rednecks could listen to and enjoy together
George Jones “Still Doin' Time”
from 50 Years Of Hits (Bandit Records. 2004) —Gabriel, the MAN, rules the night airwaves in St. Louis every Sunday at midnight to 3 a.m. Monday morning, playing the blues, Holy Blues, and country classics, just like he's been doing for 61 years. This George Jones cut is one of Gabriel's favorites.
Peck Touchton & the Sunset Wranglers “I'm just a standby”
from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —Here are two more picks from the Sarg Records box set. Sarg Records was a mom-and-pop record store, run by Charlie Fitch and his wife, in Luling TX. Charlie was a B-17 tail gunner in WWII, so everyone called him Sarg(e).
Al Parsons & The Country Store Boys “Darling, I still dream of you”
from The Sarg Records Anthology (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de) —Sarg Records had a common problem facing small indie record labels - no distribution network. As a result of this and other factors, they only had a few "local hits", and nothing ever was picked up by major labels.
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