The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Apr 6th 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
John Prine “Sam Stone” from John Prine (Atlantic 1971) R —Sending this one out to the family and friends of the 22 veterans who will commit suicide today. Some costs of war can't be kept off budget with slick accounting.Buy it!
Rosanne Cash “My Baby Thinks He's a Train” from The Very Best of Rosanne Cash (Sony 2005) R —One more train song from a listener's suggestion. Rosanne Cash will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall on Friday, May 10th.Buy it!
Son Volt “Tears of Change” from Honky Tonk (Rounder www.rounderrecords.com 2013) N —Lots of fine St. Louis area musicians on this one: Gary Hunt, Justin Branum, Brad Sarno, Mark Spencer and, yes we'll include Mr. Farrar.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Hanging Up My Heart” from Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch 2013) N —One written by former Hot Band member Hank DeVito, former Hot Band member James Burton on electric guitar and Vince Gill on harmony vocals.Buy it!
Connie Smith “Once a Day” from The Essential Connie Smith CD ALBUM (BMG/RCA 1996) —The first recording session for both Connie and Weldon Myrick, and it went to #1. I'll bet they thought, "boy, this is easy". A Bill Anderson song.Buy it!
Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & his Dixieliners “Fiddlin' Blues” from Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners (County Records 2002) —Originally recorded in 1936 on the Bluebird label, with the Delmore Brothers.Buy it!
Jim Lauderdale “Fiddler's Heaven” from Carolina Moonrise (Sky Crunch 2012) —Ollie O'Shea, Deanie Richardson, Ashley Kohrs, Jimmy Clark, Aaron Till and Brandon Godman all play "the devil's instrument" on this track.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakum “Holding Things Together” from Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994)Buy it!
Iris DeMent “Big City” from Tulare Dust: A Songwriters' Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994) —She is "too country for country".Buy it!
Billy Joe Shaver “Ramblin' Fever” from Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994)Buy it!
Don Gibson “Sweet Dreams” from The Singer, The Songwriter, Volume 4 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1991) —Originally recorded in 1960, Patsy made Don's song a huge hit a couple of years later.Buy it!
James Hand “Old Man Henry” from Mighty Lonesome Man (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records 2012) —A terrific song from the pen of Ol' Slim hisself, Beth Chrisman of The Carper Family playing a mournful fiddle on this.Buy it!
Merle Haggard And The Strangers “Swinging Doors” from Strangers/Swinging Doors (EMI 1998) —Originally recorded in 1966, Merle's first two albums now on one disc. James Burton provides one of the greatest guitar intros ever on this song.Buy it!