The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Apr 27th 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
Sons of the Pioneers “Cigareets and Whuskey and Wild Wild Women” from Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys (Proper 2004) R —Going out to Roy over in Caseyville. Originally recorded for RCA in 1947, with Bob Nolan, Tim Spencer, Hugh and Karl Farr, Lloyd Perryman, Ken Carson, Noel Boggs and Pat Brady.Buy it!
Vassar Clements “Fiddlin' & Faddlin'” from Livin' With the Blues (Acoustic Disc www.acousticdisc.com 2004) —Bob Brozman on the National tricone guitar on this one. Bob died on Wednesday of this week at age 59. He lived in St. Louis in the 1970s studying at Wash U. Ethnomusicologist and lover of Hawaiian guitar and world music.Buy it!
Patsy Cline “Crazy” from The Patsy Cline Collection, Volume 3, Heartaches (MCA 1991) —Recorded for Decca in 1961, Patsy hated Willie's demo version of this because he sang off the beat. Still the most requested juke box song in the world.Buy it!
Faron Young “Hello Walls” from The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young (EMI-Capitol 2000) —Recorded in 1961 for Capitol. Producer Ken Nelson (no relation to Willie) thought this song was stupid when he first heard itBuy it!
George Jones “Family Bible” from Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years, Volume 2 (Polygram 1994) —As Waylon remarked, "If we could all sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones". RIP, Possum. Originally recorded in 1961. When times were hard for Willie he sold the rights to this song for $50.Buy it!
Jamey Johnson and Willie Nelson “Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me?” from Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Mercury 2012) —A terrific album of songs written by Willie's Pamper Music stablemate, Hank Cochran.Buy it!
Asleep at The Wheel “Going Away Party” from Ride with Bob: A Tribute to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys (DreamWorks 1999) —A great version of the Cindy Walker song from Willie and The Manhattan Transfer.Buy it!
Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis “My Bucket`s Got a Hole In It” from Two Men With The Blues (Blue Note/EMI www.bluenote.com 2008) —Written by Clarence Williams, grandfather of CWIII of "Mod Squad" fame, and recorded in 2007 at Lincoln Center, NYC.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “I'm Still Not Over You” from Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys, Vol. 10 (Bear Family 1995) —One written by Willie. Ray employed Willie twice, once as a Cherokee Cowboy and also as a songwriter for Ray's Pamper Music publishing company.Buy it!
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard “Back to Earth” from Last of the Breed (Lost Highway 2007) —Another Willie composition on a stellar album with great players like Buddy Emmons, Johnny Gimble, Charlie McCoy and Boots Randolph.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson “A Good Hearted Woman” from Wanted: The Outlaws, 20th Anniversary Edition (RCA 1996) —Originally recorded in 1975 and released in 1976, this was the first platinum album in country music history.Buy it!
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real “Fathers and Mothers” from Promise of the Real (POTR Music, LLC 2010) —Willie adds harmony vocals on this track from his son's first album. Lukas' mother is Annie D'Angelo, Willie's fourth wife.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Red Headed Stranger” (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2000) —The title track to Willie's first album free from RCA's oversight, it's sparse production and gorgeous lyrics and melodies marked Willie as a major force. Lots of folks thought he wrote "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain".Buy it!
The Little Willies “I Gotta Get Drunk” from The Little Willies (Milking Bull 2006) —This Norah Jones-led ensemble formed in 2003 and took their name from Mr. Nelson. They released their second album in 2012.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Me and Paul” from One Hell of a Ride Box Sampler (Sony BMG 2008) —Originally released on "Yesterday's Wine" in 1971, then appearing on "Wanted: The Outlaws". The song references Willie's longtime drummer, Paul English, whose son now plays with Willie too.Buy it!
Willie Nelson and the Family Band “Uncloudy Day” from The Troublemaker (Sony 2004) —Recorded in 1972 on the Atlantic label but not released until 1976 on the Columbia label. Great players here like Jimmy Day, Doug Sahm, Larry Gatlin, Bobbie Nelson, Bee Spears and Paul English.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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