The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Aug 3rd 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
Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band “London Homesick Blues” from Viva Terlingua! (MCA 1973) —Armadillo World Headquarters opened this week in 1970 and 3 years later Jerry Jeff recorded this Gary P. Nunn song, which became the theme song for "The 'Dillo".Buy it!
Miss Leslie “I Get the Bar” from Lucky (Zero Label Records 2013) N —Miss Leslie's first release in four years is a very good one. She wrote all but two songs on the new release. As this song reminds us, ending a relationship has costs.Buy it!
Jimmie Rodgers “Blue Yodel (T For Texas)” from RCA Country Legends (BMG Heritage 2002) —Jimmie Rodgers made his first Bristol Session recordings 86 years ago tomorrow. This was the first of twelve "blue yodels" he wrote, recorded later in 1927.Buy it!
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two “Luther Played the Boogie” from The Man in Black, 1954-1958 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1990) —Luther Perkins died 45 years ago this coming Monday, August 5th, in a fire at his house trailer. Released by Sun Records in 1959. Johnny left Sun for Columbia the year before but Sam Phillips continued to release Sun recordings he made.Buy it!
Scotty Stoneman and the Kentucky Colonels “Once a Day” from Live in LA with the Kentucky Colonels (Rural Rhythm 2002) —Live performances from the Cobblestone Club and the famed Ash Grove in 1965. This is a Bill Anderson song, recorded a year earlier by Connie Smith.Buy it!
Webb Pierce “Tupelo County Jail” from King of the Honky-Tonk: Original Decca Masters, 1952-1959 (Country Music Foundation 2000) —Recorded 55 years ago in 1958 for the Decca label. Webb and Mel Tillis share a birthday as well as songwriting credit for this and other songs Wynn recorded.Buy it!
George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today” from The Essential George Jones, Volume 2 (Sony 2008) —From the Epic label in 1980. Bobby Braddock co-wrote this Jones hit with Curley Putman, among whose credits are "Green Green Grass of Home".Buy it!
Sturgill Simpson “Life Ain't Fair and the World is Mean” from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain sturgillsimpson.bandcamp.com/album/high-top-mountain 2013) N —Opening for Dwight Yoakum at The Pageant on August 18th.Buy it!
Rodney Crowell “'Til I Can Gain Control Again” from Collection (Warner 1989) —Sending this out to Kathy Rogers Weir. KDHX will be in the Larry J. Weir Center for Independent Media in the near future.Buy it!
The Notorious Cherry Bombs “It's Hard to Kiss the Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long” from The Notorious Cherry Bombs (Universal South 2004) —This two-song set of Rodney's tunes takes us from the sublime to the ridiculous.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Bluebird Wine” from Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch 2013) N —This song of Rodney's was track one on Emmylou's debut album for Warner. Rodney reworked some of the lyrics for the new album.Buy it!
Rodney Crowell and Johnny Cash “I Walk the Line (Revisited)” from The Houston Kid (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2001) —It takes some cojones grandes to rework a Johnny Cash classic--especially when you're Johnny's son-in-law.Buy it!
Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys “I Saw the Light” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1992) —Hank joined the Louisiana Hayride 65 years ago this week in 1948 after convincing Hayride officials he was sober. Hank recorded this the following month in September 1948.Buy it!
Hank Williams “Take These Chains from My Heart” from Hank Williams - The Original Singles Collection Plus (Mercury Nashville Records 1991) R —Recorded at Hank's last recording sessions and released posthumously 60 years ago in 1953.Buy it!
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Glad When I'm Gone” from What a Dream It's Been (Cow Island Music 2013) N —New acoustic recordings of Big Sandy's music celebrating 25 years of Big Sandy, now on Cow Island Music. Thanks to Bill Hunt for getting me a copy of this.Buy it!
The Carper Family “Bad Attitude” from Old-Fashioned Gal (self 2013) N —One written by Katie Euliss of Truckstop Honeymoon. The Carper Family plays a house concert on Saturday, August 24th. Email me for more information at backcountry.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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