The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
T.G. Sheppard and Merle Haggard “Song Man” from Partners in Rhyme: T.G. Sheppard Sings Duets with Country Legends (Partners In Rhyme 2011) R —Bob Reuter was certainly a song man, writing a number of memorable ones.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Teardrops in My Heart” from Ray Charles The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986 Disc One (Rhino 1998) R —Originally recorded in 1962 for ABC-Paramount. Also recorded by the Sons of the Pioneers, Jim Reeves and others.Buy it!
Bob Reuter and Kamikaze Cowboy “Uncle Dan” from Down in America (Magoo Records 2000) LBuy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Guy “Hadacohl Boogie” from Last Man Standing (Shangri-La 2006) —Bob played his share of songs with Jerry Lee's pumping piano riffs.Buy it!
David Bromberg “Idol with the Golden Head” from How Late'll Ya Play 'Til? (Columbia 1976) —Lieber and Stoller tune? Check. Baritone sax? Check. Yep, right up Bob's alley (or Alley Ghost). Bromberg at the Old Rock House on September 20th.Buy it!
Bob Reuter and Kamikaze Cowboy “Lyndberg” from Down in America (Magoo Records 2000) LBuy it!
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Martin “Grand Ole Opry Song” from Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (EMI 1972) —Written by Hylo Brown. How ironic that Jimmy Martin sings this song like he owns it, reciting numerous Opry stars, yet Jimmy was always denied.Buy it!
Tom Russell “The Death of Jimmy Martin” from Wounded Heart Of America ( Tom Russell Songs) (Hightone 2007) —A searing indictment of the Grand Ole Opry's refusal to invite Jimmy to become a member.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakum “Miner's Prayer” from Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. (Reprise 1987) —At The Pageant on Sunday, August 18th.Buy it!
Sturgill Simpson “Old King Coal” from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain 2013) N —Opening for Dwight on the 18th.Buy it!
Porter Wagoner and the Wagon Wheels “I'll Go Down Swinging” from The Essential Porter Wagoner (RCA 1997) —Originally recorded in 1964.Buy it!
Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton “Lost Forever in Your Kiss” from The Essential Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton (RCA 1996) —Originally recorded in 1972.Buy it!
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “Porter Wagoner's Grave” from Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (SUGAR HILL 2010) —Marty produced Porter's last studio album, "Wagonmaster".Buy it!
Connie Smith “Ain't You Even Gonna Cry” from Long Line of Heartaches (SUGAR HILL 2011) —One written by Johnny Russell.Buy it!
The Del McCoury Band “Nashville Cats” from The Family (Ceili 1999) —Del Yeah happens on August 24 and 25 at the Old Rock House.Buy it!
The Carper Family “Fancy Pants” from Old-Fashioned Gal (self 2013) N —The Carper Family is at Wood House Concerts on Saturday, August 24th. www.woodhouseconcerts.com.Buy it!
The Dock Ellis Band “Drinkin' to Forget” from Bad Songs And Waltzes (self-released 2013) N L —CD release party at Off Broadway on Friday, August 16th, with Diesel Island and John Krane.Buy it!
Billy Joe Shaver and Kimmie Rhodes “West Texas Waltz” from The Real Deal (Compadre 2005) —Not to be confused with the Butch Hancock song of the same title.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “Where Do You Want It?” from El Rancho Azul (Red House 2013) N —Dale's instant classic about bringing a knife to a gun fight.Buy it!
Miss Leslie “I Don't Go There” from Lucky (Zero Label Records 2013) N —I love this track from Miss Leslie's new release.Buy it!
Junior Brown “Doin' What Comes Easy to a Fool” from Guit With It (Curb 1993) —Hard to believe this came out twenty years ago. Junior Brown is at Beale on Broadway on Saturday, August 31st.Buy it!
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Before You Go” (Sundazed 1995) —Originally recorded in 1965 on the Capitol label, one of two Don Rich compositions that Buck took to #1.Buy it!
Buck Owens with Rose Maddox “Loose Talk” from I Don't Care (Sundazed 1996) —Originally recorded for Capitol in 1961 as a single.Buy it!
The Maddox Brothers and Rose “Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me” from Maddox Brothers and Rose (King 1997) —Originally recorded ca. 1949 on the 4 Star label, one written by Wayne Raney.Buy it!
Don Rich and the Buckaroos “Out Of My Mind” from Country Pickin': The Don Rich Anthology CD ALBUM (Sundazed 1995) —Recorded in 1967 for the Capitol label.Buy it!
Jimmy Sweeney “Boogie Woogie Jockey” from Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970 (Lost Highway 2005) —Originally recorded in 1950 on the Tennessee label. Red Foley could easily have recorded this. Bob Reuter was a boogie woogie jockey too.Buy it!
Esther Phillips “Release Me” from Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970 (Lost Highway 2005) —Recorded in 1962 for the Lenox label, whose owner was Kenny Rogers' brother.Buy it!
Jimmy Sweeney “She Wears My Ring” from Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970 (Lost Highway 2005) —Originally recorded in 1960 for Roy Acuff's Hickory label. Marty Robbins could have easily done this one.Buy it!
Bob Reuter and Palookaville “Bye Bye Johnny” from Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Undertow 2004) L —Bob played Chuck Berry's music on Bob's Scratchy Records quite a lot and here he performs one from the Chuck catalog.Buy it!
Sister Rosetta Tharpe “Up Above My Head (I Hear Music In The Air)” from The Gospel of the Blues (MCA 2003) —Sister Rosetta Tharpe's rock 'n' roll gospel style fit Bob quite well. See ya on down the road, Bob...Buy it!
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