The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Aug 10th 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
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!
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!
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!
Sturgill Simpson “Old King Coal” from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain sturgillsimpson.bandcamp.com/album/high-top-mountain 2013) N —Opening for Dwight on the 18th.Buy it!
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives “Porter Wagoner's Grave” from Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2010) —Marty produced Porter's last studio album, "Wagonmaster".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 www.undertowmusic.com 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!