The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
Tompall Glaser “Put Another Log on the Fire” from Wanted: The Outlaws (20th Anniversary Edition) (RCA 1996) —RIP, Tompall Glaser (3/3/33-8/13/13). This one was written by--who else?--Shel Silverstein.Buy it!
Bryan Bowers “Satisfied Mind” from Tribute to Steve Goodman (Red Pajamas 1985) —Sending this one out to everyone who's recently lost a loved one.Buy it!
Willie Nelson and the Family Band “That Lucky Old Sun” from The Sound in Your Mind (Columbia 1976) —RIP Jody Payne (1/11/36-8/10/13).Buy it!
Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two “Guess Things Happen That Way” from The Man in Black, 1954-1958 (Bear Family 1990) —Originally recorded for the Sun label and released in 1958.Buy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis “Crazy Arms” from Classic Jerry Lee Lewis, Volume 1 (Bear Family 1989) —Originally recorded for the Sun label in 1956.Buy it!
George Jones “A Girl I Used to Know” from The Essential George Jones (Sony BMG 2006) —Originally recorded in 1962 for United Artists.Buy it!
International Submarine Band “Miller's Cave” from The Gram Parsons Anthology (Rhino 2001) —Recordings of this and the previous song put a lot of beans on Cowboy Jack's table.Buy it!
John Prine and Emmylou Harris “I Know One” from In Spite of Ourselves (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 1999)Buy it!
Wayne Raney “If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time” from That Real Hot Boogie Boy (Ace 2002) —Originally recorded for the King label in 1950, the same year Lefty Frizzell's original came out.Buy it!
Jim Reeves “He'll Have to Go” from The Best of Jim Reeves (RCA 2007) —Originally recorded in 1960.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Ooh, Las Vegas” from Elite Hotel (Warner 1975) —The one and only James Burton tearing it up on his Tele.Buy it!
The Flying Burrito Brothers “Your Angel Steps Out of Heaven” from Sleepless Nights (A & M 1976) —Recorded in 1969 with Sneaky Pete's mournful pedal steel.Buy it!
Conway Twitty - “Hello Darlin'” from Hello Darlin': 15 #1 HIts (Dualtone 2003) R —Recorded for the Decca label in 1970, this is probably the best-known of Conway's 55 number one hits.Buy it!
John Hiatt “Old School” from Master Of Disaster (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2005)Buy it!
Tex Williams and His Western Caravan “Suspicion” from That's What I Like about the West CD ALBUM (ASV 2001) —Recorded in 1947 for Capitol, this song rose to #4 on the charts.Buy it!
Riders In the Sky “The Arms of My Love” from A Great Big Western Howdy! From Riders In The Sky (Rounder www.rounder.com 1998) —Sending this one out to our late friend and co-host of The Midday Jamboree, Arnie Kriemelman, and his wife, Ursula, who's hopefully listening in Columbia, MO.Buy it!
The Carper Family “Old-Fashioned Gal” (self 2013) N —The Carper Family is at Wood House Concerts next Saturday, August 24th, 8PM. www.woodhouseconcerts.com.Buy it!
Sturgill Simpson “Sitting Here Without You” from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain 2013) N —Opening tomorrow night for Dwight, Sturgill's debut album continues to rise on the charts.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakum “Watch Out” from Blame the Vain (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2005) —At the Pageant tomorrow night.Buy it!
The Kings of Mongrel Folk “Festival Love” from Bitter Truth (The Kings of Mongrel Folk 2013) N —The Kings are Mark Graham and Orville Johnson from out Seattle way. This is their third release.Buy it!
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys “Missouri Gal” from What a Dream It's Been (Cow Island Music 2013) N —All-acoustic re-recordings of earlier Big Sandy cuts.Buy it!
Robbie Fulks “I'll Trade You Money for Wine” from Gone Away Backward (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2013) N —New music from Chicagoan Robbie Fulks, hitting the streets on August 27th.Buy it!
Guy Clark “EL Coyote” from My Favorite Picture Of You (Dualtone 2013) N —Guy sang this one when I saw him at the Old Rock House. A coyote (coy OH tay) is a lowlife who promises to shepherd folks across the southern border but often betrays them, taking their money and leaving them for dead.Buy it!
The Stanley Brothers “A Vision of Mother” from The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers (Sony 1996) —Ralph Stanley's farewell appearance in St. Louis takes place at the Sheldon Concert Hall on September 28th.Buy it!
Peter Rowan “Keeping It Between the Lines (Old School)” from The Old School (Compass Records 2013) N —Congratulations to Peter as "The Old School" gets an IBMA nomination for Album of the Year and Compass Records garnered three of the five nominations in the category.Buy it!
Open Range “Graycoat Soldiers” from The Roots of My Raising Run Deep (self 2012) L —Open Range is at the Arcadia Valley Jamboree in Ironton this evening, show time 7PM. They do a fine job on this Norman Blake song, which I hadn't heard since the early '70s.Buy it!
The Del McCoury Band “The Bluegrass Country” from Del and the Boys (Ceili Music) —Del Yeah takes place August 24th and 25th at the Old Rock House, www.oldrockhouse.comBuy it!
Junior Brown “Long Walk Back to San Antone” from Long Walk Back (Curb 1998) —Junior Brown is at Beale on Broadway on Saturday, August 31st. It's an early start, 8PM.Buy it!
Miss Leslie “Fifty Years Ago Today” from Lucky (Zero Label Records 2013) N —Having a great time slowly exploring Miss Leslie's new release.Buy it!
The Dock Ellis Band “Drinkin' Tonight” from Bad Songs And Waltzes (self-released 2013) N L —The Dock Ellis Band's cd release party was last night at Off Broadway with Diesel Island and John Krane. Next public gig is Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 1st at the Shanti, 8PMBuy it!
Bill Kirchen “Semi-Truck” from Seeds and Stems (Proper 2013) N —A trucker's life ain't easy and the order in which you do something is often important.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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