The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Aug 24th 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Dave Dudley “There Ain't No Easy Run”
from Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun: The Mercury Hit Singles 1963-1973 (Edsel 2004) —Dudley co-wrote this one with Tom T. Hall.
Dick Curless “Bury the Bottle with Me”
from The Drag 'Em Off The Interstate Sock It To 'Em Hits of Dick Curless (Razor & Tie 1998) —Recorded on the Tower label.
Bob Wills “Across the Alley from the Alamo”
from The Best of Bob Wills (MCA 1973) —Recorded on the Kapp label, the final tracks on this release were cut just three months before a stroke left Bob Wills paralyzed and he never played music again. Sole inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968.
Doug Dillard and Gene Clark “Train Leaves Here This Morning”
from Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark/Through the Morning, Through the Night (A&M 1998) —The Dillards and The Byrds come together in country rock. Fine songwriting, and who else would have tried a harpsichord in country music?
The Byrds “Hickory Wind”
from Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Legacy Edition) (Columbia / Legacy 2003) —Roger McGuinn had no idea that when David Crosby left the group what they were getting when Gram Parsons replaced him. McGuinn exclaimed, "We just hired a piano player...and it's George Jones! In a sequin suit!"
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “The Only Daddy Thatll Walk the Line (Live)”
from And the Answer Is...: Great Country Answer Discs from the '60s and their Original Versions (Bear Family 1994) —Originally recorded on RCA.
Jean Shepard “Only Mama That'll Walk the Line”
from And The Answer Is...: Great Country Answer Discs from the '60s and their Original Versions (Bear Family 1994) —Answer songs were all the rage in the '50s and '60s.
Roger Miller “Little Green Apples”
from King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller, Volume 3 (Polygram 1995) —O.C. Smith had a big hit with this also but Roger cut it first and his version made it to #6.
Don Rich and the Buckaroos “Sad is the Lonely”
from Country Pickin': The Don Rich Anthology CD Album (Sundazed 1995) —Recorded on the Capitol label. As leader of the Buckaroos, Don was instrumental in the band's being named top country band for the fifth straight year in 1968. Here's an instrumental to prove it.
Alejandro Escovedo “1968”
from Man Of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute To Chris Gaffney (Yep Roc 2009) —The only song in this playlist not released or recorded in 1968. Thought it would be an appropriate ending to the memory of 1968.