The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Aug 31st 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Doug Jernigan “Buddy's Boogie” from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) N —My usual intro is The Texas Troubadors' version of Buddy's Boogie, but Doug Jernigan has a fine version on this great tribute album.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “Night Life” from The Essential Ray Price, Volume 2 (Sony 2007) —Recorded the same year as Amazing Steel Guitar in 1963 on Columbia, with Grady Martin, Ray Edenton, Darrell McCall, Tommy Jackson, Shorty Lavendar, Pig Robbins, Buddy Harman and Buddy Emmons.Buy it!
Norm Hamlett “Invitation to the Blues” from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) N —Hag's longtime steel and dobro man and a member of the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame.Buy it!
Sam Ku West “St. Louis Blues” from Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story (Proper 2008) —Originally recorded on the Banner label in 1927, with James Kohono on guitar accompaniment. Going out to everyone at this weekend's Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede's Landing.Buy it!
Shot Jackson “Steeling the Mood” from Steelin' It: The Steel Guitar Story (Proper 2008) —From a transcript ca. February 1951 at KWKH in Shreveport, LA, with Buddy Attaway on guitar and Tillman Franks on bass. One of Shot's compositions.Buy it!
John Anderson “Half a Mind” from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (MPI 2013) N —Buck Reid on the pedal steel guitar. A Roger Miller composition made famous by Ernest Tubb.Buy it!
Roy Newman and His Boys “Takin' Off” from Bob Dunn: Master of the Steel Guitar, 1935-1950, Volume 1 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) —Originally recorded in 1937 on the Vocalion label. My short list of greatest steel players ever has to include the great Bob Dunn.Buy it!
Ralph Mooney “Crazy Arms” from Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (SUGAR HILL 2010) —Ralph's classic composition, which ushered in the shuffle beat to country music. Moon recorded this a few months before his passing in March 2011.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “I Gotta Get Drunk” from Crazy: The Demo Sessions (SUGAR HILL 2003) R —Demo recordings from 1960-1966. "There's more old drunks than there are old doctors, so I guess I'd better have another round".Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “Slow Movin' Outlaws” from Wanted: The Outlaws, 20th Anniversary Edition (Sony BMG 1996) R —20th Anniversary Edition, ergo, originally released in 1976. The first country music album to go platinum, although this track wasn't on the original album.Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “Greenville” from Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Mercury 1998) —Emmylou Harris on the harmony vocal. Lucinda Williams is at The Pageant on Monday, September 9th with the Kenneth Brian Band, 8PM.Buy it!
The Kings of Mongrel Folk “Zen Gospel Singing” from Bitter Truth (The Kings of Mongrel Folk 2013) N —The Kings are Mark Graham and Orville Johnson, here with a Mark Graham original. It's hard to shake that old time religion.Buy it!
David Bromberg “Spanish Johnny” from My Own House/You Should See the Rest of the Band (Fantasy 1999) —Originally recorded in 1978 on Columbia on "My Own House", an acoustic tour-de-force for Mr. Bromberg. At the Old Rock House September 20th.Buy it!
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “I've Been Gone” from Starlight Hotel (Signature Sounds Recordings Company 2011) —It will be nice to have Zoe Muth back in town on Tuesday, September 17th at Off Broadway.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!