The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Sep 14th 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Jonathan Edwards “Choices” from Rollin' Along: Live in Holland (Strictly Country Records 2008) —Gonna lay around the Wildey Theater tonight and put a good buzz on with Jonathan and John Ford Coley. George Jones recorded a version of this on the album coming up next.Buy it!
Gram Parsons “In My Hour of Darkness” from GP/Grievous Angel (Reprise 1990) —Gram's tribute to some people in his life who had recently died. In order of verses they are: actor Brandon deWilde, guitar genius Clarence White and L.A. rock scene drug dealer Sid Kaiser.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Boulder to Birmingham” from Pieces of the Sky (Warner 1975) —Co-written with Emmylou's longtime DC area musician, Bill Danoff ("Country Roads"). "And the hardest part is knowing I'll survive".Buy it!
George Worthmore “Black Mountain Rag” from Live at the Blue Rooster (Little Dragon 2013) N —George is a great fingerstyle guitar player who now calls Sarasota, FL home. He was formerly a fixture on the 1980s New York City rock scene and owner of the House of Blues in Johannisburg, South Africa in the '90s.Buy it!
Raul Malo “Night Life” from The Big E: A Tribute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) N Buy it!
Ralph Stanley and Dwight Yoakum “I Just Got Wise” from Clinch Mountain Country (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1998) —Dr. Ralph's last public performance in St. Louis will be Saturday night, September 28th, at the Sheldon Concert Hall as part of the Folk "N" Roots Festival. This is Ralph's farewell tour.Buy it!
Charles Sawtelle “Gonna Paint the Town” from Music from Rancho DeVille (Acoustic Disc www.acousticdisc.com 2001) —Dr. Ralph has recorded this one before when Keith Whitley was a Clinch Mountain Boy.Buy it!
Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin “We'll Meet Again Sweetheart” from Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin (Roan Pony Records 2010) L —A lovely treatment of this Flatt & Scruggs tune. Wil hails from Cobden, IL and Robert is a former Blue Grass Boy.Buy it!
The David Bromberg Quartet “Dark Hollow” from FestivaLink presents The David Bromberg Quartet at MerleFest 4/29/06 (festivalink.net 2006) —Robert Amiot on bass, Jeff Wisor on fiddle, mandolin and guitar and Mitch Corbin (no relation) on the mandolin, fiddle and guitar round out the Quartet. Lots of great guests on this one.Buy it!
Hank Williams “My Sweet Love Ain't Around” from Hank Williams - The Original Singles Collection Plus (Mercury Nashville Records 1991) —Recorded 65 years ago in 1948 for MGM.Buy it!
Steve Goodman “Lost Highway” from Live At The Earl of Old Town (Red Pajamas Records 2006) —A Leon Payne song. We lost Steve Goodman nearly 30 years as he succumbed to leukemia on September 20, 1984, as his beloved Cubs were getting ready for post-season play.Buy it!
Chris Scruggs “Just a Little Lovin' (Will Go a Long Way)” from You Don't Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold (Plowboy Records, Llc 2013) N —Some interesting takes on Eddy Arnold songs on this album. Eddy's grandson, Shannon, is the owner of Plowboy Records.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Busted” from Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume Two (Rhino 1998) —Recorded for ABC-Paramount, Ray's version of this Harlan Howard classic busted onto the charts 50 years ago this week.Buy it!
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “I've Been Deceived” from Old Gold - EP (Signature Sounds www.signaturesounds.com 2012) —Zoe and her band will be at Off Broadway next Tuesday night, September 17th. Charlie Feathers recorded a version of this in the 1950s.Buy it!
Country Dave Harmonson “A Tombstone Every Mile” from I'll Have the Country Music Please (Buspicker Records 2006) —Dave is Zoe Muth's steel player. Edwardsville, IL native Marty Vadalabene plays drums on this.Buy it!
JP Harris and the Tough Choices “I'll Keep Calling” (Cow Island Music 2011) —JP Harris and the Tough Choices close out Saturday's music at the Folk 'N' Roots Festival with a show at the Sheldon ballroom.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!