The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Sep 21st 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Great Speckled Bird “Rio Grande” from Great Speckled Bird (Collector's Choice Music 2006) —One written by Ian and recorded in 1969. The band included Amos Garrett on guitar and Buddy Cage on steel guitar.Buy it!
Joanie Keller Johnson featuring Mike Johnson “Someday Soon” from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) N —Daughter handles the vocals, dad handles the pedal steel on this Ian Tyson classic.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “I Hate These Songs” (Hightone 1997) —As this song plays Dale Watson is taking the stage at the Roots, Blues and BBQ Festival in Columbia, MO. Going out to my pal, Woody, who hosts two country music shows on KOPN in Columbia.Buy it!
JP Harris and the Tough Choices “Two for the Road” from 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 starting at 11PM.Buy it!
Ray Charles “Born to Lose” from Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (Rhino) —Ted Daffan's best-known composition, recorded here 40 years ago in 1962 for ABC-Paramount. For my money, it's the best recorded version of this song.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “A Couple More Years” from The Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words, His Songs, His Friends (Sony BMG 2005) —Shel Silverstein could flat out write a country song.Buy it!
Dillard & Clark “Through the Morning, Through the Night” from The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark + Through the Morning Through the Night (A&M 1998) R —Originally recorded in 1969 for A & M. Going out to Russ.Buy it!
Lee Roy Parnell “Nashville Casualty and Life” from Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman (Kinkajou 1998) —40 years ago this week the National Life and Accident Insurance Company, owners of WSM, purchased the Ryman Auditorium for about $207,000, renaming it the "Grand Ole Opry House".Buy it!
Ralph Stanley with Gillian Welch and David Rawlings “Gold Watch and Chain” from Clinch Mountain Country (County 1998) —A fine two-disc collection of duets with Dr. Ralph and bluegrass and country stars. He's in town performing for the last time in St. Louis at the Sheldon next Saturday night as the headliner for the 2012 St. Louis Folk 'N' Roots Festival.Buy it!
Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys “Blue Ridge Cabin Home” from Foggy Mountain Jamboree (County 1996) —Recorded for Columbia in 1957, possibly the best configuration of the Foggy Mountain Boys, with Josh Graves on dobro, Paul Warren on fiddle, Curly Seckler on mandolin and Joe Stuart on bass.Buy it!
Marty Robbins “My Woman, My Woman, My Wife” from The Essential Marty Robbins, Volume 2 (Sony 2005) —Recorded in 1970 for Columbia. Marty married the love of his life, Marizona Baldwin, 65 years ago this week in 1948.Buy it!
Little Jimmy Dickens “When Your House is Not a Home” from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) N —A Roger Miller song, sung here by 92-year old Jimmy Dickens, who first hired Buddy as one of his Country Boys. Of course, Jimmy was probably only 91 when he recorded it.Buy it!
Hank Williams “Your Cheatin' Heart” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (Polygram 1990) —Hank's last recording session took place this week in 1952. This was one of three songs recorded that day which posthumously reached #1.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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