The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Nov 23rd 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Duane Eddy and Dan Dugmore “Mansion On The Hill”
from The Big E: A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) —A great instrumental version of one of Hank's best songs, in my opinion.
Webb Pierce “Slowly”
from King of the Honky-Tonk: Original Decca Masters, 1952-1959 (Country Music Foundation 2000) —Recorded 60 years ago this week on November 29, 1953, featuring the first recording in country music history with a pedal steel guitar, courtesy of Bud Isaacs and his Paul Bigsby model.
Moe Bandy “Honky Tonk Amnesia”
from Honky Tonk Amnesia: The Hard Country Sound of Moe Bandy (Razor and Tie 2000) —Recorded for the GRC label in 1974, one co-written by Doodle Owens and Whitey Shafer.
Loretta Lynn “I'm a Honky Tonk Girl”
from Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection (Box Set) (MCA 1994) —Originally recorded in 1960 for the Zero label out of Vancouver, BC, Canada, this was Loretta's first hit. Congratulations to Loretta for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a citizen can receive.
Loretta Lynn “Wine, Women and Song”
from Honky Tonk Girl - The Loretta Lynn Collection (Box Set) (MCA 1994) —Recorded for the Decca label in 1964.
Charlie Robison “The Girls from Texas”
from High Life (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) N —Miss Leslie, Brennen Leigh, Amber Digby, Carper Family, Penny Ney, Amanda Cevallos, Emily Herring et. al: If this is the way the girls are in Texas I may have to reconsider my plans to visit y'all.
Fiddle Fever “Ashokan Farewell”
from Come to the Mountain: Old Time Music for Modern Times (Rounder 2004) —Fiddle Fever is Molly Mason, Matt Glaser and the author of this beautiful piece, Jay Unger. It's inclusion in Ken Burns' Civil War documentary has forever linked the two works.
Norman and Nancy Blake with Charlie Collins “The Fields Of November”
from Old Ties (Rounder 2002) —The title track to Norman's 1974 album paints a musical landscape of the withered and fallow fields after the harvest. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, I hope you're exactly where you want to be on Thanksgiving and that it's not working or shopping.