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Spinitron - KDHX: The Back Country Sat Dec 7th 2013

The Back Country (Music)

Sat Dec 7th 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


The Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)”
from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)


Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson “Pretty Polly”
from Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City (Smithsonian/Folkways Recordings www.folkways.si.edu 1992) —A very happy birthday to Miss Jean Ritchie tomorrow on her 91st birthday.


A Country Band “Blue Diamond Mines”
from Music by A Country Band (Golden Eagle 1970) —Jean Ritchie recorded this song under the name "Than Hall" to disguise her political interests from her apolitical mother. This group featured Edwardsville native and world class resophonic guitarist, Orville Johnson.


Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris “My Dear Companion”
from Trio (Warner 1987) —The sadness in these lyrics could only have come from a lonely place like those Kentucky hollers.


Bill Kirchen “Swing Fever”
from Seeds and Stems (Proper 2013) N  —Bill's latest release goes back to a trio format with drummer Jack O'Dell and bassist Maurice Cridlin. The latter was at Bill's Off Broadway show earlier this year.


Kelli Jones-Savoy and Emma Young “No Letter Today”
from Joel Savoy's Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round (Valcour www.valcourrecords.com 2013) —A great song done duet style, this album contains a lot of good music.


Floyd Tillman “Slippin' Around”
from The Best Of Floyd Tillman (Sony 1996) —Recorded for Columbia in 1949, this is generally considered the first "cheating" song in country music. Jimmy Wakely and Margaret Whiting had a big hit with it.


Floyd Tillman “This Cold War with You”
from The Best Of Floyd Tillman (Sony 1996) —Between his songwriting and his vocal style, Floyd Tillman created an indelible mark on country music.


Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price “I Love You So Much”
from Last of the Breed (Lost Highway www.losthighwayrecords.com 2007) —Another classic from Floyd's pen. Another measure of Floyd's songwriting greatness? These three legends chose four of his songs for this album, twice that of any other gifted country songwriters.


The Carper Family “I Gotta Have My Baby Back”
from Old-Fashioned Gal (self 2013) —Yet another Floyd classic. Emily Gimble plays piano on this cut. She's a third-generation player, the granddaughter of fiddle great, Johnny, and daughter of bassist, Dick.


David Houston “Almost Persuaded”
from Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 4 - The Nashville Sound (CBS 1990) —This 1966 Columbia recording stayed on the charts for 25 weeks, 9 of them at #1.


Johnny Rodriguez “Corpus Christi Bay”
from You Can Say That Again (Hightone 1996) —A nice version of the Robert Earl Keen song.


Mandy Barnett “Blue Blue Day”
from I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2013) N  —This is one of those recordings available through Cracker Barrel stores.


Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “I've Got a New Heartache”
from The Essential Ray Price 1951-62 (Sony 1991) —A classic shuffle from the pen of Wayne Walker, recorded for Columbia in 1956. It's great to have Ray Price out of the hospital and back home on his ranch.


Richard Smith and Julie Adams “Blackberry Blossom”
from Living Out a Dream (Contrast Records 2001) —Richard is a terrific guitarist who now calls Nashville home. He was at the Focal Point last night. His wife, Julie Adams is a cellist and this is from their first album together.


Kathy Mattea “Coal Tattoo”
from Coal (Captain Potato 2008) —This song and the next are great examples of the songwriting talent of Billy Edd Wheeler.


The Carolina Chocolate Drops “Jackson”
from We Walk the LIne: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash (Legacy 2012) —A spirited version of this classic. I was sorry to learn that founding member Dom Flemons is leaving the Drops soon, leaving only Rhiannon Giddens as an original.


Bobby Osborne and The Rocky Top X-Press “Certain”
from Try a Little Kindness (Rounder www.rounder.com 2006) —One written by Whisperin' Bill Anderson.


The Henhouse Prowlers “Why is the Night So Long?”
from Breaking Ground (Henhouse Prowlers www.henhouseprowlers.com 2013) N  —The HP just completed a tour of parts of Africa as part of a State Department program.


Brenda Lee “Little Jonah (Rock on Your Steel Guitar)”
from Anthology Volume One. 1956-1961 (MCA 1991) —The part of Little Jonah is played by Buddy Emmons on this 1957 Decca recording.


John Anderson “Half A Mind”
from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (MPI 2013) N  —Buddy played pedal steel on Ernest Tubb's version of this Roger Miller classic.


Charlie Robison “Nuevo Laredo”
from High Life (Thirty Tigers www.thirtytigers.com 2013) N  —A nice cover of Doug Sahm's Tex-Mex classic.


The Five And Dimers “Ten Miles to Tulsa”
from Quarter of a Tank (The Five and Dimers New 2011) L —The Five and Dimers are part of the bill at Off Broadway on Saturday, December 28th, along with Whitey Morgan & the 78s.


Sara and the Tall Boys “The Mess You Made of Me”
from Live in Chicago (self 2012) —Sara and the Tall Boys just finished a set at Blues City Deli. Sara and Tall Boy and husband, Ian Crossman now call Nashville home.


Whitey Morgan and the 78's “Turn Up the Bottle”
from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —Get your honky tonk buzz on at Off Broadway on December 28th with Whitey and the boys.


Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Steel Guitar Rag”
from The Instrumental Hits of Buck Owens and his Buckaroos (Sundazed 1995) —Tom Brumley's version of the steel guitar national anthem, recorded for the Capitol label in 1965.


The Wilhelms “Left Behind and Gone for Good”
from Film At 11 (Perdition 2013) N L —One written by John Wendland and John takes the lead vocal. John is host of Memphis to Manchester, heard every Thursday from 7-10AM on KDHX.


Rough Shop “Drink Up and Go Home”
from Here Today (Perdition Records 2008) L —Mix Anne Tkach and Spencer Marquart with John Wendland and Andy Ploof, add egg nog and guests and you have Rough Shop's annual holiday party December 13 and 14 at Focal Point.


The Dock Ellis Band “Drinkin' to Forget”
from Bad Songs And Waltzes (self-released 2013) N L —These drinking songs are making me thirsty. Think I'll cue up Jimmy Bryant and go have a malt beverage. Cheers!

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