The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
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
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.
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price “I Love You So Much”
from Last of the Breed (Lost Highway 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)”
from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)
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