The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Dec 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
Doug Jernigan “Buddy's Boogie” from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) N —A different version of Buddy Emmons' "Buddy's Boogie" than we usually begin The Back Country each week. This song has the honor of being the first song played on The Back Country at our beautiful new studios at 3524 Washington Avenue in Grand Center.Buy it!
Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys “I Saw the Light” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1992) R —Originally recorded 65 years ago in 1948 on the MGM label. For Bill and Annabelle in Farmington.Buy it!
Wayne Hancock “Thunderstorms and Neon Signs” (Ark21 1995) R —Going out to Jill and Dan Garvey. Thanks to you and everyone for your help last weekend reshelving cds in the new building. Dan produces the Saturday Arts Calendar you hear just before each Back Country show.Buy it!
Albert Lee and Jay Dee Maness “Rainbows All Over Your Blues” from The Big E: A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) N —A nice version of the old John Sebastian number which Buddy played on.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Sing a Sad Song” from Down Every Road, Volume 1 (CAPITOL 1996) —Merle's first hit charted 50 years ago this week in 1963 and it was this Wynn Stewart song. Merle was playing bass in Stewart's band shortly before the recording.Buy it!
Hawkshaw Hawkins “Car Hoppin' Mama” from Heroes of Country Music, Vol. Two: Legends of Honky Tonk (Rhino 1996) —Recorded for RCA in 1955, Grady Martin plays fiddle with Tommy Jackson and Chet plays electric guitar. A Hank Thompson number.Buy it!
Stoney Edwards “Pickin' Wildflowers” from From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music (Warner 1998) —Originally recorded in 1975 for Capitol, one Stoney wrote.Buy it!
The Delmore Brothers “Sand Mountain Blues” from Freight Train Boogie (Ace 1993) —Originally recorded in 1949 for the King label. The Louvin Brothers, who were borned and raised on Sand Mountain in Alabama, later recorded it too.Buy it!
Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys “Cold, Cold Heart” from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1992) —Recorded on this date in 1950, one of Hank's greatest hits. Not surprising that his and Audrey's marital discord was the source of the material.Buy it!
Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys “Settin' the Woods on Fire” from Back at the Quonset Hut (Ramseur Records www.ramseurrecords.ocm 2012) —The Quonset Hut was the other historic Nashville recording studio not named RCA Studio B. Chuck enlisted veteran session players Harold Bradley, Bob Moore and Buddy Spicher for this album.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You” from The Essential Ray Price 1951-62 (Sony 1991) —There's that classic Ray Price Shuffle from the Columbia label in 1957. One written by Bob Wills.Buy it!
Ray Price “I'm Still Not Over You” from The Essential Ray Price, Volume 2 (Acoustic Disc www.acousticdisc.com 1997) —One written by Ray's pal and former bandmate, Willie Nelson. It was about this time that Ray began to redefine his music in a countrypolitan style.Buy it!
Ray Price “There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight” from The Honky Tonk Years (1950-1966) (Bear Family 1995) —Recorded 55 years ago in 1958, one written by Hank Williams, with whom Ray shared a residence when he first moved to Nashville.Buy it!
Red Foley “Hillbilly Fever #1” from Hot Country Boogies (Rockateer 1999) —Recorded for Radiozark Transcripts ca. 1954. The Ozark Jubilee's first broadcast on KWTO in Springfield, MO was 60 years ago this week in 1953. The program eventually went national on ABC-TV.Buy it!
John Hartford and the Hartford String Band “Delta Queen Waltz” from Down on the River (Flying Fish Lyrics from a poem by Kahlil Gibran 1989) —We sure do miss you John. His birthday is coming up on the 30th.Buy it!
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