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Spinitron - KDHX: The Back Country Sat Dec 21st 2013

The Back Country (Music)

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.


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.


Merle Travis “Dark as a Dungeon”
from Capitol Classics (EMI 1993) R  —Originally recorded in 1946 as part of the landmark "Folk Songs of the Hills" album of 78s.


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.


Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Luxury Liner” (Warner 1976) —James Burton is a hard act to follow, but Albert Lee did it with great style and musicianship in the Hot Band recordings.


Rodney Crowell “Old Pipeliner”
from Collection (Warner 1989) —"I've got 49 women waitin' to hear Albert play--and he can play!"


Albert Lee and Hogan's Heroes “Jitterbug Boogie”
from Tear It Up (Heroic Records 2002) —One written by Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor.


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.


Merle Haggard “Sing a Sad Song”
from Down Every Road, Volume 1 (Capitol Records 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.


Freddie Hart “I Started Loving Her Again”
from Release Me (Hilltop 1973) —One of Haggard's best songs in my opinion. Powerful in its simplicity.


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.


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.


The Delmore Brothers “Sand Mountain Blues”
from Freight Train Boogie (Ace (UK) 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.


Harry Choates and His Melody Boys “Honky Tonking Days”
from The Fiddle King of Cajun Swing (Arhoolie 1993) —Originally recorded on Bill Quinn's Gold Star label out of Houston, TX ca. 1947.


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.


Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys “Settin' the Woods on Fire”
from Back at the Quonset Hut (Ramseur Records 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.


James Hand “My Witness”
from Mighty Lonesome Man (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records 2012) —Bobby Flores has it covered here, playing fiddle and pedal steel on this track.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys “Be Honest With Me”
from King of Country Music (Proper 2004) —Recorded for Okeh in 1941, Pete Kirby on the reso guitar.


The Nashville Bluegrass Band “Old Riverman”
from Twenty Year Blues (Sugar Hill Records www.sugarhillrecords.com 2004) —Wonderfully paced version of the John Hartford/Bill Monroe composition.


John Hartford and the Hartford String Band “Delta Queen Waltz”
from Down on the River (Flying Fish 1989) —We sure do miss you John. His birthday is coming up on the 30th.


Robert Earl Keen “Merry Christmas From the Family”
from Gringo Honeymoon (SUGAR HILL www.sugarhillrecords.com 1994) —Families and Christmas just go together...sometimes.


Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Blue Christmas Lights”
from Christmas with Buck Owens (CAPITOL 1999) —Originally released in 1967.


Dwight Yoakam “Santa Can't Stay”
from Come On, Christmas (Reprise 1997)


Merle Haggard “If We Make It Through December”
from Goin' Home for Christmas (Sony 2003) —How can one man write so many great songs? What a treasure we have in Merle (and Willie).


John Prine “Christmas in Prison”
from Souvenirs (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 2000)


The Louvin Brothers “The Friendly Beasts”
from Christmas With The Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie www.razorandtie.com 1997) —Originally recorded for Capitol in 1961.


Rough Shop “Big Man Under the Tree”
from Just Because It Was Christmas (Santa's Last Stop 2009) L


Emmylou Harris “Away in a Manger”
from Light Of The Stable (Rhino 1992) —Originally released in 1979.

Like everything else, times are approximate. Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.