The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Jan 4th 2014 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Hank Garland “Three-Four, The Blues” from Move! - The Guitar Artistry of Hank Garland (Legacy/Columbia 2001) —This 2-disc release features all of Hank's work at Columbia, including this track from the classic Jazz Winds from a New Direction, featuring 17-year old vibes genius, Gary Burton.Buy it!
Homer and Jethro with June Carter “Baby, It's Cold Outside” from June Carter Cash: Keep on the Sunny Side (Sony 2005) —When this single was released the label included "with apologies to Frank Loesser", the author and composer of this gem.Buy it!
Jay Dee Maness “This Cold War With You” from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) —Very nice reading of this Floyd Tillman song.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Snowin' on Raton” from Live from Austin TX (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2004) —From a 2001 taping of Austin City Limits. Nice steel work from Marty Muse on this Townes Van Zandt classic.Buy it!
Verlon Thompson “Story of Greasy Bend/Darwettia's Mandolin” from This One's for Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark (Music Road Records 2011) —Verlon has been Guy's pickin' partner for many years now, but he's a great talent in his own right.Buy it!
Elvis Presley “Heartbreak Hotel” from The Tupelo Mississippi Flash (Proper 2008) —Recorded January 10, 1956 for RCA, which spared no expense with this production, enlisting Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and D.J. Fontana as session players. Written by Hoyt's mama, Mae Boren Axton.Buy it!
Big Al Downing “Down on the Farm” from From Where I Stand: The Black Experience In Country Music (Warner 1998) —Recorded in 1958 for the White Rock label.Buy it!
The SteelDrivers “If It Hadn't Been For Love” from The SteelDrivers (Rounder www.rounder.com 2006) —Mike Henderson was a SteelDriver when he co-wrote this one with lead vocalist, Chris Stapleton.Buy it!
George Worthmore “Saturday Night Rub” from Live at the Blue Rooster (Little Dragon 2013) —George is at the Stagger Inn Again in Edwardsville on Thursday, the 9th, at The Focal Point on Friday, the 10th, and at Log House Concerts on Saturday, the 11th. If you lived in Sarasota, FL would you book shows in St. Louis in January?Buy it!
Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Tall Dark Stranger” from The Very Best of Buck Owens (Rhino 1994) —Originally recorded 45 years ago this week on the Capitol label, this was Buck's 19th #1 song in 6 years. That's pretty hot!Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “Don't Wanna Go Home Song” from Carryin' On (E1 Music www.e1entertainment.com 2010) —More of my Christmas gift certificate well spent buying this one the other day.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys “Leather Britches” from Live in Japan (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1997) —As Ralph introduces him, it's Curly Ray Cline playing fiddle on this traditional number. From a 1971 recording.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Tears In the Holston River” from Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 3 (CAPITOL 2002) —Sara Carter Bayes died 45 years ago this week on January 8, 1979. She is buried at the United Methodist Church cemetery in Hiltons (Maces Springs), VA, next to 2nd husband Coy Bayes and only feet away from A.P. Carter.Buy it!
Irene Kelley “My Flower” from Pennsylvania Coal (Patio Records 2014) N —Lots of wonderful musicians help on this fine album of all originals: Bryan Sutton, Stuart Duncan, Adam Steffey, Dale Ann Bradley, Claire Lynch, Trisha Yearwood, Carl Jackson, etc. Produced by Kentucky Thunder bassist Mark Fain.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!