The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Jan 18th 2014 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Django Reinhardt And Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France “Sweet Georgia Brown” from Souvenirs (Polygram 1989) —Recorded in 1938 for Decca.Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “You Don't Have Very Far to Go” from Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994) —As the album title indicates, a Merle Haggard song.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “I Wish I Could Fall in Love Today” from Honky Tonk: Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys, Volume 6 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1995) R —Recorded in 1960 for the Columbia label.Buy it!
Red Foley “Foggy River” from Tennessee Saturday Night, Volume 2 (Proper 2002) R —Recorded in 1951 for Decca. The listener wanted to hear Carl Smith's version but I couldn't locate it, so he gets Red and a Carl Smith song.Buy it!
Leo Soileau's Four Aces “La Valse De Gueydan” from Cajun Capers: Cajun Music 1928-1954 (Proper 2005) —Recorded in 1935 for the Bluebird label. The other Aces are Dewey Landry and Floyd Shreve, guitars, and Tony Gonzalez on drums.Buy it!
Doc and Merle Watson “Red Rocking Chair” from Black Mountain Rag (Rounder 2006) —A nice compilation of Doc and Merle's work for the great Flying Fish label. T. Michael Coleman plays the bass. I miss Doc.Buy it!
The Gordons “Why I'm Walkin'” from Wasn't Born to Follow (Street Level 2005) L —Roberta Gordon does a fine job on the vocal of this Stonewall Jackson/Melvin Endsley song. The late, great Wade Ray on the fiddle.Buy it!
Tennessee Ernie Ford “Milk 'Em in the Morning Blues” from Hey Good Lookin’ (Memoir Records 2000) —Recorded at Tennessee Ernie's first session for the Capitol label 65 years ago this week in 1949.Buy it!
Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys “The Wild Side of Life” from Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys, 1946-64, Volume 2 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1996) —A 12-disc collection of Hanks Capitol recordings. This was a giant hit in 1952 and brought on Kitty Wells' answer song, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels".Buy it!
Ferlin Husky “Gone” from Heroes of Country Music, Volume 4: Legends of the West Coast (Rhino 1996) —Recorded in 1956.Buy it!
The Louvin Brothers “Hoping That You're Hoping” from When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers (Razor & Tie 1995) —Recorded in 1956. I included this one just for its use of "spuddle", which means to make a fuss over trivial things.Buy it!
Wanda Jackson “Right or Wrong” from Vintage Collections CD ALBUM (CAPITOL 1996) —One written by Wanda and recorded in 1960. Ken Nelson refused to sign Wanda when he had the chance earlier because he said "Girls don't sell records".Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!