The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Jan 25th 2014 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
The Red Stick Ramblers “You've Got the Right Key, But the Wrong Keyhole” from Right Key, Wrong Keyhole (Memphis International 2005) —Sending this one out to my sister, Janet, who's visiting family in the city of the Red Stick.Buy it!
Dailey & Vincent “When I Stop Dreaming” from Brothers of the Highway (Rounder 2013) —A Grammy nominee for Best Bluegrass Album. These boys are at Lewis & Clark College tonight with The Harmans. A sold out show.Buy it!
James King “Old Five and Dimers” from Three Chords and The Truth (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2013) —Another Grammy nominee for Best Bluegrass Album. From the pen of Billy Joe Shaver.Buy it!
Orville Johnson “Summertime” from Resophonics Anonymous (Squareneck Dodo 2005) —Tom Hall's 8th Annual Guitar Benefit and Resophonic Extravaganza is tomorrow at the Iron Barley starting around 3PM. Orville grew up in Edwardsville and moved to the Pacific Northwest in the latter '70s.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings “Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)” from The Essential Waylon Jennings, Volume 2 (Sony BMG 2007) —A cultural highwater mark in American television was reached 35 years ago this week with the debut of "The Dukes of Hazzard". Waylon also narrated the segments between scenes.Buy it!
Sturgill Simpson “I'd Have to be Crazy” from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain sturgillsimpson.bandcamp.com/album/high-top-mountain 2013) —One of the better-known songs written by Austin renaissance musician Steve Fromholz, who died earlier this week in a tragic accident at the age of 68. Willie recorded it on his 1976 album, "The Sound in Your Mind".Buy it!
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell “Here We Are” from Old Yellow Moon (Nonesuch 2013) —One of Rodney's many great songs, these two go back forty years together and are Grammy nominees for Best American Album.Buy it!
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “Flippin' the Lid” from Stratosphere Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie 1995) —One written by Speedy and recorded 60 years ago in 1954. What will become of the International Steel Guitar Convention with the closing of the Millenium Hotel?Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Oozlin' Daddy Blues” from San Antonio Rose, Volume 3 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2000) —Al Stricklin on the piano, recorded in 1937 for Columbia. Oozling is a slang term for stealing, although its use in the song is not always with that meaning in mind.Buy it!
Norm Hamlet “Invitation to the Blues” from The Big E: A Salute To Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) —Norm is a member of the International Steel Guitar Hall of Fame, the longtime steel and dobro player for Merle Haggard's Strangers, and a heckuva nice guy.Buy it!
Rosanne Cash “The Sunken Lands” from The River & The Thread (Blue Note url 2014) N —A terrific new album from Rosanne, possibly her best. There was a nice segment on last week's "Sunday Morning" on CBS that should be accessible at the CBS website.Buy it!
Suzy Bogguss “Let's Chase Each Other Around the Room” from Lucky (Loyal Dutchess 2014) N —Set for release February 4th, Suzy has recorded a dozen of Merle Haggard's songs with lots of guest vocalists and some fine musicians.'Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!