The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Feb 1st 2014 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
The Almanac Singers “Groundhog” from Their Complete General Recordings (MCA 1996) —Recorded in 1941 for the General label, Pete on the lead vocal. That whistle-pig had better not see his shadow tomorrow. Winter begone!Buy it!
Pete Seeger “Cielito Lindo” from Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings folkways.si.edu 2004) —Recorded ca. 1963 for Folkways. The title translates roughly as "lovely sweet one".Buy it!
Bruce Springsteen with The Sessions Band “Old Dan Tucker” from We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (Sony BMG 2006) —A collection of songs made popular by Pete, done up in a raucous, community sing style.Buy it!
Asleep at the Wheel with Merle Haggard “St. Louis Blues” from Ride with Bob: A Tribute to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys (SKG Music 1995) —Merle does this W.C. Handy classic Emmett Miller style.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “Hello, I'm an Old Country Song” from Carryin' On (E1 Music www.e1entertainment.com 2010) —Dale is a Merle disciple, and mentions being "haggard" and "kicking out the footlights" in this song.Buy it!
The Soggy Bottom Boys “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow” from O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (UMG Recordings 2000) —We kick off Tuesdays at the Stage at St. Louis with a showing of this classic Coen Brothers film, a modern-day retelling of The Odyssey.Buy it!
Dock Boggs “Oh, Death” from His Folkways Years, 1963-1968 CD ALBUM (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings folkways.si.edu 1998) —Recorded in 1963 for Folkways. When he wanted to add this song to his repertoire back in the '30s one of his band members said, "Aw, get out of the graveyard, Dock". Ralph Stanley sang an acapella version of this in O, Brother in an iconic scene.Buy it!
Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys “Panhandle Country” from Live at Mechanics Hall (Acoustic Disc www.acousticdisc.com 2004) —One of Bill's compositions, recorded at a concert on November 16, 1963 and, as Bill tells you, Joe Stuart is on the fiddle.Buy it!
Hylo Brown and The Timberliners “There's More Pretty Girls Than One” from In Concert (Copper Creek www.coppercreekrec.com 1995) —Tater Tate on the fiddle, recorded 55 years ago on August 9, 1959 at New River Ranch in Rising Sun, Maryland.Buy it!
The Seldom Scene “Keep Me From Blowin' Away” from Different Roads (Rebel Records www.rebelrecords.com 2007) —Originally recorded in 1973, a great song written by Paul Craft. Tom Gray bows the bass a bit on this one.Buy it!
Paul Burch “Daddy Rhythm Guitar” from East to West (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2006) —Paul is with his WPA Ballclub, along with The Ragbirds and Honey Suckle next Friday, February 7th, at the Gramophone.Buy it!
Trigger 5 “Cheatin' Walk” from Three Cords EP (self 2012) L —Trigger 5 will be at BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups on Saturday, February 15th, from 3-6PM. This winter may end up being a three-cord winter.Buy it!
Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper and the Clinch Mountain Clan “There's a Big Wheel” from The Very Best of Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper and the Clinch Mountain Clan (Varese Sarabande 2002) —Recorded 55 years ago in 1959 on the Hickory label.Buy it!
Irene Kelley “Things We Never Did” from Pennsylvania Coal (Patio Records 2014) N —I continue to enjoy this album, the first one in ten years by this talented songwriter. Lots of good musicians as well, with Carl Jackson doing the background vocal here.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)” from Last Date (Eminent Records 2000) —One written by Don Everly, recorded in 1982 for the Warner label, Barry Tashian on the harmony vocal.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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