The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Feb 8th 2014 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Red Allen and the Kentuckians “What About You” from Lonesome And Blue: The Complete County Recordings (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 2004) —Recorded in 1965 and written by Johnny and Jack and Jack's brother, Jim Anglin.Buy it!
Doc and Merle Watson “Russian Grass” from Home Sweet Home (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1998) —Recorded in December 1967, six months after Merle took up the banjo. Later music added by Sam Bush, Marty Stuart, T. Michael Coleman and Alan O'Bryant. Sending this out to folks at Sochi.Buy it!
Kathy Louvin and Pamela Brown Hayes “I Wish You Knew” from Livin' Lovin' Losin': Songs of The Louvin Brothers (Universal South 2003) —Kathy is Ira Louvin's daughter. Pamela Brown Hayes is evidently the girl whom Leo Kottke didn't marry but Mr. Hayes did.Buy it!
Roy Newman and His Boys “Everybody's Blues” from Bob Dunn: Master of the Steel Guitar, 1935-1950, Volume 1 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) —Recorded in 1937 for the Brunswick label. I knew I should have shot that groundhog rootin' 'round in my backyard!Buy it!
Bob Dunn's Vagabonds “You Don't Know My Mind” from Bob Dunn: Master of the Electric Steel Guitar 1935-1950, Volume 2 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) —Recorded in 1939 for Decca, one written by early blues artist Clarence Williams. Moon Mullican does the vocal here.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings “Four Strong Winds” from The Journey: Destiny's Child, Volume 1 (Bear Family 1999) R —The listener requested the original written by Ian Tyson, but I couldn't put my hands on it.Buy it!
Great Speckled Bird “This Dream” from Great Speckled Bird (Collector's Choice Music 2006) R —From the Ampex label in 1970. Great Speckled Bird's original members were Ian Tyson, Sylvia Fricker Tyson, Buddy Cage, Amos Garrett and N.D. Smart.Buy it!
Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps “Dance to the Bop” from The Big "D" Jamboree LIVE, Volume 2 (Dragon Street 2000) —Big Ed McLemore rebuilt The Sportatorium after a 1953 fire and hosted professional wrestling and The Big "D" Jamboree on Saturdays, broadcast over CBS radio.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “I'm a Ramblin' Man” from The Essential Waylon Jennings, Volume 2 (Sony BMG 2007) —Written by guitar great Ray Pennington, Waylon recorded this 40 years ago today in 1974 and took it to #1.Buy it!
Prairie du Rocher Singers “La Gui-Annee” from Folk Songs of Illinois, Volume 1 (University of Illinois Press 2007) —This was a French New Year's Eve event where poor people visit the homes of the rich and sing for food and drink. It's still celebrated in Prairie du Rocher IL and St. Genevieve MO.Buy it!
The Texas Tornados “Soy de San Luis” from Texas Tornados (Reprise 1990) —Written by Flaco's father, Santiago Jiminez, Sr. and Louis Ortega. St. Louis was Spanish-ruled from 1763 until the Louisiana Purchase.Buy it!
Pokey LaFarge “Central Time” from Pokey LaFarge (Third Man Records 2013) L —Pokey performs as part of the Burning Love Festival on Art Hill at Forest Park next Friday from 4:30-10:30. Go to www.stl250.org for more St. Louis birthday events.Buy it!
Ernest Tubb “Walking the Floor Over You” from Country Music Hall of Fame (MCA 1991) —Recorded in 1941 for Decca before forming his Texas Troubadors, Fay "Smitty" Smith plays the first electric lead guitar in country music and launches the honky-tonk genre.Buy it!
George Jones “Hearts in My Dreams” from Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years, Volume 1 (Polygram 1994) —Recorded for Starday in 1958, one George co-wrote with Roger Miller.Buy it!
Moe Bandy “Honky Tonk Amnesia” from Honky Tonk Amnesia: The Hard Country Sound of Moe Bandy (Razor and Tie 2000) —Originally recorded for the GRC label in 1974, written by Whitey Shafer and Doodle Owens.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “For No One” from Pieces of the Sky (Warner 1975) —A Lennon-McCartney song in honor of their February 9, 1964 American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Just a beautiful version.Buy it!
Beausoleil “L'ouragon” from La Danse De La Vie (Rhino 1993) —The monthly Cajun dance at Focal Point next Wednesday is the last before Mardi Gras. The Boudin Brothers perform, dance lessons at 7:30, music at 8:15.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!