The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Feb 15th 2014 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Rosie Flores “Crying Over You” from A Honky Tonk Reprise (Rounder 1998) —Originally released in 1987 and produced by Pete Anderson, James Intveld wrote this one and plays guitar. Rosie is nominated in the Female Rockabilly and Honky Tonk categories.Buy it!
Amber Digby and Midnight Flyer “After It Breaks” from LIVE at Swiss Alp Hall (CD BABY 2011) —One that Amber co-wrote with Dani Flowers. Recorded November 2010 at this venerable venue in Schulenberg, TX.Buy it!
Dale Watson and His Lone Stars “I Hate These Songs” (Hightone 1997) —Going out to my pal, Woody Adkins, who does two country music shows on KOPN in Columbia and is nominated in the DJ category. He's been known to shout out this title at Dale Watson gigs. Go Woody!Buy it!
Heybale “Honky Tonk Mood” from The Last Country Album (Heybale! 2008) —These guys are nominated for Best Honky Tonk Group. This song was written by keyboard great Earl Poole Ball, who was an original member of the group.Buy it!
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys “Power of the 45” from Turntable Matinee (Yep Roc Records 2006) —Big Sandy's in the Male Rockabilly category. Bring your 45s to The Stage at KDHX the 2nd Tuesday of each month and have a cold one at 40s and 45s Tuesdays.Buy it!
Elizabeth Cook “Sometimes It Takes Balls to be a Woman” from Balls (31 Tigers 2007) —Produced by Rodney Crowell. Elizabeth is nominated in the Female Outlaw category and she's the best-lookin' outlaw I've ever seen.Buy it!
The Derailers “The Lost and Found” from Full Western Dress (Sire Records Group 1999) —The Derailers are in the Best Rockabilly Group category. Again, not rockabilly but tune in Al Swacker's Greaser's Lunchbox every Thursday at noon for all things rockabilly.Buy it!
Aaron Till “The Best Man” from The Staying Kind (Aaron Till 2013) N —Aaron is a fine Nashville fiddler and you can pick up this cd at Log House Concerts near Edwardsville next Saturday night. www.loghouseconcerts.com.Buy it!
The Dock Ellis Band “Tears Come Easy” from Bad Songs And Waltzes (self-released 2013) L —These St. Louis favorites are at The Livery next Friday, February 21st, 9PM. The Livery is at 3211 Cherokee in the Benton Park West neighborhood.Buy it!
Reno and Smiley and the Tennessee Cut-Ups “Tally Ho” from The Talk of the Town: The Definite '50s Masters (Westside 1999) —A good example of Don Reno's great banjo playing. He and Earl are two of the best banjer pickers ever.Buy it!
Jim and Valerie Gabehart “Green Green Grass of Home” from I Was Raised in a Railroad Town (JVG 2013) —New music to my ears, Jim and Valerie do a fine job on this Curly Putman classic. Jim's day job is Prosecuting Attorney for Lincoln County, WV.Buy it!
Johnny Bush “Don't Sing Me No Songs About Texas” from Johnny Bush Sings Bob Wills (Lone Star Records 2005) —One written by Merle Haggard and Leona Williams. The great Hank Thompson sings the second verse.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “That's the Way Love Goes” from The Essential Merle Haggard: The Epic Years (Legacy 2004) —A classic from Whitey Shafer and Lefty Frizzell, Hag's recording topped the charts 30 years ago this week, his 33rd #1.Buy it!
Jerry Jeff Walker “Jaded Lover” from Ridin' High (Geffen 1990) —Originally released on MCA in 1975, going out to my dear friend and college roommate, Darrell Veile for his birthday this coming Monday. We dropped the needle on this album a few times back in the day, didn't we?Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!