The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Nov 20th 2010 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Dennis McGee and Amede Ardoin “Two Step D'Elton” from Cajun Capers: Cajun Music 1928-1954 (Proper 2005) —These two pioneers of Cajun music recorded this at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans 80 years ago today for the Brunswick label.Buy it!
Lucinda Williams “Somebody Somewhere (Don't Know What He's Missin' Tonight)” from Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn (Sony 2010) N —A fine version of this song from a new tribute album to Loretta Lynn.Buy it!
Doye O'Dell “Diesel Smoke (Dangerous Curves)” from Truck Driver's Boogie: Big Rig Hits, Vol. 1, 1939-1969 (Audium 2001) —Originally recorded in 1952 on the Intro label.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and the Waylors “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way” from Waylon Live: The Expanded Edition (BMG 2003) —WAYLON JENNINGS was riding the top of the charts with this one 35 years ago this week in 1975.Buy it!
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson “Good Hearted Woman” from Wanted: The Outlaws, 20th Anniversary Edition (RCA 1996) —“Wanted: The Outlaws” was the first country music album to sell a million copies. Released in January 1976 it was certified platinum on November 24, 1976.Buy it!
Loudon Wainright III “High, Wide and Handsome” from High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sound 2009) —LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III will be in St. Louis Monday evening at the Old Rock House for an 8PM show. His 2009 release, “High, Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project”, won a Grammy in the traditional folk category and, of course, he had a big hit in 197Buy it!
Charlie Poole and The North Carolina Ramblers “Don't Let Your Deal Go Down” from The Best of Bluegrass: 80 Years of American Music (COLUMBIA/LEGACY 2004) —Originally recorded in 1925 on Columbia.Buy it!
The Carter Family “Lonesome Pine Special” from Wildwood Flower: 25 Classics (Living Era www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/.../Living+Era/a/Living+Era 2000) —The Carter Family recorded “Lonesome Pine Special” in Memphis, TN on November 25, 1930, 80 years ago this week for the Victor label..Buy it!
Jason Ringenberg “Rainbow Stew” from Best Tracks and Side Tracks 1979-2007 (Yep Roc Records www.yeprocrecords.com 2008) —Jason Ringenberg was born on November 22, 1958 in Kewanee, IL and will be 52 years old on Monday. Here he offers a fine cover of a Haggard song.Buy it!
Fiddle Fever “Ashokan Farewell” from Come to the Mountain: Old Time Music for Modern Times (Rounder 2004) —A couple of instrumentals to close out today's Back Country, reflections on the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Fiddle Fever includes Jay Ungar, who is the composer of this haunting piece, best known as the theme to Ken Burns' Civil War documentary. OrigBuy it!
Norman and Nancy Blake “The Fields of November” from Old Ties (Rounder 2002) —I have always loved this piece. It is so evocative of the withered and sere fields after the harvest. Norman on fiddle, Nancy on cello and I believe Charlie Collins on the guitar. Originally recorded in 1974 on Flying Fish.Buy it!