The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Feb 22nd 2014 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys “Drifting Too Far From the Shore” from King of Country Music (Proper unk 2004) R —Recorded 75 years ago in 1939 on the Vocalion label. Going out to Bill and Annabelle in Farmington.Buy it!
Tommy Jarrell “Cluck Old Hen” from The Legacy of Tommy Jarrell, Vol. 1: Sail Away Ladies (County 1999) —Recorded ca. 1966Buy it!
Doc and Merle Watson “Walk On Boy” from Then and Now/Two Days in November (BGO 1996) —Recorded in 1972 for the Poppy label and reissued with Then and Now. Co-written by Wayne Walker and Mel Tillis.Buy it!
Sturgill Simpson “Old King Coal” from High Top Mountain (High Top Mountain sturgillsimpson.bandcamp.com/album/high-top-mountain 2013) R —Sturgill is working on a follow up album to this great 2013 release. It's due out some time in May, again produced by Dave Cobb and recorded with his touring band.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “I'd Have to be Crazy” from The Sound In Your Mind (Columbia 1976) R —The listener actually requested Sturgill Simpson's version, but here's where I heard it first. The late Steve Fromholz, who wrote the song, sings the background vocal.Buy it!
Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three “Sunday Morning Coming Down” from The Essential Johnny Cash, 1955-1983 (Sony 1998) —Ray Stevens recorded this Kristofferson classic in 1969 but Johnny's recording a year later went to #1 and was CMA's Song of the Year. From the Columbia label.Buy it!
Faron Young and the Deputies “Your Old Used to Be” from The Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young, Volume 2 (EMI-Capitol 2000) —Recorded for Capitol 55 years ago in 1959, this classic country shuffle made it to #5.Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “The End of the Line” from Boot Heel Drag: The MGM Years Disc One (Mercury 2001) —Co-written with Johnny Gimble, Johnny on the lead vocal. Two years after Tommy Duncan left the band.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West “Pickin' Peppers” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant, Vol. 2 (Sundazed 2003) —Recorded for Capitol in 1955.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “That Buckin' Song” from Live in Austin, TX (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2004) —Recorded August 22, 2001 on Austin City Limits. REK will be at Off Broadway along with Andrea Davidson on Tuesday, March 4th.Buy it!
The Bellamy Brothers “Sugar Daddy” from Angels & Outlaws, Volume 1 (Curb 2005) —With George Jones, of course. The Bellamy Brothers are at the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville on Friday, March 14th, 8PM.Buy it!
Aaron Till “The Tennessee Waltz” from The Staying Kind (Aaron Till 2013) —Nashville fiddler Aaron Till is at Log House Concerts tonight for an 8PM show. email@example.com for more details.Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78's “Memories Cost a Lot” from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) —One written by Billy Don Burns and Hank Cochran. Whitey and the Boys won the Ameripolitan Music Award in the Outlaw category Tuesday night in Austin.Buy it!
Ray Benson and Willie Nelson “It Ain't Me” from A Little Piece (Bismeaux Records 2014) N —A new solo album from Ray. Asleep at the Wheel won in the Western swing category at the Ameripolitan Music Awards. There are personnel changes with The Wheel.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys “The Fields Have Turned Brown” from Classic Bluegrass (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 1990) —Originally recorded in 1973, John Duffey on mandolin and high baritone vocal.Buy it!
John Duffey “Some Old Day” from John Duffey ~ The Rebel Years 1962-1977 (Rebel www.rebelrecords.com 2011) —Recorded with The Country Gentlemen 45 years ago in 1969, writing credit to Louise Certain and Gladys Stacey, Lester and Earl's wives.Buy it!
Doug Dillard and Gene Clark “Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms” from Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark/Through the Morning, Through the Night (A & M 1998) —Originally recorded in 1969, one written by Lester Flatt.Buy it!
Tom Russell “Tulare Dust/They're Tearin' The Labor Camps Down” from Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute To Merle Haggard (HighTone Records 1994)Buy it!
Townes Van Zandt “No Place to Fall” from Rear View Mirror (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1993) —Danny Rowland on guitar and Owen Cody on fiddle, recorded in 1979 at The Blue Onion in Norman, OK.Buy it!
Laura Cantrell “When It Comes to You” from No Way There From Here (Thrift Shop Recordings 2014) N —Laura has hosted a fine country radio show on WFMU in New York, "Radio Thrift Shop" for more than a dozen years. It's been on hiatus while working on this album.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!