The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Mar 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
Johnny Horton “Battle of New Orleans” from The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960: Honky Tonk Man, Vol. 2 (Sony 1996) —Recorded 55 years ago in 1959 for Columbia, written by Jimmy Driftwood. Jimmy was a schoolteacher in Arkansas and sometimes wrote songs to help his students understand history. He was a prolific songwriter.Buy it!
Jimmy C. Newman and Cajun Country “La Porte d'en Arriere” from Cajun Music: The Essential Collection (Rounder 2002) —Jimmy C. Newman is one of a number of Cajun artists who have bridged the gap with country music.Buy it!
The Red Stick Ramblers “That's What I Like About the South” from Right Key, Wrong Keyhole (Memphis International 2005) —Originally from the land of the Red Stick, Baton Rouge. This song is firmly ensconced in the Western swing catalog.Buy it!
Don Rich and the Buckaroos “Cajun Fiddle” from Country Pickin': The Don Rich Anthology CD ALBUM (Sundazed 1995) —Recorded in 1965 for Capitol, co-writing credit to Buck and Don. Don was a fine fiddle player in addition to the Telecaster.Buy it!
Hank Williams and The Drifting Cowboys “On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain” from The Original Singles Collection Plus, Volume One (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1992) —Recorded in 1947 on the MGM label.Buy it!
Jo-El Sonnier “The Real Deal” (Musique de Jo-El 2008) —Sending this one out to my pal, Woody Adkins at KOPN in Columbia, who hosts Midnight Country Sundays at midnight and The Real Deal Country Show Mondays at 3PM.Buy it!
Ganey Arsement “Old Pipeliner” from Le Forgeron (Salty Bayou Music 2013) N —One written by Moon Mullican. Lots of pipeliners in oil-and-gas-rich Louisiana. Ganey calls Lake Charles home these days.Buy it!
Moon Mullican and His Showboys “Cush-Cush-Ky-Yay” from Moon's Rock (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —Recorded in 1959 for the Decca label. Cornbread and buttermilk in a bowl, as Moon explains it.Buy it!
Emmylou Harris and The Hot Band “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight” from Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town (Warner 1998) —Originally recorded in 1978, written by Rodney Crowell. Garth Hudson on accordion and Rick Danko on fiddle and background vocal.Buy it!
New Grass Revival “Callin' Baton Rouge” from Best of New Grass Revival (Liberty 1994) —Originally recorded for the Capitol label in 1989. Wendy Waldman produced the original album, Friday Night in America, Bela Fleck on banjo.Buy it!
Lattie Moore “Cajun Doll” from I'm Not Broke but I'm Badly Bent: The Best of the King-Starday Recordings 1953-1963 (Westside 2000) —Recorded in 1960 on the King label. Lattie sings here about Bayou Tech, must be that new engineering school in LA.Buy it!
Al Berard & The Basin Brothers “Baisse et Tete et Pleurer (Hang Your Head and Cry)” from Dans la Louisiane (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 1996) —Going out to the memory of Al Berard, who passed away earlier this week after suffering a brain aneurysm. He just finished an album of his guitar music that still needs mixed and mastered and you can donate to that at the indiegogo site.Buy it!
Marcia Ball “Daddy Said” from Gatorhythms (Rounder 1989) —Marcia grew up in East Texas and has long had an appreciation for that cross-fertilized Gulf Gumbo of music. Words of wisdom from the paterfamilias in this song.Buy it!
Orville Johnson “My Sweet Octoroon” from Blueprint for the Blues (OJM 1998) —I understand Orville wrote this one for his some-time musical partner, Laura Love. An octoroon is a Creole with a black grandparent, i.e., 1/8th black. We go to ridiculous lengths sometimes when talking about race.Buy it!
Rick Nelson “Take a City Bride” from Bright Lights...and Country Fever (Ace 1998) —Written by Gib Guilbeau. This cd combines two of Rick's country albums from the Decca label, this one recorded in 1967. The great James Burton on dobro.Buy it!
Jerry Lee Lewis “Jambalaya” from The Locust Years...to the Promised Land, Volume 4 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1994) —Songwriting credit to Hank Williams but it may well have come from Moon Mullican.Buy it!
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