The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Mar 22nd 2014 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
June Carter Cash “I Used to Be Somebody” from Press On (Small Hairy Dog 1999) R —Recorded a few short years before June's passing in 2003, featuring June on the autoharp. Norman Blake and Marty Stuart are also prominent on this album. Going out to Ron on his retirement.Buy it!
The Time Jumpers “Texas on a Saturday Night” from The Time Jumpers (Rounder www.rounder.com 2012) —Dawn Sears on the vocal. She is battling cancer as is the author of this song, Mundo Earwood. Thoughts and prayers go out to both.Buy it!
The Western Swing Authority “I've Got A Feelin'” from All Dolled Up SINGLE (self 2012) —Stacey Lee Guse on the vocal with one co-written by husband, Shane and Larry Wayne Clark. This fine Western swing outfit hails from north of the border.Buy it!
John Prine and Iris DeMent “(We're Not) The Jet Set” from In Spite of Ourselves (Oh Boy www.ohboy.com 1999) —One written by Bobby Braddock and recorded in 1974 by George and Tammy. Bobby also wrote "D-I-V-O-R-C-E" and co-wrote "He Stopped Loving Her Today".Buy it!
Alice Spencer with some Orbits “After Midnight” from Live at Riddle's with some Sheiks, some Orbits and Rush (Rush McAllister 2000) L —Some Orbits includes Jon Ferber, Bob Breidenbach and Vince Corkery. Alice and Tom Hall are finishing up a new album.Buy it!
Nanci Griffith “Ford Econoline” from From a Distance: The Very Best of Nanci Griffith (MCA NASHVILLE 2002) —One written by Nanci and originally recorded on her 1990 release "Lone Star State of Mind".Buy it!
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage “Drivin' Nails in My Coffin” from Ragin' Live (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2005) L —A honky tonk classic written by Jerry Irby, here recorded live in 2004 at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis.Buy it!
James Taylor and Alison Krauss “How's the World Treating You?” from Livin' Lovin' Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers (Universal South 2003) —Written by Chet Atkins and Boudleaux Bryant. This Grammy-winning album was produced by Carl Jackson.Buy it!
Wanda Jackson “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” from Wanda Jackson (CAPITOL NASHVILLE 2002) —Recorded in 1956, a bonus track from the cd version of Wanda's debut album on Capitol in 1958. Written by Jack Rhodes and later recorded by Rose Maddox and Linda Ronstadt among others.Buy it!
Amber Digby “Deep as Your Pocket” from Passion, Pride and What Might Have Been CD ALBUM (Heart of Texas Records 2008) —One written by Loretta Lynn. Amber's country music roots include her uncle, Darrell McCall and her stepfather, steel guitar Hall of Famer Dickey Overbey, who is also battling a serious illness.Buy it!
The Maddox Brothers and Rose “You've Been Talking in Your Sleep” from America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band, Volume 2 (Arhoolie 1995) —One written by Hank Locklin and recorded ca. 1948 for 4 Star Records.Buy it!
Patsy Montana and the Prairie Ramblers “I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart” from Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing (Proper 1999) —Recorded in 1935 for the ARC label, the first million-selling record by a female artist. The Prairie Ramblers included Tex Atchison, Chick Hurt, Salty Holmes and Jack Taylor.Buy it!
The Davis Sisters “Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know” from Memories, Volume 1 (Bear Family 1993) —Recorded in 1953 on the RCA label. Although not related, Skeeter Davis and Betty Jack Davis had sibling-like harmony.Buy it!
Janis Martin “Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine” from The Blanco Sessions (Cow Island Music 2012) —Produced by Rosie Flores, these songs were recorded by "The Female Elvis" just weeks before she was diagnosed with cancer and were released posthumously. A Bill Monroe composition.Buy it!
Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers “Maureen, Maureen” from Old Gold EP (Signature Sounds www.signaturesounds.com 2013) —One written by John Prine. Going out to Jane, who has twin daughters, one named Maureen. Still looking for a Madelyn song.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!