Texas Troubadors “Buddy's Boogie (intro)” from Almost to Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)Buy it!
Amber Digby “Take Me Back Again” from Passion, Pride and What Might Have Been CD ALBUM (Heart of Texas Records 2008)Buy it!
Brennen Leigh “Are You Stringing Me Along” from The Box (self 2010) N Buy it!
Miss Leslie “Some Things They Can't Take Away” from Wrong's What I Do Best CD ALBUM (Zero 2009)Buy it!
Ernest Stone, Kahle Brewer and Walter Mooney “Dying Girl's Farewell” from RCA Country Legends: The Bristol Sessions (BMG 2002) R —Originally recorded July 25, 1927 for the Victor label.Buy it!
Ernest Stoneman “Wreck of Number Nine” from Masters of Old-time Country Autoharp (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings 2006) —Recorded in 1962 for Folkways.Buy it!
Wade Mainer & Zeke Morris “Short Life And It's Trouble” from The North Carolina Banjo Collection (Rounder New 1998) —Originally recorded in 1937 on Bluebird.Buy it!
Scotty Stoneman and the Kentucky Colonels “Cacklin' Hen” from Live in LA with the Kentucky Colonels (Rural Rhythm 2002) —Recorded in 1965.Buy it!
Merle Travis “I Used to Work in Chicago” from Guitar Rags And A Too Fast Past (Bear Family 1994) —Recorded under the name "Tin Ear Tanner". Originally recorded in 1945 on the King label.Buy it!
Merle Travis “Blue Smoke (Instrumental)” from Walkin' the Strings (CAPITOL 1996) —Originally recorded in 1959.Buy it!
Merle Travis “Merle's Boogie Woogie” from Guitar Rags And A Too Fast Past (Bear Family 1994) —Originally recorded for Capitol in 1947.Buy it!
Merle Travis and Joe Maphis “Mose Rager's Blues” from Country Guitar Thunder (CMH 1991) —Originally recorded for Capitol in 1964.Buy it!
Thom Bresh “White Heat” from Bresh (Belle Meade 1995) —Thom is Merle's son and he recorded this album on Scotty Moore's Belle Meade label.Buy it!
Willie Nelson “Pistol Packin' Mama” from Country Music (Rounder New 2010) N —Willie's cover of the old Al Dexter hit.Buy it!
The Rockhouse Ramblers “Irreconcilable Differences” from Lies and Damn Lies CD ALBUM (self-released 2004) N L —Most folks around St. Louis were thrilled with the reunion and new cd from Kip Loui, Gary Hunt, Dade Farrar, John Horton and Danny Kathriner. The material was actually recorded in 2004 but for reasons dark and tangled was not released until now.Buy it!
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith “I Run to You” from Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (SUGAR HILL 2010) N —Marty and Connie also wrote this one.Buy it!
Amber Digby and Justin Trevino “Kickin' Each Other's Hearts Around” from Keeping Up Appearances (Heart of Texas 2010) N —The Wanda Jackson composition, done up in duet shuffle fashion.Buy it!
Bill Kirchen with Nick Lowe and Paul Carrack “Shelly's Winter Love” from Word to the Wise (Proper 2010) N —Telecaster great Bill Kirchen's 2010 release features lots of guest artists like Elvis Costello, Commander Cody, Chris O'Connell, Dan Hicks, Maria Muldaur and the late Norton Buffalo.Buy it!
Merle Haggard “Mexican Bands” from I Am What I Am (Hag Records 2010) N Buy it!
Cumberland Gap “Ruby” from Dreams of Living (Cumberland Gap 2013) N L —One of the very best bluegrass bands around, the pride of the East Side has a new release featuring time-tested covers and originals.Buy it!
The SteelDrivers “Midnight on the Mountain” from Reckless (Rounder Records www.rounder.com 2010) N —You might want to snatch this one up now that lead singer, Chris Stapleton, has left the group. Will they every sound as bluesy again?Buy it!
The Infamous Stringdusters “17 Cents” from Things That Fly (Sugar Hill Records ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2010) N Buy it!
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper “Wait a Minute” from Master Sessions (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2010) N —This is a wonderful album featuring the resophonic guitar of Mike Auldridge and the pedal steel sound of Lloyd Green. This Herb Pederson song has some great harmony vocals.Buy it!
Whitey Morgan and the 78's “Turn Up the Bottle” from Whitey Morgan and The 78's (Bloodshot Records www.bloodshotrecords.com 2010) N —Some of the best new honky tonk around from the Flint, Michigan-based band.Buy it!
David Ball & The Pioneer Playboys “Countryboy Boogie” from Sparkle City (Red Dirt 2010) N —Something new from the surviving member of Austin's 1970s group, Uncle Walt's Band.Buy it!
Max Stalling “I Ain't Drinking Alone” from Home to You (Max Stalling 2010) N Buy it!
Eleven Hundred Springs “Great American Trainwreck” from This Crazy Life CD ALBUM (Smith 2010) N —"I'm just a boxcar on the great American trainwreck".Buy it!
Johnny Gimble and Dale Watson “I Needed You” from Celebrating with Friends (CMH 2010) N —Age is just a state of mind to octogenarian fiddler great, Johnny Gimble, who wrote this one with Bob Wills when Bob was with MGM back in the '50s.Buy it!
Reba featuring The Time Jumpers “If You're Not Gone Too Long” from Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn (Sony 2010) N Buy it!
Peter Cooper and Lloyd Green “Here Comes That Rainbow Again” from The Lloyd Green Album (Red Beet www.redbeetrecords.com 2010) N —The companion release to the Eric Brace & Peter Cooper album I played earlier, this one focuses on the superb Lloyd Green on pedal steel guitar. This is an overlooked Kristofferson song that paints a wonderful vignette in about three minutes.Buy it!
Delbert McClinton “Lone Star Blues” from The Imus Ranch Record II (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2010) N Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!
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