The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Jan 8th 2011 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Jimmie Rodgers “Why There's a Tear In My Eye” from RCA Country Legends (BMG Heritage 2002) R —Originally recorded in 1931 for Bluebird. Songwriting credit is given to A.P. Carter for this one. Sara Carter sings harmony vocal and Maybelle plays--what else--Carter Scratch-style guitar on her Gibson.Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “I Want to Be With You Always” from Look What Thoughts Will Do (Sony 1997) —LEFTY FRIZZELL recorded I Want to Be With You Always 60 years ago this week in 1951. It became Lefty’s first number one single, a harbinger of the year to come when, in the words of the Haggard song “Hank and Lefty crowded every juke box”.Buy it!
Little Jimmy Dickens “A Sleepin' at the Foot of the Bed” from I'm Little But I'm Loud: The Little Jimmy Dickens Collection (Razor&Tie 1996) —Originally recorded in 1950 for Columbia. This LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS song first charted this week in 1950.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “Snowin' on Raton” from Live From Austin Texas (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2008) —ROBERT EARL KEEN was born on January 11, 1956 in Houston, TX and will be 55 years old on Tuesday. This is a fine cover of a Townes Van Zandt song that was recorded in 2001 on Austin City Limits.Buy it!
Robert Earl Keen “The Bluegrass Widow” from The Party Never Ends: Songs You Know from the Times You Can't Remember (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2003) —Originally released on "The Live Album" in 1993.Buy it!
Ray Price and the Cherokee Cowboys “I've Just Destroyed the World (I'm Living In)” from Ray Price And The Cherokee Cowboys (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1995) —One written by Willie and featuring Jimmy Day on steel guitar. Originally recorded in 1962 on Columbia.Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Cherokee Maiden” from Legends of Country Music: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (Sony 2006) R —One of the first of many Cindy Walker songs recorded by Bob, originally recorded in 1941 on Okeh.Buy it!
Marshall Crenshaw “Silver Wings” from Tulare Dust: A Songwriter's Tribute to Merle Haggard (Hightone 1994) —MARSHALL CRENSHAW is at Off Broadway next Wednesday, January 19th, along with The Bottle Rockets. Show time is 8PM.Buy it!
Dailey & Vincent “You Oughta Be Here With Me” from Brothers from Different Mothers (Rounder 2009) —DAILEY & VINCENT are at the Sheldon Concert Hall next Friday for an eight o’clock show. This is a Roger Miller composition.Buy it!
Al Dexter and His Troopers “Pistol Packin' Mama” from Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing (Proper unk 1999) —Originally recorded in 1942 for Okeh.Buy it!
Barry and Holly Tashian “Rockin' Little Country Girl” from Long Story Short (Rock-A-Lot Records 2008) —HOLLY TASHIAN was born Holly Paige Kimball on January 8 1946 and she’s 65 years old today.Buy it!
Johnny and June Carter Cash “Jackson” from The Essential Johnny Cash (1955-1983) (Sony 1998) —JOHNNY and JUNE recorded Jackson this week in 1967. It won them a Grammy for vocal duo. It was written by Jerry Lieber and Billy Edd Wheeler.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!