The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Feb 26th 2011 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Kris Kristofferson “Me and Bobby McGee” from The Essential Kris Kristofferson (Columbia/ Legacy 2004) —Originally on Monument, same year as Workin' Man Blues. "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose."Buy it!
Doc Watson “The Train That Carried My Girl From Town” from The Essential Doc Watson (Vanguard 1986) —An All-Star recording that includes Grady Martin, Don Stover, Tommy Jackson, Buddy Spicher, Shot Jackson, Floyd Cramer, Junior Huskey and Buddy Harman. Originally recorded ca. 1973.Buy it!
Tommy Jarrell “Cluck Old Hen” from The Legacy of Tommy Jarrell, Vol. 1: Sail Away Ladies (County 1999) —Originally recorded ca. 1962.Buy it!
Rodney Crowell “She's Crazy for Leavin'” from The Essential Rodney Crowell (Columbia / Legacy 2004) —This originally appeared on Rodney's 1988 smash album, "Diamonds and Dirt", which yielded a record five #1 songs. Co-written by Guy Clark.Buy it!
Hardrock Gunter “After Hours Guitar” from Country Guitar: America's Foremost Guitar Stylists (Nashville/Starday 1965)Buy it!
Hank Garland “The Third Man Theme” from Hank Garland & His Sugar Footers (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1992) —Originally recorded in 1950 on Decca, this is a great version of the theme from Orson Welles' great example of film noir.Buy it!
Johnny Cash “Jim, I Wore a Tie Today” from Personal File (Columbia / Legacy 2006) —Recorded in 1973, released in 2006. A sublime matchup of great singer and great song, written by the incomparable Cindy Walker.Buy it!
Webb Pierce “In the Jailhouse Now” from King of the Honky-Tonk: Decca Masters, 1952-1959 (Country Music Foundation 2000) —Recorded for the Decca label late in 1954, this Jimmie Rodgers song was crazy popular the next year as it stayed at #1 for 21 straight weeks.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakam “I'm a Honky Tonk Man” from Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. (Warner 1986) —25 years ago this week Dwight released his first album for Warner, and the opening track announces that he's a honky tonk man. A Johnny Horton song.Buy it!
Bob Dunn's Vagabonds “You'll Pay Some Day” from Western Swing Chronicles, Volume 5 (Origin Jazz Library 2011) N —Originally recorded in 1939 for Decca, this song was written by Moon Mullican and features Moon on the recording.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!