The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Apr 30th 2011 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
John Hartford and the Hartford String Band “Hi Dad in the Morning”
from Hamilton Ironworks (Rounder 2001) —Homer “POP” DILLARD was born 110 years ago tomorrow on May 1, 1901. He was the father of Douglas and Rodney Dillard and this Hartford composition is a fond remembrance from when the family lived in East St. Louis.
Whiskey Folk Ramblers “River Song”
from Midnight Drifter (self-released 2008) —WHISKEY FOLK RAMBLERS are out of Texas and they’ll join Kentucky Knife Fight for a show at Off Broadway next Saturday, May 7th. Their music has been described as Spaghetti Western meets Gypsy Jazz meets dark Texas Country.
Merle Haggard “What Happened”
from The Bluegrass Sessions (McCoury Music/Hag Records 2007) —“Everything Wal-Mart all the time, no more mom and pop five and dimes”. This song goes out to the three Village trustees and the mayor of Glen Carbon, who voted Tuesday against a deal to use $7M of tax money to bring a Sam’s Club to town. You rock!
Dave Dudley “There Ain't No Easy Run (Re-Recorded)”
from Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun: The Mercury Hit Singles, 1963-1973 (Edsel 2004) —Written by Dave and Tom T. Hall, this was originally recorded for Mercury in 1968.
Jimmie Dale Gilmore “That Hardwood Floor”
from Don't Look for a Heartache (Hightone 2004) —JIMMIE DALE GILMORE was born on May 6, 1945 and will be 66 years old on Friday. I’m sending this one out to DENNIS, LIZ, STEVE and all the nice folks at Stovall’s Grove, A Home of Country Music Since 1935.
George Jones “Family Bible”
from Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years, Volume 2 (Polygram 1994) —When times were lean for Willie early in his Nashville period he sold the songwriting credit for this one to his friend, Paul Buskirk for fifty dollars. From the Mercury label, 1961.
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)”
from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)