The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Aug 27th 2011 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Bobby Caldwell and Julian Tharpe “Seven Come Eleven”
from Bobby Caldwell And His Friends Of Steel Volume 1 (self 1995) L —The late Bobby Caldwell was the leader of the house band at the convention for many, many years and was a suberb accompaniest for all of these great steel players, as this 1973 recording attests. We miss you, Bobby.
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant “Blue Bonnet Rag”
from Stratospher Boogie: The Flaming Guitars of Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant (Razor & Tie 1995) —One written by Leon McAuliffe and recorded for Capitol in 1954. Is Speedy's pedal steel style instantly recognizable or what?
Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys “In the Pines”
from The Very Best of Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys (MCA NASHVILLE 2002) —Recorded for Decca in 1952 and co-written by Jimmie Davis.
Lonnie Johnson “Trouble Ain't Nothin But the Blues”
from The Original Guitar Wizard (Proper 2004) —OK, jazz and blues guitar great Lonnie Johnson was not a country artist, but he was a labelmate at King with the Delmore Brothers and Syd Nathan loved for his artists to record out of their genre. From 1949.
Cliff Bruner and his Texas Wanderers “San Antonio Blues”
from Western Swing Chronicles, Volume 5 (Origin Jazz Library 2010) —Link Davis on the vocal from the 1949 recording on the Ayo label. His vocal styling on this song is right out of T-Bone Walker. Of course, the great Bob Dunn is on the steel.
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)”
from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)