The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Oct 20th 2012 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
The Maddox Brothers and Rose “South” from America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band, Volume 2 (Arhoolie 1995) —Recorded in 1948 for the King label, this Bennie Moten tune features 16-year old Roy Nichols on guitar.Buy it!
Leona Williams “I'm Too Good to be Better than Nothing Again” from New Patches (Heart of Texas Records 2008) —Leona Williams headlines a benefit and tribute to Nick Nixon next Sunday starting at 1PM at the Stegton Banquet Center in St. Charles.Buy it!
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys “Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor” from Back At the Quonset Hut (Ramseur Records www.ramseurrecords.ocm 2012) —This was a hit for Johnny Horton. Chuck Mead will be at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room on Saturday, November 3rd, 9PM.Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “I Never Go Around Mirrors” from Life's Like Poetry, Volume 9 (Bear Family 1992) —One of the many great tunes from Whitey Shafer, who co-wrote this one with his good friend, Lefty, who died about a year after recording this.Buy it!
Wanda Jackson “Old Weakness (Coming On Strong)” from Unfinished Business (SUGAR HILL 2012) N —Wanda celebrates her 75th birthday this week with the release of a new album produced by Justin Townes Earle.Buy it!
Janis Martin “Love Me to Pieces” from Janis Martin: The Female Elvis--Complete Recordings, 1956-60 (Bear Family 1987) —"The Blanco Sessions", featuring Janis' last recordings, has recently been released on Cow Island Music, produced by Rosie Flores.Buy it!
James McMurtry “Out Here In the Middle” from Saint Mary of the Woods (SUGAR HILL 2002) —James McMurtry returns to St. Louis on Thursday, November 10th, for a 9PM show at the Blueberry Hill Duck Room.Buy it!
The Colin Sphinctor Band “Gaggle of Love” from The Colin Sphinctor Band (Rolling Goat Music 2008) L —The CSB kicked off our 25th Birthday Bash last Sunday and you can catch them at The Focal Point tonight for an 8PM show.Buy it!
The Infamous Stringdusters “Night on the River” from Silver Sky (High Country Recordings www.highcountryrecordings.com 2012) —These guys return to St. Louis on Thursday, November 14th, for a 9PM show at the Old Rock House.Buy it!
Roy Orbison “Blue Bayou” from Black & White Night (Orbison Records 2000) —This goes out to Yvonne and her new grandson, Ellery. Pretty good backing vocals from Jennifer Warnes, k.d. lang and Bonnie Raitt.Buy it!
The Sheppard Brothers “The Steppin' Out Kind” from Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol 1 (Bear Family 1994) —The Sheppard Brothers--Merle Travis and Grandpa Jones--were the first act signed by Syd Nathan to his King label. This one is from 1943.Buy it!
The Carolina Chocolate Drops “Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind” from Heritage (Dixie Frog 2007) —The CCD will be at the Sheldon Concert Hall on November 16th. This was recorded at BB's on December 27, 2006.Buy it!
Pete Anderson “A Day in the Barnyard” from Daredevil (Little Dog Records 2004) —Pete was Dwight's producer and guitarist for all of his early albums. Pete will be at BB's on Monday, October 22nd for an 8PM show.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!