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Gettin' Down to It


Sat 5.00PM–7.00PM

It's time to get down to it. Every Saturday evening you'll hear blues, jazz, rock, soul and other gems ready to take your weekend to a steady groove.


The Back Country (Music)

The Back Country brings you the traditional sounds and styles of country music from the 1920s to the contemporary artists who respect and build on that tradition. The Back Country has Jimmie Rodgers and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Wayne Raney and Wayne Hancock, Cousin Emmy and Emmylou Harris.

Sat Sep 22nd 2018 3.00pm–5.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: central


Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson “A Couple More Years”
from The Best of Shel Silverstein: His Words, His Songs, His Friends (WEA 1998) —Waylon and Willie recorded this one for RCA records 40 years ago in 1978.


Old Dogs “Rough on the Living”
from Old Dogs, Volumes 1 & 2 (WEA 1998) —Waylon takes his turn on this Shel Silverstein song. Shel wrote all the songs on these albums. The other Old Dogs are Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis and Bobby Bare.


Merle Haggard “Leonard”
from Down Every Road, 1962-94 (Capitol Records Nashville 1996) —Merle recorded a number of Tommy Collins' compositions and this is one he wrote in tribute to Tommy and released as a single in 1981.


Tommy Collins “High on a Hilltop”
from Leonard (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de 1992) —This is Tommy's first recording of his composition, from 1954. He recorded a second version in 1967, probably prompted by Haggard's recording of it a year earlier.


Ray Charles and Willie Nelson “Seven Spanish Angels”
from Friendship (Sony Legacy 1984) —Written in homage to Marty Robbins' Western recordings by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser, Billy Sherrill produced this one and it stayed on the chart for 12 weeks, holding forth at the top spot for one week.


Ray Charles “Born to Lose”
from Modern Sounds in Country & Western (Abc-Paramount 1962) —The finest renditions of this Ted Daffan classic, in my opinion. He toured around Florida with country & western bands after leaving school, giving him experience which he put to good use with these classic recordings.


Marty Robbins “Big Iron”
from Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (COLUMBIA/LEGACY url 1999) —This one did make the charts in 1959, peaking at #5 and spending fourteen weeks on the charts.


Marty Robbins “Tennessee Toddy”
from Country, 1951-1958 (Bear Family 1991) —From the Columbia label in 1955. I looked it up and was surprised this record didn't make the charts for Marty.


Merrill Moore “Barrel House Bessie”
from Boogie My Blues Away (Bear Family Records www.bear-family.de 1990) —Recorded for Capitol Records in 1955, written by Johnny Bond. Jimmy Bryant and Roy Lanham play guitars on this one. Easy to see why Jerry Lee Lewis cited Merrill Moore as a major influence on him.


Alison Krauss “Windy City” (CAPITOL 2017) —The Harmans will open for Alison next Saturday and tickets are availabile through Metrotix, Senior Services Plus in Alton and the Alton Convention and Visitors Center.


Jamey Johnson and Alison Krauss “Make the World Go Away”
from Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran (Mercury 2012) R  —I couldn't find the requested song by Jamey Johnson. Alison headlines next Saturday's Feed the Need benefit concert for Meals on Wheels at the Liberty Bank Amphitheater in Alton.


Loretta Lynn “Wouldn't it be Great”
from Wouldn't It Be Great (Sony Legacy 2018) N  —This is the last song Loretta wrote for her husband, Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn, aka "Doo." His fondness for liquor is where the song comes from but she says she never liked to play it around him. The second release of recordings produced by Patsy Lynn Russe


Los Super 7 “Cupido”
from Heard It On The X (Telarc 2005) —The one and only Freddy Fender on the lead vocal on this traditional song. This is a fun album with lots of folks in addition to Los Super 7, including, Delbert McClinton, Rodney Crowell and Joe Ely.


Los Texmaniacs “La Chicharronera (The Pork Cracklings Maker)”
from Cruzando Borders (Smithsonian Folkways 2018) —I don't know if they'll have someone selling pork cracklings at the festival or not, but they will have lots of ethnic cuisine to choose from.


Felton Pruett “Boot Heel Drag”
from At the Louisiana Hayride...Tonight (Bear Family 2017) —Just learned today of the passing Wednesday of steel guitarist Felton Pruett at the age of 89. He turned down a chance to go to Nashville with Hank Williams, preferring to stay in his hometown of Shreveport, LA and played for many years on the Hayride.


Sam Morrow “Skinny Elvis”
from Concrete and Mud (Forty Below 2018) —Sam is at the Old Rock House next Tuesday with The Lightning Band, 8 o'clock show. I'm hosting an instudio at 4PM the DOS that will be live on FB and will be broadcast on next Saturday's Back Country.


JP Harris “Hard Road”
from Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing (Free Dirt Records 2018) N  —J.P.'s debut album on Free Dirt Records was available at record stores beginning last Tuesday. Sure would like to have him back in St. Louis.


Shooter Jennings “Living in a Minor Key”
from Shooter (Elektra Records 2018) N  —Shooter's new album was produced by Nashville's hottest producer, Dave Cobb.


Shooter Jennings and Jessie Colter “Invitation to the Blues”
from King Of The Road: A Tribute To Roger Miller (BMG 2018) N  —A much-reduced tempo version of Roger's classic. This is pretty far from Ray Price's original.


Roy Book Binder “Full Go Around”
from The Good Book (Pegleg Records 2013) —Legendary roots and blues man Roy Book Binder is in our town this evening at the Focal Point. You might want to go hear someone who learned his craft from the Reverend Gary Davis.


Emery Besher “Decency”
from Emery Besher (Mount Freedom Records 2018) L —Emery and his dad, Mel, are playing onstage together for the first time next Wednesday at the Songbird Cafe series at the Focal Point. Bill Poss and Taylor Steele are also on the bill. Happy Birthday today Mel Besher.


Ian Tyson “Rockies Turn to Rose”
from All the Good 'uns (Vanguard www.vanguardrecords.com 1996) —From Ian's great 1986 album, "Cowboyography." Happy 85th birthday to the great Ian Tyson.


Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives “Sure Wanna Keep My Wine”
from Live at The Ryman Auditorium (Universal South 2006) —Recorded in July 2003, with about twenty minutes of rehearsal and that's it. Josh Graves, Charlie Cushman and Stuart Duncan joined the Fabulous Superlatives, who at that time featured Brian Glenn on bass, whom Paul Martin replaced and who was replaced by


Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys “Give Me the Flowers While I'm Living”
from Foggy Mountain Gold (Proper 2014) —Recorded in 1957 for Columbia Records. In addition to "Buck" Graves, the other FMBs are Curly Seckler, Paul Warren and Junior Huskey.


Oswald Kirby “Dobro Chimes”
from The Great Dobro Sessions (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 1994) R  —Also a request from Bill and Annabelle.


Kathy Mattea “Mercy Now”
from Pretty Bird (Captain Potato 2018) N  —Kathy has a new album out and this great song by Mary Gauthier is one of the tracks on it.


Joshua Hedley “Mr. Jukebox” (Third Man Records www.thirdmanrecords.com 2018) R  —Going out to Matt in Columbia.


Johnny Horton “Theme, Intro and Honky Tonk Man”
from At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight... (Bear Family Productions 2018) R  —Going out to Bill and Annabelle in Farmington. Annabelle requested some Johnny Horton when I subbed on Bluegrass Breakdown last Sunday and I thought I'd play it here. From a show on September 6, 1958, just a little over 60 years ago.


Webb Pierce “There Stands the Glass”
from Webb "The Wondering Boy" Pierce, 1951-1958 (Bear Family 1990) R  —Going out to Casey. When Decca Records released this in 1953 some radio stations refused to play it, considering the lyrics "too graphic."


The Texas Troubadours “Buddy's Boogie (intro)”
from Almost To Tulsa (Bear Family 2008)

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