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The Back Country
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.
With Jeff Corbin
Mid-Day Jamboree (Music)
The Mid-Day Jamboree with Fred Gumaer brings you the history of country music including early string bands, bluegrass, western swing, honky tonk and rockabilly styles, as well as contemporary, roots-oriented country artists.
Sat Jun 24th 2017 1.00pm–3.00pm
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Time zone: central
Tex Williams and His Western Caravan “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)”
from That's What I Like about the West CD Album (ASV 2002) —Recorded 70 years ago in 1947, this Travis-Stone classic sold two million copies for Capitol Records. When Tex split from Spade Cooley, much of Cooley's band left with him.
Asleep at The Wheel “What's the Matter With the Mill (with Pokey LaFarge)”
from Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (Bismeaux 2015) —From the third tribute album AATW has released in honor of Bob Wills, this one featuring one of St. Louis' own.
Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies “Somebody's Been Using That Thing”
from Daddy of Western Swing (Proper Box 2003) —From the Decca label in 1936, Milton Brown's last year on earth. It's interesting to speculate how he and Bob Wills would have been viewed had his career been as long as Bob's.
Jimmie Rivers and the Cherokees “Airmail Special”
from Brisbane Bop: Western Swing, 1961-64 (San Joaquin Records 1995) —A fine version of the Goodman/Christian classic, previously unreleased, and recorded ca. 1964. Jimmie Rivers was an underrecorded Western swing/bop guitarist, here with former steel player for Billy Jack Wills, Vance Terry.
Roger Miller “The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me”
from King of the Road The Genius of Roger Miller, Volume 2 (Polygram 1995)
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