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Gettin' Down to It
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.
With Sean Smothers
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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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