Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Country Music Hall of Fame Edition

This year, Jimmy Dean, Ferlin Husky, Don Williams and producer/songwriter Billy Sherrill were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Billy Sherrill discovered Tammy Wynette and Tanya Tucker and was responsible for many of the following songs. The Laura Cantrell/Ballboy track is available for free at lauracantrell.com. Thanks for listening!

Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
Jerry Reed - Wayfaring Stranger - Jerry Reed Explores Guitar Country
The Avett Brothers - I Killed Sally's Lover - Live Vol 2
Ray Charles, Chet Atkins, George Jones - We Didn't See A Thing - Friendship
John Prine - Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore - In Person & On Stage
Tanya Tucker - Blood Red and Goin' Down
Justin Twones Earle - Halfway to Jackson - Midnight at the Movies
Neko Case - If I'm Gonna Sink, I Might As Well Go to the Bottom - Touch My Heart: A tribute to Johnny Paycheck

Ferlin Husky - Gone
Merle Haggard - Will You Visit Me on Sundays? - Prison
Laura Cantrell & Ballboy - I Lost You (But I Found Country Music)
David Houston - Almost Persuaded
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Cornbread and Butter Beans - MerleFest Live
George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)
Johnny Horton - Battle of New Orleans
Willie Nelson - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) - Rainbow Connection

Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John
Dolly Parton - Touch Your Woman
Elvis Costello - Brown to Blue - Almost Blue
Tammy Wynette - Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad
Don Williams - Tulsa Time
Dave Alvin - 11 Months and 29 Days - Touch My Heart: A tribute to Johnny Paycheck
Ferlin Husky - Timber I'm Falling
Don Gibson - My Elusive Dreams
The Devil Makes Three - Gracefully Facedown - Do Wrong Right

Flying Burrito Brothers - Sing Me Back Home - Sleepless Nights
Charlie Rich - I Love My Friend
Clem Snide - With All My Heart - Hungry Bird
Waylon Jennings - Lonesome, On'ry and Mean
Roger Miller - You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd
David Baerwald - Why - Here Comes the New Folk Underground
Billy Joe Shaver - Kneeling Drunkard's Plea - Anchored in Love: a Tribute to June Carter Cash
Jimmy Dean - Oklahoma Bill - Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Songs from Coal Country and a few that aren't.

Lots of calls tonight, thanks!

Hazel Dickens - Coal Tattoo - Harlan County USA
Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter
Merle Travis - Dark as a Dungeon - Harlan County USA
Uncle Tupelo - Coalminers - March 16-20, 1992
John Prine - Paradise - Coal Country Music
Darrell Scott - You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive
Norman Blake - Last Train from Poor Valley - Harlan County USA
Woodie Guthrie - Ludlow Massacre - The Asch Recordings

Merle Travis - Sixteen Tons - Hot Pickin'
Hazel Dickens - Yablonski Murder - Harlan County USA
Natalie Merchant - Whose Side Are You On - Coal Country Music
The Old Home String Band - Shut Up In the Mines of Coal Creek - Harlan County USA
Gillian Welch - Miner's Refrain - Hell Among the Yearlings
Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys - Dream of a Miner's Child - Man of Constant Sorrow
Steve Earle - The Mountain - Just an American Boy

Tom T Hall - I'm A Coal Mining Man - Coal Country USA
Woody Guthrie - The Dying Miner - Struggle
Merle Travis - Nine Pound Hammer - Hot Pickin'
Black Lung - Hazel Dickens - Harlan County USA
Larry Sparks - The Old Coal Mine - The Last Suit You Wear
Johnny Cash - The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore - Unearthed
The Folksmen - Blood on the Coal - A Mighty Wind Soundtrack
Hank III - Pills I Took - Straight to Hell
Smog - Say Valley Maker - A River Ain't Too Much to Love

Porter Wagoner - Eleven Cent Cotton
Connie Smith - Once a Day
Merle Haggard - Today I Started Loving You Again
Leon Payne - Poke Salad Greens
John Hartford - Bye Bye - Morning Bugle
Johnny Paycheck - Heaven's Almost As Big As Texas - The Tender Years
Lefty Frizzell - Don't Think It Ain't Been Fun Dear
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel - O.C.M.S

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Billy Bragg & Wilco - Christ for President - Mermaid Avenue
Billy Joe Shaver - Old Chunk of Coal
Bobby Bare - Marie Laveau
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I Send My Love to You
Boxcar Willie - Truck Drivin' Man
Charlie Rich - Sittin' and Thinkin'
Danny Gatton - Truck Driving Romance
David Bromberg - The New Lee Highway Blues
Dillard Hartford Dillard - California is Nicer Than You

Elvis Presley - From a Jack to a King
Eddie Cochran - C'mon Everybody
John Prine - Speed of the Sound of Loneliness - John Prine Live
Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Banks of the Ohio
George Jones - The King is Gone
Gram Parsons - Kiss the Children - GP
Jack Kittel - Psycho
James Hand - Here Lies a Good Old Boy
Townes Van Zandt - Columbine

Flatt & Scruggs - Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Mike Ness - You Win Again - Cheating at Solitaire
Unknown Hinson - Alkyhol Withdrawal - Target Practice
The Monkees - What Am I Doin' Hangin' 'Round?
John Hartford - Where Does an Old Time River Man Go? - Live from Mountain Stage
Ralph Stanley - Rose Conley
Red Sovine - Phantom 309
Rick Moranis - Four More Beers - The Agoraphobic Cowboy

The Rolling Stones - Dear Doctor - Beggars Banquet
The Louvin Brothers - I Wish It Had Been a Dream
Dolly Parton - The Grass is Blue - The Grass is Blue
Sons of the Pioneers - Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Merle Travis - Merle's Boogie Woogie
John Prine & Steve Goodman - Souvenirs
Norman Blake - Ginseng Sullivan - Home in Sulphur Springs
Billy Bragg - King James Version - William Bloke