Sunday, December 27, 2009

Greatest Country & Western Instrumentals

Let's face it, without instruments, country music is just a bunch of people bitching and moaning about life's troubles. So let's take a listen to it bare-bones.

This is a budget comp issued by Diplomat records sometime in the 60s. It reads on the back cover "Fine Records Need Not Be Expensive". True.

1. Boogie On Guitar - Eddie Eddings
2. Steel Guitar Stomp - Herbie Remington
3. Salty Dog Rag - Moon Mullican
4. I Want My Mama - Lonnie Glosson
5. Bluegrass Special - Lonesome Pine Fiddlers
6. Orange Blossom Fiddle - Chubby Wise
7. Cincinnati Rag - Hardrock Gunter
8. Flat Top Pickin' - Cowboy Copas
9. Lone Star Swing - Bill Boyd
10. Rubber Dolly - Ken Clark


Saturday, December 26, 2009

Faron Young Ep

This extended play 45rpm was issued in 1956 by Capitol


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Johnny Bond

Three Sheets In The Wind -1963

B/w Let The Tears Begin

Monday, December 21, 2009

Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On

A lot of people covered this song back in the 60s, but I think it was Hank Locklin who had the most success with it, and made it his own. I have nine cover versions by different artists. The Everly Brothers did it well too. I like the piano backing on this take.

My pillow is kinda nasty. Need to wash it before I'd send it to anyone.

Fred York - Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On

All 8 versions

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Shelby Flint - Somebody

The b-side to her biggest hit, Angel On My Shoulder


Friday, December 18, 2009

Rusty Draper

Forty-Two - 1956

b/w Held For Questioning

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chuck Carson (1st post)

Here's a link to image scans of the article (2 pages = 2 images)

Page 1

page 2

Gaity 6112

Hominy Grits

b/w Laughing Girl

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More Lee Moore

A person going by the sobriquet of Mr. Meadowlark has sent me two full albums of Lee Moore. I thank him and post them here for all to download. There are 42 tracks.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lee & Juanita Moore

Lee was an dj in Virginia, and a musician himself. He and his wife Juanita recorded about 20 songs for the new jersey based Cross Country label starting in 1953. Lee wrote the song The Cat Came Back, a cover version of which I posted a month or so ago. I am always looking for old (new to me) versions of Remember Me. This one adds to the 7 or 8 versions I posted earlier this year. Wish I had a better quality picture of the couple. Surprised noone has posted a compilation cd. This seems like perfect material for Uncle Gil or Johnny One-note.

Read all about Lee here: Lee Moore

Remember Me (When candlelights are Gleaming)

Let's Say Hello Like We Said Goodbye

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Mother Maybelle & The Carter Sisters

This album was first issued in 1967 by Columbia, called "The Country Album". Then it was reissued by Harmony in 1970 as I Walk The Line, with three less songs. Wish I had the original pressing. Betcha never thought you'd hear Mother Maybelle sing "Boots are made for walkin'". Aside from that strange oddity, there a few good takes on here. I like the heartfelt intro to It'll Aggravate Your Soul.

Harmony HS 11392

1. I Couldn't Care Less
2. That'll Be The Day
3. While The World Goes Whizzing By
4. For Lovin' Me
5. I Walk The Line
6. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
7. It'll Aggravate Your Soul
8. I'll Never Find Another You
9. Less Of Me

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

More Benny Martin

Here's another single by Benny, emailed to me by Dave. Thanks.

Hoebe Snow - 1957