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)

This photo was mistakenly dated as 1959 by the person who sent it to me.  It is actually from Elvis' May 13th, 1956 matinee concert in St. Paul, Minnesota

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