Category Archives: Country

(September 26, 2017): The Farmers – Uncle Stinky

From the 2005 album, Loaded. The band was one of the reincarnations of The Beat Farmers (with Jerry Raney, Rolle Love and Buddy Blue), which disbanded in 1995  following the early death of Country Dick Montana by a heart attack.  … Continue reading

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(June 15, 2017): Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash – Blue Yodel #4

From the 1977 bootleg, The Dylan Cash Session. These are outtakes from a studio session that were captured on February 17 & 18, 1969 at Columbia Music Row Studios in Nashville.  Dylan was recording his “Nashville Skyline” album in the … Continue reading

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(June 17, 2016): Daniel Romano – He Let’s Her Memory Go (Wild)

From the 2013 album, Come Cry With Me.  The album title says it about about this outing.  I would like to find a jacket like Romano is sporting on the album cover.  Not all of Romano’s solo work is this … Continue reading

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(June 5, 2015): George Hamilton IV – Abilene

From the 1963 album of the same name, Abilene.  A song I can recall in the early rotation of my life on my parents car radio. Billboard number 1 on the country charts and number 15 on the pop charts.  Also … Continue reading

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(March 23, 2016): Buck Owens and His Buckeroos – Love Minus Zero

From the 1971 album, Bridge Over Troubled Water.  An album made up of a roughly equal number of covers and originals with classic telecaster Bakersfield sound.  It has to have one of the shortest playing times, coming in at just … Continue reading

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(February 19, 2016): Sam Bush – New Country

From the 2006 album, Laps In Seven.  A cover of the 1977 Jean-Luc Ponty tune off the Imaginary Voyage LP.  And, Ponty guests on electric violin here.  Emmy Lou Harris appears elsewhere on this Salmagundi of an album.

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(February 18, 2016): Cowboy Junkies – 200 More Miles

From the 1988 album, The Trinity Session.  An impressive sophomore album, recorded in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto.  It was recorded around a single microphone, mostly on one November day in 1987.  This tune is a reference … Continue reading

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