Category Archives: Country

(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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(January 23, 2016): The Beat Famers – Happy Boy

From the 1985 album, Tales of the New West.  A tune penned by Dane Conover that Dan McLain (Country Dick Montana) brought to the Beat Famers from his band, Country Dick and the Snuggle Bunnies.  The Beat Farmers came to … Continue reading

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