Category Archives: Country

(November 10, 2018): Johnny Cash – What Is Truth

From the 1970 a-side 7″ single, What Is Truth / Sing A Traveling Song (Columbia ‎– S-45134). A song played at a command performance at the White House that made Nixon squirm (great video of the event in the Netflix … Continue reading

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(October 4, 2018) – The Sneed Family – Big, Big Love

From the 1962 7″ 45rpm a-side, Big, Big Love / Is It Any Wonder (Cascade Recording Company – 45-106). The Sneed Family were a quartet of brothers out of Spanaway, Washington. This is one of the first covers of Wynn … Continue reading

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(August 4, 2018): Chris Volpe – Dusty Bibles

From the 2009 album, Shipwrecked!  From the album notes: “‘Shipwrecked!’ is Nashville-based Chris Volpe’s First full-length release with a live band. The 12—songs produced by Volpe and Grammy Award-winner Phil Harris—range from Americana to folk-jazz to country noir. The band … Continue reading

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(February 28, 2018): The Fraternity of Man – Don’t Bogart Me

K-SHE Classic. From the 1968 self-titled album, The Fraternity of Man. A two LP band, but one remembered for its contribution to the Easy Rider soundtrack with this tune.  Three of the members – Richie Hayward, Warren Klein, and Martin Kibbee … Continue reading

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(February 27, 2018): Carl Mann – Burnin’ Holes in the Eyes of Abraham Lincoln

From the 1974 a-side of Burnin’ Holes In The Eyes Of Abraham Lincoln / The Ballad Of Johnny Clyde. Mann started out as a late 1950’s as a rockabilly artist. There was a hiatus in recording from the mid-1960s to … Continue reading

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(October 9, 2017): George Jones & Tammy Wynette – (We’re Not) The Jet Set

From the 1974 single, (We’re Not) The Jet Set / Crawdad Song.  I first came across this Bobby Bradock song listening to the John Prine and Iris Dement cover on their 1999 long player, In Spite of Ourselves. Festus, MO … Continue reading

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(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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