Category Archives: Country

(December 11, 2015): Dave Dudley – Two Six Packs Away

From the 1965 album, Truck Driving Son-of-a-Gun.  The father of truck driving country music making light of drinking and driving back with this Ronnie Self tune, back when that seemed ok.  Dudley, himself, was seriously injured by a hit and … Continue reading

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(July 4, 2015): Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash – Guess Things Happen That Way

From the 1975 bootleg album, Nashville Sunset.   The songs on this LP were recorded during the 1969 Nashville Skyline sessions.  There is also a 1975 Dutch copy with different cover art, which was used in a 1977 U.S. version.  But, … Continue reading

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(July 3, 2015): RIchard Betts – Hand Picked

From the 1974 album, Highway Call.  Betts, “picking on that red guitar,” with Jeff Hanna, Vassar Clements, Chuck Leavell, Oscar Underwood, and others. The 8-track of this album is the first thing I played the first time I drove alone … Continue reading

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(June 26, 2015): Don Gibson – We Live In Two Different Worlds

From the 1962 album, Some Favorites of Mine. Gibson covers songs by Boudleaux Bryant, Fred Rose, Hank Williams, and Floyd Tillman on this LP.  Fred Rose here.  Chet Atkins is once again the producer.  Gibson also recorded the song for … Continue reading

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(May 23, 2015): Howard Eliott Payne – I Just Want To Spend Time With You

From the 2009 album, Bright Light Ballads.  The second single from the debut solo album from Howie Payne post The Stands.

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(Nov. 12, 2014): Bill Frisell – One Of These Days

From the 1997 album, Nashville.  This is probably my favorite Frisell LP.  This cover of Neil Young’s tune off Harvest Moon is also my favorite.  Robin Holcomb is on vocals.  

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(Oct 2, 2014): The Maddox Brothers & Rose – Move It On Over

This cover of Hank William’s tune was originally released on the a-side of the 1948 Maddox Brothers & Rose single Move It On Over / New Mule Skinner Blues (4 Star 1240).  This, however, comes from the 1976 compilation, Maddox Brothers And … Continue reading

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