Friday, September 30, 2011
Miss Billie Rae & The Virginians - Only Mama That'll Walk The Line (mp3)
Answer to Waylon Jennings - Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line
Produced by Sid Kleiner at the House Of Guitars in Califon, NJ
See also Tom Hyatt - My Benny's Wearing Off
Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response to Country Music Week. Here is the playlist for Hillbilly Music To Spazz By with special guest Greg G!!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Here are two highly alluring instrumental tracks from Judy Lynn's 1965 United Artists LP titled The Judy Lynn Show. Both numbers are highly atypical selections for a country performer, but thoroughly enjoyable all the same due in no small part to the exotic sounds produced by Gene O'Neal, the band's pedal steel guitarist.
Judy Lynn Show - Night Train (3:18)
Judy Lynn Show - Baby Elephant Walk (3:08)
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The Professor Of Rock 'n' Roll, aka the Mighty Manfred Jones prefers the Bill Anderson version.
Leona Williams - I Wonder Where I'll Find You Tonight
Thanks, again, Andy Turner!
Thanks, Andy Turner!
Porter Wagoner's The First Mrs. Jones is a perfect example of why he established a reputation for an artist who didn't shy away from intense topics. The song, written by Bill Anderson, is the story of a marriage gone bad and the resulting mayhem.
Part 8 of the Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics tour documentary!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Seems like it's country music week around here...i just walked in from being on tour & am wiped out & sick as a dog but for many years this has always lifted my spirits this little number by Grandpa Jones & Ramona- I Don't Love Nobody
Posted by Howie Pyro at 10:28 PM
Songs you may hear on Thursday include:
Jim Ed Brown - Lift Ring Pull Open (2:55)
That Jim Ed sure was a helpful dude. Here he's chiming in with directions, just in case you were too bombed to be able to figure out how to open a can of beer all by yourself.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
As you already know, this is Country Music Week here on the Ichiban blog. Here are some promotional recordings for the big event made by some of the usual suspects and, perversely enough, some not-very-country acts like Connie Francis and the Kingston Trio, who were obviously striving for some crossover success. The 1961 promotional announcements were uploaded to Ichiban yesterday and can be found here.
Faron Young (:30)
Connie Francis #1 (:23)
Connie Francis #2 (:32)
Connie Francis #3 (:37)
Flatt & Scruggs (:26)
Patsy Cline #1 (:26)
Patsy Cline #2 (:37)
Patsy Cline #3 (:35)
Roy Acuff #1 (:36)
Roy Acuff #2 (:35)
Eddie Arnold #1 (:19)
Eddie Arnold #2 (:35)
Chet Atkins (:35)
Kingston Trio (:29)
Tommy Hunter (:37)
Gordon Lightfoot (:24)
Jim Reeves (:38)
Hat tip to Todd Lucas
Friday, September 23, 2011
Conway Twitty - She's All I Got
Here's Conway Twitty's 1972 version of She's All I Got, a huge hit a year earlier for Johnny Paycheck. Interestingly, Paycheck's version was a cover of pop singer Freddie North's original recording of the song, authored by Gary U.S. Bonds and Jerry Williams, known to you as Swamp Dogg.
Thanks Redneck Greece
Yes, it's Country Music Week here at WFMU's Ichiban blog, so listen in and see what it's all about! The 1962 promotional spots for this holy week can be found here.
Roy Drusky (:23)
George Hamilton (:24)
Ferlin Husky (:27)
Buck Owens (:29)
Minnie Pearl (:29)
Tex Ritter (:32)
Faron Young (:30)
Roy Drusky (:29)
Ferlin Husky (:29)
Buck Owens (:30)
Minnie Pearl (:28)
Webb Pierce (:24)
Tex Ritter (:30)
Faron Young (:15)
Thanks Fran Blanche
The Buckaroos - Apple Jack
Big Brother - I'll Change Your Flat Tire, Merle.
Thanks, Listener James
Posted by Debbie D at 8:39 PM
Recommended by Andy Turner
Thanks to Rex for dropping this one in the suggestion box.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Go behind the scenes with Deke, Sugarballs and Cialas, The Rockabilly Gorilla!
"Deke Dickerson and Chris "Sugarballs" Sprague prepare for their Fall 2011 Tour by recruiting a new bass player--a gorilla they found picking oranges for minimum wage. Through training and bribery, Grease Monkey The Rockabilly Gorilla becomes the new bass player for the band. This is the first installment in a tour diary documenting the exciting life on the road of rockabilly musician Deke Dickerson."
You can catch their act at the Rodeo Bar in NYC this Saturday night at 9:30. Free!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Otis would have turned 70 this Friday. I have always wondered what the world would be like if he was still with us. Photo via the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame (also gone).
William Bell - Tribute To A King
Lattimore Brown - Otis Is Gone, Pt. 1
Eddie Floyd - Big Bird
Otis Redding - The Happy Song (Dum-Dum)
This 1967 live show from the Stax/Volt tour in Norway has never been topped.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Tune in Saturday, September 3 from 1-3 PM when Rex welcomes Nick Tosches to Fool's Paradise on WFMU. They will be discussing Nick's latest opus Save The Last Dance For Satan, out now from Kicks Books.
Nick will be signing copies for the faithful on Friday, September 9th at 8 PM at the Jefferson Market Library in NYC. FREE!