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Options June 26, 2004: It Doesn't Matter Any More

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Big Guitars from Texas  Holiday for Hoss   Options Okay, so a Boston accent is not a Texas accent. But there was a kid in my 4th grade class in Revere, MA, who had to write "horse, horse..." over and over until he stopped pronouncing it "hoss". 
Emmett Miller  Anytime   Options Blackface or not, this guy pioneered the blue yodel in the 1920s. See Nick Tosches brilliant but ornery book WHERE DEAD VOICES GATHER for the complicated story. 
Cliff Carlisle  You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone (Just Because)   Options One of those who followed Miller. Iin the 1930s, Carlisle could sing (and play steel guitar) with the best of them. On Arhoolie. 
Merle Haggard  Carolina Sunshine Girl   Options Merle Haggard's tribute to Jimmie Rodgers--"Same Story, Different Time"-- combines great musicianship with songs and stories from the Singing Brakeman. 
Merle Haggard  Narration #1   Options Merle talks about Jimmie Rodgers. 
Furry Lewis  M for Memphis, Worried Blues   Options The starting point is Rodgers "T for Texas" but "blues magician" Furry makes it his own; recorded in 1969 in Furry's apartment. 
Francis Bebey  La Crypte Ensoleillee   Options Congolese flute instrumental from the late Pygmy musician and musicologist. This guy is important. 
Francis Bebey  O Bia   Options Cuban rhumba rhythms return to Congo. Check out the chapter on Francis Bebey and Pygmy yodeling in Bart Plantenga's fascinating book, YO DEL-AY-EE-OOOO (Routledge, 2004). 
Randy Erwin  Cowboy Night Herd Song   Options Contemporary yodeler, on "Cowboy Rhythm" (ROM, 1989). 
Danny Barnes  Keep My Skillet Good & Greasy   Options Live banjo from Austin; is he still in the "Bad Livers"?? 
Rank & File  Sundown   Options Alejandro Escovedo was in this excellent 1980s band, with the Kinman Brothers. 
Joe Bennet & the Sparkletones  Black Slacks   Options A pop hit in 1957, on CD on "Rockabilly Essentials" (Hip-O, 1988). 
Johnny Cash  After the Ball   Options A hidden gem, from "Rockabilly Stars, Volume 2" on Columbia. 
The Wright Sisters  That's OK   Options Laura put this on her marathon premium "Shout, Sister, Shout" a few years ago; the Wright Sisters are the daughters of Kitty Wells! 
Johnny Burnette  Believe What You Say   Options Rockabilly great does his own song, a hit for Ricky Nelson in 1958. 
Laura Nyro  Mother Earth   Options Recorded live at Fillmore East in 1971, one of the last nights for that place; now on "Spread Your Wings and Fly" (Columbia / Legacy, 2004) 
Leroy Carr  Bobo Stomp   Options Recorded in 1934 (not the 50s!) for Vocalion-- just a year before Carr's untimely death at age 30-- this great tune can be found on "The Best of Leroy Carr" on Columbia/Legacy. 
R Crumb & his Cheap Suit Serenaders  Singing in the Bathtub   Options Cartoonist Crumb knows how to play and how to pick 'em! 
Taraf de Haidouks  Dumbala Dumba   Options Fiddle music from Romanian Gypsies; they have five fine albums of this stuff. Check it out. 
Fiddlin' John Carson  Don't Let Your Deal Go Down   Options Born in 1868 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, Carson was one of the first recorded hillbilly musicians; by day, he picked cotton! 
Louvin Brothers  Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar   Options Sweet harmonies (and yodels to boot) from "When I Stop Dreaming: The Best of the Louvin Brothers" (Razor & Tie, 1995). 
Caetano Veloso  Diana   Options Brazilian take on Paul Anka classic, from Caetano's new album of American pop tunes; this tune works but the CD is uneven. 
Tapani Kansa  You Are My Destiny   Options Pompous Finnish Paul Anka cover 
Wanda Jackson  It Doesn't Matter Any More   Options Another Paul Anka tune, a hit for Wanda Jackson and an even bigger hit for Buddy Holly, both in 1959-- the year the music died. 
Pee Wee King  Slow Poke   Options Born Julius Kuczynski in Milwaukee, he turned into Pee Wee and wrote the "Tennessee Waltz". 
Mickey Gilley  I'm to Blame   Options Gilley sure sounds like his famous cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis. Also born in Ferriday, LA, he plays honky tonk piano and rocks when he wants. Produced by Huey Meaux, the crazy cajun. 
Lawrence Walker  Boscoe Stomp   Options On Arhoolie's fine new "Cajun Champs" collection. 
Tarbox Ramblers  Columbus Stockade   Options From their first album a few years ago, this traditional tune has a fresh feel. 
Stacey Earle/Mark Stuart  Never Gonna Let You Go   Options This is the title cut to a nice 2003 duet album, from (sister of Steve) Earle and husband. 
Laura Cantrell  Roll Truck Roll   Options Almost a decade ago, Laura did this on a "Hello CD of the Month" album. Nice. 
Dave Alvin  Rio Grande   Options A new album of original tunes-- this one written with Tom Russell-- on Yep Roc. This guy never disappoints! 
Mavericks  Hot Burrito #1   Options Raul Malo sings Gram, the band plays sweet and intense; from one of two good GP tribute albums: "Return of the Grievous Angel" (1999) 
Emmy Lou Harris  So Sad to Watch Good Love Turn Bad   Options Emmy Lou does a nice job on this Everly Brothers tune, from her 1982 live album "Live Date"-- with Barry Tashian on harmony vocals. 
Gillian Welch  One Morning   Options From "Hell Among the Yearlings" in 1998, reissued on Acony in 2001. 
Gillian Welch  Miner's Refrain   Options In collaboration with David Rawlings: Co-writer, Guitars, Vocals, Drums, Engineer and probably more. 
Jay Farrar  No Rolling Back   Options A nice new live album-- "Stone, Steel & Bright Lights"-- with a bonus DVD included! 
Friends of Dean Martinez  So Well Remembered   Options Snazzy instrumental from "Random Harvest" (Narnack Records, 2004) 
Wilco  The Late Greats   Options Cool lyrics, from "A Ghost is Born" (Nonesuch, 2004) 
Ojos de Brujo  Tiempo do Solea   Options Flamenco rocks! This tune comes from their 2002 CD, "Bari" on World Village. 
Flatlanders  Whistle Blues   Options This new album-- "Wheel of Fortune" on New West-- has lots of tune the boys have done before. This one was written by Lubbock pal Al Strehli. 
Flatlanders  See the Way   Options Butch Hancock and Jimmie Gilmore co-wrote this one, originally found on Jimmie's eponymous 1989 album-- not the 1972 album! 
Flatlanders  Wishin' for You   Options Joe Ely did killer versions of this Butch Hancock song on a couple of early 1980 albums but this take works too. 
The Byrds  Lover of the Bayou   Options Live Byrds from the early 70s. 
The Byrds  Stranger in a Strange Land   Options Originally on the 1965 "Turn, Turn, Turn" album, this instrumental was written by David Crosby. 
Bill Frisell  Shucks   Options With Jerry Douglas on Dobro, this guitar piece is from Frisell's fine "Nashville" CD (Elektra/Nonesuch, 1997) 
Kingston Trio  Across the Wide Missouri   Options Does the 1959 release date makes this faux folk group a bit more authentic? Nice tune though. 

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