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Options December 27, 2003: Okeechobee Sunset

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Big Guitars from Texas  Sunburn   Options Good tune to start a show on a winter's day 
Deke Dickerson  Switchblade Stomp   Options Deke plays a hot style of of country & midwestern; from "Mr. Entertainment" on Rock & Roll Inc (2003) 
Deke Dickerson  Wiggle Wobble   Options Another one, recorded live with horns 
Hank Penny  Progressive Country Music for a Hollywood Flapper   Options Late 40s (and beyond) Western swing guitar player does the California thing 
Geoff Muldaur  Davenport Blues   Options GM put together a strong group of musicians and singers, including Loudin and Martha Wainwright, on this nostalgic but charming tribute to jazzman Bix Beiderbecke 
Geoff Muldaur  Futuristic Rhythm   Options The album-- "Private Astronomy: A Vision of the Music of Bix Beiderbecke" on Edge (2003)-- is a mix of covers and originals, instrumentals and vocals 
Oscar Peterson/Itzhak Perlman  Stormy Weather   Options Classical violinist Perlman fiddles along with jazz pianist Peterson on their 1994 duet album, "Side by Side" 
Louis Jordan with Ella Fitzgerald  Baby, It's Cold Outside   Options Recorded in NYC in August 1948 or 1949 
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies  Sheik of Araby   Options In the 1930s, Texan bandleader Brown, like his friend Bob Wills, created a mix of country music and jazz that could really swing 
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies  Brownie's Stomp   Options This Milton Brown original is one of the best in western swing 
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys  Catalina   Options A sweet tune from these Southern California rockabilly boys 
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys  (You Mean) Too Much for Me   Options Modern country tune-- pedal steel, honky tonk piano and clever drums-- from new live album 
Paul Burch  Lovesick Blues Boy   Options One of the best young alt country songwriters pays his dues with this tune 
Buddy Miller  When It Comes to You   Options He continues to sizzle, great tunes and fine playing from band-- including wife Julie (vocals), Tammy Rogers (fiddle), Fats Kaplin (accordion). Buddy plays the optigon on this one. 
Buddy Miller  Water When the Well is Dry   Options Both tunes from Buddy's most recent album, "Midnight and Lonesome" on Hightone (2002) 
Billy Lee Riley  Hillbilly Rockin' Man   Options Billy Lee Riley has been playing terrific rockabilly, with a serious dose of rockin' blues, for 50 years. Seriously under appreciated, this country gem is the title cut from his newest album. Check him out on billyleeriley.com 
Wanda Jackson  Heart Trouble   Options She was something way back when-- and she still can sing. Another rockabilly relic with a new CD and help from some fine young players 
Don Walser  Rolling Stone from Texas   Options A contemporary yodeler, now living in Austin and still playing the clubs 
Dave Dudley  Coffee, Coffee, Coffee   Options Dave Dudley will be spending more than 6 days on the road now that he has passed on to the big truck stop in the sky. Born: 5/3/28, Died: 12/22/03 
Gary Stewart  Whiskey Trip   Options More sad news: Honkytonker Gary Stewart-- who sang drinking songs with the best of them-- died last week at his home in Fort Pierce, Florida. 
Gary Stewart  One Night   Options Stewart sang many great tunes, some originals, many covers. Here's his version of the New Orleans r&b classic, written by Dave Bartholomew 
Gary Stewart & Dean Dillon  Suburban Life   Options In 1987, GS did a great duet album with Dillon that is a mix of boozy melancholy and macho swagger 
Gary Stewart  Okeechobee Purple   Options A stoned anthem to Florida: "Head on outta Manhattan, past the Statue of Liberty. Head on down to old Key West, where the sun sinks into the sea." 
Cowboy Envy  Cowboy Blues   Options Sweet western harmonies, from a charming band out of Atlanta. Check them out at cowboyenvy.com 
Neil Morris & Charlie Everidge  Turkey in the Straw   Options from "I'm on My Journey Home" collection of folk music, recently reissued on CD by New World Records 
Delmore Brothers  Hey Hey I'm Memphis Bound   Options 1930s country music brother duo, also on "I'm on My Journey Home" 
Red River Dave McHenry  Amelia Earhart's Last Flight   Options Red River Dave, who began writing and singing cowboy songs in the 1930s, performed his best-known song live at the 1981 Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival 
Randy Van Horne Singers  Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie   Options Corny vocal ensemble. But it works here, no? 
Jimmie Riddle  Eephing   Options Amazing vocal piece, from the "I'm on My Journey Home" album 
Mamou  Les Flammes D'En Fer   Options Cajun rock & roll from 1988, on Jungle Records (distributed by MCA) 
Beau Jocque & the Zydeco Hi-Rollers  Beau Jocque Boogie   Options This guy died way too soon 
Tribalistas  Carnavalia   Options Terrific new album from Brazilian trio of Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown, Arnaldo Antunes 
Airto Moreira  Mulata and Futebol   Options Tribute to soccer, from Brazilian percussionist and friends 
Corey Harris with Rising Star Fife & Drum Band  Back Atcha   Options Contemporary blues-- from some of the younger players featured in the Scorcese PBS blues series-- with a nod to Africa, aka "Sitting on Top of the World" 
James Black  Mr. Gris Gris Man   Options 1970s New Orleans jazz drummer, from Night Train Records "Bosses of the Big Easy Beat" series 
JB Hutto  Slidewinder   Options Great Chicago blues instrumental, from "South Side Chicago Blues"-- part of the Delmark 50th Anniversary Collection 
Chris Smither  Ninety Nine Year Blues   Options Bues classic from contemporary folk guitarist 
Marvin Rainwater  Don't Tell My Boy   Options Marvin Rainwater was an charming and versatilie musician in the 50s and 60s, playing great rockabilly and C&W alongside mediocre ballads. This song is somewhere in between 
Johnny Cash  Down the Line   Options from "Unearthed"-- the new 5-CD collection of Cash material 
June Carter with Johnny Cash  Ballad of a Teenage Queen   Options from early Louisiana Hayride material 
Diamond Rio, Lee Roy Parnell, Steve Wariner  Working Man Blues   Options Nashville heavies tribute to Merle Haggard 
Flying Burrito Brothers  White Line Fever   Options Another great Merle Haggard tune, nicely done by post-Gram Burritos 
kd lang  Turn Me Round   Options Jump up and twirl to this rocking country number 
Del McCoury Band  1952 Vincent Black Lightening   Options Tasty bluegrass cover of Richard Thompson tune 
Jack White  Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over   Options from the soundtrack to "Cold Mountain" 
Dilly & his Dill Pickles  Bust Down Stomp   Options from "Things Ain't Like They Used to Be: Early American Rural Music from the 20s & 30s" (Volume 7) on Yazoo Records 

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