Posts Tagged ‘country music’

Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul

January 19, 2020

“Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul,” written by Hank Williams, recorded by him in 1946 and released the next year. Hank Williams (vocalist),  James “Guy” Willis (guitar), Vic Wallis (accordion), Charles “Skeeter” Willis (fiddle), and Charles “Indian” Wright (bass).

For when God calls from His home up on high
To your earthly wealth you must say goodbye
Then it’s useless to you if you’ve strayed from the fold
For my friend, it won’t save your poor wicked soul

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Heart Over Mind

January 18, 2020

“Heart Over Mind,” written by Mel Tillis, and recorded by him in 1970. It was originally recorded by Ray Price in 1961.

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It Only Hurts When I Cry

January 11, 2020

“It Only Hurts When I Cry,” written by Roger Miller and Dwight Yoakam, recorded by Mr. Yoakam in 1991. Video directed by Piers Plowden.

Dwight Yoakam website

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Lord, Mr. Ford

January 5, 2020

“‘Lord, Mr. Ford,” written by Dick Feller ( Deena Kaye Rose) and recorded by Jerry Reed, 1973.

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It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me

December 27, 2019

“It’s Christmas Time for Everyone But Me,” written by Dixie Deen and Ray King, best known for their truck driving songs, performed here by Buck Owens, king of the Bakersfield Sound. Don’t get confused by the Hank Ballard R&B tune of the same name.
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Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem

December 25, 2019

“Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem,” written by Arthur L. Phipps, performed by Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys.

The Judds also have an excellent version.

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Christmas At the Waffle House

December 24, 2019

“Christmas At the Waffle House,” by David Stephens & Banjolicious.

Get you some cheese grits

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Christmas Shopping

December 22, 2019

“Christmas Shopping,” written and performed by Buck Owens & His Buckaroos. Recorded in 1968.

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Sleepless Nights

December 15, 2019

“Sleepless Nights,” written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant, recorded by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris in 1973.

Gram Parsons (lead vocal), Emmylou Harris (harmony vocal), James Burton (electric lead guitar, Glen D. Hardin (piano), Herb Pedersen (guitar), Byron Berline (mandolin), Al Perkins (pedal steel guitar), Emory Gordy Jr. (bass), Ronnie Tutt (drums).

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Saturday Satan, Sunday Saint

December 15, 2019

“Saturday Satan, Sunday Saint,” written by Wayne P. Walker, recorded by Ernest Tubb & His Texas Troubadours, 1969. Background vocals by the Jordanaires.

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