Posts Tagged ‘country music’

Hard TImes

March 21, 2020

“Hard TImes ,” written and sung by Caleb Klauder, with harmony vocals by Reeb Willms, 2013.

Caleb Klauder website

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Daddy Was a Preacher, Mama Was a Go-Go Girl

March 15, 2020

“Daddy Was A Preacher But Mama Was A Go Go Girl,” written by Jo Anna Neel and Bob Neel, recorded by Ms. Neel in 1971. Ask your grandad about Go-Go dancers. This classic tune was reinterpreted by Southern Culture on the Skids in 2004.

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A Girl With No Future

March 14, 2020

“A Girl With No Future,” written and recorded by Donna Darlene, 1965. The dobro and steel player may be the vocalist’s third husband, Shot Jackson.

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Be Kind to a Man When He’s Down

March 8, 2020

“Be Kind to a Man When He’s Down,” first recorded by Fiddlin’ John Carson in 1923, interpreted here by John Hofmann & Mac Benford, 2007. John Hofmann (fiddle), Mac Benford (banjo, harmony vocals), Paula Bradley (lead vocals, guitar). There’s an inreresting rock treatment of the tune by Oakley Hall.

“When a man is down don’t pass him by
Just give him one smile
Oh go lend him your hand and help him to stand
Be kind to man while he’s down.”

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Bar Exam

February 29, 2020

“Bar Exam,” recorded by the Derailers, 2001. Video directed by Lawrence Carroll.

Derailers website

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How Much Is That Hound Dog in the Window?

February 15, 2020

“That Hound Dog in the Window,” a version of Bob Merrill‘s “Doggie in the Window,” as interpreted by Homer & Jethro, 1958.

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Ground Hog

February 2, 2020

“Ground Hog,” recorded by Doc Watson and the Watson Family, released 1963. Happy Groundhog Day!

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Does My Ring Burn Your Finger

January 26, 2020

“Does My Ring Burn Your Finger,” written by Buddy Miller and Julie Miller, recorded by Lee Ann Womack, 2000.

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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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