Category Archives: country ‘n’ western

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luv289 Times Are Tight

Times Are Tight

this country music mixtape touches on themes like work, play, money, vice, love, death and compassion. for workin’ folks when times are tight.
image : Pat “Tecoy” Brown
Tracklist
  1. Waitin’ In Your Welfare Line – Buck Owens And His Buckaroos  – Capitol (1965) > buy link
  2. I’d Be A Millionaire – Red Hadley – Sun Records / Charley Records (1952/1979) > buy link
  3. Poor Man, Rich Man (Cotton Mill Colie No. 2) – David McCarn – Tompkins Square (1930/2012) > buy link
  4. Loading Coal – Johnny Cash – Columbia / Not Now Music Limited (1960) > buy link
  5. Sixteen Tons – Larry Scott – Major Records (1971)
  6. California Cotton Fields – Tanya Tucker – Columbia / Soul Jazz (1973/2012)
  7. Stop The World (And Let Me Off) – Carl Belew – Vocalion (1961)
  8. If I Ever Get Rich Mom – Hawkshaw Hawkins – King Records / Sing (1958/1988) > buy link
  9. A Poor Man’s Roses (Or A Rich Man’s Gold) – Patsy Cline – Decca / MCA (1957/1963) > buy link
  10. Money To Burn – George Jones – Mercury / DOXY (1959/2013) > buy link
  11. Cigarettes & Whiskey – Jack Elliot & Derroll Adams – Archive Of Folk & Jazz Music (1967)
  12. It’s A Great Life (If You Don’t Weaken) – Faron Young – Capitol / Stetson (1955/1959) > buy link
  13. What’s It Gonna Cost Me – Bonnie Owens and The Strangers – Capitol (1967)
  14. Divorce Me C.O.D. – Merle Travis – Capitol (1946/1972) > buy link
  15. Big Boss Man – Bobbie Gentry – Capitol (1968) > buy link
  16. Six Days On The Road – Dave Dudley – Golden Wing (1963) > buy link
  17. Slow Down Old World – Willie Nelson – Atlantic (1973) > buy link
  18. B.J. The D.J. – Stonewall Jackson – Columbia (1963) > buy link
  19. Ballad Of Forty Dollars – Tom T. Hall – Mercury (1968) > buy link
  20. Walk A Mile In My Shoes – Joe South And The Believers – Captiol (1969) > buy link

luv145

Two Lane Highway Radio

anyone got their ears on? this is the Sweet Daddy LUV1452. just filled up on motion lotion and about to join the convoy; gonna get up to double nickels and hold steady until I reach my destination. truckers stay safe and out of smokey’s hair,  i’m down and on the side… mercy, we gone…
image : an awesome belt buckle
Tracklist:
  1. Joshua – Dolly Parton – RCA Victor (1971) > buy link
  2. Big D – Waylon Jennings – RCA Victor / Soul Jazz (1971/2011) > buy link
  3. All You Want When You Please – Tom T. Hall – Mercury Records (1970) > (searching for buy link)
  4. A World Of Our Own – Sonny James The Southern Gentleman – Capitol (1972) > (searching for buy link)
  5. You Don’t Treat Me Right – Faron Young – Mercury Records (1966) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Bad Seed – Glen Campbell – Ember / Capitol (1968) > buy link
  7. The Gambler – Kenny Rogers – Liberty Records (1978) > buy link
  8. Phantom 309 – Red Sovine – Gusto Records / Birchmount (1967/1975) > buy link
  9. I’m Not The Boy I Used To Be – Charley Pride – RCA Victor (1967) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Branded Man – Merle Haggard and The Strangers – Capitol (1967) > buy link
  11. Many Happy Hangovers To You – Jean Shepard – Capitol (1966) > buy link
  12. Take This Job And Shove It – Johnny Paycheck – Epic (1976) > buy link
  13. Amos Moses – Jerry Reed – RCA Victor (1970) > buy link
  14. One Piece At A Time – Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three – Columbia (1976) > buy link
  15. Bargain Basement Dress – Loretta Lynn – Decca (1967) > (searching for buy link)
  16. The Cotton Patch – Jeannie C. Riley – Plantation Records (1968) > buy link
  17. Ma Baker’s Little Acre – John D. Loudermilk – Warner Bros. (1971) > buy link
  18. A Song For You – Willie Nelson – Atlantic (1973) > buy link

luv147

Snips & Snails met Sugar & Spice

here are the sounds of 1947 : well traveled big band jazz, classic country & western, the first Atlantic R&B sides, a few words from the president, the blues, themes from the earliest children’s television shows, bebop and the Academy Award winner for best original song. made with luv for ma & pa.
image : Detail of a wallpaper sample from “Wallpaper: what it is and how to use it” by Devoe and Raynolds Co., 1947
Tracklist:
  1. Intro from Carnegie Hall Concert on December 27, 1947 – Duke Ellington – Prestige (1947/1977)
  2. “1947” excerpt from The Sounds of History Record 12 : From 1945 The Great Age Of Change – Fredric March – Time-Life Records (1964)
  3. Honeysuckle Rose – King Cole Trio – MCA (1947/1973) > buy link
  4. Fly Trouble – Hank Williams & The Drifting Cowboys – MGM Records / Polygram (1947/1985) > buy link
  5. Riverboat Shuffle – Hoagy Carmichael – Decca / MCA (1947/1982) > buy link
  6. Half Step Down, Please – Coleman Hawkins Orchestra – RCA (1947/1964) > buy link
  7. Emanon – Dizzy Gillespie – Savoy (1947/1953) > buy link
  8. Rockin’ Chair – Louis Armstrong – RCA (1947/1978) > buy link
  9. Lowe Groovin’ – Joe Morris – Atlantic (1947/1985) > buy link
  10. I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me – Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – CBS (1947/1973) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Bird’s Nest – Charlie Parker Quartet – Dial Records / Warner Bros. (1947/1977) > buy link
  12. excerpt from President Harry S. Truman’s speech to Congress describing the Truman Doctrine (June 5th, 1947) – Time-Life Records (1964)
  13. The Cross On The Hill – The Blue Sky Boys – Bluebird / RCA (1947/1976) > buy link
  14. September Song (version 1) – Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France – Barclay (1947/1975) > buy link
  15. Call It Stormy Monday – T-Bone Walker – Capitol New World Records (1947/1958/1977) > buy link
  16. Gray Goose – Leadbelly – Smithsonian Folkways (1947/1989) > buy link
  17. That Old Black Magic – Tiny Grimes – Atlantic (1947/1985) > buy link
  18. The Spinach Song (I Didn’t Like It The First Time) – Julia Lee and Her Boy Friends – Capitol / Stash Records (1947/1977) > buy link
  19. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – James Baskett – Disneyland Records (1946/1970) > buy link
  20. Hang The Key On The Bunkhouse Door – Wilf Carter (a.k.a. Montana Slim) – RCA / Camden (1947/1962) > buy link
  21. Here We Are (Kukla, Fran and Ollie theme) – Burr Tillstrom, Fran Allison & Jack Fascinato – TVT Records (1947/1996) > (searching for buy link)
  22. Cumana – Freddy Martin & his Orchestra – Victor / Time-Life Records (1947/1972) > buy link
  23. Mister Roberts’ Roost – Count Basie and his Orchestra – RCA (1947/1971) > buy link
  24. Good Rockin’ Tonight – Wynonie “Blues” Harris – King / New World Records (1947/1977) > buy link
  25. It’s Howdy Doody Time! – Buffalo Bob & Howdy Doody – TeeVee Toons (1947/1985) > (searching for buy link)
  26. A Night In Tunisia – Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie – Savoy Jazz (1947/1987) > buy link
  27. Blue Lou – Wardell Gray – Giants of Jazz (1947/1985) > buy link
  28. April In Paris – Thelonious Monk – Blue Note (1947) > buy link
  29. There Is No Greater Love – Billie Holiday – MCA (1947/1972) > buy link

luv104

Leave A Beautiful Memory

a somewhat chronological journey through fifty years of both kinds of music, country and western.
    Tracklist:
  1. The Prisoner’s Song – Vernon Dalhart – Victor / RCA (1924/1982) > buy link
  2. It’s Hard To Leave You Sweet Love – Louis McDaniels and Gid Smith – Victor / Mississippi Records (1927/2006) > (searching for buy link)
  3. Poor Little Orphan Boy – The Carter Family – Victor / RCA (1927/1973) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas) – Jimmie Rodgers – Victor / RCA (1927/1960) > buy link
  5. Indian War Whoop – Hoyt “Floyd” Ming and his Pep-Steppers – Victor / DOXY (1928/2009) > buy link
  6. Loveless Love – Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies – Bluebird / RCA (1934/1982) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Sunny Side Of Life – Blue Sky Boys – Bluebird / RCA (1936/1982) > buy link
  8. Orange Blossom Special – Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys – Bluebird / RCA (1941/1982) > buy link
  9. Hang The Key On The Bunkhouse Door – Wilf Carter (a.k.a. Montana Slim) – RCA / Camden (1947/1962) > buy link
  10. Just Waitin’ – Luke The Drifter (a.k.a. Hank Williams) – MGM Records / Polygram (1951/1987) > buy link
  11. Slow Poke – Pee Wee King – RCA Victor / Columbia (1951/1971) > buy link
  12. False Hearted Girl – “Tennessee” Ernie Ford – Capitol (1956) > buy link
  13. Hang Your Head In Shame – Hank Thompson and his Brazos Valley Boys – Capitol (1957) > buy link
  14. Walkin’ After Midnight – Patsy Cline – Decca / MCA (1957/1974) > buy link
  15. Lonely Blue Boy – Conway Twitty – MGM Records (1959) > buy link
  16. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – Faron Young – Capitol (1955/1959) > buy link
  17. Big Iron – Marty Robbins – Columbia (1959) > buy link
  18. Cool Water – Sons of the Pioneers – RCA Victor (1960) > buy link
  19. Lost On The Desert – Johnny Cash – Columbia (1961) > buy link
  20. Run Boy Run – Lee Hazelwood – Mercury / Smells Like Records (1963/1999) > (searching for buy link)
  21. Mama Tried – Merle Haggard and the Strangers – Capitol (1968) > buy link
  22. Ode To Billie Joe – Bobbie Gentry – Capitol (1967) > buy link
  23. Harper Valley P.T.A. – Jeannie C. Riley – Plantation Records (1968) > buy link
  24. The Habit – John D. Loudermilk – Warners Bros. (1971) > (searching for buy link)
  25. Jolene – Dolly Parton – RCA (1974) > buy link
  26. I Couldn’t Believe It Was True – Willie Nelson – Columbia (1975) > buy link
  27. Time Of The Preacher Theme – Willie Nelson – Columbia (1975) > buy link