Ah, back to the well … what’s that they say about missing your water? And mixing metaphoricals? I’m not one to trust your fancy, highfalutin East Coast intellectual types. I don’t cotton to any falutins high or low, no sir. Much like the no-nonsense folks on this here mix. You listeners know what I’m talkin’ ’bout. Pull up your britches, kick off your boots and let these tumbleweeds a-roll.Read on for link and track list …
Click here or use the embedded player:
01. Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool / Ernest Tubb This song was made popular by Connie Francis, but I like Tubb’s better.
02. Swinging Doors / Merle Haggard Everything about this one is perfect.
03. Busted / Johnny Cash Damn if I haven’t felt like this before! All downed and outed …
04. Dear Doctor / The Rolling Stones Hearing this song was one of the first times I realized I might actually really like country songs …
05. Black Rose / Billy Joe Shaver You know a dude with the name Billy Joe Shaver is either a really good country artist or a really bad one (reveal: it’s definitely the former).
06. Omaha / Waylon Jennings Shaver was close with Jennings, and basically co-wrote most of Jennings’ classic Honky Tonk Heroes, on which this jam appears.
07. Take It Easy / Jackson Browne Browne’s interpretation of the song he gave to the Eagles.
08. I Love This Bar / Toby Keith Gimme a break; if you’ve been digging this mix so far, there’s no reason you shouldn’t like this jam.
09. Gentle on my Mind / Elvis Presley So funky and tender; dare I say it’s even better than the more popular Glen Campbell version?
10. Love’s Where Life Begins / Arthur Alexander A hot slice of country soul!
11. A Girl I Used to Know / George Jones The best, and didn’t he know it!
12. I Never Go Around Mirrors / Lefty Frizzell Ol’ Lefty never liked to be reminded of the fact he was a vampire … in that respect, he was a proud man.
13. The Lady Came from Baltimore / Scott Walker Walker’s reading of the Tim Hardin tune.
14. A Sunday Kind of Woman / Charlie Rich Don’t be so sad Charlie; I’m sure there’s plenty of “Sunday Kinds of Women” who’d love to be with an everyday man.
15. That’s How I Got to Memphis / Tom T. Hall I wonder if Tom got to Memphis …
16. By the Time I Get to Phoenix / Glen Campbell … by the time Glen got to Phoenix!
Click here or use the embedded player:
17. Country Girl / Brinsley Schwarz Bringin’ it Brinz-style.
18. I’ve Got Five Dollars and It’s Saturday Night / Faron Young Need I remind you that this was recorded back when $5 would buy you a buggy and the horse to pull it?
19. Coal Miner’s Daughter / Loretta Lynn The legend in a song!
20. Why Can’t He Be You / Patsy Cline Why can’t he be you? Because it’s not physically possible, silly!
21. I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know / Bob Dylan A killer cover of the Davis Sisters’ original hit; it appears on Dylan’s weird and wonderful Self Portrait, and it’s likely an outtake from Nashville Skyline.
22. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain / Willie Nelson
23. Our Song / Taylor Swift What can I say? It’s a jam.
24. Son of Your Father / Elton John Maybe it’s me, but Elton John doesn’t seem like a rough and tumble cowboy type. Then again, he probably looks great in buffalo fur dusters.
25. American Saturday Night / Brad Paisley Again, if you have enjoyed the mix so far, there’s no reason you can’t get into this awesome new single by Brad Paisley. And the dude can shred.
26. Darlington County / Bruce Springsteen It’s weird how most country on the radio these days sounds more like Born in the USA than actual old-school country … the Boss dun it again!
27. Close Up the Honky Tonks / The Byrds This song sounds like it’s stoned out if its mind in the best possible of ways.
28. Jackson / Johnny Cash and June Carter Hm … sounds like a good time!
29. If I Need You / Townes Van Zandt From the awesome Late, Great Townes Van Zandt.
30. No Regrets / Tom Rush This is the Ladies Love Outlaws version, pretty close to the Walker Brothers cover that would be released a couple years after.
31. Farther Along / The Flying Burrito Brothers The band takes on the folk gospel classic.
32. I Dreamed of a Hill-Billy Heaven / Tex Ritter That big trailer park in the sky!