Well yeehaw and a bottle ‘o’ rum; it’s that time aginn … yes, I’ve been down in the cellar with a bathtub full o’ speakers and moonshine. This is probz the best country mix I’ve made yet! Don’t worry, don’t worry; there’s no nü-country on this mix (4 srsly). Ya’ll pitched a fit and ’bout tore yer britches over my last country mix. Quit yer hollerin’ and sit up here on Pappy’s lappy; this is all “real” cuntry. Plus the Bee Gees.
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01. Almost Saturday Night / John Fogerty OK I know I just said “real” country but I put it in quotes so I didn’t mean it. This is close though.
02. She’s All I Got / Johnny Paycheck Yeh yeh yeh.
03. Goodbye’s All We’ve Got Left / Steve Earle Steve Earle’s first album, Guitar Town, is about as country as Born in the U.S.A. — which is to say, eh, kinda. He sings with a convincing enough country drawl and used to hang with Townes, so let’s not split hairs.
04. Black Rose / Waylon Jennings Jennings does sweet justice to his pal Billy Joe Shaver’s tune about a witchy woman.
05. I’ll Catch You When You Fall / Buck Owens All the country gals get uppity when they move to the big city.
06. The Last Town I Painted / George Jones Classic Jones, and a perfect turn-of-phrase.
07. Faded Love / Doug Sahm Doug Sahm and his band, which included Robert Zimmerman on this record.
08. Whatever Happened To Me / Merle Haggard Oh Merle; it’s not you … it’s me …
09. Will You Visit Me On Sunday / Conway Twitty Yeh, this is real country here. Picture ol’ Conway six feet under!
10. Time / Glen Campbell Another borderline artist; more pop than country maybe, but he started out as a banjo-picker and he ended up the Rhinestone Cowboy.
11. Pray Them Bars Away / Lee Hazlewood Better start prayin’ now boy; them thangs ain’t gonna prey theyselves away!
12. Crazy Mary / David Allan Coe Dude was like 40 when this record came out and it sounds fresh and vital and all; need to hear more of Coe …
13. Bouquet of Roses / Bobby Womack From Bobby’s 1976 “soul-gone-country” record BW goes C&W.
14. Wheels / Flying Burrito Brothers Constantly being on the road is a great country thematic.
15. Marley Purt Drive / The Bee Gees They’re singing about LA in this one but it’s a great folk/country send-up.
16. Little Green Apples / The Temptations Speak of it, lots of great soul-gone-country to be mined …
17. Carmelita / GG Allin Srsly, GG betrays his weakness for a good tune in this circa”>-early-’90s Zevon cover
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18. Rollin’ With The Flow / Charlie Rich Pretty much my theme song.
19. New Morning / Bob Dylan WAKE DE TOWN!!!
20. Two Trains / Little Feat Little Feat were big SAT geeks and wrote this jam about the classic math quandary …
21. Your Ole Handy Man / Dolly Parton But Dolly u ain’t a man u a woman …
22. Stand By Your Man / Candi Staton Yeh you heard it ladies.
23. Amarillo / Emmylou Harris Oh shoot I thought this was armadillo …
24. Eastbound and Down / Jerry Reed Haha yup
25. Catch The Wind / The Gosdin Brothers Lots of country dudes liked this Donovan jam for some reason well it’s great but yeh so is “Hurdy Gurdy Man” k …
26. You’re The Reason / Johnny Tillotson Pretty much str8 pop country right here, but can’t harsh on a good song.
27. I Fall To Pieces / Faron Young Faron takes a more-than-admirable pass at the song that Patsy made famuss.
28. They’re Hanging Me Tonight / Marty Robbins Again — “real” country, like about people being hanged and stuff …
29. Both Sides Now / Willie Nelson Willie was always too classy for me to understand his blue-collar appeal, but hey, he’s got it. Here he is doing a fucken refined version of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now”, and this is before he became Ol’ Shotgun Wille floating down Whiskey River and such …
30. That’s How Strong My Love Is / Steve Young A tune made popular earlier in the ’60s by Otis Redding.
31. Wild & Blue / Mekons ‘Nem Mekons!
32. I Gave My Love a Candle / Bonnie Raitt Maybe you should’ve given him a kiss!
33. Chestnut Mare / The Byrds Oh a great song from the Byrds last album. They weren’t out of the running just yet …
34. Tomorrow Never Comes / Elvis Presley From the fantastic I’m 10,000 Years Old; get it!