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New Review Mike Gross "Light Crust Doughboys with Kristyn Harris" (Mon, 18 Jun 2018)
The legendary Light Crust Doughboys have just released another very enjoyable album of 12 tunes. This one features young and talented vocalist Kristyn Harris on many of the cuts. Art Greenhaw is the leader of the group and also does many of the vocals.   The album opens with a wonderful instrumental version of the longtime Bob Wills standard, San Antonio Rose. The album's other instrumental is also from the Bob Wills book, Faded Love. Also from the Wills songbook is the first with Kristyn on vocal, Fred Rose's Roly Poly. She is also featured on vocal on Patsy Montana's Cowboy's Sweetheart, Stan Jones' Ghost Riders in the Sky, pop music's Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter, All of Me and the Western Swing classic from Spade Cooley, Wesley Tuttle and Elton Britt, Detour. Also included is the western classic Skyball Paint and Art on vocal on the Tex Williams western swing classic, Smoke, Smoke, Smoke. Kristyn also brings back Waltz Across Texas from Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours. Art closes the album with Stuart Hamblen's inspirational masterpiece It is No Secret.   Art Greenhaw has let me know that there is a "DJ Mike Gross special pricing for fans": prices include tax and shipping and handling: $15.00 for this CD, $25.00 for both this CD and the Christmas CD that Kristyn also recorded with the Light Crust Dougboys. Checks should be made out and mailed to: LIGHT CRUST DOUGHBOYS, 1211 Lakeshore Dr., Mesquite, TX 75149.   Mike Gross, KSEY-FM, Seymour, TX, KTNK-AM, Lompoc, CA and www.swinginwest.com June 5, 2018
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Swingin' West June 17,DJ Mike Gross (Mon, 18 Jun 2018)
Western Swing 1930s through Today            I.            Theme- 1930s & 1940s Let's Incorporate- Washboard Wonders (Bluebird) (Krazy Kat) (UK Import) (CD- Farewell Blues- Hot String Bands 1936-1941) Somebody Loves You- Harley Huggins (Country Routes) (UK Import) (CD- Harley Huggins & The Barn Dance Gang) You Never Loved Me- Dick Thomas (National) (Cattle) (German Import) (CD- Dick Thomas & his Nashville Ramblers)          II.            Theme- 1950s I'll Follow Wherever You Go- Bob Wills & Texas Playboys (vocal- Kenny Lowrey) (Decca) (Bear Family) (German Import) (13CD- 1DVD- Faded Love- Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys 1947-1973) I Know Exactly How You Feel- Hank Thompson & Brazos Valley Boys (Heart of Texas) (CD- Treasures) Sunday- Judy Hayden (1953 TE Ford Radiozark Shows) (Country Routes) (UK Import) (CD- Tennessee Ernie Ford)        III.            Theme- 1960s & 1970s At Sundown- Jody Carver & Flight 616 (CD- Unissued) I Make Excuses- Judy Lynn (UA) (LP- Here is Our Gal) Faded Love- Bob Wills & Texas Playboys (vocal- Leon Rausch) (UA) (Bear Family) (German Import) (13CD- 1DVD- Faded Love- Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys 1947-1973)       IV.            Theme- 1980s & 1990s Cherokee Steel Guitar- Loyd Jones Band (Jay Riley- Steel Guitar) (CD- Bandstand Buddies Vol. 7) Hey Good Lookin'- Western Lights (CD- Favorites of Ours) Super Heroes- Rooster Quantrell & Border Raiders (Stardust) (Compilation CDs- #69 & 79)         V.            Theme- 21st Century Johnny Cash Medley- Gunsmoke (Young Pioneer) (CD- Gunsmoke in Music City) Sedona Serenade- Patty Parker (Comstock) (CD- Southwestern Sernade)   Waltz for Sue Ann- John England & Western Swingers (Lickety Split) (CD- Open That Gate) Easy Love- Nancy Thorwardson & Brother Mule (IG) (CD- Something in the Air)       VI.            Maidens Prayer- Eldon Shamblin (Delta) (LP- Guitar Genius)



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Emmylou Harris performs "Two More Bottles Of Wine" (Sun, 17 Jun 2018)
Emmylou Harris performs "Two More Bottles Of Wine" "Two More Bottles of Wine" is a song written by Delbert McClinton, and recorded by American country music artist Emmylou Harris. It was released in April 1978 as the first single from the album Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town. "Two More Bottles of Wine" topped the U.S. country singles charts. In the song, the narrator moves with his/her lover to Los Angeles, 1,600 miles away from their home, in search of success, but the lover abruptly leaves. The narrator is then left to fend for him/herself, eventually working in a menial job "sweeping out a warehouse in West L.A.", but eventually concludes it is all right because he/she still has "two more bottles of wine". WIKIPEDIA
Emmylou Harris - Two More Bottles Of Wine Lyrics   We came out west together with a common desire  The fever we had might've set the west coast on fire  Two months later got trouble in mind  Oh my baby moved out and left me behind  But it's all right 'cause it's midnight  And I got two more bottles of wine  The way he left sure turned my head around  Seemed like overnight she just up and put me down  Ain't gonna let it bother me today  I been workin' and I'm too tired anyway  But it's all right 'cause it's midnight  And I got two more bottles of wine I'm sixteen hundred miles from the people I know  I've been doin' all I can but opportunity sure come slow  Well I'd be in the sun all day  But I'm sweepin' out a warehouse in west L.A.  But it's all right 'cause it's midnight  And I got two more bottles of wine I'm sixteen hundred miles from the people I know  I've been doin' all I can but opportunity sure come slow  Well I'd be in the sun all day  But I'm sweepin' out a warehouse in west L.A.  But it's all right 'cause it's midnight  And I got two more bottles of wine Yes, it's all right 'cause it's midnight  And I got two more bottles of wine Yes, it's all right 'cause it's midnight  And I got two more bottles of wine

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Kenny Rogers performs "She Believes In Me" (Sun, 17 Jun 2018)
Kenny Rogers performs "She Believes In Me" "She Believes In Me" is a song recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. It was released in April 1979 as the second single from his album The Gambler. The song was written and first recorded by Steve Gibb (not the Steve Gibb who is the son of Barry Gibb) and is the tale of a songwriter who has a beloved who supports him, although he sometimes wonders why. Rogers was reaching the peak of his career at this time, and "She Believes In Me" became one of his biggest crossover hits in the late spring of 1979, reaching number one on the Billboard Country Singles chart. "She Believes in Me" also peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart, and number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. It was also a minor pop hit in Great Britain reaching number 42. WIKIPEDIA
Kenny Rogers – She Believes In Me Lyrics   While she lays sleeping, I stay out late at night and play my songs And sometimes all the nights can be so long And it's good when I finally make it home, all alone While she lays dreaming, I try to get undressed without the light And quietly she says how was your night? And I come to her and say, it was all right, and I hold her tight   And she believes in me, I'll never know just what she sees in me I told her someday if she was my girl, I could change the world With my little songs, I was wrong But she has faith in me, and so I go on trying faithfully And who knows maybe on some special night, if my song is right I will find a way, find a way...   While she lays waiting, I stumble to the kitchen for a bite Then I see my old guitar in the night Just waiting for me like a secret friend, and there's no end While she lays crying, I fumble with a melody or two And I'm torn between the things that I should do And she says to wake her up when I am through God her love is true...   And she believes in me, I'll never know just what she sees in me I told her someday if she was my girl, I could change the world With my little songs, I was wrong But she has faith in me, and so I go on trying faithfully And who knows maybe on some special night, if my song is right I will find a way, while she waits... while she waits for me

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Tompall And The Glaser Brothers performs "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" (Sun, 17 Jun 2018)
Tompall And The Glaser Brothers performs "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" "Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" is a song written, composed, first recorded, and first released by Kris Kristofferson. It was also recorded and released by Roger Miller, who included it on his album The Best of Roger Miller and released it as a single in July 1971. Ten years later, it was recorded by Tompall & the Glaser Brothers for the album Lovin' Her Was Easier.   Tompall & the Glaser Brothers recorded the song in 1981. This was the group's third single following its 1980 reunion, as frontman Tompall Glaser had departed the group in 1973 for a solo career.Released in mid-1981, this version of "Lovin' Her Was Easier" went on to become the group's highest-charting single.It was also the title track of the Glaser brothers's reunion album, Lovin' Her Was Easier.Following the release of this song, the Glaser brothers recorded only four more cuts for Elektra before disbanding a second time. Tompall & the Glaser Brothers' rendition of the song spent sixteen weeks on the Billboard country music chart. The song reached a peak of number 2 on that chart, holding the position for two weeks.It also reached a number 2 peak on the RPM country singles charts WIKIPEDIA
Tompall And The Glaser Brothers Lovin' Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) lyrics   I've seen the morning burning golden on the mountains in the skies Aching with the feeling of the freedom of an eagle when she flies Turning on the world the way she smiles upon my soul as I lay dying Healing with the colors of the sunshine and the shadow of her eyes   Waking in the morning to the feeling of her fingers on my skin Wiping out the traces of the people and the places that I've been Teaching me that yesterday was something that I never thought of trying Talking of tomorrow and the money love and time we'd have to spend Loving her was easier than anything I'll ever do again   Coming close together with a feeling that I've never know before in my time She ain't ashamed to be a woman or afraid to be a friend I don't know the answer to the easy way she opens every door in my mind Dreaming was as easy as believing it was never gonna end Loving her was easier than anything I'll ever do again Loving her was easier than anything I'll ever do again

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George Hamilton IV performs "Truck Drivin' Man" (Sun, 17 Jun 2018)
George Hamilton IV performs "Truck Drivin' Man" "Truck Drivin' Man" is a popular country song written and recorded by Terry Fell in 1954. One of his band members, Buck Owens, sang harmony with him on the recording. In 1965, Owens recorded the song himself, omitting the fourth verse - "When I get my call up to glory, They will take me away from this land, I'll head this truck up to Heaven, 'Cause I'm a truck drivin' man." Others who have recorded the song include Ricky Nelson, Boxcar Willie, Charley Pride, Bill Anderson, Conway Twitty, Jimmy Martin, Dave Dudley, Red Simpson, Jim & Jesse, Charlie Walker, The Flying Burrito Brothers, George Hamilton IV, Glen Campbell, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Willie Nelson, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Anthony Field, Plainsong, David Allan Coe, Leon Russell, Toby Keith, Aaron Tippin, Robert Walker, the J. Geils Band, and Canadian musician Dick Nolan. "Truck Drivin' Man" is also covered by Nordre Sving Blandede Mannskor og Orkester as "Trailersjåfør", with Norwegian lyric by Finn Sidselrud. WIKIPEDIA
George Hamilton IV - Truck Drivin' Man Lyrics   Truck Driving Man Well I stopped at a roadhouse in Texas At a little place called Hamburger Dan's I heard that old jukebox start playing A tune about a truck driving man The waitress then brought me up some coffee I thanked her and called her back again I said that old song sure does hit me 'Cause I'm a truck driving man   (Chorus) Pour me another cup of coffee For it is the best in the land I'll put a nickel in the jukebox And play the truck driving man I climbed back aboard my old semi And then like a flash I was gone I got them old truck wheels a'rollin 'Cause I'm on my way to San Antone When I get my call up to glory They'll take me away from this land I'll head this old truck up to Heaven "Cause I'm a truck driving man

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Ray Price performs "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You" (Sun, 17 Jun 2018)
Ray Price performs "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You" Noble Ray Price (January 12, 1926 – December 16, 2013) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His wide-ranging baritone is regarded as among the best male voices of country music,and his innovations, such as propelling the country beat from 2/4 to 4/4, known as the "Ray Price beat", helped make country music more popular.Some of his well-known recordings include "Release Me", "Crazy Arms", "Heartaches by the Number", "For the Good Times", "Night Life", and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me". He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996. Price continued to record and tour well into his mid-eighties. WIKIPEDIA
Ray Price - My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You Lyrics   I may say that I don't care Hold my head up in the air Even tell my friends I'm glad that you don't call But when the day is through My heartaches start anew And that's when I miss you most of all And my arms keep reaching for you My-why eyes keep searching for you My-why lips keep calling for you And my shoes keep walking back to you No matter how much I pretend I wish I had you back again For nothing else means half as much as you My world just seemed to die The day you said goodbye And I can't forget no matter what I do And my-why arms keep reaching for you My-why eyes keep searching for you My-why lips keep calling for you And my shoes keep walking back to you And my shoes keep walking back to you

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Waylon Jennings performs "I Ain't Living Long Like This" (Sun, 17 Jun 2018)
Waylon Jennings performs "I Ain't Living Long Like This" Waylon Jennings Ain't Living Long Like This Live on Nashville Now 1988 "I Ain't Living Long Like This" is a song written by Rodney Crowell for his 1978 album Ain't Living Long Like This. "I Ain't Living Long Like This" was first recorded in 1978 by Emmylou Harris as a track for her album, Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town. In 1979, Waylon Jennings recorded the song for his album What Goes Around Comes Around. His version was his eleventh number one on the country chart.It is included on the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack and played on the in-game radio station Rebel Radio WIKIPEDIA
Waylon Jennings Ain't Living Long Like This lyrics   I look for trouble and I found it son Straight down the barrel of a lawman's gun I tried to run but I don't think I can You make one move and you're a dead man friend Ain't living long like this Can't live at all like this, can I baby? He slipped the handcuffs on behind my back And left me reeling on a steel reel rack They got'em all in the jailhouse baby Ain't living long like this Can't live at all like this, can I baby? Grew up in Houston off the wayside drives Son of a carhop and some all night dives Dad drove a stock car to an early death All I remember was a drunk man's breath Ain't living long like this Can't live at all like this, can I baby? You know the story how the wheel goes 'round Don't let them take you to the man down town Can't sleep at all in a jailhouse baby Ain't living long like this Can't live at all like this, can I baby? I live with Angel she's a roadhouse queen Makes Texas Ruby look like Sandra Dee I want to love her but I don't know how I'm at the bottom in the jailhouse now Ain't living long like this Can't live at all like this, can I baby? You know the story about the jailhouse rock Don't want to do it but just don't get caught They got'em all in the jailhouse baby Ain't living long like this Can't live at all like this, can I baby?

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Eddy Raven performs "I Should've Called " (Sun, 17 Jun 2018)
Eddy Raven performs "I Should've Called " "I Should've Called" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Eddy Raven. It was released in May 1981 as the first single from the album Desperate Dreams. The song reached #13 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. WIKIPEDIA
Eddy Raven - I Should've Called Lyrics   Spent a week in Houston and watched it rain Spent a day in Dallas missing planes And it sure was cold up in Montreal I thought of you I should've called   Acapulco lying in the sun Smoking that old gold and drinking lots of rum Mexicali ladies tan and tall I thought of you I should've called   Chorus: In spite of all my good intentions I am the one who built the wall All by myself who'd ever thought I sure miss you I should've called   California's nice this time of year Colorado's fine and they've got good beer Back in Tennessee it's an early fall I still love you I should've called

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Waylon Jennings performs "My Rough and Rowdy Days" (Sun, 17 Jun 2018)
Waylon Jennings performs "My Rough and Rowdy Days" "My Rough and Rowdy Days" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Waylon Jennings. It was released in September 1987 as the first single from the album A Man Called Hoss. The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart.The song was written by Jennings and Roger Murrah. WIKIPEDIA
Waylon Jennings - My Rough and Rowdy Days lyrics   You keep barrelin' on and you don't look back your mind is gone and you're losing track of who you want to be and you think you're free [x2 fading out at end]   when you still want more and you've done it all you're kickin' doors and climbin' walls you've gone far enough you need to straighten up [x3 fading out at end]     Girl you came along and just in time to show me the way while I was wadin' through my rough and rowdy days [x1 rough and rowdy days]   How can you know what life's about when upside down is inside out you know you need some help you can't help yourself [x2 fading out at end]

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