The Music of Ron Davies

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Sat, 01/15/2022 - 6:00am to 9:00am
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Today’s Swing n Country features the music of a prolific songwriter - Ron Davies.

During his lifetime (1946-2003) he wrote more than 500 songs.  Most of the recordings in the show are from an album titled "Unsung Hero - A Tribute To the Music of Ron Davies" released in 2013. There was another tribute album - "The Mystery of Ron Davies – A Northwest Tribute" published in 2011.  Davies was born in Louisiana, but grew up in the Puget Sound country, Seattle area.  He wrote all sorts of songs, for himself and many others.  When he was 17,  Davies wrote an entire album of songs for The Wailers, a rock band in Tacoma, Washington.  Ron Davies moved to Nashville in 1989, where he died of a heart attack in 2003.  Davies’ music is scattered throughout the show.
 
Please join me for three hours of country style music, as usual, in this edition of Swing n Country, plus a big hit from The Wailers - Tall Cool One circa 1959 - at the end of the show.

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    6:00
    Artist
    Shelby Lynne
    Song
    It Ain't Easy
    Album
    Unsung Hero: A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies
    Label
    Little Chickadee Productions
  • Time
    6:02
    Artist
    The Flatlanders
    Song
    The Ballad of Honest Sam (feat. Joe Ely, Butch Hancock & Jimmie Dale Gilmore)
    Album
    Treasure of Love (feat. Butch Hancock, Joe Ely & Jimmie Dale Gilmore)
    Label
    Rack 'Em Records
  • Time
    6:06
    Artist
    Ray Price
    Song
    Me & Jimmy Rodgers
    Album
    Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute To the Songs of Shel Silverstein
    Label
    Sugar Hill Records
  • Time
    6:10
    Artist
    The Infamous Stringdusters
    Song
    Still the One (feat. Nicki Bluhm)
    Album
    Ladies & Gentlemen (Deluxe Edition)
    Label
    Compass Records
  • Time
    6:14
    Artist
    Tommy Emmanuel & David Grisman
    Song
    Port Townsend Blues
    Album
    Pickin'
    Label
    Acoustic Disc
  • Time
    6:17
    Artist
    Tommy Thomsen
    Song
    Hesitation Blues
    Album
    Crazy 'Bout Her Gravy
    Label
    Red Newt Records
  • Time
    6:20
    Artist
    Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson & Ricky Skaggs
    Song
    What Is a Home Without Love?
    Album
    The Three PIckers
    Label
    New Rounder
  • Time
    6:23
    Artist
    The Honey Dewdrops
    Song
    Together Tied
    Album
    Silver Lining
    Label
    The Honey Dewdrops
  • Time
    6:27
    Artist
    Willie Nelson
    Song
    The Man With the Blues
    Album
    The Rounder Records Story, Disc 4
    Label
  • Time
    6:30
    Artist
    The Mamas & The Papas
    Song
    Words of Love
    Album
    20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Mamas & The Papas
    Label
    Geffen
  • Time
    6:32
    Artist
    The Sagebrush Sisters
    Song
    Don't Wait to Baby Your Baby
    Album
    Sweet Happy Hours
    Label
  • Time
    6:34
    Artist
    Mel Tillis
    Song
    Woman in the Back of My Mind
    Album
    All His Great Hits
    Label
    Hollywood Records
  • Time
    6:37
    Artist
    Mandy Barnett
    Song
    Far Far Away
    Album
    Songs of Don Gibson
    Label
  • Time
    6:40
    Artist
    Mary Flower
    Song
    Black Dog Rag
    Album
    Instrumental Breakdown
    Label
    Yellow Dog Records
  • Time
    6:42
    Artist
    Sam Bush
    Song
    Handmics Killed Country Music
    Album
    Storyman
    Label
    Concord Sugar Hill
  • Time
    6:45
    Artist
    Rosie Flores
    Song
    This Cat's In the Doghouse
    Album
    Girl of the Century
    Label
    Bloodshot Records
  • Time
    6:48
    Artist
    Curtis Porter
    Song
    When She Turns You On, She'll Turn On You
    Album
    When the Neon Lights Come On
    Label
  • Time
    6:51
    Artist
    Gary P. Nunn
    Song
    Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music
    Album
    XIT - Texas Standards
    Label
    Icehouse Music, Inc.
  • Time
    6:53
    Artist
    Rosanne Cash
    Song
    Sea of Heartbreak (feat Bruce Springsteen)
    Album
    The List
    Label
    Manhattan Records
  • Time
    6:56
    Artist
    Sheryl Crow & Willie Nelson
    Song
    If I Were a Carpenter
    Album
    Anchored In Love: A Tribute to June Carter Cash
    Label
    Dualtone Music Group
  • Time
    6:59
    Artist
    Lynn Anderson
    Song
    That'll Be the Day
    Album
    Ladies of Country & Western Vol. 1
    Label
  • Time
    7:02
    Artist
    David Bromberg
    Song
    Lookout Mountain Girl (feat. Vince Gill)
    Album
    Use Me
    Label
    Appleseed
  • Time
    7:06
    Artist
    Alison Krauss
    Song
    Good Love After Bad
    Album
    Unsung Hero: A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies
    Label
    Little Chickadee Productions
  • Time
    7:10
    Artist
    Jeff Hanna & Matraca Berg
    Song
    Dark Eyed Girl
    Album
    Unsung Hero: A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies
    Label
    Little Chickadee Productions
  • Time
    7:13
    Artist
    Leslie Satcher
    Song
    Texas Rubye (featuring Vince Gill)
    Album
    Creation
    Label
    Jellan Records
  • Time
    7:17
    Artist
    Riders In the Sky
    Song
    Cowboy Jubilee
    Album
    The Rounder Records Story: Disc 2
    Label
  • Time
    7:18
    Artist
    Ron Davies
    Song
    Where Does the Time Go
    Album
    Where Does the Time Go
    Label
    Meeshdes Music
  • Time
    7:22
    Artist
    Charley Pride
    Song
    Night Games
    Album
    The Essential Charley Pride
    Label
    RLG/Legacy
  • Time
    7:25
    Artist
    Sister Sadie
    Song
    I'm Not a Candle in the Wind
    Album
    Sister Sadie II
    Label
    Pinecastle Records
  • Time
    7:29
    Artist
    Jim Lauderdale
    Song
    Have to Come Down
    Album
    Unsung Hero: A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies
    Label
    Little Chickadee Productions
  • Time
    7:32
    Artist
    Shelby Lynne
    Song
    She Knows Where She Goes
    Album
    I Am Shelby Lynne (Bonus Track Version)
    Label
    New Rounder
  • Time
    7:35
    Artist
    Tim O'Brien
    Song
    He Walked On
    Album
    He Walked On
    Label
    Howdy Skies Music
  • Time
    7:39
    Artist
    Lee Ann Womack
    Song
    Momma's On a Roll
    Album
    KIN - Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
    Label
    Vanguard Records
  • Time
    7:43
    Artist
    Ferlin Husky
    Song
    Wings of a Dove
    Album
    60's At Their Best (19 Country Hits)
    Label
    Gusto Records
  • Time
    7:45
    Artist
    Dolly Parton
    Song
    The Tracks of My Tears
    Album
    Backwoods Barbie
    Label
    Dolly Records
  • Time
    7:49
    Artist
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Song
    That's the Spirit
    Album
    The Mystery
    Label
    CGP Sounds
  • Time
    7:51
    Artist
    Waylon Jennings
    Song
    Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)
    Album
    Ultimate Waylon Jennings
    Label
    RLG/BMG Heritage
  • Time
    7:54
    Artist
    Bill Staines
    Song
    A Cowboy's Hard Times
    Album
    The Whistle of the Jay
    Label
    Folk-Legacy Records
  • Time
    7:57
    Artist
    Asleep At The Wheel featuring Elizabeth McQueen
    Song
    Old Cowhand
    Album
    Live 2010
    Label
  • Time
    8:00
    Artist
    Brooks & Dunn
    Song
    Cowgirls Don't Cry (feat. Reba McEntire)
    Album
    #1s ... and Then Some
    Label
    Arista Nashville
  • Time
    8:04
    Artist
    Merle Travis
    Song
    You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
    Album
    Travis Pickin'
    Label
    CMH Records
  • Time
    8:06
    Artist
    T.G. Sheppard
    Song
    Last Cheaters Waltz
    Album
    Best of Country
    Label
  • Time
    8:10
    Artist
    Jean Shepard
    Song
    You're Telling Me Sweet Lies Again
    Album
    Best by Request
    Label
  • Time
    8:12
    Artist
    John Batdorf
    Song
    Thanks to Me
    Album
    Me and My Guitar
    Label
    BATMAC MUSIC
  • Time
    8:15
    Artist
    Kristen Grainger & True North
    Song
    Keep the River on Your Right
    Album
    Ghost Tattoo
    Label
    Kristen Grainger & True North
  • Time
    8:18
    Artist
    Delbert McClinton
    Song
    Say It With Money
    Album
    Unsung Hero: A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies
    Label
    Little Chickadee Productions
  • Time
    8:22
    Artist
    Shania Twain
    Song
    Ka-Ching!
    Album
    Up! (Green "Country" Version)
    Label
    Mercury Nashville
  • Time
    8:26
    Artist
    Lefty Frizell
    Song
    If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time
    Album
    The Very Best Of
    Label
    Burning Fire
  • Time
    8:29
    Artist
    Nanci Griffith
    Song
    Money Changes Everything
    Album
    The Loving Kind
    Label
    New Rounder
  • Time
    8:32
    Artist
    Dolly Parton
    Song
    9 to 5
    Album
    Dolly
    Label
    RLG/Legacy
  • Time
    8:35
    Artist
    Mary Chapin Carpenter
    Song
    I Have a Need for Solitude
    Album
    The Rounder Records Story: Disc 4
    Label
  • Time
    8:38
    Artist
    Jerry Jeff Walker
    Song
    The Man I Used to Be
    Album
    Hill Country Rain
    Label
  • Time
    8:42
    Artist
    John Reischman and the Jaybirds
    Song
    The Cypress Hills
    Album
    Vintage & Unique
    Label
    Corvus
  • Time
    8:47
    Artist
    The Wailers
    Song
    Tall Cool One
    Album
    The Fabulous Wailers
    Label
    Ace Records
  • Time
    8:50
    Artist
    Tommy Emmanuel
    Song
    Endless Road
    Album
    Endless Road
    Label
    Favored Nations

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