Revisiting Cindy Walker

We’ll take a step back and revisit the songwriting of Cindy Walker in today’s show…told in her own words and lyrics. The music of Bob Wills wouldn’t have been the same without her and neither would the 20th Century American songbook. Her ability to turn a phrase, tailoring songs for diverse styles would lead to country, rock and pop standards alike. Her music was as comfortable in the hands of Gene Autry and it was on a crooning binge with Dean Martin or as a passionate performance of Roy Orbison. We’ll hear from these performers and more, including Asleep at the Wheel, Les Paul, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and The Byrds in the show today as our antenna work at the KOWS is about to move forward. Exciting times. Tune into KOWS radio on or download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Asleep at the Wheel/Leon Rausch Sugar Moon It's A Good Day Amazon
3Willie Nelson Don't Be Ashamed of Your Age You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
4Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Dusty Skies Take Me Back to Tulsa [Disc 2] (Cherokee Maiden) Amazon
5Bob Wills Cherokee Maiden Columbia Historic Edition Amazon
6Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Blue Bonnet Lane Legends of Country Music Disc 4 Amazon
7Eddy Arnold Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me The Essential Eddy Arnold Amazon
8George Morgan In the Misty Moonlight Room Full of Roses: The George Morgan Collection Amazon
9Dean Martin In The Misty Moonlight The Great Dean Martin Amazon
10Tennessee Ernie Ford Blue Canadian Rockies Masters 1949-1976 [Disc 2] Amazon
11Jim Reeves Distant Drums Essential Jim Reeves Amazon
12Ray Charles You Don't Know Me Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection Disc 3 Amazon
13Charlie Rich You Don't Know Me Pictures and Paintings Amazon
14Gene Autry Silver Spurs (On the Golden Stairs) Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 1] Amazon
15Gene Autry I Was Just Walking Out the Door Sing Cowboy Sing [Disc 3] Amazon
16Ernest Tubb Two Glasses Joe Ernest Tubb: The Definitive Collection Amazon
17The Del McCoury Band The Bluegrass Country Del And The Boys Amazon
18The Byrds Blue Canadian Rockies Sweetheart of the Rodeo Amazon
19Merle Haggard Goin' Away Party Unforgettable Amazon
20Ricky Skaggs I Don't Care The Essential Ricky Skaggs Amazon
21Webb Pierce I Don't Care Singles Amazon
22Roy Orbison Shahdaroba The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
23Roy Orbison Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) The All-Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison [Monument] Amazon
24Willie Nelson Not That I Care You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
25k.d. lang Sugar Moon Shadowland Amazon
26Henson Cargill Distant Drums Skip a Rope Amazon
27Les Paul Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me (Remastered) 100 (100 Original Tracks – Remastered) Amazon
28Bob Wills Miss Molly For the Last Time Amazon
29Asleep at the Wheel It's All Your Fault (with Katie Shore) Still the King: A Celebration of the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Amazon
30Cindy Walker Cindy Walker on being a woman songwriter Grammy Foundation Amazon
31Willie Nelson Dusty Skies You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker Amazon
32Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys Bubbles In My Beer Songs For Rounders Amazon
33Tommy Duncan I Was Just Walking Out the Door Beneath a Neon Star in a Honky Tonk Amazon