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Guest Playlist: Flap Jones of "Not Necessarily Nashville" schools us on real country music

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:55 PM

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Hosting a radio show for 30 years is no joke, and hosting a good one for 30 years is an absolute triumph.

"Not Necessarily Nashville," which airs on KUAR-FM 89.1 every Saturday, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., celebrates three decades of the "best of the rest of country music" with a party Saturday, October 21 at the White Water Tavern with Brad Williams of The Salty Dogs & The Creek Rocks, and we asked host Flap Jones to curate a playlist for us ahead of that anniversary celebration. 
click to enlarge Flap Jones with Jerry Douglas of The Earls of Leicester, 2016
  • Flap Jones with Jerry Douglas of The Earls of Leicester, 2016
What’s “the best of the rest of country music” you say? It’s the stuff that’s been thrown in the backseat while this hip/hop/pop stuff they call country takes over the airwaves. The stuff that’s not about guys on a beer run in their pickup looking for hot chicks in tight blue jeans. The stuff with heart and soul that tells the truth. If you’re still confused, check out this twelve pack of tunes. They’re not all pretty and you can’t dance to all of them, but by God, they’re real.

-Flap Jones

“I’m Just An Old Chunk of Coal” – Billy Joe Shaver. Billy Joe wrote it, and you need to hear him sing it.

“Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer)”
– Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys. Ok, this one you can (and probably should) dance to.

“Hello, I’m An Old Country Song” – Dale Watson. If you don’t like this one, then you don’t like country music.

“Country Music I’m Talkin’ To You” – Darrell Scott. Got nothing to add here.

“Long Gone Lonesome Blues” – Hank Williams. I pity the fool that doesn’t get Hank Williams.

“Waiting on June” – Holly Williams. Hank’s granddaughter, If this one doesn’t make you cry, you might not have a heart.

“Lonesome Cowboy” – Melissa Carper. It’s just another lonely love song. Nothing wrong with that.

“Old Devil’s Dream” – The Nashville Bluegrass Band. A little bit of bluegrass never kilt anybody!

“You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” – Patty Loveless. Just more of that heart and soul stuff.

“The Rock of My Soul”
– Rodney Crowell. This song is at least 10 times better than any song of the year in the last 30 years.

“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died” – Tom T Hall. Actually, you could insert just about any Tom T song here.

“Tecumseh Valley” – Townes Van Zandt. There are boatloads of singer/songwriters out there and I’m guessing they all aspire to be like Townes.

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