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23 December 2007
Marti & Jim's Anniversary and Christmas Show


Today was our anniversary (28 years!) so we celebrated by bringing you two hours of songs that represented our major roots music influences, and used Christmas themes where possible.  Of course we didn't get into Marti's orchestral and French horn influences (Dennis Brain) or Jim and Marti's jazz influences (Maynard Ferguson, Thelonious Monk, Woody Herman, Tom Smith) because that is not what this show is about, but we did have a great time with our early country, bluegrass, and western songs -- many of which we grew up with.  Marti programmed the first half of the show and Jim programmed the last half.  First, Marti's picks...
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • Stand in the Test in Judgment (1937) / Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recorded Works  Vol. 1 / Document
  • The Christmas Trail / Michael Martin Murphey with Don Edwards / Cowboy Christmas / Warner
  • The Christmas Yodel / Riders in the Sky / Christmas the Cowboy Way / Rounder
  • Sidemeat's Christmas Stew / Riders in the Sky / Christmas the Cowboy Way / Rounder
  • Santa Claus' Son / Spike Jones / It's a Spike Jones Christmas / Rhino
  • Thank God For Kids / Oak Ridge Boys / Oak Ridge Boys Christmas / MCA
  • Ridin' Down the Canyon / Sons of the Pioneers / Classic Cowboy Songs / Verese Sarabance
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Gene Autry / Year-Round Cowboy / Verese Sarabance
  • Christmas Lullaby / Doc Watson  / Sugar Plums / Sugar Hill
  • I'm an Old Cowhand / Roy Rogers / King of the Singing Cowboys / Collector's Choice
  • Wake Up Little Susie / Everly Brothers / Allo-Time Greatest Hits / Curb
  • Over the Rainbow / Papa John  Creach / Papa John Creach / BMG
  • Jambalaya (on the Bayou) / Hank Williams / 40 Greatest Hits / Polydor
  • Mountain Be Bop (1945) / Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith / One Good Boogie Deserves Another / Jasmine
  • Ghost Riders in the Sky / Johnny Cash / Columbia Records 1958-1986 / Columbia
  • Country Junction / Tennessee Ernie Ford / Collector's Series / Capitol
  • Jam-Bowl-Liar / Homer & Jethro / Lassoes 'n Spurs / BMG

Then Jim's picks...

  • Guitar Boogie (1945) / Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith / The Golden Age of… / Cattle (...our local Charlotte NC television musician)
  • The Ballad of Jed Clampett (1962) / Flatt & Scruggs / 1959-1965 / Bear Family
  • Banjo In The Hollow (1963) / The Dillards / Back Porch Bluegrass / Elektra
  • Flop-Eared Mule (1961) / Andy Griffith / American Originals / Capitol
  • Black Mountain Rag (1972) / Doc Watson & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Dark As A Dungeon (1972) / Merle Travis & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Grand Old Opry Song (1972) / Jimmy Martin & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Flint Hill Special (1972) / Earl Scruggs & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
The "Big Bang" of our devotion to roots and bluegrass came when we heard Doc & Merle Watson perform live just days before Merle was killed in an accident.  Doc & Merle brought us to seek out their influences, and that led us to Mississippi John Hurt, the Delmore Brothers, Bill Monroe, The Stanley Brothers, and J. E. & Wade Mainer...
  • I Recall A Gypsy Woman (1977) / Doc & Merle Watson / Lonesome Road / Liberty
  • Avalon Blues (1963) / Mississippi John Hurt / Avalon Blues 1963 / Rounder
  • Brown's Ferry Blues (c.1941) / Delmore Brothers / Hall Of Fame / King
  • Your Long Journey (c.1960) / The Watson Family / The Doc Watson Family / Smithsonian Folkways (Rosa Lee Watson wrote this song  with Doc's help on the melody)
  • Uncle Pen (1950) / Bill Monroe / Blue Grass 1950-1958 / Bear Family
  • Mississippi Sawyer (1963) / J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Run Mountain / Arhoolie
  • Christmas Is Near (1962) / Stanley Brothers / The King Years 1961-1965 / King
  • Your Long Journey (2007) / Robert Plant - Alison Krauss / Raising Sand / Rounder (a highly acclaimed and beautiful cover of Rosa Lee and Doc Watson's song)


16 December 2007
The UCONN Weather Show

We were not supposed to have a show this day.  There had been a UCONN basketball game preemption scheduled for weeks, but at the last minute (almost literally), the game was canceled for ice and snow, so we were back on.  While atrocious weather might stop a ball game, it doesn't stop WHUS, so Jim eased on over to the studio ever-so-gently while Marti decided to preserve at least half our union in the event of a weather mishap by staying home.  Good choice.

Without a show prepared, Jim played an hour of his favorites and then brought you the latest one-hour radio special on "The Johnny Cash Show" -- the best of which has recently been released on DVD.

Next Sunday is our anniversary show (not the show's anniversary, but Marti & Jim's).
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken (c.1941) / Brown's Ferry Four / 16 Greatest Hits / Starday
  • How Many Bisquits Can You Eat (c.1963) / Stringbean / Front Porch Funnies / King
  • So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed (1946) / Merle Travis / The Best of Merle Travis / Rhino
  • A Full Time Job (1952) / Eddy Arnold / RCA Country Legends / Buddha
  • Don't Look For Trouble (1949) / Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith / The Golden Age of… / Cattle
  • Single Girl, Married Girl (1927) / The Carter Family / Anchored In Love 1927-1928 / Rounder
  • The Hand That Rocked The Cradle (1966) / Sara & Maybelle Carter / Sara & Maybelle Carter / Bear Family
  • Foggy Mountain Top (1991) / The Carter Family / The Carter Family / Sphere Records
  • Bury Me Beneath The Willow (1973) / Janette Carter / Deliverance Will Come / Bear Family
  • My Heart Echoes (1947) / The Bailes Brothers / Sing Their Hearts Out For You / Cattle
  • Banjo Pickin' Girl (1938) / The Coon Creek Girls / Early Radio Favorites / Old Homestead
  • Corrina Corrina (1931) / Blue Ridge Mountain Entertainers / The Music of Clarence "Tom" Ashley 1929-1933 / County
  • The Death Of John Henry (1993) / Doc Watson / A Glad Reunion Day - Larry Perkins with Special Guests / RME
  • The Christmas Guest [Story] (2003) / Andy Griffith / The Christmas Guest - Stories And Songs of Christmas / Sparrow
  • Lovesick Blues (1949) / Hank Williams / Live At The Grand Ole Opry / Mercury
  • “The Johnny Cash Show” Radio Special

9 December 2007
First Ever Comedy Special

The weather was gray overcast with a poor winter prognosis, so Marti had a grand idea to do a comedy show to raise everyone's spirits -- especially our own.  We had a great time and nearly split our sides laughing.

Johnny Time Warp was under the gray weather and couldn't join us, but we expect him to be back soon.  It appears our next show could be preempted by UCONN sports, so check back at the bottom of this list occasionally where we will post what we know about the next show.
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • Amazing Grace (1949) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Golden Years (1949-1952) / FD Music
  • A Coon Huntin' Story (1971) / Jerry Clower / Classic Clower Power / MCA
  • The Mississippi Squirrel Revival / Ray Stevens / Ray Stevens Live! / Curb records
  • Gentleman's Swing (c. late 1940s) / Sonny Boy Miller / Boppin' Coast to Coast / Collector Records
  • Two In One, Chewing Gum (1937) / Uncle Dave Macon / Classic Sides / JSP
  • Billboard Song (1967) / The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Live at Hillbilly Ranch / Hay Holler
  • Uncle Dave's Travels Part 3 (In and Around Nashville) (1929) / Uncle Dave Macon / Classic Sides / JSP
  • I Love Dogs (1986) / Lewis Grizzard / Live / Southern Tracks
  • Can't Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd (1965) / Roger Miller / Dang Me! / Laserlight
  • He's A Killer (1994) / The Bar-J Wranglers / Live on Stage / Self
  • Rattlesnake Story (1993 remake) / Wendy Bagwell & The Sunliters / The Wendy Bagwell Collection / Homeland
  • Top Ten Things Women Never Say (1996) / John Boy & Billy / Dixie Diner / JB&B

Mayberry Corner:  What was the name of the lady pharmacist who was Andy's first girlfriend? 

Answer:  Ellie Walker

  • North Carolina, My Home State (1958?) / Andy Griffith / An American Original / Capitol
  • I Wish I'd Stayed in the Wagon Yard (1982?) / Grandpa Jones / An American Original / CMH
  • Words in the South (1993) / Jeff Foxworthy / Greatest Bits / WB
  • My Favorite Southern Word (1999) / Jeff Foxworthy / Greatest Bits / WB
  • NASA & Alabama (1995) / Jeff Foxworthy / Greatest Bits / WB
  • Meet Uncle Bud (1996) / John Boy & Billy / Dixie Diner / JB &B
  • Wild Bill Hiccup (1949) / Spike Jones / Musical Depreciation Revue / Rhino
  • What'll I Do With The Baby-O (1946) / Mainer's Mountaineers / Good Ole' Mountain Music / King
  • Momma's Not Dead, She's Just Playing Possum (1993) / VW Boys / Possum Tapes / Fat Dog
  • Jimmy & Tom T- Tale of a Chicken (2004) / VW Boys w. Jimmy Martin & Tom T. Hall / Pickin' Chickin / Fat Dog
  • Polly Woddle Do (1926)   / The Skillet Lickers / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 / Document
  • Jimmy & Tom T- Chicken and Dumplins (2004) / VW Boys w. Jimmy Martin & Tom T. Hall / Pickin' Chickin / Fat Dog
  • I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore (2003) / VW Boys / Snappy Lunch / Fat Dog
  • Kickapoo Medicine Show - Part 1 & Part 2 (1929) / The Skillet Lickers / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 4 / Document
  • Knock Him Out John (1972) / Jerry Clower / Classic Clower Power / MCA
  • Mountain Dew (1995) / Bashful Brother Oswald w. Grandpa Jones / Carry Me Back / RME

2 December 2007
Studio Meltdown Set and Graveyards


We got off to a bit of a late start because the soccer game ran beyond the planned time limit, then the main board immediately failed.  Fortunately we were able to continue playing music while WHUS engineer, Neil, re-booted the entire studio.  That did the trick.  We hope you didn't notice too much of this drama while listening to the show.

We had a "trainee" who was anything but.  DJ Johnny Time Warp is preparing for his own show on WHUS, but sat in with Marti and Jim and brought us a set of songs with a graveyard theme.  You probably noticed that Johnny Time Warp knows his way around a mic, and that's for good reason -- he has about 14 years radio experience! 

Thanks for tuning in.
  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • Way Down in Egypt Land (1939) / Golden Gate Quartet / Travelin' Shoes / BMG
  • There's a Gold Mine in the Sky (2007) / Quebe Sisters / Timeless / Fiddletone
  • Honky Tonkin' Daddy / Jimmy Seaton & Burton Harris / Boppin' Acetates Coast to Coast / Collector
  • Ding Dong Polka / Mickey Evans & Rusty Keefer's Tumbleweeds / Boppin' Acetates Coast to Coast / Collector
  • Pistol Packin' Mama (c. 1949) / Red Belcher w / Sunflower & The Kentucky Ridge Runners / Boppin' Acetates Coast to Coast / Collector
  • The Little Red Caboose Behind the Train (1928) / Paul Warmack & His Gully Jumpers / Nashville, 1928 / Document
  • It'll Never Happen Again (1928) / Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers / Nashville, 1928 / Document
  • I Am a Pilgrim (1965) / Bill Monroe / Grand Ole Opry:  Opry Gospel / Cracker Barrel
  • I Want To Hear Little David Play (196?) / Mother Maybelle and the Carter Family / Grand Ole Opry:  Opry Gospel / Cracker Barrel
  • It's My Lazy Day (1999) / Rex Allen & Don Edwards / A Pair to Draw To / Garrett-Duetz
  • Tennessee Stud / Michael Martin Murphey w. Johnny Cash / The Horse Legends / Warner Bros.
  • I'm An Old Cowhand / Jimmy Wakely / The Singing Cowboy / Varese Sarabande

Mayberry Trivia:  What was the name of the crazy mountain man who courted Charlene?
Answer:
 Ernest T. Bass

  •  What it Was, Was Football (1953) / Andy Griffith / What it Is, is Andy Griffith / EMI

 Guest DJ "Johnny Time Warp" is preparing for his own show on WHUS after having been in radio for 14 years, and finished the show with an excellent set of songs about graveyards...

 Graveyard Songs brought to you by "Johnny Time Warp"

  • The Little Grave In Georgia (1927) / Earl Johnson and His Clodhoppers / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 - 1927 / Document
  • She's In The Graveyard Now (1927) / Earl McDonald’s Original Louisville Jug Band / Ruckus Juice and Chittlins Vol. 1 / Yazoo
  • See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (1928) / Blind Lemon Jefferson / Best of Blind Lemon Jefferson / Yazoo
  • I'd Rather Be Dead And Buried In My Grave (1928) / Bessie Smith / Complete Recordings Vol. 3 / Columbia
  • Six More Miles (To The Graveyard) (1948) / Hank Williams / The Complete Singles Plus / Polydor
  • Graveyard Blues (1949) / John Lee Hooker / Graveyard Blues / Specialty Records
  • Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone (1950) / Hank Williams / Let's Turn Back the Years / PolyGram
  • Graveyard Blues (1961) / Roscoe Holcomb / An Untamed Sense of Control / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Cemetery Polka (1985) / Tom Waits  / Rain Dogs / Island
  • Marking Stone Blues (1994) / Kelly Joe Phelps / Lead Me On / Burnside
  • Drivin' Nails In My Coffin (1999) / The Starlight Drifters / Every Note A Pearl / Dyna Electro
  • Lonely Grave (2001) / The Crooked Jades / The Unfortunate Rake Vol. 1 / Copper Creek
  • My Love Lies In The Ground (2004) / Dirk Powell with Tim O'Brien / Time Again / Rounder Select
  • Ain't No Grave (2006) / Crooked Still / Shaken by a Low Sound / Signature Sounds

25 November 2007
Classic Country with Amy


Marti and Jim were back in North Carolina for Thanksgiving, so Amy Orlomoski brought you a great set of classic country music.  Thanks Amy!
  • The Homestead On The Farm / Carter Family / My Clinch Mountain Home / Rounder
  • The Wreck On The Highway / Roy Acuff & His Smokey Mountain Boys / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Bury Me Beneath The Weeping Willow / Carter Family / Anchored In Love / Rounder
  • The Great Speckled Bird / Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Drivin' Nails In My Coffin / Ernest Tubb / The Definitive Collection / MCA
  • Nobody's Child / Hank Snow / The Singing Ranger / Living Era 
  • Success / Loretta Lynn / Country Music Hall Of Fame / MCA
  • Walking The Floor Over You / Ernest Tubb / The Definitive Collection / MCA
  • Lovesick Blues / Hank Williams / Long Gone Lonesome Blues / Country Stars
  • Much Too Young To Die / Ray Price / In A Honky Tonk Mood / Jasmine
  • I Can't Wait For The Sun To Go Down / Faron Young / The Complete Capitol Hits Of Faron Young / CCM
  • Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way / Carl Smith / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Big Bad John / Jimmy Dean / Billboard Top Country Hits, 1961 / Rhino [a request]
  • I'll Go On Alone / Marty Robbins / The Story Of My Life / Columbia
  • Slowly / Webb Pierce / The Best Of Webb Pierce / MCA
  • As Long As I Live / Kitty Wells with Red Foley / The Best Of Kitty Wells / MCA
  • Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Bear Family
  • Trouble In The Amen Corner / Porter Wagoner with the Blackwood Brothers Quartet / The Grand Ole Gospel / King
  • The Last Thing On My Mind / Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton / All American Country / BMG
  • Talk, Talk, Talk About Jesus / Blackwood Brothers / 1953, Vol. 3 / Bibletone
  • If We Never Meet Again / Brown's Ferry Four / 16 Greatest Hits / Starday
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Elton Britt / Ridin' With Elton / Soundies
  • Will Your Lawyer Talk To God / Kitty Wells / The Best Of Kitty Wells / MCA [a request]
  • The Blizzard / Jim Reeves / The Essential Jim Reeves / RCA
  • Slow Poke / Hawkshaw Hawkins / Volume 1 / King
  • Pitfall / Louvin Brothers / When I Stop Dreaming / Razor & Tie
  • Brown's Ferry Blues / Delmore Brothers / Classic Cuts / JSP Records
  • I Take The Chance / The Browns / Essential Jim Ed Brown & the Browns / RCA
  • The Strand / Statler Brothers / Carry Me Back / Mercury
  • Sweethearts In Heaven / Buck Owens with Rose Maddox / On The Bandstand / Sundazed
  • Nobody Knows But Me / Merle Haggard / Same Train - A Different Time / Bear Family
  • Cajun Fiddle / Don Rich / Country Pickin' / Sundazed
  • My Nova Scotia Home / Hank Snow / RCA Country Legends / RCA
  • The Reindeer Boogie / Hank Snow / A Proper Introduction To Hank Snow / Proper
18 November 2007
Red Rooster Party Favorites with Dustin


Marti and Jim were away this week, so Dustin filled-in for the one-hour sports-preempted Red Rooster Party playing some favorites.   Many thanks to Dustin for keeping the music alive.
  • Rock My Soul (1938) / Golden Gate Quartet

Favorite songs of Uncle Dave Macon…

  • Johnny Grey (1938) / Uncle Dave Macon
  • Down The Old Plank Road (c.1978) / Grandpa Jones
  • Rabbit In The Pea Patch (2005) / Peter Feldmann & The Pea Patch Quintet  [including Byron Berline, Dan Crary, and Dennis Caplinger]

Songs by, or influenced by, The Skillet Lickers – sometimes known as Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers…

  • Soldiers Joy (1929) / Gid Tanner & The Skillet Lickers
  • Johnson’s Old Grey Mule (1936) / J. E. Mainer’s Mountaineers
  • Up Jumped The Rabbit (1930) / Georgia Pot Lickers
  • Tanner’s Boarding House (1934) / Gid Tanner and Riley Puckett

A couple of versions of the same song from the Father of Country Music and The Father of Bluegrass Music…

  • Blue Yodel No. 8 (1930) / Jimmie Rodgers
  • Mule Skinner Blues (1940) / Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys
Carter Family songs...
  • Jimmie Rodgers Visits The Carter Family (1931) / The Carter Family & Jimmie Rodgers
  • Darling Nellie Across The Sea (1931) / The Carter Family
  • Rye Cove (1962) / Doc Watson [recorded at the Ash Grove in California]
  • Anchored In Love (2007) / The Scott Family Band [from Mount Airy, North Carolina]
A set of songs about folks in trouble with the law…
  • Stackalee (1927) / Frank Hutchison
  • Little Sadie (1962) / Clarence Ashley
  • Columbus Stockade Blues (1927) / Darby & Tarlton [the original version]
  • Columbus Stockade Blues (1949) / Chet Atkins, Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle [a radio show transcription]

4 November 2007
Veterans Day

The show was cut in half by UCONN sports of some kind, but we used the near-hour we had to bring you some classic songs that would sound familiar to American veterans of the mid-20th century.

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • Daylight Savings Time (c.1959) / Grandpa Jones / Country Music Hall of Fame CD / Universal
  • Comin' In On a Wing and a Prayer (1943) / The Four Vagabonds / The Victory Collection / Smithsonian / RCA
  • There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere (1942) / Elton Britt / The Victory Collection / Smithsonian / RCA
  • Down Where the River Bends (1993) / Ralph Stanley & Dwight Yoakum / Saturday Night Sunday Morning / C.R. Freeland
  • Not a Word From Home (1942) / Roy Acuff / The Essential / Columbia

Mayberry Corner Trivia:  In the episode "Man in a Hurry", a business man's car breaks down in Mayberry on a Sunday and forces him to remain in town longer than he liked.  Every Sunday, the Mendelbright sisters visit on the telephone all afternoon.  What was their main topic of discussion on this Sunday? 

Answer:  Their feet falling asleep

  • G.I. Joe and Lillie (2003) / Oak Ridge Boys / Colors / Spring Hill [Joe Bonsall wrote this about his parents]
  • The Journey (2004) / Oak Ridge Boys / The Journey / Spring Hill
  • I'm Coming Back But I Don't know When (1980) / Ralph Stanley & Jimmy Martin / Poor Rambler / King
  • The Lonely Train (1949) / Mainer's Mountaineers / Good Ole' Mountain Music / King
  • The Forgotten Soldier Boy (1936) / The Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe - Blue Moon of Kentucky / Bear Family
  • A Distant Land to Roam (1929) / The Carter Family / In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain / Bear Family
  • Cowboy Bugle Boy / Rose Maddox & the Maddox Brothers / When the Sun Goes Down / B.A.C.M.
  • Re-Enlistment Blues / Merle Travis / The Best of Merle Travis / Rhino
  • Precious Memories (2007) / Blue Around The Edges / Heaven's Front Door / Self [a local duo]

28 October 2007

The Bristol Boys!


We have wanted to have this relatively new group of seasoned Connecticut musicians on the Red Rooster Party since we first heard about them, but circumstances got in the way until this day.  What a good day it was!  The guys -- Matt Nozzolio (dobro/vocals), Dave Aston (bass), and Dave "Tex" Orlomoski (guitar/vocals) -- were sounding just like the early 20th century music we feature on the show.  You can catch
The Bristol Boys live in concert along with David Peterson & 1946 and Nick Anderson and Shady Creek at the Canterbury Historical Society Benefit Concert to be held in the Plainfield Town Hall, 18 November 2007.  The Red Rooster Party gang will be there along with Amy from Bluegrass Cafe.  We hope to see you there.

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)

Jim's Dad celebrated his 81st Birthday 27 October.  We played some of his favorite songs to celebrate!!!

  • Jealous Hearted Me / Carter Family / In The Shadow of Clinch Mountain / Bear Family
  • Blue Yodel No. 8 / Jimmie Rodgers / America's Blues Yodeler 1930-31 / Rounder
  • In the Jailhouse Now - No. 2 / Jimmie Rodgers / America's Blues Yodeler 1930-31 / Rounder

The Bristol Boys!:  Live in the WHUS Studio

  • East Tennessee Blues
  • Railroad Boomer
  • Keep On The Sunny Side
  • Happy Birthday to Jim's Dad
  • Nobody Knows But Me
  • The Silver Town Rag [a Matt Nozzolio original]
  • Wreck Of The Old 97
  • Eight More Miles To Louisville
  • Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand (1927) / Williamson Brothers & Curry / Old-Time Music from West Virginia / Document

Mayberry Corner Trivia Question: What was the first name of the bank guard?  Answer:  Asa

  • Police Department Blues / Andy Griffith /  What it is, is Andy Griffith / EMI
  • Lone Pilgrim (2007) / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent Music
  • Anchored In Love (2007) / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent Music
  • Down The Valley of the Shadow / The Bailes Brothers / Sing Their Hearts Out For You / Cattle
  • Cowboy Girl / Backwoods Band / Jes' Fine / Rounder
  • Sad and Lonesome Day / Backwoods Band / Jes' Fine / Rounder
  • Dig A Little Deeper / Fairfield Four / Standing in the Safety Zone / Warner Bros.
  • Tennessee Waltz / Paul Warmack / Nashville, 1928 / Document
  • The Little Red Caboose Behind the Train / Paul Warmack / Nashville, 1928 / Document
  • Give Me But Fifty Cents / Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers / Nashville, 1928 / Document
  • Are You From Dixie? / Poplin Woods String Band / Nashville, 1928 / Document
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken / Brown's Ferry Four / Scared Songs vol. 2 / King
  • Kaw-Liga / Charley Pride / Sing Me a Hank Williams Song / Time / Life
  • Your Cheatin' Heart / Elvis Presley / Sing Me a Hank Williams Song / Time / Life


21 October 2007
Disasters

Marti and Jim have wanted to do a show focused on the many songs created during the early 20th century about disasters, and that became easier recently with the release of a 3-CD box set of just this sort of music by the Tompkins Square folks titled "People Take Warning!  Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938"  Jim ended up doing the show by himself because Marti was out of town, but he had a great time with these songs, and was amazed by the number of listeners who called the show with personal experiences with these and other similar songs.  Thanks for listening!
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • Noah (1939) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recorded Works  Vol. 3 / Document
The following five songs were about the Titanic disaster.  Ernest Stoneman led off with the original song that made him a household name in the 1920s...
  • The Titanic (1924) / Ernest Stoneman / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • The Titanic (1927) / Richard (Rabbit) Brown / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • The Last Scene Of The Titanic (1927) / Frank Hutchinson / Complete Recorded Works  Vol. 1 / Document
  • When That Great Ship Went Down (1927) / William and Versey Smith / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • Down With The Old Canoe (1938) / The Dixon Brothers / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
Trains are
rich in disaster folklore.  The following seven songs were about train mishaps, including the original recording of "The Wreck On The Southern Old 97" from Jim's original 78 RPM Okeh record by Henry Whitter.  Jim sent this 78 to Henry Whitter's great great granddaughter shortly after this broadcast after she found Red Rooster Party on a web search and asked if we could locate a copy.  It was our pleasure!
  • Engine 143 (1929) / The Carter Family / My Clinch Mountain Home / Rounder
  • Wreck of Number 52 (1933) / Cliff Carlisle / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • Wreck of Old No. 9 (1968) / Red Smiley / Essential Original Masters / Rural Rhythm
  • Wreck of the Virginian (1927) / Blind Alfred Reed / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • The Wreck of the Virginian #3 (2007) / The New North Carolina Ramblers / Cotton Mill Blues / Old Blue
  • The Wreck On The Southern Old 97 (1924) / Henry Whitter / 78 RPM Single / Okeh
  • The Wreck Of The Old 97 (1959) / Johnny Cash / Walking The Line:  The Legendary Sun RecordingsTompkins Square
Aviation disasters of the early 20th century were next, starting off with two songs about Navy airship mishaps...
  • The Wreck Of The Shenandoah (1925) / Vernon Dalhart / Puttin' On The Style / Document

Mayberry Trivia:  What Instrument Did Briscoe Darling Play in the Family Band?
Answer:  Jug

  • The Crash Of The Akron (1933) / Bob Miller / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • Fate of Will Rogers & Wiley Post (1935) / Bill Cox / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • Wreck Of the West Bound Airliner (1931) / Fred Pendleton & The West Virginia Melody Boys / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square [...about the flight that killed Knute Rockne]
After hearing about ships, trains, and planes, it was time for some highway mayhem...
  • The Fatal Wreck Of The Bus (1936) / J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • Wreck on the Mountain Road (1928) / Paul Miles and the Red Fox Chasers / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • Widow Maker (1963) / Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
The show concluded with a series of songs about natural disasters with heavy emphasis on floods...
  • Burning of the Cleveland School (1938) / J.H. Howell's Carolina Hillbillies / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • Come All You Tenderhearted (1961) / Carter Stanley / There Is No Eye: Music For Photographs / Smithsonian Folkways [rare solo performance by Carter Stanley at the Chicago Folk Festival]
  • The Cyclone of Rye Cove (1929) / The Carter Family / My Clinch Mountain Home / Rounder [...a true incident that happened near the Carter home in VA]
  • The Story of the Mighty Mississippi (1927) / Ernest Stoneman / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • When The Levee Breaks (1929) / Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie / People Take Warning! /  Tompkins Square [...covered by Led Zeppelin in 1971]
  • The Alabama Flood (1929) / Andrew Jenkins / People Take Warning! / Tompkins Square
  • Mississippi Heavy Water Blues (1927) / Robert Hicks / People Take Warning! /  Tompkins Square
  • Mississippi Heavy Water Blues (1985) / Doc & Merle Watson / Pickin' The Blues / Flying Fish
14 October 2007
A Western Show, continued

With a sports-shortened show of only 50 minutes, Marti continued her Western Show theme from the previous week, and it was a dandy.  Your response has been so positive that you've got her thinking about doing a regular Western music show.  We'll see about that, but in the meantime you can count on a regular dose of Western and Cowboy music on the Red Rooster Party.
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • Amazing Grace (1949) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Golden Years (1949-1952) / FD Music
The next three songs were requests carried over from the previous week...
  • Old Shep (1940) / Red Foley / As Good As It Gets Hillbilly / Disky
  • Big Bad John (1961) / Jimmy Dean / Columbia Country Classics vol. 3 / Columbia
  • Powder River, Let 'er Buck (2004) / Skip Gorman & The Waddie Pals / Elko! A Cowboy Gathering / Western Jubilee
  • Along the Navajo Trail (2007) / The Quebe Sisters / Timeless / Fiddletone
  • Amazing Grace (1949) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Golden Years (1949-1952) / FD Music
  • Old Shep (1940) / Red Foley / As Good As It Gets Hillbilly / Disky
  • Big Bad John (1961) / Jimmy Dean / Columbia Country Classics vol. 3 / Columbia
  • Powder River, Let 'er Buck (2004) / Skip Gorman & The Waddie Pals / Elko! A Cowboy Gathering / Western Jubilee
  • Along the Navajo Trail (2007) / The Quebe Sisters / Timeless / Fiddletone
Mayberry Trivia Question:  What do Opie and his friends hope to win by selling Miracle Salve? 
Answer:  A pony


If you have listened for very long, you know Marti has a streak of outlaw independence in her, and it could be because she is a descendant of the Dalton family -- yes, the same family that produced the Dalton Gang.  Marti found a song with a bit of her family history...
  • Narration (2004) / Les Gilliam / It's Time to Sing a Song / Prairie Rose
  • The Dalton's Last Ride (2004) / Les Gilliam / It's Time to Sing a Song / Prairie Rose
  • The Master's Call (1959) / Marty Robbins / Gunfighter Ballads / Columbia
  • It's a Lonely Trail (mid-1950s) / Jimmy Wakely / The Singing Cowboy / Varese Sarabande
  • The Cowboy Song (1992) / Don Edwards / Songs of the Trail / Warner Brothers
  • Cow Poke (1999) / Don Edwards & Rex Allen / A Pair to Draw to / Garrett-Duetz
  • The Blue Roan and the Kid (1997) / Red Steagall and the Boys in the Bunkhouse / Dear Mama I'm a Cowboy / Warner Western
  • The Lantern on the Wagon (1997) / Red Steagall and the Boys in the Bunkhouse / Dear Mama I'm a Cowboy / Warner Western
  • A Cowboy Has to Sing (1946) / Foy Willing and The Riders of the Purple Sage / Tumbling Tumbleweeds:  10 / Varese Sarabande
  • Yippi, Ki, Ya, Ya Buy a Bond Today (1940s) / Roy Rogers, Sons of the Pioneers / King of the Singing Cowboys / Collector's Choice

7 October 2007
A Western Show

Back after a couple weeks of soccer preemption, we dedicated the show to Western music.  While we both love Western music, it is Marti’s favorite.  In the time since we were last on the air, Jim was in Oklahoma City and took the opportunity to stop by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museumwhere he acquired a basket full of Western music (much to the delight of the Museum staff).  We drew heavily from our new acquisitions, as well as our old favorites.

Our Western music shows seem to draw the most callers, and this Sunday was no exception.  We received many requests while many other folks called just to tell us they enjoyed the music.  Thanks to all of you.  You made our day.

Be sure to tune in around 3:00 pm Eastern next Sunday, 14 October, for a sports-shortened version of the Red Rooster party.  We will play the requests that we didn’t have in the studio today.
  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • Hide Me in Thy Bosom / The Golden Gate Quartet / Gospel Greats / BMG
  • Kentucky Waltz / Johnny Bond / Cowboy Country / Jasmine [a Bill Monroe composition]
  • Ride, Ranger, Ride / CassCounty Boys / Cowboy Country / Jasmine
  • Love You as Big as Texas / Tex Ritter / Cowboy Country / Jasmine
  • The Texas Cannonball / Johnny Bond / Cowboy Country / Jasmine
Gene Autrywas (and still is to many folks) Public Cowboy #1.  His 100th birthday was 29 September 2007.  His accomplishments in all areas of entertainment are legendary (he is the only person to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – that’s one for every possible category), not to mention he owned the California Angels baseball team late in his life.  We celebrated Gene’s legacy with some of his songs…
  • Back in the Saddle Again / Gene Autry / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Cowboy Blues / Gene Autry / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • I'm An Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) / The Sons of the Pioneers / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine / Gene Autry and Jimmy Long / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Land, Sky, and Water / Stu Davis / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough For  Me / Jasmine
  • Cowpoke / Rex Allen / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
There were and are many black cowboys, but it seems we rarely hear about them.  The US Postal Service issued a stamp honoring one such cowboy,Bill Pickett, back in 1994.  But we found a recording by Artie Morris, the great great grandson of Charley Willis, the black cowboy who wrote one of the most famous cowboy songs in history – “Goodbye Old Paint.”  We played Artie Morris’s version of his great great grandpa’s song…
  • Goodbye Old Paint / Artie Morris / Goodbye Old Paint & other Trail Favorites / WAM
  • O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie / Artie Morris / Goodbye Old Paint & other Trail Favorites / WAM
  • There's a Rainbow Over the Range / The Sons of the San Joaquin / Way Out Yonder / Dualtone
  • I'm an Old Cowhand / Sons of the Pioneers / Sons of the Pioneers / MCA
  • There's A Rainbow Over the Range [live version] / Sons of the San Joaquin / Warehouse Tracks / WJRC
  • Dog / Bryan Bowers / Warehouse Tracks / WJRC
  • Cattle Call / Wylie and the Wild West / Warehouse Tracks / WJRC
Mayberry Corner Trivia:  Mayberry is located in what state?
Answer:  North Carolina
  • There's a Gold Mine in the Sky / The Quebe Sisters Band / Timeless / Fiddletone
  • Just One More Yodel / Slim Clark / Yodeling Songs -Various Artists / RCD [Maine yodeling legend]
  • Cowboy's Pal / Goebel Reeves / Yodeling Songs -Various Artists / RCD
  • Coyotes / Don Edwards / Moonlight and Skies / WJRC
  • Cowboys and Indians / Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Varese Sarabande
  • Mustang With Wings / Grand Canyon Cowboy Band of 1935 / Grand Canyon Cowboy Band of 1935 / AMAZ Records
  • The Great Divide / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent Music [previous featured artists on RRP]
  • Tweedle O Twill / Gene Autry / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Old Rivers / Walter Brennan with the Johnny Mann Singers / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Bound For the Rio Grande / Sons of the San Joaquin / Bound for the Rio Grande / Self
  • Cool Water / Riders in the Sky / Silver Jubilee / Acoustic Disc
  • (Ghost) Riders in the Sky / Riders in the Sky / Silver Jubilee / Acoustic Disc
  • Hoppy, Gene, and Me / Roy Rogers / Hoppy, Gene, and Me / Garrett-Deutz
  • Cowboy Heaven / Roy Rogers / Hoppy, Gene, and Me / Garrett-Deutz
  • Arizona Yodeler / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin' and Yodelin' / Bear Family
We did something a little different than usual.  We came across a magazine article about famous cowboys and their “Cowboy Codes,” so we shared it with you…
  • Cowboy Codes [recitation] / William C. Reynolds / Published in the magazine "Cowboys & Indians", Oct 2007
  • Streets of Laredo [bed] / Ross Nickerson / Blazing the West / Self

16 September 2007
Mean Mamas

Marti picked the music this week (as usual) and we all noticed after a while that a theme began to emerge: Real Mean Women.  Jim just rolled with the punches (so to speak). 

A really great thing happened during the second half of the show when we were paid a visit by DJ Civil -- a summer DJ at WHUS for whom we did a few fill-ins.  DJ Civil brought us a bowl of warm strawberry chocolate chip cookies -- melt-in-your-mouth wonders that far exceeded what we did to earn them.

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • Won't There Be One Happy Time / The Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recorded Works  Vol. 1 / Document
  • Old Lady and the Devil (1928) / Bill and Belle Reed / Anthology of American Folk Music  / Folkways
  • The Unfortunate Breakman [sic] (1930) / The Kentucky Ramblers / Paramount Old Time Recordings / JSP
  • Gambler's Blues (1932) / George Washington White / Paramount Old Time Recordings / JSP
  • Red Jacket Mine Explosion (1965) / The Phipps Family / Classic Mountain Songs / Smithsonian
We played a very early version of a great cowboy song followed by a 1959 remake from Marty Robbins for comparison...
  • Utah Carroll / Cartwright Brothers / When I Was a Cowboy Vol. 1 / Yazoo
  • Utah Carol / Marty Robbins / Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs / Legacy
  • I'm a Wandering Bronco Rider / Rowdy Wright / When I Was a Cowboy Vol. 2 / Yazoo
  • Ground Hog / Jack Reedy & His Walker Mountain String Band / Music From the Lost Provinces / Old Hat
  • Short Life of Trouble / Grayson & Whitter / Music From the Lost Provinces / Old Hat
  • Devilish Mary / Piney Creek Weasels / Go 'Long Mule! / Heritage
  • Ladies on the Steamboat (1927) / Burnett & Rutherford / Old Mountain Stringband Songs / Living Era
  • Mean Mama Blues / Bob Wills / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • Oh Susannah / Light Crust Doughboys / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • The Oregon Trail / Tex Morton / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine
  • Happy Cowboy / Tim McNamara / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine
Mayberry Trivia:  Who 'declared' for Aunt Bee?  Answer:  Briscoe Darling
  • Dig A Little Deeper in the Well / The Oak Ridge Boys / Have Arrived / MCA
  • Don't Sell That Cow / Grand Canyon Cowboy Band of 1935 / 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert / AMAZ
  • The Moonshine Steer / Grand Canyon Cowboy Band of 1935 / 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert / AMAZ
  • Ridin' On the Elevated Railroad (1951) / Lew Childre / The Mercury Label Various Artists / Mercury
  • Better Back Up Mama (1949) / Louis Innis / The Mercury Label Various Artists / Mercury
  • He Will Set Your Fields On Fire (1951) / Carl Story / The Mercury Label Various Artists / Mercury
  • I'm Changing Business All Around (1954) / Jimmie Fletcher / The Mercury Label Various Artists / Mercury
  • Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me / Bull Moose Jackson / The Black and White Roots of R&R / Indigo
  • Crazy Man Crazy / Bill Haley & His Comets / The Black and White Roots of R&R / Indigo
  • Daddy and Home / Jimmie Rodgers / Jimmie Rodgers 1928-1929 / Rounder
  • Kentucky Means Paradise / Merle Travis / The Merle Travis Story / CMH
We had a request for "Crazy" by Willie Nelson which we didn't have, so we played the following classic song performed by Willie that we did have...
  • Amazing Grace / Willie Nelson / Songbird / Lost Highway
  • I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine / The Blue Sky Boys / Farm & Fun Time Favorites  vol. 2 / Copper Creek
  • Railroad Bill / John Jackson / Classic African American Ballads / Smithsonian
  • There's Nobody Home On the Range Anymore (1999) / Rex Allen & Don Edwards / A Pair to Draw To / Garrett
  • Just a Yodel For Me (1951) / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family

9 September 2007
Western Along with the "Swing"

We began the show about an hour late because of a UCONN women's soccer game, but we used the hour we had to bring you the ever-popular Mayberry Corner Trivia Question, a recognition of Bill Monroe's birthday (13 September 1911), the 11th anniversary of his passing (9 September 1996), and some good ol' Western Swing spiced up with new Western Swing from the Quebe Sisters.  Justin Nijssen finished his internship on this show, so perhaps we will hear Justin on the air this fall with his own show.  Thanks for listening!       --Marti & Jim

  • Jezebel / Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recorded Works vol. 4 / Document
Mayberry Corner Trivia Question:  What meal did Andy eat 3 times in one night due to a communication problem with Goober?           Answer:  Spaghetti
  • Turn Your Radio On / Andy Griffith / Somebody Bigger Than You and I / Sony
  • 5 lbs of Possum / VW Boys / The Possum Tapes / Fat Dog
  • My Long Journey Home / Bill & Charlie Monroe / Blue  Moon of Kentucky  '36-'49 / Bear Family (Bill Monroe's first recording)
  • Boogie Woogie Boy / Porky Freeman / Doughboys,Playboys and Cowboys / Proper
  • That's What I Like About the South / Cliff Bruner / Doughboys,Playboys and Cowboys / Proper (Cliff liked a lot of Southern cooking)
  • Dirty Dog / Jimmie Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys / Doughboys,Playboys and Cowboys / Proper
  • El Rancho Grande / Tune Wranglers / Doughboys,Playboys and Cowboys / Proper
  • Home in San Antone / The Quebe Sisters / Texas Fiddlers / Self
  • There's a Gold Mine in the Sky / The Quebe Sisters / Timeless / Fiddletone
  • I'll Never Pass This Way Again / Slim Whitman / Indian Love Call / Rolled Gold
  • The Hiccough Song (1952) / Maddox Brothers & Rose / That'll Learn Ya Durn Ya / Proper
  • Fisherman's Boogie / Al Dexter / Pistol Packin' Mama / Allegro
  • The Biscuit Blues (2003) / Riders in the Sky / Silver Jubilee / Acoustic Disc
  • Rawhide (2003) / Riders in the Sky / Silver Jubilee / Acoustic Disc



2 September 2007
Labor Day - Work and Occupations

For the beautiful New England Labor Day weekend, we brought songs of work and various occupations.  Trainee Justin was back and did another great job on the board. 

One of the surprises of the day was a CD from "The Quebe Sisters" (pronounced "kway-bee").  They are a trio of very talented young women who play triple fiddles and sing like a cross between the Andrews Sisters and The Sons of the Pioneers.  We hope you enjoyed the show.

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • Pick a Bale of Cotton (1939) / Golden Gate Quartet / Golden Gate Quartet  1937-1941 / Fremeaux & Assoc
  • When the Work's All Done This Fall (1925) / Carl T. Sprague / Cowtrails, Longhorns and Tight Saddles / Bear Family
  • The Cowboy Song  (1996) / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Live! At Last / Rounder
  • Casey Jones  (1952) / K.C. Douglas / Classic African-American Ballads / Smithsonian
  • Time Table Blues / Captain Appleblossom / Train 45:  Railroad Songs of the early 1900s / Rounder
  • Mule Skinner Blues (1940) / Bill Monroe / Mule Skinner Blues / BMG
  • Spike Driver Blues (1963) / Mississippi John Hurt / Avalon Blues  1963 / Rounder
  • The Postman Just Passes Me By / Cowboy Copas / Tragic Tales of Love and Life / Gusto
  • Newsboy (1996) / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family
  • The Honest Farmer (1989) / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Fertile Ground / Rounder
  • Here's to the Operator, Boys (1963) / Merle Travis / Folksongs of the Hills / Rounder
  • Paper Boy Boogie (ca. 1950s) / "Texas" Bill Strength / Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & the Honky Tonk Blues / Jasmine
  • Payday Saturday Night (ca. 1950s) / Zeke Clements / Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & the Honky Tonk Blues / Jasmine
  • Thirty Years of Farming (2002) / James King / Thirty Years of Farming / Rounder
  • Nine Pound Hammer (1947) / Merle Travis / Folksongs of the Hills / Bear family
  • Old Calloused Hands (1987) / Hazel Dickens / A Few Old Memories / Rounder
  • The Old Country Preacher (1950) / Fred Kirby / The Original "Atomic Power" / Cattle
  • Rainmaker (1970) / The Dillards / There is a Time / Vanguard
  • Old Man At The Mill (1970) / The Dillards / There is a Time / Vanguard
  • Boil Them Possums (2004) / The VW Boys / The Possum Tapes / Fat Dog
  • Tumbling Tumbleweeds (2007) / The Quebe Sisters / Timeless / Self
  • Air Mail Special (2007) / The Quebe Sisters / Timeless / Self
  • Weave Room Blues (1938) / Fisher Hendley / Hard Times Come Again No More, Vol. 2 / Yazoo
  • Cotton Mill Blues (1936) / Daddy John Love / Oh My Little Darling: Folk Song Types / New World
  • Strike the Bell (1995) / Dramtreeo / Storm / Southern Branch
  • Big Bad John / Jimmy Dean / Columbia Country Classics vol. 3 / Columbia
  • Weaver's Life / The Dixon Brothers / O Brothers! / Living Era
  • The Brakeman's Blues / Jimmie Rodgers / Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era
  • John Henry (1994) / Doc Watson & Clarence Ashley / The Original Folkways Recordings:1960-1962 / Smithsonian
  • Jerry, Go Oil That Car / Haywire Mac / Classic Railroad Songs / Smithsonian
  • So Long To The Red RiverValley (2007) / The Quebe Sisters / Timeless / Self
  • Buffalo Skinners / Woody Guthrie / Worried Man Blues / Collectables
  • Pony Express / Vernon Dalhart / On the Lighter Side / Old Homestead

26 August 2007
Back from Canyon Country

We were back after spending two weeks out west in the canyon country of Northern Arizona, book-ended with short stays in Las Vegas, Nevada (a place we used to live a couple of decades ago).  With a little help from Justin Nijssen, a student trainee at WHUS, we included some music related to our trip, most notably several works from Tony Norris, a songster/storyteller from Flagstaff, Arizona.  Tony’s set included some of an interview and a song that Jim recorded at Vermillion Cliffs, just down the road from Lee’s Ferry – a place most Grand Canyon rafters begin their trips.  Speaking of the Grand Canyon, we played a couple of pieces from a wonderful CD we picked up at the Canyon that was a 1985 reunion concert of the Grand Canyon Cowboy Band – one of the groups of musicians who spent days guiding visitors down the Canyon by day in the 1930s and entertained at night.  Most of the fellows on the recording have since passed away.  We also played a tune from the group Mosaic– an incredible a capella group we heard live in Las Vegas. We closed the show with a back-to-back comparison of the (1928) first recording of “Man of Constant Sorrow” by Emry Arthur (1928) with the first bluegrass version by The Stanley Brothers (1951).  We hope you enjoyed this music as much as we did.  Thanks to Amy Orlomoski for filling in for us during our absence!   Jim & Marti

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • When They Ring Them Golden Bells / Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 2 / Document
  • Somewhere In Dixie / Shirley Spalding / Country Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • Tildy Johnson / Lulu Belle and Scotty / Early and Great Volume 1 / Old Homestead
  • Down in a Georgia Jail / Posey Rorer's NC Ramblers / Country Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • The Devil's Dream / Jasper Bisbee / Country Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • I've Got Five Dollars and It's Saturday Night / Tex Ritter / High Noon / Living Era
  • Howdy/Ragtime Annie / Grand Canyon Cowboy Band of 1935 / 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert / AMAZ
  • Vera, The Queen of the Canyon / Grand Canyon Cowboy Band of 1935 / 50th Anniversary Reunion Concert / AMAZ
  • I Was Brave / Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 2 / Document
  • Take Five / Mosaic / You Won’t Believe What Comes Out of Our Mouths / Self
  • Short Life of Trouble (2006) / The Carolina Chocolate Drops / Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind / Music Maker
  • Old Uncle Duty / The Coon Creek Girls / Early Radio Favorites / Old Homestead
  • Wilf Carter Blues (1938) / Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) / I'm Hittin' The Trail / Living Era
  • Possum Up a Simmon Tree (1946) / Merle Travis / Folk Songs of the Hills / Bear Family
  • I Am a Pilgrim (1947) / Merle Travis / Folk Songs of the Hills / Bear Family
Mayberry Corner Trivia Question:  What type of animal does Barney say is selfish? 
Answer:  Giraffes
 
  • My Home's Across the Blueridge Mountains (1961) / Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley / The Original Folkways Recordings:  1960-1962 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Possum Blues / VW Boys / The Possum Tapes / Fat Dog
  • Aunt Mariah (2001) / David Peterson / David Peterson & 1946 / self  [David is an obvious fan of The Andy Griffith Show since this unmarked track on his CD is performed nearly identically to the rendition from “Ernest T. Bass” [Howard Morris] on the “Mountain Wedding” episode in 1963]
  • Tony Norris Introduction / Tony Norris / Interview 12 August 2007
  • Lonesome Cowboy / Tony Norris / A Letter From Home Summer 2003 / Family Folk
  • Lee's Ferry / Tony Norris / A Letter From Home Summer 2003 / Family Folk
  • The Days of '49 / Tony Norris / Interview 12 August 2007
  • I'm Looking for the Bully of the Town (1956) / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family
  • Oh Babe / Jack Hardy & The Ranch Boys / Gravy Train / El Toro
  • Lonesome Cowboy (1997) / Ross Nickerson / Blazing the West / Bullet Proof Records
  • Devil's Great-Grandson / Roy Rogers & the Sons of the Pioneers / Yodeling Songs - Various Artists / RCD
  • Prayin' Shoes (2006) / David Peterson & 1946 / In the Mountaintops to Roam / Self
  • Peace in the Valley / Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers / Gospel  44 Cotton-Pickin' Gospel Greats / Prism Leisure
  • Get Your Soul Right / The Swan Silvertones / Gospel  44 Cotton-Pickin' Gospel Greats / Prism Leisure
  • I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (1928) / Emry Arthur / I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow / Old Homestead
  • I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (1951) / The Stanley Brothers / The Stanley Brothers & the Clinch Mountain Boys 1949-52 / Bear Family

5 August 2007
First Show in the New WHUS Studio

The first Red Rooster Party appeared on the WHUS airwaves at 3 AM on the morning of 6 October 2005, so for our entire radio existence we have been broadcasting from the temporary studios at the Rosebrooks House on the UCONN campus.  At midnight on 1 August, WHUS made the switch back to a brand new studio inside the UCONN Student Union.  It is a world class facility that will help bring all kinds of quality programming to the airwaves on both regular FM as well as our new HD radiosignal.

Marti brought you the first show from the new studio by herself since Jim was still working at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in East Hartford.  Jim thinks she did a great job!  Hope you think so, too.
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction
  • Memphis Shakedown (1934) / Memphis Jug Band / Harry Smith's Anthology of Folk Music v. 4 / Dust to Digital
  • John Henry was a Little Boy  (1936) / J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Harry Smith's Anthology of Folk Music v. 4 / Dust to Digital
  • Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind (2006) / The Carolina Chocolate Drops / Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind / Music Maker
  • The Railroad Blues (1925) / Gene Austin & George Reneau / Country Music Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • I Want Two Wings to Veil My Face (1929) / CottonTopMountain Sanctified Singers / Goodbye Babylon / Dust to Digital
  • Lord I Just Can't Keep from Crying (1928) / Blind Willie Johnson / Goodbye Babylon / Dust to Digital
  • That Home Above (1949) / Flatt & Scruggs w. Foggy Mtn. Boys / Goodbye Babylon / Dust to Digital
  • Get Your Soul Right  / The Swan Silvertones / Gospel:  44 Cotton-Pickin' Gospel Greats / Prism Leisure
  • Dark As a Dungeon (1947) / Merle Travis / Folk Songs of the Hills / Bear Family
  • Mississippi Delta Blues / Bob Wills / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • Guns and Guitars (1936) / Gene Autry / Country & Western / Documents
  • Great Speckle Bird (1936) / Roy Acuff / Country & Western / Documents
  • I'll Be Rested (1936) / Roosevelt & Aaron Graves / Goodbye Babylon / Dust to Digital
  • I'll Be Rested (1987) / The Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • There'll Come a Time  / Jim Eanes / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder
  • Story of the Drunken Driver / Uncle Joe Johnson & the BlueMountain Boys / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder

Mayberry Corner Trivia:  What does Gomer buy Mary Grace so she won't be unadorned?

Answer:  A Corsage

  • The Darlin' Boys (1995) / The Dillards / The Best of the Darlin' Boys / Vanguard
  • Put Me On the Trail to Carolina (2005) / David Peterson & 1946 / In the Mountaintops to Roam / Self
  • Down in the Valley  / Slim Whitman / Indian Love Call / Rolled Gold
  • Hound Dog (1952) / Billy Starr / Gravy Train / El Toro
  • Teardrops From My Eyes / Ruth Brown / The Black and White Roots of Rock 'n'Roll / Indigo
  • Cry Baby Blues (1950) / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family
  • Unbroke Hoss (2000) / The Sons of the San Joaquin / Sing One for the Cowboy / Western Jubilee
  • Who Shot the Hole in My Sombrero? / Rex Allen / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine
  • Ridin' Neath the Arizona Moon / Dick Thomas / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine
  • The Old Red Cradle / Lulu Belle and Scotty / Early and Great  Volume 1 / Old Homestead
  • When I Yoo Hoo In The Valley / Lulu Belle and Scotty / Early and Great  Volume 1 / Old Homestead
  • Yukon Steve and Alaska Ann / Vernon Dalhart w. Adelyne Hood / vol. 2 On the Lighter Side / Old Homestead
  • Bile Them Cabbage Down / The Coon Creek Girls / Early Radio Favorites / Old Homestead
  • Yodelling Memories (1938) / Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) / I'm Hittin' The Trail / Living Era
  • Forgive is  Number One / The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder
  • Honeysuckle Blues / Pate & Leroy Martin / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder
  • I'll Meet You By the River / Gospel Four Quartet` / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder

29 July 2007
Last Show at the Rosebrooks House

We just wanted to make the last Red Rooster Party at the “temporary” WHUS studio a fun time.  In spite of that, we had some sad news to report – longtime host (44+ years) of the WPAQ Merry-Go-Round in Mt. Airy, NC, Clyde Johnson, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, 27 July.  We had just met Clyde 30 June when we visited Mt.Airy and Jim got to opportunity to play on the Merry-Go-Round with Clyde.  We played a clip from Clyde’s last Merry-Go-Round recorded 21 July with a special appearance by The Easter Brothers.  We’ll miss Clyde.  He was a good’un.

Next Sunday’s show will be the first from the new studios at the UCONN Student Union. Marti may be bringing it to you solo since Jim will be busy at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in East Hartford.

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • Precious Lord (1939) / Golden Gate Quartet / Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet Vol. 3 / Document

We were visited by Bob and Mary from Massachusetts last Sunday.  Bob and Mary are acquaintances of Kenny Roberts, so we dedicated the next songs to Bob and Mary (who have to really work hard to pick up our show on the radio).

  • The Arizona Yodeler (1957) / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family
  • Newsboy (1996) / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family
  • I Believe I’m Entitled To You (1950) / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin’ & Yodelin’ / Bear Family (Jim announced the wrong song on the air because of a CD mix-up)
  • The Same Ol’ Tune (1996) / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin’ & Yodelin’ / Bear Family
  • Riding On That Train 45 (1937) / Steve Ledford, Wade Mainer, Zeke Morris / Railroad Songs of the Early 1900s / Rounder
  • Wreck of the 1256 (1947) / Curly Fox / Railroad Songs of the Early 1900s / Rounder
  • Wreck of Old 97 (1929) / The Arizona Wranglers / Railroad Songs of the Early 1900s / Rounder
  • He's Coming to us Dead (1927) / Grayson & Whitter / Railroad Songs of the Early 1900s / Rounder
  • Depot Blues (1936) / Crowder Brothers / Railroad Songs of the Early 1900s / Rounder

Here we paid tribute to Clyde Johnson, and followed with five recordings taken from station WPAQ (Mt. Airy, NC) in the late 1940s.

  • Ole Joe Clark / Gurney Thomas Band / WPAQ The Voice of The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder
  • Cornbread & Butterbeans / Carolina Sunshine Trio / WPAQ The Voice of The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder
  • When the Angels Roll the Stone Away / Lee & Juanita Moore / WPAQ The Voice of The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder
  • I'm Living Down Here On Borrowed Land / Silvertone Gospel Harmonizers / WPAQ The Voice of The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder
  • A Mansion Will Be Mine / The Johnson Brothers & Ray Myers / WPAQ The Voice of The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rounder
  • I'm Goin' Up the Country (1929) / Papa Egg Shell / Rare Country Blues / Document
  • College Blues (1929) / Troy Ferguson / Rare Country Blues / Document

Mayberry Trivia:  Emma Brand is known for making what?
Answer:  Pies

  • Sourwood Mountain (1963) / Andy Griffith / Sings Favorite Old-Time Tunes / CEMA
  • Old Bob:  Another Tongue / Tony Norris / Down in the Holler / Self
  • Long Lost John / Curly Fox / Country Roots / Rural Rhythm
  • The Cat Came Back / Lee Moore / Country Roots / Rural Rhythm
  • Oh, You Pretty Woman (1934) / Milton Brown & His Brownies / Daddy of Western Swing / Proper
  • Garbage Man Blues (1934) / Milton Brown & His Brownies / Daddy of Western Swing / Proper
  • Wish I Was A Single Girl Again (1939) / Lula Belle & Scotty / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont
  • I Left Her Standing There (1939) / The DeZurik Sisters / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont
  • I Am Born to Preach the Gospel (1928) / Washington Phillips / I am Born to Preach the Gospel / Yazoo
  • I Feel That Old Age Creepin' On / Homer & Jethro / Gravy Train / El Toro
  • Tremblin'  / The York Brothers / Gravy Train / El Toro
  • Choo Choo Ch Boogie (1950) / Kenny Roberts / Gravy Train / El Toro
  • Lonesome Side of Town (2006) / The GreenCards / Viridian / Dualtone (The Greencards will be at The Main Pub in Manchester 9 August)
  • Sixteen Tons (1947) / Merle Travis / Country Western / Documents
  • Little Sadie (2006) / The Carolina Chocolate Drops/ Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind / Musicmaker (…a rare modern-day African-American string band!)


22 July 2007
The Scott Family Band

While Marti and Jim were away a few weeks ago they were visiting Mt. Airy, North Carolina (Andy Griffith's hometown!) among other places.  They had the honor and pleasure of interviewing The Scott Family Band, a group consisting of Barbara Scott, Donnie Scott, Joseph Scott, and Fred Mock.  Their original songs and versions of old songs are so pure and simple they will put big goosebumps on you.  We presented the interview along with selections from their new CD, "The Great Divide" (on Patuxent Records.)  We also played a track from an earlier CD by Donnie, a.k.a. Donnie "Dobro" Scott.  We hope you enjoyed the music of The Scott Family Band as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • God Almighty Said (1938) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Travelin Shoes / Bluebird
  • Howlin' Tom Cat / Harmonica Frank Floyd / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Metro Triple
  • Blackland Farmer / Sleepy LaBeef / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Metro Triple
  • Pool Shark / Dave Dudley / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Metro Triple

Ever-loving Light: The Scott Family Band

  • The Great Divide / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent
  • Angelina Baker / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent
  • Dying From Home And Lost / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent
  • Anchored In Love / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent
  • Faded Coat of Blue / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent
  • Distant Land to Roam / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent
  • Texas Girl / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent
  • Diamonds In The Rough / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent
  • Faded Rose / Donnie Dobro Scott / Generations / Patuxent
  • Lone Journey / The Scott Family Band / The Great Divide / Patuxent

Mayberry Corner Trivia Question:  Goober acquires a dog.  What does he think is special about the dog?

Answer:  It can talk

  • Yodel Polka / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family
  • Barney's Letter to Andy / David Browning / Thinkin' About Mayberry / Fat Dog
  • Hart-Brake Motel / Homer & Jethro / Lassoes 'N Spurs / BMG
  • The Johnson Boys / The Freight Hoppers / Where'd You Come From, Where'd You Go? / Rounder
  • Missouri (1946) / Merle Travis / Country Western / Documents
  • Oakie Boogie (1947) / Johnny Tyler / Country Western / Documents
  • Canned Heat (1947) / Chet Atkins / Country Western / Documents
  • No More Blues (1947) / Jimmy Wyble / Country Western / Documents
  • Jesus Gave Me Water / Paramount Singers / Work and Pray On / Arhoolie
  • BeulahLand / Amy & Derrick Ross / Just Like the Others / Self
  • The Mill / Ronstadt, Ramirez & Santa CruzRiver Band / Volume 2 / Self
  • Red RiverValley / Ross Nickerson / Blazing the West / Bullet Proof
  • The Roundup in the Spring / Martin & Roberts / When I Was A Cowboy vol. 1 / Yazoo
  • Sweet Little Lover / Wilf "Montana Slim" Carter / I Love to Yodel! Vol. 2 / Jasmine
  • Twilight Yodelling Song / The Hillbillies / I Love to Yodel! Vol. 2 / Jasmine
  • Cross Eyed Beau / Girls of the Golden West (Dolly / Millie Good) / I Love to Yodel! Vol. 2 / Jasmine
  • New Giving Everything Away (1939) / Riley Puckett / Rhythm of the Mountains / CMH
  • Who's That Knocking at My Window (1938) / The Carter Family / Rhythm of the Mountains / CMH

15 July 2007
Red Foley, and a Tribute to Marti's Mom

Marti and Jim returned following two weekends in North Carolina that covered the range of human emotion.  On the high side, we met many great musicians on a visit to Mt. Airy, and because he was in the right place at the right time, Jim performed on a live broadcast of The Merry-Go-Round on WPAQ radio (740 AM) -- the 3rd longest running program of its kind (after the Grand Ole Opry and the Wheeling Jamboree).

On the down side, Marti's mom passed away 7 July.  We celebrated Cassie Arbutus's life by playing some of her favorite songs on this version of the Red Rooster Party.

We also brought back our Ever-loving Light segment by featuring Red Foley.
  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • Ride Up In the Chariot (1944) / Golden Gate Quartet / Radio Transcriptions 1941-1944 / Document
Tribute to Cassie Arbutus:
  • South of the Border / Gene Autry / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • You Are My Sunshine / Gene Autry / The Essential / Columbia
  • Keep on the Sunny Side / The Carter Family / Complete Victor Recordings / Rounder
  • Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd / Roger Miller / Dang Me! / Delta
  • Ring of Fire (1965) / Johnny Cash / Columbia Recordings 1958-1986 / Columbia
  • Bunker Hill / Jimmie Driftwood / Wilderness Road / RCA Victor (LP)
  • Rabbit In A Log (1961) / Stanley Brothers / Folk Festival / ST
  • My Beautiful America / Charlie Daniels / American Music Legends: Patriotic / Cracker Barrel
Ever-loving Light:  Red Foley
  • Old Shep (1941) / Red Foley / Hillbilly - As Good As It Gets / Disky
  • Smoke On The Water (1944) / Red Foley / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy (1950) / Red Foley / Country Music Hall Of Fame:  Red Foley / MCA
  • Sugarfoot Rag (1950) / Red Foley / Country Music Hall Of Fame:  Red Foley / MCA
  • Birmingham Bounce (1950) / Red Foley / Roots of Rockabilly Volume 1 1950 / Acrobat
  • New Jolie Blonde (1947) / Red Foley / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Tennessee Border (1949) / Red Foley / Country Music Hall Of Fame:  Red Foley / MCA
  • Salty Dog Rag (1952) / Red Foley / Red Foley's Golden Favorites / Decca (LP)
  • Freight Train Boogie (1947) / Red Foley / Country Western Original Masters / Documents
  • Tennessee Saturday Night (1948) / Red Foley / Country Western Original Masters / Documents
  • Peace in the Valley (1951) / Red Foley / Now Playing vol. 2 / Cracker Barrel
Mayberry Corner Trivia Question:  What was the name of Gomer's cousin?
Answer:  Goober
  • How Long, How Long Blues / Andy Griffith / What It Is, Is Andy Griffith / EMI
  • Corrina, Corrina / The VW Boys / Big Fat Earl / Fat Dog
  • Banjo Medley / The VW Boys / Big Fat Earl / Fat Dog
Red Foley introduces Hank Williams on this 1950 broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry recorded for Armed Forces Radio Service...
  • I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Livin' (1950) / Hank Williams / Live at the Grand Ole Opry / Mercury
  • Way Out West in Kansas / Vernon Dalhart / Puttin' On The Style / Document
  • Unloved and Unclaimed / The Blue Sky Boys / Farm & Fun Time Favorites / Copper Creek
  • I'm Learning To Live Without You / The Red River Trio / Boogie Woogie Cowboy / Country Routes
  • Petticoat Fever / Merle Travis / Boogie Woogie Cowboy / Country Routes
  • Soldiers Joy / Jimmie Driftwood / Newly Discovered Early American Folk Songs / RCA Victor (LP)
  • I'm Sitting On Top of the World / Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys / Now Playing vol. 2 / Cracker Barrel
Ralph Peer's famed Bristol Sessions began 80 years ago on 25 July 1927.  We played a couple of songs recorded at those sessions to commemorate the event.  As a side note, Marti thinks she may be related to J.P. Nestor.
  • Train on the  Island (1927) / J.P. Nestor / The Bristol Sessions / RCA
  • Sleep, Baby, Sleep (1927) / Jimmie Rodgers / The Bristol Sessions / RCA
  • Woke Up This Morning / Roosevelt Graves & Brother / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust to Digital
  • As The Life of a Flower / The Chuck Wagon Gang / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust to Digital
  • Crying Holy Unto the Lord / The Blue Chips / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust to Digital

8 July 2007
Amy Plays Classic Country - Part 2

For our second week away in North Carolina, Amy again brought some great classic country to Eastern Connecticut.   Thank you Amy!

  • Blue Yodel / Jimmie Rodgers / First Sessions, 1927-1928 / Blue Yodel
  • I Ain't Goin' To Work Tomorrow / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / I Ain't Goin' To Work Tomorrow
  • John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
  • Prisoner's Song / Vernon Dalhart / Essential Roy Acuff / Prisoner's Song
  • Blue Yodel #11 / Jimmie Rodgers / First Sessions, 1927-1928 / Blue Yodel #11
  • Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello / Ernest Tubb / The Definitive Collection / Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello
  • I'm Movin' On / Hank Snow / The Goldrush Is Over / I'm Movin' On
  • Waitin' For A Train / Jim Reeves / Live At The Opry / Waitin' For A Train
  • It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels / Kitty Wells / Best Of Kitty Wells / It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
  • Poison Love / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Poison Love
  • As Long As I Live / Kitty Wells & Red Foley / Best Of Kitty Wells / As Long As I Live
  • S.O.S. / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / S.O.S.
  • Wreck On The Highway / Roy Acuff / The Essential Roy Acuff / Wreck On The Highway
  • Chime Bells / Elton Britt / Ridin' With Elton / Chime Bells
  • Red Rocking Chair / Charlie Monroe / Charlie Monroe's Sounvenir Songbook / Red Rocking Chair
  • It Makes No Difference Now / Gene Autry / The Golden Age / It Makes No Difference Now
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Elton Britt / Ridin' With Elton / There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
  • Yodel Polka / The Down Homers / Rusty Rogers Remembers The Down Homers / Yodel Polka
  • Following The Sun  /  She Taught Me To Yodel / The Down Homers / Rusty Rogers Remembers The Down Homers / Following The Sun  /  She Taught Me To Yodel
  • There's Nothin' Clickin' Chicken / The Down Homers / Rusty Rogers Remembers The Down Homers / There's Nothin' Clickin' Chicken
  • Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / Porter Wagoner & Blackwood Brothers / The Grand Old Gospel / Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus
  • I Just Rose To Tell You / Blackwood Brothers / Smooth & Classy / I Just Rose To Tell You
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Brown's Ferry Four / 16 Greatest Hits / Will The Circle Be Unbroken
  • The Saturday Morning Radio Show #2 / Lester "Roadhog" Moran & Cadillac Cowboys / Complete Lester "Roadhog" Moran… / The Saturday Morning Radio Show #2
  • Why Baby Why / Webb Pierce with Red Sovine / The Best Of Webb Pierce / Why Baby Why
  • I'll Be There / Ray Price / The Legend Begins / I'll Be There
  • Open Up Your Heart / Buck Owens & His Buckaroos / The Very Best Of Buck Owens, Volume 1 / Open Up Your Heart
  • Hey Joe / Carl Smith / Let's Live A Little / Hey Joe
  • Running Gun / Marty Robbins / Live Classics / Running Gun
  • Go Back You Fool / Faron Young / The Complete Capitol Hits Of Faron Young / Go Back You Fool
  • Tennessee Border / Hank Williams / Alone With His Guitar / Tennessee Border
  • Blue Yodel / Jimmie Rodgers / First Sessions, 1927-1928 / Blue Yodel
  • I Ain't Goin' To Work Tomorrow / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / I Ain't Goin' To Work Tomorrow
  • John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man
  • Prisoner's Song / Vernon Dalhart / Essential Roy Acuff / Prisoner's Song
  • Blue Yodel #11 / Jimmie Rodgers / First Sessions, 1927-1928 / Blue Yodel #11
  • Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello / Ernest Tubb / The Definitive Collection / Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello
  • I'm Movin' On / Hank Snow / The Goldrush Is Over / I'm Movin' On
  • Waitin' For A Train / Jim Reeves / Live At The Opry / Waitin' For A Train
  • It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels / Kitty Wells / Best Of Kitty Wells / It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
  • Poison Love / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Poison Love

1 July 2007
Amy Plays Classic Country - Part 1

As we were off to North Carolina, Amy graciously sat in on the Red Rooster Party and did her usual great job of spinning the classic country songs that many of our listeners enjoy.  Amy will be back again next week, so be sure to tune in.

  • My Clinch Mountain Home  / Carter Family / My Clinch Mountain Home / Rounder
  • Wildwood Flower / Carter Family / Can The Circle Be Unbroken / Columbia
  • Foggy Mountain Top / Carter Family / Carter Family / Sphere Records
  • Fireball Mail / Roy Acuff / Essential Roy Acuff / Legacy
  • The Tramp On The Street / Molly O'Day & the Cumberland Mountain Folks / Golden Age, Vol. 1 / Columbia
  • Tomorrow Never Comes / Ernest Tubb / 20th Century Masters / MCA
  • When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Wiley Walker & Gene Sullivan / Golden Age, Vol. 1 / Columbia
  • Drivin' Nails In My Coffin / Ernest Tubb / 20th Century Masters / MCA
  • Wait For The Light To Shine / Roy Acuff / Essential Roy Acuff / Legacy
  • Blue Railroad Train / Delmore Brothers / Classic Cuts, 1933-1941 / JSP Records
  • The Weary Lonesome Blues / Delmore Brothers / Classic Cuts, 1933-1941 / JSP Records
  • Scatterbrain Mama / Delmore Brothers / Classic Cuts, 1933-1941 / JSP Records
  • Rock Of Ages Hide Thou Me / Brown's Ferry Four / 16 Greatest Hits / Starday
  • When It's Time For The Whippoorwill To Sing / Louvin Brothers / A Tribute To The Delmore Brothers / Gusto
  • One More Ride / Hank Snow / The Goldrush Is Over / Bear Family
  • Invitation To The Blues / Ray Price / In A Honky Tonk Mood / Jasmine
  • Release Me / Kitty Wells / 20th Century Masters / MCA
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed / Carl Smith / Let's Live A Little / Sanctuary
  • I'll Be A Bachelor 'Til I Die / Hank Williams / Long Gone Lonesome Blues / Country Stars
  • It's Been So Long / Webb Pierce / 20th Century Masters / MCA
  • I Got Religion On Saturday Night / Webb Pierce / Groovie Boogie Woogie Boy / Proper
  • I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night / Faron Young / Complete Capitol Hits Of Faron Young / Collector's Choice
  • I Know One / Jim Reeves / Welcome To My World / RCA
  • Miller's Cave / Bobby Bare / Essential Bobby Bare / BMG
  • A Girl I Used To Know / George Jones / Golden Hits! Vol. 3 / United Artists
  • The Right One / Statler Brothers / Essential Statler Brothers, 1964-1969 / Columbia / Legacy
  • The One On The Right Is On The Left / Johnny Cash   / Essential Johnny Cash / Columbia / Legacy
  • Fishin' On The Mississippi / Buck Owens & His Buckaroos / In Japan! / Sundazed
  • Sweethearts In Heaven / Buck Owens   / Sweethearts In Heaven / Starday
  • The Master's Call / Marty Robbins / Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs / Columbia
  • Don't Laugh / Louvin Brothers / When I Stop Dreaming / Razor & Tie
  • Fist City / Loretta Lynn / Country Music Hall Of Fame / MCA
  • Here Today And Gone Tomorrow / The Browns / Essential Jim Ed Brown & the Browns / RCA
  • Sea Of Heartbreak / Don Gibson / Billboard Top Country Hits, 1961 / Rhino
  • I'm Gonna Love You One More Time / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Bear Family

24 June 2007
Marti's Choice

We don’t mention the “sausage-making” of the Red Rooster Party very often, but Marti generally selects the music we play on the show from the home archive that Jim and Marti both have collected and assembled over many decades.  We have acquired several great old artists recently whose work has finally been released on CD.  In some cases, the CD re-releases are the first since the original 78 RPM releases.  In other cases the CD releases save us the trouble of transcribing 78s or LPs for airplay (Jim still doesn’t trust the studio turntable cartridges).  This week Marti selected some old music new to the Red Rooster Party.  We hope you heard something you enjoyed.

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introducton (1994)
  • On Top of Old Smokey (1950) / Golden Gate Quartet / In Chronological Order Vol. 6 / Document
  • It's a Shame to Whip Your Wife on Sunday (1927) / Fiddlin' John Carson / Complete Recorded Works vol. 4 / Document
  • Take Me to The Land of Jazz (1928) / Lowe Stokes / In Chronological Order Vol. 1 / Document
  • Sailing on the Robert E. Lee (1930) / Lowe Stokes / In Chronological Order Vol. 1 / Document
  • Hell Bound Train (1928) / Frank Hutchison / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 / Document
  • Muskrat Rag (1929) / Reese Jarvis & Dick Justice / Old-Time Music from West Virginia / Document
  • Red Wing (1927) / Riley Puckett / 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era
  • The Yodeling Cowboy (1938) / Montana Slim / 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era
  • The West Ain't What It Used to Be (1939) / Carson Robison & His Pioneers / 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era
  • Razors In De Air (1929) / Vernon Dalhart / Puttin' On the Style / Document
  • The Wreck of the Shenandoah (1925) / Vernon Dalhart / Puttin' On the Style / Document
  • Oklahoma Blues (1928) / Frank Wallace / Country Music Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • Lonesome Road Blues (1925) / Blue Ridge Duo / Country Music Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • Drinkin' And A-Thinkin' (1948) / Smokey Rogers / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • Air Mail Special on the Fly (1946) / Leon Rusk / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • High Voltage Gal / Luke Wills Rhythm Busters / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • Darling Why Are You So Mean to Me / Hoyle Nix / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper

Mayberry Corner Trivia:  Opie only gave two cents to the annual charity drive which upset Andy….finally, at the end of the show, Andy asked Opie why he only gave two cents.  What was Opie saving his hard-earned money for? 

Answer:  To buy a winter coat for a girl in his class at school. 

Sidebar:  That's the episode where Opie asks at the end what's for dinner, and Andy replies, “You and Aunt Bea are having chicken, I'm having crow.”

  • She's Bad, Bad Business / Andy Griffith / What It Is, Is Andy Griffith / EMI
  • Wanna Buy a Possum? / Jerry Clower / Greatest Hits / MCA
  • God Made the Possum / The VW Boys / The Possum Tapes / Fat Dog

Mayberry Recipe:  A-O.K. Fried Okra (from "Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark)

  • Aunt Jemima's Plaster / Red Foley / Hank Williams Live at the Grand Ole Opry / Mercury
  • Comedy with Minnie Pearl / Minnie Pearl / Hank Williams Live at the Grand Ole Opry / Mercury
  • I Just Don't Like This Kind of Livin' / Hank Williams / Hank Williams Live at the Grand Ole Opry / Mercury
  • Lights In the Valley (1935) / J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Mountain Gospel (compilation) / JSP
  • Sowing on the Mountain (1938) / The Coon Creek Girls / Mountain Gospel (compilation) / JSP
  • I Must Tell Jesus / The Blackwood Brothers / More Southern Gospel Classics / Madacy
  • Creep Along Moses (1926) / Taskiana Four / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust to Digital
  • The Covered Wagon (1949) / Bill Haley / Country Western Original Masters / Documents
  • Colorado Sunset (1939) / Gene Autry / Country Western Original Masters / Documents
  • On the Owl Hoot Trail (1939) / The Shelton Brothers / Country Western Original Masters / Documents
  • Alamo Rag (1941) / Adolph Hofner / Country Western Original Masters / Documents
  • On Top of Old Smokey / Rex Allen / The Arizona Cowboy / Self
  • All Set and Saddled / Tex Morton / Yodelling Mad! / Jasmine
  • When I'd Yoo-hoo In the Valley / Kenny Roberts / Yodelling Mad! / Jasmine

17 June 2007
Our Fathers on Father's Day

For our Father’s Day show we brought you interviews and favorite songs of our fathers.  Marti’s father passed away in 1998, but we had interviews of him that we recorded in 1994 that were very informational and entertaining – the first time Marti had heard them since we recorded them.  We also played an interview of Jim’s Dad where he related his experience with local characters during his teen years early in the WW2 years.  We appreciate all the calls from listeners.  You all are great!

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • One of These Mornings / The Oak Ridge Boys / 22 Country Gospel Greats / Country Stars
  • Early Radio / Robert Lee Harmon Sr / 1994 Interview
  • John Henry (1928) / DeFord Bailey / Harp Blowers  1925-1936 / Document
  • Uncle Dave's Travels p.1 (1929) / Uncle Dave Macon / The Country Music Hall of Fame / MCA
  • My Dixie Darling / The Carter Family / Country Roots / K-TEL
  • Maple on the Hill (1935) / J.E. Mainer / The Golden Age of JE Mountaineers / Cattle
  • The WBT Briarhoppers / Robert Lee Harmon Sr / 1994 Interview
  • Theme - Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie / The Briarhoppers / Hit's Briarhopper Time / Lamon (LP)
  • The Old Grey Mare Is Back Where She Used To Be / The Briarhoppers / Whitey and Hogan with the Briarhoppers / Old Homestead (LP)
  • Cool Water / Sons of the Pioneers / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / MCA
  • Back in the Saddle Again / Gene Autry / The Essential / Columbia
  • There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder (1943) / Tex Ritter / High Noon / Living Era
  • Possum Huntin' / Robert Lee Harmon Sr / 1994 Interview
  • Peaches and Possums / Jerry Clower / Peaches and Possums / MCA
  • Idiotic Lawsuits / Jerry Clower / Peaches and Possums / MCA
  • Dill Pickle Rag / Chet Atkins & Doc Watson / Reflections / Sugar Hill
  • Divorce Me C.O.D. / Merle Travis / Country Roots / K-TEL
  • Stay A Little Longer / Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys / Country Roots / K-TEL

Mayberry Corner Trivia question:  Who was Ernest T's "Mother Figure"  Answer:  Helen Crump

  • A Good Man is Hard to Find / Andy Griffith / What It Is, Is Andy Griffith / EMI

Mayberry Recipe:  Rodney's Gooey Butter (from "Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark, contributed by Beverly & Rodney Dillard)

  • Wabash Cannonball / Roy Acuff / Country Roots / K-TEL
  • The Cattle Call / Eddy Arnold / Country Roots / K-TEL
  • Walking the Floor Over You / Ernest Tubb / Country Roots / K-TEL
  • Long Gone Lonesome Blues / Hank Williams / Country Roots / K-TEL
  • Playing in the Woods / Robert Lee Harmon Sr / 1994 Interview
  • In the Jailhouse Now / Jimmie Rodgers / Country Roots / K-TEL
  • I Want to Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart / Patsy Montana / Country Roots / K-TEL
  • Jealous Heart / Tex Ritter / Country Roots / K-TEL
  • Ridin' Down the Canyon / Gene Autry / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine / Gene Autry & Jimmy Long / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Jingle, Jangle, Jingle / Tex Ritter & His Texans / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Don't Fence Me In / Roy Rogers / Famous Country Music Makers / Pulse
  • Strawberry Roan / Marty Robbins / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Shot in the Foot / James R. Beaver Sr / 1994 Interview
  • Jealous Hearted Me / The Carter Family / In The Shadow of ClinchMountain / Bear Family


10 June 2007
All Sorts of Things, Plus Hank Williams

This show capped a very busy week for us.  Jim traveled to Washington, DC, to attend the Collier Trophy award banquet and took Marti with him (Jim’s regular job is as an engineer with Pratt & Whitney, the engine maker for the winning F-22 Raptor).  We returned early Saturday so Jim could perform with Pine Creek Bluegrass at the Sterling Park Bluegrass Festival, then we rolled into the WHUS studio Sunday to bring you the Red Rooster Party and Bluegrass Cafe.  After a few weeks hiatus, we brought back the Ever Loving Light segment and featured Hank Williams this week.  Hope you enjoyed.

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • My Lord Is Writing (1938) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recordings Volume 2 / Document
  • The Remember Song (2007) / Tom Rush
  • Big Iron / Michael Martin Murphy & Marty Robbins / Cowboy Songs III / WB
  • You Ain't Got Faith / Wally Fowler & The Oak Ridge Quartet / Hank Williams Live at the Grand Ole Opry / Mercury

Ever Loving Light:  Hank Williams

  • Lovesick Blues (1949) / Hank Williams / Hank Williams Live at the Grand Ole Opry / Mercury
  • Baby We're Really in Love (1952) / Hank Williams / Hank Williams Live at the Grand Ole Opry / Mercury
  • March of Dimes Intro, Moanin' The Blues, March of Dimes PSA, Help Me Understand (1951) / Hank Williams / Early Country Radio / JSP
  • Barney Google / Spike Jones & His City Slickers / The Spike Jones Anthology / Rhino
  • Bootlegger's Story (1938) / Frank Gerald & Howard Dixon / The Dixon Brothers  vol. 3 / Document
  • Down Where the River Bends (1945) / Walter & Johnnie Bailes / The Bailes Brothers Sing their Hearts Out for You / Cattle
  • I Wish I Had Never Seen Sunshine / The Blue Sky Boys / Farm & Fun Time Favorites / Copper Creek
  • Boll Weevil / W.A. Lindsey, Alvin Conder / Hard Times Come Again No More / Yazoo
  • Broke Down Section Hand / Ernest Stoneman / Hard Times Come Again No More / Yazoo
  • Brown's Ferry Blues / The Delmore Brothers / East Virginia Blues / BMG

Mayberry Corner Trivia:  Andy’s first girlfriend on the show was Ellie Walker.  What was Ellie’s occupation?
Answer:  Pharmacist

  • Standing on the Corner / Andy Griffith / What It Is, Is Andy Griffith / Heartland
  • There's No Time For Sargeants / Andy Griffith / What It Is, Is Andy Griffith / Heartland

Mayberry Recipe:  Depression Pancake (from "Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark, submitted by Art Baer, writer on The Andy Griffith Show)

  • Don't Look for Trouble (1949) / Arthur Smith & The Cracker Jacks / The Golden Age of Arthur Smith / Cattle
  • Why Do I Cry Over You? / Ray Whitley / Boppin' AcetatesCoast to Coast / Collector
  • Dixie Boogie Rhythm / Unknown Artist & Band / Boppin' AcetatesCoast to Coast / Collector
  • Rosie, Rosie / Roy Kelley & His Westernairs / Boppin' AcetatesCoast to Coast / Collector
  • You're Gonna Pay / Red River Trio / Boogie Woogie Cowboy  1944-1956 / Country
  • Weary Lonesome Blues / Wes Tuttle & His Coon Hunters / Boogie Woogie Cowboy  1944-1956 / Country
  • Catalog Cowboy Joe / Judy Clark & the Rhythm Cowgirls / Boogie Woogie Cowboy  1944-1956 / Country
  • Fireball Mail / Johnny Bond / Boogie Woogie Cowboy  1944-1956 / Country
  • Where the Soul Never Dies / The Oak Ridge Boys / The Best of / Columbia
  • He Touched Me / Hovie Lister & the Statesmen / Southern Gospel Classics Vol. 1 / Madacy
  • Hush / The Blind Boys of Alabama / I Brought Him With Me / House of Blues
  • Days of 49' / Sid Hausman & Tony Norris / Overland & Waterways / Self
  • He's a Killer / Bar-J Wranglers / Live / Self
  • Welcome to the West / Ranger Doug (Doug Greene) / Songs of the Sage / Warner

3 June 2007
Marti's Day

Jim was doing some announcing at the Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival in Preston, CT, this weekend, so Marti brought Red Rooster Party to you completely solo today, including all the song choices.  There was much “new” (meaning never-before-played-on-the-show) music, and we hope you enjoyed the change.  Of special interest was the introduction to Tony Norris, a cowboy/western poet/musician from the Southwest.  Marti and Jim will both be back next week.

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • Hide Me In Thy Bosom / The Golden Gate Quartet / Gospel Greats / BMG
  • Who's Gonna Love You When I'm Gone (1945) / Al Dexter / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • Georgia Boogie (1948) / Curley Williams & His Georgia Peach Pickers / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • It Ain't Far To The Bar (1947) / Johnny Tyler / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • Silver Dew on the Bluegrass Tonight (1945) / Bob Wills / Stompin' Singers & Western Swingers / Proper
  • Who Shot Willie? / Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith / One Good Boogie Deserves Another / Jasmine
  • Guitar Boogie / Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith / One Good Boogie Deserves Another / Jasmine
  • Petticoat Fever (1950) / Merle Travis / Boogie Woogie Cowboy  44-56 / Country
  • I've Got the Weary Lonesome Blues (1946) / Travis & Johnny Bond / Boogie Woogie Cowboy  44-56 / Country
  • In The Highways / The Carter Family / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • LonesomeValley / Sanctified Group / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • Honey in the Rock / Five Blind Boys of Alabama / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • You've Got to Move / The Fairfield Four / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • Lord, Don't Leave Me Here / The Chestnut Grove Quartet / The Legendary Chestnut Grove Quartet / County
  • When the Good Lord Cares / The Browns Ferry Four / Sacred Songs Volume 2 / King
  • Montana (1954) / The Sons of the Pioneers / My Rifle, My Pony and Me / Bear Family
  • Ballad of the Alamo (1960) / Marty Robbins / My Rifle, My Pony and Me / Bear Family
  • My Rifle, My Pony and Me (1959) / Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson / My Rifle, My Pony and Me / Bear Family
  • And The Moon Grew Brighter (1954) / Kirk Douglas / My Rifle, My Pony and Me / Bear Family

Mayberry Corner Trivia Question:  On what TV comedy series did Andy Taylor and the town of Mayberry first appear?
Answer:  The Danny Thomas Show, February 15th, 1960 

  • The Fishin' Hole / Andy Griffith / American Originals / Capitol
  • What It Was, Was Football (parts 1 & 2) / Andy Griffith / American Originals / Capitol
  • Birmingham Jail / Kenny Roberts / Pays A Tribute to Wilf Carter / PCD
  • Driftwood on the River / Rex Allen Sr / I Love to Yodel! Vol. 2 / Jasmine
  • It Ain't Nobody's Business What I Do / Tom & Ed (The LeGarde Twins) / I Love to Yodel! Vol. 2 / Jasmine
  • The Showman's Song / Slim Dusty / I Love to Yodel! Vol. 2 / Jasmine
  • IdahoState Fair / Johnny Granger / I Love to Yodel! Vol. 2 / Jasmine
  • Wedding Bells / Hank Williams / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Try Me One More Time / Ernest Tubb / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Crazy Cause I Love You / Spade Cooley / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Footprints in the Snow / Bill Monroe / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Boomer Johnson / Tony Norris / A Letter From Home Summer 2003 / Self
  • Coyotes / Don Edwards / Goin' Back to Texas / WB Western
  • AbileneTown / Sons of the San Joaquin / Horses, Cattle and Coyotes / Shanachie
  • Headin' For the Home Corral / Bar J Wranglers / Headin' For the Home Corral / Self
  • Sweet Fern / Charlie Monroe / Charlie Monroe's Boys / Old Homestead
  • Oh Death / Charlie Monroe / Charlie Monroe's Boys / Old Homestead
  • Grave At The Foot of the Mountain / Charlie Monroe / Charlie Monroe's Boys / Old Homestead

27 May 2007
Memorial Day

We devoted the entire show to Memorial Day, and remembering those who have died in this country’s wars.  Special thanks to Archie Kneeland who supplied many of the rarer songs.

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction
  • Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho / The Golden Gate Quartet / Gospels & Spirituals / Dejavu
  • There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Elton Britt / Smithsonian Victory Collection / BMG / RCA
  • A White Cross Marks The Grave / The Sauceman Brothers / 45 Single / Republic [from Archie Kneeland’s collection]
  • Antietam / Reno & Smiley / Folk Songs of the Civil War / King
  • Soldier's Grave / The Louvin Brothers / The Louvin Brothers / King
  • That Star Belongs to Me / The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / On The Radio 1952-1953 / Rounder
  • He's Coming to Us Dead / J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers / RunMountain / Arhoolie
  • Keep the Flag Flying / Johnny Wright / Country Pride U.S.A. / Universal [from Archie Kneeland’s collection]
  • Captain Rosie / Margaret Brixey / 45 Single  (32662) / Decca [from Archie Kneeland’s collection]
  • Stars And Stripes On Iwo Jima Isle / Sons of the Pioneers / Smithsonian Victory Collection / BMG / RCA
  • Comin' In On A Wing and A Prayer / The Four Vagabonds / Smithsonian Victory Collection / BMG / RCA
  • Big Black Wall / Phil Coley / 45 Single (AMH101) / Aftermath [from Archie Kneeland’s collection]
  • A Letter From Vietnam (To Mother) / Hank Snow / Singing Ranger Vol. 3 / Bear Family [from Archie Kneeland’s collection]
  • Purple Heart / Red Allen / Keep On Going / Rebel
  • Korean Song / Jimmie Osborne / The Voice of Free America (LP) / Strictly Country / King [from Archie Kneeland’s collection]

Mayberry Corner Trivia:  Why did Ernest T. Bass want to join the Army?
Answer: To get a uniform so he could get a girl

  • I'll Fly Away / A New Name Written Down In Glory / Andy Griffith with Steve Tyrell / Bound for the Promised Land / Sparrow
Mayberry Recipe:  Aunt Bee’s Kerosene Cucumbers (from "Aunt Bee’s Cookbook" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark)
  • The Vacant Chair / Dying Soldier Boy / Ralph Stanley & Ray Davis / Civil War Memories / Wango
  • The Rebel Soldier / Tennessee Ernie Ford / Songs of the Civil War / Capitol
  • Not a Word of That Be Said / Ginny Hawker / Mountain Journey / Rounder
  • Forgotten Men / Reno & Smiley / 1951-1959  vol. 3 / King
  • Operation X / Dave Dudley / Truck Drivin' Son of A Gun (LP) / Mercury [from Archie Kneeland’s collection]
  • Wrap My Body in Old Glory / The Sauceman Brothers / 45 Single / Republic [from Archie Kneeland’s collection]
  • The Dying Soldier / The Carter Family / In The Shadow of ClinchMountain / Bear Family
  • Private Wilson White / Marty Robbins / Country 1960-1966 / Bear Family [from Archie Kneeland’s collection]
  • Letter to Tom / The Country Gentlemen / On The Road (and more) / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Atlanta is Burning / WildwoodValley Boys / When I Get Back to Georgia / Rebel
  • Rebel Soldier / Charlie Moore / Civil War Memories / Wango
  • Last Day At Gettysburg / Larry Sparks / BlueMountain Memories / Rebel

20 May 2007
Western Revival


It is not much of a secret that Marti is a huge fan of Western music, and to tell the truth, Jim saddles up to it, too.  Marti decided to do a Western Revival of sorts by playing a great sampling of Western music as it is sung today by modern artists.  Of course it wouldn't be the Red Rooster Party if we didn't ground you with the old songs first, so that's what we did...

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • When The Moon Goes Down (1949) / Golden Gate Quartet / Golden Years 1949-1952 / FD Music
  • When the Work's All Done This Fall 1n (1925) / Carl T. Sprague / Singing in the Saddle / Rounder
  • Boogie Woogie Cowboy (1944) / Jimmie Dean & Merle Travis / Merle Travis 1944-1956 / Country
  • Prairieland Polka / Elton Britt & Rosalie Allen / I Love to Yodel! / Jasmine
  • I Was Born in Old Wyoming / Tex Morton / I Love to Yodel! / Jasmine
Marti picked up the CD from the Bar-J Wranglers while participating in one of their Chuck Wagon Shows at the base of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming...
  • Ridin' For the Round-up (1998) / Bar-J Wranglers / Headin' For Home / Self
Marti and Jim visit Arizona often, and usually spend time in Bisbee.  That's where they met Jon Messenger, a Western folk performer. 
  • La Roca (2004) / Jon Messenger / Ponydance / La Roca Western
  • Ghost Riders (2004) / Jon Messenger / Ponydance / La Roca Western
Marti read somewhere that Roy Rogers thought the Sons of the San Joaquin better approximated the sound of the original Sons of the Pioneers better than any modern group...
  • Trilogy for Roy (1999) / Sons of the San Joaquin / Horses, Cattle and Coyotes / Shanachie
The following poetry and songs were recorded at the 20th annual Cowboy's Gathering at Elko, Nevada...
  • The Elevator Scale (2004) / Rodney Nelson / Elko! A Cowboy's Gathering / Western Jubilee
  • Powder River, Let er' Buck (2004) / Skip Gorman & the Waddie Pals / Elko! A Cowboy's Gathering / Western Jubilee
  • Big Bad Bill (2004) / Sourdough Slim / Elko! A Cowboy's Gathering / Western Jubilee
One of the good guys, Chris LeDoux, was a real cowboy who turned to Western music after retiring from rodeo.  He died in 2005, but left behind some excellent music such as the following song...
  • Song of Wyoming (2000) / Chris LeDoux / Cowboy / Capitol
Jim thinks the following version of "Streets of Laredo"  or "The Cowboy's Lament" is the finest version ever recorded.  Michael Martin Murphey pays homage to the Irish drover ballad origin of the song by performing the first half as "The Bard of Armaugh."  It will slay you...
  • The Streets of Laredo (2002) / Michael Martin Murphey / Cowboy Classics:  Playing Favorites 2 / RealWest

Mayberry Trivia Corner Question:  In the episode with the gold truck passing through Mayberry, who gets in the truck while the drivers take a break?  Answer:  Barney

  • The Remember Song (2007) / Tom Rush (Tom Rush has not yet recorded this for himself, but it has become a viral video on YouTube)
  • I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore (2003) / The VW Boys / Snappy Lunch / Fat Dog

Mayberry Recipe:  Rodney Darling's Persimmon Pucker Up  (The Darling's Favorite Courtin' Dish) (from "Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark)

Riders in the Sky are the most successful Western music group today, and they have been at it for over 25 years.  The following four songs were an example of the range of their craft, both in comedy, entertainment, and pure musical delight...

  • Sidekick Heaven (2003) / Riders in the Sky / Silver Jubilee / Acoustic Disc
  • Phantom of the Chuckwagon (2003) / Riders in the Sky / Silver Jubilee / Acoustic Disc
  • La Malaguena (2003) / Riders in the Sky / Silver Jubilee / Acoustic Disc
  • That's How the Yodel Was Born (2003) / Riders in the Sky / Silver Jubilee / Acoustic Disc
Roy Rogers' last album was recorded in 1991 -- just seven years before his passing.  He never lost his voice...
  • When Pay Day Rolls Around (1991) / Roy Rogers & Ricky Van Shelton / Roy Rogers Tribute / BMG / RCA
  • Pecos Bill (1999) / Roy Rogers Jr & the High Riders / Blue Prairie / Self
Marty Robbins was one of the first country music artists to use multi-track recording.  That made it possible for Michael Martin Murphey to perform "Big Iron" alongside Marty a decade after Marty's passing...
  • Big Iron (1993) / Michael Martin Murphey & Marty Robbins / Cowboy Songs 3 / Warner
  • Bizarzyski - Mad Bard & Carpenter Savant of Manchester, MT - Feeds the Birds (2004) / Paul Zarzyski / Elko! A Cowboy's Gathering / Western Jubilee
An unbelievably beautiful solo effort from Doug Green, a.k.a. Ranger Doug...
  • Night Riding Song (1997) / Ranger Doug / Songs of the Sage / Warner
  • The Cowboy Song (1996) / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Live! At Last / Rounder
  • Dear Mama, I'm a Cowboy (1997) / Red Steagall / Dear Mama, I'm a Cowboy / Warner
  • Cowboy Camp Meetin' / Bar-J Wranglers / Cowboy's Dreams / Self
  • I'm Casting My Lasso Toward the Sky / Slim Whitman / Yodellin' Crazy / Delta Music

13 May 2007
Mother's Day

If you listen to old music like we do, you know there are many many old sentimental songs about mother.  We mined our personal collection to come up with a fair sampling of those songs with a few funnies thrown in for good measure.  Archie Kneeland again provided some material for this show from his vast collection.

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction (1994)
  • Mother's Love (1950) / Golden Gate Quartet / Golden Gate Quartet  Vol. 6 / Document
  • Mama Don't Allow / J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Run Mountain / Arhoolie
  • M-O-T-H-E-R / Eddy Arnold / Eddy's Song (Box) / Proper
  • I Heard My Mama Call My Name In Prayer / Nashville Grass / Classic Bluegrass / Smithsonian
  • World's Meanest Mother / Chickie Williams / (from Archie Kneeland’s collection)
  • Mother Maybelle / Larry Perkins & Friends / A Glad Reunion Day / RME
  • Pictures of My Mother / Gene Autry / I Love to Yodel! Vol. 2 / Jasmine
  • Dear Mama, I'm a Cowboy / Red Steagall / Dear Mama, I'm a Cowboy / Warner Western
Interview:  Jim’s Mom Hears Bill & Charlie Monroe in Midland, North Carolina in the 1930s (recorded ca. 2001)
  • What Would You Give In Exchange / Monroe Brothers / Blue Moon of Kentucky / Bear Family
  • Always Be Kind to Your Mother / Reno & Smiley / 1951/1959 / King
  • That Pioneer Mother of Mine / Roy Rogers / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Mama's Hand / Hazel Dickens / A Few Old Memories / Rounder
  • I'm Glad That You're My Mother / Girls of the Golden West / (from Archie Kneeland’s collection)
  • Family / Lewis Grizzard / Don't Believe I'da Told That / Columbia
  • Grandma Willie's Yard / Lewis Grizzard / Don't Believe I'da Told That / Columbia
Mayberry Corner Trivia:  What was Helen Crump's occupation?   Answer:  Teacher
  • Mom Always Liked You Best / The Smothers Brothers / Sibling Revelry / Rhino
  • Sweetest Mother / The Blue Sky Boys / Farm & Fun Time Favorites Vol. 2 / Copper Creek
  • I.O.U. / Jimmy Dean / A Tribute to Mom / unknown 
  • Your Mother, Your Darling, Your Friend / Ernest Tubb / (from Archie Kneeland’s collection)
  • Coat of Many Colors / Dolly Parton / Live and Well / Sugar Hill
  • I Dreamed About Mother Last Night / Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper / Walking My Lord Up Calvary's Hill / Gusto
Mayberry Recipe:  Leon's Thankless Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich (from "Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark)
  • Mom and Dad's Waltz / Lefty Frizzell / Look What Thoughts Will Do / Columbia
  • It's Been Years Since I've Seen My Mother / Jimmie Davis / (from Archie Kneeland’s collection)
  • There's A Mother Always Waiting / Maybelle Carter / Sara & Maybelle Carter / Bear Family
  • An Old Time Family Bluegrass Band / The Oak Ridge Boys / Ya’ll Come Back Saloon / MCA
  • You Are My Sunshine / Jimmie Davis / As Good As It Gets – Hillbilly / Disky
  • A Mother's Faith / Frank Ifield / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine
  • Happy Mother's Day / Ronnie Diamond / (from Archie Kneeland’s collection)
  • My Mother's Beautiful Hands / Bradley Kincaid / (from Archie Kneeland’s collection)
  • Mama Don’t Allow No Music / Doc Watson / Tennessee Stud / EMI/Music Mill

6 May 2007
Eventful Dates

We recognized several interesting anniversaries on this show.  Uncle Dave Macon recorded 38 sides for the Vocalion label in New York City eighty years ago on 7, 9, 10, and 11 May.  Roni Stoneman’s birthday was 5 May, 1938, Riley Puckett was born 7 May 1894, Kyle Bailes of the Bailes Brothers was born 7 May 1915, and his brother Homer Bailes was born 8 May 1922, Maybelle Carter was born 10 May 1909, Cliff Carlisle was born 6 May 1904, and Lester Flatt passed away 11 May 1979.  We played songs from all of these artists as well as other favorites of ours.  We hope you enjoyed!

  •  Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • In That Great Getting Up Morning (1944) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Radio Transcriptions 1941-1944 / Document
  • Molly Married A Traveling Man (1927) / Uncle Dave Macon / Classic Sides 1924-1938 / JSP
  • My Dixie Darling (1928) / The Carter Family / Country Roots / K-Tel
  • Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) (1947) / Tex Williams / Country Roots / K-Tel
  • Stay A Little Longer (1945) / Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys / Country Roots / K-Tel
  • What 'Cha Gonna' Do Now (195?) / Carl Petz & The Drifting Cowboys / Boppin' Acetates Coast to Coast / Collector Records
  • Pistol Packin' Mama (195?) / Red Belcher, Sunflower & Kentucky Ridge Runners / Boppin' Acetates Coast to Coast / Collector Records
  • When I Stop Dreaming (1955) / The Louvin Brothers / The Louvin Brothers / King
  • Lonesome Road Blues (1957) / Roni Stoneman / Classic Bluegrass / Smithsonian
  • Lost John Boogie (1945) / Wayne Raney / As Good As It Gets Hillbilly / Disky
  • Bear Cat Papa Blues (1949) / Gene Autry / As Good As It Gets Hillbilly / Disky
  • I Hang My Head and Cry (1938) / Sons of the Pioneers / As Good As It Gets Hillbilly / Disky
  • I'm A Goin' Away in the Morn (1927) / Uncle Dave Macon / Classic Sides / JSP
  • Flower Blooming in the Wildwood (1938) / The Coon Creek Girls / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont
  • We Are Climbing (1940) / The Chuck Wagon Gang / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont
  • This Old House (1961) / Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper / Walking My Lord Up Calvary's Hill / Gusto
  • Don't Get Above Your Raisin (1951) / Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & Foggy Mtn. Boys / Columbia Country Classic vol. 1 / Columbia
  • What Will You Be Doing Then (1953) / The Bailes Brothers / 78 RPM Single / King 938-AA (this was a 78 in Jim's collection)

Mayberry Corner Trivia:  What did Otis ride into the courthouse on?
Answer:  A cow

  • SwanLake / Andy Griffith / American Originals / Capitol

Recipe:  Harvey's Little Big Orange Cookies,  submitted by Harvey Bullock

  • Hobo Blues (193?) / Cliff Carlisle / Yodellin' Crazy / Delta Music
  • Back on the Texas Plains (1939) / Riley Puckett / Yodellin' Crazy / Delta Music
  • Mule Skinner Blues (1940) / Bill Monroe / Yodellin' Crazy / Delta Music
  • Boogie Woogie Yodel Song (1950) / Kenny Roberts / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family (Congrats to Elsie who correctly identified Kenny Roberts as the singer)
  • Old Chisholm Trail (1942) / Tex Ritter / A Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • The Cowboy's Dying Dream (1937) / Cliff Carlisle & Fred Kirby / A Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • The Rovin' Gambler (unk.) / Elton Britt & The Beaver Valley Sweethearts / A Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • Red River Valley (poss.1941 or 1950s remake) / The Sons of the Pioneers / A Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • King of the Road (1965) / Roger Miller / Pure Country Classics #1 Hits /UTV Records
  • Young Love (1956) / Sonny James / Pure Country Classics #1 Hits /UTV Records
  • Saginaw Michigan (1965) / Lefty Frizell / Pure Country Classics #1 Hits / UTV Records
  • Make The World Go Away (1965) / Eddie Arnold / Pure Country Classics #1 Hits / UTV Records
  • Fifteen Miles From Dallas (unk.) / Jimmie Davis / Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & Honky Tonk Blues vol.2 / Jasmine
  • Yodelling Mad (c.1946) / Yodelling Slim Clark / Yodelling Mad!  The Best of Country Yodel / Jasmine
  • Out On The Lone Prairie (193?) / Patsy Montana / Yodelling Mad!  The Best of Country Yodel / Jasmine

29 April 2007
Classic Country


We had a late start because of a baseball game, so we thought it would be a good time to play some good ole Classic Country Music.  We get many requests for Classic Country, so we hope this was a happy day for fans of the music of the 40s, 50s, and 60s...

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • Seven Angels And Seven Trumpets (1949) / Golden Gate Quartet / Volume 6  1949-1952 / Document
  • Walkin' the Floor Over You (1941) / Ernest Tubb / As Good As It Gets Hillbilly / Disky
  • The Blues Come Around (1947) / Hank Williams / As Good As It Gets Hillbilly / Disky
  • Lost John (1945) / Merle Travis / As Good As It Gets Hillbilly / Disky [awesome pickin’]
  • Old Shep (1941) / Red Foley / As Good As It Gets Hillbilly / Disky
  • Must You Throw Dirt in My Face (1962) / The Louvin Brothers / The Louvin Brothers / King
  • I'll Forgive You, But I Can't Forget (1944) / Roy Acuff / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • You Waited Too Long (1940) / Roy Rogers / Greatest Country Hits / Disky [we gave the wrong title to this song on the air because of a mismarked CD case]
  • Blues Stay Away From Me (1949) / Owen Bradley Quartet / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Four Walls (1957) / Jim Reeves / Essential Jim Reeves / RCA [a request from Earl!]
  • Tennessee Stud (1959) / Eddie Arnold / RCA Country Legends / Buddha Records [the great Jimmy Driftwood song]
  • Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday) (1951) / Lefty Frizzell / Look What Thoughts Will Do / Columbia
  • (I've Got A) Humpty Dumpty Heart (1948) / Hank Thompson & His BrazosValley Boys / Vintage Collections / Capitol
  • You're Fer Me (c.1956) / Buck Owens / His Earliest Recordings / Recall Records [even Buck Owens fans may not have heard this cut…]

Mayberry Corner TriviaQuestion:  In the episode titled "The Haunted House", everyone believed the Rimshaw House was haunted.  What was really going on in the house?

Answer:  Moonshiners operating a still

  • Low and Lonely (1943) / Roy Acuff / His Earliest Recordings / Recall Records [we played this song in honor of Denver Pyle (a.k.a. Briscoe Darling) who performed it on an episode of The Andy Griffith Show]

What follows is a tribute to three great country artists who perished in an airplane crash in March 1963…

  • Three Cigarettes in the Ashtray (1957) / Patsy Cline / 25 All-Time Greatest Recordings / Varese Sarabande
  • Alabam (1960) / Cowboy Copas / Hard to Find Hits / Time Life
  • Lonesome 7-7203 (1963) / Hawkshaw Hawkins / Hard to Find Hits / Time Life [hit the charts three days before he died]
  • Alone With You (1958) / Faron Young / Hard to Find Hits / Time Life
  • Heartbreak USA (1961) / Kitty Wells / 40 Legendary Songs / Madacy
  • The Last Ride (1959) / Hank Snow / 40 Legendary Songs / Madacy
  • Devil Woman (1962) / Marty Robbins / 40 Legendary Songs / Madacy
  • Abilene (1963) / George Hamilton IV / 40 Legendary Songs / Madacy
  • North to Alaska (1960) / Johnny Horton / 40 Legendary Songs / Madacy

22 April 2007
Wade Mainer's 100th Birthday

We celebrated Wade Mainer's 100th birthday (which was the previous day -- 21 April 2007) by playing from his long list of influential music for the entire first hour of the show.  We wished we could have celebrated with Wade and the many notable guests at his party in Michigan the day before, but in lieu of that, we brought you this salute to Wade.  (We heard that Wade and his wife Julia performed at the celebration!)  The Mainer's got their start in music while living in Concord, North Carolina -- Jim's hometown -- so we have acquired a special fondness for the music of Wade, J. E., and their families.

The playlist below will be expanded with more information as we have time to update.  Check back often.

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Intro (1994)
John Morris of Old Homestead Records released a CD of performances by Wade & J. E. Mainer along with early bandmates Zeke & Wiley Morris, and Steve Ledford, recorded at various concerts in the Washington, DC, area between 1967-1970.  Prior to releasing these recordings, John Morris and Virgil Shouse conducted an interview with Wade that appears on the CD.  We used portions of that interview throughout our celebration of Wade's music...
  • Wade Mainer Interview Intro (1999) / Wade Mainer / With The Original Mainer's Mountaineers Live / Old Homestead
  • Maple On The Hill (1935) / J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / The Golden Age of… / Cattle
  • Take Me In The Lifeboat (1935) / J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / The Golden Age of… / Cattle
  • Johnson's Old Grey Mule (1936) / J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / The Golden Age of… / Cattle
  • Ridin' On That Train 45 (1937) / J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / The Golden Age of… / Cattle
  • Little Maggie (1937) / J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / The Golden Age of… / Cattle
  • Little Pal (1947) / Wade Mainer / I'm Not Looking Backward / Gusto
  • Dust on the Bible (1947) / Wade Mainer / I'm Not Looking Backward / Gusto
  • I'm Not Looking Backward (1951) / Wade Mainer / I'm Not Looking Backward / Gusto
  • The New Bright World (1961) / Wade Mainer / I'm Not Looking Backward / Gusto
  • Little Birdie (1951) / Wade Mainer / I'm Not Looking Backward / Gusto
  • Courtin' In The Rain (1976) / Wade Mainer / From The Maple On The Hill / Old Homestead
  • Reel and Rock (1976) / Wade Mainer / From The Maple On The Hill / Old Homestead
  • Julie (1976) / Wade Mainer / From The Maple On The Hill / Old Homestead
  • Ramshackle Shack (1991) / Wade & Julia Mainer / In The Land of Melody / JuneAppal
  • I Can't Sit Down (1991) / Wade & Julia Mainer / In The Land of Melody / JuneAppal
  • Trickling Water (1991) / Wade & Julia Mainer / In The Land of Melody / JuneAppal

Mayberry Corner - Trivia question:  Something "Big, Really Big" was going to come through Mayberry and it was supposed to be a secret.  What was it?
Answer:  A gold shipment

  • It's Sunday Fry That Chicken (2002) / Doug Reeves / Searching the Map for Mayberry / Self
  • The Andy Griffith Show Medley (2001) / Jerusalem Ridge & Leroy Mack / Together / Self

Mayberry Recipe:  Sourwood Mountain Sour Cream Apple Squares [submitted by Sandy & Dean Webb]  (from "Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark

Searching for Mayberry saluting FairburyNE(listener Art's wife's hometown)

  • Memphis Shakedown (1934) / Memphis Jug Band / Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music v. 4 / Revement
  • Southern Casey Jones (1936) / Jesse James / Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music v. 4 / Revement
  • Mean Old World (1935) / Heavenly Gospel Singers / Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music v. 4 / Revement
  • Wreck of the Tennessee Gravy Train (1930) / Uncle Dave Macon / Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music v. 4 / Revement
  • Barbecue Bust (1936) / Mississippi Jook Band / Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music v. 4 / Revement
  • You Made Toothpicks of the Timber of My Heart (1950) / Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle with Chet Atkins / Sisters & Mother Maybelle with Chet Atkins / Country Routes RFD
  • My Little Pup With the Patent Leather Nose (1950) / Chet Atkins / Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle with Chet Atkins / Country Routes RFD
  • Yodellin' Rambling Cowboy / Frank Marvin / Yodelling Mad! Vol. 1 / Jasmine
  • I'm Gonna Straddle My Saddle / Polly Jenkins w. Texas Rose / Yodelling Mad! Vol. 1 / Jasmine
  • The Texas Cowboy (c.1938) / Hank Snow / Yodelling Mad! Vol. 1 / Jasmine
  • Right or Wrong (1936) / Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / Daddy of Western Swing / Proper
  • Defrost Your Heart (1956) / Charlie Feathers / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Metro Triples
  • Southbound Line (1960) / Tracy Pendarvis & the Swampers / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Metro Triples
  • Wade Mainer Interview with the Mainer's Mountaineers Closing Theme (1999)

15 April 2007
Weather and Water

The baseball preemption that was scheduled for part of this show was preempted by a big rainstorm with wind brought to us courtesy of a spring Nor’easter, so we thought the theme should be about weather and water, both of which we were getting plenty of…

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Intro (1994)

For the second week in a row we began the program with two songs from the Golden Gate Quartet.  The songs were recorded 13 years apart, and what a difference that made!  The later recording had very high production values and was very much in the popular groove of the time, actually fitting more into the jazz crooning that Thomas Henry brought to you just prior to Red Rooster Party; so we dedicated that first song to Thomas.  The second song, “Noah,” was in the early raw rhythmic style of Golden Gate

  • Rain Is The Teardrops Of Angels (1952) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Works Vol 6 1949-1952 / Document
  • Noah (1939) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Gospel  1937-1941 / Fremeaux & Assoc.

This next song was a huge hit on record and sheet music in 1923, and just about every kid has heard it at one time or other (we sure did)…

  • It Ain't Gonna Rain NoMo' (1923) / Wendell Hall / Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era
  • The Foggy Mountain Top (1929) / The Carter Family / Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era

We departed our weather theme briefly to play a request for the following song written by Bob Dylan and made famous by The Band.  We found a version by a recent bluegrass band…

  • I Shall Be Released (2003) / Chatham County Line / Chatham County Line / Yep Roc
  • The Cyclone of Rye Cove (1964) / The Lost City Ramblers / Classic Old-Time Music / Smithsonian (a Carter Family song about a real incident near their home)
  • Chilly Winds [instrumental] (1959) / Wade Ward / Sounds of the South / Atlantic(from the great Alan Lomax collection)

The following two songs were recorded in Bristol, TN, at the famous Ralph Peer recording session for Victor in 1927…

  • At the River (1927) / Tennessee Mountaineers / The Bristol Sessions Vol. 1 / BMG
  • The Storms are on the Ocean (1927) / The Carter Family / The Bristol Sessions Vol. 1 / BMG
  • Ocean of Life (1936) / The Dixon Brothers / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 / Document
  • On The Banks of the Old Tennessee (1927) / Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Baker / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont

The following four songs were recorded by Sam Phillips on his Sun label…

  • When It Rains It Pours (1955) / Billy "The Kid" Emerson / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Metro Triples
  • Whirlwind (1958) / Charlie Rich / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Metro Triples (Charlie Rich’s first single – back in his rock & roll period)
  • Just Walkin' In the Rain (1953) / The Prisonaires / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Metro Triples
  • Where the Old Red River Flows (1962) / Jimmie Davis / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Metro Triples

Mayberry Corner  Trivia Question:  What member of the Mayberry community left the show to start his own show?  Answer:  Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors)

We visited the Snappy Lunch when we visited Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, NC, in March, so we played this great interview with the owner, Charles Dowell, recorded by The VW Boys, along with a song they perform about the famous eatery…

  • Owner Charles Dowell talks about the Snappy Lunch (2003) / The VW Boys / Snappy Lunch / Fat Dog
  • Snappy Lunch (2003) / The VW Boys / Snappy Lunch / Fat Dog

Mayberry Recipe:  Gomer's Hana Key Lime Pie [submitted by Jim Nabors] (from "Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark

  • Wonder if the Sun Will Shine (195?) / Sonny Boy Miller / Boppin' Acetates Coast to Coast / Collector Records
  • Down by the O-H-I-O  (Stomp) (1935) / Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / Daddy of Western Swing / Proper
  • An Old Watermill by a Waterfall (Easy) (1936) / Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / Daddy of Western Swing / Proper
  • Driftwood on the River (1951) / Ernest Tubb / The Best of Ernest Tubb / MCA
  • Deep Sea Blues (1938) / Fred Kirby / The Original "Atomic Power" / Cattle Compact (our hometown singing cowboy)
  • Sold Down the River (193?) / Blue Sky Boys / Country Brothers / Jasmine
  • Red RiverValley (1953) / Sons of the Pioneers / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine
  • Wind (mid-1950s) / Sons of the Pioneers / Cowboy Jubilee featuring Rex Allen / Texas Moon Records (from a recording made for the Dept. of the Navy intended for overseas broadcast to servicemen)
  • Red RiverValley Blues (193?) / Montana Slim / Yodelin' Crazy / Delta
  • Cool Water (1945) / Sons of the Pioneers / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • The Wayward Wind (1951) / Tex Ritter with the Harry Geller Orchestra / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Riding the Winds of the West (1995) / The Riders in the Sky / Yodel the Cowboy Way / EasyDisc
  • Singing a Song to the Sky (1983) / The Riders in the Sky / Yodel the Cowboy Way / EasyDisc

We had to brighten the “weather” a bit before we concluded…

  • You Are My Sunshine (1940) / Jimmie Davis / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • Keep on the Sunny Side (1928) / The Carter Family / O Brother / Golden Stars

8 April 2007
Easter

We tapped into the large amount of liturgical or gospel music
(30-40% of what was recorded in the early 20th Century) to bring you an entire show of songs related to the observance of Easter.
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Intro (1994)

We usually begin the show with a single song from the Golden Gate Quartet, but we had two from the group about the events of Easter, so we played them both…

  • The Sun Didn't Shine (1941) / Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / Complete Recorded Works Vol 4 / Document
  • He Never Said A Mumblin' Word (1941) / Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / Complete Recorded Works Vol 4 / Document
  • Are You Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb (1927) / Uncle Dave Macon / Classic Sides / JSP
  • Oh, Hide You In The Blood (1937) / The Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe - Blue Moon of Kentucky / Bear Family
  • There's A Light Lit Up In Galilee (1928) / Ernest V. Stoneman's Dixie Mountaineers / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital

The following four songs are from prominent groups of the Piedmont area of North Carolina in the 1930s-1940s…

  • Easter Day (1936) / Dixon Brothers (Howard & Dorsey) / Complete Recorded Works Vol 1 / Document (the only song we played about Easter with "Easter" in the title)
  • I'm Not Turning Backward (c.1947) / Mainer's Mountaineers / Good Ole' Mountain Music / King (composed by Dorsey Dixon)
  • He's Passing This Way (194?) / Wade Mainer / 20 Bluegrass Originals "Hymns" / Deluxe
  • We Shall Rise (1940) / Byron Parker and his Mountaineers / Byron Parker and his Mountaineers / Old Homestead(radio transcription)
  • The Blood That Stained The Old Rugged Cross (1952) / Carl Smith with The Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital
  • I'll Have A New Body (1949) / Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital
  • Walking My Lord Up Calvary Hill (1951) / Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital
  • Christ Arose (1927) / Sheffield Quartet / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital
  • I Remember Calvary (1928) / Ernest Stoneman & Dixie Mountaineers / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital
  • Kneel At The Cross (194?) / Whitey and Hogan with the Briarhoppers / Whitey and Hogan with the Briarhoppers / Old Homestead (LP)
  • Look Away From The Cross (1940) / The Carter Family / In The Shadow of ClinchMountain / Bear Family
  • The Faithful Soldier (1964) / The Doc Watson Family / Tradition / Rounder

Mayberry Corner Trivia:  In the cave-in episode, who was trapped in the cave?    Answer:  Andy and Helen

  • The Old Rugged Cross/Near The Cross (1996) /Andy Griffith / I Love To Tell The Story / Sparrow

Mayberry Recipe:  Main Street Monkey Bread - Snappy breakfast dessert (from "Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts" by Ken Beck and Jim Clark

  • The Cry From The Cross (1957) / The Stanley Brothers / 1953-58 & 1959 / Bear Family

A rare early recording from the Lewis Family – 2006 Inductees into the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Honor…

  • Carry On (1956) / Musical Lewis Family / Hillbilly Gospel 1948-1958 / Flyright

First recorded by Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper in 1947, this is Jim’s favorite version…

  • Tramp On The Street (195?) / Carl Story / The Bluegrass Hall of Fame / Hollywood
  • The Third Man (19??) / Kitty Wells / Dust On The Bible / King

The first box set of the King recordings of Don Reno and Red Smiley was released in 1992 and covered the first half of their output.  The final box set was just released – 15 years later – and we played a couple of relevant songs from that long-awaited set…

  • The Lord's Last Supper (1959) / Don Reno & Red Smiley / 1959-1963 / Gusto
  • The Old Rugged Cross (1963) / Don Reno & Red Smiley / 1959-1963 / Gusto

The following two songs are from LPs that have not yet been (and may never be) released on CD.  The first is from an obscure independent LP by Dry Branch Fire Squad leader, Ron Thomason, before Dry Branch.  The second is from a great 1970s-1980s string band, The Hotmud Family.  Two of the core members of Hotmud – Suzanne Edmundson (now Thomas) and Dave Edmundson – later became members of Dry Branch…

  • I Am The Man, Thomas (c.1980) / Ron Thomason & some confreres / The Mandolin & Other Stuff / Kanawha (LP)
  • The Man In The Middle (1978) / The Hotmud Family / Live, as we know it / Flying Fish (LP)

We infused some (more-) recent music relevant to the theme into the show…

  • Who Rolled The Stone Away (1992) / Weary Hearts / Blue Ridge Mountain Gospel / Pinecastle
  • Drivin' Nails (1992) / The Rarely Herd / Blue Ridge Mountain Gospel / Pinecastle

Another Stanley classic…

  • Purple Robe (1959) / Stanley Brothers / 20 Bluegrass Originals "Hymns" / Deluxe
  • Were You There? (1995) / Front Range / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill
  • One Beautiful Day (1995) / Front Range / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill


1 April 2007
Marti's Feel-Good Show


Marti had such a good time putting this show together that we decided to call it her "feel-good" show.

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Intro (1994)
  • Found a Wonderful Savior (1937) / Golden Gate Quartet / Goodbye Babylon / Dust-to-Digital

Ever Loving Light:  Frankie Laine  [many thanks to Thomas Henry for his insight and assistance]

  • That's My Desire (1946) / Frankie Laine / The Frankie Laine Collection:  The Mercury Years / Mercury
  • That Lucky Old Sun (1949) / Frankie Laine / Frankie Laine's Greatest Hits / Columbia
  • Mule Train (1949) / Frankie Laine & The Muleskinners / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Rawhide (1959) / Frankie Laine / Songs of the West / Rhino

The earliest recorded cowboy singer was Carl T. Sprague.  He recorded this great version of “O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie” in 1926.  Carson Robison thought the premise didn’t make sense – after all, someone in love with the prairie would want to go back – so Robison changed the premise for his follow-up a few years later titled “Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie.”  Robison never recorded the song – this version is from a radio broadcast.

  • O Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie (1926) / Carl T. Sprague / Cowtrails, Longhorns and Tight Saddles / Bear Family
  • Carry Me Back To The Lone Prairie (c. 1930s) / Carson Robison's Buckaroos / Cattle Call:  Early Cowboy Music and Its Roots / Rounder

This might be a surprise for folks familiar with the Country Gentlemen.  This well-known song from the Gentlemen was recorded in 1937 by Carolinians, The Dixon Brothers.  The song reportedly goes back to the Napoleonic Wars and was updated here for the War Between The States.

  • Two Little Boys (1937) / The Dixon Brothers / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 2 / Document
  • A Trip to New York Part (1929) / Allegheny Highlanders / You Ain't Talkin' To Me / Columbia Legacy
  • Sweet Sixteen (1930) / Charlie Poole / You Ain't Talkin' To Me / Columbia Legacy
  • Run Mountain (1963) / J.E. Mainer / 16 Down Home Country Classics / Arhoolie
  • Old Dan Tucker (1960) / Louisiana Honey Drippers / 16 Down Home Country Classics / Arhoolie
  • George's Playhouse Boogie (1961) / Maddox Brothers & Rose / 16 Down Home Country Classics / Arhoolie
  • Hello Stranger (1939 radio transcription) / The Carter Family / 16 Down Home Country Classics / Arhoolie

The following four songs are from the excellent compilation, “Goodbye, Babylon,” on the Dust-To-Digital label…

  • Walking My Lord Up Calvary Hill (1951) / Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital
  • If You See My Savior (1932) / Thomas Dorsey / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital
  • I Remember Calvary (1928) / Ernest Stoneman & Dixie Mountaineers / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital
  • I'll Be a Friend to Jesus (1936) / Wade Mainer / Goodbye, Babylon / Dust-To-Digital

Mayberry Corner Trivia:  There was an episode with a goat…what did the goat eat?  Answer:  Dynamite

  • Prologue / Doug Reeves / Searching the Map for Mayberry / Self

Mayberry's Recipe:  Barney's Chocolate Moulage, submitted by Don Knotts  [from the book Aunt Bee’s Delightful Desserts” by Ken Beck and Jim Clark, p. 87]

Do you live in “Mayberry”?  Let us know and we'll come out and interview folks in your town and put it on the show.  Call us during the show at 860-429-9487 or send us an e-mail at redroosterparty@gmail.com

The following four songs were recorded by Ralph Peer at the famed “Bristol Sessions” in late August/early September 1927 – called “The Big Bang of Country Music” by the late Charles K. Wolfe.

  • The Soldier's Sweetheart / Jimmie Rodgers / The Bristol Sessions / RCA/BMG
  • The Storms Are On The Ocean / The Carter Family / The Bristol Sessions / RCA/BMG
  • Narrow Gauge Blues / El Watson / The Bristol Sessions / RCA/BMG
  • Train On The Island / J.P. Nestor / The Bristol Sessions / RCA/BMG

The following four songs are from the 2-CD set, “The Black and White Roots of Rock & Roll,” a collection that makes a strong statement about the movement of songs and song ideas between black and white musicians during the 1940s and 1950s leading to what we now know as rock & roll…

  • For You My Love / Larry Darnell with Paul Gayten Orchestra / The Black & White Roots of R&R / Indigo
  • For You My Love / Melvin Price & His Santa Fe Rangers / The Black & White Roots of R&R / Indigo
  • Rockin' With Red / Willie “Piano Red” Perryman / The Black & White Roots of Rock & Roll / Indigo
  • Rockin' With Red / Little Jimmy Dickens / The Black & White Roots of Rock & Roll / Indigo

Of course we had to close with some more Western music…

  • Cowpoke / Rex Allen / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine
  • The Oregon Trail / Tex Morgan / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine
  • The Old Trail / Gene Autry / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine

28 March 2007
North Carolina

Marti and Jim spent a week in their home state of North Carolina and were inspired to bring you a whole show of North Carolina music, much of which came from Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy.

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • Pray For the Lights to Go Out / The Golden Gate Quartet / Swing Down, Chariot / Legacy
  • Ole Joe Clark / Gurney Thomas Band / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge / Rounder
  • Cornbread & Butterbeans / Carolina Sunshine Trio / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge / Rounder
  • When the Angels Rolled the Stone Away / Lee & Juanita Moore / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge / Rounder
  • I'm Living Here on BorrowedLand / Silvertone Gospel Harmonizers / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge / Rounder
  • A Mansion Will Be Mine / The Johnson Brothers &  Ray Myers / WPAQ: The Voice of the Blue Ridge / Rounder

J. E. Mainer, Jr., told Jim that his father would play the following song on the radio to signal his family back home in Concord, NC, that he would be home on the weekend.  This version was recorded around 1967 and features Morris Herbert on banjo and lead vocals…

  • Raise a Ruckus Tonight / J.E. Mainer & His Mountaineers / 20 Old-Time Favorites / Rural Rhythm
  • Let Her Go, God Bless Her / Wade Mainer's Mountaineers / Vol. 1   1935-1936 / Old Homestead
  • The Highwayman / Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers / You Ain't Talking to Me / Columbia

Don Reno was a North Carolinian who was born in South Carolina because his NC parents were visiting relatives in SC when his mother went into labor.  He co-wrote and recorded Feudin’ Banjos with Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith in 1955.  The song was used in the movie “Deliverance” under the title “Dueling Banjos” without proper credit to Smith and Reno.  Smith sued and won.

  • Feudin' Banjos / Don Reno / The Original Dueling Banjos / CMH

Arthur “Guitar Boogie” Smith was a South Carolinian who became a North Carolinian after WW2.  He created the world’s first syndicated country music television show (1951-1982) based at WBTV Charlotte, and influenced many folks’ musical taste in the Southeastern US, including Marti and Jim.

  • New Guitar Boogie / Arthur "Guitar" Smith / Swinging on the Swinging Bridge / CMH
  • If I Could Just Make It In / Joe Franklin "The Friendly Farmboy / Hillbilly Gospel 1948-1958 / Flyright
  • Hard Times Will Soon Be Over / Blue Ridge Quartet / Hillbilly Gospel 1948-1958 / Flyright
  • Sail Away Ladies / Tommy Jarrell / The Legacy of Tommy Jarrell V. 1 / County (The “toast” of Toast, NC)
  • Cotton Eyed Joe / Tommy Jarrell / The Legacy of Tommy Jarrell V. 1 / County

Mayberry Corner

Trivia Question:  How many cells were in the Mayberry jail?   Answer:  Two!

  • North Carolina, My Home State / Andy Griffith / Comedy Hits / EMI
  • One Bullet Man / Doug Reeves / Searching the Map for Mayberry / Self

Mayberry Recipe:  Stranger in Town Strawberry Bread                                   

  • China Grove, My Hometown / Curly Seckler / Down In Caroline / Copper Creek (China Grove is next to Marti’s hometown of Kannapolis, NC)
  • Earl's Breakdown / Earl Scruggs / The Essential / Legacy

Three-finger bluegrass banjo picking is generally attributed to Earl Scruggs, but Snuffy Jenkins was one of many North Carolinians who were proficient at three-finger picking before Earl…

  • Snuffy's Talking Blues / Snuffy Jenkins / Pioneer of the Bluegrass Banjo / Arhoolie
  • Dixie, There's No Place Like Home / Snuffy Jenkins / Pioneer of the Bluegrass Banjo / Arhoolie
  • Forgive Is Number One / The Blue Ridge Mountain Boys / WPAQ:  The Voice of the Blue Ridge / Rounder
  • This World Can't Stand Long / The Hall Sisters / WPAQ:  The Voice of the Blue Ridge / Rounder
  • There Ain't No Use Working So Hard / The Carolina Tar Heels / Good for What Ails You / Old Hat
  • Cotton Mill Blues / Daddy John Love / Oh My Little Darling:  Folk Songs / New World Records
  • John Henry / George Pegram / Classic Old Time Music / Smithsonian

George Pegram was discovered by the following song collector and musician, Bascomb Lamar Lunsford, who happened to have written "Mountain Dew"…

  • Old Mountain Dew / Bascom Lamar Lunsford / Ballads, Banjo Tunes, and Sacred Songs / Smithsonian

Arthel “Doc” Watson, from Deep Gap, NC, is one of the most influential guitar pickers in history.  He is still picking at age 83…

  • Life Gits Teejus Don't It / Doc Watson / Doc Watson On Stage / Vanguard
  • Lost John / Doc Watson / Doc Watson On Stage / Vanguard
  • Jimmy's Texas Blues / Doc Watson / Doc Watson On Stage / Vanguard

18 March 2007
Radiothon - Part 2

You are the greatest listeners any radio show could hope to have.  Not only did we enjoy speaking to many of you during the last day of Radiothon, but you propelled us to 158% of the goal that had been set for Red Rooster Party!  We especially enjoyed hearing you describe the music you like, and your recommendations for future shows.  You are very savvy listeners who really know what you like, many having experienced our brand of music first hand.  We had callers from CT, NY, RI, MA, NJ, MD, NC, TX, and WA.  That shows you the power of the World Wide Web to extend the reach of traditional radio.

Marti and Jim especially thank the following folks who helped make Radiothon an enjoyable experience:  Dan Grieder, who has a great classical music show on WHUS Sundays, 9am-noon; Thomas Henry, who knows When the Melody is Right on Sundays, noon-2pm; Mabel Turner, who has a wonderful early jazz show on WHUS from time-to-time; Amy Orlomoski, with whom we share duties on Bluegrass Cafe on Sundays, 4pm-7pm; and good friends Joe Mellet, a great mandolin picker, and Nanette Addesso, the Connecticut Sawyer who can also sing the bluegrass mighty fine.  We also want to thank YOU -- all the listeners who were motivated to call and contribute to the well-being of the station that brings you Red Rooster Party!

Music we played on Radiothon Part 2:

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Introduction
  • Blind Barnabus (1944) / Golden Gate Quartet / Radio Transcriptions / Document
  • Up Jumped the Devil (1940) / Byron Parker & His Mountaineers / Byron Parker & His Mountaineers / Old Homestead
  • The Letter That Went to God (1940) / Byron Parker & His Mountaineers / Byron Parker & His Mountaineers / Old Homestead
  • Theme/Introduction / The Sauceman Brothers / The Sauceman Brothers on WCYB / Copper Creek
  • Asheville / The Sauceman Brothers / The Sauceman Brothers on WCYB / Copper Creek
  • I'm Troubled / Doc and Arnold Watson / Friends of Old Time Music / Smithsonian
  • The Storms Are On The Ocean / Maybelle Carter / Friends of Old Time Music / Smithsonian
  • The Dream Of A Miner's Child / The Stanley Brothers / Friends of Old Time Music / Smithsonian
  • Rockin' Boogie / Jesse Fuller / Friends of Old Time Music / Smithsonian
  • Down South Blues / Dock Boggs / Friends of Old Time Music / Smithsonian
  • Mississippi Sawyer (1963) / J. E. Mainer’s Mountaineers / Run Mountain / Arhoolie
  • Can The Circle be Unbroken / The Carter Family / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Great Speckle Bird / Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • You Are My Sunshine / Gene Autry / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Time Changes Everything / Bob Wills And The Texas Playboys / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Hound Dog (1953) / Big Mama Thornton / The Black and White Roots of Rock & Roll / Indigo
  • Hound Dog / Tommy Duncan & The Miller Brothers / The Black and White Roots of Rock & Roll / Indigo
  • What It Was, Was Football / Andy Griffith / American Originals / Capitol
  • Guitar Boogie (1946) / Guitar Arthur Smith & The Crackerjacks / The Black and White Roots of Rock & Roll / Indigo
  • Sixteen Tons (1955) / Tennessee Ernie Ford / Best of Classic Country '50s / Time Life
  • The Cattle Call / Eddy Arnold / Best of Classic Country '50s / Time Life
  • Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Sons Of The Pioneers / Songs Of The West / Rhino
  • A Yodeller’s Lullaby / Bill Haley / Yodellin’ Crazy (Various Artists) / Delta
  • Happy And Free Yodel / Harry Torrani / Yodellin’ Crazy (Various Artists) / Delta
  • Happy Trails / Roy Rogers and Dale Evans / Songs Of The West / Rhino

 


11 March 2007
Radiothon - Part 1

The annual WHUS Radiothon began 10 March and runs through 18 March.  That gives us two Sundays, 2-4 pm EDT, to appeal for your support for Red Rooster Party and WHUS.  You, our listeners, were very supportive of the show on our first weekend, getting us past the halfway point to the goal WHUS has set for the show.

It appears now that we will not be preempted by UCONN womens basketball this coming Sunday (the game starts around 9:30 pm EDT), so those of you who have not yet called in your support have one more chance to do so, and prove that this kind of programming belongs on WHUS.

The call-in numbers are 860-429-9487 (local) and 1-800-599-4287 (toll-free).  Call us during the show and make your donation to the station that brings you Red Rooster Party.  We have some interesting thank you gifts from the station in addition to some special gifts below.

Music we played during Radiothon:

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Intro (1994)
  • Back in the Saddle Again / Gene Autry / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Cool Water / Sons of the Pioneers / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart / Patsy Montana / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • The Strawberry Roan / Marty Robbins / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Singing in the Saddle / Tex Ritter & His Texans / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine / Gene Autry & Jimmy Long / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • New San Antonio Rose / Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart) / Jimmy Wakely / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Desperados Waiting for a Train / Slim Pickens / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Po Lazarus / James Carter & the Prisoners / O Brother (Soundtrack) / Lost Highway
  • Keep On The Sunny Side / The Whites / O Brother (Soundtrack) / Lost Highway
  • O Death / Ralph Stanley / O Brother (Soundtrack) / Lost Highway
  • Country Boy / Little Jimmy Dickens / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • If You've Got The Money (I've Got the Time) / Lefty Frizzell / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Honky Tonk Man / Johnny Horton / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Detour / Jimmy Walker / Swinging Hollywood Classics / Proper
  • Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down / Maddox Bros. & Rose / Swinging Hollywood Classics / Proper
  • Move it On Over / Hank Williams / 40 Greatest Hits / Polydor
  • I'm So Lonesome, I Could Cry / Hank Williams / 40 Greatest Hits / Polydor
  • White Lightning / George Jones / Crazy Country Hits / Time Life
  • Dang Me / Roger Miller / Crazy Country Hits / Time Life
  • Yodelin' Mountaineer / J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers / American Yodeling / Trikont
  • Cowboy Night Herd Song / Roy  Rogers / American Yodeling / Trikont
  • Will There Be Any Yodelers in Heaven? / Girls of the Golden West / American Yodeling / Trikont
  • The Arizona Cowboy / The DeZurik Sisters / American Yodeling / Trikont
  • Happy Trails / Roy Rogers & Dale Evans / Songs of the West / Rhino

25 February 2007
Gene Autry, Jethro Burns, and a Lot of Fun

Sunday was a good day because we were reminded of many great people.  For instance, it was Ralph Stanley's birthday (celebrated on Bluegrass Cafe) and the day after Jim's Mom's birthday (364 days older than Ralph!).  It was also the anniversary of the loss of Don Knotts, comedic genius of The Andy Griffith Show, and the same month that we lost Jethro Burns in 1989.  (Jim recalls hearing Homer & Jethro on early morning radio [WSOC Charlotte, DJ: Jack Knight] when getting ready for school.)  We celebrated a couple of those milestones on the show.  Hope you enjoyed.

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Intro (1994)
  • John Saw the Wheel (1948-49) / Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 5 / Document

Ever-loving Light Segment:  Gene Autry

We began with Gene Autry’s first recording, sounding very much like Jimmie Rodgers…

  • Blue Yodel No. 5 (1929) / Gene Autry / Blues Singer 1929-1931 / Columbia Legacy

The success of this next song, first recorded in 1931, helped move Autry away from Rodgers’ style…

  • That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine (1935) / Gene Autry / Songs Of The West / Rhino

The following song helped establish Autry as a Western singer, and helped earn him movie roles…

  • The Last Round-up (1933) / Gene Autry / The Last Round-Up / Living Era

The last two songs in our tribute are well-known from Autry’s movie and radio careers.  “Saddle” became his theme…

  • South Of The Border (1940) / Gene Autry / Sing Cowboy Sing / Rhino
  • Back In The Saddle Again (1939) / Gene Autry / Sing Cowboy Sing / Rhino
  • Hatfield McCoy Feud (1928) / Red Brush Rowdies / Paramount Old Time Recordings / JSP
  • Ramblin' Red's Memphis Yodel No. 1 (1934) / Ramblin' Red Lowery / White Country Blues / Columbia
  • How'm I Doin' (1932) / The Aaron Sisters with the Song-o-paters / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont
  • Drivin' Nails In My Coffin (1946) / Ernest Tubb / The Millenium Collection / MCA
  • I'm Casting My Lasso Towards the Sky / Slim Whitman / Yodellin' Crazy / Delta Music
  • Grandpa Stole My Baby (1950) / Moon Mullican / Gravy Train / El Toro Records
  • Happy Yodelin' Man (late 1940s) / Rex Allen / Yodellin' Crazy / Delta Music
  • For You My Love (c. 1950s) / Melvin Price & His Santa Fe Rangers / Gravy Train / El Toro Records

Mayberry Corner:  Trivia Question - In the episode, "Opie the Birdman", Who taught Opie to shoot the slingshot and was known as having "good pinchin' fingers"?    Answer:  Barney

  • Don Knotts (Barney) Tribute  - Snippets from The Andy Griffith Show (yesterday was the one-year anniversary of Don Knotts’ passing)

Mayberry Recipe:  Horseradish Pickles  submitted by Kelly from South Dakota.  The recipe is credited to Sharlee Randolph, Kelly's Aunt

The next three tunes were a salute to the superb mandolin picking of Kenneth “Jethro” Burns

  • Cold, Cold Heart No. 2 (1963) / Homer & Jethro / Lassoes 'N Spurs / RCA
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (1987) / Kenneth "Jethro" Burns / Swing Low, Sweet Mandolin / Acoustic Disc
  • Jethro's Tune (1979) / Tiny Moore & Jethro Burns / Back To Back / Acoustic Disc
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken (c. 1946) / The Delmore Brothers (Browns Ferry Four) / Hall of Fame 2001 / King
  • The Electrified Donkey (1959) / Johnny Horton / Honky Tonk Man / Columbia
  • Shine On Harvest Moon (1935) / Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / Daddy of Western Swing / Proper
  • That Wild and Wicked Look in Your Eye (1947) / Johnny Tyler / Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys / Proper
  • Catch Me Cheatin' (1951) / Smokey Rogers / Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys / Proper
  • Nobody's Lonesome for Me (1950) / Hank Williams / 40 Greatest Hits / Polydor
  • Life Gits Tee-Jus Don't It (1948) / Carson Robison / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • I Never See Maggie Alone (1949) / Kenny Roberts / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Country Boy (1949) / Little Jimmy Dickens / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Kentucky Waltz (1946) / Bill Monroe / Greatest Country Hits / Disky (…with accordion!)
  • Sugar Moon (1947) / Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys / Greatest Country Hits / Disky

18 February 2007
Several Favorite Themes

We returned from the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in time to bring you several of our favorite themes, including Mayberry Corner, some obscure 1920s and 1930s string bands, pioneering women recording artists, some hillbilly-meets-rock&roll, some historic gospel, and some Western music.
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • Bedside of a Neighbor (1937) / Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet / Complete Works Vol. 1 '37-'38 / Document
  • Rocky Mountain Goat (1929) / Fiddlin' Doc Roberts / Complete Works Vol. 2  '28-'30 / Document

The following three songs were recorded during a couple of weeks in the fall of 1928 when Victor traveled to Nashville to capture some of the artists recently popularized by the new “Grand Ole Opry” show on WSM…

  • The Little Red Caboose Behind the Train (1928) / Paul Warmack & His Gully Jumpers / Nashville, 1928 / Document
  • When I Had but Fifty Cents (1928) / Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers / Nashville, 1928 / Document
  • Are You From Dixie (1928) / Poplin-Woods Tennessee String Band / Nashville, 1928 / Document
  • C.C. & O No. 558 (1927) / Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters / Complete Works vol. 3 '27-28 / Document
  • Carolina Moonshiner (1927) / Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters / Complete Works vol. 3 '27-28 / Document
  • Podunk Toddle (1935) / The Freeny Harmonizers / Complete Works vol. 1 '28-'35 / Document
  • Travellin' Blues (1935) / The Freeny Harmonizers / Complete Works vol. 1 '28-'35 / Document
  • Church in the Wildwood / Red Foley / Church in the Wildwood / PickwickLP (released 1970)  [a request from Mike]
Some pioneering women recording artists...
  • Single Life (1925) / Roba Stanley / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont
  • Just Another Broken Heart (1936) / The Carter Family / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont
  • With My Banjo On My Knee (1933) / Louisiana Lou / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont
What happened in the early 1950s when country-hillbilly artists started being influenced by fledgling R&B and rock & roll?  The following three songs provide an example, starting with Red Rooster Party favorite, Kenny Roberts...
  • Choo Choo Ch'Boogie / Kenny Roberts / Gravy Train / El Toro
  • Corrine Corrina / Merrill Moore / Gravy Train / El Toro
  • I Don't Know / Tennessee Ernie Ford / Gravy Train / El Toro
  • Gathering Flowers On The Hillside / The Hodges Brothers / Hillbilly Jamboree / American Music

Mayberry Corner - Trivia question:   Who was the "nut" who liked to throw rocks through windows?
                            Answer:  Ernest T. Bass.  Congratulations to Elsie and Rick – both knew the answer.

Mayberry Recipe:  Snappy Lunch Pork Chop Sandwich

The following is an interesting historical gospel progression from the 1930s to the 1960s…

  • Daniel Saw the Stone (1931) / Silver Leaf Quartette of Norfolk / Goodbye Babylon / Dust to Digital
  • I Don't Intend to Die in Egyptland (1933) / Joshua White / Goodbye Babylon / Dust to Digital
  • This Old Country Church / The Oak Ridge Boys Quartet / The ORBQ & Bluegrass Favorites / IMI
  • Comin' For to Carry Me Home / Dolly Parton / Great Country Hymns / BMG

Marti loves Western music (actually we both love it), so she brought you a Western set…

  • Yippi Ki Aye / Billy Williams / A Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • Beautiful Girl of the Prairie / Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) / A Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • Over the Trail / Elton Britt / A Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • Down by the Old Sliprail / Reg Lindsey / A Cowboy's Life Is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine

We though you might like to hear some songs you could sing along with…

  • Wabash Cannonball / Patsy Montana / Songs of Rural America / Rural Rhythm
  • Bonaparte's Retreat (1967) / J.E. Mainer & Herbert Morris with the Mountaineers / Songs of Rural America / Rural Rhythm
  • Buffalo Gals / GoldenState Cowboys / Songs of Rural America / Rural Rhythm
  • Goober Peas (1967) / J.E. Mainer & Herbert Morris with the Mountaineers / Songs of Rural America / Rural Rhythm
  • Mountain Dew / Maggie Valley Country Singers / Songs of Rural America / Rural Rhythm

Marti decided go out with a reprise of a song from last week’s Valentines Day show…

  • Lookin' for a Date Tonight / Carl Petz & the Drifting Cowboys / Boppin' Acetates / Collector Records


11 February 2007
A Shortened Show With A Few Valentine Songs

Folks, we had a bit of a sports preemption (72 minutes!) for the first show of the spring semester, but we brought you a few gems to carry you into Bluegrass Cafe.  Jim departed for the airport as the show ended leaving Marti to carry on with Bluegrass Cafe solo.  Marti programmed several songs appropriate for the upcoming Valentines Day.  The show was too short to bring an Ever-loving Light segment, or a Mayberry Corner, but those features will be back as soon as possible.
  • I Looked Down The Line And I Wondered / Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Works / Document
  • Around The Corner Behind The Berry Tree / Bob Newman / Another Taste of King / King
  • Those Blue Eyes I Love / Wade Mainer / Another Taste of King / King (Wade's 100th birthday is coming in March!)
  • Land, Sky And Water / Stu Davis / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • Cowpuncher's Waltz / Rosalie Allen / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • Broken Down Cowboy / Wilf Carter / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
Marti and I are having a great time listening to songs from "Boppin' Acetates" -- a collection of rare acetate demos from the 1940s & 1950s -- many one-of-a-kind.  We hope you like them, too...
  • Sleeping In The Cellar / Eddie Moore / Boppin' n Acetates / Collector Records
  • Looking For A Date Tonight / Carl Petz & The Drifting Cowboys / Boppin' n Acetates / Collector Records
  • I Love You So Much It Hurts / Floyd Tillman / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Country Boy / Jimmy Dickens / Columbia Country Classics / Columbia
  • Yodelin' Rambling Cowboy / Frank Marvin / Yodelling Mad! / Jasmine
  • I Don't Work For A Living / Yodelling Slim Clark / Yodelling Mad! / Jasmine (Slim Clark --  Maine's favorite yodeler)
  • Yodelling Mad / Yodelling Slim Clark / Yodelling Mad! / Jasmine
  • The Little Ranch House On The Circle B / Gene Autry / Yodelling Mad! / Jasmine


4 February 2007
Classic 1950's Country and Uncle Dave Macon

  • Hattie Dalton “Old Red Rooster Party” Intro
  • Didn't Old Pharaoh Get Lost (1944) / Golden Gate Quartet

Ever-Loving Light Segment:  Uncle Dave Macon

Uncle Dave Macon (1870-1952) was a pioneering star of the Grand Ole Opry.  He didn’t become a full-time musician until he was in his 50s!

  • Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy (1924) / Uncle Dave Macon / Classic Sides / JSP (Uncle Dave’s first recording)
  • I'll Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy (1935) / Uncle Dave Macon / Travelin' Down The Road / County
  • Way Down The Old Plank Road (1926) / Uncle Dave Macon / Classic Sides / JSP
  • The Bible's True (1926) / Uncle Dave Macon / Classic Sides / JSP
  • Over The Mountain (1935) / Uncle Dave Macon / Travelin' Down The Road / County
  • Johnny Grey (1938) / Uncle Dave Macon / Travelin' Down The Road / County

We played both sides of a Mainer’s Mountaineers 78 RPM disc we had just obtained:

  • They Said My Lord Was a Devil (1936) / Mainer's Mountaineers / 78 RPM Single M-7091-A / Montgomery Ward
  • Cowboy's Pony in Heaven (1936) / Mainer's Mountaineers / 78 RPM Single M-7091-B / Montgomery Ward
  • Wreck of the Old Southern 97 (1924) / Vernon Dalhart / Country Music Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • Lonesome Road Blues (1925) / Blue Ridge Duo / Country Music Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • Barbara Allen (1928) / Frank Luther & His Pards / Country Music Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • Oklahoma Blues (1928) / Frank Wallace & His Guitar / Country Music Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • Nonsense (1929) / Carson Robison's Madcaps / Country Music Pioneers on Edison / Document
  • Bouquet Of Roses / Eddie Arnold / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • I'm Biting my Fingernails And Thinking Of You / Ernest Tubb & The Andrews Sisters / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Lovesick Blues / Hank Williams / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Riders in the Sky / Vaughn Monroe & His Orchestra / Greatest Country Hits / Disky

The following four songs were one-of-a-kind demos that were never released:

  • Pistol Packin' Mama / Red Belcher / Boppin' AcetatesCoast to Coast / Collector Records
  • Poison Ivy / Pee Wee Miller & the Bunkhouse Boys / Boppin' AcetatesCoast to Coast / Collector Records
  • Dixie Boogie Rhythm / Unknown / Boppin' Acetates Coast to Coast / Collector Records
  • I Just Couldn't Find the Door / Ellis Stroud / Boppin' AcetatesCoast to Coast / Collector Records

Mayberry Corner:  Mayberry Trivia Question - Who was the Mayberry barber?  Answer:  Floyd

  • 100 Years Ago / The Stoneman Family / 28 Big Ones / King
  • Jam-Bowl-Liar / Homer & Jethro / Lassoes 'n Spurs / RCA

Mayberry Recipe:  Ernest T's Possum and Sweet Taters

We had a request on our last show to play some classic country hits of the 1950s, so we mixed in some lesser-known hits with some of the big ones, and hit both sides of the decade while we were at it:

  • It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels (1952) / Kitty Wells / The Best of Classic Country '50s / Time Life
  • I Walk the Line / Johnny Cash / The Best of Classic Country '50s / Time Life
  • El Paso / Marty Robbins / The Best of Classic Country '50s / Time Life
  • Hawaiian Cowboy / Roy Rogers / Yodelling MAD! Volume 1 / Jasmine
  • H.O.B.O Calling / Goebel Reeves / Yodelling MAD! Volume 1 / Jasmine
  • Queen of the Rodeo / Rex Allen / Yodelling MAD! Volume 1 / Jasmine
  • Out on the Lone Prairie / Patsy Montana / Yodelling MAD! Volume 1 / Jasmine
  • Railroad Bill / Walt Robertson / Classic Railroad Songs / Smithsonian
  • The Train That Carried My Girl from Town / Doc Watson / Classic Railroad Songs / Smithsonian
  • Rock Island Line / Lead Belly / Classic Railroad Songs / Smithsonian
  • Wreck of the Old 97 / Pop Stoneman / Classic Railroad Songs / Smithsonian
  • New Jole Blond / Red Foley / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Sugar Moon / Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys / Greatest Country Hits / Disky
  • Deep in the Heart of Texas / Gene Autry / Greatest Country Hits / Disky

21 January 2007
Where Am I?


That's the question I kept asking myself as I attempted to get the show to you without Marti.  Marti had a work commitment during the show, so I did my best to keep things moving without her.  I can tell you right now that I will avoid a Marti-less show in the future.  Songs from the early part of the 20th century aren't long enough to take care of station business between songs.  I even forgot to begin the show with Aunt Hattie, and I left all my Uncle Dave Macon music at home so the Ever-loving Light segment I had planned will now be presented on the 4 February 2007 show since we will be completely preempted 28 January.  Thanks for sticking with me in Marti's absence.  --Jim

  • Ride on Moses (1950) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Complete works, vol. 6 (1949-1952) / Document
  • Mommy For a Day / Kitty Wells / Greatest Hits / King (A request from Jack last week)
  • Croquet Habits / Freeny's Barn Dance Band / The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of / Yazoo
  • Operator Blues / Andrew & Jim Baxter / The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of / Yazoo
  • Weeping Mary / Roswell Sacred Harp Quartette / How Can I Keep From Singing / Yazoo
  • The Fugitive's Lament / Delmore Brothers / When I Was a Cowboy vol. 2 / Yazoo
  • Keep on the Sunny Side / The Carter Family / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • You Are My Sunshine / Jimmie Davis / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • John the Revelator / Blind Willie Johnson / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • O Death / Charlie Monroes Boys / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • Waiting for a Train / Jimmie Rodgers / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • Honey in the Rock / The Five Blind Boys from Alabama / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • Soldier's Joy / Gid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • Corrina, Corrina / Clarence Ashley / O Brother / Golden Stars
  • Yes Sir (1936) / Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / Daddy of Western Swing / Proper
  • Goofus (1936) / Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / Daddy of Western Swing / Proper
  • Diddy Wah Boogie (1950) / Al Dexter / Another Taste of King / King
  • I Can Tell Just as Plain (1946) / Jimmy Widener / Another Taste of King / King
Mayberry Corner
Trivia question:  What was the name of Andy's last girlfriend whom he eventually married.  Answer:  Helen Crump
  • The Discovery of America (c. 1964) / Andy Griffith / American Originals / Capitol
  • Roll On Buddy / The Kentucky Colonels / Long Journey Home / Vanguard
Mayberry Recipe:  Venison by Mitch Jayne

The songs in the next set were of Western flavor.  We remember when Western music was still a part of "Country & Western," and we like to remind our listeners, too.
  • Wagon Wheels / Kenny Roberts / A Cowboy's life Is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • At Rainbow's End / Hank, the Singing Ranger (Hank Snow) / A Cowboy's life is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • Blue Montana Skies / Gene Autry / A Cowboy's life is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • Arizona Waltz / Rex Allen / A Cowboy's life is Good Enough For Me / Jasmine
  • Ridin' Down to Santa Fe / Merle Travis / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Dynamic
  • Shine On, Rocky Mountain Moonlight / Patsy Montana / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Dynamic
  • Cowboy Camp Meetin' / The Sons of the Pioneers / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Dynamic
  • Ramblin' Cowboy / Carson Robison & His Pioneers / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Dynamic
  • The Old Chisholm Trail / Tex Ritter / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Dynamic
  • San Fernando Valley / Roy Rogers / Tumbling Tumbleweeds / Dynamic
The Rural Rhythm label kept many great country artists recording in the 1950's and 1960's when many couldn't get picked up by other labels.  We saluted Rural Rhythm by playing four songs that covered a range of material from that period...
  • Sweet Betsy From Pike / Hylo Brown / Songs of Rural America / Rural Rhythm
  • Cotton Fields / The Kentucky Boys / Songs of Rural America / Rural Rhythm
  • Red RiverValley / GoldenState Cowboys / Songs of Rural America / Rural Rhythm
  • SourwoodMountain / Mac Wiseman / Songs of Rural America / Rural Rhythm
This next song was lost for close to 70 years before a copy was discovered in an antique furniture store...
  • Up Jumped The Rabbit / The Georgia Pot Lickers / The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of / Yazoo


14 January 2007
Requests, Women, and Merle Travis

We began with requests from the previous week.  Jim then had a great time shining the Ever-loving Light on Merle Travis -- one of the greatest guitar pickers and songwriters of all time.  Marti played many early songs by female artists, and we finished with a couple of sets of music from the early country-influenced period of rock & roll, including a couple of songs from the Million Dollar Quartet.  Hope you enjoyed!

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Intro (1994)
  • Sampson (1938) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 2 / Document (AU)
We had some requests from last week we played this week...
  • Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1946)  / The Sons of the Pioneers / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Don't Fence Me In (1948)  / Roy Rogers / Songs of the West / Rhino
  • Walking My Lord Up Calvary Hill (1951) / Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper / Goodbye Babylon / DTD
  • Poor Ellen Smith (1976) / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister 2 / Rounder

Ever-Loving Light:  Merle Travis

  • That's All (1948) / Merle Travis / Unreleased Radio Transcriptions 1944-1949 / Country Routes (UK)
  • I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes (1944) / Merle Travis / Unreleased Radio Transcriptions 1944-1949 / Country Routes (UK)
  • So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed (1946) / Merle Travis / The Best of Merle Travis / Rhino
  • Dark As A Dungeon (1946) / Merle Travis / Folk Songs From The Hills./.Bear Family (GER)
  • Sixteen Tons (1979) / Merle Travis / The Merle Travis Story / CMH 
Marti wanted to play some early music from female artists, especially since we had received some requests to play more female vocalists, so most of the show that follows followed that theme...
  • Just Another Broken Heart (1936) / The Carter Family / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont (GER)
  • Round-up Time in Texas (1933) / The Girls of the Golden West / Flowers in the Wildwood / Trikont (GER)
  • Lost Lover Blues / Lottie Kimbrough / The Rose Grew Around the Briar Vol. 1 / Yazoo
  • Hurry Down, Sunshine & See What Tomorrow Brings (1927) / Sister Morgan / Too Late, Too Late Vol. 5 / Document (AU)
  • When the Curtains of the Night Are Pinned Back by the Stars (1937) / Zora Layman & the Hometowners / Howdy!  25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era (UK)
  • She Came Rollin' Down the Mountain (1932) / Aaron Sisters / Howdy!  25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era

Mayberry Corner Trivia question:  Where did Barney keep his bullet?
Answer:  In his shirt pocket

  • The Mule (comedy) (2001) / David Browning / David Browning as the Mayberry Deputy / Fat Dog
  • Flop-Eared Mule (1962) / Andy Griffith / Sings Favorite Old-Time Songs / CEMA

Mayberry Recipe:  Otis Campbell's Rummy Tummy Omelet

  • The Titanic (1959) / Bessie Jones & Group / The Alan Lomax Collection Sampler / Rounder
  • Turn Your Radio On / Rose Maddox / Hillbilly Jamboree / Arhoolie
  • Square Dance Polka / Rosalie Allen & The Black River Riders / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine (UK)
  • A Pair of Silver Spurs / The O'Leary Sisters / A Cowboy's Life is Good Enough for Me / Jasmine (UK)
  • Guitar Blues (1939) / The DeZurik Sisters / The DeZurik Sisters
  • Yodel Boogie / Rosalie Allen / Yodelin' Crazy / Delta (UK)
  • I'm Hog Tied Over You (1952) / Ella Mae Morse & Tennessee Ernie Ford / Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys / Proper (UK)
  • Hound Dog (1952) / Betsy Gay / Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys / Proper (UK)
  • I'll Never Trust You Again / Jenny Lou Carson & Her Tumbleweed Troubadours / You Done Me Wrong / Buzzola (UK)
Early influences of country on rock & roll...
  • Gravy Train / The York Brothers / Gravy Train / El Toro (UK)
  • Rocket 88 / Bill Haley & The Saddlemen / Gravy Train / El Toro (UK)
  • I Feel That Old Age Creeping On / Homer & Jethro / Gravy Train / El Toro (UK)
The following three songs were top hits on the new Billboard Country Charts that were instituted in 1944.  You might be surprised to see what was considered country music in the 1940s...
  • New Spanish Two-Step (1945) / Bob Wills with Tommy Duncan / The Country Hits of the 40s / Living Era (UK)
  • Pistol Packin' Mama (1943) / Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters / The Country Hits of the 40s / Living Era (UK)
  • Smoke On The Water (1944) / Red Foley / The Country Hits of the 40s / Living Era (UK)
The so-called "Million Dollar Quartet" was an impromtu jam session at Sun Studios on December 4, 1956.  Carl Perkins had come to record some new songs and Sun owner, Sam Phillips, brought in his new piano player Jerry Lee Lewis for the session.  Sun artist Johnny Cash and former Sun artist Elvis Presley dropped by during the session and kicked off a jam session that was recorded by Phillips.
  • Walk That LonesomeValley (1956) / Million Dollar Quartet / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Union Square (UK)
  • Don't Be Cruel (1956) / Million Dollar Quartet / The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios / Union Square (UK)


7 January 2007
First Show of 2007 and Rex Allen

We didn't have a fixed theme for this show although we had several mini-themes including our Ever-loving Light segment featuring Rex Allen.  We visited the Rex Allen Museum in Willcox, Arizona, over the Christmas holiday -- you should check it out.  We played a set featuring early female singers, and another set of Western Swing from Hollywood in the 1940s.

  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Intro (1994)
  • Won't There Be One Happy Time (1937) / The Golden Gate Quartet / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 / Document

Ever-loving Light:  Rex Allen -  The Arizona Cowboy

  • Cindy / Rex Allen / The Arizona Cowboy / Unknown
  • Yodelin' Crazy / Rex Allen / The Arizona Cowboy / BACM
  • Arizona Cowboy / Rex Allen / The Arizona Cowboy / Garrett
  • Streets of Laredo / Rex Allen / The Arizona Cowboy / Garrett

The next song is the second oldest we have played on this show... 

  • Come Take A Trip In My Airship (1905) / Bill Murray / You Ain't Talking to Me / Legacy
  • He Rambled (1929) / Charlie Poole / You Ain't Talking to Me / Legacy
  • I'll Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (1931) / Buster Carter & Preston Young / You Ain't Talking to Me / Legacy
  • May I Sleep in Your Barn Tonight, Mister (1928) / The Red Fox Chasers / You Ain't Talking to Me / Legacy
  • How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live / Blind Alfred Reed / Hard Times Come Again No More / Yazoo
  • Georgia Hobo / The Cofer Brothers / Hard Times Come Again No More / Yazoo
  • Those Blue Eyes I Love / Wade Mainer / Another Taste of King / King
  • Hang Your Head in Shame / Fred Kirby / The Original Atomic Power / Cattle
  • In the Hills of Roane County (1940) / Blue Sky Boys / When the Sun Goes Down / BMG
  • The TB is Whipping Me (1937) / Ernest Tubb / When the Sun Goes Down / BMG
  • Shady Grove My Darling (1933) / The Prairie Ramblers / Ragged But Right / RCA
  • A Dark Road Is A Hard Road To Travel (1928) / G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter / The Recordings of Grayson & Whitter / County

Mayberry Corner

Trivia Question:  In what state is Mayberry located?  Answer:  North Carolina (of course!)
John in Lebanon was the first caller with the correct answer and won the free CD.

  • Old Man in the Mill / The Dillards / Back Porch Bluegrass & Live!!! Almost / Warner
  • Beulah Land / The VW Boys / Radio Show / Fat Dog

Mayberry Recipe:  Doug’s White Beans – “Eatin’ speaks louder than words!"

The next set is early female singers...

  • Wish I Was a Single Girl Again / Lula Belle & Scotty / Flowers in the Wildwood   1923-1939 / Trikont
  • Flowers Blooming in the Wildwood / The Coon Creek Girls / Flowers in the Wildwood   1923-1939 / Trikont
  • My Man's A Jolly Railroad Man / Moonshine Kate (Rosa Lee Carson) / Flowers in the Wildwood   1923-1939 / Trikont
  • My Poncho Pony / Patsy Montana / Flowers in the Wildwood   1923-1939 / Trikont
  • Go to Sleep My Darling / The DeZurik Sisters / Flowers in the Wildwood   1923-1939 / Trikont
The next set is Western Swing from the West Coast -- late 1940s...
  • Too Far Gone / Ted Daffan's Texans / Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys / Proper
  • That Wild and Wicked Look in Your Eye / Johnny Tyler / Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys / Proper
  • Out on the Open Range / Wes Tuttle / Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys / Proper
  • Lazy John / Johnnie Lee Wills / Swinging Hollywood Hillbilly Cowboys / Proper

The next song is from the last recordings of Rex Allen...

  • There's a Bridal Hanging on the Wall (1999) / Rex Allen & Don Edwards / A Pair to Draw To / GME
  • Free A Little Bird / Bascom Lamar Lunsford / Mountain Journey / Rounder
  • Cindy / George Pegram & Red Parham / Mountain Journey / Rounder
  • And I Am Born to Die / Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton / Mountain Journey / Rounder

Jim's Dad's favorite old-time song...

  • Jealous Hearted Me / The Carter Family / In The Shadow of Clinch Mountain / Bear Family
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