Monday, March 20, 2017

Playlist - 3/19/2017

Hi Folks.

Marti joined me in the studio for this show providing her always-humorous-and-sometimes-head-scratching commentary while I played mostly classic country the first hour.

Joe Bussard followed in the second hour with his 73rd program -- a Hot Town Jazz show.  You can catch Joe's show again here if you missed it.  There is also a link to listen on the playlist below.

We hope you enjoyed what we played.

We reportedly will be preempted for some frivolous sports activity next Sunday, so please bear with us until the following week.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Louvin Brothers / Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / 20 Greatest Gospel Hits / King / 1956
  • Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Roll Over Beethoven / Bluegrass And More... / Bear Family / 1965
  • Jim Lloyd / Amelia Earhart / Play Guitar In 7 Days / Self-released / 2017
  • Ray Anderson With The Tennessee Mountaineers / Once Sweethearts / Ray Anderson With The Tennessee Mountaineers & The Homefolks / B.A.C.M / 1957
  • Kenny Roberts / F.O.B. Tennessee / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family / 1951
  • George Jones / No Money in This Deal / Birth Of A Legend 1954-1961 / Bear Family / 1954
  • Ernest Tubb / Letters Have No Arms / Walking The Floor Over You / Country Stars / 1950
  • Dick Curless / A Tombstone Every Mile / Tombstone Every Mile / Capitol Nashville / 1965
  • Yodelin' Slim Clark / Little Sod Shanty / Yodelin' Slim Clark / Old Homestead / 1946
  • Hank Williams / Your Cheatin' Heart / Reflections Of Those Who Loved Him / Cracker Barrel / 1952
  • Tommy Jackson / Black Mountain Rag / The Mercury Label / B.A.C.M. / 1949
  • Waylon Jennings / Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line / The Lost Nashville Sessions / Country Rewind / 1970
  • Jerry & Sky / Sparkling Brown Eyes / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1949
  • Al Dexter / Blow That Lonesome Whistle Casey / Pistol Packin' Mama / CTY / 1950
  • Grady Martin & His Slew Foot Five / Cornstalk Hop / Cornstalk Hop / Decca / 1955
  • Big Jim DeNoone / Stop! That's My Cotton Pickin' Heart / The Giant of Western Swing / B.A.C.M. / 1952

Joe Bussard's Hot Town Jazz  #73             listen again here

  • Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra / Hot Town / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Original Dixieland Jass Band / At the Jass Band Ball / 78 RPM single / Aeolian Vocalion / 1917
  • Kansas City Blue Boys / Tain't No Sin / 78 RPM single / Van Dyke / 1930
  • Ted Lewis And His Band / Aunt Hagar's Blues / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1930
  • Jungle Town Stompers / African Jungle / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1928
  • Black Birds of Paradise / Sugar! / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1927
  • Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra / Yes Sir! That's My Baby / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1925
  • Preston Jackson and His Uptown Band / Harmony Blues / 78 RPM single / Paramount / 1926
  • Thomas Morris and his Seven Hot Babies / P.D.Q. Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1926
  • Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra / Sell It / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Dixieland Jug Blowers / Hen Party Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1926
  • Clarence Williams' Washboard Band / Take Your Black Bottom Outside / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1929
  • Dixie Washboard Band / Zulu Blues / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1926
  • Duke Ellington and His Washingtonians / East St. Louis Toodle-O / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1927
  • Jelly Roll Morton Trio / That's Like It Ought To Be / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • The Original Wolverines / Royal Garden Blues / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1927

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Playlist - 3/12/2017

Hi Folks.

We dodged a preemption bullet and had a full show today.  


I took the first hour to play some things that have been on my radar recently including a 1951 78 RPM record by Rebe and Rabe, an Alabama duo with amazing old time
harmonies. Also we had a tribute to Don Stover who would have turned 89 last week, the earliest record by the Lilly Brothers, a newly-released box set of Bill Monroe's 1951 recording sessions, Rural Retreat VA guitarist and banjoist Jim Lloyd, award-winning VA guitarist Steve Kilby, The Sauceman Brothers with Curly Seckler, and Reno-style banjo master Jason Skinner.

Joe Bussard's 72nd program included some rare jewels from his collection plus selections from a Seldom Scene concert that Joe recorded live in 1980.  You can hear Joe's show again here.

Join us next week for another great show of America's country music heritage plus Joe Bussard's Hot Town jazz program.

Jim Beaver

Artist/Song/Disk/Label/Year
  • Rebe and Rabe [Revin Gosdin and Auburn J.C. Perkins] / My Ship Will Sail / 78 RPM single / Tennessee / 1951
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Raw Hide (Take 1) / Castle Studios 1950-1951 Complete Sessions / Richard Weize Archives / 1950
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Raw Hide (Take 2) / Castle Studios 1950-1951 Complete Sessions / Richard Weize Archives / 1950
  • [Jack Cooke] The Virginia Mountain Boys / Virginia Mountain Banjo / 45 RPM single / Gambler / 1963
  • Merle Travis / John Henry / Back Home / Capitol / 1957
  • Hank Williams / Nobody's Lonesome For Me / Ramblin' Man / MGM / 1955
  • Jim Lloyd / Columbus Stockade Blues / Play Guitar In 7 Days / Self-released / 2017
  • Jim Lloyd / Forked Deer / Play Guitar In 7 Days/Self-released / 2017
  • The Blue Sky Boys / Oh Marry In Time / Presenting The Blue Sky Boys Bill & Earl Bolick / Arhoolie / 1965
  • The Lilly Brothers / They Sleep Together Now At Rest / 78 RPM single / Page / 1949
  • The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover / Billboard Song / Live At Hillbilly Ranch / Hay Holler / 1967
  • Steve Kilby / Durham's Bull / Kingsberry Run / Two Guitars Music / 2006
  • The Sauceman Brothers / Darling Corey / The Sauceman Brothers on WCYB Bristol / Copper Creek / c1950
  • The Sauceman Brothers / Bluegrass Breakdown / The Sauceman Brothers on WCYB Bristol / Copper Creek / c1950
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters & Cousin Jimmy B / Sally Ann / Best Of The Lowe Vintage Radio Show Volume 1 / John Boy & Billy / 2016
  • Jason Skinner / Lime House Blues / Reno Style Banjo / Self-Produced / c2012
  • Rebe and Rabe / That Gloryland Mansion In The Sky / 78 RPM single / Tennessee / 1952
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #72            listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Weems String Band / Greenback Dollar / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1927
  • Clarence Ashley / Dark Holler Blues / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1929
  • Jess Young's Tennessee Band / Take A Look At That Baby / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1929
  • Floyd County Ramblers / Step Stone / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Fiddlin' John Carson & His Virginia Reelers / Little More Sugar In The Coffee / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1930
  • Uncle Dave Macon / Death Of John Henry (Steel Driving Man) / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • Riverside Rambers (Hackberry Ramblers) / Ain't Satisfied / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1937
  • [sounds like] Dee Stone / instrumental / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1952
  • Walter Vincent [Vinson] / Overtime Blues / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1929
  • Dixon Brothers (Howard & Dorsey) / Sales Tax On The Women / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • Delmore Brothers / Rainin' On The Mountain / 78 RPM single / King / 1940
  • The Adcock Family / Saro Jane / 78 RPM single / Fonotone / 1964
  • Seldom Scene / City of New Orleans / Live recording from radio by Joe Bussard / na / 1980
  • Seldom Scene / Tennessee Blues / Live recording from radio by Joe Bussard / na / 1980
  • The Carter Family / Joy Joy Joy / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1934
  • Dee Stone and His Melody Hillbillies / Pilot Mountain Rag / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1952


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Playlist - 3/5/2017

Hi Folks.

After being completely preempted last week, we came back with a full show this Sunday and had some mighty fine music for our listeners.  Marti also made a rare appearance co-hosting and providing a possum update.

We heard some great music from Wilmer Watts, Arthur Tanner, Howard Vokes, Sam & Kirk McGee, and J. E. Mainer.  From my own 78 collection we heard Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bouchillon, Bill Monroe, and the Chuck Wagon Gang.

Joe Bussard brought us a 1939 Grand Ole Opry broadcast as well as some cowboy songs from his wonderful 78 collection.  You can hear Joe's portion of the show again here.

Join us next Sunday where we may have an hour between sports preemptions to bring you Joe's show around 2pm.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • The South Carolina Broadcasters & Cousin Jimmy B / We Shall Meet Someday / Best Of The Lowe Vintage Radio Show Volume 1 / John Boy & Billy / 2016
  • Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles / Cotton Mill Blues / Paramount Old Time Recordings / JSP / 1929
  • Arthur Tanner / Whoa Mule Whoa / Paramount Old Time Recordings / JSP / 1925
  • Howard Vokes / Tears At the Grand Ole Opry / Tears At The Grand Ole Opry - The Early Recordings / Rosedale Music / 1962
  • Sam & Kirk McGee / I Wish I Had a Nickel / Live 1955-1967 - Outstanding In Their Field / Spring Fed / 1955
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chris Bouchillon / Adam And Eve - Part 1 & Part 2 / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1928
  • J. E. Mainer / Run Mountain / 16 Down Home Country Classics (American Masters Vol. 10) / Arhoolie / 1963
  • Snuffy Jenkins / Spanish Fandango / 16 Down Home Country Classics (American Masters Vol. 10) / Arhoolie / 1962
  • Bill Monroe / Cabin Of Love / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1951
  • The Chuck Wagon Gang / Sunny South By The Sea / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1937
  • Fred Cockerham, Kyle Creed, Bobby Patterson / Step Back Cindy / The Brandywine Mountain Music Convention / Chubby Dragon / 1974
  • Kilby Snow / Wind and Rain / The Brandywine Mountain Music Convention / Chubby Dragon / 1974
  • The Blue Sky Boys / Oh Those Tombs / Presenting the Blue Sky Boys / Arhoolie Records / 1965
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #71           Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Roy Acuff; Uncle Dave Macon; Jack Shook's Missouri Mountaineers / Ida Red; Way Downtown; Up Jumped The Devil; Keep My Skillet Good And Greasy; Old Age Pension Check; Tumbling Tumbleweeds; Shuckin' Of The Corn; When A Boy From The Mountain Weds A Girl From The Valley; Greenback Dollar; Give The Fiddler A Dram / Grand Ole Opry Transcription 1939 / na / 1939
  • Sam McGee / Knoxville Blues / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • Sons Of The Pioneers / Kilocycle Stomp / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1935
  • Powder River Jack - Kitty Lee / Powder River, Let 'Er Buck / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Charlie Marshall / The Old Hitchin' Rail / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1935
  • Patsy Montana / Back On Montana Plains / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1933
  • Carter Family / They Call Her Mother / 78 RPM single / Montgomery Ward / 1938
  • Jimmie Rodgers / The Brakeman's Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • The Delmore Brothers / She Left Me Standing on the Mountain / 78 RPM single / King / 1946
  • Ernest Phipps & His Holiness Quartet / Jesus Getting Us Ready For That Great Day / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927
  • The Sansom Singers / You'll Need The Love Of God / 78 RPM single / Sansom / c1950
  • UNKNOWN / Black Mountain Blues / 78 RPM single

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Playlist - 2/19/2017 - Joe Bussard's Hot Town

Hi Folks.

Jim was away at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Massachusetts, so Marti was in the studio to play Sunday's show that Jim had recorded a couple days earlier.  

Of course the best laid plans often are not so smooth in execution, and today was no exception as some college sporting event being aired took way too long to conclude.  This took a half hour of our scheduled show time leaving Joe Bussard's portion of the show half-aired.


But thanks to technology, you can still hear all of Joe's 70th program -- a "Hot Town" early jazz episode -- at our on-line archive right here.

In addition to Joe's show, Jim's portion included some Texas Swing music and a nice selection of Jim's 78s.

Tune in next Sunday 2-4 pm ET for another chance to hear America's greatest music on Red Rooster Party.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • The Golden Gate Quartet / You Better Mind / Complete Recorded Works Volume 6 1949-1952 / Document / 1950
  • Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You / Daddy of Western Swing / Proper Box / 1935
  • Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys / Lil Liza Jane / Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys - The Golden Years Of Western Swing / Proper / 1941
  • Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers / Corrine Corrina / Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys - The Golden Years Of Western Swing / Proper / 1937
  • Smokey Wood & The Wood Chips / Keep On Truckin' / Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys - The Golden Years Of Western Swing / Proper / 1937
  • Lowe Stokes And His North Georgians / Home Brew Rag / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1927
  • Daddy John Love / My Wife Went Away And Left Me / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • Bradley Kincaid [as Dan Hughey] / Let That Mule Go Aunk! Aunk! / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1929
  • Charlie Poole With The North Carolina Ramblers / Shootin' Creek / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1928
  • Leake County Revelers / Jungle Waltz / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1930
  • Earl Shirkey and Roy Harper [Roy Harvey] / Steamboat Man / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1928
  • Earl Shirkey and Roy Harper [Roy Harvey] / When The Roses Bloom For The Bootlegger / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1928
  • Elton Britt and Rosalie Allen / Swiss Lullaby / Jackass Blues / B.A.C.M / 1949
  • Ola Belle Reed / High on a Mountain / Classic Mountain Songs From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian-Folkways / 1976
  • The Phipps Family / Red Jacket Mine Explosion / Classic Mountain Songs From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian-Folkways / 1965
  • Wilson Brothers / Everybody Will Be Happy There / Lonesome Old Home / Crosscut / 1980
  • Doc Williams and the Border Riders (with Chickie Williams) / The Heaven Express / The Original Historical Early Recordings 1947 to 1960 Volume One / Wheeling / 1952
  • Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups / When Our Lord Shall Come Again / Down Home Gospel - 24 Bluegrass Gospel Favorites / Rural Rhythm / 1968
  • Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys / Osage Stomp / Doughboys, Playboys and Cowboys - The Golden Years Of Western Swing / Proper / 1935
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #70          listen again here
  • Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra / Hot Town / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Original Dixieland Jass Band / Darktown Strutters' Ball / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1917
  • Markel's Orchestra / Black Horse Stomp / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1926
  • Clarence Williams' Orchestra / Mountain City Blues / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1928
  • Earl Hines and His Orchestra / Everybody Loves My Baby / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Cab Calloway and His Orchestra / Is That Religion? / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1930
  • Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys / It Looks Like Susie / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1931
Broadcast ended here.  Entire show available at the link above.
  • Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers / Boogaboo / 78 RPM Single / Victor / 1928
  • Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers / Kansas City Stomps / 78 RPM Single / Victor / 1928
  • Bay State Syncopators / St. James' Infirmary / 78 RPM single / Goodson  / 1930
  • Luis Russell and His Orchestra / Goin' To Town / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1931
  • Bessie Smith and Her Band / After You've Gone / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1927
  • Jesse Stafford and His Orchestra / Shine / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • Snooks And The Memphis Ramblers / Sweet Georgia Brown / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1931
  • Henry Allen and His Orchestra / Pleasin' Paul / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • The Whoopee Makers (vocal by Jack Teagarden) / Dirty Dog / 78 RPM single / Perfect / 1929
  • Richard M. Jones' Jazz Wizards / Boar Hog Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Playlist - 2/12/2017

Hi Folks.

An early start gave us about a half-hour extra time today for weather-related reasons, and we were very happy to be able to expand our presentation of early country music.

The first half-hour was mostly 78s from Jim's collection followed by an hour of new and reissued early recordings.  The new(er) selections were from Steve Kilby, super guitar picker from Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, and The Truffle Valley Boys from Italy.  Other music from this century included a number from the late great fiddler Art Stamper, and the Whitetop Mountain Band.


Joe Bussard presented his 69th show of early country classics. 

Tune in next week for Joe's monthly installment of his early jazz show, Hot Town!

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • The Golden Gate Quartet / There's A Man Going 'Round Taking Names / Complete Recorded Works Volume 6 1949-1952 / Document / 1950
  • The Massey Brothers String Band / Lonesome Train / 78 RPM single / Coast / 1947
  • Maddox Brothers and Rose / Gosh I Miss You All The Time / 78 RPM single / 4-Star / 1948
  • Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys / Home In San Antone / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1943
  • Tex Ryder and the Texas Tomcats / Milk Bucket Boogie / 78 RPM single / Prom / 1952
  • Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Country Waltz / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1952
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / What'll I Do With The Baby-O / 78 RPM single / King / 1946
  • Rodgers and Nicholson Accompanied by Carolina Ramblers String Band / Worried Man Blues / 78 RPM single / Perfect / 1932
  • Steve Kilby / Paddy On The Turnpike / Kingsberry Run / Two Guitars / 2006
  • Sam & Kirk McGee / Milk 'Em In The Morning Blues / Live 1955-1967 - Outstanding In Their Field / Spring Fed / 1955
  • Sam & Kirk McGee / Billy In The Low Ground / Live 1955-1967 - Outstanding In Their Field / Spring Fed / 1955
  • Sam & Kirk McGee / Railroad Blues / Live 1955-1967 - Outstanding In Their Field / Spring Fed / 1955
  • The Coon Creek Girls / Lulu Walls / Early Radio Favorites / Old Homestead / c1940
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / Way Down In Ole Caroline / I Like The Old Time Way / Self-released / 2016
  • Julia Mainer / Faded Coat Of Blue / The Brandywine Mountain Music Convention / Chubby Dragon / 1979
  • Whitetop Mountain Band / Big Sandy / Roads of Grayson County / Self-released / 2016
  • Hank Penny & His California Cowhands / Big Footed Sam from Birmingham / The Penny Opus #1 / Jasmine / c1947
  • Art Stamper / Train Forty Five / Wake Up Darlin' Corey / Rebel  / 2004
  • Jarrell-Jenkins-Cockerham / Suzanna Gal / Down To The Cider Mill / County / c1969
  • Prairie Ramblers / Smokey Mountain Schottische / Back To My Mountain Home / B.A.C.M / 1937
  • Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys / Beaumont Rag / Live 1948-51 / B.A.C.M / 1948
  • Johnny Duggar & Pooltown Gospel Band / Where Could I Go / Country Gospel, Vol. 5 / B.A.C.M / c1953
  • Alsabrook Quartet / Plant Some Flowers By My Grave / Country Gospel, Vol. 5 / B.A.C.M / 1955
  • Buddy & Lenord [sic] (Sunnyland Boys) / Oh Lord Remember Me / Country Gospel, Vol. 5 / B.A.C.M / c1958
  • The Blue Sky Boys / Will the Circle be Unbroken / Presenting the Blue Sky Boys / Arhoolie  / 1965
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #69                Listen again here.
  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • The Georgia Organ Grinders / Back Up And Push / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1929
  • Uncle Dave Macon & Sam & Kirk McGee / Don't Get Weary Children / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1934
  • Ernest V. Stoneman & The Blue Ridge Corn Shuckers / The Two Little Orphans / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Ridgel's Fountain Citians / Baby Call Your Dog Off / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1930
  • [Tom] Ashley & [Gwen] Foster / My North Carolina Home / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1933
  • Pete Cassell / Freight Train Blues / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1941
  • Billy Vest / Frankie And Johnnie No. 2 / 78 RPM single / Banner / 1933
  • Billy Thomas And The Echo Valley Boys / Black Mountain Rag / 78 RPM single / Kentucky / 1952
  • Lulu Belle & Scotty / Mountain Dew / 78 RPM Single / Vocalion / 1939
  • Rambling Red Foley / Echoes Of My Plantation Home / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1934
  • Bill Carlisle / Black Jack David / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1939
  • Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Brakeman's Blues / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1951
  • The Stanley Brothers / We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1950
  • Mac Wiseman / Don't Blame It All On Me / 78 RPM single / Dot / 1954
  • The Carter Family / There'll Be No Distinction There / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1940
  • Buddy Starcher / Isn't He Wonderful? / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1949
  • Monroe Brothers (Charlie & Bill) / On My Way To Glory / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1937

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Playlist - 2/5/2017

Hi Folks.

We were preempted 45 minutes, but we got all of Joe Bussard's 68th show, and 15 minutes more of great rare music.

Prior to Joe, I played some real Florida blues by Richard Williams, a blues man recorded in 1978 by the Florida Folklife Collection.  The CD is available throught the State Library and Archives of Florida.  Also heard was the flip side of The Bailey Brothers' single "Happy Valley Special" (which Joe play last week) titled "Rattlesnake Daddy Blues."  


Then we heard a rare 45 I dubbed from Joe Bussard when I visited last week by The Country Boys -- the pre-1961 name of The Kentucky Colonels with Clarence and Roland White, recorded 1961.

Joe Bussard took it from there.  You can hear his show again at this link.




Tune in next Sunday for another great listen into our musical history.

Jim Beaver

Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Notes

  • Golden Gate Quartet / On Top Of Old Smokey / Complete Recorded Works Volume 6 / Document / 1950
  • The Bailey Brothers (Charles & Danny) & Happy Valley Boys / Rattlesnake Daddy Blues / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1947
  • Richard Williams / Polk County Blues / Tell The Truth! / Florida Folklife Collection / 1978
  • The Country Boys / I'm Head Over Heels In Love WIth You / 45 RPM single / Sundown / 1959
  • The Country Boys / Kentucky Hills / 45 RPM single / Sundown / 1959
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #68        Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • W. T. Narmour & S. W. Smith / Gallop To Georgia / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1929
  • Uncle Dave Macon / Susie Lee / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1929
  • Bascomb Lamar Lunsford / Dry Bones / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • William McCoy / Mama Blues / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1927
  • Lowe Stokes and the Pot Lickers / Kitty and the Baby / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1930
  • Buell Kazee / The Wagoner's Lad (Loving Nancy) / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • Crockett's Kentucky Mountaineers / Bonaparte's Retreat / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1929
  • State Street Boys / Sweet To Mama / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1935
  • Dallas String Band With Coley Jones / Shine / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1929
  • W. Lee O'Daniel & his Hillbilly Boys / Devilish Mary / 78 RPM single / "Vocalion / " / 1937
  • W. Lee O'Daniel & his Hillbilly Boys / Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues / 78 RPM single / "Vocalion / " / 1937
  • Bob Wills Texas Playboys / St. Louis Blues / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1935
  • Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers / What's The Use / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1937
  • Blue Sky Boys / Sunny Side Of Life / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1952
  • The Carter Family / The Church In The Wildwood / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1932
  • Wade Mainer & Sons of the Mountaineers / Lonely Tomb / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1938
  • Ned Luberecki, Ron Pennington / Ghost of Antietam / 78 RPM single / Borderline Productions / 1990

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Playlist - 1/29/2017 - J. E. Mainer, Jr. at 93

Hi Folks.
Jim & J. E. Mainer Jr.

Jim was back from his trip to NC to celebrate J. E. Mainer, Jr's 93rd  
birthday with a stop on the return trip at Joe Bussard's place for some great music.  You'll hear more exciting music from the Joe visit in the near future.


The first hour was mostly Jim's 78s featuring a segment of recordings, some composed and all sung, by J. E. Mainer, Jr. during his stints with his father's band, Mainer's Mountaineers.

We also heard early music from Steve Ledford, Dixie Reelers (J. E. Mainer's band when they recorded without J. E. ), The Prairie Ramblers, Bill Monroe, Jimmie Davis, and The Cooke Duet.

Joe Bussard presented his 67th show to great acclaim.  We had more calls and Facebook comments about this show than any we have had so far.  Keep the comments coming, please!

Join Jim next week.  We may be preempted the first hour, but Joe's show will air for sure.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year
  • Golden Gate Quartet / Same Train / Complete Recorded Works Volume 6 / Document / 1950
  • Bill Cox / In 1992 / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1931
  • Steve Ledford and Daniel Nicholson acc by Carolina Ramblers String Band / Ninety Nine Years / 78 RPM single / Perfect / 1932
  • Dixie Reelers / Walkin' In My Sleep / 78 RPM single / Montgomery Ward / 1936
  • Prairie Ramblers / Maple On The Hill No. 4 / 78 RPM single / Conqueror / 1937
  • Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Toy Heart / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1946
  • J. E. Mainer Jr. with J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / The Lonely Train / 78 RPM Single / King / 1946
  • J. E. Mainer Jr. with J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Johnson County Blues / 78 RPM Single / King / 1946
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Maple On The Hill / Run Mountain / Arhoolie / 1963
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Mama Don't Allow / Run Mountain / Arhoolie / 1963
  • Unreleased tracks from The South Carolina Broadcasters
  • Jimmie Davis / Pea Pickin' Papa / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1931
  • The Cooke Duet / Striving For That City / Striving For That City / Self-released (LP) / 1964
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #67            listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters / Eighth of January / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • Jimmie Rodgers / Mississippi Moon / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1933
  • Fisher Hendley & His "Aristocratic Pigs" / Weave Room Blues / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1938
  • The Carter Family / Lonesome For You / 78 RPM single / RCA / 1932
  • Clayton McMichen,  Riley Puckett,  Gid Tanner,  Lowe Stokes,  Fate Norris / A Bee Hunt On The Hill For Sartin Creek Part 1 and Part 2 / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1931
  • Gene Autry / Texas Plains / 78 RPM single / Banner / 1935
  • Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / The Hesitation Blues / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1936
  • Uncle Dave Macon / I Ain't Got Long To Stay / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • Don Reno & Red Smiley / Your Love Is Dying / 45 RPM single / Dot / 1957
  • Phebel Wright / I'll Do Most Anything You Say / 78 RPM single / Essex / 1949
  • The Stanley Brothers / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1954
  • Pee Wee Lambert & Curley Parker with the Pine Ridge Boys / Just A Memory / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1952
  • Jim and Jesse [McReynolds] / Just Wondering Why / 78 RPM single / Capitol / 1953
  • The Bailey Brothers / Happy Valley Special / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1949
  • The Sansom Singers / The Tree Of Life / 78 RPM single / Sansom / 1950
  • Wilma Lee And Stoney Cooper / This World Can't Stand Long / 78 RPM Single / Rich-R-Tone / 1948