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

Playlist - 1/22/2017

Hi Folks.

This Sunday was Jim's friend J. E. Mainer Jr's 93rd birthday, and Jim was in North Carolina celebrating with the birthday boy.  Marti graciously filled in and owing to the sports preemption, had time to play a few of Jim's 78 transcriptions before Joe Bussard's 66th show aired.

Jim will share some of J. E. Junior's music on the next show.

In the meantime, the playlist is below.

Let us know if you enjoy Red Rooster Party and/or Joe Bussard's show.  Make comments below, or send an e-mail to jbeaverjr@gmail.com

Jim & Marti


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year
  • Bill Chitwood and Bud Landress / Jerusalem, Mourn / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1924
  • Bill Chitwood and Bud Landress / Howdy, Bill / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1924
  • Fiddlin' John Carson and his Virginia Reelers / Hell Broke Loose In Georgia / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1925
  • Fiddlin' John Carson and his Virginia Reelers / Flat-Footed [Rabbit] / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1925
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #66            Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Bill Chitwood and Bud Landress / Hen Cackle / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1924
  • The Carter Family / My Little Home In Tennessee / 78 RPM single / RCA / 1932
  • Kid [Walter] Smith / The Cat's Got the Measles and the Dog's Got Whoopin' Cough / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1929
  • Monroe Brothers (Charlie & Bill) / The Old Man's Story / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1938
  • Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers / It's Moving Day / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1930
  • Gid Tanner / You've Got To Stop Drinking Shine / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1931
  • Curly King & his Tennessee Hilltoppers / Two Little Rosebuds / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1949
  • Lake Howard / It's None Of Your Business / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1935
  • Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper / What Will I Do / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1948
  • The Bailes Brothers / Oh So Many Years / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1949
  • Hank Williams / No One Will Ever Know / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1953
  • Jenks "Tex" Carman / New Waikiki Beach / 78 RPM single / 4-Star / 1948
  • Claude Boone / The Burglar Man / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1949
  • Connie & Babe [Gately] with the Black Mountain Boys / How Will the Flowers Bloom / 78 RPM single / Republic / 1954
  • Molly O'Day & the Cumberland Mountain Folks / Six More Miles / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1947
  • Curly King & his Tennessee Hilltoppers / A Prepared Place / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1949
  • Ned Luberecki - Ron Pennington / The Banjer Machine / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Playlist - 1/15/2017

Hi Folks.

Today was an all Joe Bussard day, and before you get to the playlist, let me explain why.


Jim and Joe Bussard in late December 2016
I took a trip the day after Christmas to see Joe Bussard in Frederick MD followed by a visit with friends and family in North Carolina.  I was scheduled to return to CT January 7th and host the Red Rooster Party January 8th; however, a half-inch of sleet and freezing rain and an inch of snow shut down the airport in NC I was using, and that delayed my return until late Monday night January 9th.  Marti was prepared to do the January 1st show, but Joe had not sent me his New Year's Day show before I left to go see him, so we aired a show that had been preempted earlier in the year that was still fresh for Red Rooster Party.  Joe gave me his show for January 8th while I was visiting him, so when I was not able to return for the January 8th show, Joe's show for that day didn't make it, either. Marti replayed a great show from 2008 titled "Fred Tales" about dogs (we did that show after we lost our last dog, Fred.) To top this off, Joe's New Year's Day show arrived while I was away.

Whew!

To get all of these shows aired as soon as possible, I decided to give Joe the entire two hour show today instead of his usual hour, and we played his New Year's Day Country Classics show as well as his Hot Town Jazz monthly show which actually was scheduled to air today on the 15th.  We are nearly caught up as soon as we can air Joe's January 8th show.  Perhaps we will do that next week along with the January 22nd show.

Now, on to the playlist.


Joe did a special Hank Williams Tribute for the first half hour, followed by his usual Country Classics, and then brought many obscure jazz classics to us on his Hot Town Jazz show.  We're proud of Joe's Hot Town because it is the only jazz show he has ever done for any radio station, and it is unique to Red Rooster Party and WHUS.

We hope you enjoyed what we played, and will join us next Sunday 2-4pm ET for another great afternoon of classic country music.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / Seven Angels And Seven Trumpets / Complete Recorded Works Volume 6 / Document / 1949
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #64          Listen Again Here
  • Hank Williams / You're Gonna Change or I'm Gonna Leave / Grand Ole Opry Transcription / Mercury / 1949
  • Hank Williams / I'm A Long Gone Daddy / Grand Ole Opry Transcription / Mercury / 1949
  • Jimmy Swan / The Last Letter (To Hank Williams) / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1953
  • Hank Williams / Pan American / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1947
  • Hank Williams / Mansion on the Hill / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1949
  • Hank Williams / Lovesick Blues / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1949
  • Jack Cardwell / The Death Of Hank Williams / 78 RPM single / King / 1953
  • Hank Williams / I Saw The Light / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1948
  • TBD / Faith Is The Key (Hank Williams Tribute) / 78 RPM single / unk / 1953
  • TBD / unknown instrumental / 78 RPM single / unk / unk
  • Tommy Johnson / Bye Bye Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Grinnell Giggers / Plow Boy Hop / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Uncle Dave Macon / Railroadin' And Gamblin' / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1938
  • G. B. Grayson - Henry Whitter / Train 45 / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927
  • "Dock" Boggs / Down South Blues / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1927
  • Riverside Ramblers (Hackberry Ramblers) / The Old Fiddle Blues / 78 RPM single / Montgomery Ward / 1937
  • The Carter Family / You've Got to Righten That Wrong / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1940
  • TBD / Lost Indian / 78 RPM single / unk / unk
Joe Bussard's Hot Town Jazz #65              Listen again here
  • Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra / Hot Town / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Monk Hazel And His Bienville Roof Orchestra / Git Wit It / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • Bill Brown and His Brownies / What Kind Of Rhythm Is That? / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1929
  • Wilton Crawley and his Orchestra / Futuristic Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • "Jelly Roll" Morton and his Orchestra / Deep Creek / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Ben Tobier and his California Cyclones / Hot And Heavy / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1930
  • Ma Rainey And Her Georgia Band / Blues Oh Blues / 78 RPM single / Paramount / 1927
  • Elmer Schoebel and his Friars Society Orchestra / Copenhagen / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1929
  • King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators / Speak Easy Blues / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1928
  • Fletcher Henderson Orchestra / Hot Mustard / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • Sam Morgan's Jazz Band / Mobile Stomp / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1927
  • The Original Wolverines / The New Twister / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1927
  • Memphis Stompers / Washington And Lee Swing / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Jean Goldkette's Orchestra / My Blackbirds Are Bluebirds Now / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • New Orleans Rhythm Kings / Gold Leaf Strut / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1925
  • Cab Calloway and His Orchestra / Beale Street Mama / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1932
  • Henry Allen Jr. and His New York Orchestra / Sugar Hill Function / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930

Playlist - 1/8/2017 - Fred Tales


Hi Folks.


Jim was delayed returning from a trip to NC, so Marti stepped in and played a show that we originally did in October 2008 titled "Fred Tales."

Fred and Marti
If you had listened to RRP back in 2008 you would have heard us speak of Fred.

Fred was a beagle -- or mostly beagle (Marti called him a "bagle") -- who adopted us right after we moved to Maryland when he was just a pup. He had moved into the woods outside our home just before the previous residents moved, and then cautiously watched us until he decided we were worthy.

That was in 1992. Fred passed away 16 October 2008.

Fred turned out to be one of the best friends we ever had. He and Marti had a bond that went beyond the typical human-animal relationship. She literally knew what Fred was thinking at any time, and I believe he knew what Marti was thinking.

Fred was an outdoor farm dog until we moved to Connecticut in 2001. The proximity of the house to the road along with the cold winters influenced us to let him move inside with us. Not only that, but because he was not capable of staying in the house by himself throughout a whole workday, Marti took him to school daily. It is rare to be able to take a dog to work these days, but Watkinson School allowed that to happen, and in doing so provided Fred many new friends, provided therapy for students, and perhaps extended Fred's life.

In the times we couldn't have Fred with us, Baywood Kennels was his most excellent home-away-from-home. We couldn't have been luckier to have them nearby.

For this show we played songs and comedy bits about dogs or mentioning dogs, and we told "Fred Tales" -- stories we gathered about Fred over the years -- between sets.

We hope you enjoyed our tribute to Fred, and all dogs everywhere.

Jim & Marti



Artist / Song (Year) / Album / Label
  • Hattie Dalton "Old Red Rooster Party" Introduction (1994)
  • Golden Gate Quartet / Noah / Radio Transcriptions 1941-1944 / Document
  • The Skillet-Lickers / Ya Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Aroun' (1927) / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 / Document
  • Grandpa Jones / Old Rattler (c.1975) / An American Original / CMH
  • Homer & Jethro / How Much is That Hound Dog in the Window (c.1955) / Lassoes 'N Spurs / BMG
  • Jerry Clower / The Dog and the Bear (c.1980s) / More Good 'Uns / MCA
  • Fred Tale: Fred rescues Marti from two big dogs
  • The Dillards / Old Blue (1964) / There is a Time / Vanguard
  • Hawkshaw Hawkins / Dog House Boogie / Best of the Best 1921-1963 / Gusto
  • Kenny Roberts / Choc'late Ice Cream Cone (1950) / Jumpin' & Yodelin' / Bear Family
  • Fred Tale: Fred's barn surprise
  • The Osborne Brothers / Tennessee Hound Dog (1977) / From Rocky Top To Muddy Bottom / CMH
  • The Eddie Adcock Band / Dog (1989) / Dixie Fried / CMH
  • Dock Walsh with The Carolina Tar Heels / Bull Dog in Sunny Tennessee (1962) / Doggone Country / CMH
  • Jerry Clower / Crack, W.L., and Rover (1984) / Classic Clower Power / MCA
  • Fred Tale: Fred and the grandma deer
  • Al Hopkins and His Bucklebusters / Oh Where is My Little Dog Gone (1927) / The Hill Billies Volume 3 / Document
  • Jimmie Davis / The Poodle Dog Song (1950) / Doggone Country / CMH
  • T. Texas Tyler / Dad Gave My Dog Away (1948) / The Best Of T. Texas Tyler / Collector's Choice
  • Fred Tale: Fred and the cat team to hunt voles
  • Morris Brothers / Salty Dog Blues (1945) / Salty Dog Blues / BACM
  • Jerry Clower / Bird Dog Hunt Off (1998) / Peaches & Possums / MCA
  • Johnny Cash / Dirty Old Egg-sucking Dog (1966) / The Essential 1955-1983 / Columbia
  • Fred Tale: Fred and Bob's great adventure
  • Hoosier Hot Shots / Hound Dog (1960s) / Doggone Country / CMH
  • Mac Wiseman / Beagle Hound (2000s) / 1st Recorded Live Concert / Wise
  • James King / Echo Mountain (2004) / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder
  • Burl Ives / I Found My Best Friend In The Dog Pound (1963) / A Little Bitty Tear / Bear Family
  • Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys / Fox Chase (1959) / Mountain Music Bluegrass Style / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Fred Tales: Fred and road kill
  • Joe Leggo / Did You See My Dog Mr. (1999) / Always Country / Self
  • Red Foley / Old Shep (1941) / As Good as it Gets / Disky
  • Grandpa Jones / Dog And Gun (c.1975) / An American Original / CMH
  • Lewis Grizzard / Black Labs (1980s) / The Best Of Lewis Grizzard / Southern Tracks
  • Grandpa Jones / Old Rattler's Pup (1969) / Everybody's Grandpa / Bear Family
  • Louisiana Honeydrippers / Old Blue (1960s) / Doggone Country / CMH
  • Jimmy Martin / Chattanooga Dog (1971) / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • Jerry Clower / Newgene And The Lion (1980s) / Jerry Clower's Greatest Hits / MCA
  • Recitation: Rainbow Bridge
  • Blue Around The Edges / Let Your Light Shine On Me (2007) / Heaven's Front Door / Self-produced