Monday, December 5, 2016

Playlist - 12/4/2016

Hi Folks.

Stanley Brothers
With a full show today we presented two hours of early and classic country including Joe Bussard's 59th program for the show.

Notable tracks included nearly everything, but I particularly was happy to get Ben Jarrell, Jimmie Davis, Andy Parker & The Plainsmen, Eddie Zack & His Dude Ranchers, Sam  & Kirk McGee, and Lattie Moore on the show along with all the other great classic cuts.
Eddie Zack & his Dude Ranchers

We also played a classic early cut from the Stanley Brothers in remembrance of Carter Stanley who died 50 years ago on December 1st.

We hope you tune in next Sunday for more great early and classic music!

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet /  High, Low and Wide  / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 5 / Document / 1947
  • Ben Jarrell with Da Costa Woltz & his Southern Broadcasters / Yellow Rose Of Texas / Old Mountain / Living Era / 1927
  • Carolina Tar Heels / Got the Farm Land Blues / Hard Times In the Country / Rebel  / 1930
  • Jimmie Davis / Market House Blues / Midnight Blues 1929-1933 / Acrobat / 1931
  • Andy Parker & The Plainsmen Vol. 2 / The West Is As Wild As Ever / Vol. 2 Coast Records / B.A.C.M / 1946
  • Patsy Montana / Gold Coast Express / The Best of Patsy Montan / Sony / 1935
  • Merle Travis / John Henry / Folk Songs of the Hills / Bear Family / 1947
  • Eddie Zack & His Dude Ranchers & Cousin Richie / I Wish I Knew / Eddie Zack & His Dude Ranchers / B.A.C.M / 1949
  • Sam & Kirk McGee / Railroad Blues / Live 1955-1967 - Outstanding In Their Field / Spring Fed / 1966
  • The Blue Sky Boys / The Unquiet Grave / Presenting the Blue Sky Boys / Arhoolie  / 1965
  • The Maddox Brothers & Rose / Mean and Wicked Boogie / From Dancefloor to Devotion / Righteous / 1947
  • The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers / Old Time Sally Ann / Down Home / RMH / 1982
  • Hank Williams / I'm Sorry for You My Friend / 40 Greatest Hits / Polydor / 1951
  • Ernest Tubb / Letter Have No Arms / The Definitive Collection / Universal / 1950
  • Lattie Moore / I'm Not Broke But I'm Badly Bent / I'm Not Broke But I'm Badly Bent / West Side / 1953
  • Stanley Brothers / The Fields Have Turned Brown /  Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music - 1950  / Bear Family / 1949
  • Washington Phillips / Mother's Last Word To Her Son / Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams / Dust-to-Digital / 1927
Joe Bussard's Country Classics  #59               Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Crockett's Kentucky Mountaineers / Little Rabbit And Rabbit Where's Your Mammy / 78 RPM single / Crown / 1931
  • David McCarn / Cotton Mill Colic / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Uncle Dave Macon and Sam McGee /  Poor Sinners, Fair You Well  / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • The Blue Sky Boys / Let's Not Sleep Again / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1947
  • Cumberland Ridge Runners / Ole Rattler / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1933
  • Roy Hall & His Blue Ridge Entertainers / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1940
  • Byron Parker (The Old Hired Hand) and his Hillbillies / Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar / 78 RPM single / Deluxe / 1946
  • Sons Of The Pioneers [feat. Hugh Farr (f)] / Boggy Road To Texas / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1941
  • Coon Creek Girls / Old Uncle Dudy (Keep Fiddling On) / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1938
  • Benny & Vallie Cain / Angry Brown Eyes / 45 RPM single / Adelphi / 1956
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Tennessee Blues / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1940
  • Dee Stone And His Virginia Mountain Boys / Countin' The Days / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1952
  •  Sleepy McDaniel and his Radio Playboys, Fiddle Solo Buck Ryan  / Listen To The Mockingbird / 78 RPM single / DC / 1947
  • The Carter Family / We Shall Rise / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1940
  • Shannon Grayson and His Golden Valley Boys / I Like The Old Time Way / 78 RPM single / King / 1950
  • Carl Story And His Rambling Mountaineers / Four Books In The Bible / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1951
  • Ned Luberecki, Ron Pennington  / Emergency Pulloff / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Playlist - 11/27/2016 - Early Female Vocalists and Bussard's "Hot Town"

Hi Folks.

The first hour of todays's show included much in the way of early recordings from pioneering female vocalists in country music.  This included The Coon Creek Girls, Rose Maddox, and the popular (judging from the phone calls) DeZurik Sisters.  We also heard more from Washington Phillips and debuted Big Bill Lister on the show with a 1951 recording.

Joe Bussard presented his monthly installment of his early jazz program, a Red Rooster Party exclusive called "Hot Town" and had the joint jumping.

Join us next Sunday for more great early country and gospel, and Joe Bussard returns with his Country Classics.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / Wrestlin' Jacob / Radio Transcriptions In Chronological Order 1941-1944 / Document / 1941
  • Washington Phillips / Denomination Blues - Part 1 / Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams / Dust-to-Digital / 1927
  • Washington Phillips / Denomination Blues - Part 2 / Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams / Dust-to-Digital / 1927
  • The Coon Creek Girls / How Many Biscuits Can You Eat / Early Radio Favorites / Old Homestead / c1938
  • The Coon Creek Girls / What'll I Do With The Baby-O / Early Radio Transcriptions / Old Homestead / c1938
  • Patsy Montana / Little Shoes / Hall Of Fame Inducted 1996 / King / 1964
  • Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle with Chet Atkins / There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / same / Country Routes / 1949
  • Carolina Cotton / I'd Love To Be A Cowgirl (But I'm A-Scared Of Cows) / Yodel, Yodel, Yodel / Cattle / 1946
  • Rose Maddox / Single Girl / 16 Down Home Country Classics (American Masters Vol. 10) / Arhoolie / 1980
  • The DeZurik Sisters / The Arizona Yodeler / American Yodeling 1911-1946 / Trikont / 1939
  • The DeZurik Sisters / I Left Her Standing There / Flowers In The Wildwood / Trikont / 1939
  • The Carter Family / Just Another Broken Heart / Flowers In The Wildwood / Trikont / 1936
  • Samantha Bumgarner & Eva Davis / Big-eyed Rabbit / Flowers In The Wildwood / Trikont / 1924
  • Jimmie Rodgers / Blue Yodel (T for Texas) / Yodeling Memories / Country Stars / 1927
  • Big Bill Lister / RC Cola And Moon Pie / There's A Tear In My Beer / Bear Family / 1951
  • Spike Jones And His City Slickers / i Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / Spiketaculars / Primo / 1952
  • Tommy Jarrell / Richmond Contillion [sic] / Joke On The Puppy / Heritage / 1976
  • Hank Williams (Luke The Drifter) / I'll Have A New Life / The Gospel According To Luke The Drifter Vol. II / Sugo / 1949
Joe Bussard's "Hot Town" Jazz Classics         Listen again here
  • Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra / Hot Town / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928 
  • Thomas Waller with Thomas Morris And His Hot Babies / Red Hot Dan / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927
  • Napoleon's Emperors / Anything / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Douglas Williams / Slow Death / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Baron Lee and His Blue Rhythm Band / Old Yazoo / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1932
  • Victoria Spivey [with Henry Allen Jr] / Dirty T.B. Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Jelly-Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers / Doctor Jazz Stomp / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1926
  • Sophie Tucker / Some Of These Days / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1930
  • Bill Brown and His Brownies / Hot Lips / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1929
  • State Street Ramblers / Someday You'll Know / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1928
  • Cab Calloway and His Orchestra / Beale Street Mama / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1932
  • Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra / Ain't Misbehavin' / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1929
  • Annette Hanshaw / Am I Blue? / 78 RPM single / Velvetone / 1929
  • Clarence Williams' Jazz Kings / Candy Lips / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1927
  • Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orchestra / Shout 'Em Aunt Tillie / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra / Unknown title / 78 RPM single / Unknown / 1930

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Playlist - 11/20/2016

Hi Folks.

We were pleased to have an uninterrupted two hours to bring you a stack of 45 RPM singles and EPs from my collection, and Joe Bussard's 57th program for Red Rooster Party.


Artists featured from my 45s included Jim Eanes, The Phipps Family, Wayne Raney, and Hack Johnson (with Allen Shelton on banjo.)

Joe pulled out some more impossible rarities including singles from Floyd County Ramblers, Jackson County Barn Owls, and George Edgin's Corn Dodgers.

We hope you enjoyed the show.  You can hear Joe's part again at this link or the link next to his part of the playlist below.

Joe will be doing his "Hot Town" early jazz show next Sunday, so you don't want to miss that.

See you then.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / What A Time / Complete Recorded Works 1939 Vol. 3 / Document / 1939
  • Roy Baker and The Country Gospel Tones / One Heartbeat / 45 RPM single / Jalyn / 1972
  • Jim Eanes and the Shenandoah Valley Boys / Log Cabin In The Lane / 45 RPM single / Starday / 1959
  • Alex Campbell & Olabelle & Deacon & The New River Boys / Still The Same / 45 rpm single / New River / 1962
  • Wayne Raney / I Love My Little Yo-Yo / 45 rpm single / King / 1954
  • Wade Mainer / He's Passing This Way / 45 RPM EP / New American / 1960
  • Bailes Brothers / Ashamed to Own the Blessed Savior / 45 RPM EP / New American / 1960
  • Ted Prillaman and the Virginia Ramblers / The Life And Death Of Charlie Poole / 45 RPM single / Mart Records / 1970
  • The Phipps Family / Last Mountain Of Time / 45 RPM EP / Starday / 1960s
  • The Phipps Family / Moses And The Israelites / 45 RPM EP / Starday / 1960s
  • Hack Johnson and His Tennesseeans / Home Sweet Home / 45 RPM single / Colonial / 1955
  • Wayne Raney & the Raney Family / There's a Little Pine Log Cabin / 45 RPM EP / New American / 1960
  • Hack Johnson and His Tennesseeans / You Don't Have To Be From The Country / 45 RPM single / Colonial / 1955
  • E.C. Ball and the Friendly Gospel Singers / Take A Moment And Live / 45 RPM EP / Old Dominion / 1960s
  • Jim Eanes / Long Journey Home / 45 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1958
  • Jim Eanes / She Took The Bus (And Left The Crying To Me) / 45 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1965
  • Johnny Seay / My Baby Walks Over Me / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Bear Family / 1963
  • Washington Phillips / I Am Born To Preach the Gospel / Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams / Dust-to-Digital / 1927
  • Washington Phillips / Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There / Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams / Dust-to-Digital / 1927
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #57                  Listen again here
  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928 (opening theme)
  • Floyd County Ramblers / Granny Will Your Dog Bite? / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Kirk McGee & Blythe Poteet / Kickin' Mule / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1928
  • Cranford & Thompson / Pretty Polly / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1931
  • Jackson County Barn Owls / I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1930
  • Ernest V. Stoneman & The Sweet Brothers / 'Till The Snow Flakes Fall Again / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927
  • George Edgin's Corn Dodgers With Earl Wright & Brown Rich / My Ozark Mountain Home / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1932
  • Uncle Dave Macon / Rise When The Rooster Crows / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Shoot The Turkey Buzzard / 78 RPM single / King / 1946
  • Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band / Mess, Katy, Mess / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1929
  • Jimmy Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys / Triflin' Gal / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • Roy Newman & His Boys / Barn Dance Rag / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1935
  • Claude Boone / Milk 'Em In The Morning Blues / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1949
  • Jerry & Sky / Orange Blossom Special / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1949
  • Mac Wiseman / Fire Ball Mail / 78 RPM single / Dot / 1954
  • Carter Family / Where We'll Never Grow Old / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1932
  • Mac O'Dell / Let's Pray / 78 RPM single / King / 1952
  • Ned Luberecki, Ron Pennington / Spirit of the Suwanee / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990

Playlist - 11/20/2016

Hi Folks.

We were pleased to have an uninterrupted two hours to bring you a stack of 45 RPM singles and EPs from my collection, and Joe Bussard's 57th program for Red Rooster Party.


Artists featured from my 45s included Jim Eanes, The Phipps Family, Wayne Raney, and Hack Johnson (with Allen Shelton on banjo.)

Joe pulled out some more impossible rarities including singles from Floyd County Ramblers, Jackson County Barn Owls, and George Edgin's Corn Dodgers.

We hope you enjoyed the show.  You can hear Joe's part again at this link or the link next to his part of the playlist below.

Joe will be doing his "Hot Town" early jazz show next Sunday, so you don't want to miss that.

See you then.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / What A Time / Complete Recorded Works 1939 Vol. 3 / Document / 1939
  • Roy Baker and The Country Gospel Tones / One Heartbeat / 45 RPM single / Jalyn / 1972
  • Jim Eanes and the Shenandoah Valley Boys / Log Cabin In The Lane / 45 RPM single / Starday / 1959
  • Alex Campbell & Olabelle & Deacon & The New River Boys / Still The Same / 45 rpm single / New River / 1962
  • Wayne Raney / I Love My Little Yo-Yo / 45 rpm single / King / 1954
  • Wade Mainer / He's Passing This Way / 45 RPM EP / New American / 1960
  • Bailes Brothers / Ashamed to Own the Blessed Savior / 45 RPM EP / New American / 1960
  • Ted Prillaman and the Virginia Ramblers / The Life And Death Of Charlie Poole / 45 RPM single / Mart Records / 1970
  • The Phipps Family / Last Mountain Of Time / 45 RPM EP / Starday / 1960s
  • The Phipps Family / Moses And The Israelites / 45 RPM EP / Starday / 1960s
  • Hack Johnson and His Tennesseeans / Home Sweet Home / 45 RPM single / Colonial / 1955
  • Wayne Raney & the Raney Family / There's a Little Pine Log Cabin / 45 RPM EP / New American / 1960
  • Hack Johnson and His Tennesseeans / You Don't Have To Be From The Country / 45 RPM single / Colonial / 1955
  • E.C. Ball and the Friendly Gospel Singers / Take A Moment And Live / 45 RPM EP / Old Dominion / 1960s
  • Jim Eanes / Long Journey Home / 45 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1958
  • Jim Eanes / She Took The Bus (And Left The Crying To Me) / 45 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1965
  • Johnny Seay / My Baby Walks Over Me / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Bear Family / 1963
  • Washington Phillips / I Am Born To Preach the Gospel / Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams / Dust-to-Digital / 1927
  • Washington Phillips / Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There / Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams / Dust-to-Digital / 1927
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #57                  Listen again here
  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928 (opening theme)
  • Floyd County Ramblers / Granny Will Your Dog Bite? / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Kirk McGee & Blythe Poteet / Kickin' Mule / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1928
  • Cranford & Thompson / Pretty Polly / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1931
  • Jackson County Barn Owls / I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1930
  • Ernest V. Stoneman & The Sweet Brothers / 'Till The Snow Flakes Fall Again / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927
  • George Edgin's Corn Dodgers With Earl Wright & Brown Rich / My Ozark Mountain Home / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1932
  • Uncle Dave Macon / Rise When The Rooster Crows / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Shoot The Turkey Buzzard / 78 RPM single / King / 1946
  • Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band / Mess, Katy, Mess / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1929
  • Jimmy Revard & His Oklahoma Playboys / Triflin' Gal / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • Roy Newman & His Boys / Barn Dance Rag / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1935
  • Claude Boone / Milk 'Em In The Morning Blues / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1949
  • Jerry & Sky / Orange Blossom Special / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1949
  • Mac Wiseman / Fire Ball Mail / 78 RPM single / Dot / 1954
  • Carter Family / Where We'll Never Grow Old / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1932
  • Mac O'Dell / Let's Pray / 78 RPM single / King / 1952
  • Ned Luberecki, Ron Pennington / Spirit of the Suwanee / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Playlist - 11/13/2016 - Two Hours of Joe Bussard

Hi Folks.

We were preempted the previous week, but had a full schedule this week, so we used the time to present both this week's program from Joe Bussard, and his last program that was preempted.

The schedule this coming Sunday is unsure, so check us out at 2pm or join our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/WHUS.redroosterparty for advanced notice.

The links to Joe Bussard's program to listen again are in the playlist.

Jim Beaver












Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year
  • Golden Gate Quartet / Do Unto Others / Complete Recorded Works Volume 5 / Document / 1947
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #55          Listen again here
  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Don Gibson and His King Cotton Kinfolks / Carolina Breakdown / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1950
  • Perry Westland and the Blue Mountain Boys / If I Should Wonder Back Tonight / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1950
  • Hank Snow / I'm Movin' On / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1950
  • Hank Williams / Lovesick Blues / 78 RPM single / Grand Ole Opry Transcription / 1949
  • Hank Williams / Wedding Bells / 78 RPM single / Grand Ole Opry Transcription / 1949
  • Maddox Brothers and Rose / Shimmy Shakin' Daddy / 78 RPM single / 4 Star / 1950
  • The Kelleys / Leavin' Tennessee / 78 RPM single / Republic / 1955
  • Chickie Williams / We'd Better Say Goodbye / 78 RPM single / Wheeling / 1950
  • Arthur Smith & Don Reno / Feudin' Banjos / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1955
  • Jimmy Murphy / Big Mama Blues / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1951
  • Bud Messner and His Skyline Boys / Big Blue Eyes / 78 RPM single / Abbey / 1950
  • Scotty Stoneman / The Mocking Bird / 45 RPM single / Arion / 1967
  • Jim Eanes and the Shenandoah Valley Boys / Wiggle Worm Wiggle / 45 RPM single / Decca / 1954
  • Mac Wiseman / The Waltz You Saved For Me / 78 RPM single / Dot / 1953
  • Johnnie and Jack / I'll Live With God (To Die No More) / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1952
  • Blue Sky Boys / When Heaven Comes Down / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1952
  • Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Get Up John / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1952
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #56          Listen again here
  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Arkansas Barefoot Boys / Eighth Of January / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1928
  • Uncle Dave Macon / From Earth To Heaven / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • Ernest V. Stoneman (as Justin Winfield) / New River Train / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1928
  • Jimmie Rodgers / Dear Old Sunny South By The Sea / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles / Been On The Job Too Long / 78 RPM single / Paramount / 1929
  • Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett & Clayton McMichen / Sal Let Me Chaw Your Rosin / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1928
  • The Carter Family / Kitty Waltz / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Buffalo Johnson & The Church Brothers & their Blue Ridge Ramblers / Day Dreaming / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1951
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Cabin Of Love / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1953
  • Jim Eanes and his Shenandoah Valley Boys / I Took Her By Her Little Brown Hand / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1951
  • Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys / On My Mind / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1955
  • Jim Eanes and his Shenandoah Valley Boys / Florida Blues / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1950
  • The Stanley Brothers / Let Me Be Your Friend / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1949
  • Don Reno, Red Smiley & The Tennessee Cutups / Barefoot Nellie / 78 RPM single / King / 1954
  • Blue Sky Boys / Last Mile Of The Way / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1940
  • Molly O'Day & the Cumberland Mountain Folks / Traveling The Highway Home / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1951
  • Ned Luberecki, Ron Pennington / Ron Drives the Mandolin Tank / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990

Monday, October 31, 2016

Playlist - 10/30/2016 - Jim's Dad's Birthday Stories

Hi Folks.

For this show I played mostly early country similar to the style of Joe Bussard, but I augmented it with some stories.  


Jim's Dad
A couple stories were told by my dad in 1994 when I happened to have a recorder handy.  Since he had his 90th birthday the previous Thursday, I thought we needed to hear from him on the show. 

Another story was Wendy Bagwell's classic rattlesnake story where he traveled to play music at a small church with snake handlers.

Joe Bussard presented his 54th program of country classics.

We may be preempted for a soccer tournament next Sunday, but if the team loses on Friday, will will have a show, so check Facebook here or tune it around 2pm ET to see if we are on.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disc / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / Job / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 / Document / 1937
  • Georgia Pot Lickers / Up Jumped the Rabbit / The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of / Yazoo / 1930
  • Riley Puckett / Renfro Valley Home / Old Time Greats Volume 1 / Old Homestead / 1934
  • Wilmer Watts & The Lonely Eagles / Banjo Sam / Paramount Old Time Recordings / JSP / 1929
  • McClung Brothers & Cleve Chaffin / Alabama Jubilee / Paramount Old Time Recordings / JSP / 1929
  • Clayton McMichen / Sourwood Mountain-Peter Went A-Fishin'-Sugar In The Gourd / The Legendary Fiddler / B.A.C.M / 1939
  • Prairie Ramblers / Huckleberry Picnic / Vol. 3 Huckleberry Picnic / B.A.C.M / 1940s
  • Elton Britt / Lookin' Around / Jackass Blues / B.A.C.M / 1951
  • Smith's Garage Fiddle Band / Beaumont Rag / "Old-Time Texas String Bands, Vol. 2 - Dallas Bound" / County / 1928
  • James Beaver Sr.(interview) / Shot in the Foot & The Police Whistle / Private Recording / na / 1994
  • The Carter Family / Jealous Hearted Me / In The Shadow Of Clinch Mountain / Bear Family / 1936
  • The Dixon Brothers (Howard & Dorsey) / Intoxicated Rat / Complete Recorded Works Volume 1 - 1936 / Document / 1936
  • The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers / Black Eyed Susie / The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers in Concert / Field Recorder's Collective / 1986
  • Wendy Bagwell / Here Come the Rattlesnakes (part 1 and part 2) / 45 rpm single / Canaan / 1970
  • Larry Sigmon and Barbara Poole / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Aggravating Blues / Self-released / 1992

Joe Bussard's Country Classics #54           Listen Here

  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Taylor's Kentucky Boys / Forked Deer / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1927
  • Earl Johnson & His Dixie Clodhoppers / Johnnie, Get Your Gun / 78 RPM Single / Okeh / 1927
  • Walker's Corbin Ramblers / Darktown Strutters Ball / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1934
  • Jimmie Rodgers / Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Uncle Dave Macon & Sid Harkreader / Man That Rode The Mule Around The World / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1929
  • Bill Chitwood & His Georgia Mountaineers / Preacher Blues / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1927
  • Billy Thomas / Black Mountain Rag / 78 RPM single / Kentucky / 1952
  • Blind Blake / Dry Bone Shuffle / 78 RPM single / Paramount / 1927
  • The Carter Family / Chewing Gum / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • McGee Brothers (Sam & Kirk McGee) / Salt Lake City Blues / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1927
  • Coon Creek Girls / Banjo Pickin' Girl / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1938
  • Carl Sauceman / I'm Not Worth Your Tears / 78 RPM single / Capitol / 1952
  • Bobby Atkins / Old 50's / 45 RPM Single / Stokes / 1975
  • Morris Brothers (Wiley & Zeke) / Grave On The Green Hillside / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1945
  • Don Reno & Red Smiley and The Tennessee Cut-Ups / My Shepherd Is God / 45 RPM single / King / 1954
  • Bobby Atkins / D.J. Time / 45 RPM Single / Stokes / 1975The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Playlist - 10/23/2016 - Remembering Merle Watson

Hi Folks.

We were back to our regular show today.  The first hour was classic and early country I programmed and the second hour was Joe Bussard's 53rd program of his Country Classics 78 records.


Merle Watson
On October 12, 1985, Marti and I attended a concert at the Charleston Heights Art Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, where we both worked at the time.  The main act was Doc and Merle Watson.  The music we heard that night was life-changing.  In fact, I probably would not be writing this or doing a radio show today if it had not been for that concert event.  Eleven days later on October 23, Merle Watson died as a result of  a bizarre tractor rollover accident at night.

To remember Merle -- the great guitarist, son of Doc Watson, and enabler of his father's career -- I dedicated a half-hour of the show to the music of Doc & Merle Watson in which Merle was a featured performer, either on banjo, guitar, or slide guitar.

We also heard music from Jimmie Driftwood, Howard Vokes, The Louvin Brothers, Lowe Stokes, and bluesman Jim Jackson.

Joe Bussard's 53rd show was packed full of his great country 78s.

Join us next Sunday, sports preemptions notwithstanding, for another great two hours of early and classic country music.

Jim Beaver

Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / God Almighty Said / Complete Recorded Works Volume 2 / Document / 1938
  • Jimmie Driftwood / Tennessee Stud / The Wilderness Road And Jimmie Driftwood / RCA Victor / 1958
  • Howard Vokes / The Miner / Songs Of Tragedy And Disaster / Starday  / 1963
  • Red Foley / Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music - 1950 / Bear Family / 1950
  • Carl Smith / I Overlooked An Orchid (While Searching For A Rose) / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music - 1950 / Bear Family / 1950
  • The Louvin Brothers / On My Way to the Show / Complete Recorded Works 1952-62 / Playtime / 1958
  • The Louvin Brothers / My Heart Was Trampled on the Street / Complete Recorded Works 1952-62 / Playtime / 1958
  • Lowe Stokes & His Pot Lickers / Kitty And The Baby / Complete Recorded Works Vol. 1 1927-1930 / Document / 1930
  • Jim Jackson / Going 'Round The Mountain / Complete Recorded Works Volume 2 - 1928-1930 / Document / 1928
  • Gene Autry / Atlanta Bound / Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era / 1931
  • Doc & Merle Watson / Stack O'Lee / Ballads from Deep Gap / Vanguard / 1967
  • Doc & Merle Watson / Alabama Bound / Ballads from Deep Gap / Vanguard / 1967
  • Doc & Merle Watson / Red Rocking Chair / Red Rocking Chair / Flying Fish / 1981
  • Doc & Merle Watson / I Ain't Going Honky-Tonkin' Anymore / Lonesome Road / Liberty / 1977
  • Doc & Merle Watson / Talking to Casey / Doc & Merle Watson's Guitar Album / Flying Fish / 1983
  • Doc & Merle Watson / Going to Chicago Blues / Doc & Merle Watson's Guitar Album / Flying Fish / 1983
  • Doc & Merle Watson / Riding That Midnight Train / Riding the Midnight Train / Sugar Hill / 1985
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #53            Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Floyd Ming & His Pep-Steppers / Tupelo Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • "Dad" Crockett / Sugar Hill / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1929
  • Gwen Foster (Three Tobacco Tags) / Side-Line Blues / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1939
  • Buster Carter & Preston Young / I'll Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1931
  • Roy Harvey & Leonard Copeland / Just Pickin' / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1929
  • The Carter Family / Schoolhouse On The Hill / 78 RPM single / Bluebird (unreleased) / 1933
  • Dixie Ramblers / Ridin' In An Old Model "T" / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1937
  • Gid Tanner & His Skillet Lickers with Riley Puckett & Clayton McMichen / Four Cent Cotton / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1931
  • Jimmie Rodgers / The One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Bill Clifton / When Autumn Leaves Begin To Fall / 45 RPM Single / Starday / 1959
  • Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) / That First Love Of Mine / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1941
  • The Bailey Brothers (Charles & Danny) & Happy Valley Boys / Rattlesnake Daddy Blues / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1947
  • Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Rawhide / 78 RPM Single / Decca / 1952
  • Buddy Starcher / My Old Pal Of Yesterday / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1950
  • The Blue Sky Boys / Lord, Be With Us, Amen / 78 RPM Single / RCA Victor / 1950
  • Ned Luberecki and Ron Pennington / Jamsville Road / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990