Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Playlist - 4/16/2016 - Easter

Hi Folks.

For this Easter Sunday we played several classic 78s with an Easter theme such as Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper's "Legend of the Dogwood Tree."  We also played some of my recent 78 acquisitions including Joe Franklin, Clayton McMichen, and Byron Parker and his Mountaineers.

Joe Bussard's 77th Country Classics show featured some of the earliest country music ever recorded featuring the likes of Eck Robertson, Fiddlin' John Carson, Samantha Bumgarner, and many more.  Listen again at the link above or in the playlist below.


We are currently scheduled for preemption Sunday April 23rd, but Saturday the 22nd I invite everyone over to Killingly Grange where the doors open at 6pm for a send off bluegrass jam for yours truly and Marti. It will be a grand time.

Jim Beaver

Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Hank Williams / Tramp On The Street / The Gospel According To Luke The Drifter / Radio Transcription / 1949
  • The Blue Sky Boys / The Blood Of Jesus / On Radio - Volume One / Copper Creek / c1946
  • The Blue Sky Boys / Didn't They Crucify My Lord / The Blue Sky Boys / JSP / 1936
  • Riley Puckett / Sally Goodwin / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1926
  • Joe Franklin And His Mimosa Boys / There'll Be No Wedding Bells For Me / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1953
  • Arthur (Guitar Boogie) Smith And His Cracker Jacks / I'm Afraid Of Wimmin' / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1950
  • Arthur (Guitar Boogie) Smith And His Cracker Jacks / I. H. Boogie / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1950
  • Clayton McMichen, Riley Puckett, Gid Tanner, Lowe Stokes, Bert Layne, Fate Norris, Oscar Ford & Tom Dorsey / Taking The Census - Part 1 and Part 2 / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1930
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Bright Crystal Sea / We'll Sing Once More / Self-released / 2017
  • Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road / 2015
  • Montana Slim (The Yodeling Cowboy) / Rattlin' Cannonball / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1940
  • Fiddlin' Red Herron / Soldier's Joy / 78 RPM single / Federal / 1947
  • Riley Puckett / Ida Red / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1926
  • Joe Franklin And His Mimosa Boys / Half Hearted Love / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1953
  • Byron Parker & his Mountaineers / We Shall Rise / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1940
  • The Cooke Duet / I Can Call Jesus / Early Cooke Duet / CRFC / c1965
  • Wilma Lee And Stoney Cooper / The Legend Of The Dogwood Tree / 78 RPM Single / Columbia / 1950
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #77               Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Eck Robertson / Sally Gooden / 78 RPM Single / Victor / 1922
  • Fiddlin' John Carson / The Old Hen Cackled And The Rooster's Going To Crow / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1923
  • Fiddlin' Powers & Family / Patty On The Hand Car / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1924
  • Gid Tanner & George Riley Puckett / Black Eyed Susie / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1924
  • Samantha Bumgarner & Eva Davis / Cindy In The Meadows / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1924
  • Ernest Helton / Royal Clog / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1925
  • Ernest V. Stoneman & Emmet Lundy / Piney Woods Girl / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1925
  • The Hill Billies / Cripple Creek / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1925
  • Land Norris / Cumberland Gap / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1924
  • Bill Chitwood and Bud Landress / Howdy Bill / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1924
  • Uncle Dave Macon / (She Was Always) Chewing Gum / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1924
  • Whitter's Virginia Breakdowners / Jenny Lind Polka / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1924
  • R. B. Smith - S. J. Allgood / American And Spanish Fandango / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1925
  • Mainer's Mountaineers / I Am Walking In The Light / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • William Moore And The Country Cousins / Payday In Heaven / 78 RPM single / Acme / 1949
  • Dee Stone and His Melody Hillbillies / Pilot Mountain Rag / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1952

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Playlist - 4/9/2017

South Carolina Broadcasters
Hi Folks.

We brought some newer music to the show today.  Long-time listeners know we focus on the period from the 1920s to the 1960s, but we are always on the lookout for new music that sounds like it could have been viable during that time.  We had some good ones in that category today.



We also took advantage of a sports event ending early before our show to grab an extra 40 minutes of "pre-show."  We heard selections from a Doc Watson concert, and some early country music on the Bluebird label from the 1930s.


Newer music on the show came from The South Carolina Broadcasters, Joe Rose, Johnny and Edith Jackson with James Stiltner, and Ralph Stanley II.

We also had some rare radio transcriptions from J. E. Mainer and Bill Monroe leading up to Joe Bussard's 76th program which included a concert by Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper recorded by Joe at New River Ranch in Rising Sun, MD, in 1955.

Label image from John Tefteller


We hope you enjoyed the music we brought you on this show. Tune in to WHUS next Sunday 2-4 pm ET for another look into our musical legacy followed by Bluegrass Cafe which Jim will also host.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year
Pre-show:
  • Doc Watson / Little Stream of Whiskey / Little Steam Of Whiskey & Other Favorites / CW Music , EMG / c1982
  • Doc Watson / Doc's Guitar / Little Stream of Whiskey & Other Favorites / CW Music , EMG / c1982
  • Doc Watson / Tom Dooley / Little Stream of Whiskey & Other Favorites / CW Music , EMG / c1982
  • Doc Watson / Liza Jane / Little Stream of Whiskey & Other Favorites / CW Music , EMG / c1982
  • Doc Watson / Sally Goodin / Little Stream of Whiskey & Other Favorites / CW Music , EMG / c1982
  • Doc Watson / Am I Born To Die / Little Stream of Whiskey & Other Favorites / CW Music , EMG / c1982
  • Doc Watson & Bill Monroe / What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul / Little Steam Of Whiskey & Other Favorites / CW Music , EMG / c1982
  • Norwood Tew / Sailor Man Blues / Bluebird Label Vol. 2 / B.A.C.M / 1936
  • Norwood Tew / Carolina Yodeling Ramber / Bluebird Label Vol. 2 / B.A.C.M / 1936
  • Bill & Louis Carlisle / Bye Bye My Love / Bluebird Label Vol. 2 / B.A.C.M / 1937
  • Bill & Louis Carlisle / Blue Arizona Moon / Bluebird Label Vol. 2 / B.A.C.M / 1937
  • Raley Brothers / I Want A Woman / Bluebird Label Vol. 2 / B.A.C.M / 1937
  • Raley Brothers / Chicken Roost Blues / Bluebird Label Vol. 2 / B.A.C.M / 1937
  • Bill Carlisle / Feet Don't Fail Me / Bluebird Label Vol. 2 / B.A.C.M / 1937
Regular Show:
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / The Spirit Of Death / We'll Sing Once More / Self-released / 2017
  • The Stanley Brothers / Wings Of Angels / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone / 1959
  • Johnny & Edith Jackson with James Stiltner / The Old Time Way / The Old Time Way / Self-released / 2017
  • The Stanley Brothers / That Home Far Away / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone / 1959
  • Joe Rose / Fire In The Mines / Goin' Round This World / Self-released / 2017
  • Joe Rose / Shady Grove / Goin' Round This World / Self-released / 2017
  • Ralph Stanley II and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Goin' Round This World / pre-release single / Self-released / 2017
  • Emry Arthur / My Girl She's A Lulu / A Man Of Constant Sorrow / Old Homestead / 1929
  • Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton / Fisher's Hornpipe / Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton On Fiddle / Old Blue Records / 1971
  • J. E. Mainer / Drunkard's Hiccoughs / radio transcription / na / unk
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Orange Blossom Breakdown / radio transcription / na / c1946
  • The Country Gentlemen / Orange Blossom Fiddle / Fiddlin' Country Style / Starday / 1958
  • Virl & Virlin Stalnaker, The Harmony Twins / We Need A Lot More Jesus / Country Gospel Singing Vol. 1 / Country Gospel Singing / c1964
  • Ked Killen / You Better Take Time / 45 RPM single / KYVA / 1959
  • L. C. Smith / Radio Boogie / 45 RPM single / Wango / c1960
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / We'll Sing Once More / We'll Sing Once More / Self-released / 2017
  • Johnny & Edith Jackson with James Stiltner / They Won't Believe On Me / The Old Time Way / Self-released / 2017
  • Carl Story & His Rambling Mountaineers / Precious Moments / There's Nothing On Earth That Heaven Can't Cure / Starday / 1965

Joe Bussard's Country Classics #76         --> listen again here

  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Burnett & Rutherford / Lost John / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1926
  • Jake (Watts) & Carl (Swanson) / Susie Brown / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1937
  • Arty Hall & His Radio Rubes / Down In The Old Home Town / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1937
  • Lulu Belle & Scotty / There's A Little Pine Log Cabin / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1939
  • The Carter Family / The Girl On The Greenbrier Shore / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1941
  • Bobby Grant / Lonesome Atlanta Blues / 78 RPM single / Paramount / 1927
  • Muddy Waters / Early Morning Blues / 78 RPM single / Chess / 1952
  • The Fort Worth Boys (Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies) / Oh You Pretty Woman! / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1934
  • Dad Massey & His Family / Durang's Hornpipe / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1936
  • Wilma Lee And Stoney Cooper  / Show recorded by Joe Bussard at New River Ranch Sept 18,1955 / na / 1955
    • Mississippi Sawyer; West Virginia Polka
    • How It Hurts To Cry Alone
    • Sunny Side Of The Mountain
    • Cumberland Gap
    • The Legend Of The Dogwood Tree
    • Thirty Pieces Of Silver
    • I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow
    • Satisfied
  • Sister O. M Terrell / The Bible's Right / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1955
  • Rev. J. M. Gates and Congregation / There Is Something About The Lord Mighty Sweet / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1934
  • Ned Luberecki, Ron Pennington / The Banjer Machine / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Playlist - 4/1/2017 - A Saturday Special

Hi Folks.

Our show scheduled for Sunday April 2nd was preempted, so we took the opportunity to fill-in for Ms. Lady Mystique Saturday afternoon for a full three hours.  Thank you Lady Mystique!



Jim's portion of the show, the first two hours, was virtually all rare/early/obscure bluegrass 45s.   The labels shown are just a small sampling of the variety.  The playlist is below the pictures.



Joe Bussard presented his 75th show for Red Rooster Party - a Country Classics show that included radio transcriptions from J.E. Mainer in the early 1940s.

Remember, we will not be on Sunday April 2nd, but are planning to be back at our regular time 2-4pm ET Sunday April 9th.

Jim Beaver










Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Rebe and Rabe / My Ship Will Sail / 78 RPM single / Tennessee / 1951
  • Tommy Crank / It Takes A Lot Of Jesus / 45 RPM single / IRMA / 1975
  • Coney Carver and The Rainbow Valley Boys / Rust Upon The Plow / 45 RPM single / Starr / 1986
  • The Sloas Brothers / Got Your Love On My Mind / 45 RPM single / REM / 1967
  • Morris Herbert and the Twin County Boys / It's Just The Chance (You've Waited For) / 45 RPM single / Blue Jay / 1966
  • Buzz Busby / Pretty Polly / 45 RPM single / Empire / 1960
  • Buzz Busby / Lost / 45 RPM single / Empire / 1956
  • Frank Necessary and the Stone Mountain Boys / Just A Memory / 45 RPM Single / Jalyn / 1971
  • Cager Farler & The Southern Mountain Boys / Live And Let Live / 45 RPM single / Big Whiz / 1971
  • Bill Box And The Dixie Drifters / Georgia-Alabama / 45 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1978
  • The Country Pardners / Another Old Dog In The Race / 45 RPM single / RCA / 1956
  • Charlie Moore / Lorena Go Home / 45 RPM Single / Starday / 1973
  • Don Reno & Bill Harrell / He Keeps Me Singing As I Go / EP / Wango / 1960
  • Clyde Moody / Old Time Religion / EP / Wango / 1960
  • Stanley Brothers / Hold Fast To The Right / EP / Wango / 1960
  • The Dillard Brothers / My Only Tru Love / 45 RPM single / K-Ark / 1961
  • The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover / Tragic Romance / 45 RPM single / Event / 1957
  • Hack Johnson and his Tennesseans / You Don't Have To Be From The Country / 45 RPM single / Colonial / 1955
  • Estil Tuttle with Jack Lynch and Roy Lee / Roses Of Yesterday / 45 RPM single / Jaylyn / c1968
  • Hack Johnson and his Tennesseans / Home Sweet Home / 45 RPM single / Colonial / 1955
  • Red Hutto and the Sand Mountain Boys / Are You Missing Me / 45 RPM single / Music World / 196?
  • John Duffey & Lucky Chatman & The Ozark Mountain Boys / Put My Little Shoes Away / 45 RPM single / Fonotone / 1961
  • Buzz Busby & Leon Morris / Scramble / 45 RPM single / Rebel / 1970
  • Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys / Never Say Bye Bye / 45 RPM single / D / 1960
  • Jack Cooke And The Virginia Mountain Boys / I've Always Been A Rambler / 45 RPM single / Gambler / 1966
  • Harlin and Stanley and The Wright Brothers / Carolina Mountain Home / 45 RPM single / Starday / 1957
  • The Kentucky Travelers / Beyond A Doubt / 45 RPM single / Starday / 1961
  • Harlin and Stanley and The Wright Brothers / What Can I Do / 45 RPM single / Starday / 1957
  • J. E. Mainer / Hard Times In A Cotton Mill / 45 RPM single / Blue Jay / 1969
  • Fred Pike-Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Lost Indian / 45 RPM single / Osage / 1967
  • The McCormick Brothers / Before I Met You / 45 RPM single / Hickory / 1962
  • The Country Boys / Kentucky Hills / 45 RPM single / Sundown / 1959
  • Doc Watson / Freight Tran Boogie / 45 RPM single / Poppy / 1972
  • Chubby Wise and His Fiddle / Chicken Reel / 45 RPM single / Stoneway / 1972
  • Earl Taylor & The Stony [sic] Mountain Boys / Calling Your Name / 45 RPM single / Rebel / 1962
  • Rebe and Rabe / That Gloryland Mansion In The Sky / 78 RPM single / Tennessee / 1951
  • Lowell Varney / Banjo Pickin' Boy From West Virginia / 45 RPM single / Jessup / 1972
  • The Pike Brothers / No Longer a Sweetheart of Mine / 45 RPM single / Zap / c1967
  • Chief Powhatan and His Bluegrass Braves / Rosie / 45 RPM single / Salem / c1971
  • The Brewster Brothers and Band / Little Maggie / 45 RPM single / Acme / 1958
  • Roma Jackson and his Tennessee Pals / Cherry Mountain Breakdown / 45 RPM single / Kingston / c1976
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #75      Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Walter Couch & Wilks Ramblers / Fourteen Days in Georgia / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1937
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / My Old Pal Of Yesterday; Indian River Hoedown; Letter Edged In Black; Goodbye Maggie; Blue Railroad Train; Bill Bailey; Shortnin' Bread; Arkansas Traveler / radio transcription disc / na / c1941
  • The Carter Family / Oh, Take Me Back / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1938
  • Zeb and Zeeke (Meacham & Casteel) / I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1934
  • Jimmy Griggs (?) / Sadie / 78 RPM single / Tennessee / c1950
  • UNKNOWN / Lost Indian / 78 RPM single / unk / unk
  • (Charley) Patton And (Bertha) Lee / Oh Death / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1934
  • Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers / Van Buren / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1937
  • W. Lee O'Daniel & his Hillbilly Boys / Devilish Mary / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1937
  • Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys / Lisa Pull Down The Shades / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1938
  • The Tune Wranglers / Sweet Mama Blues / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / Talking About You / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1934
  • Blind Gary (Davis) and George (Bull City Red) / I Saw The Light / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1935
  • Carl Story / Mighty Close To Heaven / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1952



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Playlist - 3/26/2017 - All Bluegrass!

Hi Folks.

We didn't know we would have a show until late Saturday evening as the sports event that was to preempt us was moved up three hours clearing the way.  Even at that, the game ran long and chopped off the first half-hour of the show, but we were delighted to have a show at all!



Joe Bussard decided to do an all-bluegrass show for this day, so I matched him with some similarly rare or unusual or local bluegrass.




My selections included one of Joe's own recordings - one of the first with John Duffey on Joe's own Fonotone label. We also heard local New England bluegrass pioneers Bill Hall and Randy Hawkins as The Bluegrass Travelers, and Al Hawkes and Fred Pike together on Al's Event label.



I also played music from my own home area of Cabarrus County NC by The Jones Brothers & The Log Cabin Boys.  Also a single from A.G. & Kate from Holland with help from Don Stover and Red Rector.


I dug out my rare 1969 Knob 45 single of Wade Mainer with The Pleasant Valley Boys doing a song that Wade first recorded in 1935.  I also played singles from Buzz Busby on Empire, The McCormick Brothers on Hickory, and L.C. Smith on Ray Davis' Wango label.

Joe Bussard has played a lot of bluegrass as part of his regular country classics over the years, but he did a rare show of all bluegrass today on his 74th show for us.  He stumped me on a few of his selections, too.  The breadth of Joe's collection is just astounding.


The centerpiece of Joe's portion of the show was one of the first live performances he ever recorded as a teen in 1955:  Jim & Jesse McReynolds with Hylo Brown and Joe Meadows.  The performance and recording were both spectacular!

Barring any sports preemptions, we will be back next Sunday 2-4pm on WHUS with another great show of deep catalog country music.  We hope you choose to tune in.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • John Duffey and Lucky Chatman & The Ozark Mountain Boys / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / 45 RPM single / Fonotone / 1961
  • Leon Jackson, Johnny Bryant and the White Oak Mountain Boys / White Oak Mountain Breakdown / 45 RPM single / King / 1956
  • The Bluegrass Travelers / Dream, Dream, Dream / 45 RPM single / Rebel / 1969
  • Al Hawkes and Fred Pike / Daddy's Old Time Guitar / 45 RPM single / Event / 1980
  • The Jones Brothers & The Log Cabin Boys / A Song To Mary Ann / 45 RPM single / Playhouse / 1976
  • A.G. & Kate with Don Stover and Red Rector / My Ship Will Sail / 45 RPM single / Strictly Country / 1975
  • Ray Baker And His Happy Travelers / I Don't Need A Rocket Ship / 45 RPM EP / Vaden / 19??
  • Wade Mainer and the Pleasant Valley Boys / Take Me In The Lifeboat / 45 RPM single / Knob / 1969
  • Buzz Busby / Don't Leave Me Alone / 45 RPM single / Empire / 1959
  • McCormick Brothers / The Banjo Fling / 45 RPM single / Hickory / 1959
  • L.C. Smith / I'm Old Kentucky Bound / 45 RPM single / Wango / 196?
Joe Bussard's Country Classics  #74             Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • The Tanner Brothers / Bitter Tears / 45 RPM single / Arzee / 1979
  • The Kelley Family / Old Dinner Bell / 45 RPM single / Sun-Ray / 1977
  • Kenny and Rudy / Living On The Mountain / 45 RPM single / unk / 1965
  • Little Doc Raymond and the Coleman Pardners / Car Hop On The Hill / 45 RPM single / Coleman / 19??
  • The Unseen Grass / Dreaming Of The Hills / 45 RPM single / unk / 19??
  • The Brammer Brothers with The Virginia Partners / Don't You Hear Those Nightingales Calling / 45 RPM single / Liberty / 1960
  • The Brammer Brothers with The Virginia Partners / Fiddle And The Bow / 45 RPM single / Liberty / 1960
  • Keith Daniels & the Blue Ridge Ramblers (w. Del McCoury banjo) / Mocking Mandolin / 45 RPM single / Empire / 1962
  • Mac Martin And The Dixie Travelers / Bluegrass Breakdown / 45 RPM single / Gateway / 1964
  • Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys (f. Tommy Magness) / Katy Hill / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1941
  • Joe Noel & The Dixie Ramblers / Banjo In The Hollow / 45 RPM single / K-Ark / 1960
  • Jim & Jesse McReynolds w. Hylo Brown and Joe Meadows / show recorded live by Joe Bussard at New River Ranch, Rising Sun, MD, 9/11/1955 
    • Air Mail Special
    • Orange Blossom Special
    • When You Want A Little Loving
    • Blue Moon Of Kentucky
    • Don't This Road Look Rough And Rocky
    • Mandolin Instrumental
    • One Step More (with Hylo Brown)
    • Honeysuckle Rose
    • Lost To A Stranger (with Hylo Brown)
    • Instrumental (Cripple Creek?) 
  • The Webster Brothers / Thank God For The U.S.A. / 45 RPM single / IHS Records / 1963
  • The Sullivan Family / There'll Be No Dying / There'll Be No Dying / unk / 19??

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