Monday, September 19, 2016

Playlist - 9/18/2016

Hi Folks.

While completely preempted the previous Sunday, we came back with a full show this Sunday.  It included some early bluesy material from Gene Autry, Lowe Stokes, Clayton McMichen, and Ephraim Woodie.

Wade Mainer left this earth September 12, 2011 at the age of 104. We remembered Wade by playing part of an interview he did with record producer John Morris around 1999, and also a live performance of a tune from the late 1960s.



Rev. Frank Newsom of Haysi, Virginia has been known for years as a great a cappella gospel singer, was a favorite of Ralph Stanley, and in fact sang at Ralph's funeral.  We played the song he performed at the funeral, and followed with his grandson, Sammy Yates, carrying on the mountain music tradition with assistance from Columbus Fleming and James Stiltner.

Joe Bussard's 49th show planned for last week was preempted, so I combined new songs to the show from show #49 with Joe's 50th show, and that's what we got to hear.  You can hear it again here.

Jim will be away next Sunday, so Marti will bring you a pre-recorded version of the show along with Joe Bussard's 51st Country Classics program.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Source / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / I Looked Down the Line and I Wondered / Golden Gate Quartet Vol. 3 (1939) / Document / 1939
  • Gene Autry / Stay Away From My Chicken House / Blues Singer 1929-1931 / Columbia / 1929
  • Lowe Stokes & His North Georgians / Left All Alone Again Blues / Old-Time Mountain Blues (1927-1939) / Rebel Records / 1929
  • Clayton McMichen's Georgia Wildcats / Yum Yum Blues / The Legendary Fiddler / B.A.C.M / 1931
  • Ephraim Woodie & The Henpecked Husbands / Last Gold Dollar / Music From The lost Provinces / Old Hat / 1929
  • Wade Mainer and John Morris / Interview with Wade Mainer and John Morris / Wade Mainer Live For Collectors / Old Homestead / 2000
  • Wade Mainer / Tricklin' Waters / Wade Mainer Live For Collectors / Old Homestead / c1969
  • The Cooke Duet / I Can Call Jesus / Early Cooke Duet / CRFRC / c1965
  • Frank Newsome / Gone Away With A Friend / Private Recording / na / 2016
  • Sammy Yates / The Darkest Hour / preview recording / na / 2016
  • E. C. Ball with Orna Ball / When I Can Read My Titles Clear / E.C. Ball With Orna Ball / Rounder / 1975


Joe Bussard's Country Classics #49 & #50      Listen here

  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928 (opening theme)
  • The Blue Sky Boys / Old Time Camp Meeting; I'm Troubled, I'm Troubled; Rubber Dolly; The Sweetest Gift; Lonesome Road Blues; Take Me Back To Tennessee; Shake My Mother's Hand For Me; Going Around This World Baby Mine; This Train; Roll On Buddy; Were / Radio Transcription / None / 1947
  • Lonnie Johnson and Blind Willie Dunn (Eddie Lang) / Two Tone Stomp / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1928
  • Fiddlin' Arthur Smith / K. C. Stomp / 78 RPM single / Montgomery Ward / 1940
  • Uncle Dave Macon / The Farm Relief Song / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1929
  • Karl & Harty (Karl Davis & Harty Taylor) / Angel Of East Tennessee / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1941
  • Claude Boone / Down Where The Watermelons Grow / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1949
  • Leon Jackson, Johnny Bryant and the White Oak Mountain Boys / So Goes My Heart / 45 RPM single / King / 1956
  • Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Don't Forget Me / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1954
  • Smilin' Jim Eanes and his Shenandoah Valley Boys / A Sweeter Love Than Yours I'll Never Know / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1951
  • Church Brothers & their Blue Ridge Ramblers / Broken Vows And A Broken Heart / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1951
  • Betty Harper & the Black Mountain Boys / I'm Lonely Tonight / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1952
  • The Stanley Brothers / Have You Someone (In Heaven Awaiting) / 78 RPM Single / Columbia / 1949
  • D. C. Rice And His Sanctified Congregation / I'm In The Battle Field For My Lord / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1929
  • Carter Family / Keep On The Firing Line / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1941
  • Hack Johnson and his Tennesseans / Crazy Banjo Medley / 78 RPM single / Colonial / 1955  (closing theme)

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Playlist - 9/4/2016

Hi Folks.

We were expecting a partial preemption, but wonder of wonders, the sports department decided to use their sports channel for their game instead of killing the unique music programming on FM. Kudos to to the breakout of clear thinking.

We used our first hour for some Bussard-type material, but also added some 1940s-50s classic country and gospel to round it out.

Joe Bussard's 48th program for RRP included a fascinating half-hour transcription of an October 1939 Grand Ole Opry broadcast along with more gems from Joe's collection.

Check us on Facebook for announcements on scheduling (especially since we always seem to be fighting sports preemptions) and also notice when we publish the playlist.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Source / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / He Said He Could Calm The Ocean / Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 / Document / 1939
  • Grayson & Whitter / I Saw A Man At The Close Of Day / The Recordings of Grayson & Whitter - Recorded 1928-1930 / County / 1929
  • The Hill Billies / Going Down The Road Feeling Bad / Complete Recorded Works Volume 2 / Document / 1926
  • Sam McGee / Railroad Blues / Old-Time Mountain Blues (1927-1939) / Rebel  / 1934
  • Frank Blevins & His Tar Heel Rattlers / Sally Ann / Music From The Lost Provinces / Old Hat / 1927
  • Carolina Night Hawks / Governor Al Smith for President / Music from the Lost Provinces / Old Hat / 1928
  • McMichen's Georgia Wildcats / Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane / The Legendary Fiddler / B.A.C.M / 1932
  • Gene Autry / Stay Away From My Chicken House / Blues Singer 1929-1931 / Columbia / 1929
  • Marc Williams / The Little Old Sod Shanty On My Claim / Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Tim Greats / Living Era / 1933
  • Riley Puckett / Red Wing / Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats / Living Era / 1927
  • Williamson Brothers & Curry / Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand / Old-Time Music of West Virginia, Volume One / Rebel / 1927
  • Kessinger Brothers / Sally Goodin / Old-Time Music of West Virginia, Volume One / Rebel / 1929
  • Hawkshaw Hawkins / Rattlesnakin' Daddy / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1951
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford / Milk 'Em In The Morning Blues / Les Triomphes De La Country Music / Habana / 1949
  • Chuck Wagon Gang / The Church in the Wildwood / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1936
  • Brown's Ferry Four / Everybody Will Be Happy Over There / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1946
  • Louvin Brothers / Do You Live What You Preach? / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1951
  • The Cooke Duet / There Must Be A Power / Early Cooke Duet / CRFRC / c.1965
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #44               Listen here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Roy Acuff & the Smokey Mountain Boys, Uncle Dave Macon, Oscar Stone and His 'Possum Hunters, Ford Rush, Rachel Veach / Grand Ole Opry Program 21 October 1939 / Transcription disc / NBC / 1939
  • The Happy Go-Lucky Boys (Clyde, Steve & Hugh) / What-Cha Gonna Do With The Baby? / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1940
  • Uncle Dave Macon / Whoop 'Em Up, Cindy / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • Mainer's Mountaineers / Kiss Me Cindy / 78 RPM single / Montgomery Ward / 1937
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Dog House Blues / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1940
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Katy Hill / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1940
  • Monroe Brothers (Charlie & Bill) / Have A Feast Here Tonight / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1938
  • The Carter Family / Little Poplar Log House On The Hill / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1940
  • Mac Odell / Life's Elevator / 78 RPM single / King / 1952
  • Flatt & Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Breakdown / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1949

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Playlist - 8/28/2016

Hi Folks.


After last week's successful jazz program with Joe Bussard, we went back to Joe's early country classics on this show.  We still had UCONN sports preempting the first hour, but Joe's program was able to run in its entirety.

You can hear Joe's show at this link, or at the link in the playlist below.

Join us next Sunday for at least Joe's program if we are partially or completely preempted.  Joe will run into Bluegrass Cafe if needed.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year
  • The New Ballard's Branch Bogrotters / Angeline The Baker / The New Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters / Heritage / 2011
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #47             Listen Here

  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters / Old Joe / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • Tenneva Ramblers / The Longest Train I Ever Saw / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927
  • Uncle Dave Macon / Uncle Dave's Beloved Solo / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • Earl Johnson & His Dixie Entertainers / I Lost My Girl / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Carolina Tar Heels / Farm Girl Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • The Carter Family / I Never Will Marry / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1933
  • Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans / Red Lips - Kiss My Blues Away / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1937
  • Stripling Brothers / Wolves Howling / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1929
  • Sylvester Weaver and Walter Beasley (Weaver and Beasley) / Bottleneck Blues / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1927
  • Tom Ashley / The Fiddler's Contest / 78 RPM single / Conqueror / 1931
  • Cousin Emmy / Ruby / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1946
  • Charlie Monroe & His Kentucky Pardners / That Wild Black Engine / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1951
  • Charlie Bailey & Happy Valley Boys / Darling Nellie Across The Sea / 45 RPM single / Event / 1956
  • The Kelleys / Leavin' Tennessee / 78 RPM single / Republic / 1955
  • Bennie & Valle Cain / Somebody's Waiting For Me / 45 RPM single / Rebel / 1963
  • Dee Stone And His Virginia Mountain Boys / Highway 220 / 78 RPM single / Blue Ridge / 1953
  • J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Workin' On A Building / 78 RPM single / King / 1946
  • Masters Family / Somebody Is Needing Just You / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1948
  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928

Playlist- 8/21/2016 - Joe Bussard's Jazz Show

Hi Folks!

UCONN sports is back and we suffered our first preemption of the school year on this show.  Fortunately, we had an hour to play Joe Bussard's program in its entirety. 

What a show it was!  Once before early in Joe's run on Red Rooster Party I turned him loose on his jazz records (bear in mind Joe believes jazz ended in 1933.)  Response to that show was subdued at best, so we put off doing another jazz show until this week when Joe cut loose with an hour of his hot jazz records, and the phone in the studio rang off the hook!  (Actually it is a flashing light, so it was more like a Christmas tree)

We were so happy with the response, we will bring another of Joe's jazz programs to Red Rooster Party before too much longer -- perhaps another Sunday in September.  So if you like this now-rare form of early American recorded music, stick with us.

The playlist is below.  To listen again, click on this link or the link at the beginning of Joe's part of the playlist below.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

Joe Bussard's Jazz Classics #46          Listen Here

  • Fess Williams Royal Flush Orchestra / Hot Town / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Paul Tremaine and His Aristocrats / Four Four Rhythm / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Jimmy Noone's Apex Club Orchestra / Tight Like That / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1929
  • Boyd Senters and His Senterpedes / Beale Street Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Fats Waller and his Buddies / I Need Someone Like You / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Andy Kirk and His Twelve Clouds Of Joy / Casey Jones Special / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1929
  • Gene Kardos Orchestra / Mean Music / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1931
  • Johnnie Miller's New Orleans Frolickers / Dipper Mouth Blues / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1928
  • Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers / Tank Town Bump / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders / New Kinda Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • The Cotton Pickers / St. Louis Gal / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1929
  • Ted Lewis And His Band / A Jazz Holiday / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1928
  • Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra / Slow Motion / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Ernie Gordon & His Orchestra / My Baby Just Cares For Me / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1930
  • Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti / After You've Gone / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1931
  • The Missourians / "400" Hop / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929



Playlist - 8/14/2016

Hi Folks!

I was at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival on this Sunday, so Marti graciously stepped in and did the show.  She also presented Joe Bussard's 45th program for Red Rooster Party.

The playlist is below.  The link to the archived copy of Joe's show is above and below.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / Didn't Old Pharoah Get Lost / Complete Recorded Works / Document / 1944
  • Val and Pete / Yodel Blues / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1928
  • Jesse Thompson & Byrd Moore / Killin' Blues / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1930
  • Darby & Tarlton / Frankie Dean / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1930
  • Callahan Brothers / Brown's Ferry Blues #2 / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1935
  • Girls of the Golden West / I Want to Be a Real Cowboy Girl / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1935
  • Blue Sky Boys / I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1936
  • Monroe Brothers / Don't Forget Me / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1936
  • Morris Brothers / Let Me Be Your Salty Dog / Les Triomphes De La Country Music / Habana / 1938
  • Jimmy Wakely & Fiddlin' Arthur Smith / Take Me Back to Tennessee / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1943
  • Karl & Harty / Why Do Girls Wear Breeches? / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1945
  • Homer & Jethro / Poor Little Liza, Poor Girl / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1947
  • Rosalie Allen & Billy Williams / He Lived In Texas (And She Lived In Arkansas) / Les Triomphes De La Country Music / Habana / 1948
  • Ernest Tubb & Red Foley / Texas vs. Kentucky / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1950
  • The Louvin Brothers / I'm Changing the Words to My Love Song / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1951
  • Jimmie Davis / The Davis Limited / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1931
  • Goebel Reeves & The Texas Drifter's / Cowboy's Lullaby / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1934
  • Delmore Brothers / Blow Your Whistle Freight Train / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1935
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / The Longest Train / Les Triomphes de la Country Music / Habana / 1935
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #45     Listen here
  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928  (opening theme)
  • Dr. Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters / Billy In The Low Ground / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • G. B. Grayson & Henry Whitter / Tom Dooley / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Uncle Dave Macon / In The Good Old Summertime / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1937
  • Crockett Ward & His Boys / Sugar Hill / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1927
  • Bill Cox & Cliff Hobbs aka The Dixie Songbirds / Chitlin' Cookin' Time In Chatham County / 78 RPM single / Perfect / 1938
  • Monroe Brothers / Little Red Shoes / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • Mississippi Mud Steppers / Jackson Stomp / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1930
  • Tampa Kid (Papa Charlie McCoy) / Keep On Trying / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1936
  • Big Joe Williams / Delta Blues / 78 rpm single / Trumpet / 1952
  • Wade Mainer, Zeke Morris, Steve Ledford / Riding On That Train Forty-Five / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1937
  • Bill Carlisle / Feet, Don't Fail Me / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1937
  • The Carter Family / You Are My Flower / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • Hinson, Pitts & Coley / Whoa Mule / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1938
  • The Stanley Brothers / Hard Times / 78 RPM Single / Mercury / 1954
  • The Stanley Brothers / I Hear My Savior Calling / 78 RPM Single / Mercury / 1955
  • Ned Luberecki - Ron Pennington / Old Jericho Waltz / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990  (closing theme)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Playlist - 8/7/2016

Hi Folks.

For my part of this show I celebrated the 89th anniversary of the historic Bristol Sessions which are are regarded as the "Big Bang of (Commercial) Country Music" because of the discovery of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers.  We played a tune the Carter Family recorded at the Bristol Sessions followed by a couple more recorded almost exactly 50 years later in the exact same location by the A.L. Phipps Family.  We also played other Bristol Session recordings by J.P. Nestor, Johnson Brothers, and Tenneva Ramblers -- a band Jimmie Rodgers split from about a day before the recordings.


Other great early classics we heard were from Grayson & Whitter, Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters, Leadbelly, The Prairie Rambers, and Frank Blevins and his Tar Heel Rattlers.

Our classic country segment focused on the year 1959 and included classic songs from Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper, Stonewall Jackson, Billy Grammer, and Faron Young.

Joe Bussard presented his 44th program of Country Classics that spanned the years 1926 to 1952.

We hope you enjoyed the show.  If you like it or have comments, leave them below in the comments section.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Source / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / Darling Nellie Gray / Complete Recorded Works / Document / 1939
  • J. P. Nestor / Black-Eyed Susie / The Bristol Sessions / Country Music Foundation / 1927
  • Johnson Brothers / A Passing Policeman / The Bristol Sessions / Country Music Foundation / 1927
  • The Carter Family / Single Girl Married Girl / The Bristol Sessions / Country Music Foundation / 1927
  • Tenneva Ramblers / The Longest Train I Ever Saw / The Bristol Sessions / Country Music Foundation / 1927
  • The Phipps Family / Poor Orphan Child / Records In Bristol Va. Tenn. / Mountain Eagle Records / 1977
  • The Phipps Family / Little Log Cabin By The Sea / Records In Bristol Va. Tenn. / Mountain Eagle Records / 1977
  • Grayson & Whitter / Tom Dooley / The Recordings of Grayson & Whitter - Recorded 1928-1930 / County / 1929
  • The Hill Billies ( Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters) / Going Down The Road Feeling Bad / The Hill Billies , Al Hopkins & His Buckle Busters Vol. 2 (1926-1927) / Document Records / 1926
  • Leadbelly with Woodie Guthrie, Cisco Houston & Sonny Terry / Outskirts Of Town / Leadbelly Sings Folk Songs / Smithsonian Folkways / 1947
  • Prairie Ramblers / Old Revival Meeting / Vol. 3 Huckleberry Picnic / B.A.C.M / 1946
  • Frank Blevins & His Tar Heel Rattlers / Old Aunt Betsy / Music From The Lost Provinces / Old Hat / 1927
  • Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper / There's a Big Wheel / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music Country & Western Hit Parade 1959 / Bear Family / 1959
  • Stonewall Jackson / Smoke Along the Track / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music Country & Western Hit Parade 1959 / Bear Family  / 1959
  • Billy Grammer / Gotta Travel On / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music Country & Western Hit Parade 1959 / Bear Family  / 1959
  • Faron Young / Country Girl / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Hillbilly Music Country & Western Hit Parade 1959 / Bear Family / 1959
  • Stonewall Jackson / Waterloo / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music Country & Western Hit Parade 1959 / Bear Family  / 1959
  • Elton Britt / Jackass Blues / Jackass Blues / B.A.C.M / 1951
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #44       listen here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Dykes' Magic City Trio / Tennessee Girls / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1927
  • Blind Alfred Reed / We've Got To Have 'Em, That's All / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Fiddler Joe Brown, Fiddler A. A. Gray, Seven Foot Dilly / A Fiddler's Tryout In Georgia - Part 1 / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1930
  • Fiddler Joe Brown, Fiddler A. A. Gray, Seven Foot Dilly / A Fiddler's Tryout In Georgia - Part 2 / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1930
  • John Dilleshaw & The String Marvel / Spanish Fandango / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1929
  • Uncle Dave Macon / Way Down The Old Plank Road / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • Murphy Brothers Harp Band / Little Bunch Of Roses / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1930
  • Dixie Ramblers / Ridin' In An Old Model "T" / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1937
  • Vol Stevens / Vol Stevens Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927
  • Jack Cawley's Oklahoma Ridge Runners / My Cute Gal Sal / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • The Carter Family / Gold Watch And Chain / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1933
  • Coon Creek Girls (Lily May Ledford) / Pretty Polly / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1938
  • Carolina Tar Heels / The Old Grey Goose / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Frank Hunter & his Black Mountain Boys / Long Time No See / 78 RPM single / Rich-R-Tone / 1952
  • Blue Sky Boys / The Unfinished Rug / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1950
  • Buddy Starcher / I Planted A Rose In The Garden Of Prayer / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1949
  • Scottdale String Band / Stone Mountain Wobble / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1927

Monday, August 1, 2016

Playlist - 7/31/2016

Hi Folks.

Our last show for July included some notable music from The Callahan Brothers, early 20th century performers from Madison County, North Carolina; Georgia fiddler Clayton McMichen; Bill Carlisle along with his slide guitar playing brother Cliff; Jimmie Davis; Roy Acuff; and the relatively rare recording duo of Burnett & Rutherford.  
Janette Carter (1923-2006)  Photo by Bob Corn
A wonderful rare recording of Janette Carter (Sara's and A.P.'s daughter) with J. E. Mainer fiddling was in the mix along with several classic country recordings from 1957 and 1958 that included artists like Ferlin Huskey; George Jones; Johnnie & Jack; and the classic Wayne Raney Family song "We Need A Whole Lot More Of Jesus (And A Lot Less Rock And Roll)"

Joe Bussard presented his 43rd program of Country Classics for Red Rooster Party bringing us several 78s from his collection that were very unusual, such as tunes from Marion Underwood; Fiddlin' Powers and Family; Bill Tuttle, and Elder Golden P. Harris.

Tune in next Sunday for another great program of early and classic country music.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Source / Label / Year

  • Golden Gate Quartet / If I Had My Way / Complete Recorded Works In Chronological Order Volume 3 / Document / 1939
  • The Callahan Brothers / Rattlesnake Daddy / The Callahan Brothers / Old Homestead / 1934
  • Clayton McMichen / Darling Nellie Gray / The Legendary Fiddler Vol. 2 / B.A.C.M / 1927
  • Bill Carlisle / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down / Rough and Rowdy Hillbilly of the 1930s / Collector Records / 1939
  • Jimmie Davis / Where the Old Red River Flows / I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / CTY / 1930
  • Burnett & Rutherford / Curly Headed Woman / Old-Time Mountain Blues (1927-1939) / County / 1927
  • Jimmy Wakely / The Last Round Up / The Singing Cowboy / Varese Saraband / 1975
  • Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys / Our Own Jole Blon / Night Train To Memphis / CTY / 1947
  • Skeets Martin and Friends / I Love You So Much It Hurts / Turning Back The Years (Instrumentally) / Self-released / 2000s
  • Janette Carter (& J. E. Mainer) / I'm Missing You / Deliverance Will Come / Bear Family / 1968
  • Simon Crum (Ferlin Huskey) / Country Music Is Here To Stay / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1958 / Bear Family / 1958
  • Wayne Raney - Raney Family (Wayne, Wanda And Zyndall) / We Need a Whole Lot More of Jesus (And a Lot Less Rock and Roll) / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1958 / Bear Family  / 1958
  • Leroy Van Dyke / Auctioneer / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1957 / Bear Family  / 1957
  • The Louvin Brothers / My Baby's Gone / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1958 / Bear Family  / 1958
  • Hank Locklin / Geisha Girl / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1957 / Bear Family  / 1957
  • Johnnie & Jack / Stop the World (and Let Me Off) / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1958 / Bear Family  / 1958
  • George Jones / Color of the Blues / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1958 / Bear Family / 1958
  • Eddie Noack / Have Blues Will Travel / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1958 / Bear Family / 1958
  • Bonnie Guitar / Dark Moon / Dim Lights, Thick Smoke and Hillbilly Music 1957 / Bear Family  / 1957
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #43                   Listen Here
  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • A.A. Gray & Seven Foot Dilly (A.A. Gray & John Dillishaw) / Tallapoosa Bound / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1930
  • Earl Johnson & His Clodhoppers / Earl Johnson's Arkansas Traveler / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1927
  • Kirk & Sam McGee / Brown's Ferry Blues / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1934
  • Bill Tuttle / Gamblin' Bill Driv' On / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1929
  • Fiddlin' Powers & Family / Did You Ever See The Devil, Uncle Joe? / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1927
  • Paul Warmack & His Gully Jumpers / Little Red Caboose Behind The Train / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Dad Massey and His Family (The Westerners) / Tugboat And Pineywoods / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1936
  • Marion Underwood / The Coal Creek March / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1927
  • Roy Acuff & The Crazy Tennesseans / Gonna Raise A Rukus Tonight / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1936
  • Binkley Brothers Dixie Clodhoppers / It'll Never Happen Again / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Jimmie Rodgers / I'm Free (From The Chain Gang Now) / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1933
  • Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers / Ida Red / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1926
  • Elder Golden P. Harris / I'll Lead A Christian Life / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1931
  • Carter Family / Where Shall I Be / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928