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.
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)