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.
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.
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
- 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