For today's show I pulled down one box of my 78s randomly, picked about two dozen from the box, and played a track from each for the first hour. Joe Bussard did the same thing for his part of the show during the second hour. Only the opening and closing tracks were not from 78s, so this was probably the longest uninterrupted show of only 78s on radio anywhere in decades!
Some of the highlights included Gid Tanner And His Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett; Fred Kirby; the B side of the Rambler Trio SuperDisc (Arthur Smith's original Guitar Boogie was on the A side); Tex Ryder and the Texas Tomcats; The Massey Brothers String Band; J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers; and Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Quartet.
Joe's selections on his 60th show for Red Rooster Party included great sides from Ted Gossett's Band; Smith's Garage Fiddle Band; Big Bill [Broonzy] and his Jug Busters; and Lulu Belle and Scotty.
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Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year
- Golden Gate Quartet / Little Wheel A Turning In My Heart / Radio Transcriptions In Chronological Order 1941-1944 / Document / 1944
- Gid Tanner And His Skillet Lickers With Riley Puckett / Dance All Night With A Bottle In Your Hand / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1926
- North Carolina Ramblers with Roy Harvey / Take Back the Ring / 78 RPM single / Paramount / 1927
- Parker and Dodd / Many Times With You I've Wandered / 78 RPM single / Conqueror / 1932
- Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers / Down Yonder / 78 RPM single / RCA Victor / 1934
- Fred Kirby / My Old Fashioned Sweetheart / 78 RPM single / Montgomery Ward / 1936
- Slim Tex / Lonesome Road Blues / 78 RPM single / Continental / c1942
- Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys / Home in San Antone / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1943
- The Rambler Trio featuring Cecil Campbell guitar / Beaty Steel Blues / 78 RPM single / SuperDisc / 1944
- Maddox Brothers and Rose / Gosh I Miss You All The Time / 78 RPM single / 4-Star / 1948
- Roy Acuff and his Smokey Mountain Boys [Tommy Magness fiddle] / Polk County Breakdown / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1949
- Tex Ryder and the Texas Tomcats / Milk Bucket Boogie / 78 RPM single / Prom / 1952
- The Callahan Brothers (Bill & Joe) / You Have Used My Heart (Like An Old Rag Doll) / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1952
- The Carolina Playboys / Gold On The Rainbow / 78 RPM single / Sonora / 1945
- The Massey Brothers String Band / Lonesome Train / 78 RPM single / Coast / 1947
- [Bill] Palmer Trio / Singing An Old Hymn / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1932
- J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Got A Home In That Rock / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
- Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Quartet / I'm Traveling On And On / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1947
- The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
- Ted Gossett's Band / Fire On The Mountain / 78 RPM single / Champion / 1930
- G.B. Grayson-Henry Whitter / The Nine Pound Hammer / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
- Jimmie Rodgers / Hobo's Meditation / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1932
- Clayton McMichen, Riley Puckett, Gid Tanner, Lowe Stokes, Bert Layne, Fate Norris, Oscar Ford & Tom Dorsey / Jeremiah Hopkins' Store At Sand Mountain Part 1 & 2 / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1930
- McGee Brothers / Hannah Won't You Open The Door? / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1927
- Smith's Garage Fiddle Band / Beaumont Rag / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1928
- Big Bill [Broonzy] And His Jug Busters / M And O Blues / 78 RPM single / Perfect / 1934
- Carlisle & Ball [Cliff Carlisle and Walter Ball] / Box Car Yodel / 78 RPM single / Conqueror / 1931
- Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans / Bonnie Blue Eyes / 78 RPM single / ARC / 1937
- Carolina Tar Heels / I Love My Mountain Home / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927
- Karl & Harty / True Love / 78 RPM single / Capitol / 1947
- Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1950
- Blue Sky Boys / Life Line / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1938
- Lulu Belle and Scotty [Wiseman] / This Train / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1939
- Ned Luberecki, Ron Pennington / The Banjer Machine / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990