Sunday, May 21, 2017

Playlist - 5/21/2017

Hi Folks,

For the penultimate Red Rooster Party on WHUS, I pulled out some old vinyl LPs from my collection to share in the first hour.  



Joe Bussard presented his last Hot Town Jazz program for Red Rooster Party.  You can listen again here or at the link in the playlist below.


We will attempt to have the final Red Rooster Party on WHUS next Sunday 5/28/17 from 2-4pm.  We hope you join us. Joe and Jim will be doing the show together for the first time.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • The Cooke Duet / Across the Bridge / God Is Not Dead, He's Still Alive / Self-released / 1960s
  • The Cooke Duet / Someday I'm Going Home / God Is Not Dead, He's Still Alive / Self-released / 1960s
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Walk Along Charley / We'll Still Sing On / Self-released / 2017
  • Wade Mainer / Gonna Bring My Baby Back / Old Time Banjo Tunes / Old Homestead / 1984
  • A. P. Carter And The Phipps Family / I Have But One Goal / A.P. Carter With The Phipps Family / Mountain Eagle / 1954
  • A. P. Carter And The Phipps Family / Longing For Home / A.P. Carter And The Phipps Family / Mountain Eagle / 1954
  • The Carter Family And The Phipps Family / Gold Watch And Chain / Pickin' And Singing Together / ARC / 1954
  • The Phipps Family / Little Old Country Home (Among The Hills) / Old Time Mountain Pickin' and Singin' / Pine Mountain / 1962
  • The Carter Family / Worried Man Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Fields Ward / Rockhouse Gambler / Bury Me Not On The Prairie / Rounder / 1973
  • Fields Ward / I Got A Bulldog / Early Country Music Vol. 1 / Historical Records / 1929
  • Lowell Varney & Landon Messer & Riverside Grass / Hemlocks & Primroses / Hemlocks & Primroses / Charm / 1984
  • The Hired Hands with Snuffy Jenkins & Pappy Sherrill / Red Wing / Something Special / Old Homestead / 1989
  • Strings of Five / Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar / Just Pickin' / Atteiram / 1978
  • Earl Taylor and his Stoney Mountain Boys / Cripple Creek / Alan Lomax presents Folk Songs from the Blue Grass / United Artists / 1959
  • Earl Taylor and his Stoney Mountain Boys / Ruby Are You Mad / Alan Lomax presents Folk Songs from the Blue Grass / United Artists / 1959
  • Wayne Raney & the Raney Family / Lost John Boogie / The Best of Wayne Raney & The Raney Family / Memory / 1947
  • Tommy Jarrell, Kyle Creed, Audine Lineberry & Bobby Patterson / June Apple / June Apple / Heritage / 1972

Joe Bussard's Hot Town Jazz #83           listen again here

  • Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra / Hot Town / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Leroy's Dallas Band / Going Away Blues / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1929
  • Clarence Williams and His Orchestra / Left All Alone With The Blues / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1930
  • King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators / Dead Man Blues / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1926
  • Johnny Hamp's Kentucky Serenaders / Black Bottom / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1926
  • Dixieland Jug Blowers / Boodle-Am Shake / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1926
  • Buzzington Rustic Revelers / Kansas City Kitty / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1929
  • Coon-Sanders Nighthawks Orchestra / Sluefoot / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1927
  • Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers / Deep Creek / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Peggy Hill / Ida! Sweet As Apple Cider / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • McKinney's Cotton Pickers / If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Cab Calloway / Six Or Seven Times / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1931
  • Jack Crawford and His Orchestra / Baltimore / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1927
  • Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra / I'm A Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas) / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1930
  • Tiny Parham and his Musicians / Cuckoo Blues / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Benny Moten's Kansas City Orchestra / Oh! Eddie / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930

Monday, May 15, 2017

Playlist - 5/14/2017 - Mother's Day

Hi Folks.

Though we are not on the WHUS schedule now, we will still be doing "fill-in" shows from time-to-time, and this was the first such show. 

It was also Mother's Day, so we played a round of mother songs that we have not played before.  

We visited Connecticut record collector Archie Kneeland earlier in the week and picked up some 78s that we shared on this show. Archie is into country 45s these days, so if you have any to get rid of, contact him or me.


I also got to play my favorite cowboy record of all time which I just acquired this past week:   "Lonely Cowboy" by Arthur Miles.  Not much is known about Miles as this 1929 record was his only recording, but it is incredible as it features what is known as harmonic singing or throat singing -- a style that is thought to be indigenous to the Asian regions of Mongolia and Tuva.  How Miles came up with this style independently may forever be a mystery.

Joe Bussard's 82nd show of Country Classics was a great one.  You can hear it again here, or at the link in the playlist below.

We are planning to be back next Sunday if there are no sports events in the way, so be sure to tune in if you get a chance.

Jim Beaver




















Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • The Easter Brothers / Mother's Prayers Are Not In Vain / 45 RPM EP / New Dominion Barndance / 1961
  • Eddie Zack And His Dude Ranchers / Beautiful Brown Eyes / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1950
  • Eddie Zack And His Dude Ranchers / Shenandoah Waltz / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1950
  • Allen Flatt / Counterfeit Baby / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1954
  • Jim Eanes / Rose Garden Waltz / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1953
  • Jack Cardwell / Two Arms / 78 RPM single / King / 1953
  • Arthur Smith And His Cracker-Jacks / In Memory Of Hank Williams / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1953
  • Ray Crowder (writer) / Good Shape For The Shape (I'm In) / 45 RPM laquer demo / na / unk
  • Arthur Miles / Lonely Cowboy - Part 1 & Part 2 / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1929
  • The Spinney Brothers / I Haven't Seen Mama In Years / Live at WHUS 7 May 2011 / na / 2011
  • Rebe and Rabe / Mother Sweet Mother / 78 RPM single / Tennessee / 1952
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Evening Bells / We'll Sing Once More / Self-released / 2017
  • Fisher Hendley and his 'Aristocratic Pigs' / I'll Meet My Precious Mother / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1938
  • Jim's Mom Sees Charlie and Bill Monroe / Interview (2000) / Interview (2000) / na / 2000
  • Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Mama Said It's Naughty / Private recording, Bean Blossom, 1956 / na / 1956
  • Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys / Mother Knows Best / Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys / Rounder / 1972
  • Carl Story / Be Kind To Mother / Gospel Revival / Starday / 1959
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #82        Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Jack Reedy & His Walker Mountain String Band / Chinese Breakdown / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • Moonshine Kate (Rosa Lee Carson) / The Last Old Dollar is Gone / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1930
  • Carolina Twins (David O. Fletcher & Gwen Foster) / Your Wagon Needs Greasing / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Carolina Buddies / In A Cottage By The Sea / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1930
  • Robert Wilkins / Rolling Stone-Part 1 / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • Ashley & Foster (Tom Ashley & Gwen Foster) / Frankie Silvers / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1933
  • Leonard Rutherford & John D. Foster / Sarah Jane / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1929
  • Fisher Hendley & His Carolina Tar Heels / Hook And Line / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1933
  • Tennessee Ramblers / Give The Fiddlers A Dram / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1929
  • David McCarn / Take Them For A Ride / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1930
  • Uncle Dave Macon (& Sam McGee) / Over The Road I'm Bound To Go / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1928
  • Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys / We Live In Two Different Worlds / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1945
  • Hank Williams / With Tears In My Eyes / 78 RPM single / MGM / 1949
  • Country Gentlemen / Hey, Little Girl / 45 RPM single / Starday / 1958
  • Don Reno, Red Smiley and The Tennesse Cutups / Crazy Finger Blues / 78 RPM single / King / 1952
  • Dixon Brothers / Easter Day / 78 RPM single / Montgomery Ward / 1936

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Playlist - 5/7/2017 - Last Scheduled Red Rooster Party

Hi Folks.

Today was the last regularly-scheduled Red Rooster Party on WHUS.  There is a chance we will do a few more shows, but they will be occasional appearances not on the summer schedule.  Marti and I are moving to NC soon, and we had to end it sometime, and now is the time.

We were preempted in our usual time slot 2-4pm, so we moved the show up two hours to 12-2pm to bring you the entire show.



We remembered my horse, Aero, who died the day before after a nearly 30-year lifespan.  We played the original version of "Goodbye Old Pal" by Cliff Carlisle in tribute as well as the Bill Monroe version a little later in the show.  Our equine pals are down to two remaining, and while the pasture is lonelier now, we will be taking them with us to NC.

We played some of my favorite early country music in the first half of the show, and 
Joe Bussard had a wonderful Country Classics show during the second half playing some early favorites and a handful of rare recordings I had not only not heard before, but had not heard OF either.

Check the radio around the usual time slot on Sunday afternoons through May and you might catch us again.  If you join our Facebook page, we will even give you advance notice.

Until then, all our best.

Jim Beaver

Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • The Stanley Brothers / The White Dove / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1949
  • Shadd Cobb & Charlie Cushman / Sourwood Mountain / Out of These Mountains / A Simple Life / 2013
  • Wayne Raney / Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me / Country & Western Hit Parade 1949 / Bear Family / 1949
  • Cliff Carlisle / Goodbye Old Pal / A Country Legacy 1930-1939 / JSP / 1934
  • Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans / Sad Memories / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1937
  • Lulu Belle & Scotty / Sugar Babe / Early and Great Volume 1 / Old Homestead / 1940s
  • Rose Maddox & The Maddox Brothers / Old Pal of Yesterdays / When The Sun Goes Down / B.A.C.M / 1954
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Things In Life / We'll Sing Once More / Self-released / 2017
  • Loretta Lynn / Blue Kentucky Girl / Blue Kentucky Girl / Decca / 1965
  • Andy Griffith with The Country Boys / Flop Eared Mule / American Originals / Capitol / 1961
  • Andy Griffith / Cindy / American Originals / Capitol / 1961
  • Sara & Maybelle Carter / Happiest Days Of All / Sara & Maybelle Carter / Bear Family / 1966
  • Jimmie Driftwood / Tennessee Stud / Voice Of The People / Omni / 1966
  • Hank Williams / Rockin' Chair Money / Rockin' Chair Money / Bear Family / 1949
  • Pappy "Gube" Beaver / The Straight And Narrow Way / The Golden Age Of Country Music / Cattle / 1947
  • Tex Williams & His Western Caravan / Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) / Smoke That Cigarette - Pleasure To Burn / Bear Family / 1947
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Goodbye Old Pal / Blue Moon Of Kentucky - 1936-1949 / Bear Family / 1947
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Kiss Me Cindy / The Golden Age Of J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Cattle / 1937
  • Early Upchurch, Doris Kidd, and The Friendly Quartet / I'm Getting Ready To Go / 45 RPM single / Field Recorders Collective / 1960s
Joe Bussard's Country Classics #81          Listen again here
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Hoke Rice and His Southern (or Capitol) String Band / Chinese Breakdown / 78 RPM single / QRS / 1929
  • Georgia Crackers [Cofer Brothers] / I've Got A Gal In Baltimore / 78 RPM single / Okeh / 1927
  • Henry Spaulding / Cairo Blues / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1939
  • "Hi" Henry Brown / Skin Man Blues / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1932
  • South Street Trio (Bobby Leecan, Robert Cooksey, Alfred Martin) / Big Four / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1929
  • Charles Underwood Acc. Hack's String Band / Black Snake Moan / 78 RPM single / Gennett / 1930
  • John & Emery McClung (McClung Brothers) / Liza Jane / 78 RPM single / Brunswick / 1927
  • Gid Tanner-Riley Puckett / On Tanner's Farm / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1934
  • Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) / My Faithful Old Pinto Pal / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / Fan It / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1936
  • Lone Ark Mountain Boys / Bill's Last Run / Bill's Last Run / unk / unk
  • Old Joe Clark / Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss / Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss / unk / unk
  • Hobo Jack (Adkins) / Mountain Music / 78 RPM single / Starday / 1957
  • Buffalo Mountain Boys / Walking In the Parlor / single / Fonotone / 1960s
  • Buzz Busby and the Bayou Boys / Talking Banjo / 78 RPM single / Starday / 1956
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Johnson Mountain Hoedown / 45 RPM single / Copper Creek / 1979
  • Rev F. W. McGhee and Congregation / Death May Be Your Pay Check / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1928
  • The Carter Family / Walking In The King's Highway / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1938
  • Carl Story and the Rambling Mountaineers / My Lord Keeps A Record / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1949
  • Ned Luberecki, Ron Pennington / Grey Eagle / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990

Playlist - 4/30/2017

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Playlist - 4/23/2017

Hi Folks.

Marti joined me on the air today for the show we were not supposed to have because of a sports preemption, but the game moved time slot and we had a show after all.

The first hour of the show we played a range of material from old time to classic country.  This included some cowboy music from Don Edwards and Skip Gorman, and old time music from Benton Flippen, The Freight Hoppers, and The South Carolina Broadcasters.  Gospel music was provided by Early Upchurch from an upcoming collection to be released by Field Recorders Collective, and Tommy Crank.

Joe Bussard
Joe Bussard's 78th country classics program for Red Rooster Party was half Western swing and half early bluegrass.  You can hear Joe's portion of the show again here or at the link in the playlist below.

Marti will host the show next Sunday, but it will be a two-hour special of Joe Bussard's Hot Town Jazz.  You'll not want to miss that.

Happy listening!

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Early Upchurch and Willis Pell The Friendly Duet / Except These Days Be Shortened / Complete Singles / Field Recorders Collective / 1960s
  • Benton Flippen & The Smokey Mountain Boys / Pole Cat Blues / An Evening at WPAQ, 1984 / 5-String / 1984
  • The Freight Hoppers / Fall on my Knees / Waiting On The Gravy Train / Rounder / 1998
  • Ked Killen / Worried Blues / Killen Collector Compilation / Western Ranch Music / c1966
  • E. C. Ball with Orna Ball / Trials, Troubles, Tribulations / E.C. Ball With Orna Ball / Rounder / 1972
  • Leadbelly / (When It's) Springtime In The Rockies / Cowboy Songs On Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways / 1948
  • Doc Williams and the Border Riders (with Chickie Williams) / Springtime In The Rockies / The Original Historical Early Recordings 1951 to 1971 Volume Three / Wheeling / 1965
  • Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) / Smoke Went Up The Chimney Just The Same / Wilf Carter Also Known As Montana Slim / JSP / 1935
  • Hank Williams / Mind Your Own Business / Rockin' Chairr Money / Bear Family / 1949
  • Don Edwards / Diamond Joe / Diamond Joe / Warner Bros. / 1998
  • Skip Gorman / When the Cactus Is in Bloom / A Herder's Call / Old West / 2011
  • Roy Acuff / Night Train To Memphis / Great Train Songs - An American Legend / Varèse Sarabande / 1962
  • Ira & Charlie Louvin / Put Me On The Trail To Carolina / A Tribute to the Delmore Brothers / Gusto / 1960
  • Shad Cobb & Charlie Cushman / Susanna Gal / Out of These Mountains / Self-released / 2013
  • The Blue Sky Boys / Sunny Side of Life / There'll Come A Time / Blue Tone / 1936
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Don't Let Nobody Tell You / We'll Sing Once More / Self-released / 2017
  • Tommy Crank / Walking In Jerusalem Just Like John / Sings Revival Songs / Gold Eagle / 1976

Joe Bussard's Country Classics #78       Listen again here

  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM single / Melotone / 1928
  • Jack Pierce and His Boys / Oklahoma Blues / 78 RPM single / Vocalion / 1936
  • Hackberry Ramblers / You've Got To Hi-De-Hi / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1935
  • Norman Phelps' Virginia Ramblers / Atlanta Blues / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1936
  • The Tune Wranglers / Red's Tight Like That / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1936
  • [Leon Chappelear] Leon's Lone Star Cowboys / Red Hot Mama From Way Out West / 78 RPM single / Decca / 1937
  • Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies / Talking About You / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1934
  • Jimmie Davis / I'll Get Mine Bye And Bye / 78 RPM single / Victor / 1932
  • Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers / Jig / 78 RPM single / Bluebird / 1938
  • The Country Pardners / Another Old Dog In The Race / 45 RPM single / RCA / 1956
  • Keith Daniels & the Blue Ridge Ramblers / You're My Everything / 45 RPM single / Empire / 1962
  • Flatt and Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys / I'll Go Stepping Too / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1953
  • Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys / Twisting The Chimes / 45 RPM single / Tagg / 1959
  • The Carter Family / Coal Miner's Blues / 78 RPM single / Montgomery Ward / 1938
  • Jim & Jesse / My Garden Of Love / 45 RPM single / Capitol / 1956
  • The Stanley Brothers / Memories Of Mother / 78 RPM single / Mercury / 1954
  • The Bailey Brothers / Step Out In The Sunshine / 78 RPM single / Canary / 1950
  • Byrd Brothers / Hold Fast To The Right / 78 RPM single / Folk Star / 1950s

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??