Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!
For this first show of 2017, Marti took cues from a show she produced two years ago and selected the music except for a couple songs Jim played to fulfill requests.
We heard The Maddox Brothers & Rose during the struggling 1950s where their music took on a more rock & roll aesthetic to remain viable during the times. We also heard a couple of the earliest recordings of the Dixon Brothers and similar early recordings of Ernest Stoneman.
Perhaps the surprise of the show was a collection of Merle Travis songs transcribed from Jimmy Wakely radio shows of the mid-1950s. They provided a different take on the aural history of Travis' great picking and singing.
We haven't played much from Eddy Arnold in a while, but we played three of his number 1 country hits on this show including Kentucky Waltz. Even the song's writer and first performer, Bill Monroe, wasn't able to get the song that high on the country charts.
A couple of great misogynist-themed songs from Texas Jim Robertson provided some humor, but the closing classics fromAndy Griffith, including Preacher and the Bear and What It Was Was Footballsealed it.
Joe Bussard presented his 63rd show for Red Rooster party. You can hear it again at this link.
We hope you enjoyed our show, and hope you will join us next week when we make another go of it.
Jim & Marti
Jim & Marti
Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Notes
- The Golden Gate Quartet / Preacher and the Bear / Complete Recorded Works Volume 1 / Document / 1937
- The Maddox Bros & Rose / Wild Wild Young Men / Ugly And Slouchy / Bear Family / 1955
- The Maddox Bros & Rose / Ugly And Slouchy / Ugly And Slouchy / Bear Family / 1957
- The Maddox Bros & Rose / The Death Of Rock And Roll / Ugly And Slouchy / Bear Family / 1956
- Dixon Brothers / Intoxicated Rat / Weave Room Blues / Old Homestead / 1936
- Dixon Brothers / Sales Tax on the Woman / Weave Room Blues / Old Homestead / 1936
- Ernest V. Stoneman / Broken Hearted Lover / With Family & Friends / Old Homestead / 1928
- Ernest V. Stoneman / Cripple Creek / With Family And Friends Volume 1 / Old Homestead / 1926
- Merle Travis / 16 Tons / The Very Best - The Shasta Masters / Varèse Sarabande / 1950s
- Merle Travis / Guitar Rag / The Very Best - The Shasta Masters / Varèse Sarabande / 1950s
- Merle Travis / Hominy Grits / The Very Best - The Shasta Masters / Varèse Sarabande / 1950s
- Eddy Arnold / I'll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms) / Ultimate Eddy Arnold / RCA-BMG Heritage / 1947
- Eddy Arnold / Anytime / Ultimate Eddy Arnold / RCA-BMG Heritage / 1947
- Eddy Arnold / Kentucky Waltz / Ultimate Eddy Arnold / RCA-BMG Heritage / 1950
- Texas Jim Robertson / You Can't Do Nothin' With a Woman / Purple Night On the Prairie / B.A.C.M / 1950
- Texas Jim Robertson / Jaw Jaw Yap Yap Yap / Purple Night On the Prairie / B.A.C.M / 1950
- Pine Creek (J. Mellet, N. Addesso, J. Beaver, F. Etheridge, M. Volatile) / Shenandoah Breakdown / Live at Woodland Meeting House / na / 2009
- Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / Melotone / 1928 (opening theme)
- Uncle Dave Macon & Sid Harkreader / Arkansas Travelers / Vocalion / 1925
- Darby & Tarlton (Tom Darby, Jimmie Tarlton) / Birmingham Jail / Columbia / 1927
- Reaves White County Ramblers / Hesitation Blues (Oh! Baby Must I Hesitate) / Vocalion, 1928
- McGee Brothers (Sam McGee & Kirk McGee) / Salty Dog Blues / Vocalion / 1927
- Fate Norris, Gid Tanner, Hugh Cross, Lowe Stokes, Clayton McMichen & K. D. Malone / A Day At The County Fair -- Part 1 & 2 / Columbia, 1928
- Johnny Crockett & His Kentucky Mountaineers / Sugar In My Coffee / Crown / 1931
- Memphis Jug Band / Sunshine Blues / Victor / 1927
- Hank Williams / Alone And Forsaken / MGM / 1955
- Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Come Back To Me In My Dreams / Columbia (unissued) / 1945
- The Stanley Brothers / Molly And Tenbrooks / Rich-R-Tone / 1948
- Connie & Babe (Connie Gately, Babe Lofton) / The Last Love Letters / Republic / 1954
- The McCormick Brothers / The Mad Banjo / Hickory / 1955
- The Carter Family / Hello, Central! Give Me Heaven / Bluebird / 1934
- Don Reno, Red Smiley and the Tennessee Cut-ups / Let In The Guiding Light / King / 1952
- Ned Luberecki, Ron Pennington / Grey Eagle / New Strings / Borderline Productions / 1990