Sunday, September 7, 2008

Welcome to the "Red Rooster Party" Blog

Red Rooster Party hosted by Marti & Jim is a program of early American recorded music tilted towards the roots of country music and bluegrass music. Along the way we explore blues, early jazz, and black and white gospel, but we really like to keep it close to the ground. You might be surprised at some of the earlier versions of familiar songs you will hear. The show is broadcast every Sunday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern on WHUS Storrs, 91.7 FM -- the radio station of the University of Connecticut -- and webcast on The show precedes Bluegrass Cafe on WHUS, a show of the best in bluegrass music hosted alternately by Amy Orlomoski and Jim, so it provides a great afternoon of early country and bluegrass.

This blog is an offshoot of which is our primary web site, but which is much more difficult to update. Therefore we will always send you to first and will link to this blog from that site. Our latest playlists will be posted here beginning 7 September 2008 and this will serve as the archive for those playlists from that date on. The earlier playlists will remain on the primary web site.

To our listeners, we thank you for your interest in Red Rooster Party -- our labor of love -- and hope you continue listening. We want to keep the early music alive.

Marti & Jim

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