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.
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
- 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