Login / Signup
Username

Password



Signup for Free!


Check out Peach State Festival on other days.

Peach State Festival
Thursday  8pm - 10pm
"The Sagebrush Boogie Radio Programme of The Air"
Hosted By Dave Chamberlain


"Sagebrush Boogie" is hosted by the less-than-hirsute Dave Chamberlain, and is the Thursday night installation of the WRFG "Peachstate Festival". "Sagebrush Boogie" has aired since 1984, thowin' down a mix of Western Swing, Rockabilly, Classic Country music, Hawaiian music and even the dreaded YODEL! Enclosed, you'll find playlists from recent "Sagebrush.." broadcasts, updated as the mood hits - accurate, but perhaps not timely....
So join us from 8 PM to 10 PM as we blow the dust off some cheesy vinyl and slide on down the rhythm trail!
~And of course, be a good friend and neighbor and call us at the Bunkhouse Of The Air: (404)523-8989....and follow "Sagebrush.." on FACEBOOK, too!


Week Two of the RFG Summer Marathon saw the Sagebrush staff hatch a brazen plot to seize the public's ear and gnaw on it.
Here is how it went: the first hour of the show was crammed with the live sounds of the 5 member Junction Band, featuring the guitarist Billy Joe Bob Puckett. It swung nicely.
The second hour was a jaunt into the honky tonk world of The Texas Troubadour himself, Mr. Ernest Tubb.
It was a winning combination. The Western Swing of the Junction Band and the lugubrious voice of E.T. made the phone lines light up. The date was July 10, 2014.


George Barnes - Turkey Cobbler
George Barnes - Banjo Hop
Bob Wills - Gotta Walk Alone
Redd Volkaert - She Loves Everything That Swings
Ernest Tubb - The Cold Hard facts Of Life
The Texas Troubadours - E.T. Blues
Ernest Tubb - Tomorrow Never Comes
Ernest Tubb - Walking The Floor Over You
Ernest Tubb - The Same thing As Me
Ernest Tubb & Loretta Lynn - Bartender]
Ernest Tubb - I'm Sorry Now
Ernest Tubb - Waltz Across Texas
Ernest Tubb - You Nearly Lose Your mind
Ernest Tubb - Thanks A Lot
Ernest Tubb - Just A Drink Away
Ernest Tubb - I'm With A Crowd But So Alone
Ernest Tubb - Two Glasses Joe

July 3, 2014. the first week of the WRFG Summer Marathon was eagerly anticipated by the Sagebrush staff and management for the flood of contributions it hoped to generate.
Really, there are no more generous people than those who enjoy our soothing sounds of Western Swing, Rockabilly and Hawaiian music on Thursday nights. Their loyal, magnanimous spirit is the key to our success, and we'd like to thank all two of them.


Robby Turner - Twin Guitar Special
Pee Wee King - Dragnet
The Time Jumpers - Pig Dog Hop
The Pridesmen - Raisin' The Dickens
Crazy Joe & The Mad River Outlaws - Pants On Fire 2007
Jerry Byrd - Serenade To Nalani
The Texas Troubadours - Steel Guitar Rag
Chet Atkins - Backwoods
Danny Gatton / Buddy Emmons & The Redneck Jazz Explosion - Opus De Funk
Chris Casello Trio - Apache
Dave Stogner & His Western Swing Band - Woodchopper's Ball
Dave & Deke Combo - Deke's Hot Guitar
Bob Wills - Roly Poly
Bob Wills - My Life's Been A Pleasure
Bob Wills - Right Or Wrong
Bob Wills - Fat Boy Rag
Bob Wills - Trouble In mind
Bob Wills - What Makes Bob Holler
Bob Wills - Time Changes Everything
Bob Wills - My Window Faces The South
Bob Wills - Three Miles South Of Cash
Bob Wills - Brain Cloudy Blues
Bob Wills - Twin Guitar Special
Bob Wills - Hubbin' It
Bob Wills - Got A Letter From My Kid Today
Bob Wills - Sitting On top Of The World

The Bunkhouse reverberated with a parade of 31 sprightly tunes chosen for the discriminating handful of listeners who make "Sagebrush Boogie" a part of their evening. The date was June 26, 2014 for exactness's sake.
The evening's program was dedicated to the esteemed Vinylologist Greg Germani.


Jackie Phelps - Nine Pound Hammer
Starline Rhythm Boys - Juke Joint Johnny
The Buckaroos - Guitar Pickin' Man
The Heck Harper Band - Ya'll Come / Stainless Steel
Bob Doss - Don't Be Gone Long
Carl Runner - Intoxicated Harmony
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Always And Always
Earl Erb & The Country Versatiles - Stepping Out
Jerry & The Rockets - Ice Water
The Lucky Stars - The Last Call Blues
Billy Mure - On The Beach At Waikiki
Ronnie Dawson - You Got A Long Way To Go
Vinnie Lee & The Riders - Mule Train
Johnny Paycheck - He's In A Hurry (To Get Home To My Wife)
Thumbs Carllile - Mystery Train
Dave Dudley's Roadrunners - Two Sixpacks Away
Justin Trevino - Texas Honky Tonk
Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet - Liza
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - The Continental
Matt Munisteri - Lazybones
Wade Ray - Rosetta
Bing Crosby - A Song Of Old Hawaii
The Vaudevillains - Pickin' With The Preacher
Slim Boyd & His Range Riders - Cheyenne
Rob McNurlin - Friend Of The Family
The Sweet Hollywaiians w/ Yumi Ishikawa - Maile Swing
The Nashville Seven - B. Bowman Hop
The Sweet Hollywaiians w/ Yumi Ishikawa - Pua Iokelani
Ernest Tubb - Drivin' Nails In My Coffin
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


On June 19, 2014, 33 tunes hit the airwaves. They ran the gamut from languid Hawaiian pieces to incendiary steel guitar meltdowns. All in all, a bracing two hours at the Bunkhouse Of The Air.

Jon Rauhouse - Hula Blues
Tony Booth - The Key's In The Mailbox
Ernest Tubb - Another Place
Marv Weyer - Jaguar Shuffle
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Shim-Me-Sha-Wobble
Mac Wiseman & John Prine - Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age
The Country Gentlemen - John Henry
Matt Munisteri - Don't Think Twice
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Three Years Blind
Merle Travis - Gambler's Guitar
Kay Adams - She Didn't Color Daddy
Red Foley & Ernest Tubb - It's The Mileage That's Wearing Us Down
The Vaudevillains - Walkin' Out
Johnny Paycheck - It Won't Be Long (And I'll Be Hating You)
Ronnie Dawson - Fish Out Of Water
Ray Lynn - Mean Mean Woman
Tiny Murphy & His Bar 69 Boys - Hot Steel
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Nobody's Business But My Own
Starline Rhythm Boys - 4 AM On The Kansas Plains
Hot Club Of Cowtown - You Took Advantage Of Me
The Twangbangers - Wacky Walk
Sweet Hollywaiians - Ten Tiny Toes
Rob McNurlin - Hillbilly Blues
Jimmy Bryant - Model 400 Buckboard
Jody Nix - Two Empty Glasses
Les Paul Trio - Coquette
Billy Mize - Trouble In Mind
Al Caiola - Ghost Riders In The Sky
The Reinsmen - When It's Springtime In The Rockies
The Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet - S'Wonderful
Hukilau Hotshots - Come To The Islands
Al Allen - Sound Waves
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

We made a solemn dedication of the June 12, 2014 program to our favorite Saddlepal, the esteemed Vinylologist Mr. Greg Germani. Greg is recovering from a serious incident that has saddened many in Atlanta's music community. We wish him the swiftest of recoveries and a return to form as a beloved contributor to our show.
In addition, we took a call from the guitarist Whit Smith who spends his days spinning swinging lines with his mighty band The Hot Club Of Cowtown. We talked about Western Swing and guitars, of course, plus we gleefully discussed George Barnes, the original guitar hero.


The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Tchavalo Swing
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - What Makes Bob Holler
Spade Cooley - Who Dug This Hole I'm In
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - (I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance With You
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield
George Barnes - Dark Eyes
George Barnes - Jazz Me Blues
Whit Smith & Matt Munisteri - Along The Navajo Trail
Willie Nelson & Ray Price - Night Life
Lorne Greene - Shadow Of The Cactus
Thumbs Carllile - Autumn Leaves
Bud Isaacs - Hot Mocking Bird
Bobby Sisco - Honky Tonk Rhythm
Chris Scruggs & The Air Castle Allstars - My Window Faces the South
Willie Nelson & Roger Miller w/ Ray Price - Old Friends
Ruby Braff & George Barnes Quartet - But Not For Me
Matt Munisteri - Lonely Acres In The West
Hawaii Calls - Hawaiian War Chant
Justin Trevino w/ Johnny Bush - Walk Me To The Door
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

On June 5, 2014 we were toyed with by Mother Nature and a few well-placed lightning bolts. The station ground to a halt in short order and when power was restored, the Delta Moon Trio, featuring Tom Gray and Mark Johnson were able to play The Blues, a Hank song and a lovely Sol Hoopii tune as well. They are the best guests a darkened Bunkhouse could ask for...


On May 29, 2014 we took a call from the multi-instrumentalist Chris Scruggs and spent some time discussing his life as a Nashville studio ace and sideman. He has a lot to say about Country music and his place in it. He's an articulate defender of tradition and a man who really knows his guitars!

Chris Scruggs - Oklahoma Stomp
Jimmy Lee Fautheree - I Want The Cake And Not The Crumbs
Red Foley - I'm Sorry We Met
Dave Stuckey & The Hi-Lo Playboys - Midnight Ramble
Thumbs Carllile - Harmony Grits
Dave Stuckey & The Hi-Lo Playboys - Lonesome Hearted Blues
Carl Smith - If You Feel Like You're In Love (Don't Just Stand There)
Chris Scruggs - Georgia Steel Guitar
Hukilau Hotshots w/ Dave Stuckey - Aloha, My Darling To You
Spade Cooley - Minuet In Swing
Ronnie Dawson - Tired Of Travelin'
The Country Gentlemen - Careless Love
Starline Rhythm Boys - Juke Joint Johnny
Kenny Vaughan - Country Music Got A Hold On Me
Jimmy Bryant - Blow Your Hat In The Creek
Robert Gordon w/ Danny Gatton - Twenty Flight Rock
The York brothers - Detroit Hulu Girl
Lorne Greene - Shadow Of The Cactus
Marv Weyer - Blues I Can't hide
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Pennies From Heaven
Hot Club Of Cowtown - The Girl I Left Behind Me
The Sweet Hollywaiians - My Girl From The South Sea Isles
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

The list of fine musicians that have crossed the threshold of the Sagebrush Bunkhouse is long, and on May 21, 2014, Caroline & The Ramblers , joined that infamous list.
Vocalist Caroline and her trio of heathens brought savage 50's rockability to the airwaves! Yeah!
In addition to the live stuff, here is what we enjoyed from the rumpled record bag:


Chris Casello Trio - Rocket For Uranus
Charlie Thompson - Automobile song
Chris Casello Trio - X Ray Man
Al Allen - Cat's Boogie
Will Foy & The Lucky Seven - Twistin' A Hoedown
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys - She's Just A Whole Lot Like You
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys - Nine Pound Hammer
Hardrock Gunter - Right Key But The Wrong Keyhole
Danny Gatton & The Redneck Jazz Explosion - Coming Home Baby
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Have You Ever Had The Feeling?
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
Kenny Vaughan - Hot Like That
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Mean Woman With The Green Eyes
Robert Normann - Sakkijarven Polka
Ronnie Dawson - High On Love
Tiny Moore - Well Dunn
Wayne Hancock - Tulsa
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Chicken Road
Jerry Byrd - Steelin' Is His Business
Lefty Frizell - When The Rooster Leaves The Yard
Robert Gordon w/ Danny Gatton - You Got A Heart Like A Rock
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


May 15, 2014. Our listeners were treated to 32 songs, some of which were actually Country music and then some that were probably Jazz. But who's keeping track anyway?

Jerry Byrd - Theme For A DJ
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
Lorne Greene - Bonanza
Ray Price - The Other Woman
Tiny Moore - Air Mail Special
Red Melton & The country Allstars - She Hit The Ceiling (When I Hit the Door)
Sharon Jean Smedley - My First Record
Dale Watson - My Baby Makes Me Gravy
Joel Paterson - Pensacola Rhythm
Chris Scruggs & The Air Castle Allstars - Chattanooga Shoeshine Boy
Arthur Adams - I Only Live At Night
Caroline & The Ramblers - Red Hot Mama
Thumbs Carllile - Harmony Grits
Darlene Ahuna - Sophisticated Hula
Willie Nelson - Ain't Misbehavin'
York Brothers - Going To The Shindig
Chris Casello Trio - Apache
Dave & Deke Combo - Two Guitars, No Waitin'
Paul Burlison & The Dempseys - Double Talk Hank in' Baby
Bob Wills & The texas Playboys - Doin' The Bunny Hop
Les Paul & Mary Ford - Mr. Sandman
Kenny Vaughan - Country Music Got A Hold On Me
The Time Jumpers - Faint Of Heart
Leokane Pryor - Haleakala Hula
Marty Grosz & Mike Peters - Eddie's Twister
Hukilau Hotshots - Aloha My Darling To you
Tom Morrell & The Timewarp Tophands - Tater Pie
The EarRegulars - Good Old New York
Matt Munisteri - Revolving Jones
Rob McNurlin - Friend Of The Family
Buzz Evans - Twelve Midnight
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


May 8, 2014.
Dave Stuckey is a musician who is on a voyage into the mists of music's past. He beautifully resurrects the classic 1940's sounds of Western Swing with the Lucky Stars or goes all languid with the Hawaiian sound of the Hukilau Hotshots - the list goes on and on.. He is, at his point unable to get involved with a project that doesn't make you pat your foot! He called the Bunkhouse Of The Air from his Hollywood hacienda for a witty interview the concluded with Mr. Stuckey doing an on-air "Eef", a first!!


Marv Weyer - Bones Boogie
Jimmy & Russ Williams - Ain't No Sign If I Could
Quebe Sisters - Shame On You
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - I Never Knew
Dave Stuckey w/ The Hukilau Hotshots - Come To The Islands
Dave Stuckey - They Did The Boogie
The Lucky Stars - The Way You Walk
Lorne Greene - Frightened Town
Kayton Roberts w/ Chris Scruggs - Long Gone Daddy
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - South
Glenn Barber - Styles And Ways Of The World
Big Sandy & His fly-Rite Trio - Draggin' It Boogie
Gene Tabor - A Real Gone Jesse (I'm Hot To Trot)
Little Jimmy Dickens Country Boys - Raisin' The Dickens
Joe Carson - I Gotta Drunk
Red Foley - Cock-A-Doodle-Do
Raiatea Helm - The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kaunakakai
Tennessee Ernie Ford - In The Pines
The Earregulars - Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
Billy Jack Wills - For You My Love
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails






May 1, 2014... a hyperactive evening, for sure.
Dozens of new and old friends called the Radio Bunkhouse of The Air to weigh in on their favorite tunes, their favorite beverage, and ask what the heck a steel guitar is.
PLUS, we saluted the Ol' Pea Picker himself, Mr. Tennessee Ernie Ford.


Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
Les Paul & Mary Ford - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Benny Martin - Big Footed Dan
West Coast Ramblers - On The Alamo
Ray Campi - I'll Go Slippin' Too
Marty Robbins - Lovely Hula Hands
Junior Brown - Almost To Tulsa
Robert Gordon - Crazy Man Crazy
Jimmy Wyble & His Rifftette - No More Blues
The Reinsmen - Saddle Up!
Chet Atkins & Lenny Breau - Taking A Chance On Love
Dugg Collins - Walk Me To The Door
Hukilau Hotshots - Come To The Islands
The Swingbillies -I Can't Go On This Way
Ernest Tubb - The Cold Hard Facts Of Life
Speedy West - Railroadin'
Bucky Pizzarelli w/ Becky Kilgore - Hard Life Blues
Faron Young - I'm A Poor Boy
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Chicken Road
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Stack O' Lee
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Catfish Boogie
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Smoky Mountain Boogie
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Trio - Hold Me
Darlene Ahuna - Hilo March
Luke McDaniel - My Baby Don't Rock
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

April 24, 2014. Another Thursday. Another song list.

Noel Boggs - The Birth Of The Blues
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget
Chris Sprague & His 18 Wheelers - Me & This Ole Mack
Red Rhodes - Almost To Tulsa
West Coast Ramblers - I've Got A New Road Under My Wheels
Rex Allen - The Last Frontier
Pee Wee King - Catty Town
Pee Wee King - I Don't Mind
Hukilau Hotshots - Aloha, My Darling To You
Freddie Frank - 12,000 Texas Longhorns
Red Sovine - Shotgun Boogie
Chet Atkins - Things We Said Today
Bear & The Essentials - Golden Rocket
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Pickin' Peppers
George Naope with June Leite & Joe Keawe's Harmony Hawaiians -Sophisticated Hula
Lucky Stars - If I Were Me
Amber Digby - Into My Arms Again
Billy Jack Wills - Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues
Robert Wagoner - Song Of The Sierras
Time Jumpers - Yodel Blues
Bucky Pizzarelli & Frank Vignola - Sleepy Time Down South
Link Wray - Rumble
Frank Miller - Truck Drivin' Buddy
Di*k Miles -The Runt
Thumbs Carllile - Springfield Guitar Social
Dean Hightower (actually George Barnes)- Hawaiian Hop
Barbara Pittman - Sentimental Fool
Red Foley - Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost
Joe Venuti & George Barnes - Hindustan
NRBQ w/ Skeeter Davis - Someday My Prince Will Come
Matt Munisteri - Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Little Jimmy Dic*ens - I'm Little But I'm Loud
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

"Sagebrush.." callers are unique... I hear about their musical tastes, but just as frequently, I hear about their last meal or their beverage of choice. Which makes me think that perhaps the show is an aid to fine dining or proper digestion, or perhaps its just a great soundtrack for opening beer bottles.
In any event, here are the tunes that were popped open on the evening of April 17, 2014.


The Time Jumpers - Texoma Bound
Ray King - Curves And In Between
Sonoramic Commando - The Humbler
Buddy Emmons - Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Billy Jack Wills - Roped And Tied
Bonnie Owens - If You Really Want Me To I'll Go
Ernest Tubb - Do What You Do, Do Well
Matt Rae - Happy Ending
The Lucky Stars - Rye Whiskey Baby
Marti Brom - This Is Love Not Liquor
Les Paul - Lover
Glenn Douglas - Used Up Love
Hawaii Calls - Hawaiian War Chant
Red Sovine - I'm Only 17
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - This Ain't The Blues
Raieta Helm - Punahou
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - Mutton Swing
Merle Travis - John Henry
Tony booth - Lonesome 77-203
The Lucky Stars - The Way You Walk
Ramblin' Jimmie Dolan - Playin' Dominoes And Shootin' Dice
Marco DiMaggio - Take a Tiger By The Tail
King Bennie Nawahi - Hawaiian Capers
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - We Tried To Tell You
Thumbs Carllile - Just Blues
West Coast Ramblers - Rosetta
Chris Sprague & His 18 Wheelers - Truck Stop A Go Go
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Right Or Wrong
Joe Venuti & George Barnes - I'm Coming Virginia
The Time Jumpers - Faint Of Heart
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

April 10, 2014. 33 songs, including 6 by Ernest Tubb and his mighty band The Texas Troubadours.
Ernest Tubb, or "E.T." was a Country performer that never let trends bother him - he had a style that never changed in 40 years! That's integrity!


Jimmy Herring - Curfew
Wylie & The Wild West - When The Cactus Is In Bloom
The Swingbillies - Hindustan
Joe Venuti & George Barnes - Almost Like Being In Love
Billy Jack Wills & His Western Swing Band
Wade Ray - Excuse Me
Jon Rauhouse - Perry Mason Theme
Tommy Collins - I Guess I'm Crazy
Carl Sonny Leyland - Lazy River
Johnny Burnette & The Rock And Roll Trio - Tear It Up
Link Wray - Rumble
Tom Morrell & Leon Rausch - Sick, Sober And Sorry
49th State Hawaiians - Haole Hula
Sons Of The Pioneers - Cimarron
Noel Boggs - Steelin' Home
Hank Snow - On The Beach At Waikiki
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys- Tennessee Saturday Night
Billy Gray & His Western Okies - Farther On Down The Road
Marco DiMaggio - Neck On Fire
Bear & The Essentials - It's Just About Time
The Country Gentlemen - Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Ernest Tubb - Just A Drink Away
Ernest Tubb - Thanks A lot
Ernest Tubb - Wine Me Up
Ernest Tubb - Waltz Across Texas
Ernest Tubb - Walking The Floor Over You
Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours - Ridgetop Stomp
Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Boys - Murphy's law
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Roly Poly
Dex Romweber Duo - One Sided Love Affair
Marti Brom - Kiss The Baby Tonight
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Tear The Woodpile Down
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


April 3, 2014. We resumed business as usual after the Spring Marathon with 28 songs: 22 vocals and 6 scorching instrumentals.... a full setlist of tunes carefully chosen from the Old Rumpled Record Bag.
PLUS~ We gave a musical tip of the hat to a steel guitar monster, the great Tommy Morrell.


Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Railroadin'
Miss Leslie & Her Juke Jointers - Cry Cry Cry
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys - Honey Honey Bee Ball
Western Swing Authority - Honeysuckle Rose
Marti Brom & The Cornell Hurd Band- Kiss Me Big
The Texas Troubadours - Big Beaver
Raieta Helm - Moonlight And Shadows
Dale Watson - Dreamland
Merrill Moore - Rock Island Line
Bucky Pizzarelli w/ Becky Kilgore - You're From Texas
Rex Allen - L-O-N-E-S-O-M-E Letter Blues
Carolyn Martin - When You're Smilin'
The Carlisles - Pickin' Peas Down The Long Pea Row
Bear & The Essentials - Baby Bye Bye
Red Sovine - The Guilty One
Chris Scruggs - Steelin' The Blues
Bob Wills - Miss Molly
Merle Haggard - I'll Leave The Bottle On The Bar
Junior Brown - Joe The Singing Janitor
The Unknown Yodelist - Yodelin' Mad
Wille Nelson & Ray Price - Lost Highway
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Timehands - Lupus #1
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Timehands - I Don't Know Enough About You
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Timehands - Tater Pie
The Country Gentlemen - Dust Devils
Chet Atkins - Things We Said Today
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Blackberry Wine
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

March 27, 2014. Yodel-Rama - The only spot in the universe where the lowly yodelist is praised and tolerated for two long hours.
The sound of the yodel can draw looks of hostility but our audience has gradually developed a taste for it, somewhat like Rocky Mountain Oysters or Durian.
Our final week of the RFG Marathon proved that yodeling is apparently still viable as the donations were....spectacular!?!
We also spoke by phone with Country Music Star Suzy Bogguss about her long career, her newest album and were able to cajole her into an on-air yodel! A 'Sagebrush' first!!


Wanda Jackson - Betcha My Heart I Love You
Yodeling Slim Clark - Yodel Train
Kacey Musgraves - If I Could Only Learn To Yodel
Grandpa Jones - Lullaby Yodel
Don Walser - Rolling Stone From Texas
Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel #8
Bill Snow - Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy
Suzy Bogguss - Night Riders Lament
Riders In The Sky - Here Comes The Santa Fe
Marge & Debbie Rhoades - The First Whippoorwill Song
Janet McBride - Daddy's Yodel
Wylie & The Wild West - Yodeling Fool
Johnny Dilks - Yodel Till I Turn Blue
Carolina Cotton - I Love To Yodel
Carolina Cotton - Mockingbird Yodel
Betty Cody - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Ramona Reed - If I Could Only Learn to Yodel
Roy Rogers - Hawaiian Cowboy
Elton Britt - Give Me A Pinto Pal
Kenny Roberts - The Yodel Polka
Elton Britt - That's How the Yodel Was Born
Kenny Roberts w/ Elton Britt - The Alpine Milkman Yodel
Kenny Roberts w/ Elton Britt - Cannonball Yodel
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



On March 20, 2014 our special programming during Week Two of the 'RFG Marathon showcased two favorite musical styles. First, we were pummeled by our favorite guitar pickers for an hour of hot instrumental sounds. Second, we swayed to the torrid, tropical rhythms of Hawaiian music for the final hour. Aloha!

Chet Atkins - Caravan
Jeremy Wakefield - Taking Off
Nashville Swing Band w/ Buddy Spicher - Back Home In Indiana
The Texas Troubadours - Buddie's Boogie
Carl Kress & Eddie Lang - Pickin' My Way
Deke Di*kerson & The Ecco-Fonics - Jumpin' Bean
Kayton Roberts - Kayton's Junkyard
The Texas Troubadours - Ridgetop Stomp
Johnny Hiland - Gatton To It
Doug Jernigan - Long Black Limousine
The Rovers - Brownie
The West Coast Ramblers - Hillcrest
The Texas Troubadours - Tuxedo Junction
Buddy Emmons - Shiny Stockings
Matt Munisteri & Whit Smith - Deep Henderson
Joe Venuti & George Barnes - I Want To Be Happy
Sam Makia & His Waikikans - Hukilau
Ken Emerson & Michaelle Edwards - Maile Swing
Freddie & Ernie Tavares - The Surfers Song
Bob Brozman & Ledward Kaapana - Maika'i No Kaua'i
Raieta Helm - Moonlight And Shadows
Kahana Lake Trio - Kailua
Jerry Byrd Trio - Waimeia
King Benny Nawahi - Honolulu Bound
Ken Emerson - Hilo March
Yumi Ishikawa & The Sweet Hollywaiians - In A Little Hula Heaven
Ken Emerson & Michaelle Edwards - Hawaiian War Chant
Sol Hoopii - Hula Girl
Raieta Helm - Kalana Ke Kahiwi O Haleakala
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

A WRFG Marathon brings the grave responsibility to generate massive pledges and make money markets tremble. To do so, we must play tunes that stimulate a sense of vague connectedness, and our talk must be persuasive, friendly and guilt-inducing.
Fortunately, on March 13, 2014, our playlist of stellar female performers brought the phone lines to life and the first week of the Spring Marathon was deemed a triumph...


Elana James - Exactly Like You
Quebe Sisters - Navajo Trail
kd lang - Lock, Stock & Teardops
Josie Kreuzer - You're Not Doin' Me Right
Ann Savoy - If Dreams Come true
Wanda Jackson - Singing The Blues
Kay Adams - Husband Stealer
Bucky Pizzarelli w/ Becky Kilgore - Hard Life Blues
Rose Maddox - Foggy River
Marti Brom - 8 Weeks In A Barroom
Cindi Cashdollar w/ Herb Remington - Midnight In Old Amarillo
Connie Smith - Darling, Are You Ever Coming Home
Les Paul & Mary Ford - Mr. Sandman
Minnie Pearl - The Giddy-Up Go Answer
Charline Arthur - Flash Your Diamonds
Catherine Russell - The Late Late Show
Mandy Barnett - Trademark
Bonaventure Quartet w/ Amy Pike - Paper Moon
Jeff Beck w/ Imelda May - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Les Paul w/ Mary Ford - Honolulu Rock-A-Rolla
Chris O'Connell - Everything I've Got Belongs To You
Dottie West - City Lights
Patsy Cline - Walking After Midnight
Patsy Cline - Why Can't He Be You
Patsy Cline - Anytime
Kay Adams - Big Mack
The Whipoorwills w/ Sweet Georgia Brown - Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah
The Whipoorwills w/ Sweet Georgia Brown - I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

The 30 tunes that hit the airwaves on March 6, 2014 fulfilled the "Sagebrush Code Of Excellence": they swung, did not induce catatonia, and had some semblance of a hell raisin' guitar part. And there you have it.....

Jerry Byrd - How D'Ya Do
Sons Of The San Joaquin - Texas Plains
Robert Shafer - I Want A Lavender Cadillac
Billy Contreras - My Window Faces The South
Becky Kilgore & B.E.D. - Deep Water
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Ida Red
Johnny Bush - Please Talk To My Heart
Hank Snow - Wabash Blues
Zeb Turner - Chattanooga Boogie
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys - Don't Flirt With Me
Dale Watson - My Baby Makes Me Gravy
Kayton Roberts - Coconut Grove
Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang - You Better Wake Up Babe
Johnny & Jone Mosby - Loose Talk
Patsy Cline - Stop Look & Listen
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - This Ain't The Blues
Darrell McCall - When Your House Is Not A Home
Sweet Hollywaiians - 12th Street Rag
Moon Mullican - I Ain't No Beatle (But I Want To Hold Your Hand)
Bill Hatcher - A Way To Survive
The Royal Polynesians - Minoi Monoi
Bonebrake Syncopators - Hula Blues
Bill Haley & The Comets - Rock The Joint
Link Wray - Fat Back
Red Sovine - Old Rivers
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - There's Gonna Be A Party For The Old Folks
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Fat Boy Rag
Thumbs Carllile - Caravan
The Reinsmen - Down The Trail To San Antone
Jorma Kaukonen - Blue Railroad Train
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


February 27, 2013. The Radio Bunkhouse was brightened considerably as a layer of fresh paint was slapped on by several expert enamel daubers. The paint fumes also brightened our mood considerably.

Kayton Roberts - Kayton's Junkyard
Marti Brom - A-11
Bill Lincoln & Jerry Byrd - Kaipolani
Bill Lincoln & Jerry Byrd - Na Ka Pueo
George Barnes - Frisky
Sons Of The Pioneers - Leanin' On The Ole Top Rail
Tex Williams & His Western Caravan - Texas In My Soul
The Block Brothers (Larry & Bobby Black) - The Black Bros. In Guitar Heaven
Billy Mure - Tiger Guitars
Wade Ray - Letters Have No Arms
Sol Hoopii - Hula Girl
Mere Haggard - Brain Cloudy Blues
Noel Boggs - Steel Guitar Rag
Roy Rogers - Dust
Little Jimmy Di*kens - Side Meat & Cabbage
Jimmy Dawson - Big Black Bug Boogie
The Country Allstars - Marie
Rob McNurlin - On The Rock And Roll
Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil
Johnny Gimble - I'll Keep On Loving You
Marco DiMaggio - Neck On Fire
Marco DiMaggio - Mr. Sandman
Marco DiMaggio - King Creole
Marco DiMaggio - Hey Porter
Jethro Burns - Just Friends
Lorne Greene - End Of Track
Johnny Bond - Sick, Sober & Sorry
Jeff Beck w/ Imelda May - Sittin' On Top Of The World
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress - Pickin' My Way
Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan - Birth Of The Blues
Lani McIntire - Malahini
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

On February 20, 2014, the Bunkhouse floor sagged under the weight of drums, accordion , baritone saxophone, guitars and six musicians who call themselves The Hobohemians. They hail from Athens, Georgia and their music is that happy blend of 1920's snap and 2014 despair. Here are the tunes that got played in-between:

Bonebrake Syncopators - Dinah
Hardrock Gunter - Honky Tonk Gal
King Benny Nawahi - Ticklin' The Strings
The Reinsmen -Ridin' Home
Miss Leslie & Her Juke Jointers - I Want To Hear It From You
Merle Haggard - Stay All Night
The Hobohemians - H-A Huckle
Eddie Lang & Carl Kress - Pickin' My Way
Charline Arthur - Heartbreak Avenue
Jimmy Dean - Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette
Bob Boatright - Lady Be Good
Hawaiian Islanders - Hilo
Anita Carter - Ring Of Fire
Chris Sprague & His 18 Wheelers- Semi Sweet
Merle Travis & Joe Maphis - Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
Johnny Dilks - Yodel Till I Turn Blue
Ray Price- Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Kayton Roberts - Steelin' The Blues
Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner - Jeannie's Afraid Of The Dark
Bob Wills - Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Marti Brom - Seven Lonely Nights
Jeff Beck w/ Darrel Higham - Cruisin'
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

Here are the tunes that were played on February 13, 2014. They were carefully culled from the 41.3 pounds of scuffed vinyl and spiderwebbed CDs that were dragged to the Bunkhouse by the stooped and balding host.

B.D. Griffin - Sweet Georgia Brown
Chris Scruggs & The Air Castle Allstars - If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
Lani McIntire - Hawaiian March
Kayton Roberts - A Fool Such As I
Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan - I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
Jack Bradshaw - Naughty Girls
Bill Anderson - The First Mrs. Jones
Jim Stringer - Sugarfootin'
Sol Hoopii - In Ma-La-Ka-Mo-Ka-Lu
Kane's Hawaiians - Hilo
Sidney Jo Lewis - Boppin' To Grandfather's Clock
The Texas Troubadours - Another Bridge to Burn
Josie Kreuzer - Long Dark Nights
Time Jumpers - Along The Navajo Trail
Spade Cooley - It's Dark Outside
Jim Campilongo - One Mean Eye
Sons Of The Pioneers - Over The Santa Fe Trail
Rob McNurlin - Friend Of The Family
George Barnes & Bucky Pizzarelli - Blue Skies
Lei Momi Sweethearts w/ John K. Almeida - Lovely Hula Hands
Wade Ray - Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home
Polly Hutt - Why Buy The Cow
The Reinsmen - Texas Plains
Tom Grey - Night Time
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Andy Iona's Novelty Four - Keko
Eddie Hill - The Hot Guitar
George Barnes & Bucky Pizzarelli - Guitar Boogie Shuffle, Twist
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




The night was cold and sky was dark, but inside the steam heated Bunkhouse Of The Air, the mood was upbeat on February 6, 2014. The hoped-for musical guests all caught colds, or stage fright, or something, so we plowed thru 2 hours of cheezy recordings in exactly 2 hours.

Kayton Roberts- Coconut Grove
Bear & The Essentials - For Bein' In Love
Kayton Roberts - Mood Indigo
Hank Thompson - Take Me Back To Tulsa
Whit Smith & Matt Munisteri - Hell Among The Hedgehogs
Boots Faye & Idaho Call - Grinnin' Like A Possum
Cliffie Stone - Jump Rope Boogie
Gene Vincent - Woman Love
Bucky Pizzarelli & Aaron Weinstein - Stage Fright
Sol Hoopii -Ten Tiny Toes One Baby Nose
Hi Lo Playboys - (Won't You Ride) In My Little Red Wagon
Homer & Jethro - Baby It's Cold Outside
Randy Beavers - Body And Soul
Rob McNurlin w/ Kayton Roberts - On The Rock And roll
Hukilau Hot Shots - Aloha, My Darling To You
Chris Scruggs & The Air Castle Allstars - Oklahoma Stomp
Chris Scruggs & The Air Castle Allstars - Tennessee Saturday Night
Link Wray - Roughshod
Jackie Lee Cochran - They Oughta Call You Miss Heartache
Sid Hudson - 12 Midnight
Sweet Hollywaiians - Dreaming Of You
Kayton Roberts w/ Rob McNurlin - Blow Whistle Blow
Chris Sprague & His 18 Wheelers - Let's Get Drunk And Truck
Chris Sprague & His 18 Wheelers - Freddie Goes For a Ride
Jon Rauhouse - Perry Mason Theme
Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan - I'm An Old Cowhand
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Cherokee Shuffle
Joey Miskulin & Friends- Happy Trails

They say that old age brings wisdom, patience and mastery. In the case of 80 year old musician Kayton Roberts, it has brought that, plus the childish glee of sitting behind his 1951 Fender non-pedal steel guitar and playing hot licks plus dog bark sounds, bullfrog croaks, cows moo-mooing, kittens meowing, baby cries, etc., etc.
Kayton called the Bunkhouse from Nashville, Tennessee and during our interview recounted his 31 year gig with Hank Snow, his steel influences and his tunings. He's quite a dude!
Really, Kayton Roberts is proof that the keys to a long life are good Country Music, a wacky sense of humor and steel guitars.... definitely something for all of us to keep in mind.


Kayton Roberts - Chime In
Kayton Roberts w/ Rob McNurlin - Blow Whistle Blow
Kayton Roberts - Steelin' The Blues
Hank Snow w/ Kayton Roberts - Hula Love
Kayton Roberts - Opryland Swing
Kayton Roberts - Kayton's Rag
Kayton Roberts w/ Chris Scruggs - Long Gone Daddy
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Time Changes Everything
Les Paul & Mary Ford - Take A Warning
Kenny Vaughan - Stay Outta My mind
Bonebrake Syncopators - Topsy
Homer & Jethro - On A Slow Boat To China
Duke levine - Nashville Skyline Blues
NRBQ w/ Skeeter Davis - Ain't Nice to Talk Like That
Crazy Joe - My Guitar
Crazy Joe - I Like My Chicken Fryin' Size
John Pi'Ilani Watkins & His Heavenly Hawaiians - Noho Paipi
Jerry Byrd - Panhandle Rag
Robert Shafer - Hillbilly Fever
Johnny Burnette & The Rock And Roll Trio - Blues Stay Away From Me
Chris Sprague - What's Your 20?
Hoot Hester - Blue Skies
Buck Jones - A Box Of Grass
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


The Sagebrush Boogie Radio Programme Of The Air survived a phone call assault of the highest magnitude on January 16, 2014. Friends, strangers and children reached for their phones in record numbers and our switchboard operator had to be revived with very strong liquid. Here are the songs that played while the phone lines burned:

Thumbs Carllile - Curves Ahead
Jeff Bright & The Sunshine Boys - My Heart Skips A Beat
"The Unknown Yodeler" - I Miss My Swiss
Del Casher - Del's Burnin' Boogie
Del Casher - Caravan
Riders In The Sky - I'm An Old Cowhand
Bill Lincoln & Jerry Byrd - Hi'i Poi
Billy Baker - Promenade
Tony Booth - The Key's In The Mailbox
Bob Wills - I Can't Go On This Way
The Whipoorwills - Now And Then
George Barnes- Chicago Blues
George Barnes - Priority On A Moonbeam
Stan Jones - Deep Water
Chris Scruggs - Tennessee Waltz
Stan Jones- Ghost Riders In The Sky
Marty Grosz & Mike Peters - I Found a New Baby
Red Sovine - Shotgun Boogie
Carl Sonny Leyland - Lazy River
Carl Butler & Pearl - I'm Hangin'Up The Phone
Barbara Pittman - I Need A Man
Jerry Byrd - Steelin' Is His business
Marco DiMaggio - Cherokee
Spade Cooley - Blue Skies
Jon Rauhouse - Powerhouse
Rocky Bill Ford - Beer Drinking Blues
Johnny Carroll- You Said You Wouldn't Get Drunk Patricia
Skeets McDonald - Tatooed Lady
Tom Marion & The Sweet Hollywaiians - Honolulu Stomp
Chet Atkins - Red Wing
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

It used to be that our signal was a matter of luck, guesswork and tinfoil. The few folks who listened came upon the station by sheer accident or word of mouth and were welcomed when they called from up the block.
Now with the internet, it is a different kind of radio, and it is nothing to receive a pleasant call from a Bob Wills fan in Maine, a Bob Nolan fan in New Mexico or a Sol Hoopii fan in Hawaii. How cool is that?!?
Here are the tunes that got out on the evening of January 9, 2014,


Marco Di Maggio - San Antonio Rose
Eddie Cletro - Flying Saucer Boogie
Johnny Bush - The Cheatin' Line
The Sun Skippers - Domino
Johnny Allen & The Sons Of The Saddle - Rose Of San Antone
Bonaventure Quartet - Just About Knocked Me Out
Cornell Hurd - I Don't Care What Is...
Buck Owens - Truck Drivin' Man
Lloyd Green - The Bridge Washed Out
Burl Ives - The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
Jim Campilongo - Mom & Dad's Waltz
Floyd Robinson - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Bob Wills - I Can't Go On This Way
John Guster - You've Got What It Takes
Jim Martin - The Gambler's Guitar
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Chicken Road
George Barnes - Tin Whistle Blues
Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - Song Wagon
Marty Stuart - Soul's Chapel
Bill Lincoln & Jerry Byrd - Hale I'wa Maid
Rhythm & Booze - Thinkin' 'Bout You
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Deed I Do
Willie Nelson - Columbus Stockade Blues
Susan Riley - Sugar Moon
Duane Eddy - Peter Gunn
Chris Sprague & His 18 Wheelers - Let's Get Drunk & Truck
Bud Messner & The Skyliners - Father Put The Cow Away
Merle Travis - Alimony Bound
Riders In The Sky - Clarinet Polka
Country Gentlemen - Dust Devils
Chris Scruggs - Fireball mail
Marco DiMaggio - Ta Dah!
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


The only real way to get the year kicked into focus is to invite a gaggle of gypsy-styled musicians into the overheated Radio Bunkhouse,open up the microphones and let the sparks fly.
The band in question is the mighty Bonaventure Quartet, and this visit proved conclusively that they are instrumental masters, entertaining and enlightening all at once. The happy night was January 2, 2014.


Phil Baugh - The Finger
Bonaventure Quartet - World's Greatest Lover
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - This ain't A Good Time
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Honey Stick Around Awhile
Jerry Byrd - Hilo March
George Barnes & Joe Venuti - I'm Coming Virginia
Bonaventure Quartet - The Clermont Lounge
Bonaventure Quartet - Risque
Rex Allen & Don Edwards - It's My Lazy Day
Marti Brom - That Crazy Beat
Joel Paterson - Twin Guitar Shuffle
Jerry Reed - When I Found You
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails





Copyright © 2007.  Radio Free Georgia.  All Rights Reserved.
Site Developed by Diamond Lounge Creative and Gerald Olivari