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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!



Doing a radio show while sneezing, coughing and blowing one's nose is not supposed to happen, yet it did on February 4, 2016. The Bunkhouse was filled with the usual sounds of Western Swing while the pained sounds of the common cold were abundant, too.
Between the racking coughs, these songs were played...



Al Caiola- Ghost Riders
Jimmie O'Neal & The Colorado Hillbillies - Streamline Boogie
Rem Wall - Heartsick And Blue
Jerry Byrd - Sand
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Juiced
Ken Emerson & Michaelle Edwards - Maile Swing
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Avalon
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - Wildwood Rock
Speedy West - Space man In Orbit
Speedy West - Sunset Waikiki
Chris Gaffney - Loser's Paradise
Junior Brown w/ Red Simpson - Semi Crazy
Freddie Powers - Nagasaki
Mabel Kekino & The K Sisters- Puamana
John England & The Western Swingers - Yes Sir
Jim Campilongo & The Ten Gallon Cats - Swingin' With The Cats
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos - If You Ain't Lovin'
John England & The Western Swingers - Brownsville
The Modern Sounds - Tico Tico
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - St. Louis Blues Part Two
George Barnes - Tiger Rag
Red Foley w/ Evelyn Knight - The Crawdad Song
Barbara Pittman - Sentimental Fool
Frank Virtue & the Virtues - Gambler's Guitar
Jimmy Lee Fautheree - I Want The Cake And Not The Crumbs
Bonnie Owens - I'd Be More Of A Woman
Sol Hoopii - Fascinating Rhythm
Craig Chambers - The West Is As Wild As Ever
Les Paul & Mary Ford - Bye Bye Blues
Ray Price - Big Shoes
Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang - Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
Bobby Flores - Your Old Used To be
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


January 28, 2016. Hot Club Of Cowtown guitar titan Whit Smith called the Bunkhouse from Elko, Nevada for lengthy conversation about his life as a Western Swing musician, recording a new CD, idols George Barnes and Bob Wills, and finally, the iconic archtop of jazz - the Gibson L-5.
He is consumed with the history of this important and danceable music, and his band really knows how to beat an audience to a pulp, or at least get them moving!


Robby Turner - Steel Guitar Drag
Ernest Tubb - Two Glasses Joe
Sol Hoopii - I Like You
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - I Can't Go On This Way
Whit Smith - Fretboard Jungle
Whit Smith - Deep Pockets
Whit Smith & Matt Munisteri - Along The Navajo Trail
The Dave & Deke Combo - Let Go Of Louie
Bobby Flores - The One You Hang Around
The Hi-Lo Playboys w/ Dave Stuckey - Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
The Hi-Lo Playboys w/ Dave Stuckey - Midnight Ramble
The Riders In The Sky - Skyball Paint
The Gypsy Hombres - Huckster Street
The Bee Sisters w/ John Kamealoa Almeida's Hawaiians - Hukilau
George Barnes - Chicken In The Rough



January 21, 2016. Old friend Greg Germani came in with a small number of precious recordings to share. He has been away after a life-changing event, but the love of music and sharing it have never left him. So, good tunes were played, conversation was spirited, and the phones lit up. Just like old times....


2016 is already shaping up to be the Year Of Live Music at the Sagebrush Bunkhouse.
On January 13, 2016, the trio called "Rodeo Twister" came in and showed us that Country Music and Rock and Roll can co-exist peacefully. They sang powerfully and picked like champs. They had a good time, and the telephone rang out with glee...
In between all that, these songs somehow got spun:


Kayton Roberts - Boot Heel Drag
The Modern Sounds - Beer Bottle mama
Bill Browning - Borned With The Blues
Merle Travis - I'm Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
Lorne Greene - Devil Cat
Sonoramic commando - C'mon
Dugg Collins - Hang Your Head In Shame
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Hog Tied Over You
Faron Young - I'm A Poor Boy
Steve Palousek - I Love You So Much, It Hurts Me
Dave Dudley - Six Days On The Road
The Modern Sounds - Lonesome Joe From Kokomo
Chet Atkins & Les Paul - Moonglow
Deke Dickerson - I'm Lonesome
Deke Dickerson - Rockin' Gypsy
Red Simpson - Old Sam
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Chinatown
The Reinsmen - Buffalo
Ka'Au Crater Boys - Noho Pai Pai
Homer & Jethro - If Dreams Come true
Hanks Thompson & his Brazos Valley Boys - Honky Tonk Girl
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




January 7, 2016. Sagebrush Boogie celebrated 33 years of swinging broadcasts last night. It has been an adventure making a two hour show from scratched vinyl and skipping CDs, but somehow it all comes together. More important, though, is the cast of musicians who nervously show up decade after decade and do their very best in the quaintly primitive broadcast studio. As part of our muted celebration, we invited the "Back In The Saddle" Western Quartet to play live at the Bunkhouse of The Air, and they did not disappoint. The band blazed thru 5 Western classics and took our ears somewhere far west of the Mississippi, where tumbleweeds roll and coyotes howl...

B.E.D. with Eddie Eriksson - Oklahoma! Medley
Don Edwards - Texas Sand
Craig Chambers - The West Is As Wild As Ever
Roy Rogers - Little Buckaroo
The Sons Of The Pioneers - Timber Trail
Frankie Laine - Gunfight At O.K. Corral
The Reinsmen - Skyball Paint
Don Edwards - Dear Old Western Skies
The Riders In The Sky - Three On The Trail
Ranch Romance - Western Dream
Becky Kilgore - Sagebrush Symphony
Cowboy Envy - Wagons Ho!
Billy Vaughn w/ Ken Nordine - The Shifting, Whispering Sands
The Sons Of The Pioneers - Tumbling Tumbleweeds
The Sons Of The Pioneers - High Ridin' Woman
The Reinsmen - Along The Santa Fe Trail
Marty Robbins - Chant Of The Wanderer
Vaughn Monroe - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Joey Miskulin & Friends - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015. The year ended nicely with a torrent of partying phone callers wishing us the best 2016 possible. In addition, these tunes were played for the loopy celebrants..

George Barnes - Rockin' The Weasel
Louis Prima & Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage - Vout Cowboy
Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Trio - One Sided Love
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Maybe It's The Blues
Bob Wills - Bubbles In My Beer
Cornell Hurd - Vicious, Vicious Vodka
Marv Weyer & His Pals - Winner Of The Human Race
Larry Collins & Joe Maphis - Early American
The LeRoi Brothers - Ain't I'm A Dog
The LeRoi Brothers - Rockin' Daddy
Jack Bradshaw - Flirtin' With You
Deke Dickerson - The Hatchet Man
Homer & Jethro - I've Found A New Baby
Bill Haley & The Comets - Dance With A Dolly With A Hole In Her Stocking
John Pi'Ilani Watkins - Molokai
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Hicktown
Jim Loessberg - Thrivin' On A Riff
Charlie Thompson - We're Buggin' Out
Johnny Burnette & The Rock And Roll Trio - Honey Hush
Al Caiola - Along The Santa Fe Trail
Ray Price - Broken Hearts Will Haunt Your Soul
Ray Price - Alright I'll Sign The Papers
Catherine Russell - Can't We Be Friends
Kenny Vaughan - Wagon Ride
Red Sovine - Girl On The Billboard
Starline Rhythm Boys - Walkin' The Chalk Line
Ashley Kingman - Hybrid Corn
Ernest Tubb & Loretta Lynn - Who's Gonna Take Out The Garbage
Bonebrake Syncopators - Topsy
Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps - Bop Street
Wayne Hancock - Goin' Home Blues
Louie Innis & The Stringdusters - Boogie Woogie Baby
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

December 24, 2015. Christmas Eve and all the musicians were stirring, including my spouse. A wonderful accident brought in Micah Cadwell, Dave Lockwood and Kim Chamberlain to the Bunkhouse for some last-minute Christmas jazz. The guitars, clarinet and voice lit up the airwaves with good vibes and cheer.
In addition, these holiday favorites climbed out of Santa's record bag...


Joel Paterson - Jingle Bells
Puppini Sisters - Mele Kalikimaka
Homer & Jethro - Nuttin' For Christmas
The Gypsy Hombres - You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch
Bob Shaw - Let It Snow
The Three Suns (with George Barnes!)- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Three Suns (again with George Barnes!)- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Thumbs Carllile - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Dale Watson - I Want A Honky Tonk Christmas
Jim Campilongo - Jingle Bells
Jim Campilongo - Old Toy Trains
Joel Paterson - I'll Be Home for Christmas
Commander Cody - Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas
Chris Scruggs - Will You Sleep Inside this Christmas?
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


December 17, 2015. The studio was filled with live music with the return of our Junior Sidekick of The Air, Mr. Jody James Chamberlain dropped in for a few tunes of a holiday nature. He played guitar, trombone (!!) and sang sweetly.
In addition, the Ol' Rumpled Record Bag was brimming with cheezy Christmas tunes, the best kind....


Redd Volkaert - Raisin' The Dickens
Redd Volkaert - Wee Need to talk
Jim Campilongo - Blue Christmas
Hank Snow - The Reindeer Boogie
Kenny Vaughan Trio - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Commander Cody - Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas
Chris Scruggs - Will You Sleep Inside This Christmas
Boots Gilbert & Bobby Sykes - Fickle heart
The Land Rovers - Black Smoke Against A Blue Sky
Grace Adele w/ Brazilbilly - Christmas Island
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - When It's Christmas On The Range
Ryan Cavanaugh & Tyson Rogers - My Favorite Things
Walter Brennan - A Good Year For Christmas
Brian & Nicki Christianson - Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem
The Hukilau Hotshots w/ Dave Stuckey - Come To The Islands
Merle Travis - Divorce Me C.O.D.
Red Simpson - Blue Blue Christmas (For This Truck Driver)
Deke Dickerson - What's That Cookin'
Buck Owens - Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy
The Gypsy Hombres - Sleigh Ride
Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadours - I'm Trimming My Christmas Tree With Teardrops
Sherwin Linton - Santa Got A DWI
Jim Loessberg - East Of The Sun
Faron Young - I'm Gonna Tell Santa On You
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

December 10, 2015. The holidays are looming, and so our record bag bulged with all manner of cheerful and not-so-cheerful Christmas tunes, kinda like a vinyl Santa Claus thing....
Here are the tunes that made the Bunkhouse Yuletide Playlist:


Biller & Horton - Grease Fire!
Bob Wills - My Window Faces The South
Bob Wills - Crippled Turkey
Kenny Vaughan - Hot Like That
Peter Ecklund & Howard Fishman - I'll Be Home For Christmas
Ray Campi & The Sidekicks - Rockabilly Holidau
Raiatea Helm - The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kaunakakai
Charlie Thompson - Let Me Love You Just A Little
Les Paul - Jingle Bells
Wayme Hancock - Cappuccino Boogie
George Jones - Lonely Christmas Call
Hank Snow - The Christmas Cannonball
Chris Scruggs - Kayton's Rag
David Myles - Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Shim-Me_Sha-Wabble
Chet Atkins - Jingle Bell Rock
Dexter Romweber - Rockabye Boogie
George Barnes - Rockin' The Weasel
Bob Wills - Santa's On His Way
Marty Grosz & Mike Peters - I Found A New Baby
Gene Autry - Here Comes Santa Claus
Jim Campilongo - Old Toy Trains
Commander Cody - Rockabilly Funeral
Tom Gray - Nighttime
Walter Brennan - A Good Year For Christmas
Ernest Tubb & The Texas Troubadours - Lonely Christmas Eve
Red Simpson - Out On The Road For Christmas
Homer & Jethro - I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
Commander Cody - Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - Wildwood rock
Marshall Ruffin - You Are My Sunshine
Frank Vignola & Sam Pilafian - The Christmas Song
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails





Three fine musicians made the long trek to the Bunkhouse on December 3, 2015. Cody Jung, Kris Anderson and Chris Carter are guitarist, guitarist and bassist, respectively, and they go by the moniker "The Vaudevillains." They have repeatedly amazed us with their instrumental abilities and their deep reverence for guitar monsters Chet Atkins and Merle Travis.
So, here they were again, this time with thumb-style Christmas guitar arrangements and great conversation. It was a good way to ease into the holiday season, for sure...


Frank Vignola & Sam Pilafian- Sleigh Ride
Dave Stuckey - They Did The Boogie
Wayne Hancock - Get The Blues Low Down
Steve Jordan - It Happened In Monterey
The Vaudevillains - Frosty The Snowman
George Barnes - Old Kentucky Rambler
Roy Lanham & The Whipoorwills - Hard Life Blues
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - When It's Christmas On The Range
Jim Campilongo - Jingle Bells
Kenny Vaughan -Country Music Got A Hold Of Me
Speedy West - Railroadin'
Speedy West - I'm Confessin' That I Love You
The Hukilau Hotshots w/ Dave Stuckey - Aloha, My Darling To You
Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps - Ain't She Sweet
Thumbs Carllile - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Rock A Bye Baby Blues
Peter Ecklund & Howard Fishman Quartet - Here Comes Santa Claus
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Catalina
Ernest Tubb - I'll Be Walkin' The Floor This Christmas
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


On Thursday, November 19, an old friend came by the Sagebrush studios for a chat about guitars, recording, and Western Swing. Billy Joe Bob Puckett, the Man With Four Names, is a fine guitarist in the time-honored tradition of Eldon Shamblin or Junior "Fat Boy" Bernard. Billy has logged many years on the bandstand playing the music of Bob Wills and other giants of the art and has also has a new CD produced with steel guitarist Tommy Dodd which captures the happy feel of great Western Swing...

Herby Wallace - Avalon
The Quebe Sisters - Shame On You
Chris Scruggs - Fireball Mail
Billy Puckett & Tommy Dodd - It's All Your Fault
Billy Puckett & Tommy Dodd - The Moment I Lost You
Billy Puckett & Tommy Dodd - Honeysuckle Time In The Valley
Billy Puckett & Tommy Dodd - The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Bob Wills Schottishe
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Twin Guitar Special
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Fat Boy Rag
Tom Morell & His Timewarp Tophands - Mutton Swing (Moten Swing)
Tom Morell & His Timewarp Tophands - Hurry Home Or I'll Be Gone
Tom Morell & His Timewarp Tophands w/ Jerry Byrd - Blues Guaranteed
Johnny Gimble - Exactly Like You
Johnny Gimble - Junior's Shadow
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Pennies From Heaven
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - My Window Faces The South
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

On November 12, 2015 we interviewed author and historian Craig Maki, AKA Rockabilly-ologist "Bones" Maki.
Mr. Maki has written a fine book entitled "Detroit Country Music" that tells the story of how the automotive industry and musical hillbillies came together in the 1930s to shape the early days of Country music. In addition, we sprinkled the playlist with Detroit Country hitmakers , and we also saluted guitar titan George Barnes with some Country Jazz from his gifted fingers...


The Timejumpers - Somewhere Down The Road
The Texas Troubadours - C Jam Blues
Ernest Tubb - That's All You'll Ever Be To Me
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - You're Only In My Arms
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - Rock And Roll Baby
The York Brothers - Hamtramck Mama
Jimmy Work - Tennessee Border
Al Allen - Cat's Boogie
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - Meet Me At The Corner
Hugh Friar & The Virginia Vagabonds - I Can't Stay Mad With You
Dave Stuckey & the Rhythm Gang - Whoa Babe
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Stay A Little Longer
The Starline Rhythm boys - Pipeliner's Blues
Robert wagoner - Grand canyon
Tom Glazer - Timber-r-r-r!
The Gypsy Hombres - I Got Rhythm
Chuck Reed - My Guitar's Out Of Tune
George Barnes - Jolly Joe Clark
George Barnes - Old Kentucky Rambler
George Barnes - Rockabilly Boogie
George Barnes - Hot Guitar Rag
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

November 5, 2015. The finale of the RFG Fall Marathon came with a salute to the tortured artists known as yodelers. Against our better judgment , we whipped out 33 throat bustin' yodel tunes during the "YODEL-RAMA" segment of the show. As usual, the phone lines lit up with callers who wanted to know what they were hearing, and who to complain to...

Smoky Dawson - I'm A Happy Go Lucky Cowhand
Wylie & The Wild West - Teardrops In My Heart
Marge & Debby Rhoads - Arizona Yodelers
KG & The Ranger - Coboy Jubilee
Roy Rogers - Hawaiian Cowboy
Lou & Perry Berryman - Double Yodel
The Decibelles - Lucy's Blue Yodel
Don Walser - Rolling Stone From Texas
Janet McBride - Chime Bells
Carolina Cotton - Three Miles South Of Cash (In Arkansas)
Sandler & Young - Garmisch-Parten Kirchen Town
Elton Britt - Chime Bells
Yodeling Slim Clark - When You're Blue Just Yodel
Grandpa Jones - Tritzum Yodel
Rosalie Allen - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Don Winters - In The Mood
Sherry Davis - Chime Bells
Austin Lounge Lizards - The Lonely Yodeler
Elton Britt - That's How the Yodel Was Born
Kristyn Harris - Yodelin' Fever
Don Edwards - Texas Plains
Carolina Cotton - I Love To Yodel
Kenny Roberts - Boogie Woogie Yodel Song
Eddy Arnold - Cattle Call
Johnny Dilks- Yodel Til I Turn Blue
Betty Cody - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Riders In The Sky - Here Comes The Santa Fe
Elton Britt - St. Louis Blues Yodel
Riders In the sky w/ Devon Dawson - Jessie The Yodeling Cowgirl
Kenny Roberts & Elton Britt - Alpine Milkman Yodel
Kenny Roberts & Elton Britt - Cannonball Yodel
Slim Whitman - There's A Rainbow In Every Teardrop
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

October 29, 2015.
For Week Two of the 'RFG Marathon we went to the Sagebrush Hillbilly Library and pulled two hours of real, unadulterated COUNTRY Music for the folks who cannot live without a bleak lyric and a steel guitar..
So, Hank Williams slithered into the Ol' Rumpled Record Bag and long, lean Ernest Tubb squeezed in there, too. Ray Price shoved Faron Young out of the way to let pretty Miss Dottie West enter, and George Jones jumped in from the window up above.


Danny Gatton & Robert Gordon - There Stands The Glass
Carl Butler & Pearl - The One You Slip Around With
Marty Stuart - Keep On The Firing Line
Jimmy Gray - Last Call For Alcohol
Skeeter Davis - Half A Mind
Buddy Meredith - Flop Top Beer
Johnny Cash - Closing Medley
Dottie West - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Dale Watson - I Owe It All To You
Floyd Tillman - I'll Take What I Can Get
The Texas Troubadours - Detour
Faron Young - I've Got Five Dollars And It's Saturday Night
Lloyd Green - Sweet Dreams
Webb Pierce - That's Me Without You
The Time Jumpers featuring John Hughey - My Weakness Is Too Strong
George Jones - The Window Up Above
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin - Foolin' Around
Charlie Walker - Truck Drivin' Man
Hank Williams - You're Gonna Change Or I'm Gonna Leave
Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hank Williams - I Just Don't Like This Kind Of Living
Hank Williams - Moanin' The Blues
Cornell Hurd - Your Ex-Husband Sent Me Flowers
Erness Tubb - Walkin' The Floor Over You
Dugg Collins - Walk Me To The Door
Marty Stuart & Johnny Cash - Doin' My Time
Ray Price - Another Bridge To Burn
Ray Price & Willie Nelson - I'll Be There
Ray Price - Bright Lights And Blonde Haired Women
Joe Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




October 22, 2015. The first week of the 'RFG Fall Marathon found us going deep into the Sagebrush Library of Licks for two hours of hot instrumentals. The sideman is often overshadowed by the singer, the songwriter and the star, so when we can enjoy an uninterrupted guitar solo or two, all is good...
We also found room for an incendiary mini-set by the loony Speedy West and the all-wound-up Jimmy Bryant. Whew!


Joel Paterson - Mable's Rock
Duke Levine - Remington Ride
Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers - She's A Woman
Santo & Johnny - Alabamy Bound
Ken Emerson - Moonshadows on Coconut Grove
Ken Emerson - Third Man Theme
Spade Cooley - I Found A New Baby
Curly Chalker - The Race Is On
Link Wray - Zip Code
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - Steel Guitar Rag
George Barnes - Jeepers Creepers
Biller & Wakefield - Siamese Strings
Eddie Lang - April Kisses
The Whipoorwills w/ Roy Lanham - Mandolin King Rag
Roy Lanham - In The Mood
Johnny Gimble - Slow 'N Easy
Junior Brown - Surf Medley
Chet Atkins - Chinatown My Chinatown
Noel Boggs - Caravan
Jon Rauhouse - Perry Mason Theme
George Barnes - Kilroy Is Here
Marco DiMaggio - Mr. Sandman
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Steel Strike
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - The Wild & Wooley West
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Serenade To A Frog
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - China Boy
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Fat Boy Rag
Jerry Byrd - Theme For A DJ
Sol Hoopii - Chimes
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

October 15, 2015. When it comes to guitar heroes, Jim Campilongo winds up near the top every time we take a poll around the Bunkhouse. He unleashes unrelenting, musicianly abuse on his Fender Telecaster every time he straps the poor thing on. Plus, he's written distinctive melodies that run the gamut from happy and quirky to downright despondent..
In other words, he called in from Brooklyn, N.Y. for an interview that covered everything from nut bending to Jimi Hendrix!


Roy Lanham - Kerry Dance
John England & The Western Swingers - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
Ray Price - I Lie A lot
Jim Campilongo & His Ten Gallon Cats - Bustin' Up
Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers - Splitsville
Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers - Nellie Bly
Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers - Lola, My Baby's Coming Home
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Time Changes Everything
Willie Nelson & Faron Young - Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
Kristyn Harris - I've Been Everywhere (In Texas)
Jon Hall - Minoi Minoi
Doug Jernigan - Hal's That
Merle Haggard - Got A Letter From My Kid Today
Robby Turner w/ Johnny Cash - Steel Guitar rag
Starline Rhythm Boys - Better Luck Is A Barroom Away
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Let's get Hot And Go
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Misery
The Earregulars w/ Matt Munisteri - In The Land Of Beginning Again


On October 1st, 2015 Marshall Ruffin came back to the Bunkhouse for a return engagement. He is like a walking, talking, pickin' and singing combination of Steve Cropper and Smokey Robinson. To be more succinct, he is a soulful guitar playing young man who is writing songs that should be sung by great singers.
After all the talk and live music, these few songs got spun:


Jim Campilongo & The Ten Gallon Cats - Mozart Woulda Played A Tele
The Riders In The Sky - Cherokee
Floyd Tillman - Each Night At Nine
The Rhythm Future Quartet - Summertime
Georgie Auld & The Hula-Gans - Hawaiian War Chant
The Quebe Sisters Band - Along The Navajo Trail
Hank Snow - Don't Say Aloha When I Go
Sol Hoopii - Sweet Lei Lehua
Jon-Erik Kellso & The Earregulars - New Orleans Stomp
Mitch Miller & The Sandpipers - Lonely Rider
Calvin Vollrath & Buddy Spicher - Seven Come Eleven
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

September 24, 2015. Among other things, we remembered Mr. DeWitt Scott whose passing has deprived the world of its Number One steel guitar fan. He was the genius behind the St. Louis International Steel Guitar Convention, a Mecca for anyone who knows the difference between a lap and a pedal steel, or who Buddy Emmons is...

Steve Palousek - City Lights
Buck Owens - Truck Drivin' Man
Willie Nelson - Moonlight Becomes you
DeWitt Scott - How D'Ya Do
Jean Prescott - Full Moon Over Texas
Chris Sprague & His 18 Wheelers - Diesel Smoke On Danger road
Wade Ray - Two Red Red Lips
Joel Paterson - Twin Guitar Shuffle
Mitch Woodward - Hot Rod Race Navy Style
Joel Paterson - Pensacola Rhythm
The Heck Harper Band - Oh Lonesome Me
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You
Lefty Combs - Fireball Robert's Last Race
Rob McNurlin - On The Rock And Roll
Johnny Lee Wills - Honey In The Horn
The Quebe Sisters Band - If I Talk To Him
Little Donnie Bowshier - Rock And Roll Joys
The Hot Club Of America - Misrelou
Les Paul & Mary Ford's June 30, 1950 radio show.
Brian Setzer - Tennessee Zip
Johnny Robbins - Just Another Fool
Eddie Pennington - Tiger Rag
Kristyn Harris - Yodeling Fever
Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang - Dinah
Deke Dickerson - The Rockin' Gypsy (recorded LIVE on Sagebrush Boogie in 2000!)
The Sons Of The San Joaquin - Texas Plains
Sol Hoopii - Honolulu Hula Hula Heigh
George Barnes - When Yuba Does The Rhumba
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Kissin' Bug Boogie
Joey Mickulin & friends - Happy Trails


September 17, 2015 was the night that Hulda Quebe called.

Hulda.....Quebe.

Hmmmm...I know you're saying "I'm pretty sure I don't know Hulda Quebe".

Well, Ms. Hulda Quebe is one-third of the wonderfully fetching Quebe Sisters Band who are bringing three fiddle gymnastics and three-part vocal harmonies to America. About time, we think.
Anyway, we talked about how she and her sisters came to be captivated by hot fiddle, Western Swing, and life on the road. Her youthful enthusiasm was very contagious, and when we hung up the phone, a smile was on our face.
In addition, these fine tunes were spun..


The Quebe Sisters - Take The A Train
The Quebe Sisters - Green Light
The Quebe Sisters - Georgia On My Mind
The Quebe Sisters - The Jesse Polka
The Quebe Sisters - Every Which A Way
The Quebe Sisters - Goin' Away Party
Johnny Paycheck - I'm Barely Hanging On To Me
Elvis Presley - One Sided Love Affair
Hank Penny - Talkin' Bout you
Miss Leslie - I'm Done With Leaving
Bob Gallion - Out Of A Honky Tonk
Joe Venuti & George Barnes - Almost Like Being In Love
Little Jimmy Dickens - Wabash Cannonball
Johnny Gimble - Milk Cow Blues
Mitch Miller & The Sandpipers - Wringle Wrangle
Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang - Optimisticize
Louis Innis - It Don't Pay To Advertise
The Homesteaders - Country Joined The Country Club
Chris Sprague - Slippery Road
Rod Morris - Cold Cold Cornbread
Matt Munisteri - Revolving Jones
Jerry Byrd - Reminiscing
Matt Munisteri - Truthful Parson Brown
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


The use of the 45 rpm disc in today's media is a laughable one. The little records usually have only one action packed tune per side, usually in the 3 minute range, and there are the often exasperating aspects of skipping and popping that come with the vinyl lifestyle.
Nonetheless, on September 10, 2015 we went deep into the Sagebrush Singles vault and came up with some winners....


Buddy Emmons - S'Wonderful
The Dempseys - Back At The Dog House
Merle Travis - That Tennessee Beat
Matt Munisteri - Cry Cry Cry
Starline Rhythm Boys - Dreama
The Waikiki Wanderers - Na Lii
Cornell Hurd - The Genitalia Of A Fool
Frankie Laine - The Navajo Trail
Lyle Ritz - Leis Of Jazz
Dale Watson - Bug Ya For Love
Connie Smith - I Can't Remember
Rusty McDonald - Name, Address & Phone number
Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland - Steel Guitar Rag
The Bellfuries - I Don't Wanna Wake Up Tomorrow
Rex Allen - L-O-N-E-S-O-M-E Letter Blues
Bob Wills - Ida Red
The Rhythm Future Quartet - Cherokee
George Runquist - Rodeo Cowboy
Sonny Burgess w/ Dave Alvin - Flattop Joint
Carl Smith - What Am I Going To Do With You
The Quebe Sisters - Shame On You
The Quebe Sisters - Take The A Train
The Quebe Sisters - Twin Guitar Special
Phil Baugh - Panhandle Boss
Hopped Up - That Don't Move Me
Buck Owens & Susan Raye - Sweethearts In Heaven
Joel Paterson - Handful Of Strings
Sons Of The Pioneers - Me And My Burro
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Love Is Just Around The Corner
Wayne Hancock - Flat Land Boogie
The Texas Troubadours - E.T. Blues
The Time Jumpers - You're from Texas
Billy Jack Wills - Cadillac In Model A

Klezmer music is a stranger to "Sagebrush.." - it gets played elsewhere, but on the night of September 3rd, 2015 the explosive sounds of The Marlatov Cocktails changed all that. Led by violinist Ms. Marla Feeney, the 9 person nonet squeezed into the cozy confines of the Bunkhouse and played the hot Jewish jazz that we all love. Hey, it's Country and Eastern music!
These songs were also played...


Bob Boatright - Silver Lake Blues
Dale Watson - Heaven's Gonna Have A Honkytonk
Frankie Laine - Rawhide
The Riders In The Sky - Wa Hoo!
The Fly-Rite Boys - Booze Party
Pee Wee King - I Don't Mind
Sol Hoopii - Hilo March
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Let's Get Hot And Go
Tom Marion & The Sweet Hollywaiians - Third Man Theme
Jimmy Bryant - Pickin' Peppers
Wayne Hancock - Kansas City Blues
Matt Munisteri - I'll Have The Blues Until I Get To California
Merle Travis - Saturday Night Shuffle
Lena Machado - Keyhole Hula
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Pray For The Lights To Go Out
Johnny Gimble - I'll Keep On Loving You
Dave & Deke Combo - Lookin' For Money
The Dempseys - House Gin Hangover
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


The music of Hawaii made the trip to the Bunkhouse a pleasure on August 13, 2015. The slide of a steel guitar, the happy strum of a ukulele, and the soulful voice of a wahine; all make for generally intoxicating listening. So, with this in mind, we played two hours of the heady stuff, leading several listeners to remark that they had never felt so refreshed in their lives...
We were assisted in our luau of the airwaves by Mr. Jody James Chamberlain, who is sadly leaving the Sagebrush studios to study Country music in the hills of Tennessee. Good luck, young feller..


Ken Emerson - Kalihi Blues
Puanani Alama w/ Genoa Keawe - Keep Your Eyes On The Hands
The New Hawaiian band - The Hukilau Song
Jimmy Hawton - Hula Lady
Alfred Apaka - Cast Your Cares to The Tradewinds
Joe Maize & The Cordsmen - How D'ya Do
Waikiki Beach Boys - Hawaiian War Chant
Myrtle K. Hilo - Will You Love Me (When My Carburetor Is Busted)
Polynesian & Hawaiian Music (Artist Uncredited)- My Purple Lio
The Rainbow Serenaders - Ku'u Aloha Nui
Hawaii Calls - Song Of The Islands
The Vanduras - Rope N' Pineapples
Puamana - Na Hoa Hele Nalu
Joe Keawe w/ The Lei Momi Sweethearts - Naka Pueo
Jim Ladelle - A Song Of Old Hawaii
jules Ah See - Sand
Tom Hobson - The Cockeyed Mayor Of Kanikakai
Jerry Byrd - Hilo March
Linda Dela Cruz - Kauoha Mai
Sol Hoopii - Ten Tiny Toes
Sol Hoopii - Hula Blues
Lena Machado - U'Ilani
Hawaii Calls - Blue Hawaii
Sol Hoopii - My Hawaiian Queen
Jake Shimabukuro & Charles brotman - Honu's Dream
Gabby Pahinui - Hi'Ilawe
Jerry Byrd - Mauna Kea
Sol Hoopii - Hilo March
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

August 6, 2015. Week One of the WRFG Marathon was spent assembling a two hour honorarium to the earth shaking pedal steel guitar titan Buddy Emmons and the gentle giant of the guitar, Chester "Chet" Atkins. Through both their phe·nom·e·nal technique and their personalities, both men changed music and the way we appreciate it.
......No better way to say thank you!


Buddy Emmons - Stompin' At The Savoy
Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys - Linda Lou
Buddy Spicher & Calvin Vollrath - Air Mail Special
Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys - Rubber Dolly
Danny Gatton's Redneck Jazz Explosion - Rock candy
Ray Price - Night Life
Buddy Emmons - Keeper Of My heart
Buddy Emmons - Four Five times
Danny Gatton's Redneck Jazz Explosion - Opus De Funk
Chet Atkins - San Antonio Rose
Chet Atkins - Take Five
Chet Atkins - Maybelle
Chet Atkins & Merle Travis - I'll See You In My Dreams
Chet Atkins - Country Gentleman
Chet Atkins & Les Paul - I Want To Be happy
Chet Atkins - Five Foot Two
Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler - There'll Be Some Changes Made
Chet Atkins - Wheels
Chet Atkins & Lenny Breau - Sweet Georgia Brown
Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - Twitchy


July 30, 2015 marked the return of our pal, the esteemed Vinylologist Greg Germani. He came laden with a bag of some of his wonderful Country vinyl and the famous Germani quips, retorts and rejoinders were all there in abundance. Musically, conversationally and socially the show was a great success. He'll be back at the Bunkhouse soon!
Here are the tunes:


Buddy Emmons - Broadway
Buddy Emmons - Canadian Sunset
Buddy Emmons - Roly Poly
Porter Wagoner - The Cold Hard Facts Of Life
Melba Montgomery - Lies Can't Hide What's On Your Mind
Conway Twitty - Walk Me To The Door
Loretta Lynn - Jackson Ain't A Very Big Town
Marty Robbins - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Moe Bandy - Here I Am Drunk Again
Red Simpson - I'm A Truck
Wynn Stewart & Jan Howard - Playboy
Charlie Walker - Who Will Buy The Wine
Connie Smith - A' Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed
Bonnie Owens - My Hi-Fi To Cry By
Jean Shepard - Be Nice to Everybody
Little Jimmy Dempsey - I Walk The Line
Willis Brothers - Invitation To The Blues
Ray Price - Roly Poly
Buddy Emmons - Singin' Strings
Marty Robbins - Melba from Melbourne
Chris Scruggs - Oklahoma Stomp
Ray Price - The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin - The Fightin' Side Of Me
Carl Butler & Pearl - Mrs. Right's Divorcing Mr. Wrong
Carl Butler & Pearl - I Hope We Walk The Last Mile Together
Deke Dickerson - Wear Out The Soles Of My Shoes
Joey Miskulin & friends - Happy Trails

Our rumpled record bag was pregnant with all manner of vinyl and CDs on July 23, 2015. Here are 31 the tunes that made it to the Sagebrush Delivery Room Of The Air.

Joel Paterson - Fender Freeze
Chris Hillman & Herb Pederson - There You Go
Bill Anderson - Bright Lights And Country Music
Charlie Feathers - Bottle To The Baby
George Barnes - Whamboogie
Matt Munisteri - There's A Small Hotel
Jody Nix - Let's Get It Over And Done With
Billy Strange - Paladin
Bones maki & The Sundodgers - You're Only In My Arms
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin - The Bottle Let Me Down
Hawaii Calls - Hilo March
Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler - I'll See You In My Dreams
Junior Brown - My Baby Don't Dance To Nothing But Ernest Tubb
Mack Banks - Be Boppin' Daddy
Buddy Spicher & Calvin Vollrath - Skip It
John England & His Western Swingers - The Yellow Rose Of Texas
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Keep On The Firing Line
Dave Dudley - Alligator Man
Marty Grosz & Mike Peters - Silver Fox
Marty Grosz & Mike Peters - Gone With The Wind
The Riders In The Sky - Wah Hoo!
Merle Travis - When My Baby Double Talks to Me
Danny Gatton - Canadian Sunset
Wayne Hancock - Blue Suede Shoes
Rocky Rauch & The Western Serenaders - Colorado Boogie
Johnny Gimble - Barefoot Fiddler
Johnny Gimble - Red Wing
Freddie Powers - Texas Barbecue
Sid King & His Five Strings - Sag Drag & Fall
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




July 16, 2015. 31 songs stroked past at the languid pace that everything does in the depths of July.
The phone moaned with a sleepy jingle and even the ceiling fan slowed to take a breath. Out in Radioland, one sluggish listener sipped chilled tea on his veranda, watching the moon rise with a Western Swing soundtrack.
Yes, it was a summer night at the Bunkhouse of The Air.


Buddy Emmons & The Swing Shift Band - S'Wonderful
Billy Jack Wills - Rock A Bye Baby Blues
Charlie Walker - You're Still On My Mind
Jonny Edson - Love Song To A Train
Burnin' Ernie Hagar - Tumbleweed
Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Basin Street Blues
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - You Can Do Anything You Want (With Me)
Jim Campilongo - Blue Hen
Bill Haley & The Comets - You Hit The Wrong Note Billygoat
Ray Price - Whose Heart Are You Breaking Now
Bud Titus - Hocus Pocus
Les Paul - San Antonio Rose
Deke Dickerson - Let's Take the Long Way Home Tonight
Lattie Moore - 100,000 Women Can't Be Wrong
Bob Wills - Take Me Back To Tulsa
Dave Stuckey & The Hot house Gang - Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
Hardrock Gunter - Take Away Your Rosy Lips
Mike Dowling - My Walking Stick
Buddy Emmons - Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Lena Machado - Ho'Onanea
Patsy Cline - A Church, A Courtroom, And Then Goodbye
The Lucky Stars - Hot Potato
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Ray Price - Take Back Your Old Love Letters
Quebe Sisters - Roly Poly
Lorne Greene - Devil Cat
George Barnes - Turkey Cobbler
Bob Wills - Across The Alley From The Alamo
George Cates - Hawaiian War Chant
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



On July 9,2015 the Bunkhouse was graced by the precious vinyl of our guest, Ms. Julea Thomerson, who has found everlasting joy in finding the world's rarest and cheesiest country 45's. So, predictably, the airwaves were filled with songs of murder, infidelity, and of course, alcoholism.

Jeremy Wakefield - Mugsy's Flop
Hot Club Of Cowtown - I Had Someone Else
Tommy Roots - Country Caravan
Grady Martin - Pork Chop Stomp
Eddie Noack - Walk 'Em Off
Skeeter Bonn - Chained
Elton Travis - All Those Lies
Len Barrow - Hades Highway
Charline Arthur - I Love Him Better Than You
Jim Taylor - Unknown Sin
Dick Curless - Bury The Bottle With Me
Ginny Wright - Indian Moon
Ray Frishay - First Of The Month
Kay Adams - That'll Be The Day
Kay Adams - I Let A Stranger Buy The Wine
Sanford Clark - The Big Lie
Sanford Clark - It's Nothing To Me
Danny Dill - He's Biding His Time
Connie Cato - Superskirt
Bill Alex & The Dixie Drifters - I'm Just A Nobody
Linda Martell - You're Crying boy, Crying
Jerry & Brad - The People Hater
Tammy Locke - C.B Queen
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


July 2, 2015~On this particular Thursday night there were no live musicians present, so the vinyl and CDs had to work harder than ever to generate any excitement around the Bunkhouse of The Air. So, we chose 33 handpicked tunes of the highest caliber to represent Sagebrush's lasting commitment to cheesiness. Here they are:


Buddy Spicher & Calvin Vollrath - Slipped Disc
Johnny Gimble - Home in san Antone
Lynn Ward - The Next Best Thing
Jonny Edson - String swing
Joey Welz - Whistling Man Boogie
Jeremy wakefield - Sugarfoot Stomp
Redd Volkaert - Only Daddy That Will Walk The Line
Johnny Paycheck - A-11
Little Jimmy Dickens - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Eddie Pennington - Bye Bye Blues
Rusty Draper - Gambler's Guitar
Wilie Nelson - Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Ernie Hagar - Surf N' Sand
Merle Haggard - If I'd Left It Up To You
Lorne Greene - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Danny Gatton - Sweet Georgia Brown
Bob Wills - Trouble In Mind
Orville Nash - Get Along
Larry Thornton - Honky Tonk Queen
The Vanduras - The Big Hurt
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives w/ Mavis Staples - Uncloudy Day
Wayne Hancock - Smell That Bread
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - Rosetta
Hardrock Gunter - A Little bit
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Chinatown
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Catfish Boogie
Herb Remington - Remington Ride
Deke Dickerson - Hot Rod Queen
Chet Atkins - Hello My Baby
Ray Price - One More Time
Billy Jack Wills - Jelly Roll Blues
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails





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