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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!



A great treat is watching musicians perform live and up close at the Bunkhouse Of The Air, and on August 25th,2016, four great ones came in to show off their deep chops. Led by guitarist Micah Cadwell, The Fender Benders Quartet (archtop guitar, 8 string lap steel, acoustic bass, and drums) pulled off a high octane blend of downhome twang and bop sophistication.
In addition to the burning live sounds, these fine tunes were spun...


Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Ida Red
Starline Rhythm Boys - On The Back Row
Western Flyers - Sweet GA Brown
Jorma Kaukonen - Blue Railroad Train
Jerry Byrd - Hilo March
Robert Wagoner - Song Of The Sierra
Charlie Thompson - We're Buggin' Out
Marco DiMaggio - Double Talkin' Baby
Noel Boggs - Little Coquette
Ray Price - Just Call Me Lonesome
Biller & Horton - Sneak-A-Roo
Biller & Horton - Deep Eddy
Ken Emerson - Maile Swing
The Texas Troubadours - Steel Guitar Rag
Matt Munisteri & Whit Smith - Along The Navajo Trail
Mike Dowling - I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
Sol Hoopii - Sweet Lei Lehua
Glen Douglas - Used Up Love
The Wilburn Brothers - I Close My Eyes
Ernie Hagar - Steel Boogie Twist
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




August 18, 2016. Assisted by Junior Sidekick Of The Air Mr. Jody James Chamberlain, the show moved along in a safe and dependable fashion. Twangy songs were played, my foot tapped on the floor and the phone rang out with regularity.

Johnny A. - Two Wheel Horse
The Western Flyers - No Moon At All
The Heck Harper Band - Smile, Smile, Smile
Tom Hiddleston & The Saddle Spring Boys - Hey Good Lookin'
Jerry Byrd - Blues Boogie
Smith's Ranch Boys - Just Can't Make My Mind Up Blues
Willie Nelson & Ray Price - Release Me
The Modern Sounds - Atomic Cocktail
Buddy Emmons - Mansion On The Hill
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Ida Red
Milton Brown & his musical Brownies - Garbage Man Blues
Mike Dowling - Trying To Get To Heaven
Ken Emerson & Michaelle Edwards - Maile Swing
Charlie Thompson - So Long
George Barnes - Hot Shortnin' Bread
High Noon - Rocks Me Right
Johnny Paycheck - If I'm Gonna Sink
Chris Scruggs - Wreck Of The Old 97
Country Cabin Boys - Wounded Knee Polka
Ramona Jones - Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey
Marty Stuart - Old Old House
Marco DiMaggio - King Creole
Pete Drake - I'm Sorry
Rosie Flores & Ray Campi - There Ain't A Cow In Texas
The Western Flyers - The Wild Dog
Joe Goldmark - Theme From Route 66
Ray Price - Bright Lights And Blonde Haired Women
Hoyle Nix - Bob Wills Boogie
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



August 11th, 2016 seemed like a good time to get a quick fix of Gypsy Jazz with the spontaneously named, ad hoc "So-Po Playboys". This little trio of two gypsy guitars and one acoustic bass, manned by Charles Williams, Nick DiSebastian and Mark Bynum made the little studio vibrate, and the ghost of Django Reinhardt smiled and peeked in the door for a moment...
In addition to the guitar fireworks, these fine recordings were played....


The Bonaventure Quartet - My Window Faces The South
Tiny Moore & Jethro Burns - Jethro's Tune
Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Trio - It's Time
Chet Atkins - Heartaches
Playboys II - Trouble In Mind
Django Reinhardt - Swing 39
Noel Boggs - Steel Guitar Rag
Noel Boggs - Steelin' Home
Sol Hoopii - Patches
Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys - Blues Stay Away From Me
Pete Drake - Gone
Justin Trevino - Loud Music And Strong Wine
Quebe Sisters - Every Which A Way
The Paladins - Goin' To The City
Roger Bellow & Paul Anastasio - No More Nothing
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Trio - One Sided Love
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


August 4, 2016. When I want to hear from a fantastic guitar player, I always scurry around and get Whit Smith on the phone. Setting his Gibson L-5 aside for a moment, he called in from his Western headquarters in Tulsa, OK. for a high level guitar briefing.
With his great band The Hot Club Of Cowtown, Whit has happily kept the whole notion of "hot" guitar virtuosity alive in a sad world of underachieving and un-swinging music. Plus, he's a nimble and funny conversationalist!
In addition to our hour of chatter, these fine tunes got played....


The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Cherokee Shuffle
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Pray for The Lights To Go Out
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Fuli Tschai (Foolish Girl)
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - I Had Someone else
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Sleep
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - When I Lost You
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield
Matt Munisteri & Whit Smith - Hell Among The Hedgehogs
Whit Smith - Baby Steps
Whit Smith - Pet Names
Mitch Humphrys - Your Sweet Embrace
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Trio - Love Me To Cinders
Wayne Hancock - Smell That Bread
Sol Hoopii - I Like You
George Barnes - Ain't She Sweet
The Quebe Sisters - Every Which A Way
The Red Stick Ramblers - Evenin'
Roy Lanham - Sophisticated Swing
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

July 28th, 2016. Aided by several tiny, trusty 45 rpm discs, the show chugged along in the properly approved twangy fashion....

Noel Boggs - Caravan
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Trio - Goodnight Rock
Kay Adams - Husband Stealer
Joan Herndon - City Lights
Al Terry - No Shrimp Today
High Noon - Railroad Crossing
Johnny Bond - X-15
Al Allen - Egg Head
Lee Bonds - Wild Cattin' Woman
Kenny Vaughan - Stay Outta My Dreams
Rusty Locke & His Western Swing Band - Blue Suede Shoes
Riders In The Sky - Cherokee
Tom Glazer - Let's Go To The Rodeo
Hot Club Of Cowtown - You Took Advantage Of Me
George Barnes - Hot Shortnin' Bread
Tom Hobson - Cow Cow Boogie
Liz Masterson - When You're Blue Just Yodel
Marty Grosz & His Hot Combination- I'd Rather Be With You
Bob Sandy - I'll Sail My Ship Alone
Roy Lanham - Kerry Dance
The Waikiki Wanderers - Step Lively
The Quebe Sisters - Green Light
Colleen Wilson - Rose City"66"
Marco DiMaggio - King Creole
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Mercy #1
The Modern Sounds - South Of The Border
Sol Hoopii - Midnight's Near
Vern Stovall - Dallas
Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys - Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me
Whit Smith - Baby Steps
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



July 21, 2016. The finale of the 'RFG Summer marathon was dedicated to the noble men and women who courageously put their voices and reputation on the line when they....yodel.
Yes, it was the umpteenth "Sagebrush.." YODEL-RAMA show; two hours of the window-shattering, flamboyant vocalizing we have come to vaguely understand.
These are the songs that launched a thousand phone calls, some of them complimentary.


Don Winters - In The Mood
Riders In The Sky - Riding The Winds Of The West
Rex Allen - Queen Of The Rodeo
Rosalie Allen - I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
Janet McBride- Best Dern Yodeler
Roy Rogers - Night Guard
Sandler & Young - Garmisch Parten Kirchen Town
Patsy Montana - Out On The Lonesome Prairie
Eddy Arnold - Cattle Call
KG & The Ranger - Cowboy Jubilee
Kasey Musgraves - Texas Yodeler
Grandpa Jones - You And My Old Guitar
Ken Mackenzie & Simone The Mrs. - Texas Plains
Liz Masterson & Sean Blackburn - Wide Rollin' Plains
Marge & Debby Rhoads - The First Whipoorwill song
Frank Ifeld & The Backroom Boys - The Yodeling Song
Austin Lounge Lizards - The Lonely Yodeler
Roy Rogers - Hawaiian Cowboy
Bill Snow The Yodeling Ranger - Chime Bells
Don Edwards - Texas Plains
Don Walser - Rolling Stone From Texas
Betty Lou Lobb - Chime Bells
Ramona Reed - If I Could Only Learn To Yodel
The reinsmen - Ridin' Down to Santa Fe
Elton Britt - That's How The Yodel Was Born
Elton Britt - St. James Avenue
Elton Britt - The Alpine Milkman
Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley boys - Yodel Till I Turn Blue
Kristyn Harris - Yodelin' Fever
Kenny Roberts w/ Elton Britt - Cannonball Yodel
The McKinney Sisters - Will There Be Any Yodeling In Heaven?
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



July 7th, 2016 - It was the first week of the long anticipated WRFG Summer marathon and a good opportunity to showcase some deserving talent. So, to start, Ms. Liz Brasher (pronounced Bray-zher) showed up with her great voice, white Telecaster, 5 songs, and enough echo to silence a Rockabilly purist. She was aided in her twangy pursuits by Todd Kerstetter on doghouse bass and Lee Corum on lonely snare drum. The results were predictably great and the phone rang out with praise of the performers and several much needed pledges...

Link Wray - Fat Back
Gene O'Quin - Pinball Millionaire
Buddy Emmons & The Swing Shift band - Bogg's Boogie
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Trio - Draggin' It Boogie
Ernest Tubb - Mississippi Gal
Bob Boatright - Lady Be Good
Carolyn Martin - Three Little Words
Sol Hoopii - Charleston
Leokane Pryor - Haleakala Hula
Roy Rogers - w/ The Sons Of The Pioneers - I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
Robert wagoner - My Kind Of Country
Ishmael Reinhardt - Fascinatin' Rhythm
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - It's The Bottle Talking
Red Foley - Hot Rod Race
Jeff Beck - Sleepwalk
Back In The Saddle - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Jim Owen - The Keys in The Mailbox
The Ear Regulars - Sposin'
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Chicken Road
Ken Emerson - Hawaiian War chant
Matt Munisteri - Don't Think Twice
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


The passing of our musician heroes is not to be taken lightly, and in the case of Scotty Moore, there is definitely a need to pause and reflect.
Mr. Moore brought the newly minted, irreverent sound of rock and roll guitar as Elvis Presley's six string sidekick. His sound is the template for Rockabilly as we know it- the country-esqe picking, the echo, the snarling tone; all of these things made us aware of not only Elvis, but of the electric guitar itself.
To best salute Scotty Moore, we invited Mr. Chad Proctor,rocking guitarist, to assess the landmark Elvis /Scotty recordings and to also demonstrate (with his mighty fine Gibson ES-350) the way to get that elusive Scotty Moore sound.
In addition, these fine recordings were enjoyed:


Les Paul - Feed Back
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Liza Pull Down The Shades
Jody Nix - Sooner Or Later
Jim Campilongo - Freaky Dreiky
Playboys II - You Don't Love Me ( But I'll Always Care)
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Trio - Love Me To Pieces
Robert Shafer - Beam Me Up Scotty Moore
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - That's All Right
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - You're A Heartbreaker
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - My Baby Loves Me
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Money Honey
Scotty Moore - Have Guitar Will Travel
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Just Because
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Good Rockin' Tonight
Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - Limehouse Blues
Ernest Tubb - Do What You Do Do Well
Hot Club Of Cowtown - She's Killing Me




June 16th, 2016, a night when the phone cried for attention like a dog at the door or a child on a rainy day. Our callers were clamoring for the sound of yet another hot guitar solo or the trade wind glissando of a Hawaiian guitar...
In spite of it all, these 28 tunes got played:


Johnny Cox - Home In San Antone
Chris Sprague - I'm Coming Home
Spade Cooley - I Found A New baby
The Black Brothers - The Black Brothers At Guitar Haven
Eddie Noack - Relief Is Just A Swallow Away
The Moonlighters - Every Little Raindrop
Mac Curtis - How Come It?
Joe Maize & his Cordsmen - Mapuana
Billy Jack Wills - Out Of Gas
Maynard Horlick - Go Go Rip Van Winkle
Jerry Byrd - Theme For A DJ
Moon Mullican - Moon's Rock
Bobby Flores - Fast Company
Tom Hobson - Cow Cow Boogie
The Gypsy Hombres - Daphne
Ted Brooks - The Hot Guitar
The Les Paul & Mary Ford Show - June 2, 1950 edition
Johnny Horton - Lover's Rock
Guy Van Duser - The Syncopated Clock
Matt Munisteri - Little High Chairman
Ton Van Bergeyk - Notoriety Rag
Hot Club Of Cowtown - I Had Someone Else Before You
Robert Wagoner - Cowboy Serenade
Ray Price- City Lights
Buddy Emmons - If No News Is Good News
Bill Lincoln & Jerry Byrd - Akaka Falls
Dale Watson & The Lonestars - Elbow Grease, Spackle & Pine Sol
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




June 9, 2016. Let us now commence the calling of the 31 songs deemed fit enough for airplay.

Johnny Gimble - Fat Boy Rag
Deke Dickerson - Tulsa Baby
Johnny Pineapple - Na Ka Pueo
Jim Cohen - Tennessee Waltz
Merle Haggard - Runaway Mama
Reese Shipley - Castfish Boogie
Tom Hobson - Sad Sad Daddy
George Barnes - Dan's Plumb Tuckered
Starline Rhythm Boys - I'm Fed Up Drinkin' Here
Ray Price - I Want To Hear It From You
Amos Garrett - Sleepwalk
The Cigar Store Indians - This Town Ain't Cool
Bill Haley & The Comets - The Saints Rock And Roll
Ken Emerson - Endless Summer
Lorne Grenne - Devil Cat
Homer & Jethro - If Dreams Come True
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Tennessee Border
Sam Koki & The Paradise Islanders - Little Grass Shack
Little Jimmy Dickens - Country Boy
High Noon - Let's Go Daddy-O
Lloyd Green - Almost Persuaded
Rob McNurlin - Blue Guitar
Homer & Jethro - I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
Matt Munisteri - Moonlight Mississippi
The Lucky Stars - Who's Hat Is That?
The Ear Regulars - Sposin'
Kayton Roberts - Opryland Swing
Andy Cummings - Kauai Beauty
Bud Isaacs - Coconut Grove
Mitch Miller & The Sandpipers - Lonely Rider
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


Marla Feeney and Her Marla-Tov Cocktails were our guests on June 2nd, 2016. The 8 piece orchestra played the hot music called Klezmer in the already warm confines of the Sagebrush Shtetl Of The Air. The result was muy, muy thermo!!
In addition, these tunes clamored for attention:


George Barnes - In The Gloaming
George Barnes - Strollin' Slow
Mike Dowling - Freight Train Boogie
Yumi Ishikawa & The Sweet Hollywaiians - Hawaiian Hospitality
Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers - Jim's Guitar Boogie
Bear & The Essentials - Your Heart Won't Love
Linda De La Cruz - Hupe Kole (Ku'u Wa Li'ili'i)
Ken Emerson & michaelle Edwards - Maile Swing
Lena Machado - Holau
Wayne Hancock - Kansas City Blues
Jeff Newman, Tom Brumley, Lloyd Green, Paul Franklin - Together Again
Chris Sprague - Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Smoky Mountain Boogie
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Columbus Stockade Blues
Starline Rhythm Boys - Drunk tank
Tavares & Kaai - Hui Mawaho O Ka Waa
The Ear Regulars w/ Matt Munisteri - In The Land Of Beginning Again
Kayton Roberts w/ Chris Scruggs - Long Gone Daddy
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


May 27th, 2016 was when Mr. Marshall Ruffin dropped by to polish up his vocal cords and amaze us with his soul power. Marshall has the whole musician thing wrapped up. He writes, he plays guitar and again, his voice is a marvelous thing to behold.
In between, these 11 songs got played...


Jim Campilongo & Honeyfingers - Lola My Baby's Coming Home
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - It's My Lazy Day
Starline Rhythm Boys - Fightin' Chance
Ray Price - Bubbles In My Beer
Deke Dickerson - El Cumbanchero
Frankie Laine - Rawhide
Ken Emerson & Michaelle Edwards - Hawaiian War Chant
Liz Masterson - I'm Confessin'
Big Sandy & his Fly-Rite Boys - Honky Tonk Queen
Danny Gatton & The Redneck Jazz Explosion - Rock Candy
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


May 19, 2016. 29 songs got played, a good many in the "hot" guitar category. Sometimes it just happens that way...

Joel Paterson - Swingin' Easy
Gordon McRae - Mule Train
Whit Smith - Fretboard Jungle
Bob Wills - Roly Poly
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Fine Fine Superfine
Marty Stuart - I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome
Jimmy Bryant - Laughing Guitar
Ray Campi - I've Got The Craziest Feeling
Ronnie Dawson - Crazy Shoes
Chet Atkins - Sukiyaki
Cactus Blossoms - No More Crying The Blues
Mike Dowling - My Walking Stick
Hank Thompson's Brazos Valley Boys - John Henry
Bear & The Essentials - Honky Tonk Mind
The Cigar Store Indians - Tossin' & Turnin'
The Hukilau Hotshots - Come To The Islands
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Bob Wills Special
Phil Baugh - Country Guitar
Sol Hoopii - Hapa Haole Hula Girl
Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang - Did Anyone Mention My Name?
Porky Freeman - Electric Guitar Blues
Wylie & The Wild West - Yodeling Fool
Lloyd Green - Little Darlin'
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - You Took Advantage Of Me
Mitch Miller & The Sandpipers - Tales Of Wells Fargo
Ray Price - San Antonio Rose
George Barnes - Hot Guitar Rag
Matt Munisteri - Get Acquainted With Yourself
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



Our pal, the Vinylologist Greg Germani came by the Bunkhouse for a much-anticipated visit on May 12, 2016. It was great having him there for old times sake and for musical reminiscence..
Our musical theme was the great nation of Texas, and the playlist reflected the swinging, shuffling, and just plain big sound of the Lone Star State.


Buddy Emmons - Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Doug Sahm - Mendicino
Doug Sahm - Is Anybody Going To San Antone
The Quebe Sisters - You Don't care What happens to Me
The Quebe Sisters - It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
Cornell Hurd - Heaven, Hell Or Houston
Dale Watson - Drink Drink Drink
Dale Watson - Good Luck "N Good Truckin' Tonight
Ray Price - Roly Poly
Ray Price - I've Just Destroyed The World I'm Living In
Ray Price & Willie Nelson - Crazy Arms
Johnny Bush - What A Way To Live
Johnny Bush - The Warm Red Wine
Marti Brom - 4 Walls
Marti Brom - 8 Weeks In A Barroom
The Texas Troubadours - C Jam Blues
Wayne Hancock - Goin' Back To Texas
Dugg Collins - Walk Me To The Door
Don Edwards -Texas Sand
Charlie Walker - Don't Sing A Song About Texas
Ernest Tubb - Waltz Across texas
Jinior Brown - Long Walk Back to San Antone
Justin Trevino w/ Johnny Bush - One More Drink And Then I'll Go
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Brain Cloudy Blues
Deuce Spriggins - I've Been Down In Texas
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



May 5th, 2016 was a night of words as Cowgirl Wordsmith Berne` Poliakoff, a/k/a 'Frenchie' was our guest at the Bunkhouse. Berne`is a singer / songwriter and member of "Back In The Saddle" , a shape shifting Western music ensemble and she was also a member of the well-remembered "Cowboy Envy". That makes her more than qualified to speak on the art of Western harmony, whip snapping and the subtlety of Bob Nolan's compositions...

Frankie Laine - Bowie Knife
Buck Owens & The buckaroos - Truck Drivin' Man
Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps - Jump Back Honey, Jump Back
The Sweet Hollywaiians - Ten Tiny Toes One Baby Nose
Moon Mullican - I'll Sail My Ship Alone
The Starline Rhythm Boys - Pipeliner's Blues
Joe Maize & His Cordsmen - Sand
Jimmie Widener - You Can Stay At Home
Phil Baugh w/ Vern Stovall - Good Times
Amber Digby - Take Me Back Again
Richard Smith - The Chet Shuffle
Tom Hiddleston & The Saddle Spring Boys - Honky Tonkin'
The Rhythm Future Quartet - Bushwick Stomp
Sol Hoopii - Honolulu March
Back In The Saddle - Whoopi Ti Yi Yo
Back In The Saddle - Born To Be Branded
Kenny Vaughan - Wagon Ride
Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage w/ Louis Prima - Vout Cowboy
Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys - Steel Guitar Stomp
Charlie Thompson - Boogie Blues
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Rosetta
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

Sometimes quantity equals quality. For example, on April 28, 2016, the double booking of 9 String Theory and Richard Smith was a fortune of perfect music making.
Angelina Reed and John Huston, a/k/a 9 String Theory, named their duo for the total number of strings between the Russian domra and the classical guitar. The music they produce with that number of strings is staggering in its complexity and emotion. My mouth gaped at the interplay..
Next up was the British master picker Richard Smith who is a walking fireworks shop of hot licks and tricky fingerings. He makes his nylon string guitar speak the language of Chet, Jerry and Lenny...
In addition, these few tunes were played:


Whit Smith - Dead Reckoning
Hoyle Nix & His West Texas Cowboys - Theme & Intro
Hoyle Nix & His West Texas Cowboys -It Makes No Difference Now
Hoyle Nix & His West Texas Cowboys - Bob Wills Boogie
Sol Hoopii - I Like You
Frank & Joe Show - Don't Fence Me In
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




The Yodel craze has yet to sweep the world, but we predict it will, and probably soon. And when it does, they will say for certain that it all began at the Bunkhouse of The Air on a Thursday night.
To that end, on April 21, 2016 we returned to the strange, tortured extravaganza called "Yodel-Rama" for the finale of the Spring Marathon...


Rosalie Allen - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Janet McBride - Daddy's Yodel
Don Edwards - Texas Plains
Bill Snow The Yodeling ranger - She Taught Me To Yodel
Don Walser - Rolling Stone From Texas
Wylie & The Wild West - Yodeling Fool
Slim Whitman - I'm Casting My Lasso To The Sky
Austin Lounge Lizards - The Lonely Yodeler
The McKinney Sisters - Will There Be Yodeling In Heaven
Wilf Carter - Echoing Hills Echo Back To Me
Wylie & The Wild West - Chime Bells
Roy Rogers - Hawaiian Cowboy
Betty Cody - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Betty Lou Lobb - Chime Bells
Ramona Reed - If I Could Only Learn To Yodel
Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley Boys - Yodel Till I Turn Blue
Elton Britt & Rosalie Allen - Yodel Blues
Elton Britt - Cannonball Yodel
Carolina Cotton - Three Miles South Of Cash In Arkansas
Kristyn Harris - Yodelin' Fever
Don Winters The Yodeling King - Sioux City Sue
Don Winters The Yodeling King - In The Mood
Kenny Roberts - The Yodel Polka
Kenny Roberts - She Taught Me How to Yodel
Kenny Roberts - The Arizona Yodeler
Suzy Boggus - Night Rider's Lament
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




April 14, 2016. Week Two of the WRFG Spring Marathon found us way into the 1950's Southern clamor of "Rockabilly" music. And to make it all seem semi-legit, we called upon Richard 'Spike' Fullerton to provide a background on the music plus play a ton of great tunes from his collection. It was a show sprinkled with fast and twangy music and cool conversation!

Johnny Horton - Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor
George Barnes - Crazy Man Crazy
Gabbard & Holt - Hey Baby
Gene Henslee - Diggin' & Datin'
Sleep LaBeef - Baby Let's Play House
Joe Clay - Get On The Right Track
Marvin Rainwater - Hot & Cold
Marvin Rainwater - Get Off The Stool
Glen Barber - Ice Water
J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) - Crazy Blues
Lou Millet- Shorty The Barber
Skeets McDonald - You Ought To See Grandpa Rock
Jack Earls - Slow Down
Gene Norman - Snaggle Tooth Ann
Billy Prager & His Caravans - Do It Bop
The Hi-Tombs - Sweet Rockin' Baby
Bobby Lollar - Bad Bad Boy
Jimmy & Johnny - Sweet Love On My Mind
Wayne Williams - Red Hot Mama
Hal Harris - Jitterbop Baby
Mason Dixon & The red Skins - Don't Worry 'Bout Nothin'
Mac & Jake & The Esquire Trio - Yakety Yak
Larry Thornton - Honky Tonk Queen
Sonny Burgess - We Wanna Boogie
Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps - Blue Jean Bop
Crazy Joe - Remington Rock
Ronnie Self - Ain't I'm A Dog
Hardrock Gunter - Rock-A-Bop Baby
Johnny Burnette & The Rock And Roll Trio - Train Kept A Rollin'
Orville Nash - Boogie Woogie Country Girl
Janis Martin - Bang Bang
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



The WRFG Marathon is just that, a three week competition to be the very best, to reach out and touch listeners that don't seem to mind it, to answer the phone like a friendly automaton, and to blow dust off cheezy vinyl like never before.
With that sobering responsibility looming, we brought two sure-fire musical winners to turn a casual listener into a slavering, mindless mass of generosity; that is, Western Swing and Merle Haggard.
All of this went down on Week One - April 7, 2016.


Tex Williams - I Got Texas In My Soul
Johnny Lee Wills - Blackberry Boogie
Wade Ray - It's All Your fault
Herb Remington - Remington Ride
Tommy Duncan - Blues Like Midnight
Tommy Duncan - Hang Your Head In Shame
Tommy Duncan - Dusty Skies
Tommy Duncan - Hang Your Head In Shame
Craig Chambers - Albuquerque
The Nashville Swing Band - Four Or Five times
Asleep At The Wheel w/ Leon Rausch - Rosetta
Bob Wills - Buffalo Twist
Tommy Thomsen - Steel Guitar Rag
Quebe Sisters - I Can't Go On This Way
Bob Wills - Roly Poly
Herb Steiner- Curtain Call
Merle Haggard - Sing Me Back Home
Merle Haggard - I Wish All The Old Things Were New
Merle Haggard - Blue Yodel #9
Merle Haggard - I Never Go Around Mirrors
Merle Haggard's Strangers - Stealin' Corn
Merle Haggard - Mama tried
Merle Haggard - Kirn River
Merle Haggard - Workin' Man Blues
Merle Haggard - Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Merle Haggard - Swinging Doors
Merle Haggard - That's The Way Love Goes
Merle Haggard - Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Star
Merle Haggard - Grandpa's Christmas Card
Merle Haggard - More Than My Old Guitar
Merle Haggard - Today I Started Loving You Again
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


On March 31, 2016 the Bunkhouse was quieter than usual... No guests showed up to strum guitars and warble their newest music, and so the emphasis was on recorded sounds.
And so, here are the 29 carefully selected tunes that made their way to the Hillbilly Launchpad of the Air:


Joel Paterson - Seven String Ride
Dorothy Collins w/ George Barnes - Jump Back, Baby
Tom Hiddleston - Move It On Over
The New River Road Boys - Pipeliner's Blues
The Starline Rhythm Boys - Life Begins At 4 O'clock
Asleep At The Wheel w/ Leon Rausch- Sugar Moon
Chet Atkins - Floatin' Down To Cotton Town
Kaye Adams - Second Fiddle
Merle Travis - Alimony Bound
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - The Lonely Kind
Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk
The Ear Regulars w/ Matt Munisteri - "Sposin'
Craig Chambers - Cowboy Serenade
Tex Williams & The Western Caravan - Artistry In Western Swing
Brenda Lee - Bigelow 6-200
The Modern Sounds - Lonesome Joe From Kokomo
Roger Miller - My Ears Should Burn When Fools Are Talked About
Lenny Breau - I Love You Because
Matt Munisteri - Moonlight Mississippi
The Cactus Blossoms - Change Your Ways Or Die
Jimmy Bryant - Rattle Dance
Lisa Layne - It's Your Love
Autry Inman w/ Grady Martin - It Would Be A Doggone Lie
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - It's Time To Go Home
Buddy Emmons - Buddy's Boogie
Bob Luman - Stranger Than Fiction
Chris Scruggs & The Air Castle Allstars - Tennessee Saturday Night
Hawaii Calls - Hukilau
The Quebe Sisters - How High The Moon




March 24, 2016. Our compadre Frank Hamilton slid into the Bunkhouse of The Air armed only with his well patina-ed Martin 00-21 guitar and stories to spare. He was shadowed by the genial ukulele-ist Jeff Pearlman who supplied happy, plunky sounds. The dynamic duo put their heads together and came up with a lively mini-set of folk music and very ancient jazz.
Frank is a walking, talking embodiment of traditional music and lucky for us, he's made entertainment and education his life's goal. It was a great show, for sure!!


Lost Weekend - Lopin' Along
Wayne Hancock - Flatland Boogie
Rudy "Tutti" Grazell - Ducktail
Kayton Roberts - Coconut grove
Gene Summers - Boogie Rock
Genoa Keawe - Hawaiian War Chant
Joel Paterson - Speedin' North
The Modern Sounds - Blues Roundup
The Cactus Blossoms - Clown Collector
Dave Stuckey - Nobody's Sweetheart
Dale Watson - Good Luck 'N Good Truckin' Tonight
Craig Chambers - Cherokee Medley
Sol Hoopii - To You Sweetheart Aloha
Gene O'Quin - Texas Boogie
Nashville Swing Band - Ida Red
Roy Smeck - Uke Said It
Asleep At The Wheel - Mean Woman With The Green Eyes
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


Here are the 31 songs that waited patiently in the Ol' Rumpled Record Bag awaiting release on good behavior. The date was March 10, 2016.

Tom Morrell & The Timewarp Timehands - River Road Two Step
Zeb Turner - Big Fat Papa
Carolyn Martin - Don't Count Your Chickens Before They Hatch
Jon Rauhouse - Summer Samba
The Starlight Drifters - It's All Your Fault
T. Texas Tyler - T. Texas Blues
The Nashville Swing Band - A Party for The Old Folks
Junior Marvel - Please Don't Leave Me
The Ear Regulars w/ Matt Munisteri - New Orleans Shuffle
Lyle Ritz - Pick-A-Lili
The Cactus Blossoms - Change Your Ways Or Die
Moon Mullican - Moon's Rock
Marty Stuart - The Wild One
Bill Stafford - America The Beautiful
Jorma Kaukonen - Blues Stay Away From Me
Home & Jethro - Baby It's Cold Outside
Red Foley - Alabama Jubilee
Jet Pack - The Texas Longboard
Walt Disney Productions featuring "Goofy" - I'm An Old Cowhand
Wayne Hancock - Kansas City Blues
Faron Young - Last Night At A Party
Cactus Blossoms - No More Crying The Blues
The Dempseys - 8 "At" The Bar Boogie
Bill Kirchen - Womb To The Tomb
Frankie Laine - Rawhide
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - When They Baptised Sister Lucy Lee
Kayton Roberts - Steelin' The Blues
Mitch Miller & The Sandpipers - Tales Of The Wells Fargo
Hawaii Calls - Hawaiian War Chant
Roy Lanham & The Whipoorwills - I Will Be True To You
The Ear Regulars w/ Matt Munisteri - In The Land Of Beginning Again
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


February 25, 2016. There are times when all seems right at the Bunkhouse. Bob Wills hollers, hot guitar solos roar past, languid steel guitars go sliding by, and the phone rings with general approval.
Such was the scene that night when several callers resoundingly endorsed the sound of Roy Smeck's ukulele and asked for a yodel song or two...


Kayton Roberts - Stompin' At The Savoy
John Guster - The Cats Were Jumpin'
Jan Carroll - Over You
Roy Smeck - Uke Said It
Becky Kilgore - Call Of The Canyon
Jimmy Dean & The Texas Wildcats - Big Blue Diamonds
Brian Setzer - Stairway To Nowhere
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - My Life's Been A Pleasure
Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis - Basin Street Blues
Roger Bellow & Paul Anastacio - Let's Settle Down To Runnin' Round Together
Johnny Lee Wills - Too Long
Leon McAuliffe - Take It Away Leon
The Buckaroos - Guitar Pickin' Man
Johnny Horton - Lover's Rock
The Country Lads - The "V" Spike Jones Boogie
Alan Mills w/ Darrell Higham - Blue Days, Black Night
Luke Wills & His Rhythm Busters - I'm A Married Man
The DiMaggio Brothers - I Need Your Love Tonight
Rev Horton Heat - Get Rhythm
Matt Munisteri - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
Marty Robbis & Jerry Byrd - Hawaii's calling Me
Marty Robbins & Jerry Byrd - Blue Sand
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - San Antonio Rose
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - In The Mood
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Playgirl
Larry & Lorrie Collins - Wildcattin'
Eddy Arnold w/ Hank Garland - Love Bug Itch
Phil Baugh - Panhandle Boss
Ricky Riddle - Drivin' Down The Wrong Side Of The Road
Carl Smith - Doggone It I'm In Love
Joe Goldmark - Telstar Stomp
Pee Wee King - Blue Suede Shoes
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



34 songs. 2 hours. We made it all happen on February 18, 2016 at the slightly disreputable Sagebrush Studios in Atlanta's Little 5 Points.
In addition, we paid tribute to the great, great Hawaiian musicians of the 1930s with a sparkling set of swingin' steels and soulful singers...


Bob Boatright - Take The A Train
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Can't Go On this Way
The Modern Sounds - Beer Barrel Mama
The Bonaventure Quartet - Just About knocked Me Out
Johnny Paycheck - It Won't Be Long And I'll Be Hating You
Jimmy Lee Fautheree - Gotta Get You Near Me Blues
Bobbe Seymour - Oh, Lonesome Me
Alden Holloway - Blast Off
Pat Kaye & The Colonels - Hello Colonel Sanders
Ernest Tubb - Hobo's Meditation
Mike Dowling - Nobody's Business
Mick Woodward - Hot Rod Race Navy Style
Jimmy Roy's 5 Star Hillbillies - Rock That Rock
Tiny Moore & Jethro Burns - Groovin' High
Wade Ray - Two Red Red Lips
Whit Smith - Brave Companion
Merle Travis - Smoke That Cigarette
Augie Goupil - Mokihana
Andy Iona - Hola E Pae
Dick Mcintire - Hilo March
Sol Hoopii - Hula Girl
Benny Nawahi - My Girl from The South Sea Isles
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Misery
Little Donnie Bowshier - Rock And Roll Joys
The Cigar Store Indians - Big Girl Blouse
Les Paul & Mary Ford - Mr. Sandman
Herb Remington - Deep Beat
Matt Munisteri & Brock Mumford - Get Acquainted With Yourself
The Reinsmen - Texas Plains
June Stearns & Red Sovine - A Dear John Letter
The Fly-Rite Boys - Flyin' Rite
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before
The Ear Regulars w/ Matt Munisteri - In The Land Of Beginning Again
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

February 11, 2016. We dove deep in the Rumpled Record Bag for 32 tastefully swinging tunes for our Thursday night radio rumpus.
The phones were active as friends and strangers alike weighed in on their favorite cuts...


Whit Smith & Matt Munisteri - Okey Doke
Louie Innis - I Ain't Got A Pot To Peel Potatoes In
Bob Wills & His Texas playboys - Bubbles In My Beer
Jerry Byrd - Kaulana O Hilo Hanakahi
Harold Allen & J.T. Watts - I'm Settin' You Free
Roy Rogers & The Sons Of The Pioneers - Blue Shadows On The Trail
Noel Boggs - Steelin' Home
The Moonlighters - Hawaiian Blues
Eddie Hill - The Hot Guitar
Ray Campi - Rockabilly Rebel
George Barnes - Blue Lou
Jimmy Lee Fautheree - I'm Diggin' A Hole
Cigar Store Indians - This Town Ain't Cool
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Take Me Back To Tulsa
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Call Of The Canyon
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Right Or Wrong
Buddy Spicher & Buddy Emmons - Autumn Fling
Ken Emerson & Michaelle Edwards - Aloha Kauai
Doye O'Dell - Everybody Likes A Little Lovin'
Mike Dowling - Freight Train Boogie
The Modern Sounds - Stardust
Tiny Moore & Jethro Burns - Swing 39
Billy Briggs - North Pole Boogie
Ernest Tubb - Thanks A Lot
Chet Atkins - Hello Ma Baby
Myra Rolen w/ Justin Trevino - Cheatin' Overtime
T. Texas Tyler - Scratch & Itch
The Gypsy Hombres - Going To Caravanastan
Dave Stuckey & The Hot House Gang - Let's Get Hot And Go
The Dave & Deke Combo - Hitch In My Getalong
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


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







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