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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!

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

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

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