Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Playlist - July 25, 2006

Hank Williams - Honky Tonkin'
Hank Williams - Move it on Over
Hank Williams - My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
Hank Williams - Long Gone Lonesome Blues
Hank Williams - Howlin' at the Moon
Hank Williams - Half as Much
Hank Williams - Jambalaya
Johnny Bond - Red River Valley
Johnny Bond - Birhamington Jail
Roy Acuff - Wabash Cannonball
Roy Acuff - Jole Blon
Ernest Tubb - Tomorrow Never Comes
Roy Rogers - My Chickashay Gal
Hank Locklin - Come Share the Sunshine with Me
Hank Locklin - I Could Call You Darling
Hank Locklin - Song of the Whispering Leaves
Hank Locklin - Tell Me You Love Me
Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel #9
Jimmie Rodgers - My Blue-Eyed Jane
Jimmie Rodgers - The One Rose
Jimmie Rodgers - Frankie & Johnny
Charlie Louvin - I Care No More
Charlie Louvin - Don't Believe Me
Charlie Louvin - See the Big Man Cry, Mama
Hank Williams - I'd Still Want You
Hank Williams - Lovesick Blues
Louvin Brothers - The Christian Life
Bob Wills - Prosperity Special

Woody Guthrie's 7th Inning Stretch

On July 25, The Klezmatics will perform at tonight's Brooklyn Cyclones game. The performance will feature songs from the group's upcoming release Wonder Wheel, a collection of recently discovered Woody Guthrie songs. For the 7th inning stretch, the group will lead the crowd in a rendition of "This Land is Your Land."

For more info:

Thursday, July 20, 2006

George Hamilton and Hank Williams? Please, no...

What does this man have to do with Hank Williams?


That's right! George Hamilton, the most absurdly overtanned actor in the universe, played Hank Williams in a 1964 biopic. scary, huh.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Steel Guitar Hall of Fame

For all you fans of steel guitar, here's a list of the greatest steel guitar players of all time.


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

July 11, 2006 Show Playlist - The Woody Guthrie Tribute Show

Thanks to those of you who called in. Here's a list of the songs from the show, in order:
Pistol Packin' Papa, Let Me Be Your Sidetrack, Mississippi Moon - Jimmie Rodgers

This Land is Your Land, Pastures of Plenty, Grand Coulee Dam, Wreck of the Old '97, Car Song, Talking Fishing Blues, Why, Oh Why?, Crawdad Song, Talking Dust Bowl Blues, Pretty Boy Floyd, Do-Re-Mi, Vigilante Man, Philadelphia Lawyer (w/Cisco Houston - backing vocals), Lindbergh, Muleskinner Blues [Blue Yodel #8], Stackolee, Talking Columbia, Hard Travelin', Froggie Went a-Courtin', Sinkin' of the Reuben James, Ship in the Sky - Woody Guthrie

Howdido (a.k.a, Howdjadoo) - Ramblin' Jack Elliott

New York Town, Farmer Labor Train - Woody Guthrie

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Woody Guthrie on TV!

On Wednesday, July 12, PBS will broadcast a documentary on Woody Guthrie as part of the American Masters series. (Channel 13, 9:00 PM). If you're not in NYC, check listings for when your local PBS station will air this show.

By the way, the American Masters profile of Hank Williams is worth combing through TV listings to find.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

WKCR Jamboree - July 18, 2006

In the tradition of the great radio shows of the 'golden age' like the Grand Ole Opry and Loiusiana Hayride, every third Tuesday of the month (thereabouts) we have our live WKCR Jamboree.

Our next live WKCR jamboree will be July 18th. We have lined up, in addition to our great house band that includes Sheriff Uncle Bob, Danny Weiss, and Mary-Olive Smith, one of our local favorite bands, the Dixie Bee-liners. They have a great new album out and I'm sure they'll be playing a few numbers off it.

Unfortumately for us New Yokers, this will be kind of a farewell appearance for the Bee-liners as they're relocating down to Tennessee. I'm sure we'll have them on Honky-Tonkin again, but if you want to catch them before they go, listen in Tuesday July 18th at 10pm on WKCR 89.9 FM NYC and www.wkcr.org on the Net. And if that doesn't fill yer belly, you can catch them for their farewell New York show on Wed July 19 at Mo Pitkins House of Satisfaction in the East Village NYC.
Merle Travis - Cannonball Rag

A vintage clip of Merle Travis playing "The Cannonball Rag"

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Woody Guthrie Birthday Tribute Show - July 11, 2006

We'll be celebrating Woody Guthrie's legacy on Tuesday, July 11 at our usual time, 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM. Woody's actual birthday was July 14, 1912 in Okemeh, OK .

Post your song requests here!

For more great Woody Guthrie information, check the Woody Guthrie foundation. http://www.woodyguthrie.org/