Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Playlist - March 29, 2011

Hank Thompson - Live at the Golden Nugget
Nine Pound Hammer
She's Just a Whole Lot Like You
Have I Told You Lately that I Love You
Steel Guitar Rag
Just One Step Away
Lost Highway
A Six Pack to Go
Merle Travis
Texas Tornado
I'll See You in My Dreams
Guitar Rag
16 Tons
The Carter Family
The Hammer Song
Troublesome Waters
Milton Brown and His Brownies
Down to the O-H-I-O
I've Got the Blues for Mammy
Hesitation Blues
Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin'
Johnny Horton - One Woman Man
Lefty Frizzell - Give Me More, More, More (of Your Kisses)
Webb Pierce - Slowly
Hank Snow - (Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I
Louvin Brothers - I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby
Slim Whitman - Indian Love Call

The Carter Family
Yesterday's Gone
Ring of Fire
He Thinks I Still Care
Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadors
Waltz Across Texas
It's Been So Long Darling
Mr. Jukebox
I Wonder Why Tou Said Goodbye

Sunday, March 20, 2011

2011 Country Music Festival!

This Friday (March 25) we kick off our annual Country Music Festival at WKCR. This year's theme is Western Swing. While the festival focuses mainly on the heyday of Western Swing starting from its inception in the late 1920's through the early 1950's, we will have many other segments reflecting its influences, connections, and legacy. We are also proud to present some great local Western Swing bands performing live on-air.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Friday March 25
8am - 11am - 1920s-1930s recordings
11am - Noon - Western Swing Connections: Jazz Swing
Noon - 1pm - 1930s
1pm - 2pm - Interview: "Milton Brown Guy"
2pm - 3pm - 1930s-1940s
3pm - 4pm - Musician Spotlight: Johnny Gimble
4pm - 5pm - 1940s
5pm - 6pm - LIVE: Lichtman’s Braincloud
6pm - 7pm - 78s
7pm - 8pm - 1950s
8pm - 9pm - Western Swing Connections: Mexican
9pm - 10pm - post 1950s
10pm - 11pm - Bob Wills Hour
11pm - 1am - Dance Hall

Saturday March 26
8am - 11am - 1920s-1930s
11am - Noon - Western Swing Connections: Gypsy Jazz
Noon - 1pm - 1930s
1pm - 2pm - Interview: Aaron Fox
2pm - 3pm - 1930s-1940s
3pm - 4pm - Musician Spotlight: Leon McAuliffe
4pm - 5pm - 1940s
5pm - 6pm - Western Swing Connections: Polka
6pm - 7pm - 1950s
7pm - 8pm - LIVE: Smoky Hormel
8pm - 9pm - 78s
9pm - 10pm - post 1950s
10pm - 11pm - Bob Wills Hour
11pm - 1am - Dance Hall

Sunday March 27
8am - 11am - 1920s-1930s
11am - Noon - Western Swing Connections: Cajun/Jug Bands
Noon - 1pm - 1930s
1pm - 2pm - Interview: Charles R. Townsend
2pm - 3pm - 1930s-1940s
3pm - 4pm - Musician Spotlight: Tiny Moore
4pm - 5pm - 1940s
5pm - 6pm - Western Swing Connections: Hawaiian
6pm - 7pm - 1950s
7pm - 8pm - LIVE: Hot Club of Cowtown
8pm - 9pm - 78s
9pm - 10pm - post 1950s
10pm - 11pm - Bob Wills Hour
11pm - 12am - Hank Williams Request Hour
(Of course, we end the festival as we always do with a little Hank Williams)

Overnights (1am - 8am) will be a sampling of lots of great music from our broader country collection.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jamboree Lineup - March 15, 2011

Many thanks to singer/songwriter Richard Frank for joining in this month's jamboree.

WKCR House Band
Danny Weiss - guitar, vocals
Mary Olve Smith - guitar, vocals
Skip Ward - bass
Pete Elegant - fiddle
Andy Cartoun - banjo
Adam Charity - pedal steel
Special Guest
Richard Frank - guitar, vocals

Thursday, March 10, 2011

March 8, 2011 - Mardi Gras and International Women's Day Special

Hank Williams
On the Banks of Old Pontchartrain

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
Basin Street Blues
I'm a Ding Dong Daddy
Crazy Rhythm
Milk Cow Blues

Gov. Jimmie Davis
Bang Bang
It Makes No Difference Now
There's a New Moon

Peewee King & Redd Stewart
Good Bye New Orleans
Bonaparte's Retreat

Sid King & His Five Strings
Wine Spoli Oli

Boozoo Chavis
Hamburger and Popcorn
Oh Yae Yae

Kitty Wells
Dark Moon

Jean Shepard
Cigarettes and Coffee Blues
Two Whoops and a Holler
The Root of All Evil is a Man

Patsy Cline
I'm Hungry Hungry Hungry for Your Love
I Don't Wanna
Try Again

Dolly Parton
Just Because I'm a Woman
Daddy Come and Get Me

Dale Evans
Don't Ever Fall in Love with a Cowboy
It's Saturday Night
I Wear a Saddle on my Heart

Loretta Lynn
I Burnt the Little Roadside Tavern Down
What Makes Me Tick
Another Man Loved me Last Night
It'll be Open Season on You

Monday, March 07, 2011

This Month's Jamboree

Our guest for this month's jamboree will be Richard Frank. Richard is a wonderful guitarist and has a great band called Stony Creek. Be sure to tune in Tuesday, March 15th at 10pm EST.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Playlist - March 1, 2011

Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys
Health and Happiness Shows (1949)
Happy Rovin' Cowboy
Wedding Bells
Lovesick Blues
Joe Clark
Where the Soul of Man Never Dies
Sally Goodin
You're Gonna Change or I'm Gonna Leave
There's a Bluebird on Your Windowsill
Fire on the Mountain
Tramp on the Street
Happy Rovin' Cowboy
Mind Your Own Business
Wedding Bells
Cotton Eyed Joe
I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
Sally Goodin
I Can't Get You Off of My Mind
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Fisher's Hornpipe
Thy Burdens are Greater Than Mine

George Jones (Louisiana Hayride Recordings)
You Gotta Be My Baby
Colors of the Blues
Nothing Can Stop My Loving You
I'm Ragged, But I'm Right
Webb Pierce - Backstreet Affair
Webb Pierce - There Stands the Glass
Buzz Busby - Just Me and the Jukebox
Rex Griffin - The Last Letter
Cliff Bruner - Old Joe Turner Blues
Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan - Live and Let Live
Ted Daffan - Born to Lose