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The Back Country


Sat 3.00PM–5.00PM

The Back Country brings you the traditional sounds and styles of country music from the 1920s to the contemporary artists who respect and build on that tradition. The Back Country has Jimmie Rodgers and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Wayne Raney and Wayne Hancock, Cousin Emmy and Emmylou Harris.


Mid-Day Jamboree (Music)

The Mid-Day Jamboree with Fred Gumaer brings you the history of country music including early string bands, bluegrass, western swing, honky tonk and rockabilly styles, as well as contemporary, roots-oriented country artists.

Sat Jun 24th 2017 1.00pm–3.00pm

R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links help support the station.

Time zone: central


The Western Swing Authority “Barnyard Boogie”
from All Dolled Up Single (self 2012) —This fine Canadian band has released a couple of great Western swing albums. Hope they have another one in the works.


The Western Flyers “Old Fashioned Love”
from Wild Blue Yonder (Versa-Tone 2016) —Another really fine Western swing trio, here covering one written by the late, great Merle Haggard.


The Time Jumpers “It's All Your Fault”
from Jumpin' Time CD Album (CROSSWIND 2006) —Written by Cindy Walker, Carolyn Martin on the lead vocal here.


The Lucky Stars “(Mama's Got) The Rundown Daddy Blues”
from Stay Out Late With The Lucky Stars CD Album (Fate Records 2005) —One of my favorite contemporary Western swing/honky tonk bands. Unfortunately, they're based in LA and rarely make it to the Midwest.


Swing Deville “Bring It on Down to My House”
from Salt Up The Dance Floor (self 2009) L —Swing DeVille's composition for this record was Justin Branum, Clint Hasse, Gary Hunt, Glenn Meyers, and Matt Wyatt, with special guests, Fred Gumaer, Bob Breidenback and Tim "Type" Jordan.


Tex Williams and His Western Caravan “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)”
from That's What I Like about the West CD Album (ASV 2002) —Recorded 70 years ago in 1947, this Travis-Stone classic sold two million copies for Capitol Records. When Tex split from Spade Cooley, much of Cooley's band left with him.


Hank Penny & His Radio Cowboys “Let Me Play with Your Poodle”
from Swinging Western Strings Vol. 3 (Western 2003) —From the King label in 1946, one written by Tampa Red. Marcia Ball had a hit with it some years back as well.


Asleep at The Wheel “What's the Matter With the Mill (with Pokey LaFarge)”
from Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys (Bismeaux 2015) —From the third tribute album AATW has released in honor of Bob Wills, this one featuring one of St. Louis' own.


Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies “Somebody's Been Using That Thing”
from Daddy of Western Swing (Proper Box 2003) —From the Decca label in 1936, Milton Brown's last year on earth. It's interesting to speculate how he and Bob Wills would have been viewed had his career been as long as Bob's.


Jimmie Rivers and the Cherokees “Airmail Special”
from Brisbane Bop: Western Swing, 1961-64 (San Joaquin Records 1995) —A fine version of the Goodman/Christian classic, previously unreleased, and recorded ca. 1964. Jimmie Rivers was an underrecorded Western swing/bop guitarist, here with former steel player for Billy Jack Wills, Vance Terry.


Adolph Hofner And His Texans “Better Quit It Now”
from South Texas Swing (Arhoolie unk 1994) —Adolph had a freshly-signed contract with the Bluebird label when he recorded this in 1938. He moved to Okeh Records a few years later and, for obvious reasons, shortened his name to Dolph.


Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “You're from Texas”
from San Antonio Rose, Volume 6 CD Album (Bear Family 2000) —From the Columbia label in 1944.


The Secret Sisters “The Tennessee River Runs Low, 'Til It's Over, and He's Fine”
from live at KDHX 6.22.17 (KDHX 2017) —Fred Gumaer hosted the Secret Sisters before their show on Thursday.


Roger Miller “The Last Word in Lonesome Is Me”
from King of the Road The Genius of Roger Miller, Volume 2 (Polygram 1995)


Frankie Miller “I Don't Know Which Way to Go”
from Sugar Coated Baby (Bear Family 1996)


The Maddox Brothers and Rose “I Couldn't Believe It Was True” Single (Arhoolie unk 1995)


Hank Williams “I Can't Help It If I'm Still in Love with You”
from The Original Singles Collection Plus (MERCURY NASHVILLE 1991) —From the MGM label in 1951


Mike Zanger “Lonesome and Blue”
from Vanity Press (self 2013) —Greg Silsby is a great vocalist, Dustin Greer is a strings wizard and Mike Zanger writes thoughtful and witty songs, sometimes with surprise endings. At the Focal Point next Saturday.


Bill Kirchen and Austin de Lone “Hounds of the Bakersfield”
from Transatlanticana (Red House Records www.redhouserecords.com 2016) —Happy Birthday to this Titan of the Telecaster.


Buck Owens and his Buckaroos “Streets of Laredo”
from Tiger by the Tail (Sundazed 1995) —Doyle Holly's vocal meshes nicely on this classic. From the Capitol label in 1965.


Eddy Arnold And His Tennessee Plowboys “Don't Rob Another Man's Castle”
from Eddy's Song (Proper 2003) —From the RCA label in 1948, a good example of Little Roy Wiggins's "ting-a-ling" steel guitar sound.


Cree Rider Family Band “Number Two”
from A Toast To Absent Friends (Cree Rider Family Band 2016) L —These local favorites are also on the bill at Off Broadway tonight, as is Fred Friction.


Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys “Alone with You”
from The Spectacular Sadness of... (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2000) —This Kansas City-based outfit plays Off Broadway tonight.


The Red-Headed Strangers “That Kind of Fool”
from Live at the Focal Point (RHS 2011) —I'd love to hear a new album from these local favorites.


Rough Shop “You're Running Wild”
from Sault Ste. Marie (EP) (Perdition 2012) L —A nice cover of the Louvin Brothers classic. These guys are on a bill with The Red-Headed Strangers and Sadie Hawkins Day String Band next Saturday, July 2st at Off Broadway, 8PM start.


Kenny Baker “Cross-Eyed Fiddler”
from Master Fiddler (County 1993) —Originally recorded in 1971, with Butch Robins, Sam Bush, John Kaparakis and Ebo Walker.


Frank Wakefield “Don't Lie to Me”
from Don't Lie To Me (Patuxent 2003)

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