Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Roy Acuff - Greatest Hits Vol.1

 Here is the next installment in the Acuff series. Of course some of the songs are going to be repeats of earlier posts due to the fact this is a "greatest hits" album, but some of the songs were "new" to LP, that is they hadn`t been released on anither LP. Some were likely on 45 only, or may not have been released. At any rate, if you are an Acuff fan, you`ll want to download this because of the few tunes that hadn`t been released before.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Bill Ring Show #1

Here is a new addition to the Archive of late. These shows are 16 inch transcription discs that were cut in Springfield, Missouri by the RadiOzark company sometime in the first six months of 1954. RadiOzark (Radio Ozarks) was a company owned by some of the same people that owned (and founded, which opened Dec. 25, 1933) KWTO AM radio (which is still in business as an all talk station). Some of the discs has the owner of KWTO at the time, Ralph Foster, initials and an air date written on them. They also leased these discs out as some of them has other station call letters written on them, one that comes to mind was a station in Covington, Kentucky.
Bill Ring was a huge local star from the time KWTO went on the air till in the 1980`s when he and Slim Wilson were on some local television commercials. Bill was a fine singer, fisherman and teller of tall tales. His catch-phrase was "If you`re too busy to go fishin`, you`re too busy!". After he retired, he had a short fishing report on KWTO on Saturday mornings, I believe at 6:30.
Many local people around home here that are now in their mid 60`s or older remember Bill Ring vividly, seems everybody listened to him on the radio. He was also on the Ozark Jubilee that was on television in the mid 1950`s. I believe there`s a You Tube clip of him introducing Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys on the Ozark Jubilee.
These discs are in decent condition, considering they are almost 60 years old and were leased out, shuffled through the mail and then mailed back, etc. They were to make a fifteen minute show, there`s about twelve minutes of show on the discs, then the local radio station playing the show would put in their own commercials, making a fifteen minute show. I`ll be posting sides from these from time to time, as I have thirty nine of these discs, making 78 shows. I don`t know if this was all they cut, but my discs number shows one straight through to 78. Hope someone likes these!

Track list---

1. Happy Heartache - Bill Ring
2. High Rockin` Swing - Speedy Haworth
3. Ain`t You Tired Of Making Me Blue - Slim Wilson & The Tall Timber Trio
4. Just A Little Old Rag Doll - Bill Ring
5. Till I Waltz Again With You - Doc Martin
6. A Touch Of God`s Hand - Bill Ring
7. High Rockin` Swing - Speedy Haworth

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Lonzo & Oscar - Country Music Time

 Here is a pretty good Lonzo & Oscar LP> I think a long time ago when I`d posted a different Lonzo & Oscar LP, someone asked me if I had this one, then a friend of mine asked if I had this today... so her it is! Happy downloading!

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Country Style U.S.A. show #93-94

Well, here`s something new for the blog, 16 inch transcription discs. I`ve had a few of these for a few years, but I just lately have fixed a player to play a record this big (there isn`t enough room on a regular turntable for the disc to clear the pivot of the tone arm).
On side #93, we have Stoney & Wilma Lee Cooper. They were a great example of old-time music mixed with bluegrass and 1950`s country. On these transcription discs artists usually sang their best hits, so these tunes are great ones!
1. Lovin` You - Stoney & Wilma Lee Cooper
2. The Tramp On The Street - Wilma Lee Cooper
3. The Florida Blues - Stoney Cooper & Johnny Clark
4. Are You Walkin` And Talkin` For The Lord - Stoney & Wilma Lee Cooper
On side #94, we have Porter Wagoner with some of his fine hit numbers.
1. Company`s Comin`
2. A Satisfied Mind
3. Daydreaming Tonight
4. I Should Be With You
5. Goodmornin` Neighbor

Click here to download Country Style U.S.A show #93-94

Roy Acuff - That`s Country

 Here`s the next item in the Roy Acuff "series". There`s some pretty good songs in here. Enjoy!

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Roy Acuff - Smoky Mountain Memories

 Here`s the next installment of my Roy Acuff series. This LP has the song Roof Top Lullaby on it, someone had requested that a long time ago. I hope they still watch my blog so they can get it! Enjoy!

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Jimmy Driftwood - Voice Of The People

 Happy New Year to everybody! I`m starting the new year with something I know a few of you have been waiting for. When I posted the other Driftwood material, I had a few requests for this LP. I had it then, but hadn`t got it transferred yet. So here it is!
As always with Jimmy Driftwood songs, there are many unique tunes here. Enjoy!

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