Radio on the Radio: Live-on-the-air and made-for-radio transcriptions

Written by on February 8, 2016

Maddox and Rose WGDM

Maddox Brothers and Rose

Carters Maybelle Chet

The Carter Sisters, Mother Maybelle, and Chet Atkins and his Famous Guitar

1944-sons-of-the-pioneers

The Sons of the Pioneers

StanleysWCYB

The Stanley Brothers on WCYB

Viking Twang Episode 77, February 9, 2016
Good morning, welcome to Viking Twang Episode 77. My name is Randy Black, happy to be here as always. I have a midterm this afternoon, for which I’m still understudied. But I never want to leave you without your Tuesday Twang. So here’s some great live music from four of our favorites, as heard on radio shows back in the late 1940s. We’ll start with the first big West Coast hillbilly stars, the Maddox Brothers and Rose, from KGDM radio in Stockton, California on December 29, 1945.
1 – Turkey Red, W.C. Beck & the Portland Country Underground.
2 – KTRB theme, Regal Beer commercial.
3 – The Goldrush Is Over, a Cindy Walker song made famous by Hank Snow.
4 – Almost.
5 – Too Old To Cut the Mustard; that’s a Bill Carlisle song.
6 — Breathless Love, Rose wrote that one.
7 – I’ll Reap My Harvest in Heaven; from Floyd Jenkins.
Second Set
This set we’ll play a pair of radio transcriptions made so that radio stations could play as if the bands were in the stations. First, the Carter Sisters with Mother Maybelle and Chet Atkins, from about 1949. Then we’ll hear the Sons of the Pioneers, probably from about 1943.
8 – Country Girl radio transcription; Carter Sisters with Mother Maybelle and Chet Atkins.
9 – A Cowboy Has To Sing; Sons of the Pioneers.
Third Set
We’re going to finish off with a set from the Stanley Brothers, live on WCYB’s Fun and Farm Time radio show in Bristol, Tennessee, again probably from 1949.
10 – Intro
11 – Old Joe Clark; the traditional song
12 – They’re At Rest Together.
13 – White House Blues
14 – Standing in the Need of Prayer
15 – Twang Theme

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Turkey Red
    W.C. Beck & the Portland Country Underground
    Kansawyer
  • KTRB Theme, Regal Beer commercial
    The Maddox Brothers & Rose
    On The Air
  • The Goldrush Is Over
    The Maddox Brothers & Rose
    On The Air
  • Almost
    The Maddox Brothers & Rose
    On The Air
  • Too Old to Cut the Mustard
    The Maddox Brothers & Rose
    On The Air
  • Breathless Love
    The Maddox Brothers & Rose
    On The Air
  • I'll Reap My Harvest in Heaven
    The Maddox Brothers & Rose
    On The Air
  • Country Girl Radio Transcription
    Carter Sisters, Mother Maybelle, and Chet Atkins
    Radio Transcription
  • A Cowboy Has To Sing Radio Transcription
    Sons of the Pioneers
    Radio Echoes
  • Intro
    The Stanley Brothers
    Live Again! WCYB Bristol Farm & Fun Time
  • Old Joe Clark
    The Stanley Brothers
    Live Again! WCYB Bristol Farm & Fun Time
  • They're At Rest Together
    The Stanley Brothers
    Live Again! WCYB Bristol Farm & Fun Time
  • White House Blues
    The Stanley Brothers
    Live Again! WCYB Bristol Farm & Fun Time
  • Standing in the Need of Prayer
    The Stanley Brothers
    Live Again! WCYB Bristol Farm & Fun Time
  • Twang Theme
    Countrypolitans
    Tired of Drowning

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