Rise when the Rooster Crows

Folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s

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Rise when the Rooster Crows on 04/03/14

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Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 03/27/14

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Thu, 03/27/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Songs for the Spring Equinox

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Thu, 03/20/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Music of the season
It's the Spring Equinox, so I'll be featuring songs of the season. A mix of traditional, topical, pagan and personal. The Carter Family, Lui Collins, John Gorka, Spiral Dance, Lisa Thiel, Cheryl Wheeler, Pete Seeger and much more. Paul Roland hosts (first and third Thursdays).

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 03/13/14

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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 03/06/14

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Thu, 03/06/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 02/27/14

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Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 02/20/14

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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 02/13/14

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Thu, 02/13/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 02/06/14

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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 01/30/14

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Thu, 01/30/2014 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music


The Americans, LIVE! in the KBOO Studio!!! Wake up to THIS, Folkies!

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Thu, 03/25/2010

 Hosted by Jonathan Lay

It's not very often that we get real, live musicians to come into the KBOO Studios and play music, BEFORE the Rooster Crows, but today, we lucked out!  The Americans took time from their whirlwind West Coast Tour to give our early morning KBOO Folk Fans a little taste of what they've got.  And, Boy, does it taste GOOD!

The Americans are:

Patrick Ferris - Vocals, guitar
Jake Faulkner - Double bass
Zac Sokolow - Electric guitar
Cody Edison - Rhythm

Be sure to visit their MySpace Page for a list of their upcoming gigs!



Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 04/07/2011

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Mel KubikAway Again AwayNaked Songs
Dave Friesen & Glen MooreMy Funny ValentineReturning
Hearts of Oak1964Used to it Now
Foghorn TrioLe Sud de la LouisianeSud de la Louisiane
Reeltime TravelersLittle Bird of HeavenLivin' Reeltime Thinkin' Old Time
Reeltime TravelersFlippin' JennyLivin' Reeltime Thinkin' Old Time
Besse SmithNobody Knows You When Your Down and Out
Blackberry BushesMadronaCrow
Three Leg TorsoZenner Attic/Tanz Tanz YiddelachAstor in Paris
Washington Phillipsyou Can't Stop at Tattler 1I Was Born to Preach the Gospe
Washington PhillipsYou Can't Stop a Tattler 2I Was Born to Preach the Gospel
Midnight SerenadersI've Got a HankerinHot Lovin'
Twilight BroadcastersSouthern MoonEvening Shade
Lauren SheehanChilly WatersRose City Ramble
Hogwire StringbandSally Johnson/Shout LulaRascal Fair
Harry Reiser & his Radio All StarsMysterious MoseHalloween Stomp
Howard Lanin OrchestraOn a Night Like This
Adrian Schubert & His Salon OrchestraRainy Weather Rose
Evie LadenFloat DownstreamFloat Downstream
DecemberistsDear AveryThe King is Dead
Skip JamesCherry Ball BluesHard Time Killing Floor Blues
Bruce MolskyPoor Man's Troubles/Rove Riley RovePoor Man's Troubles

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 03/03/2011

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Kevin Burke & Open HouseBus Stop Reel~Miss McClouds~Lost Indian
Johnny ConnollyWhen Sick, is it Tea that You Want~Eddie Kelly's~Reverend Brothers
Sid Brown & Steve AmdahlBanjo Stranjo
Elliot SmithSweet Adeline
Volo BogtrottersWhiskey Medley
Peter DawsonOld Father Thames
Carol Gibbons & the Savoy Hotel OrphansIsn't it Romantic
Jetty SwartLa Jave Blanche
Roxane Oliva & Jeff MartinSecret Body
Foghorn TrioJust a Little
Foghorn TrioBottle of Wine & Gingerbread Cake
Gillan WelchOne More Dollar
Martin HayesLarks March~Kilfenora Jig~Clffs of Moher
Skip JamesIllinois Blues
George McClennon's Jazz DevilsWhile Your Sneakin' out (Somebody Else is Sneakin In)
Floyd Mills & His MarylandersHard Luck
Maynard Bard & His OrchestraPostage Stomp
Possum Trot StringbandBooth
Bing Brothers28th of January
Rhythm RatsIn the Pines
Dan Gellert & Brad LeftwichEchoes of the Ozarks
Rayna GellertGreat Big Taters in Sandyland
DecemberistsJune Hymn
Beau HunksAh 'tis Love
Beau HunksDog Song
Brad Leftwich & the Hogwire StringbandRabbit in the Lowland
Brad Leftwich & the Hogwire StringbandRascal Fair

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 02/03/2011

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Padam PadamBeeseme mucho
Alice GerrardGirl of Constant Sorrow
Joel MabusHenhouse Door
Vesta JohnsonSugar in my Coffe-o
Hank BradyBricks & Mortar
Two Man Gentlemen BandWilliam Howard Taft
Crow Quill Night OwlsPoor Cinderella
Weems StringbandGreenback Dollar
Blind GaryYou Got to Go Down
Phil HarrisThomas O'Malley Cat
Amy MannWise Up
DecemberistsJanuary Hymn
Sonny & BrownieGod and Man
Ernest Stoneman + Kate BrewerLonesome Road Blues
Crow Quill Night OwlsSweet Reedie Brown
Volo bogtrottersL'Ville
Volo BogtrottersDying Hobo/Hickman's rag
Avett BrothersTen Thousand Words
Blair St. MugwumpsTry and Treat her Right
Janet Klein & her Parlor BoysBluebird
Skip JamesSick Bed Blues
Trashcan JoeHippie Drum Circle
Sonny & BrownieBig Wind

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 12/09/2010

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Etta BakerJohn HenryFolk Songs and Instrumental Music of the SOuthern Mountains
The Carter FamilyPicture on the WallTheir Complete Victor Recordings
Woody GuthrieCrawdad SongsMuleskinner Blues: The Asch Recordings, Vol 2Smithsonian /Folkways
Etta BakerBUlly of the TownFolk Songs and Instrumental Music of the SOuthern MountainsMurray Hill
Richard ChaseThat's OnceFolk Songs and Instrumental Music of the SOuthern MountainsMurray Hill
The Trail BandDown at the RiverVoices from the Oregon Trail
Doc Watson & Clarence AskleyCrawdad SongThe Original Folkways Recordings: 1960-62Smithsonian /Folkways
The WanderersWe've Got RainLive & Kickin'self-released
Elizabeth CottenWashington BluesElizabeth Cotten - Live!Arhoolie Productions
Doc Watson & Clarence AskleyMy Home's Across the Blue Ridge MountainsThe Original Folkways Recordings: 1960-62Smithsonian /Folkways
Mrs. Ed PresnellThe Bashful CourtshipFolk Songs and Instrumental Music of the SOuthern MountainsMurray Hill
Roscoe HolcombFrankie and Johnniean untamed sense of controlSmithsonian /Folkways
Doc BoggsOld Rub Alcohol Blues (Alt)Complete early Recordings (1927-29)Revenant
Woody SimmonsDance All NightLive at WVMR
Woody GuthrieOregon TrailHard Travelin': The
Pete SeegerTalking BluesAmerican Favorite Ballads, Vol. 4Smithsonian /Folkways
Shanghaied on the WillametteWild Hog in the WoodsTasting the Salt AirSelf-Released
Molasses CreekRedwingMore Better Molasses CreekSoundside Records
Trail BandThe Red HouseOregon Stories
Pete SeegerJohn HenryAmerican Favorite balladsSmithsonian /Folkways

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 12/02/2010

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Buck OwensSecond Fiddle
Flat Mountain GirlsBlood of the Lamb
Mississippi John HurtNearer my God to thee
Jonathan CoultonSkullcrusher Mountain
Mercury DimesIndian ate a woodchuck/Streak o' lean streak o' fat
Nick DrakeOne of these things
Simon & GarfunkleOnly Living boy in NY
C.W. StonekingOn a Christmas day
Government Issue OrchestraKind Sir
Government Issue OrchestraBreaking up Christmas
Casey MacGill's Blue 4 TrioMillion Dollar Baby
Martin SimpsonWhat a friend we have in Jesus
Beau HunksDash and Dot
Beau HunksRocking Chair
TallboysBound to Ride
Janet Klein and her Parlor BoysAny kinda man would be better than you
Little SueWing Nut
Skip JamesDevil got my woman
Greg ClarkeHannah at the Springhouse
Casey MacGills Blue 4 TrioNo Moon at all
Huck NotariFly around and Fly Away
Bad LiversCrow Black Chicken
Bruce MolskyThe Poor Cowboy
Brongaene GriffinThe Cat in the fiddle case/Fisher's hornpipe
Carter FamilyMeeting in the Air

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 07/01/2010

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Percy Wilson GroupI'm Goin' to Memphis
Retta ChristieI Only Want a Buddy not a Sweetheart
Brownie McGhee & Sonny TerryWalk On
Ben Selvin OrchestraHappy Days are Here Again
Caleb KlauderSatisfied Mind
Ted Weems OrchestraWhat a Day
Martin Bogan & ArmstrongYes Pappy Yes
Bessie SmithYou Been a Good Old Wagon
David FranceyPaper Boy
Beau HunksYasmini
Beau HunksLets Go
Asylum Street SpankersBreathin'
Eden BrentDarkness on the Delta
Mary FlowerBlues my Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
Avett BrothersJanuary Wedding
Caleb KlauderPieces on the Floor
Pokey LaFargeArkansas
Charlie PattonHigh Water Everywhere
the Masked MarvelScreamin & Hollerin' the Blues
Fats WallerAbdullah
John Kirby & his OrchestraDawn on the Desert
Mississippi ShieksI've got Blood in my Eyes for You
Hackberry RamblersDans le Grand Bois
Carter FamilyHello Stranger
Caleb KlauderDeep River
Carter BoysWang Wang Harmonica

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 06/03/2010

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Nick DrakePink Moon
SassparillaCoolin' Board
Bill FrisellVerona
Two Man Gentleman BandWar of Northern Aggression
R. Crumb & the Cheap Suit SerenadersSingin' in the Bathtub
Jesse JamesSouthern Casey Jones
Heavenly Gospel SingersMean Old World
Squirrel ButterBig-Eyed Rabbit
Casey MacGill's Blue 4 TrioSunny Afternoon
Dolly PartonCoat of Many Colors
Beau HunksGood Old Days/Beautiful Lady
Hank WilliamsSettin' the Woods on Fire
Avett BrothersI and Love and You
Louis Dumaine's Jazzola EightTo-Wa-Bac-A-Wa
The HotentotsLots 'o' Mama
Dolly Parton9 to 5
Carter FamilyLook Away from the Cross
Atlas StringbandPaddy on the Handcar
May ErlewineJ.R. Cash
Washington PhillipsTake Your Burden to the Lord and Leave it There
Come Gather Round UsFires of September
Skip JamesHospital Center Blues
Mahalia JacksonI'm on My Way to Canaan
Bruce MolskyPeg and Awl

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 05/06/2010

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May ErlewineRiver JordanGoldenFox on a Hill
Casey MacGills Blue 4 TrioNight OwlSelf titledSelf released
Atlas StringbandJenny on the RailroadStrong ShoulderSelf Released
C.W. StonekingRich Man's BluesKing HokumK.H. Records
Midnight SerenadersCrazy Bout my BabySweet Nothin'sSelf
Phillips Louisville Jug BandTiger RagCongo JazzBlue Flamingo
Jack Rose & his Black Twig pickersSail Away Ladies/I shall not be movedSelf titledRose/Twigs
Red & RubyShe's got Great IdeasSelf titledself
Red & RubyI Can't Give you Anything But LoveSelf Titledself
Gillian WelchOne More DollarRevivalALM
Jaqueline SchwabMaple Leaf RagMark TwainColumbia/Legacy
Skip JamesDevil Got my WomanHard Time Killin Floor BluesBiograph
Washington PhillipsI am Born to Preach the GospelComplete WorksYazoo
Dolly PartonDumb BlondeEssential Dolly PartonRCA Legacy
Carter FamilyMeeting in the AirClinch Mountain TreasuresSony
May ErlewineLove MeGoldenFox on a Hill
Jonathan CoultonA Talk with GeorgeJoCo Looks BackSelf
Chet AtkinsSandmanMaster & his MusicRCA

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 03/11/2010

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 Guest Hosts: Henry Weeks & Moggy Vanderkin

Florida Blues - Dixieland Jug Blowers
Tiger Rag - The Wolverines
Things 'Bout Coming My Way - Tampa Red
Kissimee Kid - Old & In The Way
Infanta March - Fred Van Eps
This Little Light Of Mine - Blind James Campbell
Fiddler In A Dram - The Holy Modal Rounders
Little Liza Jane - Bonnie Russell
Western Plain (When I Was A Cowboy) - Leadbelly
Mississippi Sawyer - George Peagram
I Feel The Blues Movin' In - Floating Glass Balls
One More River To Cross - Uncle Dave Macon
Georgia Bound - Blind Blake
Comin' Up the Back Stairs - Dudley & Pat Lufman
Stream Powered Aereo Plane - John Hartford
Playing With The Strings - Lonnie Johnson
Little Pink - John McCutcheon
Movin' Day - Loudon Wainwright 3rd
Hobo Blues - James "Yank" Rachell/Sonny Boy Williamson 1
I Get The Blues When It Rains - Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
He's in the Ring (Doing the Same Old Thing) - Memphis Minnie
Everyday Will Be Sunday - Creighton Lindsey
Hula Medley - R. Crumb And His Cheap Suit Serenaders
You Rascal You - Ben Curry (Blind Bogus Ben Covington)
The Cuckoo - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Milk Cow Blues - John Estes
Richochet - David Grisman Quintet

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 03/04/2010

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Harry JacksonMornin' Grub Holler
Harry JacksonRound up cook
Nick JainaWinding Sheet
Bridgetown SextetDon't Touch Him
Carter FamilyElbow Room
Billy Bragg & WilcoOne by One
Rough Deal StringbandJack of Diamonds
Skip JamesHart Times Killin' Blues
Bennie Moters Kansas City OrchestraKater St. Rag
Twilight BroadcastersPretty Red Shoes
NomosWing Commander Donald MacKenzies/Andy Renwicks Ferret/Ciaran Tourish's Reel
Bob DylanTangled Up in Blue
Ginger RogersWe're in the Money
Ruby Keeler & Dicke Powell42nd Street
Gideon FreudmannBanjo Dreams
Avett BrothersBallad of Love & Hate
Jacqueline SchwabMaple Leaf Rag
Jacqueline SchwabSweet Betsy from Pike
Liz CarrollMonemohall Reel/Brocca Reel
Tin Hat TrioWidth of the World
Blind Alfred ReedBeware
Wilmer Watts & the Lonely EaglesKnocking Down Casey Jones
Susan VolezMr Magoo
Cliff EdwardsThat's My Weakness Now
Cliff EdwardsPaper Moon
SolasA Miner's Life



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Please share the playlist for yesterday, the 15th! I was listening to a song on my way to work, at about 5:56 am, and it has been stuck in my head ever since...not sure who it was though. THANKS! :)

The guys you had on this

The guys you had on this morning were absolutely unbelievably HOT!!!!!  What is UP???The authenticity!  The talent!   The sheer historical knowledge.    

"The Americans"

Thank you SO MUCH    going to see em tonight AND tomorrow night in Portland at least!



Name of group/song

I've been looking for a playlist for the 10th of Sept. - I wanted to know the name of the group/song that you played at the very end of the program - the very last piece. I couldn't hear all of details - it sounded something like 'Wheels of the World'? Thanks!


song you played

Rise When the Rooster Crows: I love your program, and try to wake up early just to listen, then go back to sleep. Love it!!!

On 4/16/09 you played a song that sang something like:

"How will I rock the cradle when I'm gone?"

I don't know who sang it or what the title really was but it had the most beautiful fiddle playing throughout that thrilled my heart. I want to buy an album by this group but have no clue. I looked on your playlist but it doesn't include that date.

If you don't know off the top of your head just leave it. I just want you to know you play the best music on the radio and can't be found anywhere else. Music sings to the depth of our soul. Sometimes the music you pick is just so beautiful it makes me want to cry happy tears.



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