The Noontime Jamboree

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The Noontime Jamboree on 02/11/13

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Mon, 02/11/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 02/04/13

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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 01/28/13

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Mon, 01/28/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 01/14/13

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Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 01/07/13

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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Retta Christie hosts the Noontime Jamboree

Join me, Retta Christie, on the Noontime Jamboree on Monday, January 7th. My special guest is Chris Tyle. The theme tomorrow is "desert island discs." Both Chris and I will be playing our favorites.  You can find me on facebook at

The Noontime Jamboree on 12/31/12

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Mon, 12/31/2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 12/24/12

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Mon, 12/24/2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 12/17/12

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Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 12/10/12

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Mon, 12/10/2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 12/03/12

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Mon, 12/03/2012 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Retta Christie hosts the Noontime Jamboree

Monday, 3 December, 12 -2 pm Retta Christie hosts the Noontime Jamboree  It'll be a radio show with a mix of music - Merle Haggard, Fats Waller, Kay Starr, Buck Owens and more, more, more.


The Coat And Pants Do All The Work - The Hoosier Hot Shots

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Mon, 09/03/2012
The radio show for Monday, September 3rd is pretty well finished.  It is fairly Labor Day-ish with work songs mixed in.  Here is a sample by the Hoosier Hot Shots.  The song entitled "The Coat And Pants Do All The Work."


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Simple Simon by Hank Thompson & His Brazo Valley Boys

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Mon, 06/18/2012

Meet Me Somewhere In Your Dreams - Retta Christie Hosts

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Mon, 06/04/2012

Meet Me Somewhere In Your Dreams - a song Doc learned from a Shelton Brothers recording. Doc Watson-guitar/vocals, Merle Watson-guitar, Vassar Clements-fiddle, Bobby Seymor-steel, Joe Allenpbass,Jim Isbell-drums.

At Sundown -1946 - Manny Klein & His Orch. George Van Eps on guitar.

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Mon, 05/21/2012

A musical cut from the 5-21 2012 Noontime Jamboree show hosted by Retta Christie.  You can friend me on Facebook.

"Rosie And The Ramblers" Visit KBOO

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Mon, 03/26/2012

 "Rosie And The Ramblers", a young trio from Austin, Texas were passing through Portland on Monday March 26 and stopped in at the KBOO Studios. They performed a four song set on the The Noontime Jamboree".  Rosie proved to us that she's got the vocal chops. Take a listen and see what you think. For more on "Rosie And The Ramblers" go to

Keeter Stuart on "The Noontime Jamboree"

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Mon, 03/26/2012

 Keeter Stuart has been performing his brand of Country & Western Music for a number of years in the Portland area. The work he is most noted for are his renditions of songs by his great uncle Stan Jones (Ghost Riders In The Sky, Cowpoke, The Searchers ) and songs he has penned himself, many of which are extensions of his great uncle's songwriting. Keeter joined us on "The Noontime Jamboree" to discuss, play cuts from CD's and perform song's from his body of work. For more on Keeter Stuart go to


The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 03/16/2009

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Jimmie Revard & His Oklahoma PlayboysGee! But It's Great Walking Back Home
Jimmy WakelyYou're in My Heart to Stay
Django Rheinhardt & Stephane GrapelliSwing Guitars
Carson Robison & His PioneersI'm An Old Cowhand
Eddy ArnoldHow's the World Treating You
Bunny BeriganDavenport Blues
Cowboy & Kathy CopasCopy Cat
Jimmy WakelyWait for the Light to Shine
Jimmy WakelyCampfire Lullaby
Oscar AlemanBesame Mucho
Smokey Woods & the Modern MountaineersMississippi Sandman
Jimmy WakelyRidin' Down to Santa Fe
Cal Shrum & His Rhythm RangersRhythm Tanger's Waltz
Moon MullicanSugar Beet
Jimmi Revard & His Oklahoma PlayboysAm I Blue
Big Bill Cambell & His Rocky Mountain RhythmI'm Rockin' to the Rockies
Carson RobisonHappy- Go-Lucky
Cal Shrum & His Rhythm Rangers8th of January
Jimmie Revard & His Oklahoma PlayboysYou're Mean to Me
Red River DaveIs the Range Still the Same Back Home
Cal Shrum & His Rhythm RangersHaas Special
Carson Robison & His PioneersIn the Cumberland Mountains
Red Norvo & His Swing Octet w/ Bunny BeriganBlues in E Flat
Denver Darling w/ the Ozark PlayboysIf That's the Way You Want It
Buddy ReynoldsBlue Canadian Rockies
Jimmie Revard & His Oklahoma PlayboysYou're As Pretty as a Picture
Cal Shrum & His rhythm RangersTexas Jive
Sons of the PioneersLand Beyond the Sun
Fiddlin' Jack Pierce & The Oklahoma CowboysSweet Georgia Brown
Ezra Paulette & His Beverly HillbilliesWhen the Coyote Howls at Twilight
Oscar AlemanI Got Rhythm
Fiddlin' Jack Pierce & the Oklahoma CowboysIn the Golden West With You
Al Clauser & His Oklahoma OutlawsSome Sweet Day
Ernes TubbeSomebody's Stolen My Honey
Mills' Hotsy Totsy GangLoved One
Carson Robison & His Pioneers-featuring Frank LutherMissouri Valley
Smokey Wood & His Wood ChipsMoonlight in Oklahoma
The HillbilliesRanch In the Rockies
Cal Shrum & His Colrado HillbilliesFit #5
Jimmie Revard & His Oklahoma PlayboysUnder the Moon
Tex AtchinsonYou don't Do right By Me Anymore
Patsy MontanaThere's a Ranch in the Sky
Arkansaw Cotton PickersI've Been Lonesome Since You Went Away
Earl "Fatha" HinesOn the Sunny Side of the Street

A dusty disc mix of music,  Happy Birthday to Jim Goodwin! 

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 03/02/2009

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Roy Newman & his BoysRhythm Is Our Business
Jimmie LuncefordRhythm Is Our Business
Roy Newman & his BoysSadie Green the Vamp of New Orleans
Memphis Jug BandSadie Green the Vamp of New Orleans
Bob Wills & the Texas PlayboysMission to Moscow
Glen MillerMission to Moscow
Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysStraighten Up and Fly Right
Nat King ColeStraighten Up and Fly Right
Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysJumpin at the Woodside
Count BasieJumpin at the Woodside
Ocie StockardBlack and Blue
Louis ArmstrongBlack and Blue
Ocie StockardWabash Blues
Red Nichols & his 5 PenniesWabash Blues
Range RidersDon't Mean a Thing
Duke EllingtonDon't Mean a Thing
James Reese EuropeDark Town Strutter's Ball
Hoosier Hot ShotsDark Town Strutter's Ball
Bob Will & his Texas PlayboysDing Dong Daddy from Dumas
Louis ArmstrongDing Dong Daddy from Dumas
Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys4 or 5 Times
McKinney's Cotton Pickers4 or 5 Times
Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysTake the A Train
Duke EllingtonTake the A Train
Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysAt the Woodchopper's Ball
Woody HermanAt the Woodchopper's Gall
James Reese EuropeMemphis Blues
Swift Jewel CowboysMemphis Blues
Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysHoneysuckle Rose
Fats WallerHoneysuckle Rose
Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysC Jam Blues
Duke EllingtonC Jam Blues
Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysBack Home Again in Indiana

Confluence of Jazz + Country = Western Swing

Music enthusiast Ed Goldberg joins host Retta Christie in the studio for a show exploring the meeting of these genres. 

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 02/02/2009

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Roy RogersI'm Gonna Gallop Gallop To Gallup New Mexico
Bill Boyd & His Cowboy RamblersSinging And Swinging For Me
Johnny Bond & His Red River Valley BoysTwilight on the Trail
Bob WillsToo_Busy
Lefty FrizzellTime Changes Things
Mound City Blue BlowersI'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
The Corley FamilyGive The World A Smile
Faron YoungHave I Waited Too Long
Hoedown BreakdownRaley Brothers And Woody Carter
The Delmore BrothersI Need The Prayers Of Those I Love
Clarence Williams And His Jazz KingsNervous Breakdown
Wes TuttleWith Tears In My Eyes
Jack GuthrieNo Need To Knock On My Door
Mildred Bailey and her swing Band (Teddy Wilson)When Day Is Done
Lefty FrizzellTravellin' Blues
Tommy Dover And His Texas Rhythm BoysBlue Over You
Jimmy Johnson and Clarence WilliamsHow Could I Be Blue?
Gene AutryAtlanta Bound
Spade CooleyYodelling Polka
Johnny Bond & His Red River Valley BoysSaddle Serenade
Mildred Bailey and her Alley Cats (Teddy Wilson)Willow Tree
Faron YoungThey Made Me Fall In Love With You
Jimmy RodgersAway Out on the Mountain
Red MurrellErnest Tubb's Talking Blues
Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard BandClarinet Getaway
The Delmore BrothersJust The Same Sweet Thing To Me
Cliffie StoneKnock On Wood
Merrill E. MooreHouse Of Blue Lights
Ted Daffan's TexansToo Far Gone
Leodie JacksonSteelin' The Blues
Roy HogsedPut Some Sugar In Your Shoes
Mound City Blue BlowersIndiana
Prairie RamblersDown By The Old Mill Stream
Jimmie DolanTennessee Baby
Bill Boyd & His Cowboy RamblersGuess Who's In Town
The Stripling BrothersThe Lost Child

A Ground Hog's Day musical mish-mash.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 01/05/2009

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Jimmie Rodgers w/ Louis ArmstrongBlue Yodel No.9, 1930
Johnny Cash w/ Louis ArmstrongBlue Yodel No. 9, 1970
Jimmie RodgersJimmie's Mean Mama Blues
Andrew HallCrazy
Seger EllisPrarie Blues
Sefer EllisAin't Misbehavin
Bert Low w/ Smith BallewUnder a Texas Moon
Bob WillsToo Busy
Willard RobisonTall Timber
Joe Venuti w/ Eddie LangeWild Cat
Lonnie Johnson w/ Eddie LangeMidnight Call
Willard RobisonDevil is Afraid of Music
Emmett MillerSweet Mama
Range RidersNo Foolin'
Cliff Edwards w/ Dick McDonough & Artie BernsteinNight Owl
Bob WillsTen Years
Benny StricklerFidgety Feet
Bob WillsWhen It's Honeysuckle Time in the Valley
Bob Wills w/ Danny Alquire on VocalsHome in San Antone
T. Texas TylerThat's All
T. Texas TylerOld Fashioned Love
Bob WillsI Ain't got Nothin' But the Blues
Bob WillsIt Makes No Difference Now
Bob WillsBoot Heel Drag

Retta Christie is joined by special guest, Chris Tyle.  Chris, a life long jazz fan, brings in recordings of old Southern jazz and Western swing from his extensive record collection.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 12/15/2008

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Gene Autry with Rosemary ClooneyLook Out The Window
Rosemary ClooneyNo Letter Today
Chet Atkins & Les PaulLimehouse Blues
Gene AutryAt Sundown
Gene AutryBlue Yodel No. 5
Chet Atkins & Les PaulI Want To Be Happy
Ella Fitzgerald + Mills Bros.I Gotta Have My Baby Back
Floyd TillmanIt's Been A Long, Long Time
Jimmy RodgersAway Out on the Mountain
Chet Atkins & Les PaulLover, Come Back To Me
Gene AutryI Tipped My Hat And Slowly Rode Away
Jimmie RodgersMiss The Mississippi And You
Six and 7/8th String BandMedley:Winter Nights/Stumbling
Chet Atkins & Doc WatsonOn My Way To Canaan's Land
Rosemary ClooneyYou Love Me Just Enough To Hurt Me
Lost RancherosSoldado de le Vita
Floyd TillmanThe Same Old Blues
Ella FitzgeraldA-Tisket, A-Tasket
Birth Of The BluesChet Atkins & Les Paul
Los RancherosLas Canastas
Gene AutryDear Hearts And Gentle People
Chet Atkins with Johnny GimbleFiddlin' Around
Ocie Stockard & The Wanderers w/ Harry Palmer-t.Just Blues
Chet Atkins & Doc WatsonMedley: Tennessee Rag/Beaumont Rag
Jimmy RodgersDear Old Sunny South by the Sea

Look Out the Window, songs to warm up a cold day.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 11/17/2008

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Dinning SistersShine on Harvest Moon
Slim ClarkTrailrider's Moon
Judy Perkins with the Pleaseant Valley BoysThe Moon Still Shines On the Monshine Still
Floyd TillmanThere's Blood On the Moon Tonight
Moon MullicanMoonshine Polka
The Girls of the Golden WestTexas Moon
Patsy ClineBlue Moon of Kentucky
The VagabondsMoonlingt Down in Lover's Lane
Merele Travis (with Judy Hayden)Spoonin' Moon
Jenks "Tex" CarmenRoll on Silver Moon
Louvin BrothersSouthern Moon
Elton BrittBlue Texas Moonlight
Moon MullicanMoonshine Blues
Red River Dave McEneryRed River Moon
Patsy MontanaOld Nevada Moon
Roy Lanham and the WhippoorwillsCarolina Moon
Don Rich & the BuckaroosSpanish Moonlight
Judy Martin & her Moutain RangersI'm Gettin a Moon's Eye View of the World
The Girls of the Golden WestRoll Along Prarie Moon
Tommy DuncanTexas Moon
Sons of the Purple SageWhen My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
Bob Will & his Texas PlayboysMoonlight on the Prairie
Moon MullicanShoot the Moon
Lefty FrizzellMoonlight Darling and You
Cindy WalkerWhen My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
Jimm Rives and the CherokeesHow Hight the Moon
Jimmy WakelyPale Moon
Dale EvansUnder a Texas Moon
Sons of the PioneersMellow Alabama Moon

Celebrating the moon in the clear night skies of late, I've put together a show of moon songs.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 11/03/2008

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Merle HaggardWhite Line Fever
George Jones/Tammy WynetteNear You
Dolly PartonJolene
Ray CharlesI Can't Stop Loving You
Johnny CashRing of Fire
Patsy ClineI Fall to Pieces
Les PaulCaravan
Jeannie SeelyIt's Only Love
Ernest TubbWalking the Floor Over You
Les Paul/Mary FordMocking Bird Hill
Hank WilliamsI'm so Lonesome I could Cry
George JonesWalk Through this World with Me
Dolly PartonCoat of Many Colors
Waylon JenningsGood Ol' Boys
Patsy ClineSan Antonio Rose
Ray PriceMy Shoes Keep Waling Back to You
Conway TwittyLinda on My Mind
Hank WilliamsMove it on Over
Merle HaggardRight or Wrong
Ray CharlesYou Don't Know Me
Charlie PrideIs Anybody Goin' to San Antone
Tammy WynetteAlmost Persuaded
Waylon JenningsLovin' Her was Easier ( than anything I'll ever do again)
Hank SnowI'm Movin' On
Patsy ClineCrazy
Willie NelsonThree Days
Merle HaggardStay a Little Longer
George JonesWhy Baby Why
Les Paul/Mary FordBye-Bye Blues

Familiar songs to sooth during an anxious time.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 10/13/2008

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I sat in for the Mighty Hawk today with a show about money...Frederic

01 A Good Old Dollar Bill - Billy Murray (1908)
02 Money (That's What I Want) - Jerry Lee Lewis
03 If You Got the Dinero, Ive Got the Camaro - Pinchitos Caliente
04 If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time - Lefty Frizzell
05 Money, Honey - Elvis Presley
06 Money, Money, Money - Gene Simmons
07 Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime - Satellites
08 Money - Tex Williams
09 Money Song - Monty Python
10 Big Money - Paul Davis
11 Love Makes The World Go ‘Round, But Money Greases The Wheel - Dee Mullins
12 Praise The Lord And Send Me The Money - Bobby Bare
13 Money - Charlie Daniels Band
14 Pennies From Heaven - Hot Club Of Cowtown
15 A Dollar Short And A Day Late - Asleep At The Wheel
16 Lookin' For Money - Al Urban
17 Man With Money - Everly Brothers
18 Can't Buy Me Love - Shenandoah
19 Give Me My Money - The Blue Ridge Playboys
20 Brother, Can You Spare A Dime - Judy Roderick
20 Money - Del Reeves
21 Money - Lovin' Spoonful
22 The Credit Card Song - Dick Feller
22 Too Much Month (At The End Of The Money) - Marty Stuart
23 M-O-N-E-Y - Lyle Lovett
24 The Almighty Dollar Bill - Burl Ives
25 I Wish I Had a Nickel - Lost Highway
26 Five Dollar Bill - Corb Lund Band
27 Big Spender - Peggy Lee
28 We're In The Money - Boswell Sisters [1933]


The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 09/15/2008

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Dick ThomasHalfway to Montana
Louvin Bros.Put Me on the Trail to Carolina
Mound City Blue BlowersArkansas Blues
Dinning SistersHawaiian War Chant
Kenny Roberts & the PinetoppersBeautiful Ohio
Patsy ClineBlue Moon of Kentucky
Jimmy DayGeorgia Steel Guitar
The Carter Sisters w/ Mother MaybelleTennessee Tears
Earl Fuller's Rector Novelty Orch.Texas
Hal Lone Pine & Betty CodyFrome Paree to Tennessee
Waylon JenningsT for Texas
Bonnie LouTexas Polka
Louvin Bros.Alabama
Casey SmithEast Texas Rag
Hal Lone Pine & Betty CodyIn Sunny Tennesee
Mound City Blue BlowersGeorgia On My Mind
Al Keahola Perry's Singing SurfridersHawaiian Cowboy
Kay StarrStars Fell on Alabama
Spade CooleyTexas Steel Guitar
Elton BrittBlue Texas Moonlight
Andy Parker and the PlainsmenIdaho
Sophie TuckerVirginia
Don Rich & the BuckaroosGeorgia Peach
Patsy ClineTennessee Waltz
Leon's Lone Star CowboysTexas Plains
Tex MortonThe Oregon Trail
Spade Cooley & his OrchestraOklahoma Stomp
Frank Luther & Carson Robison as Bud & Joe BillingsMissouri Valley
Jimmy O'Bryants Washboard BandGeorgia Breakdown

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 09/08/2008

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Tommy DuncanThere's not a Cow in Texas
Maddox Bros. & RoseMule Train
Girls of the Golden WestBuckin Bronco
Sam & Kirk McGeeTiger Rag
Anne JonesMonkey Business
Sons of the PioneersStrawberry Roan
Spade CooleyCowbell Polka
Pee Wee KingCincinnati Dancing Pig
Roy AcuffGreat Speckled Bird
Overstake SistersHold on Little Dogies Hold On
Speedy WestSnow Deer
Cannon's Jug StompersMule Get Up in the Alley
Hank PennyRabbits Don't Ever get Married
Girls of the Golden WestWhen the Bees are in the Hive
Hank ThompsonUnder the Double Eagle
Al Clausen & his Oklahoma OutlawsCraw Dad Song
Roy LanhamTabby the Cat
Lefty FrizzellGator Hollow
Tennessee Ernie FordCatfish Boogie
Peg Leg Howell & Eddy AnthonyBeaver Slide Rag
Gene Autry with his little Darlin' Mary LeeWoodpecker Song
Red FoleyOld Kentucky Fox Chase
Tommy DuncanDog House Blues
Sam & Kirk McGeeBlack Cat Rag
Hoosier Hot ShotsLike a Monkey Likes Coconuts
Blind Lemon JeffersonHot Dogs
Little Jimmy DickensWalk Chicken Walk ( cause You're too Fat to Fly)
Maddox Bros. & RoseMilk Cow Blues
Floyd TillmanThe Worm has Turned
Al Clauser & his Oklahoma OutlawsDance of the Dodo Bird


I approve the Noontime Jamboree!

Why didn't I know about this radio show sooner!  Thank you for the time you put into getting this great program together.  We desparately need more of this sort of thing.  I find this program to be so fulfilling and satisfying. 


thx rett

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 Hey Retta,

I'm listening to you and Dave while I attempt French homework.  You are much more entertaining, it's great to hear your voice.  Can't wait to see you.

Love and big kisses,


Retta and Wade make my

Retta and Wade make my Mondays!

Upcoming show on Monday, July 21

Retta: Jazz musician and record collector and mighty fine cook Chris Tyle, will join me in the studio for a radio show featuring food songs.

Great Shows

Dear Retta and ThE MiGhTY HaWK,
Love all the shows...your intros, your support of old-time, recent, local and general good-for your soul music. My fella and I have been fans for long time...we are 22 years together and Mondays on KBOO are "our days" to recover from world-wide spazzzzzz! Thanks for your contribution to the greater good.

VW and her man, Scratch


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