The Noontime Jamboree

Hawk and Retta bring you the Good Stuff.   American music at its best. 

Episode Archive

The Noontime Jamboree on 11/07/11

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Mon, 11/07/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Filmmaker Beth Harrington visits with Retta Christie on the Noontime Jamboree.

 Filmaker Beth Harrington returns to the Noontime Jamboree with host Retta Christie to talk about her film The Winding Stream. Music and interviews featuring the Carter Family.

The Noontime Jamboree on 10/17/11

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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Jim Goodwin Special featured on The Noontime Jamboree

Monday, October 17th on the Noontime Jamboree, Portland born jazz musician Jim Goodwin will be featured.

The latest posthumous CD that has come out will be the main focus of the show along with a lot of Jim's other recordings.  T-shirts designed by Mr. Goodwin ( see photo below ) will be offered as thank you gifts as well as copies of the featured CD, Ray Skjelbred and Jim Goodwin recorded live in Port Costa (1977) on the Orangapoid label.


The Noontime Jamboree on 09/26/11

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Mon, 09/26/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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The Noontime Jamboree

Today Monday, September 26th on The Noontime Jamboree, mushy songs about love and marriage. We had a very sweet wedding on our tree farm over the weekend and it put me in a mood.
12 - 2 pm. Retta Christie hosts.

The Noontime Jamboree on 09/19/11

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Mon, 09/19/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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The Noontime Jamboree

The Noontime Jamboree
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Today on the Noontime Jamboree - Dave Frishberg joins host Retta Christie in the studio for 2 hours of music and ethnic humor. Dave has been working on a project in New York, Old Jews Telling Jokes - This kind of material will be featured.

The Noontime Jamboree on 09/12/11

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Mon, 09/12/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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On the air with the Noontime Jamboree!

The Noontime Jamboree
Monday, September 12th
12 - 2 pm
The song list ranges from Ray Price, Milton Brown, and Bill Boyd & His Cowboy Ramblers to Jack Purvis, Anson Weeks and Clarence Williams. Retta Christie hosts.

The Noontime Jamboree on 09/05/11

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Mon, 09/05/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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The Noontime Jamboree

Plenty of Western music and songs about cowboys on the Noontime Jamboree today.

Retta Christie hosts.

The Noontime Jamboree on 06/06/11

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Mon, 06/06/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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All Aboard - Train Songs and Stories

Monday, June 6th on The Noontime Jamboree, 12 - 2 pm

All Aboard! Train Songs and Stories.  Scott Hurd, Station Master at Union Train Station in Portland, is Retta's guest.  Scott is a 3rd generation train man and has been obsessed with the iron horse since he was a youngster.

The Noontime Jamboree on 05/23/11

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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Counterfeit Cash Live in the Studio

For a change, The Noontime Jamboree will host a live band, Portland's Counterfeit Cash. This 5 piece aggregation will perform the tunes of Johnny and June, talk about the Man in Black and teach you how to ride a blue train. Check it out.

The Noontime Jamboree on 05/16/11

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Mon, 05/16/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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The Subject Is Dance

Monday, May 16th
Join host Retta Christie on the Noontime Jamboree from 12 - 2 pm where the feature will be dancing and dance music.

The Noontime Jamboree on 04/18/11

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Mon, 04/18/2011 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Chris Tyle and Dave Frishberg join host Retta Christie for more musical dialogue

Monday, April 18th on the Noontime Jamboree -
Tune in for another round of musical exchange when Chris Tyle and Dave Frishberg join host Retta Christie in the studio.  12 - 2 pm


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 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

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 09/01/2008

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Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysDon't Be Ashamed of Your Age
Al Clauser & his Oklahoma OutlawsSouth
Jenks "Tex" CarmanMississippi Valley
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysFaded Love
Milton Brown & his Musical BrowniesWhen it's Harvest Time
Chickie Williams w/ Doc Williams & the Border RidersBeyond the Sunset
Tommy Ducan w/ Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysI've a New Road Under My Wheels
Joan Brooks w/Paul BrownHeading Back to Houston
Merle Travis w/ Jerry ColonnaOh Why, Oh Why di I ever Leave Wyoming
Milton Brown & his Musical BrowniesMexicali Rose
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysThat's How Much I Love You
Carson Robisons MadcapsNonsense
Al Clauser & his Oklahoma OutlawsStompin' at the Riverside
Overstake SistersMission Bells are Calling Me
Tommy Duncan w/ Bob Wills & his Texas PlayboysWalkin in the Shadwo of the Blues
Milton Brown & his Musical BrowniesAvalon
Carl T. SpragueWhe the Works all Done this Fall
Jenks " Tex" CarmanSunny Tennessee
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysWho's Heart are You Breaking Now
Overstake SistersJust Tell Them that You Saw Me
Jenks " Tex" CarmanKahila March
Milton Brown & his Musical BrowniesYou'r Bound to Look like a Money When You Grow Old
Patsy MontanaOut on the Lone Prarie
Tommy DuncanSan Antonio Rose
Jasper BrisbeeDevils Dream
Al Clauser & his Oklahoma OutlawsWhy Wast Your Tears on Me
Milton Brown & his Musical BrowniesGoofus

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 08/11/2008

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Sons of the PioneersHappy Roving Cowboy
Woody Herman and his OrchestraIndian Boogie-Woogie
The Cowboy's DreamCarl T. Sprague
By the Waters of MinnetonkaEddith South and his Alabamians
I Found My Straight Shootin' CowboyOverstake Sisters
Comanche War DanceLes Brown and his Orchestra
Dude CowboyLouise Massey and the Westerners, Curt Massey Vocal
Big Chief De SotaFats Waller and his Rhythm
I'm an Old CowhandBing Crosby
Singing On the ReservationChick Webb and his Orchestra
I Want to be a Real Cowboy GirlGirls of the Golden West
From the Land of Sky-Blue WaterMildred Bailey-vocal
Ridin' Down the CanyonThe Prarie Ramblers
Cherokee CanyonTex Beneke and his Orchestra
I Wanna be a Cowboy's SweetheartPatsy Montana
Indian Cradle SongLouis Armstrong and his Orchestra
The Cattle CallLight Crust Doughboys
Hiawatha's LullabyJoe Venuti and his Blue Five
Back in the Saddle AGaingGene Autry
Sioux War DanceJohn Pidoux
Cowboy's Home in HeavenCarson Robison
I'm the Medicine Man for the BluesNat Shikret and his Orchestra

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 08/04/2008

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Jerry Irby with His Texas Ranchers1 Super Boogie Woogie
Sons of the PioneersWhen it’s Autumn in the Hills of California
Jimmie WidenerJimmie’s Jump
Bob Wills and His Texas PlayboysIda Red likes to Boogie
Rosalie AllenAha! San Antone
Ernie HoodPlease Walk out Backwards
Jimmy Wakely and Eddie Miller and his hot DogiesI’ve got Nuggets in My Pockets
Lefty FrizzellIf You’ve got the Money, I’ve got the time
Sons of the PioneersEchoes from the Hills
Billy ByrdLime house blues
Floyd TillmanRunning Away
Boots Faye and the Sun Valley CowboysYou’re Writing love letters to me
Moon MullicanWell oh well
Ted DaffenBluest blues
Jack Gutherie and His OklahomansThe clouds rained trouble down
Jerry ByrdSt. Louis blues
Patsy MontanaThere’s a ranch in the sky
Dale EvansI wear a saddle on my heart
Magnolia garden waltzMagnolia garden waltz
Dale EvansI’m gonna lock you out of my heart
Lefty FrizzellLook what thoughts will do
Westly Tuttle and his Texas Stars featuring Phil MarxRed wing
Rosalie AllenMe go where you go Amigo
Paul Howard and the Arkansaw Cotton PickersI’ve been lonesome since you went away
Moon MullicanMona Lisa
Rosalie AllenNever trust a man
Jack Gutherie and his OklahomansNext to the soil
Leodi Jackson and his Western swingstersSteeling the blues
Billy ByrdToo bad little girl
Red Foley with Hank GarlandSugar Foot Rag

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 07/21/2008

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Jack Payne and HisHot Coffee
Sam Lannin's Orchestra, Orchestra, Annette Hanshaw, vocalCooking Breakfast for the One I Love
Johnny Dunn and His BandHam and Eggs
Fred Waring and his PennsylvaniansA Picnic for Two
Earl Fuller's Rector Hotel OrchestraPork and Beans
Carl Kress and Dick McDonoughChicken-a-la-Swing
Six Jumping JacksSend for Our Free Booklet
Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon, Jasper TaylorDown at Jasper's Barbeque
Charlie Johnson's Paradise OrchestraHot Bones and Rice
New Orleans BootblacksMixed Salad
John Gill's Dixieland SerenadersOysters and Clams
Tony Parenti's New OrleaniansGumbo
Ossman-Dudley TrioChicken Chowder
Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Edythe Wright, vocalYou Gotta Eat Your Spinach
New Orleans OwlsMeat on the Table
Fletcher Henderson and His OrchestraHot Mustard
Alabama Washboard KingsPepper Steak
Eddie Lang and Joe VenutiCheese and Crackers
Jack Hylton and His Orchestra,vGorgonzola
Ted Weems and his OrchestraWashing Dishes With My Sweetie
Victor Dance OrchestraWild Cherries Rag

A food show: Special guest Chris Tyle (a jazz musician and fabulous cook) joins host Retta Christie in the KBOO studio for a tasty show.

Hillbilly Noontime Jamboree playlist for 07/07/2008

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Cliff Bruner and his Texas WanderersOver the Trail
Light Crust DoughboysThe Cattle Call
Clarence WilliamsMilk Cow blues
Uncle Henry’s Original Kentucky MoutaineersYou should Have thought of that before
Carson RobisonCowboy’s Home in Heaven
Cliff Carlisle QuartetShine on Me
Mound City Blue BlowersSaddle Your Blues to a Wild Mustang
Light Crust DoughboysAlice Blue Gown
Spade CooleyThree-way Boogie
Light Crust DoughboysLost
Hoosier Hot ShotsIs it True What they say about Dixie
Bill CarlisleBeneath the Weeping Willow Tree
Cannon’s Jug StompersHollywood Rag
Mound City Blue BlowersWah-Hoo
Light Crust DoughboysCareless
Buddy JonesEveryday Blues
Port Arthur JubileersJeeps Blues
Zeke Winters and the Rocky MountaineersIt Ain’t Nobody’s Biz’ness What I Do
Overstake SistersGoodbye to Old Mexico
Cliff BrunerSingin’ the Low Down blues Down Low
Overstake SistersSomeday, Somewhere, Sweetheart
The WanderersTiger Rag
Cliff BrunerSorry (I’ll Say I’m Sorry)
Cliff BrunerNew Falling Rain Blues
Overstake SistersGosh, I Miss You all the Time
Rhythm BoysPorky’s Boogie Woogie on Strings
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysToo Busy

Hillbilly Noontime Jamboree playlist for 06/30/2008

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Hank ThompsonThree times SevenHank Thompson-A Six Pack to GoBear Family Records
Tennessee Ernie & Ella Mae MorseFalse-hearted GirlHonky tonkin' Rhythm 1950'sGreat Voices of the Century, U.K.
Buck OwensAct NaturallyThe Best of Buck OwensCapitol Records
Al PettyTwin Steel RideHillbilly Bop, Boogie, & The Honky Tonk Blues, Vol. 3Jasmine
Kitty WellsAll Smiles TonightKitty WellsGolden Country LP
Hank ThompsonDeep ElmHank Thompson-A Six Pack to GoBear Family Records
Merle HaggardKern RiverKern RiverEpic
Lefty FrizzellIf You've Got the Money Honey, I've got the TimeShine Shave Shower (It's Saturday Night)Proper Records
The BuckaroosTogether AgainThe Buck Owens Song Book, Instrumental Backgrounds of Owens Favorites Playd by the BuckaroosCapitol
Patti PageWalking the Floor Over YouPatti Page Sings Country & Western Golden HitsMercury Records
George JonesWindow Up Above25 Country Stars & HitsPickwick
Pee Wee KingSan Antonio RoseStars of the Grand Ole Opry 1926-1975RCA
Coon Creek GirlsGive Me the Roses While I liveCountry Western Classics-The WomenTime-Life
Marty RobbinsDevil Woman2-Record Set Marty's Country, Marty RobbinsColumbia Records
Freddy FenderI'm Not a Fool AnymoreBefore the Next Teardrop FallsABC-Dot Records
Lefty FrizzellCalifornia Blues ( Blue Yodel #4)Shine Shave Shower (It's Saturday Night)Proper Records
Merle HaggardBig Butter & Egg ManKern RiverEpic
Hank ThompsonI Cast a Lonesome ShadowHank Thompson-A Six Pack to GoBear Family Records
Patsy ClineWalking After MidnightCountry Western Classics-The WomenTime-Life
Marty RobbinsI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry2-Record Set Marty's Country, Marty RobbinsColumbia Records
Freddy FenderI Love My Rancho GrandeBefore the Next Teardrop FallsABC-Dot Records
Buck OwensOpen Up YOur HeartOpen Up Your HeartCapitol
Ella Mae MorseCow-Cow BoogieThe Hits of Ella Mae Morse and Freddie SlackCapitol Records
Hackberry RamblersJole Blonde60 Years of Coungry MusicRCA
Buck OwensDevil Like MeOpen Up Your HeartCapitol
Ella Mae MorseMr. 5 by 5The Hits of Ella Mae Morse and Freddie SlackCapitol


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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