The Noontime Jamboree

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The Noontime Jamboree on 09/08/14

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Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 09/01/14

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Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 08/25/14

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Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 08/18/14

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 08/11/14

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 08/04/14

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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 07/28/14

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Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 07/21/14

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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 07/14/14

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Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 07/07/14

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Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz


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 12/23/2013

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The Sweetback SistersRocking Around the Christmas Tree
Billy BriggsNorth Pole Boogie
Jimmie MartinOld-Fashioned Christmas
Sweetback SistersHark the Herald Angels Sing
The Brute Force Steel BandJingle Bells
Elvis PresleyHere Comes Santa Claus
Sweetback SistersSanta Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney
Loretta LynnTo Heck With Old Santa Claus
George JonesMy Mom and Santa Claus
Sweetback SistersSanta Claus Is Coming To Town
Charlie RichSanta Claus' Daughter
Dwight YoakumSanta Can't Stay
Brenda LeeI'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
Hank SnowThe Reindeer Boogie
Davis SistersChristmas Boogie
Buck OwensJingle Bells
Mike IrelandChristmas Past
Dottie WestYou Are My Christmas Carol
Ernest TubbChristmas Is Just Another Day For Me
Dwight YoakumRun Run Rudolph
Elvis PresleyOn A Snowy Chrismas Night
Willie Nelson and Booker TChristmas Blues
Glenna BellBe My Valentine (On Christmas)
Ray PriceBright Lights and Blonde Haired Women
Bobby HelmsThis Old Year Is Gone
Merle HaggardIf We Make It Through December
Reno and SmileyIt Won't Seem Like Christmas
Loretta LynnChristmas Without Daddy
Bob Wills and the Texas PlayboysEmpty Chair At the Christmas Table
Willie NelsonPretty Paper
Patsy Cline and Ferlin HuskyLet It Snow
Sweetback SistersWinter Wonderland
Webb PierceChristmas At Home
Gelnn CampbellThere's No Place Like Home
Sweeetback Sisters w/ Jesse MilnesChristmas Island
Bobby HelmsI Wanna Go to Santa Claus Land
Sweetback SistersSilver Bells
Loretta LynnGift of the Blues
Homer and JethroNuttin' For Christmas
Emmylou HarrisBeautiful Star of Bethlehem
Sweetback SistersHave Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Kitty WellsAway In A Manger
Billy GrammerWe Wish You A Merry Christmas
Tammy WynetteIt Came Upon A Midnight Clear

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 11/25/2013

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Porter WagonerOut of the Silence (Came A Song)
Three 'Baccer TagsGet Your Head In Here
Sleepy LaBeefStagger Lee
Barn Door SlammersFlorida
Barn Door SlammersSnatchin' and Grabbin'
Moon Mullican and the ShowboysI Can't Love You
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysGo Home With the Girls In the Morning
Willie Nelson and Shelby LynneTill the End of the World
Texas PlayboysOklahoma Twister
Link DavisBig Mamou
Freddy FenderEste Noche Mia Seras
Jimmy RodgersTravelin' Blues
Wilmer Watts and the Lonely EaglesBonnie Bess
Jimmie DavisWhen We All Get to Heaven
Don GibsonMy God Is Real
Sons of the PioneersAll Through the Night
Jimmie Dale GilmoreRain Just Falls
Cornell Hurd BandPut Your Makeup On (Your Slippin' 'Round is Showin')
Jr. BrownMy Wife Thinks You're Dead
Cornell Hurd BandI Cry, Then I Drink, Then I Cry
Connie SmithA Touch of Yesterday
Ray PriceSame Old Me
Copper and CoalKentucky Blue
Johnny BushWhen It's Your Turn to Fall
Homer and JethroAfter the Hangover's Over
Porter WagonerCarroll County Accident
Bob LumanLet's Think About Living
Carl PerkinsHey Good Looking
Waylon Jennings and Hank Willams Jr.The Conversation
Hank Penny and Jane MorganYou Played On My Piano
Tex Williams and Rex AllenTwo Texas Boys
Elizabeth CookGospel Plough
Jerry ReedBroken Heart Attack
Dave & HowardBay Rum Blues
Cornell Hurd BandWhen the Whiskey Turns to Tears
Wille and Paula NelsonHave You Ever Seen the Rain?
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysSilver Lake Blues

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 11/18/2013

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BughouseRed Norvo
Someday SweetheartSally Stark
I'm Crazy Bout My BabySally Stark
You're Just In LoveBing Crosby & Louis Armstrong
Symphonic ScronchLloyd Scott
Happy HourLloyd Scott
It's SandmanLambert, Hendricks & Ross
Two For the BluesLambert, Hendricks & Ross
SomeoneBranch & Coleman
Dicty GlideDuke Ellington
Delta BoundIvie Anderson
Happy As the Day is LongIvie Anderson
A Melody From the SkyBunny Berigan
SkrontchFats Waller
Sout of the BorderGene Autry
SnowboundKarinn Allyson
Let That Be a Lesson to YouBenny Goodman
Oh How I Hate to Get UP in the MorningIrving Berlin
I Can't Give You Anything but LoveEthel Waters
Doin' the New Low DownCab Calloway
Arabian LoverDuke Ellington
Paper MoonCliff Edwards
Sweet and SlowGerry Mulligan
Mood HollywoodDorsey Bros.
Waiting for the Robert E. LeeSottdale String Band
Out of this WorldGerry Mulligan
PrimitiveLuis Russell
The Noontime Jamboree hosted by Retta Christie.  Special guests on the show, Chris Tyle and Dave Frishberg.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 11/11/2013

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Hawkshaw HawkinsSoldiers JoyThe Great Hawkshaw HawkinsHarmony/Columbia
Tennesee Ernie FordJust Before the Battle MotherCivil War Songs of the NorthCapitol
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysSilver Dew On the Bluegrass TonightSan Antonio RoseBear Family
Merle TravisBugle Call RagHot PickingPrimo
Texas RubyRock My Cradle Once AgainA Memorial Tribute to Curly Fox and Texas RubyBronco Buster
Bill Mounce and the Sons of the South18 Months Little DarlingJitterbug JiveKrazy Kat
Cliff Bruner and his BoysDraftboard BluesDoughboys, Playboys and CowboysProper
Dixie RamblersHe's An Army ManJitterbug JiveKrazy Kat
Bob Wills and His Texas Palyboys w/ Tommy DuncanBlackout BluesTiffany Transcriptons Vol. 1Kaleidascope
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysSmoke On the WaterSan Antonio RoseBear Family
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysSentimental JourneyTiffany Transcriptions Vol. 9Kaleidascope
Eddy ArnoldEasy Rocking ChairBouquet of RosesCountry Stars
Hank WilliamsRockin' Chair MoneyThe MusicMercury
Merle TravisNo VacancyMerle Travis 1944-49Country Routes
Ernest TubbRainbow and MidnightErnest Tubb's Greatest HitsDecca
Molly O'DayA Hero's DeathA Sacred CollectionOld Homestead
Louvin BrosThere's A Grave in the Wave of the OceanWeapon of PrayerCapitol
Ernest TubbSoldier's Last LetterCountry Music Hall of Fame SeriesMCA
Homer and JethroThe Old Potato Peel BluesThe Old Crusty MinstrelsRCA Victor
Merle TravisRe-enlistment BluesSweet Temptation 1946-53Razor and Tie
Floyd TillmanEach Night At NineCountry Musci Hall of FameMCA
Merle HaggardGot A Letter From My Kid TodayA Working Man Can't Get Nowhere TodayCapitol
Loretta LynnDear Uncle Sam1966 Country And Western Award WinnersDecca
Marvin RainwaterDon't Tell My Boy I'm In PrisonThe Country's Favorite SingerMt. Vernon Music
Hank WilliamsNo No JoeThe MusicMercury
Roger MillerPrivate John QRoger and OutSmash
Al TerryGod's Gonna Turn Us To DustAl Terry and Johnny Tyler Country Music StarsCrown Records
Wilburn Bros.Little Johnny From Down the StreetLittle Johnny From Down the StreetDecca
Autry InmanThe Ballad of Two BrothersTroubled TroubadorsOmni
The Carter FamilySoldier's SweetheartEarly Country RadioJSP
Johnny WrightYou're Over There (And I'm Over Here)Country Music SpecialDecca
Homer and JethroThe Duckworth ChantHomer and Jethro Strike BackRCA Camden
Cowboy CopasSouth Pacific ShoreRockin' Rollin' CopasCCL
Willie NelsonRemember the AlamoBeautiful TexasBear Family
Johnny HortonBattle of New OrleansThe Spectacular Johnny HortonColumbia/Legacy
Merle HaggardI Wonder If They Ever Think Of MeI Love Dixie BluesCapitol
George Jones50,000 NamesThe RockBMG
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysWhite Cross On OkinawaSan Antonio RoseBear Family
The Croft FamilyNow Is the HourNew Zealand A Souvenir In SongMusic World Deluxe
Blackfoot IndiansWar or Grass Dance SongAn Historical Album of Blackfoot Indian MusicEthnic Folkways
Original Chestnut Grove QuartetBetter Farther OnThe Legendary Chestnut Grove QuartetCounty

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 10/28/2013

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North Carolina Ramblers String BandThat Lonesome Valley
Carl StoryConctant Companion
Elizabeth CookJesus
Red Rowe and his Ridge RunnersShaggy Dog Blues
Tex Willaims' Western CaravanCareless Love
Red Murrell and His Ozark Mtn. PlayboysWake Up Babe
The PickettsStill In Love
Time Warp TophandsTake Another Guess
Texas PlayboysKeeper Of My Heart
Barn Door SlammersLong Time Coming
Time Warp Tophands'Tater Pie
Barn Door SlammersBrain Cloudy Blues
Ray PriceInvitation to the Blues
Dave RichRosie Let's Get Cozy
Johnny BondPut Me to Bed
Copper and CoalWhole Damn Bottle
Copper and CoalI Can't Believe I've Fallen
Becky HobbsI Don't Dance With Strangers
Patsy ClineThere He Goes
Chet AtkinsLa Madrugada
Mel StreetI Can't Dance
Mel StreetSmoky Mtn. Memories
Billy SwanI'm Her Fool
Robbie FulksImogene
Merle HaggardIf I Left It Up To You
Merle HaggardSomeone Told My Story
Jimmy MartinGoodbye Old Pal
Skeeter DavisNever Ending Song of Love
Tex WilliamsRiver of No Return
Tommy ScottGimme Some Lovin'
Tommy Scott w/ Chuck HousleyDon't Kill A Man Because He Calls You A S.O.B.
Tommy ScottCat Music
Tommy Scott the AstronautCats and Dogs
Ramblin' Tommy ScottIll Wind
Porter Wagoner and Dolly PartonJeannie's Afraid of the Dark
Cal Smith and Jack GreeneI Couldn't Care Less
Billy SwanI Can Help
The BuckaroosSwinging Doors

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 10/21/2013

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Bert AmbroseHors D'Ouerves
Pee Wee KingPeaches and Cream
Al LentzFrankfurter Sandwiches
Mildred BaileyAfter Dinner Speech
GorgonzolaJack Hylton's Orch.
Champagne PolkaJohnnie Lee Wills
Hot Jazz Piejoe Haymes
Cherry Pies Ought to be YouFrank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney
The Ice Cream ManAntobal's Cubands
Pepper SteakWashboard Rhythm Kings
Apple BlossomsJoe Venuti
Sponge Cake and SpinachBarney Bigard
Dry BreadHank Thompson
Huckleberry PieBlackie Crawford
Sugar is Back in TownBert Ambrose
Sugar is BAck in TownThe Cotton Pickers
I Like BananasHoosier Hot Shots
Skeleton JangleHal Smith's Rhythmakers
Cornbread SallySawtooth Mtn. Boys
Cornbread & LassesCarter Sisters
Ham and EggsJohnny Dunn
I Love My FruitSweet Violet Boys
Skeleton in the ClosetLouis Arstrong
Hamburger HopJohnny Hicks
Music-Food For The Soul. Retta Christie hosts along with special guest jazz historian Chris Tyle.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 09/23/2013

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Bill BoydGuess Who's In Town
Sons of the PioneersWhen the Moon Comes Over Sun Valley
Al Clauser and His Okalahoma nsMy Sweet Papa

Retta Christie hosts the show.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 08/12/2013

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Johnny BondOklahoma Hills
Cowboy CopasBecause of You
Jack ClementDreaming My Dreams of You
Country All StarsRoyal Garden Blues
Bob WillsMy Gal Sal
Ocie Stockard and the WanderersYou Turned Me Down
Wade BakerArkansas Traveller
Red FoleyMilk Bucket Boogie
Grandpa JonesYou'll Make Our Shack A Mansion
Johnny CashI Guess Things Happen That Way
Jerry Lee LewisWhole Lotta Shakin' Going On
Charley PrideJust Between You and Me
Charley PrideI Know One
Jack ClementDrinking Carrot Juice
Roger MillerDang Me
Spade CooleyLeather Britches
Marty RobbinsDevil Woman
Moon MullicanI Was Sorta Wonderin'
The DerailersI'd Follow You Anywhere
Time Warp TophandsA Million Miles From Your Heart
John D. LoudermilkTobacco Road
Karl ShifflettI Gotta Get Drunk And I Shore Do Dread It
Charlie WalkerPick Me Up On Your Way Down
Faron YoungHello Walls
Mel StreetI Wonder Who'll Turn Out the Lights In Your World Tonight
WaycrossI Want To Be Hugged To Death By You
Ernest TubbThe Way That You Hurt Me Is Breaking My Heart
Spade CooleyPlease Forgive Me
Hank LocklinLessons In Love
Johnny HortonGot the Bull by the Horns
Carl Butler and PearlMake Me An Offer
Felix Mendelssohns's Hawaiin SerenadersHula Blues
Time Warp TophandsKentucky Medley
Geroge Hamilton IVPrecious Memories
Pete DrakeStar Gazing
Jack ClementI'm Off To Join the World

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 07/22/2013

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Jimmy PattonLove Put A Song In My Heart"Just For You"Moon
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys w/ Jack LloydI Ain't go NobodyA Tribute to Bob WillsMGM
The PickettsWishingThe Wicked PickettsRounder
Carl Story and his Rambling MountineersBanjolinaFive String Banjo JamboreeMercury/Wing
Susan RayeWilly JonesWilly JonesCapitol
Nat StuckeyAdorable WomenAll My TomorrowsPaula
Yvette LandryI'd Love to Lay You Down (In A House With No Windows)No Mans Land
Ray PriceYou Don't Care What Happens to MeSan Antonio RoseColumbia
The Lawrence Peters OutfitCold Lonely and BlueWhat You Been Missin'LP
Charlie PrideJust Between You and MeIn PersonRCA
Dave RichLonely StreetAin't It FineBear Family
Willie NelsonNot That I CareYou Don't Know Me:The Songs of Cindy WalkerLost Highway
Pee Wee King & Redd StewartWhen the Lights Go Dim DowntownMore Slipping Around SongsStarday
Wynn StewartIf Houses Had HeartsYou Don't Care What Happens to MeCapitol
Roger MillerPrivate John QRoger and OutSmash
Carl SmithMan With A PlanCountry's Greatest HitsColumbia
Ernest TubbThe Bottle Let Me DownCountry Hit TimeDecca
Miss LeslieTurn AroundWrong Is What I do BestZero Label
Louvin BrosI'll Be All Smiles TonightTragic Songs of LifeGolden Country
Yvette LandryThe Next Mr. XNo Mans Land
Charlene ArthurJust Look, Don't TouchWelcome to the ClubBear Family
Texas RubyLove Me NowThe Golden Country Music Hall of Fame Vol. 3Starday
Johnny BondSadie Was A LadyThe Best of Johnny BondStarday
Spade Cooley w/Noel BoggsY'ReadyWestern Swing in Hi-FiDecca
Tom T. HallA Week In A Country JailHomecomingMercury
Willie NelsonFunny How time Slips AwayThe Best of Willie NelsonUA
Johnnie Lee Wills W/Cotton ThompsonOo Oooh DaddyRompin' Stompin' Singin' SwinginBear Family
Sam & Kirk McGeeMilk Cow BluesGrand Old OpryDiplomat
The Lewis FamilyI've Found A Hiding PlaceThe First Family Of Gospel SongStarday
The Statesmen Quartet w/Hovie ListerOne of These MorningsThe Statesmen Quartet w/ Hovie ListerRCA Victor
Marty RobbinsDon't WorryThe Story of My LIfeColumbia/Legacy
Time Warp TophandsStill A Lot of Love In San AntoneHow the West Was Swung Vol. 6WR
Ray PriceSittin' and Thinkin'Night LifeColumbia
Janis MartinSweet DreamsThe Blanco SessionsCow Island Music
Lefty FrizzellI Never Go Around MirrorsThe Legendary Lefty Frizzell His Last SessionsMCA
Steve Wariner(Back Home In ) IndianaMy Tribute to Chet AtkinsSelecTone
The Chuck Wagon GangAn Empty MansionThe Famous Chuck Wagon GangHarmony/Columbia
Sam and Kirk McGeeThe Leaves Musn't FallGrand Old OpryDiplomat
Ernest TubbWarm Red WineErnest Tubb's Greatest Hits Vol. IIDecca
Am and Kirk McGeeWaltz MedleyGrand Old OpryDiplomat

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 07/08/2013

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Hank WilliamsYour Cheatin' HeartThe Complete Hank WilliamsMercury
Elton Baker and His Brown County RevelersIt's HardEldon Baker and His Brown County RevelersBACM
Patsy ElshireYou Can't Play In My Play HouseYou All Come! East Texas Honky TonkJasmine
Country All StarsSong of the WandererJazz From the HillsBear Family
Loretta LynnWorld of Forgotten PeopleLoretta Lynn SingsStetson
Hank SnowNever No' Mo' BluesBlues For My Blue EyesJasmine
Clay BlakerI'm Never Gonna Let You GoLaying It On the LineTMC
Tommy Alverson and Boot HillAfter LoveLive At OzonaTMC
Hank WilliamsWhy Don't You Love Me Like You Used To DoThe Unreleased RecordingsTime/Life
Ernest TubbRaqinbow At MidnightErnest Tubb's Greatest HitsDecca
Sons of the PioneersTreesCowboy ClassicsRCA Victor
Freddie PowersNagasakiTime Changes EverythingSNR


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

noontime jamboree

 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.

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Dear Retta and ThE MiGhTY HaWK,
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