The Noontime Jamboree

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The Noontime Jamboree on 11/23/15

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Mon, 11/23/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 11/16/15

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Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 11/09/15

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Mon, 11/09/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 11/02/15

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Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 10/26/15

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Mon, 10/26/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 10/19/15

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Mon, 10/19/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 10/12/15

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Mon, 10/12/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 10/05/15

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Mon, 10/05/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 09/28/15

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Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 09/21/15

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Mon, 09/21/2015 - 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 07/01/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Swift Jewel CowboysConey Island Washboard
Mills Bros.Dinah
Oscar AlemanI Never Knew
Swift Jewel CowboysSwingin' At the Circle S.
Mills Bros.Sleepy Head
Oscar AlemanRussian Lullaby
Buck OwensUnder Your spell Again
Jimmie LuncefordI'll See You In My Dreams
Adolph HofnerDoes My Baby Love Me
Buck OwensExcuse Me
Kid OryHigh Society
Oscar AlemanJeepers Creepers
Hank WilliamsW/ Tears In My Eyes
Jimmie LuncefordMy Blue Heaven
Adolph HofnerMaria Elena
Jimmie LuncefordMe and the Moon
Hank WilliamsWeary Blues From Waiting
Red AllenCanal Street Blues
Smokey WoodMoonlight In Oklahoma
Don WalserJohn Deer Tractor Song
Jimmie LuncefordLiving rom Day To Day
Don WalserI'll Hold You IN My Heart
Mills Blue Rhythm BandSpitfire
Don WalserWhen It's Sp[ringtime IN the Rockies
Mills Blue RhythmA Rainbow Filled With Music
Mills Bros.Doin' the New Low down
Buck OwensI've Got A Tiger By the Trail
Oscar AlemanLime House lues
Slim WhitmanBeautiful Dreamer
Jimmie LuncefordThis Is My Last Affair
Slim WhitmandWhen My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Hank WilliamsPlease Don't Let Me Love You
Kid OrySouth
Slim WhitmanWhen I Grow To Old To Dream
Oscar AlemanWho's Sorry Now
Oscar AlemanTiger Rag

Retta Christie host 7-1-2013

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 06/24/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Ray PriceFaded Love
Roy AcuffNight Spots of the Town
Hank WilliamsSome Day You'll Call My Name and I Won't Answer
Hugh Farr w/ Jimmy Widener's Country GentlemenHoedown
Slim WhitmanSecret Love
Bob WillsSentimental Journey
Don WalserMarie
Hank SnowI Almost Lost My Mind
Jimmie RodgersBlue Eyed Jane
Ernest TubbYour Cheatin' Heart
Louvin Bros.My Baby's Gone
Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley BoysAlways Late With Your Kisses
Freddy FenderEste Noche Me Seras
Carl PerkinsDrink Up and Go Home
The Ripley Cotton ChoppersSilver Bells
Adoph Hoffner and his TexansJulida Polka
Country GentlemenI'm Gonna Lock My Heart and Throw Away the Key
Don Walser w/the Kronos QuartetRose Marie
Slim WhitmanThe Twelfth of Never
Slim WhitmanCareless Hands
Ranch RomanceThere Ain't No Ash Will Burn
Louvin Bros.Blue From Now On
The Sweetback SistersLookin' For A Fight
Rosie FloresLove Has Passed Me By
Slim WhitmanTormented
Don Buckman and his Twilight RamblersFeel Sorry For Me
Ray PriceMy Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
Miss Leslie and her Juke JointersEverything Ain't Right
Loretta LynnThe Beginning of the End
Conway TwittyYou Win Again
Johnny PaycheckShe Just Doesn't Love Me All the Time
Warren SmithFoolin' Round
Cal Smith and Jack Greene w/the Texas TroubadorsI Couldn't Care Less
Floyd TillmanI'll Keep On Loving You
Adolph HoffnerOh How I Miss You Tonight
Milton Brown and the Muscial BrowniesEasy Ridin' Papa
Hank Thompson and the Brazos Valley BoysTramp On the Street
Slim WhitmanI'll Never Stop Loving You
Donw WalserA Fool Such As I
Slim WhitmanAt the End of Nowhere
Hank SnowWabash Blues

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 06/10/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Margie SingletonOld Records
Jack ClementsLeaving Is The Loving Thing To Do
Merle TravisShut Up, And Drink Your Beer!
Billy Byrd w/Hank GarlandByrdland
George JonesHeartaches By the Numbers
Hank PennyBloodshot Eyes
Marshall and the Shooting StarsFrankie and Johnny
Don GibsonEverybody But Me
Jerry Lee Lewis and Linda Gail LewisGotta Travel On
Roy ClarkThank God and Greyhound You're Gone
Wayne HancockAin't Nobodies Blues But My Own
Eddy ArnoldAnytime
Hank WilliamsYour Cheating Heart
Marty RobbinsLittle Rosewood Casket
Don GibsonI May Never Get to Heaven
Wynn StewartYou Don't Care What Happens To Me
Loretta LynnThe Darkest Day
Skeets McDonaldTrouble In Mind
Dottie WestI Can Turn Every Way but Loose
Dottie WestLeft-Over Corner of Your Heart
Marty RobbinsTo Be In Love With Her
Charlie RichLife Has It's Little Ups and Down
Jack ClementsDreaming My Dream of You
Jim ReevesThis Is It
Jimmy Widener and the Country GentlemenCarry Me Back to the Lone Prairie
Jimmy SwannDon't Worry 'bout the Mule (Load the Wagon)
Billy BriggsCoyote Song
Hank WilliamsThe Devil's Train
Cowboy CopasAshamed of Myself
Don GibsonA Born Loser
Connie SmithGo Ahead and Make Me Cry
Audrey WilliamsThey're Begging Me to Stay
Marty RobbinsWhere Could I Go But to the Lord?
Ray PriceSomewhere
Jimmy DavisSomeone to Care
Tommy Hill's String BandFunction At the Junction

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 06/03/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Red NicholsI Wouldn't Be Where I am If You Hadn't Gone Away
Louvin BrothersCash On the Barrelhead
Peggy LeeDon't Smoke In Bed
Raymond ScottTobacco Auctioneer
Ray PriceGo Away
Louis ArmstrongI've Got A Pocket Full Of Dreams
Lefty FrizzellIf You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time
Mildred BaileyA Cigarette & A Silhouette
Bob WillsI've Got A New Road Under My Wheels
Gus CannonMy Money Never Runs Out
Jelly Roll Morton TrioSmilin' the Blues Away
Bing CrosbyWrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Louis PrimaI'm Livin' In A Great Big Way
Doc & Merle WatsonMeet Me Somewhere In Your Dreams
Glen Campbell & leslie SatcherWhen I Stop Dreaming
Fats WallerHave A Little Dream On Me
Jimmy WakelyDevil's Dream
Dean MartinMoney Burns A Hole In My Pocket
Louis ArmstroingGet Some Cash For Your Trash
Ray PriceThe Way She Got Away
Tex WilliamsSmoke, Smoke, Smoke
Django ReinhardtSmoke Rings
Louis PrimaAfraid To DReam
Patsy cline3 Cigarettes In An Ashtray
Cliff EdwardsI'll See YOu IN MY Dreams
Slam StewartThe One That Got Away
Helen HumesThe Dreamer In Me
Raymond Scott QuintetSmoke Gets In Your Eyes
Tommy DuncanTobacco Chewing Boogie
Mildred BaileyDarn that Dream
Teddy WilsonI Found A Dream
Lionel HamptonDough Ra Me
Lefty FrizzellCigarettes & Coffee Blues
Peggy LeeWhy Don't You Do Right
Louis ArmstrongA Kiss To Build A Dream On
Emilio & Ernie CaceresI Found A new Baby
Everly BrothersAll I have to Do Is Dream
Joe VenutiI've Found A New Baby

Retta Christie hosted the Noontime Jamboree.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 05/27/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Merle TravisRainy Day Feeling
Texas RubyRock My Cradle (Once Again)
Charlie LouvinHow Beautiful Heaven Must Be
Eddie Crosby and His Sugarfoot ShufflersSugarfoot Boogie
Geroge Jones w/ James TaylorBartender's Blues
Wayne HancockGot the Blues Low Down
Stanely BrosBlue Moon of Kentucky
Scott Chism and the Better Half2-1
Al Dean an his All StarsIt Looks Up
Conway TwittyWalk On By
Charlie PrideI'm So Afraid of Losing You Again
Wilburn BrosBury Me Beneath the Willow
George Jones50,000 Names
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysWhite Cross On Okinawa
Floyd TillmanEach Night At Nine
Cornell Hurd BandI Only Think About You Every Day
Ray PriceSoft Rain
Gene AutryThat Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
Marti BromWicked White Lies
Country All StarsBoogie Man Boogie
Sonny FisherSneaky Pete
Bobby HelmsHangin' 'Round
Big Sandy and the Flyrite BoysOochie Coochie
Carl Sonny LeylandRockin' the House
Marshall and the Shooting StarsFrankie and Johnny
Rusty and DougLet's Stay Together
Jimmy Widener and the Country GentlemenMy Mary
Carl SmithI Almost Lost My Mind
Marshall and the Shooting StarsRattle Snakin' Daddy
Lucky TubbCow Town Boogie
Peanuts WilsonI've Had It
Marshall and the Shooting StarsArimail Special
Hank Williams Jr. and the Cheatin' HeatsLa Cumbachera
Charlie LouvinThere's A Higher Power
Charlie LouvinWhere We Never Grow Old

Some songs for Memorial Day and some others. Thanks to Aly Star for coming in and helping, and to Carl Sonny Leyland who called in to chat about his upcoming show.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 05/13/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Jeannie C. RileyHarper Valley PTAThe Very Best of Jeannie C. RileyCollectables
Linda Gail LewisOld Black JoeBoogie Woogie Country GalCastle Music
Merle HaggardMama TriedLive At Billy Bob's TexasRazor and Tie
Joe MaphisBye Bye BluesHi-Fi Holiday for BanjoColumbia/Harmony
Tibby EdwardsFlip, Flop and FlyHillbilly HopNOT Music
Karl Shifflet & the Big Country ShowWorries On My MindWorries On My MindRebel Records
Charlene ArthurFlash Your DiamondsWelcome to the ClubBear Family
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysNew Worried MindSan Antonio RoseBear Family
Jimmie MartinSophronieThe King of BluegrassAudium
Allison KraussOh, AtlantaNow That I've Found YouRounder
Janis MartinAll Right BabyRockin' Rollin' Janis Vol. 2Super 45rpm Sound
Janis MartinWalk Softly On This Heart of Minethe blanco sesionsCow Island Music
Loretta LynnHeartache Meet Mr. BluesHere's Loretta LynnVocalion
Jimmy ThomasonDon't Check Out on MeDiggin' Texas SwingKrazy Kat
Time Warp TophandsJust Can'tTake It AnymoreHow the Wes Was Swung Vol. XIVWR Records
Spade CooleyRhumba BoogieHillbilly HopNOT Music
Marty RobbinsKnee Deep In the BluesLive ClassicsAudium Records
Connie SmithI Don't Know Why I Keep Loving YouBorn to SingRCA Victor
Tammy WynetteSinging My SongGolden Age of CountryTime Life
Collins KidsLove Me To PiecesThe Collins Kids At Town Hall PartyCountry Routes
The SundownersThingsChicago Country LegendsBloodshot
Glen CampbellGentle On My MindCapitol's Country FestivalCapitol
Merle HaggardIda RedLive At Billy Bob's TexasRazor and Tie
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysEmpty Bed BluesSan Antonio RoseBear Family
John AndersonHaunted HouseJohn AndersonWB Records
Terry AllenAngels In the WindSongs From ChippyHollywood Records
Bobbie GentryOklahoma River Bottom BandThe Best of Bobbie GentryLargeworld
Miss Leslie and her Juke JointersI'm Barely Hangin' On to MeHonky Tonk Happy HourZero Label Records
Becky HobbsI Don't Dance With StrangersThe Boots I Came to Town InIntersound
Porter Wagoner and Dolly PartonJust Someone I Used to KnowGolden Age of CountryTime Life
The PickettsShould I Stay Or Should I Go?EuphoniumRounder Records
Connie SmithToday I Started Loving You AgainConnie's CountryRCA
Merle HaggardPut Me In Your PocketThe Peer SessionsAudium
Carl PerkinsHey Good Lookin'A Country Salute to Hank WilliamsHarmony/Columbia
Jesse Rodgers and His '49ersMind Your Own BusinessHillbilly HopNOT Music
Loretta LynnLove Is the FoundationLegendary Country SingersTime Life
Bruce Robison and Kelly WillisHelp Me Make It Through the NightThe Pilgrim: A Celebratin of Kris KristoffersonAmerican Roots
Don GibsonMy God Is RealNo One Stands AloneRCA Victor
Time Warp TophandsNight Riders LamentHow the West Was Swung Vol. 6WR Records

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 05/07/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Gene AutryAs Long As I Have My Horse
Bing Crosby/Johnny MercerMr. Gallagher & Mr. Shean
Louis ArmstrongThe Last Time
Bing Crosby & Connee BoswellBob White
Milton BrownOld Grey Mare
Johnny DoddsNew St. Louis Blues
Bing CrosbyHello, Hello
Bing Crosby/Gary CrosbyMoonlight Bay
Bing Crosby/Peggy LeeCuanto Le Gusta
Johnny DoddsNew St. Louis Blues
Bing CrosbySt. Louis Blues
ABC Orch.Lone Ranger Intro-William Tell Overture
Bob & RayMary Magoons Gift Horse
Kid Ory's Sunshine Orch.Ory's Creole Trombone
Bing CrosbyParadise
Hoosier Hot ShotsDon't Change Horses In the Moddle OF The Stream
Abbie Brunies Halfway House Orch.Wylie Ave. Blues
Eddie EricksonC'est Si Bon
Eddie EricksonBecause We're Kids
Chris Tyle-Silver Leaf Jazz BandPeculiar
Bill Boyd & His Cowboy RamblersStrawberry Roan
Dale EvansA Two Seated Saddle & A One Gated Horse
Wilford BrimleyOld Folks
Young Tuxedo Brass BandLord, Lord, Lord
Bing CrosbyCain In the Cotton
Bob WillsAcross the Alley From the Alamo
Hank WilliamsPale Horse & His Rider

Jazz historian Chris Tyle and pianist/composer Dave Frishberg joined Retta in the studio.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 04/15/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Bing CrosbyBrother Can You Spare A Dime
Johnny Mercer & Nat Cole TrioSave The Bones For Henry Jones
Duke EllingtonEast st. Louis Tootle-oo
Dean MartinMoney Burns A Hole
Coon-Sanders Night HawksReady For The River
Chet AtkinsSweet Bunch Of Daisies
Teddy Wilsonrussian Lullaby
Johnny Mercer & Nat King Cole TrioYou Can't Make Money Dreamin'
Frank TraumbauerBluue River
The Carter FamilyThere'll Be Joy, Joy, Joy
Fletcher Henderson and His OrchestraWhat Good Am I Without You
Pete Johnson w/ Joe TurnerJump For Joy
Coon-Sanders Night HawksWhat A Life
Chet AtkinsMoney, Marbles & Chalk
Teddy WilsonPennies From Heaven
Art HodesSad and Blue
Lefty FrizzellIf You Go the Money
Bert LownBlues In My Heart
Bix BiderbeckeBarnicle Bill the Sailor
Coon-Sanders Night HawksThe Wail
Putney DandridgePlenty Of Money Of You
Andy KirkBlue Illusion
Jack TeagardenMilenberg Joy
Billie HolidayGloomy sunday
Martha TiltonSailboat In the Moonlight
Joe Haymes AHOLullaby Of the Leaves
Bob WillsA Smooth One
Bing CrosbyBlue Prelude
Sidney Bichetspreadin' Joy
Bert LownMississippi Basin
Louis JordanAin't Nobody Here But Us Chickens

Host Retta Christie and her guest Chris Tyle played music to celebrate April 15th!

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 04/08/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Wayne HancockThe Blue Love Dream
Bobby HelmsHangin' Around
Moon MullicanYou Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
Hack, Stitch and BuckshotHello Trouble
"Deep Blues
"Lonliness Is Keeping Me Alive
"A Fool Such As I
"Looking At the World Through A Windshield
"The Key's In The Mailbox
"Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor
Dewey Groom and his Texas LonghornsThat's A Plenty
Jesse DaytonOne For the Dancehalls
Asleep At the WheelNothing Takes the Place of You
Tom T. HallThe Last Country Song
Billy Barton and Don HughesGuitar Stomp
Sam CookeWho Will the Next Fool Be
Roy LanhamBrazil
Charlie RichSittin' and Thinkin'
Marty Stewart and Kenny VaughnDrifting Apart
Hacienda BrosWalkin' On My Dreams
Hack Stitch and BuckshotSet 'Em Up Joe
"Undo the Right
"I Might Sink to the Bottom

A special Membership Drive Thank You wit a live performance by Hack, Stitch and Buckshot!

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 04/01/2013

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The Noontime Jamboree
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Milton BrownLove In Bloom
Cowboy CopasTennessee Waltz
Milton BrownSweet Georgia Brown
Al ClauserDance Of The DoDo Bird
Elton BrittI Get The Blues When It Rains
Bill BoydFan It
Gene AutryTumbling Tumbleweeds
Spade CooleyCrazy Cause I Love You
Milton BrownMexicali Rose
Johnny BondBirmingham Jail
Cowboy CopasDon't Let Your Deal Go Down
Al ClauserMy Sweet Papa
Elton BrittShe Taught Me To Yodel
Bill BoydBeaumont Rag
Al ClauserI Anin't Lazy Baby, I'm Tired
spade CooleyOne Sweet Letter From You
Milton BrownYour Bound To Look Like A Monkey When You Grow Old
Retta & the Smart FellasIdaho
Gene AutryThe Call Of The Canyon
Retta & The Smart FellasBuffalo Polka
Johnny BondRidin Dow To Santa Fe
Cowboy copasBreeze
Retta & The Smart FellasWhat Did You Expect Me To Do
Bill BoydWah Hoo
Spade CooleyTex Williams
Johnny BondEmpty Saddles

Retta Christie hosted the Noontime Jamboree.  Thank you to all the wonderful people who called in and joined KBOO.  Thank you so much for your support and tuning into my show!


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.

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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