The Noontime Jamboree

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

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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 Noontime Jamboree on 06/30/14

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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 06/23/14

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Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 06/16/14

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Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 06/09/14

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Mon, 06/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 06/02/14

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Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 05/19/14

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Mon, 05/19/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 05/12/14

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Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Cowboy Country Hillbilly Western Swing and Old Jazz

The Noontime Jamboree on 05/05/14

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Mon, 05/05/2014 - 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 06/18/2012

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Hank ThompsonThree Times Seven
Hank ThompsonI'm Tired of Pretending
Patsy ClineThere He Goes
Hank ThompsonBeaumont Rag
Patsy ClineSweet Dreams ( Of You)
Cal ShrumWalking the Floor Over You
Hank ThompsonThe Gypsy
Patsy ClineFaded Love
Cal ShrumDry Your Eyes
Hank ThompsonHow Cold Hearted Can You Get
Girls of the Golden WestMy Little Old Nevada Home
Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysI Laughe When I Think How I Cried Over You
Patsy ClineShe's Got You
Hank ThompsonThe Wild Side of Life
Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysI'm Putting All My Egbgs In One Basket
Patsy ClineWhy Can't He Be You
Hank ThompsonWhen Your Lovin, You're Livin
Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysSweet Georgia Brown
Hank ThompsonSunrise Serenade
Girls of the Golden WestLonely Cowgirl
Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysI've Got A new Road Under MY Wheels
Cal ShrumYou Don't Love Me
Patsy ClineTrue Love
Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysDon't Be Ashamed of Your Age
Hank ThompsonStandn' On the Outside
Patsy ClineCrazy
Hank ThompsonWildwood Flower
Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysNobody's Sweetheart Now
Jimmie RodgersYodeling My Way Home
Hank ThompsonJersy Bounce
Patsy ClineI Can't Help It (If I'm still In Love With you)
Hank ThompsonSimple Simon
Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysI Ain't Got Nobody
Jimmie RodgersI'm Lonely and Blue
His Texas PlayboysNothing But Trouble
Hank ThompsonSwing Wide Your Gate Of Love
Patsy ClineWalkin' After Midnight
His Texas PlayboysI'll Have Somebody Else
Jimmie RodgersMiss the Mississippi and You
Hank ThompsonNew Deal of Love

Retta Christie hosts.  The music of Hank Thompson, Bob Wills, Patsy Cline, and Jimmie Rodgers is featured.  Also Cal Shrum and The Girls of the Golden West is played.  You can find me on facebook   I will be back on the air for The Noontime Jamboree on Monday, July 2nd noon until 2 pm.  Record producer and collector, Tony Baldwin will join me in the studio.

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 06/11/2012

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Cowboy CopasMy Autobiography
Hovie Lister and the SatesmenI Don't Want This Modern Religion
Dee LannonAnd the Angels Sing
Willie NelsonMariachi
Marty RobbinsStairway of Love
Bill CarlisleDumb Bunny
Karl Shifflett and the Big Country ShowWorries On My Mind
Wade RayEasy Pickens
Willie and WyntonCaldonia
Billie Gray and His Western OakiesFarther On Down the Road
Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley BoysGive the World A Smile
Johnny PaycheckI'd Rather Be Your Fool
George JonesToo Much Water
Speedy WestSwanee Trot
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite BoysBackdoor Dan
Marti Brom the the BarnshakersMaybe I Do
Chuck Mead and his Grassy Knoll BoysHonkytonk Hardwood Floor
Merle Haggard5 Days A Week
Johnny HortonThe Woman I Need
Johnny PaycheckThe Wheel Fell Off the Wagon Again
Jimmy PattonThe Worst of Luck
Willis Bros.I Just Broke Up With My Baby
Tex Williams's Western Caravan with Smoky RodgersScale Boogie
Jimmy RodgersMiss the Mississippi
Bob Wills and His Texas PlayboysGot the Wondering Where You Are Tonight Blues
Floyd Tillman and Merle HaggardThis Cold War With You
Carol and Jimmy SnowDown From His Glory
Eddie ArnoldBeautiful Isle of Somewhere
Jimmy RodgersLet Me Be Your Sidetrack
Connie SmithOn and On and On
Stonewall Jackson"Never More" Quote the Raven
The Louvin Bros.The great Atomic Power
Tex Williams and his Western CaravanWhen My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
Porter WagonerThe Carroll County accicent
Geroge Jones and Jeanette HicksYearning
Miss Kitty WellsSearching
Cowboy CopasBlue Kimono
Bob Wills and his Texas PlayboysTalking About You
Red FoleyDetour
Red and ErnieThe Chicken Song
Jr. BrownSugarfoot Rag
Hank "Sugarfoot" GarlandSugarfoot Boogie
Cornell Hurd BandThe Old Part of Town
CHB w/ Howard KalishBlack Nylons

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 06/04/2012

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The Carter FamilyWhen the Roses Bloom in Dixieland
Doc and Merle WatsonMiss the Mississippi and You
Jimmie Rodgers Visist the Carter Family
Jimmie RodgersMiss the Mississippi and You
Doc and Merle WatsonThree Times Seven
Doc Watson with Chet AtkinsOn My Way to Canaan's Land
Carolina Tar HeelsMy Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
Three Times SevenMerle Travis
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina RamblersThere'll Come A Time
Doc & Merle WatsonMeet Me Somwhere In Your Dreams
Doc Watson w/ Gaither CarltonMuddy Roads
E.R.Nance FamilySweet Freedom Blues
Doc WatsonLee Highway Blues
Delmore BrosFreight Train Boogie
Riely PuckettAltoona Freight Wreck
Doc & Merle WatsonTake Me Out To the Ballgame

Monday, June 4th, The Noontime Jamboree, 12 - 2 pm
Filmmaker Beth Harrington visits the Noontime Jamboree on Monday to talk about her upcoming film, The Winding Stream, a documentary about the Carters, the Cashes and their influence on the course of American roots music. On the second half of the show host Retta Christie continues on with a tribute to the late guitar legend Doc Watson.
Here are the links for The Winding Stream-

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Links for Doc Watson -

Winston-Salem Journal, North Carolina:

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Links for Retta Christie -

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The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 05/28/2012

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Cactus PryorIf I'd Have Known You Were A Coming I'd Have Baked A Cake
Bob GreenSomebody Stole My Ragmop
Wayne RaineyDon't Know Why
Carl Shiflett and the Big Country ShowBobo's Boogie
Georgia Yellow HammersPass Around the Bottle And We'll Take Another Drink
Bang BoysDooin' It the Old Farmhand Way
Hi FlyersMaking A Baby From Georgia
Rythm WreckersSt. Louis Blues
Jimmy RodgersBrake Man's Blues
Lefty FrizzellTraveling Blues
Hank WilliamsLovesick Blues
Delmore Bros.Blues Stay Away From Me
Stan FreburgLazy Acres Motel
Bob WillsMean Mama Blues
W. Lee O'Danials and his Hillbilly BoysBeautiful Texas
Johnny Lee WillsTogether Forever
Roy Jackson and the NorthwesternersLil' Liza Jane
Leon McAuliffSomebody Else Is Beating My Time
Roy Jackson and the NorthwesternersI'm so Sleepy When I Creepy In My Teepee
Carter FamilyYou Better Let That Liar Alone
Kenny RobertsSlide That Twos
Red FoleyChocolate Ice Cream Cone
Bill MonoreFootprints In The Snow
Vin BruceIt's What My Mama
Charlie AdamsHey, Liberace
Roger MillerDang Me
Lou GrahamMake Up Your Feeble Mind
The B StarsChicken Fried
Hal Peters and the String DustersOh Stop
Moon MullicanI Was Sort of Wondering
Country All StarsWhat's the Reason I'm Not Pleasing You?
Chet AtkinsCecilia
Jimmy WidenerShady Lady
Autry InmanHappy Go Lucky
Bob WillsSilver Dew On the Bluegrass Tonight
Hoosier HotshotsWhen Johnny Brings Lelani Home
Lefty FrizzellGive Me More, More, More of Your Kisses

A special Memorial Day 78-0-Rama with special guest host, Brian 'DJ' Murphy. A Scratch From the Past!!!

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 05/21/2012

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Stuff SmithWhere Is The Sun
Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysSunbonnet Sue
Jimmie RodgersMy Carolina Sunshine Girl
Jack TeagardenThe World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Ray CharlesThat Lucky Old Sun
Cliff CarlisleWhen The Evening Sun Goes Down
Mildred Bailey w/ Red Norvo Orch.The Sunny Side of Things
Chet AtkinsSunrise Serenade
Jerry Lee LewisYou Are My Sunshine
Rose & The Maddox Bros.When The Sun Goes Down
Joe VenutiThat's The Good Old Sunny South
Jess StacyThe World Is Waiting For the Sunrise
The Carter FamilyWhen This Eveing Sun Goes Down
Sons Of the PioneersWait Till the Sun Shines Nellie
Louis Armstrong AHOSun Showers
Big Joe TurnerSun Risin' Blues
Jack Teagarden AHOSon Of The Sun
Gene AutryA Song Of Sunset
George Vanps w/ Manny Klein AHOAt Sundown
Johnny CashKeep On The Sunny Side
Lionel Hampton AHOThe Sun Will Shine Tonight
Frank Jenkin Pilot MountaineersSunny HOme In Dixies
Johnny Mercer w/ Paul Weston AHOSunbonnet Sue
Louis Armstroing & His Hot FiveSunset Cafe Stomp
Texas WanderersSundown Blues
Mound City Blue BlowersRed Sails In The Sunset
Mac Maguire & His Harmony RangersSundown Lullaby
Clarance Williams AHOThis Is My Sunday Off
Peggy LeeThe Sunny Side Of The Street
Cindy WalkerThe Trail The Sun Travels Down
Sons Of the PioneersLand Beyond The Sun
Charlie PooleSweet Sunny South
Louis Armstrong AHOOn The Sunny Side Of The Street
Django ReinhardtThe Sunshine Of Your Smile
Fraink Trumbauer AHOSunny Side Up
Joe VenutiSunshine

Looking For the Sun on the Noontime Jamboree with Retta Christie as host.  Friend me on Facebook

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 05/14/2012

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A special All Star Truck Driving show with special guest, Aly Starr. Thanks Aly and all who pledged. You're keeping us on the air and you keep this kind of music being played!!!

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 05/07/2012

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Chet Atkins w/ Rosalie AllenDream TRain
Lefty FrizzellBrakeman's Blues
Red NicholsFlag That Train
Roger MillerOld Toy Trains
Sister Rosetta TharpeThis Train
Carson Robison & His PioneersI'm Leavin' On That Blue River Train
Chu Berry w/ Cab Calloway AHOThe Workers Train
The Delmore Bros.Freight Train Boogie
Mildred Bailey & Benny Goodman's OrchI Thought About You
Merle Travis w/ Kay StarrWabash Cannon Ball
The Fruit Jar GuzzlersSteel Driving Man
Duke Ellington AHODaybreak Express
Bill Boyd's Cowboy RamblersI'm Gonna Hop Off That Train
Meade "Lux" LewisHonky Tonk Train Blues
Hank WIlliamsCalifornia Zephyr
Louis ArmstrongHobo, You Can't Ride This Train
Jimmie RodgersTRain Whistle Blues
Bob Wills & His Texas PlayboysTake the "A" Train
Peggy LeeWaitin' For the TRain to Come In
Chet AtkinsMidnight Train
Merle TravisNine Pound Hammer
Johnny CashRock Island Line
Moonshine KateMy Man's A Jolly Railroad Man
Maddox Bros. & RoseI'm A Little Red Caboose
The Lullaby LarkersTrue And Trembling Brakeman
Almoth HodgesHobo From the T. & P. Line

Retta Christie hosted and it was all about trains.  Thank you to all the listeners who called in and joined KBOO during the Noontime Jamboree.  Thank you!  Thank you!! 

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The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 04/30/2012

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Big Joe TurnerRainy Weather Blues
The Carter FamilyMid the Green Fields Of Virginia
Harlem Hot ShotsMarch Winds and April Showers
Hank WilliamsBlue Eyes Crying In the Rain
Lee WielyI Left My Sugar Standing In the Rain
Maddox Bros. & RoseThe Time is Spring
Mildred BaileyBlue Rain
King Benny Nawahi, The Hawwaiian BeachcombersMay Day is Lei Day In Hawaii
Fred Rich and His Orch.Singin' In the Rain
Lefty FrizzellIt's Raining All Over the World
Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5The Green Grass Grows All Around
Billie HolidaySome Other Spring
Hoagy CarmichaelOne Morning In May
Oscar AlemanApril In Portugal
The Carter FamilySweet as the Flowers in May
Kay StarrIt Happens Every Spring
Jack GuthrieThe Couds Rained Trouble Down
Ted Hawkins & Riley PuckettRainbow Waltz
Mabel MercerThe First Warm Day In May
Maxine SullivanSpring is Here
Gene Kardos & Joel ShawSweet Violets
Peggy LeeCome Rain Or Come Shine
Cliff BrunerNew Falling Rain Blues
Fats WallerSpring Cleaning
Sonny BurnsBlue, Blue, Rain
Johnny MercerI Don't Care If It Rains All Night
Carson RobisonThe Little Green Valley
Willie "The Lion" SmithEchoes of Spring
The Cats & The FiddleChant Of the Rain
Kitty WellsGathering Flowers For the Master's Bouquet
Woody HermanIt's Anybody's Spring
Marty RobbinsThe Little Green Valley
Hoyt Ming & The Pep SteppersAin't Gonna Rain No More
Jimmie NooneSome Rainy Day
Maddonx Bros. & RoseHearts and Flowers
Ray PriceSoft Rain

Springtime show-featuring songs about rain, flowers et all.  Retta Christie hosts.


The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 04/23/2012

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Hank WilliamsLong Gone Lonesome Blues
Robbie FulksI'd Be Lonesome If I Were You
Maddox Bros. and RoseI'd Rather Have Jesus
Tex Williams and the Western CaravanWestern Avenue
Rosie FloresRed Red Robin
Cornell Hurd BandDon't Wipe Your Face On Your Shirt
The Lewis FamilyWalk Around Heaven
Jack GuthrieShut That Gate
Ray PriceI'll Sail My Ship Alone
Jimmie MartinSophronie
Johnny BondBartender's Blues
Frankie MillerTrue Blue Papa
Riley PuckettI'm Getting Ready to Go
Larry CollinsBy the Light of the Silvery Moon
Connie SmithAin't Had No Lovin'
Patsy ClineLife's Railway to Heaven
Shot JacksonIt Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
Bob Wills and Tommy DuncanI Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues
Jack GuthrieYou Laughed And I Cried
Eddie NoackThe Man In the Mirror
Ray PriceLet Me Talk To You
Roger Miller w/ Willie Nelson & Ray PriceYou Don't Want My Love
Dwight YoakumGuitars, Cadillacs and Hillbilly Music
The Lawrence Peters ProjectA Man Needs Love
Marty RobbinsLovesick Blues
Wanda JacksonShakin' All Over
Wanda JacksonAin't That Lovin' You Baby
FreakwaterLittle Red Riding Hood
Red FoleyChattanooga Shoeshine Boy
Spade Cooley w/ Del PorterLeather Britches
Homer & Jethro w/ Spike Jones and His City SlickersPal Yat Chee
Cowboy CopasDoes He Mean That Much to Your?
Bob WillsHoneysuckle Rose
Chuck Mead and His Grassy Noll Boys w/ Elizabeth CookPickin' Wild Mountain Berries
Conway TwittyWalk Me to the Door
Stonewall JackosnAngry Words
Hank WilliamsMy Sweet Love Ain't Around
Jimmie Martin20 20 Vision
Roger MillerAs Long As There's A Shadow
Neko CaseTimber
Hank WilliamsI Saw the Light

The Noontime Jamboree playlist for 04/16/2012

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Al Clauser & His OkalahomansSaddle Your Worries
Bing Crosby & Louis ArmstrongYou're Just In Love
Carson Robison & His PioneersHome, Sweet Home On the Prairie
Stuff SmithSam the Vegetable Man
Willie NelsonOpportunity To Cry
Gene AutryThe Last Roundup
Emilio and Ernie CaceresBlue Turning Gray Over You
Al Clauser & His OkalahomansNever Let Those Deep Blues Get You Down
Carson Robison & His PioneersGoing To Have A Hot Time Tonight
Willie NelsonYou Don't Know Me
Bill Boyd;s Cowboy RamblersUnder the Double Eagle
Bob Wills & His Texas PlaybouysMiss Molly
Leon RauschIt's A Good Day
Just Over A GirlThe Renfro Brothers
Asleep at the Wheel & Blind Boys of AlabamaThe Devil Ain't Lazy
Lefty FrizzellI Love You Mostly
Red Stick RamblersThe Barnyard Bachelor
Sugar MoonThe Time Jumpers
Adolph HofnerI'll Keep My Old Guitar
Ella Mae MorseCow Cow Boogie
Red Stick RamblersMy Suitcase Is Always Packed
Leon Selph & His Blue Ridge PlayboysI'm No Good On Earth
Texas RubyYou Got To See Mama Every Night....
Dude Martin & His Round Up GangSmootch
Jess RodgersWhen the Sun Goes Down
Bob Wills & Carolina CottonYou Always Keep Me In Hot Water
Lucky StarsDon't Count Your chickens
Oregon Valley BoysAll Roads Lead To Howell Prairied
Oregon Valley BoysIt's the Willamette
Oregon Valley BoysMolalla Waltz

Host Retta Christie: Today on The Noontime Jamboree - a little of this and a little of that. The second half of the show Randy Hill, host of The Western Swing Time Radio Show on KMUZ 88.5 fm in Salem will join me. 12 - 2 pm on KBOO 

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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,


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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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