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Playlist for 3/29/07
1. Hank Thompson - "Wild Side of Life" [from Capitol LP, The Best of Hank Thompson]
2. Kitty Wells - "It Wasn't God who Made Honky Tonk Angels" [Decca LP, The Kitty Wells Story]
3. Bobby Helms - "Fraulein"
4. Kitty Wells - "I'll Always be Your Fraulein" [Decca 45]
5. Loretta Lynn - "Don't Come Home a-Drinkin' (with lovin' on your mind)"

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6. Jack Webb - "I Come Home a-Drinkin' (to a worn-out wife like you)" [Decca 45]
7. Tennessee Ernie Ford - "16 Tons" [from Smithsonian Folkways LP box set, Classic Country Music]
8. Gloria Becker - "16 Pounds (Housewife's Lament)" [from REAL 45rpm]
9. Skeets MacDonald - "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" [Capitol LP, The Country's Best]
10. Goldie Hill - "I Let the Stars Get in My Eyes" [from Decca 45]
11. Johnny Cash - "Boy Named Sue" [from newly reissued double-CD on Sony/Legacy, Johnny Cash at San Quentin]
12. Lois Williams - "A Girl Named Sam" [from Starday LP, A Girl Named Sam]
13. Ray Price - "Release Me" [from Columbia CD, Greatest Hits]
14. George Jones - "Release Me (from my sins)" [from Razor & Tie reissue of In A Gospel Way]
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15. Hank Locklin - "Please Help Me I'm Falling"
16. Skeeter Davis - "(I Can't Help You) I'm Falling Too" [RCA Victor 45rpm]
17. Faron Young - "Hello Walls"
18. Ben Colder - "Hello Wall, No. 2" [MGM 45rpm]

:: Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 ::

Playlist for 3/15/07
1. Jimmy Martin - "Night" (Decca 45)
2. Bill Grant & Delia Bell - "Oklahoma Bluegrass Blues" (Kia-Michi 45)
3. Don Reno & Red Smiley with the Tennessee Cutups - "I'm Gone, Long Gone" (King 45)

Here's the pilot for "The Reno & Smiley Show" from 1962 for the Kroger grocery store chain (where, incidentally, my father was once a produce manager):


4. Lonzo & Oscar - "Hills of East Tennessee" (Starday 45)
5. Jimmy Skinner - "Dark Hollow" [Decca 45]
6. Bob Corley - "Income Tax" [RCA Victor 45]
7. Smokey Green - "Taxes" [Mark IV Records]
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8. Lonnie Donegan - "There's A Big Wheel" [Hickory 45]
9. Nancy Hughes - "I Never Knew" [Ar-Tex 45]
10. Joe & Rose Lee Maphis - "Cold Heart of Steel" [Okeh 45]
11. Wanda Jackson - "Cryin' Through The Night" [Capitol 45]
12. The Miller Sisters - "There's No Right Way (to treat me wrong)" [Proper Records UK box set, From Boppin' Hillbilly to Red Hot Rockabilly]
13. Billie & Mark - "Just So You Love Me" [Demon 45]
14. Doug Warren & the Rays - "If the World Don't End Tomorrow (I'm Coming After You)" [Image Records 45]
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15. Hank Thompson - "I Was the First One" [Capitol 45]
16. Bob Wills - "Mean Mama Blues" [Proper Records UK box set, Stompin' Singers and Western Swingers]
17. Hoyle Nix - "Darling Why Are You So Mean To Me" [same as #16]
18. Jimmie Revard - "Crafton Blues" [same as #16]
19. Curly Williams - "Saturday Night Rag" [same as #16]

:: Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 ::

Playlist for 3/8/07
All Gospel for this fund drive edition of Country Crossroads. Thanks go to Kevin Nutt, WFMU's stellar host of Sinner's Crossroads program for several of these tunes, taken from various fund drive premiums over the years. Thanks also to WJFF listeners for their support of community radio.

1. Florida Spiritualaires - "Bye & Bye"
2. Blind Willie Johnson - "Let Your Light Shine On Me" [Yazoo Records CD, Sweeter As the Years Go By]
3. Blind Willie Davis - "Trust In God and Do Right"
4. Sam Cooke & Soul Stirrers - "Jesus I'll Never Forget"
5. Bells of Joy - "Let Us Talk About Jesus"
6. Johnny Cash - "That's Enough"
7. Fern Jones - "I Do Believe" [Numero Group CD, The Glory Road]
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8. Rev. Gary Davis - "I Am the Light of the World"
9. Dr. C.J. Johnson & his Family - "Try Hard to Wait on the Lord" [Savoy LP]
10. Radio Four - "How Much I Owe"
11. Staple Singers - "Don't Knock"
12. Chosen Gospel Singers - "Don't You Know the Man"
13. Georgia Sea Island Singers - "Beulah Land"
14. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - "Daniel in the Den (He Locked the Lion's Jaw)"

:: Posted on Thursday, March 08, 2007 ::

Playlist for 3/1/07
1. Jimmy Newman - "Blue Darlin'" [Dot 45]
2. Marvin Rainwater - "Baby Don't Go" [MGM 45]
3. Hank Thompson - "Cocoanut Grove" [Capitol 45]
4. Hank Thompson - "A Six Pack to Go" [Capitol 45]
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5. Tommy Collins - "You Belong In My Arms" [Capitol 45]
6. Wynn Stewart - "I'm Not the Man I Used to Be" [Challenge 45]
7. Jimmy Skinner - "Just Rambling On" [Mercury 45]
8. Carl Smith - "That's the Way I Like You the Best" [Columbia 45]
9. Skeets McDonald - "Baby, I'm Lost Without You" [Capitol 45]
10. The Davis Sisters - "Takin' Time Out for Tears" [RCA Victor 45]
11. Tommy Collins - "That's the Way Love Is" [Capitol 45]
12. Ruby Wright - "A New Place to Hang Your Hat" [Epic 45]
13. Charlie Rich - "Big Boss Man" [Groove 45]
14. Velva Darnell - "Not Me" [Dot 45]
15. Mel Tillis - "Juke Box Man" [Columbia 45]
16. Johnnie Lee Wills & his Boys - "Blub Twist" [Sims Records 45]
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17. Johnnie Lee Wills & his Boys - "You're Love for Me is Losing Light" [Sims Records 45]
18. Johnnie Lee Wills - "I Wonder What I'm Going to Do" [Proper Records UK box set, Stompin' Singers and Western Swingers]
19. Ole Rasmussen & his Cornhuskers - "Straighten Out Your Troubles (with the Lord)" [Capitol 45]
20. Billy Briggs' XIT Boys - "Panhandle Shuffle" [Proper Records UK box set, Stompin' Singers and Western Swingers]
21. Al Dexter - "Hot Foot Shuffle" [Same as #20]
22. Arthur Guitar Boogie Smith - "All Night Blues" [MGM 45]

:: Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 ::