8/14/2007 Dig Up The Roots

 

We revisited a style of music that is very upbeat and (seemingly) light in content. This was music made for dancing and having a good time too. Most of these recordings were from the era of the great depression, when life was less than light and people just wanted to forget, at least for a short time, how bad things were. I can't see anything wrong with that, especially when it swings like this and fiddles sing like that.

The material presented came from several dust kickin' compilations (Sounding good on the shoulders of someone else's work). These are:
doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) - a 4 cd set on PROPER.
Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 - 1950
Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V2 1951 - 1953
- both of these are 2 cd sets from the Czech Republic label JASMINE
Hillbilly Bop'N'Boogie: King/Federal's Roots of Rockabilly 1944 - 56 from ACE Records
and a few other sources...read the playlist to find out more.

Playlist Tracks: 
Milton Brown His Brownies - Brownie's Stomp
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) The Eyes Of Texas; Label: Proper
Hank Penny His Radio Cowboys - Cowboy Swing
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Adolph Hofner His Texans - I'll Keep My Old Guitar
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Sons Of The West - Sally's Got A Wooden Leg
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Oakie Boogie; Label: Proper
Jimmy Ballard - I Want A Bowlegged Woman
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V2 1951 - 1953; Label: Jasmine
Cliff Bruner's Texas Wanderers - Kangaroo Blues
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Luke McDaniel - Money Bag Woman
Album: Hillbilly Bop'N'Boogie: King/Federal's Roots of Rockabilly 1944 - 56; Label: Ace
Buddy Jones - Rockin Rollin Mama
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Tommy Scott - Rockin Rollin
Album: Hillbilly Bop'N'Boogie: King/Federal's Roots of Rockabilly 1944 - 56; Label: Ace
Paul Howard His Cotton Pickers - Rootie Tootie
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 - 1950; Label: Jasmine
Moon Mullican - Jambalaya
Album: The E.P. Collection; Label: See For Miles Records
Bob Skyles The Skyrockets - Hot Tamale Pete
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Sons of the Pioneers - Hold That Critter Down
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Bob Wills His Texas Playboys - Liza Pull Down The Shades
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Cliff Bruner His Boys - Truck Driver's Blues
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Jimmie Osborne - Automobile Baby
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V2 1951 - 1953; Label: Jasmine
Hank Locklin - Forign Car
Album: Perfect For Parties Highlight Album; Label: Bear Family
Bob Wills His Texas Playboys - Stay A Little Longer
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Adolph Hofner His San Antonians - Cotten Eyed Joe
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Oakie Boogie; Label: Proper
Tommy Duncan - Nancy Jane
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Tobacco State Swing; Label: Proper
Brewster Ave Rythym Boys - Stop Go Boogie
Album: Hillbilly Bop'N'Boogie: King/Federal's Roots of Rockabilly 1944 - 56; Label: Ace
Redd Stewart His Kentucky Colonels - Brother Drop Dead
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 - 1950; Label: Jasmine
TexWilliams His Western Caravan - Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Oakie Boogie; Label: Proper
Grandpa Jones His Grandchildren - Grandpa's Boogie
Album: Hillbilly Bop'N'Boogie: King/Federal's Roots of Rockabilly 1944 - 56; Label: Ace
Moon Mullican - Grandpa Stole My Baby / Seven Nights To Rock
Album: The E.P. Collection; Label: See For Miles Records
Tune Wranglers - Chicken Reel Stomp
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Bob Wills His Texas Playboys - Playboy Stomp
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Smokey Wood The Wood Chips - Moonlight In Oklahoma
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Shelly Lee Alley His Alley Cats - Women Women Women
Album: doughboys, playboys and cowboys (The Golden Years of Western Swing) Playboy Stomp; Label: Proper
Roy Hogsed - Easy Payment Blues
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 - 1950; Label: Jasmine
Louie Innis The String Dusters - Good Morning Judge
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 - 1950; Label: Jasmine
Smokey Rogers His String Band - Tamburitza Boogie
Album: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie The Honky Tonk Blues V1 1948 - 1950; Label: Jasmine
Air Date: 
August 14, 2007