• My heroes have always been cowboys

    25 jui. 2009, 20h05m par alacy52

    Today is the National Day of the American Cowboy, so The 9513 posed the question: What's your favorite cowboy song? Since I haven't done one of these lists in a while, I figured I'd put together my favorite songs about an American icon. Turns out that's not an easy task. The others receiving votes would make a pretty good list in their own right.

    It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that my list is dominated by Chris LeDoux. LeDoux was probably Wyoming's most famous resident not named Dick Cheney, a world champion bareback rider, a major influence on Garth Brooks and was the first concert I ever attended. He died in Casper in March 2005 due to complications from liver cancer, but his legacy lives on.

    25. Happy Trails - Roy Rogers
    1952

    I'm going old school to start with the king of the cowboys. "Happy Trails" was written by Roy Rogers' costar and later wife, Dale Evans as the theme song for his radio show in the '40s and '50s and was always sung over the end credits of his TV show in the '50s.
  • World War II Songs broadcast

    2 juin 2009, 18h17m par Uhwelluh

    A motley assemblage of US songs from World War II. Tried to run the gamut from isolationism to belligerence, as well as from satire to sentimentalism. Also, included several songs that would fall outside the swing groups of the era--included some country & vocal rhythm groups. Next week Steve will be filling in while I'm on vacation.

    Swing Plus #62
    5/26/09 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    1- Stop the War (The Cats Are Killin' Themselves) - Wingy Manone
    2- Blitzkrieg Baby - Una Mae Carlisle
    3- The Last Time I Saw Paris - Tony Martin
    4- Remember Pearl Harbor - Sammy Kaye
    5- For the Good of Your Country - Count Basie
    6- Pistol Packin' Mama - Glenn Miller AAF Orchestra
    7- Goodbye Mama, I'm Off to Yokohama - Teddy Powell
    8- Swing Out to Victory - Fats Waller
    9- Mussolini's Letter to Hitler - Carson Robison
    10- Hitler's Letter to Mussolini - Carson Robison
    11- Der Fuehrer's Face - Johnny Bond
    12- You're a Sap Mr Jap - Spike Jones
    13- Marching Through Berlin - Ethel Merman
  • Cool Clear Water

    4 mai 2008, 16h31m par ecmusic

    By and large, country music and show tunes are not 'my thing,' but they show up in multiples here, purely for the reminiscence factor. Music often sends me deep into memorial reveries, many of which have to do with my parents. Both of whom, having been a full generation older than most, we lost far too soon.

    My mother was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She was a teacher who had been a missionary nun in Trinidad. However, because of a serious bout with malaria and a nasty run-in with centipede, her superiors felt her health was too fragile for the tropics. Brokenhearted, she left the order before she took her final vows. Reeling from what she felt was her failure, she jumped at the chance a friend offered to open a school in Castelldefels, Spain, for the children of French diplomats. Through her contacts at the school, she began to work as a translator for the Spanish state department. She was much in demand, as she was fluent in Spanish, French, and of course…
  • A Brief History Of...Hillbilly Music

    26 jan. 2008, 23h50m par BadgerJohn31

    The description and playlist below are from the weekly radio show (A Brief History Of…) that my friend and I host on WSUM 91.7fm Madison. We selected songs we felt were either historically important or just representative of each specific topic. Please comment if you feel we missed something or just to give your opinion. Remember, however, that we do this show in an hour (about 50 minutes of music). Track length is a major factor in our decisions (shorter is usually better). Thanks!

    Until about the time of The Carter Family’s break-up in the mid-1940s, what we know as country music was called "Hillbilly Music." A Brief History of…Hillbilly Music traces American traditional music from the first million-selling hillbilly record in 1924 to the first major televised country music performance in 1953. Major themes of the show include the Afro-, Anglo-, and Scotch-Irish origins of this traditionally white music, the impact of the 1920s radio boom in the creation of the first superstars…